Posted by: Author | December 12, 2013

Special Guest, Flossie Benton Rogers- She’s the Bees Knees!

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
Crush: infatuation
Daddy: a younger woman’s wealthy boyfriend
Dead soldier: empty booze bottle
Dogs: feet
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


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.”
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Thanks again, Jillian, for your hospitality!


  1. […] Are you the bee’s knees or the snake’s hips? Fellow Secret Cravings author and friend Jillian Chantal is hosting me on her blog today to talk about my newest book, Mind Your Goddess, and to share a some Roaring 20′s slang! […]

  2. Thanks for your hospitality, Jillian!

    • You’re welcome, Flossie. Any time. This is one I can’t wait to read!

  3. Sounds like your goddess is one hot tomato!
    All the best with your new release, Flossie.

  4. Fun! I think the 1920s are a fascinating era filled with larger-than life history: prohibition, speakeasies and jazz!. What a great idea to set your book there, Flossie. I especially like the idea of sending a goddess there from the realm of the fae. It should be interesting to see what she makes of it all. Wishing you the best with your upcoming release!

    • thanks for popping in Mae. This story sounds sooo good!

    • Mae, I’ve been fascinated with the era since a very young age. A tv show called Margie (not My Little Margie) focused on a teenage girl in the 1920’s. It was an era when women first started “coming out of their corsets” so to speak. Thank you for your good wishes!

  5. I have enjoyed living that time via movies. The whole era was colorful. Reading the popular slang reminds me that even as we shake our heads and roll our eyes at todays slang, every generation has it. It’s like hair cuts some even manage to stick around.

    • You’re right about the slang, Lavada. I remember reading the Cheaper by the Dozen books when I was in 5th grade and loving all that language and the zoot suits, etc

    • I agree about the slang, Lavada. It’s fascinating to me how some of our slang goes back to Shakespeare’s time and before. It may have changed in meaning, but it lives from generation to generation.

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