Thursday, October 18, 2007

Thursday Thirteen (#2) Thirteen Foods I don't like

I love food. Seriously, I loooove it. So it's so weird to find anything I DIS-like along the food chain. But... here's 13 things I do not care for.

1. Beets. YUCK! I once mistook beets for cranberry sauce and nearly ruined my thanksgiving.

2. Cranberries. Yeah, yeah. I know what I said above, and I DO like the sauce, but not the actual berries. Too tart.

3. Brussel sprouts. I have tried and tried to like these litte cabbage imposters, but to no avail. They're bitter and stinky.

4. English peas. I don't mind the taste of these I just don't like the texture of them "popping" in my mouth.

5. Caviar. Tastes too fishy for me. And the eggs also "pop" in my mouth and that tends to gross me out.

6. Salmon. I really want to like this fish especially since it's so high in Omega-3 and all the good fats, etc. But dang.. it's just so in-your-face with the fishy taste. Blah.

7. Green olives. However, I LOVE Black Olives. Yummy.

8. Cherry Pie. Which is weird, because I love cherry stuff. Just don't dig the hot, whole cherries in molten sauce pie.

9. Habenero peppers. WOW... way too hot to spice up anything without overpowering it.

10. Sushi. Yeech. Sorry, but where I come from, we call this bait.

11. Prunes. My mom used to make us eat these when we were kids. To this day, I can't stand the taste of prunes or prune juice. ugh.

12. Water chestnuts. I just don't like the texture and tastelessness of these things.

13. Brazil nuts. Whenever I get a can of mixed nuts, I always pick these out first and toss 'em in the trash.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Weekend Update

How'd THIS happen???
I'm the number one (1) bestseller for my publisher at All Short Stories here:
and number four (4) bestseller at FictionWise here:

A quick THANK YOU to everyone who has purchased my book: The Pirate and The Pussycat and entered my contest! For those that haven't entered (yet) you still have a few more days left to enter to win some PIRATE BOOTY (and I hope you do!) please visit my web page to learn how to enter:

Writing news:
My editor tells me I'll be one of the first releases for my Christmas story (another erotic romance -- a little longer than my Halloween "Rose" this will be a "Miniature Rose") so hopefully you'll see Secret Santa 4U up on the site soon!

I'm also working on a book (erotic romance) for The Wild Rose Press' sexy Destination Pleasure series. Working hard on that one and after that, I'll have a Valentine's Day story. Whew. I've been busy making sure my heroes and heroines GET busy. Heh.

It's late. I should be asleep. I have worky work tomorrow. Ugh. The life of a public servant means.. working on the weekends. *cry*

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Thursday Thirteen (#1)

Thursday Thirteen

My first Thursday Thirteen. My friend Gina got me started on these. Now, lots of our friends have jumped on the bandwagon... I finally found a wagon with a band that I could climb aboard. So here goes!

For my inaugural Thursday Thirteen, I'm going to list:

13 Hobbies I'd never take up.

1. Knitting. Nope. Sorry. I know it's a big deal and lots of folks find it relaxing, but I have tried and I HAVE FAILED. Miserably. Stupid purling and casting off. *shudder* I nearly put my eye out with the needles. No thanks. More power to those who can conquer it!

2. Birdwatching. Down here in the south our state bird is the mosquito. So even if I was trying to watch another type of bird, the mosquito would eat me up before I could say yellow-bellied-sap-sucker.

3. Record collecting. What do you do with all those old vinyl LPs? You can't play them... or maybe you can. But why? I don't know. This one confused me.

4. Hunting. Unless we're talking about looking for Easter eggs in the bushes, I hate every kind of hunting.

5. Pottery. Sure Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze made it look sexy in Ghost, but in reality you need a big ol' wheel that'll take over your living room and giant glops of clay and ick ick ick... your fingernails will get gray and your skin will dry up. No. I'll pass on this one too.

6. Quilting. Tried it. Hated it. Will gladly pay for talented folks with more patience than me to make those beautiful covers.

7. Splatter painting. Now come on. Jackson Pollack was about the only one who got famous for this. Otherwise, you're just being messy.

8. Collecting baseball cards. I wouldn't know Reggie Jackson from Michael Jackson. A pitcher from a belly-itcher. A catcher from a rye. Nope. I'd be a horrible collector of these little gems.

9. Watching Pro-Wrestling. Or should I say WRASSLIN'. I hated it as a kid and I hate it even more as a big whiny adult. Heh heh.

10. Dumpster diving. One word: EWWWW! If you crawl out of a big metal trashcan, waving an incredible find, it'll be lost on me because I can't over the fact that you just crawled out of a trashcan. You know.. where people throw their TRASH? Ewww.

11. Manga. My niece is into this. I just can't get into it. All the characters have crazy hair and giant eyes and tiny mouths and usually some sort of talking animal pet. Not for me.

12. Ham Radio. I used to think you had to use this to order Christmas dinner. But alas, it's just a hobby that doesn't strike my fancy. It's right up there with CB radio. C'mon back, teddy bear. Ten-four, good buddy. *squawk*

13. Anything LEGO related. I've stepped on more of these pieces and hollered more obscenities than a drunken sailor. I was glad to get rid of my old collection. And to find out they're popular again makes me want to build a LEGO rocket and shoot myself to the LEGO moon!

Friday, October 5, 2007

The Pirate and The Pussycat

Well, my first book, The Pirate and The Pussycat, an erotic romance, was released in time for Halloween from The Wild Rose Press as a Scarlet Rosette. I'm beyond thrilled. In honor of its release, I'm running a contest for some Pirate Booty! Be sure to check out my contest page.

I also have a Christmas story, another erotic romance (a Scarlet Miniature Rose) tentatively titled Secret Santa 4U that should be released sometime next month in time for the holidays. If you like Younger Man/Older Woman stories -- this may be right up your alley. ;-)

Okay, enough ramblings for my first foray into blogging as a published writer.