Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
I am FINISHED! Whooo hooooo!
I just completed my final Christmas purchase. What a huge relief!
How are you doing? Are you a wait-'til-the-last-minute shopper, like my mother? Or do you shop early and just relax during the holidays? Me? I hate crowds. I hate lines. I *heart* eBay :)
Sunday, December 07, 2008
At this time of year, I just love to read holiday-themed stories. I found this one, written by an author I met on the Romance Divas. It sounds wonderful. I lovelovelove time travels!
ISBN Number: 978-1-897560-10-5
Genre: Time Travel Romance
Heat Index: Hot with Explicit LanguageRead excerpts or buy it here!Dreaming of the past.
Hannah Falcon loves her job cataloging medieval artifacts and setting up the displays at the Natural History Museum in New York. What she doesn’t love is her father’s steadfast refusal to let her go on any of his archeological digs, or her friends insisting she date more. When a man dressed as a medieval knight shows up in the museum, Hannah mistakes him for her friend’s latest attempt at a blind date.Sent into the future:
Sir Gavin of Rogueforth is a battle-hardened twelfth century knight, having seen and caused his share of death in the crusades. He expects nothing more from life than to live and die by his sword. After Gavin rescues a woman and her daughter from a band of highway thieves, she sends him through time to protect another Hannah, claim her as his own and fulfill his destiny. He doesn’t expect a woman who refuses to be protected.Timeless passion:
Can a man in chain maille convince a twenty-first century woman to follow her heart? Can a modern day woman show a medieval knight there’s more to life than being a protector? When two people from two different times explore Manhattan during the holiday season will time be an obstacle or will they find the magic to span centuries under the mistletoe?
What about some others? I'm looking for recommendations. They can be old stories or new, ebooks or print. I'm totally open.
Saturday, December 06, 2008
Doing the naughty in a grocery store?
"One is fun, two is company, three is not always a crowd, but four is more, and more, and more! The idea for Gamble's Game came to me one day while I ate my lunch in a local grocery store. Inspired by my surroundings, I saw erotic potential in a stereotypically sterile environment (excluding the produce aisle, of course). " ~Tara ~
by Tara S Nichols
Sensuality Rating: SCORCHING
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance with elements of Ménage a Trois M/F/M and Ménage a Quatre M/F/M/F
Length: 33,814 Words
A notorious player, Desiree Jones resists all attempts to trap her in a relationship. According to her, it's what made her parents miserable, and therefore, it is what would make her miserable.
Once a lover of Desiree's, Andrew Gamble doesn't agree and it is his hope to be the one who makes her see reason. Smitten from the first kiss, Gamble has not touched another woman since, so a bet to go without sounds more like an opportunity to seduce her to him.
Desiree's other competition is Joshua Tully, perpetually single and harmless, until the temptation of two week's wages are up for grabs. After that, it is open season, and the three of them do what ever it takes to push their pals over the sexual finish line. A parade of firemen visit Desiree's cash counter, a pretendsbian tryst is performed for Gamble, and a date is arranged for Tully.
Thursday, December 04, 2008
My Holiday Wish List
For kicks, I thought I'd post my holiday wish list, thinking maybe it'll give folks some inspiration for their own lists.
1. World peace, a cure for every illness plaguing mankind, and an end to global warming, poverty and world hunger.
Yes, I'm a dreamer.
Now, to the more realistic items on my list...
2. Elizabethan neck and matching wrist ruffs. This set by the Renaissance Tailor is very nice, and the lace is available in black. Costume geek swoon!
3. JoAnn Fabrics gift card (JoAnn's is my home away from home).
4. Fleece lounge pants (Everything I wear is fleece. Really, is there any other material more suitable to clothing?)
5. Warm sock/slippers (you know what they say: cold feet, warm heart. My feet are like icicles.)
6. eBay gift card/gift certificate (I buy a lot of things on eBay, from used toys for my 4-year old to sewing/craft supplies)
So, what's on your list? Want to share?
Labels: Christmas gift ideas
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
What am I reading?
by Emma Holly, an anthology containing a novel that was previously published as a standalone and a novella, Luisa's Desire.
Up next?Strange Attractions
, also by Emma Holly.
What are you reading? What's on your TBR list?
Labels: books, Emma Holly, erotica, reading
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Read Avon eBooks for FREE!
And promote literacy.
Yes, you read that right--Avon is offering readers the opportunity to read some of their latest releases for free.
Here at Avon, we love romance and can't wait to share our newest books with you. Now, we have a way for you to get early, exclusive Sneak Peeks of all our new releases—and at the same time, you'll get to support the cause of literacy around the world.
Every month this year, you'll be able to start reading new books online here, before they even hit the stores. On top of that, our featured authors are also picking past favorite books for you to read in their entirety online.
But the best thing is—the more you read, the more you give! From August 13, 2008 to December 23, 2008, we'll be donating books to charities based on how many pages you read in our brand new books.
For every 100,000 pages browsed from these new titles, Avon will donate 100 books to ProLiteracy Worldwide*, an organization that promotes literacy around the world. Each month, from August 13, 2008, through December 23, 2008, we'll donate up to 1,000 books, so start reading and share the love!
Find out more HERE.
Labels: Avon Publishing, eBooks, reading
Monday, December 01, 2008
Holiday survival: Inexpensive Gift Ideas
With the economy being so bad, and funds being tight here at the Taylor household, I'm having to be extra frugal this holiday season. Finding nice gifts for a low price is a challenge but it isn't impossible.
What have I found so far?
1. Entertaining Gift Pack: assembled with inexpensive serving dishes purchased from Ikea (glass serving bowl, glass platter, two baking and serving dishes and a bundle of plastic serving utensils). Cost: $25.
2. Winter survival pack: assembled with items purchased on sale from my local grocery/drug store and an inexpensive throw bought at Ikea: throat lozenges, cold medicine, tea, pain reliever (Tylenol), one box of tissues, a can of chicken noodle soup and the Ikea throw blanket. Cost $25.
3. A box of gently used GeoTrax train toys purchased on eBay. (cost: $20)
4. A box of gently used children's books purchased on eBay (cost for 12 books: $9.00)
If you're crafty or can sew, you could make a gift from materials you already have on-hand.
My daughter is receiving three garments that didn't sell on eBay (the color is tough to match, I guess). My cost: free.
Here are some other ideas...
Home made bath/beauty products (check out this site for recipes: http://www.budget101.com/for_the_ladies.htm)
No-sew fleece throws are nice and inexpensive--if you buy the fleece on sale.
Fleece pillow (again, you have to catch the material on sale)
Make-your-own beanbag chair (directions and printable pattern: http://www.budget101.com/crafts/fcp2.htm)
Make-your-own magnet game/"paper" doll (directions: http://www.budget101.com/crafts/fcp8.htm)
Home made Gift Coupons (suggestions/ideas: http://www.budget101.com/giftcoupon.htm)
Home made Jar Gift (ideas/directions: http://www.budget101.com/jargifts.htm)
Home made Meal Gift Basket (ideas/suggestions: http://www.budget101.com/giftbasketmeals.htm)
Home made single serving Mug Mix/Gift (ideas/suggestions: http://www.budget101.com/mugmixes.htm)
Have any other ideas/suggestions or resources? Please post them in the comments.
Labels: Christmas, Chrstmas gift ideas