Happy Howloween everyone. And welcome to I've Got 69 Problems, But a Kink Ain't One. Today is a special day. Okay, it's a doubly special day. Think Doublemint gum—Double Your Pleasure, Double Your Fun.
First things first. It's release day for the fourth book in the Sweet Serenity series. Three Rings and a Rose released at midnight. Woohoo! If I could do a back flip, I would. But trust me, for the safety of myself and mankind, I think I'll stick to squealing like a teen at her first Justin Bieber concert. Okay, maybe not that loud. I do want to be able to talk.
And secondly, I'm taking part in a Blog Hop. The Howloween Blog Hop, to be exact. This particular hop has over 270 authors blogging and giving away various goodies for Halloween. If you want more details, swing by the website and find out more.
Now that all the business is through, let's get down and dirty and play dress up....Whoa! Wait. We're not going to play the kind of dress up that your thinking about.
No Dr. Sexy Pants
Or Officer Yummy Guns
Or Mr. Fine Fireman
Or Sexy Sailor-Man
As delicious as the fellas look, I'm totally not going for the Halloween look. I'm going for the Hollywood look. So, you're probably thinking, "Hey Mia, what the hello-Texas? Hollywood? Costumes? Huh?!?" Well, that's easy-peasy-cheesy. I'm talking about these type of costumes...
Dr. McYummy-Eyes aka Jesse Williams in Grey's Anatomy
Officer Frisk-Me aka Alex Pettyfer in Magic Mike
Mr. Man-oh-Man Fireman aka Joaquin Phoenix in Ladder 49
Captain Bad-Ass aka Russell Crowe in Master and Commander
Are you confused yet? If so, I've done my job. Just kidding. Or am I? Wink, wink.
So, back to the real blog. The costumes worn by Jesse, Alex, Joaquin, and Russell aren't really costumes. (Why yes, I'm on the first name basis with these four. After multiple restraining orders and a trip to the local jail, I figure that we're intimately acquainted...Or not.) Actors don't get to wear costumes in the usual sense. They wear special clothes designed for the character they're portraying. These costumes can make or break who the characters are. For example, no bunny should be a superhero. Unless, it's porn...and we're talking about battery operated rabbits who take over the world. But let's not go down that dirty—I mean dirt—road.
After they slip into their costumes, the actors get to pretend to be something and someone they're not. Basically, they get to live out Halloween every day. A child's fantasy come true. And an adult's, too. Can you imagine what it would be like to be one person today and someone else tomorrow? Can you fathom being able to do what you want without worrying about the repercussions? Seriously, you could kill your arch-nemesis...and get away with it. You could be rich or poor, smart or dumb as a box of rocks, good or evil. The possibilities are endless. Then at the end of the day, you get to go home where you can be yourself. You do what you want, wear what you want, and be who you want. The job is all about dressing up and playing. And the life is all about being happy and loved.
That is one of the things that I enjoyed most about writing Three Rings and a Rose. One of the heroes, Caedon Asher, is a big-shot actor in Hollywood. But he was also a man—a man who loved and wanted to be loved.
Yet again, I'm rambling, and you're probably questioning my sanity. And I don't blame you. Or at the very least, you're wondering where I'm going with this complete randomness. Well, I do have a point. I just haven't found it yet. When I do, I'll let you know. But I must warn you. A woman like me will probably need a load of liquor beforehand. Even then, you'll probably have to bribe me with Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream. Hmmm...Cherry Garcia is right up my alley. Hint, hint.
Now it's your turn. I want to hear you talk to me. Dirty talk, baby. Maybe not...So really, I do have a question for you. What is your ultimate costume? Oh hell, I have two questions. And would you wear it on Halloween or in a movie? Leave a comment below, and you'll be entered to win a book of your choice in e-book format. Good luck to you...and Happy Howloween. Ahooooo!
Ella Dawson learned the hard way how much it hurt to be trapped in the middle of Micah Blaylock and Caedon Asher. The tension between the men drove her to the edge. Then a scandal destroyed her relationship with Caedon, shredding her heart and driving her back to Serenity, Kansas.
Two years later, Caedon still can’t forget Ella or Micah. When a worried friend’s meddling provides him with an opportunity to rekindle the relationships he lost, Caedon jumps in with both feet. But he knows he’ll need Micah’s help.
Secret desires and fears push Micah to refuse Caedon. However, Caedon won’t relent. When he finally convinces Ella and Micah to give sharing a shot, what happens when the two men’s love for each other can no longer be denied? And how will their relationship survive when scandal threatens to tear them apart once again?
It’ll take three rings and a rose to unite these would-be lovers, this time forever.