Thursday, November 10, 2011

A Thoughtful, Thankful and Thirsty Thursday

I was thinking about how I was going to work my latest contracted book with Decadent Publishing into Thoughtful, Thankful and Thirsty Thursday, (this list may be out of order!)
but then again, the 3-Ts kind of lent themselves to the topic without any real struggle.

Scotland=inspiring scenery!

HASTE YE BACK is my third work with Decadent. This 1NightStand story is number four of six with overlapping characters that fellow-DPer, Deanna Wadsworth and I are penning. So, if you've been keeping score on that front, although the stories stand alone in their own right, Deanna's BEAR IT ALL started the half-dozen, followed by my THE ONE HE CHOSE. You'll be able to read her ACCIDENTALLY BEAUTIFUL soon, to be followed by HASTE YE BACK. You're going to have to wait a bit to find out what the last two titles are (because we don't even know them yet!)

So, without further delay---the 3Ts and HASTE YE BACK.

Loch Lomond, I do miss you!
I was THOUGHTFUL about this story the moment I sat down on a fallen log along Loch Lomond in late July 2007. It was a lovely afternoon and I was with my 'Scottish family,' visiting them after 30 years of mail correspondence with Shelagh--wife to George and mum to Jamie and Grant. A full-length version of HASTE YE BACK formed in my head--it's since been shaved down to a 1NightStand length story, but the tale presented itself insistently and immediately. 

My Scottish family-Shelagh, Jamie, Grant and George.
 I'm THANKFUL, of course, for all those years of friendship. Shelagh was a bit concerned, wondering if we'd 'get on well' during our vacation. We'd never met in person, but had corresponded for 30+ years. But, we fit right in! Some of the best times were our hosts 'correcting' us when it came to verbiage: we stowed stuff in the boot, got in a queue at bus stop, ordered aubergine instead of eggplant, and NEVER poured ANYTHING into Scotch!  That whole 'left side of the road' being 'right,' really threw me off, however!

Now I'm THIRSTY for a return trip--complete with another fine Scottish meal of haggis, neeps and tatties, accompanied by some Famous Grouse. Or some tasty fish and chips with an ice cold Irn-Bru!

So, I hold my Scottish family responsible for this story--in a good way, of course.  I'm honored for all those years of friendship, finally being able to meet them, hug them, and enjoy their company. I'm sincerely hoping to HASTE YE BACK soon!



Wendy currently has two works on the Decadent Publishing shelves, is working on a third (Haste Ye Back) and is in the process of writing 274 more stories which she hopes DP will be interested in! Find her on Facebook, Twitter and lurking about the internet. You could send her a nasty email-wendyburke1994@bex.net. When not playing with the people in her head, she has silly life with her way-too-cute chef husband and two furry feline kids in the Great Lakes area of the Midwest.

5 comments:

Jessica Subject said...

I'm intrigued about the next books. :) Love the picture of the guy in the kilt by the castle. Backs, yum. :)

All the best!

Casea Major said...

Great post. Haste Ye Back sounds like a fun read. I agree with Jessica - the guy with the kilt is scrumptious.

Decadent Publishing said...

You had me at the pic of the guy in a kilt.

I am envious of your trip! It's my dream. It WILL happen! Great job, Wendy.

Heather

P. Kirby said...

I'm sorry. I have nothing intelligent to contribute as I'm mesmerized by the lovely, shirtless lad in the kilt.

Wendy Burke said...

You are all too sweet! Thanks! Yeah, I'd share my neeps and tatties with guy in kilt! :)

Heather--got my fingers crossed!

Wen