I've often been asked in interviews where my ideas come from, and my usual answer is everywhere. That was never more true than in this case. The Valentine Duet that was released today from XOXO Publishing came about in a very strange way. I was standing in a local Dollar Store, and it was early in February, 2011. While I was waiting to go through check-out, I started looking at all the Valentine novelties that were on display - card games, Love Coupons, candy, and decorations. I picked up the coupon booklet first and started flipping through it, then the Conversation Cards that each held a single question written in red script... the idea began to take shape immediately. Wouldn't this be a great starting point for a romance story. So, I took out my phone, sent a text to Brigit Aine in California, and asked if she'd be interested in doing a "duet" with me based on this idea. She was excited about the idea, so it was a done deal. I bought two of everything and sent her a set, and she chose the Love Coupons to be her story tool. I chose the Conversation Cards. And, PAS DES DEUX is the result of our fun! We hope you will enjoy the stories - one very sweet and romantic, the other sexy and passionate... Join us in our "pas des deux..."
PAS DES DEUX - Her Secret Admirer - Brigit Aine
PAS DES DEUX - The Conversation Cards - Denysé Bridger
One sweet, one sexy - both passionate and guaranteed to make you smile!
Two very different stories of love and passion. In Brigit Aine’s enchanting tale, Her Secret Admirer, love is being discovered, with all its magic and mystery and hope… and in the second movement of the Duet, The Conversation Cards, two people already involved in their passionate love affair learn new things about each other, and reaffirm their bond.
Pas des Deux: Her Secret Admirer – Love is often found when it’s least expected. Cindy is working hard at making her business a success, and at her side offering solid support is Will. When she arrives home one evening to find a Valentine Love Coupon taped to her door, a romantic game of dreams and hope begins as her Secret Admirer begins a courtship that will win her heart long before she knows his name…
Pas des Deux: The Conversation Cards – Two modern lovers, living often separate lives, discover that making time for their relationship isn’t always easy. A whimsical, spur of the moment purchase of a Valentine novelty evokes an open and honest conversation that makes their secret getaway an even more romantic rendezvous, and renews hope for a future that is the stuff of dreams…