Friday, 10 February 2012

With Love Valentine's Day Blog Hop: First Kisses

Welcome to the first day of the With Love Valentine's Day Blog Hop!

First Kisses

It’s one of the most anticipated moments in everyone’s lives once they begin to notice the opposite sex. Many actually practice doing it on a pillow, the back of their hand or even in a mirror. If you haven’t already guessed, I’m talking about that all important first kiss.

That moment everyone dreams about from the time they read about it in fairy tales where the prince wakes the sleeping princess with the kiss of true love. It’s also the moment that we dread out of worry because of our inexperience. Some become so nervous they bungle their first attempt or chicken out altogether.

Even as we get older dreaming about kissing that special someone can be both stimulating and frightening. So what is it about kissing that inspires our dreams and ignites our fears all at the same time?

According to a list of fun facts about kissing I read states that the lips are 100 times more sensitive than the tips of your fingers. It went further to say that not even the genitals have as much sensitivity as the lips. Wow! Talk about putting the pressure on.

As a romance writer, kisses between my characters are some of the most important scenes I construct. So many emotions and sensations can be expressed through how they kiss one another.  When writing the first kiss between two or even three characters can be a pivotal moment when one or the other realizes their relationship has moved into new territory. 

In honor of first kisses, I’d like to share with you over the next few days the first kisses between some of my characters. What do you think is so important about a first kiss? Leave a comment and tell me what you find so compelling about the first kisses in romance novels for a chance to win a copy of Branded Hearts.

Here’s the first kiss between the heroines, Maggie and Jasmyn, from Branded Hearts urged on by our hero, Alex.

Alex's tongue traced the outer rim of her ear before he answered. "I
want to show you what Branded is all about, Maggie. Let us show
you how good it can feel to be dominated." He nipped the shell of her

"Is that what you were demonstrating yesterday in the simulation

Alex laughed softly. "That was barely a taste of the world I live in,
Mags." He nipped her ear again.
* * * *
She felt him nod his head slightly just before Jas' mouth touched
hers. She let out a breath she didn't even know she'd been holding.
Jas took advantage of it and stuck the tip of her tongue into her mouth.

Jas pulled her flush against her, tilting her head to gain better

A small moan escaped Maggie's lips.

Jas thrust her tongue inside her mouth, expertly tracing the contours
then sucking on her tongue. Her hands cupped Maggie's face,
caressing along her throat and exposed shoulders.

A shudder racked her at the touch of Jas' long, silky fingertips
brushing the tops of her breasts, before finally cupping one through
the fabric. Jas pinched a nipple through the fabric, twisting gently to
lengthen the slight pain until it blossomed into a new type of pleasure
Maggie had never experienced; one she somehow knew she'd always

She cried out.

She was so wrapped up in what the other woman was making her
feel that she didn't realize that Alex had slipped his hand around her
other side and pushed it between them until she felt him pinch both of
their nipples at the same time.

Jas cried out, the sound lost within Maggie's mouth, and she arched
her back, pushing her breast more firmly against Maggie and into
Alex's hand.

She felt his lips glide up her neck again.

This time he bit into her flesh lightly, the sensations making her
squirm between them. They were sitting so close to her that every
time she moved she bumped into one or the other only to be pushed in
the opposite direction.

She felt Alex's hand on her knee lightly drawing a swirling pattern.

"You see how good it can feel, Maggie. And that's just a drop in
the bucket compared to the pleasure we can bring you in a private
setting." His hand inched up on her thigh, sliding under the edge her

She pulled away from Jas but before she could protest, Alex
removed his hand and pushed her toward Jasmyn.

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Thank you for stopping by. Don't forget to leave a comment. I hope you'll join me tomorrow. I'll be featuring another first kiss. To return to the With Love Valentine's Day Blog Hop Event Page click on the link below the picture. 

Until we meet again where passion breathes...



  1. Hope you have a naughty Valentine's Day.

  2. I love the sexual tension and the over the top sensual chemistry that leads up to that first kiss.

    Thank for the chance to read your story, SHay, and happy valentine's day.

    Cathy m
    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

  3. Hope all your dreams come through this Valentine's Day.

  4. Wow -- that's sensitive! 100 times! I need to do some more kissing. Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. i like the anticipation and the teasing involved in the first kiss

    thanks for the giveaway!

    catherine0807 at hotmail dot com

  6. Thank you all for stopping by. I wish you all a very Happy Valentine's Day!

    Louisa, I know what you mean. I was thinking the same thing when I read those facts. :)

  7. Great post. Thank you so much for sharing! I guess what I like so much is the tension build up until they just can't resist any more. Some are gentle kisses, some are passionate explosions but all are great!
    manning_J2004 at yahoo dot com

  8. Great post! Thanks for the giveaway! Happy Valentine's Day! I just love a gentle, kind of hesitant first kiss :)
    Ashley A

  9. lovely post! had fun reading it