warning 1 -- there's one spoiler here, but it's a spoiler for Eldala, so if you haven't read that one yet and don't want to know how things go, don't read this.
warning 2 -- i'd rate this PG because it's suggestive, but not overly.
warning 3 -- this is from my 2nd draft, so this isn't my best writing, but i still like it. i'm pretty sure this scene will make it into the final novel.
to set up the scene, it's about halfway through Black Heart. Kieran and Jessa (my two main characters from Eldala) have been married now for seven years. as passionate as they are for each other, life with kids and the responsibility of running a country can get in the way of marital actvities. this is the first chance they've had to be together in quite some time.
(don't these two look good together?)
When he reached her, there was a predatory gleam in his eye. She swallowed, suddenly feeling as shy as she had on her wedding night. He took her hand and kissed her fingers one by one, slowly moving over her palm and then across her wrist. His simple touch was enough to make her nearly collapse in a heap.