We have been around a long...long...looooong time, and have had many years to reflect on the blessings we have in life. As authors, we are especially thankful for being able to share our thoughts and stories with all of you. Having said that, we are taking a break from our KISS series to offer up a few things we believe our characters are often thankful for...
THE LONG LINGERING LOOK ~ You know that look, when the hero and heroine stare longingly into each others' eyes, wanting each other, daring the other to make the first contact, withdrawing out of fear of rejection, or because of the tremendous obstacle that stands in their way. So, all they can do is look, passion blazing in that look, and with Zi at the helm that long could last for pages.
TOUCH ~ We are talking about that very first touch, the one where they accidently brush up against one another, and all the sizzling heat that erupts in that solitary moment. Ang likes writing about touch more than anything. It is a moment, a second, an instant, that lingers within several paragraphs exploring the reactions of breathlessness, intensity, heat and, as always, instantaneous desire.
CONFLICT ~ Yup, that is what we wrote. The conflict within a story creates sexual tension, the tug and pull of yearning for the intimacy that they can't have, dare not have, but want....want...want. Even if they give into that passion early in the story, something will pull them apart immediately after fulfillment, and then the fury of desire builds again, deliciously.
HANDS ~ Their perfect hands, rough or gentle, slender or large, long-fingered or blunt tipped, doesn't matter. Their hands survey muscles and curves, textures and possibilities. Hands are the first to touch, the first to explore and titillate. Oh, yes, our characters like their hands.
ROMANCE AUTHORS ~ Our characters sometimes are angry at us, or terribly disappointed in us cause we won't let them have what they want until the end of the book, but mostly, they adore us, because we take them on a journey into your, the readers', minds. Through our words, our characters can live through your thoughts and become your dreams, and take you on an adventure without ever going anywhere.
These are just a few thoughts we discovered within our characters, but there are many more to be explored, and over the months, we will do just that, begin to explore our characters' inner minds.
Next week, we will submit the last in our KISS series, and again, we are thankful for you...everyone of you who follows our work.
We'd love to hear from anyone interested in what we do. Anyone who writes us at firstname.lastname@example.org (Write - Blog Dawn - in subject line) and leaves an s-mail address, we will send you a gift and add you to any future mailings.
Angelica Hart and Zi ~ Vixen Bright and Zachary Zane
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