Monday, July 20, 2009

Four Words

You know...I read Cosmo faithfully. In fact, I finally got a subscription since I was buying it off the newsstand every month. It's my favorite magazine, but I’m thinkin’ the August issue of Cosmo is wrong on one of their articles. The article is: Cheatproof Your Love — With 4 Words. Do you want to guess what those words are? My guess was: I will kill you. I mean, the threat of death ranks right up there with the threat I gave my husband before we ever married. It was: I will leave you. Period. That’s what I told him. If you ever cheat, I will leave you. So far it’s worked. Of course if he wants to be rid of me, probably the four words 'I will kill you' work better. Or maybe Lorena Bobbitt’s six word option: I will cut off your penis. I’m not much for gore, so I don’t think that would work for me.

So what did Cosmo say? The four words are: You are so hot. Excuse me? Fwuh? Okay, so I guess those were the words that Hunter chica used to lure away John Edwards from the straight and narrow path. She complemented his ego. Guys want to hear they’re uber-attractive. Those words go right to their penises. It seems to me that they would go right to their big head too as a free ticket to flaunt their sexuality to the masses of women out there who will most assuredly recognize their hotness, as well.

Hmm…maybe, my words and those words should be coupled together. I find my husband attractive and he knows it. I can’t say I’ve ever used the words ‘you are so hot’. I can guarantee if I did there would be subtext. ‘Cause he knows I don’t share.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Lost in Words

Forgive my lack of blogginess the last month or so. My writing has been focused in other areas. There’s lots happening and I ended up writing over 60,000 words in the last month.
First up, I had a new book come out yesterday. Stealing the Bride was released as part of Total-e-bound’s Summer Seduction collection. It’s a ménage, the only ménage in collection, I believe.

Here’s what it’s about:

Mara is about to marry the wrong man and everyone knows it. At the eleventh hour, her roommates, Daniel and Jacob, devise a plan to steal the bride and keep her to themselves…forever.

Next up, I finished Dragon’s Blood yesterday. This book will be released with Resplendence Publishing. My dragons are a shape-shifter/vampire mix and they’re in the middle of a war with their enemies, the Djinn and the Elvish. Here’s what it’s all about:

For centuries, there have been legends of Vampires—the fault of one careless dragon. But humans only know part of the story. Walking amongst us are Dragons—Shape-shifters who feed on blood.

Reluctant Dragon Elder Janos Aventech’s vacation in New York is about to come to an abrupt end. Riding on the subway, he stumbles across a Dragon mate—one of the few human women with whom his people can unite and be truly happy. And his people’s enemies are out to get her. As his attraction to this woman grows, he knows he must find her mate and see her safely into that man’s arms. It’s destined. But as every minute passes in her company, Janos begins to see he’ll never willingly let her go, mate or not. If only she were his mate…

On the subway, Scarlett couldn’t stop staring at him—then he turned crazy. When he essentially kidnaps her off the train, she knows she should be irate and terrified. Instead, she finds her initial attraction growing. But what’s all this stuff he’s spouting about mates and enemies? She only wants to return to her life, not get caught in the middle of a war. But it's too late for that. She’s destined for a Dragon’s bed, and in Janos’ arms, she can only hope it’s his.

Since I completed, Dragon’s Blood, I’m on to Forgotten Family. It’s my next book in the Circle of Three series, a m/m/f. This book is an emotional wringer. Here’s what it’s about:

They found happily ever after then one of them forgot.
Twelve years ago, Marina Cranston and her lovers Kyle Gerber and Marcus Byrnam founded the community of Cranston as a youthful flight of fancy. Young and idealistic, they wanted to have a place to share their love and reside with people who understood and lived the same lifestyle. Bliss was theirs with troubles staying outside Cranston’s gates. Until a year ago…

Tragedy struck in the loss of their child, and they’ve struggled to recover, but when Marina is in a car accident, she forgets they ever had a child. She forgets she ever had husbands in Kyle and Marcus. Now the trio must fight for a future. If they fail, the very bedrock of Cranston will be fractured, but the damage to their hearts will be even greater.

So, with Dragons done (for now), I needed to make a new play list for working on Forgotten Family. You know I'm gonna share.

Requiem for a Dream
Ring of Fire – Adam Lambert
Theme from 24
Angels Would Fall – Melissa Etheridge
I Swear – John Michael Montgomery
Crashed – Daughtry
At This Moment – Billy Vera and the Beaters
Theme from Beauty and the Beast (TV show)
Don’t Give Up – Josh Groban
Bella’s Lullaby – Twilight Soundtrack
Permanent – David Cook
Brand New Day – Forty Foot Echo
How Do I Live – Trisha Yearwood
Bridge Over Troubled Water – Clay Aiken
Just Let Me Cry – Ashlee Simpson
Close Every Door to Me – Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Come Back to Me – David Cook
The Diary of Jane – Breaking Benjamin
Now Comes the Night – Rob Thomas
Don’t Cry Out Loud – Linda Ronstadt
What About Now – Daughtry
Somebody – Depeche Mode
Nobody Knows It – Kevin Sharp
This Year’s Love – David Gray
You Belong to Me – Jason Wade
The Time of My Life – David Cook
Run To Me – Clay Aiken
In My Heaven – Bo Bice
It’s Not Over – Daughtry
I Will Be Here – Steven Curtis Chapman (side note: this was the unity candle song at my wedding)
Smile – Natalie Cole
I’m the Only One – Melissa Etheridge
Lonely in Your Nightmare – Duran Duran
Mad World – Adam Lambert
One – Michael Stipe
Remember – Josh Groban
Save a Prayer – Duran Duran

It’s gonna be moody around here for the next few days. Good thing everyone’s away at camp. I won’t have to explain if I get teary.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Nothing to Say...Let's Go On a Navel Hunt

Oy vey. LOL. It’s sad. I’m a writer and I have nothing to say. So here are some inspiring pictures instead.