Thursday, November 29, 2007
Monday, November 26, 2007
Jillian just can't understand it. Sure, Alan is six-feet-something of chiseled ruggedness with gray eyes and an irresistible growl in his voice. But hello? She doesn't do relationships—even of the casual kind—with men who impact more than her senses. No one is getting a chance at her heart. Especially not one of her renters. Still, there's nothing wrong with enjoying Alan from afar—but not too far, or she wouldn't be able to fully appreciate his rock-hard abs when he's working out in the home gym. If only he didn't make her feel safe and oh so right when they touched...
Deal With This. Available today at bookstores everywhere. So run on out and Buy It Now!
***Special Note*** Stop by on Thursday when Lucy Monroe will be guest blogging!
Thursday, November 22, 2007
1. My family.
2. My health.
3. Being a working writer. It may not be my only job, but I'm so thankful I get this opportunity to share my writing beyond my best friend and my husband.
4. Having such a close relationship with my parents. They're the best.
5. Having fabulous in-laws.
6. Basic necessities.
7. Being able to read, and having so many wonderful books to choose from.
8. Having great, supportive friends.
11. My fuzzy yellow bathrobe.
12. Once a month Date Night.
If you're a fellow American, I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. If you're from outside the US, have a great weekend and I'll be back blogging soon!
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Never one to back down from a challenge like that, I looked him up on YouTube.
She's right, dammit. He's amazing.
See for yourself:
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Monday, November 12, 2007
So last week I sat down and read it. (Note to editor: I read it on the exercise bike at the club. No writing time was sacrificed for the reading of this book.)
Saturday, November 10, 2007
I'm also a big fam of donating time and money to worthy causes.
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
1. It's inside. No more freezing my behind off on the soccer field.
2. The pool viewing area is warm. See note above.
3. I like watching my kids enjoy being in the water.
4. Living in the Pacific Northwest, and owning a boat, swimming is a survival skill.
5. Two hours of no arguments over computer time and television, twice a week.
6. I can write on my Dana and still keep an eye on the kids.
7. My kids look forward to it.
8. Swimming plus shower equals no bath night!
9. It tires them out right before bed.
10. Getting our money's worth out of our health club membership.
11. Keeps them active in the months between soccer and fastpitch.
12. They're actually getting better with each session.
13. Makes me look forward to the summer, and vacation time.
Monday, November 05, 2007
I admit it.
I'm a sucker for anything Celtic. Celtic design, Celtic jewelry, Celtic tradition, Celtic stories.
Especially Celtic stories.
That's why I was so excited to see that Samhain's second anniversary anthology, Love and Lore, is all about the Celts. :)
Here's the blurb:
Journey to the heart of Celtic legend.
Samhain is pleased to celebrate its second anniversary with three novellas that will lure you into the labyrinth of Celtic myth and legend.
In WILDISH THINGS, Carolan Ivey brings together an artist who is wounded in both body and spirit, and a sexy Irish bad boy on a Harley. Their whirlwind fling across Ireland takes a dangerous turn when their sexual chemistry awakens the deadly lust of an ancient goddess.
Gia Dawn’s offering of A FAIRY SPECIAL GIFT has it all: A woman who can see fairies and wishes she couldn’t, and a man who promises to help her with her “problem”-for the price of a kiss. Stir in the Celtic god Lugh who wants the woman for himself, rowdy flock of untamed pixies, and a pining Banshee in need of a makeover, and let’s just say there aren’t enough fairy traps in the world to control the chaos.
The HEART OF THE SEA beckons in Sela Carsen’s take on the Selkie legend. When a woman accidentally falls into the sea and turns into a seal, the man she loves believes her drowned. Seven years later, she rescues him from a shipwreck and for one blissful night, she returns to her human form. But only for a night. Can true love overcome the Selkie curse?
All three stories sound fabulous, don't they? You can buy them individually as e-books, or collected in the print anthology. Either way, I think you should go ahead and Buy (Them) Now!
Saturday, November 03, 2007
We had an experts panel, and let me tell you, it completely blew me away. In one room, we had:
A female patrol officer
A homicide detective
A former Ranger/Green Beret
A former pro bull rider/Marine sniper
I don't think I stopped taking notes all evening. My hand's still a little cramped up. It was AMAZING.
This is one of many, many reasons I love my RWA chapter.
And don't be surprised to find some heroes/heroines in these professions in my books sometime in the future. :)