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Perception vs. Reality
It’s that time of year. I’m dragging a ton of kids to the pool in 100+ degree weather, completely unprepared for the season. The thing is, I never think of myself as a scatterbrain until I’m in public. I see how normal people act. Everywhere I look there are parents with ice chests filled with healthy snacks, a first aid kit and a bag of floatation devices. Here I am, 5 kids, no sunscreen, no drinks and one towel. As my eyes land on a child in arm floaties, it occurs to me to say, “All of you know how to swim, right?”

charity perception pic for blog (2)This is where perception vs. reality steps in. While I’m thinking about how horrible I am at being a grownup, one parent approaches me to ask my advice about her daughter’s mystery rash. A few minutes later, another parent wanders over to tell me she’s stepped on a bee and needs to know what she should do. It was at this point I realized that what I was seeing as a parenting failure, other parents were thinking, “She has this. She doesn’t even need a first aid kit.”

I’ve come the conclusion, my writing career is the same. What I see as a rush to meet deadlines, forms filled out way ahead of schedule—in hopes of not forgetting about them, and edit changes done in record time so I don’t lose them, is seen as responsible/professional. Who knew?

Now, since I’ve willing embraced this epic excuse to make myself feel better about my by-the-seat-of-my-pants ways, I wonder if I’m alone. Are you a pool-time plotter or pantser? Oh, and as a way of saying thanks for the five minutes of your life you can never get back after reading this post, if you answer, you’ll be entered to win a $5 Ellora’s Cave gift card.

charity undaunted_msr (2)“What happens in the fight club stays in the fight club.

Brothers, Rhys and Knox, have been in love with the same woman for years. While Rhys has been open about his feelings toward Mandy, he’s kept her firmly locked in the friend zone. That is, until a night filled with too much alcohol explodes into passion.

Unfortunately, while Rhys doesn’t remember a minute of it, Mandy remembers every detail all too well. As secrets and betrayals begin to unravel their friendship, Knox seizes his chance to–finally–claim Mandy as his own.

With two sexy fighters squaring off to win her heart, Mandy must decide which to choose–the charming reprobate who’s been the center of her desire, yet always wrecks her life, or the merciless bad boy who wants to give her the world.

Inside Scoop: This sexy tale includes male/male encounters that may have you wishing for two sexy fighters of your own.

About the Author:“Charity Parkerson is an award winning and multi-published author with Ellora’s Cave Publishing, Midnight Books, and Punk & Sissy Publications. Born with no filter from her brain to her mouth, she decided to take this odd quirk and insert it in her characters.

*2013 Readers’ Favorite Award Winner
*2013 Reviewers’ Choice Award Winner
*ARRA Finalist for Favorite Paranormal Romance
*Five-time winner of The Mistress of the Darkpath”

A Romantica® contemporary erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave”

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Comments

  1. Perceptions….I am one of those people that try to be prepared for everything when I go to an event or…..Thanks for the chuckles. ^_^
    sherry @ fundinmental

    • Charity Parkerson says:

      Thanks for joining in. I’m glad to hear someone is going to have a first aid kit when I fail, lol!

  2. I’m a pool time reader, Charity, so I appreciate the efforts of you plotters (or observers)! Woohoo!

    • Charity Parkerson says:

      One of these days, my kids will be grown and I’ll get to read by the pool. I’m determined. 😀 Thanks for joining in!

  3. I think I am the middle of being a plotter and pantser, as I research my subject and idea, plot the route the story could go, but my writing can by spontaneous and may go a different route if the characters or story dictates it so 🙂

  4. Unsurpassed was so good! I can’t wait to read this too! I need to read all of the rest of the series! I’M SO FAR BEHIND!! 😀

  5. I’m definitely a plotter. I may write a chapter or two at first but before I get far, I have to do an outline.
    And *gasp* I’m also one of those people who has to take all kinds of stuff with us to the pool. But no matter how much crap I drag with me, I’ll never feel like Supermom.

    • Charity Parkerson says:

      I’m jealous. I’m always in awe of people who have a solid plan…I once forgot my shoes. Made it all the way to the car. LOL! 😀

  6. Cute image

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  7. Shirley Ann Speakman says:

    I try to be prepared for everthing but I some how always forget something!!

    ShirleyAnn(at)speakman40(dot)freeserve(dot)co(dot)uk

  8. The book premise is very sexy and engaging!

  9. Enjoyed the excerpt. Thanks for the giveaway.
    janaleah64(at)yahoo(dot)com

  10. Charity Parkerson says:

    Using Random.org, the winner has been chosen. Congrats, Jana L. I’ll be contacting you in the next few minutes. You’ll receive two emails. One from me and one from Ellora’s Cave containing your gift card. Thank you for joining in and congrats on your win. <3

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