“A kiss, when all is said, what is it? 'Tis a secret told to the mouth instead of to the ear.” ~ Edmond Rostand
The wonderful Cecilia Robert and Christine Rains would like to invite you to the MORE THAN JUST A KISS blogfest!
Sweet, sizzling, fiery, awkward, mind-blowing. They want to read your kissing scenes.
The rules are simple:
1. Sign up on the linky list and post the badge on your blog.
2. On one of the days of the week of September 9th, post a kissing scene on your blog. It can be either fiction or non-fiction.
3. Please do not exceed 250 words.
4. This is a blogfest, so visit the other participants and have fun!
But wait! This is more than a blogfest.
They're offering prizes!
The scenes will be judged by these amazing romance authors: Cecilia Robert,Laurelin Paige, Kyra Lennon, and Christine Rains. They will choose three posts to win these awesome prizes.Prize 1 - A critique of a kissing/intimate scene from your WIP (not exceeding ten pages). Critiques will be done by Cecilia Robert, Kyra Lennon, and Christine Rains.
Prize 2 - A critique of a kissing/intimate scene from your WIP (not exceeding five pages). This critique will be done by Laurelin Paige and Christine.
Prize 3 - A critique of a kissing/intimate scene from your WIP (not exceeding one page). This critique will be done by Cecilia and Christine.
Cecilia, Kyra, Laurelin, and Christine will each choose one of our favorites to give out some fantastic ebooks.
Cecilia – TRULY MADLY DEEPLY YOU and REAPER'S NOVICE.
Kyra - IF I LET YOU GO
Laurelin - FIXED ON YOU
Christine – All six volumes of the 13th Floor series.
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I'm from Australia, so we're halfway through the 9th already and I have a lot happening the rest of the week. By posting early, I hope I can inspire you to post a 'kiss' entry, fiction or non-fiction.
For my entry I will share a watery kiss between my hero and heroine in my first completed manuscript, tah dah!! the romance, Fijian Princess. Early in the story they are diving together in the Pacific Ocean off a Fijian island where Bosco's sister is getting married. The extract is from Adi's POV.
Bosco touched her shoulder. His thumb jerked upwards. Then Adi saw it, a black and white banded sea snake, highly venomous.
The slithering creature gave her the creeps. Breathe, Bosco signalled, breathe. She willed her heart into a steady rhythm, then hand in hand, they slowly kicked to the surface.
The sunlight blinded her as they broke through the water together. She flailed around, slapping Bosco’s hands. She tore off her mouthpiece and babbled: “I’m fine...too long since I’ve dived...don’t worry…sorry…”
Bosco removed his mouthpiece. “Adi, you panicked big time. It stole your oxygen. That sea snake was probably harmless, but I couldn’t risk it.”
“I know. Thank you for being there for me.”
He touched her cheek. “I always want to be there for you.”
How she longed to recapture the joy she’d felt under water. On a whim, she kissed him on the cheek. She looked over her shoulder as she bobbled away, just in time to see him touch where her lips had been.
He was beside her in a few strong strokes. “Come here,” he growled. His arms wrapped around her shoulders, lifted her out of the water. She tried to wiggle away, but he held firm. “That wasn’t a kiss.” Then he kissed her—a watery kiss—a kiss full of promise, punctuated by the loud banging of their dive gear.
She wanted to stay in his arms forever.
WORD COUNT: 234
- I hope you enjoyed my extract and got a feel for my two charming characters, Bosco and Adi.
- And please do consider signing up for Write...Edit...Publish's September blogfest, theme MOVING ON.