Monday, February 4, 2013

Remembering Kisses

THE INSPIRATION for U.S. Marshal Levi Cooper: Joe Manganiello.


My buddy, Intrigue author Robin Perini suggested that I post about Levi & Jo's first kiss. In Dangerous Memories, the hero and heroine have known each other for four years. Their first kiss actually takes place before the story ever begins.

I love writing stories where the characters have history. It's an appropriate story for February and reunited lost loves.

Neither Jo or Levi move on from that long goodbye kiss at an airport. Jo's moving from Boulder to Georgia and Levi's staying behind. That one kiss, their first kiss, burned into their memory and could never be replaced by someone else.

There had been lots of sexual tension between Jo and Levi for several years. At first it was a simple secret crush of a college student. Then for Jo, when she graduated and had become friends, she made her move. That's right, Jo kissed Levi.

No tellin' what might have happened if she hadn't been getting on that plane.
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WHAT's a kiss that you remember reading about or even seeing in a film?  

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20 comments:

  1. One of the most memorable is the kiss in the rain in Breakfast at Tiffany's with the cat between them.

    janie1215 AT excite DOT com

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    1. That's a great example to start off the conversation. Thanks, Jane.
      ~Angi

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  2. I wish I could remember the name of the movie, it was ages ago, but the hero kissed the heroine on the forehead. It was exquisitely tender & beautiful.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. That does sound beautiful, Mary. I know everyone will think I'm crazy, but I love the TERMINATOR. One of the reasons is the HANDS during the love scene. The hands told a story all on their own.

      ~Angi

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  3. Sometimes it's the silliness that leads up to the most anticipated kiss. The movie Stripes has the man and woman soldiers playing the game where you try to get as close to each other as you can without touching, as if there was a force field...of course they break the force field in a kiss.
    grandmabkr at yahoo dot com

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    1. I REMEMBER that, Brenda! You gals are giving me ideas for the next book! ~Angi

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  4. Oh wow, so many kisses from books and movies... I remember one where the guy gave a cute little kiss to her nose... another one was where the guy and girl were so happy that they were smiling with the kiss... :)
    greenshamrock AT cox DOT net

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    1. Hey Colleen, those are good. I like smiling and kissing. Drives my husband crazy, then I smile more. ~Angi

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  5. Rhett Butler kissing Scarlet in Gone with the Wind

    quiltlady110 AT gmail DOT com

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  6. the one in the rain from The Notebook

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Missed that one. I'm not a Nicholas Sparks fan. Give me a HEA please. ~Angi

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  7. Laura AKA Loves 2 Read RomanceFebruary 4, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    I agree with Quilt Lady the first kiss I thought of was Rhett Butler & Scarlet after they get away from Atlanta and Rhett decides to go to the army. I also remember the kiss in Breakfast at Tiffany's.

    fantum2004ATsbcglobalDOTnet

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    1. YEP YEP YEP. Was it MGM that does a kissing montage with famous kisses? Always watch those. LOL ~Angi

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  8. The first one I think of is Never Been Kissed with Drew Barrymore. When the guy comes out on the field and just walks up to her and kisses her it always makes me want to sigh.

    seriousreader at live dot com

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    1. AND THAT'S the reason I watch that movie. I can live without going back to high school. But I absolutely LOVE the adult co-workers watching her hidden-cam and become so invested. I also like the way the movie showed that you have to be true to yourself no matter what. Good choice, Linda. ~Angi

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  9. I just watched The Princess Diaries with my daughters. I love the "toe-popping" kiss in the garden at the end of the movie.

    jordan_lisa at hotmail dot com

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    1. I really enjoyed that movie, too. My favorite part was the M&Ms on the pizza. Great kiss.
      ~Angi

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  10. "Casablanca"; the famous kiss between Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman.

    and a very close second if I may, I don't know if you've seen it, but the movie is called: "Once Around" with Richard Dreyfuss and Holly Hunter. I remember them kissing on some sort of and island, (I could be mistaken since it's been a while since I have seen it, but to me this kiss was memorable. Everytime the movie passes on tv, it's a much watch for me.

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    1. I haven't seen that one, Judith and have added it to my NetFlix queue. Thanks for the suggestion.
      ~Angi

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