Showing posts from November, 2009

Guest Author Day with JK Coi

How did you start your writing career?

I started by writing for fun, and it was only after I finished my first book, my husband said "So now what are you going to do with it?"

Tell us about your favorite character from your books.

I love all my heroes, but Dorian from The Trouble With Destiny is one of those characters with so much baggage, it would take me years to write his whole story. He's good, but you know there's a thread of bad in him too and it makes you more desperate to figure out his secrets :)

Where do you dream of traveling to and why?

It's getting colder and right about now, I'd take any place tropical. I'm having dreams of laying on the beach. Maybe a cabana boy or two to rub my shoulders and bring me drinks....

Tell us about your current/upcoming release.

The Trouble With Destiny is available now from Samhain. This book was loads of fun to write. It’s a sexy and funny urban fantasy romance—Sarah is the biggest smartass you’ll ever meet, and…

Talking with New Author Leigh Wood

How did you start your writing career?

I didn't begin formally submitting erotica until two years ago. For many years I've been writing naughty short stories and tales, but I wasn't seeking publication. After my husband prodded me to finish On the Way to New Isosceles I sent it off!

Tell us about your favorite character from your books.

I think of my couple in On the Way to New Isosceles, I'm more partial to Rub than my leading lady JJ. Sometimes JJ can be sweet and sassy, but bitchy circumstances arise in the novel as well. Rub however, starts off as a jerk and matures in to a hip and responsible fellow. I'd writing first hand male point of view before, but Rub's insightful close third journey was a lot of fun to write. When I first submitted to Eternal Press, the acquisitions editor Lisa accepted with one condition, "More Rub!" It was nice to see someone else enjoying him as much as I do.

Where do you dream of traveling to and why?

I'd love to go…

Guest Author Day with Scott M. Baker

How did you start your writing career?

I started writing back in elementary school (though I hope the quality has greatly improved since). I was a huge fan of horror and sci-fi movies, and as so many kids my age I read Famous Monsters of Filmland with an almost religious fervor, at least as much as a fervor as a ten-year old can have. I wanted to be just like Forrest J. Ackerman, so my old man gave me a manual typewriter which I set up in the corner of my room, and every week I typed out my own monster fan mag. It only had a circulation of one -- my mother -- but she was a devoted follower.

After grad school, I spent several years honing my writing skills on espionage novels and techno-thrillers. I rarely admit to writing the first novel because it’s so amateurish. But by the third novel I had hit my stride and found my voice. The problem was, by the time that novel was ready to be published, 11 September had occurred and the market for those type of books had dried up.

In 2003, a d…

Guest Author Day with Fiona Jayde

Kicking ass and looking great.

Seeing as my latest release features a kick-ass heroine who is both vulnerable and strong, who may look poised in the face of danger and yet is as emotionally challenged as the rest of us mortals, I’d like to pay tribute to my favorite kick-ass heroines.

Buffy – from Buffy the Vampire Slayer: I think she was one of the original kick-ass heroines. The idea of a little blonde girl kicking some major ass has always appealed to me. (I’m a short brunette, but hey, I got an imagination). I love the idea of the girl doing the rescuing, having to use both smarts and fists.

Eve Dallas from the In Death Series by Nora Roberts: I’ve always loved Eve – the emotional complexity of a tough girl concealing a soft side. One of my favorite scenes in the series is from Glory In Death where Eve actually breaks down to admit her feelings for Roarke (Excuse the fangirl squee here… Roarke is just yummy). I love the internal and external conflict between what is perceived stre…

Guest Author Day with Gemini Judson

Tell us about your latest release. What inspired it?

My latest release is Ring Around the Sun, from Eirelander Publishing ( It is a wintery romp in the north woods of Minnesota. Teal Marin is escaping an abusive relationship and goes to hide out in her recently deceased brother’s cabin. A city girl, she’s clueless at cabin life, and Darren Kennedy arrives to warm her heart, heal her wounds, and keep her fire going. Unfortunately her ex-lover is not ready to let her go so easily.

The inspiration? The story was written in the dead of winter and I longed to get away to my cabin. I was recovering from a broken ankle and spent long days with my foot in the air and my computer on my lap. (That’s not easy, by the way…)

Who are your literary heroes and why?

I admire prolific writers. As a new writer, I find it difficult to sustain the umpf to keep at it. Ideas swirl all around me, but let’s face it – the writing is work. As a reader I am not married to a genre. I adm…

Welcome Guest Author Cynthia Vespia & a Contest

CONTEST: One lucky person who comments today will win a dual sided bookmark and a small dragon statue from Cynthia Vespia.

Tell us about your Demon Hunter series. What inspired it? How many books do you plan to have and when does the next one come out?

Demon Hunter is a trilogy of terror that follows the great horror novels and mixes them with epic fantasy. You have a band of characters setting out on adventures but constantly looking over their shoulders in stark terror. The idea came from my own love of the two genres and I really wanted to explore the dark side of human emotion. I'd dealt with frightening villains before but never on this level. The evil that torments the heroes in Demon Hunter are the vampire, demon, and werewolf of myth and legend but brought to reality with grit and unapologetic viciousness. The other element I had facing the hero, Costa, was his own personal demons as he struggles with pain from within while coming to terms with his new role in life as a hun…

Meet Author Kris Condi today- Comment to win a prize

CONTEST: One lucky Commentor will win a copy o f The Chat Pack (E-book) from Kris. Drawing to be done on Thursday Nov. 19th at noon EST.

Tell us about your latest release. What inspired it?

Seasoned to both accomplishments and adversities, five globally diverse women meet during a random chat. Humor and sobriety intermingles as the Chat Pack discovers their commonality: each is linked to the disappearance of former teamster, Jimmy Hoffa.

Former Italian runway empress Petrice Favre is torn between a marriage of three decades and a chance to revitalize her career. New York professional, Dava Gonzalez, wrestles with becoming a foster parent after multiple failures to conceive. In Chicago, Ellen Balor regrets the loss of individuality as her twenty-fifth wedding anniversary approaches with more regrets than achievements. Luana Haapiti longs to swap pouring strong coffee into inexpensive cups at a Tahitian hotel for a wild American adventure with a guest. Irene Dunbar’s Michigan adjunct pos…

Meet the Sisters In Time Heriones, Mariah and Taylor, from Ginger Simpson

Today, through the power of the pen…okay, the computer keyboard, I’ve been able to bring together my two heroines from Sisters in Time. I thought it might be interesting to the readers of this time-travel to hear from each lady personally about her thoughts on waking up in a new and strange era. We’ll start first with Mariah Cassidy, our pioneer wife and mother of two children then go to our modern-day attorney, Taylor Morgan.

Ginger: “Good Morning Mariah. It’s very nice to have you here. A reader can only imagine how strange it was to start off on a trip to town for supplies and awaken in another time and place. Tell us how you felt about it.”

Mariah: *runs her hand down her long gingham skirt and sits a little straighter on her stool. “It’s very nice to be here, although it does bring back some frightening moments. *glances around at all the equipment and leans back to study the cylinder-like mike.*

Ginger: “Tell us a little about what happened the morning you woke up in 20th centur…

Friday the 13th Facts and Superstitons

Friday the 13th, is considered a day of bad luck and evil. In the Western world, a significant chunk of the population suspects bad things will happen whenever the 13th day of a month occurs on the day of the week called Friday. Like many human beliefs, the fear of Friday the 13th isn't exactly grounded in scientific logic. But the really strange thing is that most of the people who believe the day is unlucky offer no explanation at all, logical or illogical. Many people avoid travel and avoid signing contracts on Friday the 13th. Floors in tall buildings often skip from 12 to 14. The superstition does have deep, compelling roots, however, and the origins help explain why the belief is so widespread today.

The fear of Friday the 13th is called paraskavedekatriaphobia or Paraskevidekatriaphobia, a specialized form of triskaidekaphobia - fear of the number 13. It comes from the Greek words paraskevi (Friday), and dekatria (thirteen), with the suffix phobia.

Friday the 13th Facts:

Events at my blog

Thanks for coming by and welcome to my new home away from home. I am scheduling blog days for authors and they can be anything you desire.

Guest Author Days:

I have chosen to have Guests on these days: Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays.

Monthly Guest days are to be on Thursdays, Fridays or Sundays.

Calendar of Guest authors as of right now:

Laura Tolomei- January 21, 2010
Annie Alverez- Monthly day on Fridays
CR Moss: 1/15/2010
Rhi McGaha: November 6th, 2009
Sheila Stewart- 12/9 (CONTEST)

More authors are pending as well.
If you desire a day, please email me at dawn_roberto (AT) yahoo (DOT) com and I can make sure the day is free for you.

You can either post whatever you desire (I send you an invite) or send it to me and I will post it.

I am not picky, you can have me interview you, talk about the latest movies, books, celebrity news, etc. Just give me a heads up if I need to send you an interview and if you are having a contest as well.

I will twitter and share it on my loops on you…

Check out Ancient Blood by Rie McGaha

Half witch and half wolf, Ganda is like no other being on earth, but more than 3,000 years ago the love of her life, Colin, was killed and since then she's remained an old black woman in the swamps of Louisiana. That was until Joshua and Jessie Kaine showed up and brought her back to life. Now on a mission to put her past to rest, Ganda visits the land of her birth and the land of Colin's death--Egypt. What she finds there isn't the answer she's looking for, but a mystery that will change her entire future.

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Sneak Peek into Ancient Blood:

Though tall and broad through the shoulders, his days had been filled with hard labor since he was just a lad, and he was beautiful with his thick black hair that was always just a little too long. His blue eyes were as brilliant as the sky in mid summer, with heavy, dark brows and thick, black lashes, he had cheeks that revealed deep dimples whenever he smiled, which was…

New Movies I am looking forward to

Ok, Holiday movies are going to hit BIG starting this week's Jim Carrey vehicle, Disney's A Christmas Carol to Twilight Saga: New Moon.

Myself, I am itching to see 2012. Why? I LOVE Natural Disaster Films with a passion. Something about Mother Nature taking a punch at humans and showing who is boss while we sit there going, "OH M Y GOD!". :) Plus it has John Cusack in it who I loved since seeing him in Say Anything when I was a teenager. Needless to say these two combine my two  loves (well besides Johnny Depp).

Next would be Sherlock Holmes with Robert Downey Jr. I  loved him in Iron Man and can not wait to see this one.

What about you? Any movies coming up that you are itching to see?

Fun Kissing Facts

Got to thank author Ann Cory for this when she was at the LR Cafe. Some great fun facts all on kissing. :)

Your lips are 100 times more sensitive than the tips of your fingers

A real kiss quickens your pulse to 100 beats in a minute

A long-lasting kiss quickens the pulse and heightens level of hormones in human's blood so much that it shortens the lifespan by almost a minute

One little kiss burns up to 3 calories. The longer the kiss...the better the exercise!

Men who kiss their wives every morning before going to work live 5 years longer than men who don't. Pucker up guys!

70% of people aged 16 to 24 years had their first kiss by age 15, whereas only 46% of their parents had smooched by the same age

Many women like men in uniform. Statistics show that women prefer to kiss:

39% - military men

37% - lawers

27% - accountants

14% - athletes

An average woman kisses about 79 men before getting married

An average person spends two weeks of his or her life kissing

For more kissing facts, go he…

Pardon the mess...we are remodeling :)

Hi there and welcome to my new personal blog. Yep, I bit the bullet and decided instead of facebook which I have no freaking idea what to do, I would do a blog instead. One it is easier for me to move around in and two, I just want to dang it all. :)

I plan to offer guest author posts, talk about the recent books that either blew me away or just bored me to tears and as always, drool over yummy eye candy. :)

So come on over, the bar is open, grab a drink since it's five o'clock somewhere inthe world and settl ein for a fun adventure. Hey you never know where I will go here so make sure you buckle up. :)