Wednesday, 2 July 2014

On kisses, humiliation and wishing for a do-over…

This is a re-blog of my post on the fab Kiwi Indies site
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Or you could listen to the books from the Second Chances boxed set being read 
while you play around on facebook! :) Here's the post:

We all have something in the past that won’t let go. It’s that itch you just can’t scratch. Or that niggle in the back of your head that won’t leave you alone. It’s the feeling of something left unfinished. Or worse yet, something that was so humiliating you would pay Satan with your soul for a do-over. Or how about that taste of something you had a long time ago that left you hungry for more?

This is why we need second chances. I have a couple of things I’d like a do-over with. There was my teenage crush, Colin. Poor boy, I trapped him in the school library and declared love to him. Would seriously love to go back in time and wipe that from history. I realise now it wasn’t love, more like the feeling I get now when I really need chocolate. Needless to say, he didn’t have the same need. Knowing what I do now, I’d say his need was more along the lines of, “Run. Run fast and far.”
Best second chance movie ever!!
Then there’s Andy. Andy, Andy, Andy—I feel all soft just thinking about you—sigh… That boy could kiss!! But I was so wrapped up in Colin—even though that relationship was all happening in my head!—that I didn’t give Andy a chance. So here I am twenty odd years later, wondering what Andy can do with his tongue now when he could kiss like a superhero as a teen. Seriously, I still dream about that kiss. None have surpassed it. Andy, if you’re out there, you know who you are, I’m sure my husband would give me a pass to lip lock again…maybe…hopefully…sigh…

The great thing about being a writer—apart from the fact you get to lie in bed reading other people’s books and calling it research—is that you do get a chance to change the past. You just do it through your characters. And if you’re any good at the writing thing, the character doesn't screw up their second chance the way you undoubtedly would if you were given one!

So put your missed romantic opportunities aside for a while and live vicariously through the ones in the Second Chances boxed set. You never know, it might give you some ideas for your own do-over.

Second Chances: 7 Sweet & Sexy Romances in 1 Book

And Andy? Please? A phone call???

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