Sunday, January 31, 2016

Weekend Writing Warriors #156!

Greetings, friends, fellow writers, and readers! You know what today is? Sunday! It's also my birthday! Here, have a present!

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: 

Moments later her coffee was delivered. She snatched it up, murmuring, “Gimme,” before taking a much-needed gulp.  
            A deliciously masculine laugh floated into her ears. “Awfully demanding. You treat your men like you treat your coffee?”
            Her head jerked up and she locked eyes with the super-sexy barista from her last visit. The new guy. “Sam…right?” As if she didn’t know.
            He beamed, clearly pleased she remembered his name.

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So...I'm off to celebrate my birthday now with the BF and his folks. For those who missed my post last week, he's had his surgery for the broken humerus bone, and it went very well. I'll be there to kiss it better today. :) Wishing all of you a wonderful, exciting week ahead! Mine certainly will be, but I'll tell you more about that next week! 

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Weekend Writing Warriors #155!

Hello, friends! Happy Sunday! Here's more from Adventures in Online Dating! 

Blurby 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 an excerpt, continuing from where we left off:

Her fingernails danced against the tabletop. She glanced toward the washroom. Taking a long drink of her lukewarm coffee, she rose to her feet.
~~~
Sydney strode along the sidewalk, the wind tossing her hair like every ounce of product she’d scrunched, teased, and twisted into it was weightless. The bells jingled as she entered the glassed-in building, back again once more at the infamous coffee shop. Collin had texted to say he was stuck in traffic and running a bit late, so she slipped onto a stool at the counter and ordered a coffee while she waited. She’d tossed and turned all night about the way she’d ended things with Charlie. Low and behold, the always-chipper clown had sent a text this morning that worked wonders on her conscience. He thanked her for the napkin note, assured her there were no hard feelings, and said that if she ever needed to hire a clown, he’d give her the 50% off friends rebate. Maybe she’d missed the boat with him...or clown car.
 
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Well, I've had quite the week, my friends. This past Wednesday, during his debut game on my dodgeball team, the BF threw a ball SO hard he broke his arm. Not kidding. We all heard the snap, and I somehow snapped to and called 911. After hours of agony in the ER, we were told he'd broken his humerus (upper arm bone) right in half. Needless to say, there's nothing humorous about the pain involved, but, man, is he ever a trooper. Right now he's taking it easy at his dad's place until his surgery this Wednesday. I spent most of the day yesterday with him, showering him with healing hugs and smooches. All good thoughts are welcome. :) Everyone enjoy a safe and happy week ahead! 

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Weekend Writing Warriors #154!

Hello, all you lovely people! Happy Sunday! Here's more from Adventures in Online Dating!

Le 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: 

She read his first text, her cheeks flaming at the blatant flirtation, and the second was just as suggestive. In the third, he flat out told her to drop any plans she might have and meet up with him ASAP. Her hormones were in overdrive. Charlie seemed like the type who took things slow, besides dive-bombing strangers with hugs. Collin knew what he wanted and wasn’t shy about saying so. Sometimes a woman found that damn appealing...which is why she was considering bolting.
            If she left now, she could start fresh with Collin. Charlie wouldn’t need to know. Besides, the very idea that she could ever bring herself to love a clown was preposterous. If she stayed, she’d give the clown false hope.

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We are now entering the final week of school before exams and the end of the first semester at Adult High School. Sadly, when the semester officially ends, I'll be moving on to another school. As much as it saddens me to leave the school I've called home for over a year now, I'm excited to begin a new adventure someplace else. And every new school I get to teach in helps me to narrow down where I'll want to end up working when I've put in enough time for a highly coveted contract. :) In the meantime, I wish you all a fabulous week ahead! 

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Weekend Writing Warriors #153!

Merry January, my friends! As promised, I'm continuing today with Adventures in Online Dating, only we're picking up in an earlier part of Syd's adventuring, when Charlie the clown came upon the scene. I can hear Veronica Scott clapping her hands as I type this. ;) 

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, picking up near the end of their date. Charlie's excused himself to wash off the grease paint since Syd's terrified of clowns....   

            Sydney giggled at the absurd man in blue jeans and clown make-up. She had to admit, he had a nice little wiggle to his walk. Maybe he was a wannabe Wiggle. Despite all his quirks, one thing was undeniable: Charlie was a good guy. If she could get past the makeup, the alarming amount of energy, and his tendency to ramble, he could even be the guy.

            Her purse vibrated, interrupting her thoughts. She reached inside to retrieve her cell phone and punched in her password. Three texts were waiting for her, all from the same guy. Collin, bachelor number three--the one she failed to mention to Grace. There were a few reasons for that, the main one being that his profile contained less than 100 words of effort, and she knew next to nothing about him, other than the fact that he was a blond-haired, blue-eyed sex magnet. 

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Well, despite the cold weather, January is my favourite of all months. Might have something to do with the fact that my birthday falls near the end of it. But, as it turns out, less than a week separates mine and the BF's birthdays. So we're planning on a co-celebration, one just for us, and one with family. Bowling will most certainly be on the agenda for my part of the planning. And there will be no mercy. Competitive? Moi? Have a marvelous week! :)

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Weekend Writing Warriors #152!

Hello, friends! Happy New Year! Here's hoping 2016 is sweet as can be! :) Let's kick off the year with 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: 

“Thank you.” She slid her palms up his chest then wrapped her arms around his neck. The simplicity of the statement couldn’t hide the significance behind it. He’d saved her the humiliation from her date with a douche bag, torn up her parking ticket, and made her feel wanted again. “Thank you for everything.”

            He tilted his head, and the smile that never quite left his face spread a little wider. “My pleasure.”  

And thus, we end another adventure! Next week we'll pick up where we left off before Syd decided to give Charlie the clown a chance. There's another guy who's too persistent to be ignored. ;) 

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Well, I'm typing this up on Friday night, and I'm all nervous and excited because tomorrow the BF is coming to stay at my parents' place for the weekend, where he'll meet my bro, sister-in-law, and baby nephew for the first time. We've spent all day cleaning and prepping for his impending arrival. The games have been gathered, the karaoke machine is fired up, and the massive quantities of food are ready to be consumed. I'll let you know how it goes next weekend! Wishing all of you a wonderful week/year ahead!!! 

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Weekend Writing Warriors #151!

Happy ho-ho-holidays, my friends! Another year has come and gone, and I've loved every moment of reading, writing, and sharing with all of you. Here's more from Adventures in Online Dating!

Le 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: 

“That was pretty fun.” He leaned closer. Not a single fiber of her being could resist the magnetic pull of his body. His lips brushed against hers so softly. Getting-to-know-you pecks and fleeting kisses stole her breath, and when his tongue teased the seam of her lips, she opened her mouth on a sigh, welcoming him in. She wanted to know everything about him. How he dotted his I’s and crossed his T’s. How many people this good guy had let off from paying their parking tickets. 
            “Am I the reason you’re quitting early?” she whispered between kisses.
            “Uh-huh.”

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I've had a wonderful time celebrating Christmas with both sides of the family--my incredible parents, aunts, uncles, my 92, 96, and 88 year-old grandparents, cousins, cousins, and more cousins, and my darling nephew, Charlie. My best wishes to all of you for a beautiful and prosperous New Year! :)

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Weekend Writing Warriors #150!

Happy holidays, my fellow warriors! After I write this post, I'll be packing up and hitting the road to enjoy Christmas with my family. :) But for you, my warrior family, I leave this gift: a new excerpt 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: 

His pace quickened and she tottered on her heels to keep up with him. “Where you off to in such a hurry?”
            “Gonna call it quits a bit early today. I have something more important to do.”
            Was that more innuendo? “Did you know that you can drive away while an officer’s writing you a parking ticket? I mean, like, if they haven’t actually done the deed and put the ticket on your windshield, and if they don’t get it written by the time you drive off, they’re SOL...which is actually kind of funny if you think about it because....”
            “So why didn’t you try it?” he interrupted her, thank God. 

            She took a deep breath and stopped moving, forcing him to jerk to a stop as well. “It was more fun trying to convince you not to write it.”

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I wish you all a wonderful, magical holiday season filled with all your favourite things! I'm so grateful to each and every one of you for continuing to support my writing and visiting my blog every week. May 2016 be a fruitful year for all of us! :)