Can we say thank goodness? I mean really, I never thought Friday would come.
It’s been a busy, crazy week. And it’s about to get crazier with day job stuff. I have several training seminars coming up, one that lasts three days and the other that’ll be a whole week. That means no computer time at all. Just hope I don’t fall asleep and wake up in a puddle of drool from being bored to death. But it’s for a good cause, right? Yeah. Right.
Monday I’m releasing the first book in the Southern Sin trilogy which is part of the Grand Terre world I built for my Crushes to Cravings series. I’m really excited about it to be honest. Sweetest Taste of Sin is my first non-spoof menage and it’s pretty sexy. My website is being a pain right now, so I can’t update it, but here’s the blurb:
Logan Guillory finally has what she’s always wanted, a loving, sizzling relationship with J.B. Calhoun. So why can’t she shake her overwhelming need for his twin brother Anthony? Her small town morals tell her it’s not normal to love two men with equal fervor, but not even the risk of damaging her standing in Grand Terre, Louisiana can make her stop wanting to be possessed by them both.
Anthony ‘Ant’ Calhoun had his eye on Logan long before his brother entered the picture, but now he’s lost his chance, or so he thinks. J.B. has other ideas, which includes sharing Logan’s sensual caresses and big heart with his brother. Torn between overwhelming need and fear of the scandal that might ensue, Ant resists with all his might, but doesn’t stand a chance against the needs of the two people he loves most.
Giving in threatens everything they all hold dear, but who can resist the sweetest taste of sin?
My plans for this weekend? Writing if I can find the time, updating my website even if I have to take a hammer to it and getting Sweetest Taste of Sin ready to for publishing on Monday.
And because I watched Magic Mike last weekend…twice *cough*, I’ve had this song stuck in my head. I can’t help it. It’s really one of the few songs I like by KISS except now when I hear it, I see Matthew McConaughey stripping and I sort of zone out. What? So I have a weakness for southern men with lean, muscled bodies and more oil on their skin than fried chicken. So what? *sniff*
Continuing with my unintentional theme for the month of songs that sort of fit with my current WIP. I haven’t been writing on it, not from choice though. The closer I get to the surgery, the more I find other things I need to do. I spent the entire weekend buying furniture, or moving furniture, or watching my adorablez nephew, or reading. I’ve been reading a lot lately.
Mostly because Gyda isn’t ready for the next scene of her book. There’s some dark stuff coming up, some stuff that’s going to be hard for me to write and I’ve been gearing myself up for that. And I think it’s almost time. I need to get most of her story written before the surgery puts me out of commission. She knows this. She’s just being stubborn.
And I’m reminded of Gyda every time I hear this song. I’ve mentioned the Black Veil Brides before. I really love their music. I guess because it almost reminds me of old school metal. And if you watch the video, you might see shades of Mötley Crüe, a little Adam Ant (who was so not metal, but you’ll see what I mean) and even KISS. Then, the video itself has all sorts of Mad Max connotations which is cool, but none of that has as much of an impact as the song itself.
Because “in the end, as you fade into the night…who will tell the story of your life and who will remember your last goodbye” speaks to Gyda. Her darkness is a constant battle fought between the girl she was and the woman she’s become. It would be easy to end things, to slip away quietly, but there’s still a spark of rebellion, an almost animalistic need to survive. But it’s more than that. Giving in, giving into the darkness means her tormenters win. Fighting and leaving her mark on the world is the best revenge she could ever take.
And that’s what this song reminds me of. Gyda’s resilience. No matter what happens to her, no matter what obstacles I throw in her way, she’ll overcome them. I’ll probably cry when I get to that part of the story, but it’ll be worth it. Oh so worth it.