Author Cristin Harber is celebrating the release of her latest “bad-ass” book Black Dawn (Titan Book 8) and she thought to send us a funny/scandalous tidbit about herself. I think y’all will LOVE this.
She told me…
“During college, my roommates and I friended the producers for MTV Spring Break. I’m still laughing now…”
Ready for the details?
Semi-Scandalous with Cristin Harber
Celebrities, rappers, TV shows, oh my! Two little words, “spring break,” seemed innocuous enough. But more years ago than I’m ready to admit, what started as a very tame, pretty normal spring break turned… rowdy.
My roommates and I booked a package deal to Cancun for our college spring break. We were semi-broke but found a helluva great deal. Before I knew it, we were on a flight to Mexico. Everything seemed awesome. The package gave us wrist bands (probably in case we were lost, passed out on a beach, something…) that would get us into bars and act as food and drink tickets. This still sounds very typical of a package deal, right?
We were having the time of our lives. Watered down drinks, taquitos for dinner. It was amazing. Then the spring break fairy came and sprinkled us with fortune. A good looking guy tapped my roommate on her shoulder, and it went a little something like this:
Guy: Hey, pretty girl. Want a drink?
Roomie: Hey, no! We’re on a girls-only trip. *holds up wrist* And we get free drinks! We don’t need no stinkin’ boys.
(Did I mention that one of us was broken-hearted over a boy, so we were anti-dude at the moment? Sisters in arms, rallying against the hot dudes, ready to relax in the sun and party each night away.)
Guy: *smiles* *winks* Oh, come on. I’ll buy you something besides your watered-down free drink. Plus I have these VIP tickets…
And that was that. Roomie and hot guy were best buds for the night. Or as it turns out, the week. And he had a little job as a producer on a show that you might know called MTV Spring Break.
For the next five days, we were behind-the-scenes and had an all-access pass to everything you can possibly imagine. Ready for a couple highlights?
*I met a guy name Luda. I had NO IDEA he was Ludacris. That was cool. He was super nice.
*Then there was The Rock. *swoons* What happens when your roommate is hooking up with a MTV producer? You get to sit in the pool with The Rock and let him film take after take of him saying something along the lines of “we’ll be back after commercial.” I can’t tell you exactly what he said, but it doesn’t really matter because it’s the Rock and we each got a chance to sit on a knee. (No, I’m not even joking)
*If you’re hanging with the crew, it’s impossible not to be on a MTV show. Out there, somewhere, is the proof that I participated on a show that was the equivalent to Truth or Dare (I think, there’d been some margaritas). I was paired up with a guy, and we were to pretend he was a human piñata to win a contest. This poor boy was strung upside by a bungee cord, covered in honey, with dollar bills and drink tickets plastered to him. We would win whatever I could knock off. Did I mention that they put a football helmet on me, spun me around, and handed me a foam baseball bat? No? They did. I did. We were all guilty.
Phew. Well, that’s (about as much as I can remember) my semi-scandalous story. I hope you enjoyed it!
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