Sunday, April 15, 2012

First kiss and a snippet

I'm a romantic at heart. I love the idea of first kisses between a couple. Even if it's are just a brush of lips, its the first time a couple gets up close and personal. Lips are the portal to a soul. Emotions, thoughts, reactions all can be read in the set of someone's mouth. We voice our hopes and dreams, fears and concerns all through our lips. The mouth can smile, grimace, quiver. Allowing someone to kiss you is an invitation to be intimate with you, not just your body. Kisses are intimate, sensual, sexy.

There's just something so connecting when you are sharing breath with someone, touching their lips, delving into their personal space.

When I'm writing a couple's first kiss I try to make sure that the characters both feel something intense from it. The emotions might be anything from affection to lust, but kisses always drag something from the participants.

Here is the first kiss between Maggie and Raharan. This was a fun one to write because he is alien, Maggie is human. He'd never been kissed before, so it gives her something to introduce him to.

 Maggie approached him with slow steps and kept eye contact while she walked to him. She reached out with both hands and ran them up his chest, lightly skimming his nipples and relishing how quickly they hardened. She skimmed her hands over his shoulders and pulled him down to her mouth. She watched surprise cross his features a moment before she touched her lips to his. His lips were warm and soft against hers. She waited a moment to see if he would take control of the kiss. When he didn’t, she parted her lips on a sigh and slowly stroked the seam of his with her tongue. He tasted slightly like the sweet bread they had eaten for breakfast. She pressed her tongue lightly against his lips trying to get him to open his mouth to deepen the kiss. She opened an eye to find him staring at her with his brows knitted together instead of the passion-filled look she was expecting. She pulled her head away from his with a scowl of her own.
 “Why are you licking my face? Is this a human practice?” he asked.
 “I was trying to kiss you. Don’t you kiss your females?” Maggie was surprised and slightly miffed. He wasn’t supposed to be scowling at her. He was supposed to be enjoying this so much that he would let her do other things to him. Maybe she really didn’t know enough to be seducing him.
 “We kiss pussies with our tongues, but we don’t kiss mouths that way.”
 “Well, we kiss on the mouth as well. Will you let me try it with you? Please?”
 “Fine, but if I don’t like it, you must stop,” he said with a huff.
 She nodded and licked her lips. She pulled his head back down to hers, and she pressed her lips to his again. When she opened her lips and moved her tongue along his lips, he opened his mouth slightly. She sighed into his mouth and slid her tongue along his lips, tickling along his lips and gently entering his mouth. With the first tentative stroke of his tongue with hers, she melted. He tasted like mulled spices so similar to his scent. She moaned into the kiss and was surprised when his arms came around her body, lifting her so he wasn’t bent down. He became more controlling of the kiss, working his tongue into her mouth. She gave up trying to lead the dance of their tongues and melted into his embrace.
 He ripped his lips from hers and was breathing heavily. His eyes held nothing but fire and need. He grinned toothily and dove for her mouth again, capturing her lips and ravaging her mouth. They were both breathing heavily after their second kiss. He leaned down, setting her on her feet.

Want more? Maggie's Abduction is available for preorder and releases 4/19. 

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