Monday, December 21, 2009

Kissing Day Blogfest!!

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It's Monday, December 21st and you know what that means! Yes , but besides it being four days away from Christmas, it's
the Official Kissing Day Blogfest!

Curious? Confused? Want to know more? Check out Sherrinda's blog for details.
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I confess, it took me forever to decide on a kissing scene, because quite frankly...I thought they all stunk. LOL! And I also realized my characters don't kiss much.

But this kissing scene is from my future Avalon romance Georgie on His Mind.
(Keep in mind this is unedited)

Here's the set-up: My heroine Georgie is finding living with her overprotective brother Brad a bit stifling. In this scene she is out at dinner with her brother's best friend Walt (also our hero) where she drops an unsettling "bomb" which eventually leads to a kiss. :)

Kissing Scene:
Georgie’s shoulders slumped as she thought about Walt’s statement. She knew she was lucky to have such a great brother. With her parents gone, she would always have someone looking out for her, caring about her. But weren’t there limits to how stifling love could be?

Walt let out a laugh. “You don’t look as though you feel very lucky.”

She blinked up at him. “Oh, no, I know I’m lucky. Really. It’s just that Mom and Dad always watched over me because I was the baby in the family, and, well, now Brad has been treating me as though I haven’t shed the infant clothes. I think I need a little break from all this love I’ve been given. A little breathing room.”

“Oh?” Walt picked up his coffee and casually took another sip. “What do you mean by breathing room?”

“Well, I want to be free to do what I want. See who I want to see. At this point in my life I’m not interested in marriage—or dating someone who’s ‘good for me’ as Brad would say. I just want to have a little fun. You know, maybe have a fling, or something.”

Walt’s expression suddenly sobered. “A fling? You want a fling?”

Walt’s tone stirred up her defensiveness. She already knew where this conversation was headed—he obviously didn’t approve. Maybe “fling” wasn’t the best noun choice, but just the thought of forming any serious attachment made her stomach muscles tense.

“Yeah. That’s right.” She thrust her chin up and looked him square in the eye. “A fling. What do you think about that?”

He didn’t answer right away. His jaw clenched as he took out his wallet and tossed a handful of twenties on the table. “I think we should go before I say something that’ll spoil this evening. That’s what I think.” He stood and without sparing her another glance, stormed toward the front door.

Georgie snatched up her purse and waved a good-bye across the restaurant to Kendall and Dee as she scurried after him. “Wait!” she called once she got outside, but he continued to stomp out into the parking lot, heading straight for his car. “Wait! I knew it. I knew you’d think like Brad. But you don’t understand.”

Walt finally stopped beside his black SUV and whipped around, the expression on his face looking stonier than Mount Rushmore. “Oh, I understand all right. I understand perfectly. You want a no strings attached relationship instead of trying to find a nice man to get married and have babies with. Well, let me tell you this: women like you aren’t supposed to want flings. It’s wrong. It’s not supposed to be in your nature. So just—” He looked up at the night sky and raked his hands through his spiky hair. “I can’t believe I’m even having a conversation like this with you! Just what kind of woman are you?”

She drew herself up straight. “I’m a perfectly normal modern woman. Welcome to the twenty-first century. A simple fling is all I’m looking for at this point in my life. That’s nothing to be ashamed of.”

“Oh, is that right?” Walt took a menacing step toward her, his face suddenly inches from hers. She felt her breath being sucked from her lungs as she looked up and saw his eyes lit with a frightening combination of anger and frustration and… desire.

He put his arms around her and pulled her to his chest. “Well, all right,” he said, low and husky, “if you’re looking for a fling, then maybe you should go and have yourself one.”


Before her mind could wrap around what was happening, his mouth came down on hers. And it was bliss. Her purse slipped through her hands and she went limp, allowing her body to melt into his. His chest was hard and warm, and felt so good against the contrast of the cool evening night surrounding them. She had wanted to kiss him like this, wanted to know what it would be like, but never in a million years had she thought kissing Walt Somers would be this good.

She smelled the piney scent of his cologne and felt the beating of his heart. She slid her arms around his neck and played with the ends of his fine hair as she explored more of his mouth, enjoying its unique taste and the softness of his lips. Then suddenly, Walt jerked his head back, holding her at arms length.
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And that's all, folks. :)

Now pass the mistletoe!

Are you posting a scene, too?

58 comments:

Tamika: said...

Hot and steamy all right! I'm gunning for Walt to sweep her off her feet! I get the feeling he is going to make it plenty hard though. Jennifer I really enjoyed that!

Merry Christmas!

Katie Ganshert said...

Great stuff! I'm so much enjoying reading everybody's kissing scenes. I think this is great. :)

Jessica said...

Yikes! *fanning myself here*

First, your writing still makes me laugh. Second,that was such a great lead-up. What a sexy hero!

Krista Phillips said...

Wow.... I'm realizing I SO shouldn't be reading all these before I have to go to work! Where's my fan?!? LOL

Robin said...

wow ..hello Monday...what a great idea...yours is steamy...ill check out her blog..thanks

Marianne Arkins said...

Fantastic scene!!!

Wendy @ All in a Day's Thought said...

Loved the expression on his face looking stonier than Mount Rushmore. Since I've been there that was even easire to picture.
These are so fun to read.
~ Wendy

Joanne said...

Wait, I wanted to see what happens next!! I agree with Tamika, I think Walt's going to have a good time toying with sweeping her off her feet. Very fun read!

Jennifer Shirk said...

Thanks, ladies! This is WAY too much fun!!

Sarah Forgrave said...

Wow, great scene! I'm not going to get any work done with all these scenes to start my day. :-)

Keri Mikulski said...

Love the scene! :)

Diane Craver said...

Great excerpt, Jennifer! I can't wait to read the whole book!

Linda Kage said...

Ahhh! You stopped just when it was getting good. But I loved it, loved it, loved it. Thank you so much for sharing. I love this "Kissing Day" thing.

Frankie Diane Mallis said...

Woohooo! That is awesome!

destrella said...

Tease! Not nice. :O)

Tere Kirkland said...

Fun scene! I had a lot of fun with my blog post today, too. I'll link to yours at the bottom, and any others I can find.

Who knew kissing day would be so hot and steamy? Just what I needed to warm my chilly toes!

Natalie said...

Woo, that was a steamy scene! Walt showed her what's up! I loved it.

T. Anne said...

I think I need to be reading these with a squirt bottle of ice cold water. I love your work Jennifer but you already know that. Can't wait to get my hands on Georgie on His Mind. Love that tittle, BTW.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Oh yeah, Walt is going to be a force. I love how she is trying to be something she's not and he calls her on it.

Kristen Torres-Toro said...

Ha! That's awesome!

I'm like you. I don't have a lot of kissing scenes. I mean, I write women's fiction. So there's romance, but not much. So I'm just enjoying everyone else's scenes!

Jamie D. said...

*Sigh* Such a great scene. I can feel poor Walt's frustration. Awesome tease at the end too - I want more! :-)

Conda V. Douglas said...

Fun read!

Melissa Johnson said...

Loved the excerpt! I want more too!

Jeannie Campbell, LMFT said...

man! i need some ice water! that was great....totally gave me the lovely little ripple along my neck i get when i read wonderful kissing scenes. thanks!

jeannie
Where Romance Meets Therapy

C R Ward said...

Wow! This was great! But . . . what happens next??

V. S said...

Goodness, that was so good! I really enjoyed reading your scene!

Mary said...

I want more - Ahhh don't leave us hanging. You completely pulled me in.
Thank you for the comment about mine - I really appreciate it.

Melissa said...

This is fantastic. That ending is a great hook:)

Karen Denise said...

Nice! I love how he called her on it.

Renee (SteelerGirl83) said...

Holy cow! That's a good one! I can't wait to read the full book! I'm glad I found your site! Thank you for sharing the yummy kiss!

xoxo~ Renee

VR Barkowski said...

Good grief, Jennifer, how could you leave us hanging? Great scene, great kiss!

Jeanette Levellie said...

Oooh, I love it when the heroine and hero are at odds, but still attracted to each other. Great tension. Loved this scene! Watch me float...

heidi ruby miller said...

Now, you can't expect us to believe you don't write a ton of kissing scenes after this great one!

Jennifer Shirk said...

My cheeks hurt from smiling so much today!
I loved reading everyone's kind comments and great kissing scenes!!

PatriciaW said...

And??? You can't leave us like that, Jennifer!

Very nice. Never heard of this kissing day blog thing. I'll have to check out some others.

Too Cute to be Very Interesting said...

I love it!!

Dawn Simon said...

Great scene, Jennifer! *applause* I'm impressed!

(And have fun with the cookie baking! They're my family's favorite cookies so I'm excited to find out what your family thinks!)

Sara ♥ said...

I love that Walt is upset that she wants a fling! Usually it's the other way around :-)

Roni @ FictionGroupie said...

Great scene, now I need to know what happens next! :)

Fireblossom said...

Ay yi yi. Run, darlin', before old Walt chains you to the stove and hides your shoes.

Depending on how expensive that bag was, maybe she should have held on to it. Just sayin'. ;-)

Amalia T. said...

Wow! Walt is just the right amount of infuriating, if you ask me. Thanks for sharing this scene-- I'm dying to know what happens next!

Bethany Wiggins said...

Thank you for sharing! That was lovely.

Stephanie Jenkins said...

Oh wow! That. Was. Hot. I'm dying to know what happens after he pulls away! Awesome scene.

Kelly Lyman said...

Ah man! I want more! I love the "I'm angry at you but desire you" kisses! Very hot.

Tina Lynn said...

Really? REALLY? That was way harsh! I think I need water or possibly a cool dip in the pool:)

sherrinda said...

Jennifer!!!! That was totally smokin'! Whew...where my fan? I cannot wait for this book to come out! What's the release date???? Thank you so much for joining in today and making it so much fun!

giddymomof6 said...

Good grief! I Want more! Where's more?

Jenni James

Bethany Mattingly said...

I loved this!! Great scene, I didn't want it to end!

Walt M said...

I had no idea this was going on, but I do love the idea of a hero named "Walt."

Devon Ellington said...

I'll have to join in next year-- this was new to me. What fun!

Enjoy your holdiays!

Jennifer Shirk said...

Walt: That cracked me up!

Devon: Yes! I hope we do it next year for sure!

Thanks, everyone!
Merry Christmas!

Carol J. Garvin said...

This was wonderful. Loved the Mount Rushmore comparison. :) I'm definitely in favour of doing this again next year, too.

Merry Christmas!

Karen said...

Aighh! You're leaving me hanging! Love it, love it, love it!

Elle Strauss said...

Wow. He sure showed her, didn't he?

I bet she wished now she had more than a five minute fling with Mr. hottie/nice man.

That was great. I enjoyed reading it.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Nisa said...

Haha! I need the next line and the one after that and the one after that... Great scene!

Elaine 'still writing' Smith said...

Merry Kissmas
I had so much fun my characters shared bliss-in-a-kiss on 21st December in my book so I couldn't resist posting their kiss!
http://notexactlyblogging.blogspot.com/2009/12/near-edgware-21st-december-longest.html
Thank you for stopping by on my blog and following.
I adored your character's confusion - poor man. :)

Madmother said...

Damn - missed it! Love your blog, am off to read more.

Nishant said...

Great stuff! I'm so much enjoying reading everybody's kissing scenes. I think this is great. :)

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