I won’t be around for a week, until February 19th, as I will be on vacation in hopefully, sunny Cancun.
Since I will be missing Valentines Day, I thought I would get a jumpstart on romance, and talk about that most romantic of memories, The First Kiss.
I honor of that momentous occasion, I’m posting the excerpt from my first work in progress, The Duke’s Frozen Heart, when Tristan and Victoria share their first kiss.
“Lady Victoria, you are very evil. I fear that I must demand satisfaction for your attempt to besmirch my character.” She giggled and Tristan marveled at how delicious she looked.
“Fie, sir, what will it be, pistols or swords?” Tristan glanced over at Nelly and noticed her eyes were closed. Whether or not she was sleeping, he couldn’t tell, but if she was pretending in order to give him a chance with her mistress he would give her an extra month’s wages.
He crooked his finger at Victoria and beckoned her to come close.
“Closer, please.” Her lips were almost up against his.
“Yes, Your Grace. Victoria whispered. Her sweet breath wafted across his lips. ”What forfeit do you require I pay to satisfy you?”
Tristan placed his hands on either side of her face. He stared into her amazing eyes, then whispered into the silk of her cheek.
“My lovely Lady Victoria. I fear if I answered you truthfully, I could no longer consider myself a gentleman, for never would I say such things to a lady. I therefore will refrain and just say, your lips.” He touched his mouth against hers
He feathered kisses on her upper and lower lips, touching the tip of his tongue to the perfection of her mouth. His body throbbed and he gathered her slender form closer to his chest, slanting his mouth across his, savoring her almost unbearable sweetness. He couldn’t get enough of her.
He groaned against her lush mouth and tugged at her full lower lip with his teeth. He heard her gasp, though his blood was pounding in his head. He sipped the honey sweet nectar of her lips, trailed tiny kisses along her jaw line to her tender little earlobe. He was enveloped in a haze of honeysuckle and jasmine.
“Open for me sweetheart” Tristan whispered.
Victoria opened her eyes. He grinned and traced her lips with the pad of his thumb. “I meant your mouth, Victoria. Open for me, my lovely.” He dipped his head down again and she slowly opened her mouth. The tip of her silky tongue touched his. He flickered his tongue against hers. Dear Lord, Tristan thought. She is perfection.
Tristan pulled away from the moist perfection of her mouth. Still holding her delectable body close, he leaned his forehead against hers.
“Oh my goodness.” Victoria pulled away and touched her lips with the tips of her fingers.
“That, my dear, was nothing like I have ever experienced before.” The duke breathed into her ear. “That was a kiss I will never forget.”
Do you remember your first kiss? Post your excerpt from you H/h first kiss, or tell us about your real life first kiss!