The guests are Gwen Gardner, author of Givin' Up The Ghost:
Running, writing and reading are my favorite things.
I am also a dreamer.
Have you ever told yourself that "someday" I'm going to travel or write or whatever it is that you are passionate about but can't do right now for whatever reason? You can go for years and years and keep telling yourself that "someday" you'll do it. Too often "someday" never comes. But mine did. I am a former Administrative Manager and Vice President of a successful swimming pool plastering company - until I woke up one day and realized that my "someday" had arrived. I quit my job, moved to the mountains and began to write. Crazy, I know. But even crazier? Is when you get to the end of your life and realize that your "someday" is too late. Life is much too short for that! So the adventure has begun.
And Angela Brown, author of Neverlove:
E.J.: Today at The Open Vein, I’m hosting the casts of both Neverlove and Givin’ Up The Ghost, so I thought we’d have a bit of fun. You know, a bit of friendly competition. Just to see what the women of these two novels can do, you understand.
Stage left, the cast of Givin’ Up The Ghost
Indigo Eady - Long black braid, blue eyes, wearing jeans and sweatshirt. Psychic, ghost whisperer, psychometry reader.
Franny - Black hair in an up-do, voluminous scarlet skirts, tiny waist, and overflowing bosom. Ghost, former 19th century madam, speaks to the living.
Stage right, the cast of Neverlove
Abby Bishop – Dark brown hair, hazel eyes in white chocolate mocha skin, full lips, wearing a red hooded cloak. Cleanser and agent of heaven, soul rescuer.
Pam - Blonde hair, blue eyes, skin tight black leather from head to toe. Harvestor and agent of hell, consumes soul energy.
*Theme song plays in the background*
Anything you can do, I can do better,
I can do anything better than you.”
E.J.: *Shuffles index cards* First up is Indigo versus Pam. Indigo, what can you do better than Pam?
*Indigo and Pam meet center stage*
Indigo: Well EJ, I thought I’d show you a bit of psychometry. If Pam will just give me her hand...
Pam: You’d better make this good, psycho-girl...
Indigo: Psychometry! I read energy. There’s no need to be mean, Pam.
*Pam reluctantly holds out her right hand, and Indigo takes it.*
Indigo: *A film rolls through her head and is projected onto a theater-sized overhead screen*
Pam’s lips are locked onto a man’s as a woman stands shocked nearby. Pam releases the man and he falls, soulless, to the ground.
*The audience boos and hisses*
*Indigo tries to pull her hand back to break the connection, but Pam holds tight and grins. Indigo’s face begins to distort*
Franny: *whooshes to enter stage*
Oh no you DON’T devil-girl!
*a power surge erupts from Franny’s fingertips, sending Pam sprawling backwards.*
You’ll not suck the soul out of my girl.
Pam: No? Well how about you, Miss Madam. Seems to me you sold your soul to the devil a long time ago.
Abby: *Runs to center stage. Extensions shoot from her arms, silver pistols protruding from each hand*
All right, Pam. That’s enough. This was supposed to be a demonstration, not an opportunity for you to suck souls.
Pam: *a sly glance* Well, I couldn’t let her show my secrets to the world, could I? And put those pistols away. Like you said, it’s just a demonstration. I’m sorry you didn’t like it.
E.J.: *laughs* Ladies, ladies. I’m sure the Pretty Pamela meant no harm...
Pam: No indeed, E.J. *sidles up next to him and brings her lips close to his*
E.J.: *turns pale* Well this has been a very interesting demonstration, yes indeed. Let’s call it a success and bring this show to a close. *dashes backstage muttering, Never Again.*
Now where do you suppose EJ ran off to?
Purchase Angela Brown’s Neverlove at Amazon US, Amazon UK, Barnes and Noble, Amazon FR, and Amazon DE.
Purchase Gwen Gardner’s Givin’ Up The Ghost at Amazon US and Amazon UK.
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