Thursday, December 17, 2015

Cover Reveal: Resplendent Rush

Hi All,

 I'm thrilled to share a very special cover reveal today! Liquid Silver's own Bella J is releasing the second novel in her Resplendence series, and you should most definitely check it out below. There is nothing like falling into new reads during the holiday season, especially ones with a touch of romance. Enjoy!



Lexi is a vivacious, quirky, and fiercely independent woman with enough attitude and wit to intimidate even the most confident of men. Levi is a sexy-as-hell, cocksure, smoldering hot marine blessed with smooth swagger and cool confidence to charm his way into any woman’s bed. The one thing they have in common, though, is their disinterest in finding love. She’s determined to not let love interfere and dictate her life. And with his career, he doesn’t need the emotional ties and baggage of love, and dreams of white picket fences.
But a few chance encounters have these two tangled up in one wild, passionate, explosive ride which neither of them expected, and which leaves them completely and utterly addicted to each other. Already in too deep, Lexi stubbornly fights her growing feelings for him and refuses to become vulnerable against the power that love seems to yield. She has witnessed firsthand how loving someone can destroy a person, leaving him defenseless against a life of emotional turmoil. She refuses to let it happen to her. Levi knows that Lexi is holding back. He knows that she is keeping a part of her heart guarded. He’s determined to burn down the walls she so desperately clings to, and make her surrender her all to him. But with his long-lost brother’s unexpected return comes an inexorable danger that he will do just about anything to protect her from—even if it means losing her, and in the end, breaking her heart.

Presenting the smoking hot cover of Bella J’s new Contemporary Romance - Book 2 of the Resplendence Series


Lexi indicated for the bartender to bring them a round of shots. Just as she was about to toss the tequila back, someone rammed into her from behind, and her little shot glass of heaven went bye-bye all over the counter and down the front of her dress.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Tales of the Traveling Totes

Hi All,

I'm going to be very honest. I had the best of intentions to have a Denver-related Tales of the Traveling Totes to post about today...but that won't happen.

Why, you ask?

Because when I went to Denver, there was not much to take a picture of. You see, I didn't go for fun, but for the American Speech and Hearing Association Convention, where I presented a poster on the way movement affects stuttering (basically, whether walking, throwing a ball, playing Jenga or simply sitting will have an affect on fluency).

I also couldn't take my tote! I traveled with a group, and none of them checked bags, so there was no way I could fit my wonderfully large Christabel into my too-packed carry-on.

In case you haven't seen, this is Christabel. 

But my tote was there in spirit, and to be honest, I wish I'd had the guts to make my group wait the 20 extra minutes to go to baggage claim so I could have brought her.

There's a lesson here: don't travel without your tote, ladies!

Here are some pictures from the trip:

I'm in the pink. See the posters? 

This is the poster we presented! And yes, I did blur out my name. :P

I can't say I would recommend sushi in Denver...

This bear was one of my favorite parts of the convention center!

I also bought a stuffed buffalo. When in Colorado?

I know, this is a bit of a bust, but to be honest I rarely travel from the Southeast, and the ASHA convention was a new experience for me. So for next year's convention in Philly, I'll know:

1) Bring Christabel, but don't bring her into the convention center. If you noticed, I had a huge Super Duper tote they gave me in there... which ended up being filled with so many things from so many booths, I was glad I hadn't put them all in my traveling tote. It's harder to mess up a less nice tote, especially one made from canvas!

2) Drink water! So many of my friends were dehydrated, and it really hurt energy levels throughout the day.

3) Always, always buy the stuffed buffalo. (Duh!)

4) Food outside the Southeast is... well, not the same. But the beer in Denver was great! :)

Until next time... when I will have pictures with Christabel...

Please check out my fellow Travelers! :)

Debbie with Miss Aurora @ Mountain Breaths 
Linda with Miss Rosie @ More Fun Less Laundry
Patti with Miss Kenzie and Taylor @ Pandora's BoxRita with Miss Luna C Panoply 
Sarah with Miss Merri Mac @ Hyacinths for the Soul
Samantha with Christabel @ Samantha Stone
and our non-blogger friends:
 Colleen with Miss MacKenzie Joy
Tami with Miss MC la Mer

Also, there is a giveaway!!
Leave Patti @ Pandora’s Box a comment for a chance to win a MacKenzie-Childs Flower Market soap dish, Balsam scented soap from the Adirondacks and a mini soap from Cape Cod, all items purchased on her recent travels with her Traveling Tote!
A winner will be picked on Dec 27th!!



Thursday, December 10, 2015

Christmas MANIA

Hello All,

It's Christmastime.

I want a Harry Potter-themed Christmas so badly.

I know, it's been this time of year for a few weeks now... but my finals are finished, and grading final exams for my boss is finished, meaning I can now enjoy Christmas!

*Insert long, happy sigh here.*

I've gotten out my Philosophy gingerbread body wash and bought both almond nog and pumpkin spice soy egg nog. (Not a fan of the original stuff.) I'm also playing Christmas music 24/7, driving most of the people around me insane.

I just can't believe it's December! Here in Alabama it's in the high 60s or low 70s every day, so the weather is punking us all.
From the girls I've seen wearing Ugg boots with shorts... we all have no idea what to wear. Crop top tacky Christmas sweaters? Corduroys with tank tops?

Anyway, what do you do to celebrate this happy time of the year?

When I head to my parents' house to spend some time with them, I plan to bake. A lot.
I'll also be writing almost all day every day. I'll be writing the fourth book in the Crescent City Creatures series, and I'm too excited to start it! :)

I'll leave you with two songs: one that's Christmassy, for those so inclined, and one that isn't.
Because at this point, some of you just want to shut off the radio when those bells start a-jingling.

Yes, this is the Justin Beiber version. And yes, I do like him. No, I don't understand it either...

This song is a romance novel. Enough said. Marry me, Ed? 

Hope your season is going well!

Watch out for my Tales of the Traveling Totes post coming your way on the 15th!