Today is release day for ‘It’s in His Kiss’, written by the lovely Eve Devon. As the first stop on her blog tour Eve is sharing with us her ‘Fun Facts About Kissing’ and an excerpt of ‘It’s in His Kiss’. I have read this last book in the King trilogy and its full of fun, romance and sensuality, a fabulous end to the series. My review is also included in this blog.
Fun Facts About Kissing – Eve Devon
With a title like It’s In His Kiss, you just knew I was going to trawl the internet (I was on a tea-break, honest) for some fun-facts and quotes about…Kissing.
TOP THREE FUN FACTS:
In at number 3:
Did you know that the Romans used different words to describe different types of kissing? ocsulum, meant a friendly kiss on the cheek, basium, a kiss on the lips, and suavium, a deep kiss.
Holding steady at number 2:
We’ve grown up with classic movie kisses like: Titanic, Casablanca, Gone With The Wind, and Spiderman? But did you know they might never have happened if the Hays Code in the 1930’s (which prohibited acting couples from kissing lying down, meant married couples had to be shown sleeping in twin beds, and also stated that if the scene involved kissing, it couldn’t last longer than three seconds and one actor had to have their foot on the ground), hadn’t been lifted in the 1960’s. Of course, film directors found creative ways around this! In 1946, while filming Notorious, Alfred Hitchcock had Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant repeatedly disrupt their kiss with dialogue and movement. It’s now considered one of the sexiest movie scenes of the time!
And at number 1: my personal #swoon favourite fun fact:
Nachküssen is a German word that means “a kiss to make up for those that have not occurred”.
AND HERE’S MY TOP THREE QUOTES ABOUT KISSING:
Being kissed by someone who knows what they’re doing…well, surely that’s a basic human right, right? And so in at number 3, I have:
“You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how” – Rhett Butler, Gone With The Wind
At number 2 I have a quote that I can’t establish who said first, but that I think is charming and beautiful, and totally sums up the anticipation between my characters Sephy and Luke in It’s In His Kiss:
“The best kiss is the one that has been exchanged a thousand times between the eyes before it reaches the lips” – Anonymous
I have two vying for the number 1 spot because, naturally, with a title like It’s In His Kiss, there’s:
“If you want to know how he really feels, it’s in his kiss” – The Shoop Shoop Song
So sorry if I’ve just given you an ear-worm! But I also absolutely love this quote because when Luke kisses Sephy for the first time, it’s way more than a quick autograph…it turns out to feel more like he’s penning an open letter to her heart!
“A man’s signature is his kiss” – Mae West
Who do you turn to when things go wrong?
Your best friend. Obviously.
Sephy King’s worked flat-out to make her new lingerie business a success, only there’s a tiny snag – the marketing photos for the launch party are a disaster.
Luke Jackson will help her, won’t he? They just need to strip off, model gorgeous, sexy underwear together and take more photos! So what if the stunning body he’s been hiding makes Sephy’s eyes pop out? And when he holds her, she suddenly wishes they were in her bedroom…alone? He’s her best friend.
Then Luke asks Sephy for a return favour: to pose as his fake fiancée to get his parents temporarily off his back. It’s a risky strategy – but she’s sure she can pull it off.
Until he kisses her…
It’s In His Kiss is a standalone novel, but if you fall in love with the Kings, you can read Sephy’s brother, Jared King’s story in Her Best Laid Plans and Sephy’s sister, Nora King’s story in The Love List
Read my reviews: Her Best Laid Plans The Love List
‘…and closing the distance he captured her lips with his.
Nothing compared. Not that first taste of hot white chocolate sauce poured over blueberries that she awarded herself after hours and hours of sewing. Not the crisp tang of perfectly chilled pinot grigio after a really long day chasing Daisy around. Not the mouth of any other man she had ever tasted.
As Luke’s lips moved over hers, creating delicious friction, his hands tightened against her, dragging her up against the length of him and, holy mackerel. Kissing quiet, considerate, confident, supposedly shy, but undeniably uber hot, Luke Jackson-of-the-sexy-dimples was not supposed to be like this.
She wasn’t supposed to get so lost in him she couldn’t feel the ground beneath her feet.’
The final instalment of the King trilogy features the youngest of the King siblings, Sephy. It’s a lovely story about best friends who start to feel something more for each other. Are they are brave enough to take the next step? Or do they hold back, in case it irreparably damages the precious friendship they already have?
Sephy has something to prove and carries so much emotional baggage it threatens anything she may feel for Luke. Luke has his own ghosts but he is selfless in his support of Sephy. Oh and did I mention he knows how to make a woman feel special and is good with children? Luke is definitely a keeper. Daisy’s scenes are cute and realistic, guaranteed to make you smile.
Sephy and Luke’s relationship changes and falters, as the passion between them builds. There are comic moments and so much heat; desire, disaster or a little of both? This story keeps you turning the pages, to see what happens.
Romance and sensual tension defines this story; add in a glamorous setting and you have the perfect escape for a few hours. It’s lovely summer reading.
I received a copy of this book from the Harper Impulse via NetGalley in return for an honest review.
My name’s Eve Devon and I write sexy heroes, sassy heroines and happy ever afters…
I kind of secretly believe it’s not too late for me to train as a professional dancer, MMA expert, or win an Oscar. I know! This is why writing fiction is for me!
Growing up in locations like Botswana and Venezuela gave me a taste for adventure and my love for romances began when my mother shoved one into my hands in a desperate attempt to keep me quiet during TV coverage of the Wimbledon tennis finals.
When I wasn’t consuming books by the bucket-load, I could be found pretending to be a damsel in distress or running around solving mysteries and writing down my adventures. As a teenager, I wrote countless episodes of TV detective dramas so the hero and heroine would end up together every week. As an adult, I worked in a library to conveniently continue consuming books by the bucket-load, until realising I was destined to write contemporary romance and romantic suspense myself. I live in leafy Surrey in the UK, a book-devouring, slightly melodramatic, romance-writing sassy heroine with my very own sexy hero husband!