by Tracy Reed
What happens when a celibate Christian man befriends a woman involved with a married man? Sean knows he should run in the other direction, but Kyla tempts him to abandon his Christian beliefs for a taste of the forbidden. But if he continues the relationship, can he convince that being with a married man isn’t the fantasy life the generations of women in her family made it appear to be?
Sean Prescott and Kyla James are business associates playing a dangerous game of cat and mouse hoping the other will give in. But in this high stakes relationship game, is there really a winner or will both be losers?
“I WANNA GET MARRIED,” ERIC announced.
Kyla leaned up against the headboard. “Excuse me?”
“I want, let me rephrase that. If I want to be taken seriously as a marriage therapist, it would help if I were married.”
“Most of the couples I’ve been working with are beginning to question my ability to treat them, seeing I’m not married. So, what do you say?” He waited for her answer.
“That was a horrible proposal.”
“I’m sorry.” He got up and walked over to her side of the bed, took her hand in his, cleared his throat and made a second attempt. “Kyla, will you marry me.”
She looked at him for a brief moment, before replying, “Baby, I’m not Susie Homemaker. I like things the way they are.” He stood up, looking at her with no reaction. “Like I told you before, I’m not interested in marriage.”
“We don’t have to live together, it could be like it is now. Only difference is, we’d be married.”
“How is that like what we have now? I don’t want to be legally bound to you, or anyone else for that matter.” She tried to read his expression. “If this is something you feel you need to do, then I think you should get married.”
“But you said you didn’t want to get married.”
“I don’t.” She stood up and put her robe on. “Excuse me.” She walked into the kitchen and he followed her.
“I’m a little confused. You agree with my decision to get married, but you don’t want to marry me.”
“That’s correct.” She poured two glasses of champagne.
“I don’t understand.”
She took a long sip and answered him. “It’s very simple. You need a wife. Let me rephrase that, you want a showpiece. Someone your patients can relate to, right?”
“All I want from you is sex.”
I’m a single Christian Woman who loves God, Fashion and Cute Guys. I live in California, but consider myself a partial New Yorker because of the two and half years I lived there. I own www.thepinkduchess.com, a lingerie site for curvy women. GENERATIONAL CURSE is my debut novel.
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Where are you from? Tell us a little about yourself!
I was born in Southern California. However, I’ve had the privilege of living in Tulsa, Oklahoma while I was in college. Then, I spent almost three years in Manhattan. I love God, Fashion, Cute Guys. I’m a foodie and I like shopping and trying new things. I also run an online lingerie store called, The Pink Duchess.
Tell us about your book? How did it get started?
GENERATIONAL CURSE, is about a celibate Christian man who falls for and is pursued by a woman who only dates married men. I wanted to tell the chaste virgin being pursued by a louse in reverse with a twist.
How do you create your characters?
I create my characters by mixing pieces of people I know or have met with people from my imagination. I’m very careful not to use a specific person.
What inspires and what got your started in writing?
I started writing because I wanted to read books about women like me. Women who love God, fashion and cute guys. Not only do I read my Bible, I also read Vogue, Bazaar, Elle, CR Fashion Book and Porter. At the same time, I have a Pinterest board dedicated to hot guys.
Where do you write? Is there something you need in order to write (music, drinks?)
I have been working on my office, so until it’s ready, I write at a desktop in my kitchen. I like to create playlists for certain characters, not books. Each couple has their own vibe and music. For Generational Curse, Kyla and Sean are a little laid back. I picture them sitting around the loft, listening to jazz.
How do you get your ideas for writing?
I get my ideas from a variety of resources. Sometimes it’s a word or phrase, a snippet of a funny story or thought, possibly something I saw on television, the movies or something I read. Sometimes, it’s a great place or meal.
What do you like to read?
What do I like to read when I’m not reading my own proofs…I got an iPad for Christmas, before that I had a Kindle app on my phone so I downloaded a few books. But when I got my iPad, it opened a whole new reading world to me. I prefer paper books. I love how they feel in my hand, but I also like ebooks. Thanks to my iPad, I’ve discovered some amazing writers. So my library runs from sweet to steamy romance, devotionals, style guides and fashion magazines. My pleasure reading depends on what I’m working on at the moment.
What would your advice be for authors or aspiring in regards to writing?
My advice to authors, whether they are veterans or newbies or aspiring, is to read more. Someone said this to me, read as often as you can. It helps to stimulate your creativity.
Anything else you’d like to share?
What else would I like to share…I have two books coming out this Summer. My first novella, “The Good Girl,” will be out in June. The second is the first book in “The Alex Chronicles.” That one is due shortly after the novella.
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