Sunday, July 30, 2006

One Sweet Night


My name is Raphael and Marilyn tells me I’m one of her newest heroes. She’s still working on getting Etienne to stop by. In the mean time she asked me to stop in and introduce myself.

I jumped at the chance because I don’t really get to say much in my book, One Sweet Night. The story is told from my lovely Negrita’s point of view. She’s lovely ladies, but not easy to convince. She rocked my world the moment I saw her. It was just a brief sighting and unfortunately, she wasn’t even aware of me, but I knew right away I wanted to get to know her—in the biblical sense. I just had no idea how long it would take me to achieve that goal or how difficult it would be.

Don’t take what I’m about to say as an arrogant brag. Despite what Jake said, I am not arrogant. Although if anyone knows about arrogance, it’s him. But I didn’t come here to talk about Jake. I came to tell you a little bit about me and my Negrita, Jule.

When she and I met, I had nearly everything I wanted—a prosperous and rapidly growing software company, more than enough money to buy whatever I wanted and ensure I was able to provide my lovely Negrita with all the comforts and luxuries she deserved. I’d achieved all of that by the time I was thirty-five.

And that was part of the problem Jule, my jewel, had with me and our relationship—my age. Now I’ve never really been attracted to older women. But as I told Jule, age was not important and she’s not that much older than me. Nothing was important except getting to know her.

When we finally met, she was ripe for the picking and the moment she opened her apartment door and I saw what she wore, I knew come hell or high water, I was going to be the lucky man to turn her world upside down.

It’s funny how things work out because when Tia first asked me if I were seeing anyone and if I’d be interested in a blind date, I was not interested. I’ve never needed help getting a date with a woman of my choice—until Jule.

But even after she saw that we were physically compatible, Jule kept me an arm’s length, making my life unnecessarily miserable. And for what? None of her reasons caused me any concern—not even the secret that had broken up her marriage. Nevertheless, despite all my reassurance, she was afraid to share it with me. She wasn’t sure how I’d react.

I can understand her reluctance—because I had a secret of my own I was none too eager to share with her. When you consider how we finally met, her concern about my age, and her lingering feelings for her ex, you can see how hard it would be for us to really get to know each other in any meaning for way or to share more than one sweet night together.

If you want to know how and if we resolved our issues and handled each other’s secrets, you can ask Marilyn to post the beginning of our story, One Sweet Night.

Raphael Canseo,
One Sweet Night


sdRay said...
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Nicole said...

Oooh, this sounds interesting. When we will see this story?

Marilyn Lee said...

I'm not sure. I'll let you know when I have a publication date.

Paz Edwards said...

Hi Raphael: I'm definitely interested in reading Jule and your story.

Oh, Marilyn? Could you please post something for us? Thanks!

How's it coming along with Etienne. Will he concede to make an appearance for us? Tell him I said, "Pretty please, with sugar on top." ;-)


Joy in California said...

If Raphael is ANYTHING like the other heros in the Blood Lust series, girlfriend better watch out.

Joy in C

Joy in California said...
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Marilyn Lee said...

Hi Paz

Hopefully I'll convince Marilyn to post some of One Sweet Night. Stay tuned.

She's working hard on Etienne and last I heard, he just might be softening.


Marilyn Lee said...


Those guys from bloodlust are nuts. Ask Jace, he knows. He's trying his best to get along with them. I feel sorry for him.

I'm not a vamp or a shifter, but I've never had any complaints from my ladies.


Jan said...

Hi Raphael,

I can't wait to meet you and Jule?

Can you give us more information about your relationship?

Marilyn Lee said...

Well, Jan

I've always known what I wanted in life and in the woman I settled down with. The moment I saw Jule, I knew she was the one. She, on the other hand, still had some issues with her unwanted divorce. She really loved her ex and had a bit of a problem accepting her divorce, or so her friend told me.

But she's an incredible woman and I was sure she would be worth any effort required to win her heart.

When it comes to discussing our relationship, she's a little on the shy side, but I'll try to get her to stop by.

It might not be easy because she tells me this is a man only board. I'm not sure where she got that idea, what she is sweet.