Thursday, December 11, 2008
Monday, December 08, 2008
- I don't know about you, but nothing gets me into the holiday spirit like a good Christmas movie.
Although "A Christmas Story" is always good for a laugh and "A Wonderful Life" is a classic, my personal favorite would have to be "Home Alone."
There is something about little Kevin McCallister that just speaks to me. A smart, caring, intelligent 8 year old boy who feels overlooked by his busy and harried family, acts out, says things he doesn't mean and has to live with the consequences. Watching him grow, fend for himself, buy groceries, order pizza (oh, and toss paint cans at the bad guys) is just a great ride of a movie.
Now, how about you? What is your favorite Holiday movie?
Those who leave a comment today, telling me their favorite Holiday film, will be entered to receive a digital download of any book from my backlist!
Now, onto the CHRISTMAS RIDE CONTEST RULES!
Collect the songs to enter the grand prize drawing. One lucky person will win a $75 Wild Rose Press gift certificate! All you need to do to enter is attend each day's blog post, identify the carol, and make a complete carol list to submit after the final blog post of Christmas Eve. Don't forget to check the list twice!
Send it to Christmasrideblog@live.com by midnight, CST Dec. 31st 2008!
Now here is the pretty big hint to my song choice for the grand prize. By the way, the song is also featured in a scene from my favorite holiday film mentioned above. :-)
Giddy-up jingle horse, pick up your feet
Jingle around the clock...
Good luck in the contest!! And if you missed stops or have gotten lost along the way, here are the past blogs where the ride has been spreading Christmas cheer!
Nov 29 PL Parker - http://plparker.blogspot.com/
Nov 30 Lynn Reynolds - http://lynnreynolds.blogspot.com/
Dec 1 WRP - http://thewildrosepress.blogspot.com/
Dec 2 Michele Hart - http://michelehart.blogspot.com/
Dec 3 2 today! - Teri Wilson - http://www.freewebs.com/teriwilson/terisblog.htm
Elaine Cantrell - http://www.elainepcantrell.blogspot.com/
Dec 4 Roni Adams - http://thewildrosepress.blogspot.com/
Dec 5 Stacy Dawn - http://www.stacydawn.blogspot.com/
Dec 6 Susanne Saville - http://myblog.susannesaville.com/
Dec 7 Beth Caudill http://bethcaudill.blogspot.com/
Dec 8 Kyann Waters http://kyannwaters.blogspot.com/
Your next stop on the Christmas Ride is Donna Michaels http://donnamichaelsauthor.blogspot.com/
Until next time...
Friday, July 25, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Hope and love arrive in the form of an Elfin warrior. Hanarom Avindaul has spent years fighting to save his people and lands, while defending the innocent and helpless. Although he has rescued many fair damsels, Kaiya is different from any woman he has ever met, mortal or immortal. There is no denying his heart, and he could never leave her to the horror that has become her life.
A Magical Encounter is romance-meets-fantasy at its finest. The villains were beyond psychological and social rehabilitation, and the lovers are captivating without being syrupy sweet. The bad guy stalks Kaiya every step of the way, and you are often on the edge of your seat scared for her while hoping that Hanarom will administer a major beat down to the scumbag.
Although Hanarom is an Elf, he’s depicted as another race in the sense of the Lord Of The Rings characters. I might even suggest that he would give Legolas a run for his money on sex appeal. He and Kaiya form an instant connection through their strong character, love of nature and sense of honor. The trials and dangers they encounter really bring them closer. It’s refreshing to see Kaiya save and defend Hanarom nearly as often as he does her. In so many different ways, Ms. Hatfield depicts them as equals, and does a great job of uniting two very different people together by playing up their similarities. The love scenes are passionate, sultry and sensuously written.
Overall, A Magical Encounter delivered on adventure and romance, and more than earned its HEA. I would strongly recommend this book to anyone that enjoys a successful melding of these genres.
New Concepts Publishing
Reviewed by Patrice F.
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Look at Went...he's got my People magazine, a coffee (the hot one is mine, of course - only he likes those sweet, mocha things - blech!), a new pillow for the bed from Bed Bath - oh, and you can't forget those handcuffs dangling from his oh-so yummy fingers. *wriggling brows*
We broke our fuzzy pair last time around...see the secret smile on his face - he's thinking about it right now. *winks*
LOL! Fiction can be fun. :-)
"Prince Hanarom, prince of the elves, is heading out to help his friends conquer the enemies and keep his lands safe for his people. He is two hundred two years old, and his mother thinks it is time for him to remarry, produce an heir, and Hanarom is not interested.
Lady Kaiya of Seriador is human, she can’t figure out why her father is determined to marry her off and she’s not ready. After rejecting each suitor her father has put before her, she is finally sold off as a whore, and taken from her lands.
This is a story of love, intrigue and murder, where elves, beasts and humans war with one another trying to keep their lands and people free. This is a love story between an elf and a human who come together in the middle of all of the war and intrigue and fall deeply in love.
This is an absolutely beautiful story with twists and turns at every corner. Meagan Hatfield has beautifully woven whispers of attraction, and sweetness throughout this fantasy culminating in a cacophony or romance. This is truly an enchanting magical love story, a happily-ever-after if I’ve ever read one. The fantasy is beautiful; to watch two people from different races come together in love despite all odds. Truly beautiful! The scenes of love, beauty, discord and sadness are magnificently portrayed. This is a must read for all fantasy lovers and all romantics. Beautiful story, Meagan, well done. This one is a keeper!"
Desiree ~ ENCHANTING REVIEWS
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Sarah Wayne Callies: Back from the Dead!
Thu, 27 March 2008
In one crazy unexpected twist, Sarah Wayne Callies is coming back to Prison Break next season!!!
In the fourth episode of season three ("Good Fences"), Sara’s head was presumably decapitated, placed in a box, and sent to Lincoln Burrows. So how can she be written back into the series?
HERE IS THE ACTUAL INTERVIEW:
Saturday, March 01, 2008
A Magical Encounter
Fantasy Romance Novel
New Concepts Publishing
An Elfin warrior, whose neither known or craved a woman’s touch in over a century, finds he cannot keep his thoughts or his hands off a promised human he’s sworn to protect.
Read an Excerpt
Buy it NOW
Friday, February 22, 2008
The Marquis and the Mistress
Available from The Dark Castle Lords
|Cosette has one option left to her -- she must catch King Henry’s eye. She must seduce him and then become his new mistress or she stands to lose everyone important to her. What she never expected was to see her betrothed. The man she believed had died ten years ago at sea. The man whose disappearance ultimately put her in the position she's in today.|
Francois has traveled to see the king for one reason only, to inform him of a possible plot against him. But when he sees the woman he has loved for the past ten years, his betrothed that he was forced to leave behind, his plans change. When he begins to believe she could be involved in the plot to bring down the king, he has to decide to turn her in or save her at any cost. Can two lost souls be reunited after so long? Or has time and circumstance forced them apart forever?
Meagan Hatfield has written an exciting tale of lost love, secrets, and devious plots. Cosette and Francois were such well-written characters. The love-hate relationship between these two wonderful people, along with the fiery passion that burns up the pages, is all consuming. I was unable to put this one down. Although at times I found the situations the characters had to withstand a little distressing, I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for an exciting, sexually charged romance because this has to be one of the best I have read. Hats off to this great author. I look forward to reading more of her stories in the future.
Sensuality rating: Very sensual
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Now, I don't really watch TV. Well, not on a weekly basis, (and I never blog about it.) The whole thing has become so unpredictably annoying it became difficult to emotionally invest myself in a show, only to have it go on some random hiatus for a year, change time slots, (or worse) change days.
However, Prison Break is the exception. Or was. Until they killed the heroine and love interest - Sara.
Now, I read that because she was pregnant in real life, she didn't want to work - wanted to be at home with the babe, etc. Well, I am hoping and praying that the actress had her kid, realizes that life at home with a toddler is monotonous, begs to be written back into the show and they allow it. I was a stay at home mom and after two years, I was pulling out my hair for any adult interaction that didn't require Playdough or Lego's. And I mean, the show is basically a soap opera - characters have returned from the grave before - it wouldn't be the first time. It's totally doable.
While I'm going off on my diatribe here...the whole female prison spin-off concept with the lead actress being Michael's new love interest is thoroughly insulting! No, no, NO!
Words are failing me, so I'll just have you look at this vid of Michael learning about Sara's death.
Now, tell me what does he have left? If Sara was not the love of his life and his soulmate is indeed this new lady, what reaction could he possibly give her? What corner of his heart is left for her?
I'll tell you. Nothing.
He spent all of his emotions, all of his heart on Sara. Meaning anything else would be unbelievable and pointless or render him an absolute ass in viewers eyes.
His character - as it has been outlined from the beginning - is guarded and intelligent. No way would he go for another person caught up in the "company's" net. He would have learned his lesson. As Sara once wrote - he would "know better."
Like I said, I hope that they bring her back. I am a romance author after all and it kills me to not have a "Happily Ever After" for the hero and heroine. But if the writers, in their "wisdom" decide to have her remain dead, I sincerely hope they know better than to give him a new love interest. It would demean anything and everything that Michael ever said or did...and THAT my dear bloggers, would be a tragedy. He is truly one of the best characters to hit the television in a long time and it would be a shame to see him go down like that.
Okay, I'm done. Phew! It's nice to have a place to get that off my chest. Now, back to my dragon hottie...until next time...
Thursday, February 14, 2008
By Meagan Hatfield
Hot-Historical Romance Novel
Now available from the Dark Castle Lords
Blurb: A Courtesan catches the King’s eye and is offered the role of his new royal mistress. She arrives at court, never expecting to see her betrothed, a man she thought perished at sea ten years ago, not only alive, but still working for the King she’d come to court to seduce.
Friday, February 01, 2008
Torrid Teasers Volume 43: The Whole Enchilada & Lust Desserts
by Meagan Hatfield
Torrid Romance Contemporary
Rating: Sensual Romance - Sensual
Now available from Whiskey Creek Press Torrid
THE WHOLE ENCHILADA: Owning his own franchised Mexican restaurant isn’t the dream job Dale Jennings had hoped for. The rigid menu and atmosphere stifles his creativity, and it doesn’t take long before he finds himself at the taco shop across the street, enjoying the authentic cuisine of his drop-dead gorgeous business rival, Lina Sanchez. But even though her food is damn near as hot as her sun kissed body, Dale is determined not to let anything stand in the way of his success. Especially not some California girl’s enchiladas.
LUST DESSERTS:As her best friend Lina puts it, Samantha Logan needs to get laid. Coming off a bad relationship, Sam is not eager to jump on the commitment bandwagon. But when a edibly handsome stranger catches her attention at the local bar, Sam can’t deny the intense attraction, and decides to give into the moment and satisfy her unfulfilled desires.
*4 ½ cherries from Whipped Cream Reviews!
"I loved these stories! It was a case of two great stories for the price of one. Both of these stories were HOT, HOT, HOT and yet sweet at the same time... My only regrets as far as these stories went, I wanted more! Even though both stories were short, I felt a connection with the characters and loved their witty byplay. I would love to see a story down the line where we get to revisit these two couples and see how much hotter it could get. Ms. Hatfield has a definite talent for interesting situations and loading on the heat. She's definitely one to watch for."