Archive for January, 2005

Friday, January 21st, 2005
Wakeup Call

This morning I logged onto my computer and found a bunch of messages saying hello from people who’d been sent by Suzanne McMinn. Apparently, my site as been picked by her as the blog site to see. I’m beyond shocked and kind of feeling like someone who gets a surprise visit when their house isn’t clean. LOL! (Which with my house, would be often.) Don’t mind me, I’m just shoving clothes and magazines in the closet. 😉

I suppose now that you’re here I should show you around. You can view my latest releases on the Books page. There you’ll find excerpts, release dates, and covers. I’m also currently running a contest, which has been cleaverly concealed on the Contest page. 😉 It ends on the 28th of January. Two readers have a chance to win an advanced reader copy of Bad Boys Over Easy.

If for some reason you want to know more about me, then just check under the About page. There you will find a short bio and a few frequently asked questions. If you have another question you’d like answered just fire away. I’m not saying I’ll answer it, but it can’t hurt to ask. (gg)

At the bottom of this page you’ll see past blog entries logged by month. In the latest (ie Jan. 2005) you can find info about my recent trip to London and Scotland. I’m sure I also talk about writing, since I flip back and forth between writing topics and life. So I guess here is where I say, “Welcome and enjoy the visit.”

Thursday, January 20th, 2005
The fine art of procrastination

I truly do think I have procrastination down to an art form. If not, it surely falls into the science category. I spent last night wandering through the bookstore. I still haven’t spotted ‘Wicked Women On Top’ on the shelves yet, but I’ve been hearing from various people that they’ve seen it. I’m beginning to look at it like a Big Foot or Nessie sighting, as soon as you turn your head it’s gone. (wg)

To be fair, I’m also waiting for several books to be released on the first. I want Christine Feehan’s new one and Melanie Jackson’s latest. Melanie’s new hero is supposed to be Lord Byron. How can you resist that? I know I can’t. I’m also waiting for The Challenge by Susan Kearney. So many books to read, so little time.

Anyway, to kill more time I walked over to the tarot section of the bookstore and started flipping cards on the sample decks. Wouldn’t you know a wolf and a full moon came up. Even those weird outside forces are telling me to get to work. LOL! Until next time…

Wednesday, January 19th, 2005
High Tea

I’m off to High Tea. I will tell you all about it upon my return. Cheers!

Okay, I’m back. I think I should fess up ahead of time and tell you despite the picture on my site, I’m not one of those girly, girls. I have to constantly watch my language. (Not something I’m proud of, simply stating a fact.) I like makeup, but I couldn’t pick out fashion to save my life and my hair is straight for a reason. I never have been able to do crap with it. I’m better off not being handed anything dainty and breakable because it won’t be around long once I touch it. Grace is not my middle name. LOL!

That said, the High Tea was fabulous. The company divine. Clotted cream anyone? Sigh. They had a pianist in the study area where they served High Tea at the Ritz. She gave a delicate ambiance to a rather masculine room. The chairs were comfy like sitting in an English parlor. We were fortunate to have a waiter who was beyond well versed in the language of teas. He is apparently so good the menu has a special section just for ‘his’ selections. I liked the tea I picked out so much I actually grabbed a tin of it to go. How can you go wrong with something named Paris? No Hilton jokes please.

I look at these outings as a chance to get together with a dear friend and to try to make up for my ‘lack’of sophistication. 😉

Tuesday, January 18th, 2005
New Contest!

I know right about now you’re probably thinking it’s still Christmas. (wg) I rarely put on contests, much less two in such a short period of time. So brace yourself, here comes another. I will be giving away TWO ARC’s of Bad Boys Over Easy. You have from today until the 28th of January to enter. Read the official rules on my contest page. Good luck!

On the writing front, I haven’t been doing much. Okay, nothing. I intend to get the wind back in my sails today. I’ve printed out a ton of questions for world building and I’m going to answer them before I add info to my latest paranormal. So that’s what I’ll be doing today. Hopefully it won’t take me all afternoon.

Tomorrow a dear friend of mine and I are going to High Tea. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, if you EVER have the chance to do this GO! It’s a wonderful way to slow the pace of the world down.

Sunday, January 16th, 2005
Contest Winners

I decided to announce the winners on my homepage too, along with the posting them on the contest page. Congratulations goes out to Joy Isley, Cynthya Petzen, and Sasha White. All three will receive an ARC of Wicked Women On Top.

I will be holding another contest starting this Tuesday through the end of the month. I will post details on the contest page of my site. This time you have a chance to win the ARC of Bad Boys Over Easy.

Congratulations again to the winners.

Sunday, January 16th, 2005
First Contest is Over

Okay folks, the first contest is over and dh has picked a couple of winners. I’m feeling saucy, so I believe I’ll pick a third. (wg) I will announce the winners on the contest page later today. I know that’s a tease, but I have to scoot. We have people to see and things to do on this end. Check back tonight to see the winners’ names. I also want to thank you all for entering. The response has been overwhelming. It truly is a humbling experience. Thank you. 🙂

Saturday, January 15th, 2005
Last Day of The Contest

Today’s the official last day of the contest. If you haven’t entered yet, you have a few more hours to do so. Best of luck to those who’ve sent their entries in. I’ll announce the winners on Sunday (16th) night.

On a completely different thought track, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, if you haven’t picked up Eileen Wilks’ latest book ‘Tempting Danger’ run out and do so now. It’s fabulous. The love scenes aren’t the hottest, but the story is terrific IMO. I can’t wait for the next book in the series to be released. Are you still here? Go! Go now! What are you waiting for? LOL!