Thursday, August 28, 2008

Hair pulling day

I'm having an emotionally rough day *sigh* Got this joke in the mail and thought I'd share.

CIA Job Interview

The CIA had an opening for an assassin...
After all the background checks, interviews and testing were done, there were 3 finalists; two men and a woman.

For the final test, the CIA agents took one of the men to a large metal door and handed him a gun.

'We must know that you will follow your instructions no matter what the circumstances. Inside the room you will find your wife sitting in a chair.. kill her!!

The man said, 'You can't be serious. I could never shoot my wife.'

The agent said, 'Then you're not the right man for this job. Take your wife and go home.'

The second man was given the same instructions.He took the gun and went into the room. All was quiet for about 5 minutes The man came out with tears in his eyes.'I tried, but I can't kill my wife.'

The agent said, 'You don' have what it takes. Take your wife home.'

Then it was the woman's turn...She was given the same instructions, to kill her husband. She took the gun and went into the room. Shots were heard, one after another. They heard screaming, crashing, banging on the walls. After a few minutes, all was quiet. The door opened slowly and there stood the woman, wiping the sweat from her brow.

'This gun is loaded with blanks,' she said. 'I had to beat him to death with the chair.'

MORAL: Women are crazy. Don't mess with them!!!!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Busy writing

Okay, anyone who's been around for a bit knows that I'm not the most consistant blogger, no matter how hard I try. And I know I've been even worse this month...though I do have good excuses :)

However, at this moment, I have 4 days to complete two holiday stories. One is for a Phaze submission for the Oh,Oh,Oh Heatsheet line if accepted. This will be the last book of the related Trilogy that started with At The Edge and then enWrappture. Big problem...no title yet *banging head on table*. But this revolves around Devyn who we meet in enWrappture. She's Mason's sister and has some interesting psychic powers. Only when Jacob and Cameron show up at her door, her gift flees, giving her blessed silence and an overwhelming to not one, but two men.

The second is a follow up on Nate and Kyle from A Master's Love at Loose-Id. This one has been accepted and is looking for a Dec. 2nd release *eek* It's titled: A Gift Worth Sharing. Nate has a special gift planned for Kyle when they go away on a weekend trip. But will memories from Kyle's past destroy their time together?

And now that I'm homeschooling my kids (doing virtual school), I'm having to spend the mornings helping them and only have the afternoons and late, late nights to work. I know I never got my newsletter out *sigh* And I've got 4 books to write on and post on Worlds of Mayhem. But that's going to have to wait until after my deadlines.

So I'm off to keep pounding away at the keyboard.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Lucked out

I thought I'd take a break from tapping away at the keyboard to let everyone know that Fay shifted and we've only received rain and some nice cool weather. However, the bad part is that it has settled over the area I'd just moved from. Some parts of the county received 25 inches and probably more by now. Not a good thing as it's making many of the sewers systems back up and mix with the water that has no where to go. Even my DH's former place of employment (very glad of his promotion right about now) is being evacuated which is a big thing as they are having to move nearly 2,000 people. *sigh* What a headache.

So I'm keeping all our friends in our prayers and hoping they all stay safe.

Then, if the damn thing ever starts moving again, it's supposed to go BACK across FL and straight through the county where my mother, my sons and their families live. Let's hope it doesn't linger like it has now over Brevard Co.

Anyway, got a little good news. My proposal for a holiday story titled - A Gift Worth Sharing was accepted at Loose-Id. It centers around Nate and Kyle from A Master's Love with a possible release of Dec 2nd.

Also working on a third installment for my other publisher that will wind up what I started with At The Edge and enWrappture.

So I know I won't be online too much as they are both due at the end of this month *eek*

Floridians, stay safe and dry. Everyone else, have a great weekend coming up :)

Monday, August 18, 2008

Fay's a-coming

Not much going on. Trying to get those last little details done with the move and get the boys started with their virtual school...and trying to write.

Just a note...Fay is supposed to be going right through where I live tomorrow afternoon. I don't know how this satelite internet and the electricity will hold out. They are predicting it to stay a Tropical Storm but us getting about 50 mph winds. I'll let you know how thing fare.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Reluctant Hearts is now available!

My cruise was just what I needed. Now, I just need to get back into a routine :)

The second book to my Dragon Riders series has been released today. *whee!*
Reluctant Hearts

http://www.loose-id.net/detail.aspx?ID=766

ISBN: 978-1-59632-743-6
Genre: Fantasy Shape-Shifter
Cover Artist: Christine M. Griffin
Price: $5.99

Blurb:
A six hundred and fifty-seven year old dragon, Bane is done with the Grand Council. Tired of the endless cycle of assignments and losing Riders. He craves to live out the rest of his life in quiet solitude. The last thing he needs or wants is another Rider.

Dragons fascinate Sianna Richter. She’s curious about their secluded natures, brute strength, unique looks, and graceful movements. Dragons often invade her dreams, beckoning her inner soul. Only she is a descendant of Elder blood, aristocratic blood that has never bonded with a dragon…

Until now.

One touch is all it takes to ignite their passion, but will Bane form the bond between these two reluctant hearts?


My newsletter will be coming out this week containing an excerpt and a chance to receive a free copy of this book. Keep an eye out.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

One day of catch up then off again

Well, we've moved into our new home, got our satelite and internet connected. I'm nearly done unpacking. Only have a couple of minor boxes that contains nicnaks and pictures to hang on the walls. We're getting settled in and I've got the kids signed up for a virtual home school. Should be interesting.

However, we're off again tomorrow as my family is going on a Disney cruise. We'll be back sometime Sunday. It's a vacation that's well deserved for us all :)

But I do have a couple bits of news.

My cover for A Master's Love is part of August's Best Cover contest over at The Romance Bistro After Dark. Stop by and vote :D
To see the entries: http://ph.groups.yahoo.com/group/rb_afterdark/photos/browse/23bb
To vote: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/rb_afterdark/surveys?id=2411721

Also remember that Dragon Riders 2: Reluctant Hearts is being released Aug. 12th. I'll have my cover up when I return from my cruise. I've seen the sample and liked it :P

Have a great week and weekend. See you next week and I'll get back onto schedule with my posting.