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. 

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

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.” 

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

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy week ahead! :)



Sunday, January 11, 2015

Weekend Writing Warriors #101!

Merry January, my friends! Hope your new year is off to a stellar start! It's been ridonculously cold here in the nation's capital, but thankfully we have steamy stories to help keep us warm, like the one I'm sharing with all of you. So let's continue then with more 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: 


            “Now you’re flirting with me.”
            Oh hell yes, she was. “Well, you know...you’re, uh...not at all terrifying without the make-up, and the nose, and you, um...you’ve been good about not honking the horn.” She was horny enough without the help.
            His lips quirked into a grin. “You’re a rambler too. Are you nervous?”
            “Maybe a little.” Understatement of the year.

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

I'm busily writing the next installment for Online Mating so stay tuned! I greatly appreciate all the support from this group regarding that story. You're the best group of friends a girl could ask for! If you haven't had a chance to read the first installment yet, click here! Wishing everyone a fantastic week ahead! :)




Sunday, January 4, 2015

Weekend Writing Warriors #100!

Wow! This is my 100th post with the Weekend Writing Warriors! How cool is that? Almost two whole years and I've loved every minute of it! For those who missed it, the first installment of Online Mating, the steamed up/two bachelor version of Adventures in Online Dating, is now available for your viewing pleasure on SilkWords! The first round of votes has been tallied and Charlie the clown won! :) Let's see how our Charlie is doing in Adventures....

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: 
“You’re not scared anymore?”
            She was scared of her big, fat, flapping mouth, but not of him. Okay, maybe a little scared at how easily she could fall into lust with a man-turned-clown-turned-man, but those dimples were an instant cure for coulrophobia. “I’m not scared.”
            “I’ve never understood people’s fear of clowns. They’re so joyful, they’re always laughing, they love kids, they juggle. What’s not to love?”
            “Clearly they haven’t met Charlie Clown.”

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

Well, tomorrow it's back to school, back to teaching. Only one month until the end of the semester. Guess I should finish this pile of marking first, eh? Oh, alright. Wishing everyone a wonderful week ahead! :)

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Weekend Writing Warriors #99!

Happy holidays, my friends! Hope you've been enjoying the festivities with your loved ones! I have some terribly exciting news to share. You ready for it? Okay, here goes...Online Mating releases this week from SilkWords! It's a reader-vote story that's a steamed up version of Adventures in Online Dating, only this time there are only two bachelors to choose between. I also have a blog tour that kicks off tomorrow, so lots to look forward to! :) 

For now, we'll continue with Adventures! 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:
“Did I miss a spot?” he asked.
            His question snapped her out of her trance. “No, I’m just...you just...you look really good.”
            That pesky, heart-fluttering smile of his grew exponentially. “I’m so relieved you’re still here. I have to admit, part of me worried you’d run for your life. I never meant to scare you. Quite the opposite, actually,” he laughed.
            “Well, mission accomplished.”

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

Christmas has come and gone again, but it was one of the best ones yet! And with a release this week, it still feels like Christmas! Here's a gift for all of you--new cover prettiness! Wishing you all a fantastic week! :)


Sunday, December 21, 2014

Weekend Writing Warriors #98!

Ho, ho, ho, happy Sunday! :D 'Tis the season to read and write! Now that I'm on holidays I plan to do more of both. As for all of you, here's a pre-Christmas present in the form of another excerpt from Adventures in Online Dating!

First, 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

After the vote last week, the majority of you wanted Sydney to give Charlie a chance, so here's their date continued....

Sydney and her annoying conscience decided it was better to write a note before fleeing without a trace—one of those charming ‘it’s not you, it’s me’ varieties. Just as she finished scribbling her thoughts and feelings on a napkin, the man of the hour stepped out of the washroom and into the number one spot in her heart. Holy freaking cow. As he strode toward their table, she quickly tucked the napkin in her purse, sat up a little straighter, and stuck out her chest a little more.
            Charlie was beaming when he sat down again, a grin broader and more genuine than any make-up could do justice. His eyes were filled with wonder, like he couldn’t believe she was still there, and she hated herself for almost running out on him. 
            She could see every adorable freckle on his face now. His smiling lips looked so kissable, and his hair, dear God, his hair—auburn curls that spoke of a touch of devilishness in this delicious do-gooder.

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

Merry Christmas and happy holidays to you and yours! The best gift of all is having your support every week and getting to participate in this wonderful world of word-sharing! Enjoy every moment! :) 

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Weekend Writing Warriors #97!

Goooooood morning, fellow warriors! Happy Sunday to you! In last week's excerpt from Adventures in Online Dating, Charlie dashed into the washroom to remove all traces of face paint, and Sydney checked her phone to find three texts from Collin, yet another eligible bachelor. 

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 (which is slightly more than eight sentences so I could wrap up this scene), continuing from where we left off: 

She read his first text, her cheeks flaming at the blatant flirtation. The second was just as suggestive, and 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. 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.
            Her fingernails danced against the tabletop. She glanced toward the washroom. Taking a long drink of her lukewarm coffee, she rose to her feet. 

So now, my dear readers, it's up to you! Do you think Syd should give Charlie a chance, or should she get out while she can and try Collin on for size? Let me know in your comment!

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

I've got some exciting news to report! On December 10th, I was offered a long-term teaching position at Adult High School in Ottawa, and I officially started on the 11th! Two days in, and I'm officially in love with the school, the students, and the courses I'm teaching--Physical Education and Literacy. Just one week to go till I'm on Christmas break! Wishing all of you a fantastic week ahead!! :)