Next week marks the release of Gena Showalter’s aka BFF latest – The Darkest Torment. And yes – I’ll be giving away a SIGNED copy – super authentic because I’ll be driving over to her house, drag her away from the computer and making her sign it.
In the spirit of the title, I’m will be sharing a new story of Gena and… how she TORMENTS people each day until Friday. Then on Friday, you can comment and be eligible to win a book!
Gena is the oldest of three sisters, so automatically you know she’s mean 🙂 Okay, I know I shouldn’t stereotype – just know I can back the truth of that statement with stories from her sisters. Plus, I’m the youngest of three myself, so… I just know. Now to counter balance the meanness, Gena is the first one to have your back.
One of those stories from her sisters is about her favorite childhood game called Mumbly Peg. I have never heard of this game and I’m pretty sure her father invented it. So while my childhood was filled with playing dress up, reading to my dolls and twirling – Gena’s featured sitting in a circle and throwing small knives. How the knife lands dictates the number of points and then with a hammer you hit this peg into the ground. The loser gets to pull the peg out of the dirt WITH THEIR TEETH (I can only imagine the dental bills).
Now here’s the kicker – usually they hammered that stick into the ground next to something gross – like dog poop or fish guts. So picture it – you’ve lost, you’re on the ground, pulling a stick out from the dirt with your teeth and getting to breathe in the sweet scent of poo.
When I ask Gena about this – she said it only made her tougher.
In the spirit of that toughness, the characters she creates don’t get off easy. (Spoiler Alert for previous books) In The Darkest Night – Gena created a hero that must die every night – and the killers had to be his best friends, so bonus guilt and angst for them. In The Darkest Seduction when Paris (FINALLY) finds a woman he could sleep with twice – Gena killed her.
Don’t forget to come back tomorrow for another tormenting tale! And Friday I’ll be giving you a chance to win a signed copy!