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Monday, February 23, 2015

Images from the Bronner Brothers International - The premier Black hair care show in the world!

The 2014 Bronner Brothers International Hair Show took place the weekend of February 21-23 in Atlanta Georgia. It is the premier Black hair care happening in the world. Talk about creative and brave! Peep the pics on Instagram.

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Friday, February 20, 2015

Author Tag Facebook Response

Thank you for the shout out, V! I was caught off guard about the whole "tagging" thing because I'm sure I'm the only person on Earth who didn't know what "tagging"was. But I found out! And my three picks are KS Augustin, RK Shiraishi, writing as Echo Ishii, and Heather Massey.

As an aside: Don't despair Veronica Scott! Nate and Tina, and the crew will be back this fall in GAMBIT, book 5 of The FELIG CHRONICLES. It's beyond beyond. Stay tuned.

The work of the three authors that I selected are a mix of Sci-fi and paranormal but their books' characters qualify for tagging in the Scifi Romance Group because I say so!

I really enjoyed Assassin's Way by KS Augustin. My Lord! The switchbacks and plot turns were wonderful. It's space opera centered on a galaxy's less than honorable diplomatic corps and a heroine, the very capable Alshandiel who thinks she's found a welcoming place there. Oh, honey. Please run. Fast. KS is the chief editor of the Scifi Romance Quarterly. 

RK Shiraishi wears many hats (a few are: reviewer at Scifi Romance Quarterly, reviewer and interviewer at the blog, Smart Girls Love Scifi and Paranormal Romance) but my favorite is as the author Echo Ishii, who produced the novella, Mr Rumpel and Mr Grimm. This book is not sci-fi but it is defintely out of this world. Ishii created a pair of creature-characters with very human emotions, who deal with very human-like happenings in a believable fantasy setting. Plus, Daniel is such an imp, er, um, I mean, half-elf. Product Details

And last, but not least, is Heather Massey. A jill-of-all-trades. Captain of the blog The Galaxy Express. I must admit her Once Upon a Time in Space grabbed me. The premise is so original. I mean how can you resist a hero who is the direct descendant of Christopher Columbus, who gets drafted to colonize a new planet. C'mon. That's catnip. Product Details

So, there's my mixed bag. Ladies, the ball's in your respective courts!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Week 79 - A Sexy Valentine - @MySexySaturday #MySexySaturday #Saturday7 #MSSAuthors #MSS79

Welcome to the 79th week of My Sexy Saturday.

This week’s theme is A Sexy Valentine and is our nod to Valentine’s Day. It’s not every day that we land on the most important holiday for romance writers. But we did and decided to use it to our best advantage. Have you ever had a special Valentine’s Day or moment? One where your significant other did something spectacular for you. Or how about that husband who knew all you wanted was a good night’s sleep and made sure you got it. Then there are those moments where you get a special gift you don’t know is coming. Sometimes it’s flowers, or chocolates or even an engagement ring. Just something to show just how special you are to your one and only.

Follow the rest of the blog hoppers at http://www.mysexysaturday.blogspot.com

My contribution this 79th week comes from my 2014 SFR Galaxy Award winning 4th book, PARADOX, in my FELIG CHRONICLES paranormal romance series. 

This snippet shows Nate's goofy, loyal, determined side as he celebrates his rescue of his lady love/fiancee, Tina, from the nefarious plans of the Felig. He shows his admiration in his own special way. Take it away, Nate and Tina!



Nate stooped to unlace his boots and discard them. He proceeded to unbuckle and unzip his pants. He let them drop and stepped out of them. He ceased singing and wearing only his cap, he clicked on the CD player on the dresser. He began bumping and grinding to the slow, steady, throbbing beat of You Can Leave Your Hat On.

“Tina, I made a promise that I’d dance, sing, do a striptease and wear this cap if it would bring you back. You are back. So I’m dancing, stripping—”

“And wearing that cap and that look.” She motioned to his hair style and facial hair.

“I promised also not to shave or cut my hair until I got you back.”

Tina put the pillow aside and rolled onto her stomach. “Oh, don’t be hurt. Honey, I just ragged on you for fun but you have to know how honored and loved I feel by this show and the fact that you came for me. I feel…special.”

“You are,” said Nate.

“And man, so are you.” Tina gave his well-exercised, disciplined frame a long, admiring once over. She actually felt her skin temperature rise. It must have been a side effect of being bonded to and living with him. “OH EM GEE! I just realized you’re wearing a thong! You never wear underwear.”

“And I know why.” Nate’s dance ended as he tried to adjust the skimpy garment. “This crap hurts.”

“I’m really humbled,” noted Tina. “I wish I had some dollar bills to tuck into your waistband.

“I only take fives. Ouch!” Refusing to be uncomfortable any longer, he undid snaps and pulled the fabric from his sensitive parts. “Ah! Freedom.”


Tina patted the mattress. “Come rest all that freedom next to me.” 



Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Whitney Elizabeth Houston - 3 years gone!


Whitney Elizabeth Houston (August, 9, 1963-February 11, 2012) Blessed with a voice from the Divine, most awarded female act of all time. Model, singer, actress. Sorely needed in this era of auto-tune and no talent poseurs. Whitney, you were enough. And anyone who didn't think you were, didn't matter. R. I. P.

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Monday, February 9, 2015

OH EM GEEEEEEEEEEE! I NEED THIS! NOW!

Feast your eyes on the MICHONNE BARBIE doll by Peewee Parker! That character is the ONLY reason to watch THE WALKING DEAD. If you want to inquire about how to purchase, contact ooakdollpark@gmail.com Return to your lives now. Michonne insists.
 
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Thursday, February 5, 2015

First African-American female combat pilot -- Vernice Armour

Vernice Armour (born 1973) is a former United States Marine Corps officer who was the first African-American female naval aviator in the Marine Corps and the first African American female combat pilot in the U.S. Armed Forces.[1] She flew the AH-1W SuperCobra attack helicopter in the 2003 invasion of Iraq and eventually served two tours in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.[2]
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vernice_Armour (read complete entry at this link)
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