Staring at Temptation
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.
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.
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.
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.