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I love men’s hands.
The thick, blunt shape of the fingers and the muscles. The thick knuckles and the surety of their motions and the promise of strength they contain. It’s the first physical contact people make. Palm to palm, a cupping of two hands and if one simple thing isn’t right, a connection never has the chance to grow or your body’s chemicals create a potent cocktail. In the past, gloves blocked skin from each other, a hand shake between men and women a modern social convention. Our ancestors understood the power of touch, a simple contact to stir base emotions, rarely controlled or denied.
I love watching a man fix things or tinker with stuff. If you look, you can see much into the man who has just held out his hand to shake. The well-groomed guy with manicured buff nails or the man with calloused fingers from the guitar he plays for hours. You can spot childhood scars or healing cuts to show if he dives right in or calculates his next move. Another thing a man’s hand’s will tell you is the length of his penis. No, not the feet. A man’s index finger is the same size as his penis.
What thrills me more is the desire his touch reveals. A constant need to touch you, feel your skin against his own. Or if he can’t let go and draws you in closer till he locks you in his embrace and going soft and melding bodies together. A primitive communication within us and demands more until the mere caress of his hand stirs a woman with pleasures building a frenzy to leave a girl panting. With growing intimacy, a man begins exploring you and learning your turn-ons. Whether it’s the stroke of his hand down your bare arm to your hand and interlinking fingers. Or the way he tucks a loose strand behind your ear that traces the shell of his ear. Barely felt yet every nerve-ending fires.
In these modern times, we may not consciously acknowledge the touch of hands but we react, building bones and connecting on a level that only wants or does not want.
What is your favorite part of a man? And why? Share…
*One lucky commentator will win an e-book copy of my novel, The Marriage Alliance, a highland romance. By commentating, you will be add to my newsletter. Don’t worry I won’t bury you and never share.
When I wrote The Marriage Alliance, Clan MacLean was the one I choose. As a writer’s prerogative, I played with history. But the clan’s true history was one of inspiration and it must be told.
Tracing their history, MacLeans trace from the ancient Gaelic Kings of Dalriada. The name MacLean in Gaelic is “Mac gille Eoin” which translates into son of the servant of John. Gillean of the Battleaxe fought in the Battle of Largs in 1263. Iain Dhu, Gillean’s grandson settled in Mull. Now Ian’s son’s married Mary, the daughter of the Lord of the Isles. This line started the MacLeans of Duart. In 1390, the Lord of the Isles presented presented land to him and another. This gift started the two main branches of the clan—Both on the island of Mull where the name can still be heard.
On the isle, Castle Duart was constructed. However, after supporting the Jacobite Uprising and the clan chief was killed at the Battle of Culloden, the castle fell into ruins. In the beginning of the twentieth century, Sir Fitzroy Donald MacLean restored the seat of the clan chief.
According to Rampant Scotland, “The exploits of soldier and diplomat Fitzroy Hew MacLean, who parachuted into Yugoslavia (Modern day Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina in Eastern Europe) to assist the resistance in WWII, are said to have been the origins of Ian Fleming’s James Bond and 007.
Showing the fighting spirit and holding true to the clan’s Motto: “Virtue mine honor.”
Today, I find myself with a novel that’s available on various online sites. I’m an author. I love saying that.
I’m now taking the opportunity to thanks everyone who played a part. Liz for giving me Devil. The hottest hero. Thanks to Stephanie Laurens for writing Devil’s Bride. My mother and brother for always supporting my dreams and believing I could accomplish it.
To the Rachel Gibson for writing such fun books that I wanted to to do that. For all the authors out there writing, thanks for the entertainment and thanks for sharing your knowledge. To people who couldn’t wait to read my book. To the pre-pub authors keep writing.
Thanks to RWA and my local chapter RWA-NYC and all the members for their friendship and their support and the many other chapters and members who have shared their knowledge.
And thank you to you for stopping by and reading my blog. Thanks!!!! <3
What was the most wonderful event in your life? Please share.
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Thank you to our lovely hostess for giving my new cover and me some time on the blog! Today marks the official, public beginning for an exciting time in Decadent Publishing’s history, and I’m so excited to be a part of it. We are unveiling a brand new series of books for you. The new Tease series is smart, sassy and short, and includes historical, paranormal and contemporary romances. All the stories are meant to be short reads for those times when a reader might want a quick, satisfying pick me up. You are promised a solid story with a happy ending, but the rest is up to the author.
I’m one of those authors and this is the cover to my first Tease, Carry Me Home. This story is a heart-warming story about a married couple, Jamie and Mary MacDougall, in the Highlands of Scotland. A horrible tragedy drove them apart and now Mary thinks she wants a divorce, but Jamie knows they’re meant to be together and he’s not willing to give up on them without a fight. This cover fits Mary and Jamie perfectly and I absolutely love it. Isn’t it gorgeous?
My book will be released June 5th, but you have plenty of Tease stories before then. To find out more, visit http://www.decadenttease.com/tease-affairs/ today! There you will be able to see more of the gorgeous Tease covers, be introduced to the people “behind the scenes” (including the 1st Tease authors), and find out more about the new series. AND you can be in the running for some GREAT prizes. So come join the party!
Carry Me Home Book Blurb:
After six months in the city, Mary MacDougall returns to the Scottish Highlands to finalize her divorce. Because of a past tragedy, she doubts her husband Jamie can possibly love her with the same unbridled passion as before and insists ending the marriage is best for both of them. But Jamie has other ideas….
Jamie MacDougall has no intention of letting his bonnie lass go. At least not without a fight. Aye, they’ve suffered heartache, and she may be ready to call it quits, but he refuses to throw away the partnership they’ve built since they were children. Instead, he’ll remind her they were meant to be together, forever.
Can this marriage survive pride and grief to allow love to carry them home?
This weekend is NCAA’s Final Four and it’s tearing my family apart. How?
I went to Syracuse. Go Cuse! Whereas my niece, her heart is blue not just blue, but Michigan Blue. Go Blue!
One will win and go on to championship game. One of us will have the bragging rights…I really wish it’s me. Yes, it selfish of me but that’s fine. I have no clue who would win the game.
GO BLUE! GO CUSE!
I’ve always love the ladies like Audrey Hepburn, Joan Crawford and Bette Davis or Myrna Loy. I admired those women who win battles with their quiet ways that make changes without anyone noticing. You see I’m more the charge ahead and speak my mind (never trying to hurt people but I sometimes do) kind of gal. I tend to ruffle more than feathers I can like the whole bird bare. When I wrote my novel, I went with a woman who impressed me.
Lady Ailsa Cameron, the heroine of my novel, The Marriage Alliance, is a Scottish red-head with a strong glint of determination and strength that is all hidden in a petite lass. When Ailsa came to life for me, she was vastly different from me and more like my niece, Yazzy.
Much like my niece, Ailsa gathers friends the way a crazed cat lady gathers her…well… cats. She’s welcoming and friendly to all, empathic and wishes she could help everyone and usually tries, which is all fueled by drive that never quits and who is a little stubborn. And both not very tall. For Ailsa, being a woman in 1256 Scottish Highlands, she doesn’t enjoy the freedoms we have so she has her quiet rebellion. She may humph her disagreement or cut her own path but she does it with a true heart.
Just like Yazzy.
If interested in learning more about Ailsa, check out my soon to be released novel, which will be available in digitally from Secret Cravings Publishing
Winner of the signed copy of my debut novel, The Marriage Alliance is Wendy. Congratulations, Wendy and thank you to everyone who stopped by and commented. I hope to chat with you all.
The winner was drawn by random,org.
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