WIP Wednesday Celebration!

WIP WedHello once again, readers!!!! Break out the confetti and the party whistles! I have some spectacularly awesome news!!!

I finished the first draft of Evernight (Night Watchmen, #2) yesterday!!!

Woohoo!!!

And now that the mini-celebration is over, I can begin the long task of my read-through before the manuscript heads of to beta, and then editing. But to be honest, this is my favorite part in the writing process, so I’m not sweating it. I love getting deep into my characters heads.

But I digress.

Here’s the last teaser I’ll be sharing from Evernight until after the editing round is complete:

“You know, I never believed in saying I love you,” Jaxen says.

“Never?” I say against his chest. Against his heart.

“No. My mother said it from time to time, but other than that … it wasn’t an expression that I found necessary. It’s just words … just a filler. There are so many other ways to say it without having to take the easy way out and speak it. And that’s how I want to love.”

“Like how?” I ask, pulling back so I can look up into his beautiful eyes. My heart keeps skipping, keeps threatening to break free so that it can finally rest next to his.

He moves forward, slowly, filling the air between us. It’s like he senses my curiosity. He wants to feed it; to teach it the things I so naively haven’t grasped myself. His eyes tangle with mine, holding me with his brilliant, tender gaze, and then he kisses me.

The kiss is so consuming, so filled with the very words he doesn’t believe in, and I think I’ve grown wings. I think I’ve finally discovered the secret to the world. To him. He’s letting me in, completely and utterly and all I can do is hang on. All I can do is feel every inch of every bit that he’s offering me and pray that I remember how to breathe when we come up for air.

EVERNIGHT © 2014 CANDACE KNOEBEL

And scene!

So, yeah, that’s about it. I’m rubbing my hands together with anticipation right now, ready and excited to dive into this novel.

That being said,

Echelon out

 

 

 

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

Hello once again, readers!!! It’s Teaser Tuesday!!! (as if you didn’t already know)

Exciting, right?

I’d say so. Well, I know so because it’s my teaser I’m about to share with you. I was so pumped by the end of writing this scene. I’ve been waiting just to share it.

So without further adieu:

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He walks away from me and into the bathroom, but he doesn’t shut the door. With his back to me, he kicks his shoes off, and then takes his shirt off and tosses it on the marbled sink. He stands there for a moment, staring down at the dried blood on his knuckles-the blood he accumulated from trying to save me.

The world spins off its axis. Lust and desire and need threatens to swallow me whole. He is a vision of perfection. Solid, full muscles curve around his body. Lines of strength and planes of tanned skin stretch along his back, just waiting for my fingers to discover and chart. His pants hang on the edge of his defined hips, stopped only by the rousing swell of his backside.

My mouth almost falls open. My heart almost beats its last beat. My nervous mouth almost stays shut. Almost.

“Did you know that according to psychologists, it only takes between 90 seconds and four minutes to decide if you have feelings for someone or not?” My hand shoots up to my mouth the moment the sentence is spoken. I’m such an idiot! Why did I freaking say that?

Because I’m flustered. Because his presence alone hinders my ability to think straight. I drag my hand down my face, cursing the heat building behind my cheeks, and peek at him through the open space of my fingers.

Jaxen stops messing with the towel by the sink and turns just enough to face me. “I’d have to say I can prove them wrong.”

EVERLASTING © 2013 CANDACE KNOEBEL

And scene!

Soooo…as you can read, it’s a pretty intense moment and it only gets worse through the rest of the scene. I had a lot of fun writing this because this is my first novel outside of young adult. It’s fun being able to explore the emotions an adult feelings when falling in love for the first time. It’s almost like doing it all over again. And these characters are so fun to write about. Their pasts are shaky and emotional and has left them broken, so together they can finally mend.

Any who…I hope you enjoyed it and I hope you’re excited for its release. ♥

That being said, I will leave you with a question: What did/does falling in love feel like for you? Try to describe with 20 words or less.

Echelon out ♥