Tuesday, December 20, 2011

8 things i always mess up during the holidays

i was trying to get Elli to pose with the bear a couple of years ago. the only expression i got was "you crazy, mom."

1. i always forget to send cards until it's too late. most get there on time, but inevitably one or two don't. (sorry Lisa)
2. i procrastinate on buying two gifts until two days before and then curse at the crowds of other people doing the same thing
3. there are no decorations up at my house. unless you count the snowman teapot that i've had out since last year...hey! i live alone, it's no biggie, right?
4. i eat way too much junk. zero willpower. c'mon. you know what i'm talking about.
5. i can never find my Christmas hair clips and other ridiculous jewellery until after
6. one or both of my cats always chew the corner of my wrapped gifts. it's like an addiction for them!
7. my bows doesn't always match my wrapping paper, but that's usually because i wrap some of the things on Christmas morning before going to my parents' place
8. i volunteer to make a dessert for the Big Dinner, then forget to buy supplies for making said dessert

so far i've managed to beat #4, but the rest? 

i think they're tradition now ;)

Friday, December 16, 2011

Fiction Friday - Kentucky Blues by Cat Shaffer

What happens when your mom's a cougar and she's dating your ex-boyfriend? 

Sparks fly.

Suspense happens.

Passions light up.


Elise Drummond has never forgotten her first love-and never expected to learn via the grapevine that he was back in Brookville and living with her mother. Sam McCade had broken her heart, and she wasn't about to let him destroy her mother's as well. A quick trip back to Kentucky to lay down the law and she could back to the safe life she'd built for herself in Kansas City. 

When Sam McCade went on the run in the middle of the night to save his sister from her abusive husband, there was only one person he could trust to help them, Hannah Drummond. He expected the local gossips to have a field day with his return to Brookville, but he never dreamed Elise would roll into town to check out the situation for herself. And he certainly never imagined that in order to save his sister, Elise would be willing to sacrifice herself as the pawn in a dangerous game of catch the monster when his brother-in-law decides to take back what he wants no matter who stands in his way.

Buy it today!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Fiction Friday - Ræliksen by Renee Vincent

voila! a new weekly feature, and this one is STICKING. lol

every Friday i'm going to give you a recommendation, and you're going to go buy it :D


this week, check out Ræliksen by fellow TMP author Renee Vincent. romance, history, a sexy chieftain...what's not to love?

this book has some fantastic reviews out there, folks. it's not one you should miss out on!

The Emerald Isle Trilogy, Book One

Mara, the daughter of an Irish clansman, was raised to believe the men of the North are heathens - murderous pagans without a moral bone in their bodies. Despite warnings of the Northmen's raids, and the growing threat of another incursion, Mara is continually drawn to her favorite place - the River Shannon.

Dægan Ræliksen, a wealthy chieftain from Norway's frozen fjords, secretly discovers Mara at the water's edge. He is charmed by her beauty and sensuous grace. As the days pass, his contentment with watching her grows thin. He can no longer deny his desire.

Mara and Dægan come face-to-face in a time when every Irishman is being called up to fight against the Nordic foreigners. In these times of upheaval, can Dægan make peace with Mara's father and acquire the woman he treasures? Can Mara move past her fears and find the noble man within the savage?

Available at Amazon

Saturday, December 3, 2011

released into the wild...

TOUCH is now available on the interwebz.

i can only hope that people have fun reading it, because i had a lot of fun writing it!

currently it's available at the TMP bookstore or at ARe and soon at all major eBook retailers! 

it's $1.99 of sizzling, quirky fun :D


ETA: whoot! now at Amazon, Smashwords and Bookstrand, too :)