Quite honestly, I'd never thought I'd be writing this. I'm not the kind of person who you look and think, hey, I bet she writes dirty books. My co-workers, the other moms from school, they'd all be shocked if they knew I was writing these books with my husband.
Marcus and I got the idea for these books when our kids were finally old enough to sleep through the night. They'd both been down for two hours without waking up. He and I looked at each other when we got into bed, and I calculated it in my head...we hadn't made love in months.
It was tough reconnecting with him that night. The door was locked, but I was still really distracted. We were all elbows and foreheads, bashing into each other. The sexiness factor wasn't there. Then we decided to download a steamy romance book from Amazon, and we skipped to the good parts, and alternated reading pages to each other, and there was one scene that just got both of us all revved up. All the distractions left our heads and we connected for the first time in a long time.
And we thought... well, why not try to write stories like that? Especially ones that feature married couples who need to... rekindle the fire? So many steamy stories with married couples have them bringing a third person into the room, or going to the basement with the whips and chains, or turning into a centaur or something. Hey, if that's what you like to read, more power to you. I can recommend some books you might like.
But that's not what Rekindling the Fire is about. The husband and wife in every story have their sights firmly set on one another. They're both still very sexually attracted to each other—they've just been missing connections, and missing out on the passion, for awhile.
If you haven't read our books yet, let me give you a word of warning. Yes, they don't cheating in them. Yes, the sex is between married people. But they're nowhere near "clean." There's a lot of explicit, dirty, HOT sex between the covers.
When Marcus and I were finished with an early draft of The Passionate Wish, I gave it to my friend Heather to read (even though I was a little scared to do it). Now, Heather's no prude—she recommended a couple of steamy novels to me. And I told her the book was hot, and had lots of sex.
After two days, she handed it back to me, and said, "Well, Misty, you did warn me about all the sex. I guess I just realize you were going to say 'c**k' and 'p***y' quite so much."
"Oh," I said, terrified of what was coming next. "So...you didn't like it?"
"Are you kidding? I loved it! Joe and I put the kids to bed, read chapter seven together, and barely got through five pages before I ripped his clothes off. I haven't screwed him like that in years!"
So there you have it, folks. We hope to release the first three Rekindling the Fire books by early 2020. When we do, be sure to read chapter seven with the one you love. Joe and Heather recommend it.