By Olivia Starke
When writing Dreaming in Blue, I loosely based it off a favorite movie/book Patch of Blue. My heroine, Sierra, is a strong woman who has overcome what we would perceive as a horrible loss—she’s blinded after a tragic childhood accident. My hero, Daniel, has had to deal with the loss of his wife and horrendous scarring, a reminder of the accident that took her from him.
While it may seem Madame Eve set them up, because a blind woman wouldn’t care about physical appearances, this isn’t the case. Both characters have to face the unknown, survive after great loss. Then upon meeting one another, they again have to face an uncertain future with each other and learn to trust their hearts. Something great lays ahead for the two of them, if only they believe in themselves.
Facing the unknown is frightening for anyone, especially for me. I’ll endure terrible jobs and equally bad pay, too scared to see what may lie outside of them. Like my heroine/hero I’ve decided to take a leap of faith. I’m resigning from my retail job of over two years. Placing my faith in my writing is terrifying, especially since I am my sole provider. With meager savings backing me, I’m jumping into the unknown and facing what may come.
Wish me luck everyone!
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Blind since childhood, Sierra is satisfied with her success as a relationship therapist. Contacting 1Night Stand is an outlet for her physical needs, or so she tells herself. When she meets Daniel, the chemistry sizzles, but a single parent with a child has the terrifying potential to disrupt her orderly life.
After losing his wife in a fire three years before that left him terribly scarred, Daniel has focused on raising his young daughter and little else. Meeting Sierra through 1Night Stand is a way to step back into the world. And he definitely can’t deny the instant attraction.
Mind blowing sex isn’t the only thing these two share. And when they find out what it is, it’ll change their lives forever.
Excerpt ***ADULT CONTENT***
Daniel’s nature dictated he take a slow pace, but the fire building in his groin threatened to overtake common decency. Sierra’s lips tasted of sweet wine, and he wound his fingers in her hair, pulling her closer. Her soft body did obscene things to his imagination, and the idea of taking her hard and fast tempted him.
Instead, he dragged his mouth from hers. “We can’t let the dessert go to waste.”
“I thought this was dessert.”
He sat on the bench and tugged her onto his lap. Flipping the lid of the container open, he pinched off a bite of chocolate cake.
She did as asked, and he placed the morsel on her tongue. Her murmur of approval toyed with him and he nuzzled her neck, craving the soft feel of her skin. He brought another bit to her lips. This time she caught his finger between her teeth, sucking it, taunting his resolve to keep his pants on for at least a few more minutes. He slid his free hand over the silky material of the blouse, until he cupped one of her full breasts. Her head fell back, exposing her pale throat to his lips. Kneading the firm mound, he kissed a trail to the hollow of her throat then traced her collarbone with the tip of his tongue.
No longer in control of his impulses, he slipped his hand slipped between her thighs pressing them apart, needing to know if she was wet. He wanted to taste her juices, know how she responded when he sucked her clit. Her palm came to his cheek, and her sharp intake of breath cut through the fog of lust.
“What happened to you?”
“You don’t know?”
Sierra shook her head. “Your profile didn’t mention....”
He squeezed his eyes shut—Sierra’s rejection would kick him in the gut.