It’s day two of the blog party and the fun is just beginning. Before I turn things over to today’s guest, I want to remind you to chat it up. All comments through the week are entered into the drawing for Saturday’s Giveaway. The list of prizes and authors who’ll be blogging can be found here. Now, though, let’s hear it for Meg!
Hi everyone. I’m Meg Lacey.
I love random thoughts. The strangest thing can spark an idea. For example, the other day I attended a Belly dancing Halloween concert given by local studios. Before you jump to conclusions, no I am not a belly dance student. I have problems walking, talking, snapping my fingers and chewing bubblegum at the same time. I’m notorious for my ‘graceful’ falls. LOL
Anyway, a friend sent me an invitation to the event so I went. Once there I had an absolute blast looking at the costumes, makeup, and enjoying the dances. It was while I was watching a Tribal Belly dance Act (who knew there were different types of belly dance) that it hit me. (Random thoughts always start with a ‘What if?”)
It was a random thought that gave me the first spark for my new contemporary romance, “Million Dollar Mistake,” which is now out from Samhain Publishing. I was looking at a tabloid magazine, and realized that I didn’t have the slightest idea who some of the women were who were on the covers. I’m talking about the people who are famous for no reason, the Paris Hilton’s, the Snooki’s, the number of other women who are there, but haven’t really accomplished anything I considered substantial, except for their fifteen minutes of fame.
Then I thought, what if I have a tabloid bad girl, who is bored and accepts an offer to go away for the weekend with a man, and then realized this type of tabloid lifestyle is no longer what she wants. She wants to be loved for herself, not because it would be a good headline. That was the idea that sparked Million Dollar Mistake
When the book starts, Raven Rutledge is the ultimate tabloid bad girl. Nicholas Demetrious is the very distant family connection who has always been the one designated to get her out of trouble, while trying to avoid falling into trouble with her. After all, a bad girl is just as appealing as a bad boy when she looks and acts like Raven. Raven is impulsive, wild to a fault, and secretly hoping someone will stop her before she destroys herself. Nicholas on the other hand is cool and controlled, except when it comes to Raven. He’s forced to rescue Raven from her most recent disaster, because her presence is messing up a very lucrative business deal. Taking care of the family business and the family fortune is his job, and he takes his job very seriously. It’s not the noblest reason for his actions, but, when you consider he’s always been halfway in love with Raven, it’s understandable.
Anyway, the two of them spar, seduce and use their wit to bring the situation to a fun romantic conclusion. AND, I forgot to tell you; this book actually offers two romantic stories in one. Did I mention there is another couple involved when they are all snowed in by a blizzard in the Adirondacks? If not, well I hope you’ll all want to find out more about it by yourselves.
Have you had any random thoughts today? Tell me about them?