I was flipping through a Redbook yesterday waiting for my nail appointment and came across a top ten list. What is it about these lists? They exist on every subject known to mankind, yet I find them irresistible. So of course I had to read it. And it was pretty cute. See for yourself:
Ten Things Never to Say to the Man You Love
1–I can’t wait to see what you’re doing for my birthday.
3–If we leave right now, we’ll have time to go to Bed, Bath and Beyond
4–Do you need help lighting the grill?
5–I’m putting this whole conversation on my blog.
6–You had so much hair back then!
7–I don’t care how big and drunk he is. He shouldn’t be talking through the movie. I’m going to say something.
8–Actually, it doesn’t happen to every guy.
9–We’re vegetarians now.
10–You should call my dad. I’m sure he’ll know how to fix it.
Supposedly this list came from men. Frankly I’m shocked that “Does this make me look fat?” and “Shouldn’t we stop and ask for directions?” didn’t make an appearance.
I have a new book coming out today. DEADLY SINS is the sixth book in The Mindhunters series and it’s Adam Raiker’s story. He’s the head of the private forensics agency that all the characters in the preceding books work for. I hadn’t intended to tell his story but readers and my editor insisted. I think this is the most exciting one yet. Check out more information at my website here: http://www.kyliebrant.com/coming.html
In honor of the book release, I thought maybe I should make a top ten list of things never to say to an author :
1–How much did you have to pay to get your book published?
2–When I have time I’m going to write a book.
3–I rarely read trashy books so yours was a guilty pleasure.
4–It actually had a plot!
5–I don’t read. When will it come out on audio or as a movie?
6–I hope your next book is more interesting.
7–I wanted to slap your hero/heroine/insert word of choice here.
8–When are you going to write a real book?
9–I read your books on the subway ride to work. Of course I put a different cover on them so people won’t know I read those books.
10–(upon meeting the author) OMG!!!! You’re like…a real person!
Do you like top ten lists? Have anything you’d like to add to either list? I’m giving away a copy of DEADLY SINS to one commenter today!