mercy st. clair

lesbianiconjasontodd  asked:

your book sinner helped me out of some pretty dark holes a couple years ago (wanted to thank you in person when you came on tour to utah, but the line was long and i had to catch my bus). i'm currently writing something tonally similar for nanowrimo, do you have any advice?

Dear lesbianiconjasontodd,

When writing about bear traps, remember not to glorify or fall back in love with bear traps. Even the fictional ones can still take your foot off.




1/15 Favorite Ships Meme (Canon / Headcanon): Cole St. Clair & Isabel Culpeper

Beneath me, the bed tipped as Cole edged closer. I felt him lean over me. His breath, warm and measured, hit my cheek. Two breaths. Three. Four. I didn’t know what I wanted. Then I heard him stop breathing, and a second later, I felt his lips on my mouth. It wasn’t the sort of kiss I’d had with him before, hungry, wanting, desperate. It wasn’t the sort of kiss I’d had with anyone before. This kiss was so soft it was like a memory of a kiss, so careful on my lips that it was like someone running his fingers along them. My mouth parted and stilled; it was so quiet, a whisper, not a shout. 


Books I read in 2017: The Wolves of Mercy Falls series by Maggie Stiefvater

“I fell for her in summer, my lovely summer girl,
From summer she is made, my lovely summer girl,
I’d love to spend a winter with my lovely summer girl,
But I’m never warm enough for my lovely summer girl,
It’s summer when she smiles, I’m laughing like a child,
It’s the summer of our lives; we’ll contain it for a while
She holds the heat, the breeze of summer in the circle of her hand
I’d be happy with this summer if it’s all we ever had.”