Heating it Up

So it seems I’ve been leaving readers chilled with the setting of some of my recent WIPpets. I promised ReGi something . . . warmer . . . this week. I don’t have anything that specifically mentions a tropical climate but I’m thinking this scene from Crossing Paths might just fit the bill. Remember Rainie and Ethan? My much-languishing UF/PR? I’m not sure this will make the final cut; it’s just one of those random scenes that demanded I write it. I seem to do that with every WIP. Mostly I write in a somewhat logical progression. Then, a scene pops into my head for somewhere I’ve yet to get. Who am I to argue? I write it. Save it in a file appropriately named ‘Scenes’ and stick it in the manuscript at a later date if it happens to fit. If it doesn’t? *shrug* Then I consider it good exercise. Possibly I recycle it for something later.

In any case, for 10/9/13 you get 9 short paragraphs from Crossing Paths. And some music to accompany it because this song is very much Ethan but will make lots more sense someday when you find out more about him. ๐Ÿ˜‰

ย ย ย  Rainie bit her lower lip. Wrong. Just wrong. “Look, Ethan, I’m not really the one night stand kind of girl.”
ย ย ย  His fingers grazed her forearm and a jolt like lightning shot through her. His smoldering eyes trailed up to her face. “We don’t have to stand.”
ย ย ย  “Gods, you’re such an ass. I don’t kno –“
ย ย ย  The rest of her sentence left with her breath as his mouth covered hers. Every nerve in her body jumped. She braced her palms against the wall behind her in an effort to keep them from wandering across his body.
ย ย ย  Wrong. So wrong. He’s dangerous. You don’t even know exactly what he is.
ย ย ย  Well, besides really, freaking, tasty.
ย ย ย  His tongue pushed her lips apart and Rainie sucked in a gulp of air. He backed her the remaining few inches to the wall, holding her there with his body. Her fingers twitched with the desire to touch him.
ย ย ย  “Ethan, please.”
ย ย ย  He nuzzled her neck. “Please?”

There, is everyone feeling warmer now?
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31 responses

  1. Phew! A little bit warmer? Are you kidding! Scenes like that should come with a warning. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I love the way Ethan manages to turn everything Rainie says into something way dirtier! Love the fact that this scene just demanded to be written too.

    October 9, 2013 at 5:21 am

    • I was tempted to give just a bit more but I didn’t want to be responsible for spontaneous combustion. ๐Ÿ˜€ I think once I can finally send EMERGENCE off to my Betas, I’m going to need to spend some serious time with these two.

      October 9, 2013 at 5:27 am

  2. akismet-29794b4c3af9d3489a170d14760587fd

    Phew! I think I need a cold shower ๐Ÿ˜› I’ve missed the last few wippets… Might have to go back and read them to see why they were so chilling.

    October 9, 2013 at 7:32 am

    • ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks. I fell into a pattern of cold, snowy settings. LOL

      October 9, 2013 at 7:41 am

  3. Whooooweee!!! Ethan, baby! This is just the right stuff, since the temperature is cooling down here. ๐Ÿ™‚ Excuse me while I read that excerpt again. . . .

    October 9, 2013 at 8:41 am

    • LOL Take your time and read it as often as you want. Just, well, you might want to wipe your chin . . .

      October 9, 2013 at 3:25 pm

  4. Wow racy stuff Kathi! Great though, I feel I’m right there with Rainie. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Is Ethan a hunk or what??!!

    October 9, 2013 at 10:18 am

    • Yeah, Ethan . . . *sigh* I’d probably have a bigger crush on him if I didn’t know him so intimately. Ah hells, don’t matter, still crushing.

      October 9, 2013 at 3:24 pm

  5. definitely feeling warmer now. *fans self*

    I’ve had scenes like that too, that just pop right into your mind and you have to write them down.

    October 9, 2013 at 10:52 am

    • Here, let me angle the fan your way.

      I’m glad I’m not the only nutball writer to jot down random scenes as they pop up.

      October 9, 2013 at 3:23 pm

  6. haha I love your interpretation of “warmer”

    Anytime there is conflict, either interpersonal or intrapersonal, I love it. It adds a lot to the characters themselves. Great excerpt!

    October 9, 2013 at 11:33 am

    • Then you’re going to love this when it’s done. Conflict abounds. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      October 9, 2013 at 3:22 pm

      • Yay!!!

        October 9, 2013 at 3:49 pm

  7. Jae

    Definitely a bit steamy in here. I liked seeing Rainie’s thoughts without them being overly telling as can be the case. You’ve kept it very show and built a great moment. Well done!

    October 9, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    • Thanks, Jae. She does quite a bit of conversing with her brain but I’m trying to keep from overusing it.

      October 9, 2013 at 3:20 pm

  8. This is definitely a steamy scene, but, well… I am a mom of four after all. We’re not exactly short on that particular variety of hot around here. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I do, however, greatly appreciate the lack of snow in this scene. ๐Ÿ˜€ And I like Rainie’s internal dialogue a lot.

    Isn’t Ethan kind of a bad guy? Either villain or just naughty? If so, I think you and I interpret that song WAAAAAY differently. ๐Ÿ˜›

    October 9, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    • Wow, ReGi, you wild woman! Now I know who I’m going to ask to Beta this thing when it’s done. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Ethan is . . . complicated. These lines in the song are particularly relevant to him:
      “I’ve tasted fire I’m ready to come alive”
      “Cause everyday the world is made
      A chance to change But I feel the same
      And I wonder
      Why would I wait till I die to come alive?”
      I’d be interested in hearing your interpretation of the song, though.

      October 10, 2013 at 4:58 am

      • lol How steamy are we talking, here? I’m not really an erotica kind of gal…

        Switchfoot started as a Christian band, and the members are all Christians, so I always think of the song as a call to active ministry over complacency.

        October 11, 2013 at 3:39 pm

      • lol How steamy are we talking, here? I’m not really an erotica kind of gal…

        Switchfoot started as a Christian band, and the members are all Christians, so I always think of the song as a call to active ministry over complacency.

        October 11, 2013 at 3:39 pm

      • Ha, ha! I don’t write erotica so I think you’d be safe. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Probably somewhere between heavy petting and erotica.

        I didn’t know that about Switchfoot. Yeah, I would have to agree, given that and given what/who Ethan is, we definitely have different interpretations of the song.:D

        October 12, 2013 at 8:00 am

  9. Heh, fun excerpt. Poor girls, trying to resist a tasty man! ๐Ÿ˜€

    October 10, 2013 at 6:41 am

    • Thanks, Ruth. Yeah, dang, tasty morsels.

      October 12, 2013 at 8:07 am

  10. A case of timing is everything…. With it being so chilly here these days, I know I was glad to read something a bit more smouldering. Raine looks like she may have some interesting times with Ethan coming up….

    October 10, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    • Interesting? Definitely. Irritating, confusing, dangerous . . . oh yeah.

      October 12, 2013 at 8:06 am

  11. where’s the fire extinguisher when you need it? Whew. I’m burning up. . . ๐Ÿ˜‰

    October 10, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    • Good thing I cut the scene short. Wouldn’t want anyone bursting into flames. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      October 12, 2013 at 8:06 am

  12. Yup, definitely a bit warmer now… *fans self*

    Don’t you just love it when these scenes pop into your head and demand to be written RIGHT NOW? Personally I keep mine in a folder named bits ๐Ÿ™‚

    October 11, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    • I have one called ‘snippets’ as well. Problem is, I sometimes don’t sort them very well so I have all these files named scenes, newscenes, scenesdate, etc. and no idea what belongs where! LOL

      October 12, 2013 at 8:01 am

  13. Phew! *fans* Definitely warmer! ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m useless at writing steamy scenes, so a bit jealous of people who can.

    October 11, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    • I never felt comfortable writing steamy . . . so I read more of it. *whew* Hard work, that. Um, yeah, and then I just pretend I’m not writing it. LOL It’s not like anyone can see me doing it, right? But it’s still the toughest thing for me to write.

      October 12, 2013 at 7:58 am

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