Stirring your Senses
by Reet Singh, author of Scorched By His Fire
Have you ever walked into somebody’s home and been pleasurably assaulted by the smell of brownies cooling on a rack?
Or heard the welcome patter of rain as it falls on a parched driveway?
How about a bunch of golden kumquats bravely clinging to the branches of a barren tree – that you had given up on – ever seen a more gratifying sight?
And when a child throws grubby arms about you, her face pressed into your neck, could anything be more precious than the feel of her skin, warm against yours?
Then you taste early morning coffee on your partner’s lips – and suddenly you don’t need your own wake-up cuppa any more – you’re awake and you’re alive and everything’s wonderful!
It is wonderful because all your senses are alive!
Did you see what I did there? I tried to tease each one of your senses – smell first, then hearing, sight and touch and taste.
It is a trick highly recommended by writer-gurus, and personally, I love stories that make me feel engaged and alive and moved – stories that stir my senses; that make me feel what the heroine feels; that make me dislike the hero when the heroine cannot stand him, but then I fall in love with him when she does, because … he stirs my senses!
I attempted some of that ‘stirring’ in my book Scorched by His Fire–now might be a good time for me to share an excerpt!
Mita’s moment of fear was replaced by something else, an indefinable something that made the atmosphere electric. She felt exquisitely sensitive – to the feel of her breasts crushed against hard muscle; to his minty breath, warm on her face; the masculine scent of his skin; his ebony eyes, hooded now, but speculative a second ago. Her heart thundered in her ears.
Tanay was every bit as captivated as Mita. What was it about this woman that got under his skin? He only had to touch her for him to forget his resolve to teach her a lesson. He drew in a sharp breath of air, and drew back, cautiously letting go of her.
Plan A. Concentrate on Plan A.
Mita felt the cool air rush in over her heated body. She shivered as he withdrew. Confusion and surprise kept her from lashing out as she should have. Her anger had been replaced by something that tasted bitter.
Disappointment? She was losing her mind – had she really wanted him to kiss her?
About Scorched by his Fire:
CONVENIENT BOYFRIEND, INCONVENIENT ATTRACTION!
Mita Ramphul can’t face another family set-up with a ‘nice young man’. What she needs is to divert her family’s attention…so introducing the devastatingly handsome Tanay Devkumar as her new boyfriend is a stroke of brilliance! Until Tanay’s scorching hot kisses threaten to shatter her plans for the perfect pretend date…
He might drive her crazy, yet spending time with Tanay sparks a passion Mita never knew she had. It’s only meant to be temporary, but when Tanay looks at her with that smouldering fire in his ebony eyes Mita can’t help but surrender to the temptation of her fake boyfriend…!
About Reet Singh:
Reet is a practising surgeon, but makes time for her other passions – reading and writing stories, watching romcoms, and doing creative things with wool and a crochet hook. Do look her up at www.reetsingh.in and write to her at firstname.lastname@example.org