Sunday, August 28, 2011

RSSS 2 Post

I'm not going to add in the request until after the Scene because in my opinion it will ruin it for the reader. So here you go, my friends. I hope you enjoy it.

Julie looked around at the sun dappled lawn as she sat between her son and husband. 

“Do you remember the first time we went to the new park? The one right down the street?”

Silence answered her. Even the birds stopped chirping. She closed her eyes, smiled sadly at the quiet surrounding her, and leaned back with her face to the sun. With a small giggle she started sharing her version of the memory. 

“Rick I think you were as excited as Jimmy was. Neither one of you would sit still through lunch. On the walk over you and Jimmy kept skipping ahead of me. I remember the heat, Lord it was hot. Of course that could have been because of how fast you two made me walk.” 

Her grin grew into a smile.

“The sight of you two racing ahead, Jimmy’s legs pumping trying to keep up with his Daddy, had me laughing out loud.”

“Come on, Mommy!” Her boy was growing up. He’d start kindergarten in the fall. In just two weeks her baby would be a little man. 

“I’m coming honey. Rick, slow down. He’s going to be exhausted by the time we get there.” She laughed at the excitement that was in her man’s eyes. She couldn’t tell who was more excited, the newly turned five year old or thirty-five year old man. 

“Mommy, come on! Only old people are slow and you’re not old yet….”

Shaking her head she gave in.

“Fine race you there, you two!”

She started running, quickly passing them.

“Up, Daddy, up! We can’t let a girl beat us!”

“Hey no fair,” she laughingly hollered as they passed her. Her husband’s laugh and son’s smiling face looking back at her more than made up for the exhaustion that was beginning to claim her. She huffed to a stop as they came to the park.

“Ok fine you two win. Now go play so Mommy can rest.” She winked at her husband. His troubled face looked back at her and she shook her head at the question in his eyes. 

“I’m fine, hon. Honest. The chemo just took it out of me this round. I’ll sit in the shade and watch you two act like monkeys and gerbils in the tubes and playground equipment.”

She shooed them away as she took a seat at a picnic table. 

The treatments had been doing more than making her tired lately, but she couldn’t let her guys know that. Just yesterday the doctors told her she wouldn’t last much longer, that her body had fought as much as it could. But she refused to believe it. She would see her baby graduate into the first grade. And if she had anything to say about it high school and college. 

A sharp pitched gleeful squeal had her raising her head with a smile. Her gorgeous guys at play. There wasn’t a more beautiful sight in the world. 

After three straight hours of play Jimmy was starting to droop around the edges as her mom would say. 

“Come on, guys. Time to head back to the house. I’m in the mood for a nice cool glass of lemonade.”

As she got up she stumbled slightly, making Rick glance at her sharply. She shook her head in denial and turned quickly to Jimmy. 

“Well, squirt, did you like it? Have fun?”

“Oh YES Momma! Next time do you think you could come play too?”

Tears filled her eyes at the innocent question. She glanced over at her husband who quickly intervened. 

“Come on buddy let’s go home. We’ll let Momma rest in the cool AC while we get the lemonade and snacks. Then it’s off to nap for you.”

“Awww but I’m not tired.” 

It was a familiar whine. One she had heard a million times before…right before he passed out for a couple hours. 

“Come on champ lets go.”

Rick picked him up in his arms and started walking toward the house. As they made their way he kept looking back at her making sure she was doing ok. Just as they got to the second crosswalk her foot caught in a crack and she started to fall with a yelp. As she hit the ground Rick turned to come back to her. A loud screech filled the air and her head swiveled towards the sound. A huge van was racing around the corner and coming straight for her guys. Rick turned and saw the car closing fast and had just enough time to turn back and open his mouth before tires screamed against the pavement and the two most precious people flew across the road. With dull thuds and sharp cracks against the pavement her life changed.

“Mrs. Rightner? It’s time to go back to the hospice ma’am.”

She looked up at the young man who stood above her. Noticing how young he looked she realized just what her precious boy would miss out on. No first crush, first kiss, or first love. No school plays, band or football tryouts. Closing her eyes, she nodded. 

“Just give me a moment more.”

She waited as he went to sit away from her. Just close enough to hear her if she needed him, and far enough away to give her the illusion of privacy.

She turned to her right, looking at her son’s well groomed grave. Reaching out a shaking hand she laid it where she imagined his head would be.

“My brave boy. Today would’ve been your graduation day. You would have started first grade next year. I would have lived to see it.” Tears falling she bent and kissed his headstone. “I miss you so very much.”

Turning she faced the ground where he husband of nine years lay. 

“Rick, I miss you. I miss seeing you first thing in the morning with your grumpy before his first cup of coffee face. I miss your laughter at life. I could never move beyond you but I’ll be joining you soon. Take care of our boy, at least until I’m there to hold you both in my arms again.”

Sitting back on her decimated body she raised her voice.

“I’m ready to go back now.”

As she was lifted into a chair her eyes stayed on the headstones and blank plot waiting for her to join her men. 

“See you soon, my loves.”

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

This RSSS was requested to be anonymous. And the request for a scene was a simple one:

"Make me want to cry. Give me a scene that will touch people's hearts."

Well I hope I managed to catch the essence of exactly that for you. I look forward to even more RSSS in the future! See you guys and gals next Sunday! 

And remember~ if you want to challenge me or join in the fun email me at with a scene suggestion and whether or not you want to be acknowledged and tagged! 

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Sunday, August 21, 2011

First Reader Scene Suggestion Sunday

We're starting a new tradition here my friends. Reader Scene Suggestion Sunday, or RSSS. This is where a reader sends me a suggestion for a scene~ anything goes. Genre, heat level, everything is up for grabs. All you have to do is email me at with your suggestion and letting me know whether you want to be tagged and acknowledged when it goes live. Easy huh? And here is our first one!

Laurie Peterson thank you for this opportunity. It was a challenge (especially with this being the day before school starts lmao) and one I totally enjoyed! I went in a way I'm not sure that you were expecting, but here's hoping that everyone enjoys it!


So....not too racy but my scene is about a male werewolf and a male vamp who are already lovers and a zombie male who wants to join the party as it were...of course the lovers don't want a 3rd mate, because zombies and that whole eating brain thing and zombie comes back with " there's something much tastier to eat" and take it away Nicole!

Here you go Laurie! 

As Ken and Kevin’s sweat drenched bodies cooled in the night air, Ken knew he couldn’t be happier. You would think a couple with the whole cutesy name, and not to mention gay, thing would be a tad over the top, but you couldn’t be more wrong. In fact you couldn’t find two people more different who were as in love.

What do you get when you mate a vampire and a werewolf? A dog whose bite is worse than his bark. 

As he started laughing the breeze brought the smell of death. Not the dry smell that emanated from his lover, but one of rot. A stench filled with old and new blood, a putrid aroma. As a moaning groan filled the air around them they jumped up into defensive positions.

Hard to defend the one you love when you have dangling bits flying free. The thought was fleeting as the bushes started moving.

“What is it, Ken? Can you tell?”

As he started to answer the smell grew stronger. He stepped back and to the side, tracking the god awful stench. As he opened his mouth again a form stepped between the bushes.


“Not shit,” the stranger in front of them commented.

“Well we don’t have brains for sale either.” Ken knew his smart mouth would get him in trouble one day. Hopefully that day won’t be today.

“Now why would I want what you obviously don’t have?” The voice held a hint of a southern twang. “But I wouldn’t mind putting my mouth around what you so obviously do have.”

“Oh hell no!” Both men cupped their bare genitals. 

“I watched you from downwind, and you two are beautiful together. I could have taken you while y’all were occupied but I didn’t. I gave you a chance to see me. Only fair since I saw all of y’all.”

The wretched being ran a hand through stringy thinning hair as he sighed.

“Do you have a clue how hard it is to find someone to let you near them once you’re what I am.”

“Besides smelly, brain deprived, and oh yeah a zombie?”

“Shut up, Ken!” Kevin’s voice was surprisingly strong considering the strange conversation going on, and the fact that they were butt-assed naked in front of something that was known for eating people.

And not just in the metaphysical way either. Ken shuddered. At least when I eat something it’s already dead!

“Oh like you’re gonna let him get anywhere near Mr. Happy? Or should I say Mr. Not-so-happy-at-the-moment. And ,baby, let me just add for the record…if you’re having one of those kindred moments and even considering it…if you decide to try it…you’ll have to take a bleach bath before I go down on you again…if you have anything left, that is.”

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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Birthday Bash winners announced

I am such a bad busy gal! But that's no excuse. You lovelies came out to spend my bday with me and I am thrilled for that! I will announce the winners with no further ado.... *drums fingers on table to make it suspenseful*

rhonda said...
I am an old follower and a old friend on Facebook. I shared on Twitter as well as Facebook. I also added you to my goodreads! I am excited to celebrate your birthday with you ;) ~And~
Gracen Miller said...
How have I not already been following you here? I follow you everywhere else. I sound like a stalker...hehehe Rhonda Perkins-Helton sent me, but I'm glad she did! Woot! Huggles, Gracen a/k/a Momma Hellhound Congrats! And because I was so very late I will let choose a third winner!
Dawn Hagan said...
we are already friends on facebook and I sent you a friend request on goodreads :) Being with my wonderful husband and two boys are the best with out them my life would be meaningless If you lovely winners will email me with what format you would like your book in I will send those right out to you! :D :D *HUGGLES*

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Birthday Bash! Come to my birthday party and you may get the present!

 Lets have a birthday celebration! My birthday is coming up and I'm in the mood to celebrate! So raise you glass and lets have a toast!

Lets think of partying all week long!
And no... I won't tell you how old I am! No matter how many drinks you ply me with! ^-^

So how about we get this party started? <BG>

Here's what I was thinking my friends. Six easy peasy ways to enter!

1. Follow this blog :)

2. Friend me on Facebook if we're already friends just say so in the comments.

3. Friend me on Goodreads if we're friends there just say so!

4. Recommend people to the contest. If they say in their comments that you sent them them you BOTH get an entry! 

5. Share this post! Just leave me a comment and link! For each place you share you get an extra entry! If you share on Facebook please tag me! :D

6. And finally give me a comment on what your favorite thing is to do on your birthday!

See easy ways to enter! From now until August 10th at midnight CST you can enter in so many different ways! I will choose (with the help of TWO winners of a pdf copy of Snow's Heat on August 11th! And you never know.... If we get enough entries we may just add to the prize packs! ^-^

Here's a blurb of what you may win!

Snow's Heat

When your husband declares you aren’t enough after ten years, don’t get mad… Get a Bic and start a bonfire!

When Sabrina’s husband decides to move on to greener, and freer pastures, she knows she has to move on herself. Wounded and alone, she escapes to a friend’s cabin to think about her future…and burn her past. Literally.

Can she rise from the ashes of her marriage a new woman, or did she lose too much trying to salvage an illusion? Dealing with the heartache of her new reality, she meets a mystery man in the backwoods. One that makes her burn with desire.

Once just a soldier, now Travis is something…more. His last tour changed him in more ways than one. Can he come to terms with what he is, while dealing with the mixture of lust and possessiveness Bree brings out in him? Or is her past too much for him to handle?