Y’all know how much I love KissingBooks.
So when author Sondra Kraak and I were talking about ideas for her guest post today – and when she suggested the kiss or almost-kiss concept – I immediately pronounced that the perfect topic for this blog! A chance to read some of the best KissingBook kisses/almost-kisses? YES PLEASE!*
*Fans may be needed for this post 😉
Without further ado, here’s Sondra!
If you’ve read Christian romance for any amount of time, you know that one of the crowning moments of a story in this genre is when the emotional intimacy of the hero and heroine builds so much that it must be expressed physically—with a kiss (or two or three or four). Kisses might burst on the scene with a gusto that takes readers by surprise, or they might edge onto the page with long lead-ins of intense stares, a caress to the face, a tilt of the chin. I love those long build ups where readers begin to wonder Is he going to kiss her? Will she back away? Does he have the nerve?
So I thought it would be fun to play a little game in regards to those kissing scenes. Let’s call it Kiss or Miss. Read the passages and then tell me if it’s a Kiss (hero and heroine will kiss) or a Miss (they back away from each other, get interrupted, ignore the obvious…).
Tune in next week (Thursday) for answers.
What about you? Do you have a favorite kiss or almost-kiss scene?
A native of Washington state, Sondra Kraak writes historical romance set in the Pacific Northwest that not only entertains but nourishes the soul. Connect with her at www.sondrakraak.com where you can sign up for her newsletter and receive a free Christmas short story, A Gift Comes Knocking.
Sondra Kraak is giving away an ecopy of her latest release Such a Hope to one of my readers. This is a file that can be sent to Kindles or Kindle apps.
Anna Warren grew up on the seat of a wagon, the daughter of Seattle’s busiest freighter. After her father’s death—a tragedy away from home—she returns to their cabin on the outskirts of Seattle, seeking the sense of belonging that eluded her childhood. But will her desire to pray for miraculous healing for the sick and wounded endear or alienate her to the community? Her most aggravating challenger is also her staunchest defender and has brown hair and eyes, stands six feet tall, and farms with unchecked tenacity. Tristan Porter. This farmer her father had befriended holds more secrets than Yesler’s Mill holds logs.
When ugly rumors arise about her spiritual gift and her property, Anna fears her quest to find belonging will be thwarted.
Tristan holds the truth to set her free, but revealing it will require him to face the disappointments of his past and surrender his plans for the future—a sacrifice he’s not sure he can make.
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