Sunday, March 1, 2015

Weekend Writing Warriors #108!

Hiya, folks! Happy March! There was a time when I doubted that spring would ever come again, but the non-frigid temperatures of this weekend have renewed my hope. Were you hoping for more from Adventures in Online Dating? Well, it's your lucky day! ;)

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

I decided to switch things up a bit this week and give you a taste of one of the other hopeful bachelors. We know that Charlie is a keeper, but what would have happened if Syd decided to meet up with Joe instead? Read on and find out!


Sydney slid into her favourite booth at the coffee house, her eyes darting from one corner to the other. Would it be wrong to order a pre-date coffee? As she mulled over the possibility, an apron-wearing Adonis approached. She was a customer loyalty card-carrying Planet Coffee regular, but she’d never seen this particular barista. 
            “You look like you’re meeting someone, so how about a cup of coffee while you wait?”
            Instead of accepting his offer, she chose instead to focus on the first part of his statement. “Why do you think I look like I’m meeting someone? Oh God, it must be so obvious, and I'm too dressy...even though I tried to go for casual, but I’ve never been very good at that...I wonder if I have time to change....”

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Well, last night I participated in my second ever speed dating event. This one was 20 dates in one night. *thud* My voice is hoarse and I'm mentally drained, but it was a darn good time! What a great way to strike up conversations with people you wouldn't otherwise talk to. It's amazing how much you can find out about a person in five minutes. While I'm not planning on walking down the aisle with any of them in the near future, there were a few guys who passed the test. We'll see if they liked me too. :) Wishing everyone a sweet and speedy week as we near spring! 

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Weekend Writing Warriors #107!

Well, I'm back! Back on Canadian soil, er, snow after a fantabulous Las Vegas vacation with my best girls! I'll share some of the deets shortly, but for now, how's about another eight sentences from 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 tucked a stray tendril of hair behind her ear. “Have I told you how incredible you look?”
            Chills--from his words, from his touch. “Thank you.”
            For a split second, she thought Charlie was going to kiss her, but instead, like the gentleman he was, he took a step back and released a shaky breath.
            “Sydney, I know this is a bit forward of me, but do you wanna see my trunk?”
            She laughed at the goofy grin on his face as much as the invitation itself. “I thought you’d never ask.” 

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So...Vegas. You know, I never really cared if I ever visited Sin City before I actually visited Sin City. Now I can't imagine my life without it. There is just SO much to see and do. The moment you arrive, the excitement and the energy wraps around you and won't let go. We gambled (I won four times in a row at the roulette table!), we watched the water dance in front of The Bellagio, saw the volcano erupt at the Mirage, got jiggy with it on Fremont Street, and then zip lined all the way down it, enjoyed many a sensational desert sunset, and basked in the beauty of the mountains that surrounded us. All in all, it was the most perfect getaway. Can't wait to go back! :) Wishing everyone a wonderful week ahead! 



Sunday, February 15, 2015

Weekend Writing Warriors #106!

Evelyn Jules can't come to the web right now. She's busy vacationing with her best girls in fabulous, sunny Las Vegas! However, she CAN share some pre-written words, so here goes....

Adventures in Online Dating 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!
“You’re using napkins,” he said reassuringly. “The real thing is so much easier, and it just so happens I’ve got a trunk full of them.”
            She giggled. She couldn’t help herself. This was a guy who was proud to admit he was carting a trunk-load of juggling balls.
            “And it would give us a reason to prolong our date,” he added with a hopeful smile.
            Relief pulsed through her veins. She’d come so close to cutting their date short, and now she couldn’t imagine it ending. “I don’t need a reason.”
         
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I just have one thing to say: I LOVE LAS VEGAS!!!!! More lascivious details later. ;) Catch you all next week! xoxo 



Sunday, February 8, 2015

Weekend Writing Warriors #105!

Hey there, my friends! Many thanks for the lovely birthday messages from last weekend. I had a fantastic time super-bowling with the fam, despite the fact that I wasn't the big winner. But I got the biggest piece of cake so that makes up for it. Mostly. As my gift to you, I'm continuing with 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:

The vibrations of his laughter shook through her. “That’s our best kept secret.” He placed two of the balled up napkins in her hands—one in the right and one in the left—his touch lingering against her fingertips. “Start with the right hand, and when the ball is at its peak and beginning its descent, toss the ball in your left hand underneath it.”
            He held both her hands in his own, motioning hers in the pattern he’d just explained. Slowly, and with lots of encouragement, he managed to convince her to attempt the pattern on her own.
            After her fifth fumbled attempt and her echoing frustration, he spun her around in his arms. Her cheeks flamed under the heat of his gaze. “Told you I was a klutz.” 

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Well, we've just kicked off semester two at Adult High School. I'm teaching up a storm and soon to be packing up a storm for my trip to Las Vegas! I'll be heading to Sin City at a very ungodly hour on Thursday, and I won't be back till the following Monday. Can't wait to get out of this frozen tundra country for a while! Wishing everyone as wonderful and wild a week as mine undoubtedly will be! :)

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Weekend Writing Warriors #104!

Good Sunday morning, my dears! Happy February! Can't believe we're already a month into 2015! Let's not waste another moment and get this show on the road! 

Here's the blurb for Adventures in Online Dating: 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:

            She took his hand and stood, marveling at the warmth radiating from his palm. He shuffled their bodies until he was directly behind her. His hands held both of hers now, palm-up. Other patrons in the shop were looking at the curious display, but she didn’t give a damn. All she cared about was the heat of his body pressing against hers, and how safe she felt in his arms.
            “You forgot to tell me one of the other perks of juggling,” she murmured.
            “What’s that?”
            His hot breath stirred the hairs on the back of her neck and nearly broke her train of thought. “It’s sexy as hell.” 

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Well, it's currently Friday night as I'm typing this, aka: the night before my 32nd birthday extravaganza. In honour of the occasion, we're having our own version of the superbowl. I call it...super-bowling! And the only place you can do that is in a bowling alley. Or on a lawn. Lawn bowling is great fun if you've never tried it. There will also be tons of family time, hugging, eating, caking, and karaokeing. The ingredients for a perfect day, wouldn't you say? Wishing you all a fantastic week ahead! :)

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Weekend Writing Warriors #103!

Hellooooooooo! Happy Sunday! I'm feeling ten thousand times better today. Thanks to everyone for the well-wishes! We're continuing today with Adventures in Online Dating, so without further ado, here goes!

Blurby: 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:

“Trust me,” he said, “everyone is capable of juggling. It’s just a simple pattern you have to mold your brain into memorizing.” He grabbed a few napkins from the dispenser on the table and rolled them into balls.
            Watching Charlie prepare his props and explain the art of juggling brought a smile to her face. The immense joy written in his features left her breathless. She really didn’t give a damn if juggling increased the grey matter in your brain. This man made her heart tick like a time bomb because he did care. He was so full of love and passion and energy. Imagining what his energy would be like in the bedroom increased the ticking to triple time. 

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We are now reaching the end of the semester at Adult High School, that dark, scary time when exams happen and marks are due and stress levels become increasingly higher as a result. Weird how they're associated. But the good news? I get to have cake in less than a week! Birthday cake! The best kind of cake there is! :) Wishing you all a productive and exciting week ahead! 

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Weekend Writing Warriors #102!

*cough, cough, snort* Hiya, folks. This is gonna be a quick and dirty post. I'm having my own personal Cold War with a virus I just can't shake. So let's just hop to it so I can go and crawl back under the covers again. *pretends she's not typing this from beneath the covers and that she's actually gotten out of bed today, and that she's not blowing her nose with a roll of toilet paper*

Here's the blurb for Adventures in Online Dating: 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:

“So, barring a career change, what can I do to make you feel more comfortable?”
            At this point it might have been easier if he put the damn makeup back on so she’d stop thinking about licking every last one of his freckles. She needed to take the focus off her. “I’ve always wanted to learn how to juggle.”
            Charlie’s eyes lit up like a kid’s on Christmas morning. “It’s a piece of cake. I bet I could teach you in ten minutes.”
            “I’m not the most coordinated person, which is why my parents signed me up for piano lessons instead of Little League.” 

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Wishing everyone a happy and healthy week ahead! :)