A Parent’s Revenge

They called this video First Moon Party, but I call it A Parent’s Revenge. See what happens when you lie.  LOL! I laughed so hard, I had to watch it twice to hear it all.  Mercy! I do have a warp sense of humor and obviously they do too.

Thinking Ahead

The other day I downloaded a book I was waiting for (read it in two days and it was regular size – a little under 400 pages I believe – it was wonderful – thank you, Cherise Sinclair) and while purchasing it, another book caught my eye and I bought it. (Addict, right?) I have to […]

The Ties That Bind

I don’t know if you figured it out yet, but I’m at times a little off beat.  A couple weeks ago, I came across this picture. No face or body, but it goes to prove how sexy a man’s hands and forearms can be. So freaking masculine. There is something sexy about seeing a lean, well-muscled […]

Sense of Humor

You and I know that a sense of humor is subjective. What I think is funny (love pratfalls), you might not necessarily believe the same.  Okay, here’s a commercial I came across the other day. Blew my mind! I laughed so hard, I had to share. LOL! Hey, their publicity department is a genius. It’s so provocative that women […]

Writing With Tequila

How often have you heard that writers are crazy? Often, right? Just think, every writer lives in her head easily 90% of the time. She makes up worlds that she tries to control, at least in the beginning. Then the characters take over. They may not do what we want most of the time, but […]

Finding Romance In Strange Places

I get so tickled when I’m watching a TV show or movie and realize parts of it have many of the same elements of the books I read (romance). Especially if the show is written by a male. Yes. I’m a bit of a female chauvinist. Sure males can write romance, but you have to […]

Expectations In Romance

As anyone who reads romance knows, there is always a happy ending. The heroes or heroines never die, and they never break up. Sure, they may never marry, but as a reader you know they will be together forever. But I’ve noticed over the last several years there are other trends in particular of romance. […]

Avon Imprints

Hey, I came across this page on HarperCollins website — yeah, yeah, I was Googling myself again. Whenever I’m procrastinating, I do that. Anyway, check it out. I’m so proud and tickled they mentioned me – twice. I really love Avon and hope to have more books published by them in the future. The webpage […]

Taking Control Of Your TBR Pile

The Caffeinated Book Reviewer has a neat idea, and I thought you might be interested in it. Everyone knows how I feel about TBR piles. If not, you can read my post, just click here. Otherwise, get your act together. Be sure to click on the picture and go to her blog. Certainly a worthwhile cause, and […]

Change Is Good?

How often are we told that change is good? If you work in the nine to five world, you’ve heard it so often enough you want to scream. Especially when they decide to change for change sake, right? Anyway, I was reading an interesting article about the popularity of Facebook dropping and that the teenagers […]

Top Sex Mistakes by Women

I came across this article and thought it had a lot of common sense points in it. Plus they had a few links to books. Love articles that do that (when the books are written by different people and not an info-commercial for one how-to author). You’re probably wondering why I read articles like that. It’s […]

Just a Few Years Ago . . . HA!

  When I was a young teenager, my mom arranged for a friend of mine’s dad to take me to school each morning, and in turn, she picked us up in the afternoon. It was a win-win for me. I got to see my friend in the mornings and afternoons, and I liked her dad. He would […]

Brain Surgery

I swear the day-job is sucking my brain dry, but I’m determined to write each day even if it is only one sentence. They better be glad I fell for their pretty green money or I would tell them to get lost. Mama likes paying her bills.

Quote For The Day

Me being lazy but still wanting to say something . . . Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. Helen Keller

Yakety Yak!

Does being a ‘talker’ make an author a better writer?  My personal opinion is no. Being a talker (as in a person who talks to talk) for most of my life, I wasted a lot of words to get to a point. Sure an author needs to be able to expand and describe scenes, people, clothes, […]

New Year’s Plans

If you’re like me, you rarely make New Year’s resolutions at the beginning of the year. Usually, I find myself deciding in the middle of a year what to do the next year. I’m a firm planner-ahead person. Funny, considering I’m a pantser (write by the seat of my pants) writer. This year I decided […]

Baffled?

Love that word along with bamboozled, hoodwinked, charlatan, flummox and so many more. All words you don’t hear people say anymore. You’re more apt to read it in a historical novel. I wonder what words we say now that will be quaint fifty to hundred years from now? Anyway, that’s not what this post is […]

Misconceptions

I love writing stories about misconceptions. You know where the hero appears to be a bad guy (and may be one) and he has a problem trusting that there are good people in the world. So cynical. And the woman is good, but people say ugly things about her and how her family is trash, […]

Quote for the Moment

Entrepreneurs are simply those who understand that there is little difference between obstacle and opportunity and are able to turn both to their advantage. Niccolo Machiavelli

Woo-hoo! Here I Am!

Lately, I’ve been thinking about that episode in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV) where a girl has been ignored by everyone especially her classmates to the point she disappeared. That’s how I feel recently. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve waved my hand (almost figuratively) and been looked over. As a writer, I […]

Writing A Real Book

The other day people were commenting (loop or Facebook) of how people they know and some strangers would come up to them and ask when they plan to write a real book. Or ask, why do they write filth? Really?   0~o  Huh? My books are real and have three-dimensional characters. Besides, why is good […]

Here Let Me Help You

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve read a review (not mine) and become frustrated when an angry reviewer gives a novella one star because “It was too short.” You’re reading and that’s important. Obviously, you want to learn. So be sure to watch for certain words before you click on that FREE, $0.99 or […]

Worth Repeating

A few months ago, I mentioned on Facebook five ways to say thank you to the authors that write the books you love.  I thought it worth repeating here. 5) Purchase the book new from a reputable bookseller. 4) Be sure to hit LIKE and rate it wherever it’s sold on line (see #5). 3) […]

What Do You Know About History?

I love historical romances. Especially those set in the Middle Ages and the U.S. West in the 1800s. In fact, my first completed manuscript was set during the medieval times. And I have another one that has done well in contests (unpublished and uncompleted). Recently, I wrote the first couple chapters of a western. Just […]

Books Spoil Watching Television

I’ve noticed I’ve become picky about watching television. Partly, of course, because I rather be writing. Feels more productive some days. But mostly because television shows usually disappoint me. If they have romance in them at all, they drag it out, making the sexual tension so frustrating, I get to the point I scream at […]

Watching The Chronicles of Riddick AGAIN

I have The Chronicles of RIddick on DVD, but if I see it come on a TV station, I can’t resist. Love that movie. Two hunks I love to watch move, hear them talk, and see them kick ass. Vin Diesel and Karl Urban. But I have to say Karl is my favorite in the […]

TBR Should Be TFB

That is Tragically Forgotten Books.  I’ve wondered how many To Be Read piles out there have my books waiting for the owner to pick up and read. For myself, I have over thirty . . . I think. Truthfully, I haven’t counted them, and I would probably be horrified by the number. A few months […]

What’s That On Your Ears?

Today, I’m wearing my special earrings.  So many people comment on them, but I really bought them because I write romantic suspense. Of course, other people think I must write something else entirely. Well, there was a little bondage in CIRCLE OF DESIRE. But I am picking up Lexi Blake at the airport today for a special function […]

Let’s Talk About Sex

What? Are you feeling uncomfortable? Worried about what an erotic romantic suspense author is about to say? If you said yes, then you need to click elsewhere. I’m rather blunt about it as I truthfully and freely admit, I love sex. To me, all aspects of sex is a way to celebrate life. It makes […]

A Little Bit Retro

I thought I would let you see a couple more pictures from my wedding day. Plus one from when I was in high school. Just a photo booth one, but I like it because you can tell I was having so much fun. Considering I hate having my picture taken (unless you’re five years old, […]

Happy Anniversary!

Happy (day before) anniversary to me and my hubby! Since I don’t plan to post on the weekend, I decided instead to celebrate here today. As you can tell, it has been a long time. I will say there has been more good years than bad ones, and I’ve decided to keep him. Be sure […]

Surprise! I Love Men

One of the advantages of working at my day job is that I work with a lot of men. Those in my office and customers over the phone. I enjoy listening to the way they talk. I usually sit back, watch and listen to them. They’re so easy to get along with. When I was […]

Hello Audio!

I love listening to books in my car. One of many benefits is that I slow down so I can listen to more of the story. Less chance of getting a speeding ticket that way. Less irritation with the traffic too. Oh, you’re wondering what book I’m listening to? BEAUTIFUL STRANGER by Christina Lauren. I’m enjoying the […]

Coming August 1, 2013

From January to July of this year, I’ve concentrated on posting on Facebook and Twitter. It just isn’t making me happy. Too many fly by night comments from people who have no interest in my books. So I decided to come back to my blog. So be on the lookout for random posts here starting […]