Thursday, May 31, 2012

Fight Wrinkles

Heres a few suggest for those wiggly lines:

1. Learn to live without stress - Sound good doesn't it, but can you do it?

No, so instead why not smile. It draws attention away from the wrinkles.

2. Massage your face which brings blood to the area.

3. Stay out of the sun and if you can't use sunscreen. In fact, use sunscreen if you don't plan to be in the sun.

4. Eat right - again can we do it? Few vegs never can hurt

5. Exercise - it adds elastic to your skin.

Hope these help,

Tina



Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Sweet Poem by Rose Pastor Stokes


Some pray to marry the man they love,
My prayer will somewhat vary:
I humbly pray to Heaven above
That I love the man I marry.

Hope your dreams come true,

Tina

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

A Few Pictures

Posted a few of my pictures from my vacation on my website. http://www.tinagayle.net/picture.html

And if interested visit the main page to read about all the fun we had.

Tina

Monday, May 28, 2012

Back in the Saddle

As you probably have noticed, I took a short break from my blog. When on vacation and forgot to schedule some blog ahead of time.

Enjoyed Branson, Mo, great place to visit. Check it out on http://www.branson.com/

We saw a few shows, visited The Titanic museum, and played some golf.

Wishing everyone a great Memorial Day,

Tina

Monday, May 21, 2012

Friday, May 18, 2012

Why is a Cover Important by Debbie Wallace

Good morning everyone! Tina and I are guests on each others blogs today and have decided to do a post on the same subject. The importance of a book cover. And then we are going to give you a book cover blurb of one of our book covers.

In keeping it short and sweet, how important is the book cover to you, and what tempts you to pick it up? Is it the title, a few action words that jump out at you, the author's name or simply the graphic on the cover? I'll tell you what gets my interest. It only makes sense that the book cover and what's on it has to lure you into wanting to know more about the book. The title also gets it for me. Especially if I see words like: cowboy, mercenary, military or under cover agent. When I first started reading, years ago, it was almost always Viking.

Because I like romance, more specifically erotic romance, the cover has to be hot. I need to see the hero and heroine in some kind of scene that tells its own story. After the book cover peaks my interest, I read the back cover blurb.


Book cover blurb - When I wrote The Senator's Daughter, under my real name Debbie Wallace, my idea for the cover was complex. The story has a lot of elements that I felt needed to be covered. The romance was a given.

My cover artist, Molly Courtright, did a fabulous job at depicting several important locations in the story. The mansion, where Sophie and Brent meet for the first time. The boat, where they make whoopee. The lush palm trees scream Florida, where the story takes place. And the high rise apartment building where Sophie lives. Brent kidnaps her from there.
 
They are all important to the story. The first 2 covers Molly designed for me didn't have the couple you see at the bottom but once I asked her to add them it was complete. I couldn't have asked for a more beautiful book cover.

Story Blurb - Most women kidnapped on the eve of their wedding would be devastated, but not Sophie. She’s thankful for being rescued from marrying a millionaire she doesn’t love. Besides, her abductor is a gorgeous hunk who makes her feel anything but frightened. His masterful touch sends a river of fire through her blood that releases the vixen in her. She surrenders to an afternoon of passion, only to wonder when it’s over, how will she ever be able to leave Brent for the arms of another man?

Brent can’t believe he let Senator Adams talk him into kidnapping his daughter. Now he has a hellion on his hands, who’s as clever as she is beautiful. He tries to convince himself she’s not his type, but every time he touches her he can’t deny the rush of sensation that leads straight to his loins, then to his heart. Soon he begins to question; can he let her go when it’s over?

Recommended Read & 5 ANGELS from Fallen Angel Reviews!
"The Senator’s Daughter by Debbie Wallace in one word is wow for its suspense and oh so gorgeous kidnapper. The attraction between Sophie and Brent is evident from just the first page. I loved the book and can’t wait for more of Debbie Wallace’s books. Here is an author who knows suspense and erotica mix very good to make a great book. Great job!"This story received a recommended read from Fallen Angels Reviews!

Tory Richards - http://www.toryrichards.com

Thank you for letting me visit today. One person who leaves a comment will be drawn to receive an autographed copy of The Senator's Daughter. Winner announced on my blog Saturday the 19th.

Tory Richards
Author of sizzling, erotic romances!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Weekly Inspiration

The foolish person seeks happiness in the distance; the wise person grows it under his feet.”

James Oppenheim

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

First Oscars



1929 - First "Oscars" awarded to Janet Gaynor and Emil Jannings.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Looking for Conflict

We may not want any conflict in our normal life, but every story needs it to draw the interest of the reader.

But what is conflict?

It's the problem or situation that causes a person to struggle with what they want to do.

One type might be internal - where a person is fighting the pain from a past heartache, such as losing a love one in a fire, now they've met a fireman they like. Can they over come their fears and allow themselve to fall in love with him.

The other type is external - like in Romeo and Juliet, their family's hate for each other tears the young couple apart and causes them to go to extreme measures to secure their love.

Hope this helps,

Tina

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Friday, May 11, 2012

RT - Pick Wildflowers

As a child, I remember picking flowers for my grandmother in the fields next to her house. She always love them no matter if they were beautiful or just weeds.

I fell in love with the blooms of Indian paintbrushes and bluebonnets.

So why not pick a few flowers for the one you love and show you care. You might discover a love for flowers too.

Have a great weekend,

Tina

Thursday, May 10, 2012

A Memorial Day Celebrated Today

Confederate Memorial Day, a legal holiday in North and South Carolina.

Never hurts to remember the ones we lost no matter what side they were on, they were loved.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Interview with Kaamil Grayson

Hi everyone,

I did an interview through skype last week that has been posted on YouTube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHo0GbuIbkc

It's only about eight minutes and I had a lot of fun doing it.

Talk about the Executives Wives Club Series if you want to know more.

Thanks Kaamil,

Tina

Monday, May 7, 2012

Friday, May 4, 2012

Cinco de Mayo - Party All Weekend

Happy May

Enjoy the fun, food and good weather.
Spend some time with the ones you love and let them know you care.

Never a bad plan for the weekend.

Tina

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

New Baby Tips

For some reason, I was thinking about the hundred and one things a new mother needs to know and recalled a few things.

1) Karo Syrup in a baby's bottle, not only sweetens the formula but also keeps them from getting constipated from all the iron.

2) Covering a baby’s head and face can help calm the baby down if in a strange situation.

3) Putting your baby’s car seat on the dryer and turn it own can be cheaper than taking him/her for a calming trip in the car.

Hope these help and you're enjoying some nice spring type weather.


Have a great week.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Six Years Old - The Wild Rose Press



zwani.com myspace graphic comments
Myspace Happy Birthday Graphics
A wonderful place to find exciting stories and to get published the book of your heart.
 
Visit their facebook page, blogs, and site for chances to win great prizes.
 
http://behindthegardengate.blogspot.com/
Tina