Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine's Day Post


Fun, fun, FUN!


Kaidan was asked to participate in 3 blog hops today.  Here are those posts:


~ Interview at The Book Goddess with Jana.

~ Interview at Just a BookLover with Jessica.

~ Contest: "It's a Date!"  Win a Virtual Date with Kaidan!!!  At A Life Bound By Books with Lisa.  :-)


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BONUS TEASER!!!  Because it's Valentine's Day.  And because there's a chapter in Sweet Peril called Single's Awareness Day which takes place on V-day.  And because I love you.


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Before Kai, I’d thought Valentine’s Day was a sweet notion, even though I’d never had a boyfriend. But now I could see this day for the evil it was. Okay, maybe evil was too harsh. Cruel was more accurate.
I’d taken a jog that morning through the frosty grass, and then gone to school to face the saccharine hubbub. I still believed in love. I really did. But everything about this day felt so forced and pressurized. Girls were crying because they didn’t get flowergrams from the boys they liked. Veronica was pouting because Jay got her a giant bouquet of pink carnations and baby’s breath, instead of red roses. Two boys asked me out via flowergram and I had to politely turn them down. And then there were the happy couples. The hand holding and eye gazing. The stolen kisses when teachers weren’t looking.
Everywhere I looked was love alongside brokenness.
I was so tense when I got home that I decided to go for another jog to shake it off. Februaries in Georgia were always chilly, but it was brutal this year. My fingers, ears, and nose were freezing. Definitely not helping with the stress and tension factor. I turned for home just as flurries started falling.
We didn’t get much snow. Hardly any, actually. So when we did, it filled me with an almost childish feeling of whimsy. I stopped jogging and walked home, grinning stupidly at the falling white flakes, holding out my icicle fingers to catch them.
I was so lost in the beauty of nature that I thought I’d imagined it when I heard a lovely, low, accented voice call my name. I stopped in front of my apartment building, still grinning, and turned. Then held my breath and let the grin fall from my face.


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And just whose lovely accented voice do you think she heard???  Hmm...


Happy Valentine's Day to all my "Sweeties" out there.  Yes, you.  :)  Whether you have a significant other today or not, I wish you lots of love in your heart.  Happy reading, and big hugs!

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19 comments:

  1. I loooove that part in the book!! <3 CAN'T WAIT UNTIL I CAN BUY IT!!

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  2. Thanks Wendy could use some Kaidan time after getting my heart practically ripped from my chest...

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  3. Thanks Wendy could use some Kaidan time after getting my heart practically ripped from my chest...

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  4. Thanks for this Wendy! Made my morning!

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  5. I love you, I love you, I love you!!!!!!!!!! This VD gift couldn't be any better, Wendy! Thank you!! *plants a big kiss on your cheek: mwahhhhh* =)

    Siiri @ Little Pieces of Imagination

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  6. OH MA GAWD OH MA GAWD OH MA GAWD OH MA GAWD OH MA GAWD OH MA GAWD

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  7. ITS OWKIA! I THINK I CAN BREATH NOW..OH MA GAWD..!! wow x Are you trying to kill us or what Ms. Higgins!!?

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  8. Thank you for the great snippet!! Can't wait until April.

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  9. EEEEEEEEEEEK! I want. Now. Please.
    >.<

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  10. If her face fall, for sure wasn't Kai... I have to think who was *sighs*

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  11. Maybe it's... Pharzuph (with his "congrats")? ^__^ Orrrrrrrrr Kopano, maybe - Flynn??? NOT KAI! (it’ll be some… predictable)

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  13. LOVE it!!!! Maybe no one was there... Cannot wait.

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  14. Wendy will you PLEASE post the prologue and first chapter of Sweet Peril? c:

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    1. I can't - I'm so sorry! The publisher is putting the prologue and first chapter at the end of my novella which is coming out March 5th. So, since they're using that as incentive to buy the novella I'm not permitted to post them.

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  15. Aaaaah!! Love it, love it, love it!!

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