Thursday, July 29, 2010

NUMB with Excitement!!

Numb, by Sean Ferrell, goes on sale 8/3/2010!

I know this because a Twitter bud of mine, Harley May, is doing a bang-up job of pimping his novel (tee-hee--get it? "bang-up" and "pimping" in the same sentence?) over at her blog.

Go check it out. Really. Go now. There may be a quiz.

[Imagine a musical interlude here. I would actually include one, but frankly I'm not that technologically savvy.]

There. Did you look? Did you see there's a contest?

Which I am now about to enter by staging my own re-enactment of three scenes from the book:

1. A man engaged in a lion fight.

2. Someone hammering a nail through their body for profit.

3. A man on fire.

Now, since I am such a badass rebel (and a writer who can't resist editing), I took it upon my presumptuous self to consolidate ALL THREE scenes into one SUPER EXCITING image!!! Cuz that's just the way I roll.

So, here you have it. My (loose) interpretation of the events in those scenes: a man in a fireplace, on fire with fear because he is being attacked by a ferocious lion, just when he was about to pound a nail* into himself for money!

*Okay, so he's holding a screw. "Getting nailed" means the same thing as "getting screwed," right? Synonyms count when you're a writer. Work with me here. Suspend your disbelief.

Now, I realize taking these liberties with the rules may result in my disqualification from the contest. (Though, seriously, I think I deserve extra credit for creativity.) But that's all right. I was going to buy my own copy anyway.

And so should you. From everything I've heard about this book, you won't regret it. :)



Words fail me. Really, I am utterly speechless.

I'm with you on one thing though -- "screw" and "nail" are totally the same thing.

Nice job, and good luck in the contest!


Patty Blount said...

Works for me! I'd give you an A+. But it's not my contest *evil grin*

Elizabeth Ryann said...

Agreed! You totally deserve extra credit.

Harley May said...

Excellent! Bravo, Linda. It's clear, concise, and I love it.

Thanks for playing


Dianne K. Salerni said...

Gosh, I certainly hope he IS numb if he's going to have to deal with burns, nail wounds, and mauling by lions. What kind of Bactine would do the trick for that, I wonder?

Kelly Breakey said...

Absolutely brilliant!

You should win for creativity alone. I am lobbying Harley May right now.

Anonymous said...

So now we know what Linda does for fun when she's not on twitter....
~backs away slowly....~
Just kidding! I love it! Your vivid imagination surely resonates!

muffintopmommy said...

Dude, that's the second time I've first published anonymously by accident on blogger today. I keep forgetting the pesky security code and hitting enter too quickly. Gah!

GĂ©nette Wood said...

Not bad for a loose interpretation.

Driving a nail through one's appendage for profit and getting nailed for profit could both be equally painful for the poor gent, so I saw the screw stands.

(Although, jail suddenly becomes more likely with the more profit there!)

Linda G. said...

Tawna -- You? Speechless? Huh. I must be a better photographer than I thought. *blink* But a rule-breaker like me never expects to win. ;)

Patty -- Aw, thanks! Too bad you're not judging.

Elizabeth -- Thank you, too! Maybe Harley will let you and Patty help judge. ;)

Harley May -- You are too kind. It was a fun contest! :)

Dianne -- The character can't feel pain. Which does come in handy when you're being mauled, nailed, and burned.

Kelly -- May I quote you on that? ;) And thank you so much for your lobbying efforts on my behalf. I hear Harley prefers small bills. ;)

Muffintopmommy -- Or should I call you "Anonymous"? And, yes, you should be afraid of my imagination. Very, very afraid. Bwah-ha-hah!

LadyGenette -- Thanks! And, yeah, jail does have a way of eating into profits, I hear.

Anonymous said...

Alright, the pimping is working. I'm going to have to buy this book. Although his Numb Video made me spit fudge round on my laptop, so I was probably sold at that moment.

Deborah Small said...

Awwww, what a cute--er, I mean, ferocious man-eating lion. Good luck!