Second Try, Sealed With A Kiss

Bad News: I didn't get into the agent round for Cupid's Literary Connection Blind Speed Dating Competition.

Good News: There's another chance!


Because February is the month of love, the three authors who have the best kissing scenes will advance to the agent round of the Blind Speed Dating Contest. Yay!

First, a Kissing Expert has to award an author with the Write In The Kisser Award (haha) and then the top 10 kissing scenes will go up on Cupid's website, where three will advance to the agent round.

The first round, where the Write In The Kisser Award is given out, is a blog-hop format, which means that entrants post their best kissing scene on their blog, and then hop around to other blogs to scope out the competition. The really fun thing is that you can give out mini-awards of your own (but only Bouncers can award the Write In The Kisser Award). So fun!!

The mini-awards up for grabs are:

Sweetest kiss: Sugar Lips Award
Most embarrassing/funniest kiss: Color Me Red Award
Most intense/hottest kiss: Get a Room Award
Most romantic kiss: Swooning Award
Most loveable characters: Cutest Couple Award

Here's my entry!


Nina is a residential counsellor at a shelter for women escaping domestic abuse who has just started taking the law into her own hands. She's wrapping up her first, somewhat blind date with Megan, a nurse at the local hospital. Nina was thrilled to feel a connection with Megan, as the gay social scene in their small town is more of a puddle than a pool. Their dinner stretched out for hours and they closed the restaurant. Megan walks Nina to her car and... (told from Nina's first-person perspective)

The Scene:

I tentatively grazed the edge of her hand with my fingers, not sure what to do next. Megan shifted her weight to her heels, bringing her toes together. An innocent and adorable action that only made me crave her more.
Usually, I’m not one for public displays of affection but her soft hazel eyes bashfully beckoned me behind their long lashes and I was unable to resist. I reached up to feel the smoothness of her skin along her jaw—tracing the line until I reached her chin, lifting her face to mine.
God, I want you.
Megan smelled like springtime and her breath was warm against my cheek as she nuzzled into my touch, but she didn’t make the next move, drawing out the moment and making me second-guess the amazing connection I thought we had.
My heart pounded. I didn’t know how else to make my intentions clear but mercifully, she relented. Moving in silent synchronicity, our lips brushed against each other, moving from one side to the other but not making more than the briefest of contact.
No way. That’s not enough.
Not able to wait a moment longer, I let go of her hand and cupped the back of her long neck, leaving her no other choice but to kiss me. Hard. She tasted like sweet coffee, with only the slightest hint of chocolate from our shared dessert. But there was something else too. Fresh and cool, like spearmint. I wanted more. A lot more.
Megan pulled away and I was left speechless, unable to think and barely able to move. My tingling toes let me know that I was still on the ground but my head felt like it had escaped from my body.
From the glazed look in Megan’s eyes, she felt the same way. “I only live a few blocks away,” she whispered into my ear, barely touching my forearm with the back of her hand, moving it up to my elbow and then down.
I smiled and said the only thing that made sense. “Lead the way.”

Good luck, everyone!