The other day I was messing around on myspace. I do this in the evenings when I'm home alone because the site is blocked at work. I've found it's an interesting way to dig up people you've lost track of. I've managed to find my best friend from high school, two half-siblings from my ever productive father, and tons of writer friends. It also kills a good bit of time if you're avoiding something, as I almost always am.
(As an aside - the Playground, along with several of us listed individually, are on myspace and want to be your friends! I think if you try hard enough, you can also find us on facebook or linkedin. I have profiles everywhere that I can't keep up with...)
Anyway, I was hopping around and popped onto the page for fellow author Nalini Singh. I've known her since back before I even joined RWA and would post on the 20-somethings loop of the eHarlequin boards. As one of the few published authors, she was always very helpful to us struggling newbies. She even mailed me items from Japan to put together a basket for our HOD Readers Luncheon in 2005. She's done great things since then and we had her here back when her book Caressed by Ice came out a year ago.
When I visited her site the other day, she was running a promotional contest for her new release, Hostage to Pleasure, Book 5 in the Psy-Changling Series. It's out now, so pick up a copy. I couldn't pass up the opportunity to enter the contest, so today I'm doing a little plug for her new book. The question posed is:
What fictional hero (from books, tv, movies, etc.) would you most like to hold hostage? And, if not the same answer, who would you like to be held hostage by??
It was an intriguing question, so I thought I'd post it today and see what you all think. I would have to say that if someone had to be chained to the wall and tortured with pleasure, it would most certainly have to involve Johnny Depp. I'm sorry. I am not subject to changing my mind very often. It was JD long before I was on the Playground (think 21 Jump Street when I was 8) and isn't likely to change unless he does something offensive enough to make me dislike him. Although, I have to say I'd also be tempted to kidnap James McAvoy of late. Or Michael Vartan. Maybe I can just keep them all in my basement. :)
What about you? Who do you want to hold hostage?
PS. Don't forget I'm running for Region 3 Director! You have until the end of the month to vote, but don't wait.