Okay, I’m all over this because…hello! Romance author!!! And I write for the Harlequin Desire line. Plus, I have a new Harlequin Desire book that just released this week. You know, in case you’ve missed all the announcements I’ve been posting hither, thither and yon for TWICE THE TEMPTATION. Anyway, you can probably guess that this little missive from the Universe warmed the cockles of my heart.
Blazing desire, Silver, even when it’s all you’ve got, is all you’ve ever needed.
But mind you, if your blazing desire has not effortlessly thrown you into action — preparing the way, taking baby steps, and doing all you can — then it’s just a smoldering desire, and you’re thinking other conflicting thoughts as well.
Always hot for you,
Desire, Silver, can take you anywhere.
But this message from the Big U cuts both ways. It takes the DESIRE to WRITE a book plus all the emotional bits sprinkled through the action to make the characters’ desire blaze on the page. And don’t get me wrong. A romance doesn’t have to be in-your-face down-and-dirty sexy to portray desire. Desire is the wanting and the needing. And doesn’t that just describe about everything in life? Wanting something/someone. Needing someone/something. Desiring this, that, or another. Wanting, needing, desiring more. It’s what keeps us going, this drive for more. Or that’s the way it works for me, anyway. What about y’all? If you could have your heart’s desire, what would it be?
Yep, yep, yep. The desire… the need… drives everything.
Romantically, I have my heart’s desire. Professionally, I still would like to make enough money to support myself. In other aspects of my life, I desire for the world to right itself and for everything to be okay again. And I want a dog. Unfortunately, those un-achieved things are outside my grasp right now, and maybe ever, but I’ll keep slugging along and hoping for the day.
The main thing is to keep slugging. It’s when we lay down and roll over that keeps us at bay. My life is okay. It could be better. It could be a whole lot worse. I just have to remember that last part when I get discouraged.
As for the dog…when the time’s right, the right dog will be there. Yup. ❤