Friday, August 31, 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. 

Yep, that's my favorite part of a book. So every book I write has kissing. Otherwise, what's the point??

What's your favorite kiss? Book or film?  

The Romancing The Blog Hop, sponsored by Carrie Ann Ryan, has a ton of great prizes including a Kindle Fire! And swag! Leave a comment below and your email and automatically be entered. The Fire is so cool, it deserves to be kissed just for that! You can read kissing books and watch kissing shows and movies on the thing. Win!

And to two random commenters, I'll be giving away my 6 book series Apocalypse Babes (time-travel, gothic romance, and Juicy Couture) or... can choose my sweet, paranormal Kiss Me, I'm Irish. Time-travel, fiddle tunes, and pixie dust. Of course both have plenty of lip-locking. Priorities, people!

In your comment (along with your email), mention which item you prefer, in which e-version. Then hop to the next blog for another chance to win before it ends on September 3rd. Winners will be announced shortly thereafter (usually in the comments, so check back!). This is such a great contest, share it on Facebook, or tweet about it, and then give someone a big wet one in celebration!


Friday, August 24, 2012

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.

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:

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

Angel has traded one problem for another and to 
top it off, she's having boyfriend problems. 'cause yeah,
zombies can have boyfriends. Even tho they still eat 

Both thoroughly enjoyable reads, but watch out--as white trash often does, Angel has potty mouth. Of course dropping a few eff bombs isn't as bad and smashing in your head and gulping down your brains (with very little attention to etiquette).  So you know--perspective.

Grab your copies--you won't regret it!

Then check out my book The Z Word, a gothic sci-fi that features some strangely-dressed zombies (might be from Presidio). Even better, it's free.

So enter the fun world of zombies. You might as well enjoy the time until they get you.

Because they will, my friend.

They will.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

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 velour abound...perhaps the greatest apocalypse of all is what happens in the heart and mind.

Leave your reply at Apocalypse Whenever. At the end of August, two random winners will be chosen to win Kindle or Nook versions of the 6 book set Apocalypse Babes: The Complete Series.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

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:


Michele Ann Oboyle
(from Carrie Anne Brownian’s Blog)


Daphne Deaton
(from Kristine Cayne’s Blog)


Jan D
(from Karen McCullough’s Blog)

Thank you to EVERYONE who entered! Congrats to all, and keep hopping!