Monthly Archives: May 2012

Mother’s Helper

Today is the last day of the mother/mama/mom themed What’s Playing Wednesdays. There were a lot of Wednesdays this month!

Next Wednesday is the release day for my newest book, You Bet Your Banshee, and I have a special theme ready just for my heroine. I’ll let y’all know what that is next week. Nope, not letting the cat out of the bag just yet!

So this week we have The Rolling Stones. I’m not a huge Stones fan, but they do have some classic music that I can’t help but sing along with. There are some songs they came out with that I loathe though, so yeah, that kind of turned me off from them. “Beast of Burden” would have to be one of them and “Emotional Rescue” is the other. They drive me flippin’ insane and I nearly break something if they’re playing. I don’t know what it is, but I’ve always disliked those two songs.

But today’s song is one I can tolerate very well. “Mother’s Little Helper” is one hell of a cynical song and I’m kind of surprised it’s only been remade a few times and none of those have gone to the top of the charts. You’d think it would be popular. *shrug*

So here for the last themed day of Mother’s Day month, we have The Rolling Stones! (I’m not quite as awesome at announcing as Ed Sullivan.)

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Shame On Me

I didn’t blog yesterday. *wince* Y’all forgive me, right?

I’ve come to the realization that as much as I love blogging and sharing all the craziness in my life, I have too much going on to blog everyday. Oh, I’ll still post as much as possible, but I’m going to ease back a little. I’ll still do my What’s Playing Wednesdays (because I love them so much), and definitely keep Fantasy Man Fridays (because I know how much y’all love them, it has nothing to do with my inherit need to scout out sexy mens), but I will be scaling back on the posts.

And saying that, I’m taking part in a blog hop. I know, I don’t do them often, but this time around I simply have to. Why? Because I’m going to be blog hopping with the other authors in the Keyboards and Kink Anthologywhich comes out June 8. So, starting June 4th through June 7th, you have the chance to comment on any of our blogs to win a copy of the anthology which has my short story, Immortal Game. How awesome is that?

On top of that release, it looks like You Bet Your Banshee is coming out June 6th. I’m really excited about it and already have the What’s Playing Wednesday theme ready to go for June. I’ll explain that next week and I think you’ll get a kick out of it.

In other news…it’s hot as hell down here. Just sayin’. Again. Because it bears repeating. It’s insanely hot and the day job has me outside for hours at a time this week. Joy, joy, joy. Notice there’s no happy to that familiar refrain? Yeah, ’cause heat does not amuse me. LOL

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Fantasy Man Friday

Yippee skippy for Friday! Woo-hoo! I’m so ready for this week to end, although it was a great week as far as I’m concerned. I’m over at Angelina Rain’s blog today for an interview. Give it a peek!

I got the cover for Primal Song and it’s boootiful! I worked through a problem in my WIP and punched out nearly 7,000 words yesterday. Woot! And I got to see my lovely godson who’s down from college. Of course he made baby Bennett cry just by looking at him, but he’s really a lovely young man. Honest.

This weekend looks to be great. I’m going to be over at Southern Sizzle Romance tomorrow talking about how I got a contract from an accidental pitch at Silken Sands Conference. While that’s awaiting your reading pleasure, I’ll be getting my hair did. Yay! The beautiful scarlet red I had is all faded now, but I’m thinking it’s time for a complete change-up. Maybe black? Maybe dark brown? Who knows? It all depends on what mood I’m in when I hit the salon with my sister.

And on Sunday, I’ve been invited to a crawfish boil. I can’t actually eat the crawfish because I’m allergic, but I get dibs on the potatoes and corn and other goodies that comes out of the pot. It should be a lot of fun and nearly the entire family will be there. Prepare for some stories next week! LOL

And now for the absolute best part of Fridays…the Fantasy Man:

Oh my, oh my, my, my…really, is there anything else to say? Other than “nomnomnom”? Or what about “Come to mama”? Yeah, I’m thinking all of those things. Rar.

Happy Friday, y’all. I hope you have a safe and fun Memorial Day weekend!

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Summer Blues

Besides the heat, the next worst thing about summer is the lack of shows to watch.

For those of you Duck Dynasty fans, last night was the season finale. And it was a good one. I was almost in tears watching Si do his turkey dance o’ love. But now what will I watch?

Granted, I don’t actually watch a lot. Most of the time I turn the television on for background noise as I read, but lately I’ve found myself getting more and more caught up in what’s on the tube. Sunday nights I have to drag myself to bed because I get sucked in by Holmes on Homes on HGTV and I don’t even like home improvement shows. Wednesday nights were my Duck Dynasty nights, Thursdays is reserved for Swamp People, and Friday nights are Ghost Adventures.

Then I realized there are new shows coming on. I just have to catch them. Storage Wars is starting its new season. Swamp People isn’t over yet. And then there’s the show shot in my parish, Cajun Justice that starts in a couple of weeks. Now, I’ll have to watch this show because I have to see how they portray the people here. Okay, and also to see if I know anyone they arrest. I know, I know. It’s going to piss me off. I know this ahead of time, so be prepared for some ranting posts over the summer. Just warning you.

So what are you sad to see end? What shows will you wait with bated breath for the return of?

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Mama Mia

Continuing on the mama theme we have going in honor of Mother’s Day, I had to pull out the ABBA. You knew it was coming, right?

I mean, it’s ABBA. Probably one of the best, badly dressed bands from the 70s. I’m sorry, let me back up a little. I adore ABBA. I have since I was little. This love was only reinforced in college when I’d sleep at my best friend’s house and her German mother would serenade us with “Waterloo” and “Fernando” at seven o’clock in the morning after we’d been out all night partying. It was either ABBA or Rockin’ Polka (her mother had an evil streak).

Then to make ABBA’s awesomeness even more evident, the movie The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert featured a lot of ABBA from songs to uh, special surprises. It only enhanced my love of “Mama Mia” because really, it’s a great song. ABBA had a ton of great songs and sometimes, when no one’s around to hear this metal head act out of character, I’ll load in my Best of ABBA cd and crank it up to sing along to “Take A Chance On Me” and “Dancing Queen”. Ahem.

So here’s today’s song for the mama’s. I haven’t seen the movie Mama Mia! Mostly because I can’t abide bad covers and I’m afraid I’ll break something if I hear someone butcher ABBA. Here’s the original though.

And now you see why I say they’re the best, worst-dressed band from the 70s. I’ve never seen so much ill-fitting clothes!

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Can You Feel the Cover Love

Yesterday I received an awesome email. Yup, you guessed it. I got the cover for Primal Song, my Ellora’s Cave book. Let me give you a little background on the story before I show you the cover. (Like you can’t scroll down to see it for yourself.)

Not the official blurb:

Deputy Daisy Picou had her heart broken by a harem-forming lion when she was younger and now wants nothing to do with the mangy cats. But when a beast of a lion shifter shows up in her small town for an impromptu concert, her body decides it has to have him. Fighting against the pull of a lust stronger than anything she’s ever known, Daisy succumbs to Ram’s seductive moves and promises of forever. But she isn’t sure she can let of her past to grab hold of a future with a rock star whose life is worlds apart from her own. 

Ramsey “Ram” Reinhardt has done the rock star thing for a long time and has never felt anything like what he feels for the bear shifting deputy. He had no intention of sticking around the tiny town ofMaison Rouge, but with Daisy as its prime attraction, he has a feeling he’s finally found a home. It won’t be easy convincing the wary bear shifter to take a chance on him, but Ram hasn’t become a star by giving in. He’ll use every weapon at his disposal to make her realize they’re meant to be together. Forever.

That’s the gist of the story and here’s what the art department came up with for my cover:

Weee!!! They managed to fit the girl, the guy, their beasts, and the rock star bit. How awesome is that? I think you can tell at a glance this book is about shifters, hot sex, and music. What do you think?

And wait, is it any coincidence that I have two cover reveals this week? Will there be three? Because I’m still waiting on cover art for You Bet Your Banshee. *bounces*

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Immortal Game

I’m taking it easy today. Too many days of thinking of blog posts has fried my circuits. So I’m going to take the easy way out and talk about my upcoming short story release.

Immortal Game (Olympus, Inc.) is coming out in Evernight’s Keyboards and Kink Anthology on June 8. Here’s a little snippet of what the anthology is about:

A night at home on the computer doesn’t have to be boring…
 
Feel like chatting? Or maybe doing something more daring? The stranger reaching out across cyberspace could be a creepy pervert, but what if he wasn’t? What if he’s a vampire, the sexy boy next door, or even your gorgeous boss? Thirteen tales explore all the delicious possibilities when online relationships lead to sexy encounters away from the keyboard.

My offering in the anthology is based in the same world as Immortal Love, although none of the characters in that book appears in this story. This was something I decided to write the day before I submitted it. I know, I know, procrastination much? But once I figured out who my characters were, my fingers flew across the keyboard. That was the fastest 9k words I’ve ever written and I hope I did their story justice.

Here’s the blurb I wrote for the story:

Iris Argyris is tired of rainbows and purity. Unfortunately, as the Greek goddess of rainbows, she can’t do anything about that part of her life, but she can change the other. Meeting with the mortal she’s fallen in love with via an online role-playing game is one way to end her streak of purity and innocence. Although she’s known him for five years, meeting her beloved Thunderkiss doesn’t turn out the way she thought it would because he’s none other than a coworker at Olympus, Inc. with a dangerous reputation. A man who’d never looked at her twice.

Briareus Colonomos is the Greek god of storms and one of the original giants. Rude, crude, and not quite handsome, he’s spent thousands of years trying to find a woman who’d see beneath the surface. When he meets Pain-Bow Brite online, he thinks he’s finally found someone who can care for him. It doesn’t matter that she’s mortal. He wants her and he’ll have her. Except she isn’t mortal at all. She’s goody two-shoes goddess, Iris. A woman too pure and innocent for the likes of him. Or is she? He’ll find out and if she’s half the bad girl as her online character is, he’ll have to keep her forever.

Happy Thursday, folks!

Yeah, it really is Monday, isn’t it?

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