Monday, December 21, 2009

Kissing Day Blogfest




So a writer friend of mine started this fun little exercise on her blog, A Writer Wannabe, wherein in honor of the Christmas tradition of kissing under the mistletoe she invited writers to post to their blog a kissing scene from a current WIP. Of course I wanted to participate!

You can read my kissing scene here, but if you go to her site you'll find links to dozens of other writing bloggers who have posted their kissing scenes as well. I think today will prove to be a lovely day full of sweetness and passion, and I can't wait to read everyone else's scenes!

So without further ado, here is my scene. To set it up, it is actually a first kiss scene between the hero and heroine in the first novel of a 3-novel series which remains untitled. The genre is paranormal romance. I know, not much of a setup, but there you go.


Shadow moved quietly around the couch to sit on the edge of the coffee table where he watched Holly sleep. Her breathing was even and peaceful. Her eyes moved back and forth beneath her lids, the long black lashes brushing her cheeks. He liked that she didn’t wear makeup, and he liked the novelty that she was completely clear of any body art. She was pristine, and it made him want to explore every inch of her clear, naked skin. He imagined it was as smooth as it was pure.

He could feel his own skin on fire as he watched her. The urge to touch her was overwhelming. She stirred in her sleep, her lips parted and he thought he heard her murmur his name. He was drawn to her mouth, amazed by what he thought he’d heard. Just one kiss won’t hurt, he thought, and leaned in brushing his lips lightly over hers. He shivered and groaned, torn, then kissed her again, barely tracing her lips with his tongue. He had expected her to taste spicy like her personality, but she tasted sweet instead, and it made him dizzy.

His heart pounded and his mouth was dry, and he knew he should walk away. Kissing her, especially while she was sleeping, was only going to complicate things. He’d feel guilty for taking advantage of her and he’d never be able to look her in the eye. But he just couldn’t stop himself. He gently kissed the corners of her mouth, then took her lips with his in a full kiss. And this time, she kissed him back.



Well, hope you enjoyed it! Now go check out Sherrinda's blog and all the other links to kissing scenes. It should prove to be a very fun day!

17 comments:

Bethany Wiggins said...

Sigh. Very lovely.

Natalie said...

She was bound to wake up :) Very nice.

V. S said...

Such a beauty.

Jennifer Shirk said...

Oh, how sweet to kiss her while she's sleeping! Great!

C R Ward said...

That was just beautiful!

Sara ♥ said...

Aw, this reminds me of a fantasy I used to have when younger... The man I loved kissing me awake. Like a modern day sleeping beauty :-) Great last line, too!

The romantic query letter and the happy-ever-after said...

Tender and naughty. Truly a lovely stolen kiss. It made for a breathless moment.
Warmest regards,
Simone.

Jeannie Campbell, LMFT said...

oooh! love the kissing her while she's asleep. that takes a real gutsy man...love it.

jeannie
Where Romance Meets Therapy

Amalia T. said...

Very bold of him! I'm curious to learn more about this Shadow!

ElanaJ said...

Spicy like her personality. Nice. :)

Diana Paz said...

Oh nicccce. I love the motivation behind kissing her asleep. Romantic.

Mary said...

Very nice - his kiss seemed sweet and tender and I'm intrigued by the scene. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your comments.

sherrinda said...

Oooooo, a stolen kiss!!! Now is this something I get to read more of????? I certainly hope so! lol You sure can write a kiss...and this is the first stolen/asleep kiss I've read...and you rocked it! Thanks for joining in on the fun and making my day!

giddymomof6 said...

Eeeh! I read this last night, and now have come back again. I LOVE It!

Jenni James

Bethany Mattingly said...

*sigh* That was lovely. I'm so curious now to know if she wakes up and catches him at it :)

Embee said...

Bethany - indeed she does, and after she gets done yelling at him, more kissing and such ensues...

Ever Loved said...

Very lovely Post
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