Straight from Plymouth Meeting, PA, Frankie Diane Mallis has a great blog idea that promises to make each and every one of us a bit hot under the collar throughout the year.  What am I speaking of?  The 4th Annual No-Kiss Blogfest, of course.

Frankie Diane Mallis

YA writer Mallis is getting writer-bloggers all worked up over the almost-kiss.  You know when your favorite on-screen couple have emotional angst going on and they’re hot for one another but there’s that one thing (or a couple of things…) keeping them apart?  Like Rhett Butler and Scarlet O’Hara?  Or, Beauty and the Beast?  You get the idea.

Here are the rules straight from Frankie’s blog

No Kiss Blogfest Jan 2, 2013! 

Things You Should Do To Prepare For The Ultimate Non-Kissage Festivities!

1) Sometime between now and Jan 2, 2013 write a post about the No Kiss Blogfest to let everyone know you are participating and that they should too. Why? Because it’s awesome! (Please link back)

2) Sign up for the No Kiss Blogfest by filling in the Mr. Linky below.  Because Mr. Linky is awesome.

3)Tweet about No Kiss Blogfest, using the hash tag: #nokissblogfest because #hashtagsareawesome

4) After you’ve recovered from New Years Eve, write a blog sharing your Almost Kiss, No Kiss Blogfest entry (either one from your WIP, one you just wrote, one from a book, movie or tv show, or even a really hot almost-kiss picture)and post on January 2, 2013!!! Because reading your posts are awesome! (Don’t forget to link back)

Get ready for the steamiest day of 2013! It’s going to rule!

What’s my entry for the almost-kiss?  Currently reading a fab Victorian romance story by C.J. Archer called The Medium.  In the story, Emily Chambers has the gift of sight and can communicate with the dearly departed.  She and her sister have no trouble sending the spirits back to the ‘Waiting Area’…normally.  However, one distinctly handsome ghost is defying their every command to return to the holding area to wait for the Administrators’ next command.  Jacob Beaufort is something of a rogue but one that excites Emily.  After only a few days of them being in acquaintance, things heat up!  Check this Victorian steamy scene out…

I stood and set my book down on the writing desk then sat beside him on the bed.  He lowered his gaze to our hands, inches apart on the bedcover.

And then something happened.  His fingers moved ever so slightly towards mine.  My breath caught in my chest and I watched, waiting for his fingers to move again, but they did not.  Nevertheless, they had moved.  Jacob was still looking down at them.

Silence enveloped us but id didn’t feel awkward or heavy.  More…charged, thick with unspoken words and a thousand jumbled emotions.

All of a sudden I wanted to touch him.  I wanted to feel his skin against mine, explore the bruises of his knuckles, the smoothness of his fingernails.  I inched my fingers closer and his moved too, towards mine, as if we were two magnets drawn to each other.  Finally we touched, just our pinkies, but it felt like a spark jolted through me on contact.

“Emily,” he whispered.  My name had never sounded so good, like a hust of a gentle breeze across a grassy meadow.  “Tell me what you’d been about to say.”  His voice was buttery soft.


“Why are you thanking me?”

“Oh.  For caring about my health of course.”

His fingers recoiled and curled into a fist as if I’d slapped them away.  I felt the abrupt loss of his touch so keenly it hurt.

(This excerpt taken from C.J. Archer’s The Medium which is book one of this trilogy.  It is available in the Amazon Kindle Store at no cost.)

So there you have it folks, my version of the age-old almost kiss, or the Victorian version of such!

Get all the juicy details of how you can participate in the 4th Annual No Kiss Blogfest here.  We’ll all be looking forward to fanning ourselves throughout 2013…Happy New Year!!


16 thoughts on “4th Annual No KISS BLOGFEST

  1. Thanks for your comments! I was a bit nervous about adding this piece since it was not 'technically' anywhere near a kiss. However, the essence of it was so in line with what I understood the blogfest to be about. I am enjoying participating and reading everyone's excerpts!


  2. Hi, Rochelle! I'm a few days late in checking out the entries for the No-Kiss Blogfest, but late is better than never!

    Thanks so much for sharing with us! “The Medium” sounds like an excellent read, simply from this one excerpt. Very steamy scene, though the end is so disappointing! I wanted something to happen! 😛

    ~Wendy Lu

    The Red Angel Blog


  3. Pingback: Author Drop-In & Giveaway: C.J. Archer ~ The Wrong Girl | The NoteBook Blogairy

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s