Anyhoo, the lovely Gayle is my guest today, so check out her Christmas story, won't you?
Gabrielle Sullivan is in a panic to finish her shopping on Christmas Eve when she literally bumps into an old friend from university, Justin Law. She's knocked to the ground, bruising her ankle. The two friends decide to catch up on the ten years since graduation over coffee.
Too naive to admit they had a strong attraction in the past, they spend the night together awakening a spark neither realized was dormant.
Will they walk away from each other in the morning, or will they have The Perfect Christmas?
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He took her cheeks in his palms and gently kissed her lips. “Stay, here with me tonight.”
“But…” She desperately tried to find a reason to leave.
“But I … I… Oh I have no fucking excuse why I should leave.”
“Then don’t.” His eyes seemed to grow darker and they became highlighted with those beautiful laughter lines as his smile took over his face.
His fingers raked into her long hair and he gently encouraged her toward him once again. His lips brushed her neck and the feel of his them against her skin sent tingles throughout her whole body.
“How much do you want this?” he asked as he licked her jugular.
“So much.” Her voice was strained, as if someone was gripping her vocal chords.
Justin’s hand stroked her plump breast, teasing her. Her nipples were aching with a need to be released, and the sensation when he gently squeezed them shot straight toward her now throbbing clitoris. She closed her eyes as her head dropped back with pleasure.
Her nipples were standing erect through the silk of her blouse as he started to slowly release her pearl buttons from their restraints. Her chest heaved with want for Justin to touch her bare breasts. The thought of him sucking them, licking them, and gently blowing across them to tease them further made her feel dampness between her legs.
Gayle Cranfield was born in East London, England and found her forever after, Mark at the age of 14.
Now, 32 years later, they have two children and after a move in 2016 they now live in West Cork on The Wild Atlantic Way in Ireland. They have one child at University in Wales working on a Masters degree in Psychology and another at the London College of Fashion studying Make up, Hair and Prosthetics for Performance (Training to become a sci-fi makeup artist for film and TV basically).
Gayle was an Account Manager for a manufacturing company until 6 years ago when, after a weird shamanic experience in Brazil, she changed her life path. Whilst on a road trip around California in 2013, she read some disastrous books and when she returned home decided to write one of her own. Having never creatively written a word since school, she picked up her iPad and hesitantly started to write in secret thinking she'd write a short story. Before she knew it, she had 20 chapters and 97000 words!
"It is great to see your work come alive," Gayle says. "Although you have had various Beta readers telling you it is a great story and a real page turner until a publishing company says 'Yes we want your work' you only think your friends are being nice and trying not to hurt your feelings. Seeing the front cover being emailed to me for approval was when the reality hit me that this was actually happening and people other than my friends were going to read it."
Gayle writes suspense and paranormal novels with a very dark twist, aimed at 18+ age group. After a short break from writing due to her move in 2016, she is now writing full time and has four novels published and one short story to be released on 14th December 2016. She has another short story that has been submitted to her publisher and is hoping it will be released early 2017, with a full novel being submitted in the new year with another April 2017.