Thursday, April 29, 2010

Costume of the Month


There are tons of Alice costumes out there since the movie release. I think this one is cool. But I do like the others too. You can check this out and the others at Lingerie Diva. They got Alice, the Mad Hatter, the Queen and even cat ones. The one in the picture is the Magic Mushroom. Bonus is, they're all on sale.

Jasmine

Saturday, April 24, 2010

What Do You and Your Mate Talk About?


I found this article about what happy couples talk about. I was interested in what it would say and if I discussed the same things with my hubby. Let me explain a bit.

I got a new job in 2007. I worked there about four months when my hubby got hired. We have a large age difference between us so most people think we are the typical "divorced got remarried years later" couple. So, when we'd had lunch together in the cafeteria at work, people started making comments or asking us questions. They said things to my hubby like, how sweet, she looks all dreamy-eyed at you. Or they wanted to know how long we'd been married, because we had that newlywed starry look in our eyes.

Well, we are two divorced people who married each other later. But I got married young the first time. So, I was on marriage number two before most women are on their first. Hubby and I have been married for 11 years. And yes, we still have that look in our eyes. We are happy. That's why I wanted to know how we compared to what the article said.

Most of the things on the list are true. I've told him how when I was five or six at a brownie meeting waiting for my mother to pick me up that I wet my pants. I was so embarrassed I never went back. And he told me how he got lost on the way to prom with his date he'd met at church, they drove through the wrong side of town and got propositioned by a hooker. We talk about political views, current events, TV shows, and even past relationships. We know about each others childhoods.

The one thing I don't want to talk about is the future. Why? Well, because he thinks there's this RV in it, where he drives around and plays golf and I write. I like the travel and the writing part. Shoot, I can even agree to the golf. But the RV? I don't think. The man can't drive a truck without getting stuck or hitting a mailbox. No, I don't want to talk about the future, but I think we'll be just fine.


Jasmine






Friday, April 16, 2010

Eye Catching Cover

Fabulous! I just love this one. I even read the blurb. Then I read the excerpt, stopping halfway through to buy the book. I hope it's as good as it promises to be.

Redemption by E. Jamie
Cover art by Valerie Tibbs
Published by Amira Press

I checked out Varlerie Tibbs portfolio on her website and it is just beautiful. I usually look at different online stores to find a cover for this edition to my blog. Today, I saw a few that I liked by different publishers. And when I went to Tibbs website, I found most of them there. How ironic is that? Anyway, Ms. Jamie should thank Ms. Tibbs, because the cover make me stop in the first place. Of course the blurb and excerpt reeled me in. And oddly, when I went to Ms. Jamie's website, I discovered that we are Facebook friends. I've been wanting to read more books of my FB friends, so I guess I'll start with this one.

Blurb:

On the run from a murderous uncle, Katie Beaumont married outlaw Ben Cready the day before he was supposed to hang. They shared one night of explosive passion and for six months, she'd believed herself a widow. Now Ben is back to claim what's his, and that includes the sweet bride he'd never been able to forget.

Buy Link

Jasmine

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Lingerie of the Month

Classy!


I really like this sexy babydoll with the lacy robe over it. It's a bit different from what I would normally pick up, but variety is nice.

And this month I am sure you can find it at Lingerie Diva and on sale as of right now. It even comes with the stockings. Definitely a plus when stretching a budget. (Though I think they are getting low on stock and sizes.) They also have free shipping on orders of $75 or more right now.

Jasmine

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Procrastination Taken to a New Level

I think I have out done myself this time. Instead of writing my synopsis last night like I know I need to, I wrote an 800 word short story and the cover letter for it to send off to a magazine. Okay, now I know the synopsis is only supposed to be two pages long, roughly the same length as the short story. So why couldn't I have written an 800 word synopsis? Why do they feel so daunting? I just need to write it. I could have had two or three paragraphs written by the time I wrote this blog.

What are you procrastinating about?

Jasmine - ugh! Another post without a picture.


Thursday, April 8, 2010

Missing Pieces


My EPIC award winning story from the anthology Coming Together: Against the Odds has been broken out into a single read. You can get the story at All Romance eBooks.

I just love the cute cover too. A 12K erotic romance mystery for .69 and the proceeds benefit Autism Speaks - how can you go wrong?


Jasmine


Monday, April 5, 2010

WIP Complete

I finished the new WIP over the weekend. I had typed the last period a few days before, but I still needed to go back and fill in a few spots that needed researching. After that was done, I felt like the WIP was really complete.

That's when the "day after" hits me. (Today!) I spend a day after I have completed a WIP in total bliss or void. It's like I have nothing to do writing wise. I am complete.

It will hit me tomorrow that I have to write the synopsis, but I prefer to live in ignorance for the rest of the night. One good thing about this WIP is that I know where I want to submit it, so the document was formatted to house rules as I wrote it. Usually I just write the story that is calling to me and then I search for a home.

This time I wrote the story for a certain line I'm hoping to crack. Maybe it'll be a winner and I'll be contracted. If not, I'll have to shop it around. Either way, I really like this story. Okay, maybe I love the hero, but what woman doesn't go weak in the knees from an Irish accent? Yum!

I'll be sure to let everyone know what happens with the submission. In the meantime, I think my next WIP will be a mystery under my other pen name. We'll see. I have to do some research for that book on molten rock. Fun, fun. But it's the second book in a series, so I need to get cracken.

Jasmine - who hates she has no pictures to post with this entry

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Interviewed

I was interviewed today at Roxanne's Realm. It's a great blog, go check it out.

Jasmine