The kiss that wasn’t and some inspiration

Last year, I stumbled upon this blog hop while perusing author Kimberly Derting’s blog. And the No Kiss Blogfest sounded like so much fun, I decided I had to do it for myself next time around.

You know what an almost kiss is, don’t you? Where your hero and heroine are thisclose to having their lips meet, and you can practically hear the epic music swelling in the background, and then…it doesn’t happen? Yeah. Sometimes, those are better than the kiss itself. Case in point: the porch scene in Jennifer Armentrout’s Obsidian. Go on. I’ll wait while you look it up. It’s around the middle of the book.

You’re back? Good.

So. On January 2nd, you’ll see a post laden with so much sexual tension and angst, you’ll either a) want to swoon or b) want to poke your eye out. In case you can’t tell, I’m aiming for more of the former, less of the latter. After all, it’d be difficult for you to read my blog if you were blind, right? *Insert charming smile here*

I haven’t decided what WIP I’ll use. Frankly, most of my characters dispense with the pretense and just get on with the kissing. Antonio, of Nice Guys Finish Last, seems to be the exception. He’s decided tormenting Julianne for a little while before their first kiss would be a good idea. So I might use that. Or…

I might use something new.

My writing ADD has struck again.

I’ve put aside Touch for the time being to get started on an idea I had that came to me while I was sleeping. First time that’s happened, and there’s just so much there (plot points, conflict, the characters) that I couldn’t not do it. It’s perfect. Even more perfect is the setting: the same Philadelphia suburb my sister currently lives in. My trip there in February will serve yet another purpose: research!

Anyway, I’ll be posting another playlist post soon, because I can’t not do that. But here’s one song that’s been stuck on repeat in my head ever since I saw the trailer for Baz Luhrman’s The Great Gatsby. It looks as lurid and over the top as Romeo and Juliet and Moulin Rouge were. And because it’s Luhrman, it’s guaranteed to have a kick-ass soundtrack. Not sure if this song will be on it, but even if it’s not, you can download it from Amazon.

I’m not normally a fan of U2 covers, and I’ve had my issues with Jack White in the past. But something about this cover of “Love is Blindness” makes my jaw drop open even as I imagine all the torment it causes.

4 thoughts on “The kiss that wasn’t and some inspiration

  1. I’m post call and too tired to adequately appreciate the song, although in general I prefer Mr. White to U2. I know…I know…

  2. Hmm. I’m not sure if I have an ‘almost kiss.’ Maybe in my first WIP. It ends up being a kiss on the forehead because the hero can’t kiss her. (long paranormal explanation) I did LOL at your tweet, however. πŸ˜› It’s good to touch base again. πŸ™‚

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