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Because it takes a lot of work to make Mondays fun, we at Inkspell decided to start a blog feature we like to call Eyecandy Monday. Each Monday we will feature the characters from one Inkspell novel and share with you all the fine details and tasty tidbits we can dig up about these interesting and well written main characters. We want to revisit some of our favorite hotties from our favorite stories! As we revisit our eyecandy, we are sharing with you an excerpt to wet your appetite about the character and the story. After all, you can't get enough of book eyecandy!
“It’s a bit of a madhouse,” Josh’s voice startled me. He leaned forward so I could hear him.
I nodded, determined to keep my eyes off him. “It can’t be good for your hearing.” I winced a bit as a chorus of “We love you, Josh!” came from the crowds.
He smiled at me, a really beautiful blinding smile that set the girls off with more gusto. I felt a little weak-kneed myself so I turned my attention back to Shannon, hoping Amy would be there to lead me away…quickly. Amy was there, but she snagged Shannon and moved on, leaving me stranded without a backward glance.
“Keep me company?” He watched and waited. I was trying desperately not to stare back.
“Umm…” Please don’t look like an idiot. “Sure.” That was sweet of him, rather gallant, actually.
“First premiere?” He was smiling at the flashing cameras. His eyes flickered over the crowd quickly. He waved slightly, eliciting more shrieks from the fans. His eyes were sparkling when he turned back to me.
“That’s a rhetorical question, right?” I sounded nervous. I wasn’t sure, but my attempt to not stare at him didn’t seem to be working the way I would’ve liked.
He moved closer, taking my arm to help steer me forward. The instant his hand closed on my arm, my skin tingled. I drew in a quick breath, aware my heart was racing. Our eyes met and he smiled another unbelievable smile. He leaned in closer, his mouth by my ear. “Your accent.”
“I have an accent?” I cocked an eyebrow, surprised. “Really?”
He laughed, his eyes crinkling in the most devastating manner. I was distracted by his mouth, which seemed very close. “Somewhere in the South?” He raised an eyebrow expectantly.
“I have a Texas accent?” I knew I sounded mortified. I was mortified.
“Not Texas necessarily,” he drawled, his attempt at a Texas twang totally surprising and comically horrid.
I laughed before I could catch myself, covering my mouth.
His smile changed. I don’t know if I’d offended him, but he was staring at me. Not rudely, just intently. It was as if he was really seeing me for the first time, and that maybe he was intrigued by what he saw.
A knot twisted in my stomach; an unsteady hitch echoed in my breath. My hand dropped from my mouth and I smiled apologetically. “Sorry.”
“Don’t be.” His expression grew thoughtful as his eyes burned into mine expectantly. The knot tightened; warmth spread through my stomach and into my chest. Heat flooded my cheeks. After feeling nothing but apprehension in the presence of men, my reaction to Josh caught me completely off guard. I wasn’t sure what to make of it, but decided not to analyze it. I doubted I’d ever see him again.
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