Title: The Wanting
Author: Christina Strigas
Genre: Erotic Literature
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
The Wanting is an intimate account of Serena and Teddy's sexual awakening. They undeniably have a magnetic pull and connection that leads them to each other. It is an erotic tale of relationships and their internal struggles as told through dialogue with themselves.
One night, Serena and Teddy are out at a bar and they both meet and fall for another person. Serena meets Ben, an attractive eBook writer and Teddy meets Melina, a sexually charged school teacher. The story that unfurls, is a roller coaster ride of two erotic journeys. Questions arise...Are two people meant to be together? What is serendipity? Do soulmates exist?
The Wanting is a book about the confusion between sex and love. It is a modern romance into the mysterious world of sex and the power it holds over our minds.
You think loving me is easy, but my kisses can turn into punches. Ironing bores me. Not that caring about that is relevant, the truth is…romance is killing us. We live in a “brave new world,” a world in which making love to loveless people every night, is meaningless. You don’t know how much I would rather watch Moulin Rouge. I’ll watch it over and over again until a man is fed up with all of me.
I’ll smoke under the fan and write on anything available. I’ll have pens in every corner of a room. You’ll never have to search for one again. Yes, I’m quite loud and messy. My underwear is sometimes just kicked aside.
When you’ll want to kiss me, I’ll wrap my arms around your neck. I’ll love hard and reckless. I’ll ignore your faults and make our bed. Remember this: I’ll hate watching the news.
If your wanting is strong, then leave a book by your bed. Even if you don’t read it, every once in a while, read me a line. I’ll get so horny that I’ll kiss you madly.
These are just a few of my secrets that I’ll never tell you because you don’t even exist.
I’ll wait with scented candles, and your old T-shirts will hang loosely to my mid-thighs. I’ll drink wine and announce the years that fly by because my sensitivity to time rivals no one’s.
You’ll start wondering why your attraction to me is worth your while. Is it because we have not kissed yet? Or perhaps we have made no confessions to each other. I have your soul close to mine, caressing it, talking to it. When you are far, I can hear.
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Christina Strigas is an author and poet, raised by Greek immigrants, and has written four poetry books. Her popular poetry book, LOVE & VODKA, has been featured by CBC Books in, “Your Ultimate Canadian Poetry List: 68 Poetry Collections Recommended by you.”Her fourth poetry book, LOVE & METAXA, has just been released to rave reviews from Pank Magazine.
Strigas’s poems have appeared in Montreal Writes, Feminine Collective; Neon Mariposa Magazine; Pink Plastic House Journal; BlazeVOX; Thimble Lit Magazine; Twist in Time Literary Magazine; The Temz Review, and Coffin Bell Journal, to name a few. Her poem, “Dead Wife” was nominated for best of the net 2020.
She has also self-published a self-help/poetry book based on her popular quotes that went viral on Twitter. She writes romantic love poetry in a stream of consciousness narrative prose. Her influences are Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, Mary Oliver, the Romantics, and Pablo Neruda.
Christina Strigas will be releasing The Wanting, an erotic romance novel with The Wild Rose Press, on Sept. 27, 2021. She will also be rereleasing Crush, a paranormal romance novel on October 13, 2021, with The Wild Rose Press.
Christina Strigas holds a BA in English Literature from Concordia University and a Teaching Certificate from Universite de Montreal. She teaches English and French in an elementary school and is a Course Lecturer at McGill University.
She created the popular @ArielPoets on Twitter along with poetry editor and poet, Alexandra Meehan, where they inspire writers and poets to believe in the power of poetry.
In her spare time, Christina enjoys foreign cinema, reading the classics, and cooking traditional Greek recipes that have been handed down from her grandmother.
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