Day 2 in our 12 Days of Kissmas brings us to Susan Mac Nicol, who I have been reading and following since I first started reading m/m romance. Her books always make me cry, tear me apart, and in the end put me back together. One of my favorites is Waiting for Rain…partially because of the farm animals. 😉 And if you get a chance to check out her Men of London series, there are some fantastic books in that series. Sue brought us tons of kisses today! And she has a great giveaway going, so make sure you enter both drawings!
For the Twelve Days of Kissmas, I thought we’d have some fun. I’ve created a kissing quiz to see how good your knowledge is of kisses in films. These are 5 very easy questions, so you should score 100%.
There’s been a lot written about kisses over the years, from what’s the best way to kiss, what are the different types of kisses and what makes a good kisser. The truth is kissing is subjective, like everything else, and your way of kissing, if it works for you and your partners/s, is your unique way of expressing your love and desire.
Here’s some crazy facts about the art of kissing –
One kiss requires 146 muscles to coordinate, including 34 facial muscles and 112 postural muscles.
The history of “X” behind XOXO traces back to the Middle Ages. This was because back then, a lot of people couldn’t read or write and used to kiss to seal the deal after making an X on a document as a signature
On July 16, 1439, King Henry VI banned kissing in England. This was to stop the spread of diseases which was rife at the time
French kissers caused commuter headaches. Allegedly, in the early 20th century, French passengers got too frisky on the trains and often, trains had to be stopped to let the lovers off.
The study of kissing is better known as philematology. Someone who studies kissing holds the title of osculologist.
And now the question you’ve all been dying to ask – why do we kiss people under the mistletoe?
This is one old story of how it came to be. Some historians believe the connection between mistletoe and a kiss comes from ancient Norse mythology. According to happier versions of the legend, Baldur (sometimes spelled Baldr or Balder) was killed by an enemy’s arrow made of mistletoe. His mother, the goddess Frigg, wept tears onto the arrow. Her tears turned into white berries that she placed onto Baldur’s wound, bringing him back to life. Overjoyed, Frigg blessed the mistletoe plant and promised a kiss to all who passed beneath it.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my post, there’s lots more to read if you move on to the other participants of the 12 Days of Kissmas.
Sue writes steamy, sexy and fun contemporary gay romance stories, some suspenseful, some gritty and dark, and others just plain ahhhh….
Lover of angst and conflict, she enjoys putting her characters through the emotional wringer and bringing them out the other side with an HEA or at the very least, a HFN.