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Wright Place, Wrong Bed Inspired by a Writers’ Retreat

Two years ago, my chapter of RWA hosted a retreat for whoever could make it to a plantation south of New Orleans. We’d done it in years past at another plantation upriver, and it was time for a change. I’m not sure it was a good change, but the trip did inspire a story that’s will be published by The Wild Rose Press.

We began our evening at the plantation by finding our rooms, which were scattered all over the place. Some were in the big house. Others were in what was probably once the caretaker’s plain home, and still another group were in an elevated modern house. We settled in, saying hello to our roommates and getting the lay of the land, which included a few rooms with sketchy latches on the doors. When we convened in the former chapel turned dining hall and bar, we all had a tidbit to tell about our rooms. Some were happy. Others were rather less so. Eh, I thought. We’re way down where no one cares.

We forgot all about our rooms when a certain friend of mine pointed out the four rather handsome men enjoying dinner at the next table over. They all had suntanned or sunburned necks, fishing shirts, and boat shoes. They were four men on a weekend away from whatever, whether it be wives, girlfriends, bad jobs, or a family reunion. My friend mentioned something. My brain got to twirling, and a little while later, I mapped out a plot.

This is where I admit to having more ideas for stories than I have time to write them. So, Wright Place, Wrong Bed languished into skeleton plot land until I finished some other projects, moved from New Orleans, and set up a new life in Florida. Yet, I completed it, and now I’m dealing with edits. 

If there’s a message to this story, I would say that it is to look for inspiration wherever you go and to keep with your ideas. They will eventually bear fruit.

A Review from Fresh Fiction for Big Bad Easy

ImageBig Bad Easy is a New Orleans based story based on something that happened to me. No, I didn’t become involved with a cop, but I did have my car broken into and have a great experience with the detective investigating it. 

All that aside, Annetta Sweetko from Fresh Fiction reviewed this erotic romance and had this to say about it:

 I also enjoyed the feel of the Big Easy that came through on each page, so much so that I found myself wishing for a beignet. I will certainly be looking for more from author Ursula Whistler.

Read the whole review here, and pick up either a print or e-book of Big Bad Easy.

Risque Poses, My Uncomplicated Story

I wrote this story at least four times, each with varying degrees of characters. Only the main character remained the same. When one of my writer friends made a suggestion about Mathias, the hero of this short story, I found the perfect foil for my heroine. It’s quiet. It’s uncomplicated, but it’s deep in ways that I think will touch you. Try it. 

Risque Poses 

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Big Bad Easy is available from #TWRP

Paperback or e-book of a hot romance set in New Orleans, my former home. I enjoy where I live now, but there really isn’t a city quite like the Big Easy, NOLA, N’awlins. Don’t expect the sterotypical Cajun or Creole in this story. Get a copy of Big Bad Easy now.

ImageA grueling unsolved murder case is the tipping point for detective Jameson Kelly. He’s ready to hang up his holster for early retirement when Zara Robinson walks in to his precinct, the victim of a car break-in. She’s everything Jameson likes in a woman—tall, blonde, beautiful and athletic. More than enough woman to take him down and make him beg for more. One more case can’t hurt to help pass the time, especially one he knows he can solve.

Zara is a woman who knows what she needs, and top of her list is closure on this spree of car break-ins. And there’s Jameson—he’s big with an air of bad despite being a cop and all man. Man enough to easily make her feel soft and womanly. But when clues to the theft lead to something bigger, she’s glad to have his brains as well as his skills on her side.

Big Bad Easy with that Paper Feel

ImageI’m not one to skip forward past Halloween to the winter holidays of Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas, but I’m making an exception since my latest erotic romance will be available in print beginning November 22, 2013. Big Bad Easy is available exclusively from Amazon.com until then as an e-book, which means you don’t have to wait. Yet, if you do, you’ll have a book that many readers have enjoyed for Thanksgiving and Christmas. 

Man of Few Words in Print from Amazon #TWRP

Are you a hard copy person? Do you despise e-books and e-readers? Now you can get Man of Few Words in print from either The Wild Rose Press or Amazon.com

Marine Pilot John ‘Duff’ Duffy was always good at following orders, even when it meant having to leave the woman he loved. Her father, then his superior, dictated it was the best thing for Kirsten’s future and Duff’s career. Good soldiers followed orders, no matter what the heart felt. It had been for the best…back then. But when he sees her years later across a crowded bar, he has one burning desire–to have her back in his life and bed again.

With a new job and her father’s estate to settle, Professor Kirsten Tanner wants a peaceful existence. The return of the handsome flight instructor who broke her heart and lit a fire to her desires challenges that. She’s determined not to fall victim to his quiet charm again, but the need to show him she too can love him and leave him is much too tempting. But one touch from Duff and Kirsten begins to wonder if maybe they can have more than one night of ecstasy.

 

Order Your Print Copy of Man of Few Words from #TWRP

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I will always love this cover, but I love it more with the man’s chest wrapping around the spine of the print version of Man of Few Words from The Wild Rose Press. 

Order it here from The Wilder Roses

Marine Pilot John ‘Duff’ Duffy was always good at following orders, even when it meant having to leave the woman he loved. Her father, then his superior, dictated it was the best thing for Kirsten’s future and Duff’s career. Good soldiers followed orders, no matter what the heart felt. It had been for the best…back then. But when he sees her years later across a crowded bar, he has one burning desire—to have her back in his life and bed again.

With a new job and her father’s estate to settle, Professor Kirsten Tanner wants a peaceful existence. The return of the handsome flight instructor who broke her heart and lit a fire to her desires challenges that. She’s determined not to fall victim to his quiet charm again, but the need to show him she too can love him and leave him is much too tempting. But one touch from Duff and Kirsten begins to wonder if maybe they can have more than one night of ecstasy.