Friday, January 30, 2015

Fun Fact Friday: Exploding Bras

It's Friday! Am I the only one who looked forward to this day since last Friday? Today is also the first Fun Fact Friday! Each Friday I'm going to give you a fun fact about one of my books.

Have you read Beach Side Beds and Sandy Paths? If you have I'm sure you remember the bra exploding scene. If you haven't I pasted a little excerpt below. So this scene was written by the amazing Becca Ann (aka Cassie Mae). The inspiration for this scene was actually me. I have had a bra explode on me not once but twice. The first time was terrifying. I had no idea why my shirt was wet and why my skin was covered in gel. My coworker still laughs about it to this day. Yes, it happened at work!

The most recent happened on a day where everything was going wrong. I broke my car and then I broke my bra. Thank God my car broke because when I got home and took my coat off that's when I made the discovery. And I was wearing a brand new shirt! UGH! Cassie called me later that day and I confessed that my boob exploded. I should have known better. After she was done laughing she said that's going in a book! So here it is. The scene that was inspired by my misfortune.

“Ryan,” she breathes into my mouth. I relax my hold on her waist, rest my forehead on hers, and listen to her heart beat in tune with mine. She pulls me down so I’m flat against her, and her boobs push against my chest, and next thing I know, our shirts are soaked.
“What the…?” I say, leaning up on one arm.
Lex’s eyes bulge. “That wasn’t you, was it?”
I can’t help but laugh. “Not exactly the spot that happens, Lex.”
“Then what the crap…?” She shifts underneath me, and I get back to my knees and rip my shirt off. I’m sticky all across my chest.
Lex strips her shirt, and I’m trying real hard not to think about her stomach, her cute bellybutton, her sexy as hell cleavage, and her green bra… that seems to be…
“Uh…” I mumble as I point to the goo oozing from the left side of her bra. She swipes a hand underneath it, jelly-like crap collecting on her forefinger.
“Oh my gosh…what is this?”
I’m laughing, and she shoves me back on my ass. She grabs my shirt and starts cleaning herself up, and I try to get it away from her so she doesn’t completely ruin it with whatever is leaking from her bra.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Whatcha Reading Wednesday!

It's the first Whatcha Reading Wednesday and I'm actually reading two books right now. It's been a busy few months as far as writing and I haven't had as much time to read as I usually like. So I've been reading these two books a little longer than usual.

First book I'm reading is Pride and Prejudice. I'm going to be honest, and if you followed past posts you would already know, classics are really not my thing. However, with that said, I'm actually
enjoying this one. I have yet to see the movie either so I really don't know what to expect. Everyone raves about Mr. Darcy but I haven't really had that much time with him yet. At 47% in he just popped back up, so I'm hoping for some swoonworthy reading soon.

The second book I'm reading is Thoughtless by S.C. Stephens. I had a friend gift it to me and she has been patiently waiting for me to read it. Normally I would rip into a book like this and devour it, but I've been struggling and I think it's because there's cheating in this book, and personally that turns me off, so it's been hard to push my personal feelings aside. However, I'm hoping the writing will draw me in and I'll be able to oversee the cheating aspect of the story. I'll know more next week.

I want to know Whatcha reading this Wednesday?

Monday, January 26, 2015

Movie Bucket List Monday!

I crossed another movie off of my Movie Bucket List this weekend. Have you ever seen or heard of Kalifornia? It stars Brad Pitt, Juliette Lewis and David Duchovny, and no it is not his TV show Californication which was the first thing I said when someone told me I should add this one to my list.

This is definitely not a movie I would typically watch. It's a little more violent and graphic compared to my go to movies, but it was a really good story and I can appreciate that. Also Brad Pitt and Juliette Lewis kicked major butt in their roles. Brad Pitt was so good in this role as a deranged, heartless, unstable killer that I didn't once look at him and say he's so freaking hot. I only saw him as his character and he was an ugly individual.

What the movie is about courtesy of IMDB: A journalist duo go on a tour of serial killer murder sites with two companions, unaware that one of them is a serial killer himself.

Will I watch it again? Nope. It's crossed off my list and I'll never look back. Would I recommend it? If you are someone who's into horror movies or road movies I'd definitely say check it out. If you lean more towards fluff and happily ever afters I'd say skip this one.

Side note: I thought this explained the whole Brad Pitt and Juliette Lewis relationship, but it turns out they started dating three years before this movies release.

Currently on my DVR:
A River Runs Through It
Shawshank Redemption
It's a Wonderful Life

What movies are on your bucket list? Have you seen Kalifornia?

Saturday, January 24, 2015

New Year New Schedule!

It's been a long time since I've blogged regularly and I've missed it. I have always been a huge fan of the blogger community. I've met so many amazing people just because of this little blog here. So starting Monday I will be back to posting weekly.

My biggest problem with blogging is coming up with things to write about and because of that I have decided to stick with three topics. Not to say I won't write about anything else because I'm sure I will but Monday, Wednesday and Friday you can now expect:

Movie Bucket List Monday: My last post I talked about my Movie Bucket List and I want to be able to share with you the movies I check off each week and my thoughts.

Whatcha Reading Wednesday will be what book I'm currently reading. And I would love for you to share your current read as well. Books are my life and there's nothing more I love than talking about them.

Fun Fact Friday, I will give you a fun fact from one of my books.

I'm excited to jump back in and I look forward to talking to old friends as well as making new :) !

Thursday, January 22, 2015

My Movie Bucket List

Have you ever been in a situation where someone starts talking about a movie that's well known, and one that people assume everyone on the planet has seen, and you have to interrupt and admit you haven't. Yup, that happens to me all too often.

I mean so what if I haven't seen The Godfather or Gone with the Wind? I can't possibly be the last person in the world who hasn't seen Breakfast at Tiffany's or The Graduate. Right? And so what if I have promised myself every holiday season that it's the year I'll finally watch It's A Wonderful Life and then never do.

So in an effort not to be that person who gets the wide eyed stare of disbelief, I have decided to start a Movie Bucket List. As you can imagine it's pretty extensive. I have added movies that I personally feel like I should have seen already as well as taken recommendations from coworkers, family and friends.

I'm not going to list all 66 movies currently on the list, but I will list the ones I have been able to check off since I started the list.

1) Casablanca
2) Interview with the Vampire
3) Say Anything
4) Saving Mr. Banks
5) Holiday Affair
6) Ed Wood
7) Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

Not bad for starting only three weeks ago, right? Now I want to know if you are usually the one with the wide eyed stare of disbelief or the one getting the stare? What movie haven't you seen that you are almost embarrassed to admit? Any you think need to be on my list?

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Anna Katmore's Dating Trouble!

Anna Katmore's Dating Trouble is out today!

A little about the book:

Trouble has never looked so hot…

Sue wants Ethan, and Chris wants Sue.

Drawn to Ethan and intrigued by Chris, Susan Miller finds herself caught between identical twin brothers at her school. When both of them start wooing her at the same time, she only has to take her pick. Right? Wrong! Ethan is reluctant to kiss her, and Chris wants her for the completely wrong reasons.

Nothing like his obliging and sweet brother, Chris Donovan has trouble written all over him. He changes girls like other guys change t-shirts, and the next trophy on his little list is Susan. That’s the last thing she wants, yet she finds herself responding to all the goodnight texts and other cheeky messages Chris sends. The guy has a way of getting under her skin like no one ever has before.

How long will it be until Susan falls for his smooth charm and gets herself into more trouble than she can possibly handle? And where does that leave Ethan?

Love all the covers in this series!!!! Now time for the excerpt: 

I opened the message and read: Not like a geek.
Who in the world was supposed to make sense of that? Was there something missing? Scratching my head, I typed: What? And sent it off.
While waiting for his explanation, I keyed in a quick update about tonight for Simone, but also added Sam and Lisa to the receiver line. As soon as that text had gone out, my phone started to ring. My first thought was that one of the girls had been really quick to read my text and wanted to talk about it, but checking the display, it said that a certain Arrogant dick had dialed my number.
What in the world— “Chris, why are you calling me?” I groaned into the phone. But I’d probably run right into that one when I decided to respond to his text.
“To wish you a pleasant night and to answer your question,” Chris replied with a chuckle.
An irritated sigh escaped me. “Does your brother know that you’re talking to me?”
“No. He just came in…too soon after he drove you home, if you ask me.” He added with a tease in his voice, “Does that mean he, once again, didn’t kiss you?”
Teeth clenched, I snarled, “None of your business.”
“Come on, it’s a simple yes or no question.” An amused laugh drifted through the line. “I’ll sleep a lot better if I know the answer.”
What did I care if he slept well? “Why don’t you ask him yourself if you want to know so badly?”
“Okay… Since you told me to…” There was a pause and the sound of a door opening which added ten extra degrees to my blood. He wasn’t really going to— “Hey, Ethan!” Chris called out, cutting my thought short. “Did you kiss Susan tonight?”
“No. Why?” The answer came from far away. My heart sank with Ethan’s flat voice. Then a door banged shut somewhere in Chris’s house.
“Ethan said no,” he rubbed it in, as if I hadn’t heard the news myself. “I wonder why he didn’t.” His voice had adopted a thoughtful edge that was one hundred percent fake. “Could it be that he’s just not interested?”
Much as his suggestion stung, I was wondering it myself. But it was too early to give up hope just yet. Third time’s a charm, the saying chanted in my mind as I said to Chris, “FYI, he asked me on another date.”
“Aw, playing video games again? Is that really your idea of a successful date?”
“We’re going to the movies.” And might play some video games before that, but I didn’t mention it. “Your idea of a successful date is probably coming out of your room with bed hair and a messy shirt.”
Chris waited a second. There was an unmistakable smirk in his tone when he purred in my ear, “I knew you noticed that.” His voice became even lower and a quantum more seductive. “Did it bother you?”
“Why the hell would it?”
“Because, for one,” Chris didn’t hesitate a beat to explain, “I look exactly like my brother and, from what I can tell, you’re totally into him. Means you’re totally into me, too. And two, only one out of us seems to be dying to snatch a kiss from you these days.”
His explanation, or whatever the heck that was, sent my thoughts into complete chaos. It was silent enough to hear a pin drop in my room.
“You stopped breathing, Sue.” There was, for once, not the slightest edge of teasing in his tone. Rather astonishment. But that faded away quickly and a chuckle carried through the line. “I guess that means you agree with me on both points.”
Did I? The likeness of the twins was striking and not something one could overlook. Since I thought Ethan was the cutest boy in the world, it would make sense to assume I thought the same about Chris. Except that Chris was lacking charm, manners, courtesy, and my fabulous taste in music. Although his singing “Stay” had stroked a sense of admiration awake in me.
“Chris, tell me one thing,” I whispered, not at all sure if I really wanted an answer. “You had the most beautiful girl in your room this afternoon. Why do you want to kiss me?”
“Because Lauren, like most other girls, is an easy catch.” After telling me this in the most nonchalant way, he made a dramatic pause. “You, on the other hand, challenged me today—and in front of my friends, too.”
“So you want me because you can’t have me?”
“Who says I can’t have you?”
“I do.”
“Oh, okay. So yes, then I definitely want you.”
His logic made me laugh, but there was more frustration than humor ringing in it. “You need to understand that I could never kiss a guy without having true feelings for him…which I don’t have for you, Chris.”
“Really?” His voice went up like he was scrunching up his face. “I’ve kissed more than twenty girls the past few months, and it was lots of fun. But not one of them made me feel anything. Well, other than—”
“Stop it!” I shouted, squeezing my eyes shut. “I don’t want to hear it.”
“Okay, okay,” he laughed. “Anyway, there’s another reason why I want you.”
“What’s that?”
“You looked way hot in that dress today. Definitely not like a geek, which should answer your question to begin with.” I thought he couldn’t sound any more seductive than that, but a moment later, he proved me wrong, as his voice dropped another notch and picked up a layer of heat. “If I’d been the one driving you home tonight, I would have kissed you. And you would have liked it.”
Chills ran down my back and arms like a melting scoop of ice cream. Not unpleasant, but awkward, anyway.
“Sleep tight, sweetness,” he breathed and hung up.