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Monday, April 21, 2008
Demon's Torment contest
I haven't gotten the chance to introduce myself on here yet. I'm fairly new to Forbidden Publications, but I'm happy to be with them. My paranormal romance, Demon's Torment, has been out for a month now. In fact, I celebrated it's one-month anniversary yesterday by starting a contest to give away a free copy. You can check out the details of the contest and enter to win at my contest page.

I've included the blurb for the book below, but anyone that's interested in reading the excerpt as well can find it here.

Blurb:
Lately Ally's been haunted by disturbing dreams of women being chased by an unseen demon, leading to their violent deaths. When she learns of her father's grave illness, she heads for home, not knowing she’s heading straight for the demon of her dreams.

Somewhere in purgatory, Daemon awakes. He has pursued Ally in each of her reincarnations, only for her to choose death rather than open her soul to save him from his endless torment. He knows he must tread carefully if he is to have a chance at saving her immortal soul.
Direct buy link for Demon's Torment

Rachel D Thompson
www.racheldthompson.com
posted by Rachel D. Thompson @ 8:49 AM   1 comments
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Meet Spike.

I know this is off topic of writing/editing/cover design, but it's something that's affectd my life in a small, strange way. My husband and I are planning on building our new house on a plot of 2.5 acres of land in the county. The land has a mesquite berm in the front part of the property where my kids like to run and play. While visiting the land, hubbie spotted a lizard in a tree. I was sitting at my usual table, enjoying the peace when all the kids started to screech with excitement. Even the neighbor with his two dogs was over there trying to see the lizard.

Eventually I was called over to capture the poor creature--me being the resident animal catcher in the family. I've been bringing varmits and critters home since I was old enough to walk, from snails to spider to snakes. I have caught them all. Anyhow, I went over to the tree. The rather scaly, spiny lizard of about six inches, clung to a tree limb by only his front legs. His rear legs looked dead and he had a nasty-looking blood and filth splotch on his back. He was injured, probably by a local cat or a hawk.

I snatched him off the limb and took him to sit with me where he promptly showed off his lizardy teeth and scawry reptilian mouth. After holding him for a while, I decided to bring the little monster home. I'm a sucker for mean nasties with claws and tails as many of you know by reading my fantasy tales.

After a wash in the kitchen sink, I placed him in an old snake cage with some fresh water. He hung out in there and showed off his scawry mouth to any child who came too close. The next evening, I set him free in the front yard, hopeful that it would be a better paradise for him as suburbia here has substantially fewer hawks and our five wee dogs tend to bark loud enough to frighten away any evil cats of doom looking for lizard appetizers.

The following morning, as I went to take the kids to school, there was Spike sitting on a rock, not two feet from where I'd let him go. He didn't look well, but how well can a lizard with a broken leg and blunt trauma to his body look? I left him there and decided if he remained by the time I got back that I'd offer him the cage and see if he ran or went in.

Back home, Spike sat there, staring at me. I rested the cage on its side by him, touched his tail and he crawled in at his own slow, pained space. Ugh. Now I had a ward to care for. A ward that acted like he wants to bite me.

I gave him fresh water and um, hand fed him scrambled eggs. Look, I don't have much more than rollie-pollies here. I have to make do. That night he had bits of cooked hamburger. This morning he ate small bites of banana bread. I suppose I better get off my duff and cook something for my lizard.

This is from Wikipedia:

Sceloporus magister, also known as the twin-spotted spiny lizard or the desert spiny lizard. Desert spiny lizards eat insects and rarely, small plants.

The desert spiny lizard is a cold blooded animal living in the Sonoran Desert in Arizona. Their scientific name is sceloporus magister. Their other type called the Clark spiny lizard’s scientific name is Sceloporus clarkii.

The way the Desert spiny lizard stays warm like many desert lizards is by changing their color to be darker during cool times. To be absorbing more heat from the sun. Lighter during warm times so then reflecting more of the solar radiation (rays). The spiny lizard also camouflages in the places to not be seen easily.

Like all desert reptiles, the spiny lizard spends most of the day inactive in the
burrows. Burrows are much cooler than the ground's surface.

(The image of the Spiny lizard included in this post is from Wikipedia. After I feed the kids, the dog, the hubbie and the lizard, maybe I'll do a photo shoot with the little critter.)

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Monday, April 14, 2008
Monday Zoom!
"After one has discovered what he is called for, he should set out to do it with all of the power that he has in his system."

Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)
American civil rights leader

Wow, what an appropriate quote of the day for me. I'm busy writing for two anthologies, two co-authored works, and then there's my usual writing.
*pant, pant*

Just thought I'd share that bit of inspiration with everyone!

Anastasia Rabiyah
RabiyahBooks.com
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Saturday, April 12, 2008
Beauty Secrets by Collette Thomas

When we look good, we feel good. Collette shares a couple of beauty secrets that will help you feel like an exotic Goddess.

Protein Stimulating Formula

1 scoop brewer’s yeast

1 scoop lecithin powder

1 scoop soy or whey protein powder

Approx ½ cup soy or rice milk, or pure water

Combine the dry ingredients then slowly stir in liquid, added

only enough to make a pasty consistency.

Apply to the hair and scalp with a toothbrush or pasty brush.

Cover with foil and/or a shower cap to utilize the body’s heat in activating the stimulator. Leave on for 20 minutes, then rinse with cool or tepid water.

Follow up with shampoo. Grapes, strawberries, or any other

fruits or vegetables can be added to this recipe.

Lustrous, satiny smooth skin radiates a healthy glow. Skin he’ll want to touch. Again, by eating the right foods that enhance our overall

health will help us show off the best parts of ourselves.

A formula for healthy skin:


Egg and Oil Mask Formula

1 egg

1 teaspoon salt

1-1/4 cup vegetable oil

½ cup apple cider vinegar

Combine in a blender or food processor the egg, salt, and ¼

cup vegetable oil. Turn the blender on medium, then slowly add another ¼

cup vegetable oil. Slowly add ¼ cup of the cider vinegar. After that, slowly

add another ¼ cup vegetable oil, then the remaining vinegar. Then add the

final 1-4 vegetable oil in a slow steady stream. The ingredient should now

form a creamy white mayonnaise that can also be used as a delicious

sandwich spread. Apply to face, and let stand for about twenty minutes.

Rinse with tepid water. Pat dry, then apply a moisturizer.


After focusing on the outer, then we address the inner part of ourselves that will help us connect more with our significant other!

Share your innermost fantasies. The more outrageous, all the better.

This is where we need to feel free to express ourselves. This is why

good communication is vital to a healthy sexual relationship that will

allow exploration into areas one might not have the courage to

venture.

Mutual respect, creating an upward energy cycle. Mutual respect of

each other will provide that sense of freedom to embark on a night of

great sexual exploration. If there is no mutual respect, than things

will not progress, and in fact it may all disintegrate.

Sex has nothing to do with age. Great loving sex can happen easily

at eighteen as at eight-five. Sex is a state of mind, and yes we can

feel even sexier in our sixties than we did in our thirties. Where we

are in life has a lot to do with how we feel about ourselves. Also, the

pressures may differ and we realize we have more time for fun and

creative endeavors.

Reading erotic romance fiction will always put us in the right frame of mind to enjoy!

Collette Thomas

Enter my worlds!

Hot Sex with a Stranger: A Case of Mistaken Identity

Four Play – Coming to Forbidden Publications

Appetite for Lust – Coming to Forbidden Publications

Live the Fantasy – Coming to Forbidden Publications

posted by Collette Thomas @ 1:14 PM   1 comments
Monday, April 07, 2008
A New Author At Forbidden Publications

Another 'Manic Monday' (kudos to Prince & The Bangles for the great tune) in Manhattan brings me to write on this blog. Outside, the weather sucks. But warmly, as I sit here tapping against keyboard, a fire of inspiration burns brightly on becoming one of the latest authors at Forbidden Publications.
Coming soon to Forbidden Publications, a tempting tale of one woman's rebirth in embracing arms of a seductive stranger, titled "Stroking Sahara". Encounter of chance brings them together with whispered words and passionate kisses in a sweaty twist of night.
Prudence goes that way of an Edsel for this duo, as it's tossed into life's heap of the obsolete, during a ride on romance's rollercoaster. Sometimes an abbreviated adventure outweighs a multi-layered maze of mundanity.
Now, if I have your attentions ascended and stoked by fate's possibilities within "Stroking Sahara", then you should check out my other works, titled "Collusion", "Ambrosial Melody", and "Mirror Moon", which can be purchased at
http://www.loveyoudivine.com.

"Sex pleasure in woman is a kind of magic spell; it demands complete abandon; if words or movements oppose the magic of caresses, the spell is broken." - Simone de Beauvoir

"FREEDOM OF THOUGHT - PRICELESS!!!"
- A.H. Scott
posted by A.H. Scott @ 12:28 PM   1 comments
Sunday, April 06, 2008
I've been interviewed!
The person who interviewed me is actually my Mentee in the Romance Divas Mentorship program. She made me sound pretty darned good, actually. :) Lucky she's doing the interview before the program starts. Heheheehee! LOL

http://stillunhinged.blogspot.com/

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Friday, April 04, 2008
Vampires on a Friday

Ah Friday, what better way to spend the day than watching the plumber snake the main sewer line for tree roots? Gotta love an old house with all its quirks and expensive repairs. I can't wait until our new house is built where I can sit back, relax, and enjoy the "new house" quirks it will have.

This week I've been keeping myself busy. I turned in the final copy of Brieanna Robertson's Beyond Wild Imaginings. Great e-book that will eventually release at Forbidden Publications. It's all about an author whose in a slump because her long-time boyfriend dumped her after she got in a bad car accident. Writer's block and the general slovenliness of a person whose hit rock bottom take over her life...that is until someone from her childhood returns for an unexpected visit. For anyone who had an imaginary friend as a kid, this one's for you. I read it in three nights flat. Couldn't put it down. I love Brieanna's easy, comical and heart-touching style. If you've never read her tales, you're missing out.

I also finished the first pass of edits on Eden's Seed by Damien Peck, my Scottish author. Fabulous tale about a "seed" from ancient times with the ability to make people immortal and the nasty fight to control it. A powerful pharmaceutical company wants to be the sole provider and blackmails all the other big players for rights of use. Mr. Peck will take you on a dangerous quest with this one, all over the world to chase down Eden's Seed.

I've been creating cover art and if you're curious to see my latest, stop by my web site at: RabiyahBooks.com and check out the Art page. I design covers for loveyoudivine, Forbidden Publications and just recently, Amira Press. By far this is one of my most enjoyable tasks in my writing endeavors. By the age of five I knew I wanted to be an artist. Hubbie says I'm a starving artist. Good thing he can cook.

I've most recently been bitten by an old muse from the days when I first began toying with adult literature. The piece I'm currently binge writing is called Blood Angel and it's been promised to Yvette at Amira Press. I'm hoping to reach 30K words by the end of this week and get it subbed to her. It's all about Angela, a young woman with a rough life and a mean mom. Unfortunately, Angela draws the eye of a vampire who thinks of himself as her guardian angel. With the best of intentions and the worst of actions, he steals her away from her life and tries to keep her all to himself. I'm at 17K as of today and about to plunge into writing more on it after Mr. Plumber Man leaves.

I'll leave you with a quote and silly note about myself:

"You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take." -Wayne Gretzky (1961 - )
Canadian NHL coach and retired ice hockey player

When I was in high school, I thought Wayne Gretsky was a BABE! *drools* Apparently this lady does too:


So how has your Friday been?
posted by Unknown @ 1:03 PM   2 comments
Coming soon and new address!
Jade's cover for Dangerous Dalliances is here!!! Hot hot hot!! Please watch for this erotica novel- coming soon!

Also- my website address has changed! Ellen Ashe/Jade Jurgensen
previously a dot com but now we are:

http://www.ellenashe.net/

Please drop by for our (Jade and I) latest book news and please check out my blog ( http://ellenashe.blogspot.com/) for the buzz on the bizz!!
posted by Mary Ellen Ashman @ 8:53 AM   0 comments
I'm in the Spotlight!
The Author Spotlight, that is. The good people over at Joyfully Reviewed asked me a lot of questions, and I had a lot of answers! I'm talking about my favorite things, finding happily-ever-after and what I think is the most interesting thing about yours truly. Oh...and I talk about writing, too.

Visit the Author Spotlight at Joyfully Reviewed to read the interview.

Cheers,
Gwenny

For more: Website / Blog

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Thursday, April 03, 2008
Road Trip Rendezvous

ROAD TRIP RENDEZVOUS CONTEST



If you have been a reader of mine for awhile, you know that I love road trips, and every year around this time my husband and I take a vacation somewhere. Well, this year, how would you like to feel like you went along?



You can!



From now until April 29th anyone who buys any of my titles, including the print version of The Road Less Traveled, will be entered in a drawing for a prize package full of goodies and things I picked up while I am on my road trip vacation in May. When I get back, I will post my road trip diary on The Three Muses yahoo group. The winner of the contest will recieve their own personal copy and know where their goodies came from. You'll feel like you were there!



To enter, simply go to http://www.forbiddenpublications.com/author_pages/brieanna_robertson.html
or https://www.fictionwise.com/eBooks/BrieannaRobertsoneBooks.htm
orhttp://www.lulu.com/content/1677835
and check out my titles. Find something you like? Send proof of purchase to lady_vash_swiftfire@yahoo.com and be entered to win. See something else that you like? Great! Each book you buy will count as a seperate entry so the more you buy, the better your chances of winning!



Love Happens When You Least Expect It
Brieanna Robertson-Author of Serendipity and Fantasy
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