Coming December 23–
The Tinsel Timewarp
eXtasy/Devine Destinies Books
(Featuring characters from the Loving Who series available from Devine Destinies books. Click on the link at my series page at my website to learn more– www.cynthianna.com)
Cici wants everyone to have a perfect holiday, but she discovers things don’t always work out that way. When a crying Chandra shows up at her home, Cici asks her alien boyfriend, the time traveler John Smith, if he can help mend Chandra’s broken heart. John creates a time warp for Chandra where she can spend one more Christmas Eve with her late grandmother doing all the holiday things they loved to do, but, as usual, things quickly go south. The tinsel time warp grows and expands and threatens to take over the entire planet, and Cici is forced to go up a ladder when she’s afraid of heights. Will time travel heal all wounds and make for a Merry Christmas for Cici, John, and even the melancholy Chandra?
An excerpt from The Tinsel Timewarp:
“I believe there’s a new can of whipped cream in the pantry.” John waggled his eyebrows and grinned. “Is that what you had in mind?”
I giggled. John’s favorite pastime of covering my naked body in whipped cream and licking me clean was sticky good fun. “Yeah, it is.”
“We’d better close the bedroom door then. We don’t want to wake up our guest.”
“Right. Shhh…” I placed a finger to my lip and tiptoed toward the bedroom. John grabbed the whipped cream and followed.
Something made me pause at the threshold and turn to gaze at the softly snoring artist sleeping on my sofa.
“I wish Chandra could travel back in time to see her beloved grandmother again. Wouldn’t that be the perfect Christmas present for her?”
John wrinkled his brow in thought. “You want her to go into the past and visit her grandmother?”
I hiccupped. “Yeah, she’d love it. It could help her come to terms with her loss. She’d have the opportunity to say good-bye to her grandmother properly. I wish we could do that for her.”
John scratched his chin in a thoughtful manner. “Hmm… Saying good-bye makes a great gift?”
I nodded. “It can. We humans don’t like saying good-bye for the last time to those we dearly love, but it’s necessary. You realize we don’t live forever, or even for a long time like your kind.”
“All beings are finite, Cici. We all end at some point in time, but giving Chandra another chance with her grandmother shows her that we truly care about her, right?”
I staggered into the bedroom, fell face-first onto the bed, and passed out before I realized my mistake.