Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Guest Blogger Kaily Hart - What’s the most daring thing you’ve ever done?

So, what is the most daring thing you’ve ever done? For yourself or your significant other? For any reason? I had a terrible time this holiday season trying to come up with something to get my hubby. I have this issue every year because he is just so feakin’ hard to buy for. He doesn’t really have hobbies as such, has everything he could possibly need for the interests he does have, and is just very…particular about things. Also, he spends a lot of time coming up with unique and special gifts for me, especially for our anniversary, and I hate feeling at a disadvantage. Guys have a way of leveraging that, you know J, not that I’m complaining.

I found myself in this same situation last year for his birthday. I wanted something extra special, something memorable, something he’d never guess and something he wasn’t likely to put away in a cupboard and never think about again. I wanted to knock his socks off. That’s when I came up with it. THE idea. I was going to go and get some nice photographs done of myself, have them made into a book. You know, sexy and suggestive photographs, lingerie type pictures. It sounded great in theory. I’m still not exactly sure how it made its way from idea to reality, how I got the courage and determination to actually go through with it, but I actually did it!

I found a specialist photographer I was comfortable with and it really wasn’t as costly as I thought. I even ended up having some nude and implied nude photos taken. I was THAT comfortable LOL. I looked on the photographer as I would a doctor—that this was part of his job and he’s probably seen every size and shape and variation imaginable. Another surprise —I had fun with it. The photo session was just really great fun. I mean, who doesn’t like being the center of attention, especially when you have someone trying to make you look as good as possible? The result? It was fabulous. The pictures turned out great and hubby loved them! He was so surprised. It’s by far the most daring thing I’ve ever done, or even thought of doing. I’ve included one of the more *cough* discreet ones below. It’s one of my favorites, actually. Now my only issue is coming up with something just as good this year!!

So…come on, what’s the most daring thing YOU’VE ever done?

About Kaily

Kaily Hart, a seemingly straight-laced mother of four left corporate America and a high-powered, lucrative career to be a stay at home mom. Ha! That lasted about four weeks, during which time she realized she had a deeply repressed dream—to write. And romance at that! By day, Kaily plays conservative wife and soccer mom, but at night crafts hot and steamy tales of romance and love with gorgeous heroes who wouldn’t dream of leaving the toilet seat up. Ever. She’s smart and sassy, at least in her own mind, and is trying her best to bring the alpha male solidly back to contemporary romance, one hot story at a time. Two years ago she never would have thought she’d be doing this, but now that she is? Well, you couldn’t pay her enough to do anything else.

Kaily’s books, PICTURE THIS and PAY UP are available now from Ellora’s Cave.

If anyone would want to contact me (which I would love by the way) or just keep up with what I’m doing, you can find me all over:

Web – www.kailyhart.com

Blog - http://kailyhart.blogspot.com/

Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/kaily.hart

Twitter - http://twitter.com/kailyhart


Amber Skyze said...

Way to go! That's a great idea for a gift. My hubby is too easy to buy for. :)

Cara Bristol said...

Neat idea, Kaily....what are you going to do to top it next year? LOL.

One of my "best" gifts to DH was also a book...not of me, but of a place we had lived that he had loved. So I gave him the book, and the next think you know he wants to sell the house, buy acreage again and move...we now own land in another state and have the house on the market.

Meg Benjamin said...

Hi Kaily, welcome to the Naughty Nine! Since I can't take a decent picture to save my soul (something about having a camera pointed at me makes my smile go weird) I shudder to think what any glamour shots of me would look like. But yours is very nice!

Kaily Hart said...

Thanks so much for having me here today!

Hey, Amber and thanks. I'd love a hubby who was easy to buy for. Maybe we should swap? Oh, no...wait...I don'r write *those* kind of books LOL.

Cara, I'm not sure yet. It's going to be hard to top. Your awesome gift has given me some ideas, though. There are a number of places we've lived that hubby loved.

Hi, Meg! I'm known in my family as 'the camera ghost'. I'm not kidding. Amazing what a good photographer can do. Great makeup and a soft focus lense doesn't hurt either :).

Kelly Jamieson said...

Welcome to the Naughty Nine Kaily! I had that same idea one time but the fact that my husband is a photographer made me change my mind. I wasn't sure what he'd think of that! I never like pictures of myself, though, and it would be nice to have some that are really glamourous. Great gift!!

Kinsey Holley said...

OMG you have guts. Great pic, by the way.

I keep saying I'm going to do this one day...soon as I lose a little weight. And by the time I do, I'll be so old I won't want to put on anything revealing!!

Kaily Hart said...

Kelly, I don't usually take great photos so it is nice to have a collection that have been professionally done. I wonder if a photographer would look at another's pictures like writers do when they read?

Kinsey, thanks! I did it the opposite way. I booked the shoot and then lost a few pounds. Knowing you're going to be taking off your clothes is a great incentive LOL!