Greetings and Salutations to February, the Month of Luv

Welcome to February, and my celebration of love and romance! 

Ouch. The Cynic in me just kicked me in the shins. Give me just one second.

*hogties the Cynic and stuffs her in a trunk* See ya in March, sweetheart.

 Apologies. She tends to cause trouble…all the time. Hence the reason why my romance takes place in my head and on paper. Or computer screen. (And also part of the reason we can’t have nice things.)

I’m a cynical romantic fangirl with gay men tendencies. I can’t go so far as to say I’m the only one, because I don’t know. All I do know is, I’m not the traditional diamond girl. I would lose it within an hour.

No, I’m not Traditional. Not at all. I like to live vicariously through the characters on the page in front of me.

And boy, is it fun.

I’m glad to be sharing this little piece of me with you. I hope you enjoy this month as much as I have putting it together.

Samantha Jane

P.S. There will be one post per day for the entire month. If you comment on any of the 29 posts, you may be eligible to receive a free e-copy of my book Physical Therapy, which was published with Book Country in September 2013.

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Physical Therapy is available for your ereader on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and Book Country.

POSTING SCHEDULE 

SNAPSHOT SUNDAY: You know those Kim Anderson pictures? The ones with the kids, the flowers? Yeah, the week begins with one of those.

LOVE POETRY MONDAY: Sonnets! Four weeks of sonnets!

TOPICAL TUESDAY: Four weeks of whatever I feel like talking about!

STORYTIME WEDNESDAY: A tiny story inspired by certain quotations that begins and ends in four episodes.

LOVE SONG THURSDAY: A few of my most favorite songs about love!

OTP FRIDAY: Four of my favorite couples in literature and TV!

DOUBLE FEATURE SATURDAY: Movie time!

(Since the month of February is set up as it is this year, the last post in my Love-o-rama will fall on Saturday, March 1.)

Time for a Giveaway!

Howdy! In honor of my first publication Physical Therapy I have decided to do a Giveaway!

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And it’s SUPER EASY to enter. 

Just send me a short email to samantha12jane@gmail.com  (with your name included) telling me about the weirdest date you’ve ever been on, and if your story is chosen as weirdest,  I’ll send you a copy of Physical Therapy(By weird, I mean, odd place, odd time, odd person.)

Let me know if you found out about this giveaway via Twitter/Facebook/Tumblr/This Blog, and whether you would like an Amazon digital copy or one from kobo. 

Winners will be chosen sometime this Thursday afternoon (way to be vague, huh?), so there’s some time to get those stories together,

If you’d like to purchase Physical Therapy you may do so at Amazon or Kobo for 99 cents! 

 

Keep Romance Alive!

Samantha Jane 

October 2.2

Hey, looky here. Two blog posts in one day. Sort of. It’s actually October 3 now, but I haven’t been to sleep yet. For my purposes, it is still Sunday, October 2.

I just finished chapter two.

Most of the chapter was devoted to exposition. Once again, I hope I wasn’t too heavy handed with the info I needed to get in.

The biggest info was probably the secret that only the cousin knows and is keeping from the best friend. She suggests he treat her gently, just to see what happens.

Before you ask, by the way, yes, Mark is a dancer, and no, he is not gay. Also, Casey is not a threat. He does not look at Casey that way. She’s his best friend. End of discussion. His words, not mine.

I’ve been thinking that Mark needs another name change. He started out as “Blake” before I changed it to “Mark.” But whenever I try to think Mark, I think Blake, but I really don’t want to use the name Blake. I think I need a name with two syllables, perhaps a name that contains a nickname. Like “Jason/Jase.” And no, Jason isn’t this dude’s name. I think I’ve got a little General Hospital on the brain at the moment. (My Twitter timeline is always filled up by #JaSam fans.)

And I’m thinking two syllables, max. Broderick would be way too much. Clark isn’t enough. Hunter is out. Seriously, why would anyone name their child Hunter? Did this fad start because of the NBC tv show in the 80s?

I’m sorry. It’s very late, and I’ve been busting ass all day on those two chapters, and part of the last.I’ve also been trying to make notes for outlines, timelines, and character bios.

Tell you what. I’m gonna hold a tiny little contest. Comment if you have a suggestion for a name for a 29 year old, dark haired, brown eyed dancer. He’s not really ethnic in anyway that I know of as of yet, so I can’t tell you if he’s of Greek ancestry, or Russian or whatever. I simply don’t know too much about him yet. He is the romantic lead opposite Emma Marie Smith, Casey Jennings best friend, and Greg’s younger brother.

If I end up using your name, I’ll send you one of the copies of a book I was given to review. It’s definitely not my kind of book, but I really enjoyed it.
And if you have a better middle and last name for Emma, I’ll throw a book your way, too.

edit: forgot to give you the stats.
Chapter 2 is 7 pages and has 1942 words.