Fiction Vixen is pleased to welcome author Eden Summers today.
I love being a writer, it’s a huge learning experience that never stops. What makes it an even bigger challenge is writing a book based in America when I’m Australian and have never been to the U.S. So not only do I need to learn the locations, but I also need to be familiar with the spelling and the lingo.
For example: Australian’s say jam instead of jelly. We go to the supermarket and use a trolley, not a cart. We go to the pub to get “pissed,” which doesn’t mean we’re getting angry, it means we’re getting drunk and our car’s have a boot, not a trunk.
So today I thought I would take this opportunity to bring some of my Aussie lingo into the world. Have you ever heard of these sayings?
Meaning: absolutely exhausted or very tired.
Example: It was a tough day at work. I’m nackered.
Meaning: go now, get lost.
Example: Nick off you’re bothering me.
Pull ya head in
Meaning: I don’t want to listen to you so shut up.
Example: Pull ya head in, you don’t know what you’re talking about.
She’ll be apples!
Meaning: everything will be all right; giving someone assurance
Example: No worries mate. She’ll be apples!
If you would like to find out more about the awesomeness of being Aussie, check out this great website: http://alldownunder.com/index.html
I hope you enjoyed learning a little about the sassy lingo us Aussies have. I also hope you like the look of my latest release – Sneaking a Peek.
She’s either headed for jail…or for the best sex of her life.
Tarney Jensen has been crushing on sexy firefighter Ethan Reid, her best friend’s brother, since her sixteenth birthday. She knows acting on her attraction will ruin their friendship, but she can’t fight the temptation of his sweat-slicked skin as he works out. Every hot-blooded woman loves to drool over a sexy piece of man flesh, but watching one from the shadows of your porch when he has no idea you’re spying on him? Totally illegal.
For years Ethan has watched men go in and out of Tarney’s life, but how’s a guy supposed to put the moves on his kid sister’s best friend without looking like a perv? But when Tarney lets out an ear-piercing scream from her front yard, Ethan drops everything to rush to her aid. And finds out that the woman of his dreams has been sneaking a peek at his workouts…
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