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Happy Saturday! I try not to get political here—not because I have no opinions about what’s going on in the world but because I write to entertain readers, not preach my worldview. No doubt, readers could care less how I feel about gun control, Confederate flag-waving—or any flag-waving, for that matter—and same-sex unions.
However, I can’t let the Supreme Court’s ruling on gay marriage go unremarked. Love is love. Period. And on Friday, love won.
Thanks, SCOTUS, for joining the new millennium. I’m proud that, in the words of President Obama, the court’s ruling has “made our union is a little more perfect.”
“This decision affirms what millions of Americans already believe in their hearts,” Obama said. “When all Americans are treated as equal, we are all more free.”
In honor of the court’s decision, I’m sharing a snippet from BEAUTY AND THE BALLPLAYER for My Sexy Saturday this week. Matt Thatcher, the hero of BEAUTY, has a brother who happens to be gay. (He’s also a stylist, which a few judges dinged me for when BEAUTY was making the contest rounds. Too stereotypical, they said…but in my mind, at least, Stan is a well-rounded guy. If I didn’t convey that…well, that’s on me.)
In this scene, it’s the morning after Matt and Meg have sex for the first time. Matt, in the heat of the moment, told her it didn’t matter that she was pregnant…but now he’s having second thoughts. In a panic, he calls his brother Stan, who already knew Meg’s secret because she’d told him in the stylist’s chair. Stan, ever a straight-shooter, wastes no time laying into Matt: “Oh God. Tell me you didn’t feed her some line so you could sleep with her.”
Stan’s reaction stunned him into silence. That’s exactly what he’d done, even if he hadn’t been conscious of it at the time. When he rediscovered his voice, he asked, “Why would that be so terrible?”
“That girl needs a man with staying power you have yet to demonstrate.”
Stan’s accusation hit him with the power of a 105 mph fastball, and Matt sank to the floor again. His butt hit the carpet with a soft “thunk.” His brother was right. These days, his relationships lasted no longer than Greg’s.
“Please tell me you’re still in the same room with her. Meg’ll feel abandoned all over again if you’re not there when she wakes up.”
Odd that Stan was more concerned about Meg than his own flesh and blood. “Are you forgetting who you’re related to? I’m your brother.”
Stan’s silence spoke volumes. Wondering how he managed to convey such strong disapproval without saying a word, Matt sighed. “I’m in the hallway outside the room. Does that count?”
“Barely.” Stan sniffed. “I suggest you get back in there, pronto.”
And in August, it will be re-released as part of Turquoise Morning Press’ UNFORGETTABLE HEROES boxed set — a collection of 14 books from New York Times, USA Today and national bestselling authors. Preorder now and get BEAUTY and 13 other titles for just 99 cents on Aug. 25: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iTunes
Pardon the pun, but I was poking around in my reviews not too long ago, and found that SLIDING INTO HOME has some quite good ones.
Anyway, I made a graphic to share some of the nice things folks have been saying about the third book in my All Is Fair In Love and Baseball series.
I’ve been doing well to remember My Sexy Saturday every couple of weeks. However, now that I’m finally settled in (ha!) to my new place, maybe I’ll get back in the habit.
Have I mentioned how much moving sucks?
Anyway — let’s move on to the sexy stuff, because that’s a lot more fun than unpacking boxes and trying to find new homes for all the stuff I probably should have left behind.
Not coincidentally, JUST RIGHT is set for re-release in Turquoise Morning Press’ “And They Lived Happily Ever After” boxed set May 26. It’s been available as a standalone since early April, but now it’s coming out with its brethren in a beautiful collection of modern fairy tales.
Beside him, Callie’s breath caught. “Oh, Ty! It’s gorgeous.”
Out of your league.
As if Callie could read his thoughts and wanted to prove him wrong, her head turned and her chin lifted. Her lips parted.
Ty would have to be a fool to ignore the clear invitation—and Will Behr hadn’t raised a fool. He angled his head to capture her lips. At the same time, he settled his hands on her hips. She willingly melted into him, her kiss both sweet and hot.
He groaned and pulled her closer still. Their tongues warred, battling for control, until Ty was dizzy from wanting her. Afraid he’d do something unmanly, like fall on his ass, he eased away. “Ah, Callie.”
Laughter danced in her eyes. “I know I wasn’t doing it wrong.”
JUST RIGHT is available now at Turquoise Morning Press, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, iTunes, All Romance eBooks and Smashwords. Or add it to your TBR list on Goodreads. And starting May 26, get all six of TMPress’ modern fairy tales for one low price.
Constance is another of my Turquoise Morning Press sisters, and I visited her blog a couple of weeks ago to talk about Breaking All the Rules.
In her own words:
Constance Phillips lives in Ohio with her husband, daughter, and four canine kids where she writes contemporary romance novels and paranormal romance novels. When not writing stories of finding and rediscovering love, Constance and her husband spend the hours planning a cross-country motorcycle trip for the not-so-distant future…if they can find a sidecar big enough for the pups.
In order to save the only woman he’s every loved from self-destruction, Harry puts his afterlife on the line by entering a wager with purgatory’s keeper, Jaden. He gives Harry a younger face and body, and a new name: Erich Welch.
If he wants to keep his new life, he must convince Bess to give up the promise she made to Harry on his death bed and call off the séance she’s scheduled on the anniversary of his death.
Will Erich be able to help Bess over her loss and will any good come from resurrecting Harry?
The book’s buzz is good, too. Some reviews:
“ This was a very fast read for me and kept me guessing to the very end. ” M. E. Wilson
“Theirs was a love story that Ms. Phillips delves into in her novel. ” R. Trogne
“Great story, new idea. All in all. Worth a read.” The Eternal Scribe
I can’t wait to add Resurrecting Harry to my TBR queue.
Now, let’s get to know Constance better with a round of “This or That.”
Coke or Pepsi? Coke, Diet Coke to be specific.
Baseball or football? Honestly, if I’m going to watch sports, it’s hockey. Between the two, I’d say football.
Bacon or sausage? As of late, I’ve been more of a bacon girl.
iPhone or Android? Android. Mac/Apple technology confuses me.
Vacation time: Beach or mountains? Hard choice, but I’m going have to go with the beach!
Night owl or early bird? It used to be the other way around, but lately I’m a early to bed, early to rise girl.