What was so nice about this Sunday? I got to spend some of it at a local game con. Some of you know that in addition to writing romances, I’m a bit of a gamer. I enjoy the structure of games and the friendship. Even strangers are ‘friends’ at a game con because (while you may be opponents in the game) the game itself and the discussions over the game bring you together. Those discussions lead to some very interesting comments, especially when taken out of context. Things like, my ‘bandersnatch trumps your snicker snee’ are commonplace at game cons. However, odd names for gaming pieces or circumstances don’t always make sense in any other context. My favorite comment exchanges are those that could possibly occur elsewhere and still make sense, although a sense very different from that originally intended. One of the best ever was overheard this weekend at the most recent Con that I attended (see their terrific brochure cover at right). One player said to another, “I’m going to have to get lucky in Tampico in order to win.” The response, “I hear it’s easy to get lucky in Tampico.” Oddly enough the first speaker got lucky enough in ‘Tampico’ to win that game. Out of context, this is one of the most inspiring exchanges I’ve heard in a long time. Readers often ask authors “Where do you get your ideas?” My answer is “Everywhere, even a Game Con.” Do you have an interesting out of context quote that you’d like to share? Or maybe you’d like to tell me what you think about getting ‘lucky in Tampico.’ Please leave a comment; I’d love to read them.
Lots of good stuff has happened lately. My publisher likes Hazard Duty, the second in my Sexy Sailor series. I got to host Patricia Rasey over the weekend. Hopefully some of you enjoyed meeting her. And I found new reviews from Long and Short Reviews on my amazon pages, one each for Off Limits and The Widow’s Revenge. To see the reviews, click on the covers.
Yes, I know, today is Saturday, but I couldn’t wait. I found my first review for Off Limits today (the review came out weeks ago, but I didn’t see it until today. It was So Nice to find out that the reviewer enjoyed the book enough to give it five hearts. She said, “Well written with very sexy and imaginative love scenes. I really loved the Senior Chief, who is written as the strong romantic type.” You can read the entire article at Romance Book Scene . Please comment and share what was So Nice in your world.