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Friday, July 27, 2012

Hero's Blog Hop is Here!

Interview with a Geek:
Ethan from Man Theory and Other Stories

All commentors who leave an email address are eligible for
a copy of Man Theory and Other Stories!!

"Hi, Thanks for stopping by. I'm Ethan." After shaking my hand, Ethan looks to his left then right. "Are you sure you want to interview me about...women?"

"Yes, sir."

"Follow me. I'm packing."

We go into his bedroom. A typical male one--except obsessively neat. Shirts are color coded. Jeans folded over hangars. And his shoes are in boxes on shelves.

"Women." He tosses a shirt in his bag. "I dunno. I have the hardest time meeting them...dating them...whatever. Best to settle for friendship only like the one I have with Diana, the company's new designer. We've gone to lunch, traded movies, etc. Perfect."

"Diana sounds nice."

"She's cool. A real woman."

"Real woman?"

"A real woman is one who will eat at any ol' burger dive. Likes ordinary cars." He presses white and black socks in a special zipper pouch for each color. "We're going to the web designer's convention in Colorado Springs."

"I hear the hotel's swanky."

"Got high marks from the office receptionist who went there on her honeymoon."

"So why not ask Diana on a date?"

"I wouldn't mind having a fling with Diana." He walked over to the mirror and scrubbed his chin. "Guess I should shave. She said my skin feels sexy smooth afterwards. You know, one girl told me I'm anal. Me?"

I nodded to the closet. "It's pretty organized in there."

"I can grab stuff faster this way. Be honest--is it the geeky glasses? I can't see without them."

I tilted my head and studied him. Ethan would be a good person to feature in my story about Guys and Geeks and Girls. "I'd say no."

His arms flung wide. "Then what is it? I'm tall, workout. Diana says I have an admirable six pak."
He zipped the suitcase shut and rolled it to the front door. "I really like it when she gives me a goodnight hug. And a part of me would like something more. I wonder... What if I tell her my theory about love?"

I closed my laptop. "That might work."

Thanks for blogging with me. Enjoy the Hero's Blog Hop
 (Don't forget your email address!!! SQUEE!!!)

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Yvette said...

Ethan makes me chuckle!

Anonymous said...

I love to laugh - a man who can do that is already capturing my interest..


Kaylyn D. said...

I love a man who can make me laugh! Thank you for the giveaway.

laurie said...

a man with a sense of humor always gets my attention.

thanks for such a give away


molly.frenzel said...

Awesome excerpt! Ethan had me cracking up.

Drake said...

Great excerpt. What a great blog hop! Thanks for participating! emily joy drake at gmail dot com

Carin said...

Gotta love a man who knows to when to wear black socks and keeps them neat! Carin mawmom(at)gmail(dot)com

Nay Nay said...

Love a man with a great sense of the ridiculous.<^_^>
Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win.
reneebennett35 (at) yahoo (dot) com


Hi, Yvette, and am so glad Ethan makes you laugh. Thank you for posting.

Hi, iamindeed! I love to laugh too. Thank you for reading.

Hi, Kaylyn: I have read women fall for men who makes them laugh.

Hi, Laurie: Do you want more? Vbg

Hi, Molly: I love geeks-can you tell? Lol

Hi, Emily: well, sorta an excerpt. Just a fun sketch to look into Ethan.

Hi, Carin: Shush. I KNOW someone who bags his socks when traveling. Hehehe

BLHmistress said...

I like Ethan, he is funny and neat. What more do you need ;).


Natasha said...

Thanks for the chance to win!
natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

Lisa said...

Ethan made me smile. I love a man who can do that.



Hi, Renee: so happy Ethan made you smile. This stoey wrote itself.

Hi, Vampire Mistress: You got it right--he is funny and neat. He needs a girl to shake him up.

Hi, Natasha: You are welcome. And
thank you for considering me and Man Theory.

Hi, Lisa: Gotta love a guy who tickles our funny bone. Thank you for posting.

Barbara B. said...

Gotta love a guy that makes you laugh! One of the things I like in a hero.



Hi, Barbare! Do you believe humor will carry a relationship? I do. Thank you for posting and :)

Anonymous said...

Adorable. Charisma always wins my attention
Enjoy the hop.

JanD said...

Ethan's organized & neat!? Dream man!
bituin76 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Debra A. Soles said...

Sounds like an interesting story. I can imagine how funny it will be.

Christine said...

Thanks for being a part of the blog hop and for your giveaway. Can't wait to read the book, your lil interview snagged my attention


Minnie Medina said...

Awesome excerpt! So funny!



Hi, Kitty: aah, charisma. I'm betting Ethan doesn't know he has it. Thx!

Hi, Jan: OMG, are you so right-and looks dreamy too.

Hi, Debra: THANK YOU! And please, check out!

Hi, Christine: I've never done a character interview before. Glad you liked.

Hi, Minnie: glad you likd Man Theory. I love writing sassy. Store Wars comes in 2 weeks!

Mary D said...

I love a man with a sense of humor! Thanks for doing the Hop!


jessiel said...

Love a man that can make me laugh! Thank you for the excerpt & participating in the awesome, fun blog hop!


June M. said...

Ethan sounds like a good kind of hero. I do like to read books where geeks are the heroes. Thanks for taking part in the blog hop.
manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com


Hi, June. Thank you for the compliment. I do love writing geeks 'cause we all know they really rule.

Hi, Jessie: Men who make us laugh are so sexy! THANK YOU!

Hi, Mary: what is it about women and men who make us laugh. Thank you for stopping by.

Anonymous said...

Awesome giveaway, thank you for the chance. thesolitarybookworm(@)gmail.com

Kimber Shook said...

Great giveaway! Thanks!

CeNedria235 said...

OOo now I want to know more about Ethan !

Tamara Hoffa said...

Love a man with a sense of hunor!

Jennifer Wilck said...

Helloooooo Ethan! Love him! thanks for participating. wilckjz(at)optonline(dot)net

ronnkelly3 said...

A man that can make me laugh would be a hero in my eyes...LOL


Angels Cove said...

A man who can make me laugh angelwolfmystic@yahoo.com

msspencerauthor said...

Hi Vicki--loved the "interview"--sounds like Ethan could use a good lay...er...talking to. Definitely on my TBR list! M. S. Spencer (meredithATmeredithellsworthDOTcom)

Michelle MsRomanticReads said...

Ethan is so cute, and even better because he wears geeky glasses...just like me :) If Diana won't hit that, I will.

Thank you for the giveaway!


Liese2 said...

A sense of humor is a must!

Robin Christofaro said...

Thanks for the giveaway..and a glimpse at Ethan..sounds cute!


latishajean said...

What a great excerpt loved it! Thank you for the great giveaway!
Latisha D
tishajean@ charter.net

The Brunette Librarian said...

Looove a geek!!

Thank you for the opportunity :) Loving all the stories about Heroes!!!

brunettelibrarian AT gmAil . c0m
The Brunette Librarian Blog

Lena Grey said...

I love a man who has a sense of humor


Vanessa N. said...

Great interview. It was fun.



Hi, solitary bookworm: Thank you for considering my book and blog. Happy reading!

Hi, Kimber! you are welcome!!

Hi, Cenedria! I'm so happy you liked Ethan. Here's a tiny secret--just before sending the manuscript out, I changed his name to Ethan. Works great!

Hi, Tamara! Don't cha, tho? We all need laughter in our lives.

Hi, Jennifer: I want to find out what's behind those glasses. MMMMM

Hi, Meredith: some men are so clueless. Diana has her plans-heheheh.

Hi, Ron and Angel: I know! Laughing is way more fun than fussing.

Hi, Liese, Robin, Latisha, Brunette Librarian, Lena, and Vanessa: And thank you so much for the kind words and posting. Come back to see me soon.

Anonymous said...

Great excerpt! Sue lilysmom123@comcast.net


Hi, Anonymous! Honestly, it isn't an excerpt!! LOL. I thought I'd do a little sketch about Ethan. (and he seems to be popular too. giggle) Thanks for posting!!!

Ora said...

Ethan has already cuaght my attention


Thanks, Ora! I must have done something right if so many of you want to read/meet him.

petula said...

This looks like a real funny book . I have not read one with the hero a geek.

Rissa said...

Thanks for the chance to win :)
raynman1979 at yahoo dot com


Hi, Rissa! Absolutely. Have some fun.

Hi, Petula! I love to write geeks. You should have seen all the True stories I sold. LOLOL. I'm surrounded by them.

Damian Bloodstone said...

Nice little piece. Ethan sounds like a lot of guys out there really.


Hi, Damian! As I commented before, I am surrounded by geeks-finance, math, and internet. Then, there's me. lol

Jessica said...

Thanks for the chance to win!


Sure, Jessica, and thanks for considering me (and Ethan!). LOL

Pat Cochran said...

Ethan sounds great, he made me laugh!
We could be friends!

Pat C.


Hi, Pat: I'm so glad you like Ethan. Thanks for posting.

Mel Bourn said...

Ha, Ha! I love a man who can make me laugh! He has my vote as a hero!
bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

Lona said...

Cant stop laughing, great excerpt, and cute cover. Thx for giveaway.


j.lennidorner@facebook.com said...

Ha! Fantastic. Has he met Monk? LOL.


Hi, Mel: I let someone near and dear read the excerpt last night and he said what's the problem with the bags??? I laughed so hard.

Hi, Lona: If you are still laughing, then I did a good job and that's a great compliment for me. THANK YOU!!!

Hi, J Lenni: Oh! You think he's OCD? LOL I hadn't looked at it that away. The someone near and dear is organized in many ways and then, not so. Like his office. Thanks for posting.

desitheblonde said...

thankf or the hop and the book
and then ilike the pic on it
desitheblondeAT msndot com


Hi, Desi: Isn't the cover adorable? And I haven't mentioned there are two more stories inside. Thanks for posting.

Shadow said...

Thanks for the fun hop and the awesome giveaway! Ya all rock!! :)

andieleah said...

Ooh a man after my heart....shoes always in their boxes....come see my closet!!!
Anal...me neither! Lol.


Hi, Shadow: You are so welcome!

Hi, Andie: I've HEARD shoes in boxes keeps them tidy and clean. LOL. Yeah, not anal either. Thanks for posting.

Daniel M said...

liked the excerpt thanks for the giveaway - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com


Thanks, Daniel. Come back and see what's cooking sometime.


We have a winner: Molly Frenzel!

Thank you to all who visited my blog and read about Ethan from Man Theory.

Come visit me again real soon!!

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