Tina Pinson – Real Life Romance – Part 2 of 2

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.

About Tina: 

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

Purchase my books at: Touched By Mercy – http://tiny.cc/0rgkm, In the Manor of the Ghost http://tiny.cc/we4ul, When Shadow Fall  http://tinyurl.com/d93p77

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34 Responses to “Tina Pinson – Real Life Romance – Part 2 of 2”

  • Kim F says:

    what a sweet story :). Thanks for the opportunity to meet a new author

  • Tina Pinson says:

    And thank you so much for coming by Kim, and leaving a comment. It’s always nice when one has a chance to meet someone new.

  • Susan Mason says:

    Loved this, Tina! Both the dream and the real thing. Though I’m relieved that your first kiss wasn’t so perfect! Mine was a disaster – story not to be shared.

    All this makes me want to read your stories!


  • shelia hall says:

    very interesting story! Mine was not as good!!

  • Illene Stewart says:

    I like the second story much more than the first because of the humor in it. It’s so real.

  • Tina Pinson says:


    glad you liked them. I always wanted that shoe dropping kiss, but I think that pretty much happens in the movies. A disaster huh? someday you will have to share. 🙂

  • Tina Pinson says:


    It was kind of funny, but at the time hubby started wondering if I was ever going to kiss him. He read this and assures me that the time it took was much much longer, at least six months. I told him I wasn’t that pathetic. He says he’s right. I suppose we’ll just leave it at that. Of course I am right…

  • angela says:

    I would love to win. Thank You for the chance.

  • Tina Pinson says:

    Your name is certainly in the running. Thank you so much for visiting.

  • Celia Yeary says:

    Tina–it was a precious kiss! Thanks for sharing it–I can relate–probably many of us can. I got kissed on our first date…it was nice…but I had to wait for the “real” one. And yes, my dear, it was worth it.
    I loved your creative way of telling this little story

  • Kari says:

    Absolutely precious first kiss! Thanks for sharing!

  • LOL Tina. I was yeah right. You can tell she’s a writer. And then you woke up! ROTFLOL! Yep! she’s a romance writer. Wonderful story, and I do think your REAL kiss is one fairy tales are made of!

  • Emma Lane says:

    Loved the kiss. It was very realistic.

  • Tina Pinson says:


    Reading your comment had me thinking of the girls who practiced kissing with the mirror or kissed their posters and covers of their teen magazines. ( I myself didn’t do a lot of that. I did day dream though) But realistic kisses are far better than dreams.

  • Tina Pinson says:


    What? You didn’t believe that my now husband and I would have such a lovely first kiss. I think if someone would have cued music I would have jumped out of my skin. I sure would have looked around to see what was going on and the kiss would have been lost.
    I agree, my kiss was probably what those fairy tales are made of. Take that you fairy tale princesses.

  • Tina Pinson says:

    You’re welcome for the story. And thank you so much for stopping in to read it.

  • Tina Pinson says:


    I’m glad you enjoyed that kiss. Hollywood can’t hold a candle to the real ones. I was thinking of those poor souls who locked braces…

  • Amber Renteria says:

    Let’s just say I was a little skeptical at first, and its all information I didn’t want to picture my Aunt and Uncle in that kind of situation but I read the whole thing, the realistic first kiss was way better than a steamy first kiss!
    Thanks for sharing Aunt Tina!

  • what fun! & luved your quick thinking 😉
    thx for this giveaway generosity !

  • Jackie Smith says:

    Love this interview…….Tina’s books sound great. Thanks for entering me!

  • karenk says:

    a great posting…thanks for the chance to read tina’s work 😉

  • Tina Pinson says:

    Thanks, faith hope…

    I don’t know that my thinking was too quick. I’d been mulling it over and finally found the courage. LOL Hubby still says it was much longer than 6 weeks for that kiss.

  • Tina Pinson says:

    Hi, Jackie,

    Thank you so much for coming by and leaving a comment. You are certainly entered.

  • Tina Pinson says:


    I am glad I got to share and that you stopped by. then I get the chance to meet more lovely people like you. 🙂

  • Susie says:

    Would love to win the book for my daughter who is nuts about historical romances. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Tina Pinson says:

    Susie, your name is in the running. How awesome that you’re thinking of your daughter as you sign on as well. Thank you so much for coming by.

  • Jessica Farber says:

    haha, love the story! way to take the lead on the first kiss tina!

  • Sean says:

    Nice description, Tina. Fun. 🙂

    However, I cannot help but notice a bit of expressive apprehension regarding your first kiss, by your second description––one coming not from the shyness of a young girl, but, possibly, from a mild form of philematophobia, possibly? 😉

    Maybe an unsettled nerve of kissing facial hair, perhaps.

    In the case I may be on to something here (only reflecting upon reader response), don’t worry, you’re not alone.

    My wife (a lover of kissing) is not an admirer of lips scouring facial armpit, either. Not that your husband has an armpit face (by any means), but that the mere encounter with hair emancipating from a once shaven visage, piercing the soft delicate morsel of tender lips, may explain the induction of nightmares––assuaged only by the encountering relief found (in-stock) at your local grocery store, hosting the hero of dreams: our friendly neighborhood anti-persperant.

    Even with a daily washing of deodorant and toothpaste, true intimacy (for my wife and me) requires an immediate and very thorough and thought-provoking shave.

    Lucky for her, once the lobotomizing of facial hair is achieved, dreams of a first kiss settle back in; and, as the embrace of her hands swath lovingly upon the baby-smooth face of love, the one millionth-first kiss is achieved and so––(with kissy, kissy) we live happily ever after. 🙂

    As I mentioned, loved your reflection. I thought you might like to hear another response of what your writing has achieved through reader responsive interpretation. 🙂

    All in good fun.

    Bless you and your work.

  • Tina Pinson says:

    Hey, Jess,

    Danny would say it was the one and only time I ever instigated one. LOL

  • Tina Pinson says:

    Sean, Sean, Sean, I have no phobias. Okay I was scared spit less to kiss, but that normal. So I can only gather that by bringing up facial hair, you making direct cracks in reference to my comment elsewhere of my growing that silly two haired beard now.

    My beloved had no facial hair at said time. Now, when I kiss him, I do get the hair in the nose experience from time to time. But I let him know and he is kind enough to trim his mustache. Soon he may be after me to trim my beard. HAHA… Oh wait that could be true. :-}

  • Tina Pinson says:

    Okay Sean, so in reality he did have a mustache, nicely trimmed, and smooth. And just had to comment once more because I just kept thinking about your poor wife… LOL

  • Sean says:

    Lol….that’s funny stuff. 🙂

  • stvannatter says:

    I have winners! Kim Ferland and faithhopecherrytea won the drawings for Tina’s books. I appreciate Tina for being my guest and everyone else for stopping by.

  • loved this concept to intro us to Tina! TY Shannon ! great hosting 😉
    and entirely grateful for the Win !
    Thx Tina for the giveaway generosity – looking fwd to a great read …

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