Guest Blog: Roz Lee

Imaginary Friends by Roz Lee

Okay. Here it is. The salacious tidbit you’ve been waiting to hear…

I listen to 70’s music while I write.

It’s my one vice.

Okay. Maybe I have a few others, but this one isn’t so bad. Really. The music provides a nice backdrop while I let my imaginary friends run wild. Yeah, I know that makes me sound like a whack-job, but honestly, I’m not. I just have all these characters in my head, and they want me to tell their stories. In order to do that, I need the right atmosphere. This usually consists of a cup of tea, some chocolate or cookies, Betty Boop, my faithful furry friend at my feet, and 70’s music playing in the background.

My list of favorites is too long to list, but here’s one that played a few minutes ago.

Imaginary Lover by Atlanta Rhythm Section. Written by Buddy Buie/Dean Daughtry/Robert Nix
(Yes, I’m aware of the common interpretation of the lyrics, but for someone who has a host of imaginary friends in her head; this makes perfect sense to me.)

Imaginary lovers
Never turn you down
When all the others turn you away
They’re around
It’s my private pleasure
Midnight fantasy
Someone to share my
Wildest dreams with me
Imaginary lover you’re mine anytime
Imaginary lovers, oh yeah

When ordinary lovers
Don’t feel what you feel
And real-life situations lose their thrill
Imagination’s unreal
Imaginary lover, imaginary lover
You’re mine anytime

Imaginary lovers never disagree
They always care
They’re always there when
You need satisfaction guaranteed
Imaginary lover, imaginary lover
You’re mine all the time
My imaginary lover
You’re mine anytime

See what I mean? This pretty much describes my life! When I’m bored, my mind wanders, creating imaginary people, putting them in imaginary situations, and rarely do they disagree with me! You should try it sometime.

This one has been inspirational for a couple of my books, LOVE ME TWICE, and my latest release, FOUR OF HEARTS.

written by Peter Yarrow/Phillip Jarrel

There are times when a woman has to say what’s on her mind
Even though she knows how much it’s gonna hurt
Before I say another world let me tell you:

I love you
Let me hold you close and say these words as gently as I can
There’s been another man that I’ve needed and I’ve loved
But that doesn’t mean I love you less
And he knows he can’t possess me
And he knows he never will
There’s just this empty place inside of me
That only he can fill

Torn between two lovers
Feeling like a fool
Loving both of you is breaking all the rules
Torn between two lovers
Feeling like a fool
Loving you both is breaking all the rules.

You mustn’t think you failed me
Just because there’s someone else
You were the first real love I ever had
And all the things I ever said I swear they still are true
For no one else can have the part of me I gave to you


I couldn’t really blame you if you turned and walked away
But with everything I feel inside I’m asking you to stay

The romance in FOUR OF HEARTS is definitely breaking all the rules – in society, and in romance writing, but it’s a story I had to tell. The human heart has a limitless capacity to love, and as we see time and again in the case of divorce or the death of a spouse, people move on. They find another person to love, suggesting that there is more than one soul-mate out there for us. Society dictates that we love them in a linear fashion – one after the other. But what if you found your other soul-mate while in a committed relationship? Would you – could you, ignore that love?


Four of HeartsMarriage hasn’t tamed Candace Callahan’s sexual curiosity, something her husband Ryan is grateful for, but when she asks him to tie her up for her anniversary present, he knows he’s going to need the help of their friends, Richard Wolfe and his wife, Fallon.

Dr. Fallon Enright is the resident sex therapist aboard the Lothario – the cruise ship co-owned by her husband and Ryan Callahan. When Ryan asks to participate in one of their couple’s rope bondage classes, Richard isn’t sure it’s a good idea, but Fallon assures him all will be well.

What begins as innocent curiosity, blossoms into a polyamorous relationship none of them could have expected, but they are powerless to ignore. When the tabloids expose their new lifestyle, the foursome must choose between the love they feel for each other, or accepting society’s moral constraints.

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Roz LeeRoz Lee has been married to her best friend, and high school sweetheart, for over three decades. These days she splits her time between their home in rural New Jersey, and Southern California, where her husband works. Even though she’s lived on both coasts, her heart lies in between, in Texas. A Texan by birth, she can trace her family back to the Republic of Texas. With roots that deep, she says, “You can’t ever really leave.”
Roz and her husband have two grown daughters they couldn’t be more proud of, and are currently raising an eleven-year-old Labrador Retriever, Betty Boop, who isn’t aware of her canine heritage.

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  1. Roz Lee

    November 19, 2011 at 3:19 am

    Hi Lucy!!

    Thanks so much for inviting me over to play today! I brought all my imaginary friends with me. Hope you don’t mind!

  2. Lucy Felthouse

    November 21, 2011 at 10:30 am

    Of course not, Roz! The more, the merrier! Thanks for appearing, and best of luck with the book. It certainly sounds like a yummy and very hot read 🙂