Thursday, February 14, 2013

Indie-Kissing Blogfest

Happy Valentine's day!  (Or Single's Awareness Day if you prefer, like me.)  I'm not a big fan of the holiday, too much commercialism instead of an emphasis on love.  But anyway, it's time for the Indie Kissing Blogfest over at The Indelibles!

Who can join?   Absolutely anyone!

What do I blog about?
share a smoochable scene from your current wip or published work
provide tips on writing kissing or romance scenes
list your favorite books, movies…etc (with kissing, of course)
just write about kissing - your first kiss, perhaps?
suggest ideas for an affordable romantic date night

 I have decided to share a smoochable scene from my novel, "Defiance".  It's a kiss between Kaela, my main character and Declan, who is ironically not her love interest in the novel.  Trent is her love interest.  Oooo... interesting!  Without further chatter, here is my kissing scene:

“Are you ready?” Declan asked.  “We are only going to get one chance to do this and if we fail, Seth will surely kill us.”

“I don’t have anything left to loose.  If we fail, we will all be killed.  I don’t have anyone else outside of this place,” I answered.

“If we can’t get to Trent, we will have to leave him behind.”

Every fiber of me wanted to protest, but I simply nodded.  I understood what was at stake.  Declan pulled me into his arms, giving me a brief embrace.  I didn’t see it coming.  His lips were warm as they pressed to mine and his kiss was completely different from Trent.  I didn’t want to be parted from him.  The kiss was intense as he started to pull my lip into his mouth.  Before it could go any further, Declan pulled back and released me.  I was frozen.

“We need all the good luck we can get,” Declan said nonchalantly.

“Sure, yeah.  I agree.”

I shook my head, trying to clear my thoughts and focus on the plan.  I could think about that amazing kiss later, when we weren’t about to fight for our lives. 


Love those two characters!  Be sure to visit the others in the blogfest!

Happy Valentine's Day!


  1. Heh, this has to be the third time I've read that scene and it's still cute. ^_^

  2. Hey, when you're about to fight for your life, you need to have a strong reason to live. Great "kiss for luck". :-D

  3. Might as well get in one last kiss with who ever you happen to be with when you're about to fight for your life :) Thanks for sharing1

  4. LOL. This is great!

    ps: I'm a lover of beagles too. =)

  5. And what an amazing kiss it was to think about!

  6. Haha! Yeah, she was totally unaffected by that. Totally.

  7. Ha, might as well take advantage of the situation when you're about to risk your life! Luck, indeed! ;)

  8. Amazing scene - it's so difficult to reproduce the surprise and wonder of a first kiss, and you've succeeded admirably!

  9. Love this! So great. Happy Valentine's Day! :)

  10. Great scene! I want to read more. :)

  11. Awww! I love this! Great scene Krista. I love that she didn't see it coming! :)

  12. Talk about swoon!!! "As he started to pull my lip into his mouth." Wowza!

  13. Nice excerpt. Nothing like mortal danger to get some kissing going on! :)

  14. Nice. Of course, a little necking is always good for the blood pressure.

  15. I'm way way late, but that was awesome! Well played, Krista! :)

  16. Now that I FINALLY have wifi again, I need to seriously do more blog stalking. This looked like a fun blog hop. I'm sad I missed out.