Being with the same man since she was 18, 26 year old widow Jazz Mickelson is hoping to catch up on all the life experiences that could have been hers had she not leapt into a committed relationship so young.
Julian St. Sauveur is looking for three things: romance, comfort and trust. He mistakenly thought he had them once many years ago. He sees potential for him and Jazz but knows it is too soon for her.
Will she accept his unusual proposition, one that allows him to hold on to her while she catches up on life?...and will she choose him after experiencing all the wonders that await her?
Find out as Jazz and Julian explore their potential...
I’m an only child of amazing parents who are not only still with me but vibrant. I grew up on a grain farm in rural Manitoba Canada. Between the rents and an amazing “aunt and uncle” (they were the farmers a mile down the road), they instilled a love of reading in me at an early age. My parents never censored anything I read and much of my early allowance and birthday money was spent on paperbacks. I have a vivid recollection of being in third grade reading about this kid who was the subject of some kind of experimentation and the word “electroencephalogram” was in it—I asked the teacher what that was and she had no idea.
I devoured everything from L. M. Montgomery and Nancy Drew to Gone with the Wind, Go Ask Alice and Jacqueline Susann as a preteen. In my senior year of High School, one of our assignments was to write a 1,500 word short story. Mine was a romance and my teacher gave me an A+ with a comment that it was a “great soap opera” – and that was from a guy! I thought about journalism for college, but this was almost 40 years ago and the nearest school offering it was almost 1,500 miles away, too far for a rural country girl. Instead I studied performance piano, having taken lessons since the age of 5, completely useless in the real world but music was a huge priority in our family and I was surrounded by it growing up. My dad and his siblings and my grandfather all played multiple instruments (good times for family occasions!) so music is another one of my passions. I have been fortunate to have parents with whom I saw and spent time in every province of Canada except Newfoundland and who with I visited over ten states of the USA before I left home and a husband who is a Montreal native and for many years travelled world-wide for work allowing me to experience many more places, many in North American while riding my Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail!
Making my way through life I have always been able to maintain my reading habit. One of my fantasies has always been to write a best-selling book and over the years I have written down bits and pieces but never went further or explored the publishing world. That possibility seriously didn’t exist when I knew it would be endless rejection and waiting; wasted money on postage. The advent of electronic media and self-publishing has changed all that. Without doubt the most wonderful, scary thing I have ever done is embark on this journey of writing what I hope will be wonderful stories for other bibliophiles! Marrying my hubs of 27 years was wonderful too, and although it maybe should have been scary as he asked me and I answered yes on our first date, it wasn’t… And bear in mind that we had only met two weeks previously and only seen each other in a group setting a couple of times during those two weeks.
To put your imagination out there, especially in the genre of erotic romance fiction is enough to make the most extroverted individual cringe. But I use this alter-ego of Peyton Sloane as an excuse for everything inappropriate, and it provides the opportunity for those who know me in real life to respond in a like manner which is proving to be the most fun! For now, I write and still have a full-time career. My home life is the hubs and our two little divas (Schi-poos from the same litter). Writing is something I hope to be doing well into my retirement—one of the few pastimes where you are not limited by the scourge of age on your physical being, and, the deity willing, my mind stays intact will still be a passion 25 years from now! I have heard writers speak often about how their characters write their own stories, aside from the “authorgasms” that happy readers give me, I hope I never stop being amazed by this writing process. I have cried, laughed till my sides hurt and railed at my characters for their actions —through the editing process as well…when I know exactly what’s going to happen. I find it mystical how the story and characters take on a life of their own. May everyone who reads about them enjoy their lives as much as I!
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