We play a game with Kinder Surprise Eggs in our house. I think they’re considered a choking hazard in the USA, so they’re not imported there. That’s too bad because this game is fun! You’ll have to come to Canada and try it.
I usually hide the eggs at Easter and put them in stockings at Christmas. Before we open the egg, we ask a question. One time my sister asked what would happen with a particular man who lived in Australia and she received a pink airplane. She now lives there with him and they have two children.
Sometimes you have to be creative in divining the answer. For instance, I had a friend ask if she would finish a particular project she’d been working on for years. When she opened the prize, she found it needed assembly and didn’t bother putting it together—which, to me, suggests a problem with completion!
I usually ask what will come up with my writing career, which makes me quite superstitious about my little prizes. I don’t want to throw these toys in the trash! That would be bad mojo. But there are many times when I get a polar bear or a little wind up car and I have no idea what the Kinder gods are trying to tell me. Such was my mystification when I received the prize below.
I honestly can’t remember when I opened the egg with this prize. I have a shelf where I leave these toys—coincidentally the same shelf where I keep my author copies. Every once in a while I dust—because it would be bad mojo not to.
I had recently completed Scorch when I came across him. I was so thrilled! He’s a smokejumper! The Kinder prediction came true!
Would you play a game like this with your family? What question would you ask it if you could play? I wish I could offer to send some Kinder Surprise eggs to you, but I think it would be illegal. I’ll offer up one signed print copy of Here Come The Brides instead, since Piper and Bastian make an appearance in Scorch. Sound good?
Help the wildfire evacuees in Fort McMurray! Author proceeds from pre-orders of Scorch will be donated to the Red Cross Alberta Fires Appeal.
Award winning and USA Today Bestselling Author, Dani Collins, has written more than two dozen romances ranging from sexy contemporary for Harlequin Presents, to romantic comedy, epic medieval fantasy and even some erotic romance. Lately she has also been writing rancher romance for Tule’s Montana Born. Since she’s a small town girl at heart, this makes her feel at home.
Dani lives in Canada with her high school sweetheart and two mostly-grown children.