posted on December 23, 2014 by Rebecca Zanetti

I Will Get them Back

by Rebecca Zanetti

Marked1First, a big thank you to Writerspace for having me over today to celebrate the release of MARKED, and happy holidays, everyone!  I don’t know about you, but my family has quite a few traditions in place for this time of year.  Big Tone and I have been married for quite a while, and we have the routine down pat.

On Christmas Eve, (tonight, actually) we head to my parents’ house for dinner and presents with my two sisters and their families.  This year my mom said she’s combining the grown up table and the kids table into one, so I’m quite curious how she’ll do this.

Anyway, we’ll get into the wine, and at some point, somebody will bring up Christmas from two years ago.  Before we eat, we always do a white elephant gift for just fun, where you can steal twice if you want it.  Often there are candy machines or just goofy stuff.  Two years ago, there were scratch lottery tickets.  Guess who ended up winning them?

Yep, me.

So I scratched them and started to get excited.  $10,000 came up.  Whoo hoo!  Then it came up again.  My heart started thrumming, and not just because of the money.  I’d actually ‘stolen’ the tickets from my brother-in-law, Travis, and it might be worth ten grand!  Well…the third $10,000 came up, and I lost it.

Yeah, I got pretty excited.  I may have jumped over the coffee table in a rather excited state.

Guess what?

It was a fake.  Those jackasses had put a fake winning one in the lot.  And I fell for it.  Sigh.

They still laugh about how excited I was.  (If you have siblings, you get this).  Thank goodness, and I truly mean this from the bottom of my heart, thank goodness nobody was filming it.

So, in the spirit of Christmas, let me tell you.  I don’t know when, and I don’t know how, but my memory is long, and I will get them back.

Has your family ever played a joke on you that just won’t go away?

Thanks again to Writerspace for having me over to play today.  Everyone have a very Happy New Year!

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Rebecca Zanetti

Rebecca Zanetti

New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Zanetti has published over twenty-five dark paranormals, romantic suspense, and contemporary romances, and her books have appeared multiple times on several of the bestseller lists. She has received a Publisher Weekly Starred Review for Wicked Edge, Romantic Times Reviewer Choice Nominations for Forgotten Sins and Sweet Revenge, and RT Top Picks for several of her novels. She believes strongly in luck, karma, and working her butt off...and she thinks one of the best things about being an author, unlike the lawyer she used to be, is that she can let the crazy out. Rebecca attended Pepperdine University, earning a bachelor's degree in Journalism with a Political Science emphasis. While there she worked as the Editor-in-Chief of The Graphic newspaper, was a member of the Pi Phi Sorority, and an intern for President Reagan, who still gave 3-5 speeches a week, even though he was no longer president. After college, Rebecca worked as an art curator and a Senate aide before heading to law school, where she received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Idaho. She married Tony Zanetti in the middle of her second year of law school and became pregnant with their first child during the third year. She graduated law school, gave birth three weeks later, and took the Bar Exam three weeks after that. All she remembers about the bar exam is that it was so quiet in the testing room, she thought about taking a quick nap. But she continued on, passed the bar and became a lawyer. She worked for a large firm, then a small firm, then the county while also teaching legal classes at her local community college. Now she writes romances about vampires, cowboys, and soldiers. Her current series are: The Scorpius Syndrome, The Realm Enforcers, the Dark Protectors, the Sin Brothers, and Blood Brothers. Follow Rebecca: Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Newsletter

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2 thoughts on “I Will Get them Back”

  1. Avatar Stephanie says:

    Lol! Good Luck, Rebecca!! With your imagination, I’m sure you’ll get them back.

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