:D They're really just not his personality types and apparently I've captured them really well in Feathered Touch yay :D
I'm on the up though :) I might poke at the spin-off series purely because it'll give me insight into the world and those side-characters. I'm still figuring out the opening bits for Shadow Strings, so I'll probably screw around with some random scenes and such. Oh and of course, I have a good few thousand words to do on the side-project stuff.
Feathered Touch (book 2 in my dark urban fantasy series Wyrd Bound) is in my editor’s hands right now. Given I’m trying to recover from being burnt out (I’m making progress) I’m doing a lot of thinking about where I’ve been and where I’m going. Naturally, that includes my writing...
What do you think happens in this scene? I'm having a discussion with my darling editor as to whether I've pulled off what I wanted or not.
His voice was a hoarse whisper as his eyes met mine, shining jade. A blush crept over his cheeks and he leaned back against the tree. “Pardon me, I had no wish to overstep my mark”
A flicker of a smirk crossed his lips. It had been so long since we had enjoyed our little dance. I grazed my teeth over his throat, bringing his shoulders to tense and a quiet whisper of a moan to escape his lips. His hands went to brush over my hips causing me to step backwards and raise an eyebrow at him. He lowered his eyes. “Please?”
I wasn’t ready for him to take any pleasure in me, not just yet. I took my time removing his shirt, following my slow progress with hard kisses and gentle bites. His breathing was growing more shallow and his body more tense, he couldn’t help letting out a breathy “please” a few times. Each one made my heart skip a beat. I wanted to savour it, to have him beg. I didn’t know if I could wait that long, though, I needed him as much as he needed me. I pressed his bare back into the rough bark of the tree, his tongue flicked over his lips as he held my gaze, challenging me. I allowed the tips of my claws to shift as I dragged my fingers down his abs, a yelp of delighted pain brought pleasure to my ears.
I whispered, “You may,” into his ear when I could bear my own teasing no longer.
He was slow, careful, tender, and aggressive all at once. His hands worked slowly to bring me great pleasure as I enjoyed sinking my teeth and claws into his smooth, soft skin. He moaned and gasped with each bite and begged for more. I made him wait, just long enough for him to plead and beg again before I gave him what we both so desperately wanted. The wait was worth it.
I allowed him to leave two small marks on my neck as a reward for good behaviour. I thoroughly claimed him, though. Blood trickled over his pale skin, pooling in the hollow of his collar bone and forging paths between his shoulder blades and abs. Shallow puncture wounds and claw marks left my claim on him plainly for all to see. He would be enjoying the painful pleasure they brought him for a few days to come as they healed. I licked up his throat, savouring the sweet tang of his blood on my tongue once more before I kissed him tenderly.
What do you think happens in this scene?
I concluded that I have enough faith in the first draft to continue on. I've written enough novels and gone through this process enough times to know that no major changes will be made to that draft. So I'm writing Shadow Strings yay :)
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