Do you remember…? by Tory Richards
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Do you remember…? by Tory Richards
How old you were when you decided you wanted to be a writer? Do you remember where you were? What the reaction was of your family when you told them? No matter whom you are or what you've done in your lifetime, I bet at least one of the answers to those three questions helped shape who you are today. Or at the very least, shaped your journey to getting there.
I was young when I decided I wanted to be a writer. I loved fairytales, and the whole princess, prince and the happily ever after thing. God was I naïve! Because for a while I believed that's how life was. I began penning short love stories on notebook paper. Spending hours in my bedroom writing, when my parents thought I was doing home work.
I can recall the day I told them I wanted to be a writer when I grew up. Their laughter at my dream was a crushing blow I doubt they ever truly realized. I immediately began to think that there was something wrong with being a writer. I was sorry I'd told them. I curled up inside, and from that day forward kept it a secret. I became a closet writer. Hiding my stories as if they were confessions of some horrible deed I'd participated in.
So it was with some surprise that I received the requested type writer for my 13th Christmas. Of course it was a manual. Word processors and computers hadn't been invented yet, to my knowledge anyway. I still have unfinished manuscripts, the paper yellow and thin with age, that were typed on that typewriter. And back then I'd typed on both sides to save paper. The words are almost impossible to read today. Eventually I graduated to an electric typewriter, and finally my first computer when I was a ripe old forty something.
For years I didn't type a word because life took over. But the thought of writing was always in the back of my mind, and I never gave up on my dream. Writing is in my blood, it's my passion. I was able to get serious about it again a few years ago. And I found the guts to tell my daughter and niece my feelings. Mainly because my niece told me one day that she wrote stories. They convinced me to let them read some of my stuff, and really liked it, encouraging me to pursue my dreams and submit to a publisher. I finally found encouragement after a lifetime of being a closet writer.
It felt so good coming out. And two months after submitting my first manuscript to Whiskey Creek Press I had a contract offer for my book. It was on the publisher's best sellers list for two consecutive months! What a confidence booster that was, which brings me to my latest release. Talk Dirty to Me just came out with Ellora's Cave on May 24th, and is my first erotic romance with them. If you like short, hot reads then you'll love the sizzling story of Blake and Lilly.
Lilly has been in love with her brother's best friend Blake for years. She lost her virginity to the oil driller on her eighteenth birthday, only to wake the next morning to find him gone. After he pulled that stunt twice more, she swore never to see or talk to him again. But now he's back for her brother's wedding, and he's as sexy as she remembers.
Blake thinks Lilly's even sexier than ever. Unable to resist one another, they don't make it out of the airport parking lot before taking up where they left off. As the two rediscover their passion for each other, nothing and nowhere is off limits!
Ellora's Cave link: http://www.jasminejade.com/ps-8369-50-talk-dirty-to-me.aspx
Author website: www.toryrichards.com
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