I am thrilled to be a stop on Cassie Mae's blog tour for her newest release, Friday Night Alibi. For one thing, Cassie is always loads of fun and she is pretty hilarious. Secondly, although I'm not a big romance or YA or NA reader, I think her stories have some of the most original premises out there today. I'm blown away by her creativity. So to celebrate the release of of her NA novel, Friday Night Alibi, I asked her to do a guest post on pranks.
So here she is!
Pranks as a Form of Foreplay
I wrote FRIDAY NIGHT ALIBI with one thought… love is FUN.
Background on yours truly real quick…
I fell in love at the age 15 with a guy I worked with at Jungle Jim’s Playland. And I couldn’t stand him. He was obnoxious and dorky and why did this guy keep playing jokes on me?
Well… it’s cuz he liked me. A lot. :)
So, even though he was a prankster (and in return, I was too) I still fell in love with hubby after the following events occurred:
Invisible ink squirted all over my lap that didn’t dry for at least an hour.
Wet towel whip straight across my butt cheeks. I had a horizontal welted crack for a day and a half.
Soaked head to toe with the sink sprayer after putting bubbles on his head. (He liked to get me wet… I’m just now realizing the trend.)
Hooked up horn to my brakes when I asked him to move my car closer to the door.
I got back of course.
Olive juice instead of Pepsi.
Stolen time card.
Locked out back with the dumpster.
Pizza sauce on his khakis.
And getting him to walk on a mound of snow he effectively fell straight to his waist in. (It took three of us to pull him out.)
Some romance is more serious. Some stories are dramatic and full of angst. They are awesome to read about. But there are some romances that are lighter, fun, and completely immature. Those are the kind of romances I like to write, because I lived a romance like that. :)
And because this makes me giggle uncontrollably, an awesome prank (and even better reaction).
A big THANK YOU to Lisa Regan for letting me invade. If you’re looking for a light and fun romance, you can check out my book FRIDAY NIGHT ALIBI by Random House Flirt here:
About Cassie Mae:
Cassie Mae is a nerd to the core from Utah, who likes to write about other nerds who find love. She’s the author of the Amazon Bestseller REASONS I FELL FOR THE FUNNY FAT FRIEND, and is the debut author for the Random House FLIRT line with her New Adult novels FRIDAY NIGHT ALIBI and SWITCHED. She also has a three book deal with Swoon Romance Publishing, including her book HOW TO DATE A NERD. She spends time with her angel children and perfect husband who fan her and feed her grapes while she clacks away on the keyboard. Then she wakes up from that dream world and manages to get a few words on the computer while the house explodes around her. When she’s not writing, she’s spending time with the youth in her community as a volleyball and basketball coach, or searching the house desperately for chocolate.
About the Book:
In the wealthy town of Sundale, Kelli Pinkins has hatched the perfect plan to capitalize on her sweet reputation. For a generous fee, she will be every trust-fund baby’s dream: a Friday-night alibi, the “girlfriend” or “BFF” that parents dream about. With college approaching in the fall, Kelli’s services are in demand more than ever, which means that her social life is nonexistent. But Kelli is A-okay with that. She’s raking in cash for school. Besides, relationships are tricky, and sometimes very messy. She’d rather be at home on Xbox LIVE, anyway. Then the unexpected happens: She meets college stud Chase Maroney.
Chase isn’t like the preppy, privileged guys Kelli usually meets in Sundale. For starters, he’s twentysomething, always wears black, and he shoots back one-liners as fast as she can dish them out. But Kelli’s attempts to drive Chase away falter when she realizes that he treats her like he really knows her, like he cares about knowing her. When Kelli finally gives in to the delicious kiss she’s been fighting for so long, she faces a tough decision: make Chase a real-life boyfriend and risk her heart . . . or keep her clients and lose her first true love.