Not Enough Bookshelves: Christmas Countdown- Guest Post By Daisy Whitney

Monday, 7 December 2009

Christmas Countdown- Guest Post By Daisy Whitney

Today’s guest post is from Daisy Whitney author of The Mockingbirds (published by Little, Brown in Fall 2010) I absolutely love the couple she choose. I am dying for them to just get together too. Thanks for sharing Daisy!

I love a good kissing scene as much as the next girl and there are some mighty hot ones I’ve read this year. To name a few, there’s the kiss between Matt and Anna in “Twenty-Boy Summer,” there’s Michael’s affection for Regina’s neck in Courtney Summers “Some Girls Are” and there’s that crazy hot about-to-have-sex-for-the-

first-time scene between Sam and Grace in “Shiver.” Of course, if we are to wind back the clock a few years I could tell you there are some dee-licious scenes of lips, skin and all sorts of butterflies flipping and flying in women’s fiction in books like Jane Green’s “Mr. Maybe” (she used THAT word in chapter two?), Cathi Hanauer’s Sweet Ruin (get out a fan because it’s hot in here) and Lauren Fox’s “Still Life with Husband” (sheer exhilaration at the consummation). Not that I keep a list of smoking hot scenes or anything like that just to have handy in case my girlfriends ask for a good read.

BUT, there is one couple that’s got me all turned up in knots this year and they’re not to be found in any book. You’ll find them, of all places, on TV. I’ll admit it. I am a huge Glee fan. And sometimes I just want to claw through the TV set (OK, the computer screen since I watch on Hulu) and press Emma and Will together. Not that they need it. They already know they’re hot for each other. But there’s the little problem of Will being married to the insane woman who’s faking a pregnancy. So naturally he has to stifle all his hidden longing for Emma. Like that scene where she sang “I could have danced all night” and then she had her hand on his chest and he looked at her and was thinking “her hand is on my chest, her hand is on my chest, her hand is on my chest and all I want to do is kiss her…”

Yes, I watched it again. And maybe again.

They are the classic TV couple. They are Jim and Pam in season two of “The Office.” Remember how after Casino Night Jim finally told Pam he was in love with her? And then he kissed her? Sigh…

They are Meredith and Derek in early “Grey’s Anatomy” running into each other in the elevator all season long until finally on Prom Night they meet in a hospital room and Kate Havenick’s “Grace” plays and all you’re thinking is…

Well, that’s the point. You’re not thinking. You’re feeling. You’re wanting. You’re wishing. You’re hoping.

Because that’s what good romance does to you. It makes you feel just like the characters are feeling.

By day, Daisy Whitney is a producer, on-air correspondent, podcaster and expert in the new media business.
At night, she writes novels for teens and is the author of The Mockingbirds, to be published by Little, Brown in Fall 2010.
Daisy can be found blogging here.


Daisy Whitney said…

And they seem — Will and Emma — to be getting a bit close based on last week's episode! I can't wait to see what's in store next!

Alexa said…

Me too Daisy! He needs to stop the wedding in dramatic fashion, trying to think of a good song 🙂

Jemi Fraser said…

I still haven't seen Glee yet, but I keep hearing good things about it. When I eke out another few hours in the week, I'll have to give it a shot 🙂

Jemi Fraser said…

Alexa – I just posted about my fave YA couple at my blog. I linked back to you & your marvelous idea 🙂

RKCharron said…

Hi Daisy 🙂
Thank you for sharing your favorite couple here today. I really enjoyed reading your post. I'm also looking forward to the release of THE MOCKINGBIRDS.
Thanks again,

Alexa said…

Jemi – oh you MUST watch Glee it's so fun and thanks for posting on your favourite couple!

RK – Daisy's post is great isn't it and I'm so excited for The Mockingbords it sounds excellent.

Kim said…

"Because that's what good romance does to you. It makes you feel just like the characters are feeling." I love this! It's is so, so true.

Alexa said…

Kim – Yup it is!

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