I know, I know, it’s been such a long time since I’ve done a 10 Weird Things feature, but it’s that time again and I couldn’t think of a better feature than author Devon Ashley. I have to say that Devon is one of my favorite Indie authors as I’ve thoroughly enjoyed her books FALLING IN BETWEEN, FALLING AWAY and one of my personal favorites, DUST (which I think once it falls into the right hands, will really take off – its fantastic!) But Devon has a new novel coming out, her first New Adult Romantic Suspense, NEARLY BROKEN, and I’m really excited for her. I’ve read the book and thought it was great!
But with bragging on someone for their talents, as you all know, also comes showcasing their not-so-normal traits and habits. Because I like weird. :-)
1 – I have a stash – of yarn. Yep, there’s not a spare crook or nanny in this house that isn’t stuffed with some type of fuzzy, soft, sparkly or silky yarn. And the weird thing is, I haven’t knitted in years! (I also have a stash of chocolate, but I won’t tell you where – my hubby might be reading this!)
2 – I totally reach for things on my left with my right arm, and reach for things on my right with my left arm. I have no idea why. It’s totally anti-ergonomic. Maybe I just like to feel the stretch in my back when I do it.
3 – I think I’ve turned my lil’ man into a musician – guess time will tell. When he was in the womb, I would always read at night, and while I read, I put headphones around my tummy for him. He loved it. He’d dance himself to sleep. Now, my 2 year old is always snatching my phone so he can listen to the music. He just stands there and sways with the phone. He’d do it for hours if I’d let him! But at least it’s a sure fire way of getting him to be quiet at restaurants and such! (And for those of you wondering, he loves VersaEmerge, Augustana and Taio Cruz the most!)
4 – My favorite flavor of jelly bean is the black licorice.
5 – I can chug an entire pot of coffee at night and go straight to bed. Seriously. Coffee is an absolute addiction for me, but oddly enough, I don’t think its the caffeine I crave, because it seems to have no effect on me in that way.
6 – I have to write the old-fashioned way. No, I don’t mean by typewriter. By hand. For some reason, I can spend hours upon hours on the computer doing all sorts of work, but when it comes to writing my novels, it’s like I get hypnotized by the glare and my brain shuts down. Seriously.
7 – Seriously, I say seriously too much. I even have the Grey’s Anatomy mug “Seriously” from back in the day. (my friend got it for me – lol – that should tell you how often I say it! I think that was her way of saying, “Seriously. Shut up and just point from now on.”)
8 – Despite the slogan, betcha I can resist the temptation of eating more than just one Lay potato chip. And also, yes, I’d like to be a pepper too! And yeah, I sorta wish I had been alive to try Coca-Cola when they still used extract of coca leaves in it. Talk about a buzzin’ drink!
9 – I rock the bed hair six days a week. Sad thing is, I always get compliments on my hair on those days, and not on the days I actually take the time to fix it! And yes, I’m rockin’ it in that pic.
10 – I hate make-up. I hate staring at the endless aisles of ten million face products trying to figure out what’s best for my skin, what isn’t tested on animals, what shades I need to complement my skin and eyes, and what won’t cost me an arm and leg to buy. I hate it all. And I hate that when I actually do have to put it on, I can never get that smoky eye thing to work right. I prefer to go all natural route. So much simpler.
We’d both gone missing at one point, but Claire had one thing I didn’t. Someone to notice. So why was I the one still here and she the one still gone?
Nineteen year old Megan Smith has spent the past year working in a small town diner in the middle of nowhere. Life is quiet, simple, safe. Then comes the news that her look-a-like has gone missing.
Still damaged both physically and mentally, Megan’s not looking to be noticed. Wherever she goes from here, it’s a road she needs to take alone. But when Nickolas Ellis takes the job as the new nightshift cook, it scares her how easily her defenses crumble down, down, down for him. But there are secrets she can’t bear to share with just anyone, unspeakable acts that continue to haunt, and when the similarities of Claire’s abduction couples with the fear of an unwanted visitor in town, the urge to run before it all happens again intensifies, threatening the only happiness Megan’s ever found.
New Adult Romantic Suspense
Recommended for 17+ for mature and disturbing situations, language and sexual content.
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