I hope everyone enjoyed our week of kissing kick-off for The ABC's of Kissing Boys by Buzz Girl Tina Ferraro.
I'll just make a short post today -- and I have to include the famous WWII photo at left. The kiss is an iconic image of the end of the war. I've always wondered if it was a first kiss, or a welcome home kiss. If anyone knows the real story, please comment!
So, in my upcoming story Never Cry Werewolf, the book begins with a kiss. A kiss that gets the heroine in deep trouble. Because hey, there's nothing like a kiss to kick things off -- or to signal the end of things forever, right? And kissing means alot. So here's my question for you...
Would you continue to date a guy who wasn't a good kisser?
I have in the past, and the truth is true romance is all in the kiss. (Just like the song!) So, if the kissing doesn't float your boat from the start, the reality is that it's not going to change. Kissing is pretty personal, too -- so it's not like you can say to someone, "Hey, I don't like the way you kiss." I mean, you're going to royally tick them off and anyway, what can they do about it?
I think you can show someone how you like being kissed, and hopefully, they make adjustments so it's good for both of you, but some boys never learn.
What do you think? Am I being too mean? Can a boy or girl re-learn to kiss?
Let's hear it, guys -- what do you think?
Never Cry Werewolf ~ June 2009 ~ HarperTeen
The Clearing - Spring 2010 ~ Houghton Mifflin Harcourt