Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Food For Thought...

"You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind."

Dale Carnegie
1888-1955, Speaker and Author

Thanks for all the birthday wishes yesterday. You guys are the best!! And...y'all HAVE to come back here tomorrow! There is going to be a party!! I can't tell you why, not until tomorrow. But I can tell you it's going to be HUGE and you won't want to miss it! :)

Have a great day!
Peace and love,

Friday, August 27, 2010

What I WISH I was reading...

Here's the cover and deets from Ione's website:


As the only female Seminus demon ever born, master assassin Sinead Donnelly is used to being treated like an outcast. She spent decades enslaved, and now vows she’ll die before she’ll relinquish her freedom again. Then Sin’s innate ability to kill her enemies goes awry: She creates a lethal new werewolf virus that sparks a firestorm of panic and violence.


Half-werewolf, half-vampire Conall Dearghul is charged with bringing in Sin to face punishment for the plague. And she’s no stranger: He’s bound to her by blood, and the one sexual encounter they shared has left him hungering for her raw sensuality. Worse, Sin is the underworld’s most wanted and Con soon learns he’s the only one who can help her . . . and that saving her life might mean sacrificing his own.

Has anyone gotten this yet? A FB friend found it at Wal-mart last week and said it was awesome. Not that I expected anything less. I've been busy working on a few projects and have intentionally not gone to B&N to pick up this book because I KNOW it'll get me into trouble. LOL

If anyone else has read it, please let me know.

Have a great weekend!!
Peace and love,

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Hump Day Giggle...

Random Thoughts for the Day:

1. I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.

2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.

3. I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.

4. There is great need for a sarcasm font.

5. How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

6. Was learning cursive really necessary?

7. Map Quest really needs to start their directions on #5. I'm pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

8. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.

9. I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.

10. Bad decisions make good stories.

11. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren't going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.

12. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue Ray? I don't want to have to restart my collection...again.

13. I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page research paper that I swear I did not make any changes to.

14. "Do not machine wash or tumble dry" means I will never wash this -- ever.

15. I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello? Damn it!), but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and goes to voicemail. What'd you do after I didn't answer? Drop the phone and run away?

16. I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.

17. I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.

18. My 4-year old son asked me in the car the other day "what would happen if you ran over a ninja?" How the hell do I respond to that?

19. I think the freezer deserves a light as well..

20. I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lites than Kay.

Have a fabulous Hump Day!!!

Peace and love,

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Food For Thought...

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor, and catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

--Mark Twain

I absolutely love this quote!!

Explore! Dream!! Discover!!!

And have a fantastic Tuesday!
Peace and love,

Friday, August 20, 2010

What I'm Reading...

Here's the information from her Jessica Bird website:

A beautiful woman pursued by a serial killer. A hard-hearted bodyguard. A passionate love that changes the course of two lives.

Grace Hall lives in the lap of luxury, surrounded by gorgeous things and glittering people but when a serial killer marks her for death, she finds herself totally alone.

She hires John Smith as her protector and finds a passion she never dreamed of, in a tough man from a different world. Beneath his brash self-confidence, she sees the potential for true love in him and it becomes clear that, although he's nothing she's ever wanted before, he's everything she needs.

At first, Smith is convinced Grace is only what she appears to be - rich, pampered, beautiful - so he isn't concerned about the hot desire he feels for her. He's a man with total faith in his self-control and he has no intention of getting involved. She's a client, she's in danger and she's not his type, anyway. But the longer he's with her, the more he's impressed by her courage and strength, tested by her honesty and intelligence, tempted by her very presence. Soon, he realizes he'll never find another like her and he's caught between what's professional and what he wants.

As the killer gets closer, and the emotional stakes get higher, Grace and Smith face a crucial choice. Whether to follow the rules or follow their hearts.

I can't begin to tell you how glad I am I picked up this book. It's good, but it's nothing like the BDB books. Her voice is soooo different, and it all gives me hope. Maybe I really can get better over time! LOl

Have a fantastic weekend!!
Peace and love,

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Food For Thought...

"The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want."

Ben Stein

*nods head* This is so true!!

Have a fantastic day!!

Peace and love,

Friday, August 13, 2010

What I'm Reading...

Here's the deets from Lois Greiman's website:

A homicide detective Jack Rivera has a killer body, a wicked smile, and a velvet touch. Just ask Christina McMullen. The cocktail-waitress-turned-psychologist has handled obsessed patients, love-struck drunks, and her own guilt-tripping mother with aplomb. But when it comes to the lieutenant, Chrissy has an old-fashioned case of irresistible attraction—until things turn fatal when Rivera is accused of murder!

Not only was Rivera found unconscious next to a dead woman, but the victim was his beautiful ex-girlfriend—who left Rivera for his wealthy dad. Chrissy detects a few father-and-son issues—along with plenty of evidence that her would-be boyfriend is guilty. But when she starts looking into the dead woman’s past, a rich senator’s connections, and Rivera’s relationship with his mother, will she discover there’s hope for her and Rivera after all? Or will her curiosity have deadly consequences?

I read the first two in this series years ago, and have just now gotten back to it. They're great fun,, and if you like the Stephanie Plum series, I think you'd like these. The voice is similar (very similar, imo) and the characters are fantastic.

I hope you have a fantastic day and a great weekend!!! Oh, and don't forget to watch the night sky for the meteor shower (midnight until sunrise is supposed to be the best time).

Peace and love,

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Another Food for Thought....

I was about to go to bed last night, when I realized I didn't have anything set for today. And, since today is a no-internet day, I wouldn't be able to get anything posted this morning, so....I have another food for thought. Hope that's okay with you guys.

"I do not have superior intelligence or faultless looks. I do not captivate a room or run a mile under six minutes. I only succeeded because I was still working after everyone else went to sleep."

Greg Evans

Have a great day!!!

Peace and love,

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Hump Day Humor....

Jane and Arlene are outside their nursing home, having a drink and a smoke, when it starts to rain. Jane pulls out a condom, cuts off the end, puts it over her cigarette, and continues smoking.

Arlene: What in the hell is that?

Jane: A condom. This way my cigarette doesn't get wet.

Arlene: Where did you get it?

Jane: You can get them at any pharmacy.

The next day, Arlene hobbles herself into the local pharmacy and announces to the pharmacist that she wants a box of condoms.

The pharmacist, obviously embarrassed, looks at her kind of strangely (she is after all, over 80 years of age), but very delicately asks what brand of condom she prefers.

'Doesn't matter Sonny, as long as it fits on a Camel.'

The pharmacist fainted.

Happy Hump Day!!!
Peace and love,

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Hooray for great reviews!!!

Having friends get great reviews is like watching your child take the stage playing the lead role. Pride swells until you want to pop!

I've had several friends receive great reviews in the past few days, and I wanted to give a shout out to them for that.

Lu is in the wilds, and as far as I know she has no idea she's received this amazing review from Long and Short Reviews. I've e-mailed her, and texted her, but haven't heard anything from her. Good thing it will still be here when she gets back. LOL

Where There's Heat, by Grace Hood, gets the Best Book Award!!!

Silver received another awesome review for Faerie Fate from Long and Short Reviews too!

And Cher Gorman, a sometimes visitor here, received two great rewards for her book, Wolf Island. The first from The Romance Studio and the second from Long and Short's Whipped Cream.

Huge hugs and congrats to all of you!!! Enjoy the praise, you've deserve every bit of it!!!

"The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. Remember, the greatest failure is to not try. Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it."

Debbi Fields
Founder of Mrs. Fields Cookies

Peace and love,

Friday, August 6, 2010

What I'm Reading...

Nothing new.... LOL

I've gotten on a Brotherhood kick and have started re-reading some of their books again. I read Butch's while I was at the river on Monday, since then I've been reading Lover Unbound. Butch and V are my two faves and I could probably read their book's over and over and over--

Oh wait, I do!

Hope it's a great weekend for everyone!!!

Peace and love,

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Slice of Life

It's been so lonely around here since conference, I forgot to post this morning. While checking e-mail, I came across this quote and thought, "That would be good for Tuesday's Food for Thought" and then...the lightbulb went on.

Since I didn't have anything planned for today, I decided it would work for today and I could fill you guys in on a small accomplishment in my life:

"All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim; have fixed their gaze on a goal which was high, one which sometimes seemed impossible."

Orison Swett Marden
1850-1924, Writer

My accomplishment isn't great, it's actually small. But it's so important to me, that I'm practically floating on air. A few weeks ago, I got serious about losing weight. Going on vacation for the most of the first 2 weeks, didn't help, but it didn't make me any less determined.

I was almost afraid to, but I finally weighed and measured myself this morning.

I've lost 5 pounds and a total of 3 1/2 inches!! Yay me!!

Aside from the blister on my toe (lol) I feel better and I have way more energy. And that was my goal. I wanted to be healthier!! Although thinner is a part of that, it wasn't my main goal.

Anyway, just wanted to share. I'll give you another update in a month or so.

Happy Thursday!!
Peace and love,

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Food For Thought...

"Focus more on your desire than on your doubt, and the dream will take care of itself. You may be surprised at how easily this happens. Your doubts are not as powerful as your desires, unless you make them so."

Marcia Wieder
Author and Speaker

Great, great advice!!!

Peace and love,