So I think when Alexis said she was choosing not to pursue the seeking out of the love of her life, more than a little bit of that thought was inspired by her thinking she needed to help someone else find the love of theirs.
And that someone is me.
Now, hey, on more than one occasion, I’ve been called too cocky. As a contemporary romance author, particularly of alpha male insta-love romance, I was like, fuck yeah, that’s a compliment.
But I should know after writing enough books, when you meet the one, you have to straighten up and act right, as my Mom would say.
So I guess Alexis’s big master plan isn’t for me to find the love of my life… so much as win her.
It started out with flirtation with Lana. One interview on the blog. Now, I’m all eyes on Lana Angel?
And Alexis told me last night what she told everyone in the emails.
While Lana and I were out on a date Lana wasn’t calling a date.
While Lana was writing yesterday’s blog post and totally admitting that she’s into me (yeah, baby, Alexis doesn’t read other authors’ posts but I do). And that she’s not sure if I’m ready.
Alexis goes and writes in the email about how I haven’t been out with any other chick.
How I have all eyes on Lana.
At first I wanted to tease her. Lana’s right about that.
But then she started to become my friend. The person I loved writing with. The person I wanted to be able to talk to about anything. I really care about her and it made me think hard about what the last year or so has been like.
So I did what any romance author would do and started writing a series about it. So yeah, I’m working on that. And I’m working on a next series with Lana, too.
So, yeah, I’m going to blog here more frequently and I’ll be releasing my story in Angel Access soon… I hope I’m not the only one who reads it, Angels. I’m going to be honest. It’s going to be raw.
But most of all, it’s going to be the story of how two romance authors fall in love with each other.
You’ve read the blurbs, and you know what I’m about to say.
Lana Angel’s gonna be mine.
She’s my baby, she just doesn’t realize it yet.
But yeah, she’s not some random chick whose name I won’t remember in the morning. I don’t really do relationships so much. I can bring the charm.
But I want to like get a dog and an apartment and a happily ever after with Lana. You know, book shit?
Let me tell you about last night.
Last night, we spent the entire night talking about our series and getting to know each other.
At the end of the night, I took her back home, getting out of our Uber, and kissing her goodnight.
Thing was that it was our first kiss. So I sat down to write that chapter and realized that I, a romance author, didn’t have words for how it felt to kiss Lana.
I know I love her. Because the moments our lips touched, it was like I was alive for the first time.
The scent of her hair made me keep my eyes closed a second longer to savor it.
And when I opened my eyes, the sight of her made my heart beat so fucking hard I thought she could hear it.
Ok, so maybe I did have the words, but I’m just not to the chapter in my book yet.
But I asked her to write with me today and I’m about to head over with lunch. I know that when autumn comes, Lana loves a good soup.
So I got her some. But I realize that Lana likes to eat healthy and this is probably all processed and shit. Full of sodium and fat and all kinds of crap.
Hopefully she still likes it, I went to Boudin’s so it is good clam chowder and San Francisco sourdough (that’s where it started) and I thought, we shouldn’t go to a cafe in the middle of the city, I want to take her to Fisherman’s Wharf and we’ll sit out and look at the birds around the Wharf at the balcony of Boudin’s… and afterwards we can go to this campy but so SF bar, Gold Dust, and sing some karaoke, play some darts…
And Lana and I can stop being so fucking melodramatic and keep doing what works. Have fun. Write together. Enjoy it each other.
Falling in love is even better than it is in the books.