Monday, April 30, 2007

Fantastic Fives on Tate Hallaway

Fantastic Fives on Tate Hallaway

Five phrases or words that describe you:

Perky,
off-kilter,
incorrigable,
slightly wicked,
and tired.

Five people and/or things that inspire you:

Coffee.
Antonio Bandaras (he's my wallpaper on my computer, verrrrrrrrrrrrrry inspiring).
Warm, spring mornings.
More coffee.
My son.

Five of your favorite authors:
Currently, that would include Elizabeth Bear (science fiction),
Rachel Caine (romantic urban fantasy),
Charlaine Harris,
C. E. Murphy,
and John Scalzi.

Describe five of your heroes/heroines of your books in your eyes:

Garnet: Complicatedly goofy.
Sebastian: Modern and brooding (hot!).
Parrish: Bad, bad, BAD (and sexy).
William: sincere but easily confused.
Izzy: a best friend you can count on when your boyfriend has been scewered by secret assassins.

Five reasons to read your books:

The humor,
the romance,
the adventure,
the supernatural,
and location, location, location!


Tate Hallaway
http://www.tatehallaway.com

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Dead Sexy by Tate Hallaway

I want to welcome Tate Hallaway, she will be my first Fantastic Five of the week tomorrow, her second book in the Lacey Garnet series comes out on May 1st, its:

DEAD SEXY

By Tate Hallaway

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Magic is not for the gutless.And I, Garnet Lacey, have become a seriously powerful witch.Let’s just hope I can stomach what’s coming…
I should’ve known I’d never get away with murder. Especially when the people I accidentally unleashed the dark Goddess Lilith on were Vatican witch hunters. Besides, I’ve had other things to worry about. I really don’t want my vampire boyfriend to find out my vampire ex is stowing his coffin in my basement…
Meanwhile, pesky frat boy zombies are popping up everywhere, even at Mercury Crossing, the occult bookstore I manage. And if that weren’t enough, I’ve got a gorgeous FBI agent hot on my trail.

What to do? A teensy little love spell might encourage cute FBI guy to listen to my side of the story, and I could break it any time…right? Between love spells gone wrong and sharing my body with the Goddess Lilith, a plea of innocence won’t be so easy to conjure up…

For an excerpt go here
To buy go here
and......If you haven't got to read Tall,Dark and Dead it's Bargain Priced at Amazon for $5.49

Friday, April 27, 2007

Danette Needs....

Here's a really cute meme stolen from Michelle. Google your name and the word "needs" to find out what you need in life. My name isn't as rare as I thought it was, but here's the top five of what Danette "needs".......

1~Danette needs to hang out with her friends......(I do my husband is always asking when I'm going to una** my computer chair)
2~Danette needs ticket sellers! ( What am I, a burlesque dancer? I wish :D)
3~Danette serves clients' needs....( hum,i wonder what that means)
4~Danette needs to study the rules of hockey before you speak.( I don't even watch that much hockey,how am I supposed to know the rules)
and....
5~Danette needs blood enery minute of everyday...(I knew there was a vampire named Danette out there somewhere,so I was always destined to read paranormals)

Tagged: anyone who wants to do it. The meme, that is.

Thanks Michelle that was too fun.

I'm So Excited!

I'll be doing a week of Fantastic Five Questionnaires next week . Come join me in reading about awesome authors who have new releases in May...............Enjoy your weekend and come back and comment,comment,comment.*g*

Thursday, April 26, 2007

The Ocean

I was over at the Plot Monkeys blog and Julies question of the day got me thinking,she wanted to know where everyone's peaceful place is,so if you read their blog this might be a repeat for you with a little more.

My peaceful place is anywhere close to the ocean,right now I live in Hawaii, so it's easy when I'm stressed to go sit at the beach and just watch and listen to the waves. I used to live in the Bay Area, CA and there wasn't too much wave action going on in the bay,so I would go to San Francisco or Santa Cruz. My favorite place was Santa Cruz,when I was pregnant with my oldest daughter I'd drive a little over an hour down to Santa Cruz at around 2-3 o'clock in the morning,I'd park in this little parking lot that overlooked the boardwalk.It was beautiful seeing the moonlight on the ocean and hearing the waves crashing on the rocks.My cousin spent the night at my house one night,I was around eight months pregnant and I woke her up in the middle of the night to go to Santa Cruz,she thought it was a crazy pregnant thing,but I still go to the the beach to find my peace. I just realised during this post why one of my daughters middle names is Kailani,it means lover of the ocean. If Julie Leto is reading this thank you for posting about your peaceful place. I'd love to hear about everyone elses peaceful place, if you'd like to share.















Santa Cruz,Ca
















Windward Side,Oahu

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Free eBooks

I found a site that gives you websites that have free romance eBooks. Who could pass this up?

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/125718/part_1_where_to_find_64_free_romance.html

Happy Reading!

Monday, April 23, 2007

Sleep Wanted; Apply Here

I've recently discovered that I can get through the day with only three hours of sleep.I stayed up late Saturday night reading Sex and the Single Werewolf, thinking I was going to sleep in on Sunday(um no) I'm a light sleeper,I woke up when my husband got up to use the bathroom,usually I don't wake up and stay up but the sun was coming up and I just couldn't go back to sleep with light in my eyes. I got up and went downstairs and turned on my computer'my email had author chat invites,so me being the bookaholic that I am jumped on in the chats,its sometimes worth getting up to read excerpts first thing in the morning. I got a couple hours of chatting in before I had to get the kids up and dresses to go to my husbands baseball game.It was a hot day out at the park,I'd get a stray cloud for a couple minutes of shade,but the kids got to run around and have fun.I got some sunburn. We took our oldest to her dance class after the game and the rest of us walked around the shopping center,I found the new Anita Blake comic and that was a plus.I came home afterward to get a cat nap before I had to make dinner.The evening was nice,I watched Blood Ties and the new show on SciFi, Painkiller Jane,it stars the girl from Terminator 3.Has any one else watched it?That was my long day.How was your Sunday?

Before I forget,Heroes starts tonight,for all those who have been waiting.What's going to happen when Peter and Sylar face off?

Friday, April 20, 2007

HAPPY ALOHA FRIDAY

It's Aloha Friday,so I have a couple relaxing photos to share while we get ready for the weekend. Surfering at Nimitz Beach, Oahu


The Fish Ponds in Kauai




A Beautiful Waterfall in The Big Island


Thursday, April 19, 2007

Fantastic Fives With Hot Paranormal Romance Author Sierra Dafoe

Fantastic Fives on Sierra Dafoe

Five phrases or words that describe you:

cheerful
chocoholic
procrastinator
obsessive/compulsive
creative (well, that's the nice word for it, anyway! I've heard 'crazy' a few times :)


Five people and/or things that inspire you:

my son
my electric bills (very good motivator!)
my dog
caffeine
the sound of the wind!

Five of your favorite authors are:

Stephen King
Angela Knight
Teresa Medeiros
Patricia McKillip
Stephen Donaldson

Describe five of your heroes/heroines of your books in your eyes

Problem is, every time I start doing this part, I start thinking about them... and then forget what I was supposed to be doing!

Okay, let's talk about Sean. Sean's the love interest in Sex and the Single Werewolf, and I am totally gone on him. He's gorgeous :) Curly jet-black hair, the kind of dark blue eyes that make you think of midnight skies and deep, deep oceans. Oceans you could drown in... yum! Plus he's not shy, but earnest -- he doesn't fall in love easily, and when he does, that's it. He's very determined. And he's got a great sense of humor!

Then, of course, there's my pleasure slaves from the Devarian books, Merkun and Kantou. Merkun's in Devarian Pleasure-Slave, the 'first' (chronologically) of the Devarian stories. Sensual and stunningly handsome, he nevertheless has a deep rebeliious streak in him -- and is incredibly good in bed :) So good, in fact, he's eventually freed by his owner, the Regent of Porto, and goes on to train the best pleasure-slaves in the galaxy. And the best of these is Kantou. Breathtakingly gorgeous, with long, shimmering, ash-brown hair, Kantou is a natural submissive -- but when he finds the woman he wants, he's absolutely determined to win her love. The love affair between Solyela Devarian and Kantou sparks a rebellion throughout the Nine-Star League, as Soleyla fights to free her beloved Kantou. It's a big story (in fact, it covers the entire trilogy, Exile, Uprising, and Revolution) and a lot of fun!

Then there's my dragons. I couldn't possibly skip my two dragon lords, Darrek and Rand. In The Dragon's Daughter, the two of them, heirs of the two most powerful clans in Djarera, the dragon kingdom, are sent to Earth to find and woo Lara, the princess who's been hidden there all her life. The one who wins her becomes heir to the throne of Djarera. The other will be condemned to banishment.

Rand and Darrek are polar opposites -- Darrek is dark, lean, intense, arrogant. Rand is huge, loyal, kindhearted, and giving. Both are absolutely edible -- poor Lara! How's she ever going to choose? (may we all have such problems, LOL!)



Five reasons to read your books:

Oh my! Let's see:
1) the heroes are yummy
2) they're hot
3) I write cool characters
4) I've never had anyone complain they're boring
5) because if people don't read my books, I starve? Hee!

You can find more about Sierra and her books on www.sierradafoe.com

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Sex and The Single Werewolf By Sierra Dafoe

Tomorrow will be the beginning of a new paranormal comedy series by
Sierra Dafoe called the Shifter Sisters, it’s a series about
three shapeshifting friends from an all-girl rock group.

This awesome author will be releasing this series one right after the other April, May and June(got to love an author who knows that some of us readers are a little impatient `g* ) The first book is:

Sex and The Single Werewolf

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One's a canine. One's a cat. And one's a vampire who hates the sight of blood. Together, they're the Shifter Sisters, a hard-rocking band of misfits who stand by each other when the chips are down -- no matter how much the fur might fly the rest of the time!


Luna, the band's drummer and a werewolf by birth, has a talent for hooking up with men who only let her down. But she never gives up hope, or her faith in romance, and when a sweet, sexy stranger catches her eye, Lu is convinced she's finally found the The One.


But how are you supposed to land the man of your dreams when you really do turn into a bitch at "that time of the month"? And can you ever find true love while hiding half of who you are?


Read an Excerpt here
Buy the eBook here

Come back tomorrow to read more about Sierra Dafoe.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Hometown Hero Week At DeeandDee's Blog

It's Hometown Hero Week at DeeandDee Dish they're doing a contest on Why your Hometown should or should not be in a book?
I think my hometown should not be in a book,I live in Hawaii,but in the hills,nowhere near the beautiful beaches that romances are set in.

DeeandDee will be givving away three book,two of the books are:
BEWARE OF DOUG by Elaine Fox
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Lily Tyler's very interested in her sexy new neighbor, private jet pilot Brady Cole. Brady could really go for smart, gorgeous Lily. The fire that's generated whenever they're together isn't just chemical . . . it's nuclear! But then there's Doug . . .

The real ruler of the roost—Lily's noisy, nasty, match-mauling pooch—Doug likes to greet anyone he dislikes with yaps, nips, and very unpleasant surprises. And Doug does not like Brady. (Doug, in fact, doesn't like anybody—except Lily, of course. And, oddly enough, the squeaky clean, partner-track attorney whom Lily's domineering dad would love for his dutiful daughter to marry.)

Brady's no canine fan to begin with—and Doug's the devil-dog incarnate! But Lily could never get serious with anyone who doesn't click with her precious puppy—so Brady's going to need a lot more than great looks, smooth charm, and hot passion to get himself out of the doghouse and into Lily's life!

and.....


THE HAUNTING by Hope Tarr
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Red-hot and Union Blue

Investigating a noise in the attic of her historic home, Maggie Holliday encounters a handsome man in Civil War uniform. He calls her “Isabel,” seduces her in ways the shy academic had never dreamed of…then literally vanishes.

With every fleeting visit, Maggie’s mysterious lover—Ethan—takes her closer to the edge of ecstasy and madness. Is he really a ghost? Far from chilling her, his touch is incendiary—it all feels so real and so very, very good. And so familiar.

Ethan insists Maggie is the reincarnation of his long-lost love. And after a few incredible nights in his arms, Maggie is inclined to believe him. But does she dare surrender to a passion that transcends time, tragedy…and even death?

Monday, April 16, 2007

Fuuny Qizzes For Your Blog

You Are a Normal Girl
You are 40% Good and 60% BadSure you've pulled some bad girl stunts in your past.But these days, you're (mostly) a good girl.
Are You a Good Girl or a Bad Girl?

You Belong in Rome

You're a big city soul with a small town heart
Which is why you're attracted to the romance of Rome
Strolling down picture perfect streets, cappuccino in hand
And gorgeous Italian people - could life get any better?

Your Wrestler Name Is...
Ebony Sadistica

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Dee and Dee Are Dishing About A New FAB


Dee and Dee are extending their blog contest until Monday Apr.16th ,They've got a new FAB Book by SAMANTHA GRAVES called:



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Raven Callahan doesn’t do it for the money. She does it for the thrills. As a consultant for API, an art recover company, she gets to steal—legally. But when her colleague is kidnapped during an assignment, Raven is forced to steal a priceless master painting to save his life.
David “Dax” Maddox was the perfect street cop—until a botched burglary raid cost his partner his life and Dax his ability to see color. Now, with his world gray, Dax has only one mission: to take down the murderer. And he’ll use anyone—even a sexy thief with questionable ethics—to get justice.
Soon Dax and Raven are forced together as pawns in a madman’s scheme. From the heart of Cuba to the New York art world, they find themselves in a race against time to stop the ultimate revenge.
Go take a look at Dee and Dee Dish ,and if you got there by my website, let them know I sent you. Happy Reading and Have A Beautiful Weekend. *g*

Friday, April 13, 2007

Fantastic Fives

Fantastic Fives of Hot Erotic Romance Author Sasha White

Five phrases or words that describe you:

Intelligent
Independent
Adventurous
Stubborn as a goat.
Gregarious

Five people and/or things that inspire you

My Mom
My Past ( I remind myself of things I've fought to accomplish before, and achieved them, and that often gives me the courage to try more new things)
Music
Movies (some)
Once a week: My trainer at the gym *grin*

Five of your favorite authors

Janet Evanovich (Only the Plum novels)
Kelley Armstrong
Kay Hooper
Beth Williamson
Alison Kent

Describe five of your heroes/heroines of your books in you eyes

LEXY SIGNORINO ~ Kick Ass private detective from THE CRIB in the Pure Sex anthology. She is one of my favorites. A tough-as-nails on the outside woman who holds family, and all it means, dear. She's tough, and protective, and she isn't completely moral when it comes to the law, but she is when it comes to wrong and right.
KANE MICHAELS _ The hero in SEX AS A WEAPON in The Cop anthology.
Hot, alpha male but in a very quiet confident way. Not In-your-face alpha. Just supremely confident sexy detective. Dresses in suits and tie, but that can;t hide the awesome build, especially well built thighs that make you want lick and nibble your way ....
JOE CARSON ~ From BOUND, Joe is a private security specialist, complete alpha dog who makes you feel like his private slut, and his precious princess at the same time. A man who knows when his woman craves a little dominance, and when she needs his gentleness.
MIA JONES ~ From Passion Play in LUSH. She's a funky independent woman with an artists soul who quits her day job to follow her dream of being a jewelry designer. Mia is the type of person who inspires whoever is around her to also go after what they want, be it a man, a job, or a dream.
VALENTINE WARD ~ TROUBLE will be released in August, and Val is the hero. He's a nightclub owner who grew up rough and worked for everything he has. Even though he's been burned by love once, he's smart enough to know when something is more than sexual - and to fight for it.

Five reasons to read your books

Hot sex,
Great characters
Real people problems.
They will take you away from your every day life for a few hours and make you feel great!
Did I mention the hot sex?

Sasha
Read Something White Hot
http://www.sashawhite.net/

Thursday, April 12, 2007

A Fun Contest from New Loose Id Author


Annie Dean is celebrating her forthcoming Loose Id release The Average Girl's Guide to Getting Laid with a cute caption contest.
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Ellie Campbell is a small-town woman with a vanilla sex life at the best of times. Though she has friends and a modestly successful career as a travel writer, she's come to accept that she'll probably never have an orgasm outside of masturbation. But all that changes when a drunken dare results in a risqué proposal, something nobody believes Ellie can pull off, writing a guide to teach the average woman how to seek pleasure like men do. She's not looking for Mr. Right; she just wants to win a bet. But in the game of love, sometimes when you risk your heart you win it all.

A Book That Will Make You HOT

LUSH By Sasha White

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The pleasure is all yours if you’re ready to let your fantasies take control and surrender yourself to desire…

"The Principles of Lust"
Sleek and sexy erotic art gallery owner Teal Jamison knows what she likes and isn’t afraid to let carpenter Zack Dillon know that her current fantasy features him in all his masculine glory. But Zack has a deliciously different game in mind for a woman accustomed to taking charge…

"Passion Play"
Quick to follow where passion leads, then back off when things get too close, jewelry designer Mia Jones’s sensual odyssey with singles columnist Dominick Jamison is perfect: hot, sweet, and with no risk of complications. But how long can her heart stay cold—when she’s lost in the heat of a man devoted to every forbidden pleasure her body craves?

"Sexual Healing"
When massage therapist Caitlyn Ellis shows photographer Jack Lowell the joys of sensual self love for the camera, he can’t resist the erotic invitation to take pleasure in her lush curves—or deny himself the hands-on ecstasy of loving a beautiful woman determined to heal his battered soul…by setting his body on fire.

Lush was a wonderful anthology of sensual stories. Sasha knows how make a story feel like it could be your own. All the stories shined for me, but the one that caught me was "Passion Play",
the characters worlds collide when they first meet,Mia is accidently pushed into Dominick and gives him a hot kiss right in the middle of the park and then just walks away, I don't know what I'd do if a perfect stranger hooked me up with a PDA, especially a good looking one. These stories will have you needing to take a cold shower after you finished.

My Favorite part of the book was when Dominick says to himself, I should probably put Mia to Bed and leave.It would be the gentlemanly thing to do;after all,this was our first real date.Only I didn't care if it was our fiftieth,I didn't want to leave her.

Sasha White is a great author who writes books you can learn from.I'd keep her books in that "special " bedside drawer if I had one.You can chat with Sasha anytime on her blog and shes
got goodies on her website such as her gallery and free reads.Plus shes kind enough to be my first Fantastic Fives Author tomorrow,so come back tomorrow to read a little more behind this wonderful author.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Gecko's and News

I had the hardest time falling asleep last night. Gecko's are normal in Hawaii household's but usually they frequent my living room. I've had little tiny ones come in and out of my room, but last night the gecko on my wall was too big for my comfort zone,I just kept thinking he was going to jump in bed with me. I didn' fall asleep until he left the room,he just kept staring at me. I read too many paranormals and in the back of my mind,I'm thinking hawaiian shape-shifter.If I see him again I'll take a picture............On to the news I've written to a few of my favorite authors to see if they'll guest blog for me,I'm going to start what I call the Fantastic Fives, it will be my first interview type blog .My first one will be this friday with romance author Sasha White.


Friday, April 6, 2007

My Baby's First Paegent

My youngest had her first peagent last Sunday. It was a casual paegent where the contestents weren't allowed to get ful blown dressed up. It went by quick ,but Rein had fun seeing all the little girls a dressed up,they had a fun wear potion wher the kids had on outfits from bathing suits to princess dress-up outfits, Rein had a skirt and shirt outfit with her favorite boots,I let her pick what she wanted to wear. I put up her other outfit,she picked out her dresss too.It was a cute paegent where everyone got a trophy and a flower.

Monday, April 2, 2007

Must Read

Real Vampires Have Curves by Gerry Bartlett
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What-did you think all vamps were pale, thin and brooding? Don't I wish.

Gloriana St. Clair is an eternally "full-figured" vampire-she just happened to be bloating when a sexy Scotsman sank his teeth into her. She and said Scot-Angus Jeremiah Campbell III, aka Jeremy Blade-have been on and off again for centuries, currently off. A couple hundred years has taught them how to press each other's buttons-in good ways and bad.

Glory's headed for Austin and a new business venture: Vintage Vamp's Emporium. After all, she loves clothes, and she is an antique. Only problem is, there's a billionaire techno-freak vampire hunter on the loose. Blade's in total he-vampire mode, and wants Glory to move in with him so he can "protect" her. But it's time for this vamp to explore her own powers




Most paranormals give you great fantasies, this one gave me the yummy fantasies and it made me feel good about myself. The main character Glory is a curvaceous vampire who has hot vamps at her beck and call. What woman wouldn't want that? She a woman whos found her forte and goes for it without letting anyone get in the way.I don't want to spoil the book, but this book had me laughing ,crying and wanting to be there with or even as Glory through her up and downs.I look forward to reading the next book in the series, Real Vamipres Live Large ,which comes out on July 3rd.





My favorite quote from Glory is "Immortals are resilient.We have to be.'Cause you know there will be a tomorrow.Might as well make the best of it."