Five Presents for a Vampire Mate

on December 1, 2011

Happy December! Yes, I write dark paranormals about vampires, shifters, and witches. But hey, just because they live in a dark and sexy world doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy the holiday season. The heroine of Claimed, Emma Paulsen, is a geneticist who finds herself mated to the king of the vampires. Although she’s rather busy, the woman loves Christmas. Here are the top five presents for Emma Paulsen:

1) A bat. Yeah, a Louisville slugger. The king is domineering and stubborn…his mate might need to clock him one once in a while.

2) A fan. The king is also sexier than heck. Dage can heat up a room.

3) Yoga for a Vampire Mate. The woman could use some down time. I mean, she’s been kidnapped by an evil vampire race, rescued by the sexiest vamp alive, and charged with creating a cure for a virus that may destroy her sister. Yoga might be good.

4) Immortality for Dummies. Emma is a scientist and thus feels the need to experiment a bit. In Claimed, she was rather curious about how quickly her thumb would heal if she broke it, not quite understanding that these things take time. One of the brothers…(well, you should read it). 

5) A personal shopper. Let’s just say that sometimes the king gets a little impatient when it comes to clothing. I’m not sure how many of Emma’s outfits hit the floor in Claimed, but there were a few!

Time to Start Christmas Shopping

on December 14, 2010

So, I’ve written a bit about my family here and there on this blog so you’ll have an idea of who I’m talking about.  Basically, Deb, Steph, Brandie and my mom are done with Christmas shopping.  Keep in mind that we have a large family and lots of kids to shop for. 

Earlier today I was talking on the phone with my mom and she mentioned how excited the kids will be when they see all the presents under her tree.  Yes, she’s done wrapping.  I glanced over at my silent tree (which as of last night has ornaments on it)…and saw one, tiny wrapped present.  Okay.  I’m a bit behind.

But the present intrigued me, because I’m fairly certain I haven’t gone shopping yet.  I picked it up, and it’s a present from my daughter to her teacher.  Yes, even my nine-year old is better organized than I am this year.   I mean, I printed out my list of people, but so far haven’t entered any presents or ideas. 

Where did December go?

Holiday Rush Blog Hop

on December 10, 2010

So, either you’re on the blog tour or you’re one of my regular subscribers.  Either way, welcome to my blog today.  🙂 It’s snowing outside, my Christmas tree is twinkling and the holiday spirit is in the air.  I love many things about the holidays, especially those wonderful movies we only see once a year.  With that in mind, try to guess these movie quotes and leave your answers in the comments:

1.  “It’s too early.  I never eat December snowflakes.  I always wait until January.”  

2.  “Can I refill your eggnog for you?  Get you something to eat?  Drive you out to the middle of nowhere and leave you for dead?”

3.  “Susan, I speak French but that doesn’t make me Joan of Arc.”

4.  “Let’s see.  We have a munkle for your uncle, a fant for your aunt, and a fandpa for your cousin Leon.”

5.  “Great.  I just beat up Santa Claus.”

6.  “In the heat of battle, my father wove a tapestry of obscenity that as far as we know, is still hanging in space over Lake Michigan.”

7.  “Well, you look about the kind of angel I’d get.  Sort of a fallen angel, aren’t you?  What happened to your wings?”

1)  A Charlie Brown Christmas Story
2)  National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
3)  Miracle on 34th Street
4)  How the Grinch Stole Christmas
5)  The Ref
6)  A Christmas Story
7)  It’s a Wonderful Life