Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Two Sentence Tuesday

My blogger friend Travis Erwin turned me on to Two Sentence Tuesdays, so I thought I'd give it a try. The idea was originated by the Women of Mystery blog and the idea is to quote two lines of a book (or whatever) you're reading followed by two lines you've written.

Since George Carlin passed away recently, I thought it appropriate to start off with my favorite quote of his:

"When you're born you get a ticket to the freak show. When you're born in America, you get a front row seat. "

Alas, all too true. If you want to read more of Carlin's sayings, click here.

Now it's my turn. In honor of the upcoming Fourth of July holiday, here are two lines from Seducing The Enemy by Lyndi Lamont, historical erotica set in Philadelphia in 1777. The POV is that of the hero, British Major Jack Tyrell. The British have just occupied the capital of the fledgling United States and this is Jack's impression of the city:

"He was impressed with the city of Philadelphia, a prosperous town laid out in neat squares, unlike the warren of goat paths they called streets in Boston. And so far, the citizens of the colonial capital had been far more friendly and welcoming than the taciturn New Englanders."

Linda / Lyndi

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Travis Erwin said...

You know I've never ead any erotica, and I probably should just to broaden my horizons.

preTzel said...

Thanks for linking me Linda. :)

George Carlin is my *all time* favorite Comedian and I will miss him. Thankfully HBO is running some of his work so I can get my fix from there. If they don't have it there is always YouTube.

That book sounds interesting. I might have to go get it. (Just don't tell Mr., okay? *wink*)

Kathleen Rowland said...

Linda, what a perfect read for the 4th of July! I am looking forward to reading COSMIC SCANDAL which I have ordered.

Clare2e said...

Linda -
thanks for the cool 2 lines. I'll put a link on our blog as soon as I'm back somewhere with full access.

Linda McLaughlin said...

I'm not sure about broadening your horizons, Travis, LOL, but there's a hot market out there for erotic romance. :)

Pretzel and Clare, thanks for visiting the blog. I may do this again sometime. It was kind of fun.

Kathleen, I sure hope you enjoy COSMIC SCANDAL. :D


pattinase (abbott) said...

Mine takes place in Philly too. Funny.

Beth said...

Great lines, yours & George's. He will be missed. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Linda, I am going to load my HTML version of COSMIC SCANDAL onto my Ebookwise today but can't start reading until I get my own edits done. I look forward to reading it, knowing you are the author of many best-sellers at Amber Press. I have read other wonderful stories from AP. -Kathleen Rowland

Lyndi Lamont said...

Patti, I imagine setting is the only commonality, since your story is contemporary and not romance. :) Philly can be a great setting.

Beth, thanks for dropping by.

Kathleen, those edits have to come first, for sure. Hope you enjoy COSMIC SCANDAL.