Romance author Madeline Iva loves stories with feisty sex, brooding heroes, and smart, sexy women. She blogs at LadySmut.com every Thursday where the discussion includes romance novels, sex in pop culture, and other fun romance obsessions. When Madeline’s not writing, she romps around her slap-dash garden, trying to tame the lush Virginia landscape.
And her novella, Sexsomnia….
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And now for Madeline's shoes....
I am not a shoe gal—I am a barefoot gal. I used to be the one “most dressed like a neuter” in high school, but went to a posh college where frumpy girls came in and four years later miraculously graduated with a sense of style. It wasn’t until my first big romance conference that I discovered something about myself—I am a purse lady! Out of nowhere I suddenly coveted an expensive white Coach Bag. Why purses and not shoes? Who knows. I am very tall--maybe I just don’t look down enough? At any rate, I now get the shoe thing, if only by proxy.
So here it is: my one and only shoe-gasmic story. First, I will admit to a horrible crush on all things Anthropologie. It’s a bohemian store here in America – do you have it in England? They have lovely shoes which must be made by tiny, well unionized elves who are paid in gold and diamonds—they are much too expensive for me to ever contemplate getting a pair.
At any rate, one summer day I popped into the store and like Alice in Wonderland, wandered into a shoe sale, all tucked away back by the dressing rooms. I started cramming my feet into anything my size, including these lovely boots which are almost steam-punk. They make my feet look tiny, and they are also comfy. The shoe-gasmic part was that they had been marked down from a price I could only whistle at to $30.00 – about fifteen pounds. Aren’t they pretty? I was in shock that such glorious shoes could be mine. It took me about a week to recover.
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Thank you so much to Madeline for coming on Pretty Feet today, and for sharing your shoe story. Having read this I'm desperate to come to the USA, to visit that shoe shop on a sale day too!!!!