Zero Mile – Those Books with Sex

Nicki Salcedo

The Zero Mile Post marked the meeting of two railway lines and possibly the beginning of the city of Atlanta. Zero Mile is a series of sometimes fictionalized and sometimes real stories based on life in Atlanta, Georgia.

By Nicki Salcedo, contributor

Many years ago, I realized that one of my strengths is my willingness to talk about sex in a frank, non-judgmental manner. This surprised me for many reasons.

I don’t want to talk about sex.

If I do talk about sex, I find these conversations to be hysterically funny.

I haven’t had sex yet.

I know. You are wondering about the years of marriage and four kids. Marriage is holding hands and sharing a warm glass of milk with two straws. Kids come from under the mulberry bush. I say things like this and you want to know why anyone in their right mind would talk to me about sex. But they do. All. The. Time. Here’s the reason.

I read romance novels. Tons of them.

I read romance novels out in the open where people can see me. I’ve read sexy books on the soccer field. I’ve read sweet books on the airplane. I’ve read a book where a cowboy steals the heart of a city girl while I’m waiting to get my oil changed. I’ve read books with shapeshifters and billionaires and women who time travel to Scotland.

In case you are curious, Scotland is the only place where time travel works. And it only works when love is involved.

I think I know a lot about romance and happily ever after and love. You think that I know a lot about sex.

Maybe I know a little about both. I have learned about love and sex from reading romance novels.

You have the right to be happy. We currently live in a world that is fueled by conflict, anger, hate, and animosity. You know the opposite of all that? Romance. Do you know how to find romance? Read romance novels.

You deserve to have an adventure. Romance novels aren’t really about falling in love. They are usually about some other adventure and falling in love is the…

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