No, I haven’t disappeared under a pile of socks…

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A while ago someone showed me this picture-I think it was on the ‘Romance Diva’s’ Forum-and, of course, I’ve totally forgotten who he is-if anyone can remind me, please let me know so I can give him proper credit. 😀

When I saw this picture, I immediately thought of Anthony Sokorvsky, the hero of my upcoming book, Simply Wicked which comes out in September from Kensington Aphrodisia. (follow the link and read the excerpt and you’ll see why)

Usually I never see a physical representation of my characters, they remain in my head in all their utterly sinful gorgeousness and usually I prefer that. How many times has someone made a series or a movie of your favorite book and -in your opinion-totally miscast the hero? Several times in my opinion-(although Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy and Alan Rickman as Colonel Brandon are notable exceptions 😉 )

I occasionally get email from readers who suggest real live actors for my characters and I always rush off and google image them to see whether I think they fit the image in my head. Usually, not quite, but that’s the great thing about reading a book rather than watching a movie. In a book, your unique experiences meld with the words to form the characters faces, and I like that. In a movie, it’s one person’s idea-and a comment on how big the movie budget was.

Any movie’s ruined for you by the actors chosen to portray the hero or heroine?
And can anyone tell me this guy’s name? LOL

Socks

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You might wonder why I’m blogging about socks of all things, especially when the temperature here in Northern California has soared to about 90 degrees today. But I have reached my limit. It reminds me of the day when my long-suffering mother (who was not a morning person AT ALL) finally got fed up of my dad not eating the sandwiches she got up to make him every day. It was like a mini-revolution the day she finally said ‘make your own b****y sandwiches!”

I feel like this about socks. In my house there are 4 males with big feet. Apparently there are only about 5 brands of socks for men in the universe and as far as I can see, they all look the same. I do laundry almost everyday but usually just one white load a week so everyone’s socks get stuck in together. Sometimes I’ll pull out about 61 socks from the dryer and try and sort them out.

This leads to discussion like “No, mom, mine are the one’s with the thin black line beneath the red Hanes logo with the grey toes, not the one’s with the red line and the black Hanes logo and the all grey foot…”

I don’t care anymore. Especially when son #2 swears he will never wear again any sock that anyone else has accidentally put on their foot after I’ve redistributed them LOL So I rebelled and told them henceforth I would leave all the white socks in a big pile and they could sort out their own. You would’ve thought I’d suggested they wash them themselves so great was the consternation. But I intend to stand firm. They’ll work it out when they have no socks left to wear. :mrgreen:

…and that brings me to a word about Mr. Kate Pearce and his sock fetish. I can guarantee that whenever I take him to a new store, he will reappear at some point with a new pack of black or white socks clutched in his hand. When I point out that he already has about 60 pairs of socks, he promises to throw some out. Ha! I suppose I should be grateful he is clean, right? but sometimes…

Anything about your loved ones that bugs you? Please share 🙂

Contest Winners!!

Winners picked by random teenage son number generator.

1st place-Inez Kelley

2nd place-Judy Cox

3rd place-Nancy Anderson

Congrats to all!! Thanks for all the entries and I’m sorry if you didn’t win this time 😥

Winners, I’ve emailed you-if you don’t receive anything please contact me 🙂

Sharing the Love with my friends new releases

I have some fabulous writer friends and this year several of them have their first books out for New York publishers. So today I’m sharing some of their recent releases, all of which are seriously great books. Please welcome Lili Feisty, Crystal Jordan and Maria Geraci!

BOUND TO PLEASE by Lilli Feisty

FROM FANTASY TO ECSTASY

Ruby Scott is a beautiful, quiet event planner who leads an oh-so-respectable life. Yet the things that go on in her secret fantasies are anything but. She has every intention of keeping her hidden desires under wraps-until she meets a gorgeous, hard-muscled man ten years her junior. Mark St. Crow is a gifted, up-and-coming musician who collects erotic art and loves to “play” women as much as his piano. After one night of uninhibited passion, Ruby realizes there’s no turning back. But as she surrenders to her deepest needs and lets Mark control every forbidden thrill, her passion for him builds. Can the wild, intoxicating nights they share lead to a love that will last forever?

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ON THE PROWL by Crystal Jordan

Crystal Jordan began writing romance after she finished graduate school and needed something to fill the hours that used to be eaten away by homework. What started as a hobby has quickly become a new career. She now writes paranormal, futuristic, contemporary, historical, and erotic romance.

Visit Crystal on the web at:
http://www.crystaljordan.com
http://www.crystaljordan.com/blog

Meet the Cruz brothers. They look human—except for the golden sheen their eyes take when they’re aroused beyond control…and the way their claws come out when it’s time to play rough. They’re Panthers, ancient shapeshifters, and their survival depends on mating to bring out their wild sides…

Undeniable

When Antonio, the strong, sexy new leader of the Panther pride, meets luscious Solana in a dark alleyway, their passion lights up the night. But she’s an outcast, an impossible mate—and her touch makes him lose all control…

Irresistible

Ex-model and businesswoman Andrea doesn’t need anyone—until she meets Miguel, who tempts her mind with daring games and teases her body with dark, forbidden pleasure she can’t resist…

Indescribable

Wild twins Ricardo and Diego do everything together—and their women appreciate the teamwork. Until shy Isabel takes refuge in their pride, and both want to claim her. Of course, sometimes two mates are better than one…
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Powells

BUNCO BABES TELL ALL by Maria Geraci

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BERKLEY TRADE, MAY 2009

Meet the Bunco Babes of Whispering Bay. Every Thursday night they roll dice, drink frozen margaritas, and catch up on all the gossip in their small north Florida town. Kitty Burke is the only Bunco Babe who is still single—which is okay—but she’s thirty-five and may need to face that her image of Mr. Right is all wrong.

Take Steve. Very sexy—but on paper, with three failed marriages and a shady career, maybe not great husband material. And yes, his ring tone is “Freebird.” Certainly fellow Babes Shea Masterson and Pilar Diaz-Rothman vote thumbs down. But maybe there’s more to Steve than meets the eye? Is it time for Kitty to take a chance and hope that she can be as lucky in love as she is in Bunco?

Barnes & Noble
Powell’s
Amazon

Chapters.ca

Don’t forget to check back tomorrow to see who has won copies of my books!!