Sunday, October 16, 2011


Where Boo-ks Devour You (October 17-24)

Thank you for stopping by our blog on the Spook-a-licious Blog Hop Tour. Our post features an excerpt from I.O.U. SEX where Kiki has hatched a daring plan under cover of darkness and enlisted the help of her friend Peggy. Though it isn’t Halloween night, they’re both in disguise and gearing up for their caper. Here’s the scene:

     At on Monday morning, Kiki and Peggy sat in a black rental van behind the Westwood Hotel. An array of electronic equipment filled a black rolling suitcase resting on the seat behind them, concealed beneath Peggy’s patchwork quilt. Kiki folded back the covering, opened the case, and examined the items inside, explaining for the third time that day how everything worked.
     “I know, I know,” Peggy answered.
     Having experienced her friend’s ineptitude with anything electronic, Kiki could only hope that was true.
     The trip to the spy store off Harry Hines Boulevard the week before had opened Kiki’s eyes to a whole new world she’d never known existed. The salesman had eagerly demonstrated the features and uses of each camera in his showcase, telling Kiki more about surveillance than she ever wanted to know. She left with two high quality video systems—one disguised as a smoke detector and the other, a fully-functioning radio alarm clock. Both systems were expensive but offered high-quality video and audio components and included wireless transmitters and receivers. The salesman said both cameras were motion activated, easy to install, and would transmit color photos to receivers in a remote location. Kiki also bought two of the shop’s best digital recorders—part of the equipment she’d leave in the car with Peggy while she went inside. She had spent the night before reading the manuals, checking the built-in monitors, and familiarizing herself with how everything worked. She felt as ready as possible.
     Inside the dark van, the two women looked at each other and shared a nervous giggle. Peggy wore a black turtleneck and slacks with black tennis shoes. Her hair was pulled up underneath a black baseball cap with her brown ponytail sticking out of the hole in the back. Kiki wore a housekeeper’s uniform, her red hair covered with a black wig. She felt like an overgrown kid preparing to go trick-or-treating.
     Kiki looked at her friend and gave a wolf whistle. “You really look skinny in that outfit, Peg. How much weight have you lost?”
     Peggy gasped. “Are you nuts? This is no time to be discussing my size. You’re about to commit a crime, and I’m an accomplice.” She gripped the steering wheel with both hands and stared at Kiki with wide eyes. “Now that we’re here, I’m wondering if maybe we should reconsider. I’m not so sure this is a good idea. The way you described it, it sounded simple. But now that we’re doing it, I feel as jumpy as a skillet full of fleas.”
     “Courage, girl. This is just like when the three of us papered Greg’s house back in ninth grade. We got away scot-free, remember? This is a great plan.”
     “Hmph. That’s what General Custer said and look what happened to him.”

What’s Kiki’s devious plan and will it succeed? The winner of our giveaway will find out with a free eBook copy of I.O.U. SEX.

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  1. Gothic fey costume there is so much you could do with it.
    good luck to all!!

  2. I would love Doraemon costume lol for sure I would make some people smile around (and you don't need to wear anything under it if you won't *wiggle eyebrows*)

  3. i am not sure what my dream costume would be. i know it would be paranormal. ;-)

    thanks for the giveaway. :)

    Terri M

  4. I would love to have a Cleopatra costume aka Elizabeth Taylor movie. Thanks for the giveaway!


  5. Just hopping through to say 'Hi' to a fellow blogger :-)

  6. Dream costume probably a fancy, over the top, big flowing, glittery dress with a feathered mask.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  7. My fantasy costume would be Xena
    teressaoliver at gmail dot com

  8. A Regency ball gown (and the body to pull it off).

    Thanks for participating in the blog hop and offering a giveaway opportunity.

  9. I have to say I agree with Sophia. My fantasy costume would be one of those regency ball gowns. Since it would be for one night, I don't care if I no longer have the body of a 20 year old. (They made me give it back!) <^_^>

    Thanks for the chance to win
    reneebennett35 at yahoo dot com

  10. My dream costume would be a Amazon Warrior Princess with a skinny body to pull it off. LOL to be young again. Happy Halloween!

  11. I think it would be fun to dress up as a pirate wench, aaarrr! LOL!

  12. Thanks for the giveaway. I don't really know what would be my fantasy costume but I'd love to go full out gothic, with like a corset and lots and lots of makeup.


  13. I would like to do a gothic demon costume...Sounds awesome right? LOL! Thanks for the giveaway!

  14. My favourite costume would be a mythical Goddess or even a Victorian Vampire :))

    Thank you for the giveaway and good luck to all who have entered!


  15. just stopping by to say hi and visit! great post! Happy Halloween

  16. I have 2 fantasy costumes, a tame one: something with a Victorian ballgown, very fancy with the hair done, fan and dance card...the other fantasy would be a sexy witch or she-devil, with a bustier, fishnet stockings, etc. ;)


  17. my fantasy costume would be a regency ball gown with mask. *sigh* thanks for the giveaway!

  18. What a great ending line in your excerpt! LOL... I would probably love to dress up as Scarlett O'Hara in that flowery dress she wore to the Wilkes' barbecue, with the straw hat - but I'd never fit. LOL Looks like you're having a great blog hop!

  19. Fantasy costume??? What would I be - an angel - I just love the wings.

    Thanks for participating in the blog hop.

    knitrix29 at gmail dot com

  20. Mmm... I want to be a gypsy or a Greek goddess. With all the trimmings. Maybe even a dark fairy.. I love fairy wings.

  21. I always wanted to go as an Egyptian priestess :)


  22. Something with lots of light, flowing material. Thanks for the giveaway! Gloria

    geschumann at live dot com

  23. Just stopping by all my fellow blog hoppers



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