This week’s My Sexy Saturday highlights Halloween romance.
My seven-paragraph snippet is from Worth The Risk, the sensual contemporary romance Anne Farrell and I published, using the pseudonym Lyn O’Farrell. Our heroine, Amanda Lloyd, is a children’s librarian who falls for sexy single father Mitch and his adorable seven-year-old son, Josh.
At the time we were writing the book, I was working in the children’s room of a local public library. One Halloween, the children’s room staff brought in a twin-size canopy bed, covered it with fake spider webs, and on Halloween day, we all dressed up as characters. I wore boots and tunic and a sword to play the prince. That event gave us the idea of staging Sleeping Beauty in our book. Amanda plays the slumbering princess, and Josh is supposed to wake her using candy kisses. Things don’t work out quite as planned when Mitch sees an opportunity to steal a kiss. (There was no kissing in the actual children’s room.)
In this scene, Amanda climbs into the cobweb-covered bed and pretends to be asleep while waiting for her prince.
“Shh,” Marcia whispered. “The judges are coming.”
Mitch and Josh arrived along with the judging committee. Mitch watched his son walk to the bed and wave a candy kiss under Amanda’s nose. She sniffed at it, but kept her eyes closed. Josh tried again. This time she stretched, but her eyes remained closed.
“Miss Amanda,” he whispered. “Wake up.”
Mitch looked at the judges and shook his head. “That’s what happens when you send a boy to do a man’s job.”
Mitch quietly moved Josh out of the way and sat on the edge of the bed. Leaning down, he brushed his lips across Amanda’s.
Her eyes flew open. “What are you doing?” she demanded.
“Kissing you,” he murmured. “And it feels awfully good.” He bent his head and kissed her again. “I always knew I’d get you in bed some day.”
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Linda aka Lyn O’Farrell