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Monday, August 26, 2013

Them VMA'S... "And We Can't Stop".... Laughing...

Author Alexandria Infante for Eternal Press.
This is the Teaching between Midnight and Dawn Series...

So, I'm sure by now, er'body and they mamma has seen the VMA'S, or at least clips of what actually went on. Gaga was her normal self they say, but the actual show kicker, and the winner in "Ratchetness of the Century," Award goes to Miley Cirus.

I could not stop laughing!!!

I swear!
The first thing I thought was, "OOH Gurl...No,"
I understand that er'body needs a lil Twerking now and then, but come on gurl, what is wrong with you?
I didn't actually watch the show, but since I subscribe to most of the popular social sites, I have been bombarded by images of it. The audience reactions are classic, and I just had to put some of them up, encase you guys haven't seen them.





I could not stop laughing at the Smith family faces. They went from wtf, to disbelief, to Ewww, and finally OMG!

I would sure like to see what Paula Patton thought of Robin and Miley's performance...











I mean, c'mon, she had to know it was just "Nasty," lol. I'm all for white girls twerking, and any other nationally for that matter, but if people are looking at you, like you are living outside yo mind, then there's a problem, and she should have called it quits after that...

I hate Taylor's Smith's music... but I have to agree with her and Selena, this is just ratchet...




And this was classically funny, if Drake can't believe it! Then it must be bad when even rappers shake their heads in disbelievement...





To me, "Twerking," itself is just nasty....I see no dance value in it, but hey...that's just me.


At least with normal people, there are some consequences fo gettin yo twerk on...hahahaha!


The whole idea of the dance is...
I may write Paranormal, Contemporary and Historical with a slightly erotic element, but it is done tastefully. There is nothing tasteful about Twerking... and its sad that our young women of today have less and less respect for themselves...
How can you expect men to respect you...when you don't Respect Yourself...
Anyway....
On to Happier and less ridiculous things...
Next week Interview with Contemporary Romance author Carol Bennet...
New Book Reviews...so stay tuned...
:) Have an Awesome Day!!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Interview with Marianne Petit...

Author Alexandria Infante for Eternal Press.
This is the Teaching between Midnight and Dawn Series...

Well hay guys!


Since the interviews are going so well on the websites... I've decided to feature a new author every week on my blog as well. We caught up with Marianne Petit, and she took a few minutes out of her busy schedule to stop by and chat with us for a bit.

Awesome, we're totally excited to have her...












Marianne Petit is a former President of the Long Island Chapter of the Romance Writers of America. Her love for writing stems back to high school. She spent hours reading Nancy Drew, Alfred Hitchcock and historical romances, and at the age of fifteen, she wrote a short story for children, as well as numerous works of poetry. Marianne's love of history stems from her father, Roger, a Frenchman, whose love of American history greatly influenced her writing interests.

   As well, she is the former President of the Melville Lions club, a service organization, which raises money for the less fortunate - especially the sight and hearing impaired.
To Marianne's credit, Newsday as well as several local newspapers have written articles on Ms. Petit . She was also featured in a TV interview for her time travel novel, A Find Through Time.
Marianne loves to ski, raft, horseback ride, and enjoys the theater. She lives on Long Island and has been happily married for 34 years. She has two sons, a daughter-in-law and a new grandson.

Interview...

Alexandria: So, Marianne, tell us what inspires you to write paranormal stories?
Marianne: What inspires you to write paranormal stories?
Alexandria: Has anything paranormal ever happened to you?
Marianne: I wish I could say yes, but sadly no. My sister, on the other hand, has had many experiences.
Alexandria: If you could be any character in fiction, who would you be?
Marianne: Hmm...well, since my fantasy, Amulet Of Darkness just came out and is still on my mind, I'd say a deity with powers.
 Alexandria: How was your publication experience?
Marianne: Getting published took tooooo long, with way too many rejections, but when you hold your book and see your cover and name it's worth all the heartache.
Alexandria: Can you give me one of your ‘aha moments’?
 Marianne: When I realized what was missing from my life....writing and telling stories.

Alexandria: When did you first decide to write your first book? What was it like?
 Marianne: When my father died suddenly I decided life was too short not to fulfill your dreams, so instead of just saying” one day I am gonna write that book,”  I went and found a writers convention and dove right in. Best thing I ever did!

Alexandria: Did you have support from your friends and family?
Marianne: My husband supported me from the beginning and is my biggest fan.  The women in my critique group, who are my dear friends, keep me going.
Alexandria: What is the biggest influence on your writing?
Marianne: When I was young, I read historical romances and I decided I wanted to write with that genre in mind. I love researching American history so my first book, A Find Through Time, stemmed from those historical books.
Alexandria: What obstacles do feel new authors have yet to overcome?
Marianne: Getting over rejections and pushing forward no matter what others say about your work.
Alexandria: How do you connect with your African American, Native American, Latina and other ethnic readers?
Marianne:  Well, when I wrote my time travel a Native American woman critiqued the story and thought I was also Native American, so I guess I did ok.
Alexandria: How do you find the time to write?
Marianne: I am lucky; writing is my job and my passion so it's not difficult for me.
Alexandria: What advice do you have for other authors who want to begin writing in your genre?
Marianne: You have to love your plot and characters no matter what genre you're writing, and read the kind of stories you want to write so you have a feel for how that genre plays out. Also, join a critique group and be willing to take advice and make changes when more than one person makes a suggestion.
Alexandria: And Lastly Marianne, what is your favorite book and why?
Marianne: I have to be honest, I don't have a favorite. I have read so many good books by wonderful authors. But, my favorite genre is historical westerns especially Native America love stories with a dreamy hero!
Alexandria: Now, to the New book, tell us about it.











Marianne: 
Amulet of Darkness

In a land where creatures shape-shift, a blind man sees, and where believing in your gut instinct can save a life, a Herculean hero matches wits with a beautiful huntress.
Cyrenne’s life is pledged in servitude to the deity of the forest. She believes in obeying the deities, remaining chaste and that her abilities, as a warrior, are better than any man. When she catches the attention of the Storm Deity, and refuses his offer of immortality, he punishes her by besetting fear upon her. Her comrades die when she is unable to fight. She swears she shall not return home until she proves herself worthy and she sets out on a journey of redemption.
Gareth has always hated the Upland deities. He has no use for a woman dedicated to them, and who looks better in armor than most men do. He believes his gut instinct is always right, the deities are always wrong and a woman’s place is in the home, any home but his. When the spirited woman with the iron resolve saves his life, they set out on a journey that takes them through uncharted territories where love teeters on the edge of danger.

Sounds just awesome Marianne, we had a blast chatting with you, and feel free to stop by any time!! Thanks a Bunch :)
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You can Find Marianne Petit @ http://www.mariannepetitbooks.com/
Amazon.com, so check out these cool reads.
Next Week...
Interview with Richard Stephens & Salty Tails...
On Contemporary Romance w/Flava www.contemporarylove.webs.com
Interview with Contemporary Romance author Carol Barrett.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Well Hay!!!!

Author Alexandria Infante for Eternal Press.
This is the Teaching between Midnight and Dawn Series...



So,

I know it’s been a while since I’ve updated the blog, and for all my faithful subscribers I am soo sorry.
I’ve been having some family issues with my 70 year old mother, it’s time to look for assistant living, and it’s been utterly trying. But on to happier things. This week’s Reviews!!! Yeah!
Side note: I will never trash an author, even if I didn’t mesh with their work. I have love for my fellow authors, and people just do not understand how hard it is to write, and envelope your audience into your world. If I didn’t mesh with a book, I will tell you, but please check it out for yourself, because as my father used to say, “Las opiniones son como los culos, todo el mundo tiene uno,” translations, lol, opinions are like assholes, er’ body got one ;)
I have some juicy tidbits for you guys, and I am quite sure you’ll love them. The first in our line up today follows: I was extremely surprised Lol.
Paranormal Fantasies: A Promotional Collection of 14 Erotic Supernatural Stories
Annabel Bastione, Brandy Corvin , Adriana Rossi, Cassandra Court, Jessi Bond, JJ Collins, Layla Cole, Lorelai Phoenix, N.S. Charles, Polly J. Adams.

This is a collection of 14 juicy little short stories, which will delight, surprise and amaze you. Now, being a novice in the Erotica world, I must say, I couldn’t help the blushes. I sat reading this while I was waiting for a doctor’s appointment, and the guy across from me kept staring at me. It was hysterically funny, because I could tell that he certainly had a clue as to what I was reading, and when he got up to go in to see the doctor, he gave me a little smile.
Anyway, the collection has some very well written shorts, and if I had to say what my favorite was, it would be Blood and Black Leather, by Cassandra Court. I’m not well versed in the BSDM genre, my only other reads being Eden Conner’s Wildly Inappropriate, and V.L. Lewis' Fifty Shades of Jungle Fever, but I will definitely keep an eye out for more in this genre. I loved it. This collection is full of erotic fun, from BSDM, to M/M, MFM, M/M/M/M/M and then some. If you want a tawdry little read before bed time, this is where it’s at; and I say tawdry in a hella good way. You can best believe my 6’4 Hawaiian & White Hunk of a man was pleasantly happy that night! 
Lol.
Check it out guysSummons: A Goblin King Prequel: Novella (Shadowlands) [Kindle Edition]
Shona Husk
I tried this one, because it was free on Amazon, which I am just loving the free-ness lol. However, I had a hard time with it. I actually didn’t finish it. I won’t actually review it, because my opinion shouldn’t sway anyone from what they think might be one of the best reads they’ve had in a long time. Unfortunately, we just didn’t mesh. But I do invite you guys to read it for yourself, you might actually love it, then we can chat about it, and you can tell me what you liked about the book, so I can give it another chance J


Fatal Deception [Kindle Edition] By S.R. Burks


I liked it, however I was a bit stuck on this one as well. It started out with a bang, but I sorta got stuck like I said. I won't review it, because it could just be me, but like I said above, please read it guys, because it might truly be an awesome read just out there waiting; and then we can talk about it.



Dark Wolf Rising (Harlequin Nocturne) [Kindle Edition]
Rhyannon Byrd
I really liked this one, it had action, a great love interest in the two main characters, even if Chelsea could be stubborn as hell, and a bit annoying at times. I loved Eric. He was a wolf, a girl could sink her teeth into. I also liked the fact that this is a series, and we get to see the entire Blood Runners’ stories, and how they came to be in the next installments of the books. The story was very interesting, compelling, even if Chelsea Smart made me want to pull my hair out, I still couldn’t put the book down! 
Bravo Ms. Byrd, and I can't wait for Mason’s installment. The classic thing here, is I never read Harlequin, and actually make fun of it in my book, Midna’s Farie Tale lol, but I won’t be doing that any more, and it is totally because of Ms. Byrd’s awesome book.
Her Dark Angel (Her Angel Romance Series Book 1)
by Felicity Heaton
Okay, so I had heard so many good things about this book, and really wanted to read it. It started with some interest, however, I fell short of what the author was aiming for. That is totally my fault that I didn’t get her concept. I won’t review it, because maybe it’s me, and not actually the book. You guys check it out, and let me know as well.



Next week…
Next on my list of Reviews…
Coming soon…
Paranormal:
The Wolf Ring by Meg Harris











My Vampire Lover by Victoria Embers









Dark Season by Amy Cross
 









Contemporary:
Billionaire Boy’s Club by Simone Holloway









Blue Collar Boys: Service Calls by Aria Hawthorne









Dapper Carter’s Eight Rules of Dating by Alan Mitchell









Paranormal Faè:
The Glass Wall - ( The Glass Wall Series - Book 1) by Madison Adler and Carmen Caine









Also, author interviews still going on at the websites, so check out some awesome authors there as well. Working on Hidden Shadows as we speak guys, and it should be out before Christmas, as well as two new historicals, and one new contemporary.
Happy Reading...
Until Next Week....:)