Sunday, December 6, 2015

Your Favorite Cartoons


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All authors have roots. Tiny seeds planted in their minds at an early age that later influence their writing. There's no doubt that Scooby Doo was one of those seeds for me. It taught me what Romantic Suspense was before I was old enough to even grasp the concept. Danger. Suspense. The blossoming love between Fred and Daphne. Scooby snacks. Okay, maybe you won't find the last one in too many romantic suspense novels. :)

But, here is a prime example of influence. Look at this image from one of Scooby's episodes, and then look at the cover of MIST below. Granted, unique episodes have long faded from my mind, but I what I do recall was a consistent atmosphere of fog and mist...and always some bad guy stepping out to confront the protagonists. 

There you go...you have the plot for MIST! hahaha

Some of the cartoons we watched as children stick with us our whole lives. Sometimes we're not even conscious of it, but we'll find ourselves tossing out quotes from childhood. 

"What's up, doc?"
"Cowabunga!"
"Good grief."
"Ruh-roh."

What are some of your favorite cartoons?

MIST

A mysterious footlocker washes up on Livvy McKay's shore. Minutes after recovering it she is assaulted by an intruder. Wounded and unable to give chase, she is startled by a knock at the front door. A stranger is looking to rent a boat from her business, McKAY'S CHARTERS. Livvy doesn't believe in coincidences. Especially when the stranger is wearing black−just like her assailant. 

Jack Morell is a desperate man. After receiving a cryptic phone call from his uncle−a call spiked with the sound of gunfire in the background, he is frantic to locate his uncle's ship. Warned to use discretion, Jack opts to rent a boat from McKAY'S CHARTERS for his search. 

A defiant Livvy grills Jack, but deems that he is not her assailant. In fact, she learns that the trunk belongs to his uncle. Together, they uncover its contents, and now they are being hunted. 

Someone doesn't want the world to know what is in that trunk. Someone who is well-connected. 


Unable to trust the authorities, Jack and Livvy have only each other. Will it be enough to survive the Atlantic's frigid clutch? 


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31 comments:

  1. Congrats on your latest release! Looking forward to reading it.

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  2. My favorite cartoons? Yosemite Sam and Tasmanian Devil because some days you just feel like them!

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    1. Love the Tasmanian Devil. He's on my key chain. :) Thanks for stopping by, Lyn.

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  3. congrats to Maureen on her new release! I looooved Animaniacs. It was soo funny and watching it as an adult, I'm impressed by a lot of the sly humor. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. My favourite cartoons growing up were Scooby Doo and the Loony Tunes! Can't beat Bugs Bunny, lol! I read Mist and thoroughly enjoyed it!

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    1. Oh, thank you so much, samgirl! That's so sweet of you to say. And I still quote, "Rabbit season. Duck season...." :)

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  5. Can't wait to read the new book :) I love Scooby Doo & Marmaduke

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    1. Thanks Liz! My brother has a Great Dane like Marmaduke. It's huge!

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  6. My favourite cartoon was always The Flintstones but I can't imagine coming up with a romantic suspense novel from one of their episodes. It would probably be easier than having Scooby Do be my muse though.

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  7. My favourite cartoon was always The Flintstones but I can't imagine coming up with a romantic suspense novel from one of their episodes. It would probably be easier than having Scooby Do be my muse though.

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    1. I don't know, Jo-Anne. Wilma kept Fred on his toes. And Mr. Slate could have been a serial killer! :)

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  8. Congratulation on your new book, Maureen.!
    Jan

    Janet_Kerr(at) MSN.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Jan. So happy to have you here.

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  9. I will admit to still watching cartoons... especially Anime... favs from the past were Voltron and Thundercats... nowadays I enjoy Naruto Shippuden and Pokémon (amazed how long this cartoon has been on).

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  10. Scooby Doo is a good one. I also enjoyed Bugs Bunny, The Jetsons, and The Flintstones.

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    1. All fun ones, Amy! Thanks so much for being here today!

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    1. But you got to see my silly post today. I'm just like a cartoon. :)

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  12. I loved Scooby Do, Bugs Bunny, and so many more of the "old" cartoons!! Right now I will still watch Sponge Bob and I'm way too old for cartoons! Your knew book sounds awesome and I will be checking it out. Thanks for the giveaway.

    mlawson17 at Hotmail dot com

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    1. You are NEVER too old for cartoons, Martha. Thanks for the kind words!

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  13. It's been a long time since I watched any Scooby Doo cartoons. Lots of fun, but suspenseful too.

    I always loved Sylvester & Tweety.

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    1. See, you spotted it too, Mary! :) Slyvester and Tweety remind me of Tom and Jerry too.

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  14. I watch Scooby Doo with my nephew :D
    I love Tom & Jerry :)

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  15. My fave cartoons while growing up were Tom & Jerry and Woody Woodpecker. My Dad could do Woody's laugh like nobody's business! With my grandchildren I watched all the Disney cartoons and our favorite together was The Three Little Pigs. So glad to "meet" you on this blog, Maureen. I crave romantic suspense stories and always interested in finding new authors to read from. :-) jdh2690@gmail.com

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  16. Congratulations on the release of Mist. I loved it. Frankly, it has been so many years since I have watched cartoons that I don't remember what I watched as a child.

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  17. My favorite cartoons were Scooby Doo and Josie and the Pussycats

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  18. Congrats on your new release!! My favorite cartoon had to be Jem and the Holograms (and seriously not looking forward to the new movie because they ruined it!!) and shows like Thundercats and He-Man/She-Ra.

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  19. Strawberry Shortcake and the Carebears were among my favorites!

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