#8Sunday: From STOLEN MOMENTS, a writer with a cover story…

I pulled a switcheroo. For this Sunday’s Weekend Writing Warriors’s post, I’d intended to excerpt from Longing, my vampire romance. Instead, I’m focusing on my new romantic comedy, Stolen Moments. In this story the hero is an erotic romance author; the heroine is his neglected wife who longs for the attention he showers on his characters. If you’ve never read a spanking romance, this is a good one try. It’s light and funny; nothing too heavy. Authors will appreciate the writer/spouse dynamic.

StolenMoments200x300What do you do all day? Been workin’ Billy? After he’d recovered from his accident, he had to account for his time, so they’d concocted a story that he wrote computer manuals from home, thinking the job too boring to attract interest, but they’d failed to account for neighbors who needed computer help. Believing they had a cyber-expert in their midst, they’d started calling with questions.

“Erotic romance they might have been able to handle,” she said. “Spanking stories?” She shook her head. “They’d all be wondering if you paddle me.” Her heart thumped. I wish.


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Stolen Moment’s blurb

Is it crazy to be jealous of a fictional character?

While Mary Sue is proud of her construction-worker husband Billy’s new-found success as an author of spanking novels, she also finds herself resentful of Beverly Golightly, the fictional heroine who gets everything Mary Sue wants: her man’s undivided attention, lots of hot loving, and many delicious spankings.

But is Mary Sue’s jealousy any crazier than the plan she hatches to recapture her husband’s attention?

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20 Responses to #8Sunday: From STOLEN MOMENTS, a writer with a cover story…

  1. Hee. I’m pretty sure I’d be one of the clueless neighbors. I have a feeling hubby is going to have to do some paddling- strictly for research of course!

    • Cara Bristol says:

      This part was actually inspired by my real life writing erotic romance. I had to find a way to account for my time, why I was always busy and unavailable. When I told my mom, she was so shocked, I wished I had lied and told her I wrote computer manuals. (She’s gotten over it now).

  2. What a fun premise for a story. Leave it to you, Cara. Always something hot and funny.

  3. OOoh – a hero who’s an erotic romance author – love it 😉 Now how will his wife convince him to enact his fantasies in real life. Sounds like lots of fun !

    • Cara Bristol says:

      That’s her problem. She wants him to show her the attention he shows his characters. She has a plan…

  4. Good excerpt and this is a lighthearted fun read. 🙂

  5. Tina Christopher says:

    Oh my, the things that happen when you get tangled up in the lies:). Love the snippet and the trouble they’ve gotten themselves into!

  6. Whoops, now he needs one of those “No, I will not fix your computer” shirts. They should have gone for insurance manuals instead!

    • Cara Bristol says:

      Ooh, yeah. Insurance materials would have been good! I’ve worked in insurance. It’s pretty dang boring.

  7. I love the turnabout premise of this novel – that he’s the writer. Fun snippet today about what to tell the neighbors, and then managing their expectations!

  8. Nice! Made me think of that old rhyme–What a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.” . Oy, lol. He’s woven his, hasn’t he? Good 8, Cara!

  9. Jenna Jaxon says:

    Love this snippet and getting ready to dive into the book! Can’t wait to see what her plan is. 🙂

  10. Eden Mabee says:

    I had to smile…. I’ve done this before, telling people I did something boring when I was trying to write erotica (I was abysmal at it). And, yeah… people always have to ask for help. Maybe they figure we need some “excitement” with our boring jobs?

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