Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Hot Heroes Part Deux

Hi ya'll. Yes, that Southern Twang is quite intentional. So a little bit about me, before I talk about my boys. I'm part Panamanean and parts Country, and I bet you can't tell which one I tend to identify with more?

Two guesses, and the first *don't* count. ;)

So the truth is, I was born and raised in Latin America, my momma is 100 percent Latina, and that's a huge part of who I am. BUT, for the majority of my life the bible belt has been where I call home. Ultimately. And I say ultimately because being first a military brat, and now a military wife... home is where the orders say they are. But MO is a constant in my life.

Now, I said all that, to say this... I've got a thing for inserting places where I've been and people I've come across into my worlds. Don't ask me why, just happens. And a great majority of my books will feature a character very prominently Southern.

I've also been told I have a wicked sense of humor...

Gerard: Mon Dieu, Marie... Do you plan to bore the readers with your life? It's truly a yawn fest. Talk about me. I'm what they're here for after all. (sultry grin)

Marie: Oh jeez, Gerard! Are you serious? Why can't you just let me have a little me time? I'm trying to tell my readers about my life! I mean, they're here because they read my books, right?!

Gerard: *stage whisper* Oh, wonderful, beautiful reader... Have you come to hear the prattle of a mid--

Marie: GERARD!!! Don't you dare tell my age, don't you know a woman never ages past her twenties?

Gerard: Oui. Oui. (Shakes head) Point is, dear reader, I'm the beefcake you've come to see. I'm tall. Quite muscular. In fact, I've been told I bear an uncanny resemblence to Gerard Butler. Though I'm much more attractive than him.

Marie: *grumble grumble* Yeah, and you've got a big, fat ego. No wonder Prince Charming was ready to go all 'Off with your head'. Ladies, stay far away from this one, he's bad news.

Gerard: Non! Mon Cherie, I'm reformed. Just ask my Belle. She is quite satisfied--

Marie: Good gosh, Gerard! Somebody save me...

Gerard: Hatter, what are you doing here?

The Mad Hatter: I seek the answer to the riddle...

Marie: Oh merciful heavens! When I asked someone to come save me, I meant someone less arrogant than Gerard, and infinitely more sane than you, dear Hatter! No offense.

The Mad Hatter: *Sly grin* None taken. Up is down, down is up, time is senseless in a senseful way. Wouldn't you agree?

Marie: Hatter, where's Alice? Seriously, you're losing your marbles again. No one wants to read this nonsense. You boys have destroyed my blog entry.


Marie: Yes! Wolf, thank goodness you're here. Please, take these boys someplace else so I can finish my thoughts in peace and quiet.

Big Bad Wolf: For a boon, I will.

Marie: *eye roll* What now?

Big Bad Wolf: Find Red. She is mine, I will not stop until she is returned to me.

Marie: Wolf, I hate to tell you this, but she might not want to return. You sort of killed her grandmother.

Big Bad Wolf: NO! You know the truth of that story, I saved her. I love her. Give her back to me, or I'll never stop haunting your thoughts!

Marie: *stares at the audience* Readers, I'm so sorry, the story of me will have to wait for another day. My boys are quite obnoxious at the moment.

Big Bad Wolf/The Mad Hatter/Gerard: Marie. Marie. What is time? Find Red! Hello, lovely chou's...

Marie: Oh brother! Well, I guess I gotta run... don't forget, say hello for a chance to win a 10 dollar gift card to Barnes and Nobles, and as added incentive, the winner's name will be thrown into a grand prize lottery for the chance to win a 100 dollar gift card to B&N!

Good luck and happy reading,


desitheblonde said...

ilike teh top book sound great and then she get back at the big bad wolf

desi the blonde at msn dot com

Mandi Counterman said...

thanks for the post