Wednesday, February 13, 2008

The Day After...

"Rules are made for people who aren't willing to make up their own." - Chuck Yeager

Blatant Self-Promotion:

Today's virtual tour stop is the LASR Yahoo group. Come on over and ask me something!

Today's contest information is here... go forth and enter!


So... it snowed last night. It's icing right now... little pellets of frozen water making Kamikaze runs against my windows. Ick.

I was supposed to take my neighbors to the airport, but I don't drive in ice. Last night, they'd set it up to take a limo. This morning, the limo canceled. She called me at about 5:00 a.m. and asked if I'd pick their car up at the airport. I said, sure -- it's supposed to start raining around noontime -- and I hung up. It was then I realized she'd said "The Pathfinder" and not "The Jeep". When did they get a Pathfinder? So, I have this key (luckily, the electronic kind) and the name of a car "Pathfinder" and I get to go through the parking lots clicking the key at every Pathfinder I see because I have NO CLUE what their car looks like.

Doesn't that sound like fun?

I'm going to owe the other neighbor who is giving me a ride to the airport a nice lunch. In fact, maybe we'll eat first (at The Olive Garden -- I LOVE their soup, salad and breadsticks) and then go tramping through the parking lot.


I don't know if any of you went through the Samhain home page to buy my book (assuming you bought "One Love For Liv" -- though, why wouldn't you?), but my cover looks so stately and austere (and TAME) next to the others. There's a nearly naked woman on the cover to the left of mine, and a the naked torso of a man to the right... It's a little intimidating.

Speaking of which, I was trying to find a bestselling story at Samhain that wasn't a "red hot" or didn't have all the "explicit sex" warnings and failed miserably. I love me a book with some tension, and some sex is okay... but after a while, I'm bored by it. Am I alone in this? Because, dang, I couldn't find a book (outside of the inspirationals) that didn't come with a warning label (except for Allie's book, "One Night In Boston" and Diane Craver's novels, and I already own them!).

Very frustrating.


Today's random quiz:

Your Old Fashioned Name Is...

Edith Cantilupe

Well, I have to say... that's better than "Firecrotch".


Sarita Leone said...

I think your book cover looks great on the Samhain home page! Yay for you!!

Firecrotch, hmm?

Now I'll be smirking all day. Thanks for the early morning giggle.

And good luck with your ice pellets. Ugh. We've got sister ice pellets here. :P

Allie Boniface said...

What about Nightswimming by Rebecca James or Strawberries in Winter by Kerri Augusto? Those both look good.

Judy Thomas said...

I'm Edith Obson. Are ALL girls Edith??

Have fun looking for the mystery car.. :-)

Lianne said...

I do NOT envy you. Well, not in a freezing parking lot looking for a car you don't know. You're a better neighber than I would be. lol.

I am SO with you on the sex in books issue. In fact, some might consider me a real prude, but I prefer noto to see any sex "on stage". An allusion that it's going to happen and a fade to gray is ok. But even so, I prefer that only when the couple is already married. But I'm not here to preach. Just to agree with you. :)

Congrats, once again, on the release of your new book.

anno said...

Ice pellets. blech. And looking for a mystery car? Ick.

But soup at The Olive Garden? And a beautiful new book that you can say you wrote? These are lovely things to treasure!

My old fashioned name is Rose Outlawe.

Melissa said...

You're a very good neighbor. When you mentioned what you were going to do all I could think about was the seen in While you were sleeping when Lucy presses the key fob and the BMW lights up! Good luck!

Dru said...

I love Olive Garden's breadsticks and their salad.

Good luck finding your neighbor's car. That is so nice of you to do that.

We have rain and slush here. Not good to walk in with crowd of people.

My old fashion name is Mildred Aynesworth

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Nightswimming, by Rebecca James, is wonderful. ;-)

I'm really enjoying Liv so far, but that's not a surprise!

I hope the weather gets better your way soon.

Mel said...

Oh, you are a good neighbor. I'm not sure if I'd go out in a thunderstorm for my neighbor.

I love your cover and think of it this way someone else who is looking for a book without a nake body will go straight for yours.

Tori Lennox said...

I'm glad you survived yesterday. :) And I'm sorry for sending more weather your way!

Hope you found the neighbors' car okay!

My Old Fashioned Name Is...

Marion Throckmorton

I can live with that. :)

Brandy said...

You are an awesome neighbor! And Olive Gardens's salad. YUUUUUUUUM.
Is it bad that in some books with sex scenes I just skip those? *g*
My old fashioned name: Millicent Wexcombe.

Ceri said...

Hey, I don't believe either of my books come with a warning label. I'm with you though, there seems to be an awful lot of them out there. And my Sweet Forever cover, while I love it, wasn't as stand out as some of the other covers.

How was your drive? It's just horrible over here. I walked to work and home and was drenched when I got home.