Sunday, 31 July 2011

Awesome According To Me


Today I've posted two of my tattoo's, it is work in progress eventually it will be a full sleeve, the theme for this sleeve is the DAY OF THE DEAD, the above tattoo is my inner arm it has been completed... for now 



At the moment the outside of my arm is being done, I'm pretty excited I almost have half a sleeve  my next session is on the 10-08-11, so the hair should done then....


The Day of the dead is Mexican inspired, it is how they paint the faces of the dead people

Friday, 29 July 2011

Em's Turn



I love this band I've been to see them live twice, I think Matt Tuck is really hot as well, this is my favourite clip of theirs (I don't care what you say Mum, he doesn't sound like a girl) - also two of Mum's characters are based off of Matt Tuck, ( obviously the characters are twins ).

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Sorry





My mum asked to to apologise to every-one in advance, she doesn't have Internet access while on her travels, so she hasn't had a chance to e-mail me her blog story for the next two Fridays, she will start it again when she returns...

Monday, 25 July 2011

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Short & Sweet




To let every-one know I've been talking to my mum 
and she is having a really good time.



Friday, 22 July 2011

Thursday, 21 July 2011

VERY IMPORTANT




Mum I'd just like to let you know when I got home from work you had nearly 300 emails I think I'm might be getting arthritis in my mouse clicking finger, I think this proves how much I love you ( ok I just really want my presents) don't forget I want a large so I can wear it with my skinny jeans.... thanks Mummy

CRAZY DANCING




For any one out there who was wondering what my mum is talking about when she mentions Chris and Doyle's "CRAZY DANCING" in her books, I think this film clip will show just how awesome those two characters are when they hit the dance floor.... they dance just like the people in this film clip 


Wednesday, 20 July 2011

CELEBRATION


This is just because I am still in a fricken awesome mood... so I got Gonzo's family to help us all celebrate... Hope you enjoy this as much as I do... who doesn't love the Muppets. 

NEWS FLASH!!!



I have some great news: I have been offered a contract by MLR for the Book 1: Rules Are Made to be Broken.   In The Lines of Marsden series.  I am so excited... now I have to start on the edits.  

Well that was my bit of excitement for today... I apologise that I am forgoing my Weekly Read this week but I am packing for my trip to America... I leave tomorrow morning...

Emily has promised to keep up with my blog but I can't guarantee that.  though she has heaps of stuff that she wants to share with you guys...

Love to all and talk to you when I get back...

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Short & Sweet

Firstly, I'd like to apologise for forgetting to post yesterday; it just totally slipped my mind and I didn't think about it until like 2 o'clock in the morning and I wasn't getting up to write it then... I am furiously trying to do my blog story before I leave so that it can be posted while I am away... Like I said the rest is up to Emily so please forgive whatever she posts.

Have been in discussions with another author about the series: Paying It Forward... things are looking up on that one... will know more at a later date.

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Music & Other Random Thoughts


This song: Inside of You; by Hooberstank is just fricken awesome... though I change it slightly in my head so that it fits with my m/m themed books: it has special meaning to me when I am working on Declan & Asher's story: Windblown Kisses- His Damsel In Disgrace...

On other news: I have finished book 2 in The Lines of Marsden: Living in Shadows, and have just sent it off to my proofers...

I have been asking people to think of a series title for the Viking/time travel series from my MM Romance HJD short:  Shadows on the Heart; which I have decided to expand and turn into a series.  The only name so far is by JenMcJ and her suggestion is a good one: Time Kings.  I have decided to stay with the theme of someone coming back in time or visa versa to be mated.  So if anyone out there has a suggestion please let me know.

Friday, 15 July 2011

Short & Sweet

Okay, exciting news... well it is for me.  My Short story: Shadows on the Heart. is up on the Goodreads M/M Romance page.  That is my story about the Viking, the Vampire and the Slave... go check it out along with all the other great free short stories that are up.

Hot Summer Days Short Stories.

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Thursday's Thoughts


I started working on the second book in my Windblown Kisses series: His damsel In Disgrace.  It is a little darker than I originally planned, so I might have to go back and re think about it for a bit. This book has the main characters of Asher Hamilton, & Declan Vivvens/Connelly. 
Declan Is Viv's biological son and Asher has connections to the Connelly's as well... he is Girly's half brother. It makes for some interesting writing, from my point of view at least... 

Plus I am writing the third book:Take Me As I Am; at the same time which is Teddy (Bear), & Jamie... They are two characters that you fall in love with very early in the first book right from when they are young. By the time we get to Jamie & Bear's love story 8 years has passed since we started with Ray, & Viv's love story in book one: My Knight In Tarnished Armour.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Weekly Read


Timing: By Mary Calmes

Timing, is one of those books that is in my constant re-read pile. I had a hard time choosing just which of Ms Calmes books I was going to write about, as I have loved everything of hers that I have ever read:

The Warder series.
Change of Heart series.
A Matter of Time series.
Romunus.
The Guardian.

Ms Calmes has a wonderful way of drawing me into her stories through the fantastic characters and scenery that she creates.  Her characterisation is different; it makes everything seem new again.  In this particular book, I love the way her two main characters interact.  Because to me, it just seems like it could happen in any normal family.

I loved the fact that it wasn’t instant love at first sight.  Ms Calmes did give us that for all of two seconds before it all went to hell in a hand basket and set Stefan and Rand off on their love/hate story that made this book a thing of beauty for me.

Not only did Ms. Calmes do a fantastic job of telling this strange but compelling love story; I loved how she had two other background stories that helped the story along:  Love story with Rand, Stef’s job with Knox, and the wedding of his best friend Charlotte.  Three completely different stories woven together to turn Ms Calmes work into wonderful story.

This is a book that I do not hesitate in saying if you haven’t read this yet then do so.  It has a bit of everything; laughter, tears, angst and a whole lot of WHOA! 

I have this book in both print, and ebook, so I am never without it.  Timing for me is a feel good book; meaning that no matter how bad it gets - things can only get better.  Also the very thing you are looking at could be standing right in front of you - all you have to do is open up your eyes and look.
  

Thank-you Ms Calmes, for allowing me into your worlds for just a moment in time; and thankfully I can revisit them whenever I want.


The cover was done by: Anne Cain


I will end with my favourite lines:


“What are you still Doing here, Stef?”

I stopped walking, froze where I was, looking at her like I was seeing her for the first time. “Shit, what am I doing here?”

“Stalling.”

“Why?”

“Because you’re scared,” she said.  “It’s okay to be scared but you gotta dive into the deep end sometime and trust that you’re not gonna drown.”

“I love him.”

“I know,” she nodded, “he’s the only one you’ve cared enough about to fight with.  That’s how I knew, that’s how I always knew.”


Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Inspirational Music & Their Influence On My Writing


This is the song for me that is Christian and Michael love story.  They sing it for him at his birthday in book 5: The Trail Of Red Roses.  Michael, because he loves Christian, and Gypsy, because through Michael's love she also loves Christian (though not in the same way)... They tell me it's a twin thing.  When I hear Nickelback it makes me want to write something in the series: The Lines Of Marsden.  It is my connection to Michael and Christian.

Monday, 11 July 2011

Random Thoughts


Today I have been working on Windblown Kisses; Book 1: My Knight In Tarnished Armour.  I have just received it back from my new friend Erica who has done a wonderful job in helping me sort some of it out... like making sure I remembered to add descriptions.  I have a tendency to forget the important stuff like that.
I have also been making last minute preparations before I leave on my big adventure.  Only 10 days to go but who is counting...

I am waiting to download the next instalment in:

 Gabrielle Evans series: Fatefully Yours # 5: Shades of Black.

Amber Kell's series: Supernatural Mates # 3: A Prideless Man. 

Bailey Bradfords series: Southern Spirits # 6: What Remains. 

Jan Irving's Uncommon Cowboy series # 3: Straight Cowboy.  

That will give me a bit to read over the next day or so.  I feel as though I have so much to do and not enough time to do it in... and then to top it off I was trying to tidy up the office before I go and found another partial manuscript called... actually it doesn't even have a title but it is about two young men Eli Bailey, who is anorexic and Neo Stevenson, who is a cutter... This story is about two young men who were once at the start of a beautiful relationship, and through the words of Aaron Bailey (Eli's Twin), this story shows how hurtful words turned both their world to pain... We follow how they get their lives back on track, and into each others arms, and hearts, where they have always belonged.


Sunday, 10 July 2011

Loop Challange

Yesterday On Z A Maxfield's Yahoo group, Kris sent out a challenge to make mud sexy. So a few of us all wrote scenes doing exactly that... Okay, so mine is not so much sexy but more sweet.  I thought I would share it with you anyway.

SNIPPET

Dominic stared out the window; his breath fogged the glass.  A smile rested on his lips that just wouldn’t go away.  The guy from next door was out in the pouring rain jumping in puddles with a young boy in tow, what the hell was Adam thinking?  Dominic wiped the glass and watched as the boy scooped up a handful of mud and tossed it at Adam.

Dominic chuckled as Adam stopped in shock and stared at the boy; he remained motionless for but a moment before he started chasing the boy around the yard.  Squeals of happiness fell from the child’s lips.  Adam picked the boy up flying him around like an aeroplane.

“More, more, more Uncle Adam.”  Could be heard over the laughter from both participants in the game.

The mud the boy had thrown was now smeared down Adam’s wet, very wet, white t-shirt.  Dominic couldn’t take his eyes of the way Adam’s t-shirt clung to his body.  Adam had only been in the house next door for the past six months; but somehow in those six months that he had wormed his way into Dominic’s thoughts.  Adam might carry a little extra weight than most people he would find attractive, but there was something about Adam that kept him forever in the forefront of Dominic's mind.

Glancing out the window Dominic chuckled; Adam was now covered in mud as was the boy.  It was kinda sweet in a really messy kind of way.  They looked like they were having so much fun.  Dominic sighed.

“Dom, are you staring at the neighbour again, and drooling?”

Dominic looked over his shoulder at his sister Agnes.  “I’m not staring.”

“Ah, but you are drooling.”  Agnes laughed, and Dominic blushed.  His sister Agnes had taken him in when his parents decided they didn’t want a gay boy for a son.

“Have you even spoken to him in the whole time he has been living there?”

Dominic shook his head and blushed again.  “No,” he whispered quietly.

“You should, Adam is a real sweetie.” Agnes walked over and put her hand on Dominic's shoulder.  “He might surprise you.”

“I’m gay, Aggie.  Not many straight boys want to be friends with a gay boy.” Sadness washed over him as his sister patted his arm.

“Dom, you’re not broken.  Mum, and Dad, are the broken ones.”

Dominic sighed again, “Maybe you should try telling them that.  They told me exactly what they think of me.  Told me how I was never going to heaven now.”  A tear spilled over and ran down Dominic's cheek.

“Dom, God loves all people; not just the straight ones.”  Wrapping her arms around her brother Aggie hugged him tight.  “Our parents are full of crap.  No matter what those narrow minded bigots think; to me, you are worth it.

“Thanks Ag,” Dominic turned and hugged her back.

“Okay, the mailman just came so put on your running shoes and run out and get the mail.”

“But it’s raining,” Dominic whined half heartedly as he pulled off his socks.

“Well stated captain obvious.”  Aggie chuckled and pushed him towards the door.

Dominic shivered as the first wet drop of rain hit his skin.   He jumped the small garden bed between the house and the mailbox.  Landing awkwardly; he ended up skidding across the front lawn on his arse.  Coming almost to a stop against a pair of jean clad legs.

“Oh, shit!”  Dominic managed to get out as Adam came tumbling down on top of him.  Adam braced himself over Dominic an arm on the ground on either side of his head.  Legs all tangled together.  Dominic felt the squelch of Adam’s mud covered clothing pressing against his.  Dominic stared up into Adam’s crystal clear, blue eyes.  A smile played over Adam’s plump lips.

“Hi,” Adam whispered.

Dominic’s eyes widened as Adam spoke; his voice was as soft and as smooth as silk.  “Hi.”  Dominic winced as he realised that his body was having a distinct reaction to Adam’s.  He didn’t want to move and bring attention to the fact that he was now as hard as a rock.

Dominic groaned and Adam chuckled as a big handful of mud landed in Adam’s hair and proceeded to slid down and drop onto Dominic's face.

“That look, looks good on you.”  Adam grinned, his thumb coming up to wipe the mess away from Dominic's cheek.  “Oops, sorry.  I think I made more of a mess.”

“Hey Uncle Adam, are you going to kiss him?  Is he your new boyfriend?  What’s his name?”

Dominic's thoughts were interrupted by the chatter of the young boy.

“What do you think Charlie boy?  Do you think he needs a kiss?”  Adam turned his head and smiled at the small boy squatting beside their heads.

Charlie giggled and nodded his head.  Dominic gasped as Adam’s head slowly lowered until their lips gently met.

Breaking apart Adam smiled.  “Hi, my name is Adam, and you are?”

“Dominic.”  Dominic said with a smile of his own.

“More squealed Charlie in delight.  Dominic grinned as Adam’s lips claimed his once more.

They all looked up to see Aggie standing in the doorway clapping.  Dominic blushed.

“Beautiful.”  Adam said  with one last kiss.


Thursday, 7 July 2011

Short & Sweet

Okay, today I am only on here for a short time, as I am trying to get my Taxes sorted... Man I hate this time of year...

Other news: My daughter Emily has decided that while I am away she is going to do my blog for me, just in case I can't... (July 21- August 7). So please, if you get inundated with pictures of Matt Tuck, (lead singer of Bullet for my Valentine), blame her, and not me.  I am going to have a lot of stuff already prepared for her, but that doesn't mean she will stick to my game plan... Did I mention that she is stubborn??? If I ever get published; my character Gypsy Marsden, in The Lines of Marsden, is based on her... that is all I'm saying.

So for the next 14 days I will be doing up extra instalments of When The Walls Come Tumbling Down. I know that is something that she will stick to and my Weekly Reads.  But the rest is totally up in there air... she is kinda emo so you could end up with anything... I love her to death, but sheesh sometimes... LMAO.






Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Weekly Read


A Thread of Deepest Black: By Finn Marlowe


I fell in love with Killian Frost from the very first page of this wonderful book; mind you, that didn’t stop me from wanting to slap the man silly throughout the whole entire book.  He was an arsehole, but I just loved him to bits.  Same could be said for Colton Decarie. They were both such strong characters that it was amazing that the house was still standing at the end of it all.

This story actually blew me away.  If I am honest; I bought this book for the cover, and put it on the back burner for so long. Then when I finally started reading it I couldn’t put it down. It is one of my favourite re-reads.

I loved everything about this story; it was one of the most different stories that I have ever read. It kept you guessing throughout the whole thing. Each new character sucked you in just that little bit more.  I strongly urge you to put this book on your reading list if you haven’t done so already.  I have it on good authority that there is a second book coming out.  I personally will be first in line to buy it.

This story leads us on a wild adventure through worlds we could only guess about.  I was totally spellbound by the places that the journey took us, and by the end I was: ‘I want more damn it!!!’  I know that everyone that gives this book a chance will be just as entranced as I was.

I loved the fact that the characters weren’t all perfect; they were flawed just like the rest of us.  It made them seem just that much more real to me. Finn Marlowe has done an excellent job in bring her people to life.

I have read many Vampire/Shifter books and once again I can honestly say that this was different.  It was like a breath of fresh air.  That alone was what kept me rivitted to this story.

So I say thank-you Finn for a great story.

This awesome book was published by Samhain Publishing: www.samhainpublishing.com

The awesome cover was done by: Kanaxa.

I usually finish off with my favourite lines but this time I am going to finish off with something from Finn’s own site: www.finnmarlowe.com


Werewolf Property Laws


         1.   If I want it, it's mine.
2.   If I like it, it's mine.
3.   If I don't like it, I'm still not giving it to you.
4.   If it's mine, it cannot appear to be yours in any way.
5.   If it's yours, it will soon be mine.
6.   If it once was mine, it will be mine forever and I will be getting it back
7.   If it looks good on me, beside me, or under me, it's mine.
8.   If it's shiny, I will probably make it mine.
9.   If I trick you out of it, it's so fucking mine.
10. If you bargain with me, you'll soon be mine.
11. If you have a soul, my dark heart wants to make it mine.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Monday Madness!!!

Well, I thought I would fill you a bit on what is happening in my life... I am still waiting to hear back from the Publishing firm that I sent Rules are Meant to be Broken to... but I still have at least have another 4 days before the 30 days are up, but I was warned that the usual time is between 30 & 40 days... so in that case I have a fortnight before I hear back... so everyone keep your fingers crossed for me.

I am off to America on July 21st. for two 2&1/2 weeks, so I thought I would do double ups of my blog story between now and then so that you don't miss out while I am away. because I honestly do not know if I will get time to blog while I am over there. But if I can, then you will be lucky and just get extras.

Other than that I have been just relaxing and getting myself ready to dive into a project.  Which one, I am not so sure about, so if you have any suggestions then I would tell me now.


Monday, 4 July 2011

New Series


Okay, well I have been trying to muddle through this in my head, so I thought, if I tell you guys about it then it might make a bit more sense.  The series is called: Paying It Forward... I am thinking of it being in a series of Novellas like Lynn Hagen's; Brac Pack.

The basis behind paying it forward, is that two drunk, and bored, Leprechauns, decide for shits and giggles to pass on some of their powers; just to see what happens.  I thought that with the ending of each book the main characters could pass their gifted powers (Paying in forward), to the main characters of the next book. The Two Leprechauns I have named Shanahan Doherty,  and Fergal Dalbhach.  I will keep these two guys as background and sometimes interfering secondary characters in each story.

Book 1 is: Harlin's Heart; and is about Duke Harlin, who is a man that likes structure in his life. Things need to be done in a set way.  He is comfortable if he has everything in his life planned well in advance..  & Joel Roxby, (Roxy), who is his exact opposite in every way.  Roxy is chaos on legs, and is the most flamboyant person that Duke has ever laid eyes on.

With the help of  interfering friends, on both their sides, (& Leprechauns),  who think that they will be perfect for each other as Duke will calm Roxy down, and Roxy will shake up Duke's world just a little.

This is as far as I have gotten with planning, I am hoping that it is something that will interest people.  Thanks for letting me tell you all about it.


Sunday, 3 July 2011

Hot July Days

As you all know I was in the Hot July Days for MM Romance over on Goodreads... well I have to check out when my story is actually up for reading and I will tell you all.  Just a reminder of what my Pictures were and the story basis I was given...

Please tell me the story of this handsome Norseman

He went out viking and came back to this scene in his village.

Who is the sexy stranger and what is happening?

I thought I would give you a small but sneaky peek to make sure you all go and have a look-see. when mine and other stories are able to be read.

Shadows on the Heart 

Chapter One:


 “ I'm free... I’m free...”  Andreas jumped around, laughter bubbling out of him as he pumped his fist into the air.  “ I'm free... I’m fr... I am so fucked!”  His excitement drained out of him as he sank to the ground in realisation that he wasn't where he was supposed to be.  “Where the hell am I?”  This in no way even looked like the City of Brisbane... funny, if he didn't know any better he would think that he had been transported through time as well as space.  Fear followed closely by anger surged through him as he stood up.

The Witch!  He knew he shouldn’t have trusted that damn witch.

Never trust a witch... hadn’t his mother always told him that?  One little spell, was all he had to do...  Zap him to Brisbane, so he could get the hell away from Christos and his unwanted attentions.  Tucker swore... it was only one tiny incantation, and a few smelly symbols painted on his body...  What could possibly go wrong, he said?  What the fuck was he supposed to do now?

Run...  Andreas heard the men coming long before he saw them.  His instincts were telling him that even though he didn’t know where he was, he didn’t want to be caught by these... these... whatever the hell they were.  Confusion overwhelmed him as he as he ran towards the small copse of trees ahead of him.

He wasn’t going to make it!

Andreas ducked to the side as his senses screamed at him that he was in danger.  That witch was so dead when he got his fucking hands on her.  He was supposed to be in Brisbane, not wherever the hell this was.  Fuck!  Andreas dodged to the side again.  He felt, rather than saw, something go flying passed his head, missing him by mere inches.  Holy fuck!  Andreas skidded to a halt as a long spear embedded itself into the ground just ahead of him.  What the hell was going on?  Laughter bubbled out of him as he found himself surrounded by seven ferocious looking men.  ‘Oh my god...’ he thought, as he wiped the tears of mirth out of his eyes.  He realised just how stupid he had been.  This was a movie set... somehow the witch had got it wrong and set him down in the middle of a fricken movie set.  Okay, so maybe he would let him live after all.

Andreas held up his hands.  “Sorry guys, I didn’t mean to ruin your shot.”  His smile faded as they each took a menacing step towards him, one guy holding a length of rope in his hands as he slowly advanced, the rest had axes, swords and other wicked looking weapons... Oh this was so not good.  “Look... guys, I said I was sorry,” Andreas backed away until he came up against a hard chest, and two large hands wrapped around his arms gripping him like steel.  “This is still 2011, isn’t it?”

This couldn’t be happening.