Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Reminder! Visit my Ebooks Blog for New Release/Contest Info

Don’t forget to check my Ebooks Blog to find information about a variety of Epublished authors’ new releases and contests. Just click HERE

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

More Favorite Quotes

Since Valentine's Day is coming up, I thought I'd share some of my favorite quotes about love.

"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength; loving someone deeply gives you courage." -- Lao Tzu

"Love doesn't make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile." -- Franklin P. Jones

"The most precious possession that ever comes to a man in this world is a woman's heart." -- Josiah G. Holland

"You don't love a woman because she is beautiful, but she is beautiful because you love her." -- Anonymous

If you have a favorite quote, please share it!

Monday, January 29, 2007

Women Over 40

Author Carol Burnside forwarded the following article to me. It was written by a man in praise of women over the age of 40. I enjoyed it so much I thought I'd share it here.

As I grow in age, I value women who are over 40 most of all. Here are just a few reasons why:

A woman over 40 will never wake you in the middle of the night to ask, "What are you thinking?" She doesn't care what you think.

If a woman over 40 doesn't want to watch the game, she doesn't sit around whining about it. She does something she wants to do. And it's usually something more interesting.

A woman over 40 knows herself well enough to be assured in who she is, what she is, what she wants and from whom. Few women past the age of 40 give a damn what you might think about her or what she's doing.

Women over 40 are dignified. They seldom have a screaming match with you at the opera or in the middle of an expensive restaurant. Of course, if you deserve it, they won't hesitate to shoot you if they think they can get away with it.

Older women are generous with praise, often undeserved. They know what it's like to be unappreciated.

Women get psychic as they age. You never have to confess your sins to a woman over 40. They always know.

Once you get past a wrinkle or two, a woman over 40 is far sexier than her younger counterpart.

Older women are forthright and honest. They'll tell you right off you are a jerk if you are acting like one. You don't ever have to wonder where you stand with her.

Yes, we praise women over 40 for a multitude of reasons. Unfortunately, it's not always reciprocal. For every stunning, smart, well-coiffed, hot woman over 40, there is a bald, paunchy relic in yellow pants making a fool of himself with some 22-year-old waitress.

Ladies, I apologize.

For all those men who say, "Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?", here's an update for you. Nowadays 80% of women are against marriage. Why?

Because women realize it's not worth buying an entire pig just to get a little sausage!

Initially we thought the author of this fablous piece was 60 Minutes correspondent Andy Rooney. However, according to, Mr. Rooney is not the author, and when asked if he shared the author's affection for older women, his reply was, "Not particularly."

The author is actually Frank Kaiser. And it's obvious to me that Mr. Kaiser is a very smart man!

Sunday, January 28, 2007

What I'm Reading

Currently reading: Playing With Fire by Gena Showalter (HQN Books)

Reading next: Fallon's Revenge by Mackenzie McKade (Samhain Publishing)

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Nora Movies on Lifetime

For four consecutive Monday nights, beginning January 29th, the Lifetime channel will air movies based on Nora Roberts books. I’ll definitely be watching!

Here’s the schedule:

January 29th -- Angel Falls
February 5th -- Montana Sky
February 12th -- Blue Smoke
February 19th -- Carolina Moon

Friday, January 26, 2007

My Confession

I have a confession to make--I am a former romance snob.

I read my first romance book in high school. It was a 'kidnapped on a pirate ship' story filled with purple prose and a lot of bodice ripping. The hero was (in my opinion) a jerk, and the heroine was (again, in my opinion) not overly intelligent and in severe need of a backbone. I hated the book so much that I REFUSED to read another romance for years, because I assumed they were all the same. Now I’ll admit that assumption was not very smart of me, but hey I was young and stupid at the time.

It was a good 10 years before I read another romance.

My sister gave me a copy of Carnal Innocence by Nora Roberts, and she said, "Read it, I promise you'll like it". To which my response was, "Yeah, right." It sat on my end table for months before I eventually picked it up (purely out of boredom). Once I started reading, I couldn't stop.

I tell everyone that "Nora made me a romance reader" and I’m so glad she did.

Monday, January 22, 2007

RoRR Gives HER PROTECTOR a Recommended Read!

Adra at Rites of Romance Reviews gave Her Protector a Recommended Read!

Here’s what she had to say:

I'm sorry I haven't read this book sooner! This story is one of those well-kept secrets that RoRR strives to uncover! Her Protector is a sexy, suspenseful story populated by three-dimensional characters that seem to jump off the pages.

The dialogue kept me smiling. It was swift and witty and smart. Tricia and Clint's reactions to one another, from anger to passion, is believable. Ms. Tyner's writing itself is clean and crisp. She definitely knows how to write. Her Protector is told with wonderful efficiency in setting the scene and in storytelling.

Her Protector has a spot forever on my hard drive!

How great is that? :)

Click HERE to read the entire review.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

The Winner is....

A huge thanks to everyone who participated in my January blog contest/drawing. I had my husband draw a name out of the hat, and the winner is...Christy H. from Utah.

Congrats! Your prize--an autographed copy of Never Seduce A Scoundrel AND Only A Duke Will Do by Sabrina Jeffries--will go out in the mail within the next few days. Enjoy!

Please remember to check my website and blog over the next few weeks for information about my upcoming February contest.

Today is National Hugging Day

Today is National Hugging Day, so remember to pass out those hugs! It makes the giver feel good, the recipient feel good, and best of all it doesn’t cost a cent.

Need some inspiration to get started? Just click HERE

Friday, January 19, 2007

I Accidentally Deleted a Post :(

I cannot believe I did this, but I accidentally deleted the post from January 2nd titled "Favorite Part of the Male Body"

However, being the organized person that I am (*snicker* because there are so many things I'm not organized about), I have a copy of it, and I also have the comments that were posted. So, do not fear ladies. If you left a comment on the original post, then your name is already in the hat for the drawing this month.

If you didn’t leave a comment on the original post, please feel free to add your thoughts on this one. I’d love to hear them!

Original Post:
Ladies, what’s your favorite part of the male body? Or, if you’re a man, your favorite part of the female body. But let’s remember to keep it (relatively) clean, please!

For me it’s biceps and shoulders. And if they happen to have a nice, deep voice too (hey, that’s kind of a body part), I’ll be melting into a puddle.

Comments Posted:
May I stretch it a bit to include mustaches and beards (they are sort of parts of a male body)

The and the eyes.


The eyes. And I'm a sucker for dimples. Of course, I do like a nice butt, too. :)

I love a moustache on a man and some gray hairs thrown in their hair.

The behind. I love a nice booty. :)

I love a man's eyes, there is nothing sexier than when a man can hold a really great conversation while looking you in the eye.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Contest/Drawing (ends 01/20/07)--Win Two Autographed Books

This month I'm holding a 'blog comment' contest/drawing. Everyone who leaves a comment on my blog (any post) between January 1st and January 20th will be entered into the contest. To increase your chances of winning leave a comment on more than one post. Your name will go into the hat for each comment that you leave up to three.

Be aware that if you are the winner of this contest/drawing your name and state of residency will be posted on my blog and website. The winner will be announced on January 21, 2007. I DO need your email address so I can contact you in the event that you win the drawing. If I can backtrack and locate an address for you (for example, an email address listed on blogger), then that’s wonderful. If not, then you need to send your email address, along with a copy of your post, to The winner will be notified by email and will have one week to reply. If there's no reply after seven days a new winner will be drawn.

The winner will receive an autographed copy of Never Seduce A Scoundrel AND Only A Duke Will Do by Sabrina Jeffries (a fellow North Carolina author). These are the first two books in her School for Heiresses Series.

Nominations for Readers' Choice Awards

CataNetwork is currently accepting nominations for the Readers' Choice Awards! Categories include Best Single Title, Best Category Romance, Best Romance Ebook, Best First Book, and more.

Nominations will be done via the database at the CataNetwork-Readers Yahoo group. You must be signed up with the group in order to vote. If you’re not yet a member of the group, go HERE and then click Join This Group OR send a blank email to Once you're a member of CataNetwork-Readers go HERE to make your nominations.

Go nominate all your favorite books of 2006!

Oh, and by the way, MY book would fit very nicely in Best First Ebook, Best Romance Ebook, and Best Romance Ebook Contemporary :)

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Do Women Really Get a High From Hearing the Sound of Their Own Voice?

A few weeks ago the DJ’s on a local radio station were discussing the book "The Female Brain" which was written by Dr. Louann Brizendine, a psychologist at the University of California. Let me admit up front that I have not read this book. But apparently, Dr. Brizendine's findings have shown that women talk more than men.

Well, duh. Are there really people in the world that haven’t figured this out yet?

She goes on to say that women talk three times as much as men, they devote more brain cells to talking, and they get a buzz from hearing their own voice, similar to that felt by heroine addicts when they get a high.

The first two parts of that statement I'd pretty much agree with (especially in specific situations) but as for the last part... I don’t personally know what a heroine high feels like, but I can tell you this—speaking merely for myself, I don’t get any kind of high from hearing the sound of my own voice.

In fact, many times when I speak it’s not because I want to, it’s because I have to repeat everything I say two and three times. I live in a house filled with males, who all have perfect hearing, but I swear they only hear about 1/3 of what I say. Hence, the need to constantly repeat myself. Frankly, I get tired of doing it.

Maybe I’m just odd though and other women do get a high from hearing the sound of their own voice, but I find it a little hard to believe. What are your thoughts?

Monday, January 01, 2007

New Year’s Resolutions

This is the time of year when everyone thinks about fresh starts and makes that list of New Year’s Resolutions. Over the course of my lifetime, I’ve made and broken hundreds of them. So I was thinking today about why I’ve failed to keep so many. Here are some of the reasons I came up with:

--the goal was unrealistic
--the goal was too general
--I had no actual plan of how I intended to reach the goal
--I would slip once or twice and then just give up the entire goal
--I simply wasn’t committed enough to reaching the goal

So this year I’m determined to avoid those problems. As of now, I’m still working on my resolutions :) Hey, it takes a lot more effort when you have to put some real thought into them!

I’m interested in hearing your thoughts about New Year’s Resolutions. As much or as little as you’d like to share. For example: Do you make them? On average, how many do you make and then keep/break? Have you made any this year? And if so, feel free to share one or two of them!