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.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Easter Hoppin' Blog Hop!--WINNERS!

Hi everyone. Hope you all had lots of fun exploring all the stops along the Easter Hop.

I said I would draw one winner for every fifteen comments. Well, there were 40 comments made on the contest post(after subtracting the one comment I made). So that would mean only two winners. But so many of you also became followers that you guys more than doubled the number of followers I have. So I went ahead and picked a third winner.

And the winners are:
LadyVampire2u
winnie
Judy

SmileyCentral.com

 
I have emailed the winners. Ladies you have two days to get back to me with your book choice and address or I will have to pick a new winner.

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.

BANANA BARS

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

Friday, April 15, 2011

Easter Hoppin' Blog Hop!

Hey there everyone.
Welcome to my blog.
This is the first time I ever participated in a Blog Hop. Hope I don't embarrass myself to much.


Easter Hoppin Blog Hop

This Blog Hop is hosted by Danielle of Lush Book Reviews and JoJo of JoJo's Book Corner
What-Easter Hoppin Blog Hop Giveaways
When-12:01 AM April 15th until 11:59 PM April 17th
Where-All around the blogging world!
(These dates were chosen because we did not want to take time away from your family and other things going on Easter weekend.)
Every blog along the hop will be having their own giveaway. There is a complete list of all the blogs participating at the bottom of this post.

For my give away, all you have to do is take a look around my blog and make a comment about something you found here, good or bad. Just keep it polite, please.

For every 15 comments I get, I'll pick one winner(up to 4 winners total). Each winner will get to pick their choice from a list of books.
I won a box of books last year and figured that the ones I don't want to read or already had could use good homes.
Here's the list-
in mass market paperback-
Lucky Charm by Carly Phillips
Tempting the Marquess by Sara Lindsey
Ravished by a Highlander by Paula Quinn(this one in an ARC)(claimed as prize)
A Season of Seduction by Jennifer Haymore(this one is as ARC)
Bound by Darkness by Annette McCleave(claimed as prize) 
in trade-size paperback-
Such A Pretty Face by Cathy Lamb(Advance Uncorrected Proof)
Revenant by Phaedra Weldon
The Feather by Red Garnier
Open Country by Kari Warner
Hearts Divided by Joanna Sundell(Advance Uncorrected Proof)
Tempting Eden by Margaret Rowe
The WWW Club by Anita Notaro

Hopefully the winners will find something they like on the list.
So go forth and comment.
Please leave your email address in the comment. I'll be announcing the winner(s) on Monday, probably in the afternoon.

SmileyCentral.com

Here's the list of the other participating blogs.
Update:4-20
The link for this no longer works anywhere except on the hosting blogs.

Monday, April 11, 2011

I'm participating in my very first blog hop

I'll be joining over 65 other blogs in a blog hop this weekend.
Here's the basic info.


Easter Hoppin Blog Hop
April 15th - 17th

Easter Hoppin Blog Hop

Hosted by Danielle of Lush Book Reviews

And

(this link will take you to the original post I used for the info)


What - Easter Hoppin Blog Hop Giveaways
When - 12:01 AM April 15th until 11:59 PM April 17th
Where - All around the blogging world!

These dates were chosen because we did not want to take time away from your family and other things going on Easter weekend.
There will be great giveaways at each stop along the way.


Hope all my friends will join us for the blog hop and I hope I make a lot more friends during the blog hop.

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?