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