Friday, October 21, 2011

In which the romance author descends into mushy, romantic ramblings...

Hello my lovelies!

I must warn you I am in a very sentimental mood today!! hehe Also, reading further may induce vomiting, but you've been warned!

Anywho, I was just reflecting today on how lucky I am. The last year(I'm guessing its my birthday being tomorrow that has me reflecting) has been seriously life changing and crazy, in a good way! The most amazing part of it has been Nick Valentino, he has shown me that you can find someone that loves you for you, someone that doesn't want to change you, but embraces you as a person. He has been endlessly amazing and supportive of me in every aspect of my life, family, writing, our relationship, etc.

I've spent most of my life trying to change myself to fit the situation, never being able to be liked or loved for who I am. I thought that a happy relationship was a myth and you had to make do with whatever was the best you could find. I'm not blaming past relationships, I'm blaming myself for not having the guts to just be me. When I finally got the courage to stop living a false life and just be me I thought it would be eternally me against the world since I wasn't willing to compromise any more.

Then by chance, coincidence, whatever you want to call it I met Nick. We couldn't have been a worse match, by circumstances, we lived on opposite ends of the country, I had 3 kids, etc, etc, etc. Yet, through all those odds we have carried on and we have the most amazing, strong, loving, passionate relationship. It's more then I could have ever hoped or dreamed for.

So my point behind this post...I actually have two reasons for it. Number one-please don't ever sell yourself short, we all want to be in a relationship and to be loved, but it isn't worth compromising to the point you lose yourself to have it. You can find someone that you can just be you with, that is filled with all the excitement and passion you deserve.

And my second reason is to say...Babe, I love you so much and thank you for being the wonderful, amazing man that you are and I'm honored and excited to spend the rest of my life with you.


Thursday, October 20, 2011

I love the fall and Hallowen!!

I love everything about the fall, the cooler weather, pumpkin lattes, pumpkin pie, pumpkin beer, scary movies, Halloween, all of it!!

Nick and I have been on a major horror movie streak, classics, cheesey, teen screams, you name it, we've been watching it! :) Help us out and give us your recomendations, what scary movies are your favorites?

I'm also ADDICTED to pumpkin beer!! It's so freaking good! If you haven't tried it yet, go try some now!!! I love when I can find one that really tastes like pumpkin pie...but beer! So good!! I also get like a giddy school girl when I see the first advertisment for pumpkin spice lattes at Starbucks! Seriously, I squeel with delight and do a happy dance!!

October is my very
favorite month of fall and not just because it's my really...I It's because of Halloween!! I LOVE Halloween!! All the dark, spooky, scary, fun of my favorite holiday really makes me like a giddy school girl! I've been so busy this month I've had no time to decorate, but my adorable Halloween elf(aka Nick) did the decorating for me!! Nick and I are going to dress up as Van Helsing and Anna Valerious! We thought it was a good couple costume! :)What are you going to be for Halloween??

I think thats it for now...until next time...don't do anything I wouldn't do! ;)


Monday, October 10, 2011

Release dates, bookfests and wedding plans..oh my!!

Hello lovelies!!

I'm a very, very bad release date for Steam Heat has come and gone without me posting here about it!! I do have a semi-good excuse though since I was stuck out of state dealing with a family emergency...but still! Anywho...if you like paranormal romance, steampunk romance, erotic stories, or all of the above...GO BUY a copy of Steam Heat now!! At only $2.99, how can you resist! :)

In other news, my fiance(yeah, I know you all know who he is, I just really, really like saying it)Nick Valentino and I will be at the Southern Festival of Books this weekend! We will be dressed in out steampunk finest, selling and signing copies of our books! So, if you are around the Nashville area this weekend come find us! We will be doing some fun giveaways as well!

In other, non-book related news, Nick and I have started looking at places to have our wedding, putting together guest lists and all the other fun wedding planning stuff. Have I mentioned I'm making my dress...since the wedding is only 6 months away, I guess I better get cracking! I will keep you updated with all the fun details as we get even deeper into planning our steampunk wedding! :)

I think that is it for now!