Friday, October 26, 2012

Wanna Play Dress-Up?

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!

XOXOXO,
-Mia Ashlinn





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.

26 comments:

  1. My favorite costume is the one I wear to the Renaissance Faires. It's fun to pretend to be a woman from a far away time and place.

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    1. RoseRaven, that costume sounds beautiful and majestic. Good choice! :)

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  2. I would be wearing a sex slave costume and sold to 2 men who would worship me, either for halloween or a movie would be great to me!!!

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    1. I like the way you think, steph v! :)

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  3. I like Steph's comment... lol havebookwillsurvive at gmail.com

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    1. LOL. I'm with you. Her comment was fabulous. :)

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  4. Wow, I have no idea what costume I'd wear for Halloween. It's been ages since I wore one. Guess if I had to wear one for a party, maybe I'd go for some sort of superhero style costume. Or if I'm in a stealthy mood, a ninja :P

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    1. Luna! You would make the best ninja ever! :P

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  5. thanks for joining the hop, and i would likely be the cop :p miriam.whitewolf@gmail.com

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    1. I'm so glad to be a part of the hop! It was such fun. A cop could be very exciting. I actually bumped into a dressed up cop the other night while out and about around town. He was cute, too! My hubby laughed at me when I said, "Oh! Look." :)

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  6. I would want to be a zombie, like, full on Walking Dead zombie. So, yeah, not sexy at all. LOL. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Jyl22075 at gmail dot com

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    1. There's nothing wrong with not being sexy. I think a zombie sounds like a cool idea. Scary but cool. :)

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  7. I'd love to be a werewolf. This one sounds great. Thanks for the chance.

    mythic021@gmail.com

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    1. Wow, a werewolf. I have a serious thing for the paranormal. So that costume rocks...in my most humble opinion. :)

      p.s. You're welcome, and good luck!

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  8. Okay... First... Holy Hell you are funny! "Mr. Yummy Guns"???... Greatest thing I have heard all week!

    That being said.... What costume?... Can I pick dressed as Jenna Dewan Tatum... in real life... So that I could be married to Channing?... If so than Hell Yes! Where can I pick it up?... No?... Um a gypsy... a la Hunchback of Notre Dame... Its just too cool!

    Happy Halloween,
    Maycee Majors
    majorsqueenbee@yahoo.com

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    1. Thank you Maycee! I try to be funny, but I figure that I usually fail miserably. So it makes me grin like a loon to know that I don't...well at least, not this time.

      As for your costume, it gets two thumbs up. Let me tell you, I have a huge things for Channing Tatum. He is absolutely delicious. I'm talking Whowhee-baby hot! So yes, you rock it girl! :)

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  9. I would choose an elaborate dark fairy or water fairy costume. i would wear it anytime haha
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    cassandrahicks1989@yahoo.com

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    1. Fairy costumes are awesome! They always have this special element that is indescribable. Good choice! :)

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  10. Well, you certainly covered all the bases with this one. Great blog, and scary thought I more or less followed it. Not sure what that means in terms of my sense of logic, but what the heck, you only live once. So if you've got it flaunt it.

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    1. Thank you for coming to visit for the blog hop. I'm glad to hear that you more or less followed it. And you're right - you only live once! So go get 'em! :)

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  11. I'm kind of predictable. If I dress up, I'm usually a witch. No smart comments there, I DO have to actually dress up for that, contrary to popular belief.

    My husband says he goes as a grumpy old man. And wow, look, he's already in his costume!!

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    1. Hehehe. You have a great sense of humor. And I would never dare make a smart comment. Nope, not me. Just ask all my friends! LOL. :)

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  12. I would want to be a dragon shifter

    Wolphcall(at)bellsouth(dot)net

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    1. Dragon shifter is an interesting choice. I like that it's out of the ordinary. And it's a shifter. I adore shifters! :)

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  13. Happy Halloween!! Thank you so much for the awesome hop and giveaway! :) Id want to dress in a victorian ball gown with mask.
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Happy Halloween to you too, Shadow! You're very welcome...and thanks for coming! Oooh, the victorian ball gown with a mask is lovely. I've always wanted to wear something like that to a ball. Heck, I've just plain wanted to go to a ball. Good choice! :)

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