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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Thoughtful Thursday - TLC Your Man Reminder

I saw this posted by Kat Richardson on Google+ and thought it was appropriate to share here on Thoughtful Thursday



The gorgeous-looking guys are really fun to watch, and the message is one all women (and men) should take heed to, if they can only stop laughing long enough to listen.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Paranormal Bad Boy Blurb Fest - January 21


Who doesn't love a paranormal bad boy?  In Mortal Illusions, my vampire hero is leader of a coven that is very D/s (Dominant/submissive) oriented where they occasionally tie women down as a punishment and....  Well, they do some pretty evil Dom stuff to them.  And when the heroine fears she may be placed in the same position, things unfortunately go from bad to worse.


Broadway--New York City. Bright lights and hot nights.

Despite a nightly, on-stage seduction by her sultry, debonair costar, Claire Daniels doesn't believe vampires are real. Not at first. But her brother is dying and she is desperate enough to believe in anything that might save him. Armed with only her blood and innocence for barter, Claire enters into the dark, silken web of the vampire with the belief that she can seduce one of its most powerful and elusive leaders into helping her save Robert's life. Such illusions, however, will cost Claire far more than she ever bargained for.

Want to know more?
Mortal Illusions is available as an eBook at New Concepts Publishing, Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
It has also recently been released in paperback.  If you're intrigued, please visit the Mortal Illusions page on my web site where you'll find excerpts, review snippets and buy links.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Guest Post - Tammie Clarke Gibbs "The Counterfeit"



What if you received a note of warning dated hundreds of years before you were born?  
What if it was addressed to you?


If you enjoy stories about regular folks who find themselves in extraordinary circumstances, you may enjoy my new historical romantic suspense, THE COUNTERFEIT.

Magen MacGuire is just a small-town girl in the late 1800's dealing with small-town issues until an inconceivable evil enters her life and claims the life of her beloved father, the man who raised her on his own after her mother's death. Not only does she find herself robbed of the only family she has she is also deprived of her family home by the same vile man whom she blames for her father's death. With nowhere left to call home and little to lose she leaves her hometown to find the man responsible for all her pain and is determined to get back what is hers and punish the man. Instead, she mistakenly runs down a stranger and in turn sets into motion a turn of events that will change both of their lives because Sometimes the Road to Justice is filled with Compromise…  

The Blurb:

Jeremy Loud is good at what he does. 

As a Secret Service Operative he’s quick on his feet and a master of his emotions. 

Then, he wakes up naked, disoriented and in physical pain to find a mysterious woman busy at his stove. His first mistake is assuming she’s a barmaid. His biggest mistake is underestimating her ability to get into trouble. Soon he realizes his assignment to infiltrate and bring to justice the infamous Quincy Davenport and his band of counterfeiters might be easier than keeping one strong-willed and beautiful redhead out of trouble. 

Magen MacGuire is determined to find the man responsible for her father’s death and make him pay. 

Then, her plans go awry and a case of mistaken identity leads her to the last thing she expects; a mysterious stranger she could easily fall in love with. She makes a choice to right a wrong, but in her case doing the right thing isn’t viewed as proper and gets them both into even more trouble. 

The odds are against them, but can they find the love of a lifetime before their secrets are exposed and if they do can they overcome the lies? 
You can read a generous sample by visiting:

Or read the reviews and purchase the book at:

Follow her on Twitter @tammiegibbs

Thoughtful Thursdays - Word Mash-ups



As I writer, I love words.  So, this Washington Post Mensa mash-up appeals to me on so many levels.  I found it listed on Graylin Fox's Blog.

Below is her post:

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New Words from the Washington Post Mensa Invitational
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I got this in an email from my father. We are a word nerdy family.
The Washington Post’s Mensa Invitational once again invited readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition.  {I couldn’t find this on the Washingtonpost.com website. If you find the page where they posted this please leave it in the comments. GF} 
Here are the winners:

1. Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period of time.

2. Ignoranus : A person who’s both stupid and an asshole.
3. Intaxicaton : Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with.
4. Reintarnation : Coming back to life as a hillbilly.
5. Bozone ( n.): The substance surrounding stupid people that stops bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately,    shows little sign of breaking down in the near future.
6. Foreploy : Any misrepresentation about yourself for the purpose of getting laid.
7. Giraffiti : Vandalism spray-painted very, very high.
8. Sarchasm : The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn’t get it.
9. Inoculatte : To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.
10. Osteopornosis : A degenerate disease. (This one got extra credit.)
11. Karmageddon : It’s like, when everybody is sending off all these really bad vibes, right? And then, like, the Earth explodes and it’s like, a serious bummer.
12. Decafalon (n.): The grueling event of getting through the day consuming only things that are good for you.
13. Glibido : All talk and no action.
14. Dopeler Effect : The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.
15. Arachnoleptic Fit (n.): The frantic dance performed just after you’ve accidentally walked through a spider web.
16. Beelzebug (n.): Satan in the form of a mosquito, that gets into your bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out.
17. Caterpallor ( n.): The color you turn after finding half a worm in the fruit you’re eating.
The Washington Post has also published the winning submissions to its yearly contest, in which readers are asked to supply alternate meanings for common words.
And the winners are:
1. Coffee , n. The person upon whom one coughs.
2. Flabbergasted , adj. Appalled by discovering how much weight one has gained.
3. Abdicate , v. To give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach.
4. esplanade , v. To attempt an explanation while drunk.
5. Willy-nilly , adj. Impotent.
6. Negligent , adj. Absentmindedly answering the door when wearing only a nightgown.
7. Lymph , v. To walk with a lisp.
8. Gargoyle , n. Olive-flavored mouthwash.
9. Flatulence , n. Emergency vehicle that picks up someone who has been run over by a steamroller.
10. Balderdash , n. A rapidly receding hairline.
11. Testicle , n. A humorous question on an exam.
12. Rectitude , n. The formal, dignified bearing adopted by proctologists.
13. Pokemon , n. A Rastafarian proctologist.
14. Oyster , n. A person who sprinkles his conversation with Yiddishisms.
15. Frisbeetarianism , n. The belief that, after death, the soul flies up onto the roof and gets stuck there.
16. Circumvent , n. An opening in the front of boxer shorts worn by Jewish men
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Making up words is always fun, and this looks like a great list.  Thanks Graylin!
As I Googled to see if I could find anymore information, It appears this is the 2009 list of winners.  For the 2011 list, please visit Word Play Masters, and have fun!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday - regular feature



Six Sentence Sunday is a regular Sunday feature that I will be featuring on my "Naughty Blog." In this feature, I hope to provide my readers with tiny little tidbits of the most sexy and sensuous moments in my books. Just 6 sentences, that I intend to build from my Horny Hump Day 3 sentence feature. The books might be already published, works-in-progress, or even sentences from other sexy books I think you’ll like.  Of course, I will properly attribute all works, even mine.

Due to the mature nature of these posts, Readers need to be 18 or older to view them.  Therefore, I am limiting the posts to my Naughty Blog.  If you are 18 or older, and are interested in reading this week's entry, please visit "A Writer's Naughty Thoughts."

Comments are both welcome and encouraged.

Regards,

Kathryn

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Thoughtful Thursdays - STTA - Cop's Families



The books I'm currently working on revolve around a couple of police officers who also happen to be Doms.  They tend to be the suspicious sort, as well as a little controlling of the women they love, because they want to keep their lady happy, healthy and safe.

Today's post is a link to Margaret Taylor's STTA (Something to Think About) Blog.  Margaret has spent over twenty years in law enforcement with ten years in Narcotics for the California Department of Justice.  Her experiences and thoughts are definitely "Something to Think About" as she discusses Cop Families.

Below is a small excerpt:

"It's an unfortunate fact, most children who are sexually abused are victimized by relatives or close family friends. Cops live with that knowledge. Is it any wonder they're suspicious and paranoid?


Within three months of my working Sex Preds, my son entered my life. The first case I pulled was a child pornography case involving a toddler. Can you guess who I saw every time I looked at the photos?


That was a very difficult time for me. Needless to say, I also developed a very short list of who could watch my child.


Most LEOs (Law Enforcement Officers) have guardian/protector mentalities. We know what can happen and fight to make sure our loved ones don’t become victims. So we become butt-heads and invade their privacy, not because we don’t trust them – it’s their friends we have issues with."

To read Margaret's complete post, please visit http://www.mataylor1010.blogspot.com/

It will definitely give you reason to consider just how much the loyal guys and gals in blue are sacrificing to keep us safe.
   

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Stephanie Abbott writing as S.A. Reid - "Something Different"


If there's one thing that reviewers of Stephanie Abbott's new novel agree on it is that Something Different is indeed something different.


Unhappily married Michael Maguire decides to do something different. Setting out to hire a female prostitute, Michael instead finds blue-eyed, beautiful James Campbell. Tempted in ways he never imagined, Michael embarks on a sexual adventure with a rent boy from London's East End. No form of pleasure is off the table. Not even love... 

Please note that given its subject matter, Something Different has an Adult-Content Rating:

This book contains content considered unsuitable for young readers 17 and under, and which may be offensive to some readers of all ages.

This isn't your average M/M love story, so if you're interested in reading more, and you're 18 or older on January 12, please visit the URL below to read about Stephanie Abbott's journey into publication.  Add a comment to the blog answering Stephanie's Question or commenting on the interview and I'll enter you in a contest for a free PDF of this very unusual novel, though I suggest you buy it now, rather than wait.



Sunday, January 8, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday - Debut




Six Sentence Sunday is a regular Sunday feature that I will be featuring on my "Naughty Blog" starting today! In this feature, I hope to provide my readers with tiny little tidbits of the most sexy and sensuous moments in my books. Just 6 sentences, that I intend to build from my Horny Hump Day 3 sentence feature. The books might be already published, works-in-progress, or even sentences from other sexy books I think you’ll like.  Of course, I will properly attribute all works, even mine.

Due to the mature nature of these posts, readers need to be 18 or older to view them.  Therefore, I am limiting the posts to my Naughty Blog.  If you are 18 or older, and are interested in reading this week's entry, please visit "A Writer's Naughty Thoughts."

Comments are both welcome and encouraged.

Regards,

Kathryn

Friday, January 6, 2012

Frisky Fridays - New Feature on A Writer's Naughty Thoughts



As I do web surfing, I'm going to seek out items (pictures, blogs, articles) that I think capture the theme and intent of "Frisky Fridays" and post them on my "A Writer's Naughty Thoughts" Blog.  That means they are for 18 or over only folks.

This week I re-posted Roni Lauren's article on Riverina Romantics entitled "BDSM 101-What it is and Why It's So Popular in Books"  It's an excellent primer on the sub-genre, so if you have any interest at all in learning more about what all those kinky terms mean, and you're 18 or over, hop on over to Riverina Romantics or to my Naughty Blog where I've added some thoughts of my own, of course.

Happy Reading.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Thoughtful Thursdays - What I wish for...


What I wish for:

Okay, a few of the givens - World Peace along with Goodwill and Happiness on Earth for all.

Yeah, those would all be really nice to have, but not something I can either control or effect.  So, what is it I can wish for and actually accomplish?

That my friends experience joy and mirth when they are with me.
That my husband feels loved and desired.
That my readers end up both crying and laughing when they emerse themselves in one of my books.
That I continue to take my work seriously while retaining a sense of humor about myself.
That I find joy in things that are simple as well as those more complex and thoughtful.
That I spread happiness rather than misery to all I meet.
That I meet at least 10% of my goals, which includes having many more readers find and enjoy my blogs.
That I don't forget what is most important to me and mine - health, happiness and a hearty sense of humor.

Happy New Year to All.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Resolutions and Plans for the New Year


Under the "Naughty" Blog, for 18 or older folks, I'll be starting a few new features:

Horny Hump Day - Beginning on Jan. 4, 2012 I am participating along with 2 other authors in a 3 sentence blog hop where we hope to provide you with tiny little tidbits of the most sexy and sensuous moments in our books. Just 3 sentences. The books might be already published, works-in-progress, or even classic literature we think you’ll like.


Frisky Friday - Beginning on Jan. 6, 2012 - Just as its name implies, these posts are going to examine the naughtier nature of romance.


Six Sentence Sunday - Beginning on Jan. 8, 2012 I will be doing a "Six Sentence Sunday" posting, which I will also post on the NCP Network.  In this feature, I hope to provide you with tiny little tidbits of the most sexy and sensuous moments in my books that are on the erotic side. I intend to build these 6 sentences from the same scene as my Horny Hump Day 3 sentence feature. The books might be already published, works-in-progress, or even sentences from other sexy books I think you’ll like.  Of course, I will properly attribute all works, even mine.

I'll also be participating in several giveaways and blog hops which I will advertise on the side bar.  Their level of naughtiness will determine where I will host them.

If you're interested in learning more about any of these, and you are 18 years or older, please visit:

For this "Not so Naughty Blog" I will doing:

Thoughtful Thursdays - that will cover topics of a thoughtful nature.  They may be my own thoughts, or inspirational ideas from others I come across on the web.  In any case, I hope you find them insightful and thought-provoking.

Guest Bloggers - who will also post on a variety of topics, but most will be newly self-published or e-published authors talking about their experience.

I will also post notifications of any contests I am running on my web site as well as offering excerpts and prizes throughout the year, along with various and sundry items that I believe will be of interest to you as well.

Happy New Year!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

A Contest to warm the cockles of your heart

On my web site, I'm running a contest for the month of January where I'm giving away a book and DVD of Duirwaigh Studios "A Knock at the Door."  This beautiful hardcover collector's book with DVD is based on Duirwaigh's first inspirational mini-film of the same title, which caused an unexpected international sensation, and this is your invitation to enter my contest. 


If you're interested in seeing a sample of the video, please click on the following link (note: it does require Quick Time):
"A Knock at the Door"
If you're interested in entering the contest, please visit the following link:
Trivia Contest