Monday, February 10, 2014

Bloghop Alert! Crystal Asked a Question and I Answered.

Crystal's publisher is offering a $2.00 coupon until February 14th for anyone who wants to claim it. Don't forget to use the coupon code.

Coupon code: LQJM3F84

In the English society of 1768 where women are bred to marry, unattractive Alexia, just sixteen, believes she will end up alone. But on the county doorstep of a neighbor’s estate, she meets a man straight out of her nightmares, one whose blue eyes threaten to consume her whole world—especially when she discovers him standing over her murdered host in the middle of the night.

Her nightmares become reality: a dead baron, red-eyed wraiths, and forbidden love with a man hunted by these creatures. After an attack close to home, Alexia realizes she cannot keep one foot in her old life and one in this new world. To protect her family she must either be sold into a loveless marriage, or escape with her beloved and risk becoming one of the Soulless.

So here's the question: If you lived in a society where arranged marriages were a la mode, whom would you beg your parents to set you up with? Why? (Literary characters and celebrities welcomed.) 

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien or as we all know him, J.R.R. Tolkien, is the guy I would choose. He was a masterful storyteller and I think we (Tolkien and I) would sit across from each other discussing and writing our stories (How exciting!). His mother's name (like my mother's) was Mabel. His mother lived in a time when having type 1 diabetes was a death sentence. She died a few months after her diagnosis. I'm much luckier that she was. I have an insulin pump and can check my blood sugars with a hand held device built into my Omnipod (my pump). I would have loved to sit around a fire and ask his opinions of my WIP. WOWEE! He spoke Greek and Latin, so I could have had free lessons too. DOUBLE WOWEE! Our kids would have received The Father Christmas Letters from their dad, the famous author. TRIPLE WOWEE! I could have learned a lot from him. And I would have known that The Lord of the Rings was going to be a commercial hit even if no one else back then did. But I will say this, I'm glad I was born
when I was and that I'm a writer in the here and now and that I married my hubby. But it was fun to dream a little and think about living at the turn of the century. When he died back in 1973, the country lost a great storyteller. What an imagination he had! In the
comments, tell me your answer to the question. I'd love to hear.   
Apologies for the format of my answer. I've tried every trick in the book to fix it. Blogger hates on me about twice a month. *sigh*         

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

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