Blog swap day! Erotic romance author Cari Quinn has taken over my blog, but that’s all right, I’ve taken over hers. Thankfully Cari sent me some questions because I really haven’t a clue what you want to know about anymore — whether me or Texas Tangle. So once you’re done reading Cari’s post here, pop on over to her blog…Okay, Cari, the stage is all yours:
First off, big thanks to Leah for having me here once again. She’s the best!
My topic today probably is pretty self-explanatory from the title of the post. I know, I know, what right does a thirty-something single gal have to inquire about the secret world of committed relationships? I mean, each one’s like a diamond. Some hard edges, some scratches, lots of shine in the right shaft of sunlight. But even the most loving couples struggle to keep the passion alive. I remember this myself from my days of coupledom. With work and families and kids and housework, who has time for romance? We’re so busy nowadays that sometimes it’s easier to get a hold of our significant other via text message or Twitter rather than actually having a face-to-face conversation. So how do you make time for romance? Sure, you can spice things up via sexy voicemails, but eventually you’re going to be in the same room and there has to be some way to shed the shackles of daily life that keep your libido on ice.
For Ty and Jenny, the couple in my recently released novella, Ex Appeal, their relationship has become stale. So stale that Jenny thinks Ty’s more attached to the TV during football season than he is to her. What woman can’t relate to that? She tries everything she can think of to add back some zing, but Ty seems suspicious of the changes she tries to make. Breaking up seems like the only thing to do – except both are miserable. Neither make a move to rectify that fact until Jenny discovers Ty’s decided to seek a new relationship online via the dating website he never knew she worked for. That’s when the fireworks really start. 😉
Since Ex Appeal’s an erotic story, you can probably guess how Jenny and Ty endeavor to work through their issues. But what about real life? Romance is more than hitting the sheets, though that’s certainly nice too. But the little flutter in your chest when you see you guy or girl…well, that’s the really good stuff. So how do you keep your heart fluttering? Do you and your mate have special routines or rituals? Do you go away on vacation, just the two of you? Maybe share a glass of wine after the kids are in bed? I’d love to hear what works for you. I can always use the tips for if and when!
As the webmistress for one of the Northeast’s hottest dating sites, Hunk Du Jour, Jenny Talbot is no stranger to reading the applications of potential clients. But when the latest application that crosses her inbox belongs to Ty Randall, the guy she broke up with a mere twenty-seven days ago, she does a double take. Reading what Ty wants in bed not only gets Jenny hot, it also makes her rethink ending their relationship. All she longed for was a little more spice in the bedroom—okay, a lot more—but he let her go without an argument. Faced with the possibility that Ty may really be moving on, getting her ex back becomes more appealing than ever. But will revealing exactly what she needs allow Jenny to finally experience ultimate pleasure or will she drive away the man she loves for good?
Ty inhaled deeply. His head swam at the scent that filled his nostrils, an aroma that was all Jenny. His fingers clenched on the doorframe above his head as he took in the sight of her lying nude on the bed. God, she was beautiful. Her golden skin glowed under the track lighting, and her wet pink lips pursed as she concentrated on what she was doing. The pain that had seized him moments ago when he’d walked in the unlocked door and heard her moans coming from the bedroom faded away in a flood of lust.
He couldn’t stop the sound that escaped him. Part groan, part growl, all need. Her gaze swung toward the door, her pupils widening until her hazel irises all but disappeared. He met her eyes briefly, electrically, before he deliberately shifted his attention back between her thighs.
Abruptly, her movements stilled.
They stared at each other in silent challenge. Her flushed face reddened even more, the color inching all the way up to her hairline. She’d always been a blusher, but he hadn’t seen that reaction from her in too many years to count. It had been a long time since he’d flustered her, and he liked it.
For a moment, neither of them moved. Hello, awkward. But in spite of the strained circumstance of their reunion, he only wanted one thing.
For her to finish.
“Don’t stop,” he murmured.
Buy Ex Appeal here
Want to know more about Cari or her others books? You can find Cari on Twitter or Facebook under (shocking, I know) Cari Quinn or you can visit her blog at http://cariquinn.blogspot.com/ which should be your next destination since you-know-who is over there. *cough*ME*cough* But don’t forget to give Cari some romantic advice — I’m going to be giving away the winner’s book of choice from Cari’s backlist…Contest closes at July 1st at 10 EST.
Cari Quinn wrote her first story – a bible parable – in 2nd grade, much to the delight of the nuns at her Catholic school. Once she saw the warm reception that first tale garnered, she was hooked. She attempted her first romance in junior high, long before she’d ever read one. Writing what she knew always took a backseat to what she wanted to know, and that still holds true today. Cari’s genres of choice include contemporary, romantic comedy, romantic suspense, urban fantasy and paranormal. Recently she discovered erotic romance. Oh, how far she’s come.