Thursday, April 29, 2010

Off to have fun with Cowboys, plural, this weekend!

Yes, I live deep in the heart of Texas.
And yes, I see Cowboys--real, rhinestone and drugstore--every day. Most are real, you might imagine because of where I live, but this weekend I join the owners, staff and writers of Wild Rose Press at the Silver Spur Ranch in Bandera, Texas for rodeo, roping, horseback riding, gun club and grub. ( )
If I have internet access, (always a big question in the Hill Country) I will post for you the sights and sounds of real Texas men in their natural habitat. (Note here: nigh unto every Texas man is a cowboy in one way or another.)
Yes, ma'am.
Big white Stetson hats. (White this time of year because tomorrow the weather man says it will be 90 here. oh, boy.)
Skin-licious jeans.
Big shoulders. It is all that roping and branding going on, doncha know.
And a plug here for MY COWBOYS, all written from experience of various sorts with Texas men, she said with an ahem. And I have a recommendation for you to go read my novel, FALLING FAST over at Resplendence. ( )This hero is a rodeo manager and former bronc buster.
Then in November at Total-e-bound, I have TWO Texas cowboys comin' at you in ONE TOUGH HOMBRE (a Texas Ranger, slurp!) and HARD DRIVIN' MAN (a ranch owner).
I have lived in Texas for alllmoooost 15 years now and learned a lot, for a city slicker gal. Laughed a lot, too. And let me tell you, the humor of Texans is incomparable. They tell the best jokes and most of them are clean! In this day and age, who can do that any longer?
Only good Texas men, deep in the heart of....

Monday, April 26, 2010

Regina Carlysle, author of DRILLED in Cougar Challenge here today

Welcome, Regina Carlysle today talking about her newest DE-licious release in the hot hot hot EC series, Cougar Challenge!
Her title? DRILLED. Oh, yeah. About a Texas oil-driller. Bet you thought of that first, right?
Here she is! Applause!!! (I have read it, devoured it and recommend it for a scrumptious read.) Run, do not walk over to:

Summary: DRILLED, A standalone story in the Cougar Challenge series.
Lori Donovan accepts the Cougar Challenge and pledges to snag a hot young stud, knowing it’ll be tough once she moves back to her Texas hometown. She expects barren plains and rattlesnakes but finds hunky Jackson Blue drilling for oil on her property instead. A driller. Hmm. Lori has a few ideas about that and just about all of them involve her poor, needy, sex-starved body.
Jackson takes one look at the curvy, sexy, older woman and puts his expertise into action. After all, drilling is what he does best. Against the wall, on the floor or in the middle of her bed, he’s the man right man for the job. It’s a hot time in Texas when a tough, sexy drillin’ man meets a sassy cougar, and playing it safe just isn’t an option.

And here's Regina:

I don’t know when all the talk started about Cougars. You know, those sexually aggressive ‘older women’ who go after younger men for sexy fun and/or relationships. It’s really pretty much a new thing. Been thinking about this some lately, especially considering my new Ellora’s Cave book Drilled (part of the Cougar Challenge series) was just released. I’m beginning to believe the whole cougar phenomenon is, in part, generational.

As the Baby Boomer generation ages and a new generation of women move into their forties, I think it’s important to look at the growth of women over the past decade. With the Baby Boomer folks, it was pretty much always acknowledged that man older men had a ‘thing’ for young. The ladies rolled their eyes about that but seldom considered doing the same despite the fact they led the way for the rest of us in their marches for equal rights for women way back in the 1960’s. They were burning their bras, fighting for fair wages and respect in those years and the rest of us benefitted from their courage. The generation of smart, savvy women who followed them found it natural to go to college and pursue advanced degrees in predominately male fields such as medicine, science, and the law. They have made great strides in claiming the same kind of earning power as men and are a force to be reckoned with in today’s world.

In truth, women have come to realize they must reach for their dreams, work hard and love long. They are a ‘go for it’ group of women who want sexual satisfaction as much as men. They understand their own needs and desires and frankly, why not? Today’s woman in her 40’s and even her 50’s lives a healthy lifestyle and fully expects to live well into her 90’s. Why shouldn’t she live large and go for it?

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Downloading books for free

Have you heard of this practice?
Are you tempted to go to one of these sites and acquire or "SHARE" an author's work?
If so, you are not only ROBBING an author of income she worked hard to gain, but you are putting her or him OUT OF BUSINESS.
Which means that you are also eventually going to have no books to read.
Kind of like sawing on your own wrists.
Authors work for the love of writing.
But they have to eat and pay the electricity bill, just like any one else.
In Europe, a recent class action suit resulted in a multi-Euro fine to such a company that shares files and commits the crime of copyright infringement.
We authors pray for such a case here in the States as well and soon!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Nothing like a review for an older book

Ha! My first erotica that debuted LAST April has gotten another great review. This time from
Working it!
Here it is: (brief but good)
POWER POSITION these luscious ratings:

Customer Ratings: (All Time)
OVERALL ENJOYMENT: 5 lips (nope, can't seem to dupe them here!)
SENSUALITY: 5 lips (nice ones, too. can't dupe those either. sigh.)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

REVIEW of LAID BARE by Book Binge

So delighted to get a scrumptious review from Book Binge, I post it here for your own delight!
Do go check out their site, too. USEFUL to readers and authors!
Here we go:

"I really, really love mysteries! They engage my imagination, make my mind work, pique my curiosity, and keep my interest level consistent throughout the novel. This book has mystery to spare and is, for that reason alone, a good read. However, add in the elements of romance and the journey of discovery that Tate makes as he hears Anna's story and you have a book that can be riveting, to say the least. For those who don't want to deal with the suspense, this will not be their “cup of tea.” However, for mystery fans who are also romance fans, this book has both and lots of it.

Deland has written a story that has interesting characters, twists and turns that are the mark of good suspense, betrayal of trust, foiled plots, secrets that have been held for years and which must come out, and the growing bond between two people who come together because of sexual attraction and stay together because they have found someone who can answer their deepest heart call. Tate is a man who has come far from the playboy football star, who now recognizes his own need to be a man of mature values and who wants only the best for those about whom he cares. Anna is so very tired of running, of becoming a new person whenever her life is invaded by the old fears and the old enemy. Tate challenges her to trust, something she has chosen not to do for many years and which she knows she can do with him for the first time in decades. His need to protect and to finally give this woman a chance to live a fear-free life is his own personal challenge, and he makes a commitment to her and to her need for normalcy at a level he has not experienced before.

Romance fans will find this a good story and all you who love a good ending will be pleased with this one as well.

I give this book a 4.25 out of 5 rating."
copyright held by Book Binge at : April 3, 2010

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Jury Duty, Civic Duty

Monday I am called to Jury Duty.
My civic duty.
I hate the time away from my computer. (MORE than that, I hate the fact I have to rise at dawn to make the bus to the courthouse.)
But I must say, part of me WANTS A CASE!
I served on a jury in a criminal case over a decade ago--and that puppy went on for over 5 weeks. I adored serving. I learned so much. And yes, because I was writing fiction then, as I do now, I could use what I learned and did. Not the facts of that case, no, no. Not ethical--and not even interesting enough for fiction. It was a case, however, of intellectual property theft.
But the basics, I got.
Have you ever served? Did you get any positives out of it? Aside from the good feeling that you did your duty?

Saturday, April 3, 2010

1 Year of Erotica and 9 more books to come soon....

With 7 titles out in the past year--my first year--of writing erotica, I can tell you that I am tickled to be on the e-book side of the publishing aisle.
I can write a story to the length it deserves.
I can see it published within a few months--usually 2-5.
I get to meet tons of new readers!!!! YEAH!
New writing colleagues, too.
I get to earn buckets for writing what I love!
And I am building name recognition.
Now, with 9 more under contract (1 debuting soon, 1 in June, 1 in August, 1 in September, 3 in November and 1 in February), I am tickled to be here.
I have also signed up for EC's ROMANTICON in OHIO and flying with my buddies, Desiree Holt (with whom I am writing a romantica thriller series!!!) and Allie Standifer!
Are you going???
Would love to meet you!
And the pix above?
A little inspiration now and then is a wonderful thing.
He is.