Sail Away With Me by Kate Deveaux
“I’ll have what she’s having…”
As I write in the note to my readers in the first few pages of SAIL AWAY WITH ME…
“All bets are off when you embark on a cruise. Is it something in the balmy sea air, the promise of exotic locales or those wonderful tropical drinks?”
This brings up an interesting question about the setting for SAIL AWAY WITH ME. Just what is it about stepping on board a mega cruise liner with fellow passengers crowded together, all waving goodbye to the folks left behind on land, that makes us thrill for a week of deliriously intoxicating fun in the sun?
Well, I think there is something in all of us that instantly lets loose when we take to the sea. It’s like an un-anchoring from our daily lives. The palpable promise of what lay ahead — our inner goddess burbling and begging to be set free. The hint of the adventure delights us, as our inner wild child begs us to kick up our heels. After all, it’s only for one week!
Then there are the cocktails…Those wonderful hollowed out pineapples or coconuts, filled to the rim with tropical concoctions with tiny drink umbrellas that back on land would seem trite and passé. But afloat on the open ocean, in the bask of the warm Caribbean sunshine with the rhythm of steel drums pulsing over the deck — they are positively irresistible!
This shipboard setting is exactly what led me to write Sail Away With Me. That and watching too many Love Boat episodes while growing up! A luxury cruise liner and four best friends seemed like a great place to set a sizzling romance. And the old adage is true: write what you know. I’ve been lucky to have been on a few all-girls’ vacations where we left our commitments and baggage (you know the kind I mean and I’m not talking about Louis Vuitton matching luggage) far behind. For one week we just spoiled ourselves, nurtured our inner goddesses, and learned more about each other in the process. As they say, what happens on a cruise ship stays on a cruise ship, so that’s all I’m going to say about that!
As an author of red hot romance, the story of a recently divorced single mom and her three best friends heading out to sea seemed the perfect setting for a steamy shipboard affair. As I begun to write the initial scene of Jody and her friends boarding the ship, I just couldn’t help it that our Jody walked straight into the blue eyed devil’s arms before she even stepped foot on the boat.
Even Jody, determined as she was to steer clear of men, couldn’t resist the seductive charms of a week far away from home, a week to be free, to be whoever she wanted to be — to delve into her deepest desires. Of course the Orgasms at the bar, (the drink, what were you thinking? Oh right…that is later in the evening) do help her throw caution to the wind. But let’s face it — Jody desperately needs this week away from her everyday life to find herself again. The woman she once was. Before her marriage. Before her divorce. She takes the leap of faith and lets go. And in doing so, she finds the man of her dreams.
Is Sail Away With Me wildly romantic? Yes. Is it filled with fun banter between best friends? You bet. Are there sexy scenes so hot they’ll make your toes curl?
Well now, I can’t tell you everything…can I?
Kate Deveaux is a contemporary erotic romance writer and die-hard romantic. A former wedding planner, she has always been “in love” with love! Kate is currently working on several fictional stories – each filled with sexy romance, heroines who are no shrinking violets and heroes who make your heart skip a beat. She is a member of Savvy Author, Romance Writers of America (RWA) and their erotic romance chapter, Passionate Ink. Kate currently resides with her husband in Arizona. Learn more and order your copy of Sail Away With Me here.
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