Monday, March 31, 2008
Tory Richards can write a hot story! It’s All In The Jeans is a scorcher, with enough of a plot that it goes beyond being only erotic romance. Libby and Logan both show strong attachments to their grandparents, something that makes them both realistic. They make an agreement to come together for purely sexual reasons but both feel their attraction going to another level. Margaret and Vincent, two seniors who show there’s still life beneath white hair, are lovable to the point of distraction. I laughed with them and cried over them, but the tears were pure joy. Tory Richards has written a hot story that shows that love is a good thing, at any age!
Reviewed by: Marlene
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More than I could have hoped for my first erotic romance with Whiskey Creek Press Torrid!
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Tell your spouse, your children, your neighbors, your parents, your office, the check-out girl at the market, everyone you run across.
Put your car keys beside your bed at night. If you hear a noise outside your home or someone trying to get in your house, just press the panic button for your car. The alarm will be set off, and the horn will continue to sound until either you turn it off or the car battery dies.
This tip came from a neighborhood watch coordinator. Next time you come home for the night and you start to put your keys away, think of this:
It's a security alarm system that you probably already have and requires no installation. Test it. It will go off from most everywhere inside your house and will keep honking until your battery runs down or until you reset it with the button on the key chain. It works if you park in your driveway or garage. If your car alarm goes off when someone is trying to break in your house, odds are the burglar rapist won't stick around...after a few seconds all the neighbors will be looking out their windows to see who is out there and sure enough the criminal won't want that.
And remember to carry your keys while walking to your car in a parking lot. The alarm can work the same way there ...... This is something that should really be shared with everyone. Maybe it could save a life or a sexual abuse crime.
Would also be useful for any emergency, such as a heart attack, where you can't reach a phone.
What have you got to lose?
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
My favorite day of the week. And believe you me, this is one weekly ritual I keep! LOL Saturday is my jammie day. What is jammie day you wonder? It's the one day of the week when I don't have to put on my face. I don't have to put on a bra. I don't have to do anything I don't want to and I did up all my housework the day before. I don't answer the door, I rarely answer the phone, and I only move if I have to use the little girls room or find something to eat.
I stay in my jammies all day and chill. Relax. Laze around in my comfortable 1940's rocker recliner with my lap top on my lap and some monster sci-fi movie on. I make my favorite Barnie's coffee, decaf of course, and savor it all morning. If it's cool enough I open up the sliding glass door behind me to enjoy the air and listen to the wind chimes.
If you don't have a jammie day yet it's probably because you have young children in the house, or you have a more exciting life than I do. But for those of you who indulge and know where I'm coming from, there's nothing like it. We all owe it to ourselves to have one day of the week just for us no matter what we do. It keeps us sane. Gives us something to look forward to when there's nothing else.
Sometimes I even take a nap!
Monday, March 24, 2008
It took me a long time to cross over into that particular genre. I can't tell you how many times I'd type a certain word, go back later and change it only to switch it back again at a later date. I had a hard time getting over the thought that some words are bedroom words and should stay there. That and the fact it just wasn't ME. I'm a grandmother for goodness sake! But, let's face the reality of it, sex sells.
Eventually I was able to leave the words where they fell. Do I write steamy sex scenes? No, I write about two people falling in love, who make hot and heavy love. I use the actual words in my erotic romance.
Does my book have a story line? You bet! If you've ever seen a porn or read one of those books then you know there is NO storyline, no plot between the main characters leading up to them falling in love. Sex is the main focus of the story. They aren't romances. A romance is between two people.
I write romance.
What won't you find in my books? The female C word or the F word. In my opinion those are the bedroom words that need to remain there.
One author's opinion for what it's worth.
Saturday, March 22, 2008
No more dial up, no more 50 foot telephone cord running through my house from the phone jack in the den to my easy chair in the living room. No more waiting! I'm sitting here in my chair now, my lap top on my lap, and no cords!
Welcome to 2008!
Friday, March 21, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
Why electronic publishers? Any author who has submitted to both epublishers and the traditional publishing houses knows the answer to that. But let's look at the pros and cons. And let me remind you that this is just one author's opinion...mine.
Traditional Publishing Houses: You submit a query and synopsis and wait up to four months for a reply. And then it finally comes, and guess what, they want to see your manuscript! You think you're halfway there. So you go over your manuscript a couple more times until it's polished and as good as it can be. You print out the two or three hundred pages, follow their guidelines by binding it together with rubber bands. Slip it into a Manila envelope and head to the post office. After that all you have to do is wait...and wait...and wait some more until a year or more later you finally get their reply in the mail. Not knowing that if you get a letter it almost always means your book was rejected. Most publishing houses will call you if they want your book. Oh, and did I mention that during that long wait you can't submit your book to any others publishers? So plan on using that year to start writing book number two.
Epublishers: You submit a query and synopsis and a month or two later you get a response in your e-mail saying they're interested and would like to see the whole manuscript. You polish it off and send it to them through e-mail. Then a couple months later, sometimes a little longer, you get a reply saying they love your book and would like to offer you a contract. You sit back and release a long sigh. You've made it. Depending on the publisher your book can be out in as little as two months or up to a year. And the best part? No printing or paper is involved, no Manila envelopes and no waiting in post office lines.
No matter which way you go, you do need to plan on promoting your books, so be forewarned. It's a lot of work, time consuming and costly depending on how much you have for the budget. If you think you're going to sit back and reap the rewards without a lot of work, this career isn't for you. In fact, it's a hobby for most authors.
But that's another subject:)
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Recently started by Lynda Coker, it's growing fast and includes other groups like: Reviews, Muses and Awards. Kind of like a one stop shop. The link below is your invite.
Monday, March 10, 2008
Slow...slow...slow! And not only that, it takes 20 minutes to download pictures I receive or send. I delete half the emails I get because of that. I can't watch youtube or other videos because a three minute presentation takes half an hour on my puter. I feel like I've been living in a cave. Especially after having high speed before and knowing what I was missing.
Oh...there is a God. And on top of getting that great news my doctor gave me some good news this morning, too. I dreaded going in because I was sure she was going to say I was diabetic. But my numbers have dropped back down, whatever that means. I don't have to go back until August. Oh happy day!
Of course, between now and then she wants me to lose weight. And I can do that by watching my pasta, breads and sweets. For a gal hooked on sweet tea, pasta and breads she might as well tell me to stop breathing. But I'm going to try if it kills me!Today has been a great day so far:)
Saturday, March 8, 2008
The boy is ecstatic, but he has never had sex before, so he takes a trip to the pharmacist to get some condoms. He tells the pharmacist it's his first time and the pharmacist helps the boy for about an hour. He tells the boy everything there is to know about condoms and sex. At the register, the pharmacist asks the boy how many condoms he'd like to buy, a 3-pack, 10-pack, or family pack. The boy insists on the family pack because he thinks he will be rather busy, it being his first time and all.
That night, the boy shows up at the girl's parents house and meets his girlfriend at the door.
"Oh, I'm so excited for you to meet my parents, come on in!"
The boy goes inside and is taken to the dinner table where the girl's parents are seated. The boy quickly offers to say grace and bows his head. A minute passes, and the boy is still deep in prayer, with his head down. Ten minutes pass, and still no movement from the boy.
Finally, after 20 minutes with his head down, the girlfriend leans over and whispers to the boyfriend, "I had no idea you were this religious."
The boy turns, and whispers back, "I had no idea your father was a pharmacist."
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
His reasoning is that if they divorce and put the house in her name, if anything happens no one can take the house from her. He feels he's protecting her. She didn't want the divorce and fought it until there were no more excuses not to sign the papers. They've been together a long time and she can't help feeling all those years together and everything they've been through is all for nothing.
They plan to remain living together and to act like nothing has changed, but she's not sure she can go through with that. She's lost more than she's gained and has already begun to feel bitter over the change. His daughters from his first marriage now have more rights with regard to him and any decisions that might need to be made in the future, than she does.
Signing a little piece of paper shouldn't change anything, but it does. Maybe not their feelings but it certainly changes things like joint accounts, wills, health decisions, etc. My friend feels that she doesn't matter anymore.
I don't know what to say to her to make her feel better.