L. J. HARRIS is a mother of teenage twin boys who she loves with all her heart. Her family is her life, her soul, and the very reason she gets out of bed every day. Coming a close second to her family is her writing.
She only just discovered a passion for writing in the past five or so years. She’d always written little poems in birthday cards for family members, but that was as far as her writing aspirations went…until she decided to write poems and give them to family members as homemade gifts.
It was then a spark was lit, and ever since, she hasn’t been unable to switch off the urge to write.
After a close family member fell ill, she began questioning what she wanted and searching for answers. Unable to sleep one night, she sat up and typed out her feelings on the laptop. Her husband read what she’d written and encouraged her to write more. It was then she knew she wanted to share her thoughts with others. She began with writing what she knew—her life story, but couldn’t get into it. Instead, she decided to write about something not based on fact, but fiction, and wrote a dream sequence which she showed to her family. They encouraged her to expand on it, and she hasn’t stopped since.
L.J. Harris discovered that as much as enduring pain, loss, betrayal, or any other negative thing in our lives can be devastating, if she hadn’t experienced them for herself, she not only wouldn’t have found some lifelong friends, she doubts she would have been able to write the feelings of anguish and loss that some of her characters have had to endure.
L.J. has been previously published and has shared several online stories and looks forward to continuing to share her work.
Title: Just Like Pulling Teeth
Author: LJ Harris
Publisher: Wayward Ink Publishing
A trip to the dentist has never been so… interesting…JUST LIKE PULLING TEETH is also a part of the BOLLOCKS! Anthology
My Rating: 4 of 4 Stars
(Based on Short&Light Read Category)
Have you ever read something where you winced, cringed and just plain got tingly all over, but not in a good way ~ then found yourself laughing out in amusement at said remembered pain? Well, Just Like Pulling Teeth did all those to me and so much more!
So imagine yourself suffering from impacted wisdom teeth and you know, deep down, they need to be pulled. When you walk into the clinic, you are in pain, then made to answer questions and every word that comes out equates to sharp, searing pain that even the tips of your hair is painful. As you sit waiting alone, you fear, you imagine the worst, when in comes the most gorgeous piece of male specimen standing there, and he is your dentist. What can you do? How do you react?
This is exactly what LJ Harris puts her readers through and it is not good. But it is the BEST! Holy cow ~ that laughing gas scene made me almost choke on my coffee I laughed so bad it hurt. So, please, do expect the worst and the best read you've come across. It's short, its hilarious, its gorgeously sexy and it's an M/M romance. The best breakfast EVER!