Sunday, December 3, 2017

Favorite Writing Place

I have an office in my house just for my writing. It was the one thing I asked for when the house was being built. 
(well actually one of three 😁, the other two were an island in my kitchen and a soaking tub. Hubs said ok to all πŸ’–)

That way I can get away from all the hub bub going on and concentrate. Whether it's video game noise or someone's binge watching Star Trek Voyager.😜

I can go in, shut my door, put on my playlist and go to town.

I even have a little sign my mother-in-law gave me that says:
The fairies are in the garden working
= No entrance. πŸ˜‰

And I call my office, 'the office'. LOL. I'll say to puppy, Ok, let's go to the office, and he runs right down the hallway, skids around the corner and up into his chair.

Yes, Elvis has his own chair in the office. Otherwise he'd be sitting behind me all day πŸ˜‹.

I call it 'the office' well, because it is, LOL, and when I leave for the day job, I say, "I'm leaving for 'work'."

Elvis is not a fan of mommy going to 'work'😩

I even brought home an old antique office chair, it needs to be worked on, but it's great!!

When I'm just puttering around and have something on the stove, like today, I'll bring the laptop out to the living room.

But after Sunday lunch and watching my weekly addiction of Naruto πŸ˜€ I'll head to the office.

So, lunch is coming soon and my DVR'd Naruto, Later peeps.

Read Lots and Stay Spicy!!

C ~
Indulge in the Spicy Side of Romance

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Long hours and Exhaustion

So, this was me, literally at work Friday.

After flying out on a 7 am flight to Tennessee for a conference on Tuesday and back in on Friday morning. I decided to go home and try to get some sleep. LOL.
Yeah not.

I'm sure everyone has been there. 

I'm still exhausted. Saturday was appointments to catch up on stuff and I'm supposed to be heading out here in a few, but I'm not even dressed. 😐 No, seriously, not even dressed. Still in PJ's with coffee #2, and hair flying everywhere.

I just want to stay home.

Not only to rest but I have major announcement coming in January!

So I'm pushing my limits to get stuff done.
NO, I'm not spilling until January. 😜

But if you want to be one of the first to know...
sign up for my newsletter, they'll find out first. πŸ˜πŸ˜€πŸ’‹

Deadlines, 2 jobs and a board position defiantly take a toll on the home and family life.
But I know it will all be worth it in the end and so does my fam.

My grandfather always said, if you want something, work for it.
No one's going to give it to you.
(Along with, they ain't worth a piss hole in the snow and they're slower than cold molasses in the winter time - LOL, but that's another blog πŸ˜›) 

So, I'm working for it and I will achieve my goals.

Then I'm going to sleep for a week! LOL.

So Stay Spicy and read lots my friends!
C ~
Indulge in the Spicy Side of Romance

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Life after Irma

Irma left me without power for 6 days.
Blogging and other power needed items were out.
I was able to get onto FaceBook with my cell and post a couple of times.

I know there are folks still without power and I feel for them!

This hurricane knocked my area of Florida around pretty dang good. 

Thankfully we didn't suffer much damage, hubs was able to fix it right up. 
We did lose about $300.00 worth of food between the freezer and fridge. πŸ˜”
And, I did make a demand on the poor man.

I want a generator. He agreed.

During the last few days without power I took a note from my cat and started sleeping on the kitchen floor. It's ceramic tile and was sooooooo much COOLER πŸ˜‹ 

I hope everyone made it through ok!! no injuries, no loss of life!! 

If you had damages to your home or personal property, was misplaced or without power for 5 days or more, you need to go to:

First put your zip code in and they will tell you if you were in the impact area. If you were fill out the FEMA application!

You may be entitled to some funds to help you get back on your feet.

Read Lots and Stay Spicy!!

C ~
Indulge in the Spicy Side of Romance

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma, here she comes.
We are prepped and prepared.
Staying inside and ready.

I have my water, food, flashlights, candles and radio ready.

When the power goes out, I say when, because I know it's going to happen.
I'll finally get a chance to read some of the books I bought at the RWA conference Pro Literacy Book signing event in July.

To the rest of my Florida peeps.
Please stay safe and evacuate if needed.

Stay Safe! Stay Spicy!
C ~

Indulge in the Spicy Side of Romance

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Book Spotlight - From Junk Food to Joy Food - Joy Bauer

So,this is what happens when I'm home sick from the day job.
I watch my food shows πŸ˜‰

I was watching The Chew and saw Joy Bauer come on and cut calories like she had a Samurai sword, yet you still ate very close to what the items where.

So, I bought the book.

This is the first recipe my son made out of it and I have to say, 
It was YUMMY!!!!
 And, we saved on calories!! How is that not awesome!!!!

I'm not going to give you the recipe. You have to go by the book for that. 
But look at the difference in calories!!
Holy Hen S*it Batman!!
And again, YUMMY!!

I bought my book off Amazon, but it's at all major book retail outlets.

Eat Well and Stay Spicy!!
C ~
Indulge in the Spicy Side of Romance

Friday, September 1, 2017

Fun Drink Friday - Caramel Candy Apple with Smirnoff

1 Oz. Smirnoff Kissed Caramel
.75 Oz. Apple Juice
.25 Oz. Cranberry Juice

Strain all ingredients and strain into a shot glass


For this and other recipe's go to Smirnoff Vodka USA

Remember to Drink Responsibly and Stay Spicy!!

C ~
Indulge in the Spicy Side of Romance

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Caramel Apple Grapes


  • 1/2 lb. seedless green grapes
  • 1 c. caramel vodka
  • 1 c. Caramel
  • 1 c. Chopped peanuts


  1. 1. Soak grapes in caramel vodka and refrigerate 1 hour.
  2. Drain grapes and pat dry with paper towels.
  3. Poke toothpicks in grapes, then dip in caramel and peanuts. Transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet to let set.
  4. Serve.

For this recipe, the video and others go to: Delish

I'm sure this can be done without Vodka, for a more family friendly goodie. If someone tries it, let me know.

Eat well and Stay Spicy
C ~
Indulge in the Spicy Side of Romance

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Book Spotlight - A Lady's Challenge

Welcome to Neris, mercenary planet light years from our own Milky Way Galaxy. 

Lieutenant Trea Padame, is not only the second in command of the mercenary warship Catalysts' security division, she's also hiding the truth that she's a Lady. 

She is to take her father's seat as head of her family's house in the Eastern Lowlands unless she can find a warrior to take as her life mate. 

First Commander Daniel Hedden of the Catalyst is a man who's used to men following his every command on duty and Trea following them in bed. 

Can the warrior in him find the way to free his heart of past memories, forgive Trea hiding her identity from him and let an ancient revelation come true? Or will he disregard all and face losing Trea forever to an enemy who's set to take Trea and her village for his own? 

Genre: Erotic Romance /Science Fiction Rating: Erotic Romance - 
Controversial (Contains adult content, language, and graphic sex)

Read Lots and Stay Spicy!!

C ~
Indulge in the Spicy Side of Romance

Friday, August 25, 2017

Fun Drink Friday - Mothers' Little Helper with Geoffrey Zakarian



Combine the iced tea, scotch, schnapps and peaches in a pitcher with ice. Chill for 30 minutes to allow the flavors to mix.
Divide the mixture among 4 highball glasses with ice. Garnish with lemon and mint.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Easy Peach Cobbler with Trisha Yearwood



Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Drain 1 can of peaches; reserve the syrup from the other. Place the butter in a 9- by 12-inch ovenproof baking dish. Heat the butter on the stove or in the oven until it's melted. In a medium bowl, mix the flour and sugar. Stir in the milk and the reserved syrup. Pour the batter over the melted butter in the baking dish. Arrange the peaches over the batter. Bake for 1 hour. The cobbler is done when the batter rises around the peaches and the crust is thick and golden brown. Serve warm with fresh whipped cream

Homemade Whipped Cream:

Homemade Whipped Cream:

Chill a large metal mixing bowl and the wire beater attachment in the freezer for about 20 minutes. Pour the chilled cream and sugar into the cold mixing bowl and beat until it forms soft peaks, about 5 minutes. The mixture should hold its shape when dropped from a spoon. Don't over beat or you'll have sweetened butter!
Recipe courtesy of Trisha Yearwood
Episode: Family Fish Fry

To read more about this recipe or watch the video go to: Food Network - Easy Peach Cobbler

I love peaches, cobbler and Trisha Yearwood!! 

Eat lots and Stay Spicy!!
C ~
Indulge in the Spicy Side of Romance

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Book Spotlight - A Slave's Way Out

Winner of the 2007 Torrid Tile of the Year.

They came from different parts of the universe: Catrin Munroe, a navy fighter pilot, gifted with visions and on the run from the alien race that abducted her; and Niko Arrian, a lord of Neris and mercenary warship captain, accustomed to women fawning over him and men cowering from a single cold glare. 

When a vision guides Catrin to Niko, they find their lives filled with a passion neither of them ever expected. Will Catrin learn to submit to Niko’s dominant ways, and will Niko discover the sweet art of seduction and clever manner of compromise?

Between you and me ....
Niko makes me drool 😁and I created him!!

I'd call that, a good thing 
Also check out books 2 and 3 of the Mercenaries of Neris series.

Have a great Sunday!!

Read Lots and Stay Spicy!!

C ~
Indulge in the Spicy Side of Romance

Friday, August 18, 2017

Fun Drink Friday - Whipped Rita with Pinnacle Vodka

Pinnacle® Whipped® Vodka- or -
Sauza® Tequila
Sauza® Margarita Mix
Rim margarita glass with rock sugar and fill with ice. Shake tequila and margarita mix with ice, strain into glass and float Pinnacle® Whipped® on top.

From our friends at Pinnacle Vodka

Drink Responsibly & Stay Spicy!

C ~
Indulge in the Spicy Side of Romance