Happy Friday! Today I'm pulling double duty with two blogfests. First I'm helping blogger Chrys Fey celebrate the release of her new book 30 Seconds Before by imagining what type of mobster I could be. Second, I'm also celebrating the small things with Lexa Cain and her co-hosts: : L.G. Keltner and Tonya Drecker.
So let's get started. If I were a mobster . . .
You know what? It's hard to imagine being a mobster, because that word makes me think of someone who imposes their will on others, usually in an illegal way to do something, well, illegal. I'm not one tell people what to do (excluding kids and husband, duh) and I'm pretty uptight about following rules.
However, my in-laws came up with a brilliant idea I wouldn't mind imposing on large portions of the population. You know those fitness bands? How they record calories burnt and so on? Imagine you could set up you kid's (or spouse's) electronic devices to sync with a fitness band. Then have an app that would make the electronic device inoperable until the user had burned enough calories to "power" the device for, say, thirty minutes at a time. Wouldn't that be cool?
Of course, as the leader, I would be exempt, because there is no way I could power my laptop long enough to get all my writerly chores done. Hypocritical you say? Well, isn't that a key characteristic to any good mobster?
And now, the cover reveal:
30 SECONDS BEFORE BLURB:
Blake Herro is a cop in the Cleveland Police Force. Ever since he was a child he wanted to do right by the city he loved by cleaning up the streets and protecting its citizens. Red, a notorious mobster, has other plans.
On a bitter December night, ten police officers are drawn into a trap and killed by Red’s followers. Blake wants to bring down the Mob to avenge his fallen brothers and to prevent other cops from being murdered. Except the only way he can do that is by infiltrating the Mob.
Every minute he’s with these mobsters he’s in danger. Around every corner lies the threat of coming face to face with a gun. Will he make it out of the Mob alive or will he be their next victim?
To celebrate, 30 Seconds, the follow up story, is on sale for 99 cents!
Sale Oct. 21st – Nov. 4th
Now please hop around to the other participants!
What do I have to celebrate this week?
1. The bee sting that left my left arm a swollen, itchy mess has calmed down considerably after two weeks. Downside? I have no more excuses to put off getting my flu shot.
Image: Lucky Lynda
2. We're going to a rock and gem show this Sunday! Downside? My older daughter has caught crystal mania and will want to buy everything. (I blame the famous YouTubers she follows).
3. Carnival Kettle Popcorners. OMG, these are the yummiest thing ever! I could seriously eat a huge bag in one sitting. Downside? I usually eat the huge bag in one sitting. (And now I can't get up.) Intervention, STAT!
Would you like to be a mobster? Have an out-of-control snack craving? Any downsides to your celebrations this week?