Two days to go until release day
January 7, 2010
Well, the weather around here has been cooperating. Yesterday it felt like I was at the summit in a snow squall. Better to get you all in the mood for a little Hot Chocolate Kiss.
Please join me on the Eternal Press Readers Group. I'll be lurking there all week to answer questions and maybe even give some clues for the New England Ski Trivia Contest.
January 7, at 8-9pm EST, I'll be at a live chat on the Eternal Press Website. It's easy to log on (if you're over 18) and no need to pre-register. I'll be giving away some free copies of "Hot Chocolate Kiss" so please stop by and say hi.
In case you didn't see it, Andrew Richardson wrote a preview of Hot Chocolate Kiss
And now, without further ado, an excerpt:
The blonde perched on a stool wore boots that looked like she’d strapped a husky dog to each leg. Keela doubted she had ever skied in her life. That sleek blonde ponytail wouldn't fit under a helmet, and she'd freeze her perky tits and tight ass off wearing that pink fleece jacket and black spandex pants.
She prattled out the usual disclaimers while processing the credit card transaction. "No refunds for conditions. The gondolas are closed due to high winds. Only the open chairs are going to the summit, and we might have to close them as well. The ski patrol has put up an extreme weather alert: no exposed skin, take frequent re-warming breaks."
Keela tried not to sound bitchy. This wasn't one of Ken's girlfriends. The kid was just doing her job. "Thanks for the tips."
After securing the $75.00 ticket on her parka and putting on every piece of protective equipment in her pack., she waddled out the door like a stuffed pig, sweating like one, too.
She knocked the ice off the bottom of her boots with her poles and clicked into the bindings. No matter who I’m with, it’s always me against the mountain—alone. Keela skated over to the lift where the same guy she’d met outside the can was working. "It’s the Tuckerman lady." He winked and guided the chair under her butt.
She couldn't see the rest of his face but imagined him licking his lips.
The lift swept her up, and he called out, "Seriously, be careful. I’ll buy you a Hot Chocolate Kiss when you come down from the summit, sister."
I don't think so, dude. No more being treated like a buddy who happened to have a receptacle instead of a plug. No more schlepping boots and ski equipment, plus a backpack full of camping gear to the summit of Mount Washington , dodging rockslides and avalanches, to ski Tuckerman Ravine. No more romantic nights crammed into a lean-to, surrounded by a unisex cadre of other idiots, with a sleeping bag, thermals, and Gore-Tex to light her fire.
For Immediate Dowload