Thursday, April 29, 2010

RT Pics

Me and Mary Janice Davidson

Hi Everyone,
So I'm at RT this week. Today was Wednesday and I'm posting before heading to bed. I had a wonderful, fun day. I attended a great panel about paranormal romance which included Mary Janice Davidson. I had a total fan grrl moment (see above). I also went to a couple of Publishers spotlights (EC, Samhain, Total E-bound, and Resplendence). They were informative and interesting. I had a pic taken with the Mr. Romance contestants and tonight was the EC party. A full round day.






MA Ellis
(Left)
Paris Brandon
(Right)

Cris Anson


Me with Lora Leigh


Surrounded by Cavemen!

Can you tell I had a fabulous time? I did! I'll try to upload more pics tomorrow. Going to bed now - waaaaay late. Have a great night!


Thursday, April 22, 2010

Plus Size Censorship?

So it's perfectly okay to show slender models running around in bras and panties, but I recently read that ABC and Fox networks didn't want us to see the Lane Bryant ad below. Why? Cleavage. She HAS some. Yes, I'm rolling my eyes here. Check it out yourself. Does this gorgeous girl have too much cleavage? Really?


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

IPAD - a very expensive cat toy

Now, THIS is hilarious...if you love cats!


Picking a mate with astrology - blog

Hi all,
I'm blogging over at the Raven Happy Hour Blog today about using astrology to pick a mate. My case study is Jake Pavelka (aka "The Bachelor). Come on by to leave a comment.
Francesca

Monday, April 12, 2010

I'm a Passionate Plume DOUBLE Finalist!

Passionate Ink’s 5th Annual The Passionate Plume Contest for Published Authors
The only published, all erotic romance award in RWA!

Five Sizzling Finalists in Five Categories:

(Two categories ended with a tie, resulting in six finalists for the Contemporary and Paranormal / Time Travel categories.)


Contemporary
Jenna Bayley-Burke* – Compromising Positions
Jianne Carlo* – A Paratrooper in A Pear Tree
Kelly Jamieson* – Rigger
Opal Carew* – SECRET TIES
Opal Carew* – SIX
Qwillia Rain* – Diablo Blanco Club

Historical
Emma Wildes – Can’t Say No
Debra Glass* – Bad Kitty
Debra Glass* – Bought and Paid For
Francesca Hawley* – Seeking Truth
Kate Pearce* – Simply Wicked

Futuristic /Sci Fi/Fantasy
Allyson James – Calder
Anna Leigh Keaton* – Once Upon a Time… Midnight Hour
Anna Leigh Keaton* – Woodland Magic – Fated
Jory Strong* – Fallon Mates
Michelle Polaris* – Bound Odyssey

Paranormal / Time Travel
Allyson James – Mortal Seductions
Allyson James – Mortal Temptations
Anna Leigh Keaton* – Time and Again
Dana Marie Bell* – Dare to Believe
Francesca Hawley* – Protect and Defend
Sharon Page* – Blood Deep

Novella
Anna Leigh Keaton* – Inferno
Jayne Rylon – Phoenix Incantation
Liza James* – Hot For Teacher
Madelynne Ellis* – Pure Folly
Sherry James – Eight Seconds (Flavors of Ecstasy Anthology Vol. 3)

* indicates the author is a member of the Passionate Ink Chapter

**If you have any questions, email Karen at pp5@passionateink.org

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Interviewed on Vivi Andrews' blog - TODAY

Hi everyone,
I'm so excited... Vivi Andrews interviewed me for her blog today. You can read the interview here...

One lucky (random) commenter will win an e-book copy of Whirlwind Affair. So stop over and tell me what you think about life, the universe and everything (AND Douglas Adams - grin).



Friday, April 2, 2010

4 star review at Night Owl Reviews


I'm thrilled to report that I got a really good review for Whirlwind Affair from Night Owl Reviews - 4 out of 5 stars! Woot!

Chris at NOR especially likes Rigo...grin...but then so do I.

"Rigo is every woman’s fantasy. Gorgeous, rich, and nice. Add in determined and you’ve got a killer combination. Rigo was forceful without being pushy, seductive without being smarmy..."

Sweeeet!