Hi Everyone! Today we have a special treat! This week’s guest is the first man brave enough to answer my forty questions! Please welcome the magnificent…
Author name: CC Kaufman
Favorites:Fave food? BBQ Pork…with a side of stuffed cabbage!
Fave drink (non-alcoholic)? Diet Pepsi…I know it’s not good for me--I try to keep it down to two or three a week.
Fave candy bar? Snickers
Fave flower? Red Rose
Fave gemstone? Ruby
Fave day of the week? Sunday, it’s the day for my long bicycle ride.
Fave time of day to write? During the day unless I’m on a roll, then anytime.
Fave season? Summer, I love the long hot days.
Fave holiday? Thanksgiving with friends or relatives who are friends.
Fave color? Blue
Fave animal? Big cats.
Fave hobby? Before marriage, chasing women; after, cycling.
Fave sport? Football…go Steelers. I assume you are speaking of spectator sports.
Fave song? So much depends on mood. Pink Floyd, Shine on You Crazy Diamond, or maybe Miles Davis’ Kinda Blue, or maybe BB King.
Fave TV show? Don’t watch.
Fave movie? Another mood answer…The Maltese Falcon, or Dr Strangelove, or Catch 22, or The Big Lebowski, or Bound.
Fave book? Tough one…impossible really. I have one book I keep by my bed so I can open it randomly and read whenever I want to escape and relax--The Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen.
Fave author? Hard to say. Steinbeck, Oscar Wilde, Nabokov, Heinlein, Vonnegut, Robert Parker. For use of the language, descriptive genius, and ease of reading: Steinbeck.
Fave word? Please.
Fave quote? So many; to pick only one…Oscar Wilde “Work is the curse of the drinking man.”
Coffee or tea? Tea
Cake or pie? Pie
Chocolate or vanilla? Are you kidding? Chocolate!
Salty or sweet? Sweet
Veggies or fruit? Fruit
Owl or lark? Owl
Plot or not? Not
Desktop or laptop? Laptop
Pencil or pen? Pen
Rain or sun? Sun
Land or sea? Island…is that cheating?
Plane or train? Train. How I miss those days!
Run or walk? Run
Casual or dressy? Casual
Indoors or outdoors? Outdoors
Reading: EBook or paperback? Paperback
Reading: Novellas or novels? Novel
Theater or rental? Rental
Vampire or shifter? Vampire
Jedi or Sith? I have no idea!
Tell us about your new/latest release:Reconcilable Differences was my second work for Carnal Passions and my first novella length effort. It is a story inspired by the experiences of an acquaintance that I embellished some to protect the innocent. The most interesting thing about it to me was the possibility of falling in love with someone you have no intention of loving for many reasons not the least of which is the fact it is what would be commonly called an “unconventional” relationship. It also forced me to write from a woman’s perspective.
Title: Reconcilable DifferencesGenre: Contemporary, Erotic, F/F, F/M
Blurb:Frustrated by the decline of her sex life, coupled with her husband’s reluctance to address the issue Julie decides to ask her friend Darlene for advice. What begins as a simple request for advice evolves into a girl’s weekend getaway. Thanks to Darlene the weekend turns into a torrid love affair. In the blink of an eye Julie finds herself questioning her values, her judgment, and most important her loyalty to her husband and family. She also enjoys the best sex she has ever experienced, from a surprising source.
Excerpt:"Maybe the guys tonight will be more interested." Darlene said, raising her eyebrows.
"You didn't really invite somebody over did you?"
"What's the matter, the idea scares you?"
Julie shook her head and looked at Darlene.
"I don't think I want to do that to Bruce…" Her voice trailed off.
"Ha! That means you don't want to do that, but the idea of being ravished by a big hunk turns you on."
Julie thought about that a minute. She had to admit the idea did trigger a yearning within her. She blushed slightly and laughed.
"Yeah, I guess it does. What about you?"
"Hell yes, girl, but I'm always turned on anyhow. Do me a favor and reach that towel behind you. I'll hold your wine."
"Sure." Julie picked the towel from the deck, handing it to Darlene, whose hands were full with the wine glasses.
"Whoops! Wait..," Julie started to laugh. "Well I guess we're a pair! Give me one of the wines. Okay, here's the towel, now give me the other wine. Ta da!" Julie rested her back against the pool side holding both glasses of wine while Darlene patted her face dry.
"Your turn." Darlene said, "You want the towel?"
"No, thank you, I'm good."
Darlene tossed the towel over Julie's head to the pool deck. "Ah, that's better. Now for some more wine!"
Julie held a glass of wine out and Darlene moved past the offered wine, placing her hand on the back of Julie's head, she pulled Julie's head to hers and kissed her.
Darlene's lips were soft, warm, inviting, but they were Darlene's! She pulled back, and they stared at each other. Julie unconsciously licked her lips, tasting Darlene's lipstick. Cherry. Her heart beat was in her throat, she also felt something else, an emptiness in the pit of her stomach, or maybe that sinking feeling you would feel when you were a child, right as you got caught doing something bad. What would it be like to hold her, to feel her body?
The desire to embrace Darlene darted through her thoughts; it had been so long since Bruce just hugged or cuddled her. No! She couldn't do it. Emotions swirled through her mind, pulling her in different directions. Maybe it would be okay if she didn't resist, that wouldn't be the same as actually wanting to do it. Julie shifted her gaze from Darlene's eyes to her body. In the weak moonlight she could see her breasts were inches away, her nipples protruding. She felt her own aching and knew they were just as hard.
Darlene's hands rested lightly on Julie's shoulders, she moved them slowly down Julie's arms to the wine glasses in her hands, taking them from her to sit on the pool deck. Julie turned toward Darlene her eyes wide, her hands held out in front as if she still held the wine. Darlene took her hands in hers, gently pulling Julie toward her. Julie trembled, not wanting to go to her but knowing somewhere inside a part of her wanted to be forced, to have the choice taken away.
"I heard somewhere this works better with two, this time, kiss me back," Darlene said, her voice low and throaty. Julie stood, motionless; she couldn't make herself start this on her own.
Their bodies came together, lips first, followed by their arms wrapping around, holding, squeezing. A low groan came from deep inside Julie. Darlene's lips felt so soft, her mouth so hot.
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Thank you, CC, for being my guest today! :)