Sunday, February 11, 2007

Happy Resource Day!

One of my favorite things about Valentine’s Day (besides the chocolate and flowers) is that bookstores haul out all kinds of fun books about love and sex—a treasure trove of resource material for romance authors! In my local Barnes & Noble, the display includes everything from steamy books such as The Cosmo Kama Sutra: 77 Mind-Blowing Sex Positions to the sweet The Art of Kissing. As a writer--and a fan--of traditional romance, I tend to gravitate toward the books about kissing. This year, I couldn’t resist picking up Kiss Like a Star: Smooching Secrets from the Silver Screen. Author William Kane, who is known as “the kissing doctor,” has taken kissing scenes from more than 60 movies and analyzed the smooches. What fun! The good doctor gives us lots of great examples, such as The Hollywood Kiss (Gone With The Wind), The Sliding Kiss (Dirty Dancing), Kissing at Sea (Dr. No), and The Reassuring Kiss (Proof).

Makes you want to pucker up, doesn’t it?

Have you found any great resource books on the Valentine’s Day displays?


Carla Swafford said...

Valentine is the best time to find things like that. Especially to place into door prize baskets. After Valentine's day is a great time to hit the stores.

JoAnn said...

You're right about hitting the stores after Valentine's Day. I'm going to B&N Thursday and stock up. :-) I know you can buy the books year-round online, but seeing them all displayed together makes them even more seductive. :-)