As I’m working my way through my editor’s suggested revisions, my head is full of my story. Editing a novel requires all of my brain power. I must carry the entire three-hundred pages in my head, moving the story at the right pace while staying true to my characters. Therefore, I’m taking this month to share some snippets from Refuge as I invest all of my intellectual energy in revising. Here’s a peek at another scene early in the book.
After tickling Lilith’s slender foot, Cain backed into the darkness. Out she came. When she emerged, he drew her into his arms and gave her a quick kiss. Then he grabbed her hand and led her up the rocky hill behind the family home. They stole across the moonlit field and into the night-blackened woods.
This felt dangerous. No one knew they were together.
Cain’s heart raced from the exhilaration of Lilith’s presence and of sneaking out with her. He felt as if he perched on the edge of a precipice—the euphoria made him jittery.
When they reached the deep darkness of the woods, Lilith yanked on his arm, turning him about. Grasping his face, she warmed his lips with hers. He hadn’t been prepared for her to do that! Enticing him, she had caught him off guard. He responded by kissing her fiercely.
Slipping her garment lower on one shoulder, he nuzzled across it. Her skin felt so soft! Taking her into his arms, he collapsed to the forest floor, holding her close.
“I love you so much,” he whispered. “I want you to be mine.”
Where is this going? You’ll have to read the story to find out!