Monday, September 29, 2008

It's Banned Books Week

I just read Pain & The Great One with the kids yesterday. No, it's not one of Judy Blume's banned books, but it is age appropriate for them. (Judy Blume is the author of young adult classics such as Blubber, Forever, Tiger Eyes, Then Again, Maybe I Won't, and Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret - all five of which appear on the Top 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books of 2000-2007.)

What are you doing for Banned Books week?


5582 / 50000 words. 11% done!

Friday, September 26, 2008

I'm in Lurve...

...with The Romance Studio. Par For The Course got a lovely and well-written review. The poor book came out during the RWA conference weekend, so most everyone had more on their minds than my book. It's nice to see it get some attention :)

This is my first experience with a Jenna Bayley-Burke novel and let me
tell you quickly that it is one of the best books I’ve read in a long time. I
love her writing style and her ability to tell a story from a fresh perspective
and with an unpredictable cast of characters that prove to her readers that she
is a superb author. I have seldom read a contemporary romance which held me
breathless as quickly or as speedily seized my attention.

I loved this book. Her characters were magnificent. Her supporting cast
was so important even though, typically, they were not the focal point. I found
myself totally immersed in the characters and the story as a whole. There were
definitely surprises embedded in this storyline. I can guarantee that you will
love the story and recommend it to all your friends. I’m honored to have
reviewed this book.


I just found this one from Joyfully Reviewed:
Par For The Course is a fun summer read and is absolutely

Thursday, September 25, 2008

In Another Word...

Rose dared me to give as good for my heroines as for my heroes. a word, my heroines :

One Last Fling : Amy : Independent
First Impressions : Lily : Young
Sensational Sex : Sophie : Spunky

Her Cinderella Complex : Heather : Sweet
Par For The Course : Jillian : Brave
For Kicks : Breeze : Earnest
Cooking Up A Storm : Lauren : Fun
Just One Spark : Hannah : Guarded

What do you think makes a good heroine?


5071 / 50000 words. 10% done!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

In A Word...

Over on Romance Divas, Kristin dared us all to describe our hero in one word. Since I was in need of a procrastination device that could double as actual work (I've rewritten chapter 2 scene 2 4 ways)...I decided I was game :)

One Last Fling : Beckett : Sexy
First Impressions : Jakob : Guarded
Sensational Sex : David : Loyal

Her Cinderella Complex : Curtis : Complicated
Par For The Course : Ben : Focused
For Kicks : Logan : Resourceful
Cooking Up A Storm : Cameron : Driven
Just One Spark : Mason : Determined

What do you think makes a good hero?


4639 / 50000 words. 9% done!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Powell's Signing

The signing last night was tons of fun. It turned out a few copies of For Kicks had sold before I even arrived to pimp them...

We sat at tables - which had me thinking again that we should get a RCRW banner for signings and recruiting events. Need to bring that up at a board meeting...

I got to catch up with the local gals. Since having the baby I'm behind on all the goss. We had quite a few ladies who aren't part of RCRW, and some imports from the Seattle area who are local faves. It's always nice to hang around other writers. It makes me want to actually write!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Sign Me Up!...again!

I have a book signing tomorrow! I'm excited since it's close by, and with a ton of other authors. Hanging around with other writers is good for the soul, plus they are a fun group of women :) Here's the deets ::

Rose City Romance Group Event

Meet these very talented women, ask questions, take pictures, and get autographs in a casual setting.

Featured authors include: Elizabeth Boyle (Tempted by the Night), Megan Clark (Seduce Me), Meljean Brook (First Blood), Vanessa Gilfoy (Healing Wounds), Dawn Calvert (His and Hers), Samantha James (Seduction of an Unknown Lady), Minette Meador (The Centurion and the Queen), Alexis Morgan (Dark Warrior Unleashed), Lacy Danes (Animal Lust), Terri Reed (Double Jeopardy), Mary Vine (Maya's Gold), Rebecca Goings (Cursed Hearts), Delilah Marvelle (Mistress of Pleasure), Jenn Bayley-Burke (For Kicks) and Dina James and Alexis Morgan (Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance).

Friday, September 19th @ 7pm
Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd.
(800) 878-7323

Sunday, September 14, 2008

I'm Back...

We're back from the Denver weekend jaunt...and I'm more behind than ever. Lucky for me 93 messages were waiting to help me out. You know, because I need things like ::

  • The enclosed BONUS expires 9/16 (too bad)

  • The enclosed CHECK void after 9/17 (well darn)

  • Taurus: Your view of reality could be distorted (grrrreat)

  • virtual gambling

  • interested in you (as you should be...)

  • deal of the week (when did I sign up for all this crap!)

  • Olive Oil : The cure for work out soreness?

  • Mental feng shui

  • contact my secretary

  • urgent! urgent!

  • don't ignore this message!!

needless to say...I deleted most everything...this is a much better way to waste time...

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Chatting Up :)

Today I'm at Rose City Romance Authors with a Thursday 13 about my favorite romance blogs. (are your favorites on the list?)

Tomorrow I'm at The Pink Heart Society's Friday Film Night about Step Up. (have you seen it?)

Saturday...I had better be writing!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Kick A$$ Characters by Authors Who Know How To Kick A$$

...and I'm still working on ONE LAST FLING in our words for Ruby Lee...

2664 / 50000 words. 5% done!

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

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...and I'm still working on ONE LAST FLING in our words for Ruby Lee...

2043 / 50000 words. 4% done!

Monday, September 08, 2008


One of my local writing friends passed away last week, so many of us are dedicating our writing this week to her. We're going to do as much as we can. Which I have to tell you, would probably crack her up. I can just see her tilting her head and peering at me with her sparkling eyes, wondering what in the heck I think I'm up to...anyway...I'll be writing on One Last Fling.

1558 / 50000 words. 3% done!

Friday, September 05, 2008

Back To It

I'm blogging at Samhain today about getting back on track...or I will be at 3pm...

Monday, September 01, 2008

Writer Mama's Unite!

When school starts back up it's time for the annual Writer Mama Back to School Giveaway. Christina Katz puts on quite a party with tons of prizes just for reading some great posts about writing and commenting. Learn something, win something. Can't lose!