posted on May 6, 2015 by Cindi Madsen

It’s All About the Bucket list

by Cindi Madsen

GLNS_500In Getting Lucky Number Seven, Lyla makes a college bucket list of things she’d like to do, like “Kiss a beautiful stranger,” “Get a tattoo,” “Sing karaoke.” So I thought I’d talk about bucket lists today. Mine would be a lot different than Lyla’s, since college was more years ago than I want to mention and I have three kids.

  • Go to Ireland (I actually have a book signing event booked for 2016! Squee)
  • Spend a week on the beach with my family
  • Do a color run
  • Visit a castle (maybe Ireland will be a good place for that)
  • Meet Ilona Andrews in person (I recently became obsessed with her books)
  • See Pink in concert
  • Have one of my books turned into a movie

And here’s an excerpt from Getting Lucky Number Seven, when Beck discovers Lyla added something new to her list.

Einstein came up to me and rubbed his furry head on my jeans. I’d only met the cat a few times, but I swore he sensed I was allergic and decided that meant he should rub hair all over me. With his long wiry gray and white fur, he was kind of cute—or maybe I’d just been looking at cat pictures too long. Great, now I was developing a fondness for felines.

This is what I get for being friends with a girl. I patted the furball’s head despite myself and then moved to Lyla’s bedroom. I knocked, and when there was no answer, I pushed inside, Einstein so close I nearly tripped over him. “Lyla?”

When her cat meowed at me like I’d personally offended it, I picked it up. He purred and rubbed against me as I scanned the room. Lyla’s closet looked like it’d exploded. Shoes were scattered across the floor, there were a pile of shirts off to the side, and several long, colorful skirts hung on her desk chair. Her laptop was open, and I noticed the list up on the screen.

Of course she typed it up.

  1. New edgier look
  2. Do a keg stand (Remember to not wear a skirt that night)
  3. Make out with a beautiful stranger (Exact level of making out TBD as the kissing happens)
  4. Sing karaoke
  5. Dance on a bar (Learn to sexy dance, so I don’t make a fool of myself when the bar dancing happens.)
  6. Get a tattoo
  7. Have mind-blowing sex

What the—

            “Hey,” Lyla said. “I didn’t hear you come in. I was just finishing my hair and… Beck?”

I turned around and Einstein dug his claws into my arm, apparently wanting down now. I let him go and took in Lyla standing in the doorway. She had her hair in a side ponytail, several loose strands framing her face. The simple white V-neck showed off her curves and hinted at a lace bra underneath, and she had on one of her long hippie skirts. The pink, peach, and red fabric hugged her hips a few inches below where her shirt cut off, leaving a sexy stripe of skin on display.

And all I could think about was mind-blowing sex, mind-blowing sex, mind-blowing sex.

So there are a few very different bucket lists for you. What about you guys? What’s on your bucket list?

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Getting Lucky Number Seven
by Cindi Madsen
Release date: 4/28/15

What’s your lucky number?

Lyla Wilder is done being the shy, chemistry nerd extraordinaire. While every other college student is out having fun, Lyla is studying. With her cat. Well, she’s played it “safe” quite enough, thank you. So she creates a “College Bucket List”―with item #7 being a night of uninhibited, mind-blowing sex…

But she needs some help from her man-whore best friend.

Hockey player Beck Davenport thought Lyla’s transformation would be subtle. Man, was he wrong. With every item she ticks off, Beck finds himself growing seriously hot for his sweet, brainiac best friend. And if he’s not careful, he’ll end up risking their friendship in order to convince Lyla that he might just be her lucky #7…

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Cindi Madsen

Cindi Madsen

Cindi Madsen is a USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance and young adult novels. She sits at her computer every chance she gets, plotting revising, and falling in love with her characters. Sometimes it makes her a crazy person. Without it, she’d be even crazier. She has way too many shoes, but can always find a reason to buy a new pretty pair, especially if they’re sparkly, colorful, or super tall. She loves music, dancing, and wishes summer lasted all year long. She lives in Colorado (where summer is most definitely NOT all year long) with her husband and three children.

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