RWW – Pets

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Today I’m once again taking the hand-off from the amazing A.S. Fenichel. Have you checked out her amazing Psychic Mates series?

Brenda Margriet provides today’s topic: What kind of animal person are you? Do you have pets? If so, how do they influence your writing, or don’t they? What is the most unusual pet you’ve had, either as a child or adult?

This is an interesting topic for me. Having missed having a childhood, and being thrown into a very active adult life, I’ve never had time to get a pet. But now that Amy and I are starting to settle in to a more comfortable life in Bayside, I’m thinking now is the time to add a pet into the mix.

But I wouldn’t be me if I just settled on a common dog, cat, bird, or fish, so I am opting for a ferret.

Funny ferret on bamboo mat

I think I’ll name him Timmy. Yeah, Timmy the Ferret. He can hide in the pocket of my coat and pop out to charm the ladies. Amy loves the idea, so we’re going shopping later today.

Wish me luck.

Now, hop on over to Dani Jace’s blog to learn about her pets as the Romance Writers Weekly Blog Hop continues: http://www.danijace.com/

Game On by Dani Jace

Game On by Dani Jace

RWW- What sparked the idea?

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Today I’m taking the hand-off from the amazing A.S. Fenichel. Are you as excited as I am about her new Forever Brides series?

Ms. Fenichel also supplied today topic: Choose one of your books and tell us where the idea came from. Was it a dream, an overheard conversation, did it spark from a previous book you wrote? How did the idea come to you and how did it evolve into a full story. If you want to share a snippet, that would be awesome too. 😀

 

It’s hard to believe this happened over three years ago. It seems like only yesterday I was messing around with the Points Club. I consider it my “growth” period. Anyway, speaking of messing around, the inspiration for Whipped Cream and Other Delights actually came from an old record album cover, but it turned into a tasty sexual encounter.

Whipped Cream Cover

I’ve already blogged about how it came to be and you can read that here: https://marcstevenserotica.wordpress.com/2013/03/03/whipped-cream/

And instead of just giving you a snippet, I’ve decided to give you the whole thing. Right now you can get Whipped Cream and Other Delights #FREEClick Here.

Then continue your blog hop with the amazing Fiona Riplee at: https://fionariplee.com/blog

Circle of Lies by Fiona Ripplee.

Circle of Lies by Fiona Ripplee.

 

RWW – Setting the Mood

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Today I’m taking the hand-off from the amazing A.S. Fenichel. Have you discovered her sexy Psychic Mates series yet? If not, check it out here: http://asfenichel.com/books/the-psychic-mates-series/

 

The Defiant Bride by Leslie Hachtel

The Defiant Bride by Leslie Hachtel

Today’s topic is all about getting in the mood.

Leslie Hachtel asks: A writer I know sets her mood with candles and music that suit her characters. Do you do anything special to put you in the right frame of mind to sit down and create?

 

Lately I’ve been spending a lot of time in my local coffee shop, Harbor Grind. The owner, Rachel, has been very accommodating, giving me a corner table with an excellent view of her shop and the interesting people flowing through it every day. And nothing gets me in the mood to write like one of her caramel mochas. Write, drink, repeat.

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Rachel and her customers have inspired countless stories I’m in the process of writing, and her coffee always puts me in the mood.

So, what gets Fiona Riplee in the mood to write? Find out as the Romance Writers Weekly blog hop continues here: http://fionariplee.com/blog

And check out her amazing Circle of Lies (Alien Prophecies Book 1):

Circle of Lies

 

RWW – Rolling Waves and Fireworks.

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Welcome to the Romance Writers Weekly Blog Hop.

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I’m taking the hand-off from S. C. Mitchell today. If you missed him, or are starting here and want to hop back, he’s at: https://scmitchell.wordpress.com/

And check out his sexy space opera series, Hearts in Orbit:

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Click to check out Wishing Game by A.S. Fenichel

Click to check out Wishing Game by A.S. Fenichel

Today’s topic comes from A.S. Fenichel – If you live in the U.S., How did you spend yesterday? Tell us about your Independance day weekend. Now make up a really short story about how you wish you’d spent it. Can be as long or as short as you want, but make us wish we’d been there too. Oh and if you live outside the U.S., you can join the fiction part. If you were visiting during the 4th of July holiday, how do you imagine the day? GET CREATIVE!

 

On the down side, being a fictional character, HE pretty much ignored me all weekend to indulge in all manner of fun and festivities. On the plus side, this blog forces him to give me a bit of fun for myself. So, here’s really (fictionally speaking) how I spent my 4th of July.

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A day on the beach, a picnic basket full of food, a a couple ice cold beers went a long way to pulling my head out of the story I was writing. Amy in her bikini is always a great diversion as well.

I’d surprised Amy with the little getaway, getting everything ready before she even made her way out of bed that morning.

“Come on. It’ll be fun.”

She didn’t disagree.

Thought the Bayside beach was crowded, we found a spot to lay our towels and set up the cooler, then took some time to swim and fool around in the waves before settling in. We’re both nose deep in books right now, but there’s no better feeling then Amy laying on my lap while I read a sexy new release.

A break for lunch followed by an easy afternoon absorbed in a book. What could be better?

But as the sun sunk toward the horizon I had one more surprise for her.

“Jack Thompson lent me his boat for tonight.”

God I love it when Amy smiles. “Really?”

Jack is this rich, artist friend of mine. I really need to write his story sometime. Anyway his boat is a pretty good sized yacht.

An hour and a half later I’m pushing two arm-less chases together as the stars begin to twinkle overhead. The breeze turns a bit chill, so I pull a cover over Amy and myself as the first bang lights up the sky.

Colorful fireworks explode in a Maine harbor at dusk filled with boats.

With the waves gently rocking the boat, Amy and I set off a few fireworks of our own under the cover.

Happy 4th?

Oh, yeah.

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So how was Leslie Hachtel‘s holiday weekend? Find out as the RWW blog hope continues at:  http://lesliehachtelwriter.wordpress.com/…

And be sure to check out Leslie’s amazing Dream Dancer:

Dream Dancer

RWW – Inspiration

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Sidelined by Kathryn Renard

Sidelined by Kathryn Renard

If you’ve just hopped over from Kathryn Renard’s blog , welcome. If you’re starting your blog hop here, feel free to jump back and see what Kathryn had to say.

Click to learn more about A. S. Fenichel's amazing Demon Hunters series.

Click to learn more about A. S. Fenichel’s amazing Demon Hunters series.

 

Today’s topic is offered by the amazing A.S. Fenichel – Choose one of your books and tell us where the idea came from. Was it a dream, an overheard conversation, did it spark from a previous book you wrote? How did the idea come to you and how did it evolve into a full story. If you want to share a snippet, that would be awesome too.

 

Oh, fun.

Lets take my latest, Suburban Spies.

 

After a night of watching:

and:

…back to back, I went to bed with sexy spies on my mind and woke up the next morning with the basic plot for Suburban Spies.

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Here’s a little snippet:

Jennifer hefted Slade’s body off her shoulder and onto the sofa in his basement man cave. Big screen TV, X-Box, Blueray player, and all the big-boy toys a man could want. Framed movie posters lined the walls. Terminator, Guardians of the Galaxy, the Expendables . . .

Seriously, Transformers? Ugh!

“You’ve redecorated since I was last down here, lover boy.”

She exited to retrieve the hardware store goodies she’d bought. She hadn’t needed to use any of it on Alexie Youchinko. The Russian agent, her one-time partner, had cracked almost the moment he’d caught sight of her. He’d known his goose was cooked. Sometimes revenge was so sweet.

Not one to waste good hardware, she’d brought everything back from France with her. The cuffs, chains, and manacles had the Homeland Security boys at the airport looking at her sideways. She chuckled. That alone made lugging all the extra weight through the airport so worth it.

Back in the basement she sorted through the heavy hardware. “Now, where would he put his—? Ah.” A multi-drawer tool chest stood in the corner, a drill driver in its charging stand on top.

Slade snorted where he dozed. The handsome cut of his jaw line was relaxed in repose, as if he hadn’t a care in the world. She resisted the urge to run her hands once more across his lean, solid frame. She needed to complete her installation before Slade woke up.

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Want more? You can find Suburban Spies in the sexy Soul Mate anthology Cherished Secrets at: Click Here

Want to know what inspired Jenna Da Sie? Check it out at https://jennadasie.com/ as the Romance Writers Weekly blog continues.

RWW – Let’s have lunch together.

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If you’ve just hopped over from Jenna Da Sie’s blog , welcome. If you’re starting your blog hop here, feel free to jump back and see what Jenna had to say.

Today’s question comes from the wonderful Leslie Hachtel: If you could have lunch with any writer (living) and just chat about stuff, who would you choose and what do you think you would talk about?

Without 50 Shades of Gray and the incredible E. L. James, I would probably not be here. She opened up a market and interest in erotic romance and caused HIM to create me. I know it’s all well documented, but I’d love to just chat over lunch about what it was like for her early on.

So, what do you say Ms. James? Lunch? I’m free anytime. Call me. I’ll even spring for desert.

Now I know what you’re asking: Who is Brenda Margriet having lunch with today? Find out as we continue the blog hop at: http://www.brendamargriet.com/blog

And be sure to check out Brenda’s amazing novel, When Time Falls Still:

When Time Falls Still