But I don’t know what to get.
I’m a words girl. My voice chatters in my head 24/7 but I rarely think in pictures. Heck, I rarely SEE pictures in my head. Back in my days as a cake decorator, I’d get an order and I would fight the urge to write words all over the cake. You want Dora? Fine! Swiper, no swiping! Vamanos! Do YOU hear something? Of course, that desire probably had something to do with the fact that it takes about thirty colors to do a Dora cake, and I didn’t want to mix that many bags of buttercream. Eventually word cakes became popular for weddings and celebrations, but they never gave those orders to me because my handwriting is truly horrid. But I digress.
I could easily choose words to tattoo on my body. Joy. Balance. Strength. Inspiration. Love. But coming up with pictures for those things is more difficult for me. Considering I’m a pastry chef, I suppose I could have a great big scale tattooed on my back—for balance—but that isn’t quite what I have in mind. I’m not a yin-yang girl, either. I’m hoping an idea will come to me in a huge burst of energy that will carry me through the process. After all, last week I had no idea what I wanted my new kitchen floor to look like, and right now I’m sitting on it. Is waiting for tattoo inspiration another form of trust the process?
I hate trusting the process. I like instant gratification, and so many things in my life are about enjoying the journey. That’s my answer, I guess. I need a big ole road right down the center of my back…or perhaps winding around my body. The character in my latest release, Hook Up, Book 3 of the Come Again series, has a hot pink orchid tattoo on her shoulder. Orchids symbolize rebirth, new beginnings, love, maturity—a perfect tattoo for a woman who rebuilt her life after a one-night stand in college left her with empathic powers. It was easy to pick a tattoo for Crystal. Alas, my own body is another story. What about you? Do you have a tattoo…or tattoos? Do you want one? If so, what do you want? Leave a comment and I’ll put your name in the drawing for a Hook Up Survival Kit!
The Hook Up Kit includes:
Orchid temporary tattoo (just like Crystal’s!)
Mini Magic 8-ball (to check the auspices for a hook up)
E-copy of Bottoms Up, the first book in the Come Again series (because I can’t actually hook you up, but I can offer you a few hours of reading pleasure. If you already have it, you can re-gift it!)
Two STUDDED condoms (Safety first! In Hook Up, Ryan buys condoms at Come Again and discovers there is more to life than ribbed.)
Romance Trading Cards for Bottoms Up and SoloPlay (because I love e-books, but I do miss actual book covers!)
Hook Up Blurb:
A blast from the past can be hell on the heart.
“Spend the night with me, Crystal.”
One college hook-up with Ryan Anderson ripped Crystal LaRusso’s emotions wide open and hot-wired her to the world around her. After gaining control of her new abilities, she rebuilt her life and started a business as a sensual psychic. She’s bold, fearless and, admittedly, a little freaky. Black leather, exotic makeup and a reputation for only dating women keeps the world at a necessary distance—distance she can’t maintain when Ryan reappears in her life.
Ryan has spent the last ten years wondering what went wrong between them, and now that she’s back in his life, Crystal has a lot of explaining to do. The chemistry is just as potent as it was ten years ago, so why does she keep running away? One night won’t be enough to satisfy Ryan’s need for her, but it might take the edge off. At the very least, he can ask her why she broke his heart—and this time he’s not leaving without an answer.
This book contains an unforgettable one-night stand, a heroine with a taste for beautiful women, a quest that begins in a sex shop and ends in a sex club, and enough mind-blowing psychic sex to change one lucky man’s life forever.
A Hook Up excerpt can be found here:
and Hook Up can be purchased wherever naughty books are sold!
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. To learn more about me, please visit:
My den of iniquity: http://www.mirandabaker.com
My home away from home: https://www.facebook.com/MirandaBakerfans
Or my favorite hangout: https://twitter.com/Miranda_Baker
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