Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Seduction Book 2 Teaser


I've been editing Seduction quite a bit today and got a large chunk of the first edit out of the way. So, I thought that I'd give you guys this little teaser just 'cause I like ya's ;) 

Enjoy guys!

“It’ll be over between us? Baby, it will never be over between you and me. If you run away from me, I will hunt and track you to the ends of the earth. If you try to have a relationship with someone else, you will lie in bed at night and yearn for me to come and satisfy you. It will never be over between us, Aspen, because you’re mine. You wear my mark on your neck and my blood runs in your veins. No one will ever be able fill up the emptiness that leaving me will bring you. So, go ahead and leave. I dare you, little girl.”



Monday, January 27, 2014

You know, this idea sounded so much better in my head ;)


So, this weekend I went hiking and had every intention of making a video for you guys and showing you a part of my life that means a lot to me. Unfortunately, that didn't happen.

But this did.

To answer your questions in advance:
1. No, there were no illicit substances involved in this video, no matter how wacky I may seem. This is what I am sometimes like in real life with my close friends and family. Although I am usually pretty serious and introverted, today wasn't one of those days.
2. Yes, we did finally get to the beach.
3. No, I never did get one good take. Hard to believe but those were the best ones :D


Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Love to hate in just three easy steps.....

Love is a fickle thing, isn't it?

One minute you love someone and the next you don't. It's sort of like a water tap. Except, those move freely. You can turn a tap on or off whenever you want. With love, it's either in the "ON" position or it's "OFF" and there's very little play between the two. Once love's been forced into the "off" position, it generally stays there.

Like welded shut.

I say "forced" into the off position because people don't just fall out of love without reason, there's always a catalyst involved. And that catalyst usually brings about changes in the connection that you feel with another person.

More often than not, the catalyst involves a lie of sorts.

A lie can take on may forms. You can lie about your feelings or lie about your intentions and both are just as damning and destructive as the next within the confines of a relationship.

This is what has taken place between Roan and Aspen, dear readers.

A lie (or several!) has severed the trust in their relationship. Roan's subsequent (and rather hasty, I might add) departure from Spruce Hollow has left Aspen with nothing but the sound of her own tears to comfort her.

Poor girl, she's loved Roan for the majority of her young life. How will his deception affect her as she grows up? And will Roan's betrayal also extinguish the deeper emotional connection between the two of them?








Monday, January 20, 2014

I am suffering from Reardonitis.....

Okay, so I have spoken of my fan girl love for Stuart Reardon here on the Fifth Circle of Hell before.

And what's not to love?
                                                                                                                                                       

Sexy. Dark. Brooding. Intense. He's all my favourite adjectives and more ;)
                                                                 
I think I might have even heard somewhere that he's had his name legally changed to Stuart "Hot Stuff" Reardon.

Of course, I possibly could have heard that coming from inside my own head...but that doesn't make it any less true, people!








When I first saw Stu online, I was so struck by him and his unbelievable hotness that I immediately had a plot outline for a new book form in my head. And I am dying to write this book, let me tell you. But it will have to be based on the very first impression that I had of the beautiful Mr. Reardon. I say my "very first" impression because joining his Facebook page and getting to know more of the man behind the scorchingly hot pictures has completely obliterated the initial reaction that I had to him.

Like smashed it all to hell.

I hate to break it to you guys, but Stuart Reardon's an adorable sweetheart. I know, I know, it's hard to believe when all you can see is this burned into the backs of your eyeballs:

 
Oh, Mylanta! That is one fine man!

But, it's true. He's sweet and appears to be kind of shy too. Of course, my mother always told me that the shy ones were the bad ones. You know, the ones that you had to look out for because they were bad behind closed doors. 
Thanks for the head's up, Mom!
But I digress, Stu seems like a really kind hearted guy -who incidentally also happens to be quite funny and also entertaining with his wild hair, Grizzly Adams beard and goofy antics. And you know how I love a guy who can make me laugh :)

I think he's quite good to his fans too as they do a lot of giveaways on his Facebook page, like signed calendars and photos. But my favourite part of his Facebook page has to be when he posts selfies, which I completely love, and videos too. 
And the accent? Oh be still my wildly beating heart! 
Why are North Americans so enthralled by British accents? I have no idea but listening to him makes me want to rip my clothes off and melt into a puddle at his feet.

Anyway, Stu's awesome and you can find out more about him here and don't forget to "Like" his Facebook page! 


I know it's unladylike but I just want to drool like a gaped mouth, slack jawed imbecile whenever I look at him. Wow, he's attractive. And it's not just the hard body, although that is pretty darn spectacular too. It's his beautiful face.

*Sigh* Beautiful boy, you have stolen my heart!


Friday, January 17, 2014

Have I told you lately that I love you........



Thanks to every single one of you guys, you're all super awesome!!



Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Writing, writing, writing, Rawhide!

Hey guys!

I have been super busy editing Seduction Book 2 and therefore haven't been posting here as much, but I've been thinking about all of you fondly.

There are some pretty big life changing events coming up for Roan and Aspen in Book #2.

I've mentioned it before in a previous post, but for those who might have missed it, Seduction Book 2 takes place 5 years after Roan leaves Aspen in Spruce Hollow and joins the military.

I can't guarantee that's its going to be smooth sailing for either of them as there are some pretty big bumps in the road ahead for both.

Don't miss Seduction (Journal of the Wolves of Spruce Hollow) Book 2, coming soon!




Saturday, January 11, 2014

Temptation (Journal of the Wolves of Spruce Hollow) Book 1: Is Roan an asshole?

So, after reading through the reviews for Temptation Book 1(and yes, I do read them), it has come to my attention that Roan has ruffled some feather's out there.

Several readers have called him "stupid" for not telling Aspen the truth about their connection. But I have to say that my favourite comment was from the reader who called him a "slimy douchebag".

HAHAHA!

That made me laugh :D

I see Roan as more of a deeply conflicted individual than a "slimy douchebag". He's walking a precarious line between taking what's rightfully his and trying to do the right thing by Aspen. He's been involved in her life since she was six years old and is, in many ways, the father figure she never had.

For a young guy in his formative years, those are some pretty big shoes to fill. Hell, most young guys would rather be out driving their car, picking up girls, going to bars, smoking, etc, but not Roan. Oh no, Roan is tame by comparison and is forced to grow up really quickly now that he is responsible for his young mate.

And he does it without complaint of any kind.

He is the only constant presence in Aspen's life and I guess I see Roan as a stand up guy who's just trying to do the best he can with a really shitty situation.

Weres are only supposed to find their mates when both the male and female are mentally, physically, spiritually and sexually ready for everything that a mating bond implies. Roan kind of got the short end of the stick in that respect, don't you think? His life has been thrown into utter turmoil from the moment he laid eyes on young Aspen.

I tend to feel sorry for him more than anything.

Also, I don't fault him for seeking out and maintaining relationships with other women while Aspen grows up. Is that not the exact same thing that other young male Weres would do while they waited for their mate to show up? Wouldn't they go out with other women? Yes, of course they would.

The only difference is that Roan has already found his mate. But unfortunately, Aspen is a mate that he can't have -at least not right now.

So, what's a young, healthy, virile male Were to do with all that pent up sexual frustration and torment? Certainly not visit it upon his 16 yr old mate.

Be kind to Roan, dear readers, he's doing his best ;)

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Tattoo me baby.....


I LOVE tattoos!

Especially on men. There's nothing sexier, in my eyes, than a physically fit guy with tattoos on his arms, chest and back. Be still my tattoo loving heart!

You wouldn't know it from looking at me in my every day girl attire as I look quite innocent and harmless. I'm a regular little Suzie Sunshine, I tell ya ;)

But I will let you in on a little secret....
I have numerous tattoos underneath that clothing.

Half Sleeve on Right Upper Arm

Tattoos are hugely personal and emotional to me. Every single one that I have signifies something deep and significant to me. I got this one after my grandmother died. God, I loved her. I was devastated when she passed away and having this tattoo feels like I have a piece of her that I can carry with me always. 

Tattoo parlours and tattoo artists are funny. They have a culture all their own. When I got this tattoo several years ago, they looked at me like I had 2 heads when I walked through the door because I didn't really look like the tattoo type -at all. I had "newbie" stamped on my forehead, if you will. They even made me pay a substantial down-payment to "hold" my spot. 

I figure it's because they were SURE I would chicken out and not come back as I wanted quite a large piece done for my first time. But I sure showed them, didn't I?

Go big or go home, I say :P

Pain level: 4/10

Anyway, I have a lot of tattoos, even more than my boyfriend. I have street cred :D When I get tattooed now, I am no longer an "outsider", now I'm just one of them.

Lower Back

This was my second tattoo. The dreaded "Tramp Stamp"on my lower back. I rarely think about this tattoo because I rarely see  it. It hurt more than the first one I got, even though it's smaller than the one on my upper arm. I was glad when it was over.

Pain level: 6/10




Right Foot

This is a shot of my horribly swollen foot two days afterwards. 
Can you say OWWWWW? 
Holy, this tattoo hurt like a mother. It was the most painful one I've ever gotten. I was such a wuss that I even broke rule number 2 in the tattoo code too. 

The tattoo code kind of goes like this: 1. "No crying in the tattoo parlour" and 2. "Suck it up wussy. You asked for this, so sit there, shut up and endure the pain". 

Why I chose to get inked on such a notoriously painful spot, I have no idea. I guess I figured it would be a spot that I'd be able to see the tattoo all the time. Anyway, I'm not only a tattoo connoisseur but I'm also a nurse and I slathered my foot in Emla cream and wrapped that puppy up before I went to the tattoo parlour.

It didn't work at all and I was in agony for almost an hour. I've never been so happy to hear someone say "Ok, I think we're done here. Wanna take a look?" I paid fifty bucks for that Emla too. Garbage.

Pain Level: 8.5/10


Right Wrist

"Memento Vivere", it means "Remember to live" in Latin. A maple leaf is in behind. This one was really quick, like 20 or 30 minutes. The pain was similar to the first tattoo.

Pain Level: 4.5/10






You'd think after all this, I'd have gotten used to the whole tattoo experience but nope. The piercing buzz of the tattoo gun still makes my nerve endings come alive and my stomach churn. The adrenaline starts flowing as soon as I hear that first hum. It bothers me so much that I talk to my tattooer incessantly, a la verbal diarrhea, or I bring earbuds and listen to music.

Tell me about your tattoos! 


Sunday, January 5, 2014

Book Boyfriends and other Nefarious creatures......

I'm going to have a total fan girl moment here and declare my undying love for Karen Marie Moning. I've read every single one of her books, but my most favourite -by far, has to be the Fever series. And while I love the main character, MacKayla Lane, I am absolutely "in lust" with the main male character, Jerricho Barrons.

Jerricho Barrons is an animal. Literally. He's the quintessential "hot, dark, brooding and sexy" male by which I judge all my book boyfriends.

I want a Barrons. I want sex that blows my fucking mind.
Repeatedly.

Although Barrons is one of my most favourite, he was by no means my first. Sadly, I was not a Book boyfriend virgin when he came along. The very first book boyfriend who stole my heart was Jamie Fraser in Diana Gabaldon's "Outlander" series. What a man he was. I've read and re-read that series a dozen times or more...and some of those books are some hefty 900 page books, so it's no small feat.
I hear that they're making a movie to be released on Starz sometime this year. I am anxious to see how it turns out.

Book boyfriends, ahh, how I love you. You make the real men in my real life seem woefully inadequate ;D





Friday, January 3, 2014

Who am I....



I don't wrestle with this. 
I know exactly who I am.
I spend a lot of time in introspection. I am a Thinker. Always thinking, always curious, always wondering.

I am an avid reader and am fascinated by words and song lyrics. I am very compassionate and experience intense feelings of injustice and outrage when someone has been wronged. I typically question rules and authority. I sometimes stay up late at night..thinking. Be quiet brain. I am constantly searching for answers. 

I am.....an idealist, impulsive, prone to lateness, intelligent, a loner, ambivalent of the rules, wounded at the core, geeky, an observer, a sabotager of self, overwhelmed with fearful thoughts, attracted to the counter culture.

I am creative and have an intense need to communicate. I have a vivd imagination and a wicked sense of humour. I am spiritual and philosophical. I see the purpose of my life as an inner journey and a search for truth. 

I love nature, trees and water. I like the way rain smells and the sound of the ocean.

The search for a soul mate and a spiritual human connection is one of my main preoccupations. I set high standards for myself and others. I am frequently disappointed :P


I am complex.

I am me and nothing more.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

#NoMakeupNoShame


Can you tell where I broke my nose playing basketball? Yup. Me too :P





This is how I look as I slave away, typing out Seduction Book #2. I originally had another picture here, taken shortly after I woke up but it was even scarier than this one. We're talking like extra mutant chromosomes scary. So yeah, two observations here... I totally need my eyebrows done and I'm totally rocking ponytails :D


Hee, hee, tiny sneak peak :D
 


Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Oh, misty eye of the mountain below.....


Don't you just love it when a song gives you chills? For me, there aren't very many that do but this song by Ed Sheeran just so happens to be one.
But how could it not? It's a Geek girl's wet dream. The Hobbit + great lyrics + the soulful voice of Ed Sheeran= Chills racing up and down my spine every freaking time. 

Of course, I hold a special affinity for song lyrics. I always have. That's where all the heart and deep, visceral significance lie in a song. For me, they're more important than the music itself. I know, it's sacrilege! How can I call myself a music lover if I don't appreciate the music? Oh, I do, but I just see it as more of an accompaniment in the background, rather than the prominent component of a song. 

I know some people who don't hear the song lyrics at all and I just shake my head at that. Of course, this is coming from someone who can sing along to any random song on the radio and know all the words -but have no blessed clue who the artist/group/band is. If I could somehow turn that into a career, I'd be golden because I'm really good at it :D