posted on November 19, 2019 by maryhughes

Let’s Talk The Kiss

Hi! I’m Mary Hughes and I love Marvel movies, quirky supernatural shows like Lucifer and Buffy, and vintage Looney Tunes cartoons. Let’s talk The Kiss.

Thanks to Writerspace for having me here today!

Sure, I also love to read. Books can draw me away for an afternoon or whole weekend of wonder, romance, and adventure. I’m lucky that my husband also loves to read, although he goes through three or four books in the time it takes me to devour one.

But movies and television hold a special place in my heart. Books take a long time to unfold, relatively speaking. Onscreen is more concentrated. The same story arc of ordinary life, call to action, lowest point, crisis, and climax is presented in two hours instead of two days (or in the case of a comedy like The Big Bang Theory, only thirty minutes).

Nowhere is this seen more than in the kiss. The first signal of intimacy after a hundred little gestures and touches, perhaps. Or the first sign of something very, very wrong. Or the yearned-for consummation of a chemistry so hot it singes every scene the couple is in. Whether on the big screen or the small, so many emotions can be layered into a single press of lips.

A kiss can be innocent to one person and fraught with meaning to the other (and the audience in the know).

The look on his face… #awkward


It can be the moment he truly feels heroic.



A kiss can be a heroic moment for one person and shattering to the other.

Doctor Who/Martha Jones


It can be the sign of a love so strong it comes through death.



Or a love so strong it defeats death and time.

*sigh sigh*


What are some of your favorite onscreen kisses?

Night’s Kiss is part mistaken identity, part mystery, part action-adventure, as vampire hunter and human Kat teams with the darkly handsome but enigmatic Ryker to find the missing vampire king. If you like fast-paced urban fantasy, dark & sexy vampire tales, and laughs, the Biting Love Universe is for you. Never tried them together? Like peanut butter and chocolate, it’s an unexpected delight J

Giveaway! I’m offering a pack of three fan favorites from the Biting Love universe: hilarious and super-steamy Biting Nixie, quirky and steamy Assassin’s Bite, and darker hot Night’s Caress. Adult only. US only, must be able to receive ebooks from




As a human who hunts vampires, I risk death each night I take to the streets. Bloodsuckers are stupidly fast. I have only my wits, my practice, and my weapons.

Oh yeah, and my rage.

Vampires killed my parents before my eyes when I was young. My revenge? I’ll destroy every last one of the evil bastards, starting with their king.

But only one man can help me locate the king. Achingly tall, dark, and too-sexy-for-his-own-good, Ryker is gorgeous enough to be the vamp king himself. But the devilish arch to his black eyebrow, his white, unfangy grin, and rocking the daytime are good clues that he’s human.

We’ll have to work together as uneasy allies if I hope to get my final revenge on the king—only now it seems evil monsters are also after our prey, and they’ll stop at nothing to see us all dead. And why are we having so much trouble finding the king?

Mary Hughes

Mary Hughes

I write wickedly fun romantic adventures and steamy paranormal romances, stories that crackle with action and love. Challenging, alpha men--and women not afraid of a challenge. Oh, do the sparks fly when he meets THE woman guaranteed to infuriate and inflame him most. In real life I'm an author, a spouse and mother, a flutist, a computer geek, and a binge-TV-watcher of The Flash, Elementary, NCIS, and Wynonna Earp.

2 thoughts on “Let’s Talk The Kiss”

  1. Avatar bn100 says:

    the notebook

  2. Avatar flchen1 says:

    Han and Leia 🙂

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