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23 November 2012

Black Friday Bl0g H0p ( #DecadentBFHop @decadentpub #FF )

* The Beauty and Romance of a Sunset...
* 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 few.
* 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. ;)
* To celebrate Black Friday, I’m giving away either an e-book copy of Sunset Desires or Sunset Seduction ~ winner’s choice. To have a chance to win this prize, all you need to do is comment on this post and leave your name and email. For extra chances to win, follow this blog and/or follow me on Facebook and/or Twitter (each follow is an extra entry.) I will choose a winner on Monday, November 26 after 6PM PST and email the winner to discuss details. International respondents are welcome too!
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* And don't forget to check out Decadent Publishing's awesome giveaway: For a chance to win lots of books and an e-reader for a friend!
* Good Luck!
* C.R. Moss


Laci said...

Both sound like good reads, almost hope I don't win so I don't have to choose :)

Debby said...

Great book choices. I would love to read either one.
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Barbara Elsborg said...

We have a sunrise view from our house, though there a few trees in the way. And a sunset view too - at the front - again more trees. But the best sunrise I see is when I'm at the gym in the pool. Huge window and the sun comes up all red and pink and lovely! Never lasts long which is a pity.

Buffy Kennedy said...

Great giveaway! I wish I had a good view of the sunrise or sunset, but I don't. I remember driving from Georgia to Virginia though one morning, and happened to get a great view of the sunrise over the mountains. It was one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen.

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Angie Adair said...

I am a twitter and fb follower....thanks for the

TwiMom22580 said...

I followed on Facebook (Sarah Carroll) and Twitter (TwiMom22580). I can't find the subscribe button for the blog though.

Kathleen Ball said...

both sound great
followed your blog

Tamara Hoffa said...

I've been to "Hell" amazing views! followed on FB and Twitter

Shadow said...

Hi! Happy Holidays to you! Thanks for the awesome hop and giveaway! Best wishes and many blessings to you!
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Twitter: LuvToRead09