Deborah Armstrong

Have You Ever Zigged When You Should Have Zagged?

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We’ve all done it, the zig-zag dance, when we come across someone walking towards us. Whether in a hallway, a store aisle, or a sidewalk, we’ve done the back and forth steps as we try to pass each other but still step in the other’s path. We end up smiling or chuckling, offer our apology, then continue on our way. No harm. No foul.


However, there are times in our lives when our zig turns out to be not funny but costly, and there is harm and foul. Traffic accidents come to mind for expensive mistakes when an unsafe lane change is made or running a red light. Turning left instead of right when you’re following directions can cost you time.


I’ve sent in the final edit of Love’s Games. My final read-through involves reading the book aloud, giving the words a voice and hearing the dialogue. When Quinn and Davina speak, they don’t mince their words. They don’t go off course. There is no zigging when they should have zagged. Every word has a purpose. They mean what they say. Davi’s words sting and Quinn allows the occasional “ouch” to escape his lips.

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Life-Changing Zig-Zags

However, there are scenes showing Davina and Quinn wondering if they should have zigged when they zagged, especially when thinking of life decisions. Here’s an excerpt for you from Davina’s perspective:

“There are some things in my life that I couldn’t avoid, like sitting beside him on that damned flight to Los Angeles. It was a fantasy come true having Quinn Thomas talk to me. I knew I shouldn’t have taken him seriously, but those eyes, Maggie, those eyes just burned right into me and pulled me into him. I should have left it at that. No meeting up with him afterward, no dinner, and definitely no sex. If I’d only acted my age, this wouldn’t have happened.”
“What do you mean by this? If you hadn’t slept with the man, you wouldn’t have Jack and Stevie. If you hadn’t married him, you wouldn’t have been the happiest I’ve ever seen you since we’ve known each other.”
“I’d still be me. Living my life in my little bubble, content with my life, content with being forty-nine years old and not feeling old. That’s what I mean.”

Zig-Zagging Through Love’s Games

Love’s Games is a serious look at Davina and Quinn’s relationship. They’ve been together for five years, handling every challenge thrown their way. Now they find themselves in a zig-zag situation where decisions have serious consequences. I’m looking forward to sharing Davina and Quinn’s latest story with you.

Have you ever zigged when you should have zagged? Were the results serious or did you end up laughing?

Happy reading.

Deborah Armstrong





Deborah Armstrong is an expert in writing engaging and scintillating romance.  For example, in the Davina and Quinn Love series, Deborah Armstrong writes hot and spicy contemporary romance with a touch of country, inviting her readers to experience Hollywood, New York City, and her very own dairy farm in Canada. However, in the Game Changer series, Deborah uses the foothills of Alberta as her setting for her sensual romances. Deborah Armstrong’s books are for you if you love passion, drama, and suspense in your romance stories.

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