Hey everyone! Happy Monday!
I am super excited to kick off a special buddy week today with my Entangled Publishing sister, Jennifer Shirk. We’re hosting a “Bliss Kiss Off” plus a giveaway and are so happy you’ve joined us!
Jennifer has a Bliss romance out called Kissing Kendall and since my new Bliss romance is called Kissing the Maid of Honor, well, we decided to combine KISSING forces—romance author style.
All week we’re hosting a rafflecopter giveaway for a $20 Amazon GC. The giveaway ends Sunday, May 26, at 11:59 PM EST and a winner will be announced on Monday, May 27th.
Enter below and GOOD LUCK!
So, to kick off this KISSING week, I thought I’d talk about a few methods that I think can lead to a lip lock.
5 Ways to Score A Kiss
1) Whisper sweet nothings. Lean in close so that your lips graze that delicate spot just under the earlobe. With a soft voice share how much you want to kiss the other person: “Your mouth drives me wild and I can’t wait to kiss you.” Or maybe “I want to kiss you so bad, I can barely breathe.” A compliment works, too: “Your smile drives me crazy with want.” One of my favorite lines in Kissing the Maid of Honor is from Luke… “Damn you’ve got an irresistible mouth. You should hold it against me more often.” And here’s the lead up to Brad and Kendall’s first kiss in Kissing Kendall…
His lips were so close; they grazed her earlobes and were brushing along her jawbone in light wispy movements. “And I definitely know the right man for you is not the kind of man who’s going to settle for a mere goodnight peck on the cheek from you at the end of your first date.”“He’s not?” she whispered suddenly at a loss for breath.
2) Get caught looking at the other person’s mouth. It starts with eye contact. You can’t keep your eyes off each other. You’re eye flirting—interest and tease twinkling between you. Then one of you dips a glance to the other person’s mouth and yowza! Your body is flooded with flutters and your brain is signaling for contact – like now!
3) Ditch the lipstick and stick with Chapstick or light lipgloss. Okay, so maybe this is how I score kisses with my hubby. He’s not a lipstick fan. But I wonder—does any guy really like the taste of lipcolor? Maybelline might have sensational colors and shine, but I’m thinking maybe a guy would much prefer the taste of you.
4) Start small. Little kisses to the back of the hand, the knuckles, the inside of the wrist, signal interest in breaking the kiss barrier. A gentle 2-second kiss to the forehead or eyelid takes it a step further. And a soft, eyes-closed kiss to the cheek or spot just to the side of the lips means you’re angling for a kiss on the mouth. Where you plan to linger for some time.
5) Sing a song. Something romantic. Maybe something suggestive. Something that gets you both in the mood and conveys how badly you want to kiss the person. Don’t worry if you can’t carry a tune. Seduce the person with a tender, gentle rendition close to their ear. Let your lips hover just out of reach while your breath teases their neck and the words wash over them like a caress.
So what do you think? Have something to add to my list?
What’s your favorite type of build-up to a kiss?
Jennifer’s got an awesome post on the 7 KISS types to recognize in romance on her blog HERE that you totally need to check out. And since this is a “Kiss Off,” Jennifer and I thought it would be fun to pit our favorite “kissing” video clips against each other. I think Luke and Lorelai from The Gilmore Girls have got it going on while Jennifer thinks Jim and Pam from The Office have the best kiss. Help us decide and cast your vote for Favorite On-Screen KISS…
Thanks for stopping by!
*Just wanted to quickly mention, too, that today kicks of my blog tour! See below for where I’m at today. I’ve got a fun tour-wide giveaway going on that I think you’ll want to check out.