1) Snacked on frosting directly out of the can.
2) Eaten chocolate and sighed with delight.
3) Gotten in a food fight. With chocolate. And a hot guy. And licked it all off… (Oh, whoops. I got to fantasizing there. I just meant to write get in a food fight).
4) Gazed longingly out the window, dreaming of the life you don’t have…or the job you wished you had…
5) Thought that you couldn’t do it by yourself for one more minute, wishing that some magical prince would suddenly walk into your life, sweep you off your feet and make all your dreams come true.
6) Thought you were doing just fine all on your own…
Real life can be sort of mundane. Jobs that are only moderately inspirational (at best), bills to be paid, kids that leave a swath of destruction behind them, dogs that need attention when you don’t have the energy to give it to them, hair that won’t behave, jeans that are just a little too tight, laundry that always needs to be folded (does it procreate on its own or what?)… Where’s the glamour? Where’s the sparkle? Is there such a thing in real life? Can magic really occur in a world that isn’t replete with vampires, werewolves and fairies? The answer, my friends, is… it damn well better be able to!
I believe in magic. I believe that we should be able to giggle in the morning. I believe that we should have those sigh-worthy moments where we just can’t believe the amazing things that just happened to us.
And most importantly, I believe we all deserve to have our own Prince Charming, who will sweep into our lives and make our hearts soar. Even us ordinary gals who maybe don’t look so perfect in a bathing suit or who don’t get a chance do our hair before running errands… we deserve our fairytale…or at least live it vicariously though fictional women who are as ordinary as you and me… and yet somehow transcend that in ways that leave us breathless, sweaty and oh-so-heartmeltingly-satisfied.
Most of the books I write are paranormal romances, because I love a good ol’ immortal warrior who has been tormented for a few centuries. There’s nothing like the intensity of passion and emotion that comes to life between two people when their souls are at stake and they have a hundred years of intense emotions building up inside them, desperate to be released.
When I wrote my new Ever After contemporary series, I wanted both: I wanted that intense passion, that emotions that tears apart your soul, and I wanted it to happen to everyday women like you and me, who are struggling with the same things we’re struggling with: a single mom, the scars of divorce, the daily grind that somehow seems to obscure the chance for magic, for passion that ignites the soul, and for a man so intense, so passionate, so committed that the entire world shakes from his kiss.
Ever After is about the fairytale in a life where magic comes from the passion and fire of the soul. Dip your toe in. Indulge your fantasies. Let the magic begin.
What do you dream about? What is your fairytale fantasy? And does it involve a hot guy, chocolate and silk? Let’s talk, girls. Everyone who comments will get entered to win your choice of any book in my Order of the Blade series or my Ever After series!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Four-time RITA® Award nominee and Golden Heart® Award winner Stephanie Rowe is the nationally bestselling author of more than twenty published novels with major New York publishers. Stephanie has received starred reviews from Booklist and high praise from Publisher’s Weekly. Stephanie is the author of the best selling dark paranormal romance Order of the Blade series, as well as the brand new contemporary Ever After series. She is also published in romantic suspense, teen fiction, and romantic comedy (both contemporary and paranormal).