I love teen romance novels. The do-or-die of it all. And the kissing, which we’ve probably talked about here at VBC more than we should have.
Today we have Nina Berry on the blog, author of the YA romance Othermoon. She shares Caleb’s love letter to Dez for Character Love Letters and, trust me, you’ll enjoy hearing the guy admit his love for her. As an added bonus, we have a copy of Othermoon to giveaway. Details at the end of the post.
Snow is falling outside the new location for Morfael’s school tonight for the very first time. It’s outlined the dark branches of the trees and clouded up the sky. I had to go outside and stand there as it fell because it reminds me of you. Something about how the air smells so clean, and how any minute I expect to see you in your tiger form stalking through the woods, silent as the moonrise.
Inside the school we’re snug and warm thanks to, well, I can’t really tell you that in an email in case it’s intercepted by the Tribunal, can I? No hints that might lead them to find us again. So if they somehow acquire this, all they’ll learn is how I feel about you. Let’s see them use that to track us down, if they can. Does love emit some sort of signal? What wavelength would that be? Whatever it is, I feel its vibration constantly.
I woke up last night after a dream I couldn’t remember and said, without thinking, “I love you.” As if you were there. (I wish you had been. I can’t wait till I wake up in the middle of the night to find you next to me. When you sleep, you sometimes make this little purring sound. As if you’re having catnip dreams. It makes me want to wrap my arms around you and… well. I’m not going to let the Tribunal possibly read about what I’d do to you then.)
Then tonight, while I was standing out in the falling snow I said it again, without thinking – “I love you.”
You must be here one way or another if I’m saying those words out loud. Yes, I know you’re actually far away, but somehow you’re with me too. And that’s why I can’t stop thinking and saying that phrase. I can’t wait to say it to you when you’re here in body (mmm) as well as in spirit.
Meanwhile, what if the words pop out of me at the dinner table when Raynard’s serving us pasta? Or what if I start shouting “I love you!” at the top of my lungs while I’m standing in line at the grocery store? Will they cart me away?
Or maybe, if I say those three words often enough, they’ll conjure you to my side and we’ll be together again. At last.
I’m saying them now.
We have one copy of Nina Berry’s Othermoon for a lucky VBC reader. Simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below. The contest is open to those with U.S. and Canadian addresses only. Make sure to enter on or before Feb. 20.