That’s right–I’ve got a short story coming out, and I’m celebrating the best way I know how: giving stuff away.
“I Love You a Latte” is a short story, featuring Annie, her long-suffering friend, Kanika, and the gorgeous, charming Devon McMaster:
Annie Langdon: coffee diva extraordinaire, with the curves of Marilyn Monroe and wavy hair the color of the setting sun. At least, that’s what she tells herself every morning as she squeezes into control-top pantyhose, and bleary-eyed, navigates the roads of St. Paul to open her café for her six o’clock regulars.
Quotes from Oprah, Kierkegaard, and Einstein cover the walls of her office. But when it comes to men, chocolate, and belts, Annie has one rule: stay away from anything that goes to her hips! The day that Devon McMaster walks into her café, however, Annie’s mantra hits the garbage faster than yesterday’s grounds.
His flirtatious charm, like the aromatic scent of freshly brewed coffee, tempt Annie’s heart from its slumber. But still suffering the emotional burns inflicted by her cheating ex-husband and unwilling to be humiliated again, Annie keeps her feelings under the tight wraps of “I’ll Never Make That Mistake Again.” Lucky for her, Devon’s smoldering sexiness and kind heart are equally matched by his intelligence.
He gets the message and begins to date other women, much to Annie’s relief…right?
His emotional withdrawal forces Annie to take action. Dumping her sweats for flattering jeans and trashing her “I’m not worth it,” attitude in favor of “Go get him!” philosophy, she sets out to win his heart and free her own.
Will she succeed, or will her heart be left to percolate on its own?
Diana, from Night Owl Romance , gave the story 4 out of 5 and said:
“I thought this was a very enjoyable and absorbing read. You can easily fall in love with both Annie and Devon and can only hope that things work out for the both of them. I felt the pain they were both experiencing for they both had lost a spouse, though through two different means. Your heart went out to both of them as they were struggling to get back into the dating world and felt so lost in the process of doing so. I would definitely recommend this story to others and look forward to reading more stories by this author.”
For the full review, go here.
Now, for the fun stuff: The Contest.
For your chance to snag a travel-size packet of Starbucks coffee, calendar magnets, a book from Kat Henry Doran, candles and a whole whack of other stuff, email me at email@example.com and tell me: Who do you love a latte?
The winner will be announced on December 12th. And on that day, you can head over to The Wild Rose Press and purchase your e-copy.