August 31, 2009

I Gotta Get Our More

My legs are so sore. And all I did was climb a few stairs! Saturday night I went with a friend to the Keith Urban/Sugarland concert at the Sommet Center and Sunday morning my left leg was hurting like I'd walked the stairmaster for an hour.

Our seats weren't that great; top of the building in the nosebleed section. We took the escalator up to the 3rd floor and walked around the building to our section. Then we only climbed about 20 stairs. Of course they were VERY steep and we went up and down 3 times because we couldn't find our seats. I can't figure out why it would hurt so much!

My exercise schedule sucks. I never used to have to work at being thin. Now every thing I put in my mouth goes straight to my tummy and hips. What happens when you get past 35? Is there like some sort of sensor that goes off and won't allow you to eat what you used to? I mean, come on. Can't I at least keep the one vice I have? I need my chocolate for goodness sake. I don't smoke, I don't drink. I gotta have something.

But maybe the key is just to get out more. Get up off my hiney and do something! How about you? Any exercise woes?

August 26, 2009


Alexander Forsytheʼs house is haunted. One wouldn’t think a hundred and three year old vampire would let a little ghost bother him, but this particular house guest has outstayed her welcome.

Alex detests witchcraft, but after discovering his ghost, Abbie, is the ancestor of the local witch, Willow Cowan, his choices are limited. Alex calls on Willow to help evict his ghostly tenant, but he begins to wonder if the sexy spell-caster might be more trouble than the ghost.

Willow thinks Alex needs her magical abilities to remove the spirit from his house. What she doesnʼt realize is that his specter is her long lost ancestor. Sheʼs not sure she wants to help the gorgeous vampire in his ghost hunt, until she sees a long lost family heirloom on display in Alexʼs house.

Alex is adamant that the necklace belongs to him.. Itʼs been in his family since it was created for the wife of a distant ancestor. The necklace had been given to every wife of the first born son. Heʼs reluctant to give away his precious heirloom to a witch.

Can they learn to work together and get past their differences? Or will Abbie be the one obstacle they can’t remove?

You can check it out at The Wild Rose Press. Remember, it’s available on Wednesday August 26, 2009!

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August 21, 2009

Old Barns

I love old barns.

They have so much character.

They're a tribute to times past and even though they're falling apart people think them beautiful and want to make them a part of their lives by recycling them into new buildings.

I want my life to be like that.

Someday, even though I'm falling apart, I want someone to look at me and remember the times I touched their lives in some small way.

How about you? How do you want your life reflected in years to come?

August 18, 2009

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The Silver Casket
Debbie Mumford

Cat Logan, a young American with a recent degree in medieval literature, travels to Scotland to discover her Celtic roots. She finds more than she bargained for when a mysterious silver casket (rumored to hold the desiccated heart of a long dead Scottish laird) transports her back in time to the 1400s and the man whose heart she holds in her hands.

Publisher: Freya's Bower
Time Travel/Historical
Rating: Tangy
Book Length: Novella

Available Tuesday, August 18, 2009

August 17, 2009


Saturday morning I was in that state between sleep and awake and found myself pondering why I procrastinate so much on my writing.

When I was a kid I loved to write. I'd write anything, from copying down other books to making up my own stories. I had a beautiful place to write and would take my notebook and pencil down to the pond and just lay in the grass writing all day. I loved it.

Then I got married and had kids and started pushing my urge to write down to the bottom of my list of things to do. I never took the time to write just for myself anymore. I would make out lists of things that needed to be done and I would occassionally write a poem, but for the most part anything writing related was tamped down so hard that it finally quit rearing it's head. Sort of like my self esteem suffered from my husband's emotional abuse.

Over the years I've slowly started writing again. But I also notice that I still have that urge to tamp down my desire to write even when I have time and something to write about. And I don't know how to stop it.

Is it just procrastination that every writer goes through or is it just a habit that I've developed over the years? Is there a way to overcome this "problem"? Do you suffer from the same thing?

August 14, 2009

The Last First

It's here. My last child's last First Day of School. HNM is a Sr this year. Next year will not find me getting her up and motivated for another school year. No more school clothes to buy, no more supplies, no more homework help. Those are good things, but I'll miss them just the same.

I'm feeling a bit nostalgic about all this. Next year she'll graduate and the perhaps even move out. College might be in her future but she hasn't completely decided yet. All I know is that this is the last time I'll wake her up on the first day of school. My baby is growing up and I'm not sure I like it.

Do you remember your last first day of school?

August 13, 2009

Random Stuff

Check out a new letter from Silla over at Silla's Secret.

It's another beautiful day. The sun is shining and it's not too hot. With any luck it will stay this way a few days.

Work is going ok. I'm training a new hire this week. Although, I still haven't figured out why we need extra help. The phone's aren't that busy as far as I know. Of course, I'm not on them as much as anyone else is, either.

Home is good. JAM is home, the baby is doing great, Josh is working hard and Hallie is a Sr this year. Life is going very well.

Writing is slow, though. I can't seem to do the BICHOK thing. I tell myself every day that I'll sit and write, but when it comes time to do it there is always something else I need to do.

What do you do to keep your Butt In Chair, Hands On Keyboard?

August 07, 2009

I Can See You - Out Now!

Eve Wilson, first introduced in DON'T TELL, was the victim of an assault which resulted in disfiguring injury. After the incident, Eve retreated into the virtual realm, seeking refuge from the public eye. With the help of a surgeon, her face has been mostly restored and she has returned to the real world. Now a graduate student, her goal is to research the use of the virtual world as therapy to improve self-esteem. But when a string of suspicious suicides connected to her Internet activities leads homicide detective Noah Webster to her door, Eve is forced back into an intoxicating world of Web sites, alternate identities, and secret passions. A world where her experience and expertise are key ... and where she becomes a player in a deadly game, trapped in the fight of her life.

Check out the excerpt Here. Publishers Weekly calls I CAN SEE YOU “spine-tingling” and Romantic Times gives it a TOP PICK, saying it's a “diabolically clever suspense ... and a tender love story.”

Watch the Book Trailer Here.

Available Now at Blade Publishing
Number: 978-1-897560-16-7
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: Novel
Price: $4.49
Heat Index: Mild


Kate Kingston and Brett Montgomery have been fighting their attraction for years. Now Kate’s older brother Darren has decided it’s finally time for them to admit the way they feel. He makes a deal with Kate to set her up on five blind dates, agreeing that afterwards he’d stay out of her love life for good. He chooses five guys he knows Brett will object to.

Brett not only objects to the men Darren chooses, he objects to the whole plan. Knowing there’s no changing Darren’s mind he sabotages the dates then takes them over. Spending that much time with Kate is dangerous because he comes way too close to crossing a line he swore he never would.

Kate realizes Brett’s fear of losing her brother’s friendship might be stronger than his feelings for her. So with some help from her friends she comes up with a plan to find out.

Check it out HERE

Watch the trailer HERE

August 06, 2009

New Plan

I've set myself a writing schedule that I hope I can stick to. I'm way behind on the goals I set for myself this year and it's time to crack down and get it done. I WILL finish this WIP by December!!

On a lighter note, I've started a new blog devoted strictly to a story idea I've had for awhile. It's just an idea that I'm letting bloom before my own eyes. I haven't got a plan for it, but hopefully it will work itself out and be a darn good story. Check out Silla's Secret.

August 05, 2009

Home Again

I went home for a visit this weekend and it always feels like I've gone back in time. I love my life the way it is, but sometimes it's nice to remember what came before.

My parents still live in the same house, but things are older now and harder for them to take care of. My grandparents house is gone and in it's place is a trailer that my aunt and uncle live in. My favorite tree is missing, chopped up for firewood, and the pond where pappaw and I went fishing has been filled in and is now just a field. I miss seeing those things when I go back, but I've got my memories of them, and maybe that's better.

I love going home again.