I’m a hopeless romantic so there’s no way I could resist the Kissing Day Blogfest. Here’s my excerpt from HATSHEPSUT: FEMALE PHARAOH.
Senenmut didn’t move, but stood rigid as stone until Hatshepsut’s hand reached out to clasp his. The silence seemed to last forever, just the sound of their breath mingling with each inhale and exhale, their fingers interlaced. She wanted that flawless moment to last forever, the two of them standing on a precipice they could never return from, each aching for the other. She reached up, tracing the narrow white line that scarred his forehead. Senenmut’s resolve shattered, a groan escaping his lips.
When their lips touched, it was for a kiss as searing as the winds of a summer khamsin, leaving Hatshepsut breathless in its wake. Senenmut’s arms bound her to him, his hands wrapped in her hair as the kiss ravaged her willpower.
And yet, she was Queen of Egypt. This was treason.
Oh, scandalous! Gorgeous excerpt. Kissing day is just the best idea ever!
Oh, wow! I agree with Rhiannon: gorgeous! The last line especially, because it adds a lot more juice to the scene (though, gotta admit, a lot of that juice was already there!)
That last line is awesome – it leaves me begging to know more! Hurry up and get this out there so I can buy it! 😉
I love the last line too! But part of me has to say– if she's Queen of Egypt, shouldn't she be able to make the rules on what Treason is or is not! I mean, I know in reality it didn't work that way, because of all the patriarchal ridiculousness, but geez!
I love that the kiss sears.
Ahhh! That was awesome!! I totally want to read your book.
Now I feel like I should have done a serious kissing scene instead of a silly one. Everyone's scenes have been HOT!
Ooo! I love your last line!
I just read your 3 C's on my blog. Congrats on finishing another revision! That's awesome, girl!
AWESOME! Loved this, I'm dying for more!!
Forbidden kisses rock.
OOOOooooh. Can't wait to read the rest of this…
Ooooh, sexy. I'm getting a bit flushed here. Beautiful job!
Hehehe… I think forbidden kisses are the best. Although almost kisses rank up there too.
As for Hat being able to decide who she can kiss- she's only queen here, not Pharaoh. So she's, um… married. Not to Senenmut.
Ahhhh… Forbidden love!
Oh Stephanie, so sensual, so grrrrr! I love it. I can't wait until you get published. Good stuff my friend!
Kissing? Girls? Yuk! Keep the love forbidden ALAP (e.g., The Twilight Model), and you'll keep the ladies swooning 😉
I love a good forbidden love story! Lovely scene Stephanie!
This was such a thrill to read! I love the entire Egyptian idea, it is fascinating! I want to read your book, so hurry and get published 😉
PS — I just noticed that the guy in that salacious pic kind of resembles a Ferengi. Can't figure out what that thing above his ear is 🙂
Entralling! I'm dying to read more. This scene was electric with passion and chemistry!
Great job Stephanie!
I love it! Forbidden kisses are awesome. Yay!
That rocks! Love the last line for its shock but also loved the kiss searing as winds of summer and that when she reached out it was to touch his scar. A lot of depth in this short snippet. I want to read this book!
Uh oh… sounds like she's going to get into some trouble for that kiss. LOL.
Ok, seeing as how this is the 3rd blog today I've read that says it's Bloggy-kissy-ness day, I'll see if I can drum up anything of my own to post as well. Stay tuned.
I love the last line the best of this! Treason. What a lovely, ringing word to end on.
Love the imagery and the exotic feel. Forbidden makes it even hotter.
Forbidden kisses are so hot. Thanks for sharing!
Awesome job! Kissing day is so much fun.
ravaged willpower and treason? MORE please! I love this – and Hatshepsut… SO interesting!
Divine, adult, romantic but more than all that superbly written. Well done lady.
whoa…i was just reading, enjoying the kiss…and then WHAM! she's queen of freakin' egypt and the kiss is tantamount to treason! heck yeah! great job!
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Wow, this is amazing. Great snippet, I wish I could read more!
Oooooo, I want MORE! That was seriously awesome! Thanks so much for joining in the kissing party and making my day!
sherrinda- Thanks for coming up with the Kiss Fest! I had a blast reading everyone's kisses today!
And thanks to everyone for commenting on the kiss. I'm glad you all enjoyed!
Ooh! Perfection! I LOVE it!
So steamy and wonderful.
loved it. makes me want to go kiss my husband.
Nice. I love the scandalous but irresistible nature of their affair!
Wow! Most people don't have to worry about treason being the end result of their kissing.
You capture the essence of the woman and the pharaoh.
Lovely tension and release!
Thanks for sharing.
So intriguing and awesome. I loved every sentence!
Hot. Sexy. More.