Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Rant Time!!! Are you willing to let big business dictate what you'll buy?

Has everyone heard about paypal forcing merchants and publishers who use their services to ban erotic writings? If they don't, paypal will cancel their accounts. What does this mean? All Romance eBooks, Smashwords, Bookstrand, you won't be able to buy your favorite erotic romance from them anymore. My question? Who the hell are they to police what is read and written and how exactly are they getting away with it? Censorship, freedom of speech, any of this sound familiar?

Here's a great article on the subject Paypal Strong Arms Indie Publishers Over Erotic Content

I for one will be terminating my account. There are other alternatives to use and I will be be checking them out.
Exactly how much money do you think paypal will lose over this? I hope it sinks them. I know, that's cruel, but that's the way I feel. I simply don't understand why corporations think they can manipulate the public this way.

Nows the time for a new payment service to surface and blow them out of the water. I wish I knew how to do it. Sadly, I'm not teck savvy.

Anyway, it's to you whether or not you choose to continue using them. If they get away with this, what will be next? Keep that in mind.

What are your thoughts on this matter?

Oh and keep in mind some of the oldest classics will be banned as well.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Lady Start Your Engine!!!!!!!

Sitting here watching the Daytona 500, probably the only race I'll watch this season. With life as hectic as it is, I don't have much time or care to get involved the entire season. That being said, I may have to check in once in a while to keep watch on Danica Patrick. Third woman ever to start the Daytona. Possibly the only one with a chance to make a mark in NASCAR.

She's got balls people. I'm talking big, beefy ones made of brass for a tiny woman. I love her attitude as well. In an interview with the great Daryl Waltrip she stated that she didn't much care for the term role model. She said people should want to be better than her, and ya know what, she's right! It's good to look up to people, but you should want to strive to be better. Here's a question for ya? How many men would you have heard those words come from?

Now, don't get me wrong, I'm not man bashing, but anyone who watches pro sports knows ego's and arrogance go hand in hand. I simply found it refreshing to hear someone shrug off being the center of attention and say people should push to be more successful.

Of course, there are so many people out there bashing her. She doesn't belong. She can't drive, blah fucking blah. I say she scares the hell out of them, that's what their problem is. Excuse me, but the woman cut her teeth in INDY racing, won and was a force to be reckoned with. Get over yourselves, sit back and give the woman the credit she's due. Put your wanker back in your pants and stop armchair driving. Get your assess in a car and see what it takes to put over 2000lbs of metal powered by 900 horsepower around a track without bouncing off everyone and everything. Then I'll listen to ya!

Some of you may know, most probably not, I spent 6 years in a stock car being the only female to race upward to 20 men on any given night. I raced dirt, not asphalt and I much prefer dirt. More forgiving, especially when you roll 8 times. But, that's another story. The point is, I know how hard it is to put yourself out there and be criticized. IT SUCKS!! The crap you have to put up with is unbelievable. The disrespect, nauseating. So yeah, I go a little nuts when I hear shit being spouted from the ass holes positioned on the face. Of course, with the "role models" in our government disrespecting women every time they open their mouths, it's no wonder our nation still spouts this trash. But, enough of that.

I for one hope Danica tears up the track, keeps her head and remembers she has to be better than the men she races, not only in talent, but with her remarks and ego. Women like me, women who've been there, dealt with the garbage sure would like to have a woman to point to and say, "Take that egotistical ass wipes"

Whew, sorry, didn't mean to go on a rant. Anyway, racing gave me needed confidence in myself, standing up to those who claimed I belonged in bed with my legs spread let me see I could do anything I put my mind too. Take not ladies. We can be anything we want to be.

And, if you're lucky, you find a man who stands beside you and cheers you on, rides in the ambulance with you and makes sure you have a race-able car for the next week as you lay there tied to a board not able to move. My hero didn't ride a white horse, he drove an awesome red and white Camaro that he painted himself, won a trophy for and brought that bitch home to victory lane several times. He's still my hero and stands beside me in my new adventure of writing.

Go Danica! And, appreciate your hero behind the scenes.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Liebster Blog Award

Yippy Skippy! I'm so thrilled. I received the Liebster Blog Award from the awesome, rocking, cool chick Jennifer James.

Okay, I'll admit, I had to Google it to find out what this wonderful award was and now that I'm a tad bit smarter, I'll share what I found with you. M'kay?!

The Liebster Blog Award is an award givin by one blogger to another. You can give this to a blog that you find cool, informative, fun, because you think the blogger is hot, because they have wicked awesome hair, really for any reason you'd like. All you have to do is follow the rules.

1. The blog must have less than 200 followers. (not a problem for me)

2. You use your manners and say thank you to the person who passed this award on to you.
THANK YOU JENNIFER JAMES (okay, I said thank you on her blog as well)

3. Nominate 5 blogs you think are awesome, cool and top shit!

4. Post a link to the person who nominated you. (if you look up at the beginning of the blog you'll find Jennifer James' name. simply click on it and you'll be taken directly to her really fun blog)

5. Comment on the person's blog you are passing it on to.


Seriously, I love popping in to Jennifer's blog. She's funny. I love her personality.

Now here's the thing. I'll have to list my 5 nominee's later because I need to keep in accordance to the rules. So I have some research to do. Cause, it seems everyone has more followers than me. (sheepish gin)

In the mean time, go check out Jennifer James. You won't regret it.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


Another chance to win a free read.

Visit Riverina Romanctics from now until Feb 12 and enter for a chance to win a free copy of Running Blind.

Jessica Crist is a top-notch psychic called on by the Sioux City Police to help stop a serial killer. Seeing this as just another case, she agrees, but the tables turn and the hunter becomes the hunted. Running for her life, she travels hundreds of miles, still able to sense the killer on her trail. But how is he tracking her? Exhausted, hungry and scared, Jessica takes a wrong turn down a dirt road and crashes into destiny.

Reclusive Reed Baker is heading to his home in town when headlights blind him on the private road leading to his cabin. The badly injured driver pleads with him not to call the authorities. Abandoning his vow not to become involved in another person's problem, he takes her home. With each passing hour, she causes him to question his sanity and his decision to become involved in her problems. Problems that could cost him his life.

Running Blind can be purchased at Ellora's Cave or on Amazon

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

A Chance to win Spliced!

Feb 1 and Feb 2 I have an interview and blog up at The Book Queens Palace blog. Stop by and answer a few questions for a chance to win your FREE copy of Spliced!

I love her blog and have been stopping by regularly to check it out!