Instead I stick to sensible flats like these (cheaper too - though the first are Nine West). Sorry, no links. I took pictures of my actual shoes. The first pair are beautiful with crystal hearts and flowers. The elastic that give them a slipper feel actually get tighter throughout the night as you can imagine your feet swell.
The different color rhinestones make them go with anything and even changed the color of the throw when I took the picture. Strange how that works.
I have to say the crystals embedded ones are sometimes a pain to walk in because – I swear I must walk funny – they come off so easy. But I love shiny things.
Yeah, I know these aren't flat - take my word for it as the heel didn't show up - but the chunky heel helps. I wore them to the Avon book signing in Anaheim this year.
All of that leads into what my characters' wear. Maybe not necessarily the shoes but the clothes. I swear they’re clothed more often than not. Pinky swear.
You will find I rarely go into detail about the clothing of my characters unless it plays a part in the scene. Not sure of what I mean? Check these out.
Starting with book one in The Circle series, Olivia in Circle of Desire knew how to dress for a man.
She’d dressed—better yet, undressed—specifically to push all thought of food from his mind. The lace-and-mesh deep ruby nightgown brought out the red highlights in her hair that flowed down her shoulders and made her skin appear a creamier white. Her full breasts tested the strength of the well-placed lace. Masterfully applied makeup emphasized the green of her eyes and the fullness of her dark red lips. Her bare toes peeked out beneath the edge of the gown and a fragile tinkle rang from her anklets, drawing his attention to her long, long legs as the slit at the side opened and closed with her every movement. She knew how to rein in a man’s interest.
Then there was Ryker in Circle of Danger. You could say he dressed deadly.
With sure, quick movements, he thrust his legs into jeans and yanked on a black T-shirt. After tugging on his boots, he strapped a small pistol at his ankle. With his patch in place, using his fingers, he combed hair over the strap securing its position. Hell, he needed a haircut again. Maybe he’d shave his head like Jack. A simple enough solution. If only the rest of his problems could be so easily solved.
In Circle of Deception, Abby feels confident in her looks for the first time.
The dress was nothing like she’d ever owned. Cocktail length, the cream silk hugged her in all the right places, dipping low in the front, but the back going high into a standup collar. The style reminiscent of the 1950s, maybe what an old time movie star would’ve worn. Beneath it she wore a lacy bra and garter along with a barely there thong. The whisper thin hose stopped at mid-thigh and slipped into matching high heels. She enjoyed the sensation of feeling sexy. This was a new experience.
So what is your favorite pair of shoes? Fellows, yes, we know there are men out there who have their favorite pair of shoes, boots or sneakers. Tell us about them.
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If you live in or near Birmingham, or Alabama for that matter, or if you love SHERRILYN KENYON or DIANNA LOVE, be sure to check out Southern Magic’sReaders Luncheon November 3, 2012 at the Harbert Center downtown Birmingham. Parking is free. If you attend, we will be giving away books, swag and have opportunities to get more!