Sunday, August 5, 2012

Author, author... all about it !!

Today we have the wonderful Evelyn Jules
 with us for a guest blog....

Can't wait to hear what she has to tell us....

How many pick-up lines have you been fed in your life? I’ve had my fair share. Most of them were pretty laughable. In fact, my dating life in general has been rather laughable.

I met my first boyfriend in the recovery room of a hospital after he had his wisdom teeth removed. I was about fifteen but I remember his pick-up line like it was just yesterday. He said, “Heyyyyy, pretty girlllll” very incoherently on account of the excessive amounts of freezing in his mouth. I giggled like a school girl. “What’sss your phone nummmer?” I giggled more and wrote down my number for him on a napkin. I soon learned that the ‘loopy’ bit wasn’t just a side effect of the drugs.

When I was in grade six I had a huge crush on a boy named Kerry Gillis. During recess a bunch of my girlfriends ran up to him and told him I liked him. I was absolutely humiliated. Kerry’s locker was right next to mine. After recess we were standing at our respective lockers and Kerry said to me, “Is it true? Do you want to go out with me?” I stared at him. “Well?” he prodded. I finally opened my mouth and spoke words so inspiring they should have been set to music. “I…don’t know.” *cue awkward silence*

Why is dating so hard? Hell, I haven’t fared much better in my twenties, either. I was friends with a guy named Victor throughout most of my first degree at university. Then one day he decided he liked me. As in, liked me-liked me. We were walking along the wooded pathway to the university and I believe our conversation went something like this: Victor: Wanna come over tomorrow night? Me: Night? But we can’t play sports at night. Victor: *chuckles* I know. I’m going to cook for you. Me: Oh. Are we going to WATCH sports? Victor: I thought I’d take you to a movie. Me: Ohhh. Is this a date? Victor: *chuckles again* I think so. Me: Oh. *silently processes* What are you cooking?

The answer to that question was lobster. See, Victor could have been a keeper, but he followed up a fabulous lobster and garlic mashed potatoes dinner with a V for Vendetta movie date. Worst. Movie. Ever. I fell asleep twenty minutes into it. Poor Victor. We might still be together if he’d rented Victor/Victoria instead.

In my new release, Blind Faith (now available!), Adrian literally picks up Faith before she hits the snowy sidewalk. Smooth move, wouldn’t you say?

Here’s the blurb:

Faith Lawson is just your average, wholesome librarian with a dirty mind…until a chance encounter with a handsome stranger brings her fantasies to life in a frantic night of passion. But when he walks out her door, he leaves a piece of his past behind that changes everything.

So, tell me, what’s the most memorable pick-up line you’ve been fed?

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Evelyn, thanks for being here today !!! 

Can't wait to read Blind Faith.

Readers, you know the links are just above.

Thanks for stopping by and happy reading !!



  1. Hi Krista! Thank you so much for having me here! So much fun! :)

  2. The most amusingly, makes-you-smile-despite-its-cheesines bad: "I lost my number...can you lend me yours?"

    The most cringe-inducing: "So, like, wanna just skip the boring 'introducing ourselves' thing and just have meaningless sex?" (Okay, granted, this one wouldn't have been QUITE as repulsive as it was if the guy uttering it had been remotely attractive!)

    Fortunately, I can't imagine Blind Faith's Adrian ever resorting to either!

    1. Hee! Adrian prefers to let his actions speak for him. ;) That last one is definitely cringe-inducing. Ick! Gotta give the guy props for just going for it, I suppose. But seriously? :D

  3. Oh my goodness. Dating is the definition of awkward, but your post was enchanting. Loved Blind Faith and I'm looking forward to more!

    1. Aww, thank you, Maggie! I appreciate your support! And yes, dating is a horrorrrrr. :D