Sunday, August 30, 2015

Weekend Writing Warriors #134!

Hiya! Happy Sunday, my friends and fellow warriors! I'm feeling adventurous. How about you? Let's see what's happening with Syd and Garrett in Adventures in Online Dating! 

Here's the blurb: After too many failed relationships, too many shots of tequila, and too many not-so-gentle nudges from her best friend, Sydney Montrose joins an online dating site in hopes of finding THE ONE. During her adventures, she crosses paths with a professional gamer who lives with his parents, a sweet and sarcastic parking enforcement officer, a flirty barista, a mystery man, a touchy-feely former felon, and a clown. Which one will she choose? Well, that's all entirely up to you! :-D

And here's an excerpt, continuing from where we left off:

            With a quick glance in either direction, she yanked him by the arm and pushed him into the alley between two shops. The wide-eyed, gorgeous man didn't know what hit him until his back hit the brick wall. She wasn't this kind of girl; she wasn't. Her lips latched on to his and she kissed him until he finally responded--every part of him. Then they were both kissing and holy hell, she was moaning so loud.
            When breathing became essential, she pulled away all glossy-eyed and panting. “You’re single too, right?”
            “Hmm?”
            “I mean, you obviously know I am, because of the online dating thing, but what about you? You don’t have a bunch of other women on the side, do you?”

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Well, today I'm off to my final family reunion of the summer. Our immediate family is in charge of 'hosting' the reunion this year, which means we organize and run all the games and events, and give out all the fabulous prizes after we eat the delicious grub. It's so weird, but I always look the most forward to the big bucket of KFC that's always at the centre of the table. It's the one time a year I eat the stuff, and even cold it tastes like a dream. Okay, it tastes kinda meh, but it's tradition! lol. Wishing all of you a wonderful day and week ahead! :)

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Weekend Writing Warriors #133!

Hello there, everyone! My, you're looking fresh and appealing. Shall we dive into another Adventure in Online Dating? Okay, let's do it! 

Here's the blurb: After too many failed relationships, too many shots of tequila, and too many not-so-gentle nudges from her best friend, Sydney Montrose joins an online dating site in hopes of finding THE ONE. During her adventures, she crosses paths with a professional gamer who lives with his parents, a sweet and sarcastic parking enforcement officer, a flirty barista, a mystery man, a touchy-feely former felon, and a clown. Which one will she choose? Well, that's all entirely up to you! :-D

And here's an excerpt, continuing from where we left off: 

In an alternate universe, one where incredible men like Garrett didn’t exist, she’d ask this guy for his name and maybe even his work schedule so she could coincidentally show up during his next shift, but she wasn’t one to tempt fate...or Aphrodite. “You too,” she said.
            She turned back in time to see Garrett slide his phone into his pocket again and shoot her a thumbs up. He closed the distance that separated them in three easy strides. “Ready to go?” he asked, holding out his arm.
            In response, she linked her arm with his and fell into step with him. They could walk to The Empire, as it was only a couple blocks down the street. Garrett tucked her nice and close beside him when they hit the sidewalk, like he was already showing the world that she was his, and she kinda loved it. Their hips rubbed together with every forward movement. He kept smiling down at her, turning her insides into knots--naughty-thought knots--and one naughty thought ruled them all. 

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Naughty-thought knots. *giggles* Ahem, sorry. I just wanted to let all of you know, in case I haven't made it clear yet, that this story I've been sharing every week is something I submitted about a year ago, and my publisher, SilkWords, ended up asking for a steamed up version featuring Charlie the clown and Mystery Man. It's called Online Mating, and it's available now to read if you clicky this linky! The fourth and final installment has been written, just waiting for edits and then the story will be complete! Adventures in Online Dating will most likely never be officially published, but then again, who knows? I love how much you're all enjoying it, and I hope you continue to tune in each week. :) Now that I've yapped your ears off, have a fabulous day!  

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Weekend Writing Warriors #132!

Howdy, y'all! I'm in Little Rock, Arkansas, and that's how people talk here. Or something. Anywho, more on that later. For now, how about some more Adventures in Online Dating! 

Here's the blurb: After too many failed relationships, too many shots of tequila, and too many not-so-gentle nudges from her best friend, Sydney Montrose joins an online dating site in hopes of finding THE ONE. During her adventures, she crosses paths with a professional gamer who lives with his parents, a sweet and sarcastic parking enforcement officer, a flirty barista, a mystery man, a touchy-feely former felon, and a clown. Which one will she choose? Well, that's all entirely up to you! :-D

And here's an excerpt, continuing from where we left off: 
He stood and she marveled at how perfectly unrumpled he was. Her eyes were on his lower half as he retrieved the cell phone from his pocket. He took several steps away to make the call without disturbing her or other patrons. 
            “Guess things worked out, huh?”
            She jumped at the sound of another man’s voice and spun on her chair, only to come face to abdomen with the super-cute barista from earlier. The one who’d told her she looked great before her date with Jackass Joe. “Better than I expected.”
            His cobalt-blue eyes shone as he smiled. “I’m so glad. Have a nice night.” 

Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to visit the other Weekend Writing Warriors! 

So I've spent the last four days in the fabulous state of Arkansas, hangin' with my bestie, Miss Maggie Wells, having the most delightfully wonderful vacation. Here are some highlights: Peanut butter pie at Three Sam's BBQ, cardboard sledding at the Clinton Presidential Library, Willy D's dueling pianos, frozen spoonfuls of Nutella and Jif salted caramel spread, shakes, Trainwreck at the theatre, Wii gaming, movies at the Wells' estate, Big Bopper sundaes, etc, etc, etc. I can't tell you how much fun I've had! It's been such a blast, but, sadly, I must leave today and return to my arctic tundra country. Thanks to Mags and her hubby and the state of Arkansas for being so freakin' awesome! Hope to come back again someday soon! As for the rest of you, may your week ahead be as spectacular as my weekend! :)





Sunday, August 9, 2015

Weekend Writing Warriors #131!

Hey, hi, hello! Happy Sunday! Ready for more Adventures in Online Dating? Well, I've got a special delivery just for you!

Here's the blurb: After too many failed relationships, too many shots of tequila, and too many not-so-gentle nudges from her best friend, Sydney Montrose joins an online dating site in hopes of finding THE ONE. During her adventures, she crosses paths with a professional gamer who lives with his parents, a sweet and sarcastic parking enforcement officer, a flirty barista, a mystery man, a touchy-feely former felon, and a clown. Which one will she choose? Well, that's all entirely up to you! :-D

And here's an excerpt, continuing from where we left off: 

“And the last one--the million dollar question?”
            “Maybe you could help me solve that mystery over dinner. I love The Empire, by the way.”
            Garrett’s answering grin nearly stole her breath. “You hungry now, Sydney? I know the maĆ®tre d' at The Empire, and I could get us a table.”
            “Starving.” She wet her lips with the tip of her tongue. The subtle gesture drew his eyes to her lips like a moth to a flame.
            “Let me make a quick phone call then and we’ll head on over.” 


Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to visit the other Weekend Writing Warriors!

So, I'm officially moved in to my new digs! You guys, the move was pure hell. I literally moved across the street, and you'd think it would have been a piece of cake, but, like, everything took soooo much longer than expected, and the process ended up taking two days instead of one, but it's done, thank the Lord and my incredible, patient parents. 

Oh, and about the hot guy who I'd hoped would help me with the heavy lifting? Let me just say that, since moving into my new place (which I love!!!), I have met an extraordinary number of cute guys. In fact, it's possible that I made out with a magician last night. Not quite a clown, but close, right? :D Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead! 

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Weekend Writing Warriors #130!

Hello, everyone out there! Happy Sunday! I'll be sharing more from Adventures in Online Dating today, so buckle up and enjoy the ride!

Here's the blurb: After too many failed relationships, too many shots of tequila, and too many not-so-gentle nudges from her best friend, Sydney Montrose joins an online dating site in hopes of finding THE ONE. During her adventures, she crosses paths with a professional gamer who lives with his parents, a sweet and sarcastic parking enforcement officer, a flirty barista, a mystery man, a touchy-feely former felon, and a clown. Which one will she choose? Well, that's all entirely up to you! :-D

And here's an excerpt, continuing from where we left off:

“And while they make one hell of a cup of coffee here, a woman as gorgeous as you needs to be shown off. So I’d take you to my favorite place up the street, The Empire, and ask you dozens of questions because I want to know everything about you: where you work, what makes you laugh, what makes you tick, and how you can possibly be single.”

            Her hands were shaking—hell, her entire body was trembling with arousal and a tiny hint of fear. How could this man have such an effect on her? She fumbled for her mug and drained her cappuccino in one long gulp. Like it wasn’t enough that he mentioned the restaurant she adored most in the city. No man, not even the men she’d dated in the past or had long-term relationships with, had ever made her feel so much with mere words and compliments. “I’m a professional piano player. Witty conversations, getting tickled, jumping in rain puddles after a storm—just a few things that make me laugh. Music...music makes me tick.”

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Well, my friends, I'm writing this post on Thursday night, knowing that the big MD is coming...Moving Day. Dun, dun, dun! Now that it's Sunday (at least it will be when you read this), I'm really hoping the move on Saturday went well. That a sexy, bare-chested man helped me with the heavy lifting, and said sexy, bare-chested man gave me his digits before he left. No, wait. I hope he helped me christen my new bachelorette pad first. *nods* Actually, I hope my parents left, and THEN he helped me christen the place. :D I'll make the rounds once I get settled in. Till then, have a wonderful day/week ahead! 

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Weekend Writing Warriors #129!

Hi, gang! Before I say anything else, I just wanted to let you know I made a little boo-boo last week. Some of you may have noticed that me and my bestie, Maggie Wells, end up on the WWW list side-by-side every week. That's because I always sign us both up myself...until last week, when I had the world's biggest mental block and forgot to add her to the list. And she had a pretty post all prepared and everything. So, to help relieve me of my guilt, be sure and visit her today, eh? lol. All right, now, time for more Adventures in Online Dating!

Here's the blurb: After too many failed relationships, too many shots of tequila, and too many not-so-gentle nudges from her best friend, Sydney Montrose joins an online dating site in hopes of finding THE ONE. During her adventures, she crosses paths with a professional gamer who lives with his parents, a sweet and sarcastic parking enforcement officer, a flirty barista, a mystery man, a touchy-feely former felon, and a clown. Which one will she choose? Well, that's all entirely up to you! :-D

And here's an excerpt, continuing from where we left off:

“I’m better at the actual dating itself.”
            “Are you?”
            He nodded. “Much better.” His lips closed around the rim of his mug, and hers tingled in jealousy. The man had an exceeding amount of confidence that would come across as arrogant on anyone else. On him it was just plain hot.
            “So if this were a date, if we were on a date right now, how would you, uh...seal the deal?”
            Garrett returned his mug to the table and dabbed his lips with a napkin. “If this were a date,” he began in a smooth, deliciously confident tone, “I’d tell you how sexy you look in that dress, that you have the most beautiful eyes I’ve ever seen, and your smile, your laugh, your hair...that body...everything about you is perfect.

Whew. Is it getting hot in here or what? ;) Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to visit the other Weekend Writing Warriors! 

Well, my friends, I'm gonna keep it short and sweet since I yapped your ears off already. I'm officially moving in six days! Eep! Pray for my sanity, peeps. Wishing you all a marvelous week ahead! :)


Sunday, July 19, 2015

Weekend Writing Warriors #128!

Hello, all you lovely people! Hope you're doing well! I'm glad many of you are warming up to Garrett (aka: Mystery Man). Veronica Scott, I still think he'll grow you. ;) Ready for more Adventures in Online Dating? Read on!

Here's the blurb: After too many failed relationships, too many shots of tequila, and too many not-so-gentle nudges from her best friend, Sydney Montrose joins an online dating site in hopes of finding THE ONE. During her adventures, she crosses paths with a professional gamer who lives with his parents, a sweet and sarcastic parking enforcement officer, a flirty barista, a mystery man, a touchy-feely former felon, and a clown. Which one will she choose? Well, that's all entirely up to you! :-D

And here's an excerpt, continuing from where we left off: 

“And why would I do a thing like that?” A slow smile followed his words.
            The damn butterflies were back and more persistent than ever. “Tell me about yourself,” she said, desperate to shift the attention from her before she came undone. “What do you do, besides offer bad dating advice?”
            “I’m in marketing and advertising.” That explained the suit. “The dating advice is just something I do in my spare time.”
            “Well...you suck at it.”
            He chuckled as he reached for his mug. 
          
Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to visit the other Weekend Writing Warriors!


Well, in roughly two weeks I'm picking up and moving...across the street. It's not far to go, I know, but moving is always such a pain. So much packing. So much lifting. So much sweating. One of these days I hope to settle in a place that I can call home for longer than a year or two. Or maybe I'll meet a really sexy man who already has a home of his own, and we'll magically fall in love, and he'll, like, totally ask me to move in with him. And I'll act all nonchalant at first, but meanwhile I'll be secretly packing my bags, and then I'll just show up on his doorstep and he'll carry me and all my belongings over the threshold. Ahhh. A girl can dream, can't she? Wishing you all a fairytale-like week ahead! :)