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Albert Camus

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Twenty things every girl must do before she turns twenty. . .The List by Kate L. Mary

The List. Twenty things every girl must do before she turns twenty. . .
Where it gets complicated? Ryan and Chris. Best friends. Both sweet, funny, totally hot, and totally into Annie.


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Published: May 26th, 2015

The List. Twenty things every girl must do before she turns twenty. . .

Body piercing
Get drunk
First kiss

But thanks to her crazy, over-protective father, Annie Roth is way behind schedule. Good thing it’s her first semester of college, because Annie is more than ready to start checking off items. . .

Fake ID
Skinny dipping
Road trip!!!

Where it gets complicated? Ryan and Chris. Best friends. Both sweet, funny, totally hot, and totally into Annie.

But there are some things on The List that Annie only wants to do with Ryan. . .

Lose it
Get Heart Broken
Fall in love
EXCERPT






“I don’t want to go crazy, Cami. I just want to experience the normal things teenagers experience. While I’m still a teenager. I’ll be nineteen next month, and I haven’t done anything! I have one year.”
Cami nodded as a slow smile spread across her face. “Kind of like a bucket list for your teen years.”
I grinned and my wet hair bounced around when I nodded emphatically. “Exactly!”
Cami jumped to her feet and started pacing the room. “That I can help with! But we should start a list right now. Write it all down, so we can mark it off as we go.”
My insides jumped and fired to life, and I got to my feet too. “That’s a great idea.”
Cami grabbed a notebook and flipped it open, then grabbed a pink Sharpie. At the top of the paper she scribbled Annie’s Bucket List. “Okay, what’s first?”
I chewed on my bottom lip and ran my hand through my damp hair. “Let’s start small. Buy makeup.”
Cami nodded and jotted it down, then said, “And some new clothes and shoes. Girly stuff.”
She wrote down, buy a dress and heels and I inwardly cringed. Wearing heels seemed a bit unrealistic, but I was determined to do this. Even if I fell out of my shoes and broke my arm in the process.
“Get highlights,” I said.
Cami giggled while she wrote. “With your hair, I’d get lowlights.”
I nodded even though I had no idea what she was talking about. She’d know better than me.
Cami looked up and raised an eyebrow. “Get your ears pierced?”
“And something else too! Like my nose or my belly button!” I was getting really excited. Bouncing around like Cami. I’d always been intrigued by the way most girls these days glinted under the lights. It was rare, especially in California, to see girls in their teens without multiple piercings. I wanted to be one of those girls.
Cami wrote it down before looking back at me. “A tattoo?”
I hadn’t even considered that one. Something inside me jumped, but with the painful way it twisted I wasn’t sure if it was fear or excitement. “I don’t know…”
“We’ll put that one on the shelf for now. What else? Just fire them off and I’ll write as fast as I can.”
I took a deep breath and went for it. She was willing to help, so I shouldn’t be scared about revealing how little I’d done. “Go on a date, go to a formal, go skinny-dipping, get drunk, have a first kiss, stay up all night, take a road trip with a group of friends.” I took a deep breath and peered at her out of the corner of my eye, but she hadn’t even blinked and she was still scribbling away. “Have sex….”
Cami didn’t pause, and she didn’t look at me. Which I was grateful for. I couldn’t see my reflection, but my face had to be bright red.
“What else?” Cami said when she’d written down the last one.
I tapped my toe on the floor and shook my head. “I don’t know. What else have you done?”
Cami pressed her lips together. “We could do something like get a guy’s number in a bar, or get a fake ID?”
I nodded excitedly. “Yes! And I want a guy to buy me a drink. Not a drunk one either, a sober one who doesn’t have beer goggles.”
Cami giggled and nodded while she wrote. “Good idea.”
What else? I knew there had to be other things I was missing. Things that most teens tried. “What about smoking a cigarette?”
Cami’s face scrunched up, but she wrote it down anyway.
It was number seventeen, and twenty seemed like the perfect number to me. “Just three more, then we’ll be done.”
“You could always put tattoo on there. I’ll even get one too.”
My stomach tightened, but I nodded anyway. “Okay. But we still need two more.”
“How about break someone’s heart,” she said with a giggle. “Or better yet, get your heart broken? That’s a pretty normal teenage experience.”
I laughed because it seemed like the dumbest thing ever. Asking to get my heart broken. Who would want that? Me, that’s who! Having my heart trampled on would just prove I was actually living for a change, and it seemed like the perfect way to round off my list.

“Write them both down.”

About the author:
Kate L. Mary is a stay-at-home mother of four and an Air Force wife. She grew up in a small town just north of Dayton, Ohio where she and her husband met at the age of twelve. Since their marriage in 2002, they have lived in Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, and California.

Kate enjoys any post-apocalyptic story – especially if zombies are involved – as long as there is a romantic twist to give the story hope. Kate prefers nerdy, non-traditional heroes who can make you laugh to hunky pieces of man-meat, and her love of wine and chocolate is legendary among her friends and family. She currently resides in Oklahoma with her husband and children.

Be sure to check out her bestselling BROKEN WORLD series, now on the top 100 book in dystopian and post-apocalyptic fiction on Amazon.


4 comments:

Jenny Dauksa Schaber said...

This sounds like a very fun read. Thanks so much for the giveaway and for sharing it with us.

Jan Lee said...

I'd like to read this book :) I think we all have lists somewhere, maybe just in our heads, but they're there:)

Arf2-D2 said...

They sound just like teens - a list that is a mix of seriousness and frivolity and, perhaps, not well thought out. I'd like to see how it all plays out.

Lea Jerančič said...

thanks for the chance <3