Sunday, December 16, 2007

Merry Christmas!!

Orli and I decided to do cards this year with my cp, Kristi. (That's me in the middle)

Aren't we a cute bunch?

LOL! Yeah, I was bored and photoshop was there...what can I say?

Monday, October 29, 2007

Guest Blogging!

About why Halloween is better than Christmas, today over at Star Crossed Romance!

Come on over and tell me which holiday you prefer and why!

Until next time...

Monday, October 15, 2007

Okay, here we go again...

Sven was none too pleased with my output last go, so I am doing his Seventy Days of Sweat Challenge again!! Woot!!

Those of you who want this handsome stud to kick your rear in gear, sign up by clicking on the Sven icon to the right.

C-ya in the "gym" :-)

Until next time...

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Was there any doubt...really?

Who is your LOTR man? (long quiz, for girls, with pictures)
created with
You scored as Legolas

Legolas is your LOTR man. He is a beautiful elf and fierce warrior. He is brave and loyal to his friends. Some would say he seems a bit of a pretty boy, but you know there is more to him than that. He would treat you well though you may have to battle hoards of simpering fangirls to get there.




























30%'s kinda scary how Frodo is third in line? *grins*

Until next time...

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Another New Cover!!


What do you think?
I just LOVE Andrei. *grins*

Thursday, September 13, 2007

New Cover!!!

Fantasy Romance
Coming in September
New Concepts Publishing

Since his wife's murder, nigh a century ago, Elfin warrior Hanarom Avindaul's life has been an endless quest for he feels is becoming more impracticable each day. Still, he accepts a proposal of alliance with a band of men in a desperate attempt to decimate an evil clan known as dwellers, terrorizing both races. Not long after beginning his journey through the forest to join them, he comes to the aid of an obstinate, yet disarming maiden. He's been fighting for others for so long, he'd all but forgotten he had needs, until she enters his world. While, he quickly realizes this latest endeavor will be like no other set before him, never could he have foretold how deeply the pain he senses within her, would haunt and consume his immortal soul.

Kaiya Galbraith had always known her father, harbored no love for her. But, she never fathomed him capable of covertly bartering her life away to a stranger, in return for coin to pay off his debtors. Her dreams of love appeared lost forever, until she is rescued by a being she's only ever seen in her dreams. Kaiya finds herself reacting to this elf prince as if he uses magic on her. Strong magic that sends her heart aflutter at just a glance her way. Not only is he handsome beyond description, but when an evil clan ambushes their camp in the dead of night, he effortlessly plucks her from imminent death into the safe shelter of his arms...where she discovers she's all too eager to stay. When the flames of passion ignite between these forbidden lovers, will the bond they forge endure? Or will her procurer's horrendous plotting, and their insurmountable mortal differences prove too much for their magical love to withstand?

Stop by Romance Lives Forever tomorrow night,
Sept 14th from 8-11pm Eastern
For a chance to win a copy of "A Magical Encounter!"

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

I'm back from the Big Easy...

I had an absolute blast at Heather Graham's Writer's for New Orlean's Workshop! The city is amazing and I can't wait to get back there. 3 days definitely wasn't enough. *grins*

Here's some of the pic's I've managed to download - I'll post more on my website when I get the chance.

Jo Carol, Me and Leigh Wyndfield

My awesomely talented cp and friend - Kristi Ahlers
Me, Heather Graham and Brian

Ari and Kristi

Out on Bourbon Street

The Cat's Meow, where we spent most of Friday (and Saturday) night

Leigh, Me and Arianna Hart - two of the coolest ladies on the freakin' planet!!

(Just to drive Pam S. nuts) Me and Shayne Pozzessere - Thbpbpthpt!

Me and Ari

Kristi and I on the balcony of the Cat's Meow

Beth Ciotta in her Voodoo Costume for Saturday's show

Me, Heather Graham in her Voodoo costume, and Miss Kristi

Me and the loverly Leigh at the book signing on Sunday

Me and Kristi at the book signing

Until Next time...

Friday, August 17, 2007

All I can say is, I'm glad Shia is 21! LOL!

This guy is smokin' hot, and he's an amazing actor - he reminds me of Tom Hanks, Russell Crowe, Keanu Reeves and Gavin Rosdale from that band, Bush. *winks*

Not only is he uber talented, he looks like a mighty fine kisser too...

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

LOL! You can find Mr. LaBeof in the video isle with "Disturbia" (Awesome flick, btw!), in the theater with "Transformers," or coming soon in Indiana Jones IV.

Until next time...

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Guest Blogging Today!!!

Hi everyone!

I just wanted to let you know, I'm guest blogging about Hottie Elf Heroes today over at the Witchy Chicks Blog

So, if you're an Elf fan, (or need me to convert you to one *grins*) stop on by and weigh in. :-)

Until next time...

Monday, August 13, 2007

The Brother's are coming...

I am SO excited for the September 27th release of JR Ward's "Lover Unbound" I can hardly stand it! Vishous is my favorite brother, (right now anyway) and I can't wait to see him get his happily ever after.

So, to assuage my Brother addiction, I'm going to post pictures of how I visualize each character, starting with the Blind King himself, Wrath.

DAAAAANNNNNGGGG!! Is this lad smokin' or what?

Let me know if you think he makes a good Wrath...or please, feel free to send pics of someone you think would be better. I'm all about the eye candy. *winks*

Until next time...

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Still sweating...and not just because it's 100 degrees outside...

I'm happy to post that Sven is still crackin' his whip and keeping me sweating. So far, I've written almost 30,000 words, two synopsis and did revisions on a 300+ page manuscript. Woot!! {{Go Sven, go Sven, go, go, go Sven}} I think even after this is over, I'm going to keep him around - for purely inspirational purposes of course. *winks*

Oh, and it is really that hot here in, I mean Wisconsin. (Hey, even Kevin Smith considers it hell, people!) I tell ya, I am *so* a Cali girl. When it's this danged hot, I prefer the dry heat, and need to be by a pool or the ocean with a cold beer or blendie drink in my hand. LOL!

I hope everyone else is staying cool.

Until next time...

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Sweating with Sven - Check in day

I've written 4580 since Sunday when I signed up. Not bad. I figure as long as I get 2,000 words a day, I won't complain. *grins*

Sunday's total's were dismal seeing how I wasn't home all day. I worked from 8am until noon, meet a friend for lunch at Panera in Madison, drove home like a maniac, making it to the co-ed league softball game in time to bat, drank a victory beer (we won 18-3), wrangled the kids from the park, went to a BBQ, came home at 9pm, showered and crashed because I have to be at work at 4:45am. Amazingly I wrote almost 500 words in the morning. But that's not 2,000 so I have to make up for that sometime this weekend.

My A-ha moment in this challenge so far? Well, for this week it's been remembering to tote around a notebook. I write long hand throughout the day, and type it in at night when I get a chance. (Yesterday I wrote on the floor next to my son while he played army guys. LOL!) It's more time consuming no doubt, but between work, the kids summer activities, etc. it's better than telling myself 'I don't have time to sit at the computer right now' and doing nothing at all.

So, how are all the other challengers doing? Is Sven whipping your wip into shape? ;-)

Until next time...

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Because I LOVE to be challenged and held accountable...

I just joined Alison Kent's Seventy Days of Sweat Writing challenge!

The challenge starts today, 7/8 and runs through September 20th. You write 4-6 pages a day, everyday and report your progress to the blog listed above.

I believe there are prizes as well, (Critiques, RT subscriptions, RWA memberships, B&N Certificates, etc.) but for me the prize would be finishing this novel in just over a month and a half. :-)

Anyone interested, blog on over to her Blah Blog...

I'll be posting my progress here as well. Happy writing to those up for the challenge!!!

Until next time...

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Yea, it's my turn!!

Chapter Five is up for your reading pleasure!!

10 different authors, one great story!

The next chapter of Chocolate Flirtations, written by yours truly, is now posted.

What's the story about, you ask? Check out the Introduction and then read the first five chapters!

Contributing Authors:
Kristi Ahlers
Marcy Bassett-Kenndy
Kendra Clark
Julia Clark
Bronwen Cleathero
Meagan Hatfield
Debbi Phillips
Nicole Reising
Andrea Shuman
Rita Trevalyan

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Chapter Four, by Kristi Ahlers is up!!

10 different authors, one great story!

The next chapter of Chocolate Flirtations is now posted for your reading pleasure.

What's the story about, you ask? Check out the Introduction and first four chapters!

Contributing Authors:
Kristi Ahlers
Marcy Bassett-Kenndy
Kendra Clark
Julia Clark
Bronwen Cleathero
Meagan Hatfield
Debbi Phillips
Nicole Reising
Andrea Shuman
Rita Trevalyan

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Wednesday Writing Romp is Live!!

10 different authors, one great story!

Do you like FREE READS?

Then check out the exciting new Wednesday Writing Romp!!

Each week, a new chapter of Chocolate Flirtations written by one of the fabulous authors below, will be posted for your reading pleasure.

What's the story about, you ask?

Check out the Introduction and first chapter!

Contributing Authors:
Kristi Ahlers
Marcy Bassett-Kenndy
Kendra Clark
Julia Clark
Bronwen Cleathero
Meagan Hatfield
Debbi Phillips
Nicole Reising
Andrea Shuman
Rita Trevalyan

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

New Interview and Contest!!

Hey all!

Super hot erotic paranormal/suspense author, Michelle Hasker interviewed me for her May Newsletter!! She asked some great questions, so I hope you will all head over there and check it out. The Interview is Here.

Also, I have a NEW CONTEST running on my site. Actually, the hero of my new erotic novella, The Marquis de Sade chose the prizes for this quarter. I mean, I am a lady and would never select such wicked toys. *winks*

Until next time...

(Oh, and JJ, I know - I'm still it.) :-)

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Scavenger Hunt!!

In celebration of spring and to show our appreciation for our readers, New Concepts authors are holding a Spring Scavenger Hunt exclusively for members of the New Concepts Readers and Authors Yahoo group. Not a member of the group?

Just click here to join:

Perks of membership include advance excerpts, members only contests, announcement of new titles, and one on one contact with authors.The details of the Spring Scavenger Hunt will be announced April 15th on the NCP Readers and Authors group. The last date for entry is April 30th.

There will be SIX fabulous prize packages awarded. Each package will contain numerous goodies, including several NCP books.

Please come and join in the fun!

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

This movie looks AWESOME!!

In more ways than just cinematography. *winks*

Until next time...

Friday, January 19, 2007

Go figure? LOL!

You Should Be a Romance Novelist

You see the world as it should be, and this goes double for all matters of the heart.
You can find the romance in any situation, and you would make a talented romance story writer...
And while you may be a traditional romantic, you're just as likely to be drawn to quirky or dark love stories.
As long as it deals with infatuation, heartbreak, and soulmates - you could write it.