BLUE LAKE was my very first novel. It has been available on amazon.com since Jan. 2012. I am in the process of reformatting it and updating the cover. I have the first eight chapters completed. Here is an excerpt.
In this scene, Nicole takes Richard to see the house she wants to buy.
Nicole drove. It was the perfect time of day. The sky was awash with peaches and lavenders. They walked around the outside, marveling at the scenic beauty and the big, breathtaking sky. Nicole explained that most of the furniture and the larger artwork would be staying. Richard was very quiet as she led him through the house, excitedly babbling on about bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen, dining room opening onto the stone terrace, Great Room, home office. They came to rest on the sofa in the Great Room facing a wall of windows and the fabulous setting sun.
“Well, what do you think?”
“Just perfect!” said Richard, smiling at her, moving a little closer.
“It IS really special, isn’t it?”
“Oh, yes,” he whispered. Closer.
He kissed her softly, gently, again, and again, pulling her closer. He kissed her again, but this time with an electricity she had never felt before. His kisses matched the intensity and persistence of the sun, slowly marching across that great big sky on its inevitable journey to the horizon. His words were soft and poetic, his voice warm and compelling, his rhythmic movements slow and deliberate. And those hands!
For Nicole, everything else blurred except this man, those eyes, those hands. She was lost in him. He touched her deeply with his tenderness and desire for her like no other. She felt his need for her, and her alone. She felt she had been waiting for him. It was an emotional and spiritual blending of two old souls, soothing and swirling and replenishing, deep and meaningful, gentle but so intense. She felt she knew him, loved him before. It was a joyous reunion.
He felt he had come alive. He felt new and shiny. Up until now, sex had been just about him. But with her, he felt a true emotional connection, a bond so deep, so pure, so exhilarating. He felt that with this woman by his side, he could do anything, be anything. Richard wiped the tears from his eyes shyly, hoping she didn’t notice.
“The house is really great, too” joked Richard.
“I’m glad the sofa is staying. ‘ said Nicole. “This is one happy couch!”