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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday - Halloweenpalooza Edition

Last week's scary movie list made me think of one of my favorite 'scary' type movie. That would be zombies! I do enjoy a zombie movie. I decided to include TV shows, too because of the two walking dead shows.

Top Ten Favorite Zombie Movies (and TV shows)

10. Resident Evil. I wanted these to be better than they were, but I still like the movies.
9. I am Legend. I wanted this one to be better, too because it had so much potential.
8. Z Nation. I'm a couple seasons behind, but this is a bizarre show and I love the half-zombie character.
7. Fear the Walking Dead. The heroin addicted son is my absolute favorite part of this show - he's so much a zombie himself right at the beginning
6. The Walking Dead. I watched faithfully, along with the Talking Dead until the season opener with Neegan and his bat. I made it all the way through that episode but haven't been able to go back.
5. Black Sheep. This movie is bizarre and I love it because of that. Zombie sheep - I mean really, that's all I needed to say, right?
4. World War Z. I have heard the book is even better, though I have not read it.
3. I Zombie. I love the humor. I love the premise. I love the way the bad guy shifts back and forth.
2. Shaun of the Dead. Again, humor with the horror. This is such a great movie.
1. Warm Bodies. OMG, a zombie movie that's a love story - with the Zombie as one of the couple! That's after my own heart.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Halloweenpalooza Day 3 Contest

Today's contest is for an ebook copy of The Supers. Just least a comment and I'll draw a random winner on the weekend.

The Supers

Hunting ghosts and finding more than they bargained for.

Blaine Franks is a member of the paranormal research group the Supernatural Explorers. When the group loses their techie to a cross-country move, newly graduated Flynn Huntington gets the job. Flynn fits in with the guys right off the bat, but when it comes to him and Blaine, it’s more than just getting along.

Things heat up between Blaine and Flynn as they explore their first haunted building, an abandoned hospital, together. Their relationship isn’t all that progresses, though, and soon it seems that an odd bite on Blaine’s neck has become much more.

Hitchhiking ghosts, a tragic love story forgotten by time, and the mystery of room 204 round out a romance where the things that go bump in the night are real.

It's available at Dreamspinner Press.

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Book Day Wednesday

Book 2 in the Supers series came out just yesterday - The Librarian's Ghost was great fun to write and I hope everyone enjoys it.

The Librarian's Ghost

Can love survive the perils of MacGregor House?

The Supernatural Explorers are back and looking for their next big paranormal case. They might’ve found it in a plea from Payne, a mild-mannered librarian who has inherited the family mansion—MacGregor House. Since moving in a few months ago, Payne’s exhausted the list of ghost hunters and experts in his quest for help. The Supers are his last chance.

So why does normally good-natured cameraman Will take an instant dislike to Payne? For that matter, why has he felt irritable and angry since they arrived at the site? It soon becomes clear that the answers they seek will be found in the basement—where nobody has gone since Payne was a little boy. As the haunting grows deadlier, things get sweeter between Will and Payne, but all hell’s about to break loose when they breach the basement door.

Will they be ready?

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Halloweenpalooza - Day 2 Contest

Halloweenpalooza Day 2 Contest is for an ebook copy of Beauty and the Beast, the first book in the Fairytale Shifters series.

Just leave a comment and I'll randomly pick a winner on the weekend.

Beauty and the Beast

As a rhino shifter, Tromp knows that he’s not the sexiest beast in the world. In fact he’s clumsy and he can’t see very well, and that’s whether he’s in his human or animal form. Still, he enjoys going to the bar and watching the other shifters hooking up, especially the dancers. Then he sees a slinky kitty dancing on the little stage and he’s immediately smitten. He knows a sexy beauty like that would never go for him, but he’s happy just to watch and fantasize about what could be.

For his part, panther shifter Pepper might be gorgeous on the outside, but he knows most people see him as nothing more than a piece of meat and he’s had a hard past. There’s something in the way the big rhino shifter looks at him while he dances, though, that makes him feel special. So when his stint on the stage is over, he heads right to the rhino’s table.

Can Tromp and Pepper ignore the world’s expectations and find what they need in each other?

You can pick up a copy at Evil Plot Bunny or Amazon or Kobo.

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Top Ten Tuesday, Halloweenpalooza edition

Today I do my top ten scary movies. I have to preface this with the fact that I am a wimp and I don't watch a whole lot of scary movies, so there are probably many that would be on most people's top ten that I just haven't seen.

Top Ten Scary Movies

10. The Ring. Too scary.
9. The Mist. Like most of King's stuff - the real monsters are the humans.
8. The Cube. This one I actually found fascinating.
7. The Dark Tower. I'm not sure this one qualifies as a scary movie, but it is a King adaptation so I'm counting it.
6. The Sixth Sense. I didn't see the ending coming and loved that.
5. Alien. This one combines horror with my fave genre of sci-fi.
4. Psycho. Gotta love this classic horror film.
3. The Omen. I saw this when I was still a teenager and it freaked the hell out of me.
2. Deep Blue Sea. I love it when a movie combines humor with its boo. This was not the scariest, but one I've enjoyed very much and seen more than once.
1. Seven. This movie freaked me out so bad that when I woke up in the middle of the night and needed to pee, I had to wake the partner and make him come with me - despite the fact that the bathroom was an ensuite and five feet from the foot of the bed.

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Monday, October 1, 2018

Halloweenpalooza Day 1 Contest

On the first day of Halloweenpalooza, my spooky send to me... a contest!

The prize for today is an ebook copy of Shifter Rescue: Scales and of Shifter Rescue: Claws. Just comment on this post and I will choose a random winner on the weekend!

Shifter Rescue: Scales

Sometimes life gives you something magical - if Drill can rescue a dragon that is.

The Old Tavern Club is a front for a shifter rescue organization. The BDSM club works well in keeping the owner's true purpose secret, but when Pirou makes an unusual rescue, it might just be beyond the club's purview. So he calls in Drill, the owner's brother.

Drill has never even heard of a dragon shifter before, much less seen one, yet that's exactly what the beast in the club's basement looks like. As he works with the dragon, he finds all his instincts insisting that this is the sub he's been looking for.

Can Drill and the dragon rescue a happy ending for themselves?

Available at Changeling Press.

Shifter Rescue: Claws

Life is never dull when you've become a dragon shifter's keeper.

Now that Drill is Az, the dragon shifter's keeper, it's time for them to move out of the basement. Being the owner's brother has some perks and Pirou has renovated their rooms to include everything that could make a dragon shifter and a master happy. With a place of their own, Az and Drill are free to explore each other and their special relationship.

The slavers who first stole Az still want the dragon they lost, though, and when they attack, it exposes Az and Drill to the rest of the residents at the Old Tavern Club, including Drill's brother and club owner Drongo. Can Az and Drill survive the exposure?

Available at Changeling Press.

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Mooooovie Moooonday - Boo!

Took the nephew to see The House With a Clock in its Walls on the weekend, which works out well as it makes for an awesome Halloween Month movie monday!

Please scroll past if you don't want any spoilers at all.

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Not that I'm necessarily going to have lots of spoilers, but this way I don't have to worry.

I really enjoyed the movie. It's fun, and somewhat spooky, and the goriest parts involve pumpkin guts rather than human guts, and all that is about my speed for spooky movies.

The interplay between Uncle Jonathan and Florence Zimmerman was wonderful, as was most of the humor, which was aimed at all ages, from the banter for the adults to the baby Jonathan peeing gag for the younger viewers. Jack Black and Kate Blanchette were marvelous in their roles. Especially Kate Blanchette. I may have a crush on her after this movie.

I loved 'chair', who is basically the family dog. And I loved it when Uncle Jonathan told Lewis that the house liked him. That was the impression that I had gotten as well.

It's a wonderful Halloween movie for the whole family, including those who, like me, are not overly fond of horror movies (It's not that I don't like them, it's that they scare me. Which I know is the point of them, but like with roller coasters, I'm not haha scared, I'm genuinely scared. The year I got my sister tickets for a band playing at La Ronde, I went with her and because she loves the roller coasters I went on it with her, 'cause I didn't want to make her go alone. After the second go round, she says to me, "you're screaming for real, aren't you?" and I'm like "yes!")

So. The House With a Clock in its Walls is a fun movie - and I still love the title very much!

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Sunday, September 30, 2018

It's Halloweenpalooza time!

Firstly, I can hardly believe that it's already October tomorrow. I'm not sure where the last month went! No doubt the same place as the rest of this past year!

As you no doubt know if you've been following this blog - I love October for the lovely weather and for the fact that it's Halloween Month! I do love Halloween. It's tied with Christmas as my favorite holiday. I love decorating (the front has already been all decked out as tomorrow promises to be rainy and my halloween helpers have work/school ;) )

I'm going to try to post here everyday with something fun and possibly a bunch of ebook giveaways, so I've ressurected my graphic from a couple of years ago.

Happy Halloween Month!

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday

How about a naughty one?

Top Ten Dildo Shaped Vegetables

10. Potato - short and thick
9. Butternut Squash - long and thick with a huge base
8. Hot Pepper - small but powerful!
7. Sweet Potato - medium length and think
6. Eggplant - depending on which kind - very small and thick, or long and thin or thick with a thicker base
5. Parsnip - thin and fairly long
4. Carrot - thin and long
3. Zucchini - a little thicker, not too long
2. Cucumber - a little thicker and long
1. Corn on the Cob - the goldilocks dildo vegetable - medium thickness, fairly long, with built in slight ridges.

This list is not an endorsement of any vegetable to be used as a dildo.  ;)

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Top TenTuesday

Keeping with the animal theme - here is a top ten list for the rest of the beasties that are out there.

Top Ten Reptiles and Fish

  1. turtle
  2. frog
  3. shark
  4. gecko (the son has a spotted one and he is adorable)
  5. bearded dragon
  6. komodo dragon
  7. jellyfish (to look at - they are beautiful)
  8. sea anenome
  9. neon tetra
  10. beta fish

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday

How about birds? I love birds. I used to feed them in the backyard, but all the seeds that fell onto the ground attracted rats so the feeders had to go. We get all but the flamingo and eagle here.

Top Ten Favorite Birds

  1. flamingo
  2. heron - they visit the creek out back of the house and look like prehistoric creatures.
  3. robin (that harbinger of spring)
  4. raven
  5. cardinal
  6. blue jay
  7. finch
  8. eagle
  9. red wing blackbird
  10. hawk

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday

How about a top ten list of wild but smaller animals? The kind you might find in the city.

Top Ten Animals (city dwellers)

  1. rabbit
  2. chipmunk
  3. red squirrel
  4. ground hog 
  5. fox
  6. raccoon
  7. grey squirrel (yes, I am differentiating the colors, because they are different and the black squirrels are very reminicent of rats and are not on my list
  8. coyote
  9. mouse (so tiny and cute - I found one living in the bbq one spring)
  10. skunk (adorable, just don`t go near one!)

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Monday, August 6, 2018

Movie Monday

Saw Ready Player One on Blu-ray and I have to say that I loved it! Now that was an enjoyable couple hours.

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I loved a lot about this movie. Most of all I enjoyed seeing all the references to other movies and how that was built into the storyline. I definitely want to go back and see it a second time, this time watching specifically for references.

It was neat because it referenced back to the early days of video games - I know I'm not the only one who remembers pong! - all the way through to the future. Which, given that I have family members who have virtual reality glasses and sit there with them on, looking silly as they emerse themselves in the video game, isn't really that far-fetched at all.

The storyline was good. They characters were great - I especially liked seeing how they all looked outside of the game compared to their avatars. And the running gag of the kid who was eleven which was such a surprise to everyone who knew him from the game first was fun.

The bad guys were really bad. And the kids got everyone involved. As I said, I loved all the references to sci-fi/fantasy movies and games through the ages.

I definitely reccomend this one simply on it's own merits.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Book Day Wednesday

My second book in the Supers series is now available for pre-order on Dreamspinner Press!

This book features the same guys as in the first book, only this time it's Will who gets his story told. This one threatened to go full on horror story and I had to pull back and re-write the last quarter of the book. Luckily the characters agreed that it needing fixing. This is a romance with horror story elements, not the other way around! So not to worry, everyone comes out with their limbs intact, and ther is an HEA ;)

No cover as yet - there will be a cover reveal to share soon.

The Librarian's Ghost

Can love survive the perils of MacGregor House?

The Supernatural Explorers are back and looking for their next big paranormal case. They might’ve found it in a plea from Payne, a mild-mannered librarian who has inherited the family mansion—MacGregor House. Since moving in a few months ago, Payne’s exhausted the list of ghost hunters and experts in his quest for help. The Supers are his last chance.

So why does normally good-natured cameraman Will take an instant dislike to Payne? For that matter, why has he felt irritable and angry since they arrived at the site? It soon becomes clear that the answers they seek will be found in the basement—where nobody has gone since Payne was a little boy. As the haunting grows deadlier, things get sweeter between Will and Payne, but all hell’s about to break loose when they breach the basement door.

Will they be ready?

The Librarian's Ghost is available for pre-order here.

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday

There were so many animals I could have included last week, but I only had ten slots. So here`s Another Top Ten Favorite Animals (wild) list.

Another Top Ten Favorite Animals (wild) list
  1. Wombat
  2. Kangaroo
  3. Platypus
  4. Red Panda
  5. Panda
  6. Gorilla
  7. Bobcat
  8. Deer
  9. Seal
  10. Chimpanzee 

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Monday, July 30, 2018

My God It's Monday

I've started watching a show called Killing Eve. So far (two episodes in) it is very good. My favorite line? "It's like I've walked into the inside of my brain."

The heat continues. Every now and then we get a morning like today's where it's not hot and humid first thing and I actually enjoy most of my morning walk. I'm still hot and sweaty when I get home but at least I enjoy the start of the walk. It'll be fall soon enough, right? (I know it will be. I can't believe it's almost the end of July already. The older I get, the faster time goes.)

I am working on edits for Owned by Fate. I think it's going to be a great culmination of the Dragon Soul series, but with the heat zapping me of energy it is taking me forever to get these done. I feel like I should start hibernating in the summer. Just tell folks at the beginning of July that I will be productive again starting in September.

Redid the front hall. Pulled up the laminate and put down tiles, painted the walls this lovely blue, and bought a couple new pieces to hold all the stuff that accompanies summer and winter outdoor clothing needs. It looks so much brighter than how it was with the grey walls that were original from when we bought it.

Bought a LaRocca Caramel Layer cake. The other LaRocca cakes I have had have been very delicious, so I'm really looking forward to this one. Have to have supper first - crab nachos tonight. In fact, it's probably time for me to go make those...

Hope you had a good Monday!

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Movie Monday

Brought home Rampage with Dwayne Johnson. Which I wanted to see because, you know, Dwayne Johnson. I have had a big time crush on the man for a long time. A crush that just gets bigger when he does stuff like Lip Sync Battle and absolutely throws himself into it. He was on the premiere episode of that and no oe has lived up to him. No one.

So, Rampage. Let's face it, not a great movie. Of course, I wasn't expecting it to be because it's based off a video game. And Dwayne Johnson in Doom couldn't save that terrible movie for even a minute.

But he does save Rampage. Nope, not great, but he was good in it and I adored the relationship between him and George. That totally made the movie worth it to me. George was a total crack-up, too.

Oh, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan chewed through his role with relish. He also made the movie worth it.

So go for the action, but stay for the ape ;)

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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Throwback Thursday

I thought I'd really throwback for this Thursday. This novel was written many moons ago. I think it's a good one.

Catching a Second Wind

When Dakota lost Mike he thought he was done for when it came to love. After losing a lifetime partner, he figures it’s even affecting his ability to do his job as a veterinarian, which is why he lets his friends convince him to see a psychologist.

Ben is understanding, sympathetic, and a good listener. He’s also the most attractive thing Dakota has seen in a long time. Before they know it, Dakota and Ben are moving from being in a doctor patient relationship to something a lot more interesting, and that presents a whole new set of problems.

Can these two put aside the past and build a new life together, one that is uniquely theirs? Find out in this Sean Michael Classic!

Originally out with a publisher, this one is now self-published and available at Amazon.

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Book Day Wednesday

One of my holiday stories is currently on sale for 99 cents at Dreamspinner Press. The rest of my titles are 30% off - including the pre-order of The Gentle Dom! The sale lasts through to July 30.

I loved and hated writing this story. If you know me, you know the angst is the hardest bit to write and this book starts off with the couple separated since the previous Christmas so it was angsty right from the beginning. So I hated that. But when it's angsty like that I write faster, because I need to get the characters through it as quickly as possible. And it was wonderful to give these men the happy ending they deserved! (That's not a spoiler, is it? I'm all about the HEA/HFN).

Unto Us The Time Has Come

Last Christmas, Kenn Greyson gave husband Chris Martenson an ultimatum—spend more time with the family or we’re leaving. He never expected Chris’s reply would be “then leave,” but that’s exactly what happened, and Boxing Day took on a whole new meaning.

Separated for nearly a year now, both men are miserable apart and coping the best they can for the kids’ sake. With Christmas just around the corner, a new conflict arises: neither man is willing to forego Christmas morning with their children. Chris finally suggests they spend the holiday together at the house and, to his shock, Kenn agrees.

Armed with the knowledge that he’s been a stubborn idiot, but that perhaps he can change and begin to repair their relationship, Chris takes steps to win his husband back. He just hopes he can get Kenn on the same page before Santa comes down the chimney on Christmas Eve.

A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2015 Advent Calendar package "Sleigh Ride".

Get it for 99 cents until July 30.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday

I was going to say that this top ten list was in no particular order of preference, but that would be a lie - the first two are my top two and tied for 1st place. And ten is not nearly enough! They're all kind of special in their own way.

Top Ten Favorite Animals (wild)

  1. Polar Bear
  2. Snow Leopard
  3. Giraffe
  4. White Tiger
  5. Wolf
  6. Panther
  7. Hippopotamus
  8. Rhinoceros
  9. Moose
  10. Lion

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Monday, July 23, 2018

Movie Monday

I went to see Ocean`s 8 last week. It was great to see one of these with a mostly all female cast.

Who have pretty much all had plastic surgery - but well done plastic surgery, so they don`t look like plastic dolls which always drives me bananas, because they stop looking real. And of course bad plastic surgery just looks. Ack.

I enjoyed the convoluted plot and unfolding of events. It was an entertaining movie.

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Saturday, July 21, 2018

Smutterday - The Job (Losing His Cover 1)

Smutterday! It`s has been too long since I`ve posted one. This smutty excerpt is from The Job, Losing his Cover 1.

The Job (Losing His Cover 1)

Alex Ito has worked undercover for eight months – the longest stretch he’s ever done. He’s inhabited Nicky “Little Boy” Kimoto’s life for long enough now that it’s over, he’s not sure about going home to husband Bruce Amadine. What if he’s still more Nicky than Alex?

Walking along the street where they live, Alex sees a sexy, leather-clad, guyliner-eyed man coming out of their home and is taken aback. The shock doesn’t get any easier when he realizes this sexy, ready-for-play man is Bruce. Running on instinct, he follows Bruce to Chains, a BDSM club where it turns out Bruce is tending bar.

Already unsure of his welcome home, Alex feels even more distanced from Bruce and flees the club before Bruce even knows he’s there, retreating to a bad motel and the bottle, just like his undercover identity would.

When the two men finally come face to face, will Bruce be able to find Alex beneath his Nicky Kimoto skin or has this job sucked Alex into the underworld for good?

The Job is also available with books 2 & 3 in the Losing His Cover Bundle.

The Job is available at Amazon and on Kobo.
Losing His Cover Bundle is also available at Amazon and on Kobo.

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Alex surprised him, pushing into a kiss that threatened to set him on fire, tongue fucking his lips.
Groaning, Bruce wrapped his arms around Alex, holding his lover close. God, he’d missed this so much. Yes, he’d missed talking and being with his lover, too, but he’d missed the physical contact, the love making just as much; it was something he couldn’t have with anyone else.

Bruce moaned, sliding one leg up along the outside of Alex’s thigh. He pressed Alex back onto the bed, following Alex down so they were touching from head to toe. He never stopped kissing Alex, their tongues sliding together. He wanted more. He wanted it all.

“When’s the last time you had a blow job?” he asked, suddenly drooling at the thought of Alex’s cock in his mouth, his husband’s musky, deep flavor on his tongue.

“When’s the last time you gave me one?” Alex replied.

“Good answer. And too fucking long ago.”

He worked his way down Alex’s body, dropping kisses as he went. Skin warm and smooth, Alex felt amazing under his lips.

Alex’s prick filled nicely, curving up toward his belly. Bruce stopped his downward trajectory when he got to Alex’s nipples, giving them each a little kiss hello. He lingered over the right, tongue flicking back and forth.

“I love you.” Alex stared down at him, eyes heavy-lidded and unfocused.

“Uh-huh. And I love you. So much.” He kept moving, following the line between Alex’s ab muscles to his navel. Bruce circled it with his tongue.


He did love the sound of his name in Alex’s voice.

Bruce placed a kiss on Alex’s belly button and smiled. “Patience, I’m almost there. I need to say hello to the bits in between your mouth and your dick, though.”

“There are bits there?”

“There’s lots of bits. Nothing dangly of course.” Bruce kissed Alex’s navel again, then flicked both nipples with his fingers to prove his point.

Then he dragged his teeth carefully over Alex’s flat belly. He loved the way Alex’s abs flexed for him. Humming, he licked his way to one hip, sucking on Alex’s skin. The little slick line of black hair there fascinated him, Alex’s pubes so tidy, even when the world was chaos. He nuzzled them, his cheek rubbing against Alex’s cock as he did so. The resulting moan had him smiling and he turned his head, finally giving Alex’s erection some attention.

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Throwback Thursday

I've gotten my rights back for my resplendence titles and I'll be putting them up over the next few months. So here`s a blast from the recent past. First up is the Losing His Cover trilogy. The first book in the series is now available as is the compilation - so you can get just the first one for a taste - or you can buy the entire series in one shot!

The Job - Losing His Cover 1

Alex Ito has worked undercover for eight months – the longest stretch he’s ever done. He’s inhabited Nicky “Little Boy” Kimoto’s life for long enough now that it’s over, he’s not sure about going home to husband Bruce Amadine. What if he’s still more Nicky than Alex?

Walking along the street where they live, Alex sees a sexy, leather-clad, guyliner-eyed man coming out of their home and is taken aback. The shock doesn’t get any easier when he realizes this sexy, ready-for-play man is Bruce. Running on instinct, he follows Bruce to Chains, a BDSM club where it turns out Bruce is tending bar.

Already unsure of his welcome home, Alex feels even more distanced from Bruce and flees the club before Bruce even knows he’s there, retreating to a bad motel and the bottle, just like his undercover identity would.

When the two men finally come face to face, will Bruce be able to find Alex beneath his Nicky Kimoto skin or has this job sucked Alex into the underworld for good?

The Job is also available with books 2 & 3 in the Losing His Cover Bundle.

Originally published by Resplendence Publishing.

Now available at Amazon
Coming soon to Kobo

Losing His Cover Bundle

Alex Ito has worked undercover for eight months – the longest stretch he’s ever done. He’s inhabited Nicky “Little Boy” Kimoto’s life for long enough now that it’s over, he’s not sure about going home to husband Bruce Amadine. What if he’s still more Nicky than Alex?

Bruce has changed over the last eight months he’s had to cope without Alex, finding fulfilling work at Chains, a BDSM club, where he’s learned a lot from the club’s patrons.

When the two men finally come face to face after their long separation, Alex is worried that he won’t be able to shed his Nicky Kimoto skin and that this undercover stint has sucked him into the underworld for good. Through Bruce’s work at Chains, he and Alex make inroads into expelling Alex’s undercover persona for good, and bringing Alex completely home in body, mind and spirit.

The Job, Home and The Club were originally published individually by Resplendence Publishing.

Now available at Amazon
Coming soon to Kobo

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Book Day Wednesday - the second

I have also put the Fairytale Shifters series up on Kobo. I love these covers! And also it`s so much fun interpreting the fairytales for mm shifters. Mmm, fairytale shifters... I think I need to write another one, or two or three or... ahem. I need more hours in the day, people.

Beauty and the Beast

As a rhino shifter, Tromp knows that he’s not the sexiest beast in the world. In fact he’s clumsy and he can’t see very well, and that’s whether he’s in his human or animal form. Still, he enjoys going to the bar and watching the other shifters hooking up, especially the dancers. Then he sees a slinky kitty dancing on the little stage and he’s immediately smitten. He knows a sexy beauty like that would never go for him, but he’s happy just to watch and fantasize about what could be.

For his part, panther shifter Pepper might be gorgeous on the outside, but he knows most people see him as nothing more than a piece of meat and he’s had a hard past. There’s something in the way the big rhino shifter looks at him while he dances, though, that makes him feel special. So when his stint on the stage is over, he heads right to the rhino’s table.

Can Tromp and Pepper ignore the world’s expectations and find what they need in each other?

Now available on Kobo!
Still available on Amazon, too.


When Guerilla Contracting is called out after hours to deal with electrical problems at the circus, gorilla shifter Joe expects to encounter animals in cages. He doesn’t like it, but knows it’s part of the territory when it comes to circuses. What he doesn’t expect to find is a naked man in the giraffe cage.

Giraffe has lived his entire life as an attraction at the zoo, moving from his home-cage to the work-cage and back. He’s not allowed to let anyone know he’s a shifter, and doesn’t mean to get caught as a man when Joe comes by his cage. Joe is nice, though, and when he asks Giraffe to come away with him, Giraffe does.

Joe’s interest in Giraffe shifts as he secrets Giraffe away to his home in the country, becoming about more than just saving Giraffe from his cage.

Could it be possible that Giraffe feels the same way Joe does, or will he want to return to the only home he’s ever known?

Now available on Kobo!
Still available on Amazon, too.

Little Red Riding Hood

Cardinal shifter Red works his tailfeathers off as a waiter at The Woods. He doesn’t mind working hard at the diner, but some of the customers have mean streaks and he’s an easy target. When wolf shifter Growler comes in one day for his lunch, he’s immediately taken by Red and even defends him from the porcine bullies giving Red a hard time.

Red’s boss Reisha warns him about getting together with Growler. The guy is a wolf and Red’s kind are nothing but a light snack to wolves. Still, Red likes to make up his own mind, and sometimes a little danger is fun to flirt with, especially if it gets him what he needs, so when Growler offers to give him a ride on his motorcycle, Red is quick to accept.

Predator and prey usually make uneasy bedfellows, but that doesn’t seem to be the case for Growler and Red. Will they be able to fly in the face of convention and find the perfect nest together?

Now available on Kobo!
Still available on Amazon, too.

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Book Day Wednesday - the first

Another book up now up on Kobo!

A New Way to Dance

Dancer Seth Avery has it all. He’s at the top of his game as a dancer and he’s in love with famous dance director Fayden DelMonaco, the man who is his sub. Seth’s whole world is turned upside down when Fayden dumps him in the nastiest and most public way possible. To compound matters, he’s in near fatal car crash shortly thereafter that leaves him severely injured.

Brook Turner is an ex-lawyer turned micro-brewer, baby-brother of Seth’s best friend Lizzie. The two met briefly before Seth’s accident, but it’s when they meet again six years later that they get a chance to act on the attraction they’d initially felt.

Weith Brook’s help, Seth begins to heal not only from his residual physical injuries, but also from the emotional ones inflicted by Fayden. Will it be enough to keep the two of them together?

Join Seth and Brooke as they find a new way to dance together.

Now available on Kobo!
And still available on Amazon, too.

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Monday, July 16, 2018

My God It's Monday

Didn't watch any movies last week so there's no Movie Monday today.

I can't believe it's Monday again already. Time is moving forward at a far too quick pace. Although the good thing about it being halfway through July is that brings us that closer to fall! I can't even count on September to be that much cooler, though, as the last few years, it has been hot that month, too. October shouldn't let me down, though. And I know it'll be here before I know it!

Front hall is coming along - the blue tiles in the middle look fantastic. Once it's done I'll take pictures and show before and after. I am looking forward to having everything put back in place, too. There's nothing like renovating one room to mess up the rest of the house!

I have all these grand plans for cleaning the house - like a real deep clean, top to bottom - when I get caught up on my writing. Maybe that's why I can't seem to get caught up... ;)

It's another stupid hot one today. Looks like there will be some relief on Wednesday, but the days before and after that promise to be icky hot. So I shall be hiding in the house, making the a/c work overtime just to try to keep the house from being too hot. Speaking of, I need to go close the back blinds to help that effort.

Stay cool, people!

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Sunday, July 15, 2018

Sunday rambles

Good grief it`s hot. And I do not like it, Sam-I-Am. I do not like it at all.

So I`m sitting here hoping it will be fall soon.

I will say I do like the fresh fruit currently available. The strawberries I bought at the market today are exceptional. Like amazingly so.

Painting the front hall and putting tiles down. OMG, the mess. Everything that goes in the front hall is in the dinning and living rooms. Then there`s all the shit needed to do the tile thing, so buckets and sponges and tiles and good grief. The mess is making me twitch.

Got two overdue books in this past week - felt so good. Now I have to finish up the additions to a third and get it back in once again. I may sleep for a week after that. The heat just zaps my energy and my creativity making it very hard to write.

Did I mention it was hot? Yikes. Not enjoying the summer this year at all. Abd yes, it very much bears repeating.

The dog is not enjoying the renovations anymore than I am. He has been sitting around looking forelorn for two days now. I tell him it will all be over soon and the front hall will be beautiful. The dog is not as assuaged by this as I am for some reason.

Rampage is coming out on Blu-ray on Tuesday. I am totally looking forward to this one.

All right, cold shower time - I`m looking forward to cooling down.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday

I am a lover of things crunchy, so as you can imagine, I really like potato chips. I'm going to make a top ten list, but this isn't really in order of preference because what I love one day will be third choice the next or not even on my radar the day after that.

  1. Cheddar Jalapeno Crunchy Cheetos - this is a new favorite that I tried just this past weekend at a friend's house. I've never tried them because I didn't think I'd like them, but as they had them, I thought I'd have one to try. Wow, was I wrong about not liking them! They are fantastic.
  2. Salt and Vinegar. Okay, so most of the time, this one is my favorite. If I'm feeling especially crunchy I want Miss Vickies, if not I want Old Dutch (which used to be branded Humpty Dumpty - I suspect a change in ownership, though I've never looked it up.)
  3. Doritos, regular nacho cheese flavor is usually my dorito of choice, but I also like the Cool Ranch a lot, and have been known to choose the sweet heat ones every now and then.
  4. Old-Fashioned BBQ - Lays has these and they taste like I remember BBQ chips tasting.
  5. Sun Chips - the Harvest Cheddar ones - I don't like the other flavors.
  6. All Dressed - the PC ones - I don't like the other brands.
  7. Cheetos - the puffy soft ones. I used to like the Humpty Dumpty ones best, but they changed their formula and now I like the Lays ones best.
  8. Plain Rippled - I prefer the large ridge Lays ones. And I like them dipped in either the philly whipped cheese with chives (you used to be able to get that with onion flavor which I liked best but of course I can't find anywhere anymore) or the philly onion dip.
  9. Munchos - gotta love a chip that gives you that crunch before sort of turning into air in your mouth!
  10. Pringles - plain only, please, and I totally have to be in the right mood for them or I don't want them. They are the only chip I will say that about, too.
You`ll notice there are no Ketchup flavored chips on my list. That`s because while I love ketchup so much on my burgers and fries and hot dogs, I do not like that flavor on my chips. I know, I know, how uncanadian of me. That flavor is however, important in an all dressed combo for some reason.

What I don`t like in a chip is stuff like `cheeseburger` because the flavor in my mouth does not match the texture and that confuses my brain ;)

I used to love to have my chips with a nice cold can of coke (in fact I still crave that especially when I`m super stressed) but I gave it up about five years ago now and I can`t have just one or I will wind up back on it. Nowadays I munch with Canada Dry gingerale. Which I should probably cut out, too, as if I can quit chips, I won`t need the gingerale and if I don`t drink the gingerale, I won`t want the chips...

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Monday, July 9, 2018

Movie Monday

So I watched this movie called Beyond Skyline on Netflix.

This was a bad movie. But strangely watchable at the same time.

There are people getting sucked up into an alien ship.

There are people's brains being used to fuel the aliens.

There's a gruff, drunk cop who has just the right grit to push back against the aliens.

There`s the almost estranged son who gets brain eaten by the aliens.

There`s the baby, delivered by the gruff cop. And of course the mother dies during childbirth and the kid grows at the speed of light so by the time she`s a full day old, she looks like a 5 yeear old.

But the best part is mid-way through the film when suddenly they are in Vietnam and a kung-fu fight breaks out!

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Friday, July 6, 2018

Random Friday

... is random.

  • the weather broke overnight sometime - thank the lord - it started out at 22 this morning and it`s now 18 and there is this amazing breeze. It would only be better if the wind was blowing in the right direction and actually coming into the house. Can`t have everything, I guess.
  • I feel like there is a light at the end of the tunnel I`m currently in - but I have a suspicion it might actually be a train ;)
  • I am still loving Masterchef Australia more than is reasonable - I`ve got new ones to watch now, too. This one is season eight.
  • It really is amazing how much better I feel now that it`s no longer like an oven set on high out there.
  • I love having the back door open to let the fresh air inside the house. It starts feeling stuffy after a few days of nothing but a/c
  • I`m pushing to finish four books. Once I have, I get to do some binge watching of some of the stuff I want to see on Netflix. I`m very much looking forward to that.
  • I`ve been having a hard time finding my groove again ever since RT. I need to get it back soon...
  • I have managed to do a blog post every day this week. So that`s a plus.
  • my father continues to bring me rhubarb on a regular basis, which is awesome - I`m hoping to make another rhubarb custard crisp today. 
  • okay, I need to get back to the writing
  • happy Friday all!
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Thursday, July 5, 2018

Throwback Thursday

I have started making books available on Kobo and so far all the Mannies Incorporated books are available, so I thought they'd make a great Throwback Thursday!

I've written one of these every year for six years! I guess it's time for me to start thinking about starting the one for this December.

This is the book that started it all:

Mannies Incorporated

Slayde's got the best job on earth: he's a nanny to Army nurse and widow Mindy's three kids. He's been with the family since the oldest was born and is Uncle Slayde to all three children. When Mindy's deployed, things aren't easy, but he manages just fine. At least he does until Mindy's big brother Drake shows up unexpectedly, announcing he's there to help while Mindy is gone.

Drake is almost a stranger to the kids, hot as hell, especially in his motorcycling leathers, and straighter than straight. On top of that, Drake's not used to dealing with kids, or with things like gluten free, recycling and not eating fast food and soon has Slayde's tight routine in shambles.

Slayde thinks Drake is far more of a hindrance than a help, at least at the start, but he tries to get along for Mindy's sake and eventually, having Drake around is easier than not. But what's he supposed to do when the straight, sexy leather wearing ex-cop makes a pass at him one night? Maybe there's more to Drake than Slayde assumed.

Now available on Kobo!

You can find the rest of the series on Kobo here.

And of course they are all still up at Amazon and Evil Plot Bunny.

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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Book Day Wednesday

All the novels are $4 at Dreamspinner Press today in honor of July 4! This includes my two latest releases, The Eager Boy - from the Iron Eagle Gym series, and Personal Best - a reprint of the first novel in Mike and Jessy`s story.

Personal Best

Mike Gauliet could be a world-class swimmer if he took better care of himself. He’s too good to let go, so his team coach calls in a private trainer, up-and-coming hardass Jessy Turner. Jessy locks Mike down, putting him on a strict regimen of diet and exercise that Mike resents a lot until he realizes the changes are making him a better swimmer.

Jessy finds Mike all but irresistible but keeps his distance and remains professional, focusing all his attention on what’s best for Mike and his career. The two of them resist their attraction to each other for as long as they can, but eventually they have to give into the heat between them.

When things go wrong, though, can they, and their sports careers, survive the strain?

Personal Best is just $4 today at Dreamspinner Press.

The Eager Boy

Eight months ago Robin Secoya left his lover and master, Stack Lobond, because he didn’t believe Stack really cared about him. He was sure that for Stack, any warm body would do, and Robin wasn’t willing to be just a warm body anymore.

A chance meeting at the Iron Eagle Gym brings them back together, and old feelings aren’t far from the surface. They decide they can’t pass up a second chance at romance. But this time, it isn’t just Stack’s demanding career as a big-cat vet putting strain on their relationship. Robin also has a new job that takes up a lot of his time.

Will their kinky love affair crash and burn a second time, or can they find the balance that will allow the passion between them to flourish?

The Eager Boy is just $4 today at Dreamspinner Press. As are all the Iron Eagle Gym novels.

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday

Given we`re in a heat wave, complete with weather warnings about staying out of it. I thought I`d share the top ten ways I stay cool during a heat wave.

10. think about winter and all that snow - I miss it so
9. eat food that doesn`t need to be cooked - the oven is notorious for heating up the kitchen and the rest of the house
8. drink lots of water
7. add ice to all liquids
6. stay in the shade
5. keep trips outside to a minimum
4. eat lots of popsicles (the grape flavored ones are my favorite)
3. take cold showers
2. wear as little as possible
1. stay inside where the a/c temp is set low and the fans are plentiful - I am a total hermit during weather like we`re currently having.

Stay cool out there!

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Monday, July 2, 2018

Movie Monday

Went to see Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom on the weekend.

Putting in space

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go back

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Short version - loved it!

So it wasn't quite as good as the first one (which I watched first at home to get me in that dinosaur mood) but it was still pretty darn good. There was a lot to love in this movie, despite it's predictability. I mean, really, all these action movies follow the same formula more or less, so I don't ding a movie for that.

I loved learning more about how Owen trained Blue, and I loved their relationship, right down to the end when Blue connects with Owen, but still chooses to go her own way instead of into the cage like he wanted her to. And who can blame her given what happened in those cages! I'm sure we'll see more of Owen and Blue in the next movie.

Saddest moment of the movie is that brontosauraus on the pier with the island being engulfed in lava, flames and smoke as the boat sails away, and her mournful calls as she's engulfed. Way to break my heart. Second saddest is when the heros and the dinos go off the cliff into the ocean as they flee the lava - all thoso dinosaurs who can't swim drowning...

I liked that they didn't just tell us that the kernel in charge of gathering the dinos was evil but they showed us as well by having him collecting the teeth from sedated dinos. Also loved that that was the ultimate cause of his death.

I didn't catch onto the grandaughter being a clone thing 'til later on in the movie, but once I knew, I could see the clues I missed (starting with Hammond splitting with Lockwood because Lockwood went too far - which at the time made me go huh because it was Hammond who brought them back and set up the original Jurassic park, so how was it Lockwood had gone too far?) So, I liked that.

Loved Owen of course, and I love that Claire doesn't just sit back and wait to be rescued - she's a kiss ass chick who sometimes needs rescuing and sometimes she's the rescuer - she saved Owen's bacon more than once. I also really liked the granddaughter and the addition of the dino doc and the tech guy who was scared of everything. I feel like he represented me in this movie, because I too would be scared of everything and not be okay when it was finally all over.

They've certainly set up the third one with the ending of this one. Although I do think they are going to have to do some fancy juggling to not simply have the army use satellites and drone missile most of the dinos out of existence.

Oh, and the bit after all the credits - so not worth having sat through the credits for. If Jurassic wants to continue to do those, they should watch a few of the ones that Marvel has done and learn from them.

So yeah. Good movie. Worth my money (which was a lot because I saw it at the IMAX, which is more expensive but the movie definitely benefits from all that screen as it's a big movie.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday

I`m not sure I actually like ten ice cream flavors enough to put them in my top ten, but I`m going to try!

Top Ten Favorite Ice Cream flavors

10. Chocolate - Okay, so I included it because I couldn`t think of a different flavor that I liked, but honestly, I`m not a huge chocolate ice cream fan. It`s too much chocolate and half the time you can taste a little bit of whatever it originally was leaking through.
9. Butterscotch Ripple - I don`t know if this flavor still exists but it did when I was much younger.
8. Rainbow sherbert - all the colors of the rainbow in an icy ice cream like substance
7. Maple Walnut - I do like nuts in my ice cream
6. Orange sherbert - I love sherbert as an alternative to milk based ice creams65. salted caramel - this would probably be higher on the list if I had had it more than once and could get it on a regular basis
5. Vanilla -  color me boring, but I love vanilla ice cream - both regular and `french`
4. Pralines and cream - this is my go to when butter pecan is not avilable
3. Lemoncello gelato - they had this at the hotel where RT was held. So good.
2. lemon ice - they used to have this at Farm Boy and it was so wonderful and sour.
1. Butter Pecan - not always easy to find and often not at the ice cream counter, this is nonetheless my absolute favorite ice cream flavor.

I think maybe I need a cone (regular not sugar, please) of butter pecan...

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Monday, June 25, 2018

Movie Monday

Picked up a copy of Pacific Rim 2: Uprising on blu-ray.

I had heard this was terrible, so I wasn`t expecting a whole lot. I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised.

The relationship between the two main leads made the movie for me - they had great chemistry together and their back and forth annoyance with each other really worked for me. Also, the doctor was once again a great addition to the movie (I`m sorry, I can`t remember anyone`s names at the moment).

As a writer, I love the idea of the neural link needed to `drive` the robots and I think that would make an amazing story. Two guys who fall in love through the neural link and have to deal with that. All sorts of built in angst - maybe they don`t like each other to start with. Maybe relationships within the company are not allowed. Maybe they`re worried if they leave stop sharing the neural link, they won`t feel as much for each other. It would definitely make a great story.

I loved that the bad guy was not who you thought it was.

All in all, it was a fun movie with robots fighting giant monsters (and come on, that`s fun just by itself).

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Movie Monday

Went to see Avengers Infinity War.

There are going to be some spoilers here, so please don't continue on if you don't want to hear spoilers for Avengers Infinity War.

I had managed to keep myself spoiler free except for one thing that made me less eager to see the movie.

Someone ...

had ...

said ...

that ...

it wasn`t a complete movie.

So I knew things were going to end on a cliffhanger.

It still pissed me off when it happened.

Which was a shame, because up until then I really loved the movie. But I`m not going to be satisfied until I have seen the second part of it next summer.

And I have to say, it does grill my shorts when movies do this. If it`s been left at a good point, I don`t mind. But an all out cliffhanger? Yeah, not such a happy camper here. At least give me an okay for now ending. At the end of Infinity War things are NOT okay.

I liked a lot about the movie - it held my attention tightly and was a real break from all the work I have to do - I was not sitting there stressing over stuff and thinking I shouldn`t have gone to the movie like I was with Deadpool 2.

I loved seeing everyone from all the movies, seeing how they all fit in with each other.

I thought that Peter Parker matured a fair bit in this movie - but not so much he still wasn`t a teenage boy (and Peter is legitimately a teenage boy, so I appreciate that he acts like one).

How much do you think Peter Dinklage loved being the tallest character for eons in his scenes?

Go Wakanda!

I loved that the Hulk wouldn`t come out. He was done being used whenever they needed a behemoth to fight for them.

Things I did not like:

That Starlord is such an boy, lacking confidence and acting out about it. I suppose it fits his character as he was stolen away as a young teenager, but it still irks me. A number of the Guardians characters are still more charicatures, very one-dimentional.

Yo, Thanos - you know what the fatal flaw in your click of the fingers and bring the universe in balance again plan is? Give the universe some time and you`re just going to have to do it all over again and are you really okay with that? With having to destroy half the entire population of the universe on a regular basis? Now that you have all those infinity stones how about putting some thought into a different solution?

So a very good movie up until the last five minutes. I won`t be happy with it until I`ve seen part two and it has an actual ending.

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Friday, June 15, 2018

Not Going to RT Contest Winner

Congrats to Lady Beatrice (I have already sent you an email). She is the winner of the Not Going to RT Contest!

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Random Friday

is random!

  • I do this every summer. It`s like once the warm weather shows up I fade and I have the hardest time getting stuff done, but I am trying very hard to get back into the swing of things - including doing more blog posts!
  • I need to pull the winner for the not going to RT contest. I have a couple extra things to throw in with the prize (like a copy of Born of Air in print, too)
  • It hasn`t even been that hot yet. Or rather it`s been hot but not humid, or it`s been humid but not terriby hot. However, I`m kind of dreading July.
  • Strawberry season is almost upon us. I want to make jam this year, even if it`s only one double batch.
  • My father is getting too much rhubarb to use all on his own, so I have been blessed with his overflow. I have made pie and rhubarb custard crisp so far. With the new batch I got yesterday I`m going to make rhubarb cookies and another custard crisp.
  • I know rhubarb is an aquired taste, but I am a sour fiend and so I love it. And in desserts you get that sweet/tart mix that is just divine.
  • Still watching Masterchef Australia. We have finally gotten a new season here (8) so I have new episodes to watch instead of retreads.
  • I have editing to do - boo
  • I have writing to do - yay
  • I have laundry to do - double boo
  • I have baking to do - yayayay
  • The dog is giving me the why haven`t you walked me yet eyes so I should go pick the winner of the contest and then take him out.
  • Happy Friday everyone!
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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday

I thought I'd have a little light fun today and do my favorite animals.

Top Ten Favorite Animals

10. Sloth - this is half my spirit animal, so I had to include it! (a unicorn is the other half)
9. Elephants - between the slow gait and all the wrinkles, I always feel like they are the wise elders
8. Giraffe - I love the long legs and longer neck, the graceful way they move despite that.
7.  Wombat - I have always loved all things Australian, including this rolly polly beastie.
6. Moose - they're so majestic and yet so ungainly at the same time.
5. Dogs - especially my Bacon.
4. Snow Leopard - I'm for winter in my animals as well as weather ;)
3. Polar bear - see?
2. Unicorns - they do too count!
1. Dragons - just like the unicorn, they do too count.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Movie Monday

Long time no Movie Monday!

There are so many movies out this summer that I want to see - many of which have already been released. Unfortunately I haven't had a chance to go to any until last weekend. I needed a sanity break and went out to see Deadpool 2. Yeah, Deadpool and sanity maybe don't belong in the same sentence ;)

I enjoyed the movie, but I have to admit to being somewhat disappointed. I loved the first movie and I didn't think this one lived up to it.

Now, I was tired, cranky and stressed, so it's quite possible that once it comes out in Blu-Ray and I watch it again, I'm going to like it a lot better. Also, I had more expectations for this one than for the first. I really do need to remember not to go into movies with high expectations because that almost always leaves me kind of disappointed.

But, as I said, I did enjoy the movie. I do love the way Deadpool constantly breaks the fourth wall.

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Monday, May 14, 2018

Not Going To RT18 Contest!

Not going to RT? Then this is the contest for you. These are some of the things I'm giving away at RT, but I've kept the stuff in this picture at home. Please leave a comment to enter the contest and I'll pull the winner after I get back. The only rule to enter the contest is that you're not going to RT18!

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Wednesday Rambles

Well, I had labelled this Top Ten Tuesday, and then I realized it was no longer Tuesday. So. Instead of a list, I will just ramble on the different things in my brain at the moment. I'm kind of scattered, so it's not going to be an organized post at all.

Today is 27C, which isn't stupid hot - for July! - it is however, summer weather and I don't like it at all. Once again, the weather I prefer for spring is MIA - 5C to 15C is my sweet spot. There has been very little of that so far. Maybe it'll cool down considerably from today. I can hope.

I looked at Netflix yesterday to see what all was new. Lord there's a lot of sci-fi and fantasy stuff I want to see. Movies, series, one-offs. Some days I think I should just get rid of the cable, but there's some stuff that I would miss. Lucifer for one - still my favorite show.

Just ordered the last of my stuff for RT yesterday. I was slightly handcuffed by the fact that I waited too long and couldn't get some of the things I wanted in the time I had left. I've been thinking I should get my stuff ordered since the beginning of March, but there was over two months to go at the time, lots of time, right? So I waited. And then bam, it's less than two weeks until RT... time does go by so damn fast.

The to do list. It's been pretty scary for a while now and that freezes me up. It just sometimes feels that for every one thing that I cross off, there are two more things added. There was a period of time when I would work from six am until midnight straight just to get everything done. These days I'm more likely to let things slide because really, at the end of the day when I'm shuffling off this mortal coil am I going to care if I was always on top of the work list? No, I don't think so.

I'm going to be signing at the Make a Date with Harlequin event at RT - come and see me and get a copy of Born of Air, which isn't out until the beginning of June and is only out in ebook. These print copies are for RT only!

Well, I have to get some writing done, so that's it for now.

Happy Humping Day all!

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Canada Day Contest Winners!

Okay, so Canada Day 2017 I had a contest for some Canadian stuff and last summer I fell behind a lot and then it was so long since I'd had the contest and I felt bad and that made it harder to go back and pick the winners and admit how far I had fallen behind, etc. Today I bite the bullet and have drawn two names from the commentors and so here we are - the winners are:

Esther A. Graham
Diane Gagnon

If either of these are you - please send me an email at seanmichaelwrites @ gmail . com (without the spaces) with your snail mail address and I will get these prizes out to you asap.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday

Last week was TV shows, and I thought this week I'd do top ten reality TV shows as they are a different category, but I do really enjoy a lot of them. Especially the cooking ones as the list below will attest.

Top Ten Favorite Reality TV Shows

10. Project Runway - drama, cattiness, beautiful clothes, hideous clothes - it's a fun watch. And so very often the top look is not at all my favorite and I wonder what the judges are smoking.

9. America's Next Top Model - I don't even know why I like this one so much, but I do. I like seeing how different the models look in their pictures to real life. Actually a good lesson in how unreal the photos we see are.

8. Survivor - this is the grandaddy of them all, isn't it? I've been watching since season two. Some seasons are better than others, which depends on the contestants mostly.

7. Spring Baking Championship - or Halloween, or Holiday - I watch each version of this show and enjoy it muchly.

6. Chopped - I especially enjoy the celebrity chef ones. And the celebrity ones. And the champions ones. And the grilling ones. And... okay, yeah, I like 'em all.

5. Top Chef - love this one whether it's the original or Top Chef Canada. I think it might have been the first reality TV cooking show I ever watched.

4. Big Brother Canada - I do watch the original one, but the Canadian version always makes me happy.

3. The Amazing Race Canada - I like the origianl one well enough - especially Phil - and always watch it. But I love the Canadian version. Absolutely love it.

2. The Great British Baking Show - love it! There's a Canadian version now too - but the British one is best.

1. Masterchef Australia - I love this one so much I'm watching reruns (which I don't usually do even with 'regular' TV shows. I love the warmth between the contestants, the attitudes of the judges, the incredibly complicated dishes they have to replicate for their elimination challenges, the fact that they take their time - one episode will find the bottom three, their elimination challenge will be a whole new episode. I also love their accents - always have.

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Thursday, April 5, 2018

Book Day Wednesday

One of my favorite tropes is the bodyguard trope. The one where the bodyguard falls in love with his charge and vice versa. There's that hint of taboo, there's the power dynamic - the bodyguard is bigger/stronger (unless you're someone like Jason Momoa - have you seen the pic of him with his bodyguards? He's bigger than both of them, it's hiliarious) but the guardee is the boss. There's the danger - the guardee's life is in the bodyguard's hands. I just enjoy it all around.

Some of my favorite m/m bodyguard books are Ari McKay's Herc's Merc's series.

I too have written some bodyguard trope fiction. And I think I should write some more...

Guarding January

Lord January is at the top of the charts, only comes out at night, and is usually covered in blood. Say what you will, but the man knows how to put on a great show. But when the Vampire King is let out of rehab, the last thing he expects is someone forcing him to eat real food, hang out in the sun, and generally be a human being.

Rye Sommers, the best bodyguard in the business, has been hired to babysit a rock star whose biggest threat surprisingly isn't all the hard drugs, desperate groupies, and crazy fans—it's Lord January himself. But the closer Rye gets, the more LJ turns into sweet, gentle, caring Jeff Smart. He may still be the super-skinny, pierced and inked genius Lord January, but he is slowly shaking his death wish as he sheds the loneliness and exhaustion his stage persona saddled him with.

But as Rye falls in love with the real Jeff, he finds himself in over his head. He knows he can keep Lord January away from the drugs and the groupies, but saving Jeff might force Jeff to choose between his career as Lord January and his very life.

Available as an ebook and paperback at Dreamspinner Press. (and the usual retailers)

Guardian Angel

Country singer Daniel “Dusty” Young can’t understand why anyone would want him dead, or why anyone would think he’s important enough to kidnap. So it comes as a complete surprise when attempts are made on his life and he’s appointed Rafe, a G-man guardian angel. Rafe is determined to protect Daniel, even from himself, but it’s not an easy job.

When Rafe finally takes Daniel off to the middle of nowhere, it gives them time to pursue other things, like each other. Too much R&R might just make them sloppy, though, and sloppy could get them killed. Can they survive fighting for their lives and falling in love?

**Publisher's Note** This is a revised and updated version of a previously released title.

This is available at Amazon and other retailers.

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday

The only problem with doing Top Ten lists is that I can't remember what all the past top ten lists were and I'll go oh, I should do colours, and then I go wait, didn't I already do colours, I'm not sure.

Anyway, I figured I'd go with my Top Ten Favorite TV Shows, because that legitimately changes all the time. So here is the current list.

Top Ten Favorite TV Shows

10. NCIS: New Orleans - I like the Los Angeles version well enough but it has gone downhill some from the first few years of it. And I have tried to get into the original NCIS, but never have been able to. I like this version, though.

9. Criminal Minds - oh, this makes me sad. For many years this was my top show. I didn't even have to think about it. But the last few years have not been great, though I still watch. Even when they got rid of Morgan (which I hadn't heard about in advance and was totally shocked and upset about - he and Penelope were my top faves on the show and I adored their relationship). I almost stopped watching when they brought in the lady whose name I can't remember who took over the BAU and fired half the staff. If it had lasted any longer than it did, I would have been out of there. It felt contrived and unrealistic and stupid. Sorry, but this used to be my bullet proof favorite show and it is not happy making that it's so far back in my top ten now.

8. Chicago Med - ut of all three of the 'Chicago' shows, this one is by far my favorite.

7. Timeless - I'm so glad it's back! I love that when they change things in the past, things change in the furture. There are real consequences. And I love it when the various characters geek out over meeting personal heroes.

6. Here and Now - this is an HBO show and I'm loving the family dynamics and varrious relationships and the different characters and storylines.

5. Modern Family - a lot of comedies are a miss with me, I just don't appreciate the humor. Or they rely on a single premise. Or they are sort of funny and I could take or leave them. This one always makes me laugh, though.

4. Star Trek: Discovery - I was worried because I've liked the different Star Trek series to varying degrees - but I do like this one a lot.

3. The Good Doctor - this one fascinates me

2. Lethal Weapon - I thought this one was going to be idiotic and that there was no way they were going to be able to do the movies any sort of justice. Boy was I wrong. I absolutely love this series.

1. Lucifer - I still love this one. I don't always like the direction they go in, but I do love the characters, especiallly Lucy himself.

Next week - top ten favorite reality tv shows!

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Monday, April 2, 2018

Movie Monday

Watched Blade Runner 2045 on Sunday. Well, watched is a bit strong of a word.

I found the first movie dark and boring the first time around, and also the second time around when I watched it anticipation of watching 2045.

Guess what? Blade Runner 2045 is also dark and boring.

I watched the first fifteen minutes, feel asleep for about ten, watched for another half hour or so, then went to prep supper, then wandered off some more. Came back and watched the last 40 minutes or so. Dark and boring.

The sad thing is I really wanted to like this movie. Hell, I really wanted to like the first movie. It's sci-fi, it's based on Philip K. Dick. I wanted to like it. I just didn't.

It isn't often that I don't finish a movie, but in the end, I only saw about a third of this one.

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