Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Friday morning we woke up to all these seagulls on our dock. We're not sure why they chose our dock because we didn't feed them but for nearly the entire morning they sat facing south(ish) in little lines.
Saturday evening we were treated to a sky show - the lake and sky went pink and it was lovely.
Friday evening (I know, skipping around in time, this is how my brain works!) we deconstructed the movie The Proposal (you know, the Sandra Bullock/Ryan Reynolds movie). But before we could get to the real movie we learned one of our members (ahem! not me) watching the wrong proposal - a mob flick that...wasn't what she expected. I won't name any names...unless you ask me really nicely in the comments.
One of the girls brought along my favorite dip (I didn't get a picture, sorry, we'd worked really hard that day and were really hungry and...well, you get the gist) and that's my recipe for today. Here we go:
Scoop & Scarf (aka Scarf and Barf and Scoop and Sniff ... not because you'll get sick or smelly but because we kept forgetting the actual name):
1 package Cream Cheese (Philadelphia, use Philly...don't go generic)
1 8 ounce jar of salsa (or 8 ounces of your from-scratch salsa, you're choice)
1 8 ounce package of mild cheddar cheese, shredded
chopped black olives and tomatoes, to taste
1 bag of tortilla chips, again your choice my preference is Fritos Scoops
Allow the cream cheese to come to room temperature so you can manipulate it and then put the salsa and cream cheese in a bowl. Mix thoroughly. Spread the mixture in a 9X13 pan and then cover with shredded cheese. Sprinkle the chopped black olives and tomatoes over the top and serve. Voila! A great dip for football parties or family gatherings.
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Deal Sharing Aunt Promo
Stitch Read Cook Promo / Excerpt
Sue's Cover Reveals and Book Promotion Promo / Excerpt
Jacqueline Paige Promo / Excerpt
The Jeep Diva Review
Harlie's Books Review
Let's Get Booked Promo
What I'm Reading Promo / Excerpt
My Favorite Things Promo / Excerpt
C.J. Baty Promo / Excerpt
I am, Indeed Review
Reviews by Crystal Promo / Excerpt
Marie's Cozy Corner Promo / Excerpt
Tattooed Book Review Promo / Excerpt
Lusty Penguin Reviews Review
A Tasty Read Book Reviews Review
Light My Fire
The Rockers Trilogy # 1
The Rockers Trilogy # 1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 100 Pages
Release Date: 1 September, 2014
Heat Level: 4
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Thursday, September 25, 2014
Bad boys are one of my favorite hero types to read (and write) here's why:
First, the wicked. Bad boys know just how to look at a women to make the heart race and the muscles clench. Y'all know what I mean. I'm not sure if its the twinkle that is always in the eye of a bad boy or the way he carries himself, but they just can't hide the wicked.
Second, they know what they want and go after it. Isn't that what we all want - to set out sights on a goal and go after it 100%? Bad boys do that - whether it's starting a business or surfing a rogue wave or riding the baddest bull on the PBR circuit...and if their sights are set on a woman. sigh Even better. One of my favorite parts of a book to write is the moment the hero (bad boy or other type) decides what he wants is the girl...it's just so exciting!
Third, bad boys don't (seem) care what anyone thinks. We're all guilty of caring a little too much, from time to time, about what someone else thinks of our actions and choices. It come with the territory of being human, I think. Bad boys don't seem to have that guilt, though, and as I mentioned before that singlemindedness when they are in the middle of a quest is quite sexy. I do think bad boys care, at least a smidge, what people think of them...but bad boys realize that what they want is more important than what anyone else thinks about what they want. And I think we could all use a little more of that, don't you?
Okay, your turn: what is it that you like about bad boys in romantic fiction - or in reality! Share in the comments!