Part One of Three
Excerpt taken from Evie’s Knight
Evie’s Knight fits into multiple genres: From Urban Fantasy and Paranormal, to Clean romance or Young Adult. Yet above all the sub-genres, Evie’s Knight is, first and foremost, a Romance.
We all know that love goes deeper than simple attraction. Sometimes that undefined moment of love budding between two people is a presence all its own. A penetrating force that slips into the space between them. This post is dedicated to that initial connection between Calvin and Evie – the very first sparks of L. O. V. E. These are moments when Evie can literally feel herself connecting to Calvin on a deeper, more meaningful level.
Here, in Part one of ‘All You Need Is Love’, is an excerpt where such a moment takes place. Calvin and Evie have just gone on their first, official date, and are now standing at the ever-anticipated doorstep.
Calvin reached toward her, catching a lock of blond hair with his hand. He curled the tip around his finger, lazily spinning up the length of it. The light, lulling action caused her scalp to tingle. Waves of excitement fanned through her body.
“I’ve been wanting to do that for a long time,” he said, dropping his hand back to his side.
“Do what?” she asked.
“Touch your hair. Curl the ends around my finger.” He smiled. “I shouldn’t have admitted that.”
Evie became preoccupied by the hint of longing in his voice. “It feels nice,” she admitted in return.
“Does it?” He reached out once more, secured another lock in his grasp and wound it around his finger, his penetrating gaze fixed on her.
Her heart pumped stronger–faster–as she took note of the magnetic spark dancing in the breeze. The nearly tangible flicker of chemistry kindling between them, evident even in the loaded air that rushed across her tongue with her next breath. She recognized the familiar moment of anticipation–the feeling she might get while contemplating between a kiss or hug goodbye. Of course neither seemed appropriate yet, but that didn’t change the strange new desire that pulled her in. It didn’t stop the cool dart of exhilaration that shot through her body as she admired the sculpted shape of his mouth.
Calvin moistened his lips as his gaze fell on hers. He released her hair and reached his hand around the bend in her arm, cupping her elbow in his palm. Her blood rushed to his touch, pulsed longingly beneath his fingertips.
Author, Kimberly Krey:
Writing Romance That’s Clean Without Losing the Steam!
I’m a reader of good, clean romance, a lover of family time and Diet Coke, and the ultimate hater of laundry.
I’m not patient enough to enjoy a yoga class, or tall enough to be great at basketball, but I do love to run – anywhere but on a treadmill. I love the sound of a rainstorm when I have no place to go, the feel of Soft Lips chap Stick on my lips, and the first peek of blue water as we round the mountains toward our favorite getaway in Bear Lake.
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