Guest Post: Ask Me About My VD By Author Sherry D. Ficklin
You probably don’t know me. Yet. But I’m Zoe Reed from the novel Losing Logan. It’s one of those epic freaking love stories that opens hearts and changes lives—only, you know, not really.
I was asked recently how I celebrate Valentine’s Day. Short answer, I don’t.
In my humble opinion, it’s just an arbitrary, consumer-centered, manipulative, shallow day. I mean, it’s the one day a year that people are socially obligated not only to be in a relationship, but to express the worth of that relationship with overstuffed bears and boxes of cheap candies. You want to be romantic, you want to express your love and devotion to the person you’re with? Or do you just not want to be the guy who dicked out and didn’t do something for his girl on VD?
This doesn’t mean I’m anti-romance. Just the opposite. Every girl wants romance, wants to feel special and loved. Hell, I want Loyd freaking Dobbler with his boom box over his head playing Peter freaking Gabriel at full volume outside my freaking window.
I don’t feel like that’s too much to ask for.
But this is my sticking point with VD; what is the motivation behind your gesture? Is it genuine love? Sweet. Is it so you aren’t stuck sleeping on the sofa or in the dog house for a week? Not cool, dude.
So, most years I curl up on the sofa with my best bud Carlos and watch cheesy slasher flicks. Last year we watched a marathon of the Slumber Party Massacre movies, which were fantastically awful (though there were an abundance of hearts, so it was kinda VD-ish, right?) while eating our weight in Circus Peanuts.
This year, well, something a bit more surprising happened. And while I’m not going to spill the full details here, I will say, it was genuine and perfectly not VD-ish at all.
LOSING LOGAN by Sherry D. Ficklin
Release Date: May 6, 2014
Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing
Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal Romance, Suspense
“What if the one thing you never meant to hold on to, is the one thing you can’t let go of?”
Normally finding a hot guy in her bedroom wouldn’t irritate Zoe so badly, but finding her childhood friend Logan there is a big problem.
Mostly because he’s dead.
As the only person he can make contact with, he convinces Zoe to help him put together the pieces surrounding his mysterious death so he can move on. Thrust into his world of ultra popular rich kids, Zoe is out of her element and caught in the cross-hairs of Logan’s suspicious ex-girlfriend and the friends he left behind, each of whom had a reason to want him dead. The deeper they dig to find the truth, the closer Zoe gets to a killer who would do anything to protect his secrets. And that’s just the start of her problems because Zoe is falling for a dead guy.
Sherry D. Ficklin is a full time writer from Colorado where she lives with her husband, four kids, two dogs, and a fluctuating number of chickens and house guests. A former military brat, she loves to travel and meet new people. She can often be found browsing her local bookstore with a large white hot chocolate in one hand and a towering stack of books in the other. That is, unless she’s on deadline at which time she, like the Loch Ness monster, is only seen in blurry photographs.
She is the author of The Gods of Fate Trilogy now available from Dragonfly Publishing. Her previously self-published novel After Burn: Military Brats has been acquired by Harlequin and will be released in 2015 with a second book in that series to follow. Her newest YA steampunk novel, EXTRACTED: The Lost Imperials book 1, co-written with Tyler H. Jolley is now available everywhere books are sold and her newest YA novel, Losing Logan, is due for release in 2014 from Clean Teen Publishing.
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