Kissing plays a big part in a romance novel. Whether it's the first kiss, a kiss leading to lovemaking, or the final kiss which seals the hero and heroine's happily every after, each is special. Each has its own feel and purpose. Each is different...even within the same story.
Kisses can be...
Sweet. Tender. Sensual. Erotic. Carnal. Passionate.
Comfort. Entice. Arouse. Elicit.
Hello. Good-bye. I miss you. I love you. You're the only one for me.
Sometimes the build up to the kiss can be as exciting as the kiss itself.
Most of the excerpts I post as teasers for my books are kissing scenes. Sometimes it's a first kiss, sometimes not. A kissing scene reveals the chemistry between the hero and heroine. It is both emotional and sensory.
Kissing scenes aren't just thrown into stories for the heck of it. They have a purpose. A meaning. They move the story along and are part of the plot. They show the growing physical and emotional relationship between the hero and heroine. They can even show goal, motivation, or conflict.
They are some of the very best reasons to read and write romance.
Until next time,