My husband and I are going away for the weekend! Yes! Sans kids! Hell, yes! It will be the first “vacation” we’ve taken alone for almost six years. The last time we were naked in a hotel room together I was pregnant with our third and last child.
I really didn’t think it had been THAT long. Huh. Well, whatever – with children comes responsibility and we love the little buggers! Our youngest has just reached the age where we feel like we can leave him with Grandma and Grandpa and he’ll be excited instead of traumatized. I’m hoping this equals a guilt-free trip for us because we’re planning a weekend of sex and poker in sin city. We’ve already decided to check our luggage, so we can pack naughty things and not blush during a bag search. We’re also going to see Zumanity, the sensual side of Cirque du Soleil (http://www.cirquedusoleil.com/en/shows/zumanity/media/official-video.aspx). I am hoping, praying, and willing to trade just about anything for the ability to relax.
Confession: I work a lot. I am (some would say obsessively) project-oriented. It’s gotten worse since I got published because I’ve taken on another job in addition to my teaching and mom-ing. Working 16/24 has become my normal and the thought of unplugging, even for a weekend, makes me feel a little schvitzy. But I must. In my heart, I know it would be ridiculous to go to Vegas and do the same things I do in New York. (Irony: We’re staying at the New York, New York Casino.) I’m not going to get rip-roaring drunk, gamble like crazy, or hire a hooker. (Maybe.) I’m going to do something even more bizarre for me: I’m not going to work. *deep breath* I can do that, right? (Note: Research done in strip clubs, sex clubs or with the jack of clubs doesn’t count as work!)
By the time this posts, I’ll be back home. (I’m working ahead, LOL!) I’d love to chat about Vegas in the comments – did I mention I’m a Vegas Virgin? I’m not a gambler (yet) but my husband is a hell of a poker player. I’ll tell you about our weekend, and I hope you’ll have some stories to tell me, too. A random commenter will win something I bring back with me. Lord only knows what will catch my eye! If you don’t have any Vegas stories, feel free to chime in with something crazy or challenging you have done in the name of fun. In the name of fun…I will not work. And when I get back, I’ll tell you all about it!
About Miranda Baker
It makes me chuckle to think about all the romantic short stories I wrote in my rather too literary creative writing classes in college. If only one of my professors had steered me toward popular fiction! On the other hand, if I had discovered my calling back then, I wouldn’t have gone to culinary school, I wouldn’t have met my husband, we wouldn’t have had three children and I wouldn’t have turned to erotic romance to get my mojo back during all this hair-raising kid raising.
My website: http://www.mirandabaker.com
Come Again, Book 2
It takes two to toy with love.
When librarian Alisa Mane’s boyfriend accuses her of being frigid, she sets out to prove him wrong the only way she knows how—with research.
A visit to the local sex shop uncovers the sizzling sensuality locked beneath her cool façade, and she eagerly accepts the opportunity to test sex toys for SoloPlay Enterprises. Under the code name “Sologirl”, she begins exploring her body on her own terms. After all, no one was ever rejected by a vibrator.
Mark Winters needs his new DoublePlay line of toys to hit big, and there’s only one tester for the job—Sologirl. She fires his imagination with playfully erotic reviews and never fails to pick a winner. There’s only one problem—Sologirl refuses to test the DoublePlay toys for couples. With his company’s success on the line, he decides to make his offer again, up close and in person.
One look at the icy hot Mark and Alisa realizes he’s her best chance to discover if any man can satisfy her. A red-hot month of experimentation more than answers that question, but now Alisa has another problem—DoublePlay is almost ready for production and her feelings for Mark have nothing to do with business. Is she brave enough to continue playing…with her heart?
Product Warning: This book contains a sexy librarian, an icy hot businessman, scandalous emails, scorching male/female and female/female play time, and vibrating, well…everything.