That's right. Horny Hump Day!!!! I've been away soooooo long. Toooooo long. I write comedy, but while searching for an excerpt, I came across this snippet of sentiment from Fun With Rick and Jade.
All that mattered, everything that meant anything, was right here, under him, with him. He was inside the meaning of life, what drove civilization to go on; love, commitment, and family. She’d laugh at him for saying so.
Happy to announce that Pleasure Palace is a finalist in the National Excellence in Romance Fiction Awards in the Novella category. Not the erotic novella category, just the novella category. Couldn't be happier that good writing is good writing, even if it's naughty.
"This story is achingly beautiful and sweet. Packed into so few pages is so much emotion. Way more than I expected from such a short story! The two characters in focus, Marley and Ian, have both been hurt by losing the person that they loved most. Marley is scorned and is seeking a night of pleasure to let go, and Ian is coping with the death of his wife – just looking for something, anything to fill the void of her and to mask his pain. The two of them coming together sounds like a disaster waiting to happen – but ends up being absolutely wonderful. The author’s writing style is fantastic. She sure does know how to write a great story! And the scenario for which these two meet is tragically poetic. Two lost souls saving one another – simply beautiful. I look forward to reading more from this author and hope that you’ll take a chance on her too. Do yourself a favor and pick this book up."
Thank you, Marie and Cocktails and Books for the kind review.