I’m thrilled to be joining the amazing writers at InspyRomance! This is my debut post, and true to the title, coming up with something worthy to be called my first has been difficult! So in honor of this memorable (at least for me!) event, I want to talk about firsts. First loves, first dates, first…well, fill in the blank with the firsts that come to mind. I love writing about firsts. From the characters’ first meeting to their first kiss as husband and wife, the firsts are the highlights of their story. Here are two of my favorite firsts…
Do you remember your first love? Adam Chambers, the hero of Hollywood, Texas (A Brides of Texas novella) is stunned to find his first love sitting in his favorite chair on his back deck. Movie star Amy Foreman’s return to the tiny Texas town where she was born is fraught with complications, including falling back in love with the handsome veterinarian who used to walk her home from school. And in a first for both of them, they allow a first love to be a forever love. Don’t you love it when that happens?
If you’ve read more than just a few romance novels, you know that at some point in the story a first kiss is going to happen. It’s the point of the story that readers–and characters–look forward to with eager anticipation.
Well, mostly. Sometimes the first kiss is as much of a surprise to readers as it is to the characters. In Coffee Scoop (A Brides of Texas Novella), the last thing reporter Carrie Collins wants is to become attached to the subject of her investigation. And yet, when the kiss between her and Ryan Baxter happens, she neither expects it nor complains. By that time, she has fallen in love with the seminary graduate whose Harvard MBA is being used to further the cause of the less fortunate in Costa Rica and other places around the work. It is a first kiss that is both memorable and repeated. Though, technically I suppose you cannot truly repeat a first kiss, can you?
Now tell me about your favorite first love or first kiss, either in a book or your own experience, and you might win a e-copy of the Brides of Texas Novella of your choice!