14 February 2012

Sneak Peek: A Kiss

In honor of Valentine's Day, I thought I'd post a short sneak peek from the actual novel. This is a "holiday" when we celebrate love, so what better way to honor that than with a kiss...right?

Indiana Gaffney is about to kiss a boy...any guesses who it is?

He laughed, his green eyes sparkling at her, hypnotizing in their intensity. “You know my offer stands.”
“I’ll think about it,” she said, only half joking as she saw her dad and Caroline over his shoulder, making their way towards her. He turned to see what she was looking at.
“I should get going. Congratulations again,” he said, facing her. He hesitated for a moment before he stepped closer, pressing his lips against her cheek. Indy tried to fight the instinct to tilt her head ever so slightly and end this torturous game he insisted on playing. It was a losing battle. Just as he began to draw away she turned, letting her lips brush against the corner of his mouth.
Sparks, instantaneous electricity, snapped through her veins at the ghost of a touch.
He pulled back and stared at her wide-eyed, before blinking rapidly, mouth opening and closing, but not uttering a word. Then, after a few silent, tense moments, he smiled tightly at her, turned and left.
Indy watched him go, pressing her fingers against her still tingling lips.

“You were wonderful, honey,” her dad said, when he and Caroline reached her, both either deliberately oblivious or actually unaware of what just occurred.
“Just fantastique,” Caroline added.
“Thanks,” Indy said to her step-mom and smiled at her dad, trying to focus on them, instead of the millions of what-ifs flying through her head. 


  1. Hmm... Mystery guy is a player with green eyes. Sounds like Teddy.

    Thanks for the nugget. Can't wait for the book. How far along are you anyway??

    1. 46,000 words and counting... getting there. :-)

  2. Sneaky girl, taking out names. Believe it or not, I think this ship has out shipped Penny/Alex for me.

  3. Okay, nothing could outship Palex for me (even if it doesn't catch on, that's the portmanteau I'm sticking with), but this comes in at a close second. Is it weird that I half hope the guy is Indy's age, and I have hope it's Paolo? It was really cute, although "Then, after a few silent, tense moments, he smiled tightly at her, turned and left," really isn't reassuring. I kind of want to know who it is, and believe me when I say I will be scouring the character list again. Oooooo, maybe it's the oldest Harrison brother?! I don't know...

    Anywho, lovely update, as per usual. More soon please!