We all have those items we canâ€™t do without during the work day. In some cases,
weâ€™re attached to them more than we care to admit. I know it would have been
torture to complete my latest book without them. Small comforts can make the
difference. Iâ€™m up for sharing so Iâ€™ll confess to the top 5 on my list.
Vanilla or pumpkin flavored protein shake in my coffee. I enjoy my
caffeine fix. I donâ€™t always get around to making breakfast, but I will grab a
protein shake to support my workouts. This way, I take care of both and get the
A spin bike in my office. My workouts keep me sane, but on my non-gym
days or when my schedule is full (okay, when Iâ€™m too lazy to dress in decent
workout clothes), I hop on the bike. Itâ€™s also great stress relief in between
pages of hard edits.
My iMac and iPad in proximity. Music, movies, games, video chats,
checking email and social media, and yes, writing, all must happen at some point
during the day. Iâ€™m usually using both devices at the same time. I have been
known to experience withdrawal-like symptoms if theyâ€™re not in easy reach.
Bean bag chair. Other than the floor or the bike, this is the only
extra chair in my office. Itâ€™s also a great place to take a nap during long
stretches of writing or scream into when Iâ€™m frustrated. Come on. Weâ€™ve all been
Jumbo, plastic green crayon. It serves multiple purposes. Sword
fighting, entertaining cat toy, knocking things out from under the desk,
forehead or butt smacking instrument. Seriously? You DONâ€™T have one?
Nina Crespo lives in Florida where she indulges in her favorite passions --
the beach, kick boxing, a good glass of wine, date night with her own real-life
hero and dancing.
Her lifelong addiction to romance began in her teens
while on a "borrowing spree" in her older sister's bedroom where she discovered
her first romance novel and became lost in the world of happily ever
Curiosity about people and places, including what's beyond the
stars, fuels her writer's imagination. This wellspring of inspiration allows
Nina to create sensual contemporary and paranormal stories, which she hopes will
feed your own addiction for true love and romance.
Lauren isn't looking
for love when she spends a scintillating night with Reid, the sexy keyboardist
of Thane's Redemption. While their passion may be off the charts, her trust
issues--and Reid's secret life as a time-traveling covert agent--makes any
chance for a relationship impossible.
When operatives involved in a
mysterious project begin dying, Reid defies orders and travels alone into the
future to find the cause. But when things go dangerously awry, it takes all of
his strength to get himself back to safety--and directly onto Lauren's doorstep.
While neither of them remembers their night of passion, their intense connection
leads Lauren to help him. But as Reid's memories reignite, will he be forced to
sacrifice everything to finish his mission--including the woman he loves?