I am super incredibly thrilled to have the lovely and beautifully talented Molli Moran, on the blog with us today sharing an excerpt from her upcoming New Adult novella, As We Fall Together (The Walker Boys, #1.5). It's the continuation of Jonah and Quinn's story, from As You Turn Away (The Walker Boys, #1). I don't know about you guys, but I am super incredibly excited for this novella, because Jonah is SUPER SWOON-WORTHY HANDSOME and Quinn is just an amazing female character that it's hard not to love her faults and all.
Without warning, the Ferris Wheel’s smooth motion jerked to a stop. Several people yelled out good-natured protests, while Quinn squirmed in her seat. Way down on the ground, the people in charge of the ride were already swarming, working on getting it going again.
“Well.” Jonah turned to Quinn, a mischievous expression looking all too at home on his features. “What do we do now?”
She shrugged, daring a glance over the side of their Ferris Wheel car. The people below them were milling around, children holding their parent’s hands, carnies trying their best to convince folks to part with their hard-earned money. From up here though, everyone looked smaller. “Um, we hope this thing gets moving again soon.”
“Nope.” He chuckled, the sound flowing warmly between them. “I have other ideas.”
Switching her attention to him, Quinn blinked. “Oh no. I don’t think so.” She pressed her hand lightly against his chest to keep him from coming any closer.
Ignoring her gesture, he entwined her fingers with his. “I do think so, Princess.” He tightened his grasp on her hand, and scooted closer to her, rocking their car with his movement. “We’re trapped way up here together, and we might as well make the most of it.”
Quinn snorted, shaking her head. "Only you would try to put the moves on a girl while we're stuck on a fair ride."
"What can I say? I'm an opportunistic person." His green eyes danced. “And I’m only interested in putting the moves on one girl.”
Tilting her head back, she tried to keep a straight face while she gazed at the stars. She couldn't fault Jonah for trying. He knew she wasn't crazy about being trapped like this, and he wanted to take her mind off of things. And why not? She was so used to getting stuck in her head in moments like this, closing herself off to life. Maybe like her therapist kept saying, it was time she decided to live in the moment. To be here. Now.
*Be here. Now.* With the mantra in mind, Quinn turned her attention to the present. To the strong arms wrapped around her. To the scent of Jonah’s cologne, and the feel of his flannel shirt in her fingers. To the stars and the cool breeze and the sounds of laughter from below them.
“Hey Jonah…” She drawled, grinning. “You know what 22 year olds aren’t too old for?”
“What?” His eyes crinkled at the corners as he gave her an answering smile.
“Making out on a Ferris wheel. Come here, you."
"I thought you'd never ask," he said, before covering her mouth with his.
© 2015 Molli Moran. From As We Fall Together by Molli Moran, published by Molli Moran.
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She's a romantic at heart, and brings that to her books, which are usually about quirky characters chasing after their happily ever after.
Although content when reading, she can often be found watching and flailing over Doctor Who, cuddling her various pets, or spending time with friends, family, or her girlfriend.
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