By: Christine Bell
Congratulations to "Jane", the winner of Christine's giveaway. Thank you to all who participated!
I LOVE shoes, and for a woman who sort of grew up as more of a tomboy, it’s a bit of a shocker exactly how obsessed I am. And it’s not that I’m high maintenance all around. I buy my makeup at CVS, and my clothes mostly at Kohl’s, I do my own nails and even dye my own hair. But the shoes? That’s where I can’t help but indulge a little. I have red ones and pink ones and brown ones and black ones and black ones and black ones…do you sense a trend? My husband will gape at me and be all, “How many pairs of black shoes does one person need?” (his tone CLEARLY implying that one would be the correct answer). And I’m all “Well, I need a mule and a wedge and a proper pump and a kitten heel and a platform and an ankle boot and a knee-high boot and a flat and a sandal…” This goes on like the Bubba shrimp scene in Forrest Gump for some time until his eyes glaze over and he forgets what he asked me in the first place. (WIN!)
I think I love shoes for two big reasons:
1. They never make me feel like leaping off a cliff when I try them on (unlike bathing suits, which should come with a flask of tequila tethered to the hanger to dull the pain).
2. They make me feel pretty and confident. Whether I’m striding in to a meeting all *clickety clickety* across a marble floor or I’m walking into a party and need a shot of confidence, I great pair of shoes gives me just a little boost.
Now for a little about my new Indulgence release, Guardian for Hire! (Stick around to comment because I have a fun little contest running, too):
Sarabeth Lucking's life is turned upside down when the couples’ retreat she works for winds up embroiled in the biggest scandal of the year. With her reputation in tatters, she can’t imagine things getting worse, until her former co-workers are rubbed out, and a bad-ass, ex-Army Ranger shows up hell-bent on protecting her. She shows him the door, perfectly content with letting him go find someone else to brood over. Right up until her car explodes into a ball of flames...
Gavin McClintock grew up on the streets of Edinburgh, so protecting Dr. Stick-Up-Her-Rear isn't on his bucket list. Still, a promise is a promise, and, after her brush with death, he’s going to do whatever it takes to keep Sarabeth safe. When she finally sheds her librarian-in-mourning look in favor of a sexy new disguise, the revealing clothes and new hairdo bring out the spitfire she's been hiding beneath that shell of propriety. Maybe the doc isn’t the only one in need of protection…
Amazon | B&N | Itunes | Kobo
So now to you, blog readers! Do tell. What’s your favorite indulgence? To celebrate the release of my new Entangled Indulgence, I’m offering to indulge YOU guys! One commenter on this post will win a $10 Barnes & Noble or Amazon gift card, so she (or he!) can slap a couple (or, if it’s from the Entangled Indulgence line, a few because they’re only $2.99!) new books on their e-reader.
Giveaway ends 11:59pm EST Jan. 15th. Please supply your email in the post. You may use spaces or full text for security. (ex. jsmith at gmail dot com) If you do not wish to supply your email, or have trouble posting, please email maureen@JustContemporaryRomance.com with a subject title of JCR GIVEAWAY to be entered in the current giveaway.