Love at First Sight Blogfest Entry

So the lovely miss Courtney Reese and the members of Critique This announced the Love at First Sight Blogfest (http://bit.ly/cz57Hs). As usual, I didn't catch on until the last minute. Considering the deadline is, um, Valentine's Day. But I am undaunted! I have chosen a scene from Preyers. While not truly a love at first sight moment, it's the reunion of Matilde and Thomas after a long separation and shows Matilde how much she needs him and he wants her.

I hope you enjoy it!

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Something in him softened.  Gone from his eyes was the untamed danger; they became the sad, passionate eyes I remembered from Andrew's house.  "Stay?"  He exhaled the word, switching emotions so swiftly it was dizzying.  He stepped closer, inclined over me, his face intense.

My right hand pressed against his cool chest and I felt his body quivering.

I had struggled against my connection with Thomas since I left him on Anticosti.  Now his presence uplifted me.  The pain of my wounds slipped away as my lips parted and I inhaled his scent.  The lust I felt as I seduced him in Andrew's house paled in comparison to the craving welling up in me now.

Unbidden, my body leaned into his, my hand slid up his chest, encircled his neck, and pulled his mouth to mine.  He tasted beyond delicious.  Touching Thomas thrilled me like only blood drinking could.  I’d had no idea.

Thomas crushed our bodies together so hard the air left my lungs.  He inhaled my breath as if filling himself with my essence.  His ferocity was heady.

The taste of him, the smell and feel of him, all thrilled my nerves to breaking.  I groaned, both from the unexpected ecstasy of our reunion and the agony his embrace unleashed as he reminded my body of its wounds.  I gasped and tried to pull away from him, overwhelmed by his touch as he trailed his lips down my jaw to my collar bone.

But he tightened his arms and lifted me off the ground.

Once again, my pain receded.  I wrapped my legs around his waist and moaned as his mouth returned to mine.  I had never wanted a man -- vampire or human -- the way I wanted Thomas then.