Staring at Temptation

30 Dec

We’re Baaaaaack!  Did you miss us?

I’ve made some New Year’s Resolutions.  I’ve got two goin’ on for this spanking new year.


You’re evil, Nutella, simply evil.

Resolution #1: No processed sugar til March.  I’ve stopped sucking at the sugar tit before.  It takes about two weeks for the cravings to go away.  I start on Jan 1st.  (We’ll see just how grouchy I am on the 3rd.)

Resolution #2: No social media (except for giving you a links to my blog posts) until I publish a romance novel.  Hi, I’m Madeline Iva and I’m addicted to Facebook.  There I said it.  Going cold turkey for a while will feel good.

I never tried New Year’s Resolutions until a few years ago.  I like them.  I mean, they’re kinda stupid, right?  What I like is that whole process of starting afresh.  Sometimes life is so unbelievably complicated and it feels good to strip away all the excess.  It’s nice to go from feeling all stuffy and stifled to feeling clean, pure, and strong.  Ah, but that’s when you hear the siren’s call.  You suddenly become aware of your vulnerability.


“You’re sore because you’ve fallen for a little drunk you tamed in Miami and you don’t like it. It makes you sick all over, doesn’t it?”

In real life it’s probably Nutella that’s causing your downfall.  In romance novels it’s the cruel man the heroine knows she should resist but…when he touches her in that certain way…well, she just can’t. I love these moments when the heroine has made a resolution of some kind and then temptation stares her in the face.

She shouldn’t…but oh, she wants to.  Desire and temptation–put them together in a romance novel and suddenly I’m licking my lips.italian

The forbidden is so yummy.  It causes that edgy thrill of shame.  It grows into an undercurrent of longing, which in turn grows into a bigger wave of sexual excitement.  In the best novels before you know it the wave is pounding on the sand with an unstoppable force.

So here’s to temptation in 2013 and other naughty delights! Hope you have an exciting New Year’s Eve and wind up in your own illicit clinch come midnight.

2 Responses to “Staring at Temptation”

  1. madelineiva January 5, 2013 at 9:30 pm #

    Thanks Brenna! So far so good in terms of temptation. While I wanted to post about three things on fb the other day, I shrugged and got back to work.

    Meanwhile, I’ve had a fabulous few days of high energy and mental clarity. Not sure if it’s no sugar or just the excited energy that happens with the sense of attacking a new year. Either way, I’ll take it. ;>

    Good luck on your book.


  2. Brenna Zinn December 30, 2012 at 10:21 pm #

    Nice post, Lady Smut.  Good luck on the sugar free winter and backing away from FB.  Can’t wait to read how you do with both of these.   When A Lady Meets A King Now available!

    Brenna Zinn      



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