Saturday, December 3, 2011

Kiss and Tell Tour Stop and Giveaway with Author Laura Kaye


Today I’m handing over the reins to one of my favorite authors, Laura Kaye. I have the utmost faith that she will drop some highly enlightening knowledge on the blog today. Enjoy!

I’m very pleased to be at Rage, Sex and Teddy Bears today! I’m one of nine authors celebrating our new releases on the Kiss and Tell Tour. Kisses are just so damn sexy and romantic and intimate --- we thought it a great way to tie the tour together. To celebrate my recent release, a contemporary fantasy romance based on Greek mythology called North of Need, I thought I’d share some of my favorite kissing songs with you today! So, in no particular order, here they are:

A classic that never goes out of style: Louis Armstrong, A Kiss to Build a Dream On 

A funky kiss you can’t help but sing along to: Prince, Kiss

I always feel this one viscerally: Seal, A Kiss From a Rose

This one’s a heartbreaker: Billie Myers, Kiss the Rain

While we’re on the subject of kisses, here’s a favorite one from North of Need.

Her good humor warmed him with hope. “Owen is my true name.”
She bit down on her bottom lip. “Owen, God of Snow, Bringer of Winter…” She dropped her gaze to their intertwined hands, traced her fingers along his.

He groaned. Her incantation rocked through him, invoked him to respond regardless of her intent. Struggling to resist, Owen ground his teeth together but the urge was too strong and he launched forward, captured her face in his hands, her lips with his.

His body roared back to life, remembered it’s earlier arousal. Demanded satiation, Megan moaned into his mouth, pawed and grasped at his bare chest. His tongue begged for entrance, which she granted. Gods, he could still taste the strawberry and chocolate on her --- flavors, that for him, would forever be tied to her most intimate scent. In the confined space of the igloo, her enticing wetness had bloomed around him, exploded through his senses as she’d released. Her euphoria had seemed such a magnificent triumph that his power had flared, burst from him in a moment of unguarded weakness. It had snowed.

Hand in her hair, he pressed against her, laid her back onto the soft skin of the sofa. He settled atop her, cradled between her thighs, his big body embraced by feminine curves. Small hands clutched at his shoulders and neck, made him feel claimed, wanted, Needed. He never knew how fulfilling humanity could be, but human connection offered such sweet satisfaction. Now the he had it, he couldn’t imagine going without.

Yum-my! *grins* So, what do you think of these kissing songs?  And which favorite kissing song of yours did I miss?

Thanks for reading! And happy holidays!
Laura Kaye

If that doesn’t melt your snow then I don’t think there’s hope for you. *WHEW* That got tropical!

Here’s two of my favorite kissing songs.

The Cranberries, Kiss Me

Hall and Oates,  Kiss on My List

About North of Need:

Her tears called a powerful snow god to life, but only her love can grant the humanity he craves......

Desperate to escape agonizing memories of Christmas past, twenty-nine year old widow Megan Snow builds a snow family outside the mountain cabin she once shared with her husband, realizing too late she's recreated the very thing she'll never have.

Called to life by Megan's tears, Owen Winters appears unconscious on her doorstep in the midst of a raging blizzard. As she nurses him to health, Owen finds unexpected solace in her company and unimagined pleasure in the warmth of her body, and vows to win her heart for a chance at humanity.

Megan is drawn to Owen's mismatched eyes, otherworldly masculinity, and enthusiasm for the littlest things. But this Christmas miracle comes with an expiration -- before the snow melts and the temperature rises, Megan must let go of her widow's grief and learn to trust love again, or she'll lose Owen forever.

About Laura Kaye:

A multi-published author paranormal, contemporary and erotic romance, Laura Kaye's hot, heartfelt stories are all about the universal desire for a place to belong. Laura is the author of the bestselling contemporary romance and award-nominated  HEARTS IN DARKNESS and the bestselling and award winning paranormal romance FOREVER FREED (NJRW Golden Leaf Award for Best Paranormal of 2011) as well as an erotic romance novella, JUST GOTTA SAY. Her forth book, contemporary fantasy romance NORTH OF NEED, is the first in the 4-book Hearts of the Anemoi series. Laura lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.


Laura is offering one lucky commentator on this post a chance to win a complete signed set of her romance trading cards from all (4) books! Yay!! And she will also be giving away (3) three $5 Amazon gift cards to commentators tour wide. Triple YAY!!!! The more tour stops you follow the more chances to win. Make sure you leave your e-mail addy and both contests are international. Good luck!

Make sure to check out my review of North of Need in the post below!!

 For more on Laura Kaye and her books, click on the links below:

 To buy Laura's books

Author website

Author blog




miki said...

Great post,

thankls you for this opportunity to win


Jennifer Lane said...

Hall & Oates? LOL Love the Prince song--that one's timeless. A good kissing scene makes reading worthwhile. ;)

Laura Kaye said...

:) Thanks for the comments everyone! Glad to be here today!

Unknown said...

Great songs. I don't think I've ever heard Billie Myers - Kiss the Rain before. Two of my favorites that you didn't mention are:

This Kiss by Faith Hill
Last Kiss by J. Frank Wilson & the Caveliers

drainbamaged.gyzmo at

Victoria said...

I hadn't even thought of those songs in a very long time. Thank you for the post and giveaway.

Christina @ Biblio Thoughts said...

Great post! Thanks for the chance to win!

Christina Madison

Sebella Blue said...

Thanks everyone! It was such fun looking at these videos and they fit perfectly with North of Need.

Sophia Rose said...

Loved viewing all the kissing songs. I remember another one but I can't remember who originally sang it. 'And then He Kissed Me' from the 60's.

Loved the kissing excerpt. It definitely warmed me up.

Thanks for the post!

Laura Kaye said...

Ooh, good ones, guys! Thanks for all the comments!

ArtemisG said...

Great songs! A Kiss From a Rose by Seal is so beautiful song. Thank you for the giveaway!

artgiote at gmail dot com

booklover0226 said...

Ah, Hall and Oates! That song really brings back memories...(sheesh, am I really that old???) LOL

Tracey D
booklover0226 at gmail dot com

Arianne said...

One day, I think I will make a collage of all the trading cards and bookmarks I have from different authors. It would be awesome to have this in the collection :)
email: cruz042 at

Tore923 said...

Thanks for the great giveaway. Please enter me.

Linda Henderson said...

I would love to be entered to win these cards. Thank you so much for the opportunity.

seriousreader at live dot com

Mary Preston said...

A great kiss from NORTH OF NEED thank you. WOW!!


Vanessa N. said...

Awesome excerpt. Wow. One of my favorite songs about a kiss would be Prince's Kiss. Thanks for the chance.

Laura Kaye said...

Thanks for all the great comments, guys! Good luck!

Mary @SweepingMe said...

We love Hall & Oats in this house. We even have the kids listening to them!
Thanks for the chance at some great trading cards. I love that you signed them!

mary_reiss @

Laura Kaye said...

@Mary--the only problem with the Hall and Oates song is that it gets stuck in your head!!! LOL Thanks for commenting!

Tamara Hoffa said...

Katy Perry I kissed a girl and I liked it! LOL
love the songs you posted!

Laura Kaye said...

That's a fun one, Tamara!

Thanks so much for hosting me here!