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Dianne Salerni : Writer of Teen and Middle Grade Fiction | Just Kiss Already Blogfest!

Just Kiss Already Blogfest!

This is my entry for Christina and Stina’s JUST KISS ALREADY Blogfest, from my current work-in-progress, titled VOLTAGE:

Mick drew back, puzzled. “What are you doing?” he growled.

“Kissing you?” She sounded doubtful. “I need practice, and on somebody of no importance.”

He expelled his breath in exasperation. She was the most damnably irritating girl he’d ever met, and she did need practice. She’d clearly never kissed anyone in her life, and when she sobered up in the morning, she’d probably fire him. Mick meant to thrust her away, but found himself gripping her tightly instead.

Oh, well — in for a penny, in for a pound. Catching her head with one hand and her waist with the other, he drew her bottom lip between his own, teasingly. When she gasped in response, he pressed his mouth urgently over hers. She tasted of wine and electricity, and he quickly lost track of how much he disliked her.

One thing could be said about Ann: she learned fast. Within seconds she was copying him, her lips suddenly fierce. She sucked his lower lip into her mouth, pulled on it hard. He yanked on her hair, tipping her head back and applying his lips to her throat. She was soft and warm—and smelled good. Why did she smell so good?

Dare he grab her bottom? And then he did, and it was a good thing, too, because she went suddenly limp in his arms and his hands were the only things holding her up.

Blinking in confusion, his thoughts muddled by wine and sweet-smelling girl, Mick lifted his head. He’d never kissed anyone into a faint before.

Nor had he this time. She was passed out drunk. If Mick was lucky, she wouldn’t remember any of this.


33 Responses to Just Kiss Already Blogfest!

  1. mshatch says:

    love this just as much the second (or is it third?) time around 🙂

  2. salarsenッ says:

    OMGosh… “…on somebody of no importance”, and “Dare he grab her bottom?” Priceless!!

  3. Amparo Ortiz says:

    Have to agree with salarsen–those quotes had me GIGGLING!! And I am not a giggler!!

    Oh, and her fainting at the end? Epic.

    Great post!

  4. I love the second line. I couldn’t stop laughing. And the fainting in his arms part was priceless. Love it! 😀

  5. kellyhashway says:

    Ooh, very interesting. You got my attention.

    Happy Valentine’s Day!

  6. Katie Mills says:

    bwahaha! I LOVED this! Great entry and when is Voltage gonna be ready for betas? ahem. lol.

  7. Meredith says:

    Haha, poor Mick! Ann is such a fascinating character, just from this little snippet. Love this!

  8. Justine Dell says:

    Ah, man. More! This is really, really good! The voice is great.


  9. Linda G. says:

    Oo-la-lah! I LOVE this kiss! 🙂

  10. Holy moly girl- the sucking on the lips going on over here. Let me get in front of a fan! LOVE!

  11. I love this. Dare he grab her bottom? Fantastic.

  12. Lindz says:

    What an awesome scene with some great emotional layers. Both exhilarating and funny. Well done!

  13. Patti says:

    Great scene, really makes me wonder if she will remember.

  14. Tracy says:

    This is freaking brilliant! Definitely a pair I want to read more about. In for a penny, in for a pound. Love it!

  15. Donna Weaver says:

    “I need practice, and on somebody of no importance.”


    And she so better remember.

  16. Jenn says:

    First off, bravo for writing with a guy MC and doing it so brilliantly well! I found myself chuckling at the beginning, fanning myself in the middle, and laughing out loud at the end. I’m pretty sure everyone around me thinks I’m crazy now. Loved this!

  17. High voltage communication ;)Very exhilarating.

  18. Sash says:


    “Oh, well — in for a penny, in for a pound. Catching her head with one hand and her waist with the other, he drew her bottom lip between his own, teasingly.” <– now I thought THAT was priceless!

    Love the way you made me smile whilst still making it crackle between the two!

  19. Talei says:

    Love it! Well done, nicely written and I really loved his voice too! 😉

  20. Charli Mac says:

    “Dare he grab her bottom?”

    Love daring heroes. Love this! Ha-cha-cha!

  21. Loralie Hall says:

    Ha! I love the way this ended, but this:
    She tasted of wine and electricity

    was my favorite line. This is so high energy, it’s fantastic.

  22. Gina says:

    I love that she passed out at the end. Very hot!

  23. Love it! Refreshing to get the male POV in these kinds of scenes.

  24. She tasted of wine and electricity…great line. I love that he forgot how much he disliked her.
    Edge of Your Seat Romance

  25. That was fabulous! Very intriguing! I’m wondering how the electricity comes into play! Dare to Follow Your Heart

  26. Madeleine says:

    Very entertaining I wonder if she will remember the next morning? How could anyone forget such a passionate kiss? :O)

  27. I really enjoyed this. You put a different spin on the kiss. Humorous and real. Good job.

  28. LOL. That was fantastic and I totally want to read more. So many great lines through-out it. Two thumbs up.

  29. This was great. I liked the humor in it as well.

  30. Erica says:

    Now that was just awesome! I was hoping to find some twists and surprises in the entries, and that was perfect! I loved the dynamics of the relationships that came through in just those few paragraphs, I learned soooo much about your characters! Bravo!

  31. Jen Daiker says:

    I’ve been gone far too long!!! This was a fabulous ending!!! I loved it, it was so cute you ended it (not passing out drunk, but you know, the way it was written).

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