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06 July 2012

1NS Bl0g H0p ~ Day 2 ~ The Beauty and Romance of a Sunset ( #FF @crmoss @decadentpub #1NSHop )

Sunsets. Viewing them is a simple pleasure of mine. The phenomena are such a beauty to behold and so varied in their coloring depending upon location, season, and atmospheric conditions. It’s due to living in Las Vegas that spurred on my love of sunsets. [See, it’s not all about the strip and gambling! ;)] I’ve seen some spectacular ones with gorgeous fiery reds, oranges, and yellows or amethyst and fuchsia to name a couple. This is a picture I took of a sunset near a place I used to live in.

In the summer of 2008 I went on my first cruise. We stopped at ports in Cozumel and Grand Cayman. It was so nice enjoying the beauty of the water, the beaches and the sunsets, especially since we live hours from an ocean beach in a desert area. One late afternoon we were hanging out on a patio just off one of the ship’s dining rooms and experienced a beautiful golden sunset.

Did you know that there is a little place called Hell on Grand Cayman? In Hell you’ll find a group of short, black, limestone formations roughly the size of half a soccer field. There are two viewing platforms for tourists since people aren’t allowed to traverse in the area. It’s claimed that the name derived from the fact that if a pebble is thrown out into the formation, it echoes amongst the limestone peaks and valleys and sounds as if the pebble is falling all the way down to hell. But I digress… We spent the bulk of our time on Seven Mile beach and had food and drinks at a little bar/restaurant. The open air, pub-style beach bar reminded me of a Southern-style wraparound porch except this place had a tin roof. The experience of the cruise and visiting Grand Cayman inspired me to write a few stories, including my first Decadent Publishing 1NS release Sunset Desires.
Sunset Desires ~ A blind date. A hot tropical evening. She’ll be someone he can’t forget. He’ll fulfill her ultimate fantasy.

Back to Las Vegas… I love setting stories in the city, not just because I live here but also because, like sunsets, it’s such a diverse place—lots to do and see on the strip and off. My next sunset story, Sunset Seduction, takes place in a hotel room in Las Vegas. The characters have a view of the city and mountains and both take note of the setting sun. I describe the sunset’s colors as the sun settles and dips behind the western range, setting the scene for romance. And, the cover—done in the spirit of the story, sunsets and the exciting city of Las Vegas—is hot!
Sunset Seduction ~ One evening. One date. Easy right?
Aside from my love of sunsets, there’s another reason ‘sunset’ is used in the titles for the stories I’m writing, but you’ll have to read them to find out what it is. ;)
For more info and to purchase Sunset Desires visit Decadent Publishing
For more info and to purchase Sunset Seduction visit Decadent Publishing
Along with the great main prizes being given away for the hop (see the list here: Blog Hop Info) I'm also giving away an E copy of Sunset Desires in celebration of this hop. So be sure to comment and leave your name and email with it to be entered in my drawing and the main one. For the e-book, I'll draw a random name from all the compiled comments on my blog during the hop and contact the winner on the 9th.
Now go visit these other wonderful authors and say hi on their blogs! ;)

Happy Reading!
C.R. Moss


Zee Monodee said...

I absolutely love sunsets! Whenever we go to the beach and happen to be there when night falls, I'm sure to drag my hubby and kids along with me to view the sunset. Nothing quite like the sun setting over the sea :)

You have a delightful cover for what I'm sure is a marvellous book.

zeemonodee [at] hotmail [dot] com

D L Jackson said...

I miss the sunsets out West now that I'm on the East Coast. We still have pretty ones from time to time, but not like they do out west where you get an unobstructed view. You're 1NS story sounds lovely.

Molly said...

More wonderful sounding 1Night Stands! I'm on a mission to collect all the 1Night Stand series for Mr. Kade...that's my Kindle by the way :D Thanks!

Cate Masters said...

I love sunsets when the colors are spectacular, too. How cool that you live in Vegas!
Both stories sound wonderful. My 1NS TBR list keeps growing.

Sara Daniel said...

Oooh, love your sunset pictures, the perfect setting for a romance. Love your book cover too!
sarashafer at rocketmail dot com

Lisa said...

Beautiful pictures of the sunset. I have seen some great ones when I was in Key West & in the Carribean.


Amy S. said...

I love sunsets. The cover is very hot. Thanks for the chance to win!

Amy Smith

Toni said...

I love the views of the mountains of Vegas. Sunsets/rises are gorgeous, but there is nothing like watching a lightning storm among the mountains. It's spectacular.


Brandi Slater said...

I love calming and beautiful and a perfect ending to any day! I first started using cameras to take pictures of sunsets and from then on I have always loved photography and sunsets. Thanks for the giveaway!

bn100 said...

The books sound good. Nice covers.


Catherine Lee said...

I consider myself so lucky to live not far from a beach (about 20 minutes). We stay away from the beach in the summers (too many tourists) but once Fall rolls around, we go at least once a week to walk and see the beautiful skies--sunrises or sunsets.
catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

Teresa T Miller said...

I've lived on the East Coast and the West Coast so I've seen beautiful sunsets (at the beaches) with both oceans!

I LOVE all the 1Night Stand stories (even have Sunset Desires!)

teresa dot miller at tigerblossom dot com

Eva's Flowers said...

I've seen some great looking sunsets, I took a picture with my phone a while back and used that as my screen for a while. I've seen a number of great ones when I visited the beaches in Calif. too.


Shadow said...

Sunsets are beautiful! I love just sitting back and watching them. Thank you so much for the giveaway and the awesome hop!