Sunday, January 6, 2013

Six Sentence Sunday #26!

Guess what?! Cold water is not hot. Also! I have a contest! That's right, folks. I'm giving one lucky commenter an ARC of my soon to be released short story, Cheapskates in Love! Be sure to leave your email address and I'll randomly choose a winner by the end of the day! :) 

What's that? You want to see my cover again? Well, if you insist. ;)



Here's the blurb! 

It’s couples' skating night down at the local rink and Elena Armstrong can’t seem to keep her cocky jock blind date around long enough to knee him in the balls. Sadly, she was too much of a cheapskate to pay for a membership to an online dating site and based everything on Leonard’s personality profile alone. Big mistake.

At the opposite end of the rink, Ben Kessel, another cheapskate on a blind date with Iris, the ice princess, is having a similarly miserable time. Elena, a hater of all things sports-related, inches out into the skating world butt-first and collides with Ben. After sharing their hilarious and horrifying dates-gone-wrong stories, the two disappear and make everything right again on the floor in the players’ dressing room. Almost everything. They forget to exchange numbers. Now these two cheapskates need to make the ultimate sacrifice: pay for a membership to the online dating site so they can track ea
ch other down. But is the possibility of love really worth the price of $24.95 per month? 

And now, my six (er, nine) sentences! This exchange occurs shortly after the butt-first collision. 

Her butt made contact with the bench and she jerked upright. “Gah!”
His eyes widened in panic. “What’s wrong?”
“Coccyx,” she muttered, rubbing her backside.
He blushed profusely and she relished the rosy tinge that lit his smooth, kissable cheeks. “Excuse me?”
This time she chuckled. “Tailbone. I think I must have bruised it when I…butt-checked you.

Hope you enjoyed! Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to leave your email so you're eligible to win! 
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18 comments:



  1. I need to know why dedicated cheapskates would even imagine paying almost $300/year for a service, when they can just return to the rink every FREE moment of their penny pinching lives. That said, I NEED to win a free arc.

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    1. LOL, you raise a good point, and I think this story will answer that question. ;)

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  2. Love way skating and cheapstakes are tied together, and that you've made both characters tightwads. It's an interesting character trait I haven't seen before (Usually the heroine has a cheapskate boyfriend in her past who she dumped because he was cheap).

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    1. That's so cool to hear, Cara! Thank you! I always try to come up with unique storylines. I appreciate when other authors do too, like yourself. :)

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  3. LOL, I think I know what he *thought* she said ;) and I love that he blushed! cute 6! Can't wait for this to come out, but I don't want to win the ARC, so don't put me in the pile, I want to buy it. I actually went to buy it last night and saw it wasn't out yet :(

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    1. Aww, Angela, you are too awesome! Thank you so much for that. It'll be releasing a week from today--not long to wait! :)

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  4. I'm gonna love this story and I love you too! Excited for you. I will second what Angela said. I want to buy it too. So happy for you.

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    1. Aww, Laurie. You are all too good to me! Thank you so much for the support! :)

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    1. It's all for you, baby! ;) Thanks, Mags!

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    1. You like that, do ya? :D Thanks so much for stopping by, Eleri!

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  7. Eurgh coccyx! I broke mine years ago *shudders* This six is great fun. Good luck with the new release.

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    1. Oh dear. That must have been awful. I've only ever bruised mine and had to sit on a pillow for a couple weeks. Thanks for the luck, Elin! :)

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  8. Hehe coccyx.

    I can't wait for your story to be released! And I can't wait to see you!

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    1. :D I can't wait for both of those things too!! Thanks, Christine!

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  9. What a cute cover! Cute to match a cute couple and a cute six. This story seems like a lot of fun.

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    1. I'm so happy you think so, Anastasia! I had a ton of fun writing it! :)

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