Sunday, February 28, 2010

I'm Crying Uncle...

I am soooo ready for Spring.

Blue skies, green grass, blooming flowers and no more snow. A sense that summer is truly on the way and winter is nothing but a long-gone dream.

Having grown up in Texas, the beginning of March could be thought of as the start of Spring, but here in Minnesota, well, March is still winter with a very real threat of more snow than February.

I'm crying uncle!

So in an effort to look towards the warmth and wonder of life renewed, I'm going to periodically post poems of spring and love and life.

Today's offering,

Spring Carol by Robert Louis Stevenson

When loud by landside streamlets gush,
And clear in the greenwood quires the thrush,
With sun on the meadows
And songs in the shadows
Comes again to me
The gift of the tongues of the lea,
The gift of the tongues of meadows.

Straightway my olden heart returns
And dances with the dancing burns;
It sings with the sparrows;
To the rain and the (grimy) barrows
Sings my heart aloud -
To the silver-bellied cloud,
To the silver rainy arrows.

It bears the song of the skylark down,
And it hears the singing of the town;
And youth on the highways
And lovers in byways
Follows and sees:
And hearkens the song of the leas
And sings the songs of the highways.

So when the earth is alive with gods,
And the lusty ploughman breaks the sod,
And the grass sings in the meadows,
And the flowers smile in the shadows,
Sits my heart at ease,
Hearing the song of the leas,
Singing the songs of the meadows.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Piracy - A Continuing Problem

My thanks go out to Crystal Kauffman for posting this link over at Shapeshifter Seductions yesterday.

I suppose it was bound to happen, and now it has... Pirated ebooks being sold on ebay. ~sigh~

I won't rehash all of the reasons pirating is wrong...everyone knows it is, most especially the pirates, but I will say to the pirates, to ebay, to anyone willing to listen...

Writing is Hard! It takes dedication, love, pain, emotional upheaval, time, faith, persistence and so many more things. Ask any of my fellow authors and they will tell you the same thing. So when someone takes your work and gives it away, it frustrates and angers us, but to profit from it...that is a slap in the face!

Please take a moment to read the petition below and please sign.

Online petition - Open Letter to eBay and CEO about VeRO Improvements

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Temptation Tues...Skiing Hotness

Welcome to Temptation Tues...

I'll be your ski instructor, please call me Bode. Today, we start with proper skiing attire.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Wow, What A Week!

I really can't believe I'm going to say this, but thank goodness it is Monday! The last week has left me exhausted. Mainly from my own short-sightedness and overbooking myself, plus an explosion of ideas(not that I'm complaining about this mind you), but also my complete and utter enjoyment of the winter Olympics has kept me enthralled when I really should be working.

On top of that there was a broken tooth and surprise oral surgery from my darling divas camp, which wrung me out emotionally... I'm a worrier deep down. ;) Everything is great on that front, now that the tooth is out...Thank goodness.

So, yes, I am ready for Monday. I have high hopes for lots of writing this week, more blogging for sure and even a bit of plotting for my next jaguar story. I'm still working on book two, but ideas have been popping for book three lately...might as well jot them down!

I also want to share with you a beautiful blog I read tonight that talks about Love and the Soul. Stop by and check out Savanna's thoughts. They spoke to me tonight. Thanks, Lady Kougar!

Monday, February 15, 2010

And The Winner Is...

Good Monday morning, one and all. What a fun filled week-end, huh. Fabulous blogs, incredible eye candy and a thrilling chat. On top of that was Valentine's Day...candy, flowers, jewlery and Lu-ah-ove!

I hope yours was everything you dreamed it would be, and my thanks to everyone who stopped to leave a message this weekend. :)

Without further ado...

Our winners

Amy S. ~
Wolf's Tender by Gem Sivad
TBA Book by Christa Paige
Once Bitten by Trina M. Lee
Virtuous Vampire by Monette Michaels
Sound of a Voice that is Still by PG Forte

Beth C. ~
Retreat by Alanna Coca
For a Price by Olivia Brynn
Doll by Juniper Bell
Flash of Dark by Sara Brookes
TBA Book by Sandra Sookoo

Carol Luciano ~
Red Dawn by Annie Nicholas
The Summerland by TL Shaefer
Fireproof by Tina Holland
Cougar by the Tail by J. Hali Steele
Queer Hauntings: True Tales of Gay & Lesbian Ghosts by Ken Summers

Cathy M. ~
Stallion of Ash and Flame by Savanna Kougar
TBA Book by Nina Pierce
Tastes of Pleasure by Shara Lanel
Surprise Gift from Jeanne Barrack
Seducing Regan by Stephanie Adkins

Gabrielle Lee ~
The Last Celtic Witch by Lyn Armstrong
The Cain Letters by Pierre Roustan
Promo Pack from Adele Dubois
One Wilde Night (ARC) by Rhonda Leigh
Were Love Blooms by J.Morgan

Jen R. ~
Frozen by Morgan Q. O'Reilly
Alitus, Tales of the Chosen by Kayelle Allen
Dining In by Elise Logan
The Challenge by Serena Shay
Come Monday By Mari Carr

Jennifer Mathis ~
Hearts Afire: December by Ella Drake, Elise Logan & Emily Ryan-Davis
Satisfy Me by Madison Scott
Rip Cord by Jeanne St. James
Prodigal Slave by Roxy Harte
Close to Perfect by Tina Donahue

Congrats to all the winners! Jen R, an email is on the way. :)

Have a great week everyone!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Be My Valentine Blog Hop

Welcome to the Be My Valentine Blog Hop! You should be following the tour via the Booknibbles Tour Bar. If you've come to my blog to say hi and noticed this post, there's still time to join in, simply click the link and it will take you right to the beginning. We'll be here all weekend, so take your time, check out all of the awesome books by the authors involved with this blog hop, and enjoy the eye candy along the way. Don't forget to leave a comment here to be entered in the drawing for a share of the grand prize!

In preperation for the big blog tour weekend, I put the word out, a simple request that cupid stop by and give us a little Valentine's blessing. Yep, erotic romance novelists have a special in with the angel of love. It's one of the perks of the job, but shhh don't tell anyone.

So please, everyone welcome our sexy sentinal with a hearty and lustful, Oh my....
hmmmmmm, love the oh my's, they make my wings tingle and my heart go bang, bang. Cupid is my name and love is my here is my special blessing for you. It's even better than an arrow in the arse!

May your Valentines Day be sweet, Sensual and oh so sexy...

Following the blog hop, there will be a chat on Sunday 2/14. Stop by to meet many of the authors at which blogs you've stopped, we'd love to meet you. Winners will be announced in the chat room at 5pm EST, and posted HERE Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you come back soon!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Tuesday Temptation

Happy Tuesday!

Today's temptation is not the instant gratification of some hot guy ready to fill your imagination with all of the wondrously sensual activities you can partake in, but the promise of one!

Coming soon, IE, Fri, Feb 12 the Be My Valentine Blog Tour. Yay! Fun blogs, delicious eye candy, an author chat and book give-a-ways. What a way to spend the weekend!


Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Guess What I Found?

While tip-toeing through my favorite blogs this morning, I happened across The Romance Studio's featured interview and you know who I found there?

None other than my friend Savanna Kougar! Woot Woot! Looks like she dropped by to tell us all about HER INSATIABLE DARK HEROES as well as some tidbits about her past and upcoming works.

Stop over and take a peek. :)

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Tuesday Temptation...Breed True

Oh my, do I have a temptation for you this morning!

Breed True by Gem Sivad released yesterday and wowser, take a look at this trailer! I can't wait to get my hands on this lovely. Muahahaha

Congrats on the release, Gem!

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