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A Teaser From Greater Than Rubies

Greater Than Rubies will publish sometime this week or the early part of next week (and will be FREE!!).  In the meantime, here is a teaser:

She read through all of the questions twice. The way that Don Roberts had combined answers from their initial and second interview into a cohesive article revealed every fact she had shared, but also put Robin Bartlett and Tony Viscolli in the best possible light.

When she turned the final page, she found a handwritten sticky note Don had left for her. In really minuscule print, he had written,”Robin, I realize Tony is a billionaire, not a millionaire, but it didn’t have the same alliterative ring to it for the headline. You should know that I’m also a believer. I admire what the two of you are doing. The truth is you gave me a lot to think about, a lot to admire, and a lot to pray about. I wanted you to know that I am going to stop hiding my light under a bushel so much and let it shine a little more often. I pray I did you justice with this piece. Thanks for witnessing to me. Yours in Christ, DR.”

The woman this Inside Boston article portrayed, from the photographs to the out of context quotations, was not the woman holding and reading the magazine. The woman within these pages was confident, competent, and capable. Magazine article Robin was accomplished, witty, polished, and professional. That Robin would certainly make a fine match for Tony Viscolli. She would love him and support him and make him happy throughout his lifetime.

By contrast, the very real Robin Bartlett had brought nothing but conflict, heartache, and shame to Tony Viscolli since the very day he had first laid eyes on her. Everything about her spelled trouble from her heritage, her violent past, her lack of education, to her ignorance of the day to day politics of the high society world in which he lived. She wondered how Don Roberts would handle the fact that the woman who had witnessed to him so profoundly was less than two weeks away from leaving Tony Viscolli at the altar.

This magazine would hit newsstands tomorrow. She could not fight that. She could not run from that. She could not hide from that. She envisioned her life spinning away and out of control, down into a bottomless vortex like a fast sinking ship. She envisioned taking Tony and dozens of others down along with her.

 

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Who Would Play Tony & Robin?

Not long ago, I was interviewed on Taryn Rae’s Tuesdays with Taryn for Book 1 of the Jewel Trilogy, Sapphire Ice.

One of the questions she asked me was:

Whom would you cast as your Hero & Heroine if your book became a movie?

This took me a while to answer, because I’m not “plugged in”.  I like movies and go see them often (most recently I saw Bourne Legacy and Expendables 2).  But, unless it is a fun, campy action movie that falls in line with our viewing standards (no premarital sex, gratuitous sexuality, etc.), then I don’t see it.  I also really don’t know actors’ names.  I usually recognize that I might have seen an actor before, but have a hard time placing where (case in point: I knew I knew the actor in the upcoming remake of Red Dawn, but until I looked it up, I did not recognize him as the actor who plays Thor – despite having seen the movie Thor many times with my boys and recently seeing Avengers in the theaters.)

So, this question tripped me up and was incredibly interesting to me.  It made me really think about and research an answer. Since I don’t know who these actors are, I’m going to tell you I’m just going with looks – not personality or acting ability.

Antonio “Tony” Viscolli:  Raoul Bova

Robin Bartlett: AnnaSophia Robb

Do these actors match your mental images of Robin and Tony?

Who would you have cast in a movie?

Photo credit for Robin.
Photo credit for Tony.

Join me next week as we look at Barry and Maxine!

 

 

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Six Sentence Sunday: Remove Your Hand…or Else

She could never take him on in a game of cards.  Every cruel thought in her imagination seared right through her sapphire eyes and bored into his, which he struggled to keep impassive.  Still, she maintained her cool façade, something he deeply admired amidst his mirth.  Tony carefully bit down on the inside of his lip to keep himself from laughing at her next words.  “I don’t play those games, Mr. Viscolli.  Remove your hand, or else I’ll remove it.”

 

Want to read more?  Sapphire Ice will publish this month!  Check back soon for dates!

What is Six Sentence Sunday?

1) pick a project – a current Work in Progress, contracted work or even something readers can buy if you’re published

2) pick six sentences

3) post ‘em on Sunday

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