March 9, 2014

I think I can...I think I can.

I want to run away on a train. . 

I just received an acceptance letter from my publisher, Breathless Press. My novel (a.k.a. my baby) needs my undivided attention. So...I applied for a writer's residency on Amtrak. Why? Because it's hard to do edits while plugging my ears. 
lalalalala I can't hear you!

I have a noisy home; barking dog, autistic antics, and blaring game shows are just a few of the distractions I deal with on a daily basis. (Not to mention my three teenagers wrestling on the couch next to me as I write this post.)

 I've actually considered taking a sharpie pen and writing DO NOT DISTURB on my forehead when I'm in my writing mode.

So, you see, running away on a train is probably a better choice. Amtrak will keep me on track with my edits!  What a great idea. Run away from it all for a couple of days. I entered my information on the Amtrak site. Now comes the waiting part....

and waiting...and waiting....

You know what I just realized? I used the words 'run away' and 'train' in the same post.
Didn't quite think that one through.

Would you apply for a writer's residency on a train? Why or why not?

Images courtesy of the following artists at
 Ambro, imagerymajestic, photostock,and Teeratas

November 5, 2013

Hot Halloween Heroes Giveaway Winners

BASKET OF HOPE: Desiree Reilly

Let me know what ebook format you want in the comments. :)

Thanks for your participation.And may I add....

I do happy dances for reviews on Breathless Press, Amazon, Goodreads and anywhere else you may feel inclined to post one.

November 1, 2013

Santa's Elves and Other Elven Things

Spirit of elves:
Santa's elves evolved from a belief in European countries that good and bad spirits were active during the 12 days of Christmas with the help of Clement Moore's title, The Night Before Christmas. Here's forty-nine more facts about the holiday:

And here's another fact--There's a holiday read coming out soon!

In the spirit of promoting a fellow author, I'm honored to present Decadent Kane's cover reveal--oh and what a cover! It sparks interest without even reading a blurb. However, here is a short one for those of you who wish to know more:

An old family secret draws Ribbon into an Elven world while Draven is forced to find a way to drag her back home to save Christmas magic.
Ribbon of Darkness is set to release December 13th 2013

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Here's a few more "click-links" to delve into elves...and learn more about author, Decadent Kane:

October 29, 2013

Hosting Heavenly Hot Halloween Heroes

I love to delve into the magical aspects of my imagination. I've written about feisty faeries, petulant pixies, sexy sorcerers, and time-traveling tavern tarts.
Okay, so I alliterate to the point of insanity. Sue me.

September 30, 2013

Thoughts After Submission

Get your mind outta the gutter. I don't mean it that way. 

I'm talking about submitting a manuscript. 

September 24, 2013

You're a WHAT?

Let's talk about magic today.

A hot guy named Wren catches Kerry'
Then after he makes everything whoa-tingle-whoop with a kiss, he makes her feel beautiful for the first time in ages. More than anything, he makes her care.
Then tells her he's a sorcerer.
From another time. 

You. Are. Frickin'. Insane.

And he won't shut the hell up about a stupid rock. 

Okay, okay. A magic stone. Whatever.

September 23, 2013

Knights, and wizards and whores, oh my!

Did the title of the post get your attention?

Wait. What?

A fellow author took my (questionable) sense of humor and created some pretty cool stuff.

I mean really. What happens when you put these three characters together? Sage sure found out.

September 17, 2013

But I'm a Princess!

My husband is Italian. Well, he says half Italian and half Sicilian, but I still say that's 100% Italian. (Now that I've over-used the word Italian, let me do it some more.) 

Though hubby is the Italian, I'm the one traveling to Italy in the near future. Go figure.

My sister and I have planned this twin trip for two years. And we're not even twins.

August 3, 2013


Hey, there's nothing wrong with typical romance covers. Who doesn't like gazing at a hot guy without a shirt on?
Now let me switch gears. I know I've talked about this before, but I really love this idea! How about an artistic/modernized romance cover? No bare-chested guy to gaze at? What the?

But I want bare-chested guys!