I also received some wonderful news! Rendezvous with Yesterday won the 2016 Readers Choice Award for Best Historical Romance at GraveTells! Thank you!! I admit I love to make people laugh. And I've heard from so many of you who laughed along with Robert and Bethany while reading this one. Thanks so much! :-)
Since Facebook's algorithms keep limiting my page reach, I've begun to mention some posts here and provide links to them in case you missed them and want to join the fun. Here are a few from this week:
Since the holidays are upon us, I thought—instead of my usual weekly favorite quote or sneak peek—I would share a character interview I wrote around the time Night Reigns released in which Sarah mentions an incident that took place while she and Roland were Christmas shopping. Todd (one of the guards from network headquarters in my Immortal Guardians series) is interviewing Sarah and Roland (heroine and hero of Darkness Dawns). :-)
Todd: Thanks for joining me for a second interview.
Sarah: *smiles* We're happy to be here.
Todd: I have to admit I was surprised to get your call.
Sarah: *elbows Roland*
Roland: *grunts* We're happy to be here.
Roland: *looks askance at Sarah* Sure.
Sarah: *big grin*
Todd: Okay, what's going on?
Sarah: What do you mean?
Todd: The only one Roland is ever happy to see and spend time with is you. And your smile, while lovely, is way too bright.
Sarah: *wilts* Okay, here's the thing. We're kind of . . . hiding out.
Todd: Why, what did Roland do?
Roland: How do you know I did something?
Todd: Because you're . . . you. They don't call you antisocial for nothing. So, what'd you do?
Sarah: I took him Christmas shopping.
Todd: You what?
Sarah: Well, I just thought . . . The immortals have all been so sweet and wonderful, welcoming me into the fold . . . and I've been trying hard to bring Roland into the fold along with me, since he usually lingers on the outskirts . . .
Todd: Roland doesn't linger on the outskirts. He lingers about a hundred miles beyond the outskirts. So far beyond them, the outskirts can't even catch a glimpse of him, which frankly, neither the fold nor the outskirts mind.
Sarah: Anyway . . . while we were shopping—
Todd: Did he hold your purse for you?
Sarah: Don't poke the bear, Todd. While we were shopping, there was an . . . incident.
Todd: Ah, man. He didn't kill anyone, did he?
Roland: You like to live dangerously, don't you?
Sarah: You see, I know Darnell likes to play video games and wanted to get him some of the newest ones. There was quite a crush, what with Christmas right around the corner, and . . .
Roland: That little snot pushed you.
Sarah: Yes, he did. A boy pushed me.
Roland: He wasn't a boy. He was twenty if he was a day.
Sarah: It doesn't really matter. What does is that I would have handled it myself if you hadn't decided to step in and protect me. You know I can take care of myself.
Roland: *smiles* She can. She kicks ass.
Sarah: Yes, I do.
Roland: I love that about you.
Sarah: I know. And I wish you would have remembered that when that moron shoved me.
Roland: *eyes flash bright amber* He put his hand on you. He's lucky I let him keep it.
Todd: What exactly did you do?
Sarah: *jerks a thumb in her husband's direction* That. You know immortals can't keep their eyes from glowing when they're in the grips of strong emotion. Well, Roland was furious.
Todd: Oh, boy.
Sarah: And he flashed his fangs.
Todd: Ah, man.
Sarah: And tossed the man across the store as if he were a tennis ball.
Todd: Way to keep a low profile there, chief.
Sarah: Utter chaos ensued. Which led to more shoving and pushing.
Todd: *groans* Come on, man. There must have been children present!
Roland: The children thought it was cool. It was the parents who freaked out.
Sarah: I ended up having to call Richart and have him teleport us out of there. Chris had to send in Cleaners. Seth had to wipe a lot of memories. It was a mess.
Todd: *shakes his head at Roland* You just spread that . . . cheer wherever you go, don't you?
Sarah: I thought it would be best if we lay low for a while and do pretty much anything we can to get back on Seth's good side.
Roland: I don't think I've ever been on Seth's good side.
Sarah: Yes, but I have, sweetie.
Todd: Okay, well, let's see if another interview will help. *jumps when Seth appears*
Seth: Really? You can't even go Christmas shopping without scaring humans?
Todd: I'm out.
Sarah: What about the interview?
Todd: *on his way out the door* Call me tomorrow . . . if you can.