Sunday, December 27, 2009

A Live Tree for a Christmas Gift


No, no dogs or cats, LOL, but we did received this Norfolk Island Pine as a Christmas present.


I thought it was great! Very innovative and original and it's good for the environment.
Hopefully I'll be able to keep it alive even with the instructions :-)


I'm planning on keeping it as a potted plant so I can take it with us easily if/when we move.


So what do you think? Live plants/shrubs/trees a good idea for a gift?


Have you ever given one or gotten one?


Sunday, December 20, 2009

DONE!

The Christmas shopping is done!! Finished last night, just a few stocking stuffers to grab and 24 hr Walgreens is good for that!!

My friend and I had a girls day yesterday and we made the most of it! First a nail appointment, hey we have to look good picking out those gifts right, LOL. Then home to bake some more goodies. Yes, the kitchen is still a mess, but we had a grand ole' time!! Then on to the shopping. Oh yes the shopping. *Grins* we even went down and hit the adult store to get some private goodies for our honeys *batting eyelashes* I'm stopping there, oh and Merry Christmas sweetie *flirty wink*

Now I have to say we saw three accidents narrowly escape each other from happening, at least that same amount in what looked like drunk drivers at various times in front of us and the local kids singing karaoke at Applebees where we stopped to grab the sampler. Some of them were actually quiet good. Do talent spotters or scouts or what ever you call them even hang out in these places?

So made it home about 15 to midnight and watched some Japanese Anime. I also made a decision.
I'm taking my newsletter from monthly to quarterly. Not to sure how many of you go to the website to check it out, but honestly, I've been either busy or just too tired with the day job, home schooling and well life, to keep up the monthly pace. Writing's become 'the' priority when I have some down time, so that's where my energies are focused.

I hope everyone out there has a safe holiday, watch out for those crazy drivers and eat well!!

C~

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Baking, Breads and more

Cookies Pictures, Images and Photos

kisa_hawklin

Some good friends are coming over today so we can do some baking to send out to family members not to close to us. I have the bigger kitchen, so it's the girls taking over and the boys are running for the doors :-)

I'm making my honey's favorite, peanut butter cookies and maybe a couple of banana breads, plus a little goodie I saw. It's in a mason jar, you put walnuts, pecans, cranberries and smother and cover it with honey. I bought some local honey yesterday at our produce stand. So the YUMMIES are on!! Woot!!

Hope everyone has a great rest of the weekend! There's nothing like spending good times with good friends!!


edward cookies Pictures, Images and Photos

gaarasfan5119


Sunday, December 6, 2009

Sequel being released MAY 2010

YAY, I can't tell you how excited I am to have A Lady's Challenge, sequel to my best selling Torrid title of the year, A Slave's Way Out, ready to hit the e-stands in May!!!! Is e-stands a word?? Well if not, YAY I just thought of one, LOL!

It took me a bit longer to write than I really wanted, but sometimes life happens that way.

Went Friday and finally had those two little snickery molars who always give me a problem, yaaaanked!! and I mean Yes they are out, both top and bottom same side!!!! I had full sedation, so I barely remember a thing Friday, which is Good :-D
Bad side, no real food for three more days. I'm on soft foods, which is ok, but know I'm wanting a steak, LOL. Doesn't that figure, LOL!

Walked around my little town's historic days yesterday. It was cool! We had a free hayride around the center blocks, walked down historic Avenue of the Oaks, stopped in the museum and bought some books at the library's book sale. I love it when I find those old books from the 1920's and 40's. I'm just an old book buff I guess :-) I only wish I'd had my camera with me, but I wasn't exactly planning on going anywhere today. So Next year will be camera year *Grins*

Now onto Wal-mart tonight to pick up a few Christmas presents and wrapping paper.

What's keeping you all busy on your weekends besides the holidays?

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Update to Harlequin blog last week...

Harlequin has gone along and entered the self publishing world. They did do what they said and changed the name. They are now Dell Arte Press.

I did chat with a friend of mine who knows several H authors. Apparently not all are happy with the self publishing route H has taken.

Not being an H author, I guess I can view the issue from both sides of the road.

1. H wants to expand their business, that's what it is, A Business Decision. I mean come on, the economy isn't the greatest, everyone out there is looking for a way to keep bringing the bucks in.

2. Published authors with them can feel a bit put off. It takes a lot of hard work getting picked up by H and now you can - self publish...Hmmmm.

Here's the article for you all to read.


Harlequin responds to criticism of its self-publishing arm with a new name

By Lynn Andriani -- Publishers Weekly, 11/25/2009 8:09:00 AM

In the wake of widespread criticism over its self-publishing imprint, Harlequin has changed the imprint’s name from Harlequin Horizons to DellArte Press. As Harlequin publisher and CEO Donna Hayes said it would, the company renamed the imprint to a designation “that [does] not refer to Harlequin in any way.” There is no mention of Harlequin on DellArte’s Web site.

Late last week, Romance Writers of America and other writers' associations spoke out against the November 17 announcement that Author Solutions had teamed with Harlequin to form Harlequin Horizons, an imprint for self-published romance authors. RWA deemed Harlequin no longer eligible for RWA-provided conference resources—meaning the publisher would not be entitled to enter any award competitions. Harlequin publisher and CEO Donna Hayes said the company was “surprised and dismayed” at RWA’s actions and said it would change the imprint’s name.

Harlequin did not respond to a request for comment this morning on the name change or if it was back in the good graces of the RWA. The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers have called for Harlequin to completely cut ties to the self-pub program.


So tell me, what are you thinking? Several major writing organizations are now blackballing H for this decision.

Personally, I don't think it's fair at all to the wonderful authors published with H.

BUT, if it's listed in the organizations guidelines, then maybe H should have thought about that while making their decisions.
And if they are in the guidelines out there for all to read, then can H really be OMG, I'm soooo surprised to hear this....Ah, that would be a big resounding, NO.

And now, will this decision keep authors from submitting to H??? Only time will tell.


Thursday, November 26, 2009

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Harlequin has some in industry upset...

I’m wondering if anyone’s heard of what’s happening with Harlequin wanting to create a “self-publish” entity of itself?


Yesterday on Publisher’s Weekly I came across an article where RWA, MWA and SFWA are up in arms about Harlequin wanting to call their new ‘self-publishing’ entity, Harlequin Horizons. Harlequin responded with, “We’ll change the name.”

Here’s the article…

Industry associations speak out against publisher's imprint; Harlequin says it will change imprint's name

By Lynn Andriani -- Publishers Weekly, 11/20/2009 8:06:00 AM

Romance Writers of America and other writer associations yesterday spoke out against the announcement earlier this week that
Author Solutions had teamed up with Harlequin to form Harlequin Horizons, a new imprint for self-published romance authors. RWA has deemed Harlequin no longer eligible for RWA-provided conference resources—meaning the publisher is not entitled to enter any award competitions. Late yesterday, Harlequin publisher and CEO Donna Hayes responded, saying the company was “surprised and dismayed” at RWA’s actions, and that it would change the name of the self-publishing company from Harlequin Horizons to a designation “that will not refer to Harlequin in any way.”

As PW reported Tuesday, Harlequin Horizons was set to recruit writers in two ways: authors whose manuscripts had been rejected by Harlequin would be made aware of the Harlequin Horizons option, and authors who signed with Author Solutions would be given the opportunity to be published under the Harlequin Horizons imprint. All services are on a pay-for-service basis.

An
e-bulletin prepared by Margery Flax on behalf of Mystery Writers of America’s National Board of Directors said MWA was “deeply concerned about the troubling conflict-of-interest issues created by these ventures, particularly the potentially misleading way they are marketed to aspiring writers.” The MWA was refering to both Harlequin Horizons and the eHarlequin Manuscript Critique service, also aimed at aspiring writers. MWA said it would consider removing Harlequin from its list of approved publishers, declining membership applications from Harlequin authors, and barring Harlequin books from entering the Edgar Awards unless Harlequin agreed to discuss changing these ventures by December 15.

Russell Davis, president of the
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. is also firmly against the self-publishing program and is asking Harlequin to "openly acknowledge" to would-be authors that books in the program will not be distributed into brick-and-mortar bookstores ensuring “that the titles will not be breaking into the real fiction market.” The organization also wants Harlequin to acknowledge “that the imprint does not represent a genuine opportunity for aspiring authors to hone their skills, as no editor will be vetting or working on the manuscripts.” SFWA is calling for Harlequin not to simply change the name of the imprint, but to "discontinue this imprint and return to doing business as an advance and royalty paying publisher." Until they do, no Harlequin titles will qualify for membership in SFWA.

Hayes’s note reiterated ways Harlequin has supported RWA over the years and said she and her colleagues were “surprised to discover that the RWA sent a notice to its membership announcing this decision, before allowing Harlequin to respond or engage in a discussion about it with the RWA board.”


…What do you guys think? I’ve never dealt with self-publishers before, because frankly their ‘packages’ didn’t appeal to me. I’ve heard some bad and some good about the self-publishing route.

Any Comments?

Sunday, November 15, 2009

I've Finally done it :-)

So, I've finally bought a netbook. Yep, I did it. I went to bestbuy yesterday and played with all the netbooks they had in the store, plus a few other things. PhotobucketCome on admit it, you can't just walk into a best buy and not play with the stuff, it's like a toy store for adults!! LOL.Anyways, after I found the one I wanted I came home and with the help of my honey (Mr. Technology) I compared what I wanted to others I'd seen to make sure I was getting the best price.
So with that said...I've gone with the Dell mini 10V. Yep, I like the keyboard a whole lot better than the others out there, although the HP mini was a close comparable with the way the keys were, but I haven't read to many good reviews on the HP and I have two Dell's now.
Here's a picture of what my netbook looks like...

It was all about the way my fingers felt on the keys to me, that was the major deciding factor in the choosing. Then the other smaller stuff.

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I also have some great news on my finished sequel to A Slave's Way Out...

I have signed a contract for A Lady's Challenge with WCPT!!!! I'm stoked!!!! I can't wait to start the edits and then I can start on one more story line for this adventure out in space. :-)

Tell me, what did you do this weekend? Anything interesting, fun, shopping, or did you have a quiet one at home just lounging?

Thursday, November 12, 2009

SIGNED!!

YAY, I signed the contract for A Lady's Challenge (sequel to Slave's) last night with WCPT!!!! I'm ECSTATIC!!!!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Veterans Day


Thank you to all our veterans and everyone serving in our armed forces, you're greatly appreciated!!!!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Sequel Finished!!

Finally!!!! The sequel to A Slave's Way Out is Finished!!
It's been what 2 years...finally, finally, done, done, done!! *See me doing the happy dance.*

I fiqured out why it took me so long. I actually had started the manuscript before Slave's was published and had it finished about six months after. But I didn't like it, so the self editing started and it came up short on word count and then life's little adventures kicked in and writer's block occured and well two years later, LOL.

This past week as I finished with over the word count, liked what I had written and hit that send button, it came to me...

1. That while there's still stress with the day job, in a way it's lessened.

2. If the men in the house don't like that I hit the keys hard (My computer's in the living room) and they have to listen to clack, click, clack...to bad, they can go into the other two rooms that have TV's until I get my netbook *Grins*

3. The stories are coming to me again!! YAY!!

So not only have I finished the Sequel to Slave's, I've started on another and last of that line, I've started plotting two sequel's to Destined to Mate.

Okay, so here's an inside scoop on the sequel which can stand as a story alone from Slave's and you won't miss nay of the action...

Daniel Hedden, First Commander of the War Ship Catalyst and Trea Padame, Second Security Officer to the War Ship Catalyst. This is their story.

Oh Ya and I've finally joined Twitter, LOL. http://twitter.com/AuthorCASalo

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Submitted

The sequel to A Slave's Way Out has been submitted to Whiskey Creek Press Torrid!!
YAY!!!! It's been so long in coming, I'm psyched!!!!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

I'm now on Twitter

Okay, I've finally broken down and have joined the Twitter Movement, LOL

You can find me here: http://twitter.com/AuthorCASalo

Hope to tweet with you :-)

A Little bit of Everything

Fall Back Pictures, Images and Photos

Wildflowerafternoons

Okay, so it's the day after Halloween. For the first time in thirteen years, I had a quiet, I don't have to go out, fight traffic, crowds and the fright of a little kid running out infront of my car night. Yes, the teenager went off to do his own thing, not trick or treating, all he wanted was the candy, admitted he's really not into it anymore, so I told him I'd buy a couple bags today to satisfy the candy hunger and he was happy with that, LOL. So now it's time to start having Halloween Parties. *YAY*
So not sure about the rest of you, but my butt was up at 7:23 AM (Damn turning back the clocks) :-) What did I do, well, I jumped right back into bed until 8AM, LOL.I do feel fully refreshed and rested though.
Florida's starting to cool down a bit, *YAY* it's to be in the low 80's today with less humidity and in the upper 50's tonight!! I've waited so long!! (Hand brushing across forehead)
dell mini Pictures, Images and Photos

jorge1782

I'm also in the market for a mini netbook. I've played with a few here and there, messed around with a Acer and A dell mini inspiration last night at Wal-Mart and went to read several reviews. I really like the key board on the dell. The buttons are just a bit larger, and felt more comfortable.

It seems the Toshiba mini has had a lot of negative feed back about the keypad being really sensitive and the mouse jumping around. That is one thing I want to avoid big time. I can't stand that.Anyone out there have a netbook they want to share the scoop on? I'll take the Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
I need more coffee so I'm going to end here and say, Good Morning to Happy the Clock has been turned back day! You all got to sleep an extra hour and wake up earlier, LOL. :-)

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Aldiko's Andriod Phone Partnered w/ARe

Has anyone heard of the android phone? ARe sent the following email to me last month and I was wondering if anyone had the pleasure or fright of using one.

Thanks to: mitraselcom / photobucket

We wanted to give you notice of a press release that was issued yesterday to the public. Feel free to let your readers know - this is one more way they will be able to purchase and enjoy your books. Smartphone sales are up with a very impressive show of growth for the Google-powered Android phone. Android owners (like iPhone/iPod Touch owners) will be able to download an app that will contain the All Romance catalog providing instant access to thousands of ePub titles.

Lori JamesCOO, All Romance eBooks, LLCDownload and Read Thousands of All Romance™ eBooks Right on Your Android™Smartphone with the Aldiko Application
All Romance eBooks (ARe) has partnered with Aldiko to make their eBook catalog available to Google's Android-powered mobile phones.

Palm Harbor, FL (
PRWEB) October 8, 2009 – Readers will now be able to browse, search and seamlessly download more than 10,000 http://www.allromanceebooks.com [eBooks], including free reads, to their Android phones directly from ARe without a computer, cable or subscription using the Aldiko application.With the Aldiko app readers can easily browse ARe's extensive online book catalog, read detailed descriptions and book reviews, and quickly find the books they are looking for using a powerful search tool right on their Smartphone. They can organize their purchases by criteria such as title, author, or subject, edit detail information, tag, bookmark and search—all on a fully customizable display. New features include a full text search that allows readers to find words globally within the book, and a look up feature, which lets users search for a word in the dictionary, Wikipedia, or on Google.
"Readers love the convenience of being able to download ARe's eBooks anytime, anywhere," said Julie Cummings, ARe's manager of Publicity and Marketing. "Earlier this year we launched an iPhone compatible catalog and it's been hugely popular with our consumers who use ATT. We're really excited to now bring that same service to customers who use other cellular carriers," Cummings added.

"Our mission at Aldiko is to provide an open platform where users can discover, access, read and manage a wide variety of digital publications instantly and seamlessly" said Tiffany Wong, co-founder of Aldiko. "The partnership with ARe will help us offer the best and broadest selection of titles to our users."

Aldiko is available worldwide and is free on the Android Market as well as available as a paid premium app for Android open platform phones. To learn more visit Aldiko at
http://www.aldiko.com and Android at http://www.android.com. All Romance eBooks, LLC was founded in 2006, is privately held in partnership, and headquartered in Palm Harbor, Florida. The company owns All Romance, which specializes in the sale of romance eBooks and OmniLit, which sells both fiction and non-fiction eBooks.
Aldiko Limited was founded in 2009. The company has developed an ebook reader application, "Aldiko Book Reader" for use on Android-powered devices. . With Aldiko, users can build and organize their digital library, read on the go and wirelessly browse and download from a broad range of digital publications right on their Android-powered devices.
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So what do you think? Does anyone have any reviews out there of knowledge of this gadget?

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Amazon VS. Wal-mart

Have you guys heard of the price wars Amazon and Wal-mart are engaging in over books? I've been following it briefly, but I have to say YAY for authors! With spending down abit because of the economy, retailers are fighting to keep their customers. So they're slashing prices or offering deals. Nothing like good healthy compatition to keep you going, LOL.

Here's an article I read at Publisher's Weekly


Retailer offering same-day delivery in seven major cities

By Lynn Andriani -- Publishers Weekly, 10/16/2009 7:55:00 AM
Amazon has fired the most recent shot in the
pricing war with Wal-Mart that broke out Thursday, by introducing same-day delivery in seven major cities and expanding its Saturday delivery options. After Walmart.com cut the price of its top 10 pre-ordered titles to $10 (which includes free shipping) on Thursday, Amazon followed suit, and yesterday, both retailers dropped pricing on those 10 titles down to $9. Now, Amazon has announced it will begin offering same-day delivery in Baltimore, Boston, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, Seattle and Washington, D.C. (it already offers the service in New York).

Amazon’s same-day shipping charge is $14.99, plus $3.99 per book. The cut-off time for ordering with same-day delivery ranges from 10:00 a.m. local time in New York and Philadelphia, to 1:00 p.m. local time in Seattle. Girish Lakshman, v-p of transportation at Amazon, said “We want to make online shopping as convenient as possible.” In addition to the same-day delivery service, the retailer will now deliver items ordered before the cut-off time on Thursday using two-day shipping on Saturday (instead of Monday).

Among the $9 titles is Going Rogue by Sarah Palin, due out from HarperCollins November 17. Amazon and Wal-Mart offer the book for $9, while BN.com and Borders.com are selling it for $17.39. The book's list price is $28.99. Other $9 hardcovers include Kindred in Death by J.D. Robb (Putnam), The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver (Harper) and Ford County by John Grisham (Doubleday).



The image was found at photobucket: zeprock

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Barnes & Noble New eReader

I recently read an article on Barnes and Noble's new ereader that will be hitting the scene shortly.
The ereader is said to have a touch screen with a virtual keyboard. Okay, now for someone like me who hits every button while the item is sitting in my purse, this could be a good thing, as long as it has a cover or keyboard lock on it. Supposedly hte screen is in color as well, instead of the black and white Kindle.

Does the color of the screen matter to you?? For me, I'm thinking not really, if you have the option of black and white or color, that's okay, but it's not going to be a sale buster for me.

It needs to feel right in the palm of my hand and have the ease and comfort I'm looking for in order for me to buy it.

I'm curious as to how it's going to fair against Amazon's Kindle and the Sony ereader. Barnes and Noble is after all one of the biggest book sellers around.

I'm psyched that you can now log onto the Barnes and Noble website and find my ebooks!!

So tell me, what do you think?

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Seasonal Allergies

allergies Pictures, Images and Photos


My head's pounding, my nose is stopped up and I just want to close my eyes and go back to sleep.


Sound familiar? It's hit everyone in the family different, the boy is coughing up the sinus excretions (gross), the man has a headache and you've read my symptoms above.


Yeppers, it's seasonal allergies. Hate it!! It's as annoying as the damn litle lovebugs that infest Florida in the spring and now in September.


Can I close my eyes and tap my heels together three times...Go away seasonal allergies, go away seasonal allergies, go away seasonal allergies.


*Eyes peek open* DAMN it didn't work, LOL. Maybe tomorrow!

Thanks to thinkingwoman_souths for the pic from photobucket above.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Netbooks - Any Suggestions?

Okay, so I'm in the market for a netbook.

Any suggestions out there?

I've scanned the internet, reveiwed and even tried out a few.

Sleak, A touch pad that "doesn't" move the mouse when ever your hand slides over or shadows it, no protruding battery packs and something that "WILL" last for 8 hours like advertised.

I don't need alot of garbage on it. All I need it for is picking it and my flashdrive up to go to a quiet room to write, and take with me on road trips. Maybe get on to check emails and post blogs, but that's it. All the heavy stuff will still be done on the desk top.

I've tried the Acer, it's okay, but reviews are mixed. Honey says he likes the Asus because of the textured touch pad.

I know my best bet is to just hop in the car and go to Ocala to Best Buy and try them all out.

But I want the inside scoop if any of you have it, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.

C~

Picture from Photobucket and Profile of: blueskycatastrophe

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Sexual Style by Sign

Blogged over at Nice and Naughty today about...Sexual style by sign.


Yeppers what sign are you? Aries, Gemini, Scorpio... Here's a teaser, but stop on over and check the rest out!!

By julymoon69
Sexual Style by Sign
What Your Sign Says About Your Sex Life

By JUSTINE VAN DER LEUN

Sure, we've all read about how romantic or commitment-shy each zodiac sign is -- but do you know what a person's sign says about how they feel about sex?

Who likes role-playing and who likes a bed of roses?

Who needs a long warm-up session and who's ready for take-off after a peck on the cheek?

With the help of Phyllis Vega, author of "Erotic Astrology: The Sex Secrets of Your Horoscope Revealed," we found out what your -- or your love interest's -- sign indicates about sexual style, turn-offs and turn-ons. Plus, find out which signs are sexually compatible.


Aries

Sexual Style:
Passionate and impatient, these lovers want to get down to business. They're not into wooing you with flowers and romance. They're actors, not dreamers, and they prefer a spicy, energetic romp to a drawn-out lovemaking session. "They want what they want, and they want it now," says Vega. If what they want is you, you'll have a partner dedicated to pleasing you between the sheets -- but you'd better not be into foreplay, because you're not going to get much.

Sexually Compatible Signs:
Leo, Sagittarius, Gemini, Aquarius

Turn-ons: Anything different; aggressive partners. "Attack!" says Vega. "Subtly is totally lost on the Aries." As is the joy of a routine: The ram gets randy when exhilarated and surprised.

Turn-offs: The same-old, same-old. Scheduling sex every Tuesday and Thursday with your Aries is a sure-fire way to bore him to death.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Nice & Naughty Blog Today

Stop on over at Nice & Naughty's Blog. I'm talking about QUERY's.

AAAHHHHHH, run for the hills!!!!!!!

LOL.

The link's on the left hand side of the column

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Kids and Reading.


As a kid I can say I was really picky about the books I chose to read and absolutely hated the ones the school said, “You need to read this.” And not only read it but talk about it and do a report on it.


Now I’m not sure about the rest of you but I hated being forced to read something that held no enjoyment or interest for me. Let’s just say I never received very good marks on those projects.


I do home school, but what I liked about the way the schools were handling the reading end of things here in Florida. Before I took my son out of public school, they let the kids choose which books they could read, in the level they’re in and there were quite a few choices.


Now as not only a home school mom, but a mom whose child has severe to profound dyslexia. I jump up and down when my son says, “Can I get a book.”


We do a program designed specifically for individuals with learning disabilities such as dyslexia to help him with his reading.


So we’re in Waldenbooks the other day and he says, ‘Can I get a book.’ Well heck yeah!!We picked up four books. Two Indiana Jones, a Japanese Manga and a book on how to draw.


So all in all it was a pretty fulfilling day of book shopping.


Some people have said to me that the Manga’s are like comic books because of all the pictures. Yeah but you know what, there’s words and words equal reading.


When he can tell me what the book was about, show me a page and read it to me. I’m one happy camper!!


So I let him choose which books he feels comfortable with and those he likes.


It puts a smile on my face when we’re in a store and he heads to the book section, looking for those Independent readers for teenagers. Hmmm, maybe that’s my next adventure. Writing a book my son can read, LOL.


If you have children, do you give them lee way in picking up that Judy Bloom or Wimpy Kid book? Or if you’re an aunty or uncle or grand parent do you pick up what you think they’d like, ask them or ask mom or dad? Or give them that gift certificate to the store and let them go?



rellimnelle is the creator of the picture above.


C~

Monday, August 3, 2009

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Fireman's Revenge




This is one of the best photos I've seen in years! I bet he won't think he is above the law next time. I've got one thing to say to the Firefighter who did this . . . That's the attitude I want if my house is on fire!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

How to make it stiff...


Good ole Maxine she knows how to make it stiff


To make it stand, You wet it !
To make it wet,
You suck it !
To make it stiff,
You lick it !
To get it in,
You push it!
Damn! Threading a needle when you're older is a BITCH
It made me laugh!! LOL Thought I'd pass it along. Happy Tuesday ALL!!
C~

Friday, July 17, 2009

Another Great Review & Up for Best Book honor this weekend AT WC

Reviewed Friday, July 17, 2009
Whipped Cream Erotic Reviews
Destined To Mate by C. A. Salo

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Scarlet Rose
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (95 pgs)
Other: M/F
Rating: 4.5
Review by Xeranthemum

A feline mated to a werewolf?As a Chimera, half lioness/half human, Alexis Xanthis, has never released the beast within. Until she meets Lykan Alpha, Morgan LeVey. Being near him triggers a powerful need to mate, but is Morgan strong enough to dominate her feline side and still handle the human half with a gentle hand? And will the powers that be allow it?

Destined to Mate mixes a delicious combination of mythology, the paranormal and some hot loving sure to thrill a reader on many levels. Alexis is a heroine with a deadly secret. She’s also adorable, spunky, and an amazing mix of charming innocence and old world knowledge. She is also the owner of a book store. Imagine that. What I really liked about her are her kick butt abilities which totally outshine the guys, much to their chagrin.

All the guys except one, that is. Morgan is an alpha wolf. And he’s the best part of being an alpha – not overbearing and irritatingly autocratic but protective, responsible and fair. He also has being dominant in a relationship down pat – it’s a very seductive and potent level.Even when Alexis throws him for a loop he still doesn’t get in a snit over it. He is so very well put together; I didn’t have to deal with any male ego trips. What a relief.

One of the things that I personally look for in a lycan/paranormal romance is if there is bite. I find biting in passion between the hero and heroine very erotic and Ms. Salo nailed it. But I am not going to tell you who was biting who, because that would be telling. There’s no way I want to diffuse those moments, which for me, were very sensual and satisfying.

The secondary characters were fun. Val was interesting and a good sounding board for Alexis. There’s a term for their relationship but no way am I writing that here. Rafe simply cracked me up. What a unique spin for a second-in-command. Usually they are about as strong as the alpha, but poor Rafe has a very human and irritating thing that happens to him. I could not help but giggle the times it happened.

Alexis’ mom is a beaut. Wait until you meet her.

Destined to Mate is sure to entertain and excite, evoke interest and lust, and delivers a well written story with a character driven plot which delightfully showcases the pursuit of love in all its furry splendor.

http://whippedcream2.blogspot.com/2009/07/destined-to-mate-by-c-salo.html?zx=b283110606ca6c1a

Onto the voting...

"­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Destined to Mate" is up for Best Book honor this weekend (voting runs from Saturday, 7/18, through Sunday, 7/19). You can find the information here on Saturday:

http://www.longandshortreviews.com/WC/recentrev.htm

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Top Reviewer Pick for Destined to Mate

Night Owl Romance and reviewer Arianne, have given my book the best review!! I'm jumping up and down, squeeling and doing the happy dance!! YAY ME!!

The author has woven a fast paced erotica romance. All of the characters are intelligent, and well rounded individuals. Like other reviewers of her book, I hope she continues the story.

Destined to Mate - Book Excerpt

Book Blurb & Info for Destined to Mate

A feline mated to a werewolf?As a Chimera, half lioness/half human, Alexis Xanthis, has never released the beast within. Until she meets Lykan Alpha, Morgan LeVey. Being near him triggers a powerful need to mate, but is Morgan strong enough to dominate her feline side and still handle the human half with a gentle hand? And will the powers that be allow it?

NIGHT OWL ROMANCE BOOK REVIEW SCALE
1 - Has major problems 2 - Could have been done a bit differently 3 - A great Read4 - A Page Turner 4.5 - 5 - Reviewer Top Pick!

To read the full review, follow the link below

http://www.nightowlromance.com/nightowlromance/reviews/Review.aspx?daoid=3749

Thursday, July 2, 2009

The Three Bears - REAL version

LOL, a good friend of mine sent this to me, so I thought I'd share.

A far more accurate account of the events of that fateful morning....

Baby bear goes downstairs, sits in his small chair at the table.He looks into his small bowl. It is empty. 'Who's been eating myporridge?' he squeaks.

Daddy Bear arrives at the big table and sits in his big chair. Helooks into his big bowl and it is also empty. 'Who's been eating myporridge?!?' he roars.

Mummy Bear puts her head through the serving hatch from the kitchenand yells, 'For God's sake, how many times do I have to go throughthis with you idiots?


It was Mummy Bear who got up first.

It was MummyBear who woke everyone in the house.

It was Mummy Bear who made the coffee.

It was Mummy Bear who unloaded the dishwasher from last nightand put everything away.

It was Mummy Bear who swept the floor in the kitchen.

It was Mummy Bear who went out in the cold early morning airto fetch The newspaper and croissants.

It was Mummy Bear who set the damn table.

It was Mummy Bear who walked the bloody dog, cleaned the cat's littertray, gave them their food, and refilled their water.

And now that you've decided to drag your sorry bear-asses downstairsand grace Mummy Bear with your grumpy presence, listen carefully,because I'm only going to say this once....


'I HAVEN'T MADE THE F***ING PORRIDGE YET

Sunday, June 28, 2009

How Many Licks...


How many licks does it take to get to the center of the tootsie pop?

Well I can tell you, it's more than three, but I never quite make it to just the tootsie roll center before I'm crunching into the remaining lolly pop coating.

So...
How many licks does it take you to get to the center of the tootsie roll lolly pop?

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Still in the TOP 5 Best Sellers!!

How exciting is that!!!! Destined to Mate is still going string since it's release on April 24th!!
That baby is still in the Top 5 Best Selling books over at The Wilder Roses!!

Do you see me doing the HAPPY DANCE!!!! WOOT!!

http://www,wilderroses.com

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Nice and Naughty Author

Hey all, I've blogged over at Nice & Naughty about...

What would you do for a Klondike Bar? LOL.

http://nicennaughtyauthors.blogspot.com/

HAPPY FATHER"S DAY DAD!!!! I LOVE YA!!!!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Destined to Mate - Still going Strong

That's right. She's still holding in the Top 5 Best Selling books at The Wild Rose Press!!
How awesome is that!!!!! Can you see me doing the happy dance!!
www.wilderroses.com

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Monday, May 25, 2009

My Birthday & Happy Memorial Day!!


So yesterday was my birthday. I'm 38 now and okay with that, LOL. I had a very relaxing, me type of a day. I was spoiled and ate cake too. *grins*

Today will probably be a catch up day on house chores, because I have it off. And I have to thank all the VETS out there!! My grandfather was a vet from WW2 and my uncle from Vietnam.

I thank Vets and any who have served in this United States Armed Forces to keep the FREEDOM our fore farthers fought so hard for, alive!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Guest Blogging

I'm guest blogging over at Christina Phillips, fellow Wild Rose Press Author's Blog today. Stop by and find out a bit more about Me and Destined to Mate.

http://christinaphillips.blogspot.com/

And as Always...have a great day!!!!

C~

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Destined to Mate is getting GREAT Reviews

Hey all,
I can't tell you how psyched I am!! Not only have I received a SWEET review for my new book, but it's still in the Number 1 spot of the Best Sellers at The Wilder Roses!!

Can you see me doing the happy dance? *Grins* And DTM just hit Fictionwise!! She's under $3.00 right now. You can't beat that!!

I was asked by the owner of You Gotta Read, if I was going to answer her reviewers question about doing a sequel.

Well....
I had originally planned to do one with Morgan and Alexis's child...but now I'm tossing around the idea of doing a sequel with several of the other characters.

Who's Morgan and Alexis you ask...*Grins*...Well the hero and heroine. He's a Lykan Alpha and she's a Chimera. A creature straight out of Greek Mythology, half lioness and half human.
That's right, the Big Bad Wolf going after the Kitty. :-D


Here's the review:

First off, this is an amazing story. The fast paced plot and the multitude of characters will hook you with just a few pages. Even though there are quit a few characters, you do not lose the storyline. They actually enchance it. The dialogue with all the characters can be fast, ferious, humorous, and definitely entertaining. The sex scences are not for the faint of heart. They are steamy, sensual, and very hot. This is definitely a book I would recommend. I'm hoping this author decides to make this into a series.




A feline mated to a werewolf?

As a Chimera, half lioness/half human, Alexis Xanthis, has never released the beast within. Until she meets Lykan Alpha, Morgan LeVey. Being near him triggers a powerful need to mate, but is Morgan strong enough to dominate her feline side and still handle the human half with a gentle hand? And will the powers that be allow it?

Excerpt:

Morgan grinned as Alexis groaned on the other side of the door.
“Hold on,” she called out. “Who’s there?”
“Morgan.”
“Morgan? Morgan who?” she asked sleepily.
“The Morgan whose clothes you borrowed.” The door opened slowly, and he smiled when he saw his shirt on her sweet little body.
“I was going to return them,” Alexis whispered, shoving a wave of caramel colored hair out of her face.
The shirt hem lifted high on her thigh. His cock began to thicken, and he shifted to relieve the discomfort. “I know. I read the note you left.”
“Then why are you knocking on my door at four-thirty in the morning?”
Morgan turned his head, calling out to Rafe, who handed him a box before going back around the corner with a sneeze. Morgan held the box out. “To invite you.”
“Invite me where?”
“My house. Tonight. Six sharp. I’ll send a limo to get you.”
“I...I don’t know.”
“Don’t forget to bring my clothes.” He smiled, his gaze traveling down her form, his cock hardening painfully. “You can keep the shirt. I like seeing it on you.” Leaning in, he kissed her softly, sensuously. His arm wrapped around her waist, pulling her close.
Alexis’s pulse pounded in her ears as he claimed her mouth, nudging her lips open with his tongue, exploring and caressing her with its velvety softness.
His other hand trailed down her back to the flare of her hip. Nipping her bottom lip with his canine, he marked her with his scent, then suckled until the small wound stopped smarting. “Wear your hair down for me.”
Alexis opened heavy eyes as his broad back rounded the corner. Lifting her hand, she touched the spot on her lips where he’d nipped her. The muscles of her pussy tightened with want, and her panties dampened. “Ah, crap.”
So what did ya think about the excerpt? Do you think I should do a series?


Have a great day all!!!!


Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Monday, May 11, 2009

Review - Destined to Mate by C.A. Salo

Title: Destined To Mate
Author: C.A. Salo
Publisher: The Wilder Roses
Rating: You Gotta Read
Buy It Here

Reviewed By: Roberta

A feline mated to a werewolf?
As a Chimera, half lioness/half human, Alexis Xanthis, has never released the beast within. Until she meets Lykan Alpha, Morgan LeVey. Being near him triggers a powerful need to mate, but is Morgan strong enough to dominate her feline side and still handle the human half with a gentle hand? And will the powers that be allow it?

First off, this is an amazing story. The fast paced plot and the multitude of characters will hook you with just a few pages. Even though there are quit a few characters, you do not lose the storyline. They actually enchance it. The dialogue with all the characters can be fast, ferious, humorous, and definitely entertaining. The sex scences are not for the faint of heart. They are steamy, sensual, and very hot. This is definitely a book I would recommend. I'm hoping this author decides to make this into a series.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

I'm going to be a GREAT Auntie

Holy Monopoly Batman,

Am I allowed to be a GREAT Auntie at 38?

That's right, my niece just announced today, she's having a BOY!!

How exciting is that!! WOOT, WHO-HOO I'm doing the happy dance, and thinking...damn I look better than I remember my great aunts looking. Hehehehe...shhhhh

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Free Read

I've added a new page to my website.

Free Read (s)

I'll post a shortie, flash, or teaser up for those to read and enjoy.

I am going to warn you though...They will be Hooooot :-)

Here's the link:

http://casalo.webs.com/freeread.htm

Monday, April 27, 2009

NOW Available!! Destined to Mate ~ Excerpt

A feline mated to a werewolf?

As a Chimera, half lioness/half human, Alexis Xanthis, has never released the beast within. Until she meets Lykan Alpha, Morgan LeVey.Being near him triggers a powerful need to mate, but is Morgan strong enough to dominate her feline side and still handle the human half with a gentle hand? And will the powers that be allow it?


Excerpt:

Morgan grinned as Alexis groaned on the other side of the door.

“Hold on,” she called out.“Who’s there?”

“Morgan.”

“Morgan? Morgan who?” she asked sleepily.

“The Morgan whose clothes you borrowed.” The door opened slowly, and he smiled when he saw his shirt on her sweet little body.

“I was going to return them,” Alexis whispered, shoving a wave of caramel colored hair out of her face. The shirt hem lifted high on her thigh.

His cock began to thicken, and he shifted to relieve the discomfort.“I know. I read the note you left.”

“Then why are you knocking on my door at four-thirty in the morning?”

Morgan turned his head, calling out to Rafe, who handed him a box before going back around the corner with a sneeze. Morgan held the box out. “To invite you.”

“Invite me where?”

“My house. Tonight. Six sharp. I’ll send a limo to get you.”

“I...I don’t know.”

“Don’t forget to bring my clothes.” He smiled, his gaze traveling down her form, his cock hardening painfully. “You can keep the shirt. I like seeing it on you.”
Leaning in, he kissed her softly, sensuously. His arm wrapped around her waist, pulling her close.

Alexis’s pulse pounded in her ears as he claimed her mouth, nudging her lips open with his tongue, exploring and caressing her with its velvety softness. His other hand trailed down her back to the flare of her hip. Nipping her bottom lip with his canine, he marked her with his scent, then suckled until the small wound stopped smarting.
“Wear your hair down for me.”

Alexis opened heavy eyes as his broad back rounded the corner. Lifting her hand, she touched the spot on her lips where he’d nipped her. The muscles of her pussy tightened with want, and her panties dampened. “Ah, crap.”

$3.50
by C.A. Salo

Story Length: Miniature

Available in:

DownloadAdobe (pdf)

MS Reader (lit)

Web (HTML)


Sunday, April 26, 2009

RT Convention & a good question to women

I've blogged over at The Nice & Naughty Blog this mornng from RT.
Want to see the cover model I voted for and who won Mr. Romance 2009.
GO LOOK!!
Plus and extra surprise of...me, in a pic for the very firs time any where online!!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

RT Convention

I have to say, this has been a blast of a few days!! I've met so many new people, and have put faces to names of ones I talk to online all the time!! Like Wendi Darlin' from my MSA group, Kyann Waters from The Wild Rose Press and Taige Crenshaw from my OMP days.

My honey came to Orlando on a training seminar, and graceously got my wireless connection up and going, after buying me dinner. What a guy!! :-) *giggles*

Just wait until I post the pictures next week!! LOL. I'm sitting with all the RT Cover Models in one...ooohhhh la la!!
Seriously though, they're all good guys, and the proceeds are going toward a GREAT cause!

Oh yeah, and don't forget, my release for Destined to Mate is tomorrow!! WOOT, I'm sooo psyched!!!!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Who's your favorite bad girl?

As I was scrolling through one of the sites, AOL, or Yahoo, I came across an interesting tag line.

Who's your favorite (real life) bad girl.

Okay, I'm not thinking psychotic here, that's for another day, LOL.

I had to say I like'd some of the names listed, like:Lady Godiva, Calamity Jane ect...

Basically any woman that defied how a 'lady or woman' was supposed to act for that time period.

I have to say some of my favs are:Belle Star, Joan of Arc, Catherine the Great, Mary Queen of Scots, Lady Godiva (of course - come on the woman rode naked through the center of town to lower taxes for the people.)

And many more, But who's your favorite?

Have a great one!!C~

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Releasing in 9 Days!!

Destined to Mate

Scarlet Miniature Rose
Release Date: April 24, 2009



A feline mated to a werewolf?
As a Chimera, half lioness/half human, Alexis Xanthis, has never released the beast within. Until she meets Lykan Alpha, Morgan LeVey. Being near him triggers a powerful need to mate, but is Morgan strong enough to dominate her feline side and still handle the human half with a gentle hand? And will the powers that be allow it?




www.wilderroses.com

Friday, April 10, 2009

WOOT, I'M BACK!!

Hey all,
I'm back :-D
I've moved, started my new job, and have my internet up!! YAY!!
I'm soo psyched!! AND RT is coming!! See me doing the happy dance, LOL!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

I'm Moving...

Woo-Hoo!! Iwas recently offered a position with another company doing the same thing I'm doing now. Property Manager.

So I start on Monday. It's Wednesday, and I'll be busy packing and moving from now until Sunday. I probably won't be online for any length of time until after Monday.
I'm sooooo psyched!!!!

Some of you may have read about my trials and tribulations with my former employer. You know, him owing me over $4,000.00 STILL. This is why I took most of the month of March off. So I could get my peices together, go interview and hopefully land a job.

Well, I DID!! YAY ME!! And this new company's salary is double, with full benefits, 401 K and a yearly bonus!! Plus LESS hours!! Woot!!

I totally believe that everything happens for a reason. I'm glad my karma was good and healthy!!

Well, love you guys, but I gotta go pack!!

C~

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Blogging over at Nice N' Naughty Today

It's SUNDAY!! I've blogged over at the Nice N' Naughty Authors.

About...Writing Software.

Interested? go take a look :-)

http://nicennaughtyauthors.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Counting down the days until RT

Yeppers, April 21st is the day I'm leaving to head to Orlando for the RT Convention!!

I'm sooooo psyched!!!!

I'm getting my costumes ready for the balls and parties, making sure I have everything I need. But you know something will probably be forgotten. LOL.

It won't be to bad, seeing as how I live in Florida. If I realllly need anything, it's only a phone call away. Hehehehe.




Sunday, March 22, 2009

N & N Blog...Sony and Google VS. Amazon

I've blogged today over at Nice & Naughty about ...

Sony and Google VS. Amazon.

Yes, I'm serious, they're taking on Amazon and its Kindle with one of their own.

What's this mean for ebook authors...

Go find out...

http://nicennaughtyauthors.blogspot.com/

Monday, March 16, 2009

Good News...

Good Morning!!!!

Okay, yes, C's entirely happy and feeling good today!! WOOT!! The little bit of time off that I've taken so far this month has worked wonders for my stress! Although I hate being away from the online crowed, it's been for the best.

I've FINISHED the sequel to A Slave's Way Out!!

My Best Selling Torrid Title of the Year for 2007. I've named it A Lady's Challenge, but that could change. It stars Trea & Daniel.

I can't wait to do a quick run through and send it off!!

I've registered for the RT Conference in Orlando. What an exciting adventure!! I'd love for anyone who has gone to give me some info, on what to bring, what it's like ect. Authorcasalo@aol.com

My Book Destined To Mate is releasing on APRIL 24th!! Right in the middle of the RT convention!!

So yes, I'm stoked, I'm excited, I feel alive again!! No more funk for me!! Stress can put a damper on your life, and it took the love of writing right out of mine.

This past week, I've been calm(er) and haven't allowed anyone or anything to upset me.
Especially the day job. Yes, I'm still owed over $4,000. But I'll deal with that when I have another lined up.
I spoke to the lady I had an interview with, and I'm still in the running. Cross your fingers folks and send good vibes and energies my way.

Thanks to everyone for hanging in there with me during my time off.

I WILL be back by April 1st!!!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

The Latest...

It's been really nice not having three things on my plate this last week in a half.
While I miss being online and promoting everyday, it's a nice break.
I don't feel rushed or disappointed if I haven't made an event at the end of the day.
I'm still looking for a new day job. Spoke to the lady who I interviewed with last week, and I'm still in the running for the position, so that's good. Stability is such a wonderful thing!! LOL
I'm also getting ready to register for the RT Convention this year. Yeppers, I'm going.
Thanks to my Dad, the hotel is taken care of. THANKS DAD!!!! LOVE YOU!!!!

Also, while in the middle of RT -- Destined To Mate is being RELEASED!!
APRIL 24, 2009 it will be releasing with The Wild Rose Press
www.wilderroses.com

How exciting is that!!!!!!! I'm soooooo Stoked!!!!!!!!!!!!
All right you guys,
I'm off for now!! And so those who have been asking me about the sequel to A Slave's Way Out....I picked it up yesterday and started working on it. YES, I felt the need to work on a manuscript!!
The stress must be fading away!!! YAY!! Let's make it go away for good, so I can get my groove back!! *GRINS*

BYE
C~

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Taking some time off

Okay,
If you read my N&N blog on Sunday, you'll know why I'm taking some time off this month from most things internet.

To make a long story short. I've been under a lot of stress with my day job (I'm an apartment manager of 40 multi-family units). Now I love my job. I love my tenants. What I don't like is my new boss (for a year) will owe me over $4,000.00 this Friday.

Yeppers, you read right!! So at this moment, I am preparing for an interview with another complex, and trying to get somethings straightened out.

Of course it doens't help that I fired my maintenance man yesterday, because he had no effort to work what so ever. I felt like saying...I'm not here to hold your hand honey, I'm here to bust your ass with work. Not that I'm an ass buster anyways. But when I have to go over the same issues with you four times, and you're still not doing them...well Houston, we have a problem.

I'll be looking for my 7th maintance man. Why have I lost so many...the new boss doens't pay them either. The best one I ever had left because he was owed over $800. Can't blame him a bit.

So folks, that's my story. And I'm sticking to time away from the promotions, chats and ect...I just feel as though I've let down too many of my fellow writers and myself by not being there.

But Have no fear, LOL. I'll be back in April!!

Love you guys!!!
C~

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Have you followed your New Years Resolutions?

So that's why I haven't followed my New Years resolution...what about you?

Have you followed them, or not? Has it been easy or not?

Want more? Go check out my blog at the Nice N'Naughty Authors.
http://nicennaughtyauthors.blogspot.com

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Tax Poem

At first I thought this was funny...then I realized the awful truth of it. Be sure to read all the way to the end!

The Tax Poem
Tax his land,
Tax his bed,
Tax the table
At which he's fed.

Tax his tractor,
Tax his mule,
Teach him taxes
Are the rule.

Tax his work,
Tax his pay,
He works for peanuts
Anyway!

Tax his cow,
Tax his goat,
Tax his pants,
Tax his coat.

Tax his ties,
Tax his shirt,
Tax his work,
Tax his dirt.

Tax his tobacco,
Tax his drink,
Tax him if he
Tries to think.

Tax his cigars,
Tax his beers,
If he cries
Tax his tears.

T ax his car,
Tax his gas,
Find other ways
To tax his ass.

Tax all he has
Then let him know
That you won't be done
Till he has no dough.

When he screams and hollers,
Then tax him some more,
Tax him till
He's good and sore.

Then tax his coffin,
< align="left">Tax his grave,
Tax the sod in
Which he's laid.

Put these words
Upon his tomb,
"Taxes drove me to my doom..."

When he's gone,
Do not relax,
Its time to apply
The inheritance tax .

Accounts Receivable Tax
Building Permit Tax
CDL license Tax
Cigarette Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Dog License Tax
Excise Taxes
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Fuel Permit Tax
Gasoline Ta x (44.75 cents per gallon)
Gross Receipts Tax
Hunting License Tax
Inheritance Tax
Inventory Tax
IRS Interest& nbsp; Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
Liquor Tax
Luxury Taxes
Marriage License Tax
Medicare Tax
Personal Property Tax
Property Tax
Real Estate Tax
Service Charge Tax
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Tax
Sales Tax
Recreational Vehicle Tax
School Tax
State Income Tax
State Unemplo yment Tax (SUTA)
Telephone Federal Excise Tax
Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax
Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
Telephone Recurring and Non-recurring Charges Tax
Telephone State and Local Tax
Telephone Usage Charge Tax
Utility Taxes
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax < /b>

STILL THINK THIS IS FUNNY?

Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, and our nation was the most prosperous in the world.

We had absolutely no national debt , had the largest middleclass in the world, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.

What in the hell happened? Can you spell "politicians?"


I hope this goes around THE USA at least 100 times!!!!! YOU can help it get there!!!!

GO AHEAD - - - BE AN AMERICAN!!!!!!
How did we let this happen???????

Monday, February 23, 2009

Cussin' at Work

A friend of mine sent this to me.

Dear Employees:
It has been brought to management's attention that some individuals throughout the company have been using foul language during the course of normal conversation with their coworkers.

Due to complaints received from some employees who may be easily offended, this type of language will no longer be tolerated.

We do, however, realize the critical importance of being able to accurately express your feelings when communicating with coworkers.

Therefore, a list of 18 New and Innovative 'TRY SAYING' phrases have been provided so that proper exchange of ideas and information can continue in an effective manner.

Number 1

TRY SAYING: I think you could use more training.
INSTEAD OF: You don't know what the f___ you're doing.


Number 2
TRY SAYING: She's an aggressive go-getter.
INSTEAD OF: She's a f___ b__.


Number 3
TRY SAYING: Perhaps I can work late.
INSTEAD OF: And when the f___ do you expect me to do this?


Number 4
TRY SAYING: I'm certain that isn't feasible.
INSTEAD OF: No f___ way.


Number 5
TRY SAYING: Really?
INSTEAD OF: You've got to be sh___ me!


Number 6
TRY SAYING: Perhaps you should check with...
INSTEAD OF: Tell someone who gives a sh__..


Number 7
TRY SAYING: I wasn't involved in the project.
INSTEAD OF: It's not my f___ problem.


Number 8
TRY SAYING: That's interesting.
INSTEAD OF: What the f___?


Number 9
TRY SAYING: I'm not sure this can be implemented.
INSTEAD OF: This sh__ won't work.


Number 10
TRY SAYING : I'll try to schedule that.
INSTEAD OF: Why the f___ didn't you tell me sooner?


Number 11
TRY SAYING: He's not familiar with the issues.
INSTEAD OF: He's got his head up his a__.


Number 12
TRY SAYING: Excuse me, sir?
INSTEAD OF: Eat sh__ and die.


Number 13
TRY SAYING: So you weren't happy with it? I
NSTEAD OF: Kiss my a__.


Number 14
TRY SAYING: I'm a bit overloaded at the moment.
INSTEAD OF: F__ it, I'm on salary.


Number 15
TRY SAYING: I don't think you understand.
INSTEAD OF: Shove it up your a__.


Number 16
TRY SAYING: I love a challenge.
INSTEAD OF: This f___ job sucks.


Number 17
TRY SAYING: You want me to take care of that?
INSTEAD OF: Who the f___ died and made you boss?


Number 18
TRY SAYING: He's somewhat insensitive.
INSTEAD OF: He's a pr_ck.


Thank You,
Human Resources

Sunday, February 22, 2009

New TV Show for My Family...

Hey all, I've blogged over at Nice N' Naughty Authors today about a TV Show my son & I have found to watch. It’s not just any reality TV, it’s real TV LOL. Yeah okay, I think I grabbed that from some place. Sorry TV people.

The Exterminators,
Correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe they had Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs come out and do a show with them.

These guys are AWESOME!! They’re not your typical pest control. The company’s name is Vex-Con, and it’s family run. They live in Louisiana.

They don’t believe in killing the animals they catch. Including mice and snakes, and they’re released into an environment where they can strive and survive.
Well, bees and wasps are different, kinda hard to have a controlled catch on those guys. But the outfit Billy wears will have you laughing your socks off!! Skull mask with a black feather boa wrapped around his neck (the bees don’t like it) and leather chaps & jacket.

Another, after seeing them, some people might go into that stereotypical roll. This should teach you people a lesson. DON’T judge a book by its cover!! Billy’s wife Mary was an Air Force Sergeant, and has 15 years of pest management. His Mom, Donnie is a cancer survivor, His Dad, Billy Sr., recently had a heart attack, and his brother Ricky is as crazy as Billy is. You truly have to love animals of all kinds to do what these folks do.

I have to say after watching, I don’t think I’ll be moving to Louisiana anytime soon, LOL. I’m not a bug person, and defiantly not an alligator or snake person. *Snort* yeah and I live in Florida…Am I crazy???? *Grins* But if I do, then I’ll know who to call when I’m running away screaming from some creepy crawly.

My son’s favorite part is in the shows beginning introduction, when Billy, has a snake and says “Ahhhh snake.” LOL. (He’s being sarcastic.)
But if you watch this week’s show coming up, that water moccasin almost gets free when he tries to put it in a container.

The clip I’m going to link you to, is where they’re trying to catch a five foot alligator, and it actually jumps right into the boat with them. Ah, yeah…no thanks guys, I’ll leave the alligator catching to you.

http://link.aetv.com/services/link/bcpid6415357001/bclid13479586001/bctid13483874001



Sunday, February 15, 2009

Himalayan Lamps

I've blogged today over at the Nice N' Naughty Authors about Himalayan Salt Rock Lamps.
They're pretty cool, so stop on over and take a look.

C~

Thursday, February 12, 2009

My Galleys

YAY!!!! I received my galley last night for Destined to Mate!!

I just have to go over and and send it back to my editor!!

I'm soooo excited!! I can't wait until DTM hits the bookstore!!





On another note...





I've been asked recently when the sequel to A Slave's Way Out is coming.





...Well, *scratches head* I have to finish it first. I've been so bogged down from the day job(s) that I haven't had a chance to sit and get my mojo on with it. And the kicker...it's only a few chapters that I need to write, Grrrrr Argggg.



So I apologize to all my wonderful readers out there waiting for it!!



Thanks all and have a great day!!


Sunday, February 8, 2009

The Devil Himself has taken 4.5 CHERRIES!!

Lilac at Whipped Cream has given TDH 4.5 Cherries!! WOOT!!


I was intrigued by this story from the very beginning and I longed to know more about these fascinating characters. Luca stole my heart with his insecurities and doubts. He was a perfect example of why people shouldn’t judge others based on their looks.

As for Chandra, I found her very likeable and thought she was very accepting especially once she learned about Luca and his life. They made a lovely pair as both taught each other about love, trust, and acceptance.I really enjoyed the author’s unique approach to a classic love story.

This wasn’t an ordinary boy-meets-girl story as it featured a creature that some might find hard to love, yet the author was able to humanize the beast in the story and make me, the reader, fall for him as well despite what some might consider imperfections.

I found the author’s use of an imperfect hero, at least when it comes to looks, refreshing and interesting.This was a very touching love story that I would definitely recommend to those looking for something a bit different.



In other good news...


I have finished the edits for Destined to Mate, Coming soon with The Wild Rose Press - Scarlet Line, and it's been sent off to a proof reader!!
I'm soooo excited!! This has been such a great end to a crappy week!!

I hope everyone out there has a great day and enjoys the last of the weekend!!


C~

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Blogger is blocking me, LOL

Okay,
So I've blogged over at Midnight Seductions Authors, but for some reason I can't get in, LOL.
The are you sure you want to continue onto an adult page, will not let me by.
Stupid thing!!

So go if you can, I apologize for not being able to comment!!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Super Whaaat?

Hey, I'm blogging over at Nice & Naughty Authors today. About the Superbowl, LOL. Yeah that's a joke.
Anyways, stop by to check out this neat little cartoon I posted, and here's a line or two, *Grins*

Ok, all you football fans out there. I'm sorry, but who's playing again?
How many of you are football fanatics? Or are you like me?

I dug this little cartoon up. I love this woman, and thought it was laughable. Hope you get a chuckle!!

Have a great day no matter what you're doing, and I hope you have a good time!!
C~

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Does anyone else see the irony in this?

My BF sent this to me in an email. I wondered how many others see the irony in it. If you don't that's fine. But don't hold it against me for seeing it. Diversity people. It's all about diversity.

this is funny and random!!! lol

John Smith started the day early having set his alarm clock (MADE IN JAPAN )for 6am.

While his coffeepot (MADE IN CHINA ) was perking,

he shaved with his electric razor (MADE IN HONG KONG ).

He put on a dress shirt (MADE IN SRI LANKA),

designer jeans (MADE IN SINGAPORE) and

tennis shoes (MADE IN KOREA)

After cooking his breakfast in his new electric skillet (MADE IN INDIA)

he sat down with his calculator (MADE IN MEXICO) to see how much he could spend today.

After setting his watch (MADE IN TAIWAN ) to the radio (MADE IN INDIA )

he got in his car (MADE IN GERMANY ) filled it with GAS (from Saudi Arabia )

and continued his search for a good paying AMERICAN JOB.

At the end of yet another discouraging and fruitless day checking his Computer (Made In Malaysia ),

John decided to relax for a while. He put on his sandals (MADE IN BRAZIL)

poured himself a glass of wine (MADE IN FRANCE)

and turned on his TV (MADE IN INDONESIA),

and then wondered why he can't find a good paying job in AMERICA.

I'm all for equal trade. But when you look at today's economy...oh wait - it's hardly existant at this point. Don't you think companies need to stop outsourcing because labor's cheaper, and bring back the good ol' MADE IN THE USA! Maybe it would help our economy by putting jobs back on this continent.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Catching up with old friends...

Wow, 20 years later, and I'm connecting with the people I went through school with. I'm talking elementary through high school.

It's weird to say the least. How we've all grown and changed.

Working in fields some of us never would have thought.

I can't tell you how many have said "Published Author, WOW, never saw that in you."

And then there are thoese that say "You were always so creative."

I guess it just goes to show that we really don't know what lies in peoples hearts as well as we think we do.

Teenage years are hard enough, so yeah, I can see us hiding the things that really make us happy. For me it was writing.
Although I know now only one person really knew that about me.

What's that old saying..."Don't judge a book by it's cover."

I'm glad we're all healthy and happy with our lives and families!! And can't wait for a reunion if we decide to toss one together!!

Friday, January 23, 2009

I've started my second set of edits for...

Destined to Mate.I'm sooooo excited!!!! I'm almost done!!

Want a teaser, huh, huh ,do ya, do ya


A feline mated to a werewolf?

As a Chimera, half lioness/half human, Alexis Xanthis, has never released the beast within. Until she meets Lykan Alpha, Morgan LeVey. Being near him triggers a powerful need to mate, but is Morgan strong enough to dominate her feline side and still handle the human half with a gentle hand? And will the powers that be allow it?

Here's my author page link for The Wild Rose Press - Wilder Roses.
http://thewildrosepress.com/publisher/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1711&Itemid=88

And my coming soon page:
http://thewildrosepress.com/publisher/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1722&Itemid=114



Okay, okay...here's the teaser part LOL

Alexis gasped as her eyes flew open. Sitting up, she looked around, disoriented until she remembered why she passed out. Lifting her hands, Alexis noticed clean white gauze wrapped around them. Then she scanned the elegant room. Definitely masculine, adorned in deep rich colors of reds, purples and blues. As she took in the velvet drapes, her hand ran over the silk comforter covering her and she realized she wore only her bra and underwear.

The wooden door opened, and she jumped, pulling the comforter up just as the dark haired warrior who had helped her in the park walked in. Her nipples hardened against the soft material at the sight of him. “Where am I?”

“My house,” he answered as he lifted her hands to examine them. “Not too fond of blood are you?”

“Not my own.” Alexis’ pussy muscles contracted at his touch, and his dark eyebrow shot up, as if he knew. She tugged her hand back and gripped the comforter to her chest. Uneasy with the way her body reacted so quickly to this man, she wanted away from him. “Um, may I have my clothes please?”

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

60% OFF both of MY Best Sellers!! Until 1/25 !! Don't Miss Out!!


What a way to start a HUMP DAY!!

Both of my Best Sellers are on sale right NOW at Fictionwise!!

Now through Sunday, January 25th, all Fictionwise eBooks have a 60% Micropay Rebate when buying with a credit card or PayPal. Don’t miss out on this unprecedented offer! Micropay rebates can be used to buy more eBooks. Build your eBook library today. And don’t forget, if you buy your secure eBooks in eReader format, you earn an additional 5% rebate on top of the 60%!

A Slave's Way Out is Selling for:
Regular cost - $ 2.20 / Member cost - $ 1.87
A Slave's Way Out Link:
http://www.msplinks.com/MDFodHRwOi8vd3d3LmZpY3Rpb253aXNlLmNvbS9lQm9va3MvZUJvb2s1MTMyMy5odG0/Y2FjaGU=


The Devil Himself is Selling for:
Regualr cost - $ 2.40 / Member cost - $ 2.04
The Devil Himself Link:
http://www.msplinks.com/MDFodHRwOi8vd3d3LmZpY3Rpb253aXNlLmNvbS9lYm9va3MvZUJvb2s3MTg4Ni5odG0=

The difference between Regular cost and Member cost is if you sign up and become a member of Fictionwise.
I recommend doing this. It's free, with no strings attached. You can get sale updates if you want. They are a very non-aggressive company when it comes to emailing their members.
Hell, I did it, and I dislike putting my personal info out there on the net.

Personal, not business - sillies!!