Romance Weekly #LoveChatWrite #LoveWriteChat – 21st October

Romance Weekly ChatDo you like to read romance novels? Wouldn’t you like to know more about your favorite authors? Well you came to the right place! Join the writers of Romance Weekly as we go behind the scenes of our books and tell all….. About our writing of course! Every week we’ll answer questions and after you’ve enjoyed the blog on this site we’ll direct you to another. So come back often for a thrilling ride! Tell your friends and feel free to ask us questions in the comment box.

If you’ve arrived from Andrea Mansue’s blog, hi and thanks for clicking! This week we are doing something a little different, thanks to Mishka Jenkins. Each one of us is writing a love-letter 400 words long, which has to include the words Sweet, Pumpkin and Brush. So take a read of mine–which I’ve called ‘Do You Remember the First Time?’, then follow the links to see how the rest of the Romance Writer’s Weekly team have fared!

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To my husband,
Do you remember the first time? The air had taken on the coolness of autumn, laced with the aroma of bonfires and fallen apples. Night time crept upon us like a thief, stealing away the daylight long before we were ready to say goodbye to the sun. But though the bitterness of winter was waiting around the corner, it was tempered by your sweet kisses, your lips tasting of candy corn, your breath laced with apple cider.
That night you were Jason and I was Elvira. Do you remember the way my synthetic wig attached itself to everything I came into contact with? Trees, fences… you.
We walked up to the final house, the stoop lined with carved pumpkins, their angry faces flickering as candles danced with the wind. Scooping the last of the candy into our palms we ran away laughing, our cheeks red with humour and exertion.
Later, the redness turned to pink, as laughter became drawn-out moans. We kissed behind the ghost house on the corner of Pine and Fourteenth, letting its long-abandoned walls shield us from the stares of passers by.
Your fingers were bold that night, digging underneath clothes, sliding up skin. Even though I laughed, it wasn’t because I was ticklish, it was because I knew nothing would be the same again. Your mouth stole away the sounds before they even escaped my throat, moving softly, slowly, and even when I closed my eyes all I could see was you.
“Be mine,” you whispered.
“I already am.”
My skirt caught on the brush of a long-dead hedge, ripping the fabric halfway up my thigh. Your fingers followed the tear, tracing a line of fire, and my heart pounded with the need only you could fulfil.
Though the ground was cold I didn’t feel it; any frostiness was melted by our mutual need. Your mask lay long-abandoned on the grass, joined by my wig, my dress, your pants. Then it was simply us, Alex and Lila, two bodies, one desire.
I think about that night a lot. I remember it as I dress our children in matching ghost outfits. And as I lead them out of our front door, I wonder what you’d say if I found that wig again. If I put it on my head and led you out into our yard and reminded you how sweet October nights can taste.
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Thank you to Mishka Jenkins for giving us all a fun challenge. And now to read more Romance Weekly Blog Hop go to Elaine Jeremiah’s blog and read her answers!

Carrie Pink

 

Weekend Update

IT’S THE WEEKEND!!!

It’s been a busy few weeks, and while I’ve been delighted to share the new releases and cover reveals from my friends with you, I haven’t written any updates on what’s going on with me. It’s very remiss of me, I know. So I shall take this opportunity to update you on a few things that are going on. So let me pour you a coffee and tell you what’s going on with me.

Sempre Foi Voce

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The Brazilian translation of Fix You has been released in Brazil. I’m delighted with the cover and the teasers the amazing Universo Dos Livros have been releasing, and even more excited to know that people are ordering the book. If you live in Brazil and want to buy a copy you can find it on Amazon and Saraiva

Coming Down

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Is now available to buy from Amazon. It’s also available to read for free for those of you that are enrolled in Kindle Unlimited. It’s getting some fantastic reviews, and I’m really pleased with how it’s being received.

 Broken Chords

The follow-up to Coming Down, featuring Lara and Alex, an unconventional couple, is in first round revisions. I’m loving their story, and hope you will too. No release date for this, but as soon as I have more news, I’ll let you know!

 

So that’s it for me. How are you? Let me take these croissants out of the oven and you can tell me all about it.

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Carrie Pink