Monday, January 2, 2012

No Kiss Blogest: Alex and Ace

It's that time! Time for theeeeeeeeeeeee

No Kiss Blogfest

For all of you How to Date an Alien fans and for those who are still unsure if you want to read the book, here is a special treat: I've included a no kiss scene from the book as part of the blogfest! (No introduction, just relish in some alien almost kissness)

“Okay, my turn.”

He put his hands on both of my arm rests, leaning in so that his face was only a few inches from mine. He smelled like peppermint tea and the breeze after a snowstorm. It was the most wonderful thing I had ever smelled and I wanted to inhale all of him.

“Do you,” his eyes drew up, drinking me in before meeting my stare, “like me?”

I couldn’t breathe or swallow. It was as if all the air and saliva had been sucked out of me, and I just stood there breathless and staring as Ace arched his eyebrows. His intense focus fixated into my own like the answer would be right there on my face.

Then he smiled, letting a hushed laugh escape his lips. “I’m kidding with you!" He sat back down, bumping my knees with his and then turning his chair back toward the screen.

“Oh, yeah, I knew that." I swallowed hard, turning my own chair back toward the screen. He may have said he was kidding, but just as all the air came back into my lungs, a part of me felt disappointed. I shook those feelings out of my head and looked back to the computer.

“Did you really?”

I turned back to realize that his eyes never left me.

I looked down. “That’s two questions, you only get one.”

“Fine then." He pulled my chair and whipped it toward him so hard that I couldn’t even think, or catch my breath.

“Ow, Ace." I rubbed the back of my neck, feeling the exact spot where there was still a bruise from where Magpie choked me.

“Why would you ask me a question like that anyway? If I like you?" His stare was so deep I felt like I could actually feel his eyes drill into my own.

I tried to look anywhere but at him. But any time I moved, his eyes would always find mine again. I let out the weakest shrug I could under the pressure. “I don’t know. Some of the other interns were just talking about the way you look at me the other day.”

He sighed as if my words were the final punch that defeated him, and he sat back down in his chair, shaking his head. “You know aliens and humans aren’t supposed to have any kind of relations other than professional, right?”

I arched a brow, inching my chair just a little closer, hoping that it was safe to do so. “Well I mean we’re friends, right? Can we not do that or something?”

This time he was the one trying not to look at me. “Technically yes and technically no.”

I crossed my legs and I leaned in closer. “That didn’t make any sense.”

He finally turned toward me, but this time instead of his eyes looking intense and frightening they had softened with an expression that made him look like a scared puppy. “I wasn’t supposed to save you that day. I shouldn’t have gotten involved.”

For the first time his hands trailed to my fingertips, tracing along my nail line as I felt the warmth from his fingers explode through my body. “But when I saw you laying there, so helpless—” He didn’t take his eyes off of my fingers as he intertwined them with his own, letting their heat lock into me.

“I knew that I had to do something.” He finished, looking up. His face was so close to mine that I could see every line, as if it were molded by the Greeks themselves into a picturesque statue. My lips trembled as his words fell onto them, parting ever so slightly as he leaned in closer.

The sound of the metal doors being pushed open startled us and we both almost jumped out of our chairs. Ace quickly released his hands from mine and started furiously typing away on the screen. I was too shocked to even move, so I just sat there trying to catch my breath as my dad walked through the door.


  1. Love this! Great tension and character development and yumminess and everything! ^_^ (runs off to get the book).

  2. Fantastic! I love the tension. Don't dads just ruin everything?!

  3. Love this. Now I need to go read the book! *off to buy it now* :)

  4. Oooh very fun! Seriously--what are you supposed to do when someone asks you, "Do you like me?" Most impossible question ever! Thanks so much for participating!!!

  5. Forbidden love is so much fun. And I love how they put each other on the spot with the "Do you like me?"

  6. OK, you got me. I want to read it. Nice to meet you. I'll be back.

  7. Leave it to Dad to totally C- errm I mean K-block his daughter. :D

  8. Ha! Love the dad interrupting. Great scene!

  9. Great tension! Plus I totally loved it when he pulled her towards him using her chair. I guess it just made it more exciting, coupled with the forbidden love.


  10. Way to put a girl on the spot! But he's an alien, sigh. Love the straightforward way he goes about it.

  11. I'm so glad you posted this excerpt. I'm going to have to go read this book now.

  12. Ahhh I loved that beginning. Totally hot XD

  13. WOW. Can. You. Possibly. Uhm. Post. Another? Cause I'd pretty much love it and dool over it tooo. Thanks for sharing! :D

  14. I'm glad, in the second--to-last paragraph, you gave us a description... 'cause I wasn't sure what sort of alien I was supposed to be imagining :) Tentacles? Bug-eyes? Scales?

    ...those are decidedly less romantic...

  15. So interesting. I want to find out more about that alien. :)

  16. WOW!!! That's all I can say. I had goosebumps running down my back...that was intense. Thanks for sharing this scene. Makes me want to go and read the rest of How to Date An Alien now. :)


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