Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Binging on Barbie

Last night after some plotting and editing, I decided to treat myself to a bit of Barbie overload.  I'm not talking about playing with dolls, but rather Dale "Barbie" Barbara - the handsome, mysterious hero of Chester's Mill on the NBC series, "Under the Dome." I sat down with my remote control and binge watched my favorite fictional hunk.

His rugged good looks, combined with his mysterious background, and his fierce love for Julia make him definitely swoon-worthy.  So without further adieu, today's Hump Day Hunk Homage is for Mike Vogel as Barbie.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Girls Who Read

So I think I am a bit in love with this guy, or at least enamored because he recognizes the value a woman's mind holds. I also think its something perfectly offbeat for Music  Monday. Enjoy!

Marc Grist is a poet. You can check out his website here. 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Kinky F**kery Causes Blog Fail

This morning when I sat down with my hot cup of caffeine and my twitter feed, I fully intended on continuing to build my writer platform. I even read an article at Writer's Digest by Chuck Sambuchino about eight things every blogger should know.

And, not minutes later I found myself ready to break rule number eight:

8. Don’t Blog Something That’s Already Been Blogged
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve thought of a great idea, only to find that it has already been covered by other bloggers on my own site. Now, I do read the site, but the volume of posts is insane — and my memory is short enough that I don’t remember what people were posting about three years ago. Use the site search. If you don’t, people will yell for reposting stuff. Also, get familiar with the Google site: syntax (example: “chris higgins” will turn up posts including my name from that site).
I should have been posting writing tips, offering up some free short story showcasing my writing style, or sharing some geek girl wit and wisdom, but I couldn't stop myself from watching it, let alone blogging about the Fifty Shades of Grey trailer. I know everyone and their Dom is watching it right now, but I couldn't resist. It pulled me in with its hypnotic version of BeyoncĂ©'s "Crazy in Love".

Bless me blogging gods for I have sinned, here I am blogging about Mr. Grey seeing me on Valentine's 2015 despite myself.

Monday, July 21, 2014

International Earworms

I keep hearing this French song on the local radio(even though it was released years ago), I can't get the thing out of my head, and it has burrowed into my stream of consciousness. I'm not sure how to get it removed, so I thought I would infect everyone else with it :) Happy Music Monday!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Hump Day Hunk: Bespectacled

This has to be the best picture of Chris Pine ever. Why? The glasses.  Very studious. Smart can be so sexy don't you think?

Monday, July 7, 2014

Songs about Rain

Its raining here in New York, so this song is perfect for a wet music Monday. Hot heartthrob rancher, Colt McCord in Heartbreak Ranch would definitely have a listen to this, especially in that stormy bit of weather he encounters in his relationship with Graysen. You can pick up my steamy western romance on Amazon.

PS - Gary Allan is pretty easy on the eyes too. Enjoy.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Throwback Thursday: The Romance Novel that Started it All

I used to sneak books off of my mom's bookshelf to read, but I also knew where she kept her secret stash of romance novels. Through a Glass Darkly by Karleen Koen was the first one I swiped. Ms. Koen's website describes the novel like so:

As opulent and passionate as the 18th century it celebrates, Through a Glass Darkly sparkles with all the extravagance and scandal of a grand and glorious era. Barbara Alderly has loved her husband, the wealthy, charming Earl of Devane, Roger Montgeoffry, since childhood. Set against a French court awash in intrigue, treachery and debauchery, Barbara must learn to navigate the dark currents of deception, scandal and betrayal. Peopled by a cast of unforgettable characters, here is the story of a great family ruled by a dowager of extraordinary power; a young woman coming of age, seeking love in the midst of a storm; her mother, the cruel and self-centered Diana; and of a man haunted by a secret that could turn all of their dreams to ashes...

I must have read this novel at least a dozen times. It was that summer of secreting away a romance novel that I fell head over heels for the genre.

What was the first romance novel you picked up?