Birthday Bash Day Two: Courtney Ruggles
My birthday is one of my favorite days of the year. I know some people don’t like their birthdays, but I’ve never been one of those people. I mean, honestly, the day is about me, well, I make the whole month about me ! Not in a selfish way, I like to think, but in a reflection kind of way. But let’s face it, I love receiving a birthday surprise here and there.
I use my birthday as a time to reflect on my past year. I am another year older, supposed to be another year wiser, another year more mature (I’m not sure if I ever accomplish that last one really). Is this a year that I am proud of? Can I go back to the year I was 26, and ask if I accomplished a lot of things? All the things I wanted to accomplish? Or will the year 29, the one I’m currently in, be the best one so far? I have no idea, but I try to make each one count more than the last year. Whether it’s accomplishing my publishing dream, like I did in year 27, going into year 28. Or the biggest one so far- having my son in year 25 which turned to year 26 three days later. Or making this year epic as well as 25 when I have our daughter. Heck, I wouldn’t have birthdays like 25 or 29 if it hadn’t been for year 20 when I started dating my husband, or year 22 when he asked me to marry him, or year 23 when I actually did. And then all the years after which he’s put up with me and I’ve put up with him. And all those years I’d never change for a million dollars, well, unless my husband agrees to being traded for a million dollars and we have a secret, underground marriage.
In my series, The Domicile Series, everyone is assigned a series of numbers and letters for their names based upon their birthdays. It dictates who they’ll be matched to even. Their serial names show their age, how long they lived in the Domicile, and possible threats to the Domicile as revolutionaries. I’m glad my birthday is a day about reflecting rather than dictating my life!
So, cheers to birthdays! Cheers to making them count! Cheers to deciding how we live leading up to our birthdays and achieving whatever we desire to!
Thanks so much for participating Courtney! I’ve got a copy of The Sixth Domicle in my present pack to give away! Here’s a little bit about it:
“A heart-wrenching dystopian with star-crossed lovers and a reminder that love and freedom can never be caged.” -Casey Bond, bestselling author of the Frenzy Series
A five star Readers Favorite!
In a future ravaged by greed and war, The Domicile has emerged. A new civilization governed by clandestine Elders where citizens are united by white masks and uniform identities. To remove one’s mask, to go outside the Domicile, to show defiance, means being sent to the Meurtre, a horrifying death sentence.
Q437B doesn’t follow the rules. She craves sunlight, dares to love her childhood friend B116A, and–the most forbidden of all–has seen the true face of her beloved beneath his mask.
But when Q becomes an Adulte, The Domicile threatens to take away everything that makes her happy. She is forced to marry an abusive soldier who demands she conform.
Whispers spread about the unconventional lessons she teaches her new students. And when Q openly disobeys the Elders, the people become restless, questioning the truth of the world in the wake of such defiance.
Rumblings of discontent stir as others begin to follow the path toward their freedom. The Revolution has begun, and Q is the spark that ignited the flames.
The Sixth Domicile is book 1 in the Domicile Series, A New Adult dystopian. Fans of Veronica Roth’s Divergent and Ally Condie’s Matched series will love The Sixth Domicile.
Click on the link below for the rafflecopter! Thanks so much for participating everyone!