If I Could Invite My Characters Out . . . By Erin Brady

I’ve had so much fun reading all of my favorite writers take turns completing the sentence that I wanted to join in on the action!  So here goes:

If I could invite my characters out for a night on the town, I’d probably find myself climbing up a fire escape somewhere in Manhattan or trying to get backstage access at a concert by pretending to be reporters.  If Sadie agreed to go out with me, she’d stop at nothing to meet the man at the center of her celebrity obsession and she’d somehow convince me to help her.  I’m sure we’d get into lots of trouble, but I also know that it would probably be a night I won’t soon forget!

Check out Sadie and her antics in my latest book, “The Twelve-Step Plan” available on Amazon:

If I Could Invite My Characters Out . . . By Victoria Brown

I really enjoyed reading, “How My Life Became Chaos” by Victoria Brown and I’m thrilled she agreed to be part of my fun writing exercise.  She has also written an inspirational book that I’ve already added it to my book collection.  It is very motivational!
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So without any further delay, here is Victoria’s response:
If I could invite my characters out for a night on the town … I would take Kat and Suzy to a quiet place where we could chill and chat, as they love chatting and I love their girlie time together. But I would love to take Mrs D out for a few drinks … then she could spill the beans on her relationship behind the scenes!’
The characters described are from Victoria’s novel, ‘How My Life Became Chaos’ (the 1st in a 3-part series). Alongside her fiction writing, Victoria is passionate about being inspired and inspiring others. She has collected motivational quotes for many years and over the past few years has put together annual inspirational books. Her Daily Inspirational Quotes and Weekly Tasks 2015 is FREE just visit www.victoria-brown.com to download.
Link to her website to check out her work: www.victoria-brown.com.


If I Could Invite My Characters Out . . . By Pippa Franks

I am so excited to have read her first book called, “The OMG Test.”  It’s a great read and I encourage you all to take a look at it.  She has a new book coming out soon called, “The Seventh Day of May.”  I know I’ll be reading it!  It sounds like a really fun concept.


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If I could invite my characters out for a night on the town they’d probably get me barred from every pub. Especially ghost Alesha, she loves to cause chaos. She’d be invisible to most people however, so I’d get the blame for her mischief.

Synopsis for “The Seventh Day of May.”

Jenna’s life may be dire, but it’s normal. Until a ghost shows up and causes chaos…

OCD sufferer, Jenna Croft has it all ─ a house that’s crumbling around her, bills high enough to rival the height of Mount Everest, and now it seems she’s acquired an accidental fiancé too. Although she sees this as an answer to some of her problems, it also means Mona (The Mona) Mansfield is her prospective mother-in-law.  Just when she thinks life can’t get any worse, ghost Alesha literally crashes into her life. It soon becomes clear Alesha’s being economical with the truth as to what she really wants from Jenna.

Jenna’s parents died five years ago─ she blames herself. Alesha died in a separate accident on the same date ─ the Seventh of May.  Her ex-boyfriend, Ben, blames himself too. When Alesha engineers a meeting between them, Jenna and Ben bond over their mutual guilt and immediate attraction.

Can Alesha convince them to let go of the baggage they carry around, which is heavy enough to stop even the biggest plane from leaving the ground? Or are they destined to shoulder the burden for eternity?

Check out more from Pippa at: http://pippafranks.blogspot.com/


If I Could Invite My Characters Out . . . By Samantha Stroh Bailey

I absolutely LOVE her book, “Finding Lucas” and am thrilled that Samantha Stroh Bailey could contribute to my blog this week!  Enjoy and if you haven’t checked out her book yet, you really should!
If I could invite my characters out for a night on the town, we would definitely start with some greasy burgers and drinks at a low-key pub and then head out for a night of shaking our booties at a dance club. Hanna and Lucy will, of course, have the best moves, but Jamie and I will try to keep up.
Can you ever really go back to the past?

After five long years of living with Derek, her former bad-boy-turned-metrosexual boyfriend, Jamie Ross finally reaches her breaking point. She’s had enough of his sneering disdain for her second hand wardrobe, unusual family, and low-paying job as the associate producer of Chicago’s sleaziest daytime talk show. When her new boss plans a segment on reuniting lost loves, Jamie remembers Lucas, her first love and the boy she’d lost ten years earlier. Spurred on by her gang of quirky friends, Jamie goes on a hilarious, disastrous, and life-changing hunt to track Lucas down. But are some loves best left behind?

Samantha Stroh Bailey
Author of Finding Lucas, Available on Amazon and Kobo

Samantha Stroh Bailey
Author of Finding Lucas, Available on Amazon and Kobo

If I Could Invite My Characters Out . . . By Meredith Schorr, Author of “Blogger Girl”


If I could invite my characters out for a night on the town, the festivities would include food, spirits, and music. Because the main characters in three out of my four novels are New Yorkers with strong opinions, there would likely be much discussion about where to go for dinner. However, we all share an appreciation for sushi and would eventually decide on a Japanese restaurant with good ratings on Yelp that is BYOB so we could bring our own bottle(s) of Prosecco to share. After dinner and a nice buzz, we’d head to a Karaoke bar. Three out of four are veterans at Karaoke and the fourth? Well, give her an extra shot and she’s usually up for anything. (Not always a good thing, trust me.)

How the night would end:

Maggie from How Do You Know? would put a drunk Jane from A State of Jane in a cab and then go home and watch back-to-back episodes of Criminal Minds on the Ion Channel and ponder the wisdom of texting her ex.
Kim from Blogger Girl would call her boyfriend Nicholas for a late-night booty call.
Stephanie from Just Friends with Benefits would convince me to have one more drink (one = three) before crashing on my couch since she lives in D.C. She would no doubt keep me up all night with stories of her friends from college without realizing there is nothing she can tell me that I didn’t make up.

Blurb for Blogger Girl:

What happens when your high school nemesis becomes the shining star in a universe you pretty much saved? Book blogger Kimberly Long is about to find out.

A chick-lit enthusiast since the first time she read Bridget Jones’s Diary, Kim, with her blog, “Pastel is the New Black,” has worked tirelessly by night to keep the genre alive, and help squash the claim that “chick lit is dead” once and for all. Not bad for a woman who by day ekes out a meager living as a pretty, and pretty-much-nameless, legal secretary in a Manhattan law firm. While Kim’s day job holds no passion for her, the handsome (and shaving challenged) associate down the hall is another story. Yet another story is that Hannah Marshak, one of her most hated high school classmates, has now popped onto the chick-lit scene with a hot new book that’s turning heads–and pages–across the land. And it’s also popped into Kim’s inbox–for review. With their ten-year high school reunion drawing near, Kim’s coming close to combustion over all the hype Hannah’s book is receiving. And as everyone around her seems to be moving on and up, she begins to question whether being a “blogger girl” makes the grade in her off-line life.


A born and bred New Yorker, Meredith Schorr discovered her passion for writing
when she began to enjoy drafting work-related emails way more than she was
probably supposed to. After trying her hand penning children’s stories and
blogging her personal experiences, Meredith found her calling writing chick lit
and contemporary women’s fiction. She secures much inspiration from her day
job as a hard-working trademark paralegal and her still single (but looking) status.
Meredith is also the co-founder of BookBuzz, a live author/reader event held
annually. She is a loyal New York Yankees fan and an avid runner. To learn more, visit her at www.meredithschorr.com.


Website: www.meredithschorr.com

Twitter: @meredithschorr

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MeredithSchorrAuthor

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If I Could Invite My Characters Out . . .

I’ve always said that the best part of writing has been meeting so many amazing Indie authors.  I’ve become fans of super talented writers with a unique voice and enduring characters.  So, I thought it would be fun to ask some of my favorite chick-lit/romance authors to complete the following sentence:

If I could invite my characters out for a night on the town . . . .

I’m happy to announce that several of them have graciously agreed to the challenge.  So, for the next few days starting tomorrow, I will be posting their responses.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I will!  I can’t wait to hear what they have to say about characters I’ve gotten to know and love through their books!

So without further delay, let the fun begin.