July 22, 2014

#PlottingPrincesses : Under the Royal Crown author interview with J. C. McKenzie. Shift Happens. #MFRWorg

The PP gals welcomes J. C. McKenzie for our speedy Under the Crown Interview. Welcome, J.C.

Born and raised on the Haida Gwaii, off the West Coast of Canada, J.C. McKenzie grew up in a pristine wilderness that inspired her to dream. She writes Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance. Lover of the ocean and all things chocolate.

Speed Round:

Favorite movie: Willow Favorite   

Book: Mermaid’s Song, by Alida Van Gores
Last book read: Gull Harbor, by Kathryn Knight
Favorite color: Blue
Stilettos or flip-flops: Flip flops, FTW!
Coffee or tea: Coffee
E-book or paperback: ebook
Pencil or pen: pencil
Favorite song: right now? Boa Sorte, Vanessa de Mata & Ben Harper
Streak or not: Streak
Favorite dessert: Anything chocolate
Champagne or gin: Gin
Paranormal or Historical: Paranormal
Ginger or Mary Ann: Mary Ann
Favorite TV show: BIG BANG THEORY!
Hot or cold: Cold
POV: First
I'd die if I don't have: My loving family

Blurb from Shift Happens:
When an assignment goes wrong, Andy must find out why or face eternal enslavement.

I grunted and shut my eyes. Of course, imprisoned in a Were house. These buildings were pretty damn close to indestructible and near impossible to break out using strength—a must for house training new Weres. They could get pretty uncontrollable. Good thing I never counted on brute force to get me out of trouble.
“Is there anything I can get you?” he asked.
“Clothes,” I said without thinking.
A shadow passed over me. My eyes flew open. Wick leaned in and placed a hand on each side of my head. Bracing his weight, he bent closer. A smile tugged at his lips, now inches away from my own. His white teeth flashed. “Nervous?”
“You wish.” Butterflies danced the mamba in my stomach. Oh God, he totally nailed it.
His face darkened and he lowered his body. His peppermint breath brushed my face. “You should be.”
A shiver ran through my body at the promise in his words.

I'm also running a giveaway July 16th - August 6th.
The prizes are: 1 x $25 gift card to Amazon and 1 x signed print copy of Shift Happens (USA/CAD only. If winner is international, they'll receive a digital copy of Shift Happens)

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Find J.C. at: http://www.jcmckenzie.ca

Buy Link: The Wild Rose Press

Thank you, J. C., for being with the PP gals today!

July 17, 2014

Does an anniversary make you feel nostalgic? #PlottingPrincesses #MFRWorg

Have the Years Passed Quickly for You?

After I had been secretly writing for a few months, I sat down to have dinner with Handsome who had been mega traveling. We chatted about the usual—kids, cats, house, his trip, my upcoming class reunion. Then he asked, “What have you been up to?” meaning besides Jazzercise, needlepoint, and reading.

I drew a deep breath and let this rip quickly, “I’ve been writing.”

Honestly, I don’t stun Handsome much. But this admission did. His eyes went large and he went from a reclining position to sitting straight. Then his eyes narrowed, “Writing what?”

July 15, 2014

Michelle Miles: #TuesdayTeaser from Her Fierce Knight

Hey, gang! I'm running late today so I'm giving you a quick tease of my forthcoming fantasy romance release, HER FIERCE KNIGHT. It will be out August 28!


As the king’s health declines, Prince Ainthas takes the throne but his rule faces war with the Fomorians, enemies who have carved a path of devastation throughout the realm. When the Fire Elven princess, a striking beauty, arrives in his kingdom with a plea for help, he knows he cannot refuse her. Nor can he resist her and vows to fight for her hand from any challengers no matter the cost.

Princess Laerwen’s people are mercilessly massacred and facing annihilation, so she turns to the ones she blames—the Wood Elves. Upon meeting Ainthas, she learns who the true enemy is and enlists his help to regain her realm and destroy the Fomorians once and for all. But undeniable passion ignites between them and she is powerless to resist. And one kiss will never sate her desire for the prince. Even though she battles her growing feelings, he has made it quite clear he would do anything to have her.

When a twist of fate intervenes, Laerwen risks her heart for a seduction neither will forget and a love that will always endure.


July 10, 2014

Wild Vacation Stories

So my 18-year-old daughter just returned from a trip to Taos, New Mexico. While there, she went white water rafting with her dad, step-mom and step sisters. Well........she had such a tall tale to tell when she returned that I had to retell here...snicker!

While white water rafting, it's not uncommon to fall out. And of course they all had life jackets on but after hitting a rock and trying to save one of the twin step-daughters from going overboard, her dad fell out and poor guy lost his hat and glasses. The step mom reached over like a protective mama bear and saved her child from the rapids so whew! Glad she didn't fall out. Welllll........why the white water guide was trying to save her dad, he also went over and his arm came out of the socket! In total pain, he guided the raft to a giant rock where he pushed the raft up on it to anchor it. He saves her dad..now here comes the funny part.

July 8, 2014

Tales from the Crate - How to Train Your Puppy in Three (not so) Easy Steps #puppyproblems - by Karilyn Bentley

I'm happy to announce we got a new puppy! Isn't she cute??
Our little cutie

Favorite sleeping place
She's seven months old, we were told a Lab/Border Collie mix (but she's not supposed to get bigger than 30 pounds), and came with the name Angel. Yeah, right, a misnomer for any puppy. We changed it to Arya, one of our favorite characters from GoT. The character carries a sword named Needle. Our puppy comes with teeth and baby claws that function the same purpose. The Hubster named her. The Hubster also picked her out.

We weren't looking for a puppy. Our jobs keep us away from home during the day and puppies are a lot of work. Not to mention the whole housebreaking thing (still working on that one. Maybe I can get new carpets???). A couple of Saturdays ago we were looking at a group of rescue dogs, I turn around and the next thing I know Hubster has Arya on his shoulder. She climbed over the other puppies in the pen and jumped up, reaching for him. We were like: but she's a puppy. Don't want a puppy. But she clicked with us so a couple of hours later (after a bit of discussion) we went back and got ourselves a puppy.


July 5, 2014

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July 4, 2014

Ok, I'll admit it.  I basically shot myself in the foot.  I was supposed to post yesterday's blog and got so busy with other stuff that I totally spaced and forgot to schedule it, and it sat on my computer in a word file instead of posting to the Plotting Princesses, where it was supposed to be.

So I'm rewriting it a bit and posting it today.  TA DA!!!  (Well at least I'm getting something up – better late than never, don't you think?)