Monday, November 18, 2013

Love in the RV Park...A Romance for Men

Today's post is a Virtual Blurb Blitz Tour for Love in the RV Park: A Romance for Men by Jeffrey Ross, a Contemporary Romance book available now from Rogue Phoenix Press. As a Blurb Blitz, this tour will not include interviews or guest blogs; however, a blurb, excerpt and author bio will be here for your enjoyment. Jeffrey will be awarding a $25 BN GC to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour, so please leave your e-mail address when you comment. I will also post a complete list of the stops on the tour. 

Jeffrey Ross, who resides in Arizona, is a writer, rockabilly musician, and former full-time community college teacher. He has had four "Views" pieces published on, has authored and co-authored several national and international op-ed articles on community college identity, purpose, and culture, and has recently published numerous parody poems and articles on the Cronk Newshigher education satire website. Ross co-authored the comic and critically acclaimed campus novel College Leadership Crisis: The Philip Dolly Affair (Rogue Phoenix Press, 2011).

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BLURB for Love in the RV Park:

This quirky and fast moving romance revolves around passionate lovers in tangled and mostly unfulfilling relationships. The tale is complete with hot housewives, rock musicians, exotic dancers, motorcycles, steamy nail polish-melting love scenes,  hard drinking college professors, hybrid alien children, a romantic bug exterminator,  girl fights, a New Year’s Eve brawl,  religious zealotry, prophecies (The Temple of Just DOET) —and more. Ultimately, Love in the RV Park is about the male perception [misperception?] of the female psyche.—and the novel attempts to answer an age-old question: What do women want? Laugh or cry—you’ll come away enlightened after reading this zany romance.

Excerpt from Love in the RV Park

Melting Toenail Polish
Adam’s Place, December 26th

Even though it was a short winter day, Adam had been busy patching big holes in the street which looped through the park.
His hands were sore, too, from doing a lot of caulking on the Rec Hall doorframe.
But the big caulking job wasn’t finished yet.
Coming in late, and tired, he ate some left over Chinese food and took a long, steaming, hot shower. He cleaned himself thoroughly. Everywhere.

Leah, wearing silk pajamas, was painting her toenails, watching TV, and thumbing through a book.

Forty-five minutes later, Adam was enjoying the evening with Leah, who had fallen asleep on the bed, knees up, while reading Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby.

Adam nibbled on her ear lobes—no response.

He stuck his tongue in her rum-flavored belly button—a murmur.

He licked the inside of her cocoanut smelling calves—husky, labored breathing.

He kissed her freshly painted toenails—Bingo!

He looked up, between her perfect knees, and saw her smiling face.

She was smiling because wet toenail polish had smudged his lips. She was not so pleased her paint job had been messed up. Oh well. 

Their loving was swift, powerful, epic, and glorious—a locomotive at full throttle, thrashing through the night, trackless and pounding—Fiery Power!

Wintering cardinals, perched on ice-glazed willow branches just outside the trailer, watched through the window, chirping and smiling. Their red heads bobbed, their clutching claws stretched and eased, syncopated. The birds occasionally shrieked with obvious hot-feathered delight.

An early morning sun, a dull red blossom, tired and limp, found Leah and Adam content, cuddling in a pool of molten polish.

Steam curled up out of every un-caulked crack in the travel trailer. Not a bit of ice remained on the windows. Oh My.

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  1. Lol this woman seems to be a very fragrant lady. Though I suppose we all are when we put a different lotion, cream, conditioner, etc on each body part...though I have to admit, I would be PISSED if my man screwed up my pedicure because he was kissing my icky toesies.

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

    1. One of my writing friends, Allison [Everything is Melting novel], helped me with that "scene." Man that I yam, I was unfamiliar with toenail polish drying time. But the toenail polish references, creams, perfume, body washes-- all of those items represent, what I hope, the male fascination with rituals and artifacts that have been female-focused. Or something like that. Remember, this is a romance for men....Hah!

  2. This sounds like such a fun and interesting story.

  3. Thank you for Hosting today. Jeff.

  4. Thank you for the excerpt, sounds like a fun read.


  5. Thanks for sharing the excerpt and for the chance to win!
    Sounds like a great read!!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com