Tuesday, March 31, 2009

What Keeps You Coming Back For More?

Have you ever been reading a book only to surface hours later amazed at how much time has passed? Most of the great storytellers affect me this way (J.R. Ward, Nora Roberts, J.K. Rowling, J.R.R. Tolkien as a few examples) but WHAT is it exactly they're doing? How can words on a page transport me to a different country, time or universe? You know, "that place" where you're so absorbed in the story that it almost becomes more real to you than your "real" life.

If I had the answer to that I suppose I would rule the writing world :)>

Some of my faves are the entire Harry Potter series, The Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J.R. Ward and Nora Roberts "Irish Trilogy".

What are some books that have taken you to "that place"?


Friday, March 27, 2009

Fangirl Friday - Amel Larrieux

Come on over to my blog and let me know what you think of my newest Fangirl Friday pick, a neo-soul/jazz artist named Amel Larrieux.
Fangirl Friday with Minx

I think her music is awesome and I've been listening to her for years. Let me know what you think.


Friday, March 20, 2009

Fangirl Friday - Maya Banks

Come check out my latest Fangirl Friday pick at my blog - erotic romance author, Maya Banks. I love her books but especially some of her backlist titles from Samhain Publishing.

Who are some of your favorite erotic romance authors?


Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Considering that Friday the 13th has fallen two months in a row now, I think we can all use a little good luck.

In honor of St. Patrick's Day - pick up a book by an Irish author. I particularly like "The Picture of Dorian Grey" by Oscar Wilde.

» James Joyce
» George Bernard Shaw
» Samuel Beckett
» William Butler Yeats
» Jonathan Swift
» Seamus Heaney
» Oscar Wilde
» Elizabeth Bowen

~ An Irish Toast~

May your blessings outnumber
The shamrocks that grow,
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go.


Monday, March 9, 2009

Do you Tweet?

I’ve finally been sucked into this new phenomenon called “Twitter”. I’ve been tweeting (twitting?) for about 14 hours now. I tried to resist for as long as I could but when word got out that editors and agents were putting out requests and discussing all the reasons they reject (google: #queryfail if you’re interested) I KNEW I had to join.

Now I am addicted.

Why do I care what someone else had for breakfast, cooked for dinner last night or plans to do this evening? I’m not entirely sure I do. Maybe it’s just the novelty of a new medium that has me enthralled for now. This is an interesting thing to ponder though. It has to say something about the human psyche that we’re so interested in the minutiae of each other’s everyday lives. Are we that starved for personal contact? Is this the information age’s way of making us feel more connected? Who knows…

Whatever the case, you’re welcome to follow me on Twitter if you have an account. I’m under the name Minx_Malone.

I’ll try not to be too boring!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

March Coming-Like-A-Lion Contest

March Coming-Like-A-Lion Contest

Is spring coming in like a lion or a lamb website scavenger hunt. Enter a drawing for a $50.00 online Gift Certificate to www.vibratorwarehouse.com/ (Adult Content- 18+)

To Enter:

Visit my website www.KyAnnWaters.com and find the image of either a lion or a lamb. Then visit the other 5 participating authors websites/blogs and find the image on their websites. Make a list of the websites and whether you found a lion or a lamb. Email your answers to eroticcontest@hotmail.com.

Contest runs from March 1st through March 31st. Winner will be drawn the first week of April.

Here is a list of Participating Authors

KyAnn Waters - www.KyAnnWaters.com

Ann Campbell - www.anncampbell.webs.com

Helen Hardt - www.helensheroes.blogspot.com

Janna Lee Hayes - www.jannaleehayes.com

Sara York - www.sarayork.blogspot.com

Liza James - www.LizaJamesAuthors.com

2009 EPPIE Finalist!
WanderLust Coming May 5, 2009 to Samhain Publishing!

Monday, March 2, 2009

How Naughty are you?

I was talking to some girlfriends the other day and we somehow *grin* got on the topic of naughty things we've done.

Now this conversation ranged a wide variety of TMI topics but suffice it to say I was completely surprised to find that I am not as naughty as I thought.

I know right - SH0CKING -

Maybe I just know a bunch of dirty gals but their naughty list spans everything from making their own dirty videos, to getting it on in public, to threesomes with friends. I have some serious catching up to do!

I think the naughtiest thing I can remember doing was in college when I sent a guy one of my bras. Pretty tame but damn, those were good times.

So my question to you is - how naughty are you? Vote in the poll to the right. It's completely anonymous. I'm just curious to see what all of you have been up to ;)


Sunday, March 1, 2009

Pimping a fellow Romance Diva today!

Crystal Jordan's newest Spice Brief is out now!


Marra's body burned with desire. It was Wild time, the first week of spring, when Lynx from all over North America gathered in the Sierra Nevada foothills to mate. The time when every Lynx female went into heat.But Wild is bittersweet for Marra. She's past the age when most Lynx find their mate. She only comes to Wild for sex and always leaves as she came: alone.Yet this year is different. A new male Lynx has come to Wild, a foreigner who will claim her in ways she only imagined...

Buy it here.

Read an excerpt here.