Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Romance readers and writers UNITE

One of the first authors I read in the paranormal romance genre is also classified as erotic. Judy Mays.
In her day job she is a high school teacher. She does a great job of keeping the two careers separate.
Well, recently someone exposed her pen name to the parents of her students and they in turn told the local news. You can see the article here.
Make sure to read the comments. One of Judy's sons even made a comment. I like it.

And I have found a couple of other blog posts about the subject here and here.

There is also a page on Facebook for supporting Judy. Here's the link to that.
Support Judy Mays

I like the way the romance community is coming together to support Judy during all this.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

I felt like baking

(Scroll down for the Easter Blog Hop post)

If you want to know how I turned this
into this

check out the recipe below.


2 c. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 c. butter(or margarine)
2/3 c. granulated sugar
2/3 c. packed brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 c. mashed ripe bananas(usually 2 bananas)
1 egg
1 c. mini chocolate chips
1/2 c. chopped nuts(optional)

Combine flour and baking powder in small bowl and set aside. Beat the butter, sugars, and vanilla in large bowl until creamy. Beat in bananas and egg. Gradually beat in flour mix. Stir in the chocolate chips and nuts(if used). Spread batter into a greased 15x10 inch cookie sheet.

Bake in 350 degree oven for 20-30 minutes or til golden on top and toothpick inserted near middle comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired.

Oh, and be prepared to make more in a day or two. They disappear fast.

UPDATE-4/18 at 7pm-I was right. The last one disappeared a few minutes ago. Less that 24 hours after making them. I think I'll have to make some more tonight

Saturday, April 9, 2011

My first attempt at writing a review

Legacy of Stone (Les Gargouillen, 3)Legacy of Stone by Vickie Taylor

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I must have been reading too many ebooks lately(this is the first print book I've read in more than a month), because about two thirds of the way through the 278 pages of story I had to take a break when my brain suddenly asked 'how much longer can this go on?'
Other than that, which isn't the books fault, I enjoyed the story.
It's the third book in a trilogy and you do have to read them in order. Each book has a separate couple getting their own HEA, but the surrounding story about their situations and actions, the battle between the good Gargoyles and the evil against them, it carries from book to book. In Legacy of Stone there are lies told by the evil one to our hero about events and knowledge from books one and two, that if you haven't read the books, may confuse the story for you.
The story is definitely as much about the battle between the good guys and the evil Romanus as about the romance between Levi and Tasha, who had already known each other for two years at the start of this book. The situation they find themselves in helps make them realize their 'friends with benefits' is much more than that. There is not a lot of sex scenes in the book, and those that are there are more the 'behind closed doors' type.

And I've realized while writing this(my first written review ever)that I suck at writing good reviews. :)

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Friday, April 1, 2011

It's that time again-My March Reads

This is the first month I have ever had that I didn't finish at least one print book. Wow. Didn't even notice that til yesterday when I started thinking about getting this post ready. I will definitely have to change that pattern since I will be buying five print books(or more)in the next couple days now that payday got here.

Well, here's my list of books that I read in March.

Dragon's Dare Willa Okati
Dragon's Delight Willa Okati
Dragon's Deal Willa Okati
Dragon's Devotion Willa Okati
Dragon Mine(A) Joyee Flynn
Dragon Ours(A) Joyee Flynn
Sheriff Found(A) Joyee Flynn
Here Kitty, Kitty(A) Joyee Flynn
My Little Kitty(A) Joyee Flynn
Our Sexy Tiger(A) Joyee Flynn
Pretty Baby(B) Stormy Glenn
Affairs of Dragons(62) Lena Austin
Primal Passions( C ) Stephanie Hecht
A Feral Christmas(B) Stephanie Hecht
Savage Awakenings( C ) Stephanie Hecht
Carnal Intentions(A) Stephanie Hecht
A wicked Caress(A) Stephanie Hecht
Ruthless Pursuit(A) Stephanie Hecht
A Tempting Distraction(B) Stephanie Hecht
Catch of the Day(A) Lily Sawyer
Blazed(91) Amber Kallyn
Inestimable Blessings(A) Amanda Young
Can't Bear It(35) Celia Kyle
Shifting Winds(60) Lex Valentine
Unconventional Love(29) Aeryn Traxx
Not Seeing Is Believing(36) TA Chase
Hunk of Coal(56) Cassandra Moore
Unexpected Mate(A) Toni Griffin
Determined Mate(A) Toni Griffin
Extinction(A) Carol Lynne
Retribution(A) Carol Lynne
Evolution(A) Carol Lynne
Resolution(A) Carol Lynne
Were Lost(75) Aeryn Traxx
In A Wolf's Eyes(47) Cassandra Gold
With Love(94) JL Langley
Without Reservations( C ) JL Langley
With Caution( C ) JL Langley
With Abandon(B) JL Langley
Attracting Anthony(83) Amber Kell
Baiting Ben(80) Amber Kell
Courting Calvin(85) Amber Kell

And the key for the stuff in parentheses after the title-
actual number if under 100 pages
A=100-149 pages
B=150-199 pages
C=300-299 pages

How did you do with your reading this month?