October 9, 2014




Yes, for the first time ever, I’m reading two books at once. And this one happens to be–GASP!!–in paperback. I read romance on my Nook and anything writing industry-related gets put on my bookshelves. I’ve been reading this for nearly a week now because, well, I’m an idiot when it comes to this genre. Figured I’d better read up on it before I attempt to write it. Review to come when I’m done.




October 9, 2014

Booking Through Thursday #64: Obscure



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What’s your favorite genre that other people might not read? I mean, mysteries, romances, real-crime … these are all fairly widespread categories. But real readers don’t usually limit themselves to just the “big” genres … so what’s your favorite little-known type of book? Books on dogs? Knitting books? Stories about the space race? Mathematical theory?


I read non-fiction but as it pertains to writing.  Currently, I’m reading the below book by Alison Kent, because I really am an idiot when it comes to writing contemporary adult erotic fiction. But I’ve been learning a lot.

Highlighting and dog-earing pages.

Did you catch that? The highlighting and dog-earing part, I mean.

If you did, good for you. If not, then you’re a newb and know nothing about me. Or know that I read all my books on my Nook.

This is one of several non-fiction, writing industry related books that I actually own in paperback.

It’s important like that and feels privileged to take up space on my bookshelf. LOL

I’m starting to think that this won’t be the only book I’ll be reading in regards to this genre. I guess you could consider this obscure since not too many people would read books about writing–or publishing even–unless they’re a writer. Or aspiring to be a writer.


What about you?

Peace, lurve, and wet panties,


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October 9, 2014

Life as a Blogger #6: Scents



It’s a weekly feature (on Thursday’s). Each week Jessi over at Novel Heartbeat will choose a subject and talk about that subject in her life. The topics will be non-bookish so that you can get to know her on a more personal level! She definitely encourages everyone to participate, too. She wants this to be meme style with a linky for you to add your posts to. She wants to know more about you guys as well!

I’m gonna make a list like Jessi did.

Scents I Love:

  • Coffee
  • Daisies
  • Cool Water cologne – I hear you on that, Jessi
  • Drakkar Noir cologne
  • Pipes
  • When it comes to candles/car freshners/air freshners/laundry detergent…I like ocean/rain/cotton/linen scents
  • Creme of Nature‘s Sunflower & Coconut Detangling Conditioning Shampoo that my beautician sometimes uses on my hair.
  • Popcorn
  • Rain
  • My Mommy’s fried chicken


Scents I Hate:

  • Tuna
  • Sardines
  • Liver
  • Fish – even though I like eating it
  • Beer
  • Cigarettes and cigars
  • And the typical stuff (shit, farts, BO, vomit, garbage)


What about you?

Peace, lurve, and wet panties,


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October 8, 2014

Review: Ranae Rose’s SERIOUS INK (Inked in the Steel City Series, Book #5)



Pub. Date: February 4, 2014 Publisher: Ranae Rose Sold By: Barnes & Noble Format: NOOK Book, 182pp Series: Inked in the Steel City BN ID: 2940148115021

Pub. Date:
February 4, 2014
Ranae Rose
Sold By:
Barnes & Noble
NOOK Book, 182pp
Inked in the Steel City

Hard times mean hard choices, but falling for Noah Wilder is easy. Beneath his suit and tie, he’s seriously inked and seriously irresistible. When he walks into the Hot Ink Tattoo Studio, the attraction between him and studio receptionist Zoe is mutual – and fierce. And after the opportunity to ditch her demeaning second job to work for him instead arises, suddenly he’s her boss … and much more. With lines blurred in every way imaginable, can she balance passion and professionalism with doing what’s best for her struggling family?

Attraction is a powerful thing. So is former fighter Noah’s drive to make his growing mixed martial arts promotion company succeed, and if business happens to coincide with pleasure, so much the better. Tattooed beauty Zoe Ramsey is all his when she’s not working at Hot Ink – for twenty hours a week, anyway. When circumstances bring them close faster than they ever imagined, can he make her see that he’s just as serious about her as he is about the business he’s poured his heart and soul into?

Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

When and where did you buy this ebook? 9-10-14 through my Nook

Did you finish it? Yes

What surprises did it hold–if any?

~ So, the “when circumstances bring them close faster than they ever imagined”  Miz Ranae was talking about wasn’t what I well, had imagined it to be. I was thinking an unplanned pregnancy, but not this time.

~ The MMA aspect. This brought together two of my favorite topics–tattoos and MMA–which was really cool.

~ As in any series, I was expecting to “see” more characters from the other books (even though I haven’t read 2-4 yet), and I was disappointed that there wasn’t. Especially since Zoe’s the receptionist at the tattoo place for which this series is focused. I like it when characters from other books are a part of the story somehow, even if it’s in the form of a cameo.

What scenes will stay with you?

~ The love scenes (particularly the Office Scene), of  course. Yow-za! Especially when you finally get a description of Noah’s tattoos. It just made the scenes hotter.

~ The MMA stuff. I’m not a huge MMA fan, but I know names (like Uriah Faber, Wanderlei Silva, and George St. Pierre–sexy-ass mofo) and I like reading about the behind-the-scenes stuff: the special diets, the training workouts, who really abides by the “no sex before a fight” rule, even what it takes to promote a fight, which is Noah’s business. He used to be a fighter himself until he got injured, so the next best thing he could do to stay in the field he loves is to promote the fights. I thought that was pretty cool because I’ve often wondered what MMA fighters do once they retire (other than commentate, that is).

What characters will stay with you? Mostly Zoe, just because she’s holdin’ it down with two jobs and trying to keep her head above water when it comes to the bills. It’s even tougher when you have to cover the medical bills for a sick family member. I’m currently living paycheck to paycheck–with no desire to get a second job–so I can’t even imagine what it would be like trying to care for a parent.

Have you read anything else by Ranae Rose? Yes,  I have. You can check out my review for Book #1 in this series, HOT INK. I also plan to read the other titles in this series and have added them to my Wish List.

What will you do now with this ebook? Archive it – Lendable

Is it available today? Yes

What’s the verdict?







Peace, lurve, and wet panties,


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October 7, 2014

Currently Reading: Nancy Warren’s FINAL SCORE



From sex lists to confirmed bachelors…or so he thinks.




What are ya’ll reading right now?

Peace, lurve, and wet panties,



October 7, 2014

The “writing” Sketchbook Project: Going on Tour!!

The sketchbook I created for The Sketchbook Project’s 5X5 Series: Short Fiction  challenge has been digitized and is going on tour this month! Yay! If you live in any of these cities, be sure to stop by and “check out” my sketchbook, HOUSE ATREIDES. 

Salem, MA – October 11th, 2014 
Peabody Essex Museum
161 Essex St
Salem, MA 01970

Syracuse, NY – October 14th, 2014 
Syracuse University Art Galleries
Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse, NY 13244

Buffalo, NY – October 16th, 2014 
Western New York Art Book Center
468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203

Detroit, MI – October 18th, 2014
4454 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI

Detroit, MI – October 19th, 2014 
Popps Packing
12138 Saint Aubin
Detroit, MI

Brooklyn, NY | The ‘Ontario Canada’ Tour Closing Party 
Brooklyn Art Library
103A North 3rd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11249

Peace, lurve and wet panties,


October 6, 2014

Wet Panty Society – October: David Boreanaz


The Wet Panty Society (formerly Beefcake of the Month Club) was started in July 2011 and is a monthly homage to beautiful, gorgeous, hunkalicious men. During that month, a picture of the chosen Wet Panty Guy will be featured every week for your viewing pleasure with a little bit of trivia. Prepare to drool! If there’s someone you’d like to refer to this exclusive society, please remember what Salt-n-Pepa said– “This is only for the sexy people”–and read the requirements.

This month’s inductee is vampire turned FBI agent, David Boreanaz


Born: David Paul Boreanaz

Date of Birth: 16 May 1969 , Buffalo, New York, USA

Height: 6’1

Where you may have seen him: As the vampire Angelus aka “Angel” on BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER (1997-2003),  his own spin-off show ANGEL (1999-2004), and various movies like VALENTINE (2001) and THE CROW: WICKED PRAYER (2005). They really needed to stop making those Crow movies after Brandon Lee died. Just sayin’.

Where you can currently see him: Playing former Army sniper turned FBI agent Seeley Booth on  BONES (2005-2014)

I was introduced to David while watching BUFFY. I was a HUGE fan of that show (was devastated when it was canceled), even more so when he became a regular. He was a young-looking 28 when he first started on that show and I was hooked ever since. He was THE sexiest vampire on TV and no vampire since has compared (Jonathan Rhys-Meyers came in as a close second, though). I was stoked beyond belief when David got his own spin-off show and was immediately hooked on that as well. Again, I was devastated when it ended and pissed as hell when it ended without closure. I still want to know who survived that final showdown, dammit!

Needless to say, I did a little happy dance when I heard that he was coming back to TV. Especially in a role where he was doing a lot of smiling. He did very little of that on BUFFY and ANGEL, so it was really, really great to see his smile for the first time. I love him as Booth on the show and am anxious to see what happens to him in the upcoming season. BONES has been on for 10 years! I don’t know if he’s hanging up his badge, but as long as he’s still willing to work with the Squints, I’ll continue to watch him.

Welcome to the club, David! Be sure to come back each week to get your weekly dose of man candy and a little trivia on this hawt dude.



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October 6, 2014

Review: Lori Foster’s NO LIMITS (Ultimate Fighter Series, Book #1)



SBN-13: 9781460338445 Publisher: Harlequin Publication date: 8/26/2014 Sold by: Barnes & Noble Format: eBook Edition description: Original Pages: 384

SBN-13: 9781460338445
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 8/26/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Edition description: Original
Pages: 384

A surprise inheritance reunites a mixed martial arts fighter with the woman he’s never forgotten in the first in a smoldering new series from New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster 

Cannon Colter is quintessential hero material: chiseled jawline, shredded body—the works. He’s also the guy who rescued Yvette Sweeny from kidnappers, only to put an end to her romantic dreams. These days, she’s older, smarter, determined to face whatever life throws her way. Even the prospect of sharing a house and business with Cannon.  

Cannon knew Yvette wanted him three years ago. But she was young—and some things are worth waiting for. Thrown together by her grandfather’s legacy, he realizes how deep Yvette’s scars really go, and how much danger lurks in their quiet town. As pent-up desire explodes between them, protecting her becomes the only fight that matters. And he’ll break all the rules to do it….

Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

When and where did you buy this ebook? 9-9-14 through my Nook Wish List

Did you finish it? Yes

What surprises did it hold–if any? None

What scenes will stay with you?

~ The love scenes, of course. Gawd-damn!! The Sweet Hole was a drippin’.

~ Cannon’s inner thoughts when regarding Yvette and their situation. He was just so aware, so patient of what he had to do, I just loved him to death!

What characters will stay with you?

~ Cannon, most definitely. He’s being added to the Book Boyfriend List. I couldn’t wait for his story when I read about him GETTING ROWDY and Miz Lori didn’t disappoint.

~ Yvette, just for the simple fact that she’s a survivor and was doing her damndest to rise above the “victim” label.

~ Justice. He made, like, a cameo appearance, but the way Miz Lori described him, I was INSTANTLY intrigued and it made me wonder if he was part of the MMA fighter group at the rec center and eventually getting his own story.

~ Yvette’s friend, Vanity. And yes, whenever she was mentioned I was thinking of the lead singer from that 80s all-girl group, Vanity 6. LOL. Until they finally described her. Her personality really stood out for me and I hope she gets her own little novella or something. Maybe her and Justice can hook up? There, Miz Lori. I just gave you another idea for a book.

Have you read anything else by Lori Foster? Oh, hells yeah, although I haven’t reviewed them all here. But you can read the ones that are:






I enjoy all of Lori’s books–would highly recommend her titles–and can’t wait for the next few stories in this series.

What will you do now with this ebook? Delete it – Not Lendable

Is it available today? Yes

What’s the verdict?




Peace, lurve, and wet panties,


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October 3, 2014

Follow Friday #70



Question this week from Parajunkee and Allison Can Read.

How does this work? You follow a blog, they follow you. Win. Win. Just make sure to follow back if someone follows you! With that being said, please review my Follow Policy before making any rash decisions.


Book looks – Your favorite fashions from the books you’ve read.


Fashion is something that doesn’t occur very often in adult romance books. I could be wrong, but that’s the impression I get with all the books I’ve read. I mean, yeah, there’s a description of what the characters are wearing. But it’s nothing worth remembering. With that being said, I remember reading a book where the heroine was a little Rubenesque, wore funky vintage clothing and made wedding dresses along that same vein. I thought that was cool. I also remember reading a Toni Aleo book and the male character, a hockey player, was described as wearing a long-sleeved Henley, a beanie, jeans and tennis shoes (possibly boots, don’t remember). I actually read that description twice and thought, “Now THAT sounds sexy.”

Only because I love, love, love that look on a guy.

Especially when he’s ripped.

Henley T’s are so damned sexy in general, I love it when guys where those type of shirts.

And guys that wear those beanie caps are usually drop-dead sexy anyway. Not all guys can carry it off, but the ones that do–and the ones that I’ve seen–have been wet panty sexy.

What about you? Anything fashion-wise that’s stood out.

Peace, lurve, and wet panties,


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October 3, 2014

Currently Reading: Amy Andrews’ NO MORE MR. NICE GUY



From bedding the wrong guy to nice guys turning bad. This has been interesting so  far.





Peace, lurve, and wet panties,