Friday, November 29, 2013

"Driving" Us Crazy By Angela Rose



“Driving” Us Crazy
          Nothing or nobody can make you feel more incompetent as a driver, than a fifteen year old that has attended his first driver’s education class.  They know it all…and just after one session.  It’s mind boggling!

            When my son,  Michael’s first class was finished he jumped in the passenger seat of my car and we were off.  As we came to the first of many traffic lights. While I waited, I picked up my phone and checked my messages. 

Michael said, “The driving teacher said that you should never text and drive.”  Technically, I wasn’t driving.  However, I didn’t want to set a bad example so I set my phone back down.

I replied, “Yes, that’s very good advice.”  The light turned green and we were off again. 

            Over the next four miles, Michael is regaling his entire one day’s worth of driving
knowledge and correcting every aspect of my driving.  I was driving to close to the car in front, I was going 5 mph over the speed limit, I didn’t put my blinker on quick enough.  Well, you get the idea.

 I’ll be the first to admit, that after thirty-one years of driving, that I have gained a few bad habits or quirks. One of them is driving with my left foot on the dashboard. It’s comfortable and it works for me. 

Michael says in a singsong voice, “You knowwwww, you really should be sitting correctly in your seat with both hands on the steering wheel.” 

I said, “I do have both hands on the steering wheel.”  He said, “I’m talking about your foot on the dash…its wrong.”  Humph!

So here we are. I’m driving with both my hands on the steering wheel and both my feet on the floorboards. I’m completely cut off from the outside world, because I’m no longer allowed to use my cell phone at traffic lights.  We come to the next set of lights, and I reach over for my travel mug full of coffee.  Not just any coffee…my Dunkin Donuts coffee.  I see his face light up at the prospect of correcting me again, but he wasn’t quick enough.

 I said, “Don’t even…think about taking my coffee away.”  That silenced him. 
Before we could head home, I had one quick errand that needed to be done.  I pulled into a parking space at the store. When no advice was forthcoming from the “teenage peanut gallery”, I was elated. I obviously still had a bit of driving skills left.  I was gone all of five minutes into the store, jumped back in the car and proceeded to back out of my parking spot. 

Then I heard it. 

“You knowwww…you’re supposed to have your right hand on the back of the passenger’s seat headrest, with your head turned over your right shoulder as you back out.”  With my lips twisted, I placed my hand onto the headrest, as he suggested. There was smug little grin on his face, as he continued to look out the front window.  I have no idea how it happened, but my right hand slipped off the headrest and slapped the back of his big head. 

Michael yelled. “Ow!”

I gave him an apologetic smile and said, “Oops! I’m sorry my hand slipped.”








           

            

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving from Natalie Gibson

I am the lucky member of The Romance Troupe whose day to blog fell on Thanksgiving.  I am happy but going to keep it a short one.  You have better things to do with your holiday than read my opinions.

Here is a great EASY new recipe I just found for Roasted Candied Nuts.  These delicious treats can be made with any type nuts you like (I've done cashews, walnuts, and pecans) and they make the house smell heavenly.  Clean up is a snap and I have yet to meet a person who didn't like these.  

Roasted Candied Nuts


Ingredients:
4 cups unsalted nuts, raw or already roasted
half stick salted butter
1 egg white
1 cup sugar
1 Tbs cinnamon
1 Tbs vanilla (I use vanilla powder but liquid will work fine)

Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees.  Cover cookie sheet in foil.  Place butter on foil and stick in oven (while preheating) to melt.
2. Put egg white, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla in a bowl.
3. Use a hand mixer with the whisk attachment and beat everything until well mixed and about doubled in volume.
4. Pour in nuts.  Toss until each one is fully coated.
5. Take cookie sheet out of the oven.  Spread melted butter all over the foil, covering every spot.
6. Spread nut mixture in a single layer on the sheet, being careful not to rub the sugar off of the nuts.
7. Cook for 45 minutes, stirring after 25 and 35 with a spatula. Don't overwork it. 

Serve and enjoy the praise.  Eat them hot or cooled.  Store them in an airtight container after cooled and they will last at least a week but I'm not positive about that since none I've made have ever lasted longer than 3 days.


You are welcome.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

I'm late and I'm sorry!



I'm late and I'm sorry.  *thud*  I sometimes hate when my husband takes a few days off.  It throws my whole schedule off.  It seems that he always wants to do something and as of late, I've been getting online late in the afternoon and trying to play catch up.  Ugh!  He seems to think that my time on the computer is a hobby of sorts.  He complains that I'm on the computer all the time and I don't get paid for it.

He would be correct.  I don't get paid to blog/review and its frustrating at times.  Considering all the time and effort that is put into it, it can be a pain.  Plus, I'm running into issues with tour companies that get material late to me or its not complete and I have to scramble to find it from someone else.

On the writing front, I have failed NANO.  I knew I shouldn't have signed up.  My life is too chaotic and full for me to dedicate every day to writing.  There are people that have a set writing schedule and I think that's great.  But for Harlie that doesn't work.  I never know what's going to happen from the time I get up and until I go to sleep.  Between an active 3rd grader, blogging/reviewing, life in general, I just can't do it.

Maybe that's why I've only published one book to date.  Its frustrating for me because I have two publishers that I've pitched to and they love what I've written so far and want fulls.  *head desk*  I've had to take stock in my blogging/reviewing life and there are no easy answers.  Yes, I could stop doing it but then my name wouldn't be out there and people tend to forget about you if you are not blogging almost every day.  Double edged sword.

So, I've decided that the month of December my two review blogs will dim the lights.  For how long, I'm not sure.  Things are booked for the beginning of December and January.  These are firm and can't be changed.  I've also decided on who "Harlie's Books" is and will dedicate the blog to that discovery.  Its been a painful journey this year in writing and blogging.  I've had bouts of depression, anxiety and generally just not feeling it.

I realize that some of this will seem like an excuse to most but hey, this is my life and my post.  I didn't get lucky and find an agent, score a big contract, have multiple books become bestsellers and generally live a charmed life.  No, I've been in neutral and just trying to keep from drowning.

Hopefully 2014 will be better for me as a writer and blogger.  It's hard to balance my life and I'm not getting any younger.

Until next month, Happy Thanksgiving to all!  I will be in Dallas for the holiday with my family and I welcome the break.  Woot!


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAY BLOG HOP WINNERS

!!!HOME FOR THE HOLIDAY 
BLOG HOP WINNERS!!!



This hop was fabulous! I met so many new authors and readers! I hope everyone had a great experience. Plus, all the recipes were awesome and I can't wait to try some of them out on the family next week for Thanksgiving. -Hugs, Krystal Shannan

After everything was said and done, the 
Grand Prize Shopping Spree comes to a fabulous total of 
$500

Via my favorite website random.org, the blogs were narrowed down to the lovely Andrea Cooper's blog and then to one of her lovely visitors....    

*drumroll*


Melanie McClure - Congratulations you are the lucky winner of a $500 Shopping Spree! (winners have been emailed and have 48hours to respond)

Now for the biggest book grab bag we've ever done!

Via my favorite website random.org, the blogs were narrowed down to the lovely N.L. Green's blog and then to one of her lovely visitors....   
*drumroll*

Joye - Congratulations you are the lucky winner of the giant eBook grab bag! (winners have been emailed and have 48hours to respond)


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Now for the HOST participation drawing! 
$25 Gift Card

Via random.org

Just Jeannie's Books and Bling! Congrats! (winners have been emailed and have 48hours to respond)

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Now for the Author participation drawing! 
$25 Gift Card

Via random.org

Tracy Lee! Congrats! (winners have been emailed and have 48hours to respond)

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Thank you to everyone who participated and hopped with us!

Happy Holidays!
from
THE ROMANCE TROUPE

Monday, November 18, 2013

Diva Secrets: 14 Surefire Ways to Combat Holiday Blues



This is a reprint from my blog with a couple of additions. A good friend once reminded me that the mark of a true diva is her ability to rock on no matter what. So here's some ammunition to help us do just that. 

We’ve all felt it. No one wants to talk about it. The lack of motivation, sleep problems (either the desire to sleep too much, or insomnia), anxiety, weight gain, anger, and the list goes on. When I worked as a mental health and substance abuse counselor, I received more crisis calls this time of year than any other time. We know it’s probably statistically incorrect, but this time of year we seem to lose more people we love than any other time as well. 

The list of goals unaccomplished, mistakes made, etc. Everything seems to hit us with even greater force this time of year. So, what's a diva to do? Try these practices and carry them into the new year to arm yourself against the blues:

1.     Purchase a journal – something that personifies you. Use it to keep a record of these exercises. Start wine-tasting. No, not the expensive kind. Become a grocery or drugstore wine officianado (further instructions later).
2. The moment you open your eyes, instead of saying “ugh!” meditate on at least three things that went right the day before. Do this before you get out of bed and start your hectic day. As you list these things, say “thank you.” Whether you’re angry with God, doubting the existence of God, whatever. You can deal with that later. For now, just say “thank you” for three good things. I usually start by saying "thank you for waking me up this morning."

3.     Start a month-to-month list of your accomplishments this year. Doesn’t have to be anything earth-shattering to anyone else, i.e., “January 2012, I lost 2 lbs., performed 3 solos, helped my daughter make a life decision, wrote 10,000 words, reviewed 2 books, read 6 books, helped an author,” you get the idea.

4.     Develop a realistic exercise plan – in other words, start slow, maybe 3 days a week for 20 minutes, but be specific and consistent. You’d be surprised how much better you’ll feel after 2 weeks. As the experts say, make sure you consult with your physician before embarking on any exercise plan, but one of the safest, simplest exercises is walking. You can spice it up with music, etc. A diva would treat herself with a glass of wine. Full of antioxidants and great for your nerves.

5.     Complete a diet inventory. Not “diet” like eating only celery sticks and carrots, but “diet” in terms of which foods make you feel bad after eating them (toxic foods), and which foods improve your health (system supporting foods). Everyone is different, and only you can really complete this inventory. Be honest. You’re not making any changes yet, just gathering information. If you’re doubtful, consult with a dietitian.

6.     Now, use your diet inventory to develop a healthy eating plan specific to you and your lifestyle. No crash foolishness. Cleansing is okay within reason, but treat your body with respect. The key is balance. You’re still not changing anything yet, just developing a plan of action. Gather your bath toys and take a hot bath with a glass of wine, of course.

7.     Set one and two year goals for every area of your life – mental, physical, spiritual. This should include relationships, career, hobbies, what we like to call your “lifestyle.” Good goals are broken into achievable portions with a list of actions or steps necessary to reach each goal, a timeline, and materials needed. I find it helpful to list goals by the day, week, month, and year. I also suggest using your smart phone to keep “to do” lists for each day. Here’s an example: “In the month of January, I will set aside one day a week to go to lunch with the girls.” This is BIG! "Requires a glass of wine," says Diva.

8.     Get organized! Everything should have a home – saves you time and frustration, not to mention how accomplished you feel when you get things in order.  These are just a couple of guides for the organizationally challengedJ  http://www.amazon.com/Decluttering-Your-Home-Declutter-ebook/dp/B0075FH5GA/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1355891032&sr=1-1&keywords=decluttering+your+home
     

9.     Make a list of the influential people in your life – family, friends, acquaintances, even antagonists. What have they added to your life? I know. Apart from a pain in the butt, it can be hard to find anything the antagonist or even that troublesome family member has added, but think about it. One of my most irritating antagonists has helped to make me stronger. Nothing strengthens you like realizing that everybody doesn’t have to love you, and you’re still okay. Diva, remember?

10.    Take a weekend sabbatical. You don’t even have to leave town, but if you live within, say, 60 miles of a more peaceful or exciting (whichever one invigorates you) location, go for it! Take your journal and get away from everyone and everything stressful, Bath toys (inanimate or human, that's up to you) and wine in tow

11.   As soon as you get back from your sabbatical, start your new “diet” plan by eliminating one of the foods you identified that makes you feel bad for one week. Just one week. You should have a list from step #5, so after eliminating a toxic food for one week, do the same the next week, eliminating another toxic food from your diet. Continue until you are only eating foods that support your system. Don't worry. Wine is still great, but you might want to look into Skinny Girl Cocktails.

12. Declutter your social and personal life. Life is full of things we have to do but don't enjoy doing, but we have a tendency to add to the mundane and annoying by continuing unpleasant tasks out of obligation or habit. Cut this to a minimum. Anything you're doing that you don't enjoy and don't have to do, stop it! Spend that time doing something you enjoy.

13. As we move into 2014, let's add one more to the list. FireShadow suggests we all take another look at "It's a Wonderful Life." Thanks, FireShadow! Something I've been focused on this year is forgiveness. Anger and resentment, no matter how justified, weigh us down and make moving forward an impossibility, Keeping these feelings inside you is like giving your enemies a foothold - a way in to hurt you more, so let it go. Don't close your eyes in anger. Release any negative energy to your Higher Power, and remember, Karma begets Karma. In other words, they'll get theirs. LOL.  

14.. Now that you’ve got yourself back on track, perform one random act of kindness each day. It doesn’t have to cost any money, and doesn’t even have to take a lot of time, but it should be something selfless and unexpected. If you do it in secret, that’s even better. Try these fourteen things and I guarantee you’ll beat the blues and rock it like the diva you were always meant to be..

You've probably developed some strategies over the years. What helps you combat the Holiday blues? What's the mark of a true diva in your opinion?

Saturday, November 16, 2013

fall in NYC

Anyone who knows me, knows how much I love New York City. It's my soul home and whenever I am there, I feel so alive. I try to travel there several times a year--and often take one or more of my kids with me.

This trip, my hubby had a presentation to give, so Andromeda (my youngest) and I went with him. He worked a couple days while Andi and I went out exploring. It was her second trip to NYC, and she wants to move there.

It was her second time flying, and she had a blast.

We did so much and had so much fun. Chinatown:
Little Italy:

Of course we went to the top of the Empire State Building--I never grow tired of that view~

By the third cab ride, Andi was hopping in and telling the driver where to go, and by the fifth, she was hailing cabs. I think she loves NYC as much as I do!

We had a blast at the American Museum of Natural History:

The dino puzzle was a lot of fun--for both of us.

We spent a day at the American Girl Store--shopping, lunch, and salon. Whew, that place is pricey! Andi had a ton of fun in the doll salon. I had a bit of a headache from all the pink.


We also hit the Lego store, Grand Central, Nintendo World, Hard Rock cafe, etc. And they were already putting up the tree in Rockefeller Center.


It was a tiring week, but we did lots! Spent one evening in Strawberry Fields and playing in the leaves in Central Park.

We went to the Times Square museum where we left wishes on confetti for New Year's Eve. (On one piece of confetti, I left my cell number and asked for a text of "Happy New Year". I wonder what the odds are that someone will get my piece of confetti and text me? Like a zillion to one?)

Where do you like to go, over and over again? Is there a place you feel particularly at home?

thanks for reading about my adventure!

Kerry Adrienne

Friday, November 15, 2013

A Very Menage Christmas is Now Available!!!!!

Yea for Naught Christmas stories!!!! Just wanted to say how EXCITED I am that my kinky Christmas story is now available! It released on Wednesday and I hope it will start your holiday season off with a bang!! (Please read that as dirty as I meant it!!)

Happy Friday!!





Skye has spent her life being the perfect daughter for her prominent, wealthy parents. She says all the right things, wears all the right clothes…and lies through her teeth about the kind of sex she needs. The bland “gentlemen” she dates don’t know a thing about what gets her going—and when they find out, they run screaming. In her deepest, naughtiest dreams, she finds a man…or two…who knows just how to tie her up and tease her until she’s begging for more. But those guys don’t really exist, do they?
 

Jackson wants one thing for Christmas, and her name is Skye. He’s watched her from afar for ages, biding his time, waiting for his chance to give her the kind of pleasure she craves. And this Christmas he’s going to get his way. He’s enlisted his buddy Nick and the two of them are going to give Skye a holiday treat she’ll never forget.
 
Inside Scoop: This holiday threesome features bondage and spanking benches…and creates whole new uses for Christmas lights and candy canes.
 
A Romantica® BDSM erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave

BUY Links below - Just CLICK on the icon of the e-tailer you prefer.
Together in Cyn on Amazon  A Very Menage Christmas on Barnes and Noble  A Very Menage Christmas on Ellora's Cave  A Very Menage Christmas on Kobo  A Very Menage Christmas on ARe Cafe

 Review from BDSM Book Reviews - "Goodness! This book starts out hot and heavy! Just a total wow, unexpected but so appreciated! The scene that he sets up, you’ll never look at a candy cane the same ever again. A definite scorcher!"

  
Review from The Jeep Diva - "What started out as an elicit adventure turned into the start of a D/s relationship between Skye and Jackson. A Very MĂ©nage Christmas gave new meaning to the Christmas spirit and trinkets and led the reader on a sultry adventure of uninhibited sex. A well-worth quickie that will leave you wanting for more."

 


Jennifer Kacey is a wife, mother, and business owner living with her family in Texas. She sings in the shower, plays piano in her dreams, and has to have a different color of nail polish every week. The best advice she’s ever been given? Find the real you and never settle for anything less.


 

Monday, November 11, 2013

Our Life with Autism

Today Autism affects 1 in every 88 children and one of them is mine.  For anyone who doesn't know what Autism is here is a brief explaination...

 *Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors*

I usually save these posts for Autism Awareness Month but the inspiration has hit me today.


My Abrial was born on December 27, 2001.  I was still 19 years old and had no clue what so ever what Autism was.  I don't think that many people really did back then.  I had a completely normal pregnancy.  I stayed away from drugs, alcohol, seafood, and caffeine.  Basically anything I wasn't supposed to have I stayed away from it.  I carried her almost to full term.  I was induced two days after Christmas and had a perfect delivery.  Everything went absolutely perfect. 

The only difference, I was breast feeding and hadn't realized my milk was drying up.  She got RSV then was getting dehydrated on top of that.  Come to find out I was one of those women who couldn't breast feed.  The minute she was born my milk was drying up so I didn't get to breast feed but for maybe 2 weeks.  I was heart broken.  She recovered after a week and after that everything seemed completely normal.

 
 
It was around the time of the picture above that she went from saying many words to saying nothing.  She was also highly repetitive and stopped looking us in the eye.  At first I didn't think anything of it.  I just thought she was being a two year old.  I mean I was 20 I didn't know anything, I was learning as I went.  My "then" husband's father mentioned I should have her tested for ADHD.  Reluctantly I took his advice.  When the doctor sat us down and said the word Autism my heart stopped.  I had no clue what it was or what it meant.  I freaked!
 
I immediately went home and got online and researched for hours!  I sobbed like a little girl before I realized, God chose me to be this little girls mom for a reason.  I wiped my tears and began the long process of getting her all of the help she would possibly need.  I still didn't know much but just like being a mom I learned as I went. 
 
While she was at the ENT getting her earing checked the doctor mentioned to me in passing to call her local elementary school and see if they offered an Early Intervention Program.  I will never be able to thank that doctor enough because I went straight home and called her elementary school and they scheduled us an appointment. 
After the initial meeting and looking over her records they said she was eligible to begin the program and could go to school for 3 days a week from 8am to 12pm.  I lost it.  I mean she was 3 years old!  I thought I had two more years with her before school started.  So I wept some more.  But I knew what was best for her and thank God I enrolled her in that program.  She went from barely saying any words to full blown sentences within months!  By the end of the school year she could finally tell me what she wanted instead of pointing at it.  I was overjoyed.
 
 
That was her very first school picture ever!  My happy amazing autistic angel was blossoming.
 
 
She still had her quirks but who doesn't?  She repeated everything like a parrot and she used to play with those Little People by Fisher Price and she would carry one in each hand with her at all times.  I mean seriously, AT ALL TIMES.  When she ate, slept, watched tv, read, and even when she went to school.
 
 
Like this.... lol
 
 
By the end of her first year at school they suggested she move to another school just down the road that would be better equipped for autistic children.  I'm so happy we did.  The teachers were fantastic!  They didn't isolate her from other kids or treat her different.  By the end of Kindergarten she was talking, smiling, knew her shapes, colors, the alphabet, she was blowing my mind!
 

Her Kindergarten graduation pic <3
 
 
Every year she grew more and more.  She amazed me.  We still had our struggles.  She was six by the time she was fully potty trained because the sound of the toilet flushing scared her.  It was years before I could vacuum with her in the house and she didn't care for all the kids talking in gym or the lunch room.  The teachers got her headphones so she didn't have to hear anything she didn't want to.  She used those things for two years straight until finally she put them down one day and was done.  I still ask her time to time if she wants them like if we go to the zoo and she just says, "No."  I still keep them just in case.
     Her first day of first grade





Her first day of fourth grade
 
 
Abrial is 12 now (well will be in Dec)  and in 5th grade. We still have our issues from time to time.  She went a LONG time using lines from movies or tv shows to communication with us.  She has pretty much stopped that now.  Although she likes to repeat her favorite lines a lot she doesn't use them to communicate.  She is still learning what homework is.  She still hasn't grasped onto why she has to do school work at home but we're working on it.  She HATES her picture taken now which sucks but I hope that goes away soon.  And she has to wear the same 5 shirts every week!  We are slowly working on that as well.
 
But she is getting great grades in school.  She's become super independent which can be a good or a bad thing depending on how you look at it.  She's beginning to ask questions about life so I answer them as well as I can.  She has friends!!!  Big step for her!  I cried the first day her teacher told me she had a friend at school.  She talks all the time.  If she doesn't know you it may take awhile but if she knows you she will talk your ear off.  She lives on her laptop and her iPod and FINALLY she watches shows with actual people in them!!  She used to only watch cartoons but now she watches shows on Disney XD like Jessie.  Jessie is her favorite show. 
 
I'm so proud of my little girl.  She hasn't let Autism hold her back and she constantly surprises me.  Sometimes I think Autism is a blessing.  She's the easiest of my children and she doesn't lie, she doesn't understand the concept of it and she has taught me more than I could have ever dreamed of. 
 
I say it all the time and I will say it until the day I die.  Early Intervention is KEY!  If we had waited longer to have her tested and get help I'm scared to think of how she would be today.  I'm truly blessed with her and with all the amazing doctors, therapists, and teachers we have here. 
 
 I love someone with Autism.  I can't wait to see what the future brings for us.
 
 
Thanks for reading!!!
Jinni J.


Saturday, November 9, 2013

Liberty Ann's Top Ten Things From Our Disney Cruise!



Hey Y'all ~

So it's November but I think I mentioned last month that we were getting ready for our Family Disney Cruise at the end of October.  We had a BLAST!  It was one of our best vacations ever and I hope that we can do it again someday.  We sailed out of Galveston on the Disney WONDER from 10/16 to 11/2 and stopped at Key West, FL, Disney's private island Castaway Cay, and Nassau Bahamas.  But what did we do, you ask?

1) We talked with some Princesses.


2) We enjoyed the great waitstaff and delicious meals.



3) We celebrated Brett and My 20th Anniversary.


4) We snorkled, learned about and played with the stingrays.



5) We spent a fabulous day on Castaway Cay.


6) We stopped at NASA on the way home.


7) We hung out and had fun in Galveston.


8) We met some real characters.


9) We dressed up and had fun on Pirates in the Caribbean night.


10) We celebrated Halloween and my birthday!



All in all, it was simply magical.  Now we are back home for the thankful and crazy month of November.  I am full steam ahead on my current WIP Broken Hearts as part of NaNoWriMo with my Edgy Scribes girls for Entangled's NaNo SmackDown and I'm loving it!  Monday (11/11) is a special day for me as part of the Aspiring Author's Autumn Blog Tour so be sure and stop by my blog and Tracee Ford's blog for my interview and a snippit from another WIP of mine, Hoofbeats.  Above all, I hope all of my US friends have a terrific Thankgiving and all get to participate in The Romance Troupe's Home for the Holidays Hop!  See y'all there!


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Yummy Men that I got to meet, and dance with

I had the privilege and honor of representing Ellora's Cave as one of the signing authors at Romanticon 2013. It was AWESOME!! Made some great friends, finally got to hug the necks of several friends I'd never been able to meet before and I got to make the acquaintance of some AMAZINGLY cute men known as the Ellora's Cave Cavemen. They men are nice to look at, nice to talk to, and so genuinely sweet and likeable I can't wait to get to see all of them again. A few I'll get to see again at #WildWickedWeekend in February down in San Antonio!

So I thought I'd give you all a taste of the fabulousness that is my life because I'm lucky enough to write Erotic Romance for EC! Three Videos of the Bollywood dances by the EC Cavemen. Enjoy!!!




Oh, and I almost forgot...I have a new Christmas quickie coming out on 11/13/13. A Very Menage Christmas. Great title, huh!?!





That is one yummy cover!!
A Very Menage Christmas is available for Pre-Order Here!!!




 


Jennifer Kacey is a wife, mother, and business owner living with her family in Texas. She sings in the shower, plays piano in her dreams, and has to have a different color of nail polish every week. The best advice she’s ever been given? Find the real you and never settle for anything less.

Monday, November 4, 2013

NEW RELEASE! from Krystal Shannan



WAKING SARAH
Vegas Mates
Book 3


Council threats and Renata’s deadly attack leave the Vegas pack scrambling to regroup… 

Heartbroken over the death of her fiancĂ© and tortured by a voice in her mind that’s haunted her since childhood, Sarah McLain learns her true ancestry after attending her best friend Margaret’s wedding. Can the pack save Sarah from the darkness that threatens to overwhelm her? Or will the wolf inside drive her over the edge before they can show her being a supernatural being is a good thing? 

Chris Michaels is in charge of training the new latent werewolves at the O’Hearn mountain inn, now known as Woodhaven. His focus is tested when he finds out the beautiful but sad redhead, Sarah McLain, is his trainee. The connection he feels to her is strong but not magickal, and his wolf claims it foolish to listen to his human instincts. Can Chris heal her broken heart in time, or will he lose the woman he knows is perfect for him. 

Available Now @ AMAZON | B&N

Vegas Mates in series order… 
CHASING SAM (novella) 
SAVING MARGARET 
WAKING SARAH 



Meet the Author: 
Paranormal Romance author, Krystal Shannan, lives in Texas and is married to the love-of-her-life. They have a spunky young daughter who believes in fairies. Krystal professes to loving shoes, but avoids wearing them at all costs. She teaches in the public schools and writes as much as she can in her free time. If any more spare time can be squeezed from her day, she enjoys reading romance in all genres, but especially paranormal. If it has a 'Happily Ever After', she's on board! 

She is an active member in her local RWA chapter DARA.

Krystal Shannan 
Putting Magick in Romance One Soulmate at a Time
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