Sweet Traditions, Sweeter Deal
I’d like to talk about holiday traditions—romantic ones. Not “Norman Rockwell” romantic family type stuff, but little things lovers make a ritual of. You know, private, possibly silly things. Think of those funny guys’ underwear at lingerie shops, a holiday teddy or bustier… something done under the Christmas tree each year, home-printed “coupons” for certain favors…
Leave us a cmment and share either a romantic holiday tradition of your “friends” (uh-huh) or even a one-time memorable romantic deed.
Now here’s my special holiday deal for you. My novel, Waiting for Revenge, takes place between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. Mandy and her soon-to-be-ex have two holiday traditions. If you send me an email at Piper.Autumn@gmail.com naming one of them by January 15, 2010, I’ll send you a digital copy of Lone Star Trouble. If you email me with both holiday traditions, I’ll send you a copy of both Lone Star Trouble and my upcoming Trouble Under Venus (releases February 1, 2010).
I write contemporary romance and women’s fiction/mom-lit. My stories often have a high heat index to match their American southwest settings. Known by my writing buddies as “Angst”, I have a penchant for making my characters suffer. My novels may be tributes to the old saying, “No pain, no gain”, but my Hero and Heroine always get the happily-ever-after they so deserve.
I love sunny days, hot bread, the ocean, and that fluttery feeling I get inside at the first spark of a great romance. In between being a wife, mom of two adolescents, and writer, I like to read, take morning walks, make people laugh (this probably happens when I break into a jog!), garden, and conquer the beast that is Sudoku. Working as a substitute teacher (or Teacher Stunt Double) keeps me on my toes and makes me hope to become a very successful writer!
For me, an excellent book has characters you can sympathize with or hate (sometimes both at once), a story you simply must see through to the end, and realistic dialogue. Give me those key elements, and I’ll read any genre or time period, any author.