YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! that’s right I HAZ COVER ART!!!!
I’m so freaking excited!! Here you go:
What do you think??
Tonight we’re having KFC for dinner. It seems silly but it’s a little piece of my childhood.
I grew up in a tiny town of about 1500 people in Nova Scotia. When I was going up it was tough, three kids on a Petty Officer’s Salary in the 90’s was hard (yes i’m a navy brat). The pay check didn’t always stretch very far. I remember more than once my mom rolling pennies so I could have enough money to go on a school trip.
So needless to say we didn’t get take-out very often. Actually almost never. There were two places in my small town for take-out. A local run Pizza place (which has been owned and run by the same family since they started the business up 16 some years ago) and a KFC.
We would have KFC maybe once a year. *Maybe*. It was always a huge treat, and yeah we’re having that for dinner tonight.
So it seems silly but it’s a tiny bit of my childhood and it reminds me how good I have it now. My dad is finally making a good salary, my mom is working full time we have a fantastic house and yes as a single nurse I’m doing better than my parents were twenty years ago.
I think it reminds me of all of the hard times, and how lucky I am to be where I am today.
So here is to Nostalgia and never forgetting where you came from and always looking forward to the future because it’s always bright.
Ok that that you’ve recovered from the shock of this week’s Six sentence sunday. It’s background time. WARNING!!!!!!!! This post is filled with spoilers for “Boots on the Ground”
Leave now or be spoiled!
Okay. You’re still here are you? I guess you *really* want to know why David is sleeping with a woman… Not just any woman I might add. His Ex-wife.
First off I posted this six because I wanted to gauge some reader reaction. I have this scene and I’m hesitating to put it into “Boots”. Basically as you can already guess from the blurb. Jason is MIA in Afghanistan and it’s been about 4 weeks here. David is prepared to have Jason not come back. He believes that Jason is most likely dead.
Carole (David’s ex) comes over late, drops the kids off and tucks them into bed. Afterwards they’re talking and then suddendly they’re kissing and they end up in bed together.
David regrets it even before they’re finished sleeping together and eventually they both agree it was a very large mistake and it won’t happen again. (Oh come on, like you’ve never slept with an Ex).
(Ready for the spoiler part?) When Jason returns home (oh come on you knew he was going to get rescued) he struggles with his feelings about returning home and being rescued. Jason sinks into depression and after three weeks of being home he admits that he’s afraid that David will leave him. He reveals to David that he slept with Ash while they were MIA. Not because he loves Ash but because they both needed it in that moment.
David is hurt but he tells Jason he can’t be mad at him because he slept with Carole while he was MIA. This information pushes Jason over the edge. He picks up a gun (albeit unloaded). David stops him and takes the gun away calling 911.
This action forces Jason to get the help he needs to face everything that he’s been through. So David sleeping with Carole is an utterly important moment, but I’m wondering if it can be left out and made a shock or if it should go in the book, or if I should just send the whole thing into the scrap heap!!
What do you think?
This week I got the sad news that “Sometimes It’s Fate” is getting bumped to August 22nd! For more info go to this blog post here
For this week’s six well… Don’t kill me ok?
“Bastard,” she whispered. “Just fuck me already.”
David slide up her body and propped himself up on his elbows, one of her legs hooked around the back of his knee. He was just about to enter her when she stopped him. “We need to be safe,” she reminded him.
Shit, he didn’t know if he had any condoms him and Jason had stopped using them last year.
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As for the this week’s six *runs away and hides* (But if you want to know more visit this VERY spoilery post here)
So I’ve gotten sad news, My debut Novel “Sometimes It’s Fate” has been delayed by about a month.
The NEW release date will but August 22nd (hopefully!).
As for the blog comment contest. On July 26th I’ll draw (1) comment for $10 USD Amazon gift card.
I’ll continue the comment contest for a chance to win a copy of my debut book which will be drawn on the 23rd at midnight.
Thank you to everyone for your continued support, I hope you’ll all pop back to check out some excerpts and more blog posts.
Once again I did my *best* to visit everyone’s blog. I’m sorry if I missed yours! Also .blogspots are giving me fits at the moment so i’m afraid no .blogspots got a comment from me this week :(! Please remember to allow anonymous comments that way people can leave a name and a URL! Thanks.
This week I finished “Boots on the Ground“. Which is the follow up to my debut novel “Sometimes It’s Fate”. I’ve been working on this novel for almost a year and a half!! *phew* I’m so glad to finally be done!
So! this week’s Six is from Boots, Last week we heard a snip of Jason’s vows. Today’s is a snip of David’s vows :)! (Look out for the foreshadowing!!!)
“If you had of told me two years ago that I would be standing here today marrying my best friend I would have laughed at you,” he started, “but here I am. I am marrying my best friend, my confidante and my soul mate. I love you Jason Christopher McCarthy,” David stopped to clear his throat. “I am so grateful that I have you. Every day when I look at you I think it was some miracle, some gift of fate that brought us together. I have no idea what my life would be like without you and I pray I will never have to find out.”
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It’s done it’s over! my first book signing was a rocking success (I’ve sold out of my books and have to order more!) and had an amazing time! I’m so excited! Here are two shots from the signing!!! I may have had a 10 foot sign!