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Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Hey, Happy Valentine’s Day.

Yeah, I suck!

An explanation is in order.  Even when I’m not sick I don’t remember holidays.  I remember birthdays.  I remember July 4 and December 25 and January 1, but that’s about it.  I must be reminded about every other holiday.  Sorry!  If I’d thought about it I’d probably have done some sort of romantic giveaway.  Eh.

Maybe next year.

 

Just another manic Monday…

I liked the Bangles back in when, the eighties?

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Anyway, last week was crazy week.  Crazed week.  This week is shaping up to be about the same.  Such is life.

Taking care of business – Please check yesterday’s post and see if you’re a winner.  If you are, drop me a line so we can hook up – I most definitely want to send you your prize!  Hope you enjoyed the excerpts!

Saturday, I participated in a panel discussion on romance with authors Tawny Weber, Dee Brice and Regan Taylor.  We had a nice turn-out, lots of fun – went way over our time limit and I got to meet my very own fan, Fedora – who drove way out of her way to come meet me.  Oh…what a treat!  Really, I think I was more excited than Fedora!  It is so very cool to meet someone who has read your work, and even better, likes it!  Author Sharon Hamilton also showed up – she is the nicest person and incredibly supportive.

Thanks to author Ciara Knight who featured an interview with me regarding my recent release, Come Back to Me, on her site.

On February 18th, I’ll be at the One Hundred Romances Project.  I’m not quite sure if it will be an interview or a book review or both.  Drop by if you have the time.

Here’s a new pic of Jake.  He’s eight months and getting huge!   He was kind of put-out because my husband had some guys over in the living room to talk about their baseball tickets and Jake was sent into exile with me in the kitchen – too much jumping into laps.

Star-Crossed Lovers.

*Enjoy Seven Days of Valentines with Siren-Bookstrand Authors*

Get all your romance over at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SirenBookstrand/

You can win ebooks and Strandbucks by reading the following post and answering one simple question…send your answer to: sandys36@yahoo.com

I’m offering a copy of Captured, my sci fi romance with Siren.

So…follow along here…Have your read or seen The Princess Bride?  The heroine and hero, Buttercup and Wesley are star-crossed lovers.  They dislike each other, fight a growing attraction,  and when they finally admit their true feelings, Wesley goes off to earn his fortune so he’ll be worthy of his true love.  Unfortunately, he vanishes and Buttercup believes him to be dead, killed by the Dread Pirate Roberts.  Apathetic, knowing she will never again experience true love, she agrees to marry the evil Prince Humerdinck.  And then Wesley returns and the passion between Wesley and Buttercup reignite.

My husband and I lived through a similar story.  We fell in love at a young age, were separated by time and distance, and had no contact whatsoever for six years.  In the meantime, I married the evil Prince Humperdinck.  The man who is my husband, the new Dread Pirate Roberts, returned and saved me.  Our true story is every bit as romantic and harrowing as The Princess Bride.  I’ll post it sometime!

For a chance to win a copy of Captured and Strandbucks, answer this question correctly – In what romance does a character say the following: “You fell victim to one of the classic blunders! The first is never get involved in a land war in Asia. The second, only slightly less well known, is this: never go up against a Sicilian when death is on the line! Ha ha ha ha ha ha –” Email your answer to Sandy, sandys36@yahoo.com

Captured:  Blurb

Mari never expects to find herself caged in a cargo hold on a spaceship. She quickly learns from her captors she’s headed to the meat market. When they try to return her to hypersleep, she resists. After allowing her to stay awake, Mari realizes her survival depends on connecting with the male in charge, Ekkatt. She must make him see her as a sentient being or she will end up as dinner.

Ekkatt has never spoken to any human. They are valued for one thing, the money they bring at auction. The Attun race are vegetarians, but other species prize human flesh and bring in good money. Then the female with red hair speaks to him and forces him to admit she has a name. Mari throws Ekkatt’s entire life into question, the biggest question…can he watch her sold to the highest bidder?

Happy Valentine’s Week!

Cougars – Reverse Arm Candy

The Cougar Anthology – Logical Lust

Cougars are all the rage – on the big screen, small screen, in the news, on the internet…and I guess all I can say is…it’s about time!  The older man/younger woman dynamic has existed forever…now it’s our turn.

Of course, historically speaking, in some cultures it was common for younger men to be paired with older, more experienced women so that they could not only learn the social norms of sexual behavior, but so a wiser, more mature woman could manage his household.  Unfortunately, our culture hasn’t placed much value on older women – as the saying goes – men grow distinguished, women just get old…one of the more disgusting sentiments I’ve ever heard – The words devalue women, dismiss our contributions to society and negate our sexuality or sexual identity.

My only personal experience as a Cougar occurred when I was nineteen years old and I dated a sixteen year old.  We became great friends, working together detassling corn and hoeing soybeans one summer.  He was a mature sixteen and I was between boyfriends, so…Not that we did anything other than laugh a lot.  We had fun and we’ve stayed friends.

So when I saw the call from Logical-Lust asking for Cougar Stories for an anthology, I decided – What the heck!  Go ahead and write one!  I submitted it, sent it off, and low and behold, was informed that my story was one of twenty-three stories accepted.  Yee-hah!

So click on my pages and read an excerpt from You Might Just Get It, from The Cougar Anthology, coming Valentine’s Day, 2010!