Today marks the beginning of a new, seven-day feature here at Novel Novice and at Mundie Moms. Now that City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare has been out for a few weeks, we’re breaking out the spoilers — AND we’ll have a chance for you to win a copy of the book signed by Cassie herself! (Actually, you’ll have two chances to win — one here, and again at Mundie Moms!)
Each day, from now through Saturday, we here at Novel Novice and our friends at Mundie Moms will each name our Top 7 Spoilers from City of Fallen Angels. We invite you to read why we love these moments so much, and share your favorite spoilers in the comments below.
Today, we’re kicking things off with what is easily the book’s steamiest scene — better known as “The Dirty Sexy Alley Scene” (or DSAS for short).
The nickname “Dirty Sexy Alley Scene” (and subsequent Twitter hashtag #DSAS) first came about when Cassie herself tweeted a teaser scene from City of Fallen Angels featuring part of the steamy exchange between Jace and Clary that takes place on pages 184-189 in CoFA. The DSAS only became more notorious when Cassie and Vania, who created the book trailers for CoFA, released the short video featuring this scene that Simon & Schuster deemed too steamy for the actual book trailer.
Check out an excerpt from the scene and the aforementioned video below:
“Kiss me then,” she whispered, and he pressed his mouth against hers, their hearts slamming together through the thin layers of wet fabric that divided them. And she was drowining in it, in the sensation of him kissing her; of rain everywhere, running off her eyelashes; of letting his hands slide freely over the wet, crumpled fabric of her dress, made thin and clinging by the rain. It was almost like having his hands on her bare skin, her chest, her hips, her stomach; when he reached the hem of her dress, he gripped her legs, pressing her harder back against the wall while she wrapped them around his waiste.
He made a noise of surprise, low in his throat, and dug his fingers into the thin fabric of her tights. Not unexpectedly, they ripped, and his wet fingers were suddenly on the bare skin of her legs.
Swoon, right? Now check out Vania’s amazing video from this scene, then scroll down for contest details:
Today’s Code Word: ALLEY
* Fill out the contest entry form here, using today’s code word.
* You may enter once PER DAY (no more) for a chance to win. (Please note: if you submit more than one entry per codeword, you will automatically be disqualified. You may enter once per day — that means one entry for every different code word.)
* Check back every day to see a new spoiler, and get a new code word.
* Be sure to head over to Mundie Moms for their code words, too, for even more chances to win!
* Prizes can only be mailed to the U.S.
** PLEASE NOTE: Only enter the codeword found at Novel Novice in this entry form. You MUST use Mundie Moms’s entry form for their code word.
Questions? Leave ’em in the comments & we’ll reply!
Love the scene and Vania’s video captured the emotion perfectly. So glad you guys chose this.
OH.MY.GOSH! I SO need to get through my TBR pile to get this one!!!!!!!
I loved this scene in the book and they did a great job with the video!
I LOVE this scene!!!
YAY! SO GLAD YOU LIKE THE VIDEO!
How could you NOT?!?! 🙂
Gah, I resubmitted my day 1 entry because I wasn’t sure if I did it on the right form. However, I just saw that I would be disqualified if I did, sorry about that 😦
Thanks for letting us know — I’ll make sure you only have one entry! 🙂