Shannon here: Tina Pinson shares her and hubby’s first kiss, plus a chance to win two books. Two winners choose from her three titles, In the Manner of the Ghost, Touched by Mercy, or When Shadows Fall. Every time you comment, your name goes in the drawing. Deadline: May 5th, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Tina:
With this kiss…
As kisses go… my husband, Danny and I’s first kiss could only be described as the stuff fairy tales are made of. That’s right those princes and princesses sharing True Love’s First Kiss had nothing on us. Our kiss, our glorious kiss tipped the heat index scale.
It was sensuous. Romantic. It left us breathless, feverish.
Just like in the movies.
Cue the music…
There he stood before, the moonlight dancing in his eyes. A soft breeze fingered the soft waves of his hair.
He’d brought me home from our date and walked me to the front door. I wondered was this the night the night? Was he going to kiss me? I wanted to smell my breath but… Every fiber of my being thrummed with anticipation. I felt the warmth where his fingers wound in mine radiating from his body, heating mine.
I looked into his deep brown eyes. They whispered tenderness. Want. Hunger. They seemed to search my very soul. Could he tell I wanted him to kiss me?
He leaned closer. I sucked a deep breath. He caressed my shoulders and then rubbed the back of his hand along my cheek. I breathed out slowly.
This was it. True Love’s First Kiss.
He leaned closer, touched his forehead to mine. “Ah, honey,” he said softly, before he angled his head and pressed his lips to mine. Fireworks split the night in my mind. I bent my leg up and lost my shoe. My heart nearly skittered to a stop as his arms wound their way around me and hugged me closer. His lips feasting on mine.
I ran my hands up his neck and plunged my fingers into this thick brown hair, holding him there lest his lips left mine. Wanting more.
Then I woke up…
Okay, in truth, our first kiss would not go down in the annals of history as the most romantic.
If you read my previous post on this site, I said that Danny came to give me my first kiss for my sixteenth birthday. Due to circumstances, I didn’t get my birthday gift.
That wasn’t to come till six weeks later.
After we started dating, the progress toward our first kiss went something like this.
Week one–stolen glances and smiles. We sat a little closer.
Week two — after several near misses and finger grazes, we held hands. Whoo hoo.
Week three — he slipped his arm on the back of my chair. Grazed my shoulder.
Week four — he slipped his arms around my shoulders and pulled me closer.
Around week five — he started to kiss my forehead and cheek.
By week six — I started to kiss his cheek.
He’d tease me and say, “If you move just one inch right (or left) it’d be really nice.” Or… “I’m going to turn my head real quick one day and finally get that kiss on the lips.”
Finally, I decided it was time. I was going to surprise him. We drove home from school, me crushed beside him, my legs straddling the middle floor hump. I kissed his cheek and slid out, then walked around to his window for that one last kiss before he left for work. I leaned in and waited till I knew he was going to kiss me goodbye. He shot for my cheek and I turned real quick and his lips touched mine. Just a short sweet peck.
The surprise look on his face was priceless. He grinned. “Maybe we can do that again sometime.”
Then he winked and sped out of the driveway.
And that was our first kiss.
Nothing much to write home about… or maybe, just maybe… it was the stuff fairy tales are made of.
Tina Pinson resides in Mesa, Arizona with her husband of thirty plus years, Danny. They are blessed to have three sons, and five grandchildren with one on the way.
Tina started her first novel in elementary school. Her love of writing has caused her to seek creative outlets be it writing poetry, songs, or stories. In the Manor of the Ghost and Touched By Mercy were published through Desert Breeze Publishers.
When Shadows Fall, Shadowed Dreams, and To Catch a Shadow the first three installments of the Shadow Series about the civil war and the Oregon Trail, will be available through Desert Breeze May2012, November 2012 and June 2012 respectively. Learn more: http://www.tinapinson.com/, Twitter:@Tina_Pinson, and http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=754617103
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