Las Vegas and The Smell of Rain
We’ve had a hot summer. Then again, this is Las Vegas and summers are always hot here. This past weekend though some humidity was thrown into the mix. My writer friends and I were down at the Flamingo Hotel and Casino attending the first Erotic Author Association Convention
(http://eroticauthorsassociation.com/EAA/), and almost every time we stepped outside, we made comments on the mugginess. I felt bad for the people who were visiting this interesting city for their first time having to deal with the hazy, hot and humid aspect of our weather. Normally, September is a beautiful time of year. Nice and dry with gorgeous blue skies and only thin strips of fluffy white clouds here and there. Yet, this weekend the weather seemed a bit off. Luckily, though, the skies held back until Sunday so the Friday and Saturday convention goers could enjoy themselves.
Sunday came and ominous rain clouds blanketed the sky, the nice dark gray ones. And, it rained. Thankfully not when I had to drive anywhere. Rain here makes the roads slick when the water fights with the oils on the pavement. And the floods! Some intersections can be quite treacherous. Not just because of the deep water but the idiots who think their vehicles can transform into submarines and can get through the several feet deep water. Here’s a link to a recent news story about the rain and flooding: http://www.ktnv.com/news/local/129635288.html
Then there’s our personal take… Hubby, as he’s rinsing off his truck after the rain’s come and gone, says it seems that it doesn’t rain water here but dirt. And it sure does seem that way. After a rain, things normally have a coating of brown, dusty stuff. Perhaps that’s why the smell of rain, which is different here than in other places, has that gritty, dirt and sand-like smell, not a deep grassy and forest type smell. It’s an interesting yet earthy scent, and just another of the reasons why I like to live in Las Vegas and set my stories here.
Speaking of stories, my latest release–written with my writing partner RM Sotera–is now available! Wild West Weekend is set in a town right outside the Las Vegas valley on a fictional ranch.
Two people scared to love again. Two others hesitant about commitment. A weekend in Nevada will change all that.
Bristol Ashcombe is swearing off men and taking a vacation with her friend, Cassie. Damon Dougan is packed and ready to leave the ranch for a trip, that is, until a long-legged, sexy woman steps out of a vehicle and he decides to stay. Will one sex-filled weekend be enough for either of them?
Cassie Harding travels to the Double D ranch to meet Bristol and looks forward to seeing her old friend, Dakota. Dak’s excited when Cassie, his former sweetheart, returns. Cassie and Dakota, though they’re heating up ‘the sheets’ in and out of the bedroom, have fears about commitment after years of being single. Will they find it’s better to dance together than apart?
Be Warned: light bdsm, sex toys.