Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The Possibilities of Amy by Jaye Frances (Guest Post/Giveaway)

I'd like to welcome back author Jaye Frances who is joining us now with her new novella, The Possibilities of Amy

Thank you, Crystal, for hosting me today on Reading Between The Wines Book Club. I really appreciate the opportunity to share a sneak peek at my new romance novella, The Possibilities of Amy.

While much of the feedback I’ve received about “Amy” is related to the nostalgic and sometimes bittersweet memories associated with high school romance, many of the comments have been focused on the physical interaction between the main characters, especially the passion expressed by Amy as she deals with disappointment and frustration.

So, okay, let's talk about the sex. Everybody likes to talk about sex. And why not? As humans, it’s one of the most enjoyable, satisfying things we have going for us. So how did I decide on when, where, and how often? Before I answer, it’s important to understand that while sex is definitely an integral part of my stories, I never throw in a little “naughtiness” just to spice things up, or to save an otherwise “dead” scene.

In The Possibilities of Amy, my goal was to realistically convey the thoughts, feelings and actions of two high school seniors who were forced to deal with the expectation, disappointment, and heartache of teenage romance. The sex had to be there because the characters demanded it. It’s there because the story wouldn’t work without it.

Bottom line, the characters drive the intensity and frequency of every emotion and action—including the sex. I simply do my best to describe it.

Here’s an excerpt:

“Dave? The air is getting cold.”

I pulled the speaker inside and rolled up the window, letting the glass pinch the cord. I glanced up at the screen, not because I cared about the movie, but to confirm the plot was still unresolved, that there was still time to hold her, caress her, to compress an entire lifetime together into a few fleeting minutes.

I slowly ran my fingers up and down her arms. I wasn’t expecting a response, but she set her hands over mine and pulled them up to her face, giving my thumb a playful bite. Maybe she was trying to recover, to distance herself from an uncertain future. Could revealing the truth have changed the way she thought of me? Had I become a diversion, something to take her mind off her problems? Perhaps under the circumstances, it’s all I could be.

Her teeth had barely left my thumb when she began to slowly separate the fingers of my left hand, softly nibbling at each fingertip.

Suddenly, all first date pretense was gone, the awkward hesitation unnecessary. I turned my head just enough to kiss her cheek, feeling the muscles in her face contracting into a smile.

She leaned back, leaving the wet streak of her tongue as she playfully flicked the edge of my ear. She licked her lips and opened them slightly, moving her mouth closer to mine.

It was a light kiss, served to me like a question, begging for an answer.

She twisted her body, turning to face me. I opened my arms, waiting for her to resettle. Instead, she pushed back, staring at me with an intense gaze, as if searching my face for something familiar under the reflected layers of colored movie shadow. I wondered if I reminded her of someone from her past, and she was struggling to bring long forgotten details back into the here and now.

I pulled her face to mine and tasted the inside of her mouth. She returned my kiss with surprising passion, her tongue probing, sliding, exploring. Unlike my fantasy lover—reserved, yet submissive—the real Amy was driven with passion and need, initiating a torrent of wet, saturated kisses.

She slowly writhed against me, her hands gliding along my shoulders and across my chest. I slid my hands lower, across her butt and down the backs of her thighs, the sensations of my skin against hers no longer distinguishable as individual and specific areas of contact. She was everywhere, and I would not let her separate from me.

Here’s a brief synopsis:

Amy is the ultimate trophy girl—gorgeous face, killer body, and a vivacious personality. But there’s something else about her, something that makes her even more special. Amy is new. A transfer student from out of state, she’s starting her senior year without knowing a soul. And that means she’s up for grabs, available. Infatuated from the moment he sees her, David is determined to meet Amy, and if the fates are willing, to spend the rest of his life with her. But his shyness prevents him from approaching her—until his friends devise a contest to determine who will be the first to prove their manhood by seducing her.

Author Bio:  
Jaye Frances is the author of the new romance novella, The Possibilities of Amy, and the paranormal-occult romance book The Kure, the first novel in The Kure series. She is also a featured columnist for the NUSA SUN magazine. Born in the Midwest, Jaye readily admits that her life’s destination has been the result of an open mind and a curiosity about all things irreverent. When she’s not consumed by her writing, Jaye enjoys cooking, traveling to all places tropical and “beachy” and taking pictures—lots of pictures—many of which find their way to her website. Her upcoming books include The Cruise - All That Glitters, a humorous take on a shipboard romance, available May 15, 2012 from Amazon, and Journeys From Above and Below the Belt, a collection of adult fiction novellas and short stories, scheduled for a Summer 2012 release. Jaye lives on the central gulf coast of Florida, sharing her home with one husband, six computers, four cameras, and several hundred pairs of shoes. For more information, visit Jaye’s website at www.jayefrances.com, and Jaye’s Blog at http://blog.jayefrances.com

Jaye is giving away one Kindle copy of The Possibilities of Amy to one lucky reader! Just leave a comment for Jaye on this post and then fill out the RaffleCopter below to enter. Additional entries are available but not required. Good luck!

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  1. Interesting, now I want to read it. Every time a read a new post on one of these blogs my TBR list gets bigger. I hope I win :D

  2. This sounds like an interesting story. :) Always love reading YA books even though I am no longer one!

  3. Yes, teens and sex do go hand in hand most of the time. I can appreciate what Jaye said about not just throwing in a sex scene though and that she tried to be true to her story.

    Sounds great!

    Thanks for the post!

  4. I'm not a big fan of filler sex scenes either. There is a time and place for everything and I like that you let your characters drive that. I definitely want to read this one!



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