Did you know today is Friday the 13th? I ask because there are many a'day that I'm clueless to the position of the calender. But those fateful Friday's do tend to snag my attention. Not because I'm superstitious (although I suppose I am), but because I've always had the best luck on Friday the 13th. And this year, we get 3 of them! I can't wait to see what happens :-)
Now I know many people see this day differently. It's supposed to bring bad luck. Kind of like black cats (I have two). There are enough people with a phobia of the date, that it has it's own name: friggatriskaidekaphobia (say that three times fast). But, like I said, it's usually one of the best luck days of the year for me. When I was 17, there was a boy I had been crushing on for months. He finally asked me out on Friday the 13th. I've gotten raises on Friday the 13th. I've found killer sales deals on Friday the 13th. I've written record page counts on Friday the 13th (which might tell you what I'm trying to beat today *g*).
Maybe it's because I've seen Friday the 13th as a lucky day since I was a teenager, that I've always managed to draw good luck to me. Which is what the characters in my newest release, SEX, LIES AND MIDNIGHT, do. They make things happen. The hero is an FBI agent who is 'lucky enough' to make contact with the one person guaranteed to bring him in the inner circle of a notorious con man. The con man's daughter. He's even luckier when she needs an escort home. For Maya, it's great luck that she finds a gorgeous, sexy guy who's perfect for distracting her arch-nemesis. And even luckier? He's free and willing to come home with her. Neither would say it's luck, though, so much as that they see opportunities and make the most of them.
So my question is this... Is luck something we create because we believe in it? Or is it something that's there whether we believe or not-but some of us are just too stubborn to realize there's bad luck happening that we aren't paying attention to. Do you have any fun Friday the 13th stories to share?
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Tawny Weber has been writing sassy, sexy stories for Harlequin Blaze since her first book hit the shelves in 2007. When not obsessing over deadlines, she’s shopping for cute shoes, scrapbooking or hanging out on Facebook and Twitter. Come by and visit her on the web at www.tawnyweber.com
In December of 2011 Tawny launched her Undercover Ops series with SEX, LIES AND MISTLETOE. The second book in the series, SEX, LIES & MIDNIGHT is on shelves in January 2012, quickly followed in February by SEX, LIES & VALENTINES. You can read the first chapter of SEX, LIES & MIDNIGHT on her website, too – all you have to do is join the Reader LoveFest! Be sure to follow Tawny on her Holiday Survival Tour as she celebrates these three books with tons of fun and a chance for readers to win a $100 giftcard!