Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Announcing, The Hot Man Today and Celebrating, Norma Beshir’s, Chasing the Wind, New Edition

First things first, I woke up late this morning. I slept like a rock through the night. This is unusual for me. My alarm didn’t wake me at 6 a.m. A neighbor's buzzing weed-whacker did at 7:30 a.m. So I began my day behind my behind.

I haven’t even read one blog today and now it’s 4:24 p.m. An invisible ball and chain is dragging behind me today sucking energy out of me, I swear.

Despite all this, it’s a good day day to announce the next Hottie for Hot Men of Blogs.

He reminds me of this guy.

He's so cute. I want to just walk up to him and pinch his cheekies.

No. He’s not a coward. More like a brave lion who loves his family. It’s expressed in his blog. ***sigh***sigh***

Every time I visit his blog, I see his picture and think, he’s so cute I want to pinch his cheekies.

This hottie loves his fiancé and makes no bones about it. He’s a father. He’s a city councilman (or was), a firefighter, and an EMT. According to him, he’s the biggest klutz when it comes to home repairs. He also writes a column.  And his book, Storm Chaser, came out last year. You can find my review somewhere in my archives to the right of your screen.

Anyone figured out who he is?

It’s Mark R. Hunter. You can find his blog at Slightly of the Mark .

So Mark, take this as a warning, your cheeks are pinchable. And if some strange woman grabs your cheeks after this is posted, it could be me or someone testing their pinchability.

Okay. One more thing to announce and celebrate.

My friend, Norma Beshir, has just released her new edition to Chasing the Wind.

Once upon a time she had a publisher and has been on the NYC best sellers list.  Now she’s going Indie.

So I’m here to give her a big hand and ask that you all do the same.

chasing the wind

Product Description

Who is Connor Mackenzie? Is he the result of an experiment that should never have been undertaken...or is he the prophet foretold by an ancient text discovered in the Sinai wilderness? Around the globe, children are abducted. All of them are between the ages of five and six, all conceived by in vitro fertilization, and all extraordinarily gifted. In the Sinai, archaeologist Lynne Raven searches for proof of the Exodus and finds a papyrus proclaiming the emergence of a prophet sent to defeat the darkness that threatens to consume the world. In London, a powerful cartel manipulates politicians and industrialists and controls a think tank with an unthinkable agenda. One thing connects them all: the truth about Connor Mackenzie...
Revised, updated edition of the 2009 novel, now in multiple first-person points-of-view.
Norma Beishir is the bestselling author of fourteen previous novels. Collin Beishir is the author of the upcoming novel E.L.E. (Extinction Level Event).

You can find the new edition at Amazon for Kindle. Price .99.

Sometime this year, I’ll have a review for all to read.

That’s all for now folks! Characters are calling me, and I seriously need to drag myself out of my hole or go back to bed.

Later in the ink all,



  1. Norma definitely deserves the applause!

    And Mark, I suspect you're going to get your cheeks pinched quite a bit!

    Get your rest, Shelly!

  2. Thank you, Shelly! The book will be $.99 for this week only. Then it goes to its regular price, $5.99.

    Yes, get your rest!

  3. Smiles to you, Norma and Sir Wills. I think I'm going to spend the evening in bed with my Kindle. Maybe I'll finish the Mike Saxton's first book to 7Scorpions. It's really good.

  4. Ah ha!! I knew it!! I knew your next hot man was Mark!! The Oz thing gave it away last month!

    I agree with Norma and William...get your rest!!

    And, snuggle up with a good book....

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  6. Beth: Don't you just want to pinch his cheeks?

    Evie: Smiles to you!

    1. Mark's probably hiding to protect his cheeks....

  7. Some good shout-outs here. Sometimes I wish I could sleep in. I usually start the day to early and have to conk out for an afternoon nap.

    Wrote By Rote

  8. Going to pop over and say hi!

    The book sounds great, thanks for telling us about it!

  9. Sounds like a great read. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Arlee: It's just wierd for me to sleep-in.

    Lydia: Mark is cool. Really.

    Melissa: You're quite welcome.

  11. How exciting for your friend! Good luck to her. Off to check out the pinchable cheeks.

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse, co-host of the 2012 A-to-Z Challenge!

  12. @Norma: I think you're right. I did leave a message on his blog. Maybe he hurt himself doing another home repair.

    @Shannon: His cheeks are definitley pinchable.

  13. Chasing the Wind sounds like a thrilling read. And yes, Mark does have incredibly pinchable cheeks. :-D

  14. I'll have to check out Mark's blog... Love the cover on Norma's book, btw!

  15. It's strange how we get days like this. Time just seems to act odly!

    I'm off to check out Mark's blog. Thanks for the recommendation.

  16. @E.J.: He's pretty funny, too. And yes, I like the cover, too.

    @Ellie: I hope you enjoy his blog.

  17. Ah yes, I know that invisible ball and chain all too well ;)
    Chasing the Wind sounds like a great read.

  18. @Lynda: I'm looking forward to reading it.

  19. I guess I was tired when I wrote the last comment. Sheesh. I didn't even understand what I wrote from all my typos. Anyway Mark congrats on being hot and keep it up!

    In regards to Chasing The Wind, I was trying to say that the first person point of view probably makes it more exciting!

  20. great of you to feature a fellow blogger. I'm hopping over there right now to check his website out :)
    Happy weekend!

  21. Which cheeks are we referring to? Mark's news clip had a very long shot of him walking away from the camera. Grrrr.

  22. @Evie: It's all good.

    @Nut: Thanks for stopping by. Mark will be happy if you stop by his blog.

    @Karla: It all depends on how you see it.


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