Sunday, November 30, 2008

A Note

Dear Ben & Jerry's,

Two words:  Cake Batter.  For this you have my undying love and devotion.  Forever and ever.  I love you.

Yours Always,


Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

I have so much to be grateful for on this Thanksgiving day.  Family.  Friends.  My online friends and blog readers, fellow writers, my agent, my editor . . .  You all have believed in me and supported me in obvious ways, but also in ways you might not even realize.   So the shout-out goes to you all.  Thank you!!

Happy Thanksgiving!!    

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Devil's Due

You know I didn't plan for this to be book pimpage week, but hey there are some good books coming out!  

Jenna's book is officially out today.  YAY!!  Purchase people.  Purchase.

~happy dancing~


Trust or die, That's the choice Morgan Kingsley, exorcist, is given by the gorgeous rogue demon who's gotten inside her. The truth is, Morgan has dozens of reasons not to trust anyone, from the violence that torched her house and killed her father to a love-life that's left her questioning her relationship with her erstwhile boyfriend, Brian. But Lugh, a King among demons, won't take no for an answer. He's prying into her body, mind, and even her sex life. And he's just pulled Morgan into a power struggle that could have devastating consequences for both the human and demon worlds.

But Morgan still has a job to do: Investigate the highly bizarre possession of the son of a wealthy Philadelphia couple. That hunt leads Morgan into a realm of sexual depravity, then a terrifying kidnapping. Now, a woman who makes her living prying demons from their hosts finds her day job colliding with the night: a darkness that is attracting demons of the damnedest sort, including the one who's about to demand his ultimate due.  

Monday, November 24, 2008

A Gathering of Doorways

If the title alone doesn't grab you, the writing will.  I read Michael Jasper's novel in one sitting.  One sitting.  I was pulled in from the first page, into the lives of the Andersons, their eerie farm and the mysterious Undercity.  And once you're sucked in, that's it.  Might as well accept it and prepare yourself for the ride. Because you'll be compelled to figure out what's going on.  What happened to their young son, Noah when he disappeared into the dark woods?  What's up with the freaky neighbors and those peculiar dogs?  And what the hell is Undercity?  

Opening this novel is like sinking into a hot southern dreamland.  A captivating, unpredictable dreamland full of weird occurrences, fascinating characters, and emotions that are all too real.  The reality of the Anderson's life -- their current struggles and haunting past -- blends and bleeds perfectly into Jasper's strange paranormal landscape.  

Like the Twilight Zone?  Because A Gathering of Doorways is a doorway into the same kind of unknown, and it's one hell of a trip.

Friday, November 21, 2008

The Art of Sensuality

Calm down people.  You didn't think this was going to be an "instructional" post now did you?  Hmm?

The title is absolutely fabulous and the writer is equally fabulous.  I am awaiting my copy and can't wait to dive in.  I have a feeling I won't be disappointed.  

Jax Cassidy writes beautifully and has an imagination that will knock you off your feet.  So if you're looking for a new author or just something to curl up with, check her out!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Happy birthday to the king . . .

King James that is . . .

Today, the boy child completes his first year.

He has had his first hair cut.

And he is walking.

Tonight he will wear cake.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The disconnected , reconnected yo-yo

Grrr. Upgrading from Tiger to Leopard . . . Thought it would be a breeze. Macs are supposed to be a breeze, right? As my friend Emma would say: Le Sigh. It's been a lot of those here lately. Apologies all around for the silence.

I have managed to get online a few times. Ever try to take a baby into the library to use their interent? NOT A GOOD IDEA. Bad, bad idea. Do not try this. For your own safety and those around you, please. Save yourself.

Good news is (even though the iMac is still freezing, won't stay connected to the Internet), I haz new laptop. Yeah. Uh huh. You heard me. New. Lap. Top. :D Isn't she pretty? I luv her. 13" screen. 5lbs. packed with memory and lots o' goodies.

And thanks must go to my agent for her advice. I inquired about this years model, which is the exact same as the 2009's that are coming out now -- same processor, same memory, same graphics card . . . This baby would've cost $1,000+, but I got it for about $350 less. They had one left, still in the box, never opened. Great deal. And yeah, it comes with Vista, but it's Vista Ultimate and quite frankly, it's not bad at all for the things I need to do. Oh, and if you're in the market for a new laptop and prefer the smaller ones, test out the keyboard to make sure you can still write comfortably. Thanks Colleen for that tip, too!

Anyway, I have some great posts lined up for this week and next, so I hope y'all will check back in.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Comfort reads

Need a pick me up?  Just want some fun, witty banter and cute hairless mutant toy dogs with a thing for disco in your read?  Look no more.  Pick up a Susan Donovan book.  They are just the pick me up I need when I want to escape and take a light-hearted journey.  I've read this one three times now and still love it.

Take A Chance On Me
ISBN: 0312983751

A neurotic, hairless dog has witnessed his owner's murder, and it's pet psychiatrist Emma Jenkins's job to discover what he knows. Unfortunately, the dog has been adopted by Thomas Tobin, a pessimistic investigator who spends his life posing as a hit-man

Public Displays of Affection is also a great read . . .

Anyone care to share their own comfort reads?

Monday, November 03, 2008

Want some yummy goodness?

Please stop by Mindy Klasky's cafe press page to check out her new calendar.  The calendar is a tie in to her Jane Madison series and features recipes from Mindy and  fellow authors like me!  I'm June.  :)  Anyway, check it out.  The proceeds go to First Book, which gives kids from low income families the chance to read and own their first book.

Hope everyone had a great weekend!