Monday, December 31, 2012

Resolutions Tour 2013

For the next nine days, a group of my favorite author friends and I will be helping each other with one of our New Year's resolutions. Each resolution is different. Mine is to eat healthier. So, each of nine writers will be guest posting on my blog about this resolution and their approach or ideas. After the other eight authors have posted, I will wrap up with how I'm going to make this resolution work for me. In turn, I will be posting on each of their blogs to help with their resolutions too. The list of writers and resolutions is at the end of this blog. I hope you check each of out each day. I suspect some of these resolutions are on your list too.

THE RESOLUTION TOUR - January 1 - 9, 2013

Jenna Bayley-Burke - Eat Healthier
Linda Mercury - Creating a Literary (or Creative) Life
Paty Jager - Volunteerism
Jessa Slade - Get Organized
Maggie Jaimeson - Take a Vacation
Jamie Brazil - Shrink My Closet
Su Lute - Reduce Stress: Find and Follow Your Bliss
Cathryn Cade - Take Time for those OTHER Creative Passions
Cassiel Knight - No More Procrastination

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Booked 2012

I did not read enough this year. I like to read between 50 and 100. This year? 25. Either I totally slacked off in recording my reads...or I just didn't . I'm leaning towards the latter. I spent the first few months of the year praying for health, and fell so behind on my writing schedule there was little time for anything else. Which is sad, really.

I look forward to reading more next year. I've missed so many great stories. Maybe 2013 will bring my reading total back into the double digits. I think I need to join a reading challenge for some accountability. Anyone have a favorite?

  1. You'll Never Blue Ball in This Town Again: One Woman's Painfully Funny Quest to Give It Up by Heather McDonald - p
  2. There's a (Slight) Chance I Might Be Going to Hell: A Novel of Sewer Pipes, Pageant Queens, and Big Trouble by Laurie Notaro - a
  3. Live What You Love: Notes from a Passionate Life by Bob & Melinda Blanchard - p
  4. It Looked Different on the Model: Epic Tales of Impending Shame and Infamy by Laurie Notaro - a
  5. Sweet Surrender by Lori Wilde (Blaze) - p
  6. Real Men Last All Night by Lora Leigh, Lori Foster, Cheyenne McCray, Heidi Betts - p
  7. The Winter Lodge by Susan Wiggs - p
  8. Drop Dead Healthy: One Man's Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection by AJ Jacobs - a
  9. It Starts With Food by Dallas & Melissa Hartwig - p
  10. Feeling the Heat by Brenda Jackson (Desire) - p
  11. Getting Red-Hot With The Rogue by Ally Blake (Presents) - p
  12. 101 Things I Hate About Your House by James Swan - p
  13. Bread is the Devil by Heather Bauer - p
  14. Temptation by Brenda Jackson (Desire) - e
  15. The G Free Diet by Elisabeth Hasselbeck - p
  16. Hot Head by Damon Suede - e
  17. Frat Boy and Toppy by Ann Tenorino - e
  18. Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan - a
  19. In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan - a
  20. The Inside Tract : your good gut guide to great digestive health by Gerard Mullin - p
  21. Eating Well for Optimum Health by Andrew Weil MD - a
  22. Wheat Belly by William Davis MD - a
  23. Soup of the Day by Kate McMillan - e
  24. Salad for Dinner by Tasha DeSerio - e
  25. The 25 Greatest Top Secret Recipes by Todd Wilbur - e

Saturday, December 15, 2012

The Pink Heart Society: Fill the Well Friday :: Holiday Movies

The Pink Heart Society: Fill the Well Friday :: Holiday Movies: Apologies to all, but Pink Heart Society editor Jenna Bayley-Burke is feeling a bit poorly due to the return of the angry gut. While she ...

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Thursday 13 :: Shelli Stevens

I'm back with another edition of Thursday 13 with lightning interviews of my authorly peeps. Enjoy yourself :)
  1. Latest release? Savage Betrayal.
  2. In the hottest scene...kisses or condoms? Kisses. The build up can be so sensual That first kiss so explosive.
  3. What are you working on? Good Girl Gone Plaid. The first book in my series The McLaughlins.
  4. What have you Googled for research? What haven't I? Most recently various levels of assault charges and the consequences of them.
  5. What do you drink when writing? Iced tea or coffee usually. Rarely ever alcohol. It'd just make me sleepy.
  6. Do you have a writing uniform? Not at all. If I'm at home, I love to be comfy in pajamas or yoga pants, but if I'm going out to write, I try and look cute. If not presentable.
  7. Where do you write? Most often in a recliner, or bed at night. But during the day sometimes I'll go out to a local coffee shop or bookstore to write with friends or alone.
  8. What was the last thing you read? Jane's Gift, so I could give it a quote (my amiga Karen Erickson's book!)
  9. Paper, audio, or ebook? Ebook and paper. If I buy a new book, it's on ebook.
  10. Favorite book in the last few months? I'm currently halfway through, and totally charmed by, Baby It's Cold Outside: An Alaskan Nights Novel by Addison Fox
  11. Favorite social network? Oooh probably Facebook. But I do adore Pinterest and Twitter.
  12. Secret super power? Being a nice person. The effects can be rather powerful. But, it's not really a secret. Or a super power.
  13. Guilty pleasure? Bacon. I know it's not that exciting or surprising. If I wasn't on deadline I might be more creative, but there you have it. I'd consider being a vegetarian if it weren't for bacon. *Sigh*

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The Pink Heart Society: Male On Monday : Sexy Santas

The Pink Heart Society: Male On Monday : Sexy Santas: The holiday season has decended on The Pink Heart Society. Jenna Bayley-Burke thinks it's time to shop for gifts, light the candles, put up ...

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Thursday 13 :: Karen Erickson

I'm back with another edition of Thursday 13 with lightning interviews of my authorly peeps. Enjoy yourself :)
1.      Latest release?  JANE'S GIFT, a holiday romance from Entangled Publishing's Bliss Imprint.
2.      In the hottest scene...kisses or condoms?  Kisses mostly since it's more of a sweeter romance. But my couple do practice safe sex. :)
3.      What are you working on? Football hero for Entangled's Brazen Imprint (title still under consideration) - should come out beginning of the year. It's a HOT one!
4.      What have you Googled for research?  The craziest stuff. Lately it's all football-related.
5.      What do you drink when writing?  Diet coke!
6.      Do you have a writing uniform?  Yoga pants and a T-shirt. Glamorous...
7.      Where do you write?  In my office/guest room.
8.      What was the last thing you read?  Rescue My Heart by Jill Shalvis - so good.
9.      Paper, audio, or ebook?  Ebook!
10.  Favorite book in the last few months?  Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry (YA - LOVED IT).
11.  Favorite social network?  Lately it's been Twitter.
12.  Secret super power?  I always figure out what trouble my kids get into. ALWAYS. Ahem.
13.  Guilty pleasure?  Soaking in my bathtub reading on my Kindle. ;)