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Friday, December 30, 2011

Stuff Your Stocking Blogfest: Louisa Bacio

A Naughty New Year’s Eve
By Louisa Bacio

Expectations for New Year’s Eve run high. Come on, confess: What would be your New Year’s fantasy? A delightful party, complete with gourmet food (where you never feel too stuffed or have an allergy); dancing (where you can wear any shoes you want and they will never hurt); the perfect balance of alcohol (where you feel fantastic but there’s no threat of hangover) and – admit it: Amazing sex!

Yes, you know it’s true. We want to stuff ourselves, dance until we’re wiped out, partake in “spirits,” and then have a wild romp.

It’s the perfect happy ending to round out the year, and start the new one with a bang. Literally.

So what goes wrong?

In my dating history, one of my worst dates ever happened to be New Year’s Eve. I was supposed to be attending a bash with my then boyfriend. And you know what the louse did? He came to pick me up, broke up with me and then still expected me to attend the party with him! Oh, no. Instead, I stayed home in an empty apartment, and had a pity party. When midnight hit, the sounds of people celebrating throughout the complex filtered into my room, and I lay in bed crying. (Moral: Don’t ditch your date before the party.)

Sob! So many years ago, and I still remember it! (That’s drama trauma.) Thinking back, I should have gone bad and hooked up with someone else.

But, I’ve had some pretty damn good ones, too. The good ones include a night in a hotel room (isn’t messing up the cool sheets away from home the best?), where it’s not necessary to make a long drive home before hitting the bed.

And, I’m sorry to say it, but you gotta watch those rich New Year’s Eve foods. The buffets serve a smorgasbord of delights that can have their own bash in your tummy. There are always plenty of shrimp cocktail, mini quiches, veggie-stuffed triangles, and dessert. Sigh: Mini cheesecakes! Let’s face it, though, do you want to eat or get frisky? Usually, you can’t do both.

Tell me: Good or bad, what’s your New Year’s Eve story, and what’s your recipe for the perfect night? (Are you willing to share your fantasy?) One lucky commenter will win their choice of an electronic copy of a book from my backlist.


Louisa Bacio writes erotic romance, many of which delve into the paranormal realm. Her fourth full-length novel The Vampire, The Witch & The Werewolf 2: Chains of Silver recently was released via Ravenous Romance. She also collects anthologies of vampire fiction. In addition to writing, Bacio enjoys spending time with her family, and teaches college English, writing and popular culture.

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Debby said...

Good advice! I plan on staying home and having my own party with my honey
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Naomi Bellina said...

My normally fairly-well-behaved honey drank waaaayyyy too much one year, and I was the designated driver, so I wasn't drinking. It's boring and kind of disgusting being sober around a bunch of drunks! Thankfully, he passed out without causing too much trouble and felt like crap for two days after, so we didn't have a reapeat of that. This year, we're going to a hockey game, then out to dinner, then a hotel. No driving for either of us. I'm dangling hotel sex under his nose, so hopefully, we'll both stay relatively sober!

flchen1 said...

LOL, Louisa! I'm sorry that you had such a ratty New Year's Eve that time! I think I've generally had neither spectacularly bad nor good New Year Eve celebrations -- this year I anticipate retiring early if we can convince the kids to do the same, and if we're feeling perky, maybe enjoying some celebrating of our own ;)

Wishing you a joyful New Year!

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Mary Keith - Keith Publications, LLC said...

I'm an optimist and look to have a good time, even when negative people try to dampen my sprit. Getting wasted doesn't make for a good night with a man. I get frisky and then sleepy :) Hard to remember the next morning. So now we stay at home and bring in the new year together. It's safer then being on the road. We go out the night before and have fun and I celebrate all day New Year's Eve, drinking champagne, mimosas, eating and watching movies or reading good books. Happy New Year Everyone
Mary Keith

Louisa Bacio said...

Yes, we've definitely taken to staying home, especially with kids around. It's hard to find a babysitter these days with little ones. (They all want to have a hot time themselves!)

A friend went to her reunion recently and she said she got her hubby to stop drinking *right* before she'd have to carry him out, lol.

For me, mine doesn't drink a lot so I don't have to worry about that. Then again, he doesn't understand why I'm a bit "slower" if I have been drinking!


Saranna DeWylde said...

Oh, honey. I've had a ton of awful dates. I could write a book. LOL. From being chased with an ax through the inner city, to being ditched on the side of the road with a guy in a hearse.

That whole hooking up with someone else thing? Yeah, that used to be my MO if some guy would treat me that way. I ended up pregnant... Of course, I wouldn't change a thing. Love that child more than my own breath. ;)

Louisa Bacio said...

Saranna! Hands down -- being chased with an ax is MUCh worse!

Tari said...

Most of our New Year's Eves have been pretty tame (although Hunky Hubby & do always manage to mess up the sheets eventually). My dream New Year's Eve would be to go to a fabulous party, dressed to the nines, flirt shamelessly with my husband..drink, just enough, dance and go back to a lush hotel room to finish the celebration....breakfast in bed please!!

Anonymous said...

Mainly hubby and I stay home after going out for dinner and to see a movie. We drink what we want and watch the ball drop in the warmth of our house and each other's arms.
This year, I will be actually our paranormal investigating with my paranor mal group at a haunted B&B. Hubby os staying home, but this was his Christm as gift to me. How many chances does one have to ring in the new year getting evps or photos of spectral presence?

elaing8 said...

I think I've celebrated New Year's Eve once as an adult. To me its just another day.Its too cold to get all dressed up and freeze getting to your party.Its just easier snuggling up under the covers watching the crazy people ;) in New York freeze and watch the ball drop :D


VampedChik said...

Unfortunatly or fortunatly however you wanna look at it, my birthday is on New Years eve. Mostly I just stay in to avoid crowds. I'm not real big on the party scene. This year it's just a few close friends and me staying home and playing games. Thanks so much for sharing!

Mountain Laurel said...

I am a stay home and celebrate New Years with my family type of gal...don't like crowds and must say whether be near the bed, so I can soon lay down and read for a few


shadow_kohler said...

Im not a new years person. Its just another day. Ive been to one party, lots of drunks and too much fighting. Once expierence was enough for me. Thanks for sharing! Happy new years!

June M. said...

I have always spent New Year's at home. I have panic attacks when in crowds and would rather be home and comfortable than dressed up and uncomfortable.
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Louisa Bacio said...

Yeah! Got into the party that we were on the waiting list for! So hopefully, will have a good night. Going with hubby and my brother-in-law ... and no that's NOT a potential story ... or is it?