I’ve written for as long as I can remember, but until I returned to college to finish my degree a few years ago, I didn’t have the confidence to do much with my scribbles. Then a few things happened. First, my husband bought me a Kindle Fire for Christmas one year. At first I thought it was a bit over the top and weird – I like BOOKS! But I quickly became enamored with downloading books. It was a whole new world of publishing and I found myself carrying my Kindle everywhere.
After buying some books from Evernight Publishing and really enjoying them, I checked their website. I found they were accepting submissions for an anthology called Keyboards and Kink. I’d had a story idea swirling around in my head for a while and it seemed like a perfect fit. I was lucky to meet a great friend in one of my classes who turns out to be a whiz at editing. She loved the story, so I submitted it and it got accepted. I believe the combination of finishing my degree in Creative Writing and Literature, along with getting a Kindle Fire and having my eyes opened to the ebook world, and the encouragement of my husband all helped to fulfill my dream of being an author.
For my latest work, Sam’s Learning Curve, the setting is actually based at the college I received my degree from. I like taking bits and pieces of reality and mixing them with my imagination. I also like creating characters who are accessible and believable – with real faults and real fears and emotions.
Sam is perfectly fine being single. She has a job that she loves and the company she works for is promoting her after she finishes her M.B.A. She has great friends and a newly found love of running. Then she meets Ben, the sexy bike builder who just moved back into town and is unlike anyone she’s ever dated. Can she overcome her fear of getting hurt again and the fear of riding motorcycles so she doesn’t miss out on a great guy? Is it finally time for Sam to learn how to love again?
“So how was your first ride? Did you like it?” he asked as he walked up and stood beside her.
She turned to him. “I loved it,” she said simply. “Thank you.”
“You’re welcome.” Ben was glad. It seemed important to him that she liked riding. He didn’t know why, but he found himself drawn to her.
“Seriously, I needed that. I guess I just didn’t know it.” She looked up at him with a smile playing on her luscious lips.
“Glad to be of service, ma’am,” he said as he turned towards her.
She closed the gap between them so that their bodies touched. Her chest was against his, and it felt like every point of contact between their two bodies was electrified. She had slid her sunglasses up on to her head, and he could see directly into her eyes.
He leaned down slightly, and the next thing he knew, their mouths were touching. Their kiss was tentative at first, but within seconds it grew. Her lips parted, and he slid his tongue into her mouth. She tasted sweet, and he leaned closer to her, wanting more. He felt her arms wrap around his neck and pull him in even closer. The next thing he knew, his hands were around her waist, grinding her body against his
About the author:
I live in a small Ohio town with my military husband, two daughters, a neurotic cat named Max and a Lab/Newfoundland mix named Freyja. I’m an avid runner. I love writing (and reading) contemporary romances. Coffee and red wine are my two favorite food groups.
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