Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Hump Day Hunks-For One of My Favorite Hunks

  08/01- For One of My Favorite Hunks-

 If you have been following along with my posts this week, you know today is my father’s birthday. I’ve dedicated every post this week to my father. I’ve used this hunk excerpt before, but I have to use it again from a different perspective. In this excerpt, Sam gives his son a look and just shakes his head. You know the one, the dad look, the ‘I love this child, but I have no idea what I’m gonna do with them.” 

  My father perfected that look with my brothers, my sister and was a master by the time it got to me. Whenever I got this look, I always had to hang my head in shame. That one look and shake of the head let me know real quick I was doing something I had no business doing.
Thanks for the look and the love, Happy Birthday Papa.

  From Ancient Enemies- 

  It is easy to see Mark Paddington, son of Ginger and Sam Paddington, is a hunk in the making. Check out this snippet of the tiny lady killer from Ancient Enemies.-

  As Tama stood up, he heard first the sound of women's chatter approaching, then Sam's muffled groan as he stood. "Oh lord not again." Then grinning, he nodded at Mark. "Watch this."

  As the women came into view Mark changed from the tiny prankster into the cherub angel. Clasping his little hands, he turned his head up fluttering his miniature blond eyelashes at the women. Each woman stopped in front of Mark to ruffle his hair and coo at him.

  "Dood Morning Miss Julie. Do you have a kiss for me today?"

  The tall blond knelt down to hug Mark tightly, and then placed a sound kiss on his lips. "I always have a kiss for you, Darling."

  Turning to the brunette at her side, Mark fluttered his eyelashes at her too. "Natashalia have a smooch for a lovey, too?"

  The brunette knelt down and gave him the same treatment as her friend, before the two girls waved bye and headed back off in the direction they had originally intended.

  Once the women were out of sight Tama removed the hand he had been using to cover his mouth and hold back his laughter. "Wow, I think I should take lessons from that one. Smooth operator and a lady killer already."

  Sam laughed with him. "And he does it with that angelic little face. Oh if Ginger only realized what her son was capable of. Mark gets that from her brother Josh. For years he was a playboy like that."

 Grab your copy of Ancient Enemies Here!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Music Monday- Dedicated to My Father-

  07/30- Music For Papa-

  Like I said in yesterday’s Six Sentence Sunday, I am dedicating this week to my father, because his birthday is this Wednesday, August 1st. When I think about my father one song comes to mind. It is a song I have always loved. I remember hot blistering Summer days driving with the windows down singing this along with my father. I would smile happily listening to the smooth sound of his Southern drawl keeping perfect harmony with the radio.

  As I’ve mentioned before, my deep love of music probably comes from him. He listens to so many different things, always willing to listen to something once just to try it out. But the favorite we shared was a love for Oldies music, love songs, sweet jazz numbers and blues deep enough to break the strongest heart.
Here is one of our favorites and the song that made me fall in love with Oldies. For romance there is nothing better than the real original art of love songs.

Fats Domino- Blueberry Hill-

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday- #sixsunday

07/29- From the Heart-
This is going to be a special week of posts. August 1st, is my father’s birthday, so I’m dedicating the week to him. For a man who has taught me so much, listened so well and is always proud of me. Especially now that I’m not a snotty little brat any more. To William Thomas Soles Sr. of South Carolina. Happy Birthday Papa and thank you for always only being a phone call away.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Hump Day Hunks- A Hunk With a Bad Plan Shouldn't Be So Sexy!

07/25- A Hunk With a Bad Plan Shouldn't Be So Sexy!

  From His Kiss-

  Looking back up she meet Taylor's gaze over Janet's head and his face broke into a huge
grin. Instantly Amber knew what he was planning and grinned back, teeth shinning and barely
holding back a laugh as he pushed around Janet.

  "Amber you finally made it." Then his arms were around Amber and his lips crushed
ardently against hers in a move that was so natural it astonished her.

  The basketball and old backpack in her arms hit the floor as she stood on tip toe to claw
her hands into the long silky strands of his hair. With a hand hooked into the back of her tank
top and the other hand possessively grabbing a butt cheek, Taylor pulled Amber tightly against
his body, forcing a sigh of pure enjoyment through her slightly parted lips. All the long tight
muscles of his body pressed rock hard against her and it felt like she had died and gone straight
to heaven.

  Of course she knew he was the hottest guy she had ever known, but she never had a clue
being in his arms could feel so good and so right. Nor never known how fabulous it would feel
to have his hands on her body. If she had known in the beginning how incredible the experience
would be she might have taken him up on the affair instead of the pizza.

My Native American Indian Contemporary- His Kiss- Grab a copy here!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Music Monday- Music for the Perfect Background-

 07/23- Music for the Perfect Background-

  When you write characters you have to make them believable. The number one way to do that is give them a real background. They have a past, a present, family issues, love life drama, bosses they might like to happily drawn in the river, even hobbies.

  When I have a hard time making my characters seem human and leap off the page, I listen to my music, close my eyes and see who these characters were and who they could be.  This is a great song I use to remember everyone might not be what you think. They could be so much more. This is from the TV show One Tree Hill soundtrack.

Halo By Bethany Joy Lentz

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday- #sixsunday

        07/22- From One Wish-

  Nero stood utterly still and listened. He could hear at least two men walking down the hall on the other side of the door. From the sound of their boots, they were probably as big as the two men he and Melanie had taken out in what had been their prison. There were two men talking back and forth between themselves, so he listened intently, hoping to overhear something that might be of an advantage to them.
  “Yeah, we have the four prisoners down in the hold. We have the pirate and his bitch in the back of the ship.”

One wish

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Thoughtful Thursday and Company is Coming!

  07/19-Special Guest Coming Soon!

  Instead of Hump Day Hunks this week I wanted to share a Thoughtful Thursday.  A fellow writer in the SFR Brigade will be joining me for a guest blog in a few weeks. I’m really excited about it, so I wanted to share the info so you can mark the date.

  On Thursday August, 16th, 2012, Author Jaleta Clegg will be stopping in with her Priestess of the Eggstone post during her whirlwind blog tour during August.  If you’d like to see more of her blog tour, you can check out her sites at-





And keep your eyes open. Coming soon, I might just have more exciting guests you won’t want to miss out reading about.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Music Monday- Music With Exciting News From Hollywood

 O7/16-Music With Exciting News From Hollywood-

  Over the weekend was the big San Diego Comic-Con, so the media is full of info on cool things to come. One of those things is so cool and exciting I just have to share it. On Facebook I get all the latest info on Resident Evil movie series in my timeline. At Comic-Con Resident Evil hosted a panel to introduce new actors, share the old ones and bring in surprise returning characters. One of the names caught my eye and I had to do a double take, Mika Nakishima.

                                                From the cover of one of her albums-

  I’m sure by now a lot of you know my all time favorite movie is a Japanese manga turned live action movie, Nana. The main character a really cool rocker chick Nana, is played by none other than Mika Nakishima. Now she is going to be in one of my favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy franchises. That is so amazing I had to share it.
Mika, like a number of really talented Japanese entertainers is actually a singer. So, when it came time to cast Nana, Mika was the perfect one to step into the role. No only does she have a lovely voice, but she cut her hair for the role and looks eerily like the manga character.

             Mika as Nana Osaki in a promo for the movie along with Nana's best friend Hachi-
  For Music Monday I would like to share one of my favorite songs, My Medicine. It is the opening song in the movie Nana and is sung by Mika Nakishima. I hope you love it. The song was made into a fan video with some crazy, silly images by another adoring Nana fan.

 Nana the movie- opening song

If you would like to see the movie you can find it online with English subtitles at http://www.dramacrazy.net /japanese-movie/nana/  (and)  http://www.mysoju.com/japanese-movie/nana/

  Plus, don't forget there is also a Nana2, which picks up right where Nana ends. If you are a manga fan, I highly recommend reading the book series, but warning it is not for young readers, because there is adult content.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday- #sixsunday

07/15- From His Kiss-

  There were no fireworks, no sparks and especially no stars swimming around her head. There was no lava boiling in her veins and she didn't have the slightest urge to throw him to the floor, while ripping the clothes from his body.

  It was the complete opposite of kissing Taylor. The experiment had failed. Andy's kiss was just nice, almost calming. Apparently it was still just the thought of Taylor's kiss that lit her whole body on fire.

His Kiss

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Hump Day Hunk- A Hunk Who Will Never Give Up-

  07/11- A Hunk Who Will Never Give Up-

  After Brian’s wife Colleen is murdered, he swears to stop at nothing to get her back. She has the last rights to make sure she is reincarnated, then the other Zogone alien scientists cryogenically freeze Brian with orders to only wake him up when their super computers find D.N.A. traces for Colleen again.

  Hundreds of years later, Brian is awoken and sent back to Earth. Colleen has been reborn in New Mexico as a girl named Arlene. As she works her way into college in North Carolina, Brian forms his own plan along with a team of unexpected family members.

  The major hitch in the plan, Arlene doesn’t know who Brian is and can’t remember any of Colleen’s life. That is until she lays eyes on her new roommate, who a kind new friend helps her find. From the moment she meets Brian she starts having vivid nightmares and crazy day dreams that seem like detailed hallucinations, but feel like memories. Now Brian has to be patient and wait for her to remember everything, because now that he has seen her again, he’ll never give her up again.
   From Old Dreams-

 The next morning, Arlene had an early class, so Brian didn't have to work to avoid her. Arlene filled an empty plastic twenty ounce bottle with orange Kool-Aid and Brian offered to grab her bag for her. On his way back across the room Brian tripped over one of Josh's boots and dropped a couple of Arlene's books.

  Together they slowly picked them up and Brian went ahead and took the plunge. "Look… If I'm distant, it doesn't mean I'm avoiding you. I just need some time to figure out what is going on inside me. It could take a while, so please don't take it personally."

  Arlene pushed her science book in her bag and mumbled, "No problem."

  Grabbing the book in his hand, she shoved it out of sight and started for the door. Brian catching sight of an escaped piece of paper told her to wait, while he retrieved it from under the corner of the couch.

  Brian picked it up and started to pass it over when his eyes landed on the previous day's sketch. "What is this?"

  Arlene shrugged, "Nothing really, just something I doodled in math class yesterday."

  "I had no idea you were an artist. This is really pretty."

  Arlene laughed, "I'm no artist, believe me, it's nothing. It's just a doodle that will end up in the trash."

  Trying not to show to much interest and spook her, he asked in an offhanded way. "Well if that is really how you feel, you don't mind if I keep it?"

  A surprised look crossed her face, but she just shrugged. "Sure," and with a small wave, "Catch you later." Then she was out the door.

  As soon as the door shut behind her, Brian swung around and shook Josh violently awake. "Get up, I want to be out of here in five minutes. There has been a new development."

  Eyes still half closed, shoes tied and yawning grumpily Josh was waiting at the door when Brian wrenched it open. "What's up, Brian?"

  Not stopping Brian mumbled, "I'll explain when we get to Ginger's.

  Behind him Josh turned a snort into a laugh. "Ginger's at this time of day, man you really got some nerve."

  Brian understood Josh's meaning after pounding on Ginger's apartment door and getting the reply, "Who the hell is beating down my door at the crack of dawn? This had better be good or someone is going to wish they were never born."

  The door opened and Ginger's angry face instantly turned to a look of concern. "What's wrong Pop?"

  Closing the door behind them Brian walked over and dropped the sketch on Ginger's honey colored coffee table. "I found this in Arlene's school stuff this morning."

  Josh and Ginger leaned in together, both giving back a simple, "OH!" Sam who was just opening his eyes on the couch next to the table leaned over blinking.

  Brian saw Ginger's glance run over Sam as he sat up, long naked torso running down to meet his blue running shorts as Sam asked, "It looks like a math paper. So what's the big deal?"

  Brian leaned over and pointed at the sketch that he had easily recognized. "Not the math, this so-called doodle."

  Sam squinted down and shrugged, "Big deal, she drew a ring."

  Brian shook his head. "This isn't just any ring. This is Colleen's wedding ring."

  Sam snorted, "Yeah right, you gave her that ring over five hundred years ago. How could you recognize one ring from another?"

  Ginger grinned as Brian answered, "I know that ring better than the back of my own hand."

  Sam lifted an eyebrow as Brian reached into the neckline of his t-shirt and pulled out the soft silver necklace around his throat. Placing the end into the palm of his hand he held it out to show Sam. A man's black and gold wedding band covered in Celtic knots rested snuggly against an exact copy of Arlene's sketch.

  "I had our rings cryogenically frozen with me. They are made of indestructible metal from the planet Calidar so they will last forever."

  Sam gave him his, 'I'm impressed' look and said, "Wow, that is cool. Then this is supposed to be important?"

  The other three groaned, then Brian held up the sketch next to the ring as Ginger vanished for a moment. The sketch was so perfect that it truly astonished Brian. The ring had been made with long straight line like wires that were intricately twirled together to make a piece of art representing the moons of Adrivar. Each little turn of the ring was drawn exactly right in Arlene's doodle.

Find Old Dreams Here!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Music Monday-

  07/09- Music For Those that Belong Together-

  I recently started listening to a song that always reminds me of two of my Zogone characters, the two main characters of Past Regrets, Sam and Ginger. Sam leaves Ginger to enter the Zogone military, trying to use his abilities to help as many people as possible to make up for all the bad things his evil father did. But no matter how many times he tells himself that he isn’t worthy of being happy, he can’t forget the only woman he has ever loved.

  Despite fighting herself endlessly to remain professional during a mission, Ginger falls for Sam. Even more shocking is when he leaves her at the end of their mission in Old Dreams. In Past Regrets, Sam comes back. Ginger is mad as hell, still holding a bit of a grudge and horrified at herself when she realizes he still holds power over her.

  Telling yourself it is over, that person isn’t good for you or it was never meant to be, isn’t always enough to sway your heart. Sometimes people just need to be with someone else. And Sam and Ginger were meant for each other, he softens her rough edges and she shows him he is worth being loved. If they had a song this would probably be it.

Need You Now By: Lady Antebellum

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday- #sixsunday

07/08- From Past Regrets-

  As he walked out the door, she yelled back, “Fine go then, be a macho jerk and
see if I care.”

  It was the last thing she said to him, because he didn’t come back and she didn’t
go after him. She did not see him again, before he left two days later, except from
far off as he boarded the space ship with the other Warrior Delegates headed for
their home planet of Adrivar.

  That night she cried herself to sleep and promised herself never again would she
let stupid little girl emotions rule her. From that day, she amended to become the
best General alive and forget about any relationship that was not linked by blood.

Past Regrets

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Thoughtful Thursday With Reminder

  I just wanted to send out a reminder to let all of my readers know that today is my day for the Sizzling Summer Reads Party question. Go on- Reading Reviews Sizzling Summer Reads Party

  Take a second to sign up (you won't be sory, because they always have somehing interesting going on), then answer a few treasure hunt questions for your chance to win great prizes. For my question I ask about a character in my newest release Talkers. Follow my link for the answer and you will be entered to win a copy of the full epic length Talkers. Leave me a comment while you are here and let me know what you think of the party or the excerpt I used.

  Good luck and happy reading!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Happy Hump Day Hunk On the 4th with SPECIAL!

06/04- A Hunk Worth Researching-
  Happy Independance Day for all my American Readers! Before I jump into my Hump Day Hunk Post I just wanted to post a quick reminder. The Romance Reviews Sizzling Summer Reads Party is all July and there is some great prizes to win. Answer my treasure hunt question correctly and be entered to win a copy of Talkers. My question will be listed on July 5th. So good luck and while you are here leave me a comment. Here's a hint: The answer to my question can be found on this post as well as the link listed on-

Sizzling Summer Reads Party

  Now on to my Hunk Worth Researching...

  Before agreeing to take the security job for the mysterious Ritter Ederhard, Shayle decides to do a little research to know first hand what is in store for their tour. Searching the intergalactic network or IGN and comes up with everything she wanted to know along with things she could have lived without seeing. Here is part of her research scene and the main facts she learned about each band member.

  From Talkers-     

  Checking another link she found personal info on each band member on a fan site dedicated exclusively to Haven Sent.

Drummer: Fritz Maynard

AGE: 25
Height: 5ft. 6in.
Physical attributes: Blond hair, brown eyes, manly muscles. Tattoo- ribbon on back, over shoulder blades. (A picture proved it, showing a rippling artistically done ribbon spread over his shirtless back, with a skull at each end, resting just over each of his shoulder blades.)
Likes: Blanco candy and metro cycles
Dislikes: cold or too bright sun
Bassist: Wagner Dietrich

Age: 26
Height: 5ft. 8in.
Physical Attributes: brown hair, brown eyes and a total rocker image. Tattoos- none, but interested
Likes: pizza and not much else
Dislikes: Pasta Galactica from planet Tomga (particularly- Linguine con le Vongole) and Bavarian Cream Pastries (They are so good he has to work out twice as much.)
Favorites: sporty activities and visiting new places
Guitarist: Petrus Ederhard

Age: 23
Height: 5ft. 11in.
Physical attributes: black hair (originally blond), green eyes, total babe. Tattoos- none (already perfect so doesn’t need any help)
Likes: Girls!!!
Dislikes: committed relationships
Favorites: one night stands and partying
Twin brother: Ritter Ederhard (band’s lead singer)
Lead Singer: Ritter Ederhard

Age: 23
Height: 6ft. 1 in.
Physical Attributes: black hair (originally blond), green eyes, labeled sexiest man alive. Tattoos- The word ‘Freedom’ spelled out in native language, Old Deutsch, on right arm and music notes on left side.
Likes: honesty and full moon light over the clear Metro Dome on Planet Dagna
Dislikes: gold diggers
Favorites: love and music
Twin Brother: Petrus Ederhard (band’s guitarist)

  Shayle tapped on the section where fans had uploaded pictures of the band and found a picture of Ritter and Petrus together. “Well damn, twins!”

  At the bottom of the page was in bold.

  Band Statement: Though everyone doesn’t believe in heaven, everyone needs their own safe haven to go back to. The band is there to be that haven for all their fans. They are Haven Sent.

  A quote from guitarist Petrus Ederhard, “Of course I am God’s gift to all women, so not only are we sent from heaven, but every woman’s own personal haven!”

  “Oh really! I could never see how such nice boys ended up with stalkers.” Shayle snorted sarcastically.

  Petrus was completely gorgeous with the same long black hair, though his was tightly braided in hundreds of tiny dreads that looked like it took forever to do and fell all the way to his waist. Reading more interviews, Shayle learned that Petrus obviously knew how gorgeous he was and was beyond vain about it. He had women by the thousands, a new one-night-stand every night. All his fans knew how he was and willingly lined up to be the next girl he slept with.

  “Ok, now that really explains why they ended up with stalkers. He sleeps with all those girls, never expecting that some of them might fall in love with him and start following him around like little lost puppies. God, this kid sounds like a prick. If I work for them and don’t slap him within those three months it will be a surprise to me.”

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Monday, July 2, 2012

Romance Reviews Sizzling Summer Reads Party- Because Romance is Music to My Ears-

  07/02- Romance Reviews Sizzling Summer Reads Party- Because Romance is Music to My Ears-

  The Sizzling Summer Reads Party starts (July 1) at 12:00am EST. Thank you so much for being a part of this!

  We have more than 400 participating authors and publishers, and that there are more than 400 prizes up for grabs during the whole month of July. Grand prize is a $100 Gift Certificate!

    My Q&A will appear on July 5, from 12:00am EST to 11:59pm EST. This is the Q&A for a giveaway of my newest release Talkers.

  Don't miss this great party!

The Sizzling Summer Reads Party is Here!

Music Monday-
  Growing up I heard all sorts of types of music. My brothers listened to everything from Southern Rock to Country, Mom liked country, Grandma was a huge fan of Hee Haw and Blue Grass music, my sister listened to Heavy Metal and old school Hip Hop.

  My Father on the other hand listens to anything without complaint. But, when the music was his choice it was Oldies, jazzy, blues, soul numbers that had you swaying in your seat despite yourself. To me the best love songs are his Oldies tunes. And the one song that screams romance loudest to me is Barry White’s Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love. When a man with such a deep velvet voice sings to you about how he can’t get enough of you, it has to be love.

Can't Get Enough of Your Love By: Barry White