Campbell finds me in the living room two hours later, sitting on the lambskin rug on the floor in front of his Christmas tree that’s all lit up. Fully decked out with the decorations we’d purchased at the holiday market, he added white string lights that make the golden ribbons and tinsel glisten like stars.
“What are you doing here?” He settles on the rug behind me and brings the blanket over our shoulders, his body so warm against my back.
“I remembered the tree. I missed it on the way in.”
“Ah, yes. I forgot to set the timer for the lights.”
I turn to look at him, his stubble grazing my shoulder as he leans forward. “I found the switch for it and turned it on. Hope you don’t mind.”
“No, of course not. Thank you.”
“You did a great job with it, Cam. It’s beautiful.”
“Thanks to you,” he says, chuckling. “My mother’s probably still in shock after I sent her pictures of it. She figured hell must have frozen over.”
I giggle. “No, Caitlin just stormed through your apartment and demanded you put a tree up.”
Campbell scoots forward, his legs on either side of me and his arms circling my waist. “Thank you for this. It’s the best decision I ever made.”
“To put up a tree for Christmas?”
“To be with you.”
Hard to believe it’s been a week since I released Friends with Benefits and I’ve yet to celebrate its launch. If I did, I don’t remember because it was pretty hectic since it was also Thanksgiving weekend in my neck of the woods. But it’s live and I’m really very proud of it.
Campbell and Caitlin grew on me while writing Falling for Jordan and they were such strong happy characters that I knew they needed their own book even if they’re basically a tangent away from the series’ main characters of Dax and Harlow. Like the rest of the series, it’s only available on Amazon and included in your Kindle Unlimited subscription.
3 thoughts on ““… Best Decision I Ever Made” #teasertuesday”
Beautiful. Just beautiful.
And shame on you for not celebrating. We need to always celebrate our accomplishments.
Smiling. Have a wonderful evening.
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Thank you so much!
It’s been a strange thing for me lately with each release. Maybe I’ve just gotten jaded but I’m happy to write – ecstatic even – but book launches have become being all about marketing and promotion and then getting started on the next book asap. Even fellow authors I network with are the same – they tell me to get working on the next book so maybe that’s part of it, too, especially since they’re earning 5 figures a month with their books.
And no one in my family and among my friends know that I released a book because it’s just not their thing so I guess after three years of that, releasing books have become more like a job to me. It’s actually sad, come to think of it, the way a soul dies slowly because what I love has become all about the numbers.
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I understand. Well, get to working on that next book. LOL
Best of luck