Ranch hands Justus White and Dakota Washburn have known each other forever, or at least since fifth grade when Melody Zane, the coolest girl in school, gave them both valentines. That Valentines Day ended in a school yard fight, and a lifelong friendship. Read more…
|SMOOOCH ME, BABY!|
What could be more fitting for romance than to talk about osculating? For those who aren’t sure what the word means, let me give it to you in layman’s terms:
~ Osculate ~
Encarta Dictionary: to kiss somebody
Your dictionary.com: to touch closely
RhymeZone: to touch with the lips or press your lips against someone's mouth or other body part.
I don’t know about you, but I like RhymeZone’s definition.
Some little known facts about kissing:
* A kiss triggers a cascade of neural messages and chemicals that transmit tactile sensations, sexual excitement, feelings of closeness, and even euphoria.
* Kissing may have evolved from a primate mother’s practice of chewing food for her young before feeding them mouth-to-mouth.
* Some scientists theorize that kissing is crucial to the evolutionary process of mate selection.
* Lips may have evolved first for food and later applied themselves to speech. (Hmm, who would’ve thought?)
* Scientists believe kissing can become addictive
* Five cranial nerves that affect cerebral function are at work when you kiss, shuttling messages from our lips, tongue, cheeks and nose
* Kissing unleashes a cocktail of chemicals that govern human stress, motivation, social bonding and sexual stimulation.
* Kissing boosts pulse and blood pressure; pupils dilate, breathing deepens and rational thought retreats.
Did you ever think kissing could be powerful enough to do all that? More recent studies show that 59% of men and 66 % of women admit there were times when they were attracted to someone until they kissed them. “Bad” kisses did not factor into the equation, but rather those participating in the study indicated they just didn’t “feel right” about the kiss. In fact, the relationships ended abruptly after the lip-lock. Boy, talk about the kiss of death.
Kissing, it turns out, unleashes chemicals that ease stress hormones in both sexes and encourages bonding between people. Both men and women had a decline in cortisol (a chemical associated with stress) after 15 minutes of kissing.
Men tend to think of kissing as a prelude to copulation (you could have knocked me over with a feather) and also prefer “sloppy” kisses. In other words, they get off on exchanging saliva to transmit testosterone, thereby increasing the sex drive in both partners. Sneaky little devils.
Overall, the science of kissing – philematology – is still vastly under researched, but scientists are making great strides in this regard. And all along we thought we were just making contact with our mouths.
|Land of Falling Stars Scores BIG Again!|
Whipped Cream Erotic Reviews awarded Land of Falling Stars 4.5 cherries! And I couldn't be more thrilled.
Here's a snippet of the review with a link to the full review. Thank you Whipped Cream. I'm humbly honored.
Reviewd by Hibiscus, link for full review: http://tinyurl.com/cylwyf
Shootings, rapes, burnings and blood all combine to make
There are quite a few minor characters; some were a delight to read about and others sent chills down my spine. Mule Cooper and Billy were very mean, evil men and I loved to have their characters as the definitive bad guys. Also, Vandlo and his tribe helped break the stereotype of Gypsies. I enjoyed reading about their life and loved the assistance they gave to Gavin and Sophia. One of my favorite characters was Ricochet. As you read the book, I’m sure you’ll agree with me.
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|Four Martinis Awarded to LAND OF FALLING STARS|
The Girls On Books Blog Award Land of Falling Stars Four Martinis!
|Another Rave Review for Land of Falling Stars|
See what You Gotta Read Reviews had to say about Land of Falling Stars.
After receiving a "NEED TO READ" review, I'm breathless too.
Gavin Langdale walks a very long way after her leaves the war to bring devastating news to his friend, Sophia. The news will likely knock her into a dark abyss that she may never emerge from. He battles with the decision long after he makes contact with Sophia because he also battles with the emotions that have plagued him his whole life. He wants Sophia to love him the way she loves Jesse. He wants Sophia to be his not Jesse's. Gavin has a secret that could force Sophia to hate him for the rest of her life.
Thank you Gotta Read Reviews, Keta Diablo, www.ketadiablo.com
|Five Star Review For Land of Falling Stars|
|Welcome Readers and Friends|
I’m Keta Diablo and thrilled that Land of Falling Stars was chosen by Ravenous Romance for publication. I fell in love with my cover the moment I saw it. It depicts the story of Gavin and Sophia perfectly.
Many have asked how I came up with the title so I’m about to tell you . .
Before the Civil War, before Yankees stormed Sophia’s beloved childhood home, Arbor Rose, she lived an idyllic childhood. I guess we could say she was pampered, coddled and yes, spoiled. And as a child, she loved to pretend that she and her two best friends, Jesse and Gavin, lived under the Land of Falling Stars, a magical, mystical place where the only thing they had to worry about was whether to dress up as pirates for the day or race steeds across her father’s fields. But then the war came and changed all that and nothing will ever be the same for Sophia again.
Now, one of her friends has returned from the war, but he carries secrets to horrific to imagine. When Sophia discovers it, her world is torn apart.
If you’d like to read a more about Land of Falling Stars , please visit my web site, www.ketadiablo.com or my author blog at http://ketaskeep.blogspot.com and leave me a comment. I promise to get back to you.
I hope you enjoy your visit at Ravenous Romance; you'll find it's a warm, friendly place to hang out. Come back soon!
Fondly, Keta Diablo