After boarding the Oceanic Aphrodite, passengers are offered the opportunity to give a short interview to appear in the ship’s newsletter, The Oceanic Oracle. Every couple of weeks, I’ll be featuring a different passenger or crew member. This week, get to know Siggy Smith!
Tell me a bit about yourself: Name, age, where are you from?
Pet- ah, Siggy. My name is Siggy Smith. 25, from Dallas.
What made you decide to book a trip on the Oceanic Aphrodite?
I didn’t book it, well, not technically. It was a gift from a friend. A good friend. Not that I know her very well, but it was a good gesture, which makes her a good friend. She’s a bit like a fairy god-mother. I hope.
Are you traveling alone or with a group?
I honestly don’t know. The person who gave me the trip might have friends here. I guess I should check that out. Or not.
What is your favorite thing about the cruise so far?
Being in the middle of the ocean. No one is getting on this boat!
What are you most looking forward to?
Staying in the middle of the ocean. It’s a great place to hide, you know. If you were looking to hide, that is.
And, of course, the most important question: have you met your true love?
No! No way. I’m not into that. True love is – whatever it is, I’m not interested. I don’t need that in my life, not anymore.
Thanks, Siggy! We’ll have to check back at the end of the week to see if you succumbed to the legend of the Aphrodite!
This stowaway sets sail for love!
Small-time con artist Siggy needs to get out of town fast. When she’s offered tickets on the legendary Oceanic Aphrodite cruise, Siggy jumps at the chance. A week on a luxury cruise ship, with a suitcase full of clothes and all expenses paid? Yes, please! The only catch is that she has to pretend to be someone else.
No problem. Siggy has no intention of getting close enough anyone to discover her secrets.
But this is the Oceanic Aphrodite and love is in the air. When Siggy sees assistant cruise director Will taking tickets, Cupid’s arrow hits the target. Luckily, Will’s too busy smiling at her to check out her fake passport because he’ll toss Siggy off the ship if he finds out about the scam.
Onboard, dolphins and cameras and runaway ferrets bring Siggy and Will together. The more time they spend together, the more Siggy wants to tell him the truth. Cupid’s arrow has struck deep but is it worth it for Siggy to stop running?
About the Author:
Holly Kerr grew up as a country girl but now calls Toronto home. After ‘retiring’ from her job to raise her three kids, Holly jumped in
to writing very quietly while her kids took very long, enforced naps. Now the author of eleven books, ranging from action-packed Chick Lit, fun rom-com/mom-com, and sister-saga woman’s fiction, she has even tried her hand at writing middle-grade dragon tales for her kids. Holly stays awake with countless cups of tea, the occasional Pepsi, before-dinner wine, and a weekly dirty martini.