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A Female Fantasy, Twisted By Callie GoldEvery romance-reading woman knows that a book is not worth reading if it doesn’t have serious emotional involvement between its two heroes. And by ‘serious emotional involvement’ I mean, you got it, love. We all want an HEA, “an emotionally satisfying and optimistic ending,” (Wiki defines for us) and without it – well it’s not romance.Right? Right.So this is what 99% of romance novels look like: the woman meets- and falls in love with the man (you can mix and match genders, it’s still the same), they are both very young or pretty young, they are unattached or on the way out of a bad relationship, they have no romantic complications and are looking forward to a long and monogamous relationship.Right? Right.So here’s the thing.Once you’re out of your twenties, this almost NEVER HAPPENS. It is a complete and utter fantasy. Almost none of us live this fantasy by the time we pick up our first romance novel. Reality sets in.Right? Of course I’m right!I’m a divorce mediator and a marriage counselor and my perspective on things is different.People fall in love, or not, and they get married. And they share the expectation to live monogamously for the next 50 years. Then the years go by, and they fall in love. Unexpectedly. With someone other than their spouse. And that’s the point at which I’m normally called in to help. And most of these people who fell in love – and they are good people, just like you and me - say one thing: I didn’t want it to happen, but when it did, I felt elation like I’ve never felt before. Don’t I have a right to be happy?So this is a very tough dilemma.On the one hand, we expect monogamy, including emotional and sexual exclusivity. On the other hand, we are expected to live together with a spouse for 50 years while thousands of other people come into contact with us (and thousands - in virtual contact). And to top it all, we expect to be happy and fulfill our desires and be free to pursue what we want to pursue.Let’s sum it up: 50 years of living together + attractive thousands around us + a complete taboo on doing anything about it + an inherent expectation of happiness.Our expectations from our lives are a fantasy!And all our romance novels give us are twenty year olds falling in love for the first time…Seriously?So my clients do all kinds of amazing things when necessity knocks. If they have a good bond, they renegotiate their marriage boundaries, and they forgive, move on, and they become even better friends.And the ones who are not as strong, not as confident, and most of all, those who don’t have a solid bond, they walk away from each other, sometimes with much damage left behind.And who’s to say what’s right for each of one of us? Certainly not me. I’m just the go between.So now please hold off on all your moral objections, and don’t say to me that you don’t want to read about cheating. I don’t write about cheating. I write about life, only in fiction. I write about the hundreds of good people that came through my door, the people I will never, ever judge.And I would love if you read my book, as an alternative to a fantasy for twenty year olds.For my clients – but also for you - I wrote a book, it’s called Ash’s Fire. And it has one woman, not a young woman, but still full of life and love and a need for excitement, and she tumbles into a steaming love affair with a man who is not her husband. And her love for her two men is tested, through a murder mystery.And I dare you to read it and think about it and then talk about it. With your girlfriends, but hopefully, with your husbands.Are you willing to face the new dawn?Thank you,Callie
By Callie Gold
The Ash Trilogy, Book 1
Publisher: Callie Gold
Release Date: September 27, 2014
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Length: 356 Pages
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About the book:
Smart and successful Attorney Jordan Cohen didn’t expect Sam, her husband and best friend, to invoke their old pact for non-exclusivity. But after twenty-some years together, he did.
A chance meeting with Ari Ash, the tall-dark-and-yummy internationally renowned concert pianist, sends Jordan into his arms. Ari’s mysterious ways and magical lovemaking pull the conflicted Jordan into a whirlwind affair.
When Ari is implicated in an execution-style murder, she wants to believe Ari is innocent, but one troubling fact after another keeps popping up. Jordan turns to the only man she can trust with her lover’s life – her brilliant criminal defense attorney husband.
Is Ari a killer?
When Ari is charged, Jordan fears the worst: a life sentence for her lover, exposure of her affair and the ruin of her law firm and irreparable damage to her husband’s reputation. But she can’t let go of Ari’s love…
With the trial just days ahead, Jordan races to save her lover, her husband and herself.
Desire, suspicion, love and loyalty all clash in the fast-paced Mediterranean city of Tel-Aviv.
“Did you tell Sam?” Judith asked.“Immediately.”“Good girl. And it’s a good thing he knew you were seeing someone,” she said. “How did he take it?”“Fine, I think,” Jordan said. “No major blowups.”“Jordan, what are you guys doing? This is seriously dangerous,” Judith said.“I know.”“So are you going to end your fling with Ari?”“I don’t think it’s a fling, Jude,” Jordan heard herself say. “And I’m not giving him up.”“We’re going to have a serious conversation about all of this, you know,” Judith said, exhaling.“But for now, tell me, can you work like that?”“I can work just fine,” Jordan said.“You’re the worst liar in the world.”“Sam said the same thing.”“Was Ari shocked to see you when you walked in the office?” Judith asked.Jordan paused. “No, he wasn’t.”“This is strange, you have to admit.”“He’s good at hiding his feelings, so what?”“You’re developing a dangerous habit, Jordan. Keep that in mind.”“It’s just a simple IP case. I can do it in my sleep.”“We do nothing in our sleep. This is dangerous talk.”“Okay, okay, you’re right,” Jordan agreed. “You’re warning me, I appreciate it. I’ll keep it in mind. Promise.”Judith sighed.After she put down the phone, Jordan took out her compact and looked at her face. She concentrated on Ari and kept looking. Her face changed, glowed. You look ten years younger. And sexy. And more beautiful than you’ve been in years. Jordan felt the heat rising in her, and she pressed her hand in her lap. Shhhhh, she told her body.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Callie Gold is an Israeli married to an American. She admits that marrying her husband was the smartest decision she has ever made in her entire life. Together they have raised three beautiful children.
Callie is a lawyer, and a Jew, and what’s worse – an Israeli. That means that she’s an in-your-face kinda gal. There is no Hebrew word for ‘subtle’. Callie’s husband says that she has too many opinions, and he’s right. But she’s also open and friendly and very curious, and is known to start intimate conversations with the Falafel guy.
Since she stopped litigating, Callie’s husband says she’s become a much nicer person (Callie’s husband is almost always right, which makes living with him really good and seriously annoying, all at the same time).
When she’s not writing, Callie does divorce mediation and marriage counseling, which, she believes will save her a good seat in that place up there. She also cooks and bakes and you will always find home-baked bread in her freezer, next to the chocolate gelato that her husband makes.
Callie writes because writing creates another life for her, a life in which she can do whatever she wants. In order to write she has become a time thief. Above all, Callie is a lover of people and she can never get enough of human interaction. So feel free to start up a conversation with her!
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Callie-Gold/e/B00O2X5LLE/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_5?qid=1412210048&sr=8-5