Archive for September, 2010

Lelaina Update #1

by maya

Each month I’ll post a little bit from where Lelaina is now.  This first post is small, but it’s starts right where she left off at the end of the first book!


If you haven’t read Escapades of Romantically Challenged Me first, then you don’t want to read the updates – they’ll give away things you don’t want to know yet!

Lelaina update #1

I’m afraid if I breathe the wrong way, this current perfection in the universe will be thrown off course and I’ll have to go back to waiting tables and dating adulterous morons.  But maybe this is a new start. I deserve a new start. I’ve paid my dues.  I’ve paid my dues over and over.  Something good had to happen eventually. Still, it just seems way too good to be true.  But here I am.  Here he is.  And we’re both sitting on the same plane, heading to LA.  So how about, just for now, I let myself enjoy this moment.

I look over at him as he adjusts his seatbelt.  His eyelashes are impossibly long.  If we have children, our daughter could get away without ever having to use mascara.  And I could tell her all about how mommy and daddy met in the emergency room because of mommy’s vagine swllow and daddy’s ability to look as good in scrubs as Superman does in tights.

“Lelaina?” says Josh.
I leave our imaginary daughter and revisit reality.  “Yeah?”
“Are we on?”
“On what?”
“On for tonight?  You’ll let me take you out?”
I breathe in, enjoying the moment and pushing back the things-are-going-too-well panic.  “Yes, we’re on.”

He smiles, flashing those beautiful teeth.  Our daughter wouldn’t need braces either…

September 2010

Best of the Tour

by maya

Now that the tour is over, I thought I’d share a few of the reviews.  Thank you to everyone – I had a great time!! And be sure to check back here on September 16th for Lelaina’s first update following the book!

  • Acting Balanced: “This is another great book to add to your beach reading collection – and if, like me, your summer is coming to an end… Escapades of Romantically Challenged Me would make for a great curl up and read under the covers on a crisp, fall afteroon kind of book too!”
  • Reading at the Beach: “If you want a book that will make you laugh out loud all the way through, you need to rush out asap and get this book.”
  • Hott Books: “It was hilarious! I don’t know when I’ve ever laughed that hard from a book.”
  • Colloquium: “I certainly hope that Maya Jax is already hard at work drafting the sequel, because I am not going to be satisfied until I find out what happens to Lelaina next.”
September 2010