Thursday, December 29, 2011


Anticipation grows,
My taste buds eager.
Foil wrapper tugged loose
And the warm aroma freed.
The fragrance moistens my tongue's longing.
Cool steel pierces the soft barrier.
Thick, soft, supple
Sweet, creamy.
A small drop upon my finger -licked away
Honeyed, cocoa, hazelnut.
Upon my tongue;
Melting slowly,
Warm, buttery, sweet.
Dark brunette
Enticing, tempting,
Just one more taste.
Warmth in afterglow beckons again-
I must have it.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas Drabble

Kerry challenged me to a drabble using this picture:

This is what I came up with:

“Wait here,” he said holding up his hands. In the park we’d walked to after dinner, the snow was falling softly, but it was completely dark.

“Where would I go?” I asked the back of his head. He turned, setting his phone on the ledge nearby. “What are you doing?” 

I heard the crooning of Sinatra and he turned beside the bench and plugged something in. Everything began to sparkle with soft lights.

“Happy Christmas, my love.” His face was lit with happiness.

“It really is,” The snow began to flurry around us as we slowly moved to the music.

What do you think?

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Bear, Otter, and The Kid by TJ Klune

Oh, Bear!
This story was very well written, just as much as it was confusing! There are a lot of transitions, but it all makes sense... it's Bear. It's his story and his traumas and successes, all in his words and in his mind. My stomach flipped a lot while I read. There was past tense and present tense, first person and third person, there were flashbacks and dialogue... it was SO much! I did stop midway through to freak out about having passed the HEA and being afraid of a heartfail, and then the heartfail that I knew was coming came and it hurt even though I knew it was coming. I did so like being  in Bear's head. I liked Bear. He was a sweet, confused, lovely, self-giving, compassionate, and lonely. He was a real person with real problems and although I couldn't quite relate to what he was going through with his brother and his friends, I related to him and his issues with his mother. Bear was a really good person and I wanted to learn more about him... he kept me attached to the story. His little brother, The Kid, was adorable and precocious, but sometimes unbelievable, but Bear even says that he's not a normal boy, he's a ecoterrorist in training. I loved Otter, too. So much so. He's beautiful inside and just so badly wants to love and be loved. I want an Otter!
It was a good read even with the multiple heartfails! I would recommend this to anyone who loves a good rollercoaster ride of a romance!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Blog Tour Guest Post by Kerry Freeman @kfwritesbooks!

In honor of my girl Kerry's new book, What We Deserve, I have given the reins of my blog to Miss Kerry. I sent her this picture a few weeks ago and asked her to give me something yummy. Once again, she did not disappoint! I have to admit, I swooned. Enjoy this little insight into Jamie, Tyler, and Sean!

There was someone missing when I woke. Jamie lay snuggled, spooning me, but my hand found nothing but cool cotton as it brushed over the bed in front of me. I opened my eyes, and clock flashed 4 A.M.

The bedroom door creaked open. The light from the hall cast a perfect silhouette of the warm, almost naked man missing from our bed. He tiptoed toward me and smiled when he noticed I was awake.

“Hey, babe,” Tyler whispered. “I know it’s early, but I’ve got something I really need to show y’all.”

My nose twitched, and I sniffed. “Is that hot chocolate I smell?”

“Yeah, yeah. Come on.” Tyler reached over me, giving my bare shoulder a kiss as he shook Jamie. “You too, sleepyhead.”

Jamie yawned and stretched before reaching up to kiss Tyler. “Sup?”

Tyler pulled each of us up onto our feet. “It’s a surprise.”

We shuffled behind Tyler as he led us to the bank of ceiling to floor windows in the great room. The usually closed blinds were pulled up tight. Tyler stared through the windows and pointed outside.


My jaw dropped. “Oh my God.”

Jamie gasped. “It’s everywhere.”

Powdery snow covered every inch of the patio and the trees and yard beyond. It was at least an inch, maybe more. The reflection of the street lamps off the white landscape gave everything an ethereal glow.

“How awesome is this?” Tyler sounded like a little kid. “It’s a white Christmas… in Atlanta.”

I wrapped my arm around Tyler’s waist. “Thanks for waking us up. I wouldn’t have wanted to miss this.”

Tyler laughed, and his breath fogged the window. “Thank Tanya. She’s been texting me since three. Kentucky got a white Christmas, too. The foals at the farm don’t know what to think.”

Jamie didn’t miss the wistfulness in Tyler’s voice. “Sorry we didn’t get to spend Christmas with your family.” He pulled Tyler between us, and the three of us cuddled close.

Tyler kissed Jamie and me in turn. “I am spending it with my family.”

And so we spent our first Christmas — and Atlanta’s first white Christmas in 128 years — together, exchanging presents and hot chocolate kisses.


I hope you enjoyed! Leave a comment and let Kerry know what you think!
If you would like information on Kerry's books, please stop by her site

Thank you to Liz and Coffee Beans and Love Scenes for letting me play!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Well, hi!

The Mr. asked me if I'd updated my blog about NaNo and projects (he's responsible like that) and I realized that I'd updated about Kerry, but not myself!
I'm sorry!

So what's happening around here?
Yeah, it's been kinda like that. Cactus and all!

I finished NaNo with just over 50K which was awesome. 

I really didn't think I'd get it done. But my writing buddies Amelia June and Dave helped me immensely, jazz hands and all, and I pulled it out just in the nick of time.
After that I went back to work on what I lovingly call "Hockey Boys" or my around 10K story that's eating at my brain about a new teacher at a hockey academy, Henry, and his nemesis, Garrett. I am nearly finished, thank the heavens!

 Here's a snippet:
“Don’t lay your bad choices on me. You and your players need some reminders in responsibilities and accountability for self. If you’d given a shit about their education like you should, this wouldn’t be a problem. Be honest with yourself, damn it. This is on YOU, not me!” I shoved him back, but he held me tightly against the board, the tray digging into my lower back. “Get. Off. Callaghan.”
Suddenly, his eyes weren’t cold and angry anymore. He was holding me against the board with most of his body and we were nearly nose to nose. I smelled the mint from his toothpaste with every labored breath.
“You irritate me so fucking much, Pelletier.” His words said one thing, but his body was telling me something very different. Without even realizing, I pushed forward slightly and my nose brushed his.
“It’s mutual.” And I meant it.
As his lips touched mine, the only thought in my overworked mind was that I couldn’t let it stop. His rough kiss was suddenly the most important thing. His lips became a crucial necessity. His taste was sweet and it made me crave more. When my tongue traced along his lower lip, the moan that slowly emanated from his chest caused my arousal to surge.
Of their own volition, my hands traveled from his chest down to his stomach, tracing the indentations and lines of his stomach through his shirt. When my fingertips reached his hips, he froze. I could actually feel his muscles tense under my hands.
My back hit the board again as he shoved off of me, straightened himself and ran a hand through his messy blond hair.
“Fuck! You’re so...” then he stopped mid-sentence quickly turning away from me then back again.
Sighing hard, he continued, “This did not happen.”

So, what do you think? Something I should finish? I'm waffling a bit, but I do want to finish it.
Would you be okay with being cross-checked, if you went into this penalty box? *raises both hands*

Not much else is going on at the moment in Bella-land. How are you doing? Got anything good on the dockets?

Kerry Freeman's celebrating, so we all win!!! @kfwritesbooks

My dear bunny friend Kerry is giving away lots of goodies on her blog to celebrate her mega-awesome year!

Go check out her page and leave her a comment!

You could win this filled with goodies!
Happy Holidays!