Thursday, February 08, 2007

Top Ten Quirky Things I’ll Bet You Didn’t Know About RISK

  1. Angela, the heroine, has no maternal instincts when she sets out to adopt Maya, her 3.5 year old orphaned niece;
  2. Angela is a control freak who believes children should be seen and not heard, children should NOT watch TV, and children should not make messes (*snicker!*);
  3. Angela is a neat freak who frequently goes overboard with her orange cleaning spray;
  4. Justus, the hero, loves children and is a devoted uncle to Maya;
  5. Justus teaches Maya to play chess with a Wizard of Oz chess set;
  6. Justus falls in love with Angela at the wedding reception of his brother and her sister;
  7. Justus is seventeen at the time and Angela is twenty-four;
  8. Ten years later, Justus relentlessly pursues Angela;
  9. Justus believes that, “A woman’s body is a complicated instrument… You don’t blame the Stradivarius if the violinist can’t play”; and
  10. Justus is a virtuoso who wins Angela’s heart and sets her skin on fire.

So what about it? Have I convinced you to run right out and buy ten or twelve copies of Risk? What are some of the quirky things you love in your favorite romance novels? Commenters will have a chance to win a signed copy of Risk at the end of the day.


May said...

Characters who eat odd stuff.

By odd, I don't mean odd to me because she's from the American South and I'm Chinese, but more like "pregnant and odd" sort of things.

Ann Christopher said...

Interesting, May--I try to give my characters FAVORITE foods, but I haven't given them QUIRKY foods. I'll have to think about that...

Thanks for commenting!


Eve Silver said...

Okay. I'm head over heels for Justus now. Even his name is hot!

Amy S. said...

Hi Ann! Risk sounds great!

Ann Christopher said...

Amy, thanks for commenting!

Eve, I chatted over at NovelTalk last night, and we all agreed Justus is a pretty sexy name. I didn't come up with it, though. It was the name of a GENERAL HOSPITAL character years ago.


Ann Christopher said...

Amy S., I've randomly chosen you to win a copy of RISK! Please send me an e-mail with your snail mail addy on it--send it through the contact page on my website.

Thanks for commenting!


Little Lamb Lost said...

Quirky things that I love...a character who plays music to suit her mood situations....especially if song titles are appropriate as side commentary. Otherwise, comfort food or weakness for a certain food in times of stress. So there you have it, I am into aural and oral.

And yes your book sounds fun. Your heroine resembles me before I had children.

Cindy Miles said...

Hey Ann,

I like odd sayings, and yeah, odd food choices, too. That's a lot of fun!

Did I mention what a FABULOUS cover Risk has?? CONGRATS!!!!

Wendy Roberts said...

May, I'm with you on the odd food. Is it Stephanie Plum who loves pb & pickle sandwiches? Not sure if I have that right but every time I read a character's quirky food likes I'm tempted to try them myself.

Little Lamb, I'm the same about music. I know that I get lost in certain tunes when I'm in a certain mood so I love it when a character does the same

Sally MacKenzie said...

Hey, Wendy, I like peanut butter and pickle sandwiches, too--dill pickles. Actually very tasty, if you haven't tried them.

meardaba said...

Every time you blog about RISK, all I want to do is read it!! But I CAN'T! *wails" I'll never get my hands on it in Europe...

Is it for sale yet in Canada? Maybe I can get my friend to pick it up for me and send it to me...sorry, now I'm plotting.

Amy S. said...

Ann, I have tried to email you but it keeps coming back to me. My email is .