Monday, August 2, 2010

Did You Celebrate National Night Out?

So...where did you go and what did you do to celebrate "National Night Out"? Movies, dinner, sporting events, seem to be popular things to do for enjoyment. Even our heroes and heroines need to take time out from their busy lives to "go out" and have some fun! And, then after their night out, they...?

In "Second Sight Dating" by Marianne Stephens, Serena, a psychic matchmaker, arranges dates for hero Dan...and double-dates to "keep an eye on him" and "make sure" things go well. All three dates don't go as planned. Of course, their "spur-of-the-moment" date goes very well...ending at her office and Serena grabbing his tie and leading him inside and... Night Out example #1.

In "Street of Dreams" by Marianne Stephens, time-traveling detectives Eileen and Nick must pose as newlyweds. Spending a night out searching a "disco" for a suspect and then going for dinner leads to Eileen's statement of, "Nick, take me to bed." To find out what happens, read the book! Night Out example #2.

In "Gone to the Dogs" by Marianne Stephens, Katie and Mike do nothing but fight until the inevitable happens...not a true romantic night out, but one of chasing a lost dog and falling into each others' arms. When they end up at his apartment, Katie says, "Honey’s really wonderful stuff. Smooth, sweet and can add a tingly feeling when rubbed, I mean spread, on the right places then licked off.” Is your imagination in high gear? Night Out example #3.

In "Anything You Can Do" by Marianne Stephens, Allison and Jeff finally finish their week-long daycare challenge and get to have adult time at dinner...and after.
Jeff: "Let's go back to the hotel."
Allison: "No dessert?"
Jeff: "All I want is you. Your room or mine?"
Enticing choice and Night Out example #4.

In "Strip Poker for Two" by April Ash, Melissa helps Jason pick out and buy clothes...especially sexy boxers since she intends to steal a pair! After shopping, their dinner out leads to burning lust and a trip to her bedroom. Games of "Strip Poker" don't begin that night, but add to the passionate nights after that. Night Out example #5.

In "Sexy Games" by April Ash, Sloane and Stacey don't spend their nights out...all are spent in their "adult game-testing" apartment. But, they do go shopping and to a movie. The deserted theater is the perfect place for some naughty sex, and gets them revved up to test their first game, "Hot Sands" back at the apartment. Night Out example #6.

All of these wonderful "Nights Out" seem to lead to passion and sex...but what else would you expect in romance books!
Enjoy YOUR night out!

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  1. Lovely! No nights out for me and no romance either. Puppy....

  2. Thank you Marianne for reintroducing us to all these great books. Any one of them would make an excellent night "in"!
    We had a night "in" last night and watched the delightfully bad behavior of AMC's "MadMen" I love that show.
    XXOO Kat

  3. No nights out for me, but I'm glad we get to see these books again!

  4. Thanks for the comments. I too spent the night "in" working on my laptop as my hubby tried to de-virus my computer! AACK! Finally got it working again minus the virus (I'm so glad we have virus protection??).

  5. Love those night outs. Reminds me of when I was young. Wink!

    Sorry about the virus, April. I need to pay my husband for all the work he does for me on my computer. lol DH's are priceless.

  6. I never went out. Bummer
    debby236 at att dot net

  7. Hi. I didn't find out until the next day so we didn't get to go 'out' but there wasn't anything in our area...



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