Friday, 22 June 2012

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!





I have been looking forward to today so much! A while ago, Jaycee DeLorenzo and Victoria Smith hosted the Oh, My Hero bloghop, in which we had to interview the male lead from one of our stories. Today, the girls get their chance to respond! So, I present to you Freya interviewing Leah from Game On! P.S This scene isn't int the book, just a little something I whipped up this morning!



"Urgh!" Freya growled as she flung her bag down on the floor and threw herself onto the sofa beside me.

She looked thoroughly harassed. Her blonde hair was starting to slip from her intricate up-do, and her face was distinctly lacking the happiness a first date usually brings.

"Dare I ask?"

"Don't bother. That was the biggest waste of time ever."

I didn't press the issue, just reached over and poured her a glass of red wine. There was really no need to delve any further into what had happened with the persistent journalist who'd been asking Freya out for weeks. He was obviously trying to sniff out some Westberg scandal, and Freya only accepted his dinner invitation in the hope that one date would make him back off.

Freya took a huge gulp from the wine glass. "Cheer me up, Leah. What was the worst first date you've ever been on?"

"Hmm," I began, "There are a lot to choose from. But I think the worst was when I was at Uni. There was a funfair in town, and after going on one of the more daring rides, he puked all over me. That would have been bad enough on its own, but then he thought it was okay to try and drag me into a vomit-tasting kiss."

"Ha," Freya laughed. "That does make me feel better! What is wrong with men? Why don't they realise how easy it would be to make us happy if they just put a little bit of thought into their actions?"

Personally, I thought Freya's biggest problem was that she'd gone on a date with the wrong guy, but I hadn't known her long enough to throw the theory out there just yet so I kept my mouth shut.

"Do you kiss on a first date?" she asked, and I spluttered into my drink.

"You didn't kiss that guy, did you?"

"Of course not! That's not why I asked, I was just curious."

"Okay," I smiled. "And yes, I do like to kiss on the first date. I never really understood the point of putting off something if you both want to do it."

"Me too," Freya said, sighing. "It's finding someone worth kissing that's the biggest problem."

"True story."

"What do you look for in man? What makes you want to date someone?"

That was a big question. I'd gone through so many phases of dating certain types of men. Usually the wrong types. I figured Freya was looking for an answer more sophisticated than, 'Guys who are sexy.'

"I think for me, it's not necessarily about one definite quality," I told her. "It's more about the feelings. If a man can make me feel excited, and make my stomach get all knotted up, then I know he's worth seeing."

An image of Radleigh McCoy flashed into my mind. Men who knot your stomach by being assholes don't count.


Freya looked thoughtful for a moment. "That's a good way to look at it. I was thinking about sense of humour, or huge muscles, but it is the feelings that are most important."

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 In honour of Freya's bad date, I choose this song to represent the guy who put her in such a bad mood!

83 comments:

  1. Aw, poor Freya. And if I were her I'd just punch the guy out. Especially when he came in too early.

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  2. Excellent look at Freya and Leah's dating experiences. Sounds like both girls have had terrible first dates; but at least they could be there for each other and share horror stories. I love how Radleigh jumps into Leah's head! He's under her skin! ;)

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    1. Thanks!

      Lol, yes Radleigh has a weird way of getting right inside Leah's head, and usually at the most inconvenient times!

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  3. Ugh! Bad dates are the worse. But being puked on can't be topped! I want a glass of wine for her.

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  4. Bad dates...I remember them. The ones I've had a classic memories now. LOL! Love it. :)

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  5. Bad dates are always fun to write about! Good thing she has a best friend that there for her!

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  6. I'm still stuck on the wanting to kiss after puking. Ewww.

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  7. Ugh the vomit guy sounds like a gross date.

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    1. Heh, yes, I can't think how a first date can get much worse than that!

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  8. I'm glad I've never been puked on while on a date. Or tried to be kissed afterwards!

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  9. Blech. What a bad date!
    Cute scene Kyra. Nice job! :)

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  10. great getting to know your characters! gross, but fun!

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  11. Loved this! Unfortunately, I've known a few men just like that...

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    1. Oh really? That can't be good lol!

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  12. A lot of things could go wrong during a first date, but I think getting puked on pretty much takes the cake. Great interview. Your characters are so full of life! :D

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  13. I loved this too. It was nice getting to know a little about your characters. And the song you chose was quite entertaining as well. :D

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  14. HaHa! Being puked on would have gotten the same back in his face. I think I would have lost it and aimed for his lap.

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    1. Lmao! Yes, I was thinking the same thing when I wrote it!

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  15. I like your ladies, and I really enjoyed how your interview scene was organic & gave them both a lot of time to consider and answer questions. Being puked on is awful for a first date, but I can relate to the whole puke-kiss moment. I once had awful food poisoning on a date in high school, and let's say he was trying to comfort me. I was horrified and that relationship ended quite quickly.

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    1. Oh no! That must have been horrible!

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  16. Very very fun interview and she's right that was a HORRIBLE date D: Great job, Kyra!

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  17. Puke kissing, ew! Lol.

    Can't wait to read this book my dear!

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  18. Oh, very nice! I like how the conversation evolved organically, too--nice presentation.

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  19. The puking date reminded me of a date my speech teacher in elementary school told us about (she was always sharing colorful stories about herself and her on-again, off-again boyfriend/fiancé Pete). She and her boyfriend were riding the parachutes at a local amusement park, and the person behind them vomited. The ride was going so fast that it flew through the air and landed on them, and they had to be hosed off after the ride stopped.

    I love your characters' personalities.

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    1. Oh my goodness LOL!

      Thanks so much!

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  20. LOL, my other story that I haven't talked about starts off with a girl mentioning she got puked on by a date - easily one of the most disgusting things ever!

    Thanks for participating! Great look into your girls' dating lives!

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    1. Hee hee, great minds!

      Thanks for hosting, great bloghop!

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  21. Hah! The song at the end just made it. Too fun! :)

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    1. Thanks, I thought it was quite a good choice too lol! It was a rare moment of genius!

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  22. Great free flowing conversation and can I just add an ackk for the vomit tasting kiss!

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  23. As if puking wasn't bad enough, then he wants to try and kiss her, EWW! Poor Freya! Her bad taste is tragic, and boy can I relate to that... as usual, great job on voice Kyra.

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    1. Yup, bad dates really suck!

      Thanks, jaybird!

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  24. Haha, nice! Loved getting to know more about your characters ;)

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  25. Loved this!

    "Men who knot your stomach by being assholes don't count." If only I knew this back in the day... :)

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    1. Thanks!

      And yes, that would have been useful advice when I was younger!

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  26. You're brilliant Kyra! I love these two characters. The vomit date doesn't sound too exciting though. Bleh. :) Great job!

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  27. I was sorry when I came to the end of this, I wanted to read more! Great job :)

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  28. Great job! I really get a sense of who your characters are!

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  29. That was a lot of fun! Awesome job. :)

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  30. Leah and Freya sound like they have a fun relationship! Would love to read more about them!

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    1. Yeah, they really are very good friends! :D

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  31. I love getting to peek into friendships. Nice job. And the vomit kiss thing almost made me want to vomit. YUCK.

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    1. Heh, it was pretty disgusting!

      Thanks, Jenny! :D

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  32. Awesome characters you've created. I can't wait to read your book! Big fan here. :D

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  33. I love how they bond over bad dates :)

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    1. Hee hee, yes, I've had many conversations like this with my friends! :D

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  34. A vomit tasting kiss? *shudders* That tops the worst date contest!

    Methinks Radleigh will have Leah up in knots in a good kind of way at some point.

    I LOVE Weird Al and I hadn't heard that song before so thank you, Kyra. ;)

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    1. Lol, Radleigh and Leah definitely have an interesting relationship! ;)

      I love Weird Al too, that song is one of my favourites!

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  35. I love that you picked a Weird Al song. And these girls sound (and look) awesome.

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  36. You know, you're going to have to write book 2. Freya needs a happy ending too!!!

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    1. I think there may be several books in this series! :D

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  37. This is wonderful! The ladies are gorgeous and hilarious.

    P.S. Weird Al kicks butt. I've loved him since his "I'm Fat" days. ;-)

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    1. Thank you! :D

      Lol, yes I have been a big fan for a while too. Some of his songs are pure genius!

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  38. Ha, that was fun! And the setup to this interview was a cute idea. :)

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    1. Thanks, Nick! It was hard trying to think of an original way to do it!

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  39. Very cute excerpt. Love the dialogue!

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  40. Very fun! You did a good job making it into a realistic scene.

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  41. Ugh, I think my stomach just flipped at the thought of a vomit-tasting kiss.

    Great piece. ^_^

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  42. I loved this Kyra! I also love the fact that Lucy Hale is Leah :D

    This was too funny! Great job!!

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