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Thank you to Meg Benjamin and the other eight Naughty Novelists for having me here today. I confess to being a little intimidated by all the talent these nine authors have. I feel like a first grader standing with the big kids in the sixth grade! Gulp!
When I was trying to come up with a blog topic applicable for this blog and its readers, I realized the theme for Nine Naughty Novelists is breaking the rules between the covers. Snap! Breaking the rules and being naughty. Could anything fit these ladies’ worlds better? I think not. So that’s our topic for today…breaking rules and being naughty.
I was always an obedient child. Just ask my parents. (*wipes sweat from brow relieved that my mother will never read this.*) But then, what my parents don’t know won’t hurt them, right? So let’s share some fun stories. I’ll start then you chime in with a few of your own.
Starting about the fourth grade, I used to forge my mother’s signature on notes to my teachers stating I was sick and could not go out for recess. Why? Well, I wanted to read! I’d sit in the gym risers with all the other sick kids, except I’d make sure I was far, far way from the really sick kids. I wonder now if those teachers even looked at those notes or question that signature or even really cared.
When I was in the ninth grade, all the girls I ran around with used to sneak out our parents’ cars when they weren’t home. I bet some of you did that too, right? Somehow I’d get my hands on my mother’s set of keys (which of course had the car key on it) and once the parents were gone, so was I! The gas prices back then were cheap. I can remember putting $0.35 to $0.90 in gas back in the tank so the gas needle would be where mom left it. That was probably two or three gallons of gas. We’d usually cruise over to a boyfriend’s house or do the popular drag down Central Avenue. Sometimes we’d just drive around the neighborhood. Just being behind the wheel made us special
We “discovered” alcohol by our senior year of high school. Any girl who could sip a beer or put Slo Gin in their Coke was hip. ☺ One night we had a beer bust way out in the middle of nowhere. The road was dirt and almost single lane. Car after car filed down that road into the middle of a field. There was a bonfire and lots of beer. Not liking beer at that time. (My taste buds have grown to love a cold Rolling Rock!) I hadn’t had anything to drink. When it came time to leave, I was riding down the hill in a car with a couple of guys and another girl. As we reached the road, two flashlights came running toward us. Cops! The little old lady on the road had called the cops because of the extra traffic. The cops were busting everybody as they came down the hill to exit. The problem for the cops was that the “everybody” was comprised of the football starting line-up, most of the cheerleaders and many of the dance/drill team. Our football team was in the running for state champs so no one was arrested and no police record of this night exists. My friend and I were the only two were who NOT hauled into the police station and were let go on the spot. I’m sure it was all my clean living.
In my debut, Texas Two Step, my heroine, Olivia, is definitely a rule-breaker and an excellent secret keeper. In fact, she’s able to keep her most important secret for almost six years until a fateful weekend when her old lover, Mitch Landry, comes to town and discovers what she’s not told him. Tempers and emotions flair as each struggle to adapt to the changes that will be required in their lives.
Melinda B., Fallen Angels Review gave Texas Two Step 5 angels and a recommended read. She said Texas Two Step is packed with passion all the way to the end.
Didi, Guilty Pleasures Book Review gave Texas Two Step 5 stars and a recommended read. She said Texas Two Step kept me on an emotional roller coaster...Texas Two Step is an emotionally charged romance.
So now you know a couple of my naughty stories and know that my heroine Olivia is a rule-breaker, tell me about a time your broke the rules or were naughty.
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