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Holding On (Colorado High Country #6) —
The Colorado High Country series returns with Conrad and Kenzie's story.

A hero barely holding on…

Harrison Conrad returned to Scarlet Springs from Nepal, the sole survivor of a freak accident on Mt. Everest. Shattered and grieving for his friends, he vows never to climb again and retreats into a bottle of whiskey—until Kenzie Morgan shows up at his door with a tiny puppy asking for his help. He’s the last person in the world she should ask to foster this little furball. He’s barely capable of managing his own life right now, let alone caring for a helpless, adorable, fluffy puppy. But Conrad has always had a thing for Kenzie with her bright smile and sweet curves. One look into her pleading blue eyes, and he can’t say no.

The woman who won’t let him fall…

Kenzie Morgan’s life went to the dogs years ago. A successful search dog trainer and kennel owner, she gets her fill of adventure volunteering for the Rocky Mountain Search & Rescue Team. The only thing missing from her busy life is love. It’s not easy finding Mr. Right in a small mountain town, especially when she’s unwilling to date climbers. She long ago swore never again to fall for a guy who might one day leave her for a rock. When Conrad returns from a climbing trip haunted by the catastrophe that killed his best friend, Kenzie can see he’s hurting and wants to help. She just might have the perfect way to bring him back to the world of the living. But friendship quickly turns into something more—and now she’s risking her heart to heal his.

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Seductive Musings

Friday, March 23, 2007

T minus nine days and counting

That's Joanie and Lina from RBL Romantica exercising their right to sin on behalf of wild women everywhere. The two are in Las Vegas with the RBL Party Crew and sent this to me last night at 2:30 A-freaking-M. I was asleep. Was. They're both gorgeous. And here's a shout-out to Joanie, who sent me some delicious Tim Tams — that's Australian for "freaking yummy chocolate cookie," mate. Thanks, Joanie! And thanks for the photo, Lina-lass.

Thank you all so much for your wishes and vibes and Second Chakra energy. :-)

I got some writing done, had maybe 800 words left on Chapter 21 by bedtime. I started working on it early this morning, then cut the scene I had written out and decided it try a it a new way. But I failed to paste the scene I had cut into a new file to save it, so all of that work is lost.

That weird sound you heared at about 2:45 Mountain Time was me screaming, after I decided to go with the original version of the scene and discovered I get to rewrite it. YAY!

At the heart of things is this important issue: What obligation do I have to reality when writing a sex scene? If I want my characters to make made passionate monkey love in a hot tub, do I need to account for the following facts:

1. Men's nuts vanish in high heat, and sustaining an erection isn't necessarily doable.

2. Condoms do not like hot water.

3. Women's natural lubrication tends to wash away, making any kind of in-water sex less sexy than it originally seemed it would be. That slick glide — you know the one I'm talking about — just isn't there no matter how turned on you are. As a Pisces who has tried every form of water she can fit into with a man, take my word on this.

I'm willing to ignore the last fact. Fact No. 2 is pretty important. And fact No. 1 is... I don't know. Is it important? Our heroes do a lot of things nonfictional males can't do. What do you think?

Also, I have a devious, nefarious plan. I'm going to post the entire first sex scene from my novel on this blog... for a total of two hours. Tomorrow night at 7 p.m. MT (we're on Daylight Savings already and are one hour ahead of California and two hours behind NY), I will post the scene. Then at 9 p.m., I will delete it.

To help get you in the mood, how about another picture of that yummy model. This time he's in a suit, not leather, and he's not wearing shades. I wish he weren't wearing anything.

OK, time to reinvent yesterday's scene and move forward at lightning speed!


Joanie said...

Pamela, you are welcome. I am glad you enjoyed the tim tams.

Nessie and I were just saying how much we wish you, Aimee and Evil Libby were here, even though the hard core techno we have blasting now would make Aim's ears bleed...

Heh, it's 4pm local and we have been pissed since one pm...blame Su, she arrived at 12 and we hit the bar. I am practising my Texan. I am doing pretty well, sliding 'y'all' into my sentences as naturally as you like.

I hadn't seen that shot Lina-Balina sent you, it's cute, isn't it?

Take care honey, you and Amy-J, both women I admire...and thanks so much for the books, I can't wait for these girls to bugger off so I can have some serious reading time...heh!

J xx

Debbie H said...

OMG, you're right, he needs to be naked!! Or at the least, shirtless!

I hate when I screw up on the computer and have to recreate something I worked hard on. It will be ok, you know these two people and it will come back.

As far as the sex scenes, I like the fact that they can get on without worrying about the little things. Let'm go at it, after all he is alpha male and nothing will stop him.

I will definitely be here for the "scene" wouldn't miss it! As soon as I get back from the Scottish Festival, I will be on and ready with the door locked *BEG*. I'll already be worked up with all those males in kilts the whole day!


Oh, Joanie! I wish I were there!

And watch out for that Su! She's a bad influence. Last year, she had me humpin' her on the dance floor as natural as you please. She turned me into her bottom bitch in five flat minutes. And I liked it. She can do some serious bump and grind.

The photo is awesome! It's my first glimpse of you, dear one.

Tell everyone hi for me and give them big, drunken hugs, okay?

Debbie, I've got only one thing to say about those men in kilts. Take a camera! I want pictures! Preferably pictures taken with a camera taped to the toe of your shoe. You know what I'm talking about.

As for that scene, well, it has presented itself in a third iteration that I'd be done writing if it weren't for my chronic ADD.

Have fun tomorrow! Kiss a Scot for me. *G*

P.S. Joanie, please make sure to give Nes a special big kiss for me. I feel like crap that I'm not there.

Get really drunk and call me, okay? Lina-balina has my celly.

You know I'm setting my alarm to be online at 7 or is that 6 NYT? Who the heck knows, but I am so here reading the scene!

You're two hours ahead of me, Charina, so it will be 9 p.m. your time. I hope to see you there! Hope you and the DH and kids are doing well.

Ronlyn said...

Oh NO about losing the scene. I HATE it when I do stuff like that. ((((HUGS))))
LOVE the pic of Joanie & Lina. 'Soooo pretty' pipes in my 3 year old. (he has a thing for blonds. Seriously.) :) But I must agree. And I wish I could have a drink (or 12) so have a few for me girls!

Ok, so my plan is at 6:00 pm, but dinner on the table, sneak to the bathroom and then detour to the computer so I can read. *G* Sound good? It's a battle to get on here if both my guys are home, but I WILL succeed.

Sending more Second Chakra your way for more productive writing today! **~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~

OK... I've got post-its all over the house "PC BLOG 9PM" If I miss it I'm going to be seriously pissed. *G*

I've been battling the flu all week and can very much use the pick me up.

And I oh so feel your pain losing that scene, Pamela! I have lost my share of files at work and it's frustrating.

Ok... I'm going to go chug some theraflu...if i time this right, I'll be up and clear headed in time for the blog. *G*

Kristi said...

And here I always thought something must be wrong with ME. I have never had sex in water turn out as well as it SOUNDS like it could be. Natural lubrications just are NOT conducive to H20. *sigh* I wish I was in Vegas.. with the fun girls.. xoxo, K

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