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To Tell The Truth

February 26, 2011

What a week! Visited -and subscribed to – all 217 writers in Rachael Harrie’s Second Platform Building Crusade, met some impressive new (to me) authors, saw some truly clever First Challenge posts. I, for one, didn’t know there were so many ways to use the words fuliguline and bloviate. I’ve had a lot of fun watching the comments here on Feathers and Crystals and Rabbits, Oh My, too – you may have noticed part way through the week I stopped saying “no one’s even close.”

So, to the chase: The winner of the gift certificate to All Romance E-books is Urban Fantasy author and fellow Crusader Jessica, who correctly guessed that my lie was finding the crystal balls at the bottom of my Easter Basket. I do have a very lovely set of Ben Wa balls (yes, that’s what these are!) given to me by my husband, but they’re not crystal and he gave them to me for Christmas, not Easter!

The rest of the post? My husband and I do write together under the pen name Adriana Kraft. My favorite rabbit is indeed purple (you do have to remember I’m an erotic romance author and we’re not talking fluffy bunnies here…). One reader wondered if I wasn’t truly thinking about Easter already – that was a bit of a stretch, probably. I didn’t necessarily think about Easter before receiving the Challenge instructions, but once I put together ducks and blades of grass I had my integrating device, and then I certainly started thinking about Easter. And I do love Easter baskets, a custom my mother continued even when I visited over Easter as an adult, and one I passed on to our boys.

As to our traits? Absolutely true. He’s the quiet, efficient one, on the page and in person, and by now, after so many years of marriage, the fact that I walk into the room already speaking to him is a running joke and we can laugh about it (most of the time, he adds).

And that’s our bottom line – whatever we’re doing, to have fun. Life’s too short to stay gloomy.

(P.S. for those interested in such things, the lovely crystal balls are available at Eden Fantasies sex toy store.)

13 Comments leave one →
  1. Linda B permalink
    February 26, 2011 9:38 pm


  2. February 26, 2011 10:28 pm

    That’s cool that you guys write together! 😀 Must be a lot of fun.

    Well done on getting you following done. Takes a damn lot of effort, eh? Now it’s time for a break! hehe

    • adrianakraft permalink
      February 26, 2011 10:51 pm

      Thanks Trisha – you’re right, it is fun to write together. Actually we got started because we thought we’d enjoy it, and it just kind of grew from there.

  3. February 27, 2011 7:20 am

    Ooh, I could see so-writing going either way. I’m glad it worked out well for you! I’m feeling like a bit of a prude; I think that “rabbits” and “chrystal balls” aren’t the obvious references, so I’m missing something. You may need a link for those…

    • adrianakraft permalink
      February 27, 2011 6:31 pm

      Hi there, Thanks! We’re having a good time. Actually I elected to keep the sex toy references pretty oblique in these posts, since with this Platform Building Crusade I’ve got lots of visitors who didn’t necessarily plan to land on an erotic author’s page. There’s a link for the crystal balls at the bottom of the post – if you search “rabbits” on the Eden Fantasy page you’ll come up with more than you can count (dare I say they multiply like rabbits???).

  4. February 27, 2011 2:38 pm

    I bet it IS fun to write together! And yeah, after four decades of marriage, there are a lot of those “in-jokes” or you’ve already killed each other off.

    • adrianakraft permalink
      February 27, 2011 6:32 pm

      MMmm, four decades, I love it! Three, here, and counting. Gotta laugh!

  5. February 27, 2011 4:13 pm

    Life *is* too short!! 😉

  6. February 27, 2011 11:14 pm

    Congrats to Jessica. I also admire the fact that the two of you write together. I mostly love the truth about the purple rabbit. I bet that flew over so many heads. Had I read that post first it would have mine. Duh!

  7. Catherine Johnson permalink
    February 28, 2011 6:28 pm

    That’s so cool that you write romance together, I’d love to know which points you nit pick over the most between you, fanscinating!

  8. Catherine Johnson permalink
    February 28, 2011 6:28 pm

    That’s so cool that you write romance together, I’d love to know which points you nit pick over the most between you, fascinating!

  9. February 28, 2011 7:21 pm

    Thank you for the tip! However, I can’t figure out how to do that. I have two google accts. Unfortunately, it won’t let me link them together. But I really appreciated the heads-up. For the crusaders who use blogger, it will link back to my blog as long as I’m logged in to my blog when I comment on theirs. 😦 Sorry!

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