Today, I have fellow Floridian and friend, Flossie Benton Rogers with me as my guest. She’s a really neat lady and her newest book takes place in an era near and dear to my heart. Check out her dictionary and blurb of her new book which will be available soon at Secret Cravings Publishing.
FLOSSIE: Many thanks to friend and fellow Secret Cravings author Jillian Chantal for inviting me here to talk about my new paranormal romance to be released in mid-December, Mind Your Goddess – Wytchfae 3.
In the book the Goddess Epona gets yanked out of the fae realm and onto the human earth plane. At the same time she plunges back in time to the Jazz Age of the Roaring Twenties, an era of speakeasies, flappers, and prohibition. Today I thought I’d share with you a smattering of the popular slang from that interesting period. You can hear many of the terms in the musical play and movie Chicago. Some of the colorful language is still in use today.
Bee’s knees or cat’s meow or snake’s hips: wonderful
Daddy: a younger woman’s wealthy boyfriend
Dead soldier: empty booze bottle
Doll: pretty woman
Double cross: to cheat or deceive
Dough or jack or kale or scratch: money
Flapper: a trendy, non-traditional, independent minded young woman
Gin mill: a cheap speakeasy
Gold-digger: a woman who chases a man for his money
Heebie-jeebies or screaming meemies: the shakes
Hootch or hooch: liquor
Java or joe: coffee
Sap: a fool
Speakeasy: a bar selling illegal liquor
Tomato: a sexy woman
Whoopee: wild fun
MIND YOUR GODDESS – WYTCHFAE 3
by Flossie Benton Rogers
Cool jazz and hot kisses…
The Goddess Epona awakens in the Roaring 20’s. Can this flapper summon the razzle dazzle to reclaim her powers and the heart of her dark Guardian?
Opening Paragraph: Epona massaged her numb derriere, stimulating the blood flow after hours of sitting and listening to the pleas, complaints, and often preposterous wishes of supplicants. Bring back my man—put a curse on my rival—as if the Goddess of fruitfulness dealt in curses—make me pretty. Didn’t anyone care about bountiful crops anymore? Or babies?
Teaser: He took her in his arms once more, his aura winding around her, cocooning the two of them in tendrils of delicious heat. His low voice and words drugged her senses. “You are my Goddess, and you always will be.”
Book Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1gdw7kq4aY&feature=youtube_gdata&noredirect=1
Connect with Flossie:
Facebook author page: http://facebook.com/FlossieBentonRogersAuthor
Amazon Author Page: http://amazon.com/author/flossiebentonrogers
Goodreads Author Page: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6553203.Flossie_Benton_Rogers
Thanks again, Jillian, for your hospitality!