Okay, Missie…Mister…I can see you rolling your eyes. No, I haven’t lost my mind and yes, I am talking about a fairy godmother…MY fairy godmother. You don’t believe it? Okay, let me start at the beginning here.
My fairy godmother is Delta Jane, and she doesn’t look a thing like this picture of yo momma’s fairy godmother. Quite the contrary, Delta Jane is different…quirky…hinky…brash…cranky… funny… rude… brash…tough… smart…creative…brash…manipulative…and…did I mention brash? She don’t mince words and she don’t take nuthin’ off-a no one. My fairy godmother is a one of a kind. She’s got a pair of lips tattoo’d on her butt and she’s not afraid to use ‘em…er, show ‘em, and she has a tattoo on her shoulder that says, “Bite Me, Cowboy!” Delta is over three hundred years old but doesn’t look a day over sixty (a young sixty). She’s cowgirl to the bone and dresses in Wranglers, cowgirl boots, and hats…and she is always color coordinated. If the hat is red, the clothes are red, the boots are red, and the hair and eyes will match too.
(Remind you of anyone we all know and love? Someone with lots of long, full, curly red hair perhaps? I’m just sayin……)
Delta might be a cowgirl, but don’t try to put her on a horse or in a Volkswagon; this fairy godmother rides an Iron Horse—a Harley. Oh, and in case you were wondering…if the hat is red, the Harley is red too.
I know…you’re still shaking your head and wondering if I’ve gone around the bend. Nope. I have not. Delta is a major character in my next published work which…(YeeHaw!)...is available now on Amazon. Oh yeah…doing the happy dance! Midnight on the Double-B is a short story I wrote to introduce my fairy godmother, Delta Jane, to the world. She will make you laugh. She will make you go “huh?” And those of you who know me will “get” that if I had a fairy godmother, I would most certainly get a hinky one with attitude—one exactly like Delta.
So if you’re tired of the tried and true, sugar ‘n sweet, grey hair and glasses, wand in hand type of fairy godmother, try mine! Try the old broad with the hat and boots, the wild hair, and tattoos who rides in on a Harley with the mangiest dog on the planet, to turn everyone’s world upside down as she tries to help Kylah McCombs and Michael Beasty save their ranches while they fall in love. All ya gotta do is follow this link over to Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Midnight-Double-B-Kayce-Lassiter/dp/1492208310/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1379132806&sr=8-2 and pick up your copy of Midnight on the Double-B, a short story that is available in both print and Kindle format. In the back of this fun little book, you will also find an excerpt from my next book, Loons of a Feather, which is the first full-length novel in a four book series about the adventures of Delta Jane, FGM extraordinaire. Look for Loons of a Feather to be available later this year at your favorite retailer.
By the way, if you like the cover, I’ll let you in on a little secret…I designed and created it myself. Yeah, baby! Of course, if you don’t like it, I’ll lie and tell you I hired a professional to do it. LOL
If you’re undecided on whether or not you’d be interested in my hinky fairy godmother, be sure to tune into this blog on 9/20 and again on 10/4, when I will be posting excerpts from the story. That’s sure to make up your mind.
Oh…and I almost forgot…I am giving away two free e-copies of Midnight on the Double-B, so be sure you leave a comment on this blog for a chance to win a free e-book. Honestly, what could be better? Hinky, cranky cowgirl fairy godmother AND free! And all you gotta do is say HI? Did I mention this quirky little story is a new twist on some old fairy tales? Which ones? Hmmm...well, let's just say "fairy godmother" and "Michael Beasty" are both hints. Care to guess?
That’s my story, fun and fantabulous, and I’m stickin’ to it. Hang on tight now ‘cuz we’re gonna go real, real fast!
Whoohoo Kayce! Congratulations on your newest story. I so LOVE Delta. And I'm jealous that I can't change my eyes and hair to match like she does. I guess that's the advantage of being a FGM. I'll just have to stick to my red everything else or green or yellow or orange . . .ReplyDelete
I think you may have a new career -- cover designer. This is the perfect cover for a terrific story, but as much as I like it, I hope you spend most of your time writing rather than designing covers. You know I love your stories, especially those featuring Delta. She's so much fun.ReplyDelete
Awww, thank you, Amanda! I consider that high praise, indeed, coming from you. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Hugs!Delete
Interesting sounding godmotherReplyDelete
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Well, you'll have to let me know how you like her if you win the free copy! : - )Delete
This reminded me of that 70's song "Delta Dawn"... simply because of the name. I'm just glad to be included in the group of folk who can say "I knew her when!"...ReplyDelete
I sure do miss our occasional IM chats at the corporate level. We still need to find a back row to occupy somewhere for our mischief. The world really doesn't know what it's missing. -- TommyT
Tommy, my man! You are soooo right...the old place just isn't the same without you there to help me get in trouble. But I am doing my best to uphold what we started. LOL Hugs to you and the fam!!!Delete
I had the pleasure of reading an excerpt from this story a while back and I really enjoyed it. Can't wait to get my eyes on the whole thing now that I have finished reading "Katie's Rock"! Love you girl - ErinReplyDelete
Geekgirlsc? Really? Now that cracked me up! Thanks for stopping by, Erin...miss you!Delete
OK so somehow I already know I won't be able to put this book down and most of what you say will be a crack up. You must lay awake most of the night comin up with down to earth and funny stuff. You really are part commedian ya know! As I always said....ready your books is the same as having a real life conversation with you !! Love whatever you write...every word of it !!!ReplyDelete
Look at who's part comedian! Thanks for sticking your head in and saying Hi. Hugs!Delete
OMG....you finally let Delta out to play with all of us! Everyone is going to love her!!! Highest Kudos to you! Love ya Sis.ReplyDelete
Yep, she's loose on the world...let's hope she doesn't make me regret letting her out! LOLDelete
HI! CINDERELLA MEETS BEAUTY AND THE BEAST>? LOLReplyDelete
Ding...ding...ding...you guessed it! I'll put ya into the drawing for the free ebooks. Thanks for stopping to say hi. : - )Delete
I like the cover, it's first rate, especially for an upcoming author. I think "Mother" and "Combs" go hand and hand...they remind me of someone very dear to me. Many people write, as it's something inside of them that needs to come out, and then there are people who have that passion and talent and you my friend are the genuine article. I wish you much success as it has been in the making for a long time. Glad you followed your dream. You are an amazing woman.ReplyDelete
Not nice to make an old broad cry! Love you.Delete
I also like the name of the fairy, Delta Jane. She sounds like she came from a military background. I read part of the except and this story could be part Cinderella and beauty and the beast and like the beast he changes because of love and Cinderella needed to be rescued. That's always a good story. Irma F.ReplyDelete
Thanks, sweetie...yep, you're right about the fairy tales.ReplyDelete