What is a Prepper?
Urban dictionary defines as someone who focuses on preparedness, generally for worst-case scenarios, a term sometimes used to avoid the more loaded term of survivalist who believes in self-reliance and doesn’t want to depend on others or government in times of civil unrest.
What is a Prepper Romance?
Authors at Decadent Publishing define it as a sizzling and fun submission request for stories with a character or characters involved with being prepared from the imaginative Heather Bennett, co-owner, author, reader, and editor at DP.
Not even the most hard core what-if thinkers or psychics if they exist can anticipate and deal with falling in love, especially when elements conspire to keep them apart. When a villain, such as water, comes along, it’s all any romantic can do to keep their heads above.
But if you try to control your environment by preparing for every raindrop that falls, and use an ocean that’s too large to world build in, it very well could lead to eyeballs falling out, especially if you’re a crabby photographer and can’t even avoid spilling the damn water on the table.
I had a lot of fun writing Falling for Water.
Title: Falling for Water by Arlene Webb
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Genre:Contemporary,Prepper Romance, Adventure, Suspense/Thriller
Word Count: 32,000
What Cassi thought was a simple obsession with clean water has taken over her life. When she orders a distiller online to replace the one smashed by her abusive boyfriend, she gets more than she bargained for.
Enter a man with a badge, hunting a terrorist, and Cassi is his number one suspect. Not only is she struggling with her fixation on pure H2O, she has to prove she’s not the one he’s looking for—only she kind of wishes she was. Before she knows it, Cassi is in over her head.
Ray had everything, until a random crime ends badly and he’s left to hold to his grief or make changes in his life. Charming his way into people’s personal business—slapping on the cuffs as needed—gives him reason to get up in the morning. When he falls headfirst into another chance at love, he must take the plunge without hesitation or risk losing more than his heart.
As the pair join hands, sparks fly as well as bullets, leaving Cassi and Ray to wonder if the universe could right itself. Will the past reach out and drown their chance for happiness?
He stared at her, his expression wary. “And I’m thrilled you’re so into evolution, variation, and moving toward different things. I…er…just wondered, do you have a problem with saliva?”
“Saliva? What the hell are you talking about?”
He smiled. Not slow and lazy, not sweet and gentle, but the wolf smile she’d seen at the bar. “You admitted a thing with water right away. So what I’m hearing is no, I love saliva. Go ahead and slap me, and…maybe I’ll stop.” He grabbed her, yanked her up, and took her lips with his.
Ray tried for gentle and slow, but the moment his lips locked onto hers it felt like he had to make this the kiss of a lifetime or she’d slip through his fingers and disappear. She’d either run screaming from yet another bully who took advantage of a vulnerable state, or she’d fall through the cracks of the justice system and out of his reach.
From his mouth to hers, he yearned to dive in fast and hard, plundering with his tongue until she opened more than her heart to him by confiding an intense trauma. He wanted the supple and beautiful body rolled over him as well.
He deepened the kiss, and his heartbeat pounded faster and faster as the tension left her shoulders. She melted into him, soft and sweetly yielding to his aggressive hardness, and she began kissing him back.
His careful exploration, the tip of tongue easing along the seams of her mouth, forced his lust into an easy, steady climb as lips meshed, escalating on the roller coaster scale to maybe a five, a first-time kiss like when a boy walks a girl to her door.
Forget that. It was no-hold-back time. He was too into the taste and feel of this woman to strive for less, and he had to bring her over the edge with him. Plunge down and down into the world-is-about-to-end type kiss. A kiss that’d stay with her, marking her as his own.
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