Dallas’s Thoughts on When He Got the Idea to Create the Statue for Carmyn
I spent the last couple of hours with Carmyn at the shop. I told her I needed her help with something so she’d show up. I didn’t really, but my plan is to keep her occupied with me, so it is what it is. She obliged and while I was working away on some final touches of Aphrodite, she moved through a small patch on the floor to a song only in her head. Her arms spread out as she spun, and her hair fanned wide around her. That was when a brilliant idea struck.
I put down my welding gloves and grabbed my sketch book and a pencil. I worked franticly to get her form down as perfectly as I saw it in that small move she did. The line of her neck, the way her fingers splayed gracefully against the air, the arch in her back, even the slight waves in her dark locks.
I know now what my next project after Aphrodite will be: Carmyn’s grace molded into metal for all time. I won’t be getting paid for this project. Not unless I decide to sell it later, but the excitement I have over just the thought of this creation is more than enough to keep me at the shop for hours. For days at a time. This could very well be my favorite piece. Ever.
As soon as Carmyn left—and of course after I made her promise she’d be back tomorrow night—I Googled French and Portuguese words to help me figure out what to name this new project of ours. French and Portuguese because it’s Carmyn’s heritage.
I think I’ve finally come up with something perfect enough to capture a fraction of Carmyn’s beauty. Belle Muhler. Belle for beautiful in French, and Muhler for woman in Portuguese. The way the vowels roll along my tongue reminds of my first kiss with Carmyn. It’s exotic but delicate and strong at the same time. And it’ll give me a reason to spend hours with her.
Perfect from every angle I look at it.
Wicked Thing by Angeline Kace
Goodreads link: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18005643-wicked-thing
Carmyn Rafferty witnessed the aftermath of her mother's affair. She learned at a young age not to trust anyone. Especially not your spouse. So she's planned. She's planned every detail of her life: who her husband will be, what their careers will be, what their lives will be like. All to avoid the pain of infidelity.
Dallas Brown lives a life all his own. He doesn't do relationships, he doesn't care what anyone thinks of him, and he doesn't live up to anyone's expectations but his own.
When Carmyn's fiancé cheats on her, it sends her into a whirlwind of one-night stands with the most infamous player on campus. She can't seem to stay away from this tough guy and his dangerous motorcycle. Everything about him is the complete opposite of who she'd planned to fall in love with: tattoos, dark stubble along his jawline, and hair that brushes his shoulders.
As Dallas and Carmyn begin to fall deeper and deeper into each other, they learn that love can truly be a wicked, wicked thing.
Angeline is a Scorpio living in the Rocky Mountains with her husband and dogs. She loves all things paranormal, believes ghosts are real, werewolves aren't, and vampires? Definitely real! At least in the Vampire Born world they are. She is currently at work on her first New Adult Romance, Wicked Thing, which releases September 2013.