WIP Excerpt: New Adult Title (3)

Monday, April 29, 2013
A short excerpt from my upcoming New Adult book, which I haven't yet titled because naming books stresses me out. For now, let's just call it A story about guilt and forgiveness and loss and love and trust and hope. (See why I have trouble naming my books?)


We fall on his bed and the kissing turns into something more, which is right about the time my eyes—and my mind—start to wander.
Why is his room so clean all the time? I mean seriously. Everything is so tidy and organized. His desk is spotless. His shoes are in neat little pairs in his closet. It’s not natural.
And why is it so quiet in here? He lives in a campus apartment, for God's sake. Why aren’t his neighbors throwing a kegger and blasting music through the walls? A little noise would be nice.
Before I know it, our shirts are gone and his hand moves down my ribcage as he settles on top of me, trailing kisses along my neck. I stare down his broad back with a frown. I should probably do something here, like sink my nails into his shoulder blades or grab his ass or something.
I slowly flatten my palms against his back in a symmetrical way and try to relax my arms. Why is he always so warm? And why the frack is he still sucking on my neck?
He just ate popcorn and now he’s tonguing my throat and leaving a trail of buttery germs in his wake. And I swear to God his scruffy jaw is going to rub my skin raw.
The germs start to spread lower as my eyes wander back to his desk. There’s not even a pen out of place. Should I have my eyes closed? Why is he breathing so hard? Is that a piece of gum on his ceiling?
Focus, girl. Focus.
My eyes flutter a bit as his hand glides over my thigh and up between my legs. My skirt has ridden up, so I’m pretty much just laying here in my panties, holding onto his overly-warm back as his jeans press against the inside of my legs.
He brings his popcorn tongue up to my mouth and kisses me deeply. I force my eyes shut and try to concentrate on kissing him back as the scruff on his jaw scratches against my face like a bristle brush. Maybe I’ll buy him a new razor. But not an electric one. Those aren’t always reliable.
Who invented electric razors? Who was shaving their face one day and thought, you know what this flat knife against my throat needs? A battery. Perhaps I should invent a razor with a cord—
Matt yanks back from me and sits up on his knees with a frustrated exhale.
"What?" I sit up and cover my boobs. "What’s wrong?”
I notice his hair looks perfectly styled. Aren’t people supposed to have messed up hair after sex—or almost sex? That’s probably my fault. Shoot. I need to remember to mess up his hair.
He runs a hand over his mouth. “Maybe I should ask you.”
“Uh…” I glance at his spotless desk again.
“You’re not into this.”
“Yes I am,” I say quickly. Too quickly. “Sex. Let’s do this.” I roll my hips in an embarrassingly unflattering way and clap my hands together like I'm breaking up a football huddle.
Go team, go!
God, I am such a nerd.
A nerd who can't seem to get into having sex.
What is wrong with me?

Thanks for reading, guys. :)  Have a great week! 

Picture Post! Here's to the beginning of 2013...

Monday, April 1, 2013
A picture update of my 2013, so far.

Check out this awesome Archers of Avalon tattoo one of my readers got! 
I love it, love it, love it!

Me and two of my fabulous readers, Richelle (left) and Allison (right).
I heart you guys!

Last month, I was featured in Valley Lifestyles Magazine.
*cue epic screaming and joyous dance moves* 
So crazy. SO CRAZY! Ahhh!!! 

To read the article, click HERE. (page 17)

Me with cover photographer, Ashley Bugg (left). I love this girl! And a pic my friend took while at her dentist's office (right). TV Guide...People...then BAM! There's my face.
I'm still not over it.

I saw Muse in concert! Whoo-hoo! (Me and my BFF, Kristen, on the floor--because that's where all the dancing happens.)

Two incredibly practical purchases I've made so far this year: a harp and a war hammer. I'm a conundrum, I know.

My 2013 is off to a killer start!