Monday, January 17, 2011
A special day, for reasons you can't guess
January has always been special for me. My daughter was born on the 17th and my son on the 15th (no, not the same year) I used to go crazy when thye were little and the dates were getting close. At the time we lived in Schenectady, New York and January weather there is not ideal. And I was faced with two little people parties, boys on the 15th and girls on the 17th.
Usually we'd all been snowed in for a while and the kids were raring to let off steam. I managed for a few years, and then decided a sane mother might be a definite advantage, and decreed one child got a party, the other got to have one friend over for dinner and the night.Seemed marginally better. Each child was allowed to pick his party cake and I vividly remember making a cake in the shape of an old fashioned locomotive. I used hershey chocolate bar piece for the cow-catcher.
This year I have another reason to rejoice, as For Love is New came out this weekend from Passion in Print. It's a sexy historical set in 1814, with a nasty, nasty villain. The beautil heroine and handsome hero are trying to stop the villain from sending money to Napoleon to help him escape Elba. Lots of derring-do and sexy passages.
Here's an excerpt:
He slipped under the covers and took her in his arms, kissing her forehead and cheeks and replacing her questing hand with his own. Those fully pointed nipples were easy to find and caress as she sighed and snuggled closer to him. Putting his mouth on her breasts, he moved his hand lower and found the nubbin he sought. As he’d thought and hoped it would be, it was enlarged and throbbing, and delightfully moist.
Julie still slept, although she began to twist in his arms.
He caressed her with his mouth and his hands, and knew the
instant she regained consciousness.
“Christian?” Her voice was shaky and unsure.
“Stay still, love, I’m only bringing you pleasure.”
He deepened his caresses and took her lips, just as she
started to protest. Kissing her erotically, he dragged her under and continued stroking her. He felt her respond and knew he’d get no more protests from her. She threw her arms around his neck and began kissing him at any spot she could reach."