Monday, November 11, 2013

Music Monday So Baby Let's Go

  Music wise, I tend to be all over the map literally. I listen to bands from almost every country out there.  I've come across a singer who has collaborated with a number of people named Flowsix.  Just for starts he was involved with making JYJ's first English album The Beginning, then he also worked with both Kim Junsu and Kim Jaejoong on their solo albums.  So I was seriously thinking of checking out his band just to see how they sounded.

  Of course, being a writer I got sidetracked by other things and forgot until just recently. Other than writing, I'm sure everyone knows my second greatest passion tied with music of course is Asian Dramas. Well last week during a commercial break in one of my dramas was a Toyota commercial featuring Flowsix's band Aziatix ( A Z addicts) and I was completely floored. His band was nothing like I imagined. They were great, fun, happy bouncy music that even sick had me up dancing around the room.

  The song they wrote to collaborate with Toyota is fantastic. Here is the full video.

Baby Let's Go By: Aziatix

  Going through their page on Youtube, I listened to a bunch of their songs. Some were great. Honestly a few were a bit to hip hop for me. But others were fantastic like the link below, which is a song I instantly fell in love with. (SIGH) Yes, it has been downloaded and is now on my mp3 player on repeat. It is that good.

Slippin' Away By: Aziatix

  Do you love it too? What do you think of Aziatix?

Monday, November 4, 2013

Music Monday with a New Release

  This song just came out last week and being a fan of the band JYJ, I had to share. Last year member Jaejoong Kim came out with a solo mini album.

  This year he came out with his first full length solo album and this is the first video from the new CD. Usually JYJ does R&B/ Dance/ Pop sort of stuff. But, Jaejoong has a style all his own. For him it had to be a rock album and he did a great job. I'm already addicted to this song. Give it a listen and tell me what you think.

Just Another Girl By: Kim Jaejoong

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Thoughtful Thursday With Thrills and Chills

 Happy Halloween everyone. So, I managed to get the automail arm put together enough for my son to wear to school today for the anime club, but it isn't finished by any means. The elbow had to be left at home, because it did fit under the upper arm guard. The underarm, side of chest area hasn't managed to be attached yet. His black shirt was to big and had to be cut down, so now I have to go in and cut the under arms to fit him properly. And I still have not managed to find a cape. (I've been to bust to look honestly.) But, the cape/ jacket can wait.

  So, how is everyone's Halloween going or how did it go? Anyone else working on a costume for their kids? Did you dress up? Have a party? Or just stay home and watch creepy horror movies? Last week was my sister's birthday, but today is like her Christmas. Halloween is her favorite time of year. She dresses up, some times has a party, but always decorates like a mad lady. She loves Halloween so much that she had this years costume picked out the day after last Halloween. :) Do you have any family members who live for the spookiest time of the year?

  One of my favorite parts of Halloween, other than seeing all the cute tiny Trick or Treaters, is hearing the Monster Mash. I just love the song. I always have. It makes me smile, so I thought I would share it today. The video from 1973 just makes you want to laugh and roll your eyes at the old timey horror movie effects in it that a fan made. Too funny!

  Happy Halloween everyone and stay safe!

Monster Mash By: Bobby Pickett

Monday, October 28, 2013

Music Monday in One of Those Days

   Between work stuff and life in general, I'm just moody today. And might I say some days technology is a huge pain in the can. So, I came across a song a few weeks ago and it isn't really my kind of thing, but it kind of fits today. I'm not feeling sexy or naughty, but bitchy for sure.  What do you think of my new find? A bit odd or just wrong? It is catchy for sure. And hopefully it will pull me out of my nasty mood.

Sexy Naughty Bitchy Me By: Tata Young

  So my automail cosplay arm for my son is deep in progress now. We have almost all of the patterns cut out and most of those have a first or second coat of paint. I've come up with some great ideas on how to put it together. I have his shirt, (which has to be modified still), I found pants, a belt and boots. Now we just need to find a red long jacket or cape. And seriously do no normal stores have Little Red Riding Hood costumes any more? I haven't found one this year. Maybe later I can find something in a party store or if all else fails I'll have to hit Ebay, before this year's Comic Con.

  I was hoping to have it all done by Thursday so he could wear it for anime club if nothing else. He will just have to go sans jacket. Any ideas where I could find a plain red jacket or cape like the picture below that I could paint the stencil on dirt cheap? I'm serious not getting a pre-made one. The cheapest one I found was $60 and that is nuts. If all else fails I can order fabric and sew it myself.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Music Monday in My Own Prison.

  Today is a special Monday. Its my older sister's birthday and she is spending the day in her favorite prison locked up at home with the two greatest loves of her life her daughters Jessie and Rory.  So I figured I'd use a rocking song for her today to give her some peep and get her nodding along, hopefully loud enough to drown out the loud sibling rivalry happening in her background. This is a throw back song to when her first born was just a tiny girl. I've always liked this song, but never remember seeing the video of it until today and thought I would share it. Enjoy and back to work.

My Own Prison By: Creed

Happy Birthday Babs!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Hump Day Hunks Who Pull You Back Again.

  I've finally started to get back into the grove of things. I've been working at an arts and crafts store a few days a week, then spending the rest of the week trying to keep the normal house stuff going too. My son has also started taking Wilton Cake Decorating classes. So we spend a lot of time running back and forth, baking cakes and at the same time working on his cosplay costume for anime club at school.

  But, I couldn't stay away from my writing for long. The aliens from my YA W.I.P. won't let me forget I left them hanging mid book. And once again a cousin is butting in to say they need a story too.  Got's to love the aliens. In my YA book I've went back and reread everything I've written so far and edited it a bit, so I can get my footing again to continue writing it. But, the hero Lee's cousin Kale is asking for attention too, so now I have written up an outline for a second book, which could lead to another series for me. Only time will tell.

  I also have a new project I'm working on. Most of you probably already know, but I'm a huge Asian Drama fan. A friend of mine has a site just for Asian culture, dramas, movies, music, celeb info. She has asked me to write some reviews for her, so I'll be sharing links for that as time goes by. For those who are interested in dramas or would like to learn a bit about Asia, specifically Korea you can check out her site.

Drama Bucks

  If anyone would like to see what my son has created in the Wilton Cake Decorating classes, just let me know and I'd be happy to share pictures that I take after each class.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Music Monday With a Halo

  I seem to have become obsessed with this song lately. I saw a fan video for one of the Korean singers I like and thought it was sweet. Being a romance writer I'm a sucker for the 'L' word. Not to mention, I've been in the mood to listen to soft sad songs lately for some odd reason.

  Halo By: Beyonce

  How are all my readers doing? Getting excited for Halloween yet? In the store I work in we have a ton of Halloween decorations that have came through lately.  So, I'm excited for Halloween, but don't know what to do with myself this year. My son has gotten to big for Trick or Treating. He has now upgraded to going to Anime conventions and Comic Cons.  So, our challenge and only real Halloween excitement this year will to be to make a costume for the anime character Edward Elric from the anime Fullmetal Alchemist. The challenge will be to make his auto mail arm look real without setting off any metal detectors.

What does everyone else have planned for Halloween this year? Any challenges of your own?

Monday, September 30, 2013

Music Monday With a Big Sorry Sorry!

I just realized it was back in July the last time I managed to post. No, I'm not being lazy or ignoring my readers, I've just been busy up to my eyeballs. After 2 years trying to find a day job, I finally hit pay dirt. Over the Summer a Michael's Arts & Crafts Store opened in the next town.

  I was lucky enough to get a call back and was hired. In July we went in and built the store from the ground up and it was a learning experience.  Now the store is finally open and my hours should get to be more normal. After 2 months I also manged to get back to writing the other day too. :)

  So, for the long wait... A very special song to apologize and kick me back into gear with a laugh. I'm not a huge fan of this band, but I do like a few of their songs and I can't help laughing at them every time I see this video.

Sorry Sorry By: Super Junior

Have a great week. Find time for a good read and wish me luck as I jump back into writing up the apocalypse!

Monday, July 29, 2013

#MusicMonday Worth Standing For

To be honest most music now a days is either sex, hating or just full on partying. Not to many bands stand for anything any more. I try to find the ones that do and share them. But, sometimes it is easier to go back in time to find someone who really cared and wasn't afraid to say so.

This week for Music Monday we go back to the year 1995 when so many bands I listened to had no problem stepping up and telling it like it is. Here is a song that fits right in and seemed to stick in my head for weeks at a time.

Carnival By: Natalie Merchant

What band sticks in your mind and really gets you thinking?

Monday, July 22, 2013

#MusicMonday for One of My Favorite Characters

Today's Music Monday goes out to one of my favorite fictional characters of all time, a kick ass heroine who makes the phrase girl power sound like a game for girl scouts. A teen age PI who doesn't take crap from anyone, whose middle name should be justice, a girl who looks out for the underdog and makes you just love her spunky attitude. Who is she? The main character of an old show called Veronica Mars and guess what? She is coming back. With the help from the show's many fans, the producer and actors have raised the money to make a Veronica Mars movie and I can't wait to catch it in 2014.

  Any of my readers also Veronica Mars fans? If not you should serious catch a rerun or two. Kristen Bell as Veronica Mars kicks some serious butt and one of the all time best role models for women. So for Kristen for helping raising the money for the movie and her character Veronica, here is the theme song for the show. Its a song I keep on my MP3 player that always makes me think of the show.

We Used to Be Friends By: The Dandy Warhols

  And if you are interested in the Veronica Mars movie, here is the teaser that just appeared over the wekend at the San Diego Comic-Con.

First look: Veronica Mars movie

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Thoughtful Thursday with an Odd Re-Visit

I'd like to welcome back fellow writer Diantha Jones. Her tour stopped off here during her tour for Book 2 of her Oracle of Delphi series. Now Book 3, Prophecy of Solstice's End is out and she is stopping back on tour again to share this newest work with us with a guest blog and some great info on how to grab your copy. Not to mention a fantastic giveaway.

Now on to her guest post!
Outlines: So Annoying, Irritatingly Helpful By: Diantha Jones

So for the first two Oracle of Delphi books, Prophecy of the Most Beautiful and Prophecy of the Setting Sunrise, I didn't outline anything. I just wrote what came to my mind and it was easy to keep it all in order. Then came book three, Prophecy of Solstice's End, and I couldn't keep a single plot line straight. I don't know what happened, but I was all over the place.

My editor (Mia) suggested I do an outline. At first, I was like NOPE. I hated outlines. They were annoying and too much work. But as my deadline drew closer, I knew I needed to do something or risk ending up with a very screwed up book. So I buckled down and did the stupid outline.

Best decision I ever made.

First thing I did was outline what I had already written, then I added what I knew I wanted to happen. The truly annoying part came when I started rearranging my outline. But I had to go along with the flow of the emerging story, you know? Not every chapter I outlined made it into the book. Once I realized the book was stronger without a certain chapter or POV, I eliminated it. The outline definitely helped me to look ahead and see what would work for me and what wouldn't. With so many story lines, narrators and points of view to keep straight, the outline was invaluable. Honestly, if I hadn't done one, I would've been so screwed.

I've already begun outlining the fourth book, Prophecy of the Betrayed Heir, and I see a great story being laid out in front of me. A lot of work too, but it's all worth it. I now recommend outlines to all authors as I will most definitely outline every book I write from here on out.

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Description of Prophecy of Solstice's End- Courtesy of Barnes and Nobel-


Summer Solstice is here. Let the games begin.

Nothing but lies (some of them her own) and deceit have brought Chloe to Olympus for the Solstice Olympic Games. As the Oracle and the special guest of the King of Myth, Chloe becomes immersed in a life of unfathomable luxury, taunting history, and overwhelming excitement. Though scheming and untrustworthy, the gods remain on their best behavior as the tension and anticipation builds around the outcome of the Quest of the Twelve Labors, the deadliest competition of the Games. All seems well on the celestial front...until athletes start turning up dead and a philosopher missing for months returns with a most terrifying story...

But that’s not all.

As Strafford confronts his troubled past and more is learned about the Great Unknown Prophecy, Chloe grows close to another, setting off a chain of events that will bring her face-to-face with a truth that will rock both of her worlds to their core.

And it’ll all happen before Solstice’s end...

To grab your copy of Prophecy of Solstice's End, check out these great links.

I hope you all grab a copy and get to experience the work of one fantastic writer and wonderful person. Thanks for stopping by Dinatha and I hope the rest of the tour is fantastic for you.

Monday, July 15, 2013

#MusicMonday From Russia With Love

  I couldn't help, but use the James Bond reference. It just naturally came out as I typed. This week I thought I would share a song for my Russian readers. Doing some research I came across the Russian band Dima Bilan, who I am told is really popular there in Russian. With a lovely voice and an instant spark of attraction we see a scene unfold of a silly, happy stroll.

I wasn't able to find a translation for the name of this song. Any of my Russian readers want to comment and tell us what, 'Nevozmozhnoe Vozmozhno' means? And is this a popular band or would you suggest someone else?

For everyone else, watch the video and tell us what do you think of this popular Russian band? I really like the feel of this song. The flirting is too cute and what a naughty boy is that one!

Nevomozhnoe Vozmozhno By: Duma Bilan

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Snippet Sunday- A Nasty Confirmation Or...?

When a girl meets the man of her dreams she smiles unconscionably, thinks of him randomly and dreams of him from time to time. But, what happens if he wants someone else, even in your own dreams? This weeks snippet is a piece of a scene from my favorite of all my books, Zogone book #1- Old Dreams. What does Arlene get after meeting Brian? Memories? More questions? Confusion? Maybe even a little self awareness she never would have imagined.

    From Old Dreams-

  Her knees grew weak as he pulled her closer, wrapping his arms firmly around her until their bodies touched from their chests down to their knees.

  His lips continued to brush tantalizingly over hers as he spoke. “I’m so glad you chose to stay with me. I love you Colleen.”

  Arlene pulled back sharply, placing a hand firmly on his chest as she looked up at him in confusion. “I’m Arlene, remember? Whose Colleen, Brian?” She grabbed his arm and softly shook him. “Whose Colleen?”

  Brian pulled her back into his arms with a sweet smile and whispered, “My wife."


Want to read the full excerpt or grab a copy of the beginning of the Zogone Saga for yourself. Go - HERE! 

Monday, July 8, 2013

#MusicMonday With Something Unexpected

  Personally I love Pink, the singer not the color. But, I never would have expected her to work with someone like Nate Ruess the lead singer of Fun. Both are great artist, but together they are pretty spectacular. What do you think of their duet?

Just Give Me a Reason By: P!NK ft. Nate Ruess

I've shared this video before, but I'll add it here so you can do a review of just who Nate Reuss is.

We Are Young By: Fun ft. Janelle Monae

And of course everyone knows Pink for one reason or another. My favorite of her was the old days. Like in this video. I just happen to love this one.

Just Like A Pill By: P!NK

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Hump Day Hunks for America's Heroes

  Tomorrow is the 4th of July and a national holiday in my country. It is the anniversary of the day the United States became an independent nation, so appropriately named Independence Day. So, I'll share an excerpt from my favorite American Hero character, Sam from the Zogone sagas and hero of Past Regrets.

     From Past Regrets-

  Sam curled up in a borrowed bunk in one of the guest quarters, with his hands crossed under his head and his long legs stretched out to where they crossed at the ankles. For the last hour, since he had plopped down on the bunk his thoughts had led him a merry chase, forcing him to stare at the wall as if lost in space.

  Not only had Ginger paid him the least bit of recognition when he entered Daimlar’s office, but she had gotten the heck out of Dodge the second she was able to. Instead of being offended by Ginger’s actions, they had given Sam hope.

  If Ginger had shaken his hand and acted like an old acquaintance, he would have been worried, but no, not his Ginger! No, Ginger acted as if he didn't exist, then when she was forced to face up to knowing him, she ignored him. Then she had excused herself formally without directly communicating with him.

  Obviously Ginger was totally pissed off to find out he was going to be her partner for this mission. People who didn't care didn't get pissed. Girls who still had feelings for a man, definitely did get more than a little upset. That had to mean Ginger still felt something for him. Something was better than nothing.

  Four years ago, Sam had blamed himself for all the world’s problems just because of his own violent birth. It took four hard, lonely years for him to realize he had always helped more than he had harmed the world.

  It also took those same four years for him to realize what a damn fool he had been to walk away from the one woman who had ever looked at him as more than a monster. She had looked at him like a man, one she cared about—and he had lost her, because of stupid pride.

  When Josh had told him about this mission, Sam jumped at the chance to be the appointed Warrior Delegate. Josh had even worked it to look like the Delegates had come to him, forcing him to prove himself, when everyone there knew he had nothing to prove. Every Delegate that knew him, knew they could count on him in any situation. Sam had busted his butt to gain the Delegates’ respect and his position among them.

  Screw the military, Sam had volunteered for this mission for one reason, to use the time alone with Ginger to win her back.


Want to read more or grab your own copy of Past Regrets? Go - HERE!

Monday, July 1, 2013

#MusicMonday for the Naughty British- 18+

 This week I thought I would share my favorite British songs. Not only does 'Smile' make you do just that, it also makes you laugh, groan and go, "Ouch better you than me buddy."  I'm sure you have heard the phrase, 'Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.' Here is a great example of that. Lilly Allen's character in this MV was cheated on and left behind by the man she loves and now its time to get even and she does it so well. Girl has spunk and a lot of crazy madness a number of women would envy.  Watch it and see if you don't smile too. Tell me what you think. Does she go to far or does he completely deserve everything she's giving him and more?

Smile By: Lilly Allen

Monday, June 24, 2013

#MusicMonday for my Ukraine Readers-

  I've noticed I have had quite a few visits from readers in Ukraine. So today to thank them, Music Monday is for them. Doing some research I came across a band that formed in 1994 and is said to be a hugely popular band in Ukraine, known as the best-loved rock band in Ukraine. They are called Okean Elzy or (Океан Ельзи, translation: Elza's Ocean) and you can find out more info on them- HERE!

Have a listen and tell me what you think- Let Me Go By: Okean Elzy

  So, to all my Ukraine readers, is this band really that popular? Do you know a band you like more and would love to recommend it to us? Then leave me a comment or even a link to another video I missed on Youtube.  I love learning about different music and all the readers that stop by appreciate learning about it too. So, share a little of your culture with us. And thanks to everyone for taking the time to read my blog!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Snippet Sunday for the Sinfully Tempting

  To be different I thought I would share a snippet from my book Talkers and what could be more tempting than a rock star, especially one who goes out of his way to get the girl's attention.

                                                    From Talkers-

  Ritter was their singer and leader of the band, so he had to stand out even more than his friends. He wore tight, red leather pants and a skin tight silk shirt that was black, but sparkled like it was covered in glitter. His mid-back length black hair with the occasional added blond strand, fell around his pale face, which was now bright and sparkly from his stage makeup.

  With his back to her, Ritter knelt down in a crouch, popping up and down a few times apparently to test the limits of his pants. It was better to check them now and waylay any wardrobe accidents that may come up on stage. Every time Ritter knelt down, Shayle's eyes followed the motion as the butter soft leather stretched across his tiny perfect bottom, inviting her to look and her mouth to water.

  To grab your copy of Talkers, check out my other books and read free excerpts for all of them, go to-

Monday, June 17, 2013

Music Monday With a French Special

  When it comes to music and entertainment of all kinds, everyone knows I have no problem expanding my horizon. From German rock bands to Japanese anime and Korean dramas, I tend to cover the world with my interests.  But, after walking past a local French fisher men a number of times over the last few weeks and getting, "Bonjor Madam," I realized I don't have a favorite French anything unless you count the character Belle from Disney's Beauty and the Beast. So, I figured it was time to peep around into the world of French music.

  Here is the first French band I came across that seemed really interesting, though to me it has some what of a Latin feel. Is that just me? What do you think?

Parce qu'o vient de loin By: Corneille

"Parce qu'on vient de loin" Which in French means because we come from afar. And yes, I did take a little high school French, but I couldn't translate that one on my own. The song is lovely though.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Snippet Sunday Happy Father's Day Even for Fictional Fathers

  In my Zogone series there are two Japanese siblings Tamayama and Megumi Yazawa. This Sunday my snippet is dedicated to their father. As a young husband and father, Mr. Yazawa came across a really bad time. His wife went to pick up their 5-year-old daughter Megumi from class one night and was attacked, raped and brutally beaten by an evil vampire. From that night came a son, a sick wife and his sweet daughter who having seen the violence slowly began to change.

  Despite everything all Mr. Yazawa wanted was his family to be happy and healthy, even if that meant giving his children to an alien race as they were the only ones left that could save their family.  So, for Mr. Yazawa here is a snippet from Zogone book 3- Ancient Enemies that shows the true devotion of a father.

From Ancient Enemies-

  Mr. Yazawa was a kind man in his late fifties. Dark hair barely touched with silver, dark complexion and a medium height, typical of Japanese people. He wasn't plain, but at the same time not overly beautiful either. Sitting across from each other, Jade could tell Tama and Mr. Yazawa weren't related by blood. It was also evident that Mr. Yazawa couldn't love Tama more even if he were really his flesh and blood. To him Tama was his helpless child and he the concerned parent who deeply ached from the feeling of failure from not being able to help his child.


Want to read some free excerpts or even grab your own copy of the book go- Here

Anciuent Enemies is on sale right now for- $1.99. Run, go, check it out and Happy Father's Day everyone!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Tunes Tuesday With a Fantastic Find

  Usually I do Music Monday, but from time to time I mix it up a bit. By now I should know that when the lap top asks to do an update, I should ignore it. So, yesterday after a needed update my browsers kept crashing and it took hours to get them back up and running properly.

  On the up side, the extra day gave me the time to come across a fantastic find music wise. Everyone who knows me, knows I love all types of music. That includes really rocking orchestras like the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, specifically their Mad Russian Christmas. My favorite would have to be Apocalyptica, who does kick ass covers of bands like Metallica and Nirvana. I believe I actually shared one of their videos a while back, an original song called I Don't Care with the help of Adam Gontier, lead singer of Three Days Grace.

  Well this morning, I came across a surprising orchestra version from a korean band I've really started to love, JYJ who I've mentioned before a number of times. This is a cover of their song Get Out remade by the
Nanyang Polytechnic Chinese Orchestra. Listen to the original version, then the remake and see what you think. I personally think they did a fantastic job and deserve a round of applause. What do you think?

Get Out Remake By: Nanyang Polytechnic Chinese Orchestra

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Hump Day Hunks with a Pirate who Never Takes No for an Answer-

  When you think of pirates do you think of evil, scary, pillagers or something a little bit sexier? For me, I always think about Captain Nero Lorgan.

From One Wish-

  It seemed simple enough to Nero. Melanie was his wife and he wanted her, only her.

Sure, so maybe this wasn’t the best time or place, but he wanted her and couldn’t change that

fact any more than he could throw her back to the time she had came from, the time and place

where she thought she belonged. But she did not belong in 2010, she belonged here, now, with


  Was he going to sit here waiting for her to tell him no or was he going to prove to her that

she belonged with him? She wants me, that much I do know. No woman could kiss a man like

that or hold a man the way she does, if she didn’t at least want him. Hell, she might even like me

and one day learn to love me. Am I really willing to waste this chance or should I do what I

know is right and go after what I want?

  Before the desire he knew she felt could wholly dissipate, he crawled across the floor

toward her. With the slightest force he pushed her backward to lie on the plank flooring. His

lips silenced her protests.

 To read more excerpts or grab your copy of One Wish... Go Here

Monday, June 3, 2013

#MusicMonday for Surprising Early Summer Weather-

  All weekend the weather here in New England has been nuts, upper 80's and even 90's and humid as all get out. If I didn't know better I could have sworn I was back in the South. Today on the other hand, though there is a possibility it will hit the upper 70's, its raining its butt off. My usual morning walk was accompanied by a number of shocked stares and shaken heads. And it makes me wonder how many of the people who drove by me, splashing me with water were wondering if I had lost my mind or if I just didn't have enough sense to get out of the rain. (Shrug) Water ain't never hurt no one other than the wicked witch of the west, so I'll survive a little soaking.

  Oh course that doesn't mean I wouldn't like the blissful sun of the weekend back. So today's Music Monday will be the perfect song to bring back the sun and keep me smiling despite the rain.

Cruise By: Florida Georgia Line

  And as a matter of fact, I just noticed they had done a new remix of this song with Nelly. Hum... This is his second country song. Do you think he is a fan?

Cruise Remix By: Florida Georgia Line

  I also noticed something interesting in this video. The blond model 54 seconds into the remix video. We have seen her before. A while back I shared a video called Uncommitted by Xia Junsu. She is the main female in that video. Can you recognize her in both?

Uncommitted By: Xia Junsu of JYJ

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Snippet Sunday With Some Brotherly Love

  In my book His Kiss my hero makes a mistake with his best friend Amber that could end up costing them their friendship. To make matters worse as he starts to have feelings for her another man pops in to steal her, his older brother Jonas. Today's snippet shows a small taste of how Taylor feels after seeing his brother flirt with Amber.

From His Kiss-
  Taylor dragged Jonas out into the street and shoved him against his own work truck. "Look there are a million girls in the world, can't you just go find one of them and leave my Amber alone?"

  "Your Amber? I don't see a ring on her finger baby brother." Jonas grinned snottily.

  "Don't screw with me Jonas. You have messed around with every girlfriend I have ever had except for Janet."

  "That's cause Janet may be small, but she's one big bitch bro."


To read the rest of this excerpt and buy a copy of the book go here to- New Concepts Publishing

Have you and a sibling ever had a fight over a could be lover?

Monday, May 20, 2013

#MusicMonday With Visual Kei

 If you are a fan of anything Asian eventually you will come across the phrase Visual Kei. What is Visual Kei? It is simple and yet so complex. In Japan in the music scene there was a movement combining everything you think of when you hear punk, grunge, big hair, glam, even rock opera. Take all of those roll them up together in the most visual extreme way and you have Visual Kei. Visual Kei is a form hardcore rockers have taken up to show their energy, love of rock and individuality in the extremest way.

  For more info on Visual Kei culture, clothes and bands here are a few links.


Visual Kei dot com

  For Music Monday I am going to share a song from my favorite Japanese Visual Kei band- The Gazette, one of the wildest, crazy and some times extremest of them all.

Before I Decay By: The Gazette

What do you think of the Visual Kei movement?

Monday, May 13, 2013

#MusicMonday For Some Rocking Germans

 A new discovery has been made for me into the German Rock section. When I say I love music that is an understatement. I have a favorite band in almost every country. In Germany is one of my all time favorite bands Tokio Hotel. But, today I have discovered a new German Rock band that really is worth checking out.  This band is called Zoo Army and they rock out some really great sounds in perfect English. Here is one of their songs live.

Change By: Zoo Army

Later on their lead singer had his own solo career. Here is one of his solo songs.

Out of My Bed By: Gil Ofarim

And apparently he has also been on the German version of the TV show The Voice. I couldn't find any clips in English though. But if you are interested there are a number of clips in German on Youtube. If you are like me and can understand enough German to get by.

Hope you love my new discovery and don't forget the welcome mat is always out for any band who would like to be share. I'm more than happy to help others discover the music!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Hump Day Hunks With a Devil From the High Seas.

  I haven't talked about my book One Wish in a while, so I thought I would share an excerpt about the hero Captain Nero Lorgan A.K.A. The Devil Lorgan, whaler, merchant, pirate feared by many... All except Melanie, the young woman ripped through time.

  From One Wish-

  Nero wondered when he had changed his mind about her and decided to go ahead and marry such a strange woman. There was just something about her that was so unique and intriguing. No matter what he knew he had to find out what it was or it would follow him for the rest of his life, biting him in the butt with the unknown facts and unanswered questions.
  Obviously she was beautiful, but it wasn’t that. Her long dark waves, spanned down to her waist and her eyes were like the richest, finest chocolates. It was true that she was seriously tiny and he now understood what Georgey had meant about her needing some meat on her bones. For once he had to agree with Georgey there.
  Nevertheless, he had seen plenty of beautiful women in his life, from all over during different voyages, both close to home and far away. Throughout his travels he had seen Oriental women who were petite and perfect, Swedish women who could set the blood of any man on fire. Hell, he had even seen flirtatious Hawaiian women who left a man aching, but none were anything like Melanie.
  Nero stretched out his hand and took one of Melanie’s in his. Out of the corner of his eye, he saw Lilly blink in surprise and start to fan herself at his brazenness. If the girl only knew what he thought about Melanie, she would be more than shocked. Chances were she would probably fall over into a dead faint.
  Ignoring Lilly’s disapproving stare, he redirected his attention to Melanie and asked, “How much do you actually know about me?”
  Melanie made a swiping motion with her had, indicating his person. “This... What you look like. How you talk, dress and act. I know your name and that you are some kind of sea captain.”
  Amused by her point blank statement he chuckled and she felt renewed sparks flash through her body, like being pressed into such a small space with him didn’t already have her hormones screaming. “Ok, well you sure are honest, aren’t you?”
  Giving him a half smile she lifted an eyebrow like she had seen him do earlier, “Brutally honest. Is there any better way to be?”
  Impressed he laughed, “To true. Well, let me tell you a little about myself, then you can tell me all about you. Then I guess we can take it from there.”
  Melanie nodded her understanding and listened as he started. “Well I own a whaling company and quite a few ships, one I personally command. I have a nice town house here in New Bedford, as well as my usual home, which is a nice sized plantation on Nantucket Island.”
  Melanie held her hands up to stop him and asked, “How old are you Captain?”
  “Please Melanie call me Nero and I’m thirty-one. Why do you ask?”
  Reassuringly she smiled, showing him she wanted  to understand, not ripe him apart with questions. “You are telling me facts I don’t need to know. You might as well say I make such and such a year. Like that would make me marry you?” She shook her head, “Not likely. I want to know who you are.” She tapped his chest, “In here. I do not care if you have a big fancy house or you live in a shack. I could care less if you had money coming out of your ears or you have to kill yourself every day to make a dime. I want to know who you are. Like, what is your favorite color?”
  Caressingly he ran a hand through her hair and smiled into her eyes, “Black.”
  Being herself, she laughed at him outrageously, “Black isn’t a color. Honestly, what is your favorite color?”
  Having fun with each of her reactions, he grinned, “Yesterday it was blue like the sea. But today...” He fingered one of her long dark tresses, “Today I have a sudden liking for long black hair.”

Want to read more? Grab your copy of One Wish- HERE!
You can also check out my other books- HERE!

Monday, May 6, 2013

#MusicMonday With an Open Invitation

  For Music Monday this week. I'd like to offer an invitation to any band that might read my blog or any person who is close to a band. One of my great loves in this life is music. I can't live without listening to music off and on all day every day. I love learning about new music and sharing it. So, to any band who would like to be featured on my site leave me a comment with a way to get in touch with you here find me on Face Book and drop me a comment or send me a message on Twitter. I'll add the links to the end of today's post. Can't wait to see who all is interested in being featured.

  Now for Music Monday... Today I wanted to share the newest single by my favorite Korean band. I've shared some of their songs before, but thought they could use the extra support right now. Right after Easter their lead singer, Kim Jonghyun was in a nasty car accident. He spent a few weeks in the hospital, had to have surgery and was finally released to go home. The production company made the rest of the band keep up with their activities without Jonghyun, including the filming and release of their newest single. Here is Why So Serious? for Jonghyn, wishing you a speedy recovery. The song is great, but it just isn't the same without all five SHINee boys together.

Why So Serious? By- SHINee

SHINee on Face Book- Go and support them too! 3.6 million fans can't be wrong. :)

  For the bands interested in having me feature you (any type of music, from any country), you can find me at the links below.

On Face Book

On Twitter

Monday, April 29, 2013

#MusicMonday For Something Unpredictable

  There aren't a whole lot of really good punk bands left now a days. One that has survived and even recently came out with a new album, is Good Charlotte. If you want a song to make you want to jump up and down to the beat, a song to make you smile and lift up your spirits in a cool rock way, then they are your guys.
  This is one of their older singles. A mixture of art, graphics and pure punk attitude.

Predictable By: Good Charlotte

  And if you are interested in their newer stuff. Here is another one of their songs that will really get you going.

Like It's Her Birthday By: Good Charlotte

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Snippet Sunday With a Challenge

  Here is a snippet from my favorite of my books, Old Dreams. Sam is some strange human Josh picks up while following the Puritan Vampire. Just like the Zogones, Sam wants to catch the Puritan Vampire and put an end to him. Josh welcomes him along, but Josh isn't in charge of this mission, his sister Ginger is and there is just something about Sam that rubs her the wrong way. So, in order to become a part of their group and g along on their quest to end the Puritan Vampire, Sam has to pass a test. Surviving it might be hard even for him.

  So, I'm going to share the very beginning of their battle and leave you hungry for more.

From Old Dreams- 

  For a moment they just seemed to circle each other, then Ginger struck quickly, but not to powerfully in Brian's opinion. One of Sam's crossed arms shot up and easily blocked her. Time and time again Ginger struck out in the same almost easy gesture. A right here, a left there, a quick kick to the shins. All where easily deflected.

  Sam deflected, but didn't hit back which seemed to anger Ginger. "Are we going to fight or dance all day?"                                                                               

Monday, April 22, 2013

#MusicMonday With a Yawn

  Despite my best efforts I didn't manage to get back here this week. Spring Break was long and tiring, but today the kid is back in school and I am back to work. So, I need a kick in the butt to get me moving. To help wake us up and get us moving, I'm going to share a song I love by my favorite female Japanese singers Anna Tsuchiya.  She will definitely catch your attention if nothing other than the coffee pot does this morning.

Lucy By: Anna Tsuchiya

  Also I jumped the gun on thinking I was having a guest last Thursday. That guest will be stopping by in June. Keep an eye out for it, because this is going to be a repeat guest we've been looking forward to see what she has been working on. Correction- Dianthia will be here July 17th or 26th.

  Happy Monday and may we all survive the long week, with a good book to help us get by. :)

Monday, April 15, 2013

#MusicMonday When Music Meant Big Hair

    As a romance writer and a hopeless romantic, I'm a sucker for the L word (love). And no one does  love ballads better that the Rock hair bands of the late 70's through the 80's. Honestly, I miss seeing bands lie these. They might have been complete badasses, but on the inside they weresoft as marshmellows and would fall to their knees and do anything for thier woman. Not to mention they were confident enough in their own masculinity to walk around with the long sexy hair. Not to many men can do that now a days. My own dear hubby still keeps his long. :)

  So, for all the readers who miss a good rock ballad, here is a classic that always touches the heart.

I'll be there for you By: Bon Jovi

P.S. Sorry I missed the rest of my posts last week. It was a go do and do some more type of wee. I'll make sure to get myself in gear this week, though my son is on Spring Break. And, I might even have a special guest stop by later in the week.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Music Monday For an Alien's Courage-

  To go with yesterday's Snippet, I have the perfect song for Music Monday. In a scene in my W.I.P. the hero Lee has finally realized he likes the Earth girl heroine. But, it takes a lot of curouage to make a move. Falling in love is a scary thing, but after watching alomst everyone he loves die, taking that leap is daunting even to a warrior like Lee. So, to give him some courage to kiss the girl, I'll let Gloriana help him get a clue. No one knows what tomorrow will bring, so find the courge to live and love while you can.

(Kissed You) Good Night- By: Gloriana

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Snippet Sunday from a W.I.P.

  For those who missed this snippet when I first wrote it, I wanted to share this snippet from my W.I.P.  These are the hidden feelings of a young man, Lee, an humanoid alien whose own planet is long gone. Along with what little is left of his race and the few people they have managed to save, they come to Earth to try to finish off the monsters who destroyed their planets. There is just one distraction he never counted on.

From Young Adult/ Sci-fi Romance W.I.P. -

  For a kid who grew up running, hiding, learning to survive and fight, there was no normal life for him. Instead he became a warrior, running on instinct and adrenalin. Coming into contact with our young heroine is a huge shock to him. His usual confident self, becomes shy and awkward. And it takes his brother’s encouragement to realize these strange feelings mean he likes the girl. By why is it that it takes more guts and pure nerve to kiss a girl than kill an alien? 

Yes, this is a very unedited W.I.P., so please excuse the confusion and thanks for stopping by everyone!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Hump Day Hunks For the Other Brother.

 I've been talking a lot about my Zogone character Sam lately it seems. It isn't a well known fact that he has a younger half-brother, Tama who shows up in Ancient Enemies. Unlike his two older siblings Tama doesn't show any vampire qualities other than speed and agility. Instead he somehow manages to inherit some of the Wiccan powers the Puritan Vampire absorbed from attacking sister Jade's mother before his own.

Instead of being like his own brother he is more like Ginger's brother, smooth with the ladies and a young heart breaker in the making. Here is a part of a scene when he first finds the girl who was meant to be his.
  From Ancient Enemies-

Laughing merrily at her Brian shook his head and left the room. A room now empty except for Tama and Caroline. Watching her tidy the room and shut the equipment down, he noticed a small frown cross her face.
 Taking the initiative, Tama slid himself onto the side of the bed, so she was between him and the computer stand. "I can tell you are happy for her, but also sad for you. Why? No husband and children of your own?" 

  Ok so it was killing two birds with one stone, but a man had to try, right.
  "No, I have neither a husband nor any children. But I have to say that was a pretty inventive way of finding out if I was single." Skirting around him she headed toward the door.
  "Why don't you? Seeing Ginger's happiness made you envy her, so why hasn't some lucky man scooped you up before now?"
  "Almost every man I know is a cousin of some sorts or intimidated that I am such a well-respected young doctor. It's no big deal. It's just something I have learned to live with."
  Lightly taking her arm he turned her to look at him. "I think it is a big deal. A woman who is obviously as caring as you should have a family. Besides, everyone needs someone. It's human nature."
  She pulled away from his hold, turning her body away from his. "I don't think this is any of your business."
  He went with her movements, until he had her against the edge of the doctor's long tables. "Let's say I want to make it my business."

Monday, April 1, 2013

MusicMonday for the April Fool-

   Happy April Fools day and praise be that Spring is finally here and I have seen the sun again after the long mean Winter. So, what makes us the biggest fools in this life? That would be Cupid and his mischievous arrow. For April Fool's Day I know the perfect song for fools in love. This song is from a newer singer, a lovely young woman named Juniel. To help her out with this song is a young man from her company that is well known to a lot of K-pop fans. His name is Jung Yong-Hwa and he is the lead singer of C.N. Blue.

  Together, these two very talent singers tell us all about what it is lie to be a fool in love.

Fool By: Juniel Ft. Jung Yong-Hwa

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter Sunday Snippet

  First to all my visitors, Happy Easter. If you don't celebrate Easter, Happy Sunday enjoy a day to just be lazy, stretch out on the couch and read a good book. To me Sundays especially Easter Sunday is all about family. So, to share one of my characters feelings on family, I'll share a snippet from my Zogone book #1- Old Dreams. Sam lost his mother when he was eight and grew up in an orphanage until he was finally old enough to go after the man who had killed his mother. Along the way he meets the Zogone family visiting Earth who also happen to be chasing the same enemy as him. This is what being with them feels like.

  From Old Dreams-

  For the first time since he was a small child he had a home and a family ... with them. Josh had become the brother he had always wanted and his best friend, always there when he needed a man to talk to. As strange as it sounded, Brian had taken him under his wing and made him feel like he was one of his grand children just like Josh and Ginger.

  Then there was Arlene who knew his father had killed her, yet didn't see him as some half blooded monster. No, she pulled him in and excepted him for who he was. He could see why Brian went through so much to get her back. Arlene was the sweetest, most kind and caring person he had ever met. She had taken on the task of grandmother to so many of the stations residents and everyone felt it.

Grab a copy of Old Dreams here!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Music Monday- Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone.

  When writing a believable character, you have to give them traits, likes, dislikes, a past, even hopes for the future. But, sometimes you start out with one type of character, then to move the storyline along you have to pull them out of their comfort zone. Sometimes they have to leave everything they know behind to get where they need to be, to become the person they always hoped they could be.

  A prime example is my Zogone character Sam. The family finds him in Old Dreams on Earth hunting the Puritan Vampire. After they destroy the monster, his reason for fighting is gone, so what is a guy with vampire powers to do with himself when there is no enemy left to fight? Move on and find more bad guys to fight and more innocents to save. So, Sam leaves his old life behind and moves to the Zogone's home planet Adrivar to join their military, where he can finally use the powers he was born with from the monster father he had just killed.

  A real life hero like this, willing to do whatever it takes  to become who he wanted to be does exist. Three of them actually. They left behind the band that had made them famous, to get out of a life they didn't want. Together they fought and won the chance to become who and what they really wanted to be. They are now known as Jyj. I'll share a link at the end to help you find more info about them. But, of the three one stands out the most.

  His name is Kim (surname) Jaejoong. Not only did he go out on a limb with his two best friends, but he has also now came out with his own solo album and this album took a lot of guts to make. Being used to being a R&B/Pop/Dance group, you would think he would stick to what he knows, but he didn't. Instead, Jaejoong became the man he always wanted to be and created his own Rock solo album.

  So, today's Music Monday is showing what it felt like to be chained down, then break free and become the character, the person you want to be, which happens to be the point behind his first video Mine.

Mine By: Kim Jaejoong

To learn more about Jyj, you can find them here-
On Facebook
Their entertainment agency's site. C-Jes
Kim Jaejoong on Twitter
Member Junsu on Twitter
The third member, Yoochun also has a Twitter account, but isn't active.

Also, for a spacial extra here is two of Jyj's songs so you can understand the major difference between JYJ and the huge risk Jaejoong took making his Rock album.

One of Jyj's normal Korean songs.
Get out By: Jyj

One of their English songs from their American album- The Beginning.
Empty By: Jyj

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Lucky in Love Winner!

  I chose my winner today for the Lucky in Love Blog Hop. After reading my post Chelsea Rafferty left the comment- "Looks interesting ;) Music note on his side indeed...I'd want to explore that myself :)"

  That told me a lot. I love that she liked the detail of my sexy rock musician having that tattoo. So, congrats Chelsea. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you love my Ritter and fall helplessly in love with him along the way with Talkers.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Music Monday and my Favorite Irish Band

 Lucky in Love Hop here!

When I think of Irish rock, one band always comes to mind, a group that I've listened to since I was just a preteen trying to discover my own music taste. This band made a huge impact on my taste. I went from listening to Southern Rock, Country and Oldies music to wondering what else is out there. The Cranberries have never shied away from making a statement and letting people know they care. Here is an old favorite of mine that says plenty. For the fighting Irish!

Zombie By: The Cranberries

To find out more about them you can go here-
Wikipedia page on The Cranberries
The Cranberries Web Site

Don't forget there is also still time to enter the Lucky in Love Blog Hop for a chance to win a copy of Talkers. Click the link at the top, leave me a comment with your e-mail answering my question and follow my blog to be entered.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Snippet Sunday With a Hop

To Get to the Lucky in Love Blog Hop click here!

  For my Snippet Sunday, I'll share six sentences from an excerpt of Talkers. To read the full excerpt you can click on the link above. There you can also leave a comment with your e-mail and just follow my blog for a chance to win the book.

From Talkers-
  He didn’t seem to even notice she was next to him. Slouched against the door, he had his head leaned against the window. His eyes were closed and his arms were crossed loosely over his chest. Even with a baseball cap pulled down over his forehead and plain, no makeup or fancy clothes, he was distracting and it was making her nervous.

  Drumming her fingertips against the steering wheel, she began to bob her head to imaginary music, then hummed to herself softly. Ritter startled her by dropping a hand across hers to stop her tapping.

  "Do I make you nervous?"
Happy Saint Patrick's Day and good luck winning the hop!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Share the Love with the Lucky in Love Blog Hop

  Lucky in Love? Well, are you? It's a time of luck and wealth...or not. With each romance we find ourselves in a new world of love and memories. Are these just by chance? Is it luck? Welcome to your second annual Lucky in Love Blog Hop where we want to hear about your love, your romance, and how much you love St. Patrick's Day!!! Are you wearing green? Ready to get pinched...or you like that?

Want to win a copy of my book Talkers? Read on!

Almost 300 bloggers have giveaways and posts about those men we love! 

But that's not all....

We have TWO 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 $100 Amazon or B&N Gift Card
2nd Grand Prize: A Swag Pack that contains paperbacks, ebooks, 50+ bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, coffee cozies, and more!

 Hosted by Carrie Ann's Blog Hops

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"What's so lucky about love?" That would be a question my heroine, Shayla from Talkers would ask.

  To her way of thinking, the only real love would be the love of family, her father and son. Her boy was the only good thing love had ever given her. The man she had fallen hard for at the Flight Academy, then married had been nothing more than a lying cheater. So, now he was her ex-husband and as she was concerned, one ex-husband was enough of a strike against her.

   Ritter, the young man who hires her to protect his rock band, feels the complete opposite. Between stalkers and gold-diggers, Ritter has pretty much given up ever finding real love. Or that was until he laid eyes on Shayla. It didn't take him long to realize Shayla was the one for him. It would just take a lot of convincing, a few dirty tricks, a twin brother with zero morals and more luck than Ritter had ever asked for to change her jaded resolve.
  So, what is really lucky about love? Is it surviving the pain of a lost love, only to later find true love? Is it knowing what is the right and wrong ways to go about a relationship? Or do you think the real luck is more about finding that one person you were truly meant to be with out of the over seven billion people on Earth. Tell me what is so lucky about love. Leave me a comment with your e-mail address and follow my blog for a chance to win a copy of Ritter and Shayla's lucky love story, Talkers.
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Here is an excerpt to show you how luck can really come in handy. Or how unlucky it can be at times.
  Excerpt 1-
  Her thoughts, from the moment she had opened her eyes had been for him. Why would he tease me like that? Had he been joking around or did he seriously ask me to go to bed with him? Shaking her head, she tried to dislodge the steamy ideas the thought of them together had put in her head.
  No matter what she had always been a girl with proper morals. First of all, there was no way she would be messing around with some guy, especially one she barely knew. Secondly, he was close to seven years younger than her, a green kid who had barely lived. No matter how sexy and tempting he was, the kid was off limits. Not to even mention he was her employer at the moment.
  He didn’t seem to even notice she was next to him. Slouched against the door, he had his head leaned against the window. His eyes were closed and his arms were crossed loosely over his chest. Even with a baseball cap pulled down over his forehead and plain, no makeup or fancy clothes, he was distracting and it was making her nervous.
  Drumming her fingertips against the steering wheel, she began to bob her head to imaginary music, then hummed to herself softly. Ritter startled her by dropping a hand across hers to stop her tapping.
  “Do I make you nervous?”
  She didn’t dare look at him, knowing the truth would be written across her face. “Of course not. I’m just impatient to get there, so we can keep to our schedule.”
  “Right.” Ritter said sounding more than a little sarcastic and unconvinced, then yawned as he sat up in his seat.
Excerpt 2-
  “Ritter…. Ritter.” Was their only warning, before Petrus let himself into the bedroom.
  Ritter had just enough time to jerk the sheet over Shayle’s head where she was kissing each music note up his side. When he entered the room Petrus stopped dead in his tracks as his mouth fell open.
  “What brouther?” Ritter peeped over the covers at him.
  Clearing his throat, Petrus coughed into his hand. “The magazine interview is in five minutes. You’ll be late if you don’t hurry. Everyone else is already downstairs in the conference room.”
  Poking her head out of the covers, Shayle sat up straight and nodded, while trying to keep everything important covered. “Go ahead, we will be right there.”
  Petrus’ flushed face showed he was in the embarrassed shoes for once. Watching him squirm made Ritter grin in perverse satisfaction.
  “Stall, ve vill be there in ten..” Ritter said.
  Once Petrus excused himself, they hurried to dress and rush down to the conference room. Ritter spent the next hour distractedly answering questions and watching Shayle. Leaning against the wall behind the interviewers, she just stood and watched.
  The room was only about ten feet by ten feet and empty except for two long grey couches facing each other. There wasn’t much for Shayle to watch other than the pale peach walls. Each bodyguard leaned against a different wall, each one looking more bored than the last.
  Shifting his eyes back to Shayle, Ritter couldn’t help but grin. Standing there in her wrinkled t-shirt and old faded black jeans, her hair was wildly sticking out around her face. She had never looked more beautiful to him. With her well loved glow, she made him tremble. Finally, she had become fully his and it had been the best stolen few hours of his life.
  At the next question, Ritter glanced back and realized one of the reporters was keenly watching him. Dropping the grin into his normal fake smile, he didn’t look back at Shayle again, to stop from giving them away before she was ready.
  When her cell phone went off everyone turned to look as she flustered pulled it out of her front pocket, apologizing for the interruption. Stepping toward the door she walked into the small two by two entrance hall that led to the door and answered the call.
  “Hello.” Ritter leaned further over, one butt check coming off the couch as he leaned as far as possible to hear better. “Gunter? What?” She let herself out into the hall and the distress was obvious in her voice.
  Doing something completely uncharacteristic, Ritter stood up and followed with barely a, “Gentlemen, you’ll have to excuse me.”
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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Hump Day Hunks for the Lucky in Love-

  Today a very special hunk is on the agenda. Everyone has a different type that attracts them, so whose to say our friendly Irish leprechaun isn't someones type. In a lot of mechanics shops you'll see calenders of pin up girls, who knows maybe Saint Patrick was lucky in love in February, so he became the pin up hunk for March. :) A silly notion I'm sure, but there always seems to be some small smidgen of truth in most legends.

Personally, I'm not Irish though the hubby and son both are. Me I'm a kissing cousin I guess you can say, being part Scottish. But, on St. Patrick's Day we all share a little in the Irish. So this year, I'll be participating in a Blog Hop Giveaway. If you are interested in hopping along with us and winning some great prizes, don't miss the Lucky in Love Blog Hop, starting this Friday March 15th. I'll be giving away a copy of my book Talkers, so don't miss it.

From Carrie Ann's Blog Hops. Click on picture for more info.

Until then, think about what being lucky in love means to you. Let me know during the hop for your chance to win and Happy St. Patty's Day to all the Irish and non-Irish alike.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Music Monday into the Unknown with Stormy Weather.

 Music doesn't always have to be understandable to be enjoyable. A good beat, a melody that pulls you in or a singer with a voice you just can't ignore are all things that make a person like a song. Personally I know all about that. My mp3 player has music on it from all over the world. I do speak bits and pieces of 8 different languages, but none of the fluently, not even my own some days. I may understand the meaning of what I am listening to, but not always what each word means. Yet, I still listen to enjoy the music each band put some much work into making.

  Then again, sometimes it helps to understand what the words mean. Let me give you an example of a song that can be both understood and not depending on your personal knowledge. One of my favorite bands is a German rock band called Tokio Hotel. They started out at a very young age singing all their songs in their native tongue, but later as their popularity grew, they released two albums in English, both of which I own. The song that drew the world's attention was called Durch Den Monsun (Through the Monsoon). When it was re-released in English they changed the name to just Monsoon. Here are both versions. Watch both and see the difference between them and how enjoyable both versions can be.

Tokio Hotel
Monsoon By: Tokio Hotel

Durch Den Monsun By: Tokio Hotel

You can learn more about the band at these sites.

Tokio Hotel on FB

Tokio Hotel on Twitter

Interscope (The record company they use here in U.S.A.)

Tokio Hotel's website (currently under reconstruction)