Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Impromptu SHINE teaser

OK, folks, as promised if Zachary hit 2500 votes by 1:17, the rest of the Aura/Zachary video chat!

Backing up a bit first. Aura's in her room in Baltimore, Zachary's in his room in Glasgow. They're just a few weeks away from their rendezvous in Ireland, where they'll...solve some mysteries. And other stuff.

Forgive how raw and basic this is. This scene hasn't gone through editorial enhancements yet.

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"Look," he said. "Don't think I expect us to--just because we'll have a room together doesn't mean we need to--"

"Yes, we do." I reached out to the screen to touch his lips. "I need to. With you."

"Oh." His eyelids went heavy. "Me, too.

My pulse pounded with a sudden craving for him. "I wish you were here right now."

Zachary's dark eyelashes flashed as he leaned in. "I am there right now." He lifted his hand to a spot below the camera. "Guess where I'm touching you?"

I held back a moan of frustration and gave him a wicked smile. "Here?" I fingered the top button of my pajama shirt.

He clicked his tongue. "What d'ye take me for, lass? I'll no' be groping you long-distance. Guess again."

I swept my hand over my neck. "Here?"

"You're getting warmer."

It was true--literally. I hoped he couldn't see me sweat at the thought of his hands on me.

I touched my cheek. "Here?"

"A bit warmer."

I smooshed the tip of my nose. "Here."

"Boiling hot."

I let my fingers drift down an inch, brushing my parted lips. "Here?" I whispered, though it came out "Heah?" because my tongue was frozen with tension, so I couldn't make the "r."

"Aye." He touched his fingers to his own lips, then reached for the camera. I did the same on my end, and for a moment, our virtual touch-kiss blotted out our views of each other.

Then he whispered, "We'd best get to sleep now. Not that I'll be able to."

For once I thought he meant for a good reason.

"I'll see you soon."

He nodded once. "And then 'Goodnight' won't be just another word for 'Goodbye.'"


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18 Comments:

OMG! That last line! EPIC!
I can't wait for Shine to come out, that teaser is just perfect!

Posted by: Blogger Daisy at 8/10/2011 1:21 PM

Swoon!

Posted by: Blogger Nikki at 8/10/2011 1:22 PM

"Yes, we do." I reached out to the screen to touch his lips. "I need to. With you." -- AAAHHHHH that's the best right there. Way to go for it Aura!

Posted by: Blogger Ginger @ GReads! at 8/10/2011 1:22 PM

Jeri you are wicked!! You are killing me here...*sighs*

Posted by: Blogger Patricia M at 8/10/2011 1:23 PM

*SWOON*

Posted by: Blogger Lindsay at 8/10/2011 1:23 PM

EEP! I just got a tingle!

Posted by: Blogger kimberdee at 8/10/2011 1:25 PM

The last line was so classy! Oh Zach!

Posted by: Blogger Marissa at 8/10/2011 1:25 PM

Loveeee it <3

Posted by: Blogger Ashley @ Book Labyrinth at 8/10/2011 1:28 PM

*dies* I didn't think I could love Zachary any more...and then this happened!!

Posted by: Blogger Lynn Marie at 8/10/2011 1:32 PM

Wow... I keep forgetting that Zach's supposed to be a teenage boy. He just doesn't sound like any that I know. LOL Then again, I've met few adult men like him so...

Well done, Jeri! Very much looking forward to more of this!

Posted by: Blogger Samantha Stoner at 8/10/2011 1:38 PM

Glad you enjoyed it! You guys are amazing for fighting against all odds. Things will get better, I promise! :-)

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 8/10/2011 1:48 PM

That is awesome!

Posted by: Blogger Jacinda (The Reading Housewives) at 8/10/2011 2:28 PM

Oh so loving this series.... Aura and Zach have weaseled into my heart much like Nora and Patch from Hush Hush. Now if there was a YA Tourney with Zach against Patch...egads I don''t know what I would do! Very much looking forward to Shine!

Posted by: Blogger DE Graves at 8/10/2011 4:15 PM

I am loving this! I don't know if I can wait for Shine to come out with all these teasers!!! AAARGH!!

Heather


I am tweeting like crazy to get people to pop over and vote! Cassandra Clare is saying Uh-oh we lost another percentage point. That just makes me so giddy!!

Posted by: Blogger BURIED IN BOOKS at 8/10/2011 7:57 PM

Nothing like a teaser that "teases" ya!!!!! Shade and Shift were the best thing to happen to me in all of 2011. I have recommended them to all of my book loving friends. I might add that said friends later cursed me for making them fall head over heels for Zach and Logan!! I am very impatiently waiting for Shine. Eeeeek I can not stand it =)

Posted by: Blogger Selena at 8/10/2011 8:07 PM

I voted for Zach so many times my fingers hurt. lol It's time to catch up.. I can't comment on the tournament though. Anyone else having trouble with that? thanks for the Teaser :)

Posted by: Blogger Aeriell at 8/10/2011 10:11 PM

Oh. Em. Zee. That was... wow.

Posted by: Blogger Kendra at 8/10/2011 11:34 PM

Awesome teaser!

Posted by: Blogger Jess (The Cozy Reader) at 8/12/2011 9:58 AM

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