Saturday, January 26, 2008

Join authors Aleka Nakis, Tia Fanning, Catherine Chernow and Maddie James for a 'Romantic Dialogue' live chat at Hosted by Aleka Nakis and co-hosted by Tia Fanning, each broadcast sizzles with exciting live interviews with the hottest authors around and enticing topics to interest all readers of romance. Whether you like your romance books sweet or spicy, our chats are just the ticket to heat up your Monday night. It's easy to join the live broadcast, simply log on to then click on the 'Romantic Dialogue' button, followed by the 'call the show' button. You'll receive instructions on how to call in or...join us via email! While we chat, you can email your comments and questions. All live broadcasts air every Monday evening, beginning at 9 p.m. EST. Check out past shows at: and visit all of our pages at -

See you Monday night everyone!

Catherine Chernow

Monday, January 21, 2008

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Catherine Chernow

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Kissing 101...

Ah, the kiss! For me, the first kiss between the hero and heroine is the sensual springboard for their relationship in a romance novel. But how did kissing start? When did the first kiss in a movie take place? Why not wrap your orbicularis oris mucles (lol...your lips) around these kissing facts:

Some anthropologists believe that kissing originated with early Homo sapiens (that's us) passing food to their babies, using their mouths. As we developed, the mouth-to-mouth feeding stopped, but the learned behavior of lips meeting lips continued (we call it...kissing).

The first on-screen movie kiss took place in an 1896 movie entitled...THE KISS (very apropos!). The actors who performed that kiss were John C. Rice and May Irwin.

So, pucker up, and kiss your favorite honey and think about our early ancestors passing food to their babies and John and May locking lips back in the early days of the movies.

Catherine Chernow

Monday, January 14, 2008

Join me, and my fellow authors, Aleka Nakis, Tia Fanning and Maddie James tonight, Monday, January 14, 2008, beginning at 9 p.m. EST at for an hour-long live broadcast chat about one of my favorite subjects...

THE KISS - and how it propels the story in a romance novel.

It is easy to join our live broadcast - simply log on to, then click on the 'Romantic Dialogue' button. Then choose the 'Call the Show' option and you'll receive simple, step-by-step instructions on how to dial into the show via telephone and chat with the four of us. Every Monday, beginning at 9 p.m. EST, we discuss a different subject concerning romance novels - we've talked about heroes (sigh...we just love those alpha males!), heroines (from historical to contemporary - we love heroines who rock - those 'kickass' females who can give the hero a run for his money), erotic romance vs. erotica, heat levels in romance novels and recently, during our December live broadcast chat, we even plotted a romantic short story. RED RIBBONS IN THE SNOW, our free romantic read is featured here at THE FINE ART OF KISSING blog spot (read the December 24, 2007 post). You can hear our past live broadcasts at

So join us tonight for a lively chat as we discuss THE KISS. If you don't want to participate via telephone, log on to, click on 'Romantic Dialogue' and you'll see a window where you can email your comments and questions as I chat with Aleka Nakis, Tia Fanning and Maddie James.

See you at 9 p.m. EST! Oh and...pucker up!

Catherine Chernow