by Cecilia Duvalle | Sep 18, 2018 | BLOG POSTS
Erotic Teasers, Coming February 2019
I’m so excited to have another story in one of Rachel Kramer Bussel’s anthologies. Bösendorfer Blues is one of those stories that percolated for a long time before I ever wrote anything. When I was purchasing a piano for myself, I had the pleasure of playing a Bösendorfer concert grand that was in the store where I was shopping. One of interesting features of this brand is that there are 92 keys on a Bösendorfer vs. the 88 on all other pianos. These extra keys are at the bass end of the piano. The reason for this is that a piano’s overall resonance is greatly enhanced by having more/longer strings. They are also painted all black, not white, so as to not confuse a pianist as those keys are rarely, if ever, played. I have to say, the physical reality of playing loud and heavy chords on such an instrument is exhilarating and the impetus behind my story. (Erotic Teasers is available for preorder in print on Amazon. It will release in February 2019.)
by Cecilia Duvalle | Feb 22, 2018 | BLOG POSTS
Very excited to see this story in a fresh new collection! Nick is a hot and loving husband who wants to make sure his wife gets what she needs, even when he can’t provide it himself.
by Cecilia Duvalle | Dec 24, 2017 | BLOG POSTS
Wow. This is one of those movies that has been on our list for a long time. We ended up watching it as part of our “let’s only watch fun, romantic, feel-good movies this month” plan. When you have people aging in range from 15 to 50, it can take a long time to agree on watching anything.
After about half an hour of looking through trailers, I was about ready to agree to anything. I thought this movie was going to be completely trite, but it wasn’t. Sure, there were a few aspects that are predictable, but there are also a few twists.
My 15YO male child said that this was the best movie of the 2000s. While that might be a little bit of teenage hyperbole, it speaks well of the film. This is definitely family friendly and heart-warming.
If you haven’t seen it yet, put it on your list. Better yet, get your butt in a comfy chair and watch it tonight!
And, whatever holidy you’re celebrating this season, I wish you well and a happy new year.
by Cecilia Duvalle | Dec 20, 2017 | BLOG POSTS
So, the hubby and I were in the mood for soemthing sweet and predictable. This was pretty much what you get with this one. The best thing about it is Thomas Beaudoin. Oh, my lord, how is it I’ve never seen him before? You can guarantee he’ll be on my mind next time I write something sexy. Yowsa.
by Cecilia Duvalle | Dec 17, 2017 | BLOG POSTS
I must have a slightly twisted sense of Christmas Spirit…I love, love, love, this movie. It’s funny, charming, scary, and sweet all at the same time. If you have never heard of the Krampus before, you might want to google it before atching the movie. The Finns have a decidedly less jolly fellow to deal with in their cold dark winter.
by Cecilia Duvalle | Dec 10, 2017 | BLOG POSTS
Some people would argue that this isn’t actually a Christmas movie, but…isn’t a holiday movie something you personally associate with a holiday? Since I first saw this before Christmas, it will always feel like a Christmas movie to me!