Saturday, September 10, 2011

Flirts! 5 Romantic Short Stories by Lisa Scott

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Flirts! 5 Romantic Short Stories to squeeze into your busy life. Fun, flirty, sweet and sassy-always with the perfect happy ending.

Each story is 8,000 to 11,000 words in length (approximately 32-44 typical book pages in length. 53,000 words total, or 210 typical book pages.)

The stories include:

"The Hot Girl's Friend"
How can a plain Jane find love when her best friend is a curvy blonde man magnet?

Jane usually busies herself during a night on the town, fending off the men lusting after her gorgeous friend Miranda. When Brady the bartender overhears her inspired, ludicrous excuses, he resolves to hook up Jane with his friends. But Jane would be quite happy with him. Pine along as Jane tries to find her own happily ever after.

"Wrong Place, Right Guy"
She's in the wrong place at the wrong time. Can the guy who saves her be Mr. Right? Or will his past keep them apart?

When Kristen is jumped in a parking lot, Tony jumps in to save the day. While she thinks her hero could also be her heartthrob, Tony's worried his past is reason to stay apart. Will the good guy get the girl in the end?

"Not You"
One night with a stranger...gets even stranger the next day.

Single, lonely Carly thinks the best way to handle her mother's third wedding is by throwing her own bachelorette-party-for-one the night before. What's the harm in her first one-night stand ever? She'll find out the next day.

"Desperately Seeking Cupid"
Does she finally have the key for finding love?

Brianna has tried everything to find love-with no luck. So she's turning to feng shui to bring romance to her world. Too bad the guy she's after thinks its bunk. Will her formula for love work-or blow up in her face?

"Never Been Dumped"
It's a relationship with an expiration date and it's going to go bad.

Rachel hates breaking hearts. She's never been dumped, and she's tired of being the one to walk away. But a handsome stranger in town for the summer promises he'll dump her after their summer fling. Will they be able to say goodbye?

Flirts! Five Romantic Short Stories to make you smile and swoon-buy the collection now for 2.99 or buy single stories for .99 each. Look for Beach Flirts! 5 Romantic Short Stories due out in late summer 2011.

“The Hot Girl’s Friend” By Lisa Scott

A night out with Miranda always ended in one of two ways: either she found this week’s love of her life right off the bat—and I caught an early cab home for a night of popcorn and bad cable reality shows; or I spent the entire evening fending off the smitten males whose pheromones went on high alert the moment her big toe entered the room.

This night was going in the direction of option number two; I didn’t see any hot prospects at first glance. McGinty’s Bar was the place to be in Springfield, Massachusetts on a steamy Saturday summer night. The place was packed, with the crowd spilling out onto the back patio and the music thumping at a gotta-shout level. All eyes turned to the door when she walked in. A path cleared as six-foot tall Miranda, with her platinum blonde hair hanging past her curvy hips, wiggled her way onto the dance floor.

I followed, because she couldn’t get her groove on without me. I’m a better dancer than her and she stole all her moves from me. It’s true. I’ve got that going for me at least—not that anyone noticed her five-foot-four dark-haired friend with the thick ankles. Her shadow certainly swallowed me whole, but hey, not everyone wants to be in the spotlight. Suited me just fine.

We boogied to the hip song of the moment and soon enough, a few gutsy gals left the security of the tables scattered about and joined us. Then the drunker of the men crowded the floor, probably wondering if they should shoot for the top and approach Miranda or pick one of us “lesser” girls, like they could flatter us into bed by flirting with us first. For the most part, men at bars are idiots. Newsflash, I know.

“You with the hot chick?” a short, curly-haired guy asked, bumping his hip into mine in some pretence of a dance move.

I bumped back hard enough that he had to catch his balance. “If you mean the tall blonde, yes I am.”

Out came another bad dance move, with him jiggling his hands like he was shaking a martini. “She available?”

I shook my head and gave him the bad news. “Not exactly. She starts her prison sentence tomorrow. This is kind of a last hurrah.”

His bushy eyebrows scrunched as he recalculated his plan of attack, not quite ready to give up the chase. Perhaps prison stripes are a turn on for some guys. I shrugged. 
 “I suppose she could use a pen pal. Although her ex might be writing to her, too. He seems to have gotten over the whole stabbing thing. You really only need one testicle, right?” I boogied away from him and started getting my excuses ready for the string of men who would soon be lining up to meet the second most appealing woman in the bar—the hot chick’s best friend. Always a good girl to know when trying to make your move. At least, that’s what the men seemed to think.

About Lisa Scott

Lisa Scott is a former TV news anchor who now enjoys making up stories instead of sticking to the facts. She's worked in Bangor, ME, Rochester, NY and Buffalo, NY. She lives in upstate NY with her husband, two children, dog, cat and koi fish. When not writing, she works as a voice actor narrating everything from children's books to corporate tutorials.
Just as she enjoys reading a wide variety of genres, she writes in different genres as well. Romance and middle grade fiction are favorites. She's an avid gardener and has had essays published in The Ultimate Gardener and The Ultimate Bird Lover books.

Interview with Lisa Scott

N.L. Earnshaw: What will readers like about your book?

Lisa Scott: These are fun, flirty, sweet romances.  Each one is between 9,000 and 12,000 words, so they're great for lunch breaks, kids' sports practices--when ever you've got a little spare time.  Sometimes, I want to do some reading, but don't want to start a whole novel.  Short stories like these fill that need.  They're like yummy little candy bars.  One taste, and you'll probably want another!

N.L. Earnshaw: Why did you self publish?  

Lisa Scott: I like the control, the speed with which you can publish, and the ability to offer titles that traditional publishing might not consider. (Like a collection of romantic short stories.)   Right now I'm working on the next batch:  Beach Flirts!  The collection should be out in August.  Couldn't do that with traditional publishing.  However, I do have a novel under consideration with Harlequin, so I would love to have a foot in both worlds.

N.L. Earnshaw: What is your writing process? 

Lisa Scott: I'm a big fan of "do it when you can!"  But I write really well when I start the day with a walk to clear my mind and get the story flushed out.  Then I get home and write 2,000 words or so.  I need to get the beginning perfect before I can move on.  (Then, in the middle when I'm convinced the story isn't good, I can look back, re-read the beginning, and fall in love with the story again.)

N.L. Earnshaw: How long does it take you to write your first draft? 

Lisa Scott: I hate first drafts.  I love the polishing up stage.  But for a short story, I usually ruminate on it for a few days, spend a week or two writing it, and then polish it up over the next two weeks while working on the first draft of the next story.

N.L. Earnshaw: What inspired you to write this particular story?  

Lisa Scott: I love writing short stories and wanted to put out a collection, rather than just a few at once.  (And it was fun to link the stories together with a loose thread.)  Some of these stories are inspired by people I know, like "Never Been Dumped."  I have a friend who has never dumped a guy, and was hesitant to get in another relationship because she figured it would end ugly again.  "Desperately Seeking Cupid" was inspired by my interest in Feng Shui.  

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