Friday, December 30, 2011

Who’s the Hot Guy of Hot Men of Blogs This Month?



Harry Potter hot men of blogs

This guys written words are totally magical. I think I’m in love.

Sometimes he writes beautiful moments about his wife and how he met her. He’s even a Harry Potter fan and so is his wife. It was Harry Potter that brought them together. In fact, their first date was to the first film or was it he proposed on that particular night. I’ve got information overload going on and going through the change as well. It all gets jumbled in my brain.

So does anyone know who I’m speaking of? I give you three seconds to mull it over.




E.J. Wesley is the hot man for this month’s Hot Men of Blogs. You can find his blog here @The Open Vein. He’s even romantic when he’s giving a written lesson on self-publishing or how to pimp your blog. ***swoon***swoon*** I know I’m doe-eyed by now just thinking about him. ***sigh***sigh***

That’s all for now folks!

Oops! Wait a minute! For next month think the Cowardly Lion. Not that this hottie is a coward or anything. He looks a little like the lion from the Wizzard of Oz, and if I ever meet him in person I won’t be able to resist pinching his cheeks.

Now, that’s all folks!

I’ll be posting something for your viewing or reading pleasure on Sunday. Not unless Hair Ball successfully got his butt typing done. I caught him last night pawing on the keyboards and then he sat on them when he figured out I was watching. Crazy little, fur person.

See you all later in the ink,


P.S. Happy New Years! I hope all our writely dreams come true.

New Year pic

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

A Plethora of Things

I’m sooo excited because I won Lorelei Bell’s book, Vampire’s Trill. How cool is that?

vampires trill

Also, I will be hosting another Hot Men of Blogs this month, December 30, 2011. His magical name will be posted along with his blog address. Just think wands and fairy dust. I do when I read his posts.

Harry Potter hot men of blogs

As you can see, I’m still trying to figure out how to make pics with special announcements. I’ve got Picasso but does anyone have advice on how to REALLY use it?


Last night, I baked a Death By Chocolate cake and had to throw the darned thing out. The whole thing! It irked me after spending the money for the ingredients and then putting in the time to mix it up and bake it.

Which brings me to this thought. DID YOU EVER HAVE TO THROW A REALLY GOOD PART OF YOUR NOVEL OUT? Especially, after you toiled over it to get it right. Well, that’s what I’m doing now with mine. Tossing out or condensing some really great back story. Too much takes away from certain moments in your story so I’ve been told by the all-wise and knowing beta readers.

And it’s not that I’m tossing it out. Actually, I’m cutting and pasting it all into another doc for possible future use and/or shortening them up.

What do you all do with yours?



I hope all of you have a wonderful Christmas, Yule, and Hanukah!


See you next, on December 30th.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Computer Issues

Hey everyone!

Shelly's got computer problems. It's Mercury Retrograde, of course. Anyway, borrowing No-No's for now. Waiting for Computer Guy to come save the day so I won't be around for a couple days.

Sorry guys,


Monday, December 5, 2011

Lorelei Bell’s, Vampire Trill

Today, I’m helping to celebrate Lorelei’s new book. The second book to  the Sabrina Strong Series, Vampire’s Trill. Happy dances, my friend! Happy dances!

Several months back I posted a review of her first book Vampire Ascending HERE. Which by the way, was so incredibly wonderful. Especially, all the hot men, vampires, shape shifters, and werewolves her main character could end up with.

Lorelei’s main character, Sabrina, also has a problem. She’s been marked twice by two different vampires and once by a werewolf. It’s possible she’ll become some kind of hybrid something-something. Plus, she’s a talented touch psychic.

Okay. So much for raving about the first book. I’m ready to read the next one and get all gushy-goo-goo over it.

Right now, you can find it on Amazon for $6.95 for your Kindle.

vampires trill
Product Description

Lorelei Bell has created another unique and mesmerizing mystery masterwork that tops its prequel Vampire Ascending in drama, fast-paced action, love, passion, heartache, and devastation.
New friends, new adventures, shocking revelations, and harrowing experiences make for riveting reading in this second installment of the Sabrina Strong Series.
Sabrina learns more details - through Vasyl's recounting of his human and vampire life – of what her role as a sibyl means and how the past and the future will come together. She finally learns what role Vasyl has played in his search for the next sibyl and why she is so tremendously important.
As Sabrina’s partner Dante puts himself at risk to help all of mankind, Sabrina learns why newcomer Bill Gannon is so interested in her, and she works to protect Bjorn Tremayne from losing it all. Sabrina’s past catches up to her, and she discovers that not everyone is, or was, what she thought. New characters, some kind and trustworthy and some not, contribute to a captivating story line, and Sabrina finds herself on a journey she never thought possible.

I hope you all will enjoy this book. I know I will.

See you all later in the ink,


Saturday, December 3, 2011

Today’s the Crazy Alternate Reality Blogfest


Crazy Alternate Blogfest 11-3-11

Yup. It’s here. The Crazy Alternate Reality Blogfest. All you need is one hundred words of fiction, flash fiction, or non-fiction about this crazy theory (it could be possible-don’t really think it’s all that crazy).

You were given four pics to use. A toilet. An old rotary phone. A truck carrying sheep in the middle of a desert. And a car with a message on it’s back window.

You could use all four or one.

Off to the right of your screen, you’ll find todays participants.

So let’s hop into the other reality.

Sophie laid face down on the unfamiliar tile floor, cold and wet, trying to focus her eyes in the pitch black room. This had to be a dream, she thought. This whole day couldn’t possibly be real. Maybe it’s bad Chinese food from last night. The last thing she remembered was sitting on her toilet, flushing it, and something pulled her in. Spiraling her round and round in a watery tunnel only to be spit out where ever she happened to be now.

She pulled herself up onto her elbows, then her knees, and crawled forward. Flashes of the days event projected across her mind. The old rotary phone in the flea market. It rang without being plugged in but she answered it anyway.

“Hello.” She twisted the cord around her index finger.

“Now that I’ve found you,” a man’s voice said. “I can’t leave this world without you.”