The Next Step!

I’ve mentioned my skill at walking and reading…so this is obviously the next step in Dana’s evolution as a multi-tasker!

 “Walk and type at the same time! Walking upright is a sure sign that you’re evolved, but we think you should take it one step further and walk upright while computing. The Connect-A-Desk is a new product that gives you the ability to use your laptop with both hands free, to type while walking or standing. Includes the laptop harness & desk, everything you need to use your laptop computer while standing. Works with any size laptop, notebook, or tablet computer. Adjustable to fit any size person. Quick and easy to put on and take off and ergonomically designed for comfort. It’s truly mobile and portable, no need for a laptop cart or stand. Connect-A-Desk makes any laptop truly mobile. Taking notes with a full size keyboard while having the ability to move around can be of great value to almost any laptop user.”

I really really really want this… 

Virtual Writers’ Conference!

Color me embarrassed, but I forgot to post about this earlier!  I’m part of a virtual writers’ conference being put on by the lovely and talented Gayle Trent, author of Murder Takes the Cake (highly recommended by Yours Truly!).   Authors, editors and agents share war stories and advice at this cost free, cyber-conference.  To quote Gayle’s introductory speech, “So while we will not be serving food, what we will be serving up is plenty of helpful information and advice. This advice will come from authors, journalists, freelance writers, columnists, editors, publishers and agents. Two agents are seeking new clients. Come back on Friday for more information on those agents and the types of manuscripts they’re looking for.”   For the rest of her intro, go here.

My article is here, but I encourage you to read all of the posts and check back later for new ones!  In the archives are fun and informative articles on the editing process, fan fic, writing YA, and much more!

Because of a special promo on Ravenous today…

…check out who’s in the number one slot for the first time? Yes, I am easily pleased with things like this. 🙂  I also got my print copy of Ripping the Bodice from Amazon and it is quite lovely, if I do say so myself!  And I do!  Love having Angry Torso man cover art on my vanity book shelf at home.

top 10 best sellers

1. Ripping the Bodice
by Inara Lavey
2. The Other Side of Sadie
by Hayden Renier
3. FREE Audiobook Sampler
by Ravenous Romance
4. Whatever It Takes
by Maryn Bittner
5. The Missionary and the Artist
by Adam Michael Perkes
6. The Hitcher and his Ride
by Misty  Malone
7. Bites of Passion: An Anthology of Vampire Erotica
by Cecilia  Tan
8. The Virgin Principle
by Trudy Doyle
9. The Mile High Club
by Ryan Field
10. Lust in Space
by Lisa  Lane

Taking a Break from Erotic Romance, back to my Mystery roots!

Tuesday night I participated in a mystery writer panel along with fellow authors Ann Parker (Silver Rush mysteries), Mark Coggins (August Riordan series) and Camille Minichino (Periodic Table mystery series) at the Castro Valley Library.

To the right are me and Ann, while below Ann and I listen in evident fascination to Mark.  And below that you can see throngs (yes, that’s right!  Throngs!) of audience members coming up after the talk to buy copies of our books.  That’s Camille at the far end of the table, btw.  All in all a very satisfying event!

Slowly Returning to Life

I have been taking a well-deserved break from…well…everything except felines, work and my WIP for the last week, but it’s time to get back into the swing of things and start blogging again.

I recently read a novel in which this sentence was used: “He kissed me with his lips.”  Needless to say (but I really NEED to say it!), my first thought was “Well, what the heck else would he kiss her with?”

So I saw my 3 year old niece, G,  a couple weeks ago.  Let me just interject that my niece is an abnormally bright kid, beautiful and perfect in every way.  No, I am not biased.   At any rate, my sis-in-law told me an anecdote where G pooted and said, “My butt blew a kiss!”

Not only was this one of the funniest things I’ve heard from anyone, let alone a kid, but it also answered my question above.

Did I mention I love my niece?  🙂

Last Stop!

Please join us at Night Owl Romance for the final stop of the Ravenous Romance Ornery Eleven BBT!  Today all of our authors will tell you what they want readers and writers to know about Ravenous Romance.  One last chance to win the grand prize of $25 gift certificate for Ravenous Romance (that’s five e-books!) and to show the authors and our lovely hostess, Tammie, some love!