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Today we are welcoming Jeffrey Ross to the blog! He’s here to share about his book, Love in the RV Park. Jeffrey is touring his book with Goddessfish Promotions! While he’s here, he’s offering up a giveaway.
Jeffrey will be giving away a $25.00 BN Gift Certificate to a random commenter. If you are interested in being considered, leave a comment! If you are interested in finding more blogs to leave comments on, click HERE.
Love in the RV Park: A Romance for Men
by Jeffrey Ross
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.
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.
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 InsidehigherEd.com, 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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Love in the RV Park is available:
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You are welcome Jeffrey! Good luck with your book!
I would like to think love does occur in an RV park, but asking a male view on love or more importantly (sex) is like asking a female if she likes chocolate.
I’m looking forward to reading the book.
Author Ross: Could you please share your personal reasons behind writing a novel about the males sexual perspective on women? It appears you may have some experience in this area since you are a male…Yes….no? I’m a aspiring author who often struggles with depersonalizing my writing in an attempt to appear neutral. Hope you can offer some insight. Thanks.
Jeffrey Ross (@salinaschick)
Olanda, thank you for the comment. I wish I could articulate my powerful feelings on this matter. I can only speak from my own experiences. I am not a very polished guy– sort of a blue collar type who enjoys Tom Petty more than Beethoven, motorcycles more than philosophy, hamburger more than steak. Yass. Re– Most of my experiences with “romance in my more youthful times”– when I tried to bring flowers, or go to movies, or hikes in the lonely woods, or write lyrical poems or heartfelt songs– well, these instances all failed miserably. I was frequently ridiculed for my behavior. Males are led to believe such efforts matter– but my experiences were troubling. Perhaps I was not commercial enough– not corporate enough. Big Vacations, Big Cruises, Big Parties, Big cars, Big Wallets– that seems to be the stuff of romance today. My male characters in LRVP struggle with their desires, their behavior–some are rebuffed and rejected because they do not know the Script, the Text, to the Great American Romantic Drama. The happiest characters in LRVP, male and female, know themselves and are centered.
Sounds like a great read!!
Thanks for the chance to win!
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Sounds like a great book. Thanks for sharing the excerpt and the giveaway. Wishing everyone a wonderful and magical holiday season. evamillien at gmail dot com
Sounds good! I’d love to be entered to win.
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oh my, sounds interesting. I’d love to enter to win. littlesillysally at gmail.com