Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Erotica...been berry berry good, to me

Well, so far anyway. :-)

I recently found out I sold my interracial erotic contemp, THE WHOLE ENCHILADA, to Whiskey Creek Press Torrid!! Woo Hoo!!
Here's a quick blurb:

Since the day she was born, Lina Sanchez has lived, cooked and eaten every item on her family's The Pollo Asado restaurant menu...but none more than her late mother's Green Chicken Enchiladas recipe. It's that unique, signature dish keeping her beachside taco joint packed with regulars. That is, until a new "Taco Joe's" corporation moves into their tight-knit community. As hard as Lina tries to discourage it's laid back, drop-dead gorgeous owner, it's hard to ignore the fact he's not corporate and stuffy like his establishment. In fact, like her, he has a true passion for creating and enjoying food. Making it harder and harder for Lina to remember that he and his business are threatening everything she knows and cares about.

Dale Jennings may have bombed big in marriage and on Wall Street, but he's certain following his life long dream of ditching the suit and donning a chef's apron is just the antidote to heal both. Being the business man he is, he opts to open a chain restaurant rather than risk striking out on his own and quickly regrets his decision. The rigid menu and atmosphere stifles his creativity, and he soon finds himself enjoying the authentic flavor of his rivals cuisine. But while the girl next door's food is damn near as hot as her sun kissed body, he's determined not to let anything stand in the way of his dream...especially not some California girl's enchiladas

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Erotic Paranormal Novella is now on SALE!!

Claiming The Lamb, my erotic paranormal, is now available at in print or e-book version!!

Here is a review:

Claiming The Lamb
by Meagan Hatfield

Reviewed by - Deborah Macgillivray, Author of A Restless Knight

"Claiming the Lamb" is a story in the Jaded Beasts erotica anthology from Midnight Showcase. Laura May is finally reaching the pinnacle of having her artwork displayed at her first art show. Instead of revelling in the accolades coming her way, she is distracted, pulled by the mesmerising stare of a sexy stranger all in black. She is compelled to this man, barely able to think as he introduces himself as Lachlan Black. She little recognises in that moment how this man will change her life, her destiny.

Lachlan came to Laura seeking a special item in her possession. The man wraps himself in mystery, in shadow, so the name Black suits him well. His intent was to obtain the object from Laura, then fade back into the blackness and secrecy that is his existence. However, he hadn't counted on Laura May. He is drawn to her fire, covets her. His hand is forced, when he is pushed to save Laura from an enemy out to destroy Laura, destroy him--rule the world. With no other choice, Lachlan must take Laura and run.

In her short story for Blue Moon Magic, Hatfield demonstrated she has a strong, visual talent, who conjures to-die-for heroes and heroines who are their match. In this sexy erotic vampire tale, she shows her strengthening voice, a voice that promises she's a talent to watch. I look forward to more works from this very original and inventive author."

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Sunday, October 01, 2006

I'm eeeevvvvillll, like the fru-its of the de-vil, eeevvillll.

You Are 64% Evil

You are very evil. And you're too evil to care.
Those who love you probably also fear you. A lot.

Friday, September 22, 2006

New Contest on my site!!

My erotic paranormal novella, Claiming The Lamb, will be released in October as a part of the Jaded Beasts IV digest from Midnight Showcase! To celebrate, I am giving one lucky winner both of these prizes!
First is a sterling silver love pendant, with back-to-back dragons who form a heart with their tails. Second is this sexy, goth short sleeve vampire themed tee that says "Bite Me." The winner will also get some yummy Halloween Chocolates!!

To Enter, just visit my site: and go to the Contest Page for information! Good luck!!

Until next time...

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Review for my erotic novella!!

Claiming The Lamb
by Meagan Hatfield
Reviewed by - Deborah Macgillivray, Author of A Restless Knight

"Claiming the Lamb" is a story in the Jaded Beasts erotica anthology from Midnight Showcase. Laura May is finally reaching the pinnacle of having her artwork displayed at her first art show. Instead of revelling in the accolades coming her way, she is distracted, pulled by the mesmerising stare of a sexy stranger all in black. She is compelled to this man, barely able to think as he introduces himself as Lachlan Black. She little recognises in that moment how this man will change her life, her destiny.

Lachlan came to Laura seeking a special item in her possession. The man wraps himself in mystery, in shadow, so the name Black suits him well. His intent was to obtain the object from Laura, then fade back into the blackness and secrecy that is his existence. However, he hadn't counted on Laura May. He is drawn to her fire, covets her. His hand is forced, when he is pushed to save Laura from an enemy out to destroy Laura, destroy him--rule the world. With no other choice, Lachlan must take Laura and run.

In her short story for Blue Moon Magic, Hatfield demonstrated she has a strong, visual talent, who conjures to-die-for heroes and heroines who are their match. In this sexy erotic vampire tale, she shows her strengthening voice, a voice that promises she's a talent to watch. I look forward to more works from this very original and inventive author.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

I sold a novella!!

I am so excited to report I sold an Erotic Fantasy Romance Novella!!

It will be available in print or e-book form from Midnight Showcase in their next JADED BEASTS Erotic-ahh Digest!! (Don't you just love that title?) :-)

As soon as I have a cover I will post it!!

Until next time...

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Holy Crap!!

I can't believe this, but I WON awesome romance author, Gena Showalter's blog contest. The prize you ask? The entire backlog of her books, autographed! In case you can't tell, I am so excited! I never win anything, but have been on a bit of a streak here...Hmm, methinks it's time to go and buy a lotto ticket!

If you haven't cruised by Gena's blog, you are missing out. She is hilariously funny and Beefcake Monday is always a favorite. ;-) Check it out: and read about her latest release, Playing With Fire.

Until next time...

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Woo Hoo, does Gena's new book look hot, or what!?! (no pun intended)

Playing With Fire by Gena Showalter

Earth, Wind and Fire aren’t just a band anymore…

Used to be my greatest achievement was holding a job more than three days. Now suddenly I can shoot fireballs, chill your drink, or blow-dry your hair at fifty paces with a blink of my eye!

It all started when this crazy scientist dropped something in my grande mocha latte. Of course I got wicked sick. Next morning I’m waking up with this total hottie bending over me. He tells me 1) his name’s Rome Masters, 2) he’s a government agent and 3) I can control the four elements with a thought.

He seems even less pleased by my (apparently irreversible) transformation that I am. . . because now he’s supposed to kill me. The only good news: I didn’t make this bed of trouble, but Rome sure seems to want me to lie in it. With him.

Read an excerpt

Order your copy from Barnes and Noble or Amazon or Books A Million

And if you’d like a chance to win signed copies of *all* Gena Showalter’s books, all you have to do is post this entry, too. Post the cover, the blurb, the links, and this contest announcement, then head over to Gena’s blog ( ) and let her know you posted the material. A name will be randomly selected on September 3rd from those who do!!

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Anyone else having LOST withdrawl?

Me too.

Ah, that's much better. :-)

Until next time...

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

I've done it again

Leave it to me to forget my own contest...AGAIN! LOL! Fear not, I will be drawing the name of the lucky winner as soon as I have Blue Moon Enchantment in my hot little hands. After all, I cannot give away that which is not printed.

For more information on the amazing Book Lover's Basket I am giving away in July and how to enter ('s FREE) visit the contest page of my website:

Until next time...

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Moving is hell!!

Or purgatory, I haven't really decided yet. It was hot, painful and utter torture so I believe it qualifies as both. But thank the Gods it's finally over!! I thought I was going to have to sacrifice a goat or bribe my friends with mass quantities of beer to finish by today...but we did it without having to do either. DH and I have successfully transplanted our two kids, cat, puppy, hermit crab and tons and tons of useless crap to the new house. Phew! Other than dropping a box of floor tile on my toe, smashing my ear and the numerous cuts, scrapes and bruises - I came out of it unscathed.

Now to unpack. Urgh. First room to be done...why, my new office of course. I painted it pumpkin seed (which is burnt orange, not white like actual pumpkin seeds- don't ask me why) and the wall already boasts my giant LOTR poster. There are wall to wall books and it's right off the kitchen and living area so I can keep an eye on the children and the pooch at the same time I type. What was once hell will soon be heaven...and I can't wait.

Until next time...

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Since I'm from California...

...I had to take this test.
Click the link below to find out for yourself where, on the beautiful strip of California land you belong. I for one think it's spot on. I absolutely LOVE San Fran and can't wait for RWA National to be held there in a couple years.

You Belong in San Francisco

You crave an eclectic, urban environment. You're half California, half NYC.
You're open minded, tolerant, and secretly think you're the best.
People may dismiss you as a hippie, but you're also progressive, interesting, and rich!

Wait, rich? Did it say rich? Yeah, right. Hey wait, maybe it means I WILL be rich? Super cool.
Until next time...

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Keely's scribe, Jacquie Rodger's, pens another wonderful short story!

By Jacquie Rogers aka Keely's scribe
Reviewed by Ann Marie Bradley, author of "My Hero, My Dad," in the Voice of a Soldier Anthology

"The title may be When Mules Rush In, but readers should rush in to read this hilariously funny story, expertly penned by Jacquie Rogers. Ms Rogers spins a yarn of love and desire between a gambler in a Stetson and a debutante carrying a hoe, while a determined mule named Merlin stirs up magic with his tail, along with the help of a bossy chicken named DeborahAnne.

"When Mules Rush In" is the story of salvation that unites lovers, both mortal and immortal, while being a ripping comedy sure to make the reader laugh out loud.

Luke Tyson is a gambler on a mission. He wants to buy a ranch and settle down before his luck runs out at the card table. He thinks he’s found a way when he’s offered a tidy sum to find missing heiress, Eleanor Winthrop-Douglas and return her to her fiancée. Trouble is, his mule, Merlin, has other plans for the charming cowboy. Merlin is set on finding Luke love and happiness with the right woman, a home, and a family.

When Willow Jones sees the handsome cowboy ride up on a mule, she stops working in her herb garden, mesmerized by his good looks, but leery of strangers. He seems familiar, but she can’t place him. How could she have forgotten anyone that handsome? The Blue Moon. Every night since the full moon, she’d wished that a man like him would rescue her from her loneliness. But she wouldn’t have a man who wanted to woo Eleanor so he could claim the Winthrop-Douglas inheritance. Gripping her hoe, she denies her true identity and orders the stranger away.

However, both Luke and Willow fail to take into consideration the power of a Blue Moon or the magic of an immortal mule and chicken determined to forge a relationship between the stubborn couple. Merlin the mule intervenes with his love spells, while the feisty chicken, DeborahAnne rules the barnyard with her own magic. With the lovable animals’ help, Luke and Willow manage to fight off five armed men and form a bond of love, planning their own magical relationship.

Ms. Rogers wraps up this comedy with an exciting and unexpected ending. She left this reader with tears in her eyes from laughing so hard and begging for more stories featuring these amazing characters. I can’t wait to read future writings by this super talented author, and plan to re-read this story whenever I need a feel-good laugh.

You will enjoy many other wonderful romantic stories that can only happen Once in a Blue Moon in both Blue Moon Magic and Blue Moon Enchantment Anthologies by Highland Press. "

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

On writing...

I released this article in my Spring Newsletter and then SpecRom Online posted it on their website and in their newsletter. But I've been seeing a lot of discussion on this very topic on some loops I'm on and thought I'd post it here for anyone who might have missed it! Hope some of you fantasy writer's find it helpful. :-)

World Building for the Fantasy Romance
AUTHOR: Meagan Hatfield

Narnia. Middle Earth. Atlantis. Camelot.

When you hear the names of these fantasy worlds, your mind swirls with images of the inhabitants, environments and most of all, how they all fit perfectly within the story. That is successful world building. When done well, it can place your fantasy novel on the keeper shelves of readers everywhere.

Fantasy is described by Merriam-Webster’s dictionary as: "imaginative fiction featuring especially strange settings and grotesque characters.” I have to whole-heartedly disagree. To me, fantasy is more aptly described as a place where anything is possible. Unlike other genres, like say science fiction, fantasy does not have set boundaries or rules. You don’t have to abide by the scientific laws and technical or planetary details of the age. You can pretty much write anything your mind conjures.

There could be a magic spell keeping your hero and heroine apart, like in the movie LADYHAWKE. A small, peace-loving farmer set out on a life-threatening quest to destroy an evil ring, as in LORD OF THE RINGS. Or perhaps even a little boy who discovers he's a wizard and is whisked away to a special school to hone his craft. (I don’t think I have to name that book.)

Each of these fantasy examples took us to wonderfully exciting new worlds and immersed us in their respective stories. All three are different, but exceptional examples of how to successfully build a world, specific and unique to the story line/characters you're working with.

Nothing to it, right? Well, it's certainly do-able.

The first thing you want to consider is what kind of fantasy you are writing? There are four common sub genres found in fantasy romance novels, Epic being the broadest of them all. With an Epic fantasy, the world you’ve created will be at stake in a good vs. evil type situation. Both the Heroic and Sword & Sorcery sub-genres evolve from this grand, Epic beginning. In the Heroic tale, the hero sets out to save the world, thus the story becomes more about him/her than the actual act of the world being saved. (Think Frodo in the Lord of the Rings) Sword & Sorcery stories are usually set in some ancient setting, and concentrate on wizardry, swordplay, dragons, etc. (Think King Arthur, Xena, Harry Potter.) Last, the Historical fantasy will take an actual event, place or person, but add magical or supernatural elements. (Think Ladyhawke, Beauty and the Beast) Though some may argue there are more fantasy categories than I listed here, in romance we have a paranormal genre, which covers things such as werewolves, ghosts, witches, vampires and so on.

Okay, so you've chosen the specific sub-genre for your fantasy. Now it's time to create your world. The thing to remember with world building is to keep it simple. This is where it can get sticky. You don’t want to go overboard and make every element of your novel strange and overly detailed. This will only jar the reader, making it harder for them to suspend disbelief and continue reading. Instead, the goal should be to ensure the world you’ve created feels believable and comfortable.

One way to do this is to keep certain elements within your story familiar.

For example, if you have a centaur warrior as your hero, have him enjoy a cold beer while watching the two moons raise overhead. The beer keeps him real. It humanizes him in the readers mind, making him relatable. Harry Potter may be learning how to fly a broom or fight a fire-breathing dragon, but he’s doing these magical, crazy things in a school. A normal, familiar setting we are all at ease with.

Ideally, you want even your most bizarre creatures to have some human characteristics otherwise readers won't be interested in them. Perhaps there are demons from the underworld in your story. Try having them addicted to things like chocolate, tobacco or even air conditioning. Of course, the pitfall with this technique is making the world you create too similar to our own. The idea is to show the reader objects, ideas, morals, notions they can recognize and relate to, in the milieu of the new and exciting. Balance is key.

Another important factor in world building is to not only set rules, but abide by them. Stay consistent with the ideas and elements you’ve created. If the hero is a merman and the heroine a human, you have to find a logical and plausible way for them to be intimate. Maybe on certain moon cycles he can change form? Or maybe they have to be submerged? If your heroine is a witch who grows weak whenever she uses her magic, you cannot have her fight the villain in the end without showing any signs of fatigue—unless you show a reason why. As always, you don’t want to "cheat" the rules and have things "just happen". Readers are smart. You should know, you're one of them! If you cheat them, they'll put the book down. (Or throw it across the room.)

Last point…names. Use ones that fit the story time, place, feel and characters. Do not just pick some exotic, hard to pronounce name because it's different. I recommend saying the name aloud. If it trips you up, change it. Also, pay careful attention to the masculine and feminine. You don't want the readers guessing a being's gender any more than you want them stumbling over their name. And unless you are writing a time-travel fantasy, be careful not to name one character Xielnain, and another Steve.

Above all remember, however you decide to create and organize your fantasy world, make it as familiar and true to life as you can. The more ordinary it is, especially in its eccentricities, the more extraordinary and memorable it will be to the reader.

Until next time...

Tuesday, May 16, 2006


Has it really been so long since I posted here? I have four blogs and keep losing track!

My hubby bought me a puppy for mother's day! He's so cute. It's a litte (for now anyway) black lab. We named him Bear. (all together now..."Awww") I'm going to post a picture of him as soon as I get one. He's still with Momma until Saturday, then the mad scramble to collect puppy poop will be on at the Hatfield house! But, that's why I had two kids...Eventually doing dishes, laundry and yard work will be distant memories. hehehe

As for writing, I have two more scenes to polish on historical and then I'm putting her to bed, so to speak. THE MARQUIS & THE MISTRESS, are ready to see the world! Not to mention the paranormal I've plotted out is screaming at me to pen...I've really got to get a hand held recorder so I can "write" while I drive. LOL!

Until Next time...

Monday, May 08, 2006

Go figure??

Well, yesterday I sent out press releases to my hometown paper - The Orange County Register in California, as well as one to my local paper - The Capital Times in Madison, WI. Guess which one responded first...

Yuppers, California. Now, this struck me odd, but a friend of mine said it's the "briefcase syndrome." This theory is that the people you live around could give a fig about you. But you get nothing but great press from your hometown. Huh? Kinda bass ackward is you ask me, but what do I know? :-)

Expanding on this newfound knowledge, I intend to send out press releases to Ft. Collins, CO. where I went to college, and St. James, MN. where my grandfather's kin have all been since coming over from Norway before WWII. If this theory is true, I should hear back from both of them before Madison. Will keep you posted!!

Until Next Time...

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Don't forget...

After there's Magic...there's Enchantment!! The second anthology in this set of "Once In A Blue Moon" themed books is due out in June 2006.

It's once again filled with 15 wonderful tales...from futuristic, historical, contemporary and paranormal--there's something in it for everyone!!

Until next time...

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

I'm getting excited!!

The countdown is on!
Blue Moon Magic is now available for Pre-Order at Amazon!!! I've pre-ordered mine and am trying to needle hubby into a large purchase for signings next month at my local conference. He'll bend, I know it. :-)

The cover is so beautiful! I cannot wait to hold this puppy in my grubby little hands! Not to mention read all the stories from the other, wonderful contributing authors - Leanne Burroughs, Deborah Ann Macgillivray, Aysel Arwen & Dawn Thompson to name a few.

Until next time...

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

The Evil Overlord List


Until next time...

The Fantasy Novelists Exam

Being a writer of Fantasy Romances, this list just cracked me up! Sure some hit close to home, but guess that just means I'm not the only one doing it!!

Until Next Time...

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Woo Hoo!!

I am so excited!
My fantasy short, Ember's Desire, will be published in the Blue Moon Magic anthology by Highland Press!!!It will be available for purchase in May 2006! There are some award winning authors in this anthology and I'm very honored to be a part of it! I'll post more information soon!!!

Wednesday, April 05, 2006


Leave it to me to forget my own contest...Sheesh!

So, if you're wondering if you one has yet! :-)
Due to the fact I have a newsletter to pen before I can select the winners, I've extended the contest deadline to April 15th.

Rush on over to for you last chance at Legolas goodies!!

Saturday, March 18, 2006

My Saturday

Is going something like this...

Wake up way to early and discover you are completely hung over - check
Go to work - check
Slurp down two Pepsi's before 7am because you forgot to brew coffee - check
Decide to sit on excercise ball instead of desk chair to work your abs - check
Nearly throw up from the vertigo (or the Pepsi's?) - check
Lose ball - check
Google yourself at least twice, check your e-mail, groups...Oh, and don't forget to blog - check
Watch people working out and have self-deprecating thoughts - check
Go in office and eat - check
Watch clock and pray for 3 pm to get here so you can go home - check
Dread going home because then you'll have to edit the book you're pitching to editor next month - check

Until next time...

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Awesome paranormal read!

Hey all...Just finished a fellow LIW- Dawn Thompson's THE WATERLORD, and let me tell's wonderful! I couldn't put it down kinda wonderful!

I had been looking forward to this book ever since finishing her first paranormal for Dorchester THE RAVENCLIFF BRIDE. So, naturally Amazon had to go and lose my order! I received it nearly a month late, but let me tell you...IT WAS WORTH THE WAIT! Dawn has crafted a very sensual, otherworldly tale that seamlessly blends her natural flare for the Regency era with a superbly inventive fantasy realm.

However, I believe, (and have told her many times), her greatest gift is creating these wounded, yet perfect to die for hero's any woman would swoon for!! Klaus is no exception. He is one sensual, sexy man...err fey, who must mate with a mortal woman in order to procreate his line. He's done it before. It should be easy what with his charm and good looks. However, his chosen conquest this time is our heroine, Becca. A woman who stirs him like no other. And while he has ensured a cottage not far from the waterfall from which he draws his strength, it can do nothing to save him from losing his immortal heart.

I highly recommend this wonderful read. You'll fall in love with Klaus, cheer on this couple through the villains-both of this world and the other-and bathe in the sensually vivid imagery and passionate love story that is THE WATERLORD.

Until next time...

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

New Contest on my site!!

It's contest time again!! Since I had many disappointed people, (and faery's - Keely) when they didn't win last time, I decided to give the elf prizes another go. There are three seperate prize packs, but here they are grouped together.

To enter, simply visit my site: and click on the Contest tab. :-)

The lucky three winners will be announced in April. Good luck to all who enter!

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Prison Break is coming back on!!!

And boy do I have to celebrate! By that of course, I mean post my favorite tattooed hottie!!

The show airs again on March 20th...but, for those of us die-hards who have forgotten everything, thanks to it's three months hiatus, Fox is running a marathon ALL DAY Sunday March 19th. So fire up those Tivo's people! The best show on T.V is finally coming back on!!

Until next time...

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

I'mmm Baaaack!

Holy Huevos have I been a bad blogger as of late. (They'll probably revoke my freebie membership at I haven't posted in so long) :-)

Anyway, that should all end soon. I finished my short story for Blue Moon!! Yippee!! {{me doing cartwheels and jumping jacks}} I added a teaser for it on my webpage...check it out here:

Speaking of my website...I'm going to be posting my latest contest prizes in the next week, so mosey on over there and check it out!! I really want to tell y'all the prizes, but I'm biting my tongue so it'll be a surprise!! :-)

On the reading side of life...I can't WAIT to finish No Law Against Love. A wonderful romance anthology just released by Highland Press. I especially loved Keely's story. :-)

Until next time...

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Holy crap! Has it really been a week since my last post? How awful. So sorry bloggers. I won't let it happen again. (Yeah've heard that before) :-)


Since my night didn't quite pan out how I hoped...(see picture above for what I HAD in mind)...I want to know what sort of romantic night you all are having. Did you get taken out for Lobster? Given roses, chocolate or have a candle-lit, essential oil bath prepared for you? Come on!! Help me out...give me some ammo I can chuck at my husband so I'll get treated like a queen next year!! hehehe

Until next time...

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Crazy toilet!!

A woman on one of my loops posted this, and I thought I'd share it. It's an actual restroom in Houston, TX. The question is...could you use it??

Okay, here's what it looks like on the outside. Now for the fun part...

Crickey Matey! It's made of one-way glass, so no one can see in...or can they??
I just want to know what kind of sick millionaire thought of putting this on the street corner? :-)

So, whatcha think Keely? Could you use it? Or do the fae kind not use potties? :-)
Until Next time...

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

More Hans!

OMG, I so totally LOVED this movie!

I must say...Hans Matheson is just a yummy dish. Though, I have to admit the movie hit close to home, since I have a little boy. Nearly broke me down in some parts. But it was worth it to see the parts with Hans. :-) If you haven't seen "Half Light" yet, rent it! It went straight to video last week, so you can get it for a mere $4 from your local video store.

If you still need a cattle prod to rent it, here he is...

{{sigh}} Don't mind me...I'm just sitting here, mopping up drool.
Until Next Time...

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Great movie quotes

I haphazardly stumbled upon this website and couldn't stop laughing! Thought I'd post some of the best ones here for your viewing pleasure.

Napolean Dynamite quotes:

*Trisha: "Thanks for the beautiful drawing. It's hanging in my room right now."
Napoleon: "Really? It took me like three hours to finish the shading on your upper lip. It's probably the best drawing I've ever done."

*Napoleon: "Tina, you fat lard, come get some DINNER!... Tina, eat. Food. Eat the FOOD!"

Dodgeball quotes:

*White: "Let's not find ourselves shackled by the bonds of employer/ employee relations. Unless of course you're into that sort of thing... in which case I have some shackles in the back. Just kidding. But, no, really, I have them."

*White: "We should mate."
Kate: "What!?"
White: "Date - I said we should date sometimes - you know socially. Go out kickin'."
Kate: [Covers her mouth and chokes]
White: "Are you ok?"
Kate: "I'm fine. I just threw up in my mouth a little bit."

Garden State Quotes:

*Andrew: "Place looks good."
Mr. Largeman: "Oh, that's nice. Yeah, we've been doing a lot of work on it."
Andrew: "Really?"
Mr. Largeman: "Actually, no. I don't know why I just said that."

Zoolander Quotes:

*Derek: "Rufus, Brint, and Meekus were like brothers to me. And when I say brother, I don't mean like an actual brother but I mean it like the way black people use it which is more meaningful, I think."

:-) Until next time...

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

And the winner's are...

Finally! The three lucky winners of ultra cool Legolas goodies are:

Nancy - from Baton Rouge, who won the journal, pen and magnet

Elysebeth - from Australia, who won the T-shirt and bookmark

Mandy - from Texas, who won the pillowcase and nite-lite

Congratulations Ladies!!

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Writer's life = Waiting.

I'll repeat. A writer's life is all about the waiting.
We toil, we sweat, we "birth" our "babies" and then like proud mama's rush to show them off to the world. But instead of numerous e-mails, cigars and congratulatory slaps on the back, we get...nothing. (Well, maybe you have an agent who strokes your ego a bit, but other than that you get zilch in those early stages.)

The publisher, you proudly send your baby off to, says they received your precious manuscript and will getting back to you in "a few weeks." Those weeks turn to months. You begin to go stir crazy. The self doubt seeps in. You start having to battle your urge to send them check up e-mails nearly every day. After all, RWA's PRO booklet says it's okay to nag them after a month or two has passed... STOP! Don't do it. All of this is quite normal, and has no reflection on your ability. (Or your baby.)

While punctuality is a common, no, expected trait in the average workplace, it's not in the publishing industry. Well, until you've signed on the dotted line at least! :-) Then it's a whole other story! You see, while you may believe your baby is the brightest, most original, fun-loving piece of work the world has ever been gifted, it's just one of hundreds parading about the editors office. Choosing...heck, finding TIME to choose can be stressful! It's a job I, for one, wouldn't relish having.

So, what's the cure, you ask? Easy. Start making another baby. I mean, that's why you started writing anyway, right? It wasn't for the money or fame. It was because you were born a story teller. So get back to work! Put all that negative, nervous energy to work on your next project, and before you know it, you just might get "the call" when you least expect it!

Until next time...

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

The "IT" book for the new year is...

This anthology, from 17 of the romance industries up and coming authors, is selling like hot-cakes, and it hasn't even hit the shelves yet!!
Pre-order your copy today at Barnes and Noble, Amazon, or directly from the publisher, Highland Press. The ISBN# is: 0-9746249-3-4
All proceeds go to breast cancer research.
I've already pre-ordered mine! Hope on the bandwagon, and see what all the hoopla is about!
Until next time...

Monday, January 09, 2006

Monday, Monday...

Okay, the weekend flew by and I don't even remember it!
Did I party a little too hard, you ask? I wish. {{sigh}} But no. I worked over 22 hours this weekend. And no, not straight--Leanne doesn't "own" me yet!! HEHEHE
However, I DID submit a short story proposal for Highland Press's summer anthology ONCE IN A BLUE MOON...So if things go well, she just might!

As for my writing this week...I MUST finish THE MARQUIS AND THE MISTRESS! I'm soooo close to the end, I can taste it. Unfortunately life has been mocking me by making me work, work, work!! But today, ah Monday. A day most dread, happens to be my ONE day off this week. So I'm going to spend it doing the work I enjoy...Writing!
Hope you all have a great monday!

Until next time...

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Sell out??

Okay, I told my friend's about this little quiz last night, and they asked me to post it here. I was pretty surprised to see my "sell out" price so high...I thought I'd settle for less. Guess I better not try-out for Fear Factor. The crazy crap those people do for a measly $50 grand is unbelievable!

Click the link below my score to see how much moola it would take for you to sell your soul!

On Average, You Would Sell Out For


Thursday, January 05, 2006

Okay, I guess this is what happens when you 7 tag others...

Yup bloggers, that's's my turn to do the old 7 tag bit. (Thanks Lori)

All-righty, {{stretching fingers, popping knuckles}}, I'm ready to go!

7 things to do before I die:
-Tour Europe, Greece, Australia, Jamaica and Nepal.
-Visit Johnny Depp, while in France.
-Go to a movie based on one of my books.
-Drive a golf ball further than my husband, at least once.(Yes, he's that good.)
-Get an advance check so big, my husband passes out cold.
-Hold a grandbaby. (VERY distant future)

7 things I cannot do:
-Eat calamari, no matter how fried it is.
-Drink Southern Comfort EVER again.
-Write a Contemporary Romance.
-Visit China.
-Remember birthdays of those most important to me.
-Have one more of said birthday parties at Chuck-E-Cheese without going postal.
-Stop drinking coffee.

7 autobuy authors:
-Shari Anton.
-Dawn Thompson.
-Connie Mason.
-Karen Robards.
-Deborah Hale.
-The "No Law Against Love" anthology authors! You go ladies!
-Any of my WisRWA buddies new releases!

7 movies I watch over and over again:
-Moulin Rouge, (my daughter and I sing like crazy)
-Lord of the Rings movies...yes, pretty much all of them.
-The Boondock Saints.
-So, I Married an Axe Murderer. "Nadia, let us dance like children of the night."
-King Arthur. "You been fightin? Yeah. You been winnin? Yeah. That's my boy."
-A Knight's Tale, (kid's love the beginning)

7 things I say (or write) most often:
-"Dude!" (I am from So. Cal)
-"Back the truck up."
-"That 'aint right."
-"Quit hitting your sister!"
-his/her eyes narrowed. Seriously, when I edit I actually have to LOOK for this and change it.
-said. I write it ALL the time. I mean, the characters ARE always talking to each other.
-My sig. line.

7 things I like to eat that I shouldn't:
-Homemade Bread, any and all kinds.
-Cheese, any and all kinds.
-Red Wine, any and all kinds.
-More bread.
-More Cheese.
-More Wine.
-More Wine.

Phew!! Thank goodness that's over!
Until next time...

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Enter my Contest!!!

My Legolas Prize Pack Giveaway is heading into its final days!
Swing by my site: to enter, and you could win one of three great prizes...for FREE!!!
Until Next Time...