Wednesday, May 31, 2006


Today's kind of bittersweet cause my boss is leaving. She's moving to Connecticut cause her husband got some sweet NYC job and she's going to be a full time mom to her adorable baby. I feel happy for her, but sad for us cause she's been a great boss and also a friend. I'll miss her. I know I'm not supposed to talk about my day job in this blog, but I did have to say that.

I think Gena Showalter's book "Enslave Me Sweetly" is now out in stores. I have to go buy that. I love the cover!! And the first book "Awaken Me Darkly" totally kicked ass.

Nothing too huge planned for the weekend. Going to go to a wine and fondue bar on Sat night. Yum, yum! There's a 21 page wine list! And cheese. And chocolate! Three of my favorite things!

And...8 days til Vegas!!! woooooot!


Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Random Tuesday Stuff

Hope everyone had a lovely Memorial Day weekend. :)

In less than two weeks I'm off to VEGAS BABY!!!! WOOT!! Total Girl trip--five of us--hit the town!!! Yay! We're staying at the Mandalay Bay hotel which has an amazing pool! And my cousin's husband is getting us VIP access to one of the top clubs. I cannot WAIT.

If I don't run into Paris Hilton I am going to be very annoyed.

I saw the Da Vinci Code last night. I thought it was pretty good. I'd never read the book though. (I know, I know, I'm the only person in America who hasn't. Sue me.)

Got my July issue of Romantic Times Magazine today. If you subscribe, check out the Clubhouse section. I have 1920s slang dictionary to celebrate my release of "What, No Roses?" next month. I can't believe it's so close to release day. I remember after my house burned down last summer thinking I'd never be able to finish writing the book. Being funny in the face of tragedy? Not so easy, let me tell you. But somehow I did it. And I'm really proud of how the book turned out. And it got 4 Stars from RT and a great review! So yay!!


Sunday, May 28, 2006

Sunday Blogging

See! It's Sunday and there's another blog entry!! Aren't you impressed? :) I wonder how long I can keep this up.

Went to my cousin's birthday party last night. Found out she's having a baby girl. Yay! First of my cousins to have a baby. :) Then I came home and played World of Warcraft with my friends online 'til 3am. (And you thought I was hip and cool and had a life, lol!)

Today I plan to spend writing on my current WIP "A Hoboken Hipster in Sherwood Forest." (Sequel to CT Fashionista, set in Robin Hood times) It's a fun story and boy do I have a crush on Robin Hood!! :) I may actually attempt to go outside for a bit as well, since it looks sunny and beautiful out. I've been sick all week and feel a bit slug like at this point.

Someone sent me this link: Sooo funny. I swear there is a website for everything! It's quite incredible.

Lastly, I need a cool prize to give away for a "What, No Roses?" release contest on Fresh Fiction. Anyone got any ideas? It'd be cool if, well, it somehow tied in to Roses. :)


Saturday, May 27, 2006

A blog...though not a profound one

Me again! I've decided to (shock/horror!) try to blog everyday again. Even if they're short posts. :) Sometimes I feel the reason I don't blog is I have nothing profound to say. But maybe profoundness is overrated.

So I'm just going to tell you random stuff.

Like that "Date Me Baby, One More Time" by Stephanie Rowe is awesomely funny and if you like Katie MacAlister and Lindsay Sands you should read it.

Or that my dog rolled in something dead while staying with my ex over the weekend and smells really bad now. (No, I don't think he pointed to the dead thing and said "Have at it, pooch! Teach her a lesson!" LOL! He's one of those legendary friend ex's that any girl would by lucky to have!)

Or that I stumbled over the most amazing review for Boys that Bite from Round Table Reviews that made me want to dance on a...well, round table. (Or even a square one...)

Or that at the one meal at the Romantic Times Convention I ate at they did not serve conference chicken, but rather conference tuna salad. And at the Dorchester dinner they had conference ribs. Yeah. I miss the chicken, too. Maybe it was cause Liz Maverick was not there to take pictures of it. Liz, come back to the conference circuit! It's not the same without you!

Or that Alesia Holliday and Cindy Holby are the best conference buddies ever. Even if they don't let me borrow their swords to go to the fairy ball. (Next year I'm so bringing my own plastic weapon of death. The airlines will love me!)

Or that Blushing Fan Girl here went out of her way to give MaryJanice Davidson a copy of her "Boys that Bite" book at the RT booksigning and then got all tongue tied and failed to produce real sentences in front of one of her favorite authors. MJ probably now thinks she's a stalker and left the book in the hotel room in a raging panic. (She was gracious in person and said, "Here, have free stuff!", gesturing to buttons and keychains. Yes, Fan Girl took free stuff and wore the button "Betsy Rules" for the remainder of the conference.)

Or that Blushing Fan Girl avoided Laurell K. Hamilton's table all together because she knew she'd probably fall to her knees and say things like "I'm not worthy!" to the woman who created Anita Blake. The MJ incident was embarassing enough, thank you very much.

And there you have it. Random thoughts, so not profound. More tomorrow, I promise!


Friday, May 26, 2006

RT Stuff

Sorry I've been sick and thus a total slacker and haven't had a chance to post photos from the Romantic Times convention til now. It was a fabulous time, as usual and I met many great people, drank far too much wine, and got freaky on the dance floor to really bad music. I can't wait til next year!!! :) This is by FAR my favorite conference of the year.

Oh and I also gave a panel on Chick Lit and signed books at the bookfair. (Just so you don't think I didn't work at all!)

So...(and click on pics to enlarge them) we start with a very serious Marianne signing books. (Just disregard the pink fluffy pen. :)

And here's sweet little Marianne posing by her "What No Roses?" book cover...

And with her editor (um, nice shirt, Chris! Did an animal have to die for that??) and her dear friend Alesia Holliday at the Dorchester 60s/70s party...

But then the transformation takes place!!
Sweet innocent Marianne turns into.....EVIL GOTH WARRIOR FAIRY!!

Of course, EVIL GOTH WARRIOR FAIRY needs her EVIL COHORTS! Who better than Alesia Holliday, Allison Brennan, Eileen Rendhal, and Cindy Holby??

So there you have it! RT in pictures! Well, sort of.

Oh and this year's DJ didn't know who the Smiths were either. Sigh. We need to start a campaign! DJs for THE SMITHS!!! Come on, who's with me???


Sunday, May 14, 2006

Boys that Bite Book Trailer

I recently had the (very awesome) COS Productions create a book trailer for myBOYS THAT BITE series. Sort of like a movie preview, but for books! For some reason the framing of this blog prevents me from posting it here, but please go to my website if you get a chance and check it out. You can also find it on my MySpace page. I'm really excited with how it turned out, so let me know what you think!! :)