Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

May you all have a happy and safe Thanksgiving.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sunday Scribblings - Beauty

"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, mum."
You say it, but is it really true?

If my head held nary a hair, would I still entice you?
If my bum was big, and my feet so small,
Could you see me, would I still enthrall?

If my teeth sat wide, and I took a crooked stride
If my eyes were googly, and my belly like jelly
If my snout stuck out, and I wheezed all about

Would you be quite put out?

"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, mum, it's really true...
I love you because, you are you!"

Come check out more beauty at Sunday Scribblings

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Okay, So I'm Just A Bit Technologically Challenged...

Here's me six months ago, when my ereader decided it had given it's all and chose to take the techno train to the big byte-o-rama in the sky.

What would I do? I have skads of books in mobi format, waiting to be read and my pocket pal was no longer...

I, of course, looked into buying a new one, but let's face it, I'm a stay-at-home mom/author and money is well, beyond tight. Ereaders, computers and all the happy gadgets that make this lady smile are wisely, but sadly, pushed to the bottom of the wants list.

As the months wore on those sad, unread stories called out to me in their wonderful imaganary voices, read me - read me!! I wanted to cave, to find a way to get a new reader. There had to be a way to make my want into a need.

It's research for my writing? It keeps me sane in an insane world? If you loved me, you would let me..., I could get a case of blue 'eye' balls from not reading enough! I tell you I must have it!!!!

Again, wisely, food and shelter trumped ereaders.

So what's a person to do if they have all of these wonderful ebooks in non-pdf format and they lose their ereaders?

See here's where my less than full knowledge of technology becomes embarassing...some of you are probably saying, duh, you go to the, in my case, site and click on software. When you do guess what you find???

Software to open those babies on your PC!! Woot! Nope not kidding, it is really there and I became the proud runner of mobi on my pc just yesterday. Now I can start reading all the books that have been waiting somewhat patiently for my return!
Now, this is me today -->
How do I spell relief? READING READING READING!
Have a great day!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Here It Is, The Tuesday Temptation...

Gem Sivad has done it again! The author of the awesome, Eppie finaling, Intimate Strangers, has released another western tale!

Wolf's Tender - book one of the Bounty Hunters series, has tempted this reader since Gem first shared it birth over on the Liquid Silver Books forum. Check out the blurb and excerpt below taken directly from the authors site-thanks Gem, and tell me you are not tempted....

BLURB: Wolf's Tender
Rough and tough Charlie Wolf McCallister knows he needs to get laid, when the prim and proper school teacher with a sharp tongue, starts looking good to him.
When Naomi Parker’s students are snatched from their school by marauding Comancheros, the only way to get the girls home safely, is to hire the half-Kiowa bounty hunter.
But Naomi has no cash and Mr. Charlie Wolf McCallister won’t take her I.O.U. His price seems a bit steep when Naomi must choose between her virtue and her students’ lives.
Cad that he is, Charlie Wolf operates on the philosophy that a bird in hand is better than no bird at all, and the longer he’s around Miss Naomi Parker, the more he wants this particular chickadee from the Sparrow Creek Ladies Academy. And so he offers to trade service—for servicing.
When one straight-laced spinster, tenders her body to one cynical sometimes savage, the unexpected bounty is love.

EXCERPT: Wolf’s Tender
“I don’t work for free, teacher. How do you plan to pay me?” He raised his leg and flexed his muscles brushing hotly against her through the material that separated his flesh from her core. Given the state of his arousal, it was a dangerous move.
“I get paid once a month at the school.” She looked worried. “I’m not sure now who will tender my pay. It’s not clear to me what’s going to happen.” She continued to stare over her shoulder, her female parts riding his thigh, his cock stretched and elongated against his leg.
Well it’s clear to me what’s going to happen here in about two minutes if you don’t get the hell out of this barn. But Charlie didn’t say it aloud. Instead he looked at her face, scrunched in worry, her teeth nibbling her bottom lip, and had the almost uncontrollable urge to lift her up and bury his face between her breasts (they were looking more like melons to him now).
All sense had left his mind. He was concentrated on one thing…pussy and how to get into it.
First, I need to get her out of that godawful wire contraption she’s wearin’… His cock was full and demanding release, and so it was with real reluctance that he offered her one last chance to get out.
“How you get paid is none of my concern. I don’t take i.o.u.’s, in poker or for chasing danger, so if you don’t have something to offer me in payment, you best be leaving, and you best do it now.”
Her chin tilted up and she repeated, “I need to hire you,” and then she turned back to her task and slid down his outstretched leg, and he knew that she was aware of her effect on him. She grasped his boot and tugged. Well, maybe we can work a deal.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Superstitious Much?

It's Friday the 13th again and for some a day of fear and superstition. So I thought it would be fun to check out a few superstitions today...

5. Sparrows are said to carry the souls of the deceased to the after-life. To kill one means that you will be cursed.

4. Walking under a ladder - A leaning ladder forms a triangle with the wall and ground. Triangles represent the Holy Trinity, and violating the Trinity by breaking it (walking through it) would put you in league with the devil himself.

3. Black Cats - In ancient Egypt, the Goddess Bast was a black, female cat. Christians, wanting to rid society of all traces of other religions, convinced the ignorant that black cats were demons in disguise and should thus be destroyed. In the process, they also destroyed the kindly ladies who cared for the cats, believing them to be witches. Being demons, a black cat crossing your path would create a barrier of evil, cutting you off from God and blocking the entrance to heaven.

2. Spilling Salt - Salt used to be an expensive commodity used mainly for medicinal purposes. For this reason, spillage was to be avoided at all costs. The idea that it is unlucky to do so probably stems from the belief that Judas spilt salt during the last supper. Throwing spilt salt over the left shoulder is linked to its medicinal use. If it could not be administered, the next best thing was to throw it into the eye of the evil spirits that brought sickness upon us. These spirits were thought to lurk behind your shoulder, waiting for an opportunity to strike.

1. Breaking a mirror means 7 years of bad luck, unless you take the pieces outside & bury them in moonlight. Also, an undisturbed mirror in a house suddenly fall & smashes then it means that there will soon be a death.

Those are the big five in superstition land, but what about some of the other, less know ones...

* 3 butterflies together - Kind of odd, but okay then.
* A 5-leaf clover - Did anyone ever find one of these as a kid? I never did.
* Getting out of bed left foot first - Well I'm screwed then...
* Singing before breakfast - Doomed I tell ya!
* Giving away a wedding present - Does returning it count?
* An itch inside your nose - What?!

For more superstitions check out the following site
Have a great weekend!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Oh Such Temptation...

Come with me, my fine friends on a trip down the temptation trail. I awoke this morning to a triple treat and it all started with a stop at today's blog on the Shapeshifter Seductions site. Savanna Kougar teases us first with her heat filled snippets of werewolfie delights... All are wonderful, but I was drawn to The Black Wolf’s Prophetess myself. Duke Zon has a whole lotta yumminess going on! Please do tell Savanna which is your favorite, then maybe we will get to see more snippets!! ;)

Next on the trail was on the same site, just further down Savanna titillates with a continuation of New Bull in Town ~ Darius Speaks. And he most certainly does speak, right to my....ahem, moving on! psst...if you haven't read any of this flash, be sure to start at the beginning, you won't be sorry!

Lastly, is a stop at The Happily Ever After blog for an erotic flash not to be missed. Skycat's lovely gift is enough to make any woman weep!

So thank you Savanna Kougar for my Tempting Tuesday!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Sunday Scribblings - Interview

Hi All,
So this weeks prompt is an interview. I love interviews! No not the dress up and go in to answer "What do I feel is a weakness of mine?" Blah, I hate those types of interviews.

The interviews I enjoy are the ones I do with my characters. Getting to know them is A number one on the list of important things to do before I start my books. Heck, I'll interview them part way through the story when I need more or clarification of an idea.

Thus, I thought I would share an interview I did with the Alpha male, jaguar shifter of my first book, The Challenge.


Me: Good Morning, Bastian. You awake?

Bastian: Grrrrr

Me: Yikes, no need to be snarly, not enough sleep last night?

B: My mate needed me last night and I provided. Now, what the hell do you want.

Me: ~sigh~ What I want and what I need are totally different states of mind my
dear. ~pant, pant~

B: Ha! ~snickers~ What do you need then, sweets?

Me: stay on topic, girly. Ok, I need to ask you some questions. First, what the heck were you doing at the casino, the night you met Mari?

B: Shit, only good thing to come from that night was Mari. I was there tracking a rouge shifter. The ass munch got baked on some ganga he’d grown on the Den’s acreage and decided it would be a kick to walk down main street in his cat suit or so say his friends, but being as high as he was, he couldn't find main street, thankfully. Like we need that kind of exposure. Anyway, he ended up at a local farm, harassing the livestock. The farmer didn’t take kindly to the nuisance and shot at him, but claims that he only got him in the hindquarters. Stoner boy made it all the way to the fricking casino with shotgun beads in his ass… go figure.

Me: Well that explains what you were doing there, but why were you there rather than the enforcers?

B: Boy you are noisy aren’t cha. The enforcers were there, I just happened to be with them. And before you ask why, well, I was bored.

Me: You were “bored” so you put yourself at risk? And your guards allowed that?

B: Watch your tongue little one, I may be the leader, but I do as I damn well please.

Weeks later………..

Me: ahem?

B: Sweets, you know you rock and are the sexiest thing with those gorgeous green eyes, but baby you’ve got crappy timing!

Me: ~blushing~ Thanks and Sorry…want me to come back later?

B: one sec…. yeah she’s out for a while, ~wink~ what can I do for you?

Me: You stud! Well here’s the thing, I need more emotion from you…I know, I know, I get your stoic show of emotions, but this is a romance and we need more…

B: Blast, Serena, an alpha shows all the emotions they need to in their dominance!

Me: ~whew~ I get that, but I need more. How about we do this, other than how Mari looks, what draws you to her?

B: It’s her soft sighs, her smell, the part of her that seeps into my pores and makes me feel ten feet tall and able to do anything. She shores up the fear I’m not suppose to have. Her simple presence makes me feel whole.

Swing by Sunday Scribblings for more takes on interviews.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

I'm being interviewed today...

Yep, I've been interviewed by the awesome Rebecca Royce over at Paranormal Romantics. She's asked some wonderful questions and I've answered them with the best of my over active imagination. ;)

Come on over and say hi if you have the time.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

"And I'm spent...."

So I've finally finished my Holiday story, edited and re-edited it and it is off to my CP for further, "It's not crap." or "Chuck it and try again, dear." LOL

Seriously, I really like the story and the characters are super fun, but the took over as they normally do and insisted that I do some things I was not thinking of doing. Not necessarily a bad thing, just an uncomfortable thing for me, the author!

Now that I've finished, and have a moment to breath, I can catch up on all of the things I let slide for a few days...blogs, my family, my CP's most recent awesome chapter to critique, my family. Think they might want to see me?

Well I'm off to bed so I can start fresh in the morning.
Have a great night everyone