Guest Post by Author Veronica Rossi
How do you write an intro to one of the greatest people of our time? Her official title being Veronica Fucking-Badass Rossi. Our friendship is as true as the ocean. Cemented from the first moment she saved my life in a lab experiment gone wrong, and reinforced when we ran an organization to rescue animals from being illegally trafficked and killed.
Not only is she my imaginary girlfriend, but she is an amazing author with Under the Never Sky being one of my favourite series ever. And now here she is, relating the first time we ever met. Each and every word is as true as the day I was born in the back caravan of a traveling carnival. I present to you, my friends, Veronica Rossi:
The story of how Kat Kennedy and I met is well known and oft-recounted. Probably you’ve already heard many times, but allow me to share it again in celebration of Kat and Steph’s blog, the esteemed Cuddlebuggery.com.
Many years ago, long before my acting or Cricket careers, I was working towards a PhD in High Energy Physics at MIT. I had noticed some problems in the work the Swiss were doing with their particle accelerators, and I badly wanted to tell the Swiss that their synchrotron theories were riddled with as many holes as Swiss Cheese.
One wintry morning, I had taken a break to clear my head and was rowing along on the Charles River, gliding past those handsome neo-Georgian buildings of Harvard, when another boat came upon me. It contained a raven-haired woman who called out to me in a voice as clear as crystal, “Is that all you’ve got, mate?”
Her antics did not stop there. She lifted her paddle and splashed me with a wing of frigid water.
Baffled, I shouted back. “Mate? Do you mean the colloquialism used by Australians to refer to friends? Or do you mean a pair that associates in order to propagate? Surely you don’t think me a Naval Officer? Of these choices, I think I prefer the first!” I emphasized my point by splashing her back.
However, she was well ahead of me by then, and so she turned and shouted, “Let’s talk about it over a pint!”
Warming by the fire, Kat Kennedy and I discovered that we shared a great love for the Cockcroft-Walton accelerator. “It’s vastly superior to the Van de Graaf!” Kat Kennedy said with all the enthusiasm of a child. “But you haven’t seen real acceleration until you’ve seen a cheetah!”
By then I knew we’d be mates for life. I knew that the relationship we’d form would recreate the word ‘mate.’ Applied to us, the meaning would be singular. Unique. Historic.
Our trips began immediately after this first fortuitous meeting. We fondly dubbed them Kat and Veronica’s Acceleration Adventures. Oh, did we have laugh over that one! The first trip, of course, was a Safari. Kat and I dearly loved the cheetahs. Such spectacular, leggy creatures. “Pharaohs of the Serengeti!” Kat Kennedy decreed. Her way with words is breathtaking.
Personally, I’m partial to our stint as NASCAR drivers. Speed thrills, as they say, and I’m fond of any vehicle with soldiered doors. I think, however, that if Kat and I are successful in persuading NASA to reopen the astronaut program for us, which I have every reason to believe will happen, space will be our finest achievement. My anticipation is tremendous!
And so, in summation, I affectionately say to you, Kat Kennedy: thank you for the adventures, mate.
One winner will have their choice of the following hardcover copies:
Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi
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I’m sad that Stephanie wasn’t with you two, I wonder what she could of been up to…hmmmm?
I’d pick Under the Never Sky, I’ve heard such great things about this series.
Under the Never Sky. Thanks.
Through the Ever Night ! :]
Thanks so much for the giveaway!
Okay, you guys have to stop making go ‘They got him/her to do a guest post for their blogoversary?!’.
This happens every day and it’s getting pretty ridiculous.
I liked Under the Never Sky and I’m pretty sure I will LOVE Through the Ever Night (from what little I’ve read) simply because I’ve really warmed up to Aria and Perry and the existence of Roar. Actually, it’s mainly because there’s so much more of Roar and quite frankly, there can never be too much <3
WOW! And to think that the rest of us slugs just go about regular life, unknowing of how the better half live. Siiiigh. I guess I would just have to be content w/ reading Through the Ever Night since my year of begging and panhandling has finally paid off enough for me to get Under the Never Sky. I’m gonna have to read it by bic lighter but it’ll be worth it!
I LOVED Under the Never Sky! #TeamPerrysBerries Can’t wait to get myself a copy of Through the Ever Night.
So many great giveaways! 😀
To answer the question, I would like Under the Never Sky 😉
I would get Under the Never Sky if I won, been wanting to read this series for awhile after hearing so much about it! 🙂
Thanks for the giveaway! 😀
Hi! Thanks for this chance, I would love to read Under the Never Sky!
I would love to get Under the Never Sky:)
I really really liked both, and I’d love to have Under The Never Sky in paper format.
I would love to win Through The Ever Night since I’ve read and own the first book.
Thanks for a giveaway! 🙂
Woohoo I have never read this
Through the ever night! <3
I’d love Under The Never Sky!
Under the Never Sky, since I haven’t read it yet, but I’ve been meaning to.
Happy Blogoversary!! I would pick Under the Never Sky because I already have Through the Ever Night and I only have an old ARC of the first book. 🙂
I would adore a copy of Through the Ever Night. HAPPY BLOVERSARY! 😀
I’d love to have Through the Ever Night. Thanks for the giveaway!
I would love to have Under The Never Sky. It looks and sounds so amazing!
Love the guest post!!! 🙂
Under the Never Sky:D
I would love to win Under the Never Sky *-* !!!!
I’d love to receive Through the Ever Night. Thank you!
I’d love a copy of Through the Ever Night! Love the giveaway 😀
Under the never sky is a book I really want to read and your recommendation only helps and takes it further up my to-read list!
You guys are ridic. And I say that with all the love in the world.
Under the Never Sky, as I have not read it yet and it sounds awesome.
LOVED Under the Never Sky and Veronica Rossi is a fantastic human! I would like to win Through the Ever night!
I’d want Through the Ever Night.
Definitely Under The Never Sky! 🙂 Happy 5th day. ^.^ Thanks for this awesome giveaway. (:
Tiffa @ http://thebritishbooknerd.blogspot.co.uk
Through the Ever Night! yay
Through the Ever Night! 🙂
I’d love the 1st book in the series, I haven’t read it yet.
You’ve got some great guest authors – lucky lucky. Through the Ever Night since I have the first one! thanks so much for the giveaway!
Under the Never Sky.. Thanjs for the giveaway!!
Through the Ever Night please!
Thanks so much!
Through the Ever Night! Keeping fingers crossed!
I would pick Through the Ever Night.
I would love to get my hands on a copy of Through the Ever Night! Thanks for the awesome giveaway! ♥
Thank you! I would probably get Under The Never Sky.
Probably Under the Never Sky.. I have both on my kindle but no physical copy! Might as well start at the beginning 🙂
Under the Never Sky. I have both on ebook as well, but would love hard copies of them. Sometimes it’s just nice to have the physical book in hand.
Under the Never Sky. I have both books on ebook and I would love both of them but I think in Under the Never Sky Peri and Aria are together more so more romance XD
Through the Ever Night please!
I absolutely loved under the never sky so i would like Through the Ever Night please 🙂
Through the Ever Night! I already own the first book, and I LOVED TtEN.
Through the Ever Night!! Already got the first one 😀
Through the Ever Night! 😀
Through the Ever Night! 😀
Through the Ever Night, since I’ve already read Under the Never Sky.
Wait…is that really how Kat Kennedy and Veronica Rossi met? All my friends say I’m gullible.
Through the Ever Night! Thanks a billion. <3
Under the Never Sky! Never read it, seems good.
Under the Never Sky! Haven’t read it yet
Under the Never Sky
I would pick Under the Never Sky…seems like a great book!
under the never sky cuz its on my to read list…cuz i havent read it yet
Under the Never Sky for me. 🙂
Jennifer G W
I would pick Through the Ever Night!!
Under the Never Sky! Since I haven’t read this series yet 🙂
Under the Never Sky – I loved it so much I raced out and bought the sequel, but I borrowed this one from the library so I can’t lend it to anyone yet. Dying.
I’d love a copy of Though The Ever Night! I still technically haven’t read the first one, but I do have a copy and it looks amazing!
Under the Never Sky since I’ve yet to read this series >.< LOL
under the never sky
thx u 🙂
Under the Never Sky. Thanks!
Under the Never Sky. Thanks!
I would love Under the Never Sky, thank you for the giveaway!
Raffle name: Artemis
Under the Never Sky c:
I would love to have Through the Ever Night! Under the Never Sky was one of the best books I read last year!
I’d choose Through the Ever Night 🙂
I would love Under the Never Sky because I haven’t read it yet. Thank you for the international giveaway 🙂
Thank you for doing the giveaway!
If I won, I’d definitely pick Through the Ever Night.
I would choose Under the Never Sky. (:
I would like choose Under the Never Sky because I didn’t read the first book
Seriously, all your author posts are always so fun to read! I think I’ll go with TtEN!
I’d get Through the Ever Night. I read Under the Never Sky and loved it!
I would choose Through the Ever Night, it was a thrilling sequel.
I haven’t read this series yet so I’d have the first book.
If I won I would choose Through The Ever Night
Definitely Through the Ever Night if I won because that was better than UtNS in my opinion (I know, how is it possible that anything is better than UtNS? But Veronica did it).
I would like to win Under The Never Sky. Thanks for the giveaway!
I’d love to win Through the Ever Night! I already have UTNS *-*
I’d choose Under the Never Sky. Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂
Ah…so that’s how it happened!
Would LOVE Through the Ever Night. Happy Blogoversary!
It’s been a great year! Happy Blogoversary!!!
Through the Ever Night! Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂
BTW, I would love to have Through the Ever Night!!!
Happy Blogoversary!! I’d love Throught the Ever Night : )
I’d pick Under the Never Sky. This series is on my TBR/wishlist and I’d love to get started. Thanks!
I don’t have Under the Never Sky, so I’d have to pick that one. 😀
I’ve read the first book so Through The Ever Night.
Thanks for the giveaway.
I would like to have Through the Ever Night as I already have Under the Never Sky
I haven’t yet read UNDER THE NEVER SKY (I know, I know, I sorely behind on all these obviously amazing books!), so I guess I’ll choose that. 🙂 Happy Blogoversary again, Cuddlebuggery! (Oh, Kat. I always knew your charms to make friends were impossible to resist. Veronica is proof enough for that!)
I already own Under the Never Sky, so I would pick Through the Ever Night
I would be overjoyed to win Through the Ever Night as I just finished Under the Never Sky and the novella, Roar & Liv the other day, and absolutely posi-toot-ly feel in love with the world! =D
Through the Ever Night please!!!
I would love Under the Never Sky! <3
Under the Never Sky.
Hands down, I’d want to get my hands on Through the Ever Night. I can’t wait to see Aria and Perry again! 😀
I love them both, but maybe Under the Never Sky if I have to choose! 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!
I would like Under the Never Sky,please!
Through the Ever Night because that’s the one I don’t have 🙂
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