So this week I was browsing book covers, looking for one for book 2 of my In This Lifetime Series. I found one I really liked, bought it, so done right? Um, no.
I happened to stumble across another cover that I absolutely loved. Maybe it's the holiday, all hearts and flowers and romance, but I kept going back to it.
I liked it so much in fact that I decided to write a short story to use the cover. Crazy? Yeah, probably, but look at it. Isn't it pretty?
Anyway, it's a short story and you can pick it up for less than you probably pay for a cup of coffee. I've never put out a short story before. Maybe Pink Valentine will sell or maybe it won't, but the important thing is my beautiful cover now has a story to go with it.
There, now I feel better now about spending money I probably shouldn't have. Hey, just like the girl in my book, hmm.
Cheryl loves her job at Estelle's boutique, but her paycheck keeps getting smaller and smaller with each new shipment. She doesn't see herself as a shopaholic, although her stash in the guestroom closet keeps growing.
Her husband, Troy has been brown bagging his lunch and saving all his overtime earnings for their dream vacation in Hawaii next year. He's not too happy when he accidentally discovers her packages the night before Valentine's Day.
Things get out of hand when he confronts her and before he knows it, he's promised her a spanking!
This is a short story about a couple working through their conflict on the most romantic day of the year. Sparks fly as a loving husband shows his wife that roses aren't the only red thing coming her way.
Occasionally he’d given her a swat on her bottom as he walked by, laughing when she jumped and squealed, but that was all in fun and a little exciting. This was different. He wasn’t joking or teasing, she knew that instinctively. The question was how would it change their marriage in the long term? Looking up she found him watching her, the look in his eyes one of gentle sympathy.
“Are you feeling sorry for me?” she demanded.
“I am,” he admitted.
“Because I know what’s coming and you, sweet thing, are going have to worry about it all day,” he said, trying not to smile.
“Screw you,” she snapped back.
Thanks for stopping by and have a Happy Valentine's day. Oh, one more thing, don't spend any money you're not supposed to, lol.