Friday, May 29, 2009

This weekend!

Come meet me at Con Carolina's! There will be a few other Sugar & Spice authors popping in at the table as well....Kaya Cassan, author of Accidental Bitch and Regina Riley, author of Epiphany and Burn.
And our wonderful publisher and fellow author, Dahlia Rose, will be coming by as well!

I'll most likely be Tweeting throughout the day....come follow me!

Hope to see you guys there.

Sunday, May 17, 2009


When I checked earlier, Mating Season was on's best seller's list!!! Thank you to all the readers for making that possible, let's keep it going!

Right now I have two songs running through my head....
First, because I use a pen name and it's kind of apropos aside from being an awesome song...
That's not my name.

Second is a my ringtone on a friend's phone (whom I love dearly and consider a sister)
Poker face.
Cracks me up, those dogs are bigger than she is....even those I'm only two inches taller than she is....yeah, an amazon, I am not (5'3"), I find it funny and kind of cute.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Getting excited!

Only two more weeks until Con Carolina's!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


I received my Blu Cigarette in the mail today. So far I am loving it!!! My lungs are already feeling better, I don't stink, I can lay on my bed and "smoke" or rather, what the kiddies are calling it, Vape. In fact, I just took a drag as I'm writing.
Here's my run down....
I smoke menthol, this is a bit sweeter than what I'm used to but comparable enough to suffice. Haven't tried the other flavors yet (Java, Vanilla, Cherry).
The drag/ vapor is almost the same as a regular cig; you even get the warm sensation that a traditional cigarette gives off, to a slightly lesser degree. You can even blow smoke rings if you're so inclined, or unlike myself, capable of!
I like the fact that you don't have to consume an entire cigarette to get your fix.You can take a quick drag and stick it back in your pocket or put it down.
I used it in the grocery store!!!
I used it while laying on the bed talking to...Dahila, Rochelle and my parents!!!

I must say I am certainly impressed! The benefits certainly outweigh the negatives (it's a bit heavier in weight and it's not a cigarette).

Weird synchronicity; I bought this on Sat, my friend Rochelle bought one today...we had been talking about it and wondering weather to bring it up to Morgan because she smokes cloves and we hadn't seen that flavor. Well, Ro calls me up this evening to inform me that Morgan bought one on Sat (different brand) and that they both love it...she got the chocolate flavor. We all used to be neighbors until hubby and I bought the house...Ro and Morgan still live there...we're all witches as well and I tell you when the three of us get together powerful things happen. Once Dahlia has her little boy, all four of us need to get together to see what happens!!

So....anyway....if you're looking to quit but can't....I highly suggest purchasing an electronic cigarette. Mine is from here... but do your research, there are plenty of brands out there. I like the look and feel of Blu, I got the black's a little shorter than a 100 sized cig but slightly longer than a king.

So yeah...I'm off. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Mating Season

Was released on Friday...sorry I didn't update you all but it has been a crazy week and a half! If you click on the cover to the right it will take you to the purchase link. I am so excited about A Hare's Breadth and am proud of my work on it! Here is my excerpt.
In other news....some of you may know that I am a smoker and I have been struggling to quit for quite some time now to no avail. A friend posted a link that I'm hoping will be the answer or at least temporary solution to my problem...
I had NO clue things like this existed! My problem is the act of smoking and nicotine addiction therefore the patch and cold turkey did not work! This product looks like it will satisfy both of those "needs" and without the carcinogens that are so terrible for myself and anyone around me. Don't get me wrong....I DO NOT smoke in my house, I have children and even if I didn't, that smell lingers and gets into everything. I am tired of that smell being on me and my clothes. I am tired of the ashtray. I am tired of the coughing. I am tired of being out of breath. I am tired of the cost.I am tired of the stigma and dirty looks. I am tired of being a smoker....but I don't have the willpower to quit. I am hoping this will help and from all the youtube videos about electronic cigarettes and information I have seen this looks like a promising alternative.
I placed my order on Saturday and am expecting it to come sometime this week. I will keep you all up to date on my progress!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

It's 2am...

Why are my eyes still open? Partially because I know I have to be somewhere in the morning (Aunt& Uncle are visiting and at my parents house) and partially because it's been a busy day. Dropped the 11 year old off at Aunt Dahlia's for a sleepover and picked up books and supplies for Con Carolinas at the end of the month. I realized when I was picking up lunch for hubby and myself that I was supposed to attend the NCPCOW Beltaine Brouhaha and forgot about it!! Quickly ate lunch and then headed to King's Mountain to at least say hi and I was determined to get there this year! I attended and helped out with the first year they were at KM and every year since something has happened to keep me from going. This year...again, the rain was POURING down to the point of not being able to drive, and getting lost....but I made it...I think the curse of being kept from the event has been lifted. It was wonderful catching up with friends. Then this evening was the Hatton/ Pacquiao fight....OMG...I, well, for those of you who haven't seen it, I won't ruin it...just suffice to say I was shocked in ways I didn't think I would be.
Also today, hubby found a few links about Y The Last Man (one of my fav comic books) being made into a movie...I sent a tweet to Joe Hill (yes, JOE HILL) about it, because he's a fan of Y as well, and he said he hand't heard about it being in production (Thank you humbly Joe for answering me). Half of me is relieved at this because I'm not too sure about Shia Lebouf playing Yorick nor DJ Caruso directing it, and the other half wants to see it on celluloid. If this is not done right there will be rioting!
I'm now nursing my second Bacardi and Pepsi...which I enjoy but wonder if they're not counter productive with the caffeine and alcohol mixture....I was hoping it would knock me out by now. No, I'm going to go outside and have another cig and talk to the hoot owl that roosting across the street talking to his/her brethren...yes, I talk to animals...sometimes they answer me sanity is subject to the reader, either way, I'm going to do what I do and enjoy the hell out of life!

Bright Blessings to you all!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Happy Friday

I was asked today by a gentleman on Twitter, of which I am addicted, if I ever have to do research for my books. The answer for me, and any author who wants to continue selling books, is yes. I do a lot of research to make my story not only factual and accurate but to prevent myself from looking silly. There will ALWAYS be a reader out there who is more versed on a subject or location than I am, it's just the way life is. To prevent readers from being offended by inaccuracies, I do my homework. In fact, I do almost as much homework as Morgan Hawke does...that woman is a walking encyclopedia. I'm not kidding about that; I called her for her birthday and she explained Japanese culture in it's entirety to me!

My books so far have been located in Dundee Scotland and even though my family is from there and I've been there once, I still do research on the area, (as pointed out in a previous post). For A Hare's Breadth, I did research on Poveglia Island in Italy. Research often inspires how your story unfolds so it's good in more ways than one. For the second half of HB, which is tentatively titled Poveglia and will be in the Amira Press Fall anthology, I am in contact with a gentleman who has actually been there with his wife.

Alright, back to work!


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