Monday, August 31, 2009


Bookie Junkie awarded me with this sweet treat!!! (Please visit her place... she is awesome))
It is the Lemonade Award!
Here are the rules:
The Lemonade Award is a feel good award which shows great attitude or gratitude.
Here are the rules:
~Put the Lemonade Award logo on your blog or post.
~Nominate at least 10 blogs that show great attitude or gratitude.
~Link your nominees within your post.
~Let the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
~Share the love and link to the person from whom you received the award.
Here are my nominees...
1.)H.A.W.K. @ Houston A.W. Knight
2.)Hilda @ The Dip-Files
3.)Leontine @ Leontine's Book Realm
4.)JennJ @ Sapphire Romance Realm
5.)Amy C @ Romance Book Wyrm
6.)VampFanGirl @ Lovin' Me Some Romance
7.)Barbara @ Happily Forever After
8.)Dottie @ My Blog 2.0
9.)Lea @ Closetwriter
10.)Host @ Angel On A Move

Hilda @ The Dip-Files bestowed upon this award to me... Yes, I have received this one already, but if truth be told... there are more people that I could give this too!! Because I believe everyone deserves all the awards we all receive... or else why would we visit them!
This is the BINGO award... and the rules are simple....

This "B-I-N-G-O" BEAUTIFUL BLOG AWARD means that this blog is...

B: Beautiful ~ I: Informative ~ N: Neighborly ~ G: Gorgeous ~ O: Outstanding

Now... I know we are suppose to give this award to the respective letters... but seriously... I want you all to take this and display this proudly somewhere... To let everyone know that you have a beautiful blog and that someone else thinks it is beautiful as well!! You all deserve this award... we all work so very hard on our blogs, making them into something personal.. Like our home away from home.. some where to come and sit with a friend... to talk about books, movies, hot guys, our favorite men in our favorite books... or just to vent for the day... We are all here.. So we all deserve it.. because you all have beautiful, informative, neighborly, gorgeous and outstanding places!!! So, please take this award!! I will stalk you till you do... lmao!!!!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

~Show Me Your's Saturday~

I Heat Book Gossip started this neat little meme... and I missed it last Saturday.... This is straight from her place (please go--->>> here to see her's!!!)
This is the rules from her place:

"Show Me Yours Saturday"
Each weekend I will try to post a Show Me Yours.
It can include a favorite food to something about me.
I want a teeny bit of anonymity so I won't post pics of myself.
Show me the deets and I will show you mine.

Key word is show: So show us some snazzy pictures not just words.

Okay... my Show You Mine's is very random... Yea, I mean very random.. I did not get out of the house to take pictures of my town... But I will do my damnest to do that tomorrow!!! And hopefully next Saturday I will have some "area" pictures.

This is my favorite thing... Besides my family... LSU FOOTBALL!!! I am devoted fan!! One wall in my living room is all about LSU!!!

My favorite thing in this picture is the cat painting a picture of himself. The caption says "Self Portrait." But besides it being about LSU... it reminds me of life... The cat sees himself as a fierce tiger (and LSU Tiger, lol...) but a tiger none of the less... not just a cat!

Now, this is one of my favorite foods... a Shrimp po-boy... with a side of fries and my daughter putting in her favorite macadamia nut cookies! This was supper one night... The po-boy was not dressed at all... I do like dressing... but my hubby does not like.. So there is no mix up that night, we all had our plains!! Yea, I added after the picture was taking!!

This is me.... the reason this is here... Well, I was highlighted as a blonde and then went back to my natural color! To show you the difference hair color makes, lol!!! But I love experimenting with my hair color. My sister in law does my hair... And I really don't mind putting a name to my face. At least now you can "See" who you write too!! =)

Now this is my babies.... all of them... The first picture was taken a couple of years ago... But that is my baby girl... with our older dog - Chewy - and our Albion ferret - Blue Belle.

Then.... one day our neighbors puppy had gotten out the house and headed over to ours... Well, needless to say, Brooke and I owww and awwww over her all day long!! Well, that is like baby fever to me... So... one Saturday, Hubby comes home with this... - Lil Monkey - Now... 5 months later.... yea... he fills out that bed back there!! Yea... He is a monster!!

I hope you enjoyed the random day of me! I really am hoping for more pictures next weekend!!
I hope everyone has a great weekend!!

Awww.... I have received a beautiful award from JennJ!!

This is taken from JennJ's Sapphire Romance Realm place... because I was touched by her words and her work!!!

""I have been wanting to start up some new blog awards to give out to blogs that I love to visit and that are big romance supporters. So this one is for those outstanding blogs that keep me coming back day after day and that avidly and passionately support Romance Novels and are not afraid to show it!!!
There are no rules for this one I only ask that you would to post where the award originated and who gave it to you when you post it to your own blogs. :)""

This is who JennJ bestowed it upon at her place:

Leontine at Leontine's Book Realm

Cathie at Caffey's Reads

Now, I was very touched to have been put with those lovely ladies for receiving this award!! Because we all know that those ladies live and breathe romance at their place!!! Please make sure you visit those places... they are awesome!

Before I pass it down... Cathie @ Caffey's Reads posted her 5.... The reason behind me posting her 5... is because some of her 5 would be my 5.... This is Cathie's 5...
Please make sure you visit their place as well....

Alaine - Queen Of Happy Endings

Lea - Closetwriter

Amy C - Romance Book Wyrm

Booklover - Seductive Musings

Blanche - There's No Such Thing As Too Many Books

So, this would be my 5 to choose...

Blodeuedd @ Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell

Please link it back to JennJ's place... Because she is the awesome person that came up with this!!! Just show your love for the romance community!!! All this ladies rock... Hell, if you check out my blog roll... all of those places rock!!! Just hop on over to any one of their places!! They would welcome you with open arms!!!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Breaking News..... We interupt your normal broadcast.....

What does your birthday mean to you.....


Got you attention... lol!!! I bet I did!!!

I was going to put a whole bunch of pictures of gorgeous hunks with birthday things around them **cough cough** But I chose to do one picture.
Is there a reason behind this picture - yes...

My birthday (and Amy C's) is coming up in October...
and I am the type of person that LOVES my birthday!!!
In fact, I love it so much, I celebrate it all month long!
Yes, all month long!!
Whenever I am in the store and buy something,
it becomes "Treat To Me" ~ with a big cheesy grin on my face...
yes really, I even say that in the store.
Now, if you were around me, believe me, I would have you doing the same thing when your birthday rolled around. That is just how I roll... lmao!!
So... now you are asking the reason for this post... We just helped Leontine celebrate her birthday on August 23rd... and I want to learn more about my friends...

So, my first question to you is...
1.) When is your birthday???

You don't have to tell me the year if you don't want.

The second question for you is...
2.) What do think about your birthday??

Do you love your birthday and celebrate like there is no tomorrow....
Or are you one of those people that hides their head and acts like your birthday does not exist?

I love my birthday... October 30th... Day before Halloween...
My personal costume/Halloween/birthday party...
My daughter's birthday is seven days before mine...
The fall season... College Football season **Geaux Tigers**...
And it was the day I was born... brought into this world...
I embrace each year, I love my age... I look back and see how I have grown...

So which are you...

Now, I will be gearing up for my birthday,
which means....
Party Time!!!!
"*"*Birthday Bash @ Cecile's"*"*
and it also could mean possible presents for you...
Depending on how good you are....
I see treats coming in your future, lol!!!

So, if I were you, I would stick around!
If nothing more, you will get to see some delicious eye candy
~of course bearing **cough** gifts of all kind~
**wink wink**

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Contests and So Much More....

Okay... this is in no particular order... It is a bit long, but I promise it is worth its weight in Books!!!!!!! So, please take your time.... for it has taken me a very long time to do this.... lol!! I give all my props to the sites that are listed below for the pictures and some of the words.... I did not want to screw any prizes up, so I used their wording!!! I hope you enjoy!!!!

The staff here at the MMC is planning a birthday party for moonmaid Cora Zane this Friday, August 28th, and everyone is invited! Bring a "virtual" gift and leave a birthday wish for Cora and you could win an MMC T-shirt and other goodies!

The party starts at stroke of midnight and will last until we all fall asleep or midnight (wee Saturday). ;-)

There will be *live* music, free drinks and food to nosh, and dancing too. So join us for some fun as we help celebrate our bff 's birthday. Woohoo!
From their place!!
So, make sure you head over there to celebrate the party!!!!
Who doesn't like a party!!!

Ms. Kimberly is having a contest.. Hop on over to her place --->>> here to enter... This is what she has up for grabs: This is how it started.... Anyway, in honor of going from being a debut novelist to a multi-published novelist this year, I'm hosting my first-ever contest. Right here. Beginning on Tuesday 8/25/09 for seven straight (or twisted) days. I'll be giving away copies of BARELY BEWITCHED (& WOULD-BE WITCH if you missed Book 1) as well as copies of other fabulous paranormals. All you have to do is show up and comment for a chance to win. Let the partypalooza begin!! Now if you'd like to win a signed copy of Barely Bewitched from the Southern Witch series (and Book 1 Would-Be Witch, if you don't have it) and an autographed copy of the first book in Gerry's series (Real Vampires Have Curves), please pop into the comments and tell us whether you'd like to be a vampire or not. ~~~~~~~~~~~~

Seductive Musing is has a Guest Author and a giveaway... Please go --->>> here to check it out!!! Her guest is none other than... Ms. Lori Foster!!! Make sure you read her rules and ways to enter... Good luck! It ends August 29th! So hurry! ~~~~~~~~~~

That would be Chaos yawning... He was proving to us that he was not dead... I think he wanted to show that he had Vampire Spirit too!! LOL!!!
Anywho... head on over to Chris @ Stumbling Over Chaos's place and check out her links... She has some for all kind of contests going on!!! So head over there now... ---->>> here!!!

Rebecca Savage is offering one of her books for a giveaway! The winner can choose any of Rebecca's books (in pdf format). Go HERE for more information on her books.

All you have to do is leave a comment and tell us - Are you the kind of person who has an idea and follows through, or do you have tons of ideas and have no idea where to start?

This contest will run through midnight August 27th and I will announce the winner on Friday.
Please go to Smexy's place and see what's going on there... --->>> here!!!! ~~~~~~~~~~~

Please make sure to visit Ms. Amanda's place --->>> here... she only has a few more days left for her tour... and I know she would love to see some of you all there!!! And by going to her tour places... she may be giving away a copy of her new release... Tortured... You see on my left sidebar... Awesome!!!!
Go to her place... oh and if you scroll down far enough... You will see sharp dress men... and my favorite scruffy men!! Oh, how yummeee for my tummeee!!!!

Now, Kristie J @ Ramblings on Romance Etc. Etc.... is having this YeeHaww of a contest... I mean just look at this picture!!! Come'on, you know you want to Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy!!
Take a trip to Kristie's place --->>> here to see what all this has to do with riding Cowboys... You know you want to know what's going on!!! Her contest is going on now till August 28th!!! So, hurry!!

The Book Queen's Personal Palace is having a give away!! Please make sure to go check out her palace --->>> here!!
The Prize:
ONE signed ARC of Tom Dolby's upcoming book, Secret Society!
You will have until September 1st at Midnight to enter-- after that, this post's comments will be shut off so you cannot enter anymore.

She is giving away 2 copies of The White Queen by Philippa Gregory

Open to Followers Only!
~ Just leave a comment on this post for an entry :] ~ Post this on your site {side bar's ok!} +2 ~Tweet this contest & leave link +2 ~ Longtime Followers + 3 ~ New Followers + 2
~ International
~ All entries must be received @ midnight EST 9/1

So, who wants to read Philippa's latest? I have 2 copies to give away to lucky ducks ; )!
Go --->>> here!!!

The Giveaway:
To enter for a chance to win a set of the first three books in the Feral Warriors series, please leave a comment on this post --->>> here! If you can remember the first paranormal romance that got you hooked on the genre, we’d love to here it. If you have a question for Ms. Palmer, she has graciously offered to check-in today and answer them. The winner will be announced on September 1, 2009, so be sure to check back! Good luck, and happy reading.

VampFanGirl has a seriously hawt, delicious cover at her place right... And the "hussies" are out in full force over there just looking at it!!! I know mine is stalking her place! Please go check out her place to see **drool** what she's got!! Go --->>> here!!! Be warned... bring a cold bottle of water with you! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Barbara @ Happily Forever After is having a giveaway with Ms. Eve Silver...
Thanks to the generosity of Ms. Silver, one lucky commenter on this post will be receiving an autographed copy of, "His Wicked Sins" as well as a beautiful coverflat of "Seduced By A Stranger". And because I have not a single shred of doubt that the winner is going to fall in love with this author's writing, I am personally tossing in...
A copy of Dark Prince
A copy of His Dark Kiss And finally, a copy of Seduced By A Stranger

This contest will run through Saturday, August 29th and is open to residents of the US and Canada only. Winner will be chosen at random and announced Monday, August 31st.
Click ---->>>> here!!!!
From Barbara's place*** ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Giveaway: Devyn Quinn has offered to give away two copies of Possession.
To enter just leave a comment along with an email address.
Open to All.
I'll announce the winners on
August 30th. Go --->>> here!!!

If I forgot someone, please do not be mad.... Now I see why I list them on the side!! I hope you had a great Tuesday!!!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Monday Mailbox

Okay, so this was not exactly in my mailbox for Monday. I actually bought this ~ this past Sunday. I am really trying to be a good girl with following suit!!! LOL!!! Really, I am! Some times, it just does not work out! Anywho...

Now before I allow you to see my books, I have to say that at Kristie J's - Ramblings on Romance place... she asked us to check out the western genre.... And I wanted to get in touch with this genre since I have never anything western... There was this one book by Sandra Brown I read a long long long time ago... Texas Sage, but I do not remember what it was about, so that does not count and besides I do not own it. So, that does not count. So.... I tried to get in touch with that side... and now I will show you what I happened to hop in my bag all by themselves. (I swear, the books literally were jumping off the shelf and in my bag, I promise!!!)

I went to Wal-Mart and of course I could not pass up

And look what my eyes behold saw on the shelve practically scream my name!!! He so wanted me, I know I am hard to resist, lmao!!!!

Isn't he just soooooo hot!!!!
Then..... Look what else I found and jumped in my buggie.... Charles... More Charles!!!!! YAYAY!!

Then, I have been seeing this on more than one occasional.... which meant that I needed to get it before it was no longer there.

Then I went to Borders.... and this is what was really (I mean it ~ really they were) jumping in my bag!!! They really wanted to come home with me!!!!

This on I found on sale... Hardcover.... for $2.99.... Yes, $2.99!!! So, of course I was going to get it... I have a little idea as to what it is about... But since the cover has some cowboy hats... I am hoping this counts towards my Cowboy~Western promise to Kristie J!!!

Then I found this one... A dear friend gave me the second one... So, of course I had to get the first one... Just in case they need to be read in order!! Just in case...

Then... these last two... You know I always save the best for last.... Well, let's just say that my inner hussy was freaking yelling at the top of her lungs for these to come home with me!!!!

Especially him.... Oh how I am loving him up... My friend, Mindy, was with me... And she does NOT read books.... she wanted to steal him just for the cover. I told her to buy her own!! HE IS MINE!!!! OMFG!!!!!

***still fanning myself from buying it on Sunday... he is that hot!!!!*****
I hope you ladies had a great weekend....
~~ Save a horse, Ride a Cowboy... I will be doing just that~~~~
Oh you better believe, if this is considered Western... I will be reading a WHOLE lot more!!!
Keep me informed... What did you do this weekend???

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Bingo Award

My dear friend from My Blog 2.0 (aka Dottie) had bestowed this beautiful award to me!!! Now, when you visit her place, check the place out where this award is posted because she named some very close friends of ours ~ and their places are just as awesome as hers!! So, please go to check out their sites as well!!!
Isn't my Dottie... just soooo awww, she is awesome!! Please go to her place --->>> here and check it out!! She has tons of information for you in regards to contests, places to go, blogs to visit, whats going on around her blog world!!! Make sure to stop by and give her a shout out!!! She is a wonderful friend!!!

The rules:

This award was started by Bookin With BINGO and here are the rules:
This "B-I-N-G-O" BEAUTIFUL BLOG AWARD means that this blog is...

B: Beautiful - Caffey @ Caffey's Reads, JennJ @ Sapphire Romance Relam,
I: Informative - Yvette @ True Crime Book Review, Breezing Through (a couple of ladies make this one up)
N: Neighborly - Host @ Angel on a Move, Patti @ Book Addict,
G: Gorgeous - Amanda @ McIntyre's House of Muse, Mandi @ Smexy Books
O: Outstanding - Missy @ Missys Book Nook, The Book Queen's Personal Book Place

Believe me when I say that everyone has a BINGO kinda place!! Every where I go and visit is an awesome! You ladies Rock!! Your friendship has come to mean a great deal to me!! And just to let you all know... somes days, it just takes a trip to your place or a comment from one of you to brighten up the day. With love from my heart, please take this award over to your place and put it somewhere, even if your name is not up there... Let everyone know that your place is BINGO!!!!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

I am so stealing this from MS. SHOWALTER!!!!

Isn't he gorgeous... I mean the book cover!!!! ((Click on the picture to be taken to Ms. Showalter's place to see more of her posts and more of my Lords))
I will say right now that I have taken this straight from her site!!! And this as well:

"This is for Into The Dark, the book that will have all the e-books I've written printed in one collection, plus bonus Lords of the Underworld material."

Well, if you have not picked up this series... I oh so suggest you go to the nearest book store, libraray, online store... whatever and pick these men... I mean books up!!!! They are hot!!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Thank you!!!!

I wanted to thank you guys.... I have be nonimated at Book Blogger Appreciation Week for Most Chatty!!! You guys are the best!!!! You make my day, even when you have no clue as to what you did!!! Thank you!!!

And FYI... I am sorry that I have not been around lately. I really have tried to visit everyone's home... things have been kinda crazy at work lately... Let's just say that we are one less person (not me...) and their work was not done properly. So you know what happens when someone slacks off... someone has to pick it up... And that is what is going on! But I promise to make up for that.... Crossing fingers! I hope everyone is doing great!!

So, what has been going on in your life... or what is up for the weekend!! Talk to me! =)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Review: Graceful Submission by Melinda Barron

Graceful Submission
Genre: BDSM Erotic Contemporary
Length: Novel
ISBN: 978-1-59632-402-2
Now available in print

The blurb:

Plus-sized Grace Kinison leaves a dull life. She’s a teacher and aspiring author, who does nothing but work, and then write on her novel. That is until she becomes a cyber submissive.
Grace has agreed to help her childhood friend’s husband plan her surprise birthday party. Grace thinks her fellow party planner, Toffer Shelley, is a writer on a TV show. What she doesn’t know is that he’s the show’s sexy star, Drake Dawson. He’s a Dom, and he wants to work his magic on her.
When Grace runs into trouble at work her cyber relationship turns into the real thing after she travels to Hollywood to meet Toffer. She’s thrilled to be meeting her Master, until she realizes that he’s the most gorgeous man in Hollywood.
But Toffer won’t let Grace judge him by his looks. He takes her on a sexual journey full of bondage and submission, which give her strength to overcome challenges in her own work.
Buy it now from Loose Id!

I am going to keep this review short... why... because the book is only 170 pages.... So, I don't want to give to much away... and by reading the blurb, you get the gest of what the book is about. But I am here to tell you that this book is absolutely wonderful!!! I loved this book. I read this book in two nights (only because I started it late one night and finished it the next).
I know we talk about BDSM and our feelings about books that contain them, but this is an awesome book about submission and dominating.
First, the two characters, Grace and Toffer are just to damn lovable.
Grace, because she is the normal, average side, maybe a little heavier size woman. She is a teacher by day and a writer by night. She loves teaching, but she can't stand her soon to be boss. He is the creep of all creeps. He is trying to get Grace in his bed... and if she does not comply... then he will have her job.
Toffer, a mutli-billionaire, gorgeous actor, can get any woman he wants... but that is his problem... he doesn't want just some woman. He wants one woman. But he wants to have this woman: stock, lock and barrel. Is Grace that woman, can Grace be that woman??
Their trip down Dom/Sub... is a very erotic ride. But at the same time, a very trust building relationship. Besides the Dom/Sub going on and the erotic factor, this book has a plot and a very good one... Hell, I was even cheering for them!

If your hussy is in need of a good purrrrrr... this is the book to let it purr. The sex scenes are amazing, they are not vulgar or in bad taste, you know I would tell you. This is my first book by Ms. Melinda and I can promise you, it won't be my last!

If you want to walk in the baby pool (so to speak) of erotic, maybe even BDSM, dom/sub... this REALLY is the book for you. If you want romance, this book will provide that as well. If you want the "creep gets what he deserves," you will get that too!!!
This book really has it all!!! I hope you will give it a try.... I am sure glad I did!!!!

Then as a treat, Graceful Mischief is in the back of this book... so you are getting two books... Now I am onto Loose ID to buy the third book... Undercover Submission.

Now, I have to give credit where credit is due.... Book Junkie is where I found this little jem of a book. She did a book review and I fell in love... This is her review of this book. Please go and read her's --->>> Here!!

To read an excerpt of this book, please go --->>> here.
To visit Ms. Melinda Barron web site, please go --->>> here.

I hope you enjoyed this review because I enjoyed reading this one...!!
Hussy----satisfaction!!!! =)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Oh, how loved I am (((super hug)))

Blog-land is an awesome place... Just when I thought things were going great.... Things turned awesome!!!
I am very proud to announce that I have received two more awards... You ladies are awesome!!! This award comes from JennJ @ Sapphire Romance.... You must go show her some love at her place!! She is awesome!!!

And the rules for this one were...

1. Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link.
2. Pass the award to other blogs that you’ve newly discovered.

Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

The New Blogs that I have recently discovered....

Hilda @ The Dip-Files (she is hiliarous when she is chatty!!)
Tricia @ My Reading Addiction
Patti @ Book Addict

I hope you go to these ladies place and show them some love!!! Their places are awesome!!!

Then, I received this one from Barbara @ Happily Ever After. She is such a wonderful person and an awesome friend. Even though we have never met, she is one of my dearest friends! Please make sure you go by her place, she will never steer you wrong when it comes to books!!! She is the Queen!!! And from Anna @ Anna's Book Blog. She is the Queen of information!! If you want to know when a book is coming out or what an author has upcoming... she is the person to go to!!! Show her some love and support and go by her place!!!

The Kreativ rules state that: Once you receive this award you are to list seven of your favorite things and then nominate seven other blogs.

1. Edward (Twilight) ~ Thanks to Ms. Stephenie Meyer
2. Lindsay (Addicted) & Matthew (Sinful) ~ Thanks to Ms. Charlotte Featherstone
3. Axel (Blood Magic) ~ Thanks to Ms. Jennifer Lyon
4. Toffer (Graceful Submission) ~ Thanks to Ms. Melinda Barron
5. Alex (Tempted & Naked) ~ Thanks to Ms. Megan Hart
6. Nicolas, Raine, Lyon, Dominic & Vincent (The Lord of the Satyr Brothers ~ Elizabeth Amber)
7. Maddox, Lucien, Reyes, Paris, Gideon & Aeron (The Lord of the Underworld ~ Gena Showalter)

Come'on, really... What did you think I was going to say... I am a hussy at heart!!!
These are other true hussies at heart.... Show them some hussy love!!!
2. The Ladies who bring us... Lord Craven-Moore... @ Lust In Time
3. Dottie @ My Blog 2.0
5. Mandi @ Smexy Books
6. The Ladies at Desert Island Keepers
7. Leontine @ Leontine's Book Realm
I had to add another one.... because without her... we would have no eye candy...
8. Ms. Moonlight @ Moonlight To Twilight

Have a great Wednesday you all!!!

My Fictional Smutty Boyfriend.... =)