I had planned to have a review today, but I had the opportunity to host a unique giveaway and couldn’t help myself.
First, thanks for all the wonderful comments yesterday on my day of playing hooky. I did get a little caught up, maybe. Today is going to be another day away from the computer as the deadlines at work have changed due to the holidays so I hope everyone has a great day on the eve of Christmas Eve.
Now the giveaway. Thanks to Brianne and the great folks at Hachette, I have 3 copies of THE SCIENCE OF KISSING, WHAT OUR LIPS ARE TELLING US by Sheril Kirshenbaum to give away. This 272-page hardcover book (ISBN: 9780446559904) has a release date of Jan. 5.
Here’s a brief description of the book: “From a noted science journalist comes a wonderfully witty and fascinating exploration of how and why we kiss.
When did humans begin to kiss? Why is kissing integral to some cultures and alien to others? Do good kissers make the best lovers? And is that expensive lip-plumping gloss worth it? Sheril Kirshenbaum, a biologist and science journalist, tackles these questions and more in THE SCIENCE OF KISSING.
It's everything you always wanted to know about kissing but either haven't asked, couldn't find out, or didn't realize you should understand. The book is informed by the latest studies and theories, but Kirshenbaum's engaging voice gives the information a light touch.
Topics range from the kind of kissing men like to do (as distinct from women) to what animals can teach us about the kiss to whether or not the true art of kissing was lost sometime in the Dark Ages. Drawing upon classical history, evolutionary biology, psychology, popular culture, and more, Kirshenbaum's winning book will appeal to romantics and armchair scientists alike.
Here’s a book trailer on THE SCIENCE OF KISSING.
Now for the giveaway guidelines. To enter, send me an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). Your subject line should read, “Win The Science of Kissing.” Your message should include your name and mailing address. The contest is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada only and no post office box addresses can be accepted. In addition, Hachette is advising winners that they will be subject to the one copy per household rule, which means that if they win the same title in two or more contests, they will receive only one copy of the title (or one set in the case of grouped giveaways) in the mail. (Winners here have always be great about letting me know if they have already won the book somewhere else so another winner can be selected. However, this announcement is something that has to be passed along from Hachette). And, just so you know, I don’t share the mailing information or use it for any other purpose. Remember, I have 3 copies of THE SCIENCE OF KISSING to giveaway. The deadline to enter is 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 7.
As a writer do you include kissing scenes in your work? Do you write it as a science?
Have a wonderful day and enjoy the season.