The dealio for receiving the award is you have to thank the one who gave it to you.
Thank you, Barbara! You are awesome!
Then you have to write 7 things about yourself. Well...I write stuff about myself all the time. In fact, I keep 10 random things about myself posted on its own page every day.
So I'm going to mix my award with a tag I received from the fabulous, classy, super fit, (and vegetarian...let's not hold that against her) author, Jennifer Shirk. Jennifer writes sweet romances for Avalon Books and Samhain Publishing. She has all kinds of fun stuff on her blog including guest authors, recipes, and tips on writing. She's hilarious too! She tagged me in the Lucky 7 Meme and so did the ever sarcastic and witty (also adorable new mom...again) Jaime Wright! which means I have to:
Go to page 77 in my current manuscript
Go to line 7
Copy the next 7 lines/paragraphs and post them as they're written (no cheating!)
Pass the meme on to 7 other writers
Please, for the love of all that's good and decent don't hold this against me! These lines come from the
piece of trash, wonderful story in the erotica romantic suspense genre that I'm trying to re-create from a pitiful first draft, with the tentative title Fifty Shades of Red Pigeon's Blood.
“Who forgot to send me the memo about no costumes?” Lee folded her arms and Heather reached over and pushed them back to her sides. It was obvious she was a woman, but crossing her arms exposed it more than necessary.
“I told you it was a Fall Festival. For his church.”
“You never said church!” She glared at Asher. “You’re religious? I knew you had to have a flaw somewhere.” She frowned and looked at Heather again. “Fall Festival, Halloween. Same thing.”
“No, Fall Festival is in place of a Halloween party. Remember? Halloween-like party I said.” Heather glanced at Lee's head and giggled. “Nice horns by the way, Temptress."
Maddox tried to give her his jacket and she shoved it back. “I’m not cold.”
He pursed his lips as if to hold back a fountain of words. Could he? Tonight was not the night and Lee was already furious with him. “Penthouse called. They want their costume back.”
No such luck. Asher would kick them all out for their crass behavior. Amelia hadn't even had the chance to go on her first ever hayride.
So there you have it. FYI, Asher did not kick them out.
And now I am tagging the following writers to post their Lucky 7!
If you're a writer and feeling brave, go ahead and post yours too, just let me know so I can come read it!
What's your favorite flavor of Popsicle? It's summer and my youngest is barreling through them. Mine's banana!