Hi everyone, I know that I normally post the monthly Wednesday Weirdness post on the first Wednesday of the month but I’ve decided to do something a little different this month. I’m excited to have with us today one of my fellow Eternal Press authors. So lets give a warm welcome to Heather Kuehl, whose next Eternal Press release, PROMISES TO KEEP, comes out this upcoming Sunday. The cover art is gorgeous, isn’t it? This one is going right on top of my TBR pile. Here’s a blurb:
Starlette is on a mission, and nothing will get in her way.
Starlette DeFore knows that her father is alive, even though her family buried him ten years ago. When a faerie confirms this she travels to Charleston, South Carolina to hunt down Sivad Night, the only person to have ever escaped from the hands of a powerful sorceress, the Dark Lady Dreashae. With help from a witch, Stalette travels into Verella, a fantasy realm filled with centaurs, dragons and magic. She is very close to finding her father, but first must defeat Dreashae.
Will Starlette, a mere mortal, have the strength needed to finish her quest and save her father?
Take it away, Heather :-)
KEEPING THE ROMANCE ALIVE
I never thought that I’d have problems keeping romance in my marriage. After all, I write romance for a living. But after my son was born it became more and more difficult to keep that passion alive. I mean, after a day of cleaning the house, washing baby bottles, and changing messy diapers the last thing I wanted to do was get intimate.
I didn’t realize how much my relationship with my husband had changed until our son turned eight months old and was sleeping through the night (he still does, by the way. 6:30pm-7am and yes, I do know how lucky I am). After the little one went down for the night, we’d sit there struggling to find something to talk about. Finally we agreed that we were going to have to start over.
We started by writing little notes to each other. It felt very high school to be passing notes to each other during the day, but the simple words inside that folded piece of paper made me feel wonderful. Then he started texting me. Just little things, like how he loved me and what a great job I was doing with our son.
Lucky for us, our parents live within 10 minutes of us. Once, sometimes twice, a month we get them to watch the little man for the weekend. Time alone with no diapers, bottles, or messes was just want we needed. When we first started doing this we hardly got intimate, using the time instead to play card games, watch movies, or just hang out like we did before the little prince came along.
Before we knew it, the romance was back like it had never left. We felt like love-drunk teenagers. The things we did to jump start the passion in our marriage seemed so little, so insignificant, that sometimes it’s hard to believe that it did the trick.
We’re planning on expanding our family again soon, and are taking notes on what we do to keep our romance alive. We are always open to suggestions. So, what do you do to keep the passion alive?