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Penises in Paranormals

Okay. I'm totally borrowing/stealing this topic from Nicola O. Nicola mentions in her post that penises in some paranormals are different from the norm. I've run across this phenomenon before. Most notable are Lora Leigh's Breed books where barbs and knots appear...

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Engagements: Long or short?

I have a quick question for you today, brought on by a family drama. I'm feeling all "Carrie Bradshaw" as I type this: Do you favor long or short engagements? How long is it before an engagement becomes simply living together? And as for a party celebrating the event...

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Politically Incorrect

Political correctness (commonly abbreviated to PC) is a term applied to language, ideas, policies, or behavior where people seek to minimize offense to gender, racial, cultural, disabled, aged or other identity groups. Two members of the British Royal family have been...

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Looking to the Past

I heard on the news this morning that the 1911 census of England and Wales has been released to the public and is available online. Evidently enterprising people have already checked out David Beckham and Amy Winehouse's ancestors. Pre-writing days I was very...

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You’re so Vain!

I'm sure I've written about vanity plates on cars before. A lot of people have them in New Zealand. Today when I was driving home from my writing session at the coffee shop, I passed a car with the number plate BIG RAJ. Now I don't know if it's me and my erotic...

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Can You Swim?

When I was a kid, the school I attended had a swimming pool and each summer we had swimming lessons as part of our school day. I can swim. It's not my favorite thing to do, but if I fell into water, I'd have a good chance of saving myself because of those lessons....

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Reality in Romance

Angela James did a great post at Romancing the Blog a few days ago about reality in romances. "How is it," she asked, "that the hero and heroine don't suffer from morning breath in most romances?" I've wondered this myself. Other things bother me, too, not usually...

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Sweet Nothings

Yesterday I purchased Everything is Fine by Josh Turner for my iPod. His singing voice is amazing - all low and sexy and it gives me the shivers. The man could sing me my latest rejection letter and I'd say, "Yes, please. More." Of course it doesn't hurt that he's...

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Women Take a Stand

I’m an avid traveler and a recent article in the travel section of the New Zealand Herald caught my attention. It spoke to me. It made me laugh. In some countries, you still have travel with a father or a husband before being allowed to enter i.e. Saudi Arabia. In...

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