by Layla Hunter
Secret Cravings Publishing
February 9, 2011
Emily Monroe, a statuesque high school English teacher, is convinced that getting a tattoo to cover the remnants of her brush with Morphea is the only option left to open the door to self-acceptance, allowing her to finally move on with her life after the devastating diagnosis left more than physical scars in its wake.
Rick Sutton, owner of Skin Deep, a successful tattoo shop, has his own cross to bear. Crippling guilt and the specter of unrequited justice overshadow every aspect of his life, trapping him within the haunted corridors of his heart and soul; until the day Emily walks into his shop.
Instantly, he recognizes a kindred spirit in Emily, and a tenuous bond is formed. When the intimidating yet teddy-bear of a man offers her a glimpse into his passionate side, she is moved by what she sees and takes a leap of faith. Together they traverse the physical and emotional journey of freeing themselves of their perceived flaws, an erotic undertaking that proves to them beauty is only Skin Deep.
10% of my royalties from the sales of Skin Deep will be donated to The Scleroderma Foundation.
CONTEST: True beauty wears many faces and is said to be in the eye of the beholder. I make it a habit to look for the ‘beautiful’ in each person who comes my way … whether a sparkle in lovely eyes; or an infectious laugh; a genuine smile; a giving heart; a kind word for someone else; a sharp mind, and even an equally sharp wit; a wry sense of humor; all these traits and more are what define beauty for me.
What is true beauty in your opinion?
E-mail your answer to me (no more than 50 words or so, but if the Muse strikes, feel free to run with it!) at firstname.lastname@example.org with either SWEET or SEXY in the subject line.
I will add you to my mailing list BUT I will not flood your inbox with e-mails; instead you’ll receive the Premier Issue of my upcoming semi-annual newsletter.
Contest will end Midnight, February 14th and winners will be announced/contacted February 15th! Two (2) winners will be selected by Random.org, and ideally, I’d love to share the winner’s entries (with your permission, of course!)
One prize will be SWEET … $25.00 Sephora e-Gift Certificate
One prize will be SEXY … Kama Sutra Chocolate Lover's Body Paints
Take a moment to watch the trailer for Skin Deep :