Author: Ronna Gage
Release Date: October 8, 2010
Publisher: Romance Divine LLC
Genre: Sexy Short, Erotic Romance
It’s unlikely that the Pilgrims and American Indians included too much Tequila at their seminal event. Yet leave it to a creative Italian-American to try and pump up a traditional American holiday with the Mexican libation—and his own celebratory/sexual ideas. Gino and Valerie remember a moment that marked turning points in their lives, their First Thanksgiving.
Welcome to Sizzling Releases, Ronna. I’m so pleased you could join me today.
Thank you for having me.
What is your Sizzling Release?
A short micro, sexy read with lots of humor, First Thanksgiving.
What is First Thanksgiving all about?
A couple who has been married for fifteen years recall the time they celebrated their first Thanksgiving together as man and wife, and the sexual escapade that changed their lives… and his description of one of the most embarrassing nights of his life, as told to his brother.
That sounds hilarious. How did you come up with the idea?
It is based in part on a real life event of a friend. But in real life it wasn’t as dramatic, but just as funny.
As a multi-published author, what advice do you have for those just beginning a career as a writer?
Write every day. Even if it is something short as a single scene, write it down. You never know when or where that one passage may fit in your future works.
What was it like for you to write your first book and get published?
The first book I’ve ever written wasn’t the first published. But rather it is this eighth book. For the very first one published, the thrill is nothing I can ever describe; almost a sense of accomplishment.
Tell the readers about your backlist.
Ronna Gage Titles:
Afternoon Delight- A couple learn that the power of communication is motivating and sometimes it what you don’t say that conveys your heart the most.
Tell Me a Lie- to get over one love; most seek that of a one night stand. What if the one night stand turns out to be the one you can’t forget?
Mystic Journey- Can correcting a past mistake save a person’s life in the future? Is it impossible to imagine?
Friends and Lovers- How far will you let curiosity rule your judgment? How far are you willing to go for friendship?
Love Lessons- Living on the straight and narrow has its advantages, but what can you do when in a rut? Learn to overcome.
Bare it All- A reputation isn’t all it is cracked up to be when you find yourself face to face with the one that got away.
What are you working on now?
A contemporary love story of how my husband and I met.
Do you have an evil day job, and if you do, how do you find time to write?
I am a substitute teacher. I chose part time so I can have more time to write…and promote.
What is your creative process?
I take my son to school, come home, power up music in the background, and let my emotions and imagination fly. I edit when the chapter is done.
What does your family and friends think about you being a published author?
Not a lot of feed back on that one. They say they like it, but I think they are waiting for the big money to come in. LOL.
I’m an October baby and fall is my favorite time of year. What’s yours?
I was born in April, but I love the fall.
Halloween is coming up. Do you decorate or do anything special?
I do decorate for it…when I’m not under a deadline. This year the decorations are coming out late.
Do you have a favorite Halloween memory?
My son’s first one. When he realized he could get candy, it was awesome. Of course he thought he could go every night. He was 2 years old then.
Do you have a favorite Halloween candy?
Baby Ruth & Butterfinger are my faves.
Thank you so much for being here. Is there anything else you’d like the readers to know?
I do have a site page on Fanbox.com. Come by and say hello.
And before we go, can we get a juicy excerpt from First Thanksgiving?
Sure here you go.
Gino’s mouth watered at the home cooked goodies she made for their Thanksgiving feast tomorrow and the evening meal tonight. When Valerie bent to check something in the oven; her tight taut butt stirred him to have her. He tip toed up behind her, wrapped his arms around her slender waist and kissed her on the neck. "What are you doing?" he whispered.
She looked up at him, sweat beaded her upper lip. Her brown eyes showed sass. "I'm doing the laundry."
The Italian accent laced voice heightened his sense of want. "You know, for a little woman you talk awfully big."
She smiled and pushed him toward the table. "Sit down, Gino; I’ll fix you a plate."
He pulled her into a hug. "Hey, yo, I can make my own plate. Come and sit with me."
She reached up and wrapped her arms around his neck. "I will. Let me get our plates."
He released his hold on her waist, but let her body slip pass his finger tips, lingering on her skin. "Let's have a glass of wine with dinner,” he suggested in true Italian tradition.
“It’s in the fridge. Pour us a glass."
The softened touch of her gaze showed her love and adoration, and his heart sped. He bent down to touch his lips to hers, and the gaze changed, displaying an aura of sass again.
"Oh, by the way, I am doing some laundry."
He chuckled, his heart swelling with pride. “My little Italian housewife.” He walked to the fridge, almost lighter than air with happiness. Pulling out a bottle of Merlot, he looked at her over his shoulder. Cooking all day for tomorrow’s Thanksgiving dinner and she still finds time to cook a traditional Italian meal. God what a woman. He carried it to the table, popped the cork, and poured them a glass. He sat at his chair and watched while she placed the basket of garlic bread, a bottle of dressing, salad, and parmesan cheese on the table.
She walked back to the stove, spooned out a heaping helping of spaghetti onto the plate and carried them to the table.
In all the years that he and Valerie grew up, and in fifteen years of marriage, he’d never seen her look so beautiful.
"What are you thinking about, Gino?" she asked when she sat down at his right hand.
"How much you changed since we first married."
She chuckled, and then her eyes looked over him. "Yes, I see lots of changes in you too."
"Like what?" His curiosity to know what she thought of him after all these years got the better of him.
Her eyes grew sultry and bright. Her lips parted, the tip of her delicate tongue grazed her trembling top lip. "You aren’t the bean pole you used to be," she answered, the careless whisper of desire threaded her words. She raised her glass. "Gino, here's to a new body that I enjoy every day.”
“…and twice on Sunday.”
She laughed. “Have I told you how much I love it?"
“Every day.” He looked down at the broad chest of a body builder. "When we married, momma called us a pot of pasta. You were ravioli and I was spaghetti."
Valerie laughed. "I was a little big back then."
"Yes, you were. What were you? Two hundred pounds?" he joked.
"Gino!" she slapped him on the arm. Her face turned a light color of red. "No! I only weighed one ninety. A tiny ten pounds more than you back then."
Gino looked at Valerie, remembering the young woman she was not too long ago. "Do you remember that first Thanksgiving fifteen years ago?"
Valerie smiled. "How can I forget? You told Vinnie you almost died that night."
Gino paused, thought for a moment, and shook his head. "I don't remember that. I almost died?"
“That's what you told your brother."
"I don't remember it that way. Tell me what Vinnie said."
"Well, after he stopped laughing, he said that I almost killed you."
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