Hello everyone, welcome back to my blog. Today, I have Ruth A. Casie visiting with her story, Never Say Never. She starts out telling us a little humorous story that ended up in one of her books. Welcome, Ruth!
My brother Alan and his wife Eloise are happily married, very happily married. After ten years (and now on the other side of the country) Alan called and asked me if I’d once again be a witness at his wedding. How romantic I thought. Renewing your vows, I asked? Eh, not quite, he told me. They had moved cross country when Eloise was appointed Vice President at one of the California universities. They filled out all the paperwork and got a call from the human resource area that there was no record of their marriage. They were married in New Jersey, they told the counselor. No record in any state, the woman said. I flew to California to witness the wedding and make sure the papers were filed.
Oh My Gosh! Did this tale end up in one of your books?
This incident was too good to not become a story. It is the underlying theme of Second Chance by the Sea, a short story in the anthology Timeless Escapes.
Married for ten years, a couple at odds find their marriage was never registered. Will an impending disaster be the final straw that breaks them up or will it rekindle their love and send them back to the altar for a second chance?
So glad it worked out for your brother. LOL, tell us about your current story, Never Say Never.
Pam Dawes has always done what was expected by her high-society parents and friends. Look where that got her. Husband number two is quickly becoming a bad memory. She’s through with men. Never again.
Mikhail Ivanovich Stephanov, doesn’t care what happens to himself—revenge for his family is all that matters.
When a freak storm brings down communications, Pam’s the only one who can help the mysterious Russian who washes up on her dock. Sparks reignite when they realize they’d met years ago. Mik’s more than willing to put his vendetta aside, until Pam becomes the target of the Russian thugs that have infiltrated Havenport’s coast. He’d die to keep her safe.
They’d both sworn to never love again. Will they learn to never say never?
Volgograd came rushing back. What was it about Pam Dawes that loosened those memories he’d worked hard to keep locked away?
“The Volga is the longest river in Europe and used to be known for its sturgeon,” he said, the neutral statement safe.
“Ah, Russian caviar,” Pam said with an overaffected Russian accent. She leaned close. “My comrade. Tell me about the cold Russssian nights and the warm wodka.”
“Lozhimsya spat’ golym i derzhim drug druga v teple.” He leaned closer and whispered in her ear.
She didn’t pull back. He found the heated flush that went up her neck charming. Was it his hot breath against her ear or…
Pam turned and faced him. Their lips a breath apart.
“You go into bed…naked…and keep each other warm,” Pam said. Her stare didn’t waver. “Surely you don’t mean that as an invitation.”
A cool sheen dampened his forehead, and excitement raced through his veins. Her breath bathed his face. Smoky, seductive eyes stared at him. For the moment, they were back at the Moscow gala, sitting alone on a small sofa in a ballroom. He blinked and returned to the sand-colored kitchen.
“No. We go into bed. You have the wrong conjugational form.” He put his hand around her neck and pulled her toward him. Slowly, her eyes closed. He bent closer, then lightly, very lightly, kissed her lips.
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This sounds so intriguing. Let's take a look at the trailer on the YouTube video!
Great trailer, Ruth. Tell us more about you!
RUTH A. CASIE is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance with enough action to keep turning pages. Ruth also writes historical swashbuckling action-adventure time-travel romance about strong empowered women and the men who deserve them, endearing flaws and all. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, three empty bedrooms and a growing number of incomplete counted cross-stitch projects. Before she found her voice, she was a speech therapist (pun intended), client liaison for a corrugated manufacturer, and international bank product and marketing manager vice president, but her favorite job is the one she’s doing now—writing romance. She hopes her stories become your favorite adventures. For more information, please visit www.RuthACasie.com or visit her on Facebook, @RuthACasie, Twitter, @RuthACasie, or Pinterest RuthACasie.
Thanks so much, Ruth, for stopping by. I wish you great success with your book, and look forward to reading this one.
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