Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Wicked Wednesday...

~Whew~ Do I need some of the heat above!  Warm water, sunshine and wicked kisses all good for beating back the below zero weather in my neck of the woods.  ;)

Word of the Day

word-hoard \WURD-hawrd\, noun:
A person's vocabulary.

~Hmm, do you have a large or small word-hoard?~

Monday, January 21, 2013

Monday Muse...

She dreamed of him again, scales luminescent in the morning sun.  He hid behind a wide Cypress tree where only the tip of his tail and the bend of his wing showed.  They played as children might, taking turns hiding and seeking, well knowing that one of them could not possibly exist beyond the safe places in her mind.  He was her friend and she longed to be his love.  Such yearnings brought with it panic, a fear that she was as crazy as her mother had always claimed...


Morning all!  Wow, I didn't realize how long it'd been since I last posted a blog.  That's what happens when you climb into the editing cave I guess.  It's dark in there and time stops having a meaning, but if you're lucky you can kick ass on the mistakes! 

So did I get some 'good' editing done?  Heck yeah, I kicked that wip good!  The Submission, the second story in my Jaguar series that started with The Challenge, is almost ready to be submitted.  What a freaking relief !  :D 

Wish me luck that I can keep up with the editing and hey, may you all dream of dragons of your own!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Monday Muse...

Brakken stretched from head to tail, enjoying his mother's electric display.  Her energy filled fingers reached down to rustle his scales and fill him with a power he'd need to save this world.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Friday Foto...

Four-year-old Mary, who shucks two pots of oysters a day at Dunbar. Tends the baby when not working ... Location: Dunbar, Louisiana (LOC)

Hine, Lewis Wickes,, 1874-1940,, photographer.

Four-year-old Mary, who shucks two pots of oysters a day at Dunbar. Tends the baby when not working. (See photo 2062). The boss said that next year Mary will work steady as the rest of them. The mother is the fastest shucker in the place. Earns $1.50 a day. Works part of the time with her sick baby in her arms. Father works on the dock. Location: Dunbar, Louisiana. 1911 March.

~So, the next time Darling Diva tells me she doesn't want to go to school I'm going to pull this picture up and show her why she is so, so lucky.  May this part of our history never repeat itself!~

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Huh, Missed My Goal...This Year!

~Well, my goal this year was to read 175 books, but I missed it.  Not that 163 is bad, and I enjoyed each of them thoroughly. Check out my read list below.  However, a goal is a goal so for 2013 I'm again trying for 175...we shall see.~
  • 163. Backwoods by Cara McKenna
  • 162. Christmas Cash by Maggie Casper
  • 161. Inside Lady Miranda by Sahara Kelly
  • 160. Silenced by Allison Brennan
  • 159. Sex Traders by Lorie O'Clare
  • 158. The Kill by Allison Brennan
  • 157. Lead Me On by Victoria Dahl
  • 156. Start Me Up by Victoria Dahl
  • 155. Talk Me Down by Victoria Dahl
  • 154. Rescue My Heart by Jill Shalvis
  • 153. Secret Sins by Lora Leigh
  • 152. Riding the Storm by Sydney Croft
  • 151. Werewolf in Denver by Vicki Lewis Thompson
  • 150. Spellbound Falls by Janet Chapman
  • 149. Werewolf in Seattle by Vicki Lewis Thompson
  • 148. Nauti Temptress by Lora Leigh
  • 147. Love Slave 1 by Ann Jacobs
  • 146. Run the Risk by Lori Foster
  • 145. Smokin' Seventeen by Janet Evanovich
  • 144. Spellfire by Jessica Andersen
  • 143. Sizzling Sixteen by Janet Evanovich
  • 142. Finger Lickin' Fifteen by Janet Evanovich
  • 141. Fearless Fourteen by Janet Evanovich
  • 140. Lean Mean Thirteen by Janet Evanovich
  • 139. Twelve Sharp by Janet Evanovich
  • 138. Archangel's Storm by Nalini Singh
  • 137. Eleven on Top by Janet Evanovich
  • 136. Wicked Business by Janet Evanovich
  • 135. Rapture by J.R. Ward
  • 134. Ten Big Ones by Janet Evanovich
  • 133. Tangle of Need by Nalini Singh
  • 132. To The Nines by Janet Evanovich
  • 131. Angels' Flight by Nalini Singh
  • 130. Hard Eight by Janet Evanovich
  • 129. Dire Needs by Stephanie Tyler
  • 128. Seven Up by Janet Evanovich
  • 127. Corporate Spy by Casey Sheridan
  • 126. Dark Storm by Christine Feehan
  • 125. The Hunt by Allison Brennan
  • 124. Hot Six by Janet Evanovich
  • 123. Pursuit by Elizabeth Jennings
  • 122. High Five by Janet Evanovich
  • 121. Forever and a Day by Jill Shalvis
  • 120. Playing to Win by Jaci Burton
  • 119. The Prey by Allison Brennan
  • 118. Shadows at Midnight by Elizabeth Jennings
  • 117. Tied with a Bow by Virginia Kantra, Eileen Wilks, Kimberly Frost and Lora Leigh
  • 116. An Inconvenient Mate by Lora Leigh
  • 115. Blackburn Burrow Issue#1 by Ron Marz
  • 114. Vortex by Cherry Adair
  • 113. Four to Score by Janet Evanovich
  • 112. Cutting Edge by Allison Brennan
  • 111. Stygian's Honor by Lora Leigh
  • 110. Fatal Secrets by Allison Brennan
  • 109. Wicked Appetite by Janet Evanovich
  • 108. sudden Death by Allison Brennan
  • 107. Three To Get Deadly by Janet Evanovich
  • 106. Convincing Quinn by Chloe Cole
  • 105. The Wolf Who Loved Me by Lydia Dare
  • 104. Betrayal by Christina Dodd
  • 103. If I Should Die by Allison Brennan
  • 102. Never Been Bit by Lydia Dare
  • 101. No Fantasy Required by Cristal Ryder
  • 100. Unwrapped by Erin McCarthy, Donna Kauffman & Kate Angell
  • 99. Playing Dead by Allison Brennan
  • 98. A Taste of Midnight by Lara Adrian
  • 97. Beginnings and Ends by Suzanne Brockmann
  • 96. Kiss Me, Kill Me by Allison Brennan
  • 95. Tempting Evil by Allison Brennan
  • 94. A Perfect Storm by Lori Foster
  • 93. Unstoppable: Love with the Proper Stranger/Letters to Kelly by Suzanne Brockmann
  • 92. Samurai Game by Christine Feehan
  • 91. Killing Fear by Allison Brennan
  • 90. At Last by Jill Shalvis
  • 89. Jacked Up by Erin McCarthy
  • 88. Love is Murder by Allison Brennan
  • 87. Night Moves by Stephanie Tyler
  • 86. Sweet Spot by Kate Angell
  • 85. Tall, Dark and Daring by Suzanne Brockmann
  • 84. No Tan Lines by Kate Angell
  • 83. Two for the Dough by Janet Evanovich
  • 82. Animal Attraction by Jill Shalvis
  • 81. One For The Money by Janet Evanovich
  • 80. Kiss Me, I'm Irish by Roxanne St. Claire, Jill Shalvis & Maureen Child
  • 79. Fear No Evil by Allison Brennan
  • 78. Lucky in Love by Jill Shalvis
  • 77. Kiss the Dead by Laurell K. Hamilton
  • 76. A Lady's Guide to Improper Behavior by Suzanne Enoch
  • 75. Desperado by Diana Palmer
  • 74. Taking A Shot by Jaci Burton
  • 73. See No Evil by Allison Brennan
  • 72. A Clandestine Affair by Joanna Wayne
  • 71. The Care and Taming of a Rogue (Adventurers' Club) by Suzanne Enoch
  • 70. In The Air Tonight by Stephanie Tyler
  • 69. Carnel Sin by Allison Brennan
  • 68. In a Storm of Scandal by Kim Lawrence
  • 67. Hold on Tight by Stephanie Tyler
  • 66. Too Hot to Hold by Stephanie Tyler
  • 65. Hard to Hold by Stephanie Tyler
  • 64. Speak No Evil by Allison Brennan
  • 63. Quick Fix by Suzanne Rock
  • 62. Time Out by Jill Shalvis
  • 61. It's All Greek To Me by Katie MacAlister
  • 60. Real Men Will by Victoria Dahl
  • 59. Riding Wild by Jaci Burton
  • 58. Infamous by Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • 57. Enraptured by Elisabeth Naughton
  • 56. Bad Boys Do by Victoria Dahl
  • 55. The Darkest Seduction by Gena Showalter
  • 54. Small Loom & Freeform Weaving by Barbara Matthiessen
  • 53. Bodyguards in Bed by Lucy Monroe, Jamie Denton and Elisabeth Naughton
  • 52. Afterglow by Cherry Adair
  • 51. Magic Unchained by Jessica Andersen
  • 50. Promises in the Dark (Shadow Force, #2) by Stephanie Tyler
  • 49. Good Girls Don't by Victoria Dahl
  • 48. Jude Outlaw by Jan Springer
  • 47. Hush by Cherry Adair
  • 46. Riptide by Cherry Adair
  • 45. Lover Reborn by J.R. Ward
  • 44. Born to Darkness by Suzanne Brockmann
  • 43. Shane's Last Stand by Suzanne Brockmann
  • 42. Kiss Me If You Can by Carly Phillips
  • 41. Original Sin by Allison Brennan
  • 40. Black Ops Bodyguard by Donna Young
  • 39. Love Me To Death by Allison Brennan
  • 38. Just A Spanking: Tales of Dominance and Submission by Lisabet Sarai
  • 37. Heart of the Wolf by Terri Spear
  • 36. Baby, Don't Go by Stephanie Bond
  • 35. Deadly Sins by Lora Leigh
  • 34. The Awakening by Christine Feehan
  • 33. Tall, Dark and Devastating by Suzanne Brockmann
  • 32. Her Italian Soldier by Rebecca Winters
  • 31. Serendipity by Carly Phillips
  • 30. More Than A Mistress by Mary Balogh
  • 29. The Missing Twin by Rita Herron
  • 28. Legally Hot by Lora Leigh, Cheyenne McCray & Red Garnier
  • 27. Slow Ride by Erin McCarthy
  • 26. The Promise of Love anthology by Lori Foster, Erin McCarthy, Sylvia Day, Jamie Denton, Kate Douglas and Kathy Love
  • 25. The Guy Next Door by Lori Foster, Susan Donovan, Victoria Dahl
  • 24. Flashfire by Deborah Cooke
  • 23. Hot for the Holiday's by Lora Leigh, Angela Knight, Anya Bast & Allyson James
  • 22. Bewitched by Lori Foster
  • 21. Lie with Me: A Shadow Force Novel by Stephanie Tyler
  • 20. Bad Boys of Summer by Lori Foster, Erin McCarthy & Amy Garvey
  • 19. Detective Daddy by Mallory Kane
  • 18. An Appointment with her Master by Portia Da Costa
  • 17. Bad Boys in Black Tie by Lori Foster, Erin McCarthy & Morgan Leigh
  • 16. The Bite Before Christmas by Heidi Betts
  • 15. Baby, Come Home by Stephanie Bond
  • 14. Spirit Bound by Christine Feehan
  • 13. Darker After Midnight by Lara Adrian
  • 12. The Bodyguard Contract by Donna Young
  • 11. Through My Window by Jayne Rylon
  • 10. Baby, Drive South by Stephanie Bond
  • 9. Infamous by Suzanne Brockmann
  • 8. Explosive Eighteen: A Stephanie Plum Novel by Janet Evanovich
  • 7. Tall, Dark and Fearless by Suzanne Brockmann
  • 6. Baby, I'm Yours by Stephanie Bond
  • 5. The Taming of the Wolf by Lydia Dare
  • 4. The Wolf Next Door by Lydia Dare
  • 3. Tall, Dark and Wolfish by Lydia Dare
  • 2. A Certain Wolfish Charm by Lydia Dare
  • 1. Lawe's Justice by Lora Leigh