Monday, March 9, 2009

Laugh, and the world laughs with you

by Jamie Hill

I've always said the first thing that drew me to my husband was a sense of humor. He made me laugh constantly. I can still say honestly that he continues to make me laugh just about every day. (Unless it's a realllllly bad day...we won't go there.)

I think I have a pretty good sense of humor. I used to be quicker with the comebacks when I was a bit younger. These days I find myself quipping the comeback to myself, long after the exchange took place. *sigh*

One of the things I love most about writing is coming up with the dialogue. Most of my characters have a sense of humor. Some have a dry wit, some droll, and many--especially the handsome cops, have an 'I've seen it all' sarcasm that I personally love. Not mean-spirited in any way, just funny, back and forth exchanges with their friends and lovers.

Yesterday I was spotlighted at the Erotic Horizon blog and she reviewed five of my titles, (and added some of the reviews she'd done for me previously.) Because I love to quote a good review, I'd like to reprint a couple things EH had to say:

Ms. Hill’s first book in the UNEXPECTED LOVE series starts off with NOTHING TO LOSE and what a blast. Bailey and Doug are so alike they have a hard time seeing the woods from the trees. With their determination and their argumentative nature, it’s little wonder either one can get a word in edgewise.

The characters are thrilling, the small town scenario is lovable and the sexual tension between these two is a pleasure to see unfolding.

I loved this book and will be reading the next in the series post haste.

About the second book in the series, EH says:

WORTH THE RISK is an absolutely hilarious second book, I have not laugh out loud like this in a long time. Sam and Sarah are at each others throats for a whole lot of reasons and in a whole lot of ways. In between all the angst they find the time to revert to the antics of their teenage year, without due regard for the teenager in their midst.

Jamie Hill at her absolute best, she certainly knows how to bring out the best of the human emotions. A fast pace book with not a dull moment. This one will be sticking around on my bookshelf for a long time to come. Highly recommended.

Nice, eh? Hearing that someone got a laugh or a chuckle from my dialogue really makes my day.

I just realized this is a really boring blog, with me sitting here telling you how funny I think I am. Well, some days you got it, some days you don't. Just take my word for it--I can be funnier than this.

If you'd like a free sample of my stories, Whiskey Creek Press - Torrid is offering my Torrid Teaser Windfall as their Free Whiskey Read this month. This is one of my earlier m/f works, but I still enjoy the verbal sparring between Misty and Derek. Check it out here

And now, a joke to start your day with a smile.

Who's Crazy?

A doctor of psychology was doing his normal morning rounds when he entered a patient's room. He found Patient #1 sitting on the floor, pretending to saw a piece of wood in half.

Patient #2 was hanging from the ceiling, by his feet.

The doctor asked patient number 1 what he was doing. The patient replied, "Can't you see I'm sawing this piece of wood in half?" The doctor inquired of Patient #1 what Patient #2 was doing. Patient #1 replied, "Oh. He's my friend, but he's a little crazy. He thinks he's a lightbulb." The doctor looks up and notices Patient #2's face is going all red.

The doctor asks Patient #1, "If he's your friend, you should get him down from there before he hurts himself"

Patient #1 replies, "What? And work in the dark?"

*G* See you next week!


  1. Great reviews, Jaime. Love the cute baby pics too. I'm so with you on the need for a sense of humor.

    I find now that I am getting better with the comeback though. I think that is due to getting older and knowing that life is too short not to laugh.

    Good luck with your writing--don't think you'll need luck though. *wink*

  2. Thanks Tess. Glad you're getting quicker with the comeback, I know I'm slowing down!

    Appreciate you stopping by and commenting!

  3. G'morning Jamie,

    Love the kiddies pictures. Reminds me of a horsey back ride my daughter took at a very inappropriate time years and years ago. LOL You know how much I love your dialogue, your characters all have a sense of humor and a few faults that make them seem like people we all know. I've also known you long enough to know you're come backs aren't all that slow.

    Great blog. And, great reviews!!


  4. Hi Jude,

    Quippy comebacks are easy when writing because I have plenty of time to think about them! And as for the comebacks on our IM's, those can only be attributed to likeness of mind--scary but you know it's true!



  5. Fantastic reviews.

    I love that dead-pan, saractic sort of humour too. It tends to rub off on my characters as well.

    Kim Dare.

  6. Hey Kim,

    Thanks for commenting. I love sarcasm when it's not used in a mean way.

    I have a sign on my MySpace page that says "National Sarcasm Society. Like we need your support."




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