My First Kiss eReader Giveaway
October 1, 2012 § 69 Comments
Was your first kiss romance novel worthy? Mine sure wasn’t. My first kiss was romance-free and happened at summer camp when I was thirteen years old. A boy I wasn’t particularly attracted to and I were having one heck of an awkward conversation one evening during the down-time we campers enjoyed between dinner and lights out. We were in the grassy common area between the bunks with a lot of other chatty kids. The late summer sun was setting, the crickets were chirping, and we were surrounded by lush green mountains. The scene had romantic potential but the boy was not for me. I wasn’t feeling amorous and I know I was not wearing a kiss me facial expression, so when he, without warning, grabbed me and stuck his pokey little tongue in my mouth I froze in shock.
After about ten seconds of his mouth mashed on mine he stopped as suddenly as he had started. He didn’t say a word to me before he turned away and sauntered over to where his friends stood across the lawn. He grinned while they high-fived him and clapped him on the back. It was ghastly. That sexual assault of a kiss might have been slightly less odious if it had been the result of his mad passion for me, but that was clearly not the case – it was immediately obvious that the kiss had been the result of some kind of dare. We never spoke again.
To make matters worse, my name was linked to his for the rest of the summer. Fellow campers with wiggling eyebrows continually asked me how things were going with him as though we were an item. Any denial from me resulted in relentless teasing, so I tried hard to ignore them. Thank goodness none of the kids at that camp were from my hometown and I was able to leave it all behind when I went home at the end of August. It wasn’t the experience I would have picked for my first kiss, but I wasn’t given a choice in the matter.
How about you? Was your first kiss dreamy or ghastly? Was it delivered with perfect technique or too slobbery? Was it romantic or a horror show? Leave a comment and share your first kiss experience! Doing so will enter you for a chance to win the Romance in Real Life My First Kiss eReader Giveaway!
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This contest is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada only.
There will be one winner and s/he will be randomly selected on November 1st. The winner will receive her/his choice of one of the following: a Kindle Keyboard 3G, a NOOK Simple Touch™ with GlowLight™, a Kobo Glo or a Sony eReader (or any of those brand’s e-readers of equal or lesser value).
I’ll look forward to your comments and wish you luck with the drawing!
XOXO – Evelyn
November 1, 2012 Update: The winner of the drawing is Rosemary K! Congratulations, Rosemary!