Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Give Away Reminder

Be sure to remember that I'm giving away a Kindle Paperwhite and $100 Amazon gift card to two lucky winners!  What do you have to do? Just go to my website and subscribe to my newsletter. 

I send one out every three or four months. So it isn't like you will be bombarded with emails from me. Each newsletter includes special tidbits about my books, when future books are coming out and information about new giveaways.

FYI: The Kindle Paperwhite is for US subscribers and the US$100 Amazon gift card is for international subscribers.

The deadline is December 26.  That's the day CIRCLE OF DECEPTION (Abby and Rex's story) is released in e-format!

By the way, did you know you can pre-order e-format? Oh, yes, you can. 

Monday, October 29, 2012

I Did It Again

For those who know, I have a habit of buying the rights to a picture I like AND THEN finding a use for it.  Last summer it was this picture. (Click here when you finish reading this).

Well, I came across another one and bought it. This is how I used it.
Those arms. Oh, my. What do you think?

Anyway, go and buy my books. The more books you buy of mine, the more I can write, especially of the same series. And don't forget to rank the book wherever books are sold. Authors really appreciate that. Well, you know what I mean.

Let me know if you want some mailed to you. 

Sunday, October 28, 2012

On The Road Again

If you've been following my blog for any time, you know I love to take pictures while in the car. And noooo, I would never drive and take pictures at the same time. And yes, I believe in Santa Claus.

Anyway, this is the view leading up to my house. During the fall the trees are so beautiful and in a couple places it even looks like a multicolored tunnel.

My drive isn't quite as steep as it looks.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Same Song, Different Verse

Okay, I just finished reading a book where a secondary character has the same name of a character from a 1960's western I use to watch with my dad. So you know the whole time I'm reading the book, I'm imagining the actor in the part. Only problem is the character will most likely have his own book before long and there I will be imagining the same actor. He was skinny and not handsome at all.

Today, he's a world famous and he's still not someone I would want to wake up next to in bed. Really. Why did the author think it was okay to use such a cowboy name in a book set in the southeast? She's my age, so I'm guessing she watched the same program and maybe she has a crush on the character and actor. Whatever. Each to their own.

Want to know the actor and character's name?  Click here and you can find out.

There are several actors who are not truly good-looking but women go crazy over. One is George Clooney. His face is too long. To me, he looks like Jay Leno's brother. But I do have to say, there are roles in which he looks good, but he still does nothing for me.

What actor has so many women going crazy over him and you don't understand the big deal?


Friday, October 26, 2012

What Does Your Hero Drive?

A few years ago, I was reading one of my favorite author's older books and she had the hero in a Volkswagen Beetle. UGH! I kept reading but I couldn't get it out of my mind and never finished the book. In real life, a guy can own that type of car and still be a man, but in romance novels that I read, they can't. It just grosses me out.
Most expensive car in the world Bugatti

So today, an Internet buddy of mine was tweeting that she needed help in choosing a car for her thirty-plus doctor in her current book. She didn't want a cliché  type car. I asked her, is he thinking of settling down? And she needed to think of his background, if he was poor as a child, what car had he admired and believed proclaim a person successful?
Second most expensive car - Aston Martin

I suggested a extended cab truck or jeep type SUV. She came back and said, her doctor wasn't a cowboy but urban. Huh? Funny how people view the same thing. Men nowadays are using extended cab trucks as the new family van. The extra room says they have room for a wife and kids and still have leg room. Most of the heroes are tall. You've got to make room for those legs. Plus those trucks are plenty expensive.
Older GTO

A buddy of mine at work is six-five and I can tell you, he won't fit into any sports cars without his knees being beneath his chin. The basketball stars who buy sports cars can afford to have them designed around their height. But I did see an interview where one sports star said they had to take the back seat out (the itty-bitty bench) so he would have enough leg room. Why do you think they drive trucks, SUVs and Hummers?

I also suggested a really nice old muscle car. Think SUPERNATURAL and their black 1967 Impala but in better condition, shinier. That's a sexy car.

Anyway, my buddy picked a cherry-red Corvette. Red? A RED sports car for a man? Sorry (personal opinion that don't really mean anything to anyone but to me), but a red sports car scream's chick car or a man wanting to be noticed along with getting lots of speeding tickets.

Oh, well, not all women love cars like I do and it is her story to tell.

By the way, my next series will have a fellow who loves to drive motorcycles. I think they are so sexy but I never want any of my family driving one. They're so dangerous. I've known too many people who were injured or died on them.

But they're great props in a romance and look great on the big screen.

So what was your favorite hero's machine?


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Mmmm, Chocolate

GIVEAWAY ALERT!


There's something wonderful about a chocolate bar that has the words "Moments of Timeless Pleasure" (R) written on the wrapper. And, oh yeah, it's so good. *sigh*

And you know what they say about chocolate... LOL!

Hey, the first person who can tell me the brand name of the chocolate can win a copy of one of my books - your choice.    I'll also draw from those who tell me their favorite brand/flavor of chocolate and give away another choice of my books to the winner.    You have until Monday, 10/29. That's when I'll announce the winners.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Can You Keep A Secret?

I'm amazed by how someone will tell me a secret and then a few days later I'll hear that person told several others the same thing. Not that I was telling or asking, but the other people came to me saying, "Have you heard about...?"

Personally, I don't have many secrets but I understand a need to not tell everything. I haven't always been that way. In my ignorance, I thought everyone would appreciate my candor. That they understood it was only my opinion. That I respected other opinions that was different from mine.

So I try (key word here) to keep my opinions to myself. Well, and on this blog.


Saturday, October 20, 2012

A Woman's Prerogative

Well, you can tell I've changed the design of my blog. If you've looked more than once today, you could've seen it change around ten times. I couldn't make up my mind and may change it again.

In the meanwhile, what do you think of the background? Here he is in my ad. What do you think? Interested?

Friday, October 19, 2012

Heeeere's Carla!

Hopefully now that the blog blitz is over at Romance Magicians, I should be back posting here regularly again. Well, as regular as I had gotten and we know that wasn't all that often but more so than the last four weeks.  And during that time that was nada! 

Oh, the other day I had someone to say they had a feeling I was a writer. That I gave them that vibe.  Thankfully, they didn't say I gave them the creeps. Wait! Maybe that's what they mean.  LOL!