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Age, Just a Number?

by on December 11, 2012

Hi all! Thanks Samantha and the Luscious Literaries for hosting me on this leg of the Rebel Elite Holiday Hop and thanks to all you readers and fans for coming by. I’m out and about on this hop sharing a bit about my latest release, Assumed Calling. It’s book five, and the last installment, of my bestselling Identity series. It was a bittersweet journey writing it and seeing it to shelves. I love these characters and love their stories, but I feel a bit better in the knowledge that a few of them will get their own stories in my upcoming Steele Image series due to begin in 2013.

So, you might be wondering what the heck the title of this blog is all about and why it pertains to Assumed Calling. I really didn’t put two and two together until I started filling out interviews to promote Allen’s story. Then I kept getting asked about his age and why I decided to break the golden 45 and under rule. (Sorry, I’m a Rebel, I had no idea this rule existed and even if I had it wouldn’t have influenced his age.) Really? We’re putting a shelf life on our heroes?

Pox on that! Age is merely a number. Being ** myself I like to think I’m not quite out to pasture yet and yes, prudes of the world, I do still quite thoroughly enjoy S-E-X. Well, when my husband is home to cooperate in the proceedings. 😉 Marines…you’d think they’d stay home more. Right?

I digress. The point is—who decides at what age men begin to lose their sex appeal anyway? Allen is virile and sexy and hot…and quite the Dom. Which I suppose is one of the reasons I like to write the older man. Doms with some age under their belt have this little thing called experience the younger crowd is missing. In Allen’s case he’s been married three times, has had countless lovers, and is self-assured to a fault in his abilities to top. What he still has problems with is opening his heart, and really, what man at any age has that part truly mastered?

And if we need real life proof the older man is desirable we need only look to Hollywood for assurance. I can name many, many older hotties from the big screen I’d fall to my knees for…George Clooney—51, Sam Elliott—68 (and by the way, his voice makes me tingle), Daniel Day Lewis—55, Ed Harris—62 (btw-bald is another thing that trips my trigger), and Bruce Willis—57 (again bald) just to name a few.

What’s your take on the older man? Have a favorite oldie but hottie? J

Thanks again Samantha and the Luscious Literaries for hosting! And readers, don’t forget to enter to win some of the fabulous prizes we’re offering…


Like the beat of a primal drum whispering the rhythm of an ancient dance, the lifestyle calls…

At the seasoned age of fifty-six, Allen Bourke has resigned himself to the fact he’ll probably never find someone to top he can also love. While he’s had wives and lovers, none of them endured and he’s come to the conclusion the clock’s ticking and age is working against him. Then a very intriguing Nicki Cartwright pings on his radar at what Allen determines will be his last house party. He can’t help but notice while he and his friends are getting older, the players emerging on the scene are forever getting younger. Nicki’s no exception. Determined to resist the vibes humming between them, he only agrees to service her after his old friend, Kyle Montgomery, convinces him it’s entirely feasible. Then it’s brought to Allen’s attention who Nicki really is. Knowing their pasts are forever intertwined, as hard as he tries to ignore his heart, he finds himself yielding to the tides of fate.

Born to senatorial royalty, Nicki Cartwright has spent her entire life trying to shield her mother from her father’s wrath while drifting further and further into a world where panic is normal and anxiety is always on the edge of her reality. Tired of burning the candle at both ends and forever trying to live up to the picture of All-American perfection her father James Cartwright touts as his ace in the hole during election cycles, Nicki finds herself on the path of self-discovery in search of relief from the stressors continually swamping her mind. What she doesn’t expect is to find who she thought she was is truly just a shadow of the person she really is. And what scares her most is the fact Allen, the only person she thought she could trust, has been holding a secret since before she was born which could destroy her entire family.

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  1. Thanks for hosting me today!

  2. Dang right it’s just a number – I find sexy has more to do with attitude and fun than age. Sean Connery anyone?? Thanks, Lila!

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