In honor of her new release from Red Rose Publishing, author LaConnie Taylor-Jones asked me to put myself in her leading lady’s (Dr. Laney Houston) place in IF I WERE YOUR WOMAN and respond to this question:
You have just met a man and your relationship with him is like . . . nothing you have experienced before! Without a doubt, you know this man is your soul mate, yet not long into the relationship he learns he has a life-threatening illness. He shares his news with you and even wants to break off the relationship because he may, or may not, survive. What do you do? Do you stay, or do you walk away?
As you know, I spend much of my creative energy crafting fiction—prose. However, LaConnie’s question inspired my poetic response:
If I Were Your Woman a sonnet
By Lisa Lipkind Leibow
If I were your woman I’d champion your cause.
Run miles, plan galas, and hand out wristbands.
Fix my eyes on splendor blind to your flaws
Dance in the rain, climb mountains, and hold hands.
Meaning well, I’d likely say the wrong word.
Though my heart drums desire for your wine musk,
Love ties my tongue on the verge of absurd.
I’d play show-not-tell from dawn until dusk.
If I were your woman I’d wrap you in cashmere,
Savor each moment, each sound, each caress
Free your dreams to float in the atmosphere
Offer my blood and soul to save you? Yes.
If I were your woman, you’d be my man.
Together we’d face life’s uncertain plan.
If you enjoy contemporary romances that – make you laugh out loud, tackle sensitive life issues with compassion and grace, and introduce you to passionate couples who make you feel . . . love really does conquer all — then join me in the celebration of LaConnie Taylor-Jones’ new release, IF I WERE YOUR WOMAN!
SPECIAL PROMOTION AND CONTEST: For a limited time March 10, 2010 – 4 – 8 PM EST— visit LaConnie Taylor-Jones’ website – http://www.laconnietaylorjones.com/blog/ – to purchase a copy of IF I WERE YOUR WOMAN and use my promotional code name (LISA) to receive a download of my latest ebook, DOUBLE OUT AND BACK, absolutely FREE! In addition to receiving a FREE download of my book, your purchase enters you in a drawing for a FREE Amazon Kindle to be given away on Saturday, March 13, 2010 @ 12 NOON PST/2 PM CST/ 3 PM EST via LaConnie’s official blog website at http://www.laconnietaylorjones.com/blog/