Today’s guest poster is Evelyn Jules whose debut short story Blind Faith released in August. Leave a comment to welcome Evelyn to the blog and share one of your favorite fantasies to be entered for a chance to win a free copy of her steamy tale!
Personal Fantasies by Evelyn Jules
Have you ever fantasized about meeting a tall, dark, handsome stranger by chance? I do. All. The. Time. One of my personal favourite fantasies involves me bumping into said man on an escalator. I know, it’s not the most romantic of locations, but it stems from the time I was in a shopping mall and saw the most gorgeous man I’d ever seen in my life slowly rising to the top of the escalator. I just stood there on the main floor with my jaw hanging open, watching as inch after glorious inch of him became exposed. I’d like to think I would have at least attempted to approach him had I been alone, but my impatient friends carted me off, leaving my fantasy forever unfulfilled.
I hear stories all the time about how couples meet. A friend of mine met her main squeeze in a Costco warehouse. She was struggling to reach an item from a higher shelf, and her knight in shining sweatpants and a t-shirt swooped in to the rescue. I won’t lie. After I heard their (nauseatingly) sweet story, I marched straight to the nearest Costco and tried the damsel in distress act. Unfortunately I’m 5’10 and taller than half of the men who shop in Costco. They weren’t buying it. I used to think being able to reach things on the top shelf was one of the benefits of being tall. Now I know it’s preventing me from finding a man.
My latest fantasy involves me bumping into Mr. Right on the highway. Not literally bumping into him, although that would be fine if it was just a gentle love tap. I’m talking about those quick glances you sometimes exchange with passing cars. In my fantasy, my eyes lock with a handsome man driving a van. I should tell you that I drive a soccer mom van (minus the husband and kids I don’t have). It may not be the most attractive automobile, but I love my Forrest and he loves me. Anyway, we lock eyes for only a moment, but it feels like an eternity. Then I panic because I have no way of contacting him. So I maintain the same speed as him and use my fingers to mime the digits of my phone number. I should also mention that there aren’t many other vehicles on the road at this time, so it’s okay if I’m not totally paying attention to where I’m going. I think my love life is a little more important than staying in between the lines.
In Blind Faith, my first release (now available!), the hero and heroine have a chance meeting on a snowy sidewalk and things only heat up from there.
Here’s the blurb:
Faith Lawson is just your average, wholesome librarian with a dirty mind…until a chance encounter with a handsome stranger brings her fantasies to life in a frantic night of passion. But when he walks out her door, he leaves a piece of his past behind that changes everything.
I’m giving away a copy to one lucky commenter! So, to inspire some discussion, what are some of your fantasies?
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