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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Thursday Thoughts: Kisses

Well I'm sure that title got your attention LOL!

The lyrics "saving all my kisses for you" keep running through my head. Don't ask me why. Couldn't answer if you did. 

Funny how that works.

Anyway, this got me thinking about kisses in general and the way folks express their emotion through them.

There are kisses between friends, family, parents & children, and of course lovers. We even have candy kisses (and hugs!).

Just goes to show how the human touch is vital to our health. In fact medical studies have proven that the human touch goes a long way toward mental, emotional and even physical healing.

In my book, Tempered Joy, Ace (the hero) is sorely tempted to kiss his heroine, Lexie, on more than one occasion. But what impressed me is that this young man felt kisses were "given too lightly and often taken as such" and that he'd like to "share that intimacy with her some time and place where he could be more private about it."

Recently I met a sweet friend for a night of dancing and laughter and during one point in our conversation I made the comment that ladies don't kiss on the first date. 

Left him speechless LOL!

To be honest, I have kissed on the first date before,  but I never realized until recently how much I appreciate those (and Ace's) sentiments.

Now, I don't mind a kiss on the forehead or a brush of lips over my cheek or even mouth, but as a single woman in a world where kisses are given too lightly and taken as such, in fact, almost expected from the get-go, I'm thinking I'll save those really, intimate kisses for someone special.

What are your thoughts on kisses? 

Leave a comment and one lucky winner will receive a pdf of Tempered Joy.

All around rodeo cowboy and heir to the Rockin’ H Ranch, Ace Harris is determined not to fall in love.  He’s only loved one woman in his life, his mother, and no one can even come close to filling her boots. Lexie Morgan thinks rodeo cowboys have rocks for brains and a death wish for a soul.  A broken childhood and the death of her father and best friend leave her doubting and questioning God (despite her years of religious upbringing) and afraid of love. Can two young people who clash from the onset learn to trust in the healing power of God and find love and happiness amidst tragedy and grief?  

Tempered Joy is available on Kindle & Nook.


Jan Christiansen said...

Well, I don't think I've given kisses very much thought until I read this post. I love that thought...that they are given too lightly and taken as such.

A kiss is a special gift that should be reserved until the time is right. So glad I'm married, so that I can get a kiss any time I want one, but again...wouldn't it be sweeter if we don't take them for granted, but make each one special?

Would love to receive a copy of your book.

Vince said...

“Inspirational with an edge…”

Now that can be taken two ways. A brag (like the editor is my sister) or a claim that you write edgy Christian fiction.

If you’re writing ‘edgy’ Christian fiction, then you can kiss on the first date; however, it’s not so much the kiss itself but the reaction to it by both the hero and heroine.

If I remember correctly, in one of Julie Lessman’s romances, (sometimes she’s ‘out on a limb’ edgy) the heroine slapped the hero even though the heroine wanted the kiss. What a way to generate a lot of conflict out of an innocent kiss.

Now, when I was going to college the coeds had a term for nice guys: they were called NATO dates. That’s No Action, Talk Only.

A kiss may be just a kiss, but a heroine is a whole different kettle of fish. You have to know what bait to use. : )


I’d like to win your book. : )

Pamela S Thibodeaux said...

Yeah Jan, it is nice to be married or in a committed relationship and be able to get a kiss whenever you want.

Hi Vince, it's no secret I write 'edgy' and I love Julie's work!

Thank you both for commenting!