Sunday, September 14, 2014

S'more Sundae With Nuts - Brynna Curry

September 14th, 2014

So, what's this one all about? Well I'll tell you! We have to list four truths about ourselves. The fifth "fact", we will make up, and you, the guests, have to guess which one is untrue.

The s'mores have all danced as a Nut, and have now earned the right to jig as a S'more. 

So without further ado...

S'more Sundae With Nuts - Brynna Curry

Layering the truth like chocolate, marshmallows and grahams

1.I love anime. Inuyasha, Dragonball Z, Witchhunter Robin, Trigun and Sailor Moon are my favorites. My daughter Kayla and I think the ending themes for Inuyasha are so lovely in fact, that I bought the music and googled the lyrics to the songs online so we could learn them. I can sing four of the seven songs in Japanese and get the words right, if not the intonation. I’m not entirely sure what the words mean, but the heart is in the music. Music is universal. 

2.From 7th grade onward, I had a 99% all black wardrobe. The remaining garments were either red, blue or purple. This style choice garnered a rather undesirable nickname from the mean girls…the undertaker. 

3.From the time I was a baby, my father, a band director, pushed music on me. Fortunately for me, I loved music and absorbed everything he said like a sponge. By the time I was in eighth grade, I could play trumpet, flute, piccolo, French horn, marching French horn (it’s entirely different), saxophone, drums, and a little piano. Not only that, but I played well enough to medal in trumpet (my favorite) and flute during sectionals.  Because I spent so much time watching practices, I picked up the majorette and flag routines. More than once I had to trade in itchy wool for a glittery costume to stand in for a sick majorette or color guard. I was in the band  until my senior year, when I decided to do something different and quit band to solo in the choir.  I loved singing. I still do. I was really good. Probably not so much anymore. No one hears me sing now except the walls, Kayla, and the steering wheel. 

4.My first manuscript was both wonderful and terrible. It’s about the spirit of an evil man that torments a family for generations, time travel and love that endures. I knew it was terrible. I never tried to publish it. It served a purpose though and allowed me to escape a bad time in my life. One day, I’ll rewrite it and see if I can make it shine. For now, it’s in a locked file, buried where no one will ever see it. 

5.I’m a girly girl. I love to shop. I’m obsessed with shoes. I have tons of them. I never leave the house without being dressed to the nines. 

Thanks for inviting me to be here today!  Okay, readers, can you spot the fake? It’s so fake it’s my antithesis.  Good luck.

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Oh, and they'll need it! My breakdown:
#1 I've never really been into anime but know loads of friends that are. It's definitely a genre that I should at least investigate. It's huge, and it's passing me by. Especially after what Miss Brynna has to say about it. Sounds like a world in itself! And how this be the fake with such intimate detail? Well, Brynna is a successful writer. Keep that in mind with your guessing!
#2 LOL, I went through a blank punk stage, too! And I still wear a lot of black. So very Jolie-esque. Without the figure, of course. And the boobs. And the money. And without Brad Pitt. 
#3 Hey, I played the trumpet too! I was a huge band geek. Not saying that you were...of course! :-)
#4 Okay, this one is for the Curry fans out there. Someone must know if this was her first book or not. Bang it in, girls!
#5 Really?? Could this be the antithesis? It's so hard to know when we only get to chat with our friends in a virtual environment. As much as I'd love a cuppa tea with Miss Brynna, I've never had the pleasure to see her walk up in a pair of Jimmy Choo's.

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Today, the S'mores is part of Miss Brynna's Elemental Magic tour. Let's get it on!


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About the Author:  Brynna Curry was born south of the Mason-Dixon Line. After living all over the southern states, she finally landed in North Alabama where she lives with her husband and their three children. Growing up, books fueled her dreams and imagination, ultimately becoming her salvation during the hardest times in her life.Writing is her passion, but she enjoys the fun of sharing those stories with others by reviewing books and working in publicity.
When she isn’t writing or promoting, she’s often found haunting the library for new books to read or just spending an quiet evening at home with Jackie watching old westerns on TV. Although her wizards, shifters and vampires are as real to her as anyone, she insists love is the truest magic and with it every day is another wonderful adventure.

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17 comments:

  1. Oh - I'm going to predict that #5 is the whopper. I've always been told to keep lies simple and there just isn't much in that little snippet. That's my answer and I'm sticking to it.

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    1. Yes, the more elaborate the lie, the more likely you are going to get bitten in the arse over it one day. LOL

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  2. I'm with Gemma. I think #5 is the little white lie. Although I kind of wonder about #3 (that's a lot of instruments!) especially when she said she would substitute for a majorette or color guard. Not sure the band director (even a dad) would let you do that. LOL

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    1. I know it! Miss Brynna could be a one-man-show marching band!

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    2. Of course, I still would have to admire her for all those instruments she can play. It's like speaking different languages, but with your fingers and mouth. IF that makes sense...

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  3. #1 makes me smile. My daughter is obsessed with anime. But I'm with the other ladies. #5 seems like the winner!

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    1. Seriously? Is it a younger generation thing? I know very little about it!

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  4. Just to be different, I'm going with #4. But I suspect it's #5

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    1. Walk your own walk, Miss Sarah, for sure! I've known lots of friends and published authors who have used writing as a sort of therapy. I'm still goin' for #5 like the rest, but wouldn't it be a cracker if she came back and said we were all wrong!

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  5. I can relate to #4 so think that one is true. I'm going with number 5.
    The others all sound plausible, esp. # 3. when my daughter was in color guard, I was one step from doing the routine myself!

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    1. Hi Sharon, thanks for coming by today! I was a marching band geek, myself. Actually my entire sisterhood. My eldest played the flute, I played trumpet (a long story in itself), then the next sister color guard, the next French Horn, and the next percussion. 5 girls rockin' it in marching band. LOL

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    2. Y'all are right. #4 is true. I am a band geek.

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  6. Hi Ladies, thanks so much for stopping by! Usually, I peek in a few times on a Sunday but been flat-out busy with edits today. Boo! But loved that you took a moment to pop on over.

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  7. Hi. I left a comment this morning but it seems to have disappeared. My apologies, y'all.

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  8. Thanks to everyone for stopping by. It's time to fess up so here goes.

    #1 - Is true. I adore anime. There are so many complicated romances in anime. If I had to pick a favorite, I'd have to choose between Inuyasha and Dragon Ball Z.

    #2 Also true and still is. Most of the time I am wearing something in black, except in the summer because its god awful hot here.

    #3 - Is true. I started playing the trumpet in third grade, at home. In fifth, I was able to join the band that was specifically for those grades, I switched to a coronet, which is like a fat trumpet with a similar sound. From age nine, Steve dragged me along to every band camp during the summer, every football game. (Love football btw) He had big dreams of me being a music teacher one day (I didn't, but that's another story.) and so he pushed me to try different instruments. Never could stick with piano long enough to be good at it. At thirteen, I was sitting second chair trumpet out of thirty in the high school band and he made me work twice as hard for the spot. We were invited and played at the inaugural parade for the first George Bush that year. I was always quick to pick up on things that interested me, kind of took the 'watch and learn' phrase to heart. I was a gifted child in every aspect except math. God, I hated math.

    #4-Sorry. This one is true too. The 'manuscript that shall not be read' is about Morgan Forrest, a truly evil soul who curses the Cassady family and then proceeds to torment and destroy them for three hundreds years. The concept was grand, but the story, as is, quite frankly stinks. Lol. When I finish all the many, many projects I have going I might go back to Nick and Katherine to see if I can make anything out of their story. That won't be for another fourteen books. I am enjoying my vampires and country boy story worlds right now.

    This leaves us with #5 to be the fake. And it truly is. I hate shopping. Absolutely hate it. I don't even like grocery shopping, but, well, people have to eat. I almost never wear make up. My hair is usually piled on top of my head with one of those butterfly clip things or in a ponytail. Jeans, t-shirt and tennis shoes are my normal attire. The shoes are hot purple. They match my purse. That's about as dressy as I get. lol

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  9. Well, I'm a day late and missed all the fun but I wanted to pop in and say it was a heck of a s'mores. I would have went with #5 too . .. which incidentally is mostly true of me. Love, love, love to shop, and am obsessed with shoes, although I'm not always dressed to the nines. Just most of the time, LOL.

    Brynna, I love old anime and have a huge collection....Vampire Hunter D, God Mars, My Youth in Arcadia and a bunch more. I've really got to eBay that stuff one of these days!

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