Monday, November 30, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Gotta love Edward Scissorhands' hair! Sort of looks like Edward Cullen's!!! Ha!
We are SO watching Abbot and Costello, and Sleepy Hollow TONIGHT! Yay! "Heeey, Chick! Whoooa Chick!" LOL! That is some classic funny stuff!!!! And with Tim Burton, you can't go wrong!
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Just email me your full name and mailing address to email@example.com, subject line: HIGHLAND WINNER
THANKS for everyone who commented, and your chance to win is not over! During the month of November I'll be collecting names for 3 drawings for a signed copy of A Highlander Christmas. If you're seeing this here, you can go ahead and email me early (before I have it listed on my Contest page!) at firstname.lastname@example.org subject line: NOVEMBER CONTEST.
Good luck, and congrats to the winners!!!!
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
While I'm not quite finished enjoying my favorite month (OCTOBER!) or holiday (HALLOWEEN!), A Highlander Christmas, my Christmas anthology, will hit the shelves November 3rd, so I thought I'd better hurry up and get a contest rolling! :)
Dawn Halliday and Sophie Renwick are the other contributing authors, and their stories are fabulous! Mine is, of course, ghostly, and involves a Munro ancestor! :)
A CHRISTMAS SPIRIT: Paige MacDonald's Highland tour takes a surprising turn when a storm forces her to seek refuge in a forbidding castle already inhabited by the dead-sexy spirit of Gabriel Munro...
So! All you have to do is simply comment here, and tell me your favorite holiday! I'll randomly select two winners TUESDAY, OCT 27th. The winners will recieve each a copy of A HIGHLANDER CHRISTMAS!
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Hey! Do you see a resemblance here? LOL!
I ADORE Christopher Walken, especially as the Hessian Horseman in Tim Burton's, Sleepy Hollow (I'll blog about that later!~LOVE THAT MOVIE!!!)
And how freaking cool is Martha Stewart as the GHOSTLY EQUESTRIENNE! BOOHOOO! I wanna be the GHOSTLY EQUESTRENNE!!! Lol! She looks so COOL! Wicked contacts in her eyes and a nice oogie scar on her pasty ghost face! And her top hat ROCKS! :) This Halloween issue of her magazine rocks, too. Lots of great recipes and other cool stuff!!!
More later! I'm off to Georgia Romance Writer's Moonlight and Magnolias Conference in Norcross, GA (outskirts of Atlanta), so if anyone is close by, come on over on Saturday for the literature book signing/sale and say HI!!!!
And PS...THANK YOU EVERYONE for all your wonderful fine comments on Thirteen Chances! You're so sweet! I loved writing Christian's story! He's always been one of my favorite characters!!!! :)
See ya'll soon!
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Oooh, MAN! I love me some Leo DiCaprio, and in Februrary his latest releases: SHUTTER ISLAND. YIKES! Set in 1954, Leo (along with Mark Ruffalo) plays a pair of US Marshals in the novel-made-for-Big Screen movie by Dennis Lehane. (I just bought the book and started reading it last night--WOW!)
Bare-bones plot: In 1954, two U.S. marshals investigate the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane on an island in Massachusetts. They run into trouble when they are deceived by the hospital's chief administrator, a hurricane hits and an inmate riot traps them on the island.
You've GOT to go to the official ShutterIsland website and watch the trailer--it is freaky-spooky, and man--Leo is HOT! Lol! I can't wait for this movie! Release date Feb. 19th, 2010:
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Hey ya'll! WOW! What great posts! Thank you ALL for joining in!
The winners are: from the Blog: Razlovers Book Blog, and SueG!!! You can email me at email@example.com along with your name and mailing address!
From the email entries: Charyn, from Frisco, TX, and Debbie, from New Orleans, LA!!!
Congrats to all of you! I truly hope all of you who pick up a copy of Thirteen will enjoy Christian and Emma's tale. They've become some of my favorite people!
NOW--KEEP ENTERING! For the entire month of September, I'll draw a name from emailed entries WEEKLY to win a copy of Thirteen Chances. If you've already entered, you are ENTERED for the month! If not, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org subject line 13Chances! :) Leave your name and city, as well. Winners will be posted in a new blog, and emailed of their win as well.
THANKS everyone! And HAPPY SEPTEMBER!!!!!!
Monday, August 31, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
One more week until RELEASE DAY!!!! I'll choose TWO winners this week, so if you've already entered, YOU'RE ENTERED. If not, drop me your name and city to email@example.com with the subject line: 13CHANCES!
Thanks to everyone for their interest in my stories!
Monday, August 17, 2009
Okay, guys--TWO more weeks of contesting left! If you've already entered, you're ENTERED for the next two weeks! I'll randomly draw a name next Monday, and the following Monday!
Thanks for entering!!
Monday, August 10, 2009
I will draw another winner next Monday NIGHT (I will be out of town and wont return until then) for another Advanced copy of Thirteen Chances. If you've already sent your name in for an entry, you are ALREADY ELIGBLE to WIN! :)
Thanks, Everyone! And I hope you're enjoying this hot summer!!!!
Monday, August 3, 2009
Now--those who have already entered, no need to re-enter for the next ARC to give away. ALREADY ENTERED! I will select another name next Monday, AUG 10th. :) Check back here for winners! And remember--THIRTEEN CHANCES will be available on the shelves on September 1st!
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
How's this for a great picture? This is Kirsten, my Name that Character winner from The Netherlands! Isn't she gorgeous? She was kind enough to send me this pic with her prizes included, and permission to post her on my blog. She is super-nice and a wonderful reader! Thanks so much, Kirsten!!!!
So how is everyone's summertime going? It is HOT and MUGGY here on Georgia's coast! But fun! My daughter says I've been going down Memory Lane, because for the 4th of July we're doing everything I did as a kid. What fun memories they are! We're cooking out, making pulled pork bbq, potatoe salad, Brunswick Stew, boiled peanuts, shooting off fireworks, and making home-made peach ice cream! I think we'll wrap the night up by watching INDEPENDENCE DAY and THE SAND LOT!!!! :)
So what are YOU doing for the summer? :)
I'll post again later! MESSY HOUSE TO CLEAN!!!!
Monday, June 1, 2009
As always, I appreciate everyone's participation and readership! Ya'll are the best! If you haven't checked out Kim Lenox's Shadow Guard series, hurry and get both Night Falls Darkly and her latest release, So Still the Night! It's a breathtaking trip through spooky, foggy, murderous Victorian London! :) In my opinion, no one does it better than Kim!
I will be working on another contest soon, in honor of my Sept. 1st release, THIRTEEN CHANCES. Keep an eye out on my Contest Page on the website for more details!
Thanks again, guys, and congrats, Christina!
I'm still in Florida visiting my mom and sisters, so once I return home I'll blog some great pics!
I hope everyone's enjoying their summer!!!!!
Friday, May 22, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
Here's the back-cover blurb:
CONTEST INFO: I lifted this from my last post, so forgive the repetitiveness!
Friday, May 1, 2009
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Just beautiful scenery, and then me, by....THE KEEP! Lol! That's at Alnwick Castle in Northumbria, England, home of Hogwarts and Harry Potter!
Here's my travel buddy and daughter, Tyler, standing next to a medieval door at Bamburgh!
Here's the Forth Bridge, or Forth Railway Bridge, which crosses from Edinburgh over into Fife. Such a cool bridge!!
I just loved this sign! Galashiels, Jedburgh, Leith--oh my!
Here's Tyler at the base of Kilchurn. It was just amazing! And COLD!
GORSE! It was EVERYWHERE in full bloom! This was taken on Easter Sunday, and I found something out about gorse that I never knew. Not only is it very prickly, but the blooms smell like...COCONUTS!!! It's true! I sniffed them! And it was like smelling an open bottle of suntun oil! Cool, huh?
Here's a shot from the side of Alnwick Castle. (Have you noticed yet how my pictures are SO out of order and disorganized? EEK! I can't figure out this picture loading stuff for nothin'!)
Hamish the "Hairy Coo"! Just like the ones Rob Roy MacGregor used to rustle! Only the original shaggy cows were all black, unlike Hamish who was a lovely ginger color!
This guy in Edinburgh (in Old Town, on the Royal Mile) was playing the HECK out of his bagpipes! Cool!
Here's Tyler on the battlements at Bamburgh Castle!
This is a view from an arrow slit in Kilchurn Castle. I thought it'd be cool to look out and see just what the archer saw!
Kilchurn Castle again! I loved it! I would have loved it MORE had we been there all alone! Or maybe at 6am, or maybe at 8pm! But my daughter informed me that the castles were there for EVERYONE to enjoy! (bossy kid)
This is just some amazing dramatic scenery, with the impending storm. We never did get heavily rained on, although that would have been totally fine!
One of my favorite pics of Ty--this is on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, and a great pub! (with great food!)
Tyler with the beautiful green scenery behind her! If you look hard, you'll see a fuzzy structure in the back. A beautiful inhabited castle! (wish it was MINE!)
Another shot of Kilchurn Castle!
Beautimus scenery in the Highlands!
Another bird's view from the battlements at Bamburgh Castle.
One of the many wicked cool "closes" (very narrow alleys) in Old Town Edinburgh. Notice the wagon marks in the cobble! (next to the very modern, unattractive but necessary TRASH CANS!)
Here's Tyler, again in....KILCHURN!!! Lol!
Here is just some dude in a kilt with (I don't think you can see it here) tattoo on his calf!
Here's me (obviously, post-fall, hence the glasses) on the path to Alnwick Castle (Hogwarts!) The daffodils were in full bloom, and unfortunately all I had left at that point was black and white film! EEK!
Here's just a random shot in Old Town Edinburgh!
The Highlands, still with snow at the tops!
Ahhh. I took this especially for my best pals Kim Lenox, Rita-Marie Hester, Betsy Kane, and my editor, who have all grown hungry with my descriptions of fish n' chips in my stories. MY GOSH! It's almost a sin! The BEST I've ever had, and it was at a little small chip shop run by these two wiry-haired old gals who could FRY LIKE THE DEVIL! This at Loch Ness, JUST before The Big Fall. Lol!
Here's Tyler, about to dig in!
Here's part of the desolate Rannoch Moors!
Here again at this little town on Loch Ness!
Here we are, just after leaving Loch Ness and The Big Fall had already occurred! You can't see it well in this pic, but I've got a bandage on the bridge of my nose, and it just wouldn't really stop bleeding! Nasty! (but we finished the tour!)
Another cool close in Edinburgh!
Wow! A pic of me without my broken face! :) See my castle in the background? :) (wish wish!)
Here's a misty shot of Edinburgh Castle. Some of the pics I took that day won't even scan because the mist is so heavy, it comes out nothing but white!
This gorgeous Celtic cross is actually complete--but my goofy ole scanner won't recognize the rest of the pic because it's so misty white!
Tyler by Alnwick Castle!
Me beside Kilchurn Castle!
Beautiful Highland loch!
Sheep! They were everywhere! And...it was lambing season, and cute adorable little lambies were frolicking and bouncing all over the place. They were so CUTE!!!!
DOUNE CASTLE! If you've ever watched Monty Python and the Holy Grail, THIS is the castle used. It is a really neat castle, and as you can tell it was gloomy this part of the day. Gloomy and WONDERFUL! We didn't get to go inside. Maybe another time! (when I get brave enough to DRIVE again!)
MY FAVORITE PLACE--GLENCOE!!!! I took so many shots here, I just couldn't post them all, but here are a few of my favorite. It's hard to have a bad shot of this haunting setting. This place hums with history and an eeriness that no other place does for me. The Big Massacre of the MacDonalds by the Campbells in 1692 (Feb) is chilling and still felt in this craggy landscape and town to this day. In Gaelic, it's referred to as Mort Ghlinne Comhann, meaning Murder of Glen Coe. You can read about it here: http://www.rampantscotland.com/features/glencoe.htm
The dark stuff? That's OLD HEATHER! :) It normally blooms in its full, beautiful lavender color in July/August. It starts fading in September, turns a brown first, and then really dark. Sometimes it's burned off. To me, it's beautiful no matter what color! :)
OKAY! Now that's not even 1/3rd of my pictures! But I'm pooped out! And I bet you're tired of scrolling through and looking at pics! I'll leave these up for a bit and then scan some more (and I'll try not to be repetetive!).