Super excited to be joining this new author meme on the Net. I cried when SixSunday ended, but guess now I, and we all, have good reason to pick ourselves up and get excited again!
Thanks to Lynn Crain for putting this together and setting this meme up. Trust me, Lynn, many authors like me are hailing you for starting this!
Anyhow, what is this meme? My Sexy Saturday. Every Saturday, sign up to post 7 words, 7 sentences, or 7 sentences, from your WIP or published work. The requirement? It has to be sexy.
But sexy can mean anything from your heart beating too hard in the proximity of the one who pushes all your right buttons...to being pushed against a wall the minute you close the front door.
I'll admit my sexy excerpts tend more toward the former than the latter, but I hope you'll enjoy my brand of sensual & sexy.
My first Sexy Saturday excerpt comes from my upcoming cultural romance/women's fiction, The Other Side. Book 1 of the Island Girls trilogy following the lives of 3 sisters from Mauritius as the country and mores change from the year 2000 to 2010, The Other Side is the story of Lara, the eldest sister. As a teenager, she loved white boy Eric Marivaux, but she knew they wouldn't go far as she is brown - Indian origins, while Eric is akin to aristocracy on the island. Lara got married to a proper Indian boy, but ten years later, her marriage is over and she is back in Mauritius as a divorcee. Things are also not happening as she expected, because she now stands on the other side of Mauritian society.
The following comes from when she meets... you guessed it - Eric, again. They are in the corridors of a private hospital here, Lara having come to visit her cousin who just gave birth.
She risked a glance up beneath her lashes. She had to be certain if this was real or not. To know this was all a trick of her imagination….
Lara encountered a tall form, with broad shoulders outlined in a short-sleeved shirt. The lapels of the opened collar framed a strong jaw and a wide, full, and sensual mouth was set in a worried line above a square chin. A fine, straight nose sent faint shadows over his lips.
She had to gulp back the ominous lump wedged in her throat. Her heart beat a hammering throb in her chest, and her mouth went dry. Her suspicions looked dangerously close to being confirmed, and the nagging notion played havoc with her thoughts. She closed her eyes.
When she opened them, she found herself staring into a pair of blue irises. A blinding flash went through her head, plunging her heart to her knees. She’d recognize them anywhere. Deep set, bright, and laughing eyes the colour of the deepest ocean. The heavy, golden locks brushing over his forehead accentuated the frown knitting his eyebrows.
Locks that had somehow broken free from the thick, smoothed-back hair. She itched to sweep them back, to run the tips of her fingers along his smooth skin, like she used to in the past, onto the soft buzz of hair he used to keep so short….
Her mind went into a crazy spin, and all her senses reeled as everything became a vivid kaleidoscope of colours. Her stomach heaved, and her knees went weak as her body became limp. But the man’s strong grip was still on her, and he kept her steady on her feet.
“Are you okay? I think you better sit down here,” he said.
Don't forget to check the other authors taking part in this brand-new meme! You can find them all at this link here.
Among them are some of my good friends, awesome authors like Jessica E. Subject, Layna Pimentel, Theresa Stillwagon, Heather Long, Jennah Scott, Taryn Kincaid, & Karyn Gerrard.
Happy Saturday, ye all!
From Mauritius with love,