Good Day World. I’ve woken with a major migraine today and I’m trying to figure what brought it along. Could it be allergies, hormones, stress or could it be just be and my awful migraines or could it be something deeper like today being one of the most stressful days of the year doing that it’s the season finale of Scandal? Gah! & Wah! And Holey Moles Batman! Somebody Hold me!
Have I already gotten myself worked up and into a state over the state over Olivia and Fitz and my impending withdrawal? Good thing that after today I’ll have to go cold turkey with my Scandal sobriety. Oh well, at least I have tonight and one last bender to live it up. As usual you can look for my recap on Heroes and Heartbreakers tomorrow and you can also see my past ones there too.
Also tomorrow 5/17 I’m chatting with a great group off authors over at Coffee Time Romance and the subject is Coloring Outside The Lines. We will be taking questions, talking about our new projects and giving away prizes. Please stop on by and join in! Thanks!
All the best,
Images thanks to Keep Calm-O-Matic and abcScandal Facebook
Last week our annual Fireman’s Carnival came to town. As usual it was rained out for the first few days and as usual the weather got better and folks were able to enjoy it just before it packed up to move on to the next town. My DH and I walked over to see the fun and check out the sights. For myself I will not confirm or deny if funnel cake was eaten. I will say it did look mighty good and I hear it was delicious. ‘Nuff said.
This is a picture of the Round Up. For some reason I stopped and took lots of pictures of this ride and the whole time my stomach turned and did uncomfortable flips and turns. What you barely make out from this picture are the brave souls standing up on the ride holding on while it spins round and round only to be held in by the centrifugal force of the ride, sheer will and small chain in front of them. This used to be my favorite ride as a kid and now the thought of getting on filled me with fear and an instant headache. So I took my pictures and thought of the kid I used to be. Made a wish for the woman I was and would be and then said goodbye to The Round Up. Until next year…
Wow, it’s getting pretty real around here. So I’m not just published, but soon to be multi-published as my DH reminded me the other night. Eep! I have to say that the whole idea totally boggles this little mind of mine as I still find it hard that anyone even thinks of me a writer, you know, like for real realz. But that said, here it is, live and in color, the cover of my May 27th release Seduction’s Canvas. I hope you love it as much as I do. I think that Crimson did a fantastic job of capturing the strength and sensuality of my hero, Mark Thorn and the obvious, Vin Diesel factor I was going for when describing him. I just can’t stop looking.
“I want to paint you” Artist Samara Leighton had wanted to say those words to the sexy motorcycle rider who lived in the building ever since she first laid eyes on him nearly a year ago. But now that the words were out she couldn’t stop her heart from beating wildly in her chest. “Honey, you don’t have enough paint to cover me.” Security specialist Mark Thorn didn’t mean to come off as a hard ass. As a matter of fact, he wanted nothing more than to let the tempting artist from across the hall do whatever she wanted to him and then some. But her haughty demeanor left the normally cool rider off his game. Samara knew this was her only chance to live out her long-standing fantasy and she wasn’t going to let it slip through her fingers. She had very little time before her show was done and the pressure of her family legacy meant she would finally go through with living out her life under the umbrella of the Leighton name and its responsibilities. There would be no more downtown jaunts, lazy museum afternoons, and evenings spent lost in the magic of color and her canvases. And definitely no time spent holding tight to the muscular form of her dark rider while the horrors of her past and her cares drifted further away with each mile of road they covered.
You can pre-order Seduction’s Canvas at Amazon or iTunes now.
Happy Hump Day! Here is a picture of One World Trade Center that I took on Monday. Doesn’t it look fantastic? Not yet complete but almost there with its spire now hoisted up, bringing it to 1,776 feet and making it the tallest building in the Western hemisphere (sidebar: isn’t perspective a funny thing? It sure doesn’t look all that tall here does it? or I could just be thinking like a New Yorker).
This part of Manhattan is very much another character in my 2nd book; Seduction’s Canvasas it’s my hero and heroine, Mark and Samara’s neighborhood. I can’t wait to share their world and their love story with you in just a few weeks. You can pre-order your copy here now.
Hey folks. Seems I’ve got a serious ‘case of the Mondays’ over here as I’ve had no real Saturday or Sunday in I don’t know how long with edits flowing over into the weekends and writing going nonstop full-stop. I think I have to do a lot better with scheduling a little downtime so that I have little relaxation time to myself. Right about now I see a Tuesday and a Wednesday coming up mid-November. Yep, a case of the Mondays for sure. Or maybe it’s the Thursdays. I don’t know. Either way these Office Space clips make me laugh and hey you have to laugh.
Tell me how do you handle the work, life, family balance thing. Anybody out there having it all?
Don’t you love it when you get a book recommendation and it lives up to what was recommended. Books are so personal that I not surprised when at times they just don’t. I mean every book is not for everybody. But that said, I was so happy when I won this copy of Starting Now by the wonderful Debbie Macomber thanks to the fab Sue Grimshaw. Sue had tweeted that she really enjoyed it and I’ve seen it on some top lists with A Grades. It took me a while to pick it up as I’ve been so busy with my own work, but I finally did and it turned out to a truly sweet and heartwarming story that had two of my favorite things, romance and knitting. What’s not to like?
So this week, I’m recommending Starting Now. A lovely way to start your spring reading. Do you have any books you’d like to recommend? If so please do in the comments.
It’s going to be a busy one for me. I have my next book Seduction’s Canvascoming out on May 27th so I’m preparing for that. And it’s already up for preorders so if you’d like you can get in on the party early you can here. Whee!
Not to mention the end of the school year is coming up too, so super busy times ahead with that. And then I have more writing surprises percolating on top of my October due conclusion to my Creative Hearts series. Yes, busy times for sure. But I do plan to take a moment to smell the roses this month and I hope you do too. Tell me what do you have going on this month? Any flower sniffing in your future?
I’m so excited. After the heartbreaking loss of the soaps that I grew up with sitting at my Nana’s knee, well today they are back! You can catch All My Children and One Life To Live on Hulu and Hulu plus. I can’t wait to see what the old gang’s been up to. It sure looks like a lot.