Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Hump Day Hunk Worth Fighting to Protect- (Explicit Content)

    From Talkers-

   A few feet from the entrance a fan reached out and grabbed Ritter, jerking him hard against the metal barricade. Shayle’s left hand was squashed violently between Ritter’s body and the silver metal barricade. Instinctively, Shayle turned and grabbed the fan’s arm in her right hand. She thought the fan was a girl, but couldn’t be sure. It’s face was a cross between a stone statue and a horse with blue tented skin.

  There was a pink bow in her short spiky sandy brown hair and a tennis skirt on her bulky body. And was that makeup? Whatever it/he/she was, it had its hands on Ritter. Leaning over the barrier, Shayle put her face right in the fan’s so they were nose to snout and squeezed the fan’s arm hard.

  “If you don’t take your hand off of him right now, I’ll break your fucking arm.” Shayle growled at the girl though gritted teeth.

  Truthfully, she had no idea if the fan could understand her language, but the glare, the gritted teeth and her tone, got her meaning across efficiently. The girl let go of Ritter and shrank away from the barrier.

  There was a pause, while they got their group situated again. Only then could Shayle pull her hand out from where it was being crushed. No other fan dared reach toward Ritter after Shayle’s outburst, thankfully letting them make it to the door without another problem.

Grab your copy of Talkers here!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Music Monday For the Only One

  To write a good love story there has to be plot, conflict, a past, the present and a hope for the future. But, the most important part of a love story is finding that one special person for your character, then no matter what help them get through the issues and find their HEA.

  Here is a perfect song to explain how they must feel inside, whether they admit it or not. This is a newer release from Boa, another one of SM Entertainment's highly talented artists.

  This song actually comes in three different versions, so I thought I'd share all three for those who are really interested.

  And the last version, because girl can dance like no one's business!

Only One By: Boa (Dance Version)

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Hump Day and Turkey Too

  My post is a bit late today, thanks to dealing with a half a day of school and a tired crabby kid. Tomorrow is Turkey Day again. How in the world did Halloween get here and Thanksgiving sneak up on me? I'm still confounded that the year is flying by so fast. It seems like just yesterday I released my seventh book Talkers, but in all actuality it was back in March nine months ago.

  Many sites are posting what they are thankful for. I thought I would add something a little silly instead of the traditional family, friends, ect. A number of crazy fan girls will agree with me on this. This year I am thankful that Korea doesn't celebrate Thanksgiving on the same day as us. Their Thanksgiving is called Chuseok and was back on September 30th this year. You can read about it- Here-

   But, wait... why would I be thankful for that? Back in 2006, Korea had a hit drama called Full House with Singer/Actor Rain in it. (Some of you might know Rain from the Hollywood movie Ninja Assassin!) You can click on the picture to watch Full House with English subtitles. Correction: Full House actually came out in 2004.

Full House  Korean Drama  Image 

  What I am so happy about is that after all these years they finally came out with a second season- Full House Take Two. With new actors and a new storyline it is different from the first, but honestly I'm completely addicted. Unlike most shows that air two days a week, Full House 2 airs Monday-Thursday. So, episode 4 this week will still be aired even if it is Thanksgiving.


  You can click on the second picture to watch the second season and be thankful with me! Another thing to be thankful for is blog hops. If you haven't noticed on my right sidebar -> I've signed up for three more upcoming blog hops.

        Don't miss out on the chance to participate and win lots of books and great prizes. Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends and happy reading to all.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Music Monday With The Truth in Relationships-

  When people think about true love, they see the bright blushing beginning, those lovely shy moments as the couple gets to know each other. From, there, all you can see is the bigger picture, the HEA waiting at the end for you. Nothing can be further from the truth.

  In real life, in real love, nothing can stay perfect. To have a believable character with a believable relationship you have to have the deep dirty details, the problems from day to day. He dropped something in the floor and gets made when you ask him to pick it up. Having a difference in opinion, you think the two of you should go do this, while he thinks differently. Who forgot to buy ketchup? Someone forgets plans or makes new ones. Or worse someone's pride seems to be more important than your love. That's real life.

  My character Ginger, a regular in my Zogone saga and the heroine of Past Regrets, she knows all about the real problems in love. Her love life goes from nothing to a chaotic array of emotions slamming in to her scarily. When she finally excepts that she is in love with Sam, he turns around a leaves her, thinking he has no right to be loved and he has to make up for all the wrongs his father committed.

  In Past Regrets, Sam comes back to win Ginger back after realizing what a fool he was to ever leave. Their relationship is one nasty fight after another from the time they meet until he makes her his for real. So, here is a song that not only explains them, but all love relationships from one time or another.

  Battlefield By: Jordin Sparks    

Friday, November 16, 2012

Fantastic Friday with Men & Women of the Military Hop Winner!

  I would like to congratulate my chosen Autumn Harvest Hop winner and follower, Kaci Verdun. Her love of the Navy Seals is right with my own love of a man in uniform. Thanks so much to everyone who stopped by and left me a comment. I have had so much fun reading everyone's' comments that I'll be sure to participate in more Blog Hops in the future, so watch for your chance to win copies of my books. 

  I've already gotten more invites to join two more blog hops, so keep coming back for more chances to win. And keep up with the progress of the many projects I'm working on. I also have special guests from time to time either from my friends at the SF/R Brigade or special guests making a stop along their blog tours sponsored by The Masquerade Crew.

  If you are an author interested in joining one of these tours, check out their site or leave me a comment. They are a huge supporter for the indie and small press writer.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Hump Day Hunks With an Autumn Harvest Hop Winner-

 Men & Women of the Military Giveaway/Blog Hop Link Here!

 First, I would like to congratulate my chosen Autumn Harvest Hop winner and new follower, Isabelle Werneck. Thanks so much to everyone who stopped by and left me a comment. I have had so much fun reading everyones' comments that I'll be sure to participate in more Blog Hops in the future, so watch for your chance to win copies of my books.

  And don't forget there is still another day of the Men & Women of the Military Giveaway/ Blog Hop. There is still time for followers to leave me a comment with their e-mail address for a chance to win a copy of Ancient Enemies.
  Now, on to my Hump Day Hunk of the week. I've been talking a lot about the YA SF/R I'm working on. I've shared a picture of the model for my hero, a young man whose own planet was invaded when he was a very young child.

Model of my hero
  But he isn't the only hunk planned for this book. He is able to meet my heroine, because he runs into her coming to find his older brother's squadron. This week I'm writing the scene where my heroine and a group of survivors from her town run into the older brother and a small group of his soldiers. Of course since they look like normal humans, her group has no idea that they are another set of aliens, who have just come to Earth to help fight off the bad guys.

  Older brother's group and her group join forces to get out of the city, then later work together as a resistance to take back Earth. He takes an instant interest in her as a young friend, a disciple to protect and train, because of her own little brother. When his planet was attacked he was even younger than her and his parents were among the first to be killed. So, like her he was left to raise a baby brother on his own.
Model of older brother
  Already just from notes and plans to start his first scene, I feel for this character. Losing his family, his freedom and life as he knew it at barely fifteen was bad enough, add on to it having to step up and become a man to protect the only family he had left.

  But then, even losing their home planet was too much to ask of anyone. So he had no chose, but to become a warrior, follow the invaders and try to stop them at all costs. I think he is going to have to have a book of his own in the future. What do you think?

Monday, November 12, 2012

Music Monday With a Fighting Spirit-

Men & Women of the Military Hop
Autumn Harvest Giveaway/ Hop

  Over the last few weeks I've been putting a lot of work into the YA SF/R I started over the summer. Have you ever thought about what an all-out apocalypse would do to an ordinary person? That is the main question I've been working on in this book. My main character is a normal, slightly privileged 17-year-old girl.

  But when the invasion happens life as she knows it is over. Now she must be the responsible one. She has to keep not only herself safe, but also step up and become the guardian, the protector for her 4-year-old baby brother. I think this song would explain how she feels in a nutshell, like drowning, though she knows she has to fight her way back to the surface.   

Going Under By: Evanescence

Friday, November 9, 2012

Autumn's Harvest Blog Hop

Link to Men & Women of the Military Giveaway/ Blog Hop Here!

What do you love about Autumn and Fall? What does it remind you of? What about reading? Do you think it's a good subject to read? Tell us your favorite Autumn stories! Well, we authors are ready to share our favorite Autumn stories and why we love snuggling in the cold.  *wink* Starting on Friday and ending on Oct 22nd, over 200 Authors and Bloggers will share their favorite things about those sexy men we know and love.

And while we do that, we are EACH doing a giveaway. Yep. There will be over 200 giveaways on each blog hosted by that Author or Blogger.

But that's not all....

We have THREE grand prizes. You as a reader can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. Yep, you can enter over 200 times!

Now what are those prizes?

1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet

2nd Grand Prize: A $50 Amazon or B&N Gift Card

3rd Grand Prize: A Swag Pack that contains 10+ paperbacks, e-books, 50+ bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, coffee cozies, and more!

Blog Hop creator and main host -Carrie Ann Ryan

 My favorite thing about Autumn is remembering what it felt like as a child to build that perfect pile of leaves and launch myself into the very middle of it sending leaves flying everywhere. Then you start all over again rake and launch, until mom or dad comes out to yell about the mess.

  To find some interesting season info. Go here-

  One of my all time favorite books has a scene like that, but it is so much better than a little kid plying alone. In the book The Face on the Milk Carton By: Caroline B. Cooney.

  To easily find a copy go to Amazon- Link here-

  We have a girl named Janie who was kidnapped from the mall when she was just three years old. The main theme is about her kidnapping, but there is also a love story mixed in. Janie has a crush on her next door neighbor Reid.

With young love comes that first stolen kiss. Being sent out to rack was the last thing Janie wanted to do, but it became a lot more fun when Reid walked over to help. There was more playing and goofing off than actual racking going on. When they fall into the leaves laughing, it happens, that sweet, perfect first kiss.

  That scene was one of the reasons I fell in love with romance stories. If you haven't read it or scene the movie I highly recommend it. I have both the book and DVD. I still use both from time to time when the mood strikes. 
  Now that I'm all grown up leaves are more of a nuisances and just really great exercise to clean. Now my favorite thing about Autumn is watching the critters on my morning walk around the lake. Besides the number of birds, ducks and geese that go by, there are also the furry variety.

  I found that this picture with an interesting article at-

  We have the beautiful fuzzy fellow the squirrel who stills our bird feed and curses at me in his little squirrel language if I dare shoo him away. There are a number of sets of twins in the neighborhood and I love watching them run and play tag together. Too Cute!

  We also have a number of Chipmunks along the way. I love when they run back and forth with their pouches so full their faces are like little balloons.

The one thing I love the most about them though is how they will climb up on rocks or flower boxes and stuff. They will stand there and watch you until you make a sudden move and scare them away. They are just the most curious and playful things.

  To find interesting info on local Chipmunks in New England area check out.

  As a matter of fact, we have two who come up on the back porch. They will wait until they see the cat peeping out of the door, then they will run back and forth in front of the cat just to tease him. He is a funny sight to see with his tail flopping back and forth, while he makes the most pitiful tiny meow noises.
  I don't have a book particularly about Autumn, but when I think of Autumn I think of the reflection of leaves on the water of the lake. So to celebrate the last few warm days I'll share not the lake, but the whole ocean with you.

  My book One Wish is a pirate time-travel romance. To one of my blog followers who leaves me a comment and their e-mail address, I will be giving away a copy of One Wish. So, sign up, leave me a comment any time between November 9th and the 12th and tell we what Autumn read you would recommend.


    As she looked quickly from side to side and happened to catch a small glance of Nero swinging his sword wildly, taking out one man. But there was another advancing on him quickly from behind. Knowing he would never hear her over the roar of the battle, she had one of two choices do something or stand here and watch him die. She choose to do something.

  A quick survey around and above her gave her the perfect idea. Near by  she climbed a pole, grabbed one of the many ropes holding up their sail and jumped, propelling her weight through the air. Holding on for dear life, grinning for all she was worth, she thrilled at this new adventure. Well I did dream of being an acrobat as a child. She laughed to herself.

  Something must have alerted the Captain, because he looked up in time to see her fly by him and watched as her shoe landed right in the face of the man only a foot behind him now. Melanie knocked the man over and jumped down.

  Instantly she whorled around and sunk her short sword through the man’s chest, shocked at her own behavior, yet some how extremely ecstatic by doing something totally out of character and so wild. “What the hell do you...” Nero started to yell at her, but she cut him off, by swinging around him and taking out yet another enemy.

  “Pay attention damn it, unless you want to end up dead.” Melanie yelled back.

  “Fine, but we will talk about this later.” He said, swinging his sword in the opposite direction, taking out another man. They stood back to back, for what seemed like hours fighting, but was only mere minutes. They killed one man after another, never stepping more than a few inches away from each other. But no matter how many men they killed, there always seemed to be ten more to replace the one that had just fallen.

  What happened next, Melanie didn’t know, everything just stopped. They were surrounded by at least thirty men, but none attacked them. They just stood there, waiting and watching them. Melanie took a look around, there didn’t seem to be any of their crew left, and finally the truth dawned on her.

  They had lost the battle.

  But why don’t they just kill us and take the ship? What is the hold up? Her heart pounded along with her thoughts, before she could get the nerve to whisper to Nero. “Why didn’t they just kill us?”

  Resigned he sighed and let his sword fall to the deck in front of him, making a loud clanging noise in the total silence, “They want us alive. We are to be a trophy for their Captain.”
  For your chance to win a copy of One Wish, leave me a comment with your e-mail address and follow my blog. And since I made a little timing error, I am participating in two blog hops right now. Leave a comment on both for a chance to win both a copy of One Wish and Ancient Enemies.
Can't wait to hear from you. Good luck and happy hopping!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Hump Day Hunks With Two Hops Coming-

This week I'll be sharing two heroes. Why two? I made a small boo boo. I signed up for four blog hops that were taking place during the rest of this year. Some how I messed up and signed up for two of them at the same time.

  So instead of dropping one I decided to go ahead with both, so don't miss out on your chance to win a copy of the two heroes' books.

  For The Men and Women of the Military Giveaway/ Blog hop I'll be giving away a copy of Ancient Enemies, because my character Josh is the perfect example of a military man who puts it all on the line to protect what is dear to him.

  For the Autumn's Harvest Blog Hop, I'll be giving away a copy of One Wish, my time-travel pirate romance, because nothing quiet says Autumn to me like the reflection of trees on the water.

 Want to win a copy of one of these books, plus be entered to win great prizes from the other participants? It's easy come back Friday or any time during the listed hop days and leave me a comment with your e-mail address. At the end of both blogs I'll pick one of my blog followers who commented for each Hop, then announce the winners the next day.

Hope to see you here, good luck and happy hunk hunting! ;)

Monday, November 5, 2012

Music Monday to Make You Sigh-

  Last week my writing was going pretty well despite the storms interference. The song that kept me going is from a new band that is actually up for Best New Artist MAMA award is Asia. The way some bands are made in Korea is tiered. A group will come out one year and if they do well the company might add a second group to the band. Exo is like that. The seniors are called Exo-M, because their songs are in Mandarin and listed as C-pop for Chinese labels. The new band, which I like best of the two is Exo-K and they sing in Korean.

  I'm a huge fan of K-pop and have been for a number of years now. Most of my favorites come from SM Entertainment.

SM on Facebook

 I love how their songs are a mixture of both different languages and unique sounds. Their videos are interesting, have great graphics and ideas, not to mention they have the best dancers. Oh course, SHINee is my favorite Korean band, but Exo-K is quickly stealing second place for themselves.

SHINee on Facebook

Exo-K on Facebook

  We will definitely have to keep an eye on these kids. With a song like this, give them a few years and they will be able to seduce the panties off almost any woman. I'm a sucker for the L word and in this song it isn't just love, but Happily Ever After too!   **SIGH** So, beautiful, I can't help but love this song and I hope you do too.

What is Love By: Exo-K (with English subs)

P.S. And don't forget starting Friday I will be taking par in to Blog Hops. Remember to stop by and leave comments on both posts. I'll be giving away a copy of One Wish and a copy of Ancient Enemies.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Thoughtful Thursday With Visiting Author Diantha Jones

  This week's Wednesday post had to be put on hold. After the storm we had some major clean up ahead of us. We were lucky and only lost power for about five hours. Damage wise, we only had a few branches down. The worst of it was that our world was covered in a blizzard of leaves. So, yesterday was spent cleaning.

  Instead, today I'm happy to say I'm one of the stops on Diantha Jones' Blog Tour to promote Book One of her Oracle of Delphi Series- Prophecy of the Most Beautiful. Welcome Diantha and I hope the rest of the tour is a huge success.