Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Today was that day for me. I'm battling the beginnings of a head cold...my right on time, every flipping fall, head cold. :(
See I do need a pick me up and a bit of inspiration to crank out my allotted words for today. What better of a sight than sexy men, tattoos and great big, work boots!!
Back to gawking then off to get my Darling Diva from school.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
What is hunger?
I can use that word in lots of different ways to mean lots of different things...
I hunger for good book reviews.
I hunger for a bowl of cereal in the morning.
I hunger for more time with my hubby and darling diva.
All of these hungers are true. If you're an author, yes you want good reviews. If you ate early the night before, your stomach is making itself known and who doesn't need more family time...
Is that the only face of hunger? Have you seen real hunger in your lifetime?
Have you seen the mother digging through the dumpster for food to feed her child?
Have you seen the family of three, four, five or more share a brick of Ramen noodles as their dinner?
Have you seen the child whose school lunch seems to him/her manna of the gods, because it is probably the only meal they will see that day?
I have seen hunger, I have lived hunger and I have felt hunger.
My oath: Everyday I will fight to reduce the hunger of the world. From the littlest task to the biggest undertaking, I will do what I can to help those who starve. Hunger must not win.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
The Romance Studio reviewed The Challenge and gave it five wonderful hearts! :) They liked it, they got it and I am one happy author!
I just have to leave you with my favorite line from the review...
This is a great story with a mixture of hot kinky sex, unlimited drama, and a hero and heroine who kick butt.
It made my day!!!!
Sunday, September 13, 2009
“Anie NaMar, please do not fear, I am here only to help you.”
Purple and green wings reached from shoulder to shoulder and dropped down his back. The bottom points touched his hipbones on each side. The barbed tail curled around the outer thigh closest to her and snuck in towards his groin. As he turned, she could see wicked sharp claws digging into his ribs. Almost as if, the beautiful creature rode him like he was the host, day after day.
The icing on the cake though, was the head and face of the mighty beast. Curled around his neck, the head lay across the man’s shoulder and down his bicep. Flames burned down his arm from the creature’s nose. Violet eyes glittered in the face and appeared to be staring right at her. The most disarming feature however, was the fact that the man was glowing, from the inside out.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Lynda Dunham-Watkins, the blog owner, is an amazing sculptress. I just love to sit on the sidelines and watch as she creates her works and shares with us with the steps she follows, including pictures!
Clay intrigues me. So much can be done with it. I attempted a clay works class in college and quick realized that I should probably stick to writing...hehehe. Until I'm ready to try it again, and I will, I'll gladly enjoy watching Lynda create!
Check out her latest work - Wyatt Earp. http://claymama1.blogspot.com/2009/09/wyatt-earps-wip.html
Now I'm off to work on my Sunday Scribbling - Tattoos. I can't wait! I love the ink!!
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
~Yep, that's right just smooth it on and waa-la your skin is that much
thicker. Mosquito's will cease to be a problem, surprise knives in the dish
water - no problem and those pesky opinions of others will wash over you
water off a ducks back!~
I'm finding my writers feet slowly, it seems. But that's okay, find them I will and I'll be all the better for the trials!
The power of positive thinking is my friend this week.
Have a good one!
Sunday, September 6, 2009
So this blog hop got me thinking about my top three sexiest labor intensive jobs...
Firefighter - Oh my, hot sweaty men, buffed out and ready to save me! I bet they know how to rescue breath oh ho ho so well!! ;)
Road Construction Crews - I'm sure these guys just simply forgot their orange vests in the car. The raise in my insurance rates will surely be worth the looksie... Abs, ladies, abs! LOL
Woodworker - Yes, I'm sure this guy works with wood, I wonder what he would build for me if I asked really sweetly?
What about you? What's your favorite laborer?
Happy Labor Day!
Your next stop on this blog hop path is Jeanne St. James - http://www.jeannestjames.blogspot.com Have fun! If you need a reminder of our trail take a look below. :)
Alanna Coca - http://alannacoca.wordpress.com/
Stephanie Adkins - http://stephanieadkins.wordpress.com/blog/
Gem Sivad - http://gemsivad.wordpress.com/
Paige Tyler - http://paigetylertheauthor.blogspot.com/
Olivia Brynn - http://oliviabrynn.wordpress.com/
Trina M Lee - http://trinamlee.wordpress.com
Dee Carney - http://www.deecarney.com/blog
Serena Shay - http://serenashay.blogspot.com/
Jeanne St. James - http://www.jeannestjames.blogspot.com
K.Z Snow - http://kzsnow.blogspot.com
Tina Holland - http://tinaholland.wordpress.com
Celia Kyle - http://celiakyle.com/blog
Juniper Bell - http://www.juniperbell.com/blog.php
AnnaMarie paced the smooth stone floor trying damn hard to convince herself that she’d fallen into some unexplained coma. Even now, she could be wasting away in some hospital bed, drool running down her face, her hands curling into claw like appendages and absolutely no one there to visit her. The nurses, tired and abused, would provide sponge baths, movement to ward off bedsores and minimal conversation.
The formation of a good lie rested in the details. The more minutia thrown into a story, the easier it was to believe, but her mind wouldn’t play along. Nowhere was there a single white hospital bed, no IV poles, no nasty antiseptic smell.
Around her was a vast room, empty but for the single glass of water on a stool in the middle. Two walls curved outward creating an oval space big enough for whatever brought her here to this prison. The only thing missing was a slice of bread, a toilet and a clear picture of the unseen voice that had brought her to this place.
“Be calm, Princess Anie NaMar. I am taking you to safety,” The low, garbled voice whispered in her ear as he’d carried her off-carried off for cripes sake. What could have been big enough to literally pick her up and deposit her in this cage? She remembered the sensation of weightlessness, but figured that she was again dreaming of flying, or sex or even a successful diet. Lord knows she’d welcome both.
When she’d come too, lying on the surprisingly warm stone floor, her mind raced too conjure up a beast with enough strength to lift her bulk off the bed and deposit her here, wherever here was. As cages go, this was a brilliant one - incredibly vivid.
She peered through the clear outer wall into a dark so vast she could see nothing. It was like looking into the night sky filled with clouds. The inner wall glowed orange. The long curved stretch of wall was rolling water, infused with what she could only guess to be lava.
AnnaMarie eased back onto the floor, facing a wall so clearly wrong and wondered if her lies had finally caught up to her? Had the series of half-truths she lived with finally locked her into a prison of her mind? If so, where was the key to get out?
Check out more Sunday Scribblings here.
Friday, September 4, 2009
Writing Romance—The Ultimate Guide on Craft, Creation and Industry Connections
50 Inspiring Articles
The process, craft and business of writing by some of your favorite published romance authors, as well as a few of the industry's leading editors and agents.
A Complete Resource List
RWA chapters, SFA-RWA member authors, and RWA-approved publishers and literary agents.
How to craft a compelling story, find a great agent, and more!
Swing by through the month of Sept to find the answers to a few fun questions presented to our authors, Crystal Kauffman, Francesca Hawley, Savanna Kougar, Paris Brandon and Me. Who knows what you might find out about us!
Here's the link to our first set of answers. While your there tell me what you think of my Fri list of all time scariest movies.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
However, I came across this awesome blog by Shiloh Walker that speaks frankly and addresses the piracy issue down to it's barest points. What is the ultimate cost of piracy? Read here to find out.... http://shilohwalker.com/piracy.htm
Nice job, Shiloh!