Published: June 15th, 2014
Part Two: Sex. Coffee. Time Travel. Coming Soon
Adventure-romance author, Lesley Meryn, has lived her own share of adventures. But the one thing she has never experienced is the "coupe de foudre", the Lightning-Bolt of Love. Connected by years of friendship to the sexy action-movie star, Jason Hambrey, Jax, the two really are "just friends" but the paparazzi are merciless, making their lives and their friendship almost impossible to sustain.
When Lesley's Aunt dies, leaving her a piece of property in North Yorkshire, Lesley is mystified. Her aunt kept it a secret. Lesley travels to London and learns her that her aunt leased the property twenty-five years before to an 'Historical Research Society'. The lease on the property is up for renewal. Before she makes her decision; Lesley travels to the farm to investigate
Nothing could prepare her for what she finds at the farm. Miles Sherwood is dark, devious, and desperate. He's the very last person one would consider the head of a stuffy British 'Historical Society'
Lesley finds him insufferable, yet irresistibly attractive. The two unknowingly share a deep connection. Whether they like it or not...it's Lightning-Time!
MY REALITY IS YOUR FANTASY
(BUT IT'S VERY DISTRACTING!)
I live in the Central Mountains of Costa Rica.
I love where I live. I love writing here. I live in a small wood 'casita' with a combination of living-room and kitchen with a high, pitched roof, two bedrooms and a bathroom with one of the best showers I've ever had. It's kind of like a waterfall that is just the right temperature.
My writing desk is in front of a picture window that looks north over a lush green-patterned valley, dotted with houses here and there. This is an area where coffee is grown, so when I look out I am also getting a preview of my future morning cuppa. Coffee is very important to me.
Up here at 4,000 feet, the clouds are constantly on the move. They come in, rest a bit, rain drops, then the clouds roll out again. Sometimes the rain is 'pelo de gato', the hair of the cat, light and misty. Other times it is wild and violent and lightning strikes are frequent and close, too close sometimes. We might lose electricity. But there's something magical about the candlelight from my little lanterns, as the rain pounds on the roof.
I love where I live, and I love writing here but it is so distracting! So much nature and it's all out there parading itself in front of me! Saying "Look At Me!"
First, there are the birds, oh yeah, the birds who wake me up in the morning, all of the toucans, parrots, oropendulas, tanagers, and the chattering hummingbirds who dart past the windows. Of course, this being the tropics, there are bugs, lots and lots of bugs of all kinds, some are cute, funny looking beetles, others are the spiders (which I welcome), ants (lots of different species) of course mosquitos, and even a scorpion from time to time. Butterflies float past, or when it's windy zip past like commuters late for work. Some of these butterflies and moths are so huge, it's hard to believe they're real. And the star of this parade of butterflies is the Blue Morpho. Go ahead, look it up. They are real.
Frequently, I will look up from my keyboard and see a visiting agouti, (part of the rodent family with the most intense russet color coat), who passes right in front of my window. Then there are the coatimundi who roam the property in little groups. They use their long noses to root in the earth for things to eat. When they are eating and content, their ringed tails go straight up, just like contented cats.
It's SO distracting. But I do love it. There's that constant element of surprise of what might visit next. In a place like this, it's easy for my imagination take flight. I love where I live. I love writing here.
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About the author:Elle grew up in Los Angeles, California, but has lived in San Francisco and then Jamaica when she was a Peace Corps Volunteer. At the age of twelve she became obsessed with keeping falcons in the back yard. Fortunately, for the hundreds of hapless French poodles living in the San Fernando Valley at the time, she was not allowed to do this. In the course of the following years, she took on the challenges of earlier times, learning how to fence, how to ride horses, archery skills, and she even took a "Grand Tour of Europe". Travel continues to be a passion of hers. Her father always claimed that she had been born into the wrong century. He may have been right. Elle currently lives in the central highlands of Costa Rica with her dog Pixie, and her hedgehog, Quiller.