What’s sexy to you?

When I was young, I had a completely different idea of what a sexy man was. It involved a killer body, a chiseled face, intelligence, and a sense of humor. Not that I know if any of these are intelligent (well, Phelps is supposed to be) or have a good sense of humor, but I would’ve been okay with them. 😀   Now is a completely different story. Not that these men aren’t fine specimens of manhood–there is no question they are–but more that I have a wider range of what constitutes sexy. For instance, I came home to discover Charlie changing the faucet in our kitchen sink. He struggled with it because the nut and screw were corroded. The air turned blue for several minutes, but he persevered. Even as I chuckled at his language (under my breath, mind you), I found his determination to fix it very sexy. Matter of fact, this whole handy around the house is rather sexy. Yes, he’s sweaty and swearing, but, I don’t know, something about it turns me on. LOL I like it when he’s sweet, too. For instance, when he’ll spoon me because I’m having a hard time sleeping, or when he’s so patient with Lily. Oh, and I’m still into intelligence and humor. When his eyes twinkle with laughter… Hubba! Hubba! LOL A handsome face is just that, but a beautiful person is completely different. Yeah, I’ve changed some. LOL What about...

I have this…

I do know what it is, but I don’t really know how to fix it. Any suggestions? Oh, I’m not a fan of Indian spice. (No curry, please.) I’d love to add this to my repertoire of limited recipes. 🙂 That being said, make sure the recipe doesn’t lie. You all know how I feel about lying recipes....

Mother/Daughter author guest blog

Today, I welcome the mother/daughter authors, Leslie Talley and Terri Talley Venters. Both are published by Wild Child, and both write mysteries. Oh, and both are fabulous, not that I’m biased at all. ~ ~ ~ Leslie Talley Mother/Daughter Writing, From Mother’s Point of View My daughter Terri’s interest in writing was sparked by a writers’ conference we attended in Melbourne, Florida, when she was in high school. Years elapsed during which time she mulled over an idea for a series which became Elements of Mystery. Meanwhile, I had published travel pieces and a few short stories, but the publication of my mystery novel, Make Old Bones, eluded me. It had won first place in the mystery/suspense category at the Space Coast Writer’s Guild in 2000. Finally in 2008 Terri and I attended a conference sponsored by the North Florida Writers’ Association at Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Make Old Bones once again won first place in the Lighthouse Book Awards for mystery/suspense. Terri was so proud, she cried! That spurred me on; that spurred her on. She finished writing her mystery novel, Carbon Copy. She hoped to ride in on my coattails. The opposite happened. She submitted to Wild Child Publishing, an electronic publisher; I had never thought of doing that. When her book was accepted, I submitted also and was accepted. Since then we have critiqued each other’s work. She is my biggest fan! We feed off each other. My main characters, Otis and Clarice Campion, became her main character, Lilly Allen’s, Uncle Otis and Aunt Clarice. When we are together and we hear an interesting turn of...

Recipes Lie

They do. It’s a fact. I know this to be true. Every time I follow a new recipe, the preparation time always (yes,always) takes longer than it says, and the number of servings? Yeah, I don’t know what size servings they are talking about, but they are infinitely smaller than my serving sizes. Sunday, I decided to make beef stew. I’ve never made beef stew. Matter of fact, I’ve never had beef stew. Since I am not eating grains, I’m expanding my repertoire of recipes. This sounds hearty and different. The plan was to do it Sunday, but, not surprisingly, the time fairy came and waved her wand and poof! there went my day. I was determined to do it yesterday. She nearly succeeded in sucking my time away again, but I still made that beef stew. Homemade Beef Stew The recipe said that it was 30 minutes for preparation. Um, no. First, my knives are dull. Yes, they are. I need to sharpen them. Try cutting stew meat with dull knives, not to mention all of the veggies. Second, the recipe stated that the veggies needed to be 1″, so I couldn’t just plop them in the food processor and let it work its magic. Third, the first time always takes me longer as I carefully navigate (and follow) the directions. That first time, I follow the instructions. The next time, I may be less stringent. I started making this stew at 4 pm. With the brief interruption of taking Lily to the pool and coming back, the 2 hour prep and cook time, took 4 hours. Yes, I had...

Spirit Summor Cover Reveal

Book One of The Chosen of the Light Series Spirit Summoner By Matt Campbell Coming December 3, 2013  Darr has the ability to hear the disembodied voices of the spirits. Unfortunately, the spirits have nothing useful to say. A young, inexperienced Spirit Summoner, Darr often wonders at the purpose of such a useless ability. When an unnatural fire sweeps through his village, Darr sets out on a mission of self-discovery and curiosity. As a Spirit Summoner, Darr learns he can enter the spirit realm. There he has access to the elemental magic contained within the Sephirs, legendary artifacts that once promised balance for a world turning towards chaos. Now, the Sephirs’ powers are dwindling since their untimely disappearance, and Darr is at the center of the quest to find and recover them. Suddenly, Darr’s curiosity is a whirlpool threatening to drown him, but his compulsion to see things through locks him into a journey attracted to disaster. For the Sephirs do more than restrain the primal forces of magic. The Devoid, an evil long caged and hungry, has begun to loosen the bars of its prison. If the Sephirs fail, the Devoid will escape and feed on the Light of the living until nothing remains. And the Devoid knows Darr’s lack of confidence is the key needed to free itself completely. Pre-order now from Wild Child Publishing! Click here to read a previously unreleased...