Friday, April 25, 2014

Kissing: A Field Guide by Bestselling author and columnist Violet Blue (Review, Excerpts)

Sometimes words are not enough and the only way to express how much someone means is through the language of a kiss. Kissing is a form of expression and a form of art. Like a dance, it can be a passionate whirlwind of desire, or it can be a sweet and tender harmony between two souls perfectly in sync. Kisses are seals of approval, invitations for more, a reminder of love when words can’t measure up.
A book that will have you grabbing your loved one to practice a few smooches, Kissing: A Field Guide by bestselling author and columnist Violet Blue presents an indispensible guide to everything you need to know about kissing. Learn how to time your kisses, when to receive and give a kiss, and to choose and perfect your own unforgettable kissing style. Recognize when to create tension and take your kiss to the next level. Discover all the secrets and techniques to this overlooked sensual art form and become a master of the kiss.
From the Back Cover:
The Kissing Bible 
Kissing is an art form and Violet Blue shows you every trick for the ultimate lip lock in this indispensable field guide, which includes a foreword by bestselling author William Cane. She helps you choose—and perfect—your own unforgettable kissing style. Learn how to time a kiss flawlessly, how to deliver (and receive) a first kiss, and how to ask for kisses with body language. If you’re tired of being a one-date wonder or want to turn up the heat with your honey, these tips and techniques guarantee confident canoodling. You’ll have all the advantages in the game of love as Violet divulges her secrets for a five-alarm kiss.
Sexy Secrets You’ll Learn Inside:

  • First Kiss Do's and Don'ts
  • How to Get That Kiss Anyplace, Anywhere, Anytime
  • Kissing Kung Fu and Make-Out Mojo
  • Attraction Accelerators
  • Why Great Kissers Have the Most Fun
Image of Violet Blue 
Ms. Violet Blue is an investigative tech reporter at CNET, Zero Day, ZDNet, and CBS News, as well as an award-winning sex author and columnist, making her the foremost expert in the field of sex and technology. She has authored and edited several award winning, best selling books in eight translations. Ms. Blue is on Twitter @violetblue and her human sexuality blog is
Blue has reported on hacking, cyber crime and personal privacy violations in countries such as Malaysia, Germany, Russia, China, the Dominican Republic, the United States, and Serbia. Her work as a journalist has broken many large stories about hacking and cybercrime, affecting the largest online companies and millions of users. Blue is the journalist who broke the story when Anonymous hacked The U.S. Federal Reserve ("The Fed" Bank), the story in which social sharing app Snapchat was hacked and its user database maliciously exploited, and the story when Comcast was hacked and millions of user accounts were compromised. She is also responsible for breaking several critical stories in which Apple iMessage and Apple iCloud were exploited, and when hackers showed how to hack an Apple iPhone in 60 seconds.
Blue has appeared on CNN and The Oprah Winfrey Show and is regularly interviewed, quoted, and featured in a variety of publications that include ABC News and the Wall Street Journal. She has been a sex columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle.
She has been at the center of many Internet scandals, including Google's "nymwars" and Libya's web domain censorship and seizures--Forbes calls her "omnipresent on the web" and named her a Forbes Web Celeb. She has given keynote talks at such conferences as ETech.

My Review:
When I was first approached about reviewing KISSING: A FIELD GUID I thought it would be a fun book. Turns out, I was correct.

The book begins with a little test to determine where you fall as a kisser. I thought - what fun! I'll get Hubby involved in this escapade too! While I won't go into the questions, I will share a few of the types of kissers.

"If you answered mostly 'A', you are Sweet Lips. You're sweet as sugar, and your kisses are, too...

If you answered mostly 'B', you are a Power Puss. Mack Daddy, meet Mack Mama. Your lips like to boogie, but before they hit the dance floor, they like to taste, road test, and compare... 

If you answered mostly 'C', you are Hot Lips. Your kisses are like a wildfire, and if you have your way, it'll take a station full of firefighters to control the blaze...

If you answered mostly 'D', you are Pure Delicious Poison. Remember supervillainess Poison Ivy? She's just a shrub compared to you. A kiss from you, blown on the wind, has been known to wilt flowers and make babies cry miles away..."

You'll be so curious, you'll want to pick up the book just to take the test!

The book is literally - and take me at my word - a field guide to kissing. There is even a First Kiss Do's and Don'ts. A few of those are:

"Do smile a lot, even while kissing. Do keep eye contact. Do make sure you have nice breath. Do remember to come up for air. Do start slow..."

There are sections titled "Talented Tongue" and "Mouth Moves". The book is about kissing and developing your style, plain and simple. It's a fun, fast read and if you are looking to spice up your relationship - just a little - I recommend the book. Who doesn't love a hot and steamy make-out session on the couch? At any age? Read it with someone and be prepared for a whole lot of fun!

I am going to give KISSING: A FIELD GUIDE five stars. I love kissing!

Purchase your own copy on Amazon in these formats and enjoy your next kiss!

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