Inside Look with Eileen Griffin author of Dinner For Two

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I’m so pleased to have Eileen Griffin today. She’s talking about two of my favorite things: Evernight Publishing’s Romance on the Go and Italy. I’m in my happy place. Enjoy!

Thank you SJ for having me on your blog today 🙂

One of my favorite things to do is travel. Especially to Europe. Many people envision traveling in luxurious style while they visit a foreign place. For me? I love to backpack from place to place, hopping on and off trains whenever a place looks interesting or inviting. One of my favorite places to backpack across is Italy. The people there have always been friendly; the sites are beyond breath-taking; and the food is out-of-this-world delicious. One of my favorite meals in Italy was in Rome, off the Piazza Navona, where I had the most amazing seafood salad and pizza. I think my love of all things Italian had a major influence on my decision to make Tony, the male MC and head chef Italian and make the setting an Italian restaurant. Good food can make an evening enjoyable. But excellent food and an incredibly sexy chef can make an evening a night that won’t be forgotten for a long, long time 🙂

Dinner For Two MdDinner For Two

 by: Eileen Griffin

Genre: Erotic Romance

Length: Romance On The Go – Short Story

 Published: December 17, 2013

Publisher: Evernight Publishing


Sonia Davenport has dreams of coordinating and planning special events. When she’s given the opportunity to plan a dinner for her boss and his shareholders, she jumps at the chance to make everything perfect. Helping her plan the special night is the head chef of the restaurant, Tony Mancinni, who is not only charming but goes out of his way to make Sonia feel special during the entire planning process.

The dinner party almost turns disastrous when an employee mixes up the orders and sets out the wrong food. In a mad rush to save the dinner, Sonia and Tony realize their attraction to each other when things heat up in the kitchen. However, Tony has to convince Sonia that he wants more than just an extra set of hands in his restaurant – he wants her to stay the night so he can convince her to stay for good.


Tony gently rubbed his finger along her bottom lip. “I had hoped everything would be perfect tonight because I wanted to impress you. When you came in for brunch that first Sunday and laid out your plans, not only were you beautiful, but you had a detailed description of what you wanted. On the catering side of things, you have no idea how attractive that is. Then, when you came in for your tasting, I didn’t think I was going to make it through the afternoon without asking you out. But I have a strict rule: Don’t date the clients until after the function is over. So I waited. Do you have any idea how hard it was to wait?”

Sonia shook her head slightly, then let her lips part. Instead of replying to him, she slid her tongue out to meet his finger, gently caressing the tip. He hissed in a breath, his eyes fixated on her tongue and lips. Feeling emboldened by his words, she leaned closer and drew his finger deeper inside her mouth, wrapping her lips around it as she laved it with her tongue.

“Sonia,” he whispered. “You’re so beautiful. But I didn’t ask you up here for this.”

She leaned back, his finger sliding out of her mouth. All the nerves and doubts she’d felt earlier were replaced by a heat that was coursing through her. She’d felt it all night in the kitchen with him and it was stronger now that she knew he wanted her as badly as she wanted him.

“I’m glad you asked me up here, Tony. But if we’re being honest with each other, I think dinner can wait. You see, I’ve lost my appetite. For food, that is.”


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Eileen Griffin lives in the Southwest but loves to travel and has spent many summers crossing Europe with nothing but a backpack on her back. She enjoys TexMex, lives for good wine, and has a certain penchant for purple unicorns. She loves reading all genres of books, but her current obsession is writing M/M with lots of boykissing.


Twitter:  @eileengriffin77




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