I’m pimping twice this week. My fellow Naughty and Spice girl also has a book out. Ms. Lillian Feisty (whom I get to see this weekend!) just had her second release from Ellora’s Cave, I Love Lacy (how coincidental, I just pimped a book by Lacy Danes the other day).

As an ex-cop turned private investigator in Reno, Nevada, Mason O’Malley thinks he’s seen it all. But nothing could prepare him for the kooky phone call about a stolen tiara — or the weird, irresistible woman who places it.

Lacy Kane is a fiery redhead with a love for vintage and a superhuman sense of smell. Her scent energy is grounded in the amethyst that decorates her prized tiara, so she’s desperate to get the stolen item back. When she hires a private detective, though, Lacy gets more than she bargained for in Mason, a gorgeous, dominant tough guy with a hypnotic scent.

And that’s before the handcuffs come out…

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Today I’m giving pimpage to my friend and critique partner, Lacy Danes’, newest book! I’ve followed this book since she first dreamed up the premise. Yes dreamed, you can read her blog to see more and to read an excerpt. I think this is my favorite of Lacy’s books yet. It’s sexy and intriguing.

Here’s a peek!

Animal Lust
Buy it here

In Regency England, there is a world ruled by feral passion and forbidden desire–a world where every fantasy is realized as four brothers take their women to rapturous new heights of carnal bliss…

The Ursus brothers are descended from a Viking clan whose ancestors doomed them to a life of all-consuming sensual urges. Haunted by their insatiable hunger, each brother knows that only one thing can tame their wild yearnings: claiming the heart and soul of the woman who is his destiny…

Surrounded by an aura of danger and driven by his unshakeable instincts, each brother knows immediately when he’s encountered the right woman, and they immediately instruct them in the art of giving and receiving pleasure. But once these women get their first sizzling taste of raw, abandoned ecstasy, they only want more and more…

This fantastic novel keeps the reader engrossed. You’ll turn page after page and not be able to put it down! Each story of the cursed Ursus brothers starts off with a bang, thanks to amazing characters, and readers will feel as if they are in Regency England. Danes is a rising talent. ~4 1/2 stars, RT

If you missed Jimmy Kimmel’s official response to his girlfriend Sarah Silverman’s video, then I’ve got it over at Naughty and Spice today. You don’t wan to miss this!

I didn’t see it coming. I’m still a little surprised, but the fumes on her breath when she walks by gives me little doubt she has a problem.

No, it’s not what you’re thinking. Or maybe you never started to think it. In either case, I’m still not happy that the kid has taken up hitting the bottle. Bottle of what? Syrup. Maple syrup.

I’m not sure when it started, but I should have suspected something was up when she started slurping up the syrup from her plate. I’m pretty rigid moderating the syrup flow with pancakes and waffles, but apparently I’m going to have to put the bottle into hiding. She’ll be off playing, then will make a stop kitchen, and then come see me a bit later. Her breath reeks. I can smell her a mile away. Sweet maple. And when I confronted her, the guilt–and sugar high–was plain in her eyes.


I always heard the two’s and even three’s were bad, but really…this four thing? They’re really curious and bold. Oh, and as I type and glance over at the little gal, she’s currently cutting off all her My Little Ponies hair with her pre-school scissors the school insisted I make her practice with. And they wondered why I waited so long to give them to her? *Eye roll*

P.S. I just read my first (seriously, yes, I’m confessing this) Suzanne Brockmann book. I totally get why everyone’s been buzzing. I’m HOOKED! Even if it had the type of love scene where if you blink, you miss it. It didn’t matter though. I loved it. But you know me, I like my love scenes to sizzle. (Cherry Adair is someone who pulls off the suspense and hot sex great!) I’ll definitely be picking up another one of Suzanne’s books soon.

So I got my new cover for Tempting Adam and want to share! (In case you didn’t see it slapped all over the internet and my site :P ) This is the second book in the Seattle Steam series and releases April 8th!

The man she wants is the one she must deceive.

Seattle Steam Book 2


Christy Wallace may be a respectable Seattle Spanish teacher, but she’s got a sultry side. She lets it come out to play during the summer, when she moonlights as a Salsa dancing instructor.

Sexy, cowboy Adam wants more time with her than just a fleeting cup of coffee, but she makes it clear that if he wants her, he’ll have to sign up for dance class. Amazingly enough, he does. And Christy finds herself falling for a charming country hick with hands as fast as his feet.

Adam’s no hick, though. He’s the owner of Adam’s Apples, the fastest-growing cider business in eastern Washington. To his own surprise, one night with her has him thinking in terms of forever. That is, until he walks into a restaurant for a family lunch—and finds Christy on the arm of his brother.

Is there a logical explanation? Or is something rotten in Seattle?

Warning, this title contains the following: explicit sex, graphic language, dirty mechanical bull riding, and the violation of blueberries.

Okay, so I had this big old b*tch fest over at Naughty and Spice on Monday, about curly hair and how men supposedly don’t like it. Anyway, I’d been planning on going to the salon to get my hair cut and the color updated, and I told the lady all about my blog post. She was like ‘Have you ever straightened it?’ and I’m like, ‘No, not so much.’ So she offered to flat iron it so we could see the results.

So here is Shelli…sans curls. It’ll be back to normal in two days (when I wash it again)…or when it rains. Hee hee. Oh, I’m guessing the rain will come before the shower! (You can see me WITH curls in my bio!)


I’m over at Naughty and Spice defending the honor of something very important to me. Come visit!

You know, I think that positive thinking stuff is working! I received an email back from an editor on an invite to the Emerald City Writers’ Conference. Before opening it, I started to think…it’ll be a no. I then shifted my thoughts to…it’ll be a yes…and it was a yes! :) So lookey there, it worked! ;) I’m pretty excited about our line up! So I’m sending subliminal messages–or not so subliminal. Come to Seattle in October, everyone!!

The novella I’m working on slowed a bit this week due to Tempting Adam edits (which I just saw the possible cover, and I’m excited!!) and some chapter business. I really think being chapter president is a bit like having a full time job. But you know, I love to be busy and have a challenge–so I do well.

And now that my minor surgery has healed and the stitches are out, I’m back to working out again. Wow, I can’t tell you how much I missed it. I am going to be healthy. And going to lose weight. And I’m EXCITED about it.

Okay, and now I’ll leave you with a quote that I found that’s just rocking my overall perspective. Life. Writing. Health. Hopefully it strikes a chord with you ;)

“There are only 2 choices; make progress or make excuses.” – Ellen Mikesell”

Have a fabulous weekend, everyone!

(this hottie pic is for you Feisty)

Fortune cookie Thursday: Seek out the significance of your problem at this time. Try to understand.

I think I’m getting that batch of darker more realistic fortunes. Hmm. But it does go well with today’s topic!

What I’m listening to:Hey there Delilah, The Plain White T’s

I was thinking about it today. It was shortly after I encouraged a friend who was about to send out a submission. I had such high hopes and confidence in her. I’m like that with so many people. The constant cheerleader, the encourager, but oddly…not with myself. I realized this and was somewhat appalled when I really thought about it.

The things I say to myself in my head–I’d NEVER say to a friend. OMG if I said this stuff to a critique partner they’d probably quit on the spot or tell me to go f*ck myself. And yet I say this terrible stuff to myself quite regularly. I used to sum it up to me ‘being a realist’, but now I think I’m just being a little too negative. And if I believe that stuff in The Secret, then my self negativity is breeding negative results according to the law of attraction.

So there ya have it, folks. My new goal. I’m not going to say anything to myself about me and my writing that I wouldn’t say to someone else. I need to step up the cheerleading for myself. Because, darn it, I’m worth it. (Gahd, how motivational self esteem boosting was that?!)

So is anyone else like me? Or are you the queen of positive thinking?

I’m at Naughty and Spice talking about a hero I started to write and then hesitated… come visit and join the discussion!