Sunday, April 21, 2013

Welcome to Snippet Sunday!

Super Snippet Sunday everyone and thanks for visiting Tattered Pages! Today's snippet comes from Caedmon's Curse, Golden Key Chroncles, Book II. The scene opens the morning following Caedmon's story of  Helios and the Nine (scroll down if you'd like to read about this lore).
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Past the lacy shadows of her lashes, the fire had died to a pile of gray ash. Tendrils of thick fog snaked through the nearby trees, carpeting the small clearing in a clandestine blanket of white silence. High on a nearby branch rested the shadow of a large falcon, his head tucked beneath the feathers of one wing.

She rolled to her other side and the undulating heat of a sun-baked sand dune kissed her cheeks, emanating from a body of lean muscle wrapped in honey-gold skin. Caedmon lay on his back, deep breaths spilling from his slightly parted lips, ebony hair a curtain of night caressing his shoulders.     

Pressing her lips together to contain a smile, she eased closer and gently tugged his shirt tails from the front of his leather pants. She snuck her hand inside and he flinched when she placed her icy palm on his warm stomach. A low chuckle tickled the back of her throat. It was an evil way to wake him, but she wasn’t sorry in the slightest. After the gentle way he'd cared for her, his presence called to her a level much deeper than mere body heat could provide.

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19 comments:

Joanne Stewart said...

Ohh, sexy. Have I mentioned yet that I'm looking forward to this one? ;)

AJ Nuest said...

LOL I may remember you mentioning that, Joanne. Thanks, hon! Love ya!

Sharon Buchbinder said...

What a lovely intimate moment. She knows him well enough to put her cold hand on his warm belly...and not fear for her life! LOL!

AJ Nuest said...

LOL That's...very true, Sharon. Thank you so much for the kind comments!

The Belle in Blue said...

I thought the description in the first paragraph was beautiful, then I got to the description of him and forgot all about their surroundings! ;-) Sexy, sensual snippet!

AJ Nuest said...

Thank you Belle! If only I would've had the space to post what happens next! *eyebrow waggle* LOL Thanks for visiting!

Ryan Derham said...

Great snippet, sexy and absorbing. Love the description.

AJ Nuest said...

Thank you, Ryan! Glad you were able to visit today!

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

Love the descriptions in this snippet. Sexy, caring, and little mischievous.

AJ Nuest said...

Thank you, Karen! You're the best for stopping by and commenting! XO

Natalie G. Owens said...

Sexy and very lyrical! What a wonderful voice you have. x

Paula Martin said...

Lovely description - and I bet he doesn't mind being woken like that!

Veronica Scott said...

Wow, beautiful description, so langorous and sensual. Loved it, great excerpt!

AJ Nuest said...

Thank you Natalie, Paula and Veronica! Gosh, I'm lovin my Snippet Sunday pals! Whoo Hoo!

Dixie Lee Brown said...

Beautiful description, AJ. Made me want to be right there with her. No...it really, really was the description...

Can't wait to see what comes next!

AJ Nuest said...

Dixie, you are SO NAUGHTY! It's what I love about you. LOL Not sure I can post what comes next...unless I put up an advisory. XO

Kate Wyland said...

Lovely descriptions. And lovely wake up call. Hot. :-)

Zee Monodee said...

Loved this excerpt! Your voice flows so beautifully! :)

Elyzabeth M. VaLey said...

Loved this snippet. I agree with the above commenter, your voice has a beautiful tone to it. It flows beautifully!