Monday, August 31, 2009
I need eye candy to get me motivated!
I feel like I haven't done anything writing related in a long time. I had to work the day job on Saturday, after I was done the DH took me to dinner and a movie. Saw The Time Traveler's Wife. I hadn't read the book, but enjoyed the movie. Family came back from the Cape. Went to dinner with them on Sunday. They just left to go home to NY!
I have Heat Wave edits waiting in my in box. Paperwork and Cover Art requests need to be filled out for another book. And I've yet to finish self-edits on another story.
School starts in two days. L, is not a happy camper. She went back to NY for a short, which has put a damper on things. We still need to get school supplies and a back pack. And mom can not even think about buying anything without her. So I'll likely be making the three hour journey to meet her father so she can come home today.
Off to try and accomplish some of this stuff! Happy Monday.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
I wrote this morning. Only two pages, but it was more than I had yesterday. Today is a busy day. L has a dental and doctors appointment back-to-back. Originally they were a few hours apart, but she got an invite for a fun day of swimming, go-carts and a baseball game to end the day. Being a good mom I found a way to rearrange the dentist appt.
I have my own agenda for that too. It gives me an hour of waiting while she has a physical and cleaning, oh and lets not forget the shots. Waiting means time for editing. Woo Hoo.
Off to get ready to bring her to her appointments. Hope you enjoy this lovely day!
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
I sent my editor 13 title suggestions. She only liked one. Wait, she loved it! :) She's making sure it's not a duplicate before approving it, so until then....it's still Cabin Fever.
Today I need to help my oldest go open a checking account. After six long months he's finally found a job! YAY They require direct deposit, which is fine with me. N, has never wanted a checking account. I think at 21 it's about time. So, we'll go over and do that today.
My youngest has open house at her new school tonight. She'll get her schedule, locker and such. Welcome to the world of junior high. You know I love summer. Don't care for the other seasons too much, but I'm really looking forward to school starting again and getting my life back in order - whatever that is!
Happy Hump Day!
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
On the writing front, one of my editors will not move forward with offering me a contract until I change the title. It seems Cabin Fever has been used in the past. So I've given her one list which she didn't like. I'm in the midst of creating a second list, hoping she likes one of them.
Not much of anything else going on for me. I did post at Six Sexy Scribes today. Stop by and check out my first review of Talk Dirty to Topaz!
Oh and got notice edits for Heat Waves will be coming today or tomorrow! Fun, fun, fun!
Monday, August 24, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Release Date: 05/22/09
Publisher: Noble Romance Publishing LLC
List Price: 6.00
Author Page: Jude Mason
MR Reviewer: Amanda
Ticket to a Spanking by Jude Mason
When Julia and her best friend Chris find a speeding ticket belonging to Julia’s husband, Ken, she figures the best way to make him pay for keeping it from her is a spanking. However, Chris has always been interested in how Julia “punishes” Ken but she never expects to have a front row seat to it. While Ken is embarrassed and shocked to be receiving his spanking in front of another woman, it’s kind of a turn on as well. Will all three find their pleasure or be left out in the cold?
YUM! I love Jude’s books, especially her spanking stories. They’re so original and sexy. I loved Chris the most in Ticket to a Spanking—she’s such a newbie to the lifestyle and she was depicted brilliantly. This is a very hot and heavy story and sure to rev your engines.
When Delia overspends on her credit card, her husband is understandably upset. Poor Delia thinks he’s going to leave her though, and she’ll do anything to make sure that doesn’t happen—even take a spanking for her naughty behavior. No cajoling on her part is going to get her free of his “lesson in overspending.”
Rein Me In is a ton of fun. I loved Scott (Delia’s husband). He’s gorgeous and dominant. He’s determined to get his wife to lay off shopping and the only way he can get her to pay attention is by teaching her a lesson. The spankings are off the charts hot and although I felt a little bad for Delia I know she enjoyed it just as much.
While on a road trip, Mona can’t keep her horniness in check. Anytime she’s in the car her needs just ratchet out of control. Her boyfriend Jess knows it drives her wild, but he’s holding back. Will he be able to resist her the entire trip, or will her sensual teasing be too much to resist?
I love road trip stories. There’s just something so carnal about them. A quickie on the side of the road or over the hood of a car, they’re all very stimulating. I loved Mona. She’s quite the little hussy. I don’t know how Jess managed to hold out on her for so long. Fast paced but not lacking in any area, Road Trip is definitely a feast for your senses.
After Navarre and Bryan have a fight, Bryan takes off on assignment to Japan. Determined to reconcile, Navarre creates the perfect romantic atmosphere for Bryan’s homecoming—only to have it go to hell in a hand basket. The plane has mechanical problems and Bryan is stuck in a hotel—200 miles away. Well, nothing like a little spontaneity to keep the relationship at its peak. Navarre decides to surprise Bryan in his hotel room, only to get a surprise of his own—Bryan isn’t alone.
Ouch. The suspense was killing me. I could feel the connection between Navarre and Bryan so I was really worried about what Navarre was going to find in the hotel room. Lip Service is a total page turner and I couldn’t wait to find out what was going to happen.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
I think I've damaged my granddaughter from sugar for the rest of her life - and she's only 3 1/2 months. Sunday my daughter and the baby came over for a visit. Well the daughter just needed a shower without the baby in the room. Anyway, before she jumped in she said, T might get hungry. Just yell if she gets cranky.
Okay, I can handle this. I've raised three of my own children. T got cranky almost immediately. I called to B and asked how much water/formula to mix. She proceeds to tell me she needs her fruit. Heat it for ten seconds and then mix in two spoons of cereal. The cereal is in her diaper bag.
Simple enough. I grab a container with what I thought was cereal. Heat up the peaches and mixed in the finely grain cereal. Well, T refused to eat her peaches. She kept spitting it back out and screaming her head off.
B got out of the shower and I firmly told her "T hates peaches and needs a bottle." So while I'm giving her a bottle, B's checking out the peaches. "They're not very thick," she states.
"Yes," I say, "what kind of cereal are you feeding her?"
"It's awful fine," I say.
She's stirring and decides to taste it. "Ummm, mom which container did you use to mix into her peaches?"
"The one in the bag."
She reaches in the diaper bag and asks, "This one?"
"Ummm, no. The one I used is on the kitchen counter."
B rushes to the kitchen and comes back. "That's the sugar!"
Now we're both laughing our asses off. My stomach hurt!
So T had more sugar than she wanted! That's when B reminded me how I threatened to sugar her up and send her home.
I hadn't intended to start this young. I meant around five or six! LOL
Note to self: make sure T's containers are labeled going forward.
Hope everyone has a wonderful day.
Friday, August 14, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Managed to get some words written on His Submissive, my short for Noble Romance. Gave myself a deadline of next Friday to have it to that editor.
Once those are done, it's back to Research Required, which is half done. I have a few ideas written in my handy dandy notebook.
One more day 'til Friday! YAY!
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
So, there you have it..my plans for next week. Kid free this weekend - YAY. Might go to the movies. DH wants to see GI Joe. I may humor him! :o)
Have a great weekend. Happy Writing.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
That wasn't the end of it. There were deliveries and surprise guests. Umm, I do have a day job. Not that I feel like performing that these days.
A year ago our company felt it would be a smart move to merge with another company to become a powerhouse in the IT industry. Well that company has been making pay cuts to our staff, but not their own. Morale is at an all time low. I've lost over 10% of my base salary in the last six months. With over 10 years experience I've been reduced to an entry level position. My co-worker has 22 years and he is now entry level too. How are these people determining what level we're at? They don't even do what our company does!
Pay cuts will continue until morale improves!
Oh well...I don't have the energy to look for a new job in this rotten economy so I'll stick it out and hope something good comes from all this.
On a lighter note, it's almost Friday! YAY!
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
I'm hoping to get a whirlwind of writing done now that the DH isn't here to pester me! :) Yes, I love him dearly, but I need some ME time.
Thinking about going to Jessica Andersen's book signing at our local Waldenbooks tonight. I'm ready to read Skykeepers. Plus, L needs a few books for her summer reading requirements for junior high.
Hope everyone has a Happy Hump Day!
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Lip Service, Keta Diablo
After their recent tiff, Bryan took off for Japan on business and left Navarre home to stew. Now Bryan is expected home after two long weeks, but fate has other plans--mechanical problems with his plane and no rental cars available. So what's a desperate man to do? Find his own means to get to the man he loves. When Navarre finally arrives at Bryan's hotel, he has second thoughts about challenging fate. Bryan has company in his room!
Ticket to a Spanking, By Jude Mason
If you have a kinky young couple into the spanking lifestyle, and you add a female friend who's intrigued by it, fun things can happen. Add a ticket for speeding and the fella's desire to expose his masochist needs; you definitely have the makings for an afternoon of naughty pleasures.
Julie's the dominant wife, Ken, the naughty husband and Chris, well she's just plain curious about it all and very horny. Ken's speeding ticket brings these three together for an afternoon of sexy, painful pleasure. He gets his butt warmed, Julie gets to show her girlfriend just how much fun a spanking can be. And Chris is inspired to try it all on her own wayward husband.
Will Ken find `release' from the two sexy women or will his rampant erection go unattended, unlike his rosy red bum?
Rein Me In, Amber Skyze
Delia is happy being a stay-at-home wife, spending her husband's money. Only problem? Scott doesn't share her enthusiasm. Yes, he wants his wife to enjoy the finer things in life, but he wants her to stay within a budget.
Delia can't stick to a budget. To teach her a lesson, Scott paddles her.
Who knew getting spanked could be so arousing? Not Delia, but now that Scott's turned her on, she wants more. In fact, she might go over her limit just to feel the heightened orgasms.
Can Scott rein her in before they both end up in the poorhouse?
Road Trip, Tara S. Nichols
After a long, cold winter spent indoors, a drive in the country to an unknown destination is just what Mona needs. The simple act of going for a drive has sensuous effects on the kinky, urban girl, something, Jess, her boyfriend, is well aware of.
Mona grows more and more aroused with each deserted side road they pass and Jess shows no sign of stopping. Seeing he isn't about to pull over and do her right, she starts to tease him as best she can in the little space she is provided, hoping to rile him up enough to give her a spanking.
When she finally succeeds in driving Jess to distraction, Mona can only hope she's been naughty enough.
Special Content Alert: Spanking, Menage, M/M
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
During a game of truth or dare her secret is exposed. Challenged by her best friends, Taylor must go into an adult toy store and buy all the accessories needed to live out her fantasy.With another night of truth or dare looming, Taylor makes a bold move. Before her friends can dare her, she plans a full-fledged seduction.