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Week One Book Giveaway, Flirting in Traffic!
Friday, February 6th, 2009

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Hi All! I have a really fun, sexy book coming out in e-book format on March 3 from Cerridwen Press called FLIRTING IN TRAFFIC. In the weeks before FIT’s release, I’ll give away one e-book per week! I’ll start with a free download of my contemporary erotic romance, COME TO ME FREELY on 3/13/9 to one commenter. Weekly contests will follow for the next four Fridays until FLIRTING releases, so check back often!

Did you know there’s actually a dating service called FLIRTING IN TRAFFIC? I first had the idea for my upcoming steamy romance when I saw a news article on AOL with the same title. A guy was giving tips on how to flirt in traffic. I got tickled by the article, and of course my overactive imagination starting buzzing with story ideas. I came up with a scenario involving an uptight physician being thrown into a flirting in traffic scheme by her sister, who is the publisher of a trendy singles magazine. Hot sex and romance follow, despite Dr. Esa Ormond’s doubts and dubiousness regarding the crazy scheme.

I found the following transcript from Channel 7 News in Boston about the topic of flirting in traffic. I thought you might find it as entertaining as I did.

Flirting in traffic
Producer:
Justin Solomon

You’ve tried the bars, gone online and even let your friends set you up on blind dates, all to no success. Well, now dating is picking up speed in an unlikely place. 7’s Sorboni Banerjee has more on how you can become a fast lane flirt.

A wink or a wave, we’ve all done it.

Kristin Philibert, traffic flirter
“You’re sitting there in traffic, bumper-to-bumper, you could look over and see somebody.”

Flirting on the highway.

Susan Long, traffic flirter
“Someone will drive up next to you and beep.”

But there’s one problem: once you get someone’s attention the light turns green and your love takes a turn in the wrong direction.

Flirting in traffic doesn’t have to be a dead end, there’s a new service that lets traffic flirts hit the road to romance.

Ben Smith, FlirtinginTraffic.com
“This isn’t really Internet dating, it’s just flirting.”

Ben Smith is the founder of FlirtinginTraffic.com. He hopes his web site can help people make a connection from their cars.

The idea is simple, sign up on their Website, get one of these ID stickers in the mail, stick it on your car and well, start flirting.

If you see someone or someone sees you with a flirting sticker they can remember the ID number and later enter it into the flirting Website.

Kristin Philibert, traffic flirter
“You go on the Website put their id in and you can get their profile.”

A profile with photos, short bios and a way to connect.

Kristin Philibert, traffic flirter
“You could see somebody behind you and this way you can go on and just send them a message.”

A message that could put you in the fast lane to love.

*Snort*
That cracked me up when they called people traffic flirters.

Anyway, what do you say? Have you ever been a ‘traffic flirter’? Tell us about it, or just tell us what you think, and be sure to come back next Friday to see the winner of this week’s contest, plus comment to win next week’s prize!

27 comments to “Week One Book Giveaway, Flirting in Traffic!”

  1. Lea
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      · February 6th, 2009 at 2:07 pm · Link

    LOL Beth!

    Your new book sounds great and what a fun premise!

    I hate to admit it but I have “flirted in traffic”, hawt guy in a sports car pulled up to the light beside me. There was no woman in the seat beside him so I couldn’t help but do a “double take”.

    He caught me checking him out and gave me the 😉 ! OMG – I had fantasies about that guy for years and forgotten all about him.

    Now you’ve got me thinking about him again! :blush:

    Great post Beth

    I’ll be downloading “Flirting in Traffic”, the day it’s released. (for sure)..

    Regards
    L 😆



  2. Anne Sorgeson
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      · February 6th, 2009 at 2:26 pm · Link

    That’s too funny!!! My friends have done it but I’ve never even thought about it. lol



  3. beth kery
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      · February 6th, 2009 at 3:37 pm · Link

    LOL, Lea! Cute flirting story. The winker must have made quite an impression on you!

    Anne, I have to admit, I never have flirted in traffic. I must have been putting some of myself into my heroine, who is so incredulous about her sister’s and best friend’s involvement in it.

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by ladies!



  4. Val Pearson
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      · February 6th, 2009 at 3:50 pm · Link

    lmao ……. that is crazy funny but I can’t say that I have never done it … tip toeing away now



  5. Jeannette
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      · February 6th, 2009 at 3:53 pm · Link

    😀 Years ago while riding transit I would smile and wave at some gorgous fllow in a car or on the sidewalk. It was jsut a momwent in time that gave me a great feeling. I never even thought I would ever meet him to chat with, but it was a thrill to use my imagination as to what would happen if I did ever meet up with him out of nowhere.



  6. beth kery
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      · February 6th, 2009 at 4:32 pm · Link

    Val–no reason to be embarrassed! Like I said, I have never done it.
    When I read the ‘flirting in traffic tips’ article, I realized, however, that’s it’s where many urban adults spend a good deal of their time everyday. Why wouldn’t normal mating behaviors take over, especially with the lack of anything else to think of?

    Jeanette–I love that! I’ll bet you brightened a few guy’s boring commute…and entire days, for that matter!



  7. mindy
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      · February 6th, 2009 at 6:18 pm · Link

    the same thing i have been doing all winter FREEZZZZZE



  8. kim v
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      · February 6th, 2009 at 8:09 pm · Link

    No I’ve never done it.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com



  9. Jane
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      · February 7th, 2009 at 12:01 am · Link

    I’ve never done it, but I imagine it happens often.



  10. Cindy W
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      · February 7th, 2009 at 7:44 am · Link

    never have, but would love to win the book!!!



  11. cheryl kelley
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      · February 7th, 2009 at 11:05 am · Link

    Sounds like a fun story. Back in my college days when I had my hot little red sports car I flirted in cars all the time!



  12. Judith V
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      · February 7th, 2009 at 3:42 pm · Link

    I love it. I’ve done it. I will continue to do it. 😀



  13. Christina Brunetti
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      · February 7th, 2009 at 4:28 pm · Link

    I would love to read this,

    Thanks



  14. chris swan
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      · February 7th, 2009 at 5:44 pm · Link

    Yes I have flirted in traffic. It is pretty fun.



  15. beth kery
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      · February 7th, 2009 at 6:12 pm · Link

    😆 Judith and Chris…see, I knew there were some traffic flirters around here! Here’s to some inspired flirting.

    Christina–so glad you stopped by!



  16. beth kery
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      · February 7th, 2009 at 6:15 pm · Link

    Cheryl–
    That’s awesome. Flirting in Traffic also includes a hot sports car–a cherry red Ferrari. I thought it was awesome they put it on the cover…although I don’t recall the scene where my heroine is lounging around on it in her lingerie. LOL!!
    Thanks for stopping by!

    Jane, Cindy and Kim, the same to you ladies!



  17. Sue A.
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      · February 7th, 2009 at 9:02 pm · Link

    It sound like it could be fun, but sadly I have to say it is fun I”˜ve missed out on.

    The new book sounds great!



  18. Cathy M
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      · February 8th, 2009 at 12:23 pm · Link

    You know, I never got the hang of flirting. I ended up marrying my first boy friend, and we’ve been together now for 33 years.



  19. Anne-Kathrine
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      · February 9th, 2009 at 10:16 am · Link

    Love the cover of your new book.

    I’ve done it a couple of times lol



  20. Amber Stamper
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      · February 11th, 2009 at 2:11 pm · Link

    So funny! I actually met my husband as a result of traffic flirting. haha! I was driving home and he was out with his buddies. They pulled up next to me at a red light and he hollers over at me “Hey! Are you married?” I said no and he says “Well, do you wanna be??” We started going out and ended up married 3 months later.



  21. Julie Robinson
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      · February 11th, 2009 at 9:31 pm · Link

    This topic really reminds me of that country song by Joe Diffie, “Something Women Like About a Pick Up Man” where he sings, ‘I met all my wives in traffic jams.’ I’ve been on the receiving end of traffic flirting, but am a little shy about flirting myself.

    Congratulations, Beth, about your release. It sounds like a great story to live out my fantasies
    😆
    Julie



  22. beth kery
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      · February 11th, 2009 at 10:25 pm · Link

    Amber….NO. That is too cute for words! Congratulations, on that awesome story. Do you want to be? Tuh…darling.

    Julie…You know, I’ve never been a country western fan, but recently I’ve started listening and LOVED it. It has all these amazing narratives. Really a great source for romance writers. Thanks for sharing that one.

    Thanks for stopping by, ladies!



  23. Julie Robinson
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      · February 11th, 2009 at 10:37 pm · Link

    I can’t say I’m a huge fan either, Beth, but there are good themes in many of the country songs because they actually tell a story. I am a radio channel switcher. If I like a song, I keep it; if I don’t or there’s a commercial playing, I switch. Even if I have a CD, i play the songs I want to hear and my tastes range from classical to heavy metal.
    I discovered ITunes This past year, though, and love making my own CDs from them to play in the car.

    Julie

    😛



  24. beth kery
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      · February 11th, 2009 at 11:01 pm · Link

    Oh, Julie you bring up a great topic that’s very related to me as far as FLIRTING IN TRAFFIC (the book, not the activity.) I love to listen to great music, and I have a terrific car stereo (thank you hubbie.) I’m really inspired by great music, and have dreamed up many a book, listening to my favorite songs on my Ipod. I love Itunes, because it lets you pick your playlists…all your favorites, nothin’ else!

    Thanks, Julie!



  25. Julie Robinson
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      · February 12th, 2009 at 9:02 pm · Link

    Yes, Beth! And isn’t it frustrating when you’re driving along, listening to a great song, and become inspired and need to write it down?! It’s like this flash of illumination 😮
    that’s gone by the time you get to your destination 😡

    I think I ought to keep one of those old cassette tape recorders on the passengers seat, so I can just punch record and start talking. It’s not like talking to myself would be anything new! :mrgreen:

    Julie



  26. Lynda
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      · February 12th, 2009 at 11:47 pm · Link

    No, I can’t remember flirting in traffic. Probably the closest I came when I was walking from the casino to my hotel in vegas. It was really late, I was exhausted and my husband was still gambling. I was wearing plain black scrunch boots with heals. Plain black jeans and a solid red silk oxford style shirt. No jewelry ect. not exactly pick-me-up clothes. A car full of guys drove up next to me. *Birthday boy* was pretty insistant that I was the one he wanted. The whole car was full of gorgeous guys. Great looking guys that think I’m a hooker. I’ve never figured out if I should be flattered or insulted. The sober guy was pretty apologetic. Birthday boy didn’t get the gift of his choice and was still insistant that I’d change my mind as the sober one drove away.



  27. beth kery
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      · February 13th, 2009 at 6:26 am · Link

    Julie,
    I agree, a tape recorder is needed for this inspriational driving moments. 💡

    Great story, Lynda! Yeah, flirting in traffic in Vegas takes on whole different realms of meaning. lol.







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