Thursday, May 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

Something To Make You Smile

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Tattoos--Sexy or Not?

and in the small there of your back
your jeans are playing peek a boo
I’d like to see the other half
of your butterfly tattoo

Those are part of the lyrics of the song "Ticks" by Brad Paisley. If you haven’t heard this song, seek it out. It is too cute! Just be aware that it is a country song, so if you have an aversion to country music…

So, my question of the day is: What’s your opinion on tattoos? Sexy or not?

I think they’re sexy, provided that they’re not in places that aren’t normally covered by clothing (face, hands, etc), they aren’t huge, and a person doesn’t have an excessive number of tattoos (one or two is plenty). That’s just my opinion though.

I have a female character in a story I’m working on that I want to give a tattoo. She’s very conservative, and anyone who knows her would be surprised to find out that she has one. So, it needs to be something small and in a place where people wouldn’t normally see it. If you have any suggestions, feel free to toss them out there!

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

The Definition of Cheating?

I had a discussion with some girlfriends recently about cheating, and it led to this question: What is the definition of cheating?

Obviously, if a couple has a monogamous relationship, and one has physical sexual contact with someone other than their partner, that’s cheating. And sexual contact is not limited merely to intercourse, despite what some (a certain former president) may try to claim.

But what about non-contact? What about cybersex or phonesex? Although there’s no actual contact between the people, in my opinion--and I think in the opinion of most people--it’s still very much cheating. It’s a conversation with someone other than your partner in which the sole purpose is to become sexually aroused, and maybe even find some sexual release, even if you’re finding that by...taking matters into your own hands .

So, that brings us to emotional cheating--an emotional affair. I have to admit that I have a problem understanding this concept. A married woman may have a male friend that she feels especially close to--maybe because they share similar values, beliefs, views, backgrounds, experiences, etc. She may spend quite a bit of time with him, because she enjoys his company. She may value his opinion, and therefore seek advice from him. She may discuss (non-sexual) things with him that she doesn’t discuss with her partner--maybe because her partner has no interest in those things. She may even occasionally lean on him a little bit for emotional support. She may even be a little physically attracted to him. The list of 'she may' could go on and on. BUT, is it actually cheating, provided that there’s no sexual contact/sexual talk? I struggle with seeing how it could be. Of course, I’m not saying it couldn’t become cheating. And if one weren’t careful/aware of the situation and the possible dangers/totally committed to their partner, it could become cheating very easily.

So, what’s your opinion? What is the definition of cheating?

Monday, May 28, 2007

Father and Son Reunion

I saw this very touching video recently, and I thought it would be very appropriate to share on Memorial Day.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Favorite Contest Prize

I’m interested in hearing what your favorite contest prizes are. Books? Gift Certificates (and if so, for which stores)? Chocolate/candy? Or other items, such as candles, body lotion, etc? Please tell me!

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Share Your Favorite Movie Titles

Since I was talking about a movie yesterday...

A few weeks ago I was at the store, and as I walked past the movie section, I thought, "A movie might make a great prize for one of my monthly contest". But which one to give away...?

So, I’d like to hear what some of your favorite movies are. It can be any genre (romance, comedy, drama, etc). Tell me!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Movies/Books With Multiple Love Interest for Hero/Heroine

This weekend the movie Sweet Home Alabama with Reese Witherspoon was on TV. I enjoyed the movie a great deal, but I also found it a little frustrating, because the heroine had two love interest. Both were great guys, and I could have easily pictured her being happy with either one of them. So, I didn’t know who to root for. Then I was afraid to root for anyone, because what if she ended up with the other guy? Then I would have been disappointed.

I'm wondering if others feel this way. When you see a movie or read a book where there are multiple love interest (for the hero or heroine), do you worry about being disappointed if you root for the wrong person? Or do you just sit back and enjoy the ride?

Monday, May 21, 2007

The Winner is...

Thanks to everyone who entered my May contest. I had over 50 entries. I was excited to see so many people interested in winning a copy of book!

I had my oldest son draw a name out of the hat, and the winner of the download of Her Protector is....Earlene G. from Kansas.

Congrats, Earlene! I hope you enjoy the book.

Please remember to check my website and blog the beginning of June for information about my next contest. I’m planning something special, so you will not want to miss it!

Monday, May 14, 2007


Look at what I got :) Many thanks to the cover artist, Rene Walden!

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

May Contest (ends 05/20/07)

In celebration of Her Protector receiving the Ecataromance Best First ebook of 2006 award, the winner of my May contest will receive a download of this book.

The contest will run through May 20th, 2007.

To be entered, just send me an email and tell me the name of the hero and heroine of the book (the answer can be found on my website).

Visit my website HERE and click on the contest page for all the details.

Good luck!