I have been missing in action because believe you me, I have been active for the past two weeks. I completed the edits for my book, One Sizzling Summer, due to be released on Leap Year Day (Feb. 29th). Now I have to wait 3-4 more weeks for the final edits to come back and see what is left to do. My biggest fear is that my edits may create more edits than my original manuscript! Maybe not. I believe my story is even stronger now. I have good editors, and their advice was good. I agreed with all of it. Now, if my cover art will just show up, I can get busy with my promotional products. That is going to be a huge task, as my friend, fellow writer Joan Chandler knows well. She just put together a fabulous promotion for her book, Perfectly Imperfect (release day countdown is 2 days away – get it from BookStrand.com!!!!). I hope mine looks half as good as hers.
I am struggling so much, that I am at the point of changing my tagline to make it easier to choose from available promotional products. I guess I can say “Romance so hot, it makes you want to ****!” and attach a Trojan condom to it! That’s pretty much to the point, don’t you think? (Sorry, if I just offended anyone, but I’m a loose cannon more times than not- much to my darling mother’s dismay. She did raise us to be proper young ladies.). That makes me think of another “catch phrase” (my son’s buzz word these days) I read somewhere before – “Proper lady in the living room, wildcat in the bedroom!”(I think they used another word instead of wildcat, but I’m trying to behave here.) That’s a pretty good motto I think, really. When behind closed doors with the love of your life…Ramp it up, and vamp it up, girls! Do something new, wear something new, SAY something new! I can pretty well guarantee it will “release the beast” in one or both of you! Say so long to “Dullsville”, and take a walk on the wild side. If you are a shy one or easily embarrassed, take baby steps. Order a new nightie online if you are afraid the pastor’s wife might be in the lingerie department just as you are checking out that black lace teddie. FYI… You can find fabulous lingerie online, at good prices, and in ALL sizes. Whether you are thin, curvy, or “plush”, young, middle-aged, or a golden girl, there are outfits that will make you feel beautiful AND sexy. Think it over. Do a little shopping. Book a babysitter! Romance is always in style, and not only for those newly in love. Fall in love all over again. You will look 10 years younger! People will think you’ve had a facelift, when it’s really a look of “I’ve got a naughty little secret!” Just think, one day/night you may suddenly realize it’s your man you’re thinking of, and not Aidan Turner , Daniel Craig, Richard Armitage, or whomever is your current “Fantasy Man”!
I didn’t intend to travel down this path when I sat down to say a quick “hello”, but I do believe in what I’ve said. We all deserve a hot, passioniate romance, no matter how old we are, what size we are, or how long we have been with our lover. Don’t take the attitude of “If I have to tell him, it doesn’t count.” That only leads to resentment and “To Do List” lovemaking (you know what I am talking about). Open the lines of communication about what you both would love to have happen when being intimate with one another. You make the first move. Light a lot of candles if you are nervous ( because candlelight hides a lot of flaws!!! ). Yes, he may laugh out of sheer shock, or because he isn’t sure what to do if he isn’t in the driver’s seat, but don’t waver in your efforts. Once you get your hands on Mr. Big Stuff, he won’t be laughing anymore! The next thing you know, he’ll be coming up behind you, wrapping you in his arms, and whispering, “Think your mother will keep the kids again tonight?” HAVE FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!