Celebrating Romance 2018 : First Kisses by Abigail Sharpe (Includes $5 Amazon Gift Card)

Posted May 5, 2018 by Nix in Active Giveaway, Celebrating Romance 2018 / 6 Comments


Hi, all!  I’m Abby and I write passionate, playful contemporary romance. It’s a privilege to share my love for all things romance with you and Scorching Book Reviews.  Thanks for having me, Nix!

The trees swayed gently in the nighttime breeze, casting moving shadows over me and Mark. He bent down so his face was even with mine, his hazel eyes full of sweet wonder right before they closed, his lips inches from my own. I leaned into him…and giggled.

Yeah. That was the prelude to my first kiss. What can I say? I was 15 and on my first date. All my practical experience so far had come from romance novels.

IWho Wants to Marry a Cowboy? had more experience puckering up when I wrote my first novel, Who Wants to Marry a Cowboy (…for those participating in #Rombklove on Twitter 😉 ). It didn’t make that kiss any easier to write:

The subtle vanilla imprinted on Riley’s brain like a duckling to its mother. He wanted to see if Ainsley’s lips tasted like she smelled. He wanted to know if her skin felt as soft as fleece. He wanted to run his fingers through her hair, to brush the silky strands that had caressed his cheek while they rode.

He touched her fingers and her heartbeat pulsed in her throat. He caressed her hand before gliding up her arm and confirming the softness of her skin. She could say no. She could stop him with a word or a look or a step away. Slowly he lowered his lips and she raised hers to meet him. He kissed her gently, softly, making sure this was what she wanted, too.

My current work in progress, Moonshine and Magnolias, has a lot of almost-kisses before Rob and Wendy finally get around to locking lips.

He met her halfway, not stopping until his hand was threaded in her hair and the other around her waist, and yanked her against him in the confines of the booth. His full lips lingered on hers, torturously slow, before forcefully demanding more. His kiss sent jolts of pleasure through her that settled low in her belly, fanning embers of heat that spread through her blood to her limbs.


As a side note – I’ve asked my husband why he never tells me that my kisses set his blood on fire.  He tells me because that would hurt.

So practical, my hubby.

My favorite first kiss on TV is Luke and Lorelei from Gilmore Girls.  After how many years, right? The leaning, the shortness of breath, the way they reach for each other.  I watched it over and over on my VCR tape when it aired *mumble* *mumble* years ago.  Now I can watch it on YouTube. (As can you!)!

I want to know all about your first kiss/the first kiss of your favorite fictional couple/your favorite kiss story.  (I’m sparing y’all the one where the guy somehow managed to suck my lips into his mouth, and when I finally extracted them, there was a line of saliva connecting us. Needless to say, he didn’t get a second kiss.) (Okay, and maybe I’m not sparing you. I had to share the grossness.) I’ll pick a random commenter to win a $5 Amazon gift card.  I’m also on Facebook a lot at www.facebook.com/AbigailSharpeRomance, or sign up for my newsletter at www.abigailsharpe.com – I’ll pick a winner from there, too.

Abigail SharpeAbigail is a Boston-bred Yankee now eating grits and saying “y’all” in North Central Florida. She dreamed more of being a stage actress or joining the CIA than being an author. While she still enjoys participating in community theater productions and singing karaoke, the secret-agent career was replaced by hours at her computer, writing passionate and playful contemporary romance.

When she’s not writing, she can be found wearing a corset and singing bawdy songs with Just Desserts, an a cappella musical comedy act, at places that won’t throw them out.

Abigail lives with her husband, two kids, and one crazy princess puppy. You can keep up with her on Goodreads or on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/AbigailSharpeBooks or on her website – www.abigailsharpe.com.

6 responses to “Celebrating Romance 2018 : First Kisses by Abigail Sharpe (Includes $5 Amazon Gift Card)

  1. Jason

    My first kiss gave me whiplash! Laura had been hitting on me for the first semester of high school, but I was oblivious at the time. Our friend tried to play matchmaker by telling me that Laura was sad because nobody had asked her to the prom. I didn’t want to go to prom, but I felt sorry for her and had a thing for her (which makes my oblivious-ness seem so strange now). I stayed after school to ask her if she would go to prom with me, and she explained that several guys had asked her but that she wasn’t interested in proms.
    She drove me home, and as I was leaving her car I asked if I could have a kiss. She gave me an uncomfortable look, then grabbed my shoulders, pulled me in, and before I realized what was going on had kissed me and shoved me out of the car!

    • Abby Sharpe

      Oh, my! I can see how that would give you whiplash – both physically and emotionally. I hope the next one was better.

  2. Amy R

    One of favorite fictional first kisses is between Raiden and Hannah from Raid by Kristen Ashley.

    • Abby Sharpe

      awwww how sweet! …but how would you know of the giddy feeling in your belly is from the kiss or the swinging?

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