Saturday, April 30, 2011

A little something to make you giggle!

Morning boys and girls!! As usual I'm a busy girl and need to get some mass writing done so I can turn in my manuscript before my editor kills me. :) Anywho, I came across this picture awhile ago and I have this intense need to figure out where this bridge is...because I feel this is something I need to see in person! Anyways, I will post it below, enjoy and have a laugh and enjoy your Saturday!!



Tuesday, April 26, 2011

I have a cold and don't feel like thinking too hard, so I'm stealing this from facebook!

Morning lovelies! So, I'm rocking a cold, yet again and have a million things to do today, so I figured I might as well do something a little fun! So, I'm going to list the first 15 songs that play on shuffle on my ipod and I want to know what you guys are listening to as well! And remember, this is a safe place, no judgements are made here! lol I will pick one of you that comments with your 15 songs to win a promo packet with some fun stuff from me and I may throw in some promo stuff from my sweetie Nick Valentino as well! So here are the rules......(1) Turn on your MP3 player or music player on your computer.(2) Go to SHUFFLE songs mode.(3) Write down the first 15songs that come up--song title and artist--NO editing/cheating, please. lets hear it...what are your 15??

Here are mine!

1.)Lady Gaga - Money Honey
2.)My Chemical Romance - Planetary(Go)
3.)My Chemical Romance - Destroya
4.)Red Hot Chili Peppers - Get On Top
5.)Evanescence - Call Me When Your Sober
6.)Evanescence - It Was All A Lie
7.)My Chemical Romance - Welcome To The Black Parade
8.)Evanescence - Lacrymosa
9.)Red Hot Chili Peppers - This Velvet Glove
10.)Disturbed - Conflict
11.)Eminem - No Love
12.)My Chemical Romance - Na Na Na
13.)Clint Mansel(The Fountain Soundtrack) - The Last Man
14.)The Killers - Mr. Brightside
15.)Bon Jovi - Wanted Dead Or Alive

Jeez, my shuffle was kinda lame today! Oh well, there ya have it! Comment away and I will post again soon!


Monday, April 25, 2011


Hello boy and girls! Hope you are all well! Today, I'm a busy little bee, surrounded by deadlines and 200ft of bubble for a quick little post for you today, I'm putting up the trailer for 'Priest' it looks like a lot of fun, I mean vampires, kick ass girls and a sexy priest...what more could you want? I know I will be in line for it on opening day! So enjoy and I will post more tomorrow! As always...until next time, don't do anything I wouldn't do! xoxo


Friday, April 22, 2011

I admit...I enjoy eating poodles...

Really I do! Just not the fluffy kind! I know I've been teasing you all with my poodle eating ways on facebook, so I figured I'd better fess up before you all started unfriending me, thinking I'm an eater of man's best friend! I first tried a poodle from the food truck at Clockwork Carnival the other day and it was DELICIOUS!! Basically what it is, is an all beef hot dog,nestled in a french toast bun and topped with carrot and apple slaw and drizzled with maple syrup and brown mustard! Sounds weird, I know, but it is so good!! I don't have an "official" recipe, but I will pass on what I did when I recreated this cullinary wonder! I suggest an ice cold beer with it, its an amazing combo!!

French Poodle - Lizzie style!

Makes 4 poodles

Bun: Beat together 2 eggs with 2 Tbls milk. Soak outside of the hot dog buns in the mixture and cook in pan as you would french toast.

Slaw: Shred 1 peeled granny smith apple, 1 peeled large carrot, mix together with 1 Tbls red wine vinegar, a pinch of sugar and a dash of pepper and garlic salt.

Place grilled hot dog in your french toast bun and top with the slaw then drizzle with maple syrup and brown mustard and ENJOY!!

This concludes today's episode of cooking with Elizabeth...hehehe

Anyways, hope you enjoy and as always, until next time, don't do anything I wouldn't do!!


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Alabama Bookfest, The Clockwork Carnival and zombie town!!

Hello lovelies!! So this last weekend was crazy and amazing!! Friday we drove all the way from Nashville to Montgomery, AL in crazy driving rain and lightning and thunderstorms! Upon arriving, we drove down the deserted streets of downtown until we located our hotel. Once inside we noticed the distinct smell of sewage in the lobby, a deserted bar with no alcohol and a big water fountain with no water...charming! Anywho, we check in, go up to our room and there is about a dozen things wrong with the room, including no remote or way to shut the bathroom door...all this I could handle...but then I noticed there was only DECAF coffee in the room, this was not acceptable. Upon inquiring if I could get some regular coffee, I was informed they were one and I repeat no one wants to see me on no coffee in the morning... So, despite all of these weird things, we cuddle into bed, ready to get a good night sleep before our crazy day with two events starting bright and early the next morning(entitled: Crazy Saturday)...right as I was drifting off to sleep...the party picks up next door, complete with people repeatedly knocking on our door...sigh...this continued until 5am...we had to be up at 6am.. So, we are up and about, soldiering on without coffee and no sleep, strapping on our boots and for me lacing up my corset...we had serious books to sell! lol We got to the fest and got set up, I loved seeing my bright and shiny 'Love Like Clockwork' anthologies on the table! The bookfest was super fun and everyone was really nice!! We sold some books which is always good, had a few epic battles including high winds and our very tall stand up banner, but all in all I would call this event a win! Then it was time to quickly pack up the table in record time, haul the boxes back to the car(this cause me to pull a muscle in my shoulder, this only really just got better yesterday, jeez I'm a whimp) We jumped in our little ghetto car(he likes his name, so this isn't an insult)and sped off to Atlanta, GA for The Clockwork Carnival, put on by the fabulous Dr. Q! This event was super fun and I got to hang out with John Strangeway(aka. Steampunk Boba Fett) and a bunch of other really amazing people! We drank homemade beer, ate poodles and had a general all around fun time!! Sunday: We slept in, which was nice and then headed for home! The drive wasn't so bad, we always manage to entertain ourselves by making fun of billboards and such(we are dorks), once home it was a mad dash to get changed and head out for some food and then to the first home game for the Nashville Predators in the Stanley Cup Playoffs! Let me say, I'm not a huge sports fan, but have always enjoyed hockey and since Nick is a HUGE Preds fan, I've been going to a lot of games and have developed a serious fondness for this team, especially for player #22(my favorite number)Jordin Tootoo(and yes he is the one in the hot tub pic)! He is awesome!! And when he gets a goal(which he did at this game), he is so cute and excited! lol Anyways, the game was rad and we won!! Go Preds! So, that wraps up the retelling of my crazy, busy weekend!! Until next time my lovelies and remember...don't do anything I wouldn't do!
*hugs and kisses*

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Are you ready to get your snuggie on?

Hello lovelies! I know, I know two blog posts in two days...please don't die from shock! :) Anywho, so I stumbled across this awhile ago and I'm sure most of you have heard of it, but I have to share anyways!As a romance author I'm always looking for things that are sexy and wow, you know nothing says sexy like 3000 yards of fleece with sleeves...right? Well, it sure the hell is sexy with the invention of the Snuggie Sutra!! That's right, you read that right...the Snuggie Sutra..its real and you know you can't wait to try it, so go get yourself a snuggie and enjoy these fine examples of some of the magical positions you can achieve! And if any of you have given this a whirl, fess up and tell me...just how erotic is the Snuggie Sutra?

And my personal favorite!!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Travels to Alabama and Atlanta, books and a photoshoot!

Hello Lovelies!! As per usual I'm crazy busy! This last week I did a phootshoot with Nick Valentino(my super talented, very sexy boyfriend) with some very talented photography students at the Nossi College of Art in Nashville, TN. The shoot was a ton of fun, although I did almost die of the hypothermia after the sun went down. *note to self* (wear more clothes next time I do a shoot outside) :)

This coming weekend we set off to squeeze two events into one day!! On Saturday during the day we will be in Montgomery, AL for the Alabama Bookfest! It should be a ton of fun and fingers crossed we should sell a lot of books!! Then we break down the table at superhuman speeds, jump in our little ghetto car and speed to Atlanta, GA for the Clockwork Carnival that night! So, if any of you are closeish to either of those venues please drop by and say hi...and you know um, by a book...maybe...hahaha

Speaking of traveling...this year I will be gone almost every weekend pimping my books and the fun of steampunk and paranormal romance to the masses! Just to give you a sneak peek into the chaos I will include what I have on the schedule right now, although there are more events to come...
04/16 Alabama Bookfest(Montgomery,AL)(daytime)Clockwork Carnival(Atlanta,GA)(Night)
4/30 Dayton Bookfest(Dayton,OH)
5/6-5/8 International Steampunk City(Walthham,MA
5/14-5/15 South Carolina Bookfest(Columbia,SC)
5/27-5/30 World Steam Expo(Dearborn,MI)
6/10-6/12 ACON(Dallas,TX)
6/17-6/19 Dukon(Chicago,IL)
6/22-6/26 Origins(Columbus,OH)
6/30-7/3 ConVergence(Bloomington,MN)
7/20-7/24 ComiCon(San Diego,CA)
7/29-7/31 Cyphan(Chicago,IL)
8/4-8/7 GenCon(Indianapolis,IN)
8/11-8/14 Authors After Dark(Philidelphi,PA)
8/25-8/28 Fan Expo(Toronto)
9/2-9/5 DragonCon(Atlanta,GA)
9/10 Bookmarks Bookfest(Winston-Salem,NC)
9/16-9/18 Great New England Steampunk Exhibition(Fitchburg,MA)
9/23-9/25 Baltimore Bookfest(Baltimore,MD)
10/14-10/16 SteamCon III(Seattle,WA)
10/22-10/23 Texas Bookfest(Austin,TX)
11/12 Kentucky Bookfest(Frankfort,KY)
11/18-11/20 Miami Bookfest(Miami,FL)

Also... while I was typing up this blog the FedEx man came and brought me a box full of print copies of the steampunk anthology, 'Love Like Clockwork' that my novella 'Love in a Time of Steam' is in!! I love getting print books with my name on them!!

I think that about wraps it up for now!! Until next time....don't do anything I wouldn't do! :)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Hello Lovelies!! I'm a busy little bee today, I have deadlines looming, sewing projects that need finishing and a photoshoot tonight! So, alas I don't have time for a proper blog post, instead I will share with you a very funny foreign commercial! Enjoy! ~Elizabeth

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Sucker Punch!!

Hello Lovelies!! So, today I finally was able to go see Sucker Punch!! I've been waiting to see this movie for what feels like ever...basically since it was announced last year. I already knew I loved the costumes, I totally plan on making Sweet Pea's and probably Baby Doll's outfits, but would I like the movie, well that was a wait and see. I was expecting a mindless, fun action movie and had very low expectations story-wise going in. Were my expectations meet, exceeded or was it just a disappointment? I would say that my expectations were exceeded in someways, I found the story to be pretty compelling and the characters to be more likable and sympathetic then I expected, there wasn't the constant in your face action that I was expecting, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. It was visually amazing for sure, although at times the action sequences played out a bit like a music video, but there is an explanation for that. So...what does my rambling mean you ask?? Did I love it, hate it, would I encourage you to go see it?? The answer is I liked it quite alot, maybe more than I expected to, is everyone going to like it? No. But, if you like visually awesome, somewhat dark action movies with really hot girls in really hot clothes, then yes....get thee to the theater!! I will leave you with the trailer and by all means if you've seen it comment below and let me know what you thought! ~Elizabeth