Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Bookworm's Romance Reading Challenge - Done!

The Bookworm is hosting the Romance Reading Challenge for 2009. The goal is to read a minimum of five (5) Romance novels.

1. THE BRIDE’S BABY by Liz Fielding

2. Baby Bequest by Robyn Grady

3. Tame Me by Caroline Cross

4. The M.D.'s Mistress by Joan Hohl

5. His Mistress, His Terms by Trish Wylie

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Not Going To Conference...Conference

So, you can't go to the RWA conference this year? Well, don't fret for long. Romance Divas is hosting their annual NGTCC (Not Going To Conference Conference) and it's going to be fun-filled. Already they've got great guest spots lined up, including: Josh Lanyon, Rowan Mcbride, Jet Mykles and Shayla Kersten, Carrie Jones, Marley Gibson, Linnea Sinclair, Patti O'Shea, Ona Russel, Steve Hockingsmith, Joey W. Hill and Sasha White.

There will be workshops for just about every genre, from Young Adult to Erotic to Historical. Plus, a workshop on Deep POV, one on going from e-publishing to NY, and a Q&A on how avoid and deal with burnout. And there's bound to be a few surprises, too.

The NGTCC kicks off July 14th and runs until July 18th. If you're not already a member of Romance Divas, all you have to do is go to the website and register! Best of all--it's FREE!"

Monday, July 13, 2009


Where we'll be living is still up in the air. Instead of shopping for furniture I'm still panicking about floorplans and school districts. and since I'm so consumed with how to help the kids and the dogs through the transition - not to mention freaking out about how long we'll be without a home - I can't seem to write.

Which makes me a little crazy. And since I was knee deep in crazy when this started, and have been swimming in lunacy ever since, it feels a bit like drowning.

Friday, July 10, 2009

2009 Audiobook Challenge

The boys and I are trying to read all of Beverly Cleary's books. She was a fave of mine as a kid, and they're enjoying it too.

2009 Audiobook Challenge -- COMPLETED!

1.Ramona and Her Father by Beverly Cleary

2.Ramona and Her Mother by Beverly Cleary

3.Henry and the Paper Route by Beverly Cleary

4.Ralph S. Mouse by Beverly Cleary

5.Ribsy by Beverly Cleary

6.Ramona Forever by Beverly Cleary

7.Ramona the Brave by Beverly Cleary

8.Henry Huggins by Beverly Cleary

9.Henry and Beezus by Beverly Cleary

10.Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary

11.Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary

12.Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

This will never happen again.

At five minutes and six seconds after 4 AM on the 8th of July this year,the time and date will be 04:05:06 07/08/09.

Now, don't you feel happier having this invaluable bit of information

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

A little to the left...

I think there is only so much free space in my mind, much like an outdated laptop. I have all the programming I need to write a story, but I'll be darned if I can get the words to come out when I'm preoccupied with the house buying drama.

I want to buy a house and move into it before we're forced to leave our home. It's not going to happen. Option 4 (ya heard me, we're on our 4th try) might have a mold. We're working on back-ups, one of which was option 1 and is now back on the market, but I could use a break here.

I'm stressed so much I'm actually exercising, and I loathe to sweat. Sweating is gross, lets face it. But I need to do something to avoid homicide. Aerobics it is!

Monday, July 06, 2009


Compromising Positions collected a couple great reviews!

"The sexual tension between Sophie and David will leave you biting your nails in frustration and wanting to yell at them to get on with it already, but once the two finally get together the sparks between the two fly off the pages. With sensual love scenes, flirty repartee, and a man and woman clearly meant to be together, you get everything you could ever want in a romance novel. Overall, I have to say that Compromising Positions is a must read for 2009!"

Long and Short Reviews

"I loved this story right from page one. It's fun, it's sexy, but it's never smarmy or overblown. Bayley-Burke gives us a heroine who is innocent, but knows her own mind, and a hero who is sophisticated without being the usual romance jerk. Sparks fly between them because sparks should fly between them. I rooted for this couple all the way. Now if I could just find one of those Kama Sutra yoga classes..."

Editor Jennifer

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Best Book Of The Week

Compromising Positions is up for Best Book Of The Week at Long & Short Reviews. I'd appreciate all the votes I can get!

E-Book Sale

Phaze is having a 30% off sale! My stories there are cheap anyway, but this makes them quite the deal! For Saturday through Monday, July 4-6, the 30% off code on everything is FIREWORKS09