Saturday, 29 November 2008

The Anti-Love Letter

This was too funny to not share:

fail owned pwned pictures

From Fail Blog.

Hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving and have survived Black Friday with your wallets and wits intact. In Australia, many Americans celebrate Thanksgiving on the Saturday, as Thursday is just another day Down Under.

Thursday, 27 November 2008

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Love Letters 13

The story she told the grandkids:

"So he took me out for this lovely dinner and then we went on a romantic drive. After that, he gave me a book."

Today I declare "Pride & Prejudice" Day. For your delight and edification, we present the following offerings:

YouTube: Mister Darcy Goes For a Dive.

BooksShouldBeFree: Free mp3 Audio book of "Pride & Prejudice" (zipped into one file for your convenience).

Project Gutenberg: Pride & Prejudice in html, txt, PDF and Plucker. (Other Project Gutenberg goodies for Jane Austen including several audiobook versions of P&P.)

Also freely available at your local library and bookshop (both new and used).

Which version of "Pride & Prejudice" is your favourite?

Most people agree that Colin Firth is the best Mister Darcy to date. This may be true only because they have not yet cast Richard Armitage.

There are those who believe that Our Richard might do better than Our Colin as Mister Darcy: "Some are even claiming that Richard Armitage (as Mr. Thornton) has "de-throned" Colin Firth's Mr. Darcy as the ultimate brooding romantic hero."[1]

So, who would make the better Mister Darcy? Colin Firth or Richard Armitage?

Meanwhile, here is a lovely conversation between Fitzwilliam Darcy and John Thornton from the excellent web site Foolish Passion.

[1] BBC Masterpiece Reviews: North & South.

Sunday, 23 November 2008


One day out and already The Enchanted Faerie has reached #3 Bestseller in Paranormal and #1 Bestseller in anthologies on The Wild Rose Press site.

Woo Hoo!

Now, with your help, maybe we can get The Enchanted Faerie to #1 in Paranormal this week.

Plus, don't forget our free companion ebook full of recipes, excerpts, bios and loads more.

love letters part 11

Saturday, 22 November 2008

Happy Release Day!

You're invited to the party.

Today I and my fellow Romance Spinners celebrate the eBook Release Day for
"The Enchanted Faerie", out today from The Wild Rose Press.

To celebrate, we have brought some cake:

And a cheese platter:

Because you are a very special guest at our party, we would like to give you a gift. Please have, with our compliments, this lovely free eBook of Scottish recipes, faerie lore and excerpts from each story of "The Enchanted Faerie".

Have a beautiful day and happy reading!

Love Letters part 10

Today's the day, and our hearts are brimming over with love!

Friday, 21 November 2008

Woo Hoo

One day to go!
It's very exciting to think our book will be out tomorrow - or perhaps a bit more than tomorrow considering I am in Australia and the book release is in the USA. What with the whole round globey thing and time zones and all.

So while the world markets are crashing around us, and there seems to be quite a fair bit of gloom about, perhaps you might like to escape into a wonderful world of romance.

Go on, you know you want to.

Love Ebs
A spot of Romance for us all. You cannot go wrong with the beautiful Richard Armitage and his chocolate voice.

I think we shall write a love letter to him.

Love Letters part 9

our first release

I'm so excited by the prospect of The Enchanted Faerie finally being released. We're here! The ebook comes out tomorrow!! Whoo hoo!

And for all our readers, we have put together a little special gift for you that I expect will be handed out tomorrow as well. Stay tuned here for more on that.

Way to go Spinners! We made it.

As for my going so well. Only at 15,000 words. Dismal. But I haven't given up yet. A few intense, non-interrupted days and I could still nail this word count on time. Wish me luck.

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Love Letters part 7

(today, a sound file!)

From an answering machine:

Yes, sometimes there is such a thing as "too late".

Saturday, 15 November 2008

Love Letters part 4


...or forgetfulness, until one reached the office. Still, it's sweet.

Friday, 14 November 2008

Love Letters part 3

Sometimes some people must learn the hard way.

Poor Morty

Remember, you can click on the image for a larger version.

Thursday, 13 November 2008

Love Letters part 2

Some love letters are written in haste, using whatever comes to hand:

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Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Love Letters part 1

Who doesn't know about the pending release of The Enchanted Faerie?

Leading up to this exciting event, the Romance Spinners will be posting at least one love letter per day. Enjoy!

Monday, 10 November 2008


It's been a while since I last blogged...anywhere! Yes, I've been busy. Life gets like that sometimes. I have an elderly mother who needs a lot of help right now, for instance. But mostly I get very one-track-minded. I've always had a problem with multi-tasking...balancing multiple jobs at one time. I prefer finishing one thing before beginning another. What happens when I do multi-task is that I start dropping the ball...a LOT! And so, I forget to blog...and update my website...and meet deadlines...and finish stories I've begun...It can get very frustrating. (You'd think I'd be used to it after over fifty years of living like Anyway, I'm blogging today. Yay, me.

This month I'm trying to participate in NaNo (National Novel Writing Month) It's been over two years since I submitted a new novel and thought it was high time I wrote one. But as of yesterday, I'm only at 7000 words. That's pitiful! I should be at twice that at the very least. And as I write this blog entry, I'm feeling guilty that I'm not working on my NaNo story. Round and round and round it goes...LOL...