I’ll admit I got a real kick out of Beth Williamson’s post about boys on June 30. (Sorry Beth!) I have teenage girls, 13 and 14. Are they harder than boys? I have no idea. My boy is 8 and at the moment gives me nothing but grief. I’m hoping he mellows by the time he hits 13,but if he doesn’t at least he’ll be the only teenager in the house, lol!


But really with every day that passes, I think calling them teenagers, and implying they’re still human, is, well, wrong. I’m convinced mine are possessed. Or they’re aliens. Or someone gave me the wrong babies at the hospital. Yeah. That must be it. Because the sweet little girls I used to have…oh, who am I fooling? My girls are smart and sarcastic. (No idea where the sarcasm came from. Really!) They always have been, but sarcasm, not unlike good cheese, ages well.

What do you do with a girl who, while getting lectured by her father on proper behavior (proper behavior from my girls!? wth is he expecting!? lol), stands by a whiteboard with a marker emphasizing points? (Personally, I was under my desk laughing.)

Or a girl who just randomly walks into the room and says, “No one puts baby in the corner”? (I always feel compelled to point out she isn’t actually the baby lol!)

Or chats up your friends on Twitter and agrees a certain popular YA series is just bad fanfic? (I just can’t even come up with a response for this one.)

Or a girl that writes vamp-elf-made-up-creature-Yaoi? Yeah that one blew me for a loop, but hey, I write werewolves so what can I say? (Other than your Dad doesn’t really need to know the details of what you’re writing lol.)

And this is the tame stuff, y’all. I don’t know whether to cry or laugh hysterically at half of what comes out of their mouths. I’m afraid to let them loose on an unsuspecting public!

I won’t even mention the amount of food they eat (which is scary) or the stealing my shoes (which is seriously annoying and um, I might still steal my mom’s shoes). It’s the sarcasm, delivered either with a whole lot of attitude or a sweet angelic smile that makes you want to run for cover, that scares me. If we all survive relatively unscathed until they start college I will be amazed and convinced I am the best mother ever! (And someone better give me a medal. I should send my husband to read this blog, huh?)

So those of y’all who survived teenage-hood or have raised teenagers, tell me…are they human, alien, or demon? At this point I just can’t tell. 🙂

Multi-published author Loribelle Hunt is a fellow Romance Diva (If you’re not familiar with the site or the forum, you should be, it’s wonderful) who hails from the south. If you love suspense, futuristic, paranormal or contemporary, Loribelle has a book for you.

Your mission today should you choose to accept it: head over to Loribelle’s website, choose a book you’d like, and post your choice back here, because today’s draw is for winner’s choice of Loribelle’s books.

Teenagers or demons in disguise?
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32 thoughts on “Teenagers or demons in disguise?

  • July 9, 2009 at 4:16 am

    Hi 🙂
    Thanks for sharing a terrific blog post. Your daughters sound incredible witty fun smart and imaginative.
    My choice of Loribelle Hunt's books is INVASION EARTH because that series sounds intriguing and I already have the Lunar Mates series. So if I like Book One, and I already believe I will, I'll get Book Two & Three.
    Love From Canada

  • July 9, 2009 at 4:23 am

    Mine are all boys and they are possessed… no question. Fighting and screaming at you one minute then the next they are all luvy to each other and to the mom….. even baked a cake at 11 last night and brought a piece up to bed for me…. yea dual personalities for teens is a given.
    I have to say that I have not read your books but I think I would like them and would love to give them a try… thanks

  • July 9, 2009 at 4:48 am

    I have both (3 boys and a girl) all grown up (but not really) and I will tell you that I had less problems with all three boys together than with my "darling" daughter. But she is the mom to a 13 year old and 2 year old, step mom to a 12 and 9 year old, so she's getting some of what she gave me back now. My choice of books would be Gone With the Wolf: Vegas Magic.

  • July 9, 2009 at 4:55 am

    I think all kids are still developing into their final human image until they are 18 years old and ready to fledge. Until then, they are alien demons!

    My choice of Loribelle Hunt's books is the print anthology of Lunar Mates series.

  • July 9, 2009 at 4:58 am

    Ha, yes the amounts they eat….at one time, when all of my eleven children were at home, our food bill was bigger than our rent!!!

    So many books to choose from, but Saving Grace looks good. I love romantic suspense.


  • July 9, 2009 at 5:07 am

    Fun post.

    Oh I fell for invasion earth, that series looks great. I haven't read any sci-fi love yet

    As for teens…they are demons, though I was pretty sweet 😉

  • July 9, 2009 at 6:07 am

    I survived my teen years with my mother.. I think it is a right of passage for both parties…then my mother did it all over again with her grand-daughter… but she knew what was coming and was armed this time…

    I thought Wicked Between the Sheets was a title that just drew me in and I want to read more…

  • July 9, 2009 at 6:49 am

    The teens years are always the hardest. Both for the teens and the parents. Maybe especially the parents. LOL
    If I got lucky enough to win I would love a copy of Lunar Mates.

  • July 9, 2009 at 8:49 am

    All of them look so good, but I have to say I'd most like the print anthology of Lunar Mates.

    joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

  • July 9, 2009 at 8:54 am

    Loribelle, I've got both boys and a girl, but am thankfully still a few years out from the teenage years! I'm not sure I'm looking forward to either gender! Yikes! 😉

    Your books on the other hand, do all sound fabulous! I'm a sucker for print, so Lunar Mates would be my first choice; or Invasion Earth if e-book–the whole premise of the series is intriguing!

  • July 9, 2009 at 9:19 am

    Rules of Engagement is my choice. It was hard to pick though.
    lexeetoste at sbcglobal.net

  • July 9, 2009 at 9:43 am

    Definitely aliens, lol. I survived the teen years with my twin boys, loved the college years when they just HAD to go to a school 1000 miles away, and now, lucky me, they are both back living at home, working and saving money. And just for fun, the've reverted back to their teenage selves to make me totally insane. A sense of the ridiculous has saved me more than once over the years, bless their alien little hearts.

    Would love to read Claiming the Moon.

  • July 9, 2009 at 10:38 am

    Definitely Demon… and not just teenagers, the Brat is seven and already a demon. By the time she reaches her teen years, she'll be Queen Demon, lol

    Lunar Mates: Claiming the Moon

    aliciaeflores1 @ yahoo.com

  • July 9, 2009 at 10:39 am

    Since I love, love, love Invasion Earth I'm going to have to pick the next book Leaving Earth. 😀

  • July 9, 2009 at 10:47 am

    I only have boys – an 18 y.o. and a 24 y.o. I had to laugh when Loribelle said she figured the girls would be out of the house by the time her son is a teenager. I'm still waiting for my eldest to move out, LOL. One of these days. I'm getting the feeling the youngest will move out before the eldest will.

  • July 9, 2009 at 11:16 am

    I have long claimed to have birthed Demon spawn.

    Spawnetta is 11 and if she makes it to 16, I am having a Valium IV installed.

    My twin boys(Damien and his brother the Omen) are 5 and I figure by the time they are teens, I won't have any nerves left.

  • July 9, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    Lori, I had a girl then a boy, and then I was done!
    My daughter is 22 now and my son 19. Really right now, they are a breeze. I don't know if its them taking on more responsibilities themselves or they just grew out all those demon years. These two could not be in the back seat sitting together! And she was really bossy! Get this, get that. And I tell him don't get it and he'd say 'well I don't want to listen to it' LOL. Now tho, they relying on each other with more pleasantries. I think they grew out of those tough few years. I'm actually enjoying them still home with me!

    Love to play for HUNTER'S MOON!

  • July 9, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    I feel for you, Leah. I don't have any children but my nieces are a handful. They are already going through that phase. Luckily for me, I just send those little aliens back to their parents. lol – Great blog, btw!

    If I had to pick one of Loribelle's books it would Lunar Mates.

    Thanks, Leah!


  • July 9, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    Definitely aliens. Definitely.

  • July 9, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    Terrific post! lol

    Wicked Between The Sheets sounds wonderful.

  • July 9, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    I have three demon daughters myself. The youngest with be 17 in just under a month. I enjoyed reading your post but remember the best is yet to come.

  • July 9, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    Teenagers? Aliens who act like demons but could pass for human.

  • July 9, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    My demon seeds (boy and girl) are still in elementary school and still not too demanding, but I see signs of the next world war with them.

    Great post! I would pick Loribelle Hunts's book CAPTURED MOON.

  • July 9, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    Lunar Mates is my pick!

  • July 9, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    I raises two boya and two girls. I think they were possessed alien demons until they were at least 18 years old.
    I choose Loribelle Hunts Bound By Love.

  • July 9, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    LOL. I have now officially survived both female and male teenage changelings! I must say that the boys are easier. My son would not respond in words without being threatened with a baseball bat. Mostly he just responded with grunts. Now he always has a eye out for his mom cause she always needs help. My daughter is still her smart mouth self. I have just gotten slightly smarter in her opinion.

  • July 9, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    We've always had a pretty good balance of boys and girls in our extended family so there was no ganging up on one particular group. I would love to win a copy of "Rules of Engagement."

    janie1215 AT excite DOT com

  • July 9, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    I'd love to play for Stolen Earth please! Thanks.

  • July 9, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    Thanks for the post, it had me remember the time when my two daughters were teens. I'm happy it's over!

    I like werewolves, my choice is Christmas Moon

  • July 9, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    Hello, I always swore my daughter was dropped in by aliens. She was a sweet baby, no problem child until the dreaded ladies time showed up at 12 after that she was no longer a sweet kid. I told her the mothers curse that I hoped she got one just like her, and it may come true as she is now the mother of two. I do believe I will leave for Hawaii or warmer climes when her girl turns 12 especially if she shows signs of alien tendencies.

  • July 10, 2009 at 12:16 am

    Your kids sound scary but funny. The whiteboard made me laugh. 🙂

  • July 12, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    haha, I bet I know who it is that writes the yaoi, that has to be Emma.

    This is her friend Alexa, sorry, I helped introduce her to a lot of that Anime/Manga/yaoi/other strange things from Japan.

    We are all demons.
    we followed Kagome through the magical well in her family's shrine from the Feudal Era of Japan. >:D

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