by Kiersten Hallie Krum
I’ve lived in the Northeast most of my life; I can’t imagine living somewhere with no winter. I love winter, but especially when it snows. As a student on the North Shore of Massachusetts, I’d go out during snowstorms and walk the nature trails on the protected land owned by my undergraduate college. I love the quiet of a snowfall, the sense of peace in its purity. How for a short while, everything appears clean and magical. A world without conflict.
I do not, however, like being cold.
Here in New Jersey, it is damn cold right now. Most of the Northeast and Midwest are deep in a freezing spell. It’s been so cold, I even caved and bought a new winter wool coat (red, of course), despite my annoying tendency to overheat in too many layers.
One good thing about the cold is the excuse it gives for burrowing deep under fleece blankets in voluntary hibernation, either with a furry familiar or your own hot honey. It also tends to generate creativity. As though our minds must dream up warm alternatives to the cold bleakness outside. Winter can drive the letter and the spirit of genius.
If you’re in the market for a steamy story to heat you up, be sure to check out our own Lady Smut blogger, Alexa Day’s, new erotica short story, 1-800, which releases on Friday, January 16th.
In 1-800, a man feels under pressure to make his fiancée’s Valentine’s Day gift as interesting as she believes he is. When he stumbles upon a pornographic home shopping channel on basic cable, he sets out to create the most interesting Valentine’s Day either of them have ever experienced.
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