I Looked for Him…

June 24, 2010 at 8:00 am (General) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

These are my woods—the cornfields. I love them when they’re green like this. When they’re golden, I wish they were green again. 🙂 But I looked for him, hidden in the stalks, waiting.

All I could find was corn. The golden tassels glistened in the late night sun; the green leaves protecting the buttery yellow kernels from hungry predators–like me.

And sunflowers edging the corn-their sunny faces turned this way and that–a clinging beige grasshopper on one, a moth on the other–the signs of summer.

But he wasn’t there–or maybe, he was. Only he wouldn’t come out to play.

I went on a hike through a serene park then. He was there, I’m sure. Waiting for the dark to come, to show himself.

He wasn’t riding this bike though. He was running in his wolf form. Birds were singing throughout the woods, the sound of highway traffic drifted in the intermittent breeze. But without a wolf’s hearing, I couldn’t hear the river flowing down below. A sweet scent wafted in the air. I tried to conjure up what it could be.

It reminded me of the sweet scent of jasmine–the last two hold outs in my garden.

It didn’t matter. It perfumed the air and made the hike even better.

Except for Alaskan-sized mosquitoes–luckily only ran into them at two points on the trail, managed to escape one, not the other although she won’t be biting another soul–it was bugless.

But this is who I was looking for, up and down the trails. He wouldn’t come out to play though. Not when I had a pack of she-wolves with me. 🙂
Sigh. Next time, maybe I’ll catch him.

And he’ll come out to play.

The good part of walking through those woods last night was they made me forget about the hectic week. 🙂 Woods and wolves will do that.

And this is something else that is coming this summer!

And here is my upcoming blog schedule for the release!
8/2 Open
8/3 My Overstuffed Bookshelf http://myoverstuffedbookshelf.blogspot.com/
Casablanca http://casablancaauthors.blogspot.com/
8/4 Martha’s Bookshelf http://marthasbookshelf.blogspot.com/

8/5 Anna’s Book Blog http://annavivian.blogspot.com/
8/6 Poisoned Rationality http://lastexilewords.blogspot.com/
8/7 Sat Mona’s Blog www.monarisk.blogspot.com
8/8 Sun
8/9 Open
8/10 Fumbling With Fiction http://chandlermariecraig.wordpress.com
8/11 Sia McKye’s Thoughts Over Coffee http://siamckye.blogspot.com/
8/12 Books 4 Moms http://www.books4moms.com/
8/13 Love Romance Passion http://www.loveromancepassion.com/
8/14 Sat
8/15 Sun
8/16 Star-Crossed Romance http://star-crossedromance.blogspot.com/
Casablanca http://casablancaauthors.blogspot.com/
8/17 A Simple Love of Reading http://simpleloveofreading.blogspot.com/
8/18 Thoughts in Progress http://www.masoncanyon.blogspot.com/
8/19 Open
8/20 My Book Addiction and More http://www.mybookaddictionandmore.wordpress.com
8/21 Sat
8/22 Sun
8/23 Fresh Fiction http://freshfiction.com/
8/24 Debbie’s Book Bag http://debsbookbag.blogspot.com/
8/25 Book Junkie http://myfoolishwisdom.blogspot.com/
8/26 Fang-tastic Books http://www.fang-tasticbooks.blogspot.com/
8/27 Larissa’s Life http://www.larissaslife.com
8/28 Sat
8/29 Sun
8/30 A Journey of Books http://ajourneyofbooks.blogspot.com
8/31 Night Owl Romance http://www.nightowlromanceblog.blogspot.com/
Casablanca http://casablancaauthors.blogspot.com/
And here’s beautiful Portland where the story takes place. 🙂

Hope you all have a delightful Saturday!!! And find the wolves of your dreams!

I’m off to write on Dreaming of the Wolf on this very hot Saturday! What are you doing to make your dreams come true?

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male.”

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When Conversation Can Get You into Trouble!

June 6, 2010 at 8:05 am (General) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )

One of my coworkers asked me how to spell a word for her. I get it all the time because I write, and normally, I’m a really good speller. I learned how to spell out things phonetically in school.

My mother said she didn’t learn it that way and ended up writing some things with American spellings, some things with Canadian, and some–her very own special way. 🙂

She was Presbyterian, like so many Scots families are, but since she couldn’t spell it, she said she was Methodist. Her father’s side of the family were Methodists. And she had a thesaurus worth of vocabulary words in her head. If she couldn’t remember how to spell it, she’d think of a simile and use it instead.

So how does this get me into trouble? For the life of me, I couldn’t remember how to spell insinuation the other day when I was working on Dreaming of the Wolf. The spell checker thingy kept coming up with insulation as maybe what I was trying to say. Sometimes you can just list it on Google or another search engine, and the brilliant search thingy will say: did you mean???

And voila, yes, that’s just what I meant! But it didn’t come up with insinuation either. The problem was I was leaving the “SIN” out. Insuation….. So finally, when I sounded it out, I was like oh, yeah, I’m leaving the SIN out! Woohoo, I had it.

Now, I was explaining this to the coworker of mine that I often can get the word right if I phonetically sound the word out–and this woman, who was standing nearby our counter, gave me the dirtiest look.

If she’s going to eavesdrop on my “SIN”–ful conversation, she ought to eavesdrop on the whole thing. And get her mind out of the gutter. 🙂

So that’s my story, and I’m sticking with it.

Have any spelling problems lately?

I’m halfway through Wolf Fever edits and have been told that shapeshifter is listed as shape-shifter in one of those books that makes spelling mandatory in a certain way.  *sigh*  To me, if a TV program can list them on a sign among a bunch of shape-shifting flamingos as shapeshifters…it’s good enough for me! 🙂

Have a super Sunday!

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male.”

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The Prince of Persia–What Fun–and Shapeshifters too!

June 5, 2010 at 9:56 am (General) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I love to play RPGs (Role Playing Games) but I’ve never played The Prince of Persia. The movie was wonderful. After work last night, my daughter and I went to dinner and then saw the movie–

It had adventure, romance, mystery, fantasy, and delightful humor. And best of all a HEA!!!  I loved it!!! And it made me want to write a story just like that!

So if you love all of the above, you might want to check it out. Really, really enjoyed it! And yes, truly, it had shapeshifters in it!!! They were very, very bad shapeshifters that turned into whirling bits of devil’s sand. And I have to admit, I felt sunburned and sandburned when I left the theater! 🙂

Well, I had planned on getting WAY ahead on Dreaming of the Wolf, but I just received Wolf Fever edits, so need to work on those also this weekend.

But I wanted to share another one of my very favorite wolfish characters!!!

Hmm, isn’t he just awfully dreamy?

And his eyes, very, very wolf like. It’s a combination of come hither, and I’m coming after you—so yep, he’s a wolf all right!

And he’s definitely in Heart of the Highland Wolf, complete with sword.

I had a wonderful fan facebook me, asking if I was going to put my books into movies–yes!!! As soon as someone sends the contract, I’m signing. The only stipulation? I get to meet the male hunks applying for the main roles (and 2ndary roles….you never know when one of them might be the next major hunk star) so they can prove to me how wolfish they truly are. 🙂

Wouldn’t you love to see the wolves in a movie of their own??? 🙂

Have a super Saturday!!!

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male.”

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