Sunday, September 28, 2008

Net troubles...

Well, it appears as if I've hit the threshold of my internet usage, which means I've been put on restriction and have an "ABUSE" *pfft* ticket on my account. *sigh* Needless to say, from what I'm told, I don't get all my usage skills back until the beginning of my billing cycle which is Oct. 10th. I can't even get on my website right now to do any updates *pulling out hair* or do much of anything. I'm surprised that I'm able to get on blogger.

Anyway, I really won't be around much lately doing many posts until after my usage has been reset (let's see if that happens because I've actually been told three different things). I've also switched to the highest package and found how to monitor it so it shouldn't happen again.

Anyone else had this problem with Satelite Internet? How long did it take for it to go back down? It's very frustrating as I've only had this a month and I'm used to unlimited net service.

I'm working on edits for my holiday stories coming out in December and plotting Dragon Riders 3 which I'll be writing for NaNo in November.

Oh, and went books shopping and got several books to read. Christine Feehan's Dark Curse is the one I'm reading now.

I still have email capabilities, so feel free to leave comments and I'll get them :)

Monday, September 22, 2008

Giveaway Winners

Thank you to everyone who stopped by. I hope everyone had a great weekend.
Two names were drawn...drum roll...

Jodi
Rebekah E.

*Whoo hoo* Congratulations! You each have a choice of one of my available e-books. My list is on the right sidebar or my website - www.martyrayne.com

Just email me at marty@martyrayne.com with your choice of e-book.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Interesting observation

I know I can be slow at times, but it just seems lately that my slashy mind is seeing things I'd never really noticed before.

At the summer Olympics this year, the big news were the USA men's gymnastic team and swimming team. I knew that in basketball, football, and baseball, the guys love to pat each other on the butt. Apparently we saw more of that in the Olympics too.

However, today I've been watching all the specials and the last game ever to be played at their 85 year old stadium. *sob* So much history and they're knocking it down. *sigh*

Anyhoo...my husband always thought it was strange that women had no problem sleeping together in a bed (remember slumber parties and sleeping over at your best friend's house growing up? The bed was much more comfortable than the floor). Being married for 14 years I know exactly in what condition men wake up *wink* so that makes them uncomforable sharing such a close sleeping area with another male (at least those that I know).

But watching all these historic reels, I see that men have no problem being "touchy, feely" during the game or celebrating a victory. When Larson pitched the first Perfect Game, Yogi Berra jumped on him.

When David Cone his Perfect Game (no hitter? excuse the incorrect phrasing for it), Joe Girgardi did the same. Very suggestive is it not?
Oh, and look where those hands are on David Wells when they were celebrating his No Hitter game.
Hmmm, you know, I'm finding some great reasons to watch sports more often. ;)
Now, I'm going back to finish my edits so I can work on other things that desperatly need my attention on Monday. Like drawing my winners :D

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Giveaway and Joke

Don't forget my giveaway I have going. I announced it on my September Newsletter. All you need to do is leave me a comment on any of my posts this week and you're entered. It ends Sunday night. I'll be picking the TWO winners on Monday.

I had to go to a funeral of a dear friend who passed away this week. She was only 49 years old and had been battling a brain tumor (cancer). She was a sweetheart and will be missed greatly *sniff* (There was standing room only at the church). So I thought I'd drop off this joke, cause I could really use a laugh.

NEVER ASSUME THAT MEN UNDERSTAND
A woman was in a coma. She had been in it for months. Nurses were in her room giving her a bed bath. One of them was washing her private area and noticed that there was a slight response on the monitor whenever she touched her there. They tried it again and sure enough, there was definite movement.

They went to her husband and explained what happened, telling him, 'As crazy as this sounds, maybe a little 'Oral sex' will do the trick & bring her out of the coma.' The husband was skeptical, but they assured him that they would close the curtains for privacy.

The husband finally agreed and went into his wife's room. After a few minutes the woman's monitor flat lined, no pulse, no heart rate. The nurses run back into the room. 'What happened!?' they cried.

The husband said, 'I'm not sure; maybe she choked.'

NEVER ASSUME THAT MEN UNDERSTAND.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Lascivious is now on Amazon!

I was browsing Amazon and thought to search myself. *sounds nasty, huh? lol* Well, guess what I found...That's right. My print book, Lascivious is finally up and for sale on Amazon. I'm so excited! *doing a cartwheel - then crying out as my unlimber muscles protest - still worth the pain* :D
http://www.amazon.com/Lascivious-Marty-Rayne/dp/1594266867/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1221616214&sr=1-2

It's even on sale right now. So go on over and buy a copy.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

4 Stars for Reluctant Hearts

Another review for Reluctant Hearts has come in
JERR gave it 4 stars!
"Ms. Rayne has done a wonderful job creating a whole new world and leading the reader on both an adventurous and emotional journey."~ TS Peters

The full review is in Just Erotic Romance Newsletter - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/justeroticromancereviewsnewsletter/message/381

I'm happy readers are enjoying this story

Sunday, September 07, 2008

First review for Reluctant Hearts

I couldn't be more happy when I saw this review in my email yesterday. Just have to share it!!!

5 Stars from Ecataromance Sensual

"Decadent, scrumptious and wickedly delightful; Reluctant Hearts delivers a full dose of sinful enjoyment. " ~ Keely Skillman

The full review is here - http://sensual.ecataromance.com/index.php?p=948


Oh, and Loose-Id authors are over at Love Romance Cafe today. Stop by and get some great excerpts from some terrific writers.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LoveRomancesCafe/

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Update

Still busy writing *sigh* but thought I'd stop by and leave an update.

I completed No Ordinary Holiday! Yes, I finally came up with a title that fit Devyn's story. I turned it in to Phaze so now we just have to see if it's accepted.

Half way done with A Gift Worth Sharing. I have until this weekend to complete it and send it off. This one is contracts (or being so once I recieve it) and should be out around Dec 2.

I'm taking the Plotting Bootcamp Class this month which I'm focusing on Dragon Riders 3 book. However, I won't actually get to writing that until November as I'm saving it for NaNo Month. That way, I'll have it all plotted out and just need to write it.

I'm also working on my Newsletter and should be out by the end of the weekend.

Once all of this is completed, I'm concentrating on edits and working on the query/synopsis of Who Says Three's A Crowd? to send to an Agent. Other than that, I'm letting my muse rest for a time.

Weather? Gustav just gave us some cloudy/rainy weather. Hannah...probably won't get much since I'm now more on the west side of the state. Then there's Ike and Josephine right behind her. Don't know where those are going yet, but it's been busy out in the Atlantic. I'm watching the weather at least twice a day.

Everyone have a great week and happy Hump Day!

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