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Kissing Day Blogfest!

I never dreamed this Kissing Day would take off like it has, and I just want to thank all of you for participating and making it FUN! Please check out my previous post HERE (or scroll down) for a list of links to all the bloggers that are participating in the Kissing Blogfest. I am so excited to read everyone’s posts and swoon with the romance of it all!

So here is an excerpt from my WIP, If My Heart Could Speak. It is a medieval, set in the 1100’s, England. To set it up, you need to know that the heroine, Jocelyn, has escaped from a convent as a boy, was rescued along the way by a knight, Malcolm, and became his squire for a tournament he was traveling to. He found out her gender, but due to circumstances I won’t share now, kept the secret. Later, when more than one secret is revealed, they are forced to wed, albeit reluctantly. There are more twists that come, but you will just have to wait and read about it years from now when I get published. πŸ˜‰

So in this scene, Malcolm and Jocelyn have been out riding and have returned to the castle stables.

β€œWill you be at supper, my lord?” Jocelyn bit her lip, knowing that she begged. He had not taken supper in the hall the past few days and she wanted him to know she had noticed the slight.

Lifting her down from the horse, he paused, holding her close, not releasing his grip on her waist. β€œDo you want me there?”


She glanced away from his questioning gaze, distracted by the warmth of his hands. β€œYou need not come if you find it tedious.”


Malcolm caught her face with his hand and turned it toward his own. Her breath caught as he leaned down, his lips hovering over hers. Heart hammering in her chest, Jocelyn struggled for breath, waiting for the warmth of his lips upon hers. His roughened cheek brushed hers as those lips, which should have claimed her own, whispered in her ear instead. β€œYou, my lady, are anything but tedious.”


Jocelyn swallowed hard and tried not to feel so bereft when he dropped his hands, stepped back, and gave her a small bow.


β€œI thank you for a most enjoyable ride,” he said, leaving her in the hands of his capable guardsman.


Jocelyn took a deep breath and watched Malcolm’s tall, broad form walk purposefully down the bailey. My, but he muddled her head into confusion. Just days ago she had fought against his kiss and yet today, well, today she was of a mind to be kissed senseless.

So there you go. My “almost” kissing scene. I love the tension before the actual kiss. It is almost better than full blown kiss. Almost. πŸ™‚

I thought it would be fun to post a kiss from the show Bones that I just loved. I found a behind-the-scenes clip that I thought was fun to watch. Don’t you ever wonder how actors gear up for those kissing scenes? Well, this is a cute one!

Please don’t forget to scroll down and check out the list for all the bloggers participating in the Official Kissing Day Blogfest! Thanks again for all the snogging! Happy reading!

72 thoughts on “Kissing Day Blogfest!”

  1. Okay, there is no way I can comment to you guys individually AND read all your awesome posts today! As it is, I am behind and am trying to cook and get ready to host a party tonight! I will DEFINITELY be staying up late tonight to read all of your kissing scenes. I never dreamed this would take off like it has and it has been soooo much fun! Thank you all! I going to go read and swoon some more. πŸ˜‰

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  2. Not to fret about wanting/not wanting to be kissed. Consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds, Jocelyn!

    For some reason the chewing her lip part reeled me in.

    And…Jocelyn is one of my favorite names, ever.

    This project is so much fun. I found out about it through Simone, and now I am happily bouncing from one kiss to the next, little fly on the wall that I seem to be!

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  3. *Sighs* I do love a good almost kiss. And yours was fabulous. Makes me want to read more! Thanks for hosting this event. I've had so much fun reading everyone's kissing scenes today:)

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  4. Oh goodness! The Bones link won't open! Was it a temp link? Now that more and more of us have found out about National Kissing Day a little late, can we do another scene? I'm following now…and will be ready next time!

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