Remember our Delicious beginning?
In retrospect people say it was a Cinderella story.
Notably missing was the personage of the Fairy Godmother. But other than that, the narrative seemed to contain all the elements of the fairy tale.
There was something of a modern prince. He had no royal blood, but he was a powerful man—London’s foremost barrister, Mr. Gladstone’s right hand—a man who would very likely one day, fifteen years hence, occupy 10 Downing Street and pass such radical reforms as to provide pensions for the elderly and health insurance to the working class.
There was a woman who spent much of her life in the kitchen. In the eyes of many, she was a nobody. For others, she was one of the greatest cooks of her generation, her food said to be so divine that old men dined with the gusto of adolescent boys, and so seductive that lovers forsook each other, as long as a crumb remained on the table.
There was a ball, not the usual sort of ball that made it into fairy tales or even ordinary tales, but a ball nevertheless. There was the requisite Evil-ish Female Relative. And mostly importantly for connoisseurs of fairy tales, there was footgear left behind in a hurry—nothing so frivolous or fancy as glass slippers, yet carefully kept and cherished, with a flickering flame of hope, for years upon years.
The end–for now.
She laid herself across the bed and drew a finger down his sternum. “People are saying it’s a fairy tale. They say I’m a modern-day Cinderella.”
“I’m inclined to agree with them,” he said.
She kissed him on the lips. “Do you believe in happily-ever-afters?”
“You are asking a politician to tell the truth again?”
She reached over him and turned off the lamp. “Yes, for mine is an honest darkness.”
“Alright then, I do. I’ve always believed it–I only had to find you.” His kissed her in the sweet darkness. “And now I’ve found you.”
There, now you know the story. And you can save yourself $6.99. 🙂
5 thoughts on “We interrupt our regularly scheduled hiatus to bring you…A Delicious Ending”
Heck no Sherry! The last line of the beginning leaves me begging to know what the heroine cherished. Plus, I want my food erotica. *GGG*
LOL!!! I love the thing about saving $6.99. I hope we won’t have to wait as long for this one as the masses have to wait for PA. And I love the fact that you said ‘evilish’. Creating the evil villain is sometimes too easy.
Okay, fork over your money. I’m here with my wallet open. *eg*
DELICIOUS releases on July 29, 2008, the day before the next RWA. So I imagine I’ll be signing copies there.
You goofball! This is such a funny post!
You know, you really should send out an email to everyone, letting us know when you’re blogging again after a long hiatus. 🙂
And I can’t believe you made me read the last page of your book. *sigh* I can’t wait to read all the pages in between the first and last.
Ooh, and the day before the ’08 RWA! We’ll have to go to Burma Superstar in SF to celebrate the release of your 2nd bestseller! 🙂