Monday, February 14, 2011

Just Kiss Already Blogfest

Happy Valentines Day!!

The hubs and I aren't Valentines Day people. We have tried, but it's just a day to do what you should be doing all year long--loving one another. BUT I do really enjoy the candies and the pretty red stuffs. So we usually just have a nicer than usual dinner. I asked for those chalky cheap hearts with the words on them this year too. I love those things.

And I couldn't NOT want to participate in Stina Lindenblatt and Christina Lee's Just Kiss Already Blogfest!! It was just too sweet to pass up! All you have to do is post a 250 word excerpt from your work or a book with actual kissing involved. Easy-peasy!

Hop around to check out everyone else.

"Now, finally, he has found her, and he has found his children, and there is no rush, for they have all eternity to love one another.

And she is kissing him and he is kissing her and the tears she has held back for five years, the tears that I knew could transform the moment, the tears that had to be saved for the right moment to transform, now come streaming down and drop on the face of the man whose head is cradled in the woman's arms. Zel's tears fall in Konrad's eyes, hot and salty and full of life. He blinks them in, absorbs them; they are now his own tears, and yes, he can see.

And they see each other, and yes, oh, yes, we are happy. "~Zel by Donna Jo Napoli

I could read that story a million times and still read it again, loving it's magic like it were the first. Swooooon. I HIGHLY suggest it. 

What do you have planned for today? Do you have a go to book that you could read over and over and never not love every second of it?

I hope you all have a great day!! Happy Monday!!

48 comments:

  1. Total Swoon! And sadly, my day is filled with TONS and TONS of work!

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  2. Aw, I never read that! So sweet. We don't really do Vday either. We'll get something for Little Monster though :)

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  3. I haven't read this book, but I'm totally going to now! Definite swoon.

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  4. Wow, you're the first person I've seen who chose to use an actual snippet from a published author's work. I wish I had done that. It would have been way easier than editing down my scene so it fit into 250 words! lol

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  5. That made my heart melt. We don't do anything special on V-day, because we celebrate on the 13th which is when we started dating.

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  6. Happy Valentine's Day Colene! I love that excerpt. :-) Same as you, I hope to make a nicer than usual dinner tonight (we're talking about steaks. Mmmm) We may go out for ice cream sundaes afterwards!

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  7. I'm not familiar w/that book, but that's a great excerpt! No big plans today, but I love the love~

    Happy V'day to you anyway! ;p <3

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  8. Happy Valentine's Colene. Love your new pic.
    I love the idea that the tears make him see again in that description.
    Hubs and I celebrated yesterday, but I'm still feeling off-colour so I'm off to the Docs tomorrow :O)

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  9. Racy new picture Colene, to go with a new blog look. Happy V Day to you too. Oh wait, V day is something totally different. Okey, H Valentines D to you too.
    Nancy
    N. R. Williams, fantasy author

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  10. Happy Valentine's Day Colene! :)

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  11. ooh, I'm not familiar with this but it was really vivid! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. This is such a sweet excerpt! There's something really romantic about tears.

    Me and hubs have toned it down this year. He got me the stuffed animal version of the Monster Book of Monsters, which I saw on somebody's blog. hehe. We aren't going out or anything because it's too crazy tonight.

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  13. Haven't read Zel - sounds absolutely wonderful, though! Nothing special planned for v-day (I feel so lame, but...) Hope you have a great one and LOVE your new profile pic! I don't know why, but it seems very Xena-esque to me, lol! :)

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  14. Oo, I've not read that book, but I will now. Awesome excerpt. Have a great Valentine's day dinner ;)

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  15. I'm not much a Vday person either. My fiance is completely into it though. Opposites attract though. :)

    Happy Vday!

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  16. I'm definitely going to have to check that book out. The voice is alive.

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  17. I've never even heard of this book *ducks head in shame* but just from the excerpt I know it's going to be good. I'm writing it down so on my next book shopping trip I'm going to get it!

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  18. That was a lovely excerpt. Happy Valentine's Day.

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  19. The excerpt was beautiful - I'll be looking it up.

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  20. I love the excerpt. :)

    Happy Valentine's Day!

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  21. Do you mean Sweet Tarts? If so, I had way too many over the weekend. I can't not eat something if it's front of me.

    What a fun blogfest! Totally enjoyed this excerpt.

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  22. I wasn't aware of that blogfest.

    I haven't written much about kissing. It's more like sucking, but could been adapted.

    Too late now. I rather sign up next year >:)

    Cold As Heaven

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  23. I'm swooning!!! Va-va-voom!!

    I'm spending the day blogging and watching my husband do homework. Lucky for me my hubby and I celebrated over the weekend! He surprised me with a new engagement ring and wedding band! I get it Thursday and can't wait!!

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  24. Never read that before. Very emotional. Great pick.

    I am catching up with my blogging, then snuggling with the hubby. :)

    You've got a new follower.

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  25. Ooo very nice!

    My day was all work, but at least it went by fast!

    Happy Valentine's Day! :)

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  26. Oh, you picked a good one! That was sweet.
    Happy V-Day!

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  27. First, I love your new profile picture! Second, I forgot to tell you that I have consumed an entire bag of those chalky hearts in 24 hours. You would think I'd be sick of them, yes, my love? Um, no. I just opened a second bag. God. Help. Me. Or Uri. "Help." :-)

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  28. This was great! My favorites come from several books from the Vampire Academy series. hot hot hot! :D

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  29. I've not read that, but it is very romantic! I haven't been here in so long, you've redecorated! Nice! I miss you. I'll be back again soon! Christy

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  30. What a gorgeous passage! I think you may have convinced me to go seek it out and experience my own swooning!

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  31. WOW was that powerful--LOVE! Thx for posting that one!

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  32. My hubbie and I ususally don't do much for this Hallmark Holiday. I have a rule about no flowers on Valentines, but I
    EXPECT at least one non-scheduled delivery each year. I just hate obligated love...

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  33. Your new picture is super sexy! ;) Love it. Happy belated Valentines day, Colene.

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  34. Great scene and happy Valentine's Day!

    I wanted to post a scene from my book, but I didn't want to ruin it and, sadly, there are no kissing scenes in Jane Austen novels for me to post!

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  35. I could read or watch "Pride and Prejudice" over and over again. "I love you, most ardently." Gets me every time. Sigh. Love the new pic. You look like a bad a**. Cool.

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  36. Great excerpt. I've not heard of this book before :D Glad you posted it!

    ~Jen

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  37. How have I never heard of this book! *snatches kindle off the table* Yay for new books!

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  38. I didn't do much for Valentine's Day except eat a lot of junk.

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  39. Nice
    I'm not a Vday kinda person either. But I like the chocolates :)

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  40. Oh, that's beautiful, it just swept me up!

    Husband and I don't do much about v-day either, but since we're in the US this year for the occasion, he thought he should join in, and got me a heart shaped box of chocolates that sings country and western love songs when you press a heart on the lid. I'm still a bit speechless that such things exist.

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