Friday, September 30, 2011

RT - Take a Walk

This week, take a moment and follow the same trail as your lover.

Spending time together is the best way to reconnect.

Have a wonderful time and enjoy the one you love,

Tina

Thursday, September 29, 2011

MY - Limestone Canyon

On the trail to discover new places, this is Limestone Canyon in Irvine, Ca.

The view and the hike was worth the trip.

Get out and discover what's in your neck of the woods.

Tina

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

WW - Heading South

The weather is turning colder and soon it'll be time to head south for the winter.

Have a safe trip and take care,

Tina

Monday, September 26, 2011

MMI - Success

One man had enthusiasm for 30 minutes, another for 30 days, but it is the man who has it for 30 years who makes a success of his life."
– Edward B. Butler

Friday, September 23, 2011

RT - At a Lost for Romantic Ideas



Hold a brain storming session with your friend.

Make it a party and celebrate the fun of creating new ideas.

Tina

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Storytellers' Soiree

A gathering of writers, readers, and aspiring writers, this month author Kathleen Rowland and myself will be featured at 1 p.m. Thursday, September 22nd on the patio of Olive Garden, Main Place, Santa Ana, CA.


No invitation is necessary. Attendees order and pay for their own lunch.

This month Kathleen and I will read passages that make an emotional connection, answer questions, and will discuss plotting of works-in-progress. If you are in Orange County, CA please join us! It'll be worth your while.

Hope to see you there,

Tina


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

WW - Living Free

You can't help but enjoy the grace of a horse.

Even if, they are standing in a pasture with no one around. They reflect the form of a beautiful creature.

Tina

Guest Will Zeilinger

THE NAKED GROOM


by Will Zeilinger



Aspiring chef, Richard Grainger, in love with sexy Tiffany Stonebridge, maxes out his plastic on an engagement ring that would light up the night sky and promises her a honeymoon in Tahiti. With no way to pay for it, he secretly takes a second job as an artist's model. Things get complicated when he meets Clarise, another model…a naked one. Their friendship goes from zero to bed in a blink.

While battling his feelings for both women, he gets stuck babysitting a friend’s big dog and gets in trouble with Tiffany’s rich father who thinks he’s babysitting another woman. Richard has cooked up trouble for himself with no way to fix it.


$2.99 E-book only (no print version)

www.amazon.com for Kindle format

www.smashwords.com for EPub, PDF, RTF, LRF, TXT

ISBN 978-0-615-53116-8

for a peek go to: booksbywilzeilinger@blogspot.com

Thanks for stopping by Will. I wish the best of sucess with your book,

Tina

Monday, September 19, 2011

MMI - Preparation

'There is another word for failure. It's preparation.
A failure is just preparing you for the next opportunity."
Tavis Smiley

Friday, September 16, 2011

RT - Add it to Your Calendar

Credit: Free images from acobox.com


One way to add romance to your life is to add it to your calendar.

Plan a day out, a picnic, a night out, a walk in the park.

Like everything else in our lives we need to schedule time for the things we love. Why not for our love ones?

Put it on your calendar and enjoy some time with the one you love.

Tina

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

WW -Stuffed

They are so cute when they are stuffed, but after reading about the people that have been killed while out in the wild. I know I prefer to only see them from a distance or stuffed.

Hope you have a wild Wednesday,

Tina

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Special Guest - Rachel Leigh



Thank you, Rachel, for visiting with us today. I love asking other authors questions like...

What is your favorite genre to write?

Erotic romance – I enjoy the freedom to get right into the deepest part of your characters and explore their emotions through sex and sensuality. Sex reveals more vulnerability than anything else.



What does your family think of your writing?

My parents don’t comment, not because they don’t approve just because I think they have no idea what to say! And my daughters are too young to know what I write at the moment, but my husband loves it, lol!



How do you go about plotting your stories? Character or plot first?

The characters tend to come first – I hear voices and know I’ve another story brewing. Once I’ve ‘heard’ the hero or heroine’s problem or goal, I start writing a one to two page synopsis and after that, I just write by the seat of my pants.

The hard work comes in draft two…


How much of your life shows up in your writing?

I’m not sure that any of my life shows up in my writing but my principals and views certainly do – I tend to vent or empathize through my stories. If I have something on my mind, good or bad, it tends to come out onto the page which I don’t think is a bad thing. Readers can tell if the writer doesn’t believe in their work.



What makes your current release special?

This story is set in a small town in South West England and tells the story of Kelly and Sean who separated two years before when Sean up and skipped town with no word.

Their issue upon Sean’s return is a universal one but also one that we all grapple with – regaining trust. I am not sure if this is Kelly’s or Sean’s story and leave the reader to decide…



What do you like about the heroine?

Her vulnerability and how hard she tries to hide it – Kelly is a sweet, sweet girl with a tough coating.


What do you dislike about the hero?

The way he disappeared (even though he’s reason is valid) and forced himself not to contact Kelly in between the time he came back. Far too much precious time wasted!


Now for the blurb.

Kelly Hampton loved once...and lost. After two years of looking for Sean McKenzie in other men--and failing miserably--she takes a vow of celibacy. No sex until she finds love. Then Sean strolls back into her bar, reigniting old flames. No one has come close to understanding or satisfying her like he did. Her body burns for the passion they once shared, but her heart still remembers the pain.


Sean escaped Jessop Hill and his father's fists in the middle of the night without a word--even to his love, Kelly--to protect his battered mother, but he never forgot the explosively erotic relationship he left behind. Now his father is dead and Sean is back for the only woman he's ever wanted. Their reunion is full of fire – but can sexual attraction and noble intentions overcome years of heartache or will Kelly walk away to protect her heart this time.



Buy Link:
http://www.wilderroses.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=86&products_id=837



Thanks again Rachel, for stopping by and best of luck with your book,

Tina

Monday, September 12, 2011

Friday, September 9, 2011

RT - Things They Love


Women love stuffed animals,
flowers,
a piece of jewelry,
chocolate,

Men love their gadgets -
video games,
electronic devices,
tools,
beer,
steak,
pizza,

Now, think of some thing that your love one likes and splurge.

Tina

Thursday, September 8, 2011

MY - Spiraling

Is life spiraling out of your control?

That what this picture reminds me of. Yet in the center of it all is someone I love.

Tina

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

WW - Live Art


Don"t these guys look like they should be sitting on the side of a Gothic castle.

Amazing how art copies nature.

Have a great day,

Tina

Monday, September 5, 2011

Friday, September 2, 2011

RT - Don't Believe the Myth

Just because you do something nice for your lover --doesn't mean you will "score some points."

It's not good for a foot rub, or a night out.

Do things for the one you love because you want to and you'll both be happier.

Have a romantic weekend in your own back yard. Steaks on the grill, a little sunshine, a bottle of wine, life is good.

Tina

Thursday, September 1, 2011

My Yard - Not


But it's not that far away. The coast line of California is a great place to visit.

What's close to your back yard? A golf course? A park? There are great places close by, search for them.

Here's to the hunt.

Tina