My newest release The Gift, features a married couple celebrating their tenth anniversary! Sheryl, the normally predictable heroine, decides she wants nothing more than to give her husband, Daniel, the gift of gifts-something more than the average tie and shirt. However, her rash decision to have a nude portrait commissioned leaves her dashing at the last moment to hide it, wishing she'd stuck to the traditional presents of the past.
2. What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your story?
I actually looked up the history of nude paintings and researched it. I wanted to make Sheryl's portrait as real as possible, so I needed to study paintings to help me visualize. And ya know what? There is a looong history of nude paintings, and to each their own style! Simply amazing and beautiful.
3. Do you have any interesting or quirks or rituals?
Ohh music…I love music. A lot. But I cannot write when music is playing. I find myself typing the freaking lyrics! GAH! I'm all like "She watched as the fire…it's all about the bass, no treble…" Yeah. So no music when I am writing.
4. What authors or friends influenced you in helping you become a writer?
Oh gosh. I have a list of authors who introduced me to the world of writing just by reading their amazing stories. I admired their ability to tell create such wonderful tales, and knew at a young age I wanted to leave my own tales behind to be read.
As for friends. I have a plethora. But perhaps the most influential are my mother and husband. My mom has always supported my idea of writing, encouraging me and reminding me of my knack for words. The same for my beloved husband. In fact, it was my husband who finally told me to "shut up and write something already, stop wishing." And so I did!
5. What does your family think about your career as a published author?
They all think it's great! They truly are my biggest fans and support system. It's actually quite amazing, really. I have my own cheerleaders!
6. Besides writing, what other interests do you have?
*Hold head high* I am a gamer! Yep. I love to play MMORPG games. In fact, I am anxiously awaiting the release of World of Warcraft's latest expansion. FOR THE ALLIANCE!
7. Can you tell us what is coming up next for you?
I hope a lot! Although, I do have two new titles releasing later this year. Sins of an Angel and To Have or to Haunt.
8. How can readers connect with you online?
Follow at Twitter @IshabelleTorry
Daniel was bound to love Sheryl's out-of-the-box anniversary idea…wasn't he?
It's Sheryl and Daniel's tenth anniversary, and Sheryl is compelled to get her beloved soul mate the gift of all gifts. Discarding her normally self-reserved persona, she has a nude portrait commissioned. He was bound to love it…wasn’t he?
My chest tightened, and I had to take slow, calming breaths to steady my quivering limbs as I maintained eye contact. I had waited years for this moment; defeating modesty with a blatant desire to shed the snow from its covered mountain peak. I prayed I wouldn't pass out before the overdue climax reached fruition.
His tongue darted out and he licked the corners of his mouth hungrily, squinting in concentration. "One more touch," he promised with a whisper. He then threw his head back and bellowed. "Finished!"
I pulled the sheets over my nudity, suddenly embarrassed. My clammy palms smeared the soft fabric with wet streaks as I wrung the material between shaky fingers. I waited for him to speak—to say anything. With pursed lips, he occasionally produced a clicking sound as his tongue bounced off of his front teeth.
I willed his words to come. But silence was the one thing I found to be the most charming of his many qualities. Without words, he couldn't criticize me...or my newest fetish. My endeavor was safe with this almost mime.
He grunted loudly and twisted his body back and forth. A long stretch pulled him to his tiptoes as his head fell back to blow kisses at the popcorn ceiling. He lowered his gaze slowly and devoured my form from crown to toe, like a lion inspecting his prey. The deep blue of his eyes hid his thoughts, just as the ocean concealed buried treasure.
Ishabelle Torry is a full time mother, wife and student. She enjoys time with her family, and their plethora of pets on the farm. In her spare time, she is constantly dreaming of characters and the worlds they are found in. Occasionally, Ishabelle has been known to argue with her characters and bribe them with cookies when they have a wayward moment.
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