Thursday, June 21, 2012

Trailer Reveal and Excerpt: Touching Smoke by Airicka Phoenix

Airicka Phoenix's much anticipated novel Touching Smoke, the first book in the Touch series, is due out July 31, 2012.  To tide us over until then, Airicka is graciously sharing the new trailer and this very exciting excerpt from Touching Smoke.  Enjoy!


Excerpt from Touching Smoke:

“He’s lying, Fallon.” Isaiah’s chair shrieked against marble as he climbed to his feet. The soft, steady clap of his feet as he moved towards me, made my heart flinch.  

I hugged myself despite the warmth, warding off an inner chill. “Why would he?”  

“Because he’s evil,” he said simply. “Because he likes knowing he’s hurt you.”

I didn’t pull away from his touch when he rested his hands on my shoulders, although I wanted to. The feel of him through the fabric of my shirt had my blood singing in a way that only then did I realize probably wasn’t natural. Nothing about us was natural. Everything that would apply to a normal relationship, didn’t apply to us. It only just then made sense why I was so obsessed. Why his touch made me melt in my skin. Why being away from him was like being skinned and salted alive. Why I felt like my very breath depended on his existence. None of those things were normal, not to the intensity with which I felt them.  

“When you touch me, do you feel it?” I asked, staring far into the horizon, at the spot where the world dipped and vanished from sight, kind of the way my sanity seemed to want to do at that moment. “Do you…” I trailed off, biting my lip, trapping the single word that could unleash all my insecurities. The magical L word all girls wanted to hear from the boy they were crazy about.  

His nose grazed the side of my face as he leaned in to murmur into my ear. My eyes closed and I steeled myself against the shiver that rippled along my spine. “Yes.”  


He said yes, yet my chest heaved with the first of many heartbroken sobs because it wasn’t real. It wasn’t real!    

Touching Smoke (Touch Series, #1)
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  1. Thanks for sharing the excerpt and trailer! Both are fantastic and make me want to read this book even more. :)

    1. Thank you, Sam! I can hardly wait to start reading it!

  2. I wondered if this blog could be any more delicious Cheles, then I noticed Airicka's trailer for Touching Smoke & it just got even yummier:) Have a great weekend ladies. HUGS to PUGS:) & I SO want to read this!

  3. ooh this sounds so good Cheles..thanks for sharing them!!

  4. This looks good..looking forward to read it!

    1. Right? Touching Smoke has me sooo intrigued!!


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