Showing posts from August, 2012

Is This A Kissing Book? Romancing The Blog Hop

One of my favorite scenes from Princess Bride was when Fred Savage asked his grandpa (Peter Faulk) "Is this a kissing book?" And he was really, really hoping the answer was no .  And yet what was missing for little Fred when the book ended? Yep. That kiss. And according the S. Morgenstern, “Since the invention of the kiss, there have only been five kisses that were rated the most passionate, the most pure. This one left them all behind.” For me, this is why I read romance novels. I probably wouldn't read it if it wasn't a kissing book. Heck, if my High School text books had some kissing in 'em, I would've gotten better grades!  My favorite screen kiss is from the film Never Been Kissed . They had to get it right, and oh, baby, did they. I still get chills when I watch it. Mmmm mmmm. Kissing is so meaningful because it's the moment when guards are lowered and a tentative test is made--a test with sensitive body parts--the lips. 

Zombies R Fun

Zombies can be fun...honest! Just because they shamble endlessly toward your ruin and tear off strips of your flesh and slurp down your brains when they catch up to you (and they will) doesn't mean we can't find the humor in the living dead. To whit: Shaun of the Dead . Simply the best zombie movie EVAR. Though this new film looks like it will be in the running: Along with great zombie films, are great zombie books. I've read (and enjoyed)  a couple of the classics, The Zombie Survival Guide and Day By Day Armageddon (super scary).  My latest zombie reads have been: My Life As A White Trash Zombie by Diana Rowland. Angel Crawford is a loser...and becomes a zombie tho she has no clue how. What follows is a hilarious but gory story where she's not only fighting for her undead life but coming face to face with her misspent past. I just finished the second book in the series called Even White Trash Zombies Get

What's the Most Apocalyptic Of All?

It's been said that the apocalypse is the end of the world as you know it. Sometimes it's something big like war or disease. And sometimes it's when the boy you like dumps you at the dance. Apocalypse. The word has so many possibilities. Books and films have had a heyday exploring apocalyptic themes...zombies, ebola, the Vietnam war, zombies, rogue weather, children killing children, zombies... Yeah, zombies are big for some reason. But what are some other apocalyptic scenarios? What would you like to see people running from? I have a soft spot for camp, so what about zombie spiders? Or zombie kittehs?   Or no zombies at all? Think up something crazy and reply at the Apocalypse Whenever's Goodreads page for a chance to win a 6 book series about some babes in Apocalypse land. While zombies, nightmares, space ships, frenemies, Soviet plots, and pink

A Hero's Blog Hop WINNERS Announced!

With over 8,000 comments, the winners have been chosen! The commenters, who were chosen by, for my books are Feathermaye ( Apocalypse Babes ) and Maureen Fisher ( Kiss Me, I'm Irish ). Congrats, ladies. And the other winners are: KINDLE FIRE WINNER: Michele Ann Oboyle (from Carrie Anne Brownian ’s Blog) $50 AMAZON GIFT CARD: Daphne Deaton (from Kristine Cayne ’s Blog) SWAG PACK: Jan D (from Karen McCullough ’s Blog) Thank you to EVERYONE who entered! Congrats to all, and keep hopping!