Happy October, fellow Stiffs!
It's release week for me, so I'm going to cheat a little. Flipped Out, the 5th DIY book, hit stores everywhere on Tuesday, and I'm staying busy with signings and appearances and guest blogs and the like. Besides, I'm sure some of you heard my big news a week or so ago? I'll be writing a 4 book series of space opera romance? Well, that's keeping me busy too, especially since the first book is due to the publisher by February 1. It's gonna be a crazy end to the year.
I will simply let you enjoy a tiny bit of Flipped Out today. Here you go, from the scene in chapter 3 (I think) when the visiting television crew is starting to film the five days of quick-flip renovations:
“And . . . action,” Nina said.
I made sure to stay out of sight while
panned the living room—it wouldn’t do for us to be peeking around the archway
and ruining the shot—but once Adam started speaking, we knew had finished his pan and was focused
on Adam, so we leaned into the living room to watch. Wilson
“Hi,” Adam said, grinning dementedly, “and welcome to Flipped Out! I’m Adam Ramsey, your host. Today we’re here in
—” Waterford, Maine
“Cut,” Nina said. “It’s Waterfield, Adam. Do it again.”
went back to the doorway. Derek and I ducked out of sight, and it all started
over again. And again. Adam couldn’t seem to get the hang of it. He was very
handsome, he probably photographed extremely well, he had a nicely modulated
voice, but he couldn’t remember details to save his life. If it wasn’t the name
of the town that slipped his mind, it was another word he mispronounced or
stumbled over. After five or six takes, he had finally got the introduction and
the name of the town and everything else just right, but when he moved into the
kitchen to introduce Derek and me, the problems started all over again. Wilson
“Here we are with this week’s team of renovators, Erik Ellis and—”
“Cut,” Nina said, her voice beginning to show signs of wear around the edges. “It’s Derek, Adam. Not Erik. Do it again.”
“Cut,” Nina said. “It’s Avery, Adam. Derek and Avery. Not Erik and Ivory. Do you need a break?”The not so subtle subtext was, “Take a break, Adam. And come back ready to get it right.”
Yeah,” Adam said, “I think maybe I do. I’ll be right back.”
He left through the laundry room and headed into the backyard, where he’d probably either punch a tree to make himself feel better, or wander around for a couple of minutes, kicking at tufts of grass and muttering. Hopefully he’d come back inside in a better frame of mind.
So there you have it. Flipped Out is available in paperback format in a store near you, as well as in digital format from a long line of online retailers. The price is $7.99, and well worth it, if I do say so myself. ;-)
Until next month!