To Tell The Truth
What a week! Visited -and subscribed to – all 217 writers in Rachael Harrie’s Second Platform Building Crusade, met some impressive new (to me) authors, saw some truly clever First Challenge posts. I, for one, didn’t know there were so many ways to use the words fuliguline and bloviate. I’ve had a lot of fun watching the comments here on Feathers and Crystals and Rabbits, Oh My, too – you may have noticed part way through the week I stopped saying “no one’s even close.”
So, to the chase: The winner of the gift certificate to All Romance E-books is Urban Fantasy author and fellow Crusader Jessica, who correctly guessed that my lie was finding the crystal balls at the bottom of my Easter Basket. I do have a very lovely set of Ben Wa balls (yes, that’s what these are!) given to me by my husband, but they’re not crystal and he gave them to me for Christmas, not Easter!
The rest of the post? My husband and I do write together under the pen name Adriana Kraft. My favorite rabbit is indeed purple (you do have to remember I’m an erotic romance author and we’re not talking fluffy bunnies here…). One reader wondered if I wasn’t truly thinking about Easter already – that was a bit of a stretch, probably. I didn’t necessarily think about Easter before receiving the Challenge instructions, but once I put together ducks and blades of grass I had my integrating device, and then I certainly started thinking about Easter. And I do love Easter baskets, a custom my mother continued even when I visited over Easter as an adult, and one I passed on to our boys.
As to our traits? Absolutely true. He’s the quiet, efficient one, on the page and in person, and by now, after so many years of marriage, the fact that I walk into the room already speaking to him is a running joke and we can laugh about it (most of the time, he adds).
And that’s our bottom line – whatever we’re doing, to have fun. Life’s too short to stay gloomy.
(P.S. for those interested in such things, the lovely crystal balls are available at Eden Fantasies sex toy store.)