Monday, September 26, 2005

Banned Books Week

I was going to add a nifty little banner on Banned Books Week but Blogger won't let me! *sigh*

Anyhoo, Banned Books Week is September 24th to October 1st. Have you ever seen what books make the list of books people try and have pulled from library (both pubic and school) shelves? It's amazing.

Go read a banned book today!

Saturday, September 24, 2005

Word of mouth~

Just passing the word~

***Permission to forward is granted and requested***

Passionate Ink is thrilled to announce our first online class (October,2005) This class is available FREE to Passionate Ink members. It is not opento the general public or non-PI members. Details on joining Passionate Inkare available on our website
WORKSHOP: "All About Erotic Romance"

Instructor: USA Today Bestselling author Angela Knight

October 1 to 31, 2005


USA Today Bestselling Erotic Romance author Angela Knight will teach amonth-long class on erotic romance, available at no cost to members ofPassionate Ink. She'll talk about how ER must be structured differently from"vanilla" romance in terms of character and plot. She'll also discussdetails such as language use, description, writing the love scene, and howto create good heroes and heroines. The lectures also include extensivequotes from a survey she conducted in her readers' group. More than 50 womenresponded to questions such as, "How do you feel about the F word in anerotic romance?" and "What do you think of Alpha Heroes - and what turns youoff about them?"

There will be a total of 12 lectures during the month-long October class.Angela will also answer questions.


Angela Knight is a USA Today bestselling author for Berkley. She's writtenthree novels for that company, and is under contract for three more. Herlast book, Master of the Moon, spent three weeks on the USA Today list inMay, 2005.

In 2005, Hot Blooded, a Berkley anthology featuring one of Angela'snovellas, won the Borders Group Bestselling Anthology of the Year. She alsowon Best Erotic Romance from Romantic Times Bookclub the same year.

Angela knew she wanted to be a novelist at an early age; her first book waswritten in pencil and illustrated in crayon. She was nine years old at thetime. But her mother was enthralled, and Angela was hooked.

In the years that followed, Angela managed to figure out a way to make aliving -- more or less -- at what she loved best: writing. After a shortcareer as a comic book writer, she became a newspaper reporter, coveringeverything from school board meetings to murders. Several of her storieswon South Carolina Press Association awards under her real name.
In 1996, she discovered the small press publisher Red Sage, and realized herdream of romance publication in the company's Secrets 2 anthology. She hassince published five novellas in Secrets; a sixth will be out in December,2006. Red Sage also published her novel, The Forever Kiss, which was thecompany's first full-length book.

Her novels include The Forever Kiss, Jane's Warlord, Master of the Night andMaster of the Moon. Anthologies include Berkley's Mercenaries, Kick Ass,Hot Blooded and Bite; Secrets Volumes 2,3,6, 7, 11 and 14; Hard Candy and InOther Worlds from Loose Id; Tales from the Temple 2 from Ellora's Cave; andshort stories "The Dark One" and "The Vampire's Christmas" from Changeling.

Visit Angela's website at

Until later,
;-) Mel

Tuesday, September 20, 2005


Yesterday was talk like a pirate day. In honor of that, here's a quiz on which Pirates of the Carribean character you are.

LOL I was surprised. I was Capt. Jack Sparrow. *beams with a sigh* Yeah, LOVE that character.

Mel, so glad you're back. I'm whapping all the nasty viruses and telling them to leave you alone.

May the muses have eye patches

Thursday, September 15, 2005

I'm back~

I’ve been offline due to a virus. A computer virus. I had to have my computer reloaded. *Sigh* In light of Katrina it seems kind of silly to mention it, but incase I was missed. Now you know why.

What’s on our plates?

Let’s see…Lany is working on new sections for Law. *Dreamy sigh* She also has a rough draft synopsis to edit. *Dusting hands* Glad it’s Lany’s turn with that chore. While I’m going through for a critique of our yet untitled Viking story.

It’s good to be back.
Until later,

;-) Mel

Sunday, September 11, 2005


I know I've posted about heroes before. But today is the anniversary of 9/11. Time to focus on some real life ones.

Heroes came through that day. So many of them. Firefighters. Policemen. Everyday men and women who helped others. The passengers on Flight 93 who had the opportunity those on the other flights didn't, to fight back.

My hat is off and my heart is with the heroes of that tragic day.

With Hurricane Katrina's devastation, people are doing so many heroic things. The rescuers. Of people and animals. I really tip my hat to these people laying their own lives on the line. Also, the helpers. The people donating. The people going in to restore electricity. Each displaying a little heroism in their own way.

Go hug a hero today

Thursday, September 08, 2005

The most important sex organ

Should be excercised regularly. Stroked and stoked. Kept fine tuned. Used often. Kept active.

*grins* where did your mind go? LOL the most important sex organ is of course your mind. Use it often.

With the devastation with Hurricane Katrina, don't forget the animals. Organizations are getting into these areas to rescue the animals left behind. And at least one group is taking in animals until their owners can take them back. A great thing to know your pet is safe until you are able to take them back. The Humane Society ( and Noah's Wish ( are two such organizations doing a lot to help the animals in these areas. PetSmart is also taking in donations to help animals.

May the muses have gingko