Friday, April 6, 2012

Emily Cale: Author Guest Post - "Bad Dates"

I am featuring Emily Cale on the blog today, author of Getting Ahead.  It's one of those books that the cover just reaches out and smacks us ladies across the face because it is so attractive :)

About the Novel:

Recovering from a bad fall during competition, Amber McDonald decides to spend her last week of training before her next rodeo at a Colorado ranch, away from any and all distractions. It'd be the perfect arrangement—if her fear wasn't stopping her from getting back on her horse. Then Colt Riley steps in. He's sexy and seems to have incredible insight into her situation. Everything she'd been trying to stay away from. 

Colt knows exactly what Amber is going through because he's been there before. Forced to give up his riding career after an accident, he sets his mind to helping her get back on track. All that's easier said than done. Especially when she discovers his hidden past. Will his efforts enough to help her get ahead?

About the Author:

Emily Cale spent the majority of her childhood as a visitor to the worlds of her favorite authors. With encouragement from her English teachers, she put pen to paper and began imagining her own stories. Preferring the fascinating lives of her characters, she majored in creative writing. When not lost in a manuscript or a good book, she enjoys crocheting, rock climbing, and playing board games. She currently lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with her husband and a very spoiled cat.

"Bad Dates"

Have you ever been on a crappy date? The biggest let down, in my opinion, isn't that I had anything invested in the guy, but that I'd built the whole experience up in my head for such a long time. So, I'm going to give you my top 3 worst  dates.

3. Junior prom. I asked one of my guy friends at school who I had a crush on. He actually took time to think about it for a few days (probably my first sign that something was wrong) and said yes. I spent the entire night listening to him go on and on about how great my friend looked and how much he thought about her. By the end of the night I wasn't speaking to him. He had the nerve to later ask me to give him a copy of the picture I had taken that night.

2. My friend set me up on a date with a friend of her boyfriend. We were supposed to double date for dinner and a movie that night. My date refused to speak to me the entire evening. We exchanged a total of two sentences. He talked to my friend and his friend, but not to me. He later asked my friend if she thought I'd go out with him again. She said no.

1. Senior year for Valentine's Day my school had a dance where the girls ask the guys. I asked a friend of mine who I'd been spending a lot of time with. We'd been on a few dates, but never really started dating. That day, I had the flu and managed to dose myself with enough medication to get ready for the night. A half hour into the date, he told me he'd asked my other friend out the previous day and she said yes. The drugs kept me happy for most of the night, but I eventually demanded to be taken home immediately.

Lucky for my characters Amber and Colt, they find each other and don't have to go on any crappy dates.

Do you have a good bad date story? Leave it in the comments and I'll pick a winner to receive a pair of cowboy hat earrings from me (shipped anywhere in the world).

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1 comment:

  1. Hello! My first visit, will visit you again. Seriously, I thoroughly enjoyed your posts. Congrats for your work. If you wish to follow back that would be great I'm at
    Thanks for sharing!
    Happy Easter my dear friend!