Jeff: Welcome to “Authors Helping Authors”, Austin.
Austin: Thanks for having me!
Jeff: So I kind of have to ask…. you’re not the prototypical romance novelist.
Austin: What do you mean?
Jeff: It’s just, I mean how do I put this lightly, most romance novelists are women.
Austin: What can I say? I like to break the mold.
Jeff: Fair enough! So? A book about sex? Any particular reason why you started off with that? This is your first book and all.
Austin: I have a couple of reasons. One and I’m sure you’ve heard the expression ‘sex sells’. I want to see just how true that is.
Jeff: I can understand that!
Austin: Secondly, and I hate to say this but I was kind of inspired by the book that you contributed to. I really enjoyed Twisted & Sinful Stories so I wanted to give it a shot myself.
Jeff: I’m flattered! Thank you. I’m glad you enjoyed the book.
Austin: I did. That’s why I reached out to you to help me.
Jeff: So? Tell me about your book? Tell everyone the name of it and why they should pick it up when it’s released next week.
Austin: It’s called The Heart Wants What The Heart Wants. Much like Twisted & Sinful Stories, it’s a collection of short stories that have a little romance or erotic elements to them. The book is out on February 1st, so it’s right around the corner.
Jeff: Correct me if I’m wrong, but it’s available for pre-order on Amazon? Right?
Austin: Yes! Yes it is.
Jeff: Would you like to give a sample here? So people know what they’re getting?
Austin: Yeah, I can do that.
Rob dragged his feet as he moved towards her, making sure she knew he was in the room. He tossed the clothes on the couch. Rob didn’t say a word as he embraced Carrie from behind. She smiled as she felt the warmth of his body make contact with hers. Another crack of thunder made her jump. Rob’s hands extended around her waist. He interlocked his fingers around her stomach.
Carrie exhaled. She felt relaxed for the first time as she watched the storm outside. Her hand moved from the glass on the window to his fingers. She could feel his warm breath on her skin. She rolled her neck to the left, exposing more of her neck. Rob nuzzled his chin against her skin.
Carrie turned slightly in his arms. She laid her head against his shoulders. Rob stroked her hair and her back. A loud of crack of thunder rattled the apartment, but she didn’t move this time. She felt safe.
Carrie gently pressed her lips to his neck. She could feel him pressing against her. She pulled away just enough that her face was buried against his skin. They looked at each other in silence as the storm raged outside. Rob moved his hands up and down her back again. It sent shivers down her spine.
She leaned in again, this time while standing on her toes. She kissed him softly on the lips. Rob returned the soft, gentle kiss. Carrie leaned her body against his. Her hands moved to his chest.
”Hold me,” she whispered. Rob leaned forward as well, the bodies enveloped in a warm embrace. His hands went through her hair. She kissed him again. Her lips made contact with his and slightly parted. The kiss turned more passionate as Rob slipped his tongue towards her open mouth. Carrie grasped his chest muscles more as the kiss grew deeper. Their mouths moved from side to side as they got lost in each other’s arms.
This was the first kiss she had since her divorce was finalized months ago. All the loneliness Carrie had been feeling just erupted inside her. She had always found Rob to be cute and caring. He went out of his way to protect her. She found out that not only was he caring, but he was passionate and strong. It piqued Carrie’s interest in him even more.
Jeff: Very nice! I’m sure most people will enjoy the book! Any plans for future books?
Austin: I have a few ideas that are kicking around in my head. I could always write another anthology. We’ll see.
Jeff: Well special thanks to Austin Graves. His debut novel “The Heart Wants What The Heart Wants” will be released on February 1st on Amazon.
Austin: Thanks for letting me come on and talk about my book!
Thanks to Austin Graves for coming on today. Check back this weekend I will have another new top 5 blog too! Until then, have a good one everyone!