Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Why Yes, I am a TEASE

Yet another installment from my feel-good cancer-ific piece, ALWAYS AND FOREVER.  Instead, of making you all sad and despondent AGAIN, this is a little on the lighter, fluffier side of my dark, ofttimes, depressing tale.  (Oh, and pay attention at the end for an additional chance to win my FRIDAY FIVE contest that is still open)


**snip! snip!**
Okay, now....TWO things.  Why?  Because, with me, there are always two things :) 
First, head over to my blog buddy/twitter bestie Kelly's blog for the first installment of our Round Robin Writing Experiment, FUN AND GAMES WITH K & K.  (Don't forget.  My installment will be here on Thursday!  MARK YOUR CALENDARS)
Secondly, if you can guess what poem Kal read to Mia in this snip, your name will be entered TWO additional times in my FRIDAY FIVE giveaway.  (HINT:  While I am by no means a poetry expert, there are a handful of classic poems that really speak to me.  This story was inspired (in part) by this poem, and if you read closely, it is referred to in the dialogue between Mia and Kal)


  1. Awww. A sweet scene. :)

    Not sure which poem you're referring to, though. Maybe it will come to me after more caffeine.

  2. Well thanks for the shout out for the first installment of Fun and Games. I am really excited. Once of my blog buds told me she is going to try this experiement with her husband. How cool is that. We inspire. (Big Grin!)

    Okay my guess on the Poem is EE Cummings, I carry your heart with me.

    Have a great day and can't wait until Thursday!

  3. i know next to nothing about poetry, so i won't even hazard a guess.

    the part right before mia allows hal to kiss her is heartbreaking and far too mature for someone her age. i suppose cancer will do that to you. i'm glad she is a "selfish bitch" because i wanted that kiss for them.

  4. I don't know the poem, but you're killing me with these teasers. Must have more!

  5. I'll echo Abby and say this part is heartbreaking. This story is really hooking me.

    And BTW, I read Hold Still recently and saw a lot of similarities to your Sliver of Hope. Have you read Hold Still yet?

    I posted my synopsis of my revised book on my blog under Novels if you're curious to see what's changed in my book after your beta.

  6. I've no idea about the poem :( but I know I loved this. Even if it is so heartbreaking.

    I have many favorite lines this week.... but I think I've settled on this one. "His fingers left me anyway, my skin growing cold with the abandonment."

    Can't wait till next week.

  7. I have no idea what the poem was but the scene was lovely.

  8. Linda G: Thanks! I thought you guys would like me better if I gave you something fluffy and (semi) feel-good instead of the usual boo-hoo crap :)

    Kelly: Good guess...too bad you're in Book Hungry and thus are ineligible for the contest :(

    Abby: hmmm...you may be right about that *goes to check WiP for possible old lady language*

    Cheyanne: Well gee, I don't mean to kill you...more like a slow torturing :)

    Angelica: No, I haven't read Hold Still. Who is it by? Is it YA?

    Marilyn: Aw, thanks :)

    Amy: Thanks! :)

  9. Hold Still is by Nina LaCour and it is YA.


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