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Cassandra Clare shares unedited Clary and Jace cave scene from ‘City of Heavenly Fire’

I was feeling bad about being unforthcoming with spoilers, so have some Clace feels from Cassandra Jean’s postcard set for City of Heavenly Fire! (Yes, these are all scenes that happen.)

Art by Cassandra Jean

Yes, you read that right! Six months after the release of City of Heavenly Fire – can you believe it’s been half a year already? Cassandra Clare has shared the unedited Clace cave scene with her fans.

Are you ready for the complete DSES (Dirty Sexy Edom Scene)?

You demand zee sexytimes? Fine, here they are! I break! My will = shattered. Okay, so basically this is just the Jace and Clary cave scene (yes, THAT one) from CoHF before it was edited down for length and Less Obviousness About What Was Happening. I don’t think they actually do anything different here, and really it’s a scene about people having feelings about sex rather than particularly about sex. But enjoy! Um, happy Thanksgiving!

…For a moment Jace just looked at her in astonishment, his lips parted slightly; Clary felt her cheeks flush. He was looking at her like she was the first star that had ever come out in the sky, a miracle painted across the face of the world that he could barely believe in. He swallowed. “Let me —“ he said, and broke off. “Can I kiss you? Please?”

Instead of nodding, she leaned down to press her lips to his. If their first kiss in the water had been an explosion, this was a sun going supernova. A hard, hot, driving kiss, a nip at her lower lip and the clash of tongues and teeth, both of them pressing as hard as they could to get closer.  They were glued together, skin and fabric, a heady mix of the chill of the water, the heat of their bodies, and the frictionless slide of damp skin.

Jace lifted her, dragging her up his body, and she felt him suck in his breath at the contact. His hands slid under her, grasping her thighs as he walked them both out of the lake. The cold air hit her body and she shuddered; Jace went down on his knees on the powdery sand beach, laying her gently atop the pile of their heaped clothes.

Clary stretched her body out, trying to line herself up with him, and saw his eyes darken as he watched her. Her wet underclothes clung to her body as Jace’s clung to his. She let her eyes roam over him, taking in what was familiar and what wasn’t: the flare of his shoulders, the curve of his waist, the scars on his skin … her gaze dipped lower …

He laughed, a low, dark rasp. “It’s a little unfair,” he said, breathlessly, “that you can tell how much I want this just by looking at me and I can’t tell the same thing about you.”

She shifted under him. Their bodies scraped together and his pulse jumped, his hands digging into the sand on either side of her. “Look at me,” she said.

His eyes had been half-lidded; he opened them wide now, and stared at her. There was hunger in his, a hot devouring hunger that would have frightened her if it had been anyone else but Jace. But it was Jace, and she trusted him. “Look at me,” she said, and his eyes raked her, adoring, devouring, swallowing, and her body felt as if burning liquid were surging through it everywhere his gaze touched. He dragged his eyes back up to her face: they fixed on her mouth. “I do want you,” she said. “I always have.” She kissed him, slow and hard. “I want to, if you do.”

“If I want to?” There was a wild edge to his soft laugh. She could hear the soft rasp of sand between his fingers, saw the hesitation in his eyes, the concern for her, and she lifted herself up and wrapped her legs around his hips. He pressed his hot face into her throat, his breath ragged. “If you do that — I won’t be able to stop —“

“Don’t stop, I don’t want you to stop,” she said, and tightened her grip on him, and with a growl he took her mouth again, hot and demanding, sucking her lower lip into his mouth, his tongue sliding against hers. She tasted him in her mouth, the salt of sweat and cave water. She had never been kissed like this before, even by Jace. His tongue explored her mouth before he moved down her throat: she felt wet heat at the hollow of her collarbone and almost screamed. She grabbed at him instead, running her hands all over his body, wildly free in the knowledge that she could touch him, as much as she liked, however she liked. She felt as if she were drawing him, her hands mapping his shape, the slope of his back, flat stomach, the indentations above his hips, the muscles in his arms. As if, like a painting, he were coming to life under her hands.

When his hands slid underneath her bra to cup her breasts, she gasped at the sensation, then nodded at him when he froze, his eyes questioning. Go on. He unsnapped the front and the bra fell open and for a moment he just froze, staring at her as if she shone like witchlight.

Then he bent his head again and the feel of his mouth on her breasts did make her scream. She clapped a hand over her mouth, but he reached up and pried it away. “I want to hear you,” he said, and it wasn’t a demand, but a low, prayerful yearning. She nodded and buried her hands in his hair.

He kissed her shoulders and her breasts, her stomach, her hips; he kissed her everywhere while she gasped and moved against him in ways that made him moan and beg her to stop or it would all be over too soon. She laughed through her gasps, told him to go on, tried to hold herself still but it was impossible.

He stopped before removing each piece of clothing from either of them, asking her with eyes and words if he should keep going, and each time she nodded and said yes, go on, yes. And when finally there was nothing between them but skin, she stilled her hands, thinking that there was no way to ever be closer to another person than this, that to take another step would be like cracking open her chest and exposing her heart.

 She felt Jace’s muscles flex as he reached past her for something, and heard the crackle of foil. “Good thing I brought my wallet,” he said, his voice unsteady.

Suddenly everything seemed very real; she felt a sudden flash of fear. “Wait,” she whispered.

He stilled. His free hand was cradling her head, his elbows dug deep into the sand on either side of her, keeping his weight off her body. All of him was tense and shaking, and the pupils of his eyes were wide, the iris just a rim of gold. “Is something wrong?”

Hearing Jace sound uncertain — she thought maybe her heart was cracking, shattering into pieces. “No,” she whispered. “Just — kiss me,” she pleaded, and he did, not moving to do anything else, just kissing her: hot languorous slow kisses that sped up as his heartbeat did, as the movement of their bodies quickened against each other. Each kiss was different, each rising higher and higher like a spark as a fire grew: quick soft kisses that told her he loved her, long slow worshipful kisses that said that he trusted her, playful light kisses that said that he still had hope, adoring kisses that said he had faith in her as he did in no one else. Clary abandoned herself to the kisses, the language of them, the wordless speech that passed between them. His hands were shaking, but they were quick and skilled on her body, light touches making her want more and more until she pushed and pulled at him, urging him against her with the mute appeal of fingers and lips and hands.

And even at the final moment, when she did flinch, she pressed him to go on, wrapping herself around him, not letting him go. “Jace,” she whispered, and he bent his head to kiss her as he carefully, carefully started to move. She could see in the tension of his body, his grip on her shoulder, that he didn’t want it to be over too quickly: he closed his eyes, his lips moving, silently shaping her name.

 In the past days, weeks, her body had been torn by weapons, by shards of glass, flung through Portals, broken and bruised. Now she let all that fall away, let her body remind itself that it was also a thing that could give pleasure to her, and to the person she loved most in the world.

“I love you,” she said, her hands in his hair. “I love you.”

She saw his eyes widen and something behind his expression crack. The last wall around his heart, the last piece of self-protection he’d held in place. It crumbled away into blazing light as he came undone against her, like sunlight bursting into a room that had been walled up for a long, long time. He buried his face in her neck, saying her name over and over before he collapsed against her shoulder. And when finally Clary closed her eyes she thought she saw the cavern blaze up in gold and white, wrapping them both in heavenly fire, the most beautiful thing she had ever seen.

By the Angel, who needs a cold shower? 😉

Cassie also tweeted about the bonus content from the different City of Heavenly Fire editions:

Tell us your thoughts and share your fangirling about the DSES in the comments!

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94 Comments on Cassandra Clare shares unedited Clary and Jace cave scene from ‘City of Heavenly Fire’

  1. Oh my God!! So good!! I wish it had been in the book but I understand why it wasn’t. This is the reason that Cassandra Clare is my favorite author!!

  2. omg this was amazing!!!! i really do need a cold shower now though

  3. rachel blackthorn // November 26, 2014 at 10:49 PM // Reply

    “I want to hear you” holy fuckin shit

  4. Jace bringing his wallet to Edom makes much more sense than bringing random condoms lol

    • Yeah right. I always wondered why Jace would take condoms to Edom. And why Alec brought some wine 😀 though I understand that he wanted to get a bit drunk…
      Anyway, this scene is awesome!! Cassie knows how to write sexy scenes without being vulgar, but instead totally sweet.

    • But it makes you think….why would you bring a wallet to a hell dimension?! It’s not like there will be concession stands… I still wonder what was going on in his pretty little head lol plus he had heavenly fire in him and it wasn’t like they knew they were going to get it out so he wasn’t expecting any action….I died reading this though and my parents think I’m a nut cuz I started crying!!

    • jordan gage // June 17, 2015 at 5:20 PM // Reply

      thats why it is also called city of always has a condom on hand

    • Lol YES

  5. Patty Wittkop // November 27, 2014 at 1:03 AM // Reply


  6. That was so AWESOME !!!!!!!!!!!! No wonder it was never put into the book.

  7. wowww the make sense part is that he bought his wallet with him and the part that I want to hear you

    omggggggg now I’m Blushed!

  8. That was really good! Though I totally understand why it wasn’t put into the book!

  9. Do the extras of CoHF involve the comics that are in the Bane chronicles? Because I have them all as an e-book already and I don’t really want to buy the print version to see the comic…

  10. They’re so perfect *__* Thanks Cassie for this perfect moment ❤ And thx to you for post this !! *_*

    😃😃😃 It was flipping awesome, Cassie you can write like, awesomly. I love you Cassie Clare.

  12. Mrs Michaela Herondale // November 27, 2014 at 5:09 PM // Reply


    • Nope Nopity Nope? I have to agree, though it could have been a bit more steamy with an edge of cute. I just love these two. I hope she puts them into her next series. That’s would be awesome.

  13. That was so totally awesome. Oooh, the mental picture…

  14. OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love jace!!!!!!!!!! They make a cute couple

  15. Am used to reading these kinds of things after reading the fifty shades trilogy. But man was this good. I had the original clary and jace from the movie in my mind while reading this. lets hope they come to the tv show *praying they do*

  16. gaaaa no i just asdjfklasjd fangirling everywhere right now its insane i love this scene ugh fan art is going to be intense

  17. Ahhhhhhhhh SUPER FANGIRLING that was amazing!!!!!!😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍I love ittttttttt

  18. The stupid auto correct screwed up my name

  19. Claceshipper // November 28, 2014 at 4:39 PM // Reply

    OMG OMG OMG OOOOOMMMMGGGGGGG THAT WAS F***ING AMAZING ❤❤❤IM SO EMOTIONAL RIGHT NOW BECAUSE CLACE IS LLLLIIIFFFEEEEE 💕💕💕💕 CASSIE IS THE BEST AUTHOR EVER! I CAN SEE WHY IT WASN’T PUT IN THE BOOK BUT I SOOOOOO WISH IT WAS💞💞💞 (sorry it was too emotional to not have it in caps) ALSO AGAIN THIS IS AMAAAAZZZIIINNNGGGGGG (you can probs tell I’m a HUUUUGGEEEE Clace shipper and extremely emotional fangirl) thanks for posting it guys! You are actually the best! 💕💕💕

  20. OMG! I would have loved thus in the book. love love ❤ love ❤

  21. Holy crap that was awesome lol I love how Clare can blend the words together it’s awesome

  22. F*** that all that bull about stop go on with all the suspense and rromance

  23. No one writes like Cassie! This was an awesome clip, an awesome read! Now I can’t sleep at all! I’d quote the whole moment but every moment was too good and long!

  24. Omg yes…..I love it! It was fun of passion and love. Thank you so much…I love your writing. I love Jace and Clary. Please write more about them. PS. I love how u connected Tessa story to Clary. Its amazing writing..this is why I love to read! Good books rock.

  25. Fangirling hardocrore! OMG “I want to hear you,” OMG Jace is so protective, so full of himself, but when he’s with Clary, everything is raw and pure. Jace loves Clary, more than should be possible. These characters are real? You want evidence? Well the, read the books!

  26. Wowowowowowowowowowo

  27. Scene made me cry, not only because it was so real and true to the characters, but also because I’ll never get to see Jamie bring the events of the remaining books to life.

  28. Goodness…. I want her to wwrite some new adult next.

  29. ikkejulia // June 5, 2015 at 7:10 AM // Reply

    I spent the past 2 weeks reading all 6 books from the mortal instruments, the last book I finished last night at 2:45am
    Still wondering what happen to Clary&Jace, Simon&Izzy, Alec&Magnus after the ending of the book, it felt like the story wasn’t finished
    I still loved to read them all!!!

  30. hazelwoodbane // June 23, 2015 at 10:32 AM // Reply

    lovely! gosh, i want my jace too! i heart every part of it. ooohhh, the power of angelic love! haaaist!


  31. I feel like my ovaries have just exploded

  32. Wow. Cassadra Clare knows how to do a sex scene. Now all we need is a Malec sex scene and we’ll be good.

  33. Haha I remember this scene in the CoHF. I read it when I was half asleep so I wasn’t fully aware what had happen. Then the next day I was recommending this book to my friend. And she said “It’s probably a stupid kid book” And I’m like “read this”. So I read this part OUT LOUD on the school bus. Then I realized they were having sex as I read. Literally everyone heard me. By the ANGEL!! Did I mention I go to a Christian school.

    • I pity the smol children that listened to that and lost their innocence.

    • IfYouIncest // May 17, 2016 at 10:21 PM // Reply


  34. HOLY SH*T (sorry for my potty mouth)! OMG!! THAT HAPPENED! THAT F😘😘😛ING HAPPENED!!! HOLY S💩T!!! WOW!!! VIVA LA CLACE!!!!

  35. I just wish if there will be an another book of mortal instruments as the 7th book… Please make it happencause I want to see them together for long a time or is the heavenly fire the last book and shows Jace and Clary relationship as happily ever after???

  36. I LOVE Clare and Jace from the movie! The chemistry that they had was MAGNETIC. I too, pictured the original Clare and Jace from the movie Mortal Instruments throughout the duration of reading the series. I was SOOOO SAD that they were not the ones cast for the TV series. But, I am such a fan of Cassandra Clare I have to give it a chance. I was disappointed about the feeling of the forced chemistry between the NEW Clare and Jace but I have hopes for them I NEED it to improve. I mean, damn spend time together off set to improve the magnetism between the two. It was such a natural OMG head over heel I FREAKING NEED you kind of chemistry between the original Clare and Jace that its hard not to miss them. I do have hopes for these two newbies and it is improving but I want more. Sorry i got off track I love this scene Cassandra posted it is by far my favorite from the series well All of everything mortal Instruments. I am older than the teenager audience and I love how it appeals to even a older twenties crowd I NEEDED this from the book and so thankful it was incorporated. Can th e TV series grow up a little too?? Just a little bit?. I mean I now its TV and theres only so much can be allowed but maybe steamie kisses or something……. again I FREAKING LOVE LOVE LOVE IT ALL and THANKYOU!!

  37. Cassie, you dirty rascal! Loved this scene, though I understand why it wasn’t in the book. But I mean, “I want to hear you”, I need that cold shower…

  38. That was amazing. OMG. I LOVE THESE BOOKS!!!

  39. THIS IS PERFECT. That is the scene I was waiting for, yearning for. This is way more fitting than the one that actually got published, even though I understand the change. But from now on, this is the one I’ll remember!

  40. i LOVE these two!!!!!!!

  41. Autumn Daniel // April 2, 2016 at 2:23 PM // Reply

    I wonder when the Dark Artifices is going to come out!!!

  42. After finishing Lady Midnight which was amazing really loved it why do I get this weird vibe that something isn’t right with Clary and Jace idk maybe not but hopefully get more answers in Lord of Shadows!

  43. Norah Jean // April 17, 2016 at 5:07 PM // Reply

    That was absolutely beautiful. It wasn’t awkword or weird, they’re so natural together, it makes sense. I do have a question though. What did she mean when she wrote “And even in the final moment, when she did flinch”?

    • Losing your virginity hurts. I certainly did a lot more than flinch.

      I bet riding that horse a while back helped…

  44. That was absolutely beautiful. It wasn’t awkword or weird, they’re so natural together, it makes sense. I do have a question though. What does she mean when she says, “And even in that final moment, when she did flinch”? Or when he “carefully started to move”? I partially know, but I dont think I completely understand.

    • Well Jace knows she’s a virgin. She flinched because it hurt. The ‘final moment’ is the end of the foreplay and the start of the real deal. Hence him starting to move.

    • Losing your virginity hurts. I certainly did a lot more than flinch. When he ‘carefully started to move’ he’s literally started the, erm, show. Haha.

  45. That was great! She made a very nice “cave” (wink wink) scene without making it too vulgar. I am such a hopeless romantic that when I end a series, all I want it more of my OTP from it. My shipping has taken the next level and I now ship two people in real life but I won’t even get to that because it is completely off topic. Anyway, I needed that.

    Also; “I want to hear you.” HOT DAYUM BOI THAT IS SOME KINKY SHIT

  46. Omg but why did jace kiss her. Breast like also what part did he kiss I loved the scene jAce is sexy

  47. That was SO DAMN BLOODY ADORABLE! I’m still finishing off City of Lost Souls, but my best friend showed me this part when she read CoHF…and of course I loved it.

  48. Goodness, this was great. I loved this so very mice and I adore this bookseries, I’ve read it 4 times already

  49. I’ve read this scene over and over. I still love it.

  50. mdah, I thought that this scene was exactly from the book 😀

  51. Even though I am only on the 4th book of this series, this scene from “Heavenly Fire” makes me even more excited to finish the series. I am proud to say that you are my number 1 author and never will go below 1st for me and I am also looking forward to reading your other series “The Infernal Devices”. i love all of your books and hope there are more to come.

    • You can also read The Bane Chronicles, The Shadowhunter’s Codex and Lady Midnight (1st book in Cassie’s The Dark Artifices trilogy). Happy reading!

  52. Isabella Grace // November 1, 2016 at 8:15 AM // Reply

    I love this scene, I really do. I love how it portrays how close Clary and Jace are, and how much they love each other. I love how it doesn’t seem pornographic, like fanfiction “lemons”.
    But I have to wonder… Did Clary come? I know Jace did (and, man – the mental images… damn).
    All in all, the scene was glorious, and I wish it had been in the book.

  53. It’s always so adorable when Jace and Clary are together. I remember reading each of the books and thinking ‘Can they just kiss already?’ Malec is also an amazing couple! I honestly think they are perfect together. In was so disappointed when they broke up. T-T

  54. Shadowgirlclace // July 20, 2017 at 10:53 PM // Reply

    Wait so that wasn’t in the book?? I never realised

  55. #NOTAMUNDANE // January 10, 2018 at 5:25 PM // Reply


  56. So does this mean that Clary can now withstand Heavenly Fire and have a real and fulfilling intimate relationship with Jace? Because without this science it kind of leaves you guessing in the books and the “happy ending” doesn’t give much detail at the end to really know.

  57. I really want to know how clace ends if they will be a big happy family like Tessa and Will were, i want to know if clary is going to be ok. If clary and hace had kids would the extra angelic powers be gentic like would they be able to fo the same as they’re parents do or would there be new powers like james has??
    I really need to know !!!!!
    Cant wait till TLH comes out and Queen!!! XD

  58. Tessa Gray // May 20, 2018 at 12:54 PM // Reply

    Oh my my!!! Clace is always so supernova

  59. Well, for a teen novel this was just cute and wholesome, though i see no problem with this being published cuz alongside all the steamy adult books this is nothing imo xD but what do i know rite…

  60. Drydftfycyfy3$6% // October 22, 2018 at 6:43 AM // Reply

    THAT WAS AWESOME😆😆😀😍😍!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  61. 316588649 // May 11, 2021 at 3:12 PM // Reply

    OMG I LOVED THAT but what do they write in the book for this

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