Sunday, March 30, 2008

Earth Hour

I am so not a promo queen. I am so bad, I’m not even gonna talk much about my writing. I’m gonna talk about last night.

Last night Earth Hour was scheduled for 8pm-9pm local time (whatever your locale). It was a time where everyone was encouraged to shut off their lights for an hour, go back to candle light power, and conserve energy. This was in an effort to show the concern people of the world have for the Global Warming Crisis.

Now, they know that one hour in one day isn’t going to make much of a difference in the long run. That was not the point. The point was for people to get together, to show what they consider important. To do something that demonstrates to the world leaders that they feel something needs to be done about the climate crisis.

One of the tips encouraged us to unplug all our appliances, etc. I did. I went downstairs and unplugged the Stereo with the blinking clock that has been blinking for 6 months, that we have used once in that six month period. I am using that electricity – why? It is easy to plug in again when we need it. I unplugged the power strips downstairs that we haven’t been using, I unplugged the electronics in the guest room that no one is going to need for the next three months. These are all little things that we don’t think about. My hubby won’t use his laptop for days on end, why leave it plugged in, sucking energy it does not need?

How many of us did it? I did. I sat here at home, alone, with all the lights out. Flickering candles glowing around me as I contemplated things. Now, I will be honest, I had my laptop on. I did NOT have it plugged in, however, it was on battery power. (I am in the middle of edits and needed to work on them). So I did do some work.

See, now we get to writing. Sitting there contemplating things, and then talking to my crit partner about it, I had an AWESOME idea. But I can’t tell anyone about it yet. It’s not fully formed. I need to flow with it some. BUT I thought that an awesome thing. When you shut off all the lights in the house, and only have a couple candles around you, flickering, no sounds, no people, nothing, it can be an incredibly recharging time. I am so excited about this idea I have been working on it all morning. (Instead of the edits I need to finish).

I think I am gonna make an effort to do that more in the future. Even if it isn’t in the middle of the night. Just sit down, with no one around, nothing to distract me, and just contemplate stuff. See where my mind wanders, and what else I can come up with.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Latin Lover

Del Fantasma: Latin Lover

Author: Tina Bendoni
Artist: Nikita Gordyn
ISBN: 978-1-60168-095-2
Genre: Paranormal Erotic Romance
Publisher: Aspen Mountain Press
Publication Date: 03/14/2008
Sexual Content: Erotic
Price: $2.99

Grace Ridge is a waitress at Del Fantasma, and has recently moved to the late shift. She is trying to pay off debts her ex-boyfriend left her with when he skipped town. Debts both legal and illegal. When a mysterious vampire butts into her life, she is anxious to keep him out, but circumstances beyond her control drag him further in than she wanted. Once he is there, though, does she really want him to leave?

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Irish Dreams by Michelle Hasker

See, now another one of my favorite authors has yet another book published. Yes, we all know she is my crit partner, but that doesn't mean she's not one of my favorite authors, too. How the heck am I supposed to keep up with all of them?

This one is a cute, fun read that really is hard to beat.

Title: Irish Dreams
ISBN: 978-1-59632-644-6
Author: Michelle Hasker
Cover Artist: April Martinez
Price: $3.99
Michelle Hasker’s Irish Dreams
Genre: Fantasy Paranormal
Length: Fling

Sex therapist by day, erotic lucid dreaming slut by night, Eryn can't understand the driving need to find her dream lover. Sure the dreams are hot, and the man is even hotter, but as a modern woman, she's not supposed to allow hormones to rule her.

When a trip to Ireland brings her face to face with the man of her dreams, though, she throws caution to the wind and submits. But what happens now that it's no longer a dream?

Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Spaceport: Bounty by Dawn Montgomery

Yet another one of my writing friends has a new release, and this is one of those ones I just HAD to share. It is awesome!! I love this pair. Both strong, alpha, sure of themselves. Alpha women with Alpha men ROCK!!

Spaceport: Bounty by Dawn Montgomery

read an excerpt

cover art by ReneƩ George
ISBN (13): 978-1-59596-936-1
Genre(s): Action/Adventure, Sci-Fi
Theme(s): Interracial, BBW, Men and Women in Uniform, Spaceport
Series: Spaceport
Length: Novella
Buy This Book for $4.49

No one knows better than Alexis Donovan how the universe turns around IAS patrols. You play or you're spaced. When she's given an offer she can't refuse, she has no choice but to bring in the bounty, alive. A mark's a mark, right? But what's a girl to do when the man she has to bring in is the man who haunts her sleep at night?

A courier exchange gone wrong has sent Mack Hernandez into a whirlwind of chaos. Torn from the family he tried to save and thrust into Spaceport Adana, he does what he can to survive. An incredible encounter… or two… with a bounty hunter has him walking a fine line between life and death. What starts out as a struggle for freedom between the two sends them careening headfirst into a cover-up big enough to blow the Haze patrol sector apart.

When the heat turns on and the adrenaline rides high, can they keep their hearts strong and steady?

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Sven Update

Zilch, Zero, Nada.
I wish I could say it's because I have been cleaning the house for the party lite party I'm having Tuesday. But I haven't been. I wish I could say I completely edited my two stories that my crit partner sent back to me - but I didn't.

I did, however review two books, but that doesn't count.

I have written nothing. So today I get my butt in gear. Finish the edits and start writing.

Saturday, March 01, 2008

70 Days of Sweat

Okay, I participated in the first one and did pretty well. Started the second one, and got nothing done. So now trying for the third time :). I have tons of stuff I want to get finished, including another full length novel I have been working on, on and off for a while. Sooooo. Sven, MAKE ME SWEAT!!!