National Kissing Day, Romance, and What The World Needs Now Is Love


It’s time for 8 Sentence Sunday again, and this week’s snippet from Chalvaren Rising focuses on a certain kiss.

In a heated battle against the forces of black magic, Mia’s just learned her last remaining blood relative, Isa Ansgar, is a Wizardress who wants to steal the Dragonstone. Isa plans to use the fist-sized amethyst’s power to take over the Kingdom of Chalvaren. Kort’s determined to find a way to convince Mia to stay with him, with their dragons, so she can be part of their future dynasty.

    “Kort, I can’t stay…” Mia said, and thrust the Dragonstone into his hands.

     “When I made love to you, when you let me touch you like that, everything about that old life I led here ten days ago slipped right out of my hands.” He stopped talking. If words couldn’t change her mind, he suspected his actions might break through. He looped the Dragonstone’s chain back around her neck, then pulled her face to his with both hands and kissed her.

     She responded hesitantly at first then wound her arms around his neck. Mia went in deeper with the kiss and tangled her tongue with his.

     I got through…she’s terrified, yes, but this can work. “Stay,” Kort groaned against her lips, “Magnus needs you, Mia. I need you.”


I never knew there was a National Kissing Day, did you? All the trending action on Twitter this past week about National Kissing Day taught me different. I think it’s a great idea, and next year I think the powers-that-be ought to elevate that one day in June to a national holiday.


Turns out, I like writing romance, and I like reading intelligent stories with an aching romance at their heart. I like suspense in my stories too, but for me the central romance and a happily ever after is key.

#What the World Needs Now is Love

Seems like this timeless classic love song means more nowadays than ever. With all the troubles in our world wouldn’t it be great if we could all focus on loving each other, and lifting up the good in our world, rather than perpetuating the bad? Sharing positive posts on social media is one way I help out. Oh, and kissing my Sweetheart. How about you?

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Chalvaren Rising, Fantasy Romance, Geeks
The Dragonstone has returned.

Published by Paula Millhouse

Author Paula Millhouse Where Fantasy, Romance, and Suspense collide.

35 thoughts on “National Kissing Day, Romance, and What The World Needs Now Is Love

  1. This line really reached me emotionally, “When I made love to you, when you let me touch you like that,..” beautiful. And then the way she melted into the kiss, very nice.


    1. I’m glad that line got you, Chelle. When I wrote it, when Kort says that to Mia I felt it too. Thanks so much for your input. I’m getting excited about sharing Chalvaren Rising with the world.


  2. National Kissing day… hmm, as one of the many WeWRiWa members who seemed to have had their weddings around this weekend, I think it’s a perfectly awesome idea for a holiday.

    And… I love how he’s not just using the kiss to keep her there; it’s clear he does care about her.


    1. Thanks, Alexis. Mia’s a pretty tough cookie. Watching her come up with a solution in Chalvaren Rising has been an awesome adventure for her author. Thanks for worrying about her.


  3. Happy National Kissing day, Y’all. Unfortunately I don’t think its Kissing day in Africa (although it is Fathers’ Day). Lovely, intimate scene. I am sure I would be tempted to stay, too ❤


    1. Thanks, Kim. Glad you enjoyed the snippet – how fun Kort & Mia’s kissing scene made it all the way to Africa. Hmm…maybe Kort will get to celebrate Father’s Day one day if he keeps up the good work?


  4. Well, they always did say actions spoke louder than words. Nice snippet. I wonder what she will choose. Though by her reaction I don’t think she’s going to take much convincing to stay. Lol.


  5. Hmmm…I think she’s leaning his way. He’s using all the right persuasion. Nicely done scene, Paula!

    And I had no idea about kissing day. I think my husband will like it. 🙂 Thanks. 🙂


  6. Your snippet reminds me of an old song:
    “How can I tell if he loves me so
    Is it in his eyes?
    Oh no you’ll be deceived
    Is it in his eyes?
    Oh no he’ll make believe
    If you wanna know if he loves you so
    It’s in his kiss
    That’s where it is”


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