Please join me in welcoming author Destiny Moon today! Destiny's new book, Worth the Wait, is out now.
Take it away, Destiny!
Yeah, sure, we all pine after a sexy hero, the kind who’ll lift us into a strong embrace and make us weak in the knees. But that is another powerful aphrodiasiac out there, available 24/7, that never arouses complicated emotions, or talks at length about sports. Food.
The story of women and food is the oldest romance out there. But while food is a nice substitute for men in between relationships, during break ups, or as part of a girls’ night out, food combined with a sexy man is about as good as it gets.
Long ago, I had a lover tell me he loved to watch me eat, that he wanted to feed me all sorts of delectable treats just because he liked how much I liked food. As a woman of size, this was the greatest mating call I’d ever heard. He wooed me with whipped cream and raspberries.
Although things didn’t work out for us in the long run, his willingness to use food as a way to seduce inspired me to write Jerome. Jerome is a foodie with excellent taste. He knows his fine dining restaurants but prides himself on his familiarity with all the tasty cheap eats around the city. He takes Monique for a spectacular adventure of the senses, bringing his love of food into the bedroom.
She can’t help but be swept off her feet by a guy who not only knows where to buy delicious treats, but also how to cook and how to grow his own vegetables at the community garden where he volunteers. To me, there is nothing sexier than a man who is able to produce a harvest and an appetizing meal. But what really tips Monique and Jerome’s story into an erotic one is the level of enjoyment he gets from watching her eat.
They say you can tell everything you need to know about a lover from how that person enjoys their food. I think there’s something to the adage. So next time you’re feeling saucy, why not prepare a snack for you and your sweetie…or just for you.
Worth the Wait
© 2015 Destiny Moon
When I returned, he was sitting up, and he had propped up the pillows so we could rest against the headboard. I had a tray with little tiny plates of goodies and two glasses of Merlot. I nestled into place and set the tray down in front of us.
“This looks good,” he said. “Where did you get it?”
“The Persian Deli on 7th.”
“Oh Mehran and Nilofar’s place?”
“Yes,” I said, taken aback. “Do you know everything and everyone related to good food in this city?”
“I pride myself on it,” he said. “Their hummus is amazing. Best ever if you ask me.”
I took a cracker and dipped it into the hummus and fed a bite to Jerome. He moaned with at least the same amount of pleasure he felt before.
“Damn,” I said. “I love the way you eat.”
“That is completely mutual.” He took an olive with a toothpick and lifted it to my lips. “Come. Taste this.”
I savored the olive. Its strong flavor was like a burst of energy in my mouth. The meaty texture satisfied. The oil dispersed throughout the fleshy bites and blended perfectly with the sip of wine I took right after.
Worth the Wait
March 6, 2015
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Monique Mackenzie has it all. The only thing missing is the one thing she doesn’t know she can get—her boss.
Sassy and glamorous, Monique Mackenzie has everything a modern woman could want—great career, fabulous home, wardrobe and friends. Men throw themselves at her constantly, but after years of meaningless flings, the charm has worn off. The one man who truly ignites her passion is the only man she can’t have—her boss, Jerome Fontaine.
Mysterious Jerome drops clues that he sees her, too, but he seems to have a secret life outside the office. He remains elusive until Monique accidentally stumbles upon his secrets and discovers the reasons for his stoic behavior. As the fiercely private Jerome begins to trust Monique, Monique’s world is turned upside down as she figures out what she truly wants out of life. Jerome’s presence makes her question everything from her ambitions to her erotic tastes, and in falling for him she must face her own demons.
Just when she thinks she’s got it all figured out, Monique finds herself challenged in ways she never imagined, though the one thing she knows for certain is that she has never loved anyone as much as she loves Jerome.
Reader Advisory: This book contains characters who appear in All I Ever Wanted, also by Destiny Moon.
Romance heroines have saved my sanity numerous times through break-ups and life changes. I find escaping into a romance both soothing and revitalizing—and even better when there are some steamy scenes to tantalize the imagination.
For most of my adult life, I’ve concentrated on carving out a serious career, but a number of love-hungry, sassy characters keep taking over my mind, insisting that I daydream, live vicariously through them and tell their stories. Watching these women emerge on the page gives me a different sort of satisfaction than I get from my day job. It is a joy to share them with readers.
I live in a tiny apartment in a crowded city and I like to think there is something romantic about this. I did manage to find my soul mate here.
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