Saving The Book Tart – Guest Post by Alexis Anne + Spotlight on The Storm Inside + Contest!
*snork* I am finding so many new friends! The book community rocks- I hope you know you do. 😉 I’ve been giggling like a loon as I composed this post with Alexis Anne’s guest post on her moving experience. I’m so happy she shared. She made me snort out loud! 😛 I would love a peak at her journal too….Oh! And I told my family I am NOT alone in needing to move ALL my books. I have about the same amount of boxes as Alexis… mostly still unpacked. Meep!
Check out her adventures in moving and get her novel The Storm Inside as a FREE download right now!
Make sure you’ve entered my Saving The Book Tart From Moving Madness contest. So many prizes! *points down* See?!
Unless you’re daydreaming about sweaty, shirtless hotties (the kind you find on romance covers) doing the moving. Then it’s not quite so horrible.
But I digress.
When you combine summer heat with kids out of school, you’ve got a recipe for moving frustration. I went through this in June. Packing up every inch of my life and putting it in a box was humbling and eye-opening. I had unknowingly been keeping mementos from my childhood—useless items taking up large amounts of space. Like, why on earth do I still have my high school letterman jacket? I graduated sixteen years ago and live in Florida…what did I think I was going to do with the heavy, bright orange monstrosity? Use it as a sweat suit to drop five pounds for my Oscar gown?
And why (seriously, why?!?) do I still have my high school diary? It’s an embarrassing look at my formative teenage years. I know this because I made the colossal mistake of opening said diary and actually reading several of the pages. The thing needs to be lit on fire! The drama, the angst of being eighteen…oh god. I wanted to keep living with the delusion that eighteen-year old Alexis was a brilliant, mature, adult who had her shit together. Unfortunately, that delusion is now gone. I read the pages of mass stupidity and can no longer fool myself into believing I was somehow different.
But even stupider? I didn’t burn the dang journal! In the moving shuffle, I set it right on my bookshelf so I could burn it later…and then left town for a week. Yep, my nosy husband read the embarrassing journal and got a good laugh out of it! Or, as he put it, “insight into my wife”. It’s a good thing we don’t keep secrets from each other because that little book of secrets is killing me.
And then there’s the cabinet of mis-matched Tupperware, the fine china we’ve never used, the baby toys my kids outgrew years earlier (found hidden in the most bizarre locations), and fifty (yes, five-oh) boxes of books that I will never, ever part with.
I did learn a valuable moving tip that I will now pass on to all of you. Clean out your drawers or make sure they are taped shut. That one drawer you miss will inevitably be the drawer holding something important. Like condoms. All over the sidewalk. Yes, this really happened!
So, as I said, moving sucks. But it’s also a great opportunity to get rid of the crap you no longer need. It also, just so happens, to be a great opportunity to imagine all those hot, hunky cover models that adorn our favorite romances, shirtless, sweaty, and hulking heavy pieces of furniture.
Why yes, sexy cover model man, you can move that couch for me. Grab my freebies while you can!
“The only thing holding me back was my heart. You know, the broken one. It knew if Jake and I got back together we’d make our past relationship look like child’s play. It would be a sweet footnote to this new, torrid love affair. ‘Jake and Eve 2.0’ would be an uncontrolled explosion of sex and adoration.
Uncontrolled explosions were dangerous. Everyone knew that.
And yet, I couldn’t seem to stop myself from playing with the matches…” ~Eve
Loving someone and being in love aren’t always the same thing.
That’s what Eve Daniels is trying to come to terms with when Jake Spencer suddenly returns to her life after ten years of silence. Haunted by a past he had no power to control, Jake left everyone and everything behind in hopes of saving Eve from his demons. His one regret was breaking her heart.
From the moment they reconnect, it is clear to Eve the passion, brilliance, and determination that first attracted her to Jake are stronger than ever. So strong that fighting their pull seems useless. But falling back in love isn’t as easy as letting the walls down. Eve soon realizes the choices they’ve both made come with consequences. Ones that will test how deep her love runs for a man living with a storm inside.
Recommended for ages 17+ due to language and sexual situations.
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