Jilly: Slacker Heroes

Slacker heroesWhere do you stand on slacker heroes? I know they’re not everyone’s idea of a good time, but I really enjoy them. They’re a ton of fun to read, because they make a great natural foil for a brilliant, uptight, driven heroine, and they usually turn out to be a kind of latent alpha – they have alpha qualities but require the right conditions (read: the right woman) to light their fire.

I’m starting the New Year with a new story (at last!). I’ve finished Dealing with McKenzie to the best of my ability, so I’m turning my attention to Ian’s younger brother, Cameron. I love Cam. He runs the Kinross Foundation and spends most of his time in Madagascar building schools and clinics, so he’s not exactly lazy, but Continue reading

Jilly: Comfort Reading

Comfort ReadingBooks should be available on prescription. They’re inexpensive, calorie-free, mood-enhancing, and the positive effects are long-lasting (check out this post on the subject from Kay). On the downside, they’re addictive, but they’re not even in the same depraved league as coffee, chocolate or wine. Reading must be the most benign addiction known to man.

This hasn’t been the best of weeks. I developed some kind of horrible lurgy that required a full-frontal antibiotic offensive, and while the tablets seem to be doing the job, they’re also wiping me out (maybe the disclaimer ‘may interfere with your ability to drive machinery’ should have clued me in). This post is the first thing I’ve written since Wednesday (woe); I’m not allowed wine until next Sunday (double woe); but at least I can read, which makes everything (nearly) all right with my world. Continue reading