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Suddenly, a very tall man saunters into the room. He's got broad shoulders, trim waist, golden curls brushing the collar of a black silk shirt of which the sleeves are rolled part way to his elbows showing off strong arms and large hands in which he carries a plate with something yummy looking on it.
Amy: Christian, what are you doing here? Where did you get that cheesecake?
The man slides into a nearby chair and crosses his long legs clad in soft gray leather pants. He wiggles his black-booted foot and smiles. Oh, my what a gorgeous smile he has.
Christian: I thought I'd drop by and wish you happy whatever this celebration is about and the cheesecake ...
He takes another big bite and winks a sky blue eye at me.
Christian: Well, the cheesecake was out on the counter in the kitchen. I thought you'd want me to sample it. It's very good, by the way.
He scoops another bite onto his fork and looks at it.
Christian: Is that raspberry?
He quickly closes his full lips around the tines of the fork, slides the morsel into his mouth, sucking the confection off the fork as he withdraws it. He savors it happily.
Amy: Christian Delos, that cheesecake was supposed to be for my guests. And yes, it's raspberry. Did you leave any?
Christian shrugs his broad shoulders and grins guiltily.
Christian: Ooops. I think there's one piece left. Oh, come on now, Miss Amy, you know how I love cheesecake and Serena is so busy these days with her ... ugh ... antique shop that she hasn't made me one lately. Oh ... how I wish she still had a bakery.
He scrapes the remaining confection from the plate and licks the fork clean. My attention is glued to that mouth and tongue. He places the fork on the plate and sets it down on a nearby table. He grins at me and clasps his hands together while resting his elbows on the chair arms.
Christian: So ... what are we celebrating?
Amy: Celebrating? Oh, my blog was one year old this week. I was just telling my guests that I am going to give away one of the books on the New Release list that I posted on Tuesday to one lucky commenter.
Christian sits up in his chair, his interest piqued, and rubs his hands together.
Christian: Is my story that you wrote, THE HEART NEVER FORGETS, about my beautiful Alicia Courtland falling in love with me during World War II, among those listed?
Amy: [sigh] No, it's not. I am beginning to wonder about it though. I submitted it almost four months ago. Surely, they would have told me yes or no by now. Wouldn't you think?
Christian: Well, my dear, I could pay them a visit and with a little mind control, I could have them eating out of your hand. Shall I?
Amy: Shhhh ... you know you're not supposed to talk about such things in front of us ...
I lower my voice so only he can hear which I really don't need to do because his hearing is very acute.
Amy: Us ... Humans!
Christian glances about at your eager faces and with a twinkle in his sky blue eyes, he winks at me.
Christian: Right. I forgot. Please, don't tell Serena I slipped. You know how self-righteous she gets about the rules. So ... you don't want me to pay a visit to these editor people?
I can't help but smile at this adorable and 0h, so sexy man. I'm also very tempted to allow him to do just what he has offered but I know that wouldn't be playing fair and I do wish to get published on my own merit not with the help of a - well, I'll just say that the man is like ... well, a god.
Amy: No, I don't. Don't you worry your handsome golden head, Christian, I will someway, somehow, make sure everyone knows your wonderful albeit strange love story. If need be ... I'll publish it right here.
Christian rises from his chair, picks up his empty plate and brushes a sweet kiss against the top of my head.
Christian: It will happen, Miss Amy, it will happen. Our story is very old and it's willing to wait. Now ... I'm going to get myself that last piece of cheesecake.
With that said, the gorgeous tall man saunters off toward the kitchen. I can't help but check out his backside as he goes.
Amy: Oh my gosh, the last piece! Christian!
I sigh woefully.
Amy: Sorry about the cheesecake, my dears. It was supposed to be for my guests not for that cheesecake eating hunk, Christian Delos.
I shake my head.
Well, I guess you'll just have settle, instead, with your choice of any one book listed on the NEW RELEASE TUESDAY list.
So now, I'm curious ... what's your favorite confection?
Comment and leave an EMAIL ADDRESS and you will entered for a chance to win YOUR CHOICE of one of the books in ebook format listed on the last NEW RELEASE TUESDAY post.
This Giveaway will be OPEN TO EVERYONE - International included (void where prohibited, of course).
This Giveaway will run until 2PM EDT Sunday, September 30, 2012 at which time ONE LUCKY COMMENTER will be chosen at random, notified by mail and announced on a special post. That winner will be able to choose one book from the list of new releases - all of which are listed below.
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! Thanks for joining in the fun!Thanks so much for visiting me this past year and I hope you will continue to visit in the future and enjoy whatever craziness I come with during the week. It's because of you that I'm still here and not going anywhere - yet, anyway. : )
Happy Reading Everyone! xoxo