The Romance Reviews

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Pick Me Up Monday - ARC full of Awesomeness

Hey Myra Nour, this is my absent pirate mate extraordinaire who missed the party in NOLA. Ha!

Well I'm back and getting back into the swing of things. I fell head over heels in love with the French Quarter of New Orleans...I know, what's not to like right? 

The first year of Author Reader Con was a good solid convention with a very bright future. Vickie Dold, a consummate professional in every sense of the word, gave us insightful panels, an awesome carriage ride through the French Quarter and there were also ghost tours for the brave at heart.

I felt like family as Vickie and the other authors and readers welcomed me. Some, old friends I'm met before and some new. All of them touched me with their support and open caring. 
I have memories to last me until next year when I can come "home" once again to a place called ARC NOLA. 

Monday, August 11, 2014

Pick Me Up Monday - NOLA Bound

Happy Monday!
Here is a bit of eye candy to perk you up for the week ahead. 

As I write this I am also doing laundry, sorting the clothes for my trip to pack, and oh, yeah...writing lol! Such is the glamorous life of a writer. We are an odd sort of breed, living most of our lives in our heads than in the real world, but if you ask any writer they will tell you that's exactly how they like it. We all use conventions as a time to let loose and get out of our heads long enough to see the world and catch up with old friends. 
And of!!!
Not hard to do when you go to New Orleans. It is a mecca for writers, lending an air of mystery and romance, with a touch of danger. The old southern charm still lives in the heart of the city, a city where my family originated. One in which I will see for the first time. I'm already in love with the thought of it.
My itinerary is full the to brim with panels, carriage rides, the bar crawl on Bourbon Street, book signings and so much more! But this visit will be extra special since I will have a cousin with me to explore the wondrous sites of this charming city. 
I will try to take lots of pictures, but hey I'm not that great at remembering things like that when I'm struck by sudden inspiration. I think my muse must forget we are in the twenty-first century lol!
So my good friends I leave you with positive energy and wishes you have a wonderful week ahead. I will check in next week with lots to share. 
Beignets anyone? 

Monday, August 4, 2014

Pick Me Up Monday - Writing and prep for ARC NOLA

Happy Monday!
I'm on a gladiator kick so sorry if you like more clothing on your men. For me, this looks just about right...great inspiration for my muse.

So still busy writing Rogan's book Firestorm while trying to get things ready for Hot Mojave Knights and my trip to NOLA. I swear sometimes I think I purposely make tons of things for me to do just so I'm always having to multi-task.
Along with a day job it can get pretty crazy when all I want is to is write! I keep promising my muse soon it will be just the two of us and we can get down to business and finish this book since the ideas are running rampant for the next several projects I have going...including the third dragon shifter book. 

Well back to the juggling I go. Have a wonderful week, I'll talk with you next Monday before I leave for NOLA. Wish me luck since I'm a featured author :) I don't want to fall on my face lol!