First off, I want to say thank you to Lori and all the ladies of the Heart Shaped Glasses blog for allowing me to post today.
Since its February, the month of love, I wanted to talk about what I consider to be the ‘big’ love. Love that lasts regardless of belief, words, looks, and endures all storms. I’m talking about unconditional love.
Unconditional simply means that there are no conditions, no stipulations. While I’ve had many people express love for me, not many can say they hold unconditional love for me. Somewhere along the way I make a decision they don’t like, chose to do things in a manner in which they don’t approve, or vote for a person they don’t appreciate. Once you begin imposing stipulations on your love for someone it’s easy to let those stipulations rule your feelings.
I believe in loving people unconditionally. I love my friends for their different beliefs, their different ideas or opinions, and their different styles. Political or religious, black or purple—the differences inspire my love versus stifling it. Now, I admit to be human and not perfect. So finding the way to love unconditionally wasn’t something I immediately grasped. As a grew I realized how much joy can be found to love without expectations. To appreciate every person for whom they are, even when some of the things they do may not be what you do, is rewarding and yields so many experiences.
In my book, What You Need, my characters are seeking acceptance and unconditional love; though they may not admit it at first. It’s not easy to find love without conditions and thankfully they’ve got Madame Eve, owner of the exclusive 1Night Stand dating service, to help them find the person who can love without stipulations.
My Question(s): How would you define unconditional love? And have you experienced such a love?
1Night Stand Series
What You Need
by Landra Graf
A sexual submissive, Royce wants a woman who’ll make his fantasies come true. The last thing he expects on his 1Night Stand is to be paired with Victoria, his ex-best friend. Haunted by their past, he refuses to deny his newfound attraction or his need for answers. This time, he doesn’t plan to let her go.
Victoria has loved Royce forever, but the sting of his rejection is not so easily forgotten. No longer the naïve girl he knew, she’s matured into a sexual dominant. This domme demands a chance to restart their relationship—on her terms. Knowing that one night will never be enough, she plans a seduction that will last forever.
About the Author:
Landra Graf consumes at least one book a day, and has always been a sucker for stories where true love conquers all. She believes in the power of the written word, and the joy such words can bring. In between spending time with her family and having book adventures, she writes romance with the goal of giving everyone, fictional or not, their own happily ever after.