Whether you’re about to spend the festive season in sweltering summer heat (like me!), or are enjoying the cold of winter and the possibility of snow like so many of my overseas friends, one thing seems clear.
Christmas, for those who celebrate it, is about spending time with the people we love and being thankful for all that we have in our lives.
2012 has been filled with enormous highs and the lowest of lows for our family. On the one hand I’ve been lucky enough to have three books released in the past 12 months, with numerous award nominations and letters from fans saying they love my writing.
For an author there is no better accolade than a reader who says you got it just right. 🙂
On a personal note I married my long-time partner in August in a small and beautiful ceremony surrounded by my children, step-children and our families.
On the flip side, we’ve faced serious illness this year, including teen depression and suicidality, as well as heart disease for an older member of the family. Oh, and a small car accident thrown in for good measure.
There were many times this year when I didn’t think I had the strength to face each coming day. But you know what? I did. As a family we’re still struggling at times, but we’re getting there, and I am SO THANKFUL that I will get to spend Christmas 2012 surrounded by the people I love – my beautiful family who mean everything to me.
Best wishes to you
I extend the same best wishes to each and every one of you. Regardless of whether or not you celebrate Christmas, I hope that the coming year brings you good health, happiness and inner peace.
The blog in 2013
The blog will be quiet over the Christmas period, but will start back in 2013 with a bang. I’m participating in a Naughty New Year’s Blog Hop from 2nd Jan – with some wonderful prizes up for grabs including a $100 gift card from Eden Fantasys online store!
Prolific romance author Kate Hill will be visiting on 4th Jan to talk about conflict and consummation and she has a contest giveaway, too!
Contemporary romance author Wendy Ely will be visiting on 10th Jan, so keep an eye out and help her feel welcome.
My next release, SEX CLUB SECRETS (GODS OF LOVE #3) will be out in January, so today I’ll leave you with a little excerpt (18+ ADULT-RATED) from this menage a trois erotic romance. Here is Kade, my bisexual hero, watching his best friend Ella with Anteros, god of requited/unrequited love:
Jesus, God, it was like his ultimate sexual fantasy right here, seeing the two halves of his craving come together in the one divine moment. Pure muscle, masculine strength and rock-hard cock on the one side, and the familiar softness and feminine beauty of the woman he wanted to love and cherish on the other.
She looked damn sexy as a blonde. The color change suited her, but he hadn’t got around to telling her that, yet.
His jeans grew tight around his groin.
A half-lidded look of sensual abandon softened her features and her head dropped in a dreamy fashion to one side as she began to shimmy her dress down. She peeled away the clothing from her shoulders, one slow inch at a time, to reveal pale skin with its faint smattering of freckles dusting the surface. There now was that slight hollow at her throat, the one he had almost kissed last week until he chickened out at the last moment.
There too, were her breasts, and they were even better than he’d imagined. Small and pert in shape, they were topped with long rosy nubs pointing right at him. So the little minx had not worn a bra this evening. She’d sat beside him all night, laughing and drinking her salt-encrusted margaritas, not letting on that the black velvet material of her dress must have been rubbing directly against those nipples all that time.
He leaned forward and touched the glass, spreading his fingers wide against the cool surface and wishing instead he could touch the heat of those crimson tips.
What would it feel like, to take one of Ella’s breasts into his mouth? What would she taste like? He ached to suckle on his friend, run his tongue over her skin, inhale her perfume and hear her moan in the way he’d been imagining in his dreams almost every night for the past few months.
PLATINUM PASSION (GODS OF LOVE #1) and APHRODITE CALLING (GODS OF LOVE #2) are out now.