Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Darnedest Places

I love to blog. I do. But there are days when the words, just like in my writing, won't come out and play. I wrote the title of this post thinking I had a plan. I usually do have a plan in what I do, but then there are those times when the plan falls apart. So I'm kind of right there.

But let me backtrack a moment. I got the title for this post from a trip to the store. Yep. I had a story running through my head about a man who is cleaning his house after his sister, who was the tenant, moves out and leaves the house a dump. I'm running with the story, but as I'm at the store thinking this story through, I ended up in the spirits aisle. Now I've given up soda, save for Diet Pepsi to get past the caffeine headaches and I don't drink very often, so I wasn't sure why I was in that aisle. It's not like the cleaning supplies were there. So I'm looking at the bottles and one caught my eye. A vodka called Kinky.

At first I snickered. Menage a Trois wine always makes me smirk and this was just as good. It's also bright pink, so very girly looking. But the longer I'm looking at the bottle, one of the characters started talking to me. His vice wasn't vodka, but bourbon. The reason he and the hero split was because he needed to dry out.

Talk about a rush. I had the general plan for my story and all from looking at a bottle of vodka. The second hero explained how embarrassed he was for losing control and how much he yearned to have the first hero forgive him.

The forgiveness part made me think further. It's that time of year. The time to forgive, forget and move on. Spread the love and be with the ones you care about. That's what these two want to do. How could I say no?

I'm glad I wandered down that aisle and opened my mind to the characters. Has that ever happened to you? You've been in a place you never expected and the characters just break out in chatter? Let me know!


Want to know more about Wendi Zwaduk? Here you go:

I always dreamt of writing the stories in my head. Tall, dark, and handsome heroes are my favorites, as long as he has an independent woman keeping him in line. I earned a BA in education at Kent State University and currently hold a Masters in Education with Nova Southeastern University.

I love NASCAR, romance, books in general, Ohio farmland, dirt racing, and my menagerie of animals. I also write under the pen name of Megan Slayer. I’m published with Total-E-Bound, Changeling Press, Liquid Silver Books, Turquoise Morning Press, Decadent Publishing and The Wild Rose Press. Come join me for this fantastic journey!

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Now here's a little bit more about my take on The Phantom of the Opera: The Phantom of the Opera
Gaston Leroux and Wendi Zwaduk
m/f, bdsm, spanking, multiple partners
Available here!

The Classics Exposed…

A chance sighting at the Opera, fated love, and three lives in turmoil.

One man pledges to own her, while another wants her heart. The Opera sets the stage for romance and intrigue. In the catacombs below the building lives a man rife with sorrow and passion. The Phantom. But he’s not content to live alone. He wants to possess the one woman who can set him free.

His Christine.

Viscount Raoul de Chagny doesn’t believe the rumours of a Ghost living below the Opera. He only has eyes for Christine, his childhood friend and first love. Together they embark on a sensual journey of discovery and fiery desire.

But she can only have one man. Will love raise her up or tear their world apart?

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