Saturday, October 30, 2010

Guest Blogger Ashlyn Chase Visits Shapeshifter Seductions

Hey Everyone,
Ashlyn Chase is our special Halloween guest on my group blog Shapeshifter Seductions.  Swing by tomorrow and check out her post of Book Recommendations from a Real, Live, Witch.

Have a Spooky and Spectacular Halloween!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Wednesday Word of the Day - Inchoate

inchoate \in-KOH-it\, adjective:

1. In an initial or early stage; just begun.

2. Imperfectly formed or formulated.

~Perfect word for today.  As in,  The inchoate wind storm late last night had this author wondering if she was soon to depart for Oz!~

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Roaring Twenties Tuesday - The Flapper

Since it's so close to Halloween, how about this for a Tue Temptation... Costumes! Or variations of the same one...The Flapper.

I love these outfits...the beads, the boas and the bawdy attitude to boot!  Maybe this year I should dress up in one of these little numbers and relive the roaring least in my head that is!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Sunday Scribbling - Curious

“Mmmm, fire and ice.” The dragon pulled himself away from the task of counting his treasure to draw in the new scent invading his cave. It was his favorite kind of ice, one he needed to add to his collection and keep forever safe in his lair—diamonds, only with a twist.

He climbed easily over the piles of gold coins, silver cups and gems of every color. His talons moved loudly over the stacks as he hurried to reach the delicious smell. He would add the new gem to his collection only after he removed the smell of brimstone from its beautiful facets.

As he moved atop the ledge overlooking the entrance to his cave, a pint sized human came into view. She was earthy and feminine, but her scent was off. She smelled of demon and reminded him if a soft, green glade. She should smell of warm summer nights not coal, squeezed tightly into a perfect bauble.

She was different and he was curious…

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Wednesday Word of the Day

fulsome \FUL-sum\, adjective:

1. Offensive to the taste or sensibilities.

2. Insincere or excessively lavish; especially, offensive from excess of praise.

~Now this is a new word for me, but I like it.  I'm going to have to ponder how I can use it in a story.  :) ~

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tuesday Temptation - The Forties

Quizes, Quizes, Quizes...I love them and they always temp me.  I take the quizes at the end of the Cosmo and have found out some mighty interesting things about myself. ;) 

I also enjoy taking the ones on Facebook.  The latest quiz I took was titled What Era Are You From?  Check out what era I appear to be from...who knew!  Hey, maybe I was a Rosie the Riveter.  :)   

You belong in the forties! You are an independant, strong, and adorable. You long to be back in time with Glenn Miller and the Andrews Sisters playing on the phonograph and crushing on Jimmy Stewart in "It's A Womderful Life."
So, what era do you see yourself from?

Friday, October 15, 2010

Friday Five - Travel

Happy Friday! 

I've just recently happened upon a Friday Five site that I thought was quite interesting and I thought I would share my findings along with my answers to the questions. 

Today is also my blog day at Shapeshifter Seductions and I posted an entirely different and, wowser, unique set of questions there as well.  Stop by and check them out if you get a chance.  :) 

1) What is your favorite mode of travel? (Car, train, plane, etc).
A speedboat.  Out on the lake with the warm sun on my face and the wind in my hair.  Now, I've never been on a train, so I just might have to give it a whirl one of these days!

2) Where is the northernmost place you've traveled? The southernmost?
Northernmost...Thunder Bay, Canada.  Southernmost...Nuevo Laredo, Mexico

3) What is the last place you visited for the first time?
Rhode Island

4) Of all the places you've traveled, which is your favorite?
San Francisco, California

5) Where would you most like to travel to next?
Vancouver, Canada

How about ya'll...where's your favorite travel destination?
Have a great weekend!

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Wednesday Word of the Day

nepenthe \ni-PEN-thee\, noun:

1. A drug or drink, or the plant yielding it, mentioned by ancient writers as having the power to bring forgetfulness of sorrow or trouble.

2. Anything inducing a pleasurable sensation of forgetfulness, esp. of sorrow or trouble.

~Interesting, this word I could use in a story.  :) ~

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Tuesday Temptation - The Tiger's Masquerade

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The Tiger's Masquerade by Savanna Kougar

Stacy wasn’t looking for a tiger-man to erotically and exotically fill her tank , then steal her heart. That is, until the Halloween ‘Call of the Wild Masquerade’ ball. But, what kind of tiger does she have by the tail?

Zyrru wasn’t looking for a human woman to un-tame his fiercest passions, and alter his royal life forever. After all, he’s only vacationing on Earth, and is almost engaged to The Princess. But her rosefire scent is irresistible.

~Oh my, a 'Call of the Wild Masquerade' ball and a Tiger hero named Zyrru, mmmmm mighty tempting indeed!~

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Wednesday Word of the Day - Nympholepsy

Nympholepsy \NIM-fuh-lep-see\, noun:

1. A frenzy of emotion, as for something unattainable.

2. An ecstasy supposed by the ancients to be inspired by nymphs.

~A frenzy of emotion, very cool description.  ;) ~

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Tuesday Temptation - Shapeshifter Seductions

Oooh wee, check out our new header over at Shapeshifter Seductions, a group blog with which I participate. 

Isn't it delicious? 

Amanda Kelsey, artist extraordinaire, of Razzle Dazzle Designs ~ ~ developed it for us and I'm loving it. 

Sexy and Sinful, just like all of my fabulous blog mates!

Monday, October 4, 2010

The Me Book Melee

Good Morning, one and all. 

I hope this Monday finds everyone healthy, wealthy and wise!

So I have high writing hopes for the day and the week.  It's quiet here and the majority of my must do stuff is done!  Yay!  It kills me to put stuff in front of my writing, but sometimes that's just the way it goes.  I've had an influx of ideas of late that I need to jot down before they fall back into the haze.  I'm also very close to finishing another story I started a while back, so today that is the priority.

Now what is this melee I spoke of in the blog title, well I'll tell ya.  My little Darling Diva is in the 5th grade this year and they are kicking off their how to write lessons.  You remember this, right.  For me it was a hellish bout of memorization and a lack of anything that had to do with fun. 

I can still hear the teachers with their..."Repeat after me, a noun is a person, place or thing.  A verb is an action word.  An adverb describes the verb....."

What!!  Wait, describes the verb, what does that mean?  You know, memorization is great for some things, like state capitals and math facts, but soooo not for the parts of a sentence.  You gotta do to get that.  Use it, practice it, find new ways of absorbing what a noun, verb and adverb is....

Enter in...The Me Book!

At DD's school, they are doing a year long project called, you guessed it, The Me Book.  In this book, the kiddo's make the front and back of the book and on the inside, they fill it with information about themselves-  Family trees, about the author, memories from past school years, travels, friends etc...  For each week they are required to turn in a different page and in that week they work on some new thing.  Last week, it was third person, this week the verb and adverb.  Freaking fun if you ask me, what better way to introduce writing than to make it a fun, keepsake about themselves.

Anyway, I just had to share that.  I love to see schools try something different to teach the basics rather than the "old school" ways I learned.  Kudos to those schools who are stepping outside the box!

Have a great week everyone.