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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Wednesday Spotlight: Elle Laudan


Today, all sorts of people are getting tattoos. No longer is it an art reserved for Bikers and Servicemen alone. Missy, in She Rides, has a series of tattoos by the end of the book. Each one tells a story of someone or an event in her life. Not everyone does it for these reasons; some people simply want a piece of art on their bodies.

I only have two tattoos, but if I could afford it I’d have umpteen more. In Adelle’s Iron Horse Rider Trilogy, there is a tattoo artist who goes by the name of Lobo. Lobo is actually the guy who did my last tattoo and a good friend who will do my third. Do you like tattoos? Personally I love them, but would draw the line on having one on my face. Are tattoos sexy, or not?

Here is an excerpt from She Rides...

Mikey sprayed her tattoo with a cool liquid and wiped it clean.

“Go check it out in the mirror.”

Her breath hitched, and she pressed a finger to her lips. The tattoo far surpassed the picture in the book.

“Wow.” Mikey had managed to capture the quiet beauty of the princess. The cream and turquoise matched Lady to perfection. “This is incredible. Did you make her features resemble mine on purpose?”

Mikey chuckled. “Everything I do is on purpose.”

Awestruck, she studied his artwork in the mirror—the detail work, like the veins in the feathers and the whites of her fingernails.

“I guess it’s safe to say you’re happy with your tattoo?”

Missy spun around to hug him then abruptly pulled away. “Oh, my. I’m so sorry.”

“Don’t be. I’m not.” He winked playfully.

To say a happy customer left the shop would be a major understatement. The princess on her arm wasn’t just another tattoo, but a work of art. The sign above the mirror had read, I bet you can’t stop at one. Truer words were never spoken. The ink wasn’t even dry, and her mind raced with possibilities for another.

I wonder what time the shop opens in the morning.

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Flo said...

Amazing, thank you for what you are doing for the Conga. I read your book and it is a great story. I couldn't put it down. You too are an amazing Women Who Rides. I wish you all the best!!

Adelle Laudan said...

Thanks so much Flo. I am very pleased to help. Thanks for stopping by.