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Apr 032013
 

I recently attended Minicon 48 in Bloomington Minnesota. It was a wonderful weekend full of interesting discussions and reconnecting with old friends. I could go for the standard “Con Report” style blog post where I give you tidbits about my weekend, or I could go in depth over the course of several posts about the conversations that intrigued me the most. I’m going with the latter option.

 

Community in the Information Age (7:00pm Saturday)

 

Mar 152013
 

A roll of the dice. A flip of the coin. A spin of the wheel. All good ways to get a thrill and maybe a good pay out. But are they good ways to get the love of your life?

Luck is a random event. You can’t plan on it. You have to “make your own luck” which means it isn’t luck at all. Rather you should plan. Make careful lists and check them twice or three times. Set up a schedule and stick to it like glue. This is how one avoids the need for luck.

Feb 082013
 

She looked up and there he was. Walking up to the other end of the bar – the perfect man. His dusty brown hair just long enough to get messy if she ran her hands through it and hanging like curtains around his deep dark eyes. His nose lead down from there to kissable lips surrounded by just the hint of stubble. She could feel those lips on her own from over here.

Jan 022013
 

If you are looking for the New Years Blog Hop from Carrie Ann’s Blog Hops, please click here.

 

The Next Big Thing is a rolling blog hop that’s been going around for a while. I was tagged by the lovely and talented Devin Harnois.

 

What is your working title of your book?

Hero’s Call

 

Where did the idea come from for the book?

When I was working on what will now be book 2 – The Queen’s Own – I realized that much of the back story really needed to be told. So I started digging into it and noticed that a story I thought would be a stand alone novel is really a trilogy.

Jan 012013
 

We did it. We survived another year and have made it to this (rather arbitrary) day we call the first day of the new year. Really any day would have done for it, so long as we all agree that it’s the first day. So there you have it, we’ve agreed that it’s a new year. We’ve also agreed to call this year 2013. We’re off to a good start.

Dec 142012
 

Dear Santa,

I’ve been a very good girl this year. Well, OK, maybe not that good, but I was nice more than I was naughty.  Even when I was naughty I was trying to be nice.  I’m sure HE thought I was nice (He had a funny way of showing it so I hope you’ve got Him on the naughty list).

Anyway, I know it’s probably a bit late and all that, but if you could, just maybe, bring me someone.  I’m not going to be picky about eye or hair color or anything like that.  Just make sure he’s really good.  Or at least nice more than naughty.  Better yet, make him naughty in the nice way.

Nov 242012
 

Thank you so much to all who stopped by and commented, especially those of you who responded directly to my story. That kind of feedback is just wonderful. Out of the 74 of you who took the time to read and respond, I had to pick just one.

Lucky commenter #26, Lisa Rayns won the $10 gift card to Barnes & Noble.

 

After over 8,000 comments our BLACK FRIDAY HOP has some grand prize winners!!

Congrats!

Grand Prize Winners:

Kindle Fire Winner:

Angela Heart

$75 Amazon Gift Card:

Emma D.

Nov 232012
 

 

It’s Black Friday – the national shopping holiday. I’m agoraphobic (afraid of crowds) and have never really liked the fact that the best prices were only had by braving the crowds and fighting your way through hundreds of people to get to the cashier. Then one year, desperate for the great prices and at my wits end, I came up with an idea.

Nov 092012
 

There is something about Autumn that brings on thoughts of cuddling. I imagine back in the old days that the onset of colored leaves wasn’t just a pretty sight, but a warning to figure out who was going to be warming your bed with you throughout the cold months of winter. This could be a real issue, especially in the northern climates. Without out a reliable bed warmer the chill of winter could be unbearable.

Oct 232012
 

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Selected at random from all 49 comments on the Alpha Male post right here.  You will receive a $10 gift card to Barnes and Noble.  Check your email.

And, for the over all results…

After over 9,000 comments our Alpha Male Hop has some grand prize winners!!

Congrats!

Grand Prize Winners:
Kindle Fire Winner:
Marie Hahn
$130 Amazon Gift Card:
Jessica Mange
Swag Pack:
Natasha Donohoo
The grand prize winners have already been notified and have their prizes or the prizes are on their way!