Tuesday, December 28, 2010

So long 2010!

Or should I say good riddance? It has definitely been a rough one. This will be my last entry for this year because I am cleaning house....next year will be no drama....putting my boot in it's ass! You all will see a lot of changes and a lot more of the old me.

Hang on ladies and gents, it's going to be a spectacular 2011!!

Happy New Year :)

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Open for business!

I am proud to announce that my Etsy shop is now open! Right now I have tarot readings available.....still waiting on getting my labels finished so I can start selling my wares :)
I already have quite a few bottles of Four Thieves Vinegar, money drawing powder, and love drawing powder ready to go. All of my products will come in cobalt blue bottles, jars and bags! I love cobalt blue and hope you do too.
Ya know, a tarot reading would be an awesome last minute gift or for that hard to buy for person on your list.

So stop on by; Cobaltraven Magickal Notions

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

This year has been a strange one with all the ups and downs, friendships growing distant, writers block. I have a lot to be thankful for though. Between catching up with old friends and family, having our health, getting my spark back and a few other things I won't mention here.....I am grateful and feel blessed. Tomorrow will be spent with people I love. I wish you all could come too!

What are you thankful for?

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Two things.

I am wearing purple in support of bullying victims on 10/20... everyday really. I am a straight, happily married female, but have witnessed, sometimes firsthand, the abuse that goes on with homosexuals. Anyone that knows me, knows that I am VERY supportive of the gay community and will do anything within my power to be available for anyone who needs to talk....seriously, you need an ear, PLEASE e-mail me. I was bullied as a kid, sometimes called gay because I played with "boys toys". I don't care how people see me but when the word is used as a weapon, it's hurtful as a child even if the word is bowl...it's the power behind the words hurled at you... I encourage you to use your words wisely, it may cost someone their life. I was lucky because I was brought up in a household where my parents would have accepted if I was gay...I almost felt like I cheated someone along the way. Someone could have used that acceptance! I did need it when I came out of the broom closet to them, but still, Paganism is much easier to live with hiding rather than who you are and who you love.

Second but not diminished, I ran across a posting on Reddit and it hit my heart. I have two boys so I would like to encourage you to buy a piece of artwork or make a donation to Aidan.....he is a little boy struggling with Leukemia. Like many of us, his family is dealing with the US health care crisis so PLEASE help any way you can. I will proudly display one of Aidens pictures in my home.

I may not know you, but please know that you are loved. Don't be afraid to reach out to someone if you need it!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Moved me to tears....

This is my friend's daughter, Coco. She has Autism and is probably one of the most insightful little people on the planet!

Here is her blog Cocoisims

*warning* You will fall in love with her :)

Thursday, September 2, 2010


This was posted to my Node blog but I was informed you have to be a member to read it.

Most of you are aware of what Square is or are highly pissed off that you've been waiting months to receive your dongle/card reader. For those of you who don't know what Square is, here's the run down. If you have an Android or an Iphone (I have the former) you can go to the app store/market and download the Square app....sign up here https://squareup.com/ for free and Square will verify your bank account, send you a card reader and viola.... you are an instant, on the go merchant able to take cards from your phone!
I am an author and I also do tarot readings so this service is highly valuable to me. Now when I go to book signings I don't have to turn people away when they don't have cash. Best thing is, I don't have to pay a monthly fee for using Square.... which is cool for those times when I'm not selling anything!
Watch this:
"Okay Chelbie, that's great. Now what was that about people being pissed off for having to wait for months thingy about?"
Glad you asked! Well, while Square is a fantastic service, they did jump the gun a tad with their launch (they will fully admit this as well). They had people clamoring for the reader (which is free BTW) when they launched initially in March....they couldn't produce them on that big of a scale, so peeps had to wait. They fixed the reader problem by late May when I signed up, but peeps (myself included) still had to wait. Mobs were starting to gather in the forums wanting Jack on a pike. Now there was an underwriting issues and they were scrambling to get it all worked out. We were placated with "Soon" and "We're almost done." The mob was furious and now using kittens as torch fuel! *kidding* Now we were all pretty frustrated at no clear set date and vague answers, but in Square's defense, you can't give answers you don't have. The mob would have been satisfied with being able to use the app by entering in the card number, but it couldn't be fully launched without the reader *catch 22* .
I received my reader a few weeks ago and it works beautifully! Absolutely thrilled with Square...it was worth the wait. Now some are still waiting on their readers but the line is getting shorter as they're shipping them out. So as far as launching early, yeah, probably not the best idea....but they were excited and we all make mistakes right? So everyone take a deep breath and put your big boy/girl panties on, you reader is on it's way. If you haven't signed up and could use something like Square, (even for just yard sales) get to it!
Later taters!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Childhood Nerd Syndrome ;)

Reposted from my Node account:

I started pretty young....it was all innocent at first with Wonderwoman, Sid & Marty Kroft hour, Bionic woman and Starsky & Hutch (met them one in LAX when I was 5. Paul Michael Glassier tweaked my nose & gave me a piece of gum. David Soul was kind of a dick, but I digress).
My favorite show in the whole world though, even above cartoons or the Bugaloos was In Search Of hosted by Leonard Nemoy. In fact I still get chills when I hear the theme song!

My other favorite thing as a kid was Omni magazine (http://omnimagazineonline.com/). I would steal them from my father ALL the time. I was heartbroken when they got thrown out :( All those articles and Geiger artwork gone *sigh*

Needless to say, this did nothing for my popularity points in the neighborhood or in school ;) But whatev, I would rather have grown up the outcast only child who has thousands of stories lined up in her head for books than anything in the world. I wear my nerdiness proudly and there are many facets to said state of being.

So what are your nerd badges of honor???

Thursday, July 8, 2010


Okay normally I don't post stuff like this but.....
On top of boycotting BP and it's affiliates, for obvious reasons, I am now boycotting Mattel.
Here's why, http://www.speakupforsay.com/ feel free to join me.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Happy 4th!

Hope everyone has a fun and safe holiday! Enjoy the libations but have a designated driver please... I'm out on the road with you!

Also wanted to pass along a message from Kate Douglas.... this is for unpublished authors.

"Wanted to get this out for those of you who are writing with the hope of one day getting published--Kensington Brava has a neat contest going. Check it out at bravaauthors.com Unpublished only!"

So if you're an aspiring author take a chance and enter. Good luck!

Have a great weekend everyone!


Saturday, June 19, 2010

Follow up

Yesterday had me stressed quite a bit..... it was mostly the comments in the forums that had me all riled up and confused. Me being me, should have known better than to listen to the hysteric masses, I usually don't fall into that trap. Not to say I'm not fallible, I'm not so brazen as to claim that, but I can usually spot that from a mile away. Thankfully the Square staff saw this and answered questions, finally.... another reason panic can get out of hand is if "mommy & daddy" don't calm the "kids".

So, that being said, it looks like the ship will sail after all once they get all the paper work in place. I am going to wait my turn in line, but Square looks like a very viable and excellent option for me at this point. If you have and Android, Iphone, Ipad or Iwhatever.... you can use this app. They are working on this option for Blackberry, so take heart.

Here's the run down that I got out of yesterday.... you sign up, activate your bank account, they will run a credit check, (to affirm that you are a meat-popcicle & not Hal 2000), they put you in queue for a reader, once you get it, activate it with the little code and you're good to go. You do have the option of opting out of the credit check, but you don't get a reader.... you can then only use the app to keep track of cash transactions.

I plan on using this for book signings and conventions... no more turning fans away because of cards. I also plan to use it to do Tarot readings on the fly *for entertainment purposes only* (legally have to add that in there). click on the word Square <~~~that one right there, to check out their website!

Friday, June 18, 2010


Sorry, but I have to get this off my chest....

I signed up for a service called Square which will allow me to take credit and debit card payments anywhere I go with my phone. As an author this is an ideal service as I had to refuse a few book sales recently because I didn't have the capability to take cards.....I had already signed up for Square at this point....let me explain. You are required to activate a card reader that attaches to your phone via headjack....hadn't received the reader yet and you can't use the service until you activate said reader. After you activate, you can THEN take payments with out the dongle (at a higher rate) but NOT until then.
Some people signed up with Square months (we're talking March & April) ago and are STILL waiting on readers...I've only been waiting since just before the Con Carolina's event. I don't mind waiting a bit because, hey, the dongle is free. My problem is I can't use the service AT ALL until they send me this damn piece of plastic....and NOW when they finally do give us an update on the slow progress of things have told us we need a credit check or we can cancel our service.... doesn't seem to be a choice. I'm pretty sure there is some sort of legal issue with changing the rules midstream but will cross that bridge when they answer the question of whether this is the case or not. A lot of people are canceling their accounts and going with other services such as GoPayment. I may have to go with them as well, but am not sure if my needs warrant a monthly $12.95 bill, (which is WAY reasonable BTW), just yet.

*sigh* I will update you all again as things progress. This is a fledgling company and the services seem awesome IF we ever get the chance to use it...but be warned....their communication is almost NON existent, save for poor Beth who has been thrown to the wolves of the CEO's making and the fact that you can't use it until you get the reader. If you're considering signing up, I would highly recommend waiting to see if this ship sinks or not, because it's REALLY iffy at this point. They launched WAY too early and are pissing off a lot of people right now.

All right I have gotten at least a satisfactory answer on the credit check issue...they always do one and have not done one on anyone yet....but at least there is not a second.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Con weekend.

I had a ball this weekend. Got to catch up with old friends and make some very cool new ones! This year I was lucky to have some physical copies of my books and sold out of them...mind you, I only had two on hand....but one of my publishers brought copies of Mating Season and I was able to sign them.
I finally got to hang out with Yvette, it was an honor meeting her. She was the first publisher (Amira press) to take a chance on me and say yes to Cold Kiss. We were seated in between Faith Hunter and Sabrina Luna. I want to send a big thank you to Faith's husband as well for his patients with my son's constant raspberries aimed toward him. Got to meet Mark Baranowski, his lovely wife Ryli and their son. Got some hang time with David Pendragon (a.k.a. Mr. Big Mamma D), James, Marcia Collette, Eliza Gayle and Rachel & Tally Johnson. Pig Bird made an appearance with his parents who are long time friends of mine....Evil Twin & her hubby Myrddin Wolfe.
The media guests were amazingly nice! I made a fool of myself with Claudia Christian...I wasn't expecting her to be standing there and I stumbled for what to say. Bill Blair is such a sweetheart and put up with me being a bit of a flirt. Richard Hatch, what can I say, really nice gentleman who let me interrupt him enjoying chocolate ice cream for a picture and a nice big squeeze. I almost made a fool out of myself here as well by not watching where I was going and tripping over Bill Blair's foot :(
I also met a really cool gentleman named Doc Geressy who, get this, drives the Ecto-3A. I'm going to go ghost hunting with him and Carolina Ghostbusters soon.
A few other cool happenings, got some hang time and panel time with Robert Aldrich....he also drew a picture for me that now hangs in my office.
I'm going to be doing a post on my author friends in the next few days because I know I'm skipping a few :(

Had a blast, miss you guys already!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Few more days!

This weekend is the Con! If you are in the Charlotte NC area please come by. I will have a few copies of the 100% American Beef Anthology on hand or if you already have your copy come by the Sugar & Spice Press table and Dahlia Rose and I would be happy to sign it for you! Sabrina Luna will also be at the Con, so you can have three of us sign them. Dahlia and Sabrina will also have their other books for sale so you should def grab some.
I'm also bringing my computer so there may be a video cast or two throughout the weekend ;) A good time will be had by all...looking forward to seeing some of our friends like Faith, Tally, David, Davey, A.J., Misty, Robert, J.F., Edmund and Allen. Check out the guest list to see who all will be there. Again, I am so STUPIDLY excited to meet Richard Hatch, the original Apollo!! I'm going to try from going all fan girl on him.
We would love to see you there!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


geared up for Con Carolinas in a few weeks. So excited to see everyone again and maybe make some new friends. Also done with my respite after Dedicated To You and back to work on other projects. I have so many books to write it almost freezes me up when I sit down to hammer them out.
Later on this year I will be launching my young adult books under another pen name... Penelope Percival Dragonwick. It's been a busy few weeks...finally getting my office in order and trying to spend more and more time working in there rather than the kitchen where there are too many distractions. Also trying to get back in shape....I really need to get back down and into my old clothes. I've cut out the port wine...I do so love it but it does my waistline no favors!
In a few days I should have a copy of my second print book!! DTY was part of the 100% American Beef anthology with Dahlia Rose, Jordyn Tracy, Sabrina Luna and Anastasia Rabiyah and should be available on Amazon.com soon...I will post the link when it's up.

All right my lovelies....back to work!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Entertainer Friday!

Today I would like to introduce you to some more of my amazingly talented friends. Some are close friends, acquaintances or people I admire and have talked once or twice.

Mark McColl my dear friend & Pisan is the drummer for an awesome band called Doubting Thomas.

Thomas Wood The Pyro Juggler I've known since I was 16 and we worked together at the Ren Faire in Glen Helen.

Big Mamma D is the Queen of burlesque, especially here in the Queen City. She actually has a show going on this evening go check her out!

Spicky Hilton, my lovely cousin whose Birthday is today!!

My wonderful kooky friends from NCPCOW who do a pagan broadcast called Circle Round. Very informative, I love these guys!

Tasmine Archer...not only a beautiful singer an amazingly nice woman!

Kelly Marlow from Rotor....another cool band!

A few more mentions of peeps I like...

Gregory Behrendt... comedian, author, actor and front man for the kick ass band Reigning Monarchs!

Chris Hardwick....Nerd of all trades! He host's Web Soup & AOTS on G4, works for Wired AND has a band himself.

Last but not least....Mariqueen Maandig Reznor. I've been a fan of her husband since forever but she is an amazing talent. Check out here new band How To Destroy Angels!

Once again, click on the links, enjoy and maybe make a purchase or two ;) Happy Friday!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Ride my see saw.

It has definitely been an up & down kind of week (& a half). Started out with me going to the Dr., (I'm okay). Some crazy woman is trying to extort money out of me...she was paid in full for goods YEARS ago and I'm not the only one she's doing this to. I received a copy of my first print book! Had another release on Sat, (thank you everyone who bought a copy, you rock!). Went with my bestie to pick up her new puppy and got a chance to meet with some dear friends we haven't seen in a while. You need a good ghost story, Tally Johnson is your man! FINALLY found the perfect red hair dye...so far I love it! Hubby was sick most of the weekend so I didn't get to cruise over to Kings mountain for the Beltain Brouhaha to see my friends from NCPCOW. :(
OH, and last night I bought a sample of this to hang on my wall. Growing up in So Cal we visited Disneyland quite often and the Haunted Mansion is my favorite ride, only seconded by Pirates (one of these days I will eat at The Blue Bayou!), in fact New Orleans square has always been my favorite part of the park. Some of you may recognize it as the wallpaper in part of the mansion...mind you, I'm not papering my entire office because it's $75 a roll...but I am going to frame the sample. I found the link on Doombuggies.com
So, how was your week? I didn't get a chance to do a list of my entertainer friends last week, so please come back Friday and check them out!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Available Now!

Dedicated To You was released at midnight! This is the last in the 100% American Beef anthology, so grab a copy!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Mating Season in print!!!

So excited, just got this in the mail today....

Click here to buy your print copy.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Artist Friday!

I would like to take some time today to introduce you to some of my amazingly talented artist friends. Some of them I've known since childhood, some I've known for years and some I've been lucky enough to have recently met...they are all wonderful and I'm glad to know them. Now it's your turn to be introduced!

Annie aka, Mommy Babou~ Jewlery

Tiffany Hill~ Jewlery

Shaunna Peterson~ Paint

Lydiaemily Archibald~ Paint

Queenie~ A little bit of everything

Jim Ferante~ Design

Greyson Wolf~ Fangs

Jack Moore~ Poetry

If I missed someone this round, I apologize. I will be doing another. Please go check everyone out, buy something and come back next week when I will be listing my talented entertainer friends!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

There's nothing wrong with your face.

*sigh* this weekend was a hard but happy one for me. We celebrated my husbands birthday which was also supposed to be the due date of our child. Not going to lie, we were hoping for a girl and her name would have been Amelia after my grandmother...before we found out Max was a boy, it was going to be his name as well. Amelia was and is not to be, at 14 weeks along my body betrayed me. At least that's what I felt at the time and in the months that have followed. I was blindsided, but luckily in the Dr.'s office and they rushed me to the hospital and into surgery to stop the bleeding.... and it was over. I was alive, but our child was gone. The Dr told me the baby had ceased to be a few weeks before. I went through the range of emotions at top rate speed, how could I not have known?
April 11th came and it was almost a relief, like I could finally let go. I am the mother of two wonderful boys and will be mother-in-law to two wonderful women, or men if they should so choose. I have an amazing husband who has put up with me breaking my own heart over and over since. I have the best family and friends anyone could ask for and I am ready to let myself be happy...fully.
This is a song Ash gave to me when we first found out I was pregnant and I am just now able to listen to it again because it's a damn good song!


Monday, April 12, 2010

100% All American Beef Anthology Contest! Enter to win A Fab Prize!

Check this out and enter to win!

There are five books in this exciting series (one is mine!..whoot)
One coming out each week.
With the final release, Dedicated To You, on May 1st.
This anthology goes to print!
But there more....Also from the time of thie first release on April 3rd to May 1st!
Any reader who buys one of these books
or anyone who emails us at admin@sugarnspicepress.com
with (Gimme some of those Hot American Men)
In the subject box.
Will be entered to win
Our All American gift basket
Filled with tokens of each book from DVD's to CD's
Military memorabilia and so much more
Plus a copy of this book in print!
At Sugar and Spice Press
Romance is Everything Nice!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Cubo review

Monday, March 15, 2010

New Cover

Cubo is getting a new cover sometime today....I've already gotten a sneak peek and it's HOT. I like my cover, but the publisher has gotten the same question numerous times...."Is that a young adult book?"
To avoid anymore confusion we've decided to go with a more grown up looking couple. I wanted to let you guys know because the old one will be coming down soon.

*edit* New cover for your viewing pleasure ;)

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Available today!!!

Go pick up your copy of Cubo!!! from Sugar and Spice Press!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Last call!

This movie is a bit darker than the others.....

"Feck off, you round tub of Guinness!"

In my e-mail wit ye!

Good luck to all contestants!!! Remember, you can still answer back questions as well.

*Butcher Boy...Francie Brady*

Thursday, March 11, 2010

One, two, skip a few....

Sorry bout that guys! Today, an easy one.....

Who's on a box of Lucky Charm's?


Monday, March 8, 2010

Day Eight

What movie?

"Once a selkie find its skin again, neither chains of steel nor chains of love can keep her from the sea. From that day on, it was forbidden to harm a seal on the island."

Send the answer to dorianwallace@gmail.com

*The Secret of Roan Inish*

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Day Seven

You know the drill :)

"When luck comes knocking on your door, you can't turn it away."

*In America*

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Day six

Same deal as before see previous posts* :

"Oh, isn't that beautiful? All the lowlifes in quiet city Boston start dropping dead and *you* think it's unrelated! Greenly, the day I want the Boston Police to do my thinking for me, I will have a f@%#$ing tag on my toe!"

*Boondock Saints*

Friday, March 5, 2010

Day Five....Happy Friday!

What Movie?:

"If I wasn't a transvestite terrorist, would you marry me?"

Send the answer to dorianwallace@gmail.com

Yet another cool little Irish film!

*Breakfast on Pluto*

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Day Four

Got a tough one for you today :

Oscar: Wisftul, Are ya?
John: Among other emotions!

You know the drill! Good luck! Oh, and if you know have seen this movie, you win cool points ;)


Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Day Three

You know the drill, what movie and who said it?

"Oh singin's no sin, and drinkin's no crime, if you have one drink only, just one at at a time."

Send your answer here: dorianwallace@gmail.com

feel free to answer back questions as well

*Darby O'Gill and The Little People....King Brian*

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Day Two

What movie is this from and who said it?
"That was a dirty trick wasn't it, eh? Eh? Kicking me right in the bahoogies."

Send the answer to dorianwallace@gmail.com The Kiss Me I'm Irish contest is open to anyone over 18 for a copy of Cubo.

*High Spirits....Martin Brogan*

Monday, March 1, 2010

Kiss me I'm Irish!

Actually I'm half Italian and half Scottish.....but that's not the point. Every March 17th, we all become Irish. SO, like I said in my last post, Cubo will be released on March 13th and I am going to give a copy away! Here's how to play I am going to post a question everyday until the 13th all you have to do is answer the question of the day and send it to my e-mail (dorianwallace@gmail.com). Check back here every day until the 13th!

Today's question; What quote is this movie from? "No patty fingers if ye please."

*The Quiet Man*

Saturday, February 27, 2010


The release date for Cubo will be March 13 and since it's so close to St. Patrick's Day, I will be holding a contest called Kiss Me I'm Irish starting Monday. Check back in for rules.

Spring is just around the corner and I'm sure most of you will be happy to shake the snow off and pull out the shorts, capri's, skits and tees! I'm pretty excited as well, I'm a fan of Winter but I know it's been a rough one for some of my readers.

Oh, also a quick up date on another story I'm doing that will be release May 1....originally titled Jessie Rides (you may have seen me talk about it) is now titled Dedicated To You and will be my first contemporary romance! It will also be the last release in a five part anthology (100% American Beef).....check out sugarnspicepress.com and watch for the flag covers from Jordyn Tracy, Anastasia Rabiya, Dahlia Rose, Sabrina Luna and myself!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Good on a cold night!

Gingerbread pudding cake!! My family and I love this recipe.

1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground ginger
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, room
temperature. I use regular butter.
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons beaten egg (from 1 egg)
1/2 cup light molasses (I use dark)
1/2 cup water
3/4 cup (packed) brown sugar
1 1/2 cups hot water
5 tablespoons butter melted.
Whipped cream

Preheat oven to 350 F. Butter 8x8x2-inch glass baking dish. Whisk flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cloves, and salt in medium bowl. Using electric mixer, beat 1/4 cup butter and 1/4 cup sugar in large bowl until blended. Beat in egg. Stir molasses and 1/2 cup water in 1 cup measuring cup. Add flour mixture to butter mixture in 3 additions alternating with molasses mixture, beating to blend between additions.Transfer to prepared dish. Sprinkle with brown sugar to cover.
Stir 1 1/2 cups hot water and melted butter in 2-cup glass measuring cup. Carefully pour over top of batter (there will be lots of liquid on top of the cake). Bake until gingerbread is cracked on top and toothpick comes clean (the bottom with be gooey), about 45 mins. Scoop warm pudding cake into shallow bowls. Serve with whipped cream.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

New cover

I love what Anastasia did with it! Should be released sometime in February, I will keep you all updated.

Sunday, January 24, 2010


So, I am racing to finish Squall by Thursday *muses be kind to me* and I just wanted to give you guys a little piece of what I wrote last night. A little back ground info; Harkin is a kelpie and Vanora is a mermaid....in this scene they have come into the town of Dundee Scotland......

He knew she was hiding something, but decided to let it go. A ball came rolling toward them and Harkin bent down to catch it only to see a small child chasing after it. “Is this yours?” He handed the ball to him.

The little toe headed boy looked up at Harkin, “Yessir. This is my favorite ball, me granny gave it to us and it's small and bouncy and it's shiny too. I love it more than me other ball cause that one was green and I don't really like green.” He stopped to take a deep breathe then turned and looked at Vanora. “Hi, what's yer name, my name is Billy, I'm five years old and I have a puppy named Paddington. He's a good dog except for when he wees on the floor, but he keeps me company and sleeps on my bed. He chewed up my green ball and that's why Granny got us this red ball but its okay cause I didn't like the green ball anyway. Hey, you have chips. Can I have one?”

Vanora looked at Billy as if he were going to bite her, then slowly took a chip and gingerly handed it to him. “Ta. I love chips, not as much as I love ice cream or chocolate or crisps, but chips are great. I like mine especially with vinegar on them, do you ever eat yours with vinegar?”

“Billy, you come her and stop bothering those nice people.” A larger female version of the boy came running up to them with a mix of anger and apology on her face. “I'm so sorry, he sometimes slips away. I think I may need a leash for him.” She grabbed the boy by the arm. “Come on child.”

Vanora's face brightened, “A leash is a good idea. That's what they put those small furry noisy things on right?”

Harking elbowed her and smiled at the woman who was now looking back at them disapprovingly. “She was just joking Maam.”

I had fun with these paragraphs....for all the non British speakers....chips are fries and crisps are chips.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Big week.

So, I FINALLY finished Cubo...blurb;

Tommi McColl moved from Manhattan to Charlotte NC to make a fresh break from her painful childhood, found the house of her dreams and opened the bookstore she had always wanted. Will her dream turn out to be a night mare or will the hot electrician hired to fix her wiring be able to save Tommi from her nightly visitor and ghostly resident?

It wasn't as long as I would have liked, but I'm proud of it. This will be an e-book and I'm going to finish Troll to be an e-book and they will be doubled up as a print.

Also being finished up is Squall. There are now only three authors involved with this anthology now...Morgan Hawke, Dahlia Rose and myself. I'm very excited about this one.

Just finished up an interview and will post the link to that on Sat. when it is available. Also, don't forget to tune into Sugar and Spice Press radio this Friday when I will be co-hosting with Sabrina Luna!

Now, I would just like to take a minute and remember my 13 year old cat Hunter who sadly left us this Saturday. He was an amazing friend who became part of my life just a few short weeks before I found out I was pregnant with my oldest son.He will be greatly missed.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

This Friday....

Join me at Sugar& Spice Press Radio at 1 PM EST, as I co-host with Sabrina Luna to talk about her new book Charade.

*Edit* Sabrina is feeling a bit under the weather, so we are trying hard to reschedule the show for the 22nd. I will post another blog closer to the time to let you all know the details! Please check out the station and listen to our previous casts with Kelly, Charisma Knight and E Jamie!


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