Sunday, April 27, 2014

S'more Sundae With Nuts - Mae Clair

April 27th

So, what's this one all about? Well I'll tell you! We have to list four truths about ourselves. The fifth "fact", we will make up, and you, the guests, have to guess which one is untrue.

So without further ado....

S'more Sundae With Nuts - Mae Clair

Layering the truth like chocolate, marshmallows and grahams

1. My husband and I have enjoyed many years of bay fishing and river fishing. Once, while fishing for bass on the river, we got caught in a freak thunderstorm—rain, wind, lightning and hail. As we didn’t want to be sitting on the water in an aluminum pontoon boat, we looked for a place to beach with shelter. There were several small islands nearby, a few with summer cottages, so we beached on the nearest. The guy in the house saw us struggling, and motioned us inside. We anchored our boat and hurried after him. 

After about ten minutes indoors we heard a massive crack directly overhead. Not thunder, but something else. We raced outside to find a large tree had been struck by lightning and dropped onto the roof. Seconds later, my husband spied our boat one step shy of being swept into the river—the storm had ripped our anchor free.  Fortunately, he was able to grab it at the last moment and haul it back in, but had the tree not fell we would have been minus a boat. Thankfully, no one was injured and the cottage only had minor roof damage.

2. I was a bit of a rebel in high school and during my senior year led a protest that involved barging into the teachers’ lounge, and demanding that the principal meet my group in the auditorium. There was about twenty of us who cut class, pulled down “no smoking” signs and demanded we be given our own smoking area outside. Remember, this was a looooong time ago, and people didn’t realize how bad smoking was. I was the ringleader of that protest and am still amazed I wasn’t expelled.

3. A number of years ago I attended a business conference in Arizona as part of my day job. My husband went along and we extended our stay for a mini vacation. The conference was held at a resort of villas that included eight suites, each villa with a private pool.

Late one night, hubby and I went for a romantic moonlight swim. The place was deserted, no one about. We had the pool to ourselves—right up until a helicopter swooped down, hovered above us, and nailed us in the beam of a high-intensity spotlight. I freaked out, my husband yelled something not very pleasant, and the helicopter took off. 

We went back to our suite and my husband spied someone prowling around below our balcony. Turns out it was a cop who warned us to stay inside as a convenience store had been robbed several miles away and the armed suspect had been chased to our area. I hate to think if he’d stumbled upon us in the pool!

4. My nickname in high school was Starchild.

5. I grew up with an Italian grandfather who immigrated to the U.S. from Castelleone when he was 28.  He was proud of his cultural heritage and taught me to speak Italian when I was just seven years old. 

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Ok, which one ISN'T true?? 

Ah, a bit of a brush with the gods, eh? in #1. I love #2 Miss Mae. I was a wee devil in high school too. You could have been leading me into more trouble! LOL 

And for #3, were you guys skinny dipping, per chance? #4 Buah-ha-ha! (Guitar strumming) Where have all the flowers gone, long time passing, where have all the flowers gone, long time ago.

#5, can you please teach me how to say stick it up your arse in Italian? That's for my hubby.

Miss Mae has done a fabulous job with her first indie-publishing of her contemporary romance novella, SOLSTICE ISLAND, from the cover to the formatting, and I am tres impressed. Do check it out, it's high on my TBR list. This adventure romance has all five-star reviews!




Sunday, April 20, 2014

Stacy McKitrick

April 20th, 2014

Welcome to another saucy episode of SUNDAE WITH NUTS where I have asked my fellow authors to join me for the day for a bit of fun and a laugh. We are romance writers after all!

Without further ado, I am most pleased to introduce the lovely and talented (and very brave!) Stacy McKitrick!

Sundae with the Nut Stacy McKitrick

1.Favorite knickers: cotton, lace, silk or errr…leather?
Cotton

2.Who is your fantasy male or female? Or both?
Right now it’s Alex O’Loughlin (sigh)



3.What language, when heard spoken, makes you frisky? (like Jamie Lee Curtis in A Fish called Wanda)
It’s not so much the language than the voice. Like Sean Connery’s! Mmmm…

4.What vehicle, abode, beach, construction site or other locale did you lose your virginity.
My lips are sealed

5.Do you believe in love at first sight?
Definitely

6.If you could play a board game during sex, what would it be?
Is Twister a board game?

7.Any special “toys” you’d like to give mention to for their outstanding achievements?
I haven’t found any yet.

8.I *heart* Peter Cetera. What song immediately swoops you back to your “first days” of falling in love?
“Ben” by Michael Jackson


9.Most romantic or sexiest destination out there.
Any place with my husband

10.Who was your first crush or kiss? First crush:
Ben Hart (which now you can see the reason behind the answer to #8)

11.If you become a best-selling author and sell your movie rights, what will be the first thing you do when you hear? Other than contact Cd Brennan and offer to share with her, of course.
Get someone to restart my heart

12.I wanted to be a helicopter pilot and a cowgirl when I grew up (still do). What did you want to grow up to be when you were a little girl?
A veterinarian

And last but now least.

13. Favorite ice cream flavor.
Coffee!!

Thank you for having me. This was fun!

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You're so welcome Miss Stacy! It's always such a pleasure for me to have my follow romance authors on the Nuts or S'mores, it always brightens my Sundays. And you Miss Stacy are the star at today's launch. Sundae With Nuts has finally gotten its home, away from the liter and clutter of my author website. She deserved it, and so do you guys!

First, I will ever be so thankful to Miss Stacy for introducing me to Alex O'Louglin. OMG, what an effin hottie. There were so many good pics of him and I do love ink on my men. There are very few men that make me want to go back and time and be late 20s again (and a bit sexier this time 'round), but HE is one of them.

I laughed heartily at her #11 - Stand back - CLEAR! I'll have the paddles ready for ya, Miss Stacy. And another coffee icecream lover. I knew there wasn't something near and dear to my heart about you :-) And indeed, Sean Connery, has graced this blog more times than I can count. It's not just the accent, you are right, not the language, it's the voice.

Everyone, do check out My Sunny Vampire. A great twist on a vampire romance. "The tone is light and sexy and funny." Sounds like my kind of read, Miss Stacy!




Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Sundae With Nuts - Krissy Daniels

April 13th, 2014

Welcome to another saucy episode of SUNDAE WITH NUTS where I have asked my fellow authors to join me for the day for a bit of fun and a laugh. We are romance writers after all!

Without further ado, I am most pleased to introduce the lovely and talented (and very brave!) Krissy Daniels!

Sundae with the Nut Krissy Daniels

1. Favorite knickers: cotton, lace, silk or errr…leather? 
I prefer no knickers! However, that’s not always appropriate. My fantasy self rocks a pair of lace boyshorts, but the real me settles for comfy cotton. 

2. Who is your fantasy male or female? Or both?
Oh boy, that’s a tough one. I love so many. Currently I’m crushing on Jason Mamoa. He’s so yummy and the sole inspiration for Marcus, who we meet in Aflame.

OMG HOT


3. What language, when heard spoken, makes you frisky? (like Jamie Lee Curtis in A Fish called Wanda) 
There’s always been something about a Scottish accent that tickled my fancy. But I’d have to say Italian. Yes. Italian does it for me. *fans self* 

4. What vehicle, abode, beach, construction site or other locale did you lose your virginity.
Trampoline — and that’s all I’m going to say about that. 

5. Do you believe in love at first sight? 
I believe that we need to believe in love at first sight. That’s why romance novels are so freaking amazing. 

6. If you could play a board game during sex, what would it be?  
Twister! Imagine the possibilities... 

7. Any special “toys” you’d like to give mention to for their outstanding achievements? 
Yes! Xbox. Playstation. Wii. They keep the kids busy so Sexy Boyfriend and I can have some sexy time. *wink, wink* 

8. I *heart* Peter Cetera. What song immediately swoops you back to your “first days” of falling in love?
Crazy for You by Madonna and I Wanna Know What Love Is by Foreigner. I get all mushy inside just thinking about it. 
9. Most romantic or sexiest destination out there.
I’ve never traveled outside the US but would love a sexy romp through Spain! 

10. Who was your first crush or kiss?
Shaun Cassidy. First kiss? Shawn Black in sixth grade. He kissed me in the school library and I punched him in the face. Ah, true love.

11. If you become a best-selling author and sell your movie rights, what will be the first thing you do when you hear? Other than contact Cd Brennan and offer to share with her, of course.
Faint

12 .I wanted to be a helicopter pilot and a cowgirl when I grew up (still do). What did you want to grow up to be when you were a little girl?
I wanted to be a movie star, a singer and yes, a writer. I can’t sing a sad song without crying or get on stage without passing out, so it’s the writer's life for me!

And last but now least.

13. Favorite ice cream flavor. 
Rocky Road! Words cannot express my love for Rocky Road ice cream.

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Folks, the lovely and talented Krissy Daniels! Who I heard was up to her eyeballs in edits the day of her debut release. Now, what editor would make her do a shit thing like that? So, let's give her an extra special welcome and applaud.

First, she answered all the questions, and second, I laughed out loud numerous times. I love how she punched the fella that gave her the "first kiss". LMAO. Krissy sent me back the answers without the questions therewith, so when I received "Trampoline — and that’s all I’m going to say about that."  I was like, huh? Which question does THAT answer. And yes, she lost the Big V on a trampoline! LOL Sweet divine, girl, that's the best answer yet!

So, you like the Italian, eh? Caio bella! Probably sound sexier from Jason Mamoa, and yes he is super hunky. I knew him from Stargate, but haven't followed Game of Thrones. "My sun and stars, moon of my life." Wow, as authors, we can just take an old saying and mix up the words. Rock it! Throw the shame rug over me, but I've never even read the books. They are based on novels, aren't they? I don't have time to watch telly these days. I'm so flat out with...writing? No, ugh, not really, but I'll get there in the end. 

That's the first time I've listened to Madonna in donkey's years. And that's what I love about the Nuts. They dredge up this past, that many of us blossomed in, where our hormones were going faster than a speed train in Japan, and makes me yearn for great (bad) 80s films like Vision Quest. 

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AFLAME is Miss Krissy's debut release, and a book not to be missed. Sexy and seductive, you've got to read this one!


Gorgeous cover!