Well, Blog Reader Appreciation week is over. No one sent me their snail mail addy for bookmarks! *gasp* Okay, so I guess that wasn’t the best pressie. Anyway, Motley (Nikki) will be asking Louie Licker for some assistance tonight and they will draw the winners of each item. I’ll post them Tuesday or Wednesday.  I sincerely appreciate all of you who participated!

Now, on for some Monday YUM. I joined a new Yahoo group yesterday and they were a lot of fun. But I woke up to find apologies all over the group because someone had been offended. I couldn’t for the life of me figure out what had been offensive. I’m pretty open when it comes to sex talk and giving information about stuff I’ve done. I mean, c’mon, most of the kinky stuff I’ve done is long in the past anyway.  I’m a tad on the settled down side with Rott now.  (I’m still awaiting the return of PornFest.)

However, on my blogroll is a man I’ve had sex with and known for the better part of my life. He would tell you we had sex. I might tell you more about it than he would, but I think I know him well enough to know that he wouldn’t be offended. He’s one of the most handsome, intelligent men I know… and he’s gay. Ooooh. I had sex with a gay dude. How kinky. *eye roll* (Stop laughing, David. I KNOW you’re laughing!)

So, did I just hit you with TMI? Are you running for your feed reader to dump me? Well, I hope not because it’s Marcus time. And really, my point was that the threshold is in different places for different people.  Like Popeye, I yam what I yam. If I offend you, there’s always the delete button in your feed reader. And I’m so TMI. If you’re new here, best to understand that right up front.  Now, here’s a Marcus… one I would like to lick. And lick, and lick… yeah. TMI, I know.


Ahh. My Monday already feels better! Hope you have a great one and don’t forget to check back tomorrow or Wednesday for a list of winners from Blog Reader Appreciation week!


For You!

brawI had a few whacky ideas for this year’s Blog Reader Appreciation week. None of them really went beyond a crazed notion in my head that elicited a few snicker snorts from me as I worked yesterday. However, I do want you to know that I appreciate you despite the fact that I don’t post as much as I used to. This has been a rough year for me, trying to do the author thing while still juggling all the other things that I do. At one time or another, all my favorite things have gotten shuffled to the side for my writing. I’ve just come to accept that sometimes that is just going to be the case no matter how much I may rail against a lack of hours in the day.

Since I do most sincerely appreciate you all, and since somehow, as odd as it seems to me, my readership has apparently grown in the past year, I have many prizes to give away! I’m not going to make this difficult at all. Well, for you lurkers in your feed readers, it might be a tad tough. Here’s the thing… all you gotta do is leave a comment. On this post. You have until I put up my next Marcus Monday post to get in your comment.

What should you say? Anything you want about me, my crazy ass life, my dwindling blog life, my lack of Twitter at the office now, how much you wanna win a prize, how much you like Marcus Monday or… just say HI! Any and all comments are welcome and appreciates! Even better, each is an entry into the contest.

Now, what the heck am I giving away? For a woman who needs to buy a shirt that says, “I Speak Citrix” I have to say that none of these prizes are techie. If you want a cool techie prize, hop on over to Snackie’s World where you can win a very cool web cam from Snackiepoo. Hilly always gives great prizes. Motley has a web cam attached to this desktop but if I ever manage to build her a new desktop, she’ll take it and then I won’t have the cam to snap awesome I-just-woke-up photos like this one.


So I could prolly stand to win Hilly’s prize. Not that I will. Lately, my luck sucketh.

Anyway, here’s what YOU can win from me! Books! Yes, I’ll be giving away my books. If you already have all my books, well, guess what? I added two new books to this list. Runaways and Fire Season will be out in July so while you may have to wait for your prize, if you choose one of these two books, you will also receive the book before it is officially for sale!

I also have a little goodie bag of stuffs that includes awesome Blogography playing cards made by Dave2 himself and authory things like bookmarks and post cards.


Just so you know, as a sort of disclaimer here, Motley doesn’t come with the cards, and it’s one pack not two. Just sayin.

Next, I have a Queen of Snark “snarkcoaster” inspired by the Queen of Snark herself, Hilly of Snackie’s World.


And finally, a Sex Toy mug like the one Bluepaintred drinks her coffee from.


Last year, I believe my big winner was Marty of Banal Leakage who got a Socially Dead hat. This year, I like the idea of giving out lots of stuff so more people can be winners!


So leave a comment anytime from now until the next Marcus Monday is posted (approximately 6:30 am Pacific time, Monday, June 29) and you will be entered to win one of these awesome (or not, depending upon what you think is cool) prizes! I loves you all for reading and coming by and I promise you that even while I might not show it that often, I truly appreciate each and every one of you. Happy Blog Reader Appreciation Week!

UPDATE! Release date for The Pixie Prince is July 3… so it goes into the pot as a prize too!


A Few Words

The memorial post over the weekend seems to have dried up my words this Monday. I’ve only a few for you! However, I do have a Marcus and a freebie! WOOT! And maybe once Fire Season edits are done (tonight, yes, tonight!) I can concentrate on a post about the babies. Well, that won’t be here but over at Flirty Author Bitches where I posted the first time.

I’ve had two new releases. I’ve got more coming up. If you would like a Pixie Prince bookmark or two, please send me an email with your snail mail address. I don’t have a release date yet, but everything is done according to my editor. This is the book that features Marty, the Fairy Godfather, so if you are a fan of Banal Leakage, you’ll want to see how I portrayed Marty Mankins, who is – along with Maurya Smith – probably my biggest fan. Actually, Marty precedes Maurya. LOL Here’s a preview of the gorgeous, glossy bookmark.


And now… a MARCUS!


Oooh! Lookit him sweat! Yowza! Turn on a fan someone! Heh.

Don’t forget – you, bookmarks, snail mail addy to winter at winterheart dot com. Have a great Monday!