The Mating Game Blog Hop ... Sort Of

Hey gang! Today I'm doing something a little ... different. A blogging buddy of mine--AND super talented lady--Jaycee Delorenzo recently released her latest novel, THE TRUTHS ABOUT DATING AND MATING. To celebrate the occasion she has orchestrated a fun blog hop. Here are the details as per Jaycee:




The Official Rules!


- Pick a couple from your novel, manuscript, or WIPs

- On December 3, 2012 go to each of the judge's blogs to gather the question for your couple to answer (There will be a total of five questions).
3. Jaycee Delorenzo | http://blog.jayceedelorenzo.com/

On December 10, 2012 post your couples five answers and "hop" around the other participants blogs to comment on their couples!

Optional: Participate in the reader voting round on December 14th to vote for the finalist couple that you feel stood out the most :)

EJ NOTE: If you have a good time here and want to read more entries, click the hop button above to go to the official page--a list of the other participants is at the bottom. I'll post a reminder on the 14th, and of course I'd appreciate your vote!

Okay, that's the dirty, but here's where it gets tricky. I don't really have a traditional 'couple' of the romantic variety in the Moonsongs books (yet ;). So I'm going to get creative and introduce you to Jenny and Marshal, a couple of friends forced together by proximity and circumstance, and bound by their appreciation for each other's ...  uniqueness. Here goes:

The Odd Couple...

Marshal: Can't you just pause the game? Ask the other players to wait or something, it'll only take a second.

Jenny: *glances at Marshal* You can't pause an Online match. It ends when you die--Son of a bitch! Thanks, you just got me knifed from behind by the worst guy on their team. They're going to crush me on the message boards for that one... 

Marshal: Great, now you can help me answer these.

Jenny: *flips the controller onto bed, turns to Marshal* Oh sweet Jesus, what've you got in your hands?

Marshal: The latest issue of V came today! *squeezes magazine to chest in a puppy hug* And LOOK at what they did to poor Keira Knightley. She looks like a transexual-zombie-hooker! *shows cover and shudders*

Jenny: I'm starting another match...

Marshal: Wait, this is important! This questionnaire will tell us if we're a good relationship match.

Jenny: *rubs temples* What relationship? You're a smart dressing, highly sensitive, and civic minded gay man. I'm an anti-social, emotionally calloused chick who takes pride in her collection of vintage t-shirts. Tom & Jerry had more of a natural relationship than us--and they tried to kill each other.

Marshal: *waggles eyebrows* I'll pay for the pizza tonight. C'mon, it'll be fun!

Jenny: *falls back onto bed, stares at ceiling* You're lucky I'm broke ... and starving. Just get this over with.

Marshal: *grinning like a Power Ball winner* First question--

Tells us about a memorable experience you shared together.

Jenny: Like the time I didn't kill you in some horrible way for subjecting me to bullshit surveys?

Marshal: Be serious! I'll go first - When we were nearly eaten by a werewolf.

Jenny: *furrows brow in thought* Yeah, I can't top that one. Next.

Marshal: You go first this time. Question number two--

What would you do if the one you wanted was terrified of your feelings and pushed you away?

Jenny: Die alone--and probably happy.

Marshal: *sighs* Well, I'd be heart broken. You know how hard it is to find a decent guy out here in West Texas ... Next question--

What is one of the roadblocks standing in the way of you getting together?

Jenny AND Marshal: *uncontrolled laughter*

Marshal: *wiping away a tear* Moving right along--

How would you describe the other person, using only one word at a time? 

Jenny: Ooh, I'll start this one! Absurd. *grins*

Marshal: *frowns* Shabby.

Jenny: *glances at camouflaged sweatpants and shrugs* Peacock.

Marshal: Oblivious.

Jenny: *points* Proud. Jerk. Who. Thinks. He. Is. So. Pretty. 

Marshal: *shrugs* Stubborn. Ass. Who. Thinks. She. Is. So. Clever.

Jenny: Next?

Marshal: Right--

What was the first thing you noticed about each other?

Marshal: *laughs* Your hair. Purple mohawks were cool in 1983--for like a week.

Jenny: *looks away* Your confidence. 

Marshal: *puts magazine down* Really?

Jenny: Sure. You were the first person brave enough to talk to me when I moved out here to the sticks sophomore year. And I knew you were different--not by how you dressed or anything--just by how you behaved. You were genuinely proud of who you were. That takes a lot of confidence in a small town. Hell, in any town.

Marshal: *touches Jenny on the shoulder* That's seriously the nicest thing you've ever said to me...

Jenny: *turns to Marshal and grins* Can we get breadsticks, too?

Marshal: You suck.

That's my entry! Do you think Jenny and Marshal make a good couple? :-D  

Be sure to give Jaycee's book a read as well. The early reviews have been outstanding!


~EJW~

35 comments:

  1. That was great! Love the smart ass banter.

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  2. Excellent! I love the way you set up the interview beforehand, and all your answers were great! I was particularly fond of seeing Keira Knightley described as looking like a transexual-zombie-hooker LOL! I do love her, but it still made me giggle!

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  3. Best friendship ever. Worst couple on the planet. But they're great in this bloghop and I had a lot of fun reading it. Thanks for visiting my hop post.

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    1. Thanks Sheena, totally agree -- worst couple on the planet. lol

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  4. I never even heard about this blogfest. I think though it's probably aimed at a hetero audience since gay fiction represents .05% of the market.

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    1. Was just too much fun waiting to happen with that pair, Michael. :-)

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  5. I was LOL a lot while reading this! Great humor and I love the twist on the theme :)

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  6. I love the one week in 1983 to the mohawk comment! :-)

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    1. I had to dig deep to think about what year a mohawk would've been in vogue ... and then figure out a way for Marshal to marginalize it even more. :-)

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  7. I love your voice, EJ. It rocks. :D

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    1. You say too many nice things for Jenny's taste, but I think she'd like your spirit Morgan. ;)

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  8. I love them! I want to read their story, they sound so great together :D

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    1. Hey you! They're a lot of fun to write, that's for sure. :-)

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  9. I love the interplay between them.

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  10. Loved the banter between these two. Nothing like friends to give each other a hard time. ^_^

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  11. Bwaa-ha-ha! This had me rolling! I love this couple!

    Thanks for participating! :D

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  12. Bwahaha! So I am very much delighted by this entry, and it made my day. I thank you my friend, and thanks for participating in the hop :D

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  13. ROFL xD That's great!
    I LOVE those two!!! :D

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  14. Ahahahaha! The Odd Couple are too cute. Hmm, breadsticks sound pretty good right now. Can we have marinara sauce to dip them in, too?

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  15. Ha ha! Bullshit surveys! Love it!

    Very cute idea for a blog hop.

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  16. I LOVE these two! They make the perfect couple. ;)

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  17. This was fun, and really helped get to know the characters. Purple mohawk, woo-hoo! Plus, I liked that she got him in the end.

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

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  18. I enjoyed your entry and now that they are getting even chummier you will have to write a whole book about their relationship! It could really be interesting and well educational? LOL

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  19. I adored your entry. You have some awesome characters. :-D

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  21. I really enjoyed this. My fav line? Like the time I didn't kill you.
    Really made me laugh.

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