Thursday, November 27, 2008

Saturday, November 22, 2008


Just finished, and happily handed off to my critique partners, a short story called Inferno. I bet you could never guess what it's about either.

As soon as I have a blurb and synopsis written up, I will share those too. I just wanted to post a good photo and there you have it. It's from the Seattle Firefighters calander. An older one, but do things like this ever get old? I thought not.


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Sexiest Man of the Year,,20237714_20241213_1,00.html

Hugh Jackman!
Am I surprised?? NO WAY!! In my opinion, he should have been a long time ago! I've been a fan of his for a long time and really REALLY liked him as Wolverine.

He is one of the inspirations for my next book. I am just now gathering my research together and am very tickled to see he made it to this point. Very VERY cool and a long over due recognition. But then if you read the article, you will see his wife knew that a long time ago. hehe I love romantic stories of people who are in love for so long. It just adds to my inspiration as I am a long runner myself. :)

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Veterans Day

Just a note of thanks to all of our veterans, people in service now and men and women who have served in the past. Thank you! Words cannot express the gratitude to you all and the sacrifice your families endure because of your bravery.
Both of my brothers served in the Marine Corps. They well forever have my admiration and pride in them. I also have friends now, who are in the army and my own father in law is retired from both Army and Air Force.

Having said all of that, sometimes you just have to enjoy what the military provides just because, well, see for yourself!! :)

Need I say more?? I thought not. :)

Happy Tuesday,

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Eden at Twilight Release Date!

Title: Eden at Twilight
Theme: Time Travel
Imprint: Faery
Length: Rose
Rating: Sweet and Spicy
Page Count: 276
Author: Colleen Love
Editor: Zanoni Rose,
Print ISBN: 1-60154-502-9
Print ISBN 13: 9781601545022
Digital Release Date: 2009-05-15
Digital Price: 6.00
Print Release Date: 2009-05-15
Print Price: 13.99


EDEN AT TWILIGHT is the story of Lily, a woman who wants love, and Leaf, the man who risks it all to love her.

Lily Moore is an ordinary accountant who works long hard hours, leaving room for little else. After strange occurrences begin haunting her, she’s convinced by a motherly friend to take a vacation in Scotland . While there, she meets the man of her dreams, a handsome stranger with shifting hazel eyes.

Leaf falls for Lily the moment he sees her, love at first sight. Never has a woman taken his heart so quickly. When trouble stirs and threatens her, he stands by her side, traveling through time and dimension to reclaim her from a deadly Drow leader. Lily has no choice but to trust him and hope his strength will pull them through. But is his strength alone enough?


Lily was glad when the plane ride was over. A feeling of awe surrounded her as the shuttle pulled into the drive of the cottage. It was as if she was entering into the picture on her post card. After paying the driver and stepping from the car, she stood looking around in an enthralled stupor. The scents, sounds, everything was just as her imagination had promised it would be. Shading her eyes against the late afternoon sunshine, she just couldn’t help standing motionless, looking at her dream come true. She finally moved to pick up her luggage without taking her eyes from the grand Cottage before her. It was as if she were afraid it would disappear before she could get inside, if she took her eyes from it. Reaching down, she fumbled for the handle of her suitcase, her fingers meeting the warmth of a large hand. Her attention suddenly snapped from the scenery unfolding before her and back to reality. A reality snagged straight from her dreams. Standing in front of her was a kilt-clad man waiting with her luggage in hand. Her eyes wandered upward and she unconsciously pressed her hand over her heart when her gaze locked into his sharp, hazel green eyes. Yellow flecks, hypnotically kept hers transfixed for a brief moment before she could tear them away. She blinked and her heart stood still, time seemed to have stopped.

“I’m Leaf,” he held out his free hand to her. “I’m the caretaker here at the Country Cottage.”

Lily took his hand in hers and felt it wrapped in calloused warmth, “I’m Lily,” she breathed. Unwarranted chills chased over her skin from his touch. The thick burr of a Scotsman lilted in his voice and a warm smile curled the edges of his lips, making deep dimples at the corners. A rough dark scrub of stubble blended into wild sand colored, wavy hair that stopped just past his shoulders. Releasing her hand, he turned to pick up her bags. The flex of muscle pulled his plain white tee shirt taut, and she felt her breath catch when his kilt rode up the back of thick, stout thighs and white socks peeked out from the tops of his tall work boots. He turned and waited for her with baggage in hand. Picking up her smaller bags, she followed quietly, praying he hadn’t noticed her ogling him as she blinked her eyes and physically tried to will her heart to slow.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

The Day After

Ahh the morning after... the kids are in cataloging their new candy stash. They keep track of it all because Mr. C will be in raiding their stash. They have already had to pay, one piece each, for the ride out trick-or-treating. lol And not the mamby-pamby stuff either. We are talking valuable, cold not-so-hard chocolate. :) Daughter dressed as a princess and son as a knight. I found strange humor in the fact that the knight wore his breastplate, wielded with his candy bag, while his Mom held his shield and sword at the gate. hehe Can you just see every knight going off to battle doing that?? hehe

On the serious side, how do we celebrate one of the most important pagan holidays, Samhain? For the most part, we treat the day as special. We talk about relatives, grandparents mostly, that have passed on. It is their day to be remembered. I always keep my grandparents close to me. My Grandfather especially. But it isn't a sad time. I feel them around all the time and I am glad they are all together on the other side. Maybe even celebrating their time in the Summerland.

I hope your holiday was safe and you found some joy in your day, whether you celebrate or not. Are there Halloween traditions in your part of the world? Or a day you celebrate your ancestors that have passed on?