Monthly Archives: June 2011

WIN A FREE KINDLE!

Is your first kiss your most memorable? I want to know ūüôā

In True Intentions, Ava has a dramatic (and somewhat traumatic) first kiss . . .

I can remember mine like it was yesterday.

He was older, more mature, played high school football, and was fifteen. This meant the world to me–being only thirteen years old. I was captivated¬†by his aura. I wanted him to like me¬†more than I wanted to be thin, beautiful, popular and even more than my desire to¬†never¬†have another pimple. ¬†Just hearing his voice sent chills down my spine.¬†We were¬†alone in my cousin’s bedroom (thanks Sean!!!) and I stood there too frozen to move. Hell, I was surprised I¬†hadn’t stopped breathing. ¬†I stared at him in awe.¬†¬†When he asked me to sit on the bed I¬†almost¬†fainted. ¬†I wanted to throw up (in a good way). My pulse raced when his hand reached for mine. Before I had the chance to realize what was happening, he leaned forward. I closed my eyes (after all, that is what they¬†do in the movies) and I let my other senses take over. His lips tasted like spearmint. (Wrigleys???) At least he was kind enough to swallow his gum before kissing me. Although the thought of having another person’s tongue in my mouth had always sounded so gross, it wasn’t bad. In fact, it was amazing! Then my self-doubt kicked in; was I doing it right? Even if I was a horrible kisser, I didn’t have a chance to adjust my technique. Sean opened the bedroom door and we quickly separated. (Thanks again, Sean!!!) I had to spend the rest of the evening hanging out with them and a few other of the neighborhood kids (extremely awkward) while our parents played poker. That was the only time I¬†kissed Jamie, but that first kiss has always stayed with me . . . (even though I may have kissed a “few” more since then. . .¬† Just a few *wink*)

Now, I want to hear about yours ūüôā

Go to http://lisakuehne.com website and click on the “e”¬† (by Facebook/Twitter/etc)

This is the everybizbook site where my contest is being held. Click to register and it will ask you to describe your first kiss in 500 words or less.
It will list all the first kiss entries (with only first name and last initial)
Then spread the word! You WANT votes. Send¬†your family/friends/neighbors/etc ;-)¬†to the same place to vote. You will be able to log in and see how you’re doing. (Don’t worry,¬†it doesn’t let people¬†vote more than once)¬†
The winner (favorite first kiss with the highest votes) takes home the Free, brand new kindle:-)
2nd place gets a FREE True Intentions e-book.
 
This contest will end July 31st. On Aug 3rd the winners will be announced . . .
Have fun and good luck!!!!

direct link to the “e” is: http://www.everybizbook.com/page.aspx?id=9&module=info

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What Do Dreams Take To Be Sucessful?

This quote is sooooo true!

Dreams take time, patience, sustained effort, and a willingness to fail if they are ever to be anything more than dreams
~Bryan Linkoski~

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What Are People Saying About True Intentions?

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and

http://excerptmonday.wordpress.com/

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Where Can I Buy TRUE INTENTIONS?

You should be able to find True Intentions on the following websites:

All Romance

Amazon

Barnes and Noble

Lightning Source

Nobleyoungadult.com  

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Turning Your Dream World Into Reality.

There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.”
—Douglas Everett

Recently I saw this quote and it got me thinking . . . (I know, me thinking is a pretty scary thought)

Isn’t this why we¬†write?

To turn our imaginations, dreams, fears, and aspirations into print.¬†We inspire others and share our most personal thoughts.¬†Authors¬†can always say it is “just¬†the characters¬†coming to life”, but it is still¬†their words bringing those characters from a reader’s dream world to what feels so real in our hearts–we forget where dreams end and reality begins . . .

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