Since we're giving away prizes every day of October, I wanted to make sure every day has a post and a prize.
No one claimed today, so I jumped in when I arrived home after a busy day in Houston's medical complex, not to mention the traffic.
Today, I'm giving away a copy of an older woman-younger man romance, appropriately titled Old Enough To Know Better.
More about that later. First, let's talk about Literary Gimmicks, and how much fun they can be in a book. What is a literary gimmick? Well, it can be anything from an aphorism to a metaphor to an object that means more than it appears at first glance, in effect, it becomes a totem.
In Old Enough To Know Better I used a literary gimmick in the quotation at the beginning of each chapter. The quotation represents what that chapter is about. Some readers absolutely love this book; some absolutely hate it!
The story is about a woman who made some huge mistakes in life, married 3 times, and had 3 daughters.
Men have been the big problem in Stormy's life. (Yes, I deliberately named her Stormy. I worked with a woman named Stormy many years ago, and I thought her name sounded like a romance heroine.)
When Stormy meets Sean, she wants nothing to do with him, but he won't be deterred. She may be a woman with a past, but Sean wants to be her future. He has a plan to win her heart. His plan? Whatever it takes!
Examples of "Gimmicks" from Old Enough To Know Better
Chapter 1: Sean is trying to charm Stormy without effect, or so he thinks.
"There is entirely too much charm around, and something must be done to stop it." ~ Dorothy Parker
Chapter 3: Sean's plan is to make Stormy, a control freak of the highest order, lose control.
"You mustn’t force sex to do the work of love, or love to do the work of sex." ~ Mary McCarthy
Chapter 5: Both Sean and Stormy act unpredictably.
"The main difference between men and women is that men are lunatics and women are idiots." ~ Dame Rebecca West
If you're the lucky winner of my giveaway today, I hope you'll enjoy this romance.
Review said: "This is truly a feel-good book. ... Sean is wonderful and sexy and Stormy is aptly named. She is complicated and emotional and needs to feel the love and lust of a good man."
NO TRICKS—JUST TREATS
Every Day is Treat Day in October. Each author will give away a prize of her choice on her posting day. That's 31 days of prizes. My prize today is a Kindle copy or an audio book edition of Old Enough To Know Better.
To be entered in the random drawing for this prize, leave a comment with your email address written out (not as a hot link) on this post. The deadline for doing this is Oct. 3, Thursday, at 8:00pm Central time. I’ll draw the winner's name Friday, October 4, and notify the winner by email and by leaving a comment on this post.
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