Monday, December 27, 2010

New Character Anxiety

(by Brian "Roach" Malloy of the cupcake bakery mystery series by Jenn McKinlay)
I went to Fairy Tale Cupcakes because I thought the woman responsible for murdering my father worked there. I was wrong. I accused Melanie Cooper of murder but it was her mom who had been on a date with my father the night he was killed. Oops. My bad.
What really knocked me on my keister, however, was her business partner Angie DeLaura. She was so cool. She got right in my face, and I'm Roach Malloy from the Sewers -- a certified platinum album selling rock star, and I think she was going to do some damage until melanie reined her in. She was incredible! I think I am in love!
One small problem. She has this childhood pal named Tim or Todd or something lame like that. She says they're just friends, but he'd have to be as dumb as a brick to let a girl like her go. I'm trying to play it smart and not crowd her, but when you meet the love of your life, it's kind of hard to not to jump up and down on Oprah's couch and make an idiot of yourself.
My story hits the shelves on January 4th, so now on top of having new character anxiety, I have to worry about making an ass of myself. Sigh.
How about you? What's the dumbest thing you ever did for love?


  1. Dumbest thing I ever did for love? So dumb I don't even want to mention it, because I don't want to encourage less circumspect people to do the same thing! But it was the right thing to do. Fourteen years later, our marriage and our love continue to get stronger and sweeter every day. Do what you gotta do, Molloy!

  2. Roach, jumping up and down can be dangerous for your overall future image (do I have to mention Tom Cruise WHO?), so keep cool. Just so you know, dumbest thing I ever did for love was move 3,000 miles away. I thought I'd never win in the love department, but lo and behold, my future husband missed me. {Oh, yeah, we're married now.} It's true. Absence makes the heart grow fonder. Let your love be like a rubber band. If you stretch it tight, it will snap back. If you keep the rubber band slack, the love of your life can't breathe. Be smart here. She'll come around...if it's meant to be.

    ~Avery ...wishing Jenn good luck on the launch of her book. Yeah!

  3. Can't wait to read the book and find out what happens!

  4. Not so much for "love", per se ... but the stupidest thing I ever did for a boy was to go skinny-dipping in Lake Superior. At midnight. In November. Miracle I didn't die from hypothermia. But it seemed like an awesome and romantic idea at the time.

  5. Never did anything too stupid. Though there have been times I felt like jumping up and down on the couch.

  6. Never jumped on a couch or skinny-dipped in a great lake, but I did move a thousand plus miles to find it. Love, that is. At the time, I had no job, no money, no ties. Who knew I'd meet the love of my life after taking such a big step. Even remember what we each wore the night we met. Guess the stupidest thing I did was fall in love at first sight, when I was old enough to know better! That was 28 years ago, almost 29! Still together. Funny how love works, or doesn't. Good luck with your quest, but remember, sometimes love needs space, and sometimes it needs none.

  7. I stalked a guy at work. Maybe 'stalk' is a bit strong, but I saw him from across the space operation center floor and had to know him, so I concocted reasons to work with him, "Oh, how do you write a message on saralite?" "How do you set up a golf tournament?" "Oh, I didn't know you shopped here."

    And now he's my husband.

  8. Haven't done anything too stupid, but Molloy can't hanging in there because if it is meant to be, it will happen.