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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Guest Post with Author Catherine Bybee and Giveaway

New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Catherine Bybee was raised in Washington State, but after graduating from high school, she moved to Southern California with the hope of becoming a movie star. After growing bored with waiting tables, she returned to school and became a registered nurse, spending most of her career in urban emergency rooms. Now, she writes full-time. She has penned the popular Weekday Brides series as well as the beloved Not Quite series. She resides in Southern California with her husband and two sons.

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The Worst (And Best) Pick Up Lines

In my newest contemporary romance novel Not Quite Forever, heroine Dakota Laurens is successful, spicy romance author with enough years behind her to make her street smart, but enough youthful energy to still buck the system when she can…she is one of my most memorable characters to date. Then there’s her hero Walt. Poor sap was stuck with the old-fashioned name but manages to make Dakota crane her neck and search him out in order to learn more about him.

When Walt catches Dakota sitting at the edge of the hotel bar, her head tuned into all the conversations going on around her…the cap on her head…the way she avoided eye contact with everyone…has him believing she didn’t want any company. While he has an internal monologue on if and how he should approach the lone woman, he’s interrupted long enough for her to slip away. Of course, the book would have been way too short had I ended it there. *wink*

Most of the bar pick up lines I’ve heard over the years were terribly cheesy, or just plain crass.

That said, I asked my readers what the worst pick lines delivered to them were.

Here are some of the winners:
  1. (Without making eye contact) A guy asks… “Are those C’s or D’s?”
  2. “Is that a mirror in your pocket? Because I see myself in your pants.”
  3. “Those boobs look heavy…can I hold them for you?”
  4. “Nice dress, it would look better on the floor of my room.”
  5. “How about you sit on my lap…and we will see what pops up.”

To be fair…I think we should offer a few ‘perfect’ pick up lines…clearly some people out there need help.
  1. (eye contact) “Wow…what is your name?”
  2. (eye contact) “Can I buy you a drink?”
  3. (eye contact) “I completely forgot my pickup line.”
  4. (eye contact) “How is it possible I don’t know your name?”
  5. (eye contact) “Bond…James Bond.”

The touching and heartwarming fourth novel in the wildly popular Not Quite series from New York Times bestselling author Catherine Bybee.

Romance author Dakota Laurens believes that happily-ever-afters exist only between the covers of her sexy novels. But to her surprise, she finds a real-life hero when she meets a handsome emergency room doctor. The outspoken author feels an instant and intense attraction to Dr. Walt Eddy, and the feeling is mutual. When the globetrotting doctor pulls a disappearing act on Dakota, she’s prepared to write him off…until fate brings a blindsiding twist to her story.

Still scarred from a past tragedy, Walt may have disappeared on Dakota, but now he’s determined to win her back. For the first time in years, he knows he’s ready for a new chance at love. Yet between Dakota’s doubts and two sets of meddling parents, can the once-blissful couple finally create the bright, loving future they desperately want?

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