LAUGHTER AND LOVE
Thank you so much for inviting me to the blog today! I’m Debora Dennis, your average mother of three, wife, and hopeless romantic who happens to also write spicy romance!
When I decided to write an erotic novella, the only thing set in stone for me was that it had to be lighthearted. I thought back to when I fell in love with the romance novel and subsequently, to my own dating adventures.
Did I love Romeo and Juliet? Sure I was attracted to the romance and the idea of dying for love – but for me the story gets bogged down by that same dark, serious tone of teenagers dying for love (my apologies to Shakespeare!) Give me a girl who meets the love of her life in some embarrassing way, give me dialogue and situations that make me laugh and feel good – and you’ve hooked me.
Not being a serious girl and believing love was always around the corner, here’s the abbreviated version of how I met my own hero.
I was 19, and I admit, a bit on the shallow side. My husband was 4 years older. Both working out way through college at the same Sears store in a little suburb of Long Island, and he drove a black Camaro that I adored (see, I said I was shallow!) One night I put a note on his car windshield, giving him all the important details: my name, number and what club I’d be at that night.
Then it rained.
By the time he got out of work an hour later, the only thing readable on that note was a part of my name and my phone number – I’m convinced fate intervened on this one! He called, and we both got a good laugh at the ink-smeared note. Twenty-eight years later we’re raising three kids and some animals and that Camaro is long gone. But he’s still my knight in shining armor and we still make each other laugh everyday.
So, how important is laughter to your love life?
Kandace Parker wants nothing more than to have a thriving ice cream parlor, but her run down equipment isn’t cooperating. Watching her profits melt away each time her freezer breaks is only half her problem – the other half is her sexy repairman, Jason Chapman.
Jason is man enough to admit he’s made some mistakes in his personal life; the biggest one was pushing Kandy away years ago. He knows the Ice Cream Queen won’t willingly give him a second chance, so he devises a plan to keep him front and center in her life with the hopes of wearing her down.
How far will Jason go to get his second chance? How far will Kandy go to keep her freezer running? When desires collide in The Kandy Shoppe, they will have to decide if decadent sex is enough or if love can be the best dessert.
Hooked on all things romantic for as long as she can remember, Debora Dennis has never stopped believing in the fairy tale dream of a Happily Ever After. Since picking up her first Barbara Cartland novel from the middle school library so many years ago, she’s rarely been without a romance, either in her bag or on her nightstand (and now on her Nook!)
A firm believer in happy endings, she writes romance sprinkled with spice and adventure.
Debora and her own hero live in New York and spend their days raising their three kids along with Godzilla the lizard and two spoiled cats named Oreo and Rocky. She can usually be found at her computer early in the morning and late at night with a mug of coffee and a bag of Lindt chocolate truffles keeping her sane.
To learn more, please visit her at http://www.deboradennis.com