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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

A Slip of the Lip: ERWA Collection of Kisses

Kisses are electrifying, passionate, and powerful ... and difficult to express in words. ERWA authors, a group of audacious writers, took on the challenge. The remarkable results are featured in our free ebook, A Slip of the Lip: The Erotica Readers & Writers Association Collection of Kisses, edited by Remittance Girl.

To wet your appetite for A Slip of the Lip, here is the Introduction to our collection of kisses:

Introduction from
Slip of the Lip: The Erotica Readers & Writers Association Collection of Kisses
Edited by Remittance Girl

Kisses have been described in literature throughout history, but rarely have they been given the attention they deserve. A kiss is often the first, truly intimate contact lovers have. In fact, it is often the event that allows the people involved to think of themselves as lovers.

Other animals may meet, mate and bond but only humans kiss. And, although there are many cultures that view other forms of contact as more intimate, western literature, photography and film have spread the romantic and erotic concept of the kiss around the world.

In erotic fiction, the kiss is too often described in passing on the way to more overtly sexual acts. This collection of kisses grew out of a challenge thrown down in the Writers' section of the Erotica Readers & Writers mail list: write the best, most innovative and original description of a kiss.

Each of the pieces is less than 1000 words long. They are not meant to be complete stories, only the capturing of those breathtaking, heart pumping, andrenalin inducing moments when lips meet and - whatever lies you might tell yourself - there’s no going back.

The old theme song from the 1942 movie Casablanca tells us that ‘a kiss is just a kiss,’ but we beg to differ.

—Remittance Girl, editor

Please feel free to download the entire collection in .pdf form at:
Slip of the Lip: The Erotica Readers & Writers Association Collection of Kisses

1 comment:

  1. What a terrific post on the power and beauty of a kiss. A wonderful kiss can truly lower inhibitions and open up other boundaries. It's easy to forget the impact of a kiss.

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