Is This A Kissing Book? Romancing The Blog Hop

One of my favorite scenes from Princess Bride was when Fred Savage asked his grandpa (Peter Faulk) "Is this a kissing book?" And he was really, really hoping the answer was no

And yet what was missing for little Fred when the book ended? Yep. That kiss. And according the S. Morgenstern, “Since the invention of the kiss, there have only been five kisses that were rated the most passionate, the most pure. This one left them all behind.”

For me, this is why I read romance novels. I probably wouldn't read it if it wasn't a kissing book. Heck, if my High School text books had some kissing in 'em, I would've gotten better grades! 

My favorite screen kiss is from the film Never Been Kissed. They had to get it right, and oh, baby, did they. I still get chills when I watch it. Mmmm mmmm.

Kissing is so meaningful because it's the moment when guards are lowered and a tentative test is made--a test with sensitive body parts--the lips. 

Yep, that's my favorite part of a book. So every book I write has kissing. Otherwise, what's the point??

What's your favorite kiss? Book or film?  

The Romancing The Blog Hop, sponsored by Carrie Ann Ryan, has a ton of great prizes including a Kindle Fire! And swag! Leave a comment below and your email and automatically be entered. The Fire is so cool, it deserves to be kissed just for that! You can read kissing books and watch kissing shows and movies on the thing. Win!

And to two random commenters, I'll be giving away my 6 book series Apocalypse Babes (time-travel, gothic romance, and Juicy Couture) or... can choose my sweet, paranormal Kiss Me, I'm Irish. Time-travel, fiddle tunes, and pixie dust. Of course both have plenty of lip-locking. Priorities, people!

In your comment (along with your email), mention which item you prefer, in which e-version. Then hop to the next blog for another chance to win before it ends on September 3rd. Winners will be announced shortly thereafter (usually in the comments, so check back!). This is such a great contest, share it on Facebook, or tweet about it, and then give someone a big wet one in celebration!



  1. I think it definitely depends on what movie you're watching, or what book you're reading.
    Sometimes it's not enough to describe the kiss. You HAVE to see it.

    samantha12jane @ gmail .com

  2. i agree with samantha12jane. sometimes a kiss HAS to bee seen and not described in a book

  3. favourite ever? When Antonio Banderas (mask of zorro I think) grabs Catherine Zeta Jones and hurries her into a small room.. she protests - he takes her in his arms - bends her over in a huge kiss - and kicks the door closed.
    Yep - sexy and coordinated :)

    thanks for participating

  4. I like to read how a kiss can curl one's toes!

    If chosen, I would like Apocalypse Babes in Kindle version, please. I'm adding all to my wish list.

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  5. Thanks for the opportunity to meet you.
    I'll go for the "Kiss Me,I'm Irish" - close to my ancestry.
    Feather Stone

  6. First, I just love your header image on your page :)

    Second, I would choose the Apocalypse Babes, it sounds fantastic!

    I totally agree about kissing. The Princess Bride and Never Been Kissed are both great. I also love Bridget Jones' Diary when Bridget kisses Mark out in the snow in her undies. Makes me smile every time :)

    Thanks for an awesome prize!

  7. I think the kissing scene from Angel's Blood, at the end, it was so heartbreaking and romantic and I don't know how else to describe it, but it was AMAZING!

    I'll go for the "Kiss Me,I'm Irish", the epub version.

    Thank you!


  8. I love the kissing scene from the movie First Knight. It's one of my favorites.

    Kiss Me, I'm Irish - epub
    molly dot frenzel at gmail dot com

  9. Apocalypse Babes Kindle version sounds great!

    So much can be "said" with a kiss!

  10. Thanks for the great giveaway!!!
    I would have to say I would love to get Kiss Me, I'm Irish - epub


  11. When Johnny and Baby kiss at the end of Dirty Dancing...sigh.

    Kiss Me, I'm Irish - Nook version

  12. Love the kissing scenes, Adore Princess Bride :O)
    myreadingobsession at hotmail dot com

  13. apocalypse babes kindle version, sounds great! Kindle version
    lsbookcrazy at yahoo dot com

  14. I would love Apocalypse Babes in Epub or pdf. Thx great giveaway.

    blinkysthebest at aol dot com

  15. I would like apocalypse babes in pdf ( only eformat i can read)

    My favourite kiss is the one from the manga Card Captor Sakura, the anime, at the end of it Shaolan go to study abroad but promise Sakura to come back for her and a sweet kiss under the snow *too cute*


  16. Very good point, Bella. The kiss can be the beginning or the end of a story and tell so much about the relationship between people.

    qwilliarain at gmail dot com

  17. I love The Princess Bride movie. I keep wanting to find the book to read.
    I would like Apocalypse Babes in pdf or mobi.


  18. Never Been Kissed is one of my favorite film kisses.There are so many kisses in books I like, because you can use your imagination to see it.

    I'll choose, Kiss me I'm Irish in Kindle format


  19. Hi Bella!

    I'd love to win your series!


  20. Notebook, kiss from the rain scene. Such a great kiss!

    Megan G.

  21. If I win, I'd like Kiss Me, I'm Irish. I have a Nook, or I do have the Kindle app on iPad. I can't upload mobi files, though.

    I love the kiss scene in Ghost! That movie just tears me up. And....I absolutely adore Patrick Swayze!


  22. If I win apocalypse babes on kindle. Best kiss for me is Julia Roberts and Richard Gere in pretty woman, a sweet kiss but with so much meaning.

    emily.heisler @

  23. If I win I'd like Kiss Me, I'm Irish. I have a kindle so I'd like the mobi format.

    I'm with you, the best kiss is from "Never Been Kissed". That one made my toes curl.

  24. I do so love the Princess Bride. And I agree the kiss is one of the best parts of a romance.


  25. I love the kiss at the end of GHOST. Bittersweet. :) I would choose KISS ME, I'M IRISH in ePub format. Thanks!


  26. Thanks for the giveaway! I prefer Kiss me I'm Irish

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

  27. I love The Princess Bride.
    Wow! great prizes.

  28. i love the princess bride movie, that kiss i think is my all time fav. :)

  29. If I win I would like Kiss Me I'm Irish. I love Patrick Swayze and my favorite kissing scene is from Dirty Dancing.


  30. Kiss me I'm Irish! :0)


  31. I love the kissing scene in Princess Bride. I would love a copy of Kiss Me I'm Irish in Kindle form.

  32. Wish these books were offered in a print version!
    sallans d at yahoo dot com

  33. Oh how I love a good kiss too. Slow and sweet or hard and rough. It doesn't matter because a kiss says it all. I think my favorite kiss was from While You Were Sleeping when Bill Paxton kissed Sandra Bullock in the toll both where she worked. The look on his face after he kissed her just melted me. I would like the chance to win Apocalypse Babes.
    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

  34. My favorite film kiss is in Hackers when Dade & Kate are kissing underwater. I saw that movie as a teenager and have loved it ever since. Thanks for the giveaway.

  35. What a neat blog topic! There are more romantic movies but the upside down kiss in Spiderman still leaves me breathless. An amazing kiss between two young souls. (Apocalypse Babes - Kindle).

  36. I love the Princess Bride kiss! I also enjoy many many books that have awesome kissing scenes. One author being Christine Feehan and her Dark series (especially her earlier books) but I can name so many more.
    jessangil at gmail dot com

  37. Favourite kiss? When Colin Firth kisses Renee Zellwegger at the end of Bridget Jones' Diary!

  38. Paula's kiss it pretty good, but my favorits is between Robert Redford and the mother in The Horse Whisperer. I don't care what kind of book it is, some romance has to be there for me to care (unless it's nonfiction, of course). In my novel, there are lots of them!

  39. Favorite movie kiss....Top Gun with Maverick and Charlie. As far as book kisses Karen Robards, Jayne Ann Krentz and Robin Schone sure know how to write them!! I'd love to win Kiss Me I'm Irish. Thanks for the giveaway.

  40. I feel sorry for those who say a kiss has to be seen not described in a book. If a book is good enough I will be seeing it because i have a movie screen in my head.

    I have to say that some of my favourite kisses are in the book My Fair Captain by JL Langley.

  41. I'll go with the kiss from Thor, because is love him. And i would go with Kiss me I'm irish in kindle format. Thanks for participating in the hop and for the chance to win. kim

  42. I love the kissing scene from Never been Kissed, it's my favorite movie (:

    If chosen, I would like Apocalypse Babes in Kindle version (: I'm adding all to my TBR list on goodreads (:

    Good luck to all (:


  43. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I'd love to read Apocalypse Babes!
    deedee [at] grifmail [dot] com

  44. KISS ME, I'M IRISH looks perfect! Kindle would be great...


  45. Hmmm.. my favorite kiss book would have to be That Boy by Jillian Dodd. :)

    If I were to win I would like the Apocalypse Babes series. :)


  46. I loved Never Been Kissed.

    Kiss Me Im Irish appeals to me.

    fitzgerald_sue at yahoo dot com

  47. If I were to win, I would have to go for Kiss Me, I'm irish in the kindle version please :)

  48. My favorite kiss would have to be from an old movie - From Here to Eternity. That beach kiss is hot!!

    mcv111 at hotmail dot com

  49. Oh- if I win I would like Apocalpse Babes in mobi

  50. My favourite kiss is the one in First Knight. The forbidden kiss that King Arthur walks in on.

    I would love to win Kiss Me, I'm Irish in epub form please.

    Thank you for offering!


  51. Oh you picked one of my favorite movies and that kiss. I would have to say there are a few good late in the movie kisses-The Lake House with Sandra Bullock and Pride and Prejudice with Kiera Knightley. If I were to win I would like ePub of Kiss me I'm Irish. Thanks for the bloghop.

  52. I am a fan of old movies and movie stars so any kiss from the 1940's works for me. Would love to win a mobi of Kiss Me I'm Irish.

  53. I would like Apocalypse Babes ....I already have Kiss Me..

  54. what a fun hop. I would love Apocalypse Babes in Kindle format. Thank you for your generous participation.

  55. I love that picture from the Princess Bride!!!!
    It would be so hard to pick!What a fun hop! delphinareadstoomuch at yahoo

  56. Princess Bride is one of my favorite movies! I would love to win Apocalypse Babes in Kindle format! Thanks for the giveaway!


  57. My favorite kiss is from Penelope at the end of the movie. Both while she's wearing the mask and after she takes it off. I have to fan myself everytime. ;-)


  58. I loved the kissing scenes of the movie While You Were Sleeping especially the kiss they share when she accepts his marriage proposal.

    Book choice: Apocalypse Babes - Kindle


  59. There's a kiss in GONE WITH THE WIND between Rhett & Scarlett that is just wonderful.

    I'd love KISS ME I'M IRISH thank you.


  60. I agree with you completely & I love The Princess Bride. Besides the major giveaways I would love to have the Apocalypse Babes set in pdf format. Thanks for the awesome and amazing giveaway!

  61. My Favorite kiss , Persuasion,2007, at the end. On You Tube.
    I Like, Kiss me I'm Irish.

  62. What a great contest! I love the kisses too! But my favorite kiss ... that would have to be Jean Grey and Cyclops in X-Men 2.

    I would like Kiss me I'm Irish for Kindle Fire (.mobi format)

    mimirose41209 at hotmail dot com

  63. Favorite kiss...hmmmm probably all the kissing that happened in Jeaniene Frost's imfamous Chapter 32 in her second Night Huntress book :)

    I would also chose the Kiss Me, I'm Irish (Kindle).

    Thanks for joining the hop and for the awesome giveaway!

    ehaney578 at aol dot com

  64. All your books sound great! thanks for the giveaway!
    kindle format please!

    jukyjoauka at aol dot com

  65. Those kissing pictures are awesome :) Love reading about kissing or watching it in movies!
    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

  66. Great post. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

  67. Fave film kiss: Will Turner FINALLY kissing Elizabeth at the end of the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie.
    Prize choice: Kindle version of your choice because all the options look good!
    Love Love Love the look of your blog, btw.
    livrancourt (at)yahoo(dot)com

  68. I love the romance in How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days. Thanks for the giveaway. I would love kindle version of Kiss me I'm Irish. krystalshannan(at)yahoo(dot)com

  69. Thanks for the giveaway. My fav kiss is always going to be any that Rhett and Scarlett had in gone with the wind. Those two were soulmates and you could see and feel it while watching them. I would definitely have to pick Apocalypse Babes formatted for kindle.

  70. I love the princess bride movie too! Thank you very much for the great giveaway!
    GFC - latishajean

  71. Sounds like an wonderful story - congrats!

  72. I do love Princess bride stories. thanks for the lovely story.

  73. Thanks for the awesome hop and giveaways! This is so much fun! Thank you! My favorite thing about romance is the romance. lol I love the characters, the plots, the HEA's, the love. I love it all! (I already have both of your books)

  74. Love the Princess Bride!! Inconceivable!!

    Visually my favorite screen kiss that popped straight into my head is the beach kiss from From Here to Eternity... hot

    I would love Apocalypse Babes in epub format!

    Thanks for the great giveaway and Hop!

  75. I love anything with Patrick Swayze! Great post!!! I love romance books but they must have HEA’s! My favorite are series because I love seeing the characters again in other books!!

    thanks for the contest!!

  76. I am definitely going to be checking out your series! The Princess Bride is one of my all time favorite movies <3

    lindsayavalon (at) gmail (dot) com

  77. My favorite is from LadyHawke. I love the kiss first kiss between Isabeau and Navarre in the church. Just amazing.

    I have all of these books and need to catch up on my reading. Thanks for being on the hop.

    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  78. This is awesome! I would like the Apocalypse Babes series in either nook or kindle if possible. Thank you! :)

  79. My favorite movie is also Princess Bride. It's a classic at our house. I love it when Westley and Buttercup kiss at the end. Great post. Kissing is an important 'test' for a couple. Either it works or it doesn't.


  80. Great post. I think your books sound really good as well. Going to have to check them out.

    I would pick Kiss Me Im Irish in Kindle
    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  81. Favorite Kiss - Can't pick Sleepless because they only hold hands. Which is too sweet.

    I'll have to think on that.

  82. I love the blog hops. Romance...ahh! Prettiy Woman...a great love story!

    meeting new authors is always great! Thanks for the opportunity!

  83. Thank you for the chance to win:)
    i would love to win either. in kindle

  84. Thank you for the chance to win. I would prefer the Apocalypse Babes in kindle form.

  85. Thanks for participating! Really like the hop so far!! I love reading, especially romance. I love the happy ending that is garenteed at the end. My favorite book is Lover Mine by JR Ward! I love John Matthew and Xhex. My favorite romantic moment was when my fiancé asked me to marry him! We meant two years ago right around when summer was ending! My friend and I went out for our last big night out before classes started again. Thanks so much! Hope everyone else is having a great long weekend!!

  86. My favorite kiss is in the movie Michael, when he shows up at the cabin after he has fallen. Love it!
    I would like Apocalypse Babes in kindle ebook form.

  87. Thanks for the hop
    i just got done reading the who needs christmas series
    i love shadow from the series he is soo cute and funny
    i love the kiss between him and terry

  88. Love that line! As I read it I could hear Fred's voice saying it LOL. That movie was fabulous!

    I can't think of a favorite movie kiss but a memorable one is when Jacob kissed Bella and then she punched him and broke her hand. Yes, I'm a Twilight fan LOL!

    riverinaromantic AT aol DOT com

  89. Thanks for participating! Really like the hop so far!! I love reading, especially romance. I love reading contemporary, historical and erotic romance. I love the happy ending that is garenteed at the end. My favorite book is Lover Mine by JR Ward! I love John Matthew and Xhex. My favorite romantic moment was when my fiancé asked me to marry him! We meant two years ago right around when summer was ending when my friend and I went out for our last big night out before classes started again. I think it is romantic when he brings me flowers because no one else has ever done it! Thanks so much! Hope everyone else is having a great long weekend!!

  90. Favorite kiss, ok so I know it's a Disney movie but the Princess Diaries. She dreams that when she has that amazing kiss her foot will come off the ground. At the end of the movie she finally gets the kiss the pops her foot. It was just sweet.

    beckerjo at verizon dot net

  91. No better kiss than the Princess Bride. ;x

  92. Thanks tons for the hop! I only read romance. My fav is Lora Leigh! Going to parade Monday with brothers and sisters! Should be FUN!

  93. Hi Bella!!! Oh yeah, a good kiss is the best! Love the quotes from the Princess Bride.

  94. This is a hard question! I think one I always remember as a teen is the kiss between Winona Ryder and the blond boy in 'Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael.'

    jochibi AT yahoo DOT com

    1. Oops - I always click publish too soon. I would like the Kiss Me, I'm Irish book in nook format if I win. Thank you!

  95. Apocalypse Babes in Kindle format!
    thanks for the opportunity
    tjandbcd at optonline dot net

  96. I don't actually watch "kissing" movies, I only read them! I read romance yet watch horror and I am sorry to say, there are usually not a lot of kissing in them.

    I looked at "Kiss me, I'm Irish" and it looked awesome, so that is my pick in Kindle!

    Thank you

    susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

  97. I'll take anything! (In PDF format ;D)

  98. I know there's a fav kiss scene from a movie, only I'm drawing a blank right now. Loving this hop so far.
    Kiss Me, I'm Irish in Kindle format

  99. Apocalypse Babes in Kindle format!
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  100. Hi Bella!!

    I love Never Been Kissed (Actually just watched it for the umpteenth time last week!)

    As for the contest, I'd choose Apocalypse Babes in Kindle, since I already own Kiss Me, I'm Irish. :)

    May God bless,
    Trisha Wilson (

  101. I'd pick Apocalypse Babes on Kindle. The Princess Bride is one of my favorite movies. Great giveaway.

  102. Favorite kiss that is tough one.. I like in historicals right after the hero rescues the damsel in distress that sweep you off your feet type of kiss that is soul searing deep kiss...
    kiss me I am Irish (never heard of you prior but that is what make blog hops so much fun-that title sound and synopsis sounds like a good one)
    thanks and take care

    1. sounds like fun and the synopsis looks good (sorry for the error)

  103. Oh I'd have to say the kiss in the rain between Noah and Allie in The notebook. Oh that kiss is SO great! I also really like the end kiss in You've Got Mail. That too was so worth the wait. Awesome giveaway! I'd love to have Kiss me, I'm Irish...Kindle e-book.

    Btw, my daughter's name is Bella. I'm obviously a big fan of your name. :)

  104. I would probably pick Apocalypse Baby on Kindle
    Thanks for the giveaway
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  105. my favorite kiss in books has been one I read recently and that is Forget Me Not by Belinda Boring. Those were some toe curling kisses.

    my favorite in the movies (Dirty Dancing) is the first kiss while they are dancing in his room


  106. Favorite hands down is What Dreams May Come!

    jrobe 10689 at aol. com

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  108. After over 9,000 comments our Romance Hop has some grand prize winners!!


    Grand Prize Winners:

    Kindle Fire Winner:

    Laurie Goudge

    (from It's the Journey that Counts's Blog)

    $130 Amazon Gift Card:


    (from Carrie Ann Ryan's Blog)

    Swag Pack:


    (from Dana Delamar's Blog)

    Winners of my books are Patti and Latishajean. You've been contacted!

    Congrats to all the winners. Keep checking back for more contests!

  109. I loved reading Kiss Me I'm Irish,


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