Welcome to the Truthwitch blog tour, hosted by the Waterwitch Babes! We Waterwitches have put together a fantastic lineup for you all. Today, I'm featuring a swoon from Truthwitch! Big thanks to Pili (In Love With Handmade) for making this possible! I don't have a copy of Truthwitch, so she sent a page with this amazing swoon. Enjoy!
Swoon Thursday is a hot meme hosted by the fabulous ladies at YA Bound!
- From the book you’re currently reading, or one you just finished, tell us what made you SWOON. What got your heart pounding, your skin tingling, and your stomach fluttering
- Try to make the swoon excerpt 140 characters (or less), if you are going to tweet about it. Use the hashtag #YABOUND when tweeting
This week, my swoon is from Truthwitch by Susan Dennard!
(The swoon is a bit longer this week!)
A breath stirred in Merik's chest - snagged there along with his thoughts. Yet the inches between their bodies could have been miles and the gap between their lips uncrossable.
Safi's breath scraped over his chin. Or maybe that was the breeze. Or maybe it was his own breath. He couldn't tell anymore. It was getting hard to do anything but stare at her eyes, sparkling and close
Her gaze moved down, her brow furrowing - like she wanted to do more. Then her hands lifted to rest over Merik's hip bones. Her fingers curled in.
Merik's witchery ignited.
Wind thrashed upward, spraying Safi's hair from her face and almost pushing her away - except that Merik moved in. Her pressed Safi to the rock, and in a roar of wind and heat, he kissed her.
The hunger of the day scorched through him, and to his vast pleasure - Safi took it in. She grabbed it from Merik with digging fingers and a rhythm in her hips that went beyond any four-step.
She was savage now - unabashedly so - and Merik found himself biting, tugging, and pushing. All talons and teeth and brutal, charged winds.
But he couldn't get her close enough. No matter how hard his lips crushed hers or her hands clutched beneath his jacket... beneath his shirt...
- ARC, page 350
*fangirls* AHHH! I haven't read this book, but this swoon alone is enough to make me want it even more than I did already!
I asked Sooz...
What was the biggest difference for you, when writing the Something Strange and Deadly series, versus Truthwitch?
The biggest difference was the scale of it all. Having one main character versus four was a real change for me. I found Truthwitch easy (easy-ish) to write, but I'm definitely struggling more with the sequels. I want each character to grow and propel the plot (of course!) during each book, but I also want each book to focus more one character (hence the titles: Truthwitch, Windwitch, Threadwitch, Bloodwitch). That has been a really difficult balancing act for me, but one that is teaching me so much. And if we aren't constantly learning and growing as writers, then what's the point? ;)
Witchlanders! #ClanChat is returning!
Since the last #ClanChat was such a success, we decided to have another!
Join us on October 25 at 12PM Eastern Time for a few hours while we yet again discuss all things #Witchlander.