Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Thought This Would Be More Interesting Than My Drug Induced Ramblings...

I have been please-why-doesn't-someone-just-take-an-axe-to-my-head-and-get-it-over-with-Nyquil-doesn't-even-work-anymore-I-have-permanent-bed-head-sick for the past three days. In between drugged induced bouts of sleep I've woken up to reruns of Deadly Women, 48 Hours Hard Evidence and FBI Files. So anything I wrote today would probably be a drug-induced rambling about a psychotic woman who escaped to Mexico after murdering her entire family but stopped on the way to kidnap a bank manager so she could rob his branch.

Did I mention it wouldn't be coherent?

So I'm going to do what I haven't done yet...at least I don't think so...I could have...hell, I don't know I'm too entranced by this bottle of Nyquil staring at me to really think or remember. I have a new Free Read from Ellora's Cave coming out, Desire in the Dark. It just posted on the Coming Soon page and I'm pretty excited about it. It's my very first short story--very short. And free...did I mention short and free? Oh okay. Just checking.

The characters in Desire in the Dark are the two best friends of Caitlin and Selig in Sweet Ultimatum. Here's an excerpt below. I hope you enjoy it!

And pray that I have enough energy to turn the station to, I don't know...Court TV...?

Excerpt from Desire in the Dark by Naima Simone

Mac blinked.

Then blinked again.

“Two years?” he croaked. After clearing his throat, he bent forward, pinning her with an incredulous stare. “You haven’t had sex in two years?”

Alise groaned, squeezing her eyes shut. Damn she hadn’t meant to let that slip. She lifted her lashes, peeking out from under them and wanted to cringe. He stared at her as if she were some kind of fugitive from the freak show—horrified disbelief and fascination. She squashed the urge to pat her chest and check for a third breast.

“Could you please not gawk?” she snapped. “We all don’t have stacked Amazons fighting to get into our beds.” An image of the tall, built women Mac dated—the opposite of her—flashed through her mind and she scowled.

“You want to get a stacked Amazon into your bed? Sorry,” he apologized at the sound of her dark growl. He shook his head. A heartbeat of silence. “Two years?” She rose from the edge of her seat and he held his hands out, palms up, as if warding off her imminent attack. “Look, you can’t blame me for being surprised. I mean, look at you, Alise. A beautiful redhead and successful business woman. Surely there hasn’t been a shortage of opportunities. Why haven’t you—”

“Gotten my groove back?” Alise supplied. Again he laughed, and once more her heart dived south of nowhere. Maybe she should confess the truth. Just lay her cards out on the table and allow the proverbial chips to fall where they may.

Well, Mac, funny thing. Since I’ve moved to New Eden I’ve been suffering from a terrible case of unrequited love. Just recently I decided to move on because I realize this man will never truly see me. He will never recognize me as the woman who loves him, who would give him everything if he but looked at me.

Oh yeah. By the way.

That man is you.


Wynter Daniels said...

Feel better soon. That's no fun. Great excerpt! Stacked Amazons, huh?

Michelle Polaris said...

Feel better, Naima. You were reasonably coherent by the way for a Nyquil induced stupor. And I adored that excerpt. I'll definitely be stopping by Ellora's Cave later to pick it up. If it's as good as Sweet Ultimatum, I'll be mighty pleased.

Savannah Stuart said...

The countdown is now on!! In fact, I'm waiting rather impatiently for your next full length release. I lurved Sweet Ultimatum and want more ;)

Naima Simone said...

Hi, Wynter!
Hee-hee! I channeled my inner-Xena!

Naima Simone said...

Hi, Miohelle!
Wow really? Maybe my next ms I need to start downing a couple tablespoons of Nyquil to get me in the mood! LOL! Eeeeww!!

Naima Simone said...

Hi, Savannah!
LOL! I'm counting down myself! Aaawww!! Thank you! Hopefully--throw some prayers up!--I'll have a new full length contracted soon!

Thanks again!

Stephanie Adkins said...

Hope you feel better soon, Naima!! *HUGS*

Dalton Diaz said...

Sending virtual chicken soup your way.
I think you should keep a log of your drug-induced thoughts. You could probably run with it and get a few books with new and exciting premises. Just think, you could write the next Alice in Wonderland.
Feel better soon.

Naima Simone said...

I feel so loved! *sniffed* Thanks Stephanie and Dalton!! And Dalton...not a bad idea!! Hee-hee!! Who knows what Nyquil and I could come up with! *rubbing hands in delirious/evil glee*