The Top 65 Reasons I Love My Husband So Much!

Today is my favorite day of the year … the day my husband was born. For his 65th birthday, I’ve made a list of my top 65 reasons why I love him so much. There are so many more reasons I could have listed, but I’ll save those for his 75th birthday. 😀

As you will see, I am VERY lucky in love. Thank you, Dana, for making my life so much more worth living. I can’t imagine a life without you in it. Without further ado:

  1. heartsI love how confident you are.
  2. I love your voice, so deep and manly.
  3. I love that you work hard for us.
  4. I love your smile, which brightens my day.
  5. I love your face and the twinkle in your eyes.
  6. I love that you can fix and/or build almost anything.
  7. I love that you’re the father of our beautiful daughter.
  8. I love your relationship with my mother, which warms my heart.
  9. I love how loyal you are.
  10. I love that you are the first to jump in if someone is in trouble.
  11. I love that you’re a great listener and that you give me your undivided heart
  12. I love that we are true partners and share the chores.
  13. I love that you’re a great cook.
  14. I love how you make friends wherever you go.
  15. I love that you are so generous.
  16. I love that you mean what you say and say what you mean.
  17. I love that you’re so open I can hear your thoughts.
  18. I love how you willingly handle the icky stuff, like taking out the compost and getting the bat out of the house.
  19. I love that given a choice you always want to spend your time with me.
  20. I love that when you are happy, you sing as you walk around the house.
  21. cloudI love how much you care about the world and what is happening in it.
  22. I love that you’re a hippie (kind of like me).
  23. I love that when you make a decision, you stick to it.
  24. I love how creative you are sexually. It’s such a turn on.
  25. I love that your secret is that you have no secrets.
  26. I love the way you kiss my neck. Yummy!
  27. I love how you love me each and every day.
  28. I love that I can be my uninhibited real self with you.
  29. I love how my hand fits in yours.
  30. I love that you always reach for my hand when we’re out and about.
  31. bookI love that you support and encourage my writing.
  32. I love that you’re my first reader and biggest fan.
  33. I love being swirled up in your energy.
  34. I love how safe I feel with you.
  35. I love that you laugh at my jokes.
  36. I love that you GET my jokes.
  37. I love your kisses, which still melt me in my special places.
  38. I love how handsy you are. Not a day goes by in which I don’t feel desired.
  39. I love that you desire me whether I’m heavier or not.
  40. I love sleeping with you.
  41. I love your warm
  42. I love how you spoon me, which is the perfect way to fall asleep.
  43. I love that you come back to bed to snuggle me in the morning.
  44. I love how we dance together.
  45. I love that we grow closer and closer the longer we are together.
  46. I love the sweet and sexy texts you send me.
  47. I love that we shower together almost every day.
  48. I love that you hold out my towel for me when I’ve finished showering.
  49. I love how you make me laugh and giggle.
  50. I love that during the course of our years together you’ve been open to growing and changing.
  51. heartsI loved our time at the cabin.
  52. I love how we work together.
  53. I love how our gaits synchronize.
  54. I love exercising with you.
  55. I love how we snuggle together on the couch.
  56. I love that you watch some shows with me, which aren’t really your thing.
  57. I love all the very sweet things you say to me and I know you mean.
  58. I love that you understand my need for alone time.
  59. I love that even when we are apart, I can still feel you next to me.
  60. I love that we’ll grow old together.
  61. handsI love how we communicate together, verbally and non-verbally.
  62. I love that after all these years, sex is still exciting and evolving for us.
  63. I love that the longer we are together, the more I love you.
  64. I love that I’m your favorite person.
  65. I love that you are mine as well.

Thank you Dana for choosing to share your life with me!

Warmest hugs to the greatest man I know,


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She Flew the Coop

old me0001Our daughter has moved away to her university. We got her settled yesterday, with big help from my mother. I’ve been so excited for her, knowing that it’s the perfect school for our girl, I really had no clue how I would feel when she finally left. Mind you, she will probably be back for the summer and I know I will be way more panicked when she goes abroad to Japan for six months next year. However, I’m deeply— I honestly don’t know the right word. Sad doesn’t seem to quite fit. Maybe more it feels like a loss but I know it’s not. She and I are super close and she is only an hour and a half away but my heart hurts today. Continue reading

What’s On My Mind…

062015 278Leading up to the release of my eighth novel, The Second First Chance, on Wednesday, I have a lot on my mind. Of course, there’s the usual—Will this be the book that really opens the hearts of Romance Readers everywhere? Will the reviews continue to be stellar? Will the sales for the release be as good as they were for Blue Persuasion? On and on it goes in my head.

Then there are the thoughts specific to TSFC. Most of my novels are stories written because they’re novels I’d want to read. After all, I’m a reader at heart and love a story that moves me and draws me in from the start and then changes me in the end. I love being lost in a story as a reader and a writer. Continue reading

I’m Soooo Jealous!

20150713_155042Yesterday we went on a tour of Western Washington University, our daughter’s college of choice, and it’s the perfect fit for her. It’s on the sound, surrounded by woods and mountains. Not only is it a gorgeous location, but the medium size school is totally progressive.

I can’t help wishing (whistfully) to be young again. I’m not really jealous, but maybe slightly envious. Continue reading

The Importance of Being a Dad

ID-10036590I’m not one of those gifted with good relationships with my fathers (father and stepfather) and maybe because of that, I can speak to the importance a dad can play in a young girl’s life.

My father and I were never what I would call close. I honestly thought he didn’t like me. Being myself around him was hard because I didn’t feel comfortable or emotionally safe. As a little girl, I was starved for his attention. I think my efforts to get him to see me just pissed him off. It wasn’t until I was 28 that I had the courage (after years of not speaking) to ask him the one thing I really wanted to know. Did he like me? It may sound silly, but I wanted to know the truth. Continue reading

Can You Fall in Love Online?

onlineI asked this question of my Facebook friends and I was genuinely surprised to find out how many had met their spouses, partners, and lovers online. Many have been together 10+ years and counting.

I guess it’s not a complete surprise to me. I don’t think I’ve ever fallen in love online, although I definitely love friends I have met online and have yet to met in person. It’s definitely a different kind of love, but it’s still there. Continue reading

20 Years to Life

ID-100272375On Thursday, my wonderful husband and I will be celebrating twenty years together. That’s not too shocking given that many people manage it. However, after twenty years, we are still, and more so, madly in love with one another. We aren’t staying together for our daughter. We won’t be lost as empty nesters, we are looking forward to it. We aren’t staying together for religious reasons. We are staying together because we still very much enjoy each other in every aspect of our lives. We still crave sex with one another and “make out like teenagers” to quote our daughter. Continue reading

Plan a Bed Day Soon!

I had an absolutely fabulous weekend with my husband. It’s been years since we’ve had a proper bed day and all I can say is PLAN A BED DAY SOON! You won’t regret it.


What is a bed day and how should I plan for it? I hear you all asking. Well I’ll tell you: Continue reading

Blue Persuasion Release Party Starts TOMORROW!

BluePersuasioneBookTomorrow starts the release blitz for Blue Persuasion. The reviews so far have been incredible and I truly LOVE Blue’s story.

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Cover Reveal for Blue Persuasion (Bound by Your Love Series, Book 3)


BLUE PERSUASION by Blakely Bennett
Bound by Your Love Series, Book 3

Genre: Erotica/Erotic Romance

Publication Date: February 10th

Cover Design: Yocla Designs
Editing: Harper Jewel aka Suze


Judy, dubbed Blue by her friends, is a voluptuous thirty-one year old woman longing for a love of her own. Even more frustrating than her dissatisfaction with her work and the unwanted attention her body garners is always coming in second with the opposite sex.

Bond, her best friend and lover, helps Blue stay sane and sexually satisfied, but she knows her place. Their secret relationship leaves Blue hungry to have a man she can call her own.

When she finally succumbs to Cat’s artful needle for her first tattoo, she crosses paths with Tate. The towering, tattooed, motorcycle riding, American Indian fires off all her warnings signs, but she finds herself drawn to him against her own self-preservation.

Thankfully, Blue’s close-knit group of friends help to keep her grounded, as does the women’s group she attends weekly, but she still finds herself wanting and needing more.

Will Blue ever find the love she needs and deserves or will she forever come in second? Read her sexy story of friendship and love to find out.


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Blakely is married to a wonderful, loving, and supportive husband, who is also a writer, and who helps to keep her grounded. She is a mother, a communitarian, a lover of music (it is always on while she is writing thanks to Pandora), and a good friend. An advocate of love and female empowerment, she is also a facilitator for a women’s group. She loves to walk and hike for exercise, and finds that, since moving to Seattle, Washington, she is now one of those crazy people who walks in the rain.

Blue Persuasion is her seventh novel and the third in the Bound by Your Love Series (Stuck in Between and Bittersweet Deceit). She is also the author of the dark erotic suspense My Body Trilogy (My Body-His, My Body-His (Marcello) and My Body-Mine) and the co-author of the contemporary romance, The Demarcation of Jack, which she wrote with her husband, Dana Bennett.

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Jacqs is a twenty-eight year old woman caught up in an on again, off again relationship with Bond, who is her best friend and the one who causes her the most heartache. She succumbs, yet again, to his powerful charisma, but vows not make it into more than it is, a great night of sex.

Bond, too sexy for his own good, wants Jacqs for himself as he “dates” his way through the female population of South Florida. He selfishly doesn’t see the conflict of interest.

Red, Bond’s best friend, has watched Bond take Jacqs for granted for way too long and soon stakes his own claim on her.

Will Red and Jacqs budding relationship pull apart their tight-knit group of friends and will Jacqs survive being Stuck In Between.

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Lainie is a thirty year old, full-figured woman entrenched in a love affair with a married man. Although Lainie loves Mason desperately, she vows never to say those three little words while he remains with his wife.

Stayman, an enigma in Lainie’s close-knit group of friends, has been circling her with interest, trying to garner her attention. When circumstances make it clear who’s blocking his way—Mason—Stay goes full-court press in pursuit of Lainie.

Lainie doesn’t see Stay as relationship potential because she is blinded by her love for Mason. However, the more she learns about Stay, the more she comes to realize she never really knew him in the first place.

An unexplainable mystical connection evolves between Lainie and Stay and she has to choose between a man she so hopelessly loves and a man who offers her everything she needs.

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