Today I have a special guest and as she is one of the loudest and most vivacious of my recent cheerleading squad I’m super pleased to have her here! Three cheers for cheers *waves pompoms wildly* Robyn Thomas, author of Her Unexpected Family is talking about little things, tiny treats, and great indulgences. What’s not to like? Take it away Robyn.
“Life's full of things that we have to do: take out the garbage, shop for groceries, eat, sleep, pay the bills, walk the dog... you know how it goes. So when we get a chance for some rare down time we want it to count. That's one of the reasons Indulgences (of all kinds) are so important. Entangled Publishing's Indulgences are a current favourite - for obvious reasons - but variety makes the world go around.
Imagine a day where you get to sneak a chocolate biscuit with your coffee, someone posts a hot guy on Facebook and you happen to see him half a dozen times when you 'accidentally' cruise back past. You have a few spare minutes to stick your head in a good book, your favourite song plays on the radio when you jump in the car, and the hand soap in your bathroom smells like strawberries and cream. Maybe the sun's shining outside the window and the postie by-passes your letterbox because he has no bills to torture you with - for a change :-)
Days like that aren't as rare as we sometimes imagine them to be, and the reason is simple: all of the things I listed are everyday treats. Sure it'd be great to do something amazing, but those kinds of experiences usually take careful planning as well as time and money. Why wait to be happy when small indulgences are available NOW.
I love that for $2.99 (for books from the Indulgence line) we can take a romantic journey with two gorgeous characters. They’ll do some of the things we'd like to do: anything from taking a cruise (*grin*) to riding in a limo, leaping out of a plane, eating at a fancy restaurant or housing a gorgeous rock star. When "life" gets in the way of your rock star/tycoon moments then a good book can give you a taste of what you're missing out on.”
Thanks for your thoughts Robyn. How about you all? Are you a fan of small treats taken often or do you like to save yours up for a whopper every now and then? Me, I definitely like little treats, especially surprise ones (a chocolate bar at the bottom of my bag is a favourite) but I also like to save up…like how I’ve been saving all year and so was allowed to buy THREE pairs of shoes this week. More on that later...
Robyn is quite right about the Indulgence titles from Entangled Publishing being a tasty treat for everyday and hers is great. Her Unexpected Family is out now.
Sometimes you have to take the leap…again.
Newly widowed with a new baby, Ren Jamieson is putting her life back together after her thrill-seeking husband’s death. But when she’s called to show a high-end property to a prospective client—a commission she desperately needs—she meets a man who makes her pulse pound like nothing she’s ever known…
Cole Matthews is more than he seems. Real estate is only part of the reason he’s in Australia – the other is to see Ren, and make amends somehow for the life lost. The last thing Cole expects is a woman whose humor, sweetness and sexiness give him a rush greater than any he’s ever experienced…
Torn between her growing feelings for Cole and the risks of loving yet another adventurer, Ren will have to choose between keeping her feet on the ground…and taking the most dangerous leap of her life.
About Robyn Thomas
Robyn is a cheesecake connoisseur, caffeine addict, and mother of two boys. Happily married, she lives in Melbourne, Australia. Writing romance helps her balance the effects of living in an all-male household. Robyn loves movies, art glass and browsing in quirky gift shops.