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As we gallop into the holiday season (I'm running like wild horses, how about you?), it's good to take a few minutes and remember our animal friends. The Romance Studio is having a party to support one of their favorite charity groups, The Ian Somherhalder Foundation, and they've invited us to attend. Help spread the word and get a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card. What a great idea!
I know it's only Monday, but I'm going on an amusement park adventure and will be gone on Tuesday. Woo-hoo!
Let me share a product I found that really works. The Turbie Twist is a small towel to put your hair up when it's wet. I'm not a big fan of blow drying my hair. It's brittle enough and doesn't need any more abuse. During the cooler weather, after my shower at night, my mane is cold and wet. I curl my hair up into the Turbi and not only does it keep it off my neck, it absorbs moisture. The nifty elastic doo-dad on the top holds it in place, unlike a towel that slips. Simple and functional, the way I like things. I bought mine at WalMart, I think, but they are sold in many stores. If you visit them online, hit the mute button to shush that annoying woman who wants to chat with you.
Have a great week!
All alone in the back alley of a bar is not where Adam wants to be on Christmas Eve. His cigarette break is interrupted by gunfire and the appearance of a gorgeous fire sprite, Fiona. When he touches her, tempting visions come to his mind and suddenly, the holidays look much brighter.
I wanted to write a prequel to my Adventures of Star Lite series. This is Adam, (my favorite magic man) when he's in college. He's alone on Christmas and not real happy about the situation. When danger arrives in the form of a sexy, sassy woman, Adam comes to her rescue. Well, he tries.
Enjoy this free flash fiction story now available at Totally Bound.
Oooo, I just snuck in at the last minute on this one. How can it be Saturday already? Time flies so fast during the holiday season. For this Sexy Saturday, I tried to think of something to tie in with Thanksgiving and decided I was thankful for the freedom to write whatever I please, even if it's naughty sometimes. There's plenty wrong with this country (and believe me, I gripe about it all the time), but there's also plenty that's good. I'm happy and grateful to be living here.
Enjoy these seven sentences from Into the Magic, then hop on over to the next name on the list.
“I really should go.” His voice, thick with desire, contradicted his words.
She moved her body closer to his, her breasts and stomach touching him, absorbing his warmth. The sheer fabric may as well not have been there. Rubbing her torso slowly on his, she reached around his waist, pulling their bodies tight together.
“Damn, you feel good, I could spend hours doing this,” he whispered in her ear.
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I'm at that sad part when reading a series. I'm starting the last book and the next one won't be out for months. Wah! I want it now! Okay, I guess I can wait until March.
I've really enjoyed The Mercy Thompson stories and since it's an older series, I've been able to binge read all the books in a row. Biblio-gluttony! Happily for me, Patricia Briggs has written other tales so I will continue to enjoy her writing while I wait.
As I'm doing research for a werewolf series I'm writing, I've read werewolf stories by many authors and Ms. Briggs Mercy Thompson tales are among my favorite. The characters are engaging and the plots are interesting and fairly plausible. If you believe in that whole paranormal thing, which of course I do! Though the Mercy Thompson series is classified as urban fantasy, there's enough of a love story and sexual tension going on in all the books to give romance lovers a good fix, in my own humble opinion. Start with the first one, Moon Called and go from there. It's hard for me to say if these could be stand-alone, since I've read them in order, like I always try to do with a series.
I like Mercy because she's a reluctant heroine, taking on various bad guys who start to appear in her life. She doesn't whine and snivel, even though she wants her world to return to normal. We all have to deal with changes and sometimes, life never goes back to the way it was. In Mercy's case, she gets a few nice perks from all the weirdness, like a delicious hunk of werewolf man to be her mate.
One thing I especially enjoy about this series is the cover. The model seems to have changed with the later books, but I like the woman's look on every one. Speaking of covers, mine is up for best of the month at The Talent Cave Reviews so if you have a moment, please vote for Out of the Ordinary. http://thetalentcavereviews.weebly.com/
I wish I could say I designed this lovely picture, but a talented artist at Totally Bound did.
Happy reading and thanks for voting!
One of the best things about the Die Hard movies is, you always know what you're getting. Over the top, ridiculously wild action. The car chase scene alone in this one kept my heart pounding for a good five minutes. I wonder if I can count that as an exercise workout?
The bromance part of this movie is between John McClane and his son. They meet, unexpectedly for his son Jack, and things don't go well. They're both pissed at each other and I kept hoping we would find out why since I didn't remember the last movie but it wasn't mentioned. Of course, as the story unfolds, they manage to reconcile. There are several good moments in the movie where we can see father and son are a lot alike. Though they both have different ideas on how to fight crime, each method has its merits and the two men eventually decide neither way is the best all the time. It's good to compromise. Hey, maybe our government needs to view this flick.
It's fun to watch an older Bruce Willis go through the danger and mayhem that make up these movies. He's still a good looking bad ass! Speaking of that, pay close attention to a scene at the end when we learn a secret about Yuri. He does this kind of growl thing that sent a shiver down my spine. Delightfully wicked!
This fifth movie isn't the best of the series, but bad guys are killed, there are plot twists galore and the good guys end up winning. It is indeed a good day.
Buy it at Amazon or rent on Netflix.
Today's seven sentences are from a part of my book Awaken the Fire, when Adam is deciding if he should take an offer that would give him a vast amount of power. So tempting! But he would have to give up the woman he had grown to love. Ah, the seduction of power!
Enjoy this excerpt and hop on over to the next author for another dose of Sexy Saturday.
She had become an important part of his life, a part he wanted to keep. But did he want it enough? Could he give up what was being offered to him? His life would be like it was before, when he and Lucas used to run together. No, it would be better! He would have the thrill of danger he craved, the pleasure of bedding any woman he desired and the pure joy of using his magic whenever he pleased. He could test his limits and find out exactly what he was capable of, with no need to worry about punishment.
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I'm still recovering from all the Halloween festivities so this will be a short and sweet Tuesday Treat. What, I ask, is sweeter than cookies? For those of you ready to dive into the upcoming holidays and get your Betty Crocker on, here's a great idea to make cookies fun. I can only imagine the different ways these gingerbread men and women could be decorated, and some of my ideas are pretty wild, let me tell you! I haven't got the kit yet but it's on my list. If you make these awesome goodies, please send me a picture and let me know how they come out.
You can buy this at Amazon and other online stores. Happy baking!
My winner is Trix. Thanks so much for the great comments, everyone. I had a blast and hope you did too!
A big thanks to our hostess with the mostess (but hopefully not the ghostess), Melissa Snark for setting up this hop. *mwah*
Every year at Halloween I try to read something spooky, aside from my usual paranormal fiction stories. This year, the national news fit that description, (ha-ha) but I also picked up The Little Book of True Ghost Stories by Echo Bodine. Ms. Bodine is a reluctant psychic who eventually came to terms with her abilities and is now a psychic/medium, a healer, author, teacher, ghostbuster and media personality. She is one busy lady!
In the book True Ghost Stories, Bodine recounts her adventurous going to various places and contacting ghosts, who she can see and communicate with. Most of the time she's asked to send them to the other side because they are disrupting people here. She gives several reasons ghosts or spirits stay with us. Some of them are afraid of what awaits them, some don't want to see folks they knew on the other side and some are just having fun. This book is well written and Ms. Bodine has had many interesting adventures in her life. I don't always believe "ghostbusters", but the author's matter-of-fact tone and down to Earth writing style has convinced me she actually sees and and hears supernatural beings.
How about you? Do you believe ghosts visit us and can be sent to to the other side where they belong? Leave me a comment below and be entered to win your choice of one of my back list Ebooks, that's anything except Awaken the Fire, or a bookmark magnet goodie pack filled with delightful handmade items, if you're in the US or Canada. And, like that wasn't enough wonderfulness, you can enter my Write the Next Line contest for a chance to win some super cool dragon bling http://bit.ly/GzFOPV Hop on over to the next person on the list for more chances to win. Good luck!
Below is a slightly steamy excerpt to get you in the mood for magic and love this Halloween. Thank you for reading!
“What the hell is he doing here?” Adam asked, whirling to face Maurice.
“He volunteered to work with Star. Lucas has excellent skills, and we feel he’s well suited to this job.” Maurice frowned. “Is there a problem?”
Fury coursed through Star. “I’m not working with him.” She folded her arms and glared at Lucas.
“Oh, come now. We’ll have a good time together. It will give us a chance to get better acquainted,” Lucas said.
“I don’t want to get acquainted with you. You’re a liar and a thief, and that’s all I need to know about you.”
“Oh dear, you’re upset with me. Let’s have a drink together, the four of us, and chat. Is it too early for cocktails?”
Lucas laid his hand on Star’s neck, and a burst of white-hot energy shot through her. Pleasure mixed with pain, heat tinged with cold. She gasped. The last time she’d seen this man—who had once been Adam’s teacher—he’d turned into a snake, then back to human form. He’d threatened Adam and coerced him into robbing a jewellery store. They’d not parted on the best of terms. What the hell was he doing here?
“Look at me. Look into my eyes. Once you get to know me, I’m really not a bad person,” Lucas said in a low, hypnotic voice.
The room and everyone in it receded to the background, and all Star saw was Lucas’ eyes. They began as a dark green, and as she watched, turned white-gold, then crimson. They were compelling, magnetic, and she couldn’t look away.
“You have such fire in you. Let it out, see what it feels like.”
A surge of electricity moved from her centre up through her body. She’d felt this in the past, when practising magic, but this time was different. There was a wildness about this energy, a tinge of wickedness, a feeling of wanton, unruly lust, like nothing she’d felt before. Heat built between her legs, and she moaned involuntarily. Her pussy clenched, and suddenly she could smell Adam, then Tristan and their male scents filling her nostrils.
She had a flash to the last time they were all together in bed, and her knees went weak with desire. A picture played in her mind of them all naked, in a heap on the floor. Saliva formed, as she saw herself closing her mouth around Adam’s cock, licking it up and down, then biting Tristan on his thigh, raining kisses all over both of them.
“That’s it, let it burn,” Lucas whispered.
Dimly, she was aware that Adam now stood next to her.
“Let go of her,” he growled, reaching out to grab Lucas.
“Uh-uh.” Lucas held up a hand and Star felt a push of power. Adam stumbled back.
Tristan stepped up next to Star, touched her other arm, and put a hand on Adam’s shoulder. A surge of energy flowed into her and she felt the strength of both men release her from the grip of Lucas’ control. Star blinked her eyes, and the spell was broken. Lucas let go of Star’s arm and stepped back and looked at the three of them.
“Well, well, that was quite a burst of power. Where did that come from? I see you all have been up to something. Lovely. I can’t wait to hear about this.”
A thick, hot haze filled the room. Dark red swirls surrounded Tristan, Adam and Lucas. The hair on the back of Star’s neck stood on end, and despite the heat, a chill ran down her spine. All three men were projecting their force and the intensity was palpable. Adam growled again, and Star felt him tense. Tristan tightened his grip on Adam.
Maurice waved a hand and murmured and a cold breeze blew through the room. Immediately, the power dialled down.
“Gentlemen and ladies, that will be enough. What is going on here?”
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No, I can not be trusted with Halloween candy in the house. Look at the results! But I ask you, who can resist a Butterfinger? A Baby Ruth? A Cadbury Screme Egg? Not me! Fortunately, I found something a bit more healthy to indulge in and have managed to cut back on my chocolate and sugar consumption. It's no good if I burn calories swimming then pack them back on with candy. I'll save those extra calories for a really good dessert and alcoholic beverages.
Here's a recipe for pumpkin ice cream or custard. I prefer it not so frozen but you can make it as chilled as you like. Sorry there's no picture; we ate it all! You'll have to make a lot since you now have a jar of pumpkin pie spice which is really only good for creating pumpkin flavored stuff. Or get creative and come up with your own pumpkin deliciousness.
I'd like to thank my lovely assistant, Lola the cat, for helping me arrange the candy wrappers.
Healthy Pumpkin Dessert
3 frozen bananas
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1/8 cup full fat coconut milk
1/2 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice
Toppings:coconut butter, pecans, and maple syrup
1. Put the pumpkin, coconut milk, and pumpkin pie spice in a food processor.
2. Pull out the frozen bananas from the freezer and slice them in chunks.
3. Process all the ingredients until the mix is smooth like ice cream.
4. Add your desired toppings and DEVOUR!