Sunday, February 12, 2012

From Sloppy to Sexy: First Kisses & Valentine's Wishes

My very first kiss took place in kindergarten in an oversized tire on the playground. I got reprimanded for smacking lips with Danny, and it only went uphill from there. 

I used to play in our “bonus room” with the garage door open. In 6th grade, J. rode his bike over. When he leaned in, I’m not sure what I was expecting, but it wasn’t what I got. I stayed closed lips, and went in for a full tongue-swapping, and the outcome wasn’t all that great. The next few years, there wasn’t too much to kiss-and-tell. After experimenting early, I hit a dry spell until high school. And then: Watch out.

These days, I’ve heard rumors against “public displays” in school. Back then, a little lip-locking in front of the classroom upped the hormones. But, still, there were those awkward firsts. In 9th grade, I became the first for S., right in front of geometry. His teeth dug into my upper lip, and he sucked off the foundation surrounding my chin. (Oh yes, I wore MUCH heavier make-up those days.)

In fiction, thank goodness first kisses don’t go quite so badly. Instead, all the magic that one would want happens. Here’s a look at a first kiss in The Vampire, The Witch & The Werewolf: A New Orleans Threesome. Notice, though, the viewpoint: Someone not taking part in the kiss.

Lawrence leaned in and started to kiss Lily, softly on her lips, and then trailing down to her chin, and neck. She moaned, and Trevor knew intimately the sensations Lawrence created. The way his soft lips felt along his burning skin. Now Law centered that loving on Lily, but not a hint of jealousy ran through Trevor. Instead, his senses were on alert with anticipation.

With one swift movement, Lawrence pulled that delicate sweater over Lily’s head, exposing her beautiful full breasts. She wore a black lace bra, and the sight of that, with her pale white skin beneath, made Trevor’s heart race. Reaching up, Law pulled the straps down her shoulders, fully exposing her before deftly removing her bra.

Lily pulled her arms up to cover her chest, and Lawrence moved them back down again, holding them lightly behind her back.

“There’s no reason to cover yourself in front of us,” Lawrence said. “We want to see you in all your beauty. Don’t we, Trev?”
Available via Amazon, and other e-retailers. 

If one’s good, two’s better … then three has to be CRAZY, right? As part of my prizes, I’m giving away a daily prize of an electronic copy of one of the books from my backlist, and a few Grand Prizes:

1)    $25 See’s Candy gift certificate
2)    Certificate for a pound of See’s Candy
3)    $10 Certificate for Ravenous Romance

Oh, yes, you get your own sweets! Leave a comment with an email address so I can contact the winners. (1 winner for each prize. Daily winners also will be entered into the Grand prize.)

Don’t forget to visit the other authors on these hops, and come back tomorrow for more “firsts.”

Vampires for Valentine's

For other participants on the "With Love, Valentine's Day Blog Hop," visit the Main Event Page.


  1. Is this the right place to leave comments for the valentines for vampires giveaway?
    I would love to be entered in it, you are giving away some really nice things.

  2. Kindergarten? My first kiss was 5th grade I believe. And I didn't speak to the boy afterwards.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Beckerjo at Verizon dot net

  3. The first time for everything always seems to be awkward. But your book sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing the excerpt. :)diannewrites2(at)hotmail(dot)com

  4. I would love to read your book so count me in the giveaway.XD It´s interesting, a werewolf, a vampire and a witch.


  5. I'm flying around some of the blog hops and found myself back to your place, Louisa...I love the possibility fo winning stuff *smile*

    Wishing you tons of success, my friend.

    Kaydeeroyal at msn dot com

  6. JoAnna -- Notice how I don't really "remember" that one? I was surprised to remember his name.

    Kay Dee -- Watch the work, lol. You've been the first commenter the past few days and the "generator" has chosen a higher number. Today, it'll be #1 (the odds). But, then again, I may just come up with a special prize for support!

    Debbie -- You are in the right place! I seemed to have gone a little crazy with signing up with the bloghops but ... still giving away all the prizes and playing along!

  7. I love this First Love Hop! Thanks, Louisa, for sharing your first kisses. They always do seem so much better in romance novels. I'm thrilled to have won The Vampire, The Witch, and The Werewolf during this tour. I'm looking forward to reading it.

    Unfortunately, I remember my first kiss with my hubby. He was a bit drunk and a lot sloppy. Fortunately, he got better! LOL. Now I'm thinking about how well candy & kisses go together.

    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  8. awesomeness and honestly i really call it my first kiss persay it was mroe of a wild abandon where i grabbed hima nd kissed hima nd he looked at me like i lost my mind lol was kind of great the look the kiss well not so much ty for the chance ur books r awesome!


  9. Loving the stories that are being shared! SINn -- it's been a while since I've seen you! ;-)

    Catherine -- Glad it got better, because you did marry him!

  10. wow i love to read the book and then i love the goodies you guys are giving way and then i love to read and blog on it
    desi the blonde at msn dot com

  11. Very exciting. I love finding new authors! Your blog is beautiful. thanks for the fun!

  12. Happy Valentine's Day! I haven't heard about See's since the last time I was in San Diego :) Thanks for the chance to win.

  13. I enjoyed your post. Thanks for the giveaway.


  14. I didnt get my first kiss till I was at least 18...well that I remember lol
    Thanks for the great giveaway!!
    Ashley A

  15. Happy Valentine's Day! thanks for the giveaway!!!

    mmbrack AT earthlink dot net

  16. Thanks! I love a giveaway!

  17. I too had my first kiss in kindergarden! Good mermories!

    jslindzy @

  18. Sexy excerpt. I think when I was first dating my husband he had to teach me how to kiss and it was fun learning.

  19. And the winner of day 5 is Ashley! Sending you a message.