Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Tattoo Tuesday- Victor Taboada

Victor Taboada
to Tattoo Tuesday

Give me four sentences that sum you up: what you do, who you are, where you've been...
- I've been a member of an extraordinary organization that serves and protects my country. I'm a "Coastie" (U.S. Coast Guard) and have been for the last 11 yrs stationed throughout the East coast and Caribbean. (Ft. Lauderdale, San Juan (3 times) & Virginia).
- I'm me, what you see is that you get, I'm like an open book, nothing to hide. I love to live happily and smiling all the time, now I will trust you 100% off the bat cause we all deserve at least one chance, but once you break that trust, might as well just walk away. 
- Got the opportunity to travel to various places due to my job, but the one that most stuck out was when I was chosen to go and train the Lyberian Coast Guard. Got the opportunity to experience a totally different culture that what I was used to, met amazing people, loved the local food and I will never forget my experience in Africa. 

What was your first tattoo?  Does it have meaning to you?
MY first tattoo was an "off the wall" tattoo located on my right hip. It was the size of my index finger originally, but time has added quite a few more details to it. It does not have a meaning behind it, it's the only meaningless tattoo on my body. Every other tattoo I have was after my daughter was born and yes, they are all related to her.
Lea Note: I LOVE dedicated fathers.

Do you have any that you regret getting?
That "off the wall tattoo". Can't blame me, I was young and stupid. Now I am old and stupid. lol 

Do you have more tats planned?
I got one more planned. Planning on putting it on my right rib cage. I do not want to cover my entire body, just most of it. lol 

Do you buy into tattoos being addictive once you start getting them?
Tattoos are def addictive, can you only eat one chip/cookie???

What's your life plans for the immediate future? Long-term?
Immediate future is to keep preparing myself for future Men's Physique competitions and classify in a level 5 in order to be able to go to a National competition and have the opportunity to become an IFBB Pro.
Long term goal, I want to take a 2 year break from the Coast Guard and study photography in California at Hallmark. I have a passion for shooting and editing pictures. Currently I am my own photographer/editor. All the pictures you've seen on my fan page were taking by myself with a remote to activate the shutter.
Lea Note: *sigh* Coastie and artistic... 

What's something about yourself that most people don't know?
That I love Mc Donald's M&M Mc Flurry with French Fries. :-\ Oh god, I'm so hungry now. Can they please be part of my diet???

If you were a superhero, what would your power be? Your weakness?
I would be just like Wolverine, but with the ability to fly. My weakness??? M&M Mc Flurry and French Fries from Mc Donald's, lol. My weakness would def have to be my daughter. 
Lea Note: I asked if he dipped his fries IN the Mc Flurry... but he doesn't. Enquiring minds needed to know.

Favorite TV show or station?
Any movie channel. I'm not big on reg TV shows, etc. But I def can see movies all day long, every day. But who gots time for that???

What's your 'go to' comfort item (food, place, drink, etc)?
Def the beach. I enjoy the sun and ocean way too much. Living down in Puerto Rico has def spoiled me when it comes to this, especially living 6 min away at a walking distance. You can constantly see me just laying out alone, blasting music on my headphones and enjoying the sun. Now if there is another place I have to go cause it's a rainy day and the beach is not an option, I must def say it's the gym. So much stress is left behind there that you rarely can find me in a bad mood. 

If there were no $ or time limitations, where would you be right now and what would you be doing?
I would be traveling the world. I would love to experience every culture the world has to offer. Def interested in how we are so much alike, but yet so different due to the places we live in.

Do you enjoy reading? Who's your fav author, or your fav type of book (suspense, mystery, biography, paranormal, etc)?
I hate reading. Normally by mid page I'm out cold. 

Quick Questions:
Bottle or can? Bottle
Chocolate or vanilla? Neither. Strawberry. But if I really have to choose, Vanilla I guess.
Muscle car or motorcycle? Motorcycle
Morning person or night-owl? Def a Morning Person
Rollercoaster or bumper cars? ROLLERCOASTER, hellloooooooo

Any other shout outs you'd like to do? Websites? FB pages?

- My own FB fan page 

- My IG, #onedateonegoal

-My friend, personal trainer, nutritionist and coach,  "Lesley Fuentes
For taking me under his wing when no one believed in me or saw any type of potential. Like I like to call him, he's the architect of my body. With out him, the body frame that you see in these pics would have never been possible.

All images are copyrighted by Victor Taboada. They may not be used, reposted, shared or otherwise transferred without writing permissions from the photographer AND the model.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Close Encounters of the Wicked Kind Scavenger Hunt

Welcome to the Close Encounters of the Wicked Kind Scavenger Hunt

I don't know if you enjoy snarky heroines but I definitely do. One of my first 'girls' happened to be Willie, a spunky, foul-mouthed halfie. She was born a cougar shifter but through a twist of Fate she was partially turned by a vampire. Her life was devoid of anything good until one night... She finds her mate and learns to deal with one of his oldest friends.

Half in Love
Willie Krenshaw wanted nothing more than a few minutes watching the waters of Lake Erie after a long workday. What she ended up with was a drugged male vampire and an itch to be a Good Samaritan. When her inner kitty starts sniffing around at the male she's helping, she knows Fate's evil sense of humor is in full swing. Being a shifter-vampire hybrid is hard enough, but having a male vampire as her fated mate is just too much. Nickola, the vampire she assists, finds her breathtaking and does all he can to push Fate's agenda. Stephen is the male vampire Nickola is investigating for the Council. He takes aim at the couple, intent on pulling Nick to his side or killing him. Between Stephen's scheming and the Council's interest in Willie, can they survive the chaos long enough to test the depths of their passions?

“Nick, we have a problem,” she shouted through the front door before turning and awaiting the vamps on her front steps. She scanned the surrounding area for danger, keeping her senses open. Her body reacted to Nick’s nearness before she even heard him. Her cougar purred loudly and pressed against Willie’s mind. It wanted to rub against him for support and reassurance. Damn mating needs.

The males stepped out on her porch and both lifted their noses to the air. She would have found the vampy instincts funny if there wasn’t a deader in the truck parked in her driveway. She wasn’t sure she was more scared or angry.

“Oh, Nickola, you have a dead human in your vehicle. Did you know it was there?” Alex smirked at Nick and bared his fangs when the other male made a move toward him. “I would suggest you keep your anger in check. You can’t best me, and you need my help with the Council tomorrow.”

Nick took a deep breath and moved toward his truck. Willie winced in sympathy, she knew there would be no easy way to get the smell of decaying human out of a vehicle. She watched him approach his truck and tried to hide the grin as he grumbling under his breath about cleaning bills and asshole vampires. She tried to ignore the other bloodsucker who was slowly sidling up to her. As soon as Alex opened his mouth she knew she couldn’t ignore him. Shit.

“I will gladly take care of the body for you, dearest Willimena, as a gift and a token of my goodwill toward you.” Alex’s cool breath whispered over her cheek sending shivers down her spine. His body invaded her space, and her kitty growled deep in her mind. There was only one male that should be that close to her, and he wasn’t the one. She stepped away from the blond vamp and scowled up into his perfect face.

“I’m not sure taking a gift from you is such a good idea, Alex. I think Nick and I can take care of the problem.” She waved a dismissive hand toward the Hummer. “Why don’t you run along and we will see you tomorrow at the Council.”

“Oh, you poor delusional girl. Don’t you know that I can’t go anywhere until you’re brought before the Council? I’ve been tasked with bringing you in, and it would be my head bouncing across the floor if I lose you.” He leaned down and breathed in her scent, closing his eyes as he hummed. “You are so delectable. I could take you into my flock and keep you safe. I promise that they can’t kill you if you are under my protection.”
“What is it with you? Let me spell it out for you so you understand me completely. I. Don’t. Want. Your. Help.”

“You will, little anomaly. When the Council sentences you to death, you can beg me then for my help.” He turned to watch Nick walk around the vehicle. He nudged her with his shoulder like they were good friends and whispered his next thought. “For his benefit, you’ll end up begging me.”

A hiss slipped through her lips. “I will never beg for anything, especially from a vamp.”
He turned to her with a smirk and a laugh before heading down to Nick. She felt like the little kid that everyone patted on the head and put up with because she was cute. She hated being considered cute. Cute was a bunny or a sleeping baby. She was not cute, cuddly, or anything else soft. She was a hard, misunderstood bitch. It had taken her years to get the personality traits right to keep others away from her. In two days she went from being a feared creature of the night to some softly indulged child. The need to stomp her foot and scream at the irritating male was almost too much, but she swallowed the scream and pressed her heels into the steps. She huffed to herself and flounced down the steps. Might as well find out what they would be doing for the evening now that a stinking body was invading her plans.

“It’s a present from Stephen, how nice.” Nick stood momentarily in front of the Hummer door and then yanked it open. The corpse tried to fall out of the vehicle but was caught and held by the seatbelt. Fluttering in the breeze was a small piece of white paper pinned to the guy’s chest. Nick reached in and pulled the note off the body.

“So, don’t keep us in suspense. What does the note say?” Willie wandered down the driveway and peered into the vehicle. The dead guy was handsome, wearing a T-shirt and jeans. At least he wasn’t bleeding all over the inside of the truck. There were two sets of puncture marks on his neck, both dribbling small streams of blood into his shirt. The guy hadn’t been dead too long before he was placed inside the Hummer.

“It says that I’m paying for my involvement with the Council and that if I want to save myself and those I find dear to me, I’ll drop my investigation and leave him alone. The note is actually quite long winded, but that is the gist of it anyway.”

“How lovely, Nickola. Does Stephen think you have dear ones? Hmmm… Would one of those be our dear Willimena? How delicious. I can’t wait until tomorrow night.” Alex had sauntered to the vehicle and was leaning casually against the bumper. The tone of his voice grated on her nerves. How could one male be so fucking condescending?

Want to read more?

Here is the hop info and the rules for the Grand Prize:
The Grand Prize is pretty awesome! Plus everyone on the list is giving away something on their individual stops! The hop runs July 1-30, with there being a different stop, with a different question everyday.  Here is the list of authors that you can visit everyday of the hop

To enter for the Grand Prize you must find the answer to my question and enter it in the rafflecopter space marked with "Lea Barrymire's answer" it's the only way that is acceptable to be entered for the GRAND PRIZE. We want everyone to have fun and play along.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Author Spotlight- Hennessee Andrews

Do that voodoo that you do….
There are so many books out there and so many different personalities behind the words. 

Molly, my sister, and I fell out,
And what do you think it was all about?
She loved coffee and I loved tea,
And that was the reason we couldn’t agree.

A virtual smorgasbord is at our fingertips! We each have our triggers, stuff we like and want to read about. The same goes for authors. For the most part, I believe we first of all write what we know. Secondly, we write about stuff that trips our trigger. I know I do!
So to tell you a little about how my devious mind works, I will tell you that first and foremost, I’m attracted to blue collar men that know how to get their hands dirty. Cowboys? Heh! You bet.

So when the Texas Senator’s Sons series began I took average blue collar men and threw them into a big ass mess. Really. I’m kinda cruel that way.

Damon is the easy going and intelligent one. Drew is the hot headed and sexy one. And then…..Drake walked in out of nowhere. Poor guy wound up being the bastard son of the Texas senator. See, I told you I was cruel.

What is interesting about this series is how different each brother is and how differently they react to the situations they’ve been stuck in. All are good men with good hearts just trying to find their happily ever after.

Haven’t heard of the Texas Senator’s Sons series? Check all of the out at Bookstrand and pick up the series!

All books are stand alone, but the full adventure is better from the start.

Can a lonely florist meet a hot cowboy, become a stripper, get snared in an FBI investigation, and fall in love in one week? Absolutely!

Meet Regan O'Connor, who plunges into a world of stripping and fabulous sex with Damon Radcliff, who fails to mention that he's the Texas senator's son. That little tidbit of information would have been helpful to know before Regan got herself involved in Damon's idiotic scheme of proving his brother's stripping fiancée is up to no good. Regan steps into the shady world of stripping to find that the fiancée-to-be is a very bad girl and more.

All Regan ever wanted was to look back on her life and know that she lived for the moment and smile while reminiscing. She gets that and more. Regan also finds her inner stripper, confidence in herself, unimaginable sex, and an adventure of a lifetime.

Rated: Scorching

Buy link for Damon: http://www.bookstrand.com/damon


Blurb: Drew Radcliff hasn't had good luck with women, which created an enormous chip on his shoulder, and Liv Lancaster is just the woman to knock it off. When she sets her sights on taming the demons inside him, she finds a man able to satisfy her in ways she could only dream of.

In order to free Drew from the pain of his past, Liv knows he must forgive his own indiscretions. Putting him through what she calls The Course may be just what the doctor ordered for expelling demons keeping him from love and the happiness he truly desires.

In Liv's quest to uncover the man hidden beneath the pain, she unleashes a highly sensual and sexual man able to give her all and more. Erotic spanking and bondage prove to be the weapon of choice when fighting for the heart of the sexy senator's son, Drew.

Rated: Sexstreme

Buy link for Drew: http://www.bookstrand.com/drew-hennessee-andrews


Drake Chandler didn’t ask to be the bastard son of the Texas senator. When the news breaks, life will never be the same again. His brothers hate him, and reporters want a glimpse of him. In the middle is a woman who challenges him to overcome the obstacles, and captures his broken heart.

Alex Mullins is working her veterinary internship on the Radcliff Ranch when Drake shows up, along with a media circus. She isn’t one to keep up with the news or politics. Instead, she is determined to complete her degree in veterinary science. As much as she tries to not like Drake, she can’t help but fall for the city boy, even though he comes with a lot of baggage.
The Radcliff family drama and hatred from Alex’s father toward the senator work to keep the two of them apart. Can Drake bond with his brothers? Can his life have a happily ever after?

Rated: Scorching

Buy link for Bookstrand: http://www.bookstrand.com/drake

You can find my other works at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Kobo, to name a few.

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Byte Marks: Fated Mates, Inc. Series RELEASED

Byte Marks

The first in the Fated Mates, Inc. Series

Ever wonder what a state-of-the-art dating service might do with everyday people? Find out in this series. You'll meet down to earth, normal people trying to find love in a technologically inspired world. 

Byte Marks is story one of this story. Liz and Byte find what they're looking for after a very HOT interlude.

Fated Mates, Incorporated- The premiere dating service company. They promise to find that perfect someone within three pairings.

Liz stepped into the waiting room for Fated Mates, Inc with trepidation. Driven to the dating service by her meddling family, she walks in hoping for something but expecting nothing. What she received was a chance encounter with a hunky tattooed man. Byte happens to be interviewing for his first date assignment as well.

A building-wide power failure causes a lockdown that throws them together and the sparks fly.

Huge shoutout to 
Jamie Dominic Photography and Matt Savard for cover model artwork. You'll be seeing more of Matt on upcoming books.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

'Wired in Sin' Release Day!

I can't believe it's finally here... Wired in Sin releases today from Ellora's Cave!!! 

I'm partying with a blog tour through Candlelight Book Promotions. I'm giving away goodies and there are exclusive excerpts!

Vic is a succubus. Dominick is a techno-wizard. They both know Fate is pressing them together, but it takes a lot of convincing to get Victoria to accept... 

Victoria is a business owner, a friend and a succubus, the latter being something she despises with her whole heart. As she works to free others like her from the daily need to feed from sexual partners, she stumbles across her mate. Now she’s fighting destiny and the call of his lust, refusing to sate her need on the one male made for her.

Dominick is a technowizard used to living his life his way. When he arrives at a business meeting and senses his mate, he’s intrigued. When she slams walls up around herself and refuses to even look at him, he goes on the prowl. He uses her sex phone business to get her attention, but can he keep her on the line long enough to capture her heart?

Buy Link:
Ellora's Cave

Here's the other stops you can visit to check out excerpts and more entries...

Anya Richards 7/24- Wed
Lea Barrymire 7/24- Wed
Nina's Literary Escape 7/25- Thur
For Whom The Books Toll 7/26- Fri
Lusty Penguin Reviews 7/27- SAT
Tattooed Book Review 7/29- Mon
Cristal Ryder 7/30- Tue
Jayne Kingston 7/31- Wed
For the Love of Bookends  8/3- SAT
My Reading Obsession 8/4- SUN
A.M. Griffin 8/5- Mon
Kick Start Your Heart Romance 8/6- Tue
The Jeep Diva 8/7- Wed
For The Love of Reading 8/12- Mon
Unearthly Musings 8/13- Tue
Close Encounters with the Night Kind 8/14- Wed
book boyfriend reviews 8/15- Thur
deal sharing aunt 8/16- Fri
Erzabet Bishop 8/17- SAT

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Sensual Saturday- Wired in Sin

Welcome to Sensual Saturday featuring...

Wired in Sin

Victoria is a business owner, a friend and a succubus, the latter being something she despises with her whole heart. As she works to free others like her from the daily need to feed from sexual partners, she stumbles across her mate. Now she’s fighting destiny and the call of his lust, refusing to sate her need on the one male made for her.

Dominick is a technowizard used to living his life his way. When he arrives at a business meeting and senses his mate, he’s intrigued. When she slams walls up around herself and refuses to even look at him, he goes on the prowl. He uses her sex phone business to get her attention, but can he keep her on the line long enough to capture her heart?

Wired in Sin is releasing Wednesday from Ellora's Cave and I couldn't be more excited. This book has some special meaning. Well, inspiration if you will. My hubs is a telephone technician and we've always joked about him setting up a sex phone business.

Here's a sexy snippet to get you in the mood...

She grinned against his lips at the prospect of what he would do to her. Already his energy pulsed anew with such force that she moaned with each wave. “Fuck me, Nick. Take what you want. I’m ready, willing, wanting. I need to feel you hard and hot inside my pussy.”

He growled against her mouth. “You will not force me into this.”

His words warred with his actions as he freed his cock with shaking hands. She could feel the control slipping and reveled in it. She wrapped her arms around his shoulders and rubbed her peaked nipples against his chest, pulling a groan from him and a purr from her. She shivered with the feel of his skin against hers. He was so hot, burning almost, against her. She leaned forward and licked a path from his collarbone up his neck. Her addled brain tried, in vain, to see through the magical fuzz that still marred his face. She so wanted to see him, see the man who made her feel. She almost asked him, but her thoughts were robbed from her as the head of his cock slipped, slick and hot, through her folds.

She threw her head back and moaned, wrapping her legs around Nick’s ass. The feel of his flesh against hers had her insides quaking. As the crown slid against her clit she jerked and fought the impending orgasm. Her body clenched, muscles tightening in preparation for her to fly apart. A whimper escaped her lips. “Please. I’m so close. I want you inside me when I come.”

He obliged without a single word, surging away from her body and plunging his cock balls-deep into her pussy. She cried out, shuddering against his chest. He filled her cunt, forcing her body to stretch to accommodate his size, but it was the wave of energy that entered her that had her bucking immediately with her first release. Fire erupted in her groin, carrying with it an icy chaser. Her mind fled, body exploded, soul shivered. Her demon side rejoiced in finding someone who could fill her to overflowing. Her human side cried out in shear ecstasy.

So... Wednesday you can read the rest! :) Here's the link to Ellora's Cave so you can do the 'One Click' thing early Wednesday morning!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Demystifying the Male- He Said/ She Said 2

Round two of 'He Said/She Said':

Where is the weirdest, coolest, kinkiest place you've ever had sex? Could be from high school (in the back seat of the car while your mom is driving) to adulthood (out under the stars on 4th of July during fireworks).

Cassandra Carr ~ On an overpass of the LIE (Long Island Expressway). Very cool to know all the cars were whizzing by us below.

 Anonymous ~ '55 chevy at a drive in where i hung stuff in the windows - i remember a kid walked by and said "cool a '55 chevy with curtains". this was in 1977 too, boyfriend had the vehicle.

Nikki ~ The swimming pool in the middle of the day, on the 4th of July?  While everyone else was inside eating :)

Anonymous ~ At a rock concert--and yeah in the concert. Not the parking lot or bathroom.

Sky ~ On a snowmobile

Brian ~ Ok I have had sex in some strange places. Church parking lots, bent a girl over on the hood of her car, & the stairwell at an old job.The best thought was at the Gorge park. I took my girlfriend for a walk through the park one day. We were holding hands & doing all of the lovey dove things that people do. We stopped for a moment to relax and catch our breath. We started kissing on the bench and i honestly didn't think anything was going to happen. We started to fondle each other and rubbing the right spot. Now no one had walked by to this point so we got up climbed up on a couple of huge ass rocks. I pulled down her shorts and bent here over one of the rocks and took the skin boat to pound town. I was pulling her hair as i pounded her in and out. I could feel her starting to play with her clit and my balls each time i went in. This went on for bout 7 min and yes in the middle of it a couple walked by. I have no clue if they seen us but we saw them. I wasn't stopping and she didn't want me too. We finished and went along with our walk. That was some hot kinky sex in my book.

Vanessa ~ Shortly after the Hub and I got married we started house shopping. One night we were driving around looking for homes with for sale signs in front of them. We had stopped at one to get the little flyer/brochure thingy that was on the door. The house wasn't on a street that had other homes close by and for whatever reason the tailgate of the truck in the driveway of that home seemed like the perfect spot to have sex. Looking back on it now I can't believe we did it. There were other homes that we could see, there was a street light right across the street.

Next week we will return to our regularly scheduled 'Demystifying the Male'...

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Author Spotlight- Sheryl Zaines

Author Spotlight:

Welcome Sheryl Zaines...

Spin Action
Angelica has had David as a friend, confidant and bowling buddy forever. Lately, though, he’s on her mind a lot—and she’s not thinking about the kind of scoring they do on bowling night. Trouble is, David’s not single and Angelica isn’t willing to risk their friendship for sexual gratification.David’s been unsatisfied with his dead-end relationship for a while now. After he mans up and breaks it off, he has to overcome an even bigger hurdle—facing his true feelings. Much to his surprise, the perfect woman has been right in his own lane the whole time.Once David’s realized that Angelica’s the one for him, he’s ready to get the ball rolling on their relationship. He’ll stop at nothing to prove to Angelica he’s right up her alley.

Buy Links:
Ellora's Cave


Anne has always been the wild friend, the risk-taker. When she moves away, Tori’s life is going to be a whole lot duller. But of course Anne insists on one last adventure—tailing their hot hunk of a neighbor, the one they watch through his window as he works out, to see where he goes on Thursday nights.

A bowling alley—this might be the first time one of Anne’s schemes hasn’t gotten them into trouble. Until Tori finds that her friend has a little matchmaking in mind.

Collin is instantly smitten. He has no trouble getting into Tori’s bed, but the next morning she’s gone. What will he have to do to convince her to let him into her heart as well?

Buy Links:

Author Bio:
During this summer heat, when the beaches of Northern California are crowded, I often visit the redwoods. Nothing is more humbling that standing in a grove of old growth trees that have been there for over a thousand years. The best way to see them is from my motorcycle. I can't get the wind in my hair, because I obviously wear a helmet, but I do have a better appreciation for the size of the trees without a metal frame around me or a roof to block my view. Now, I just need to get a side car, so my dog, Zoe, can go with me.

Please like me at www.facebook.com/SherylZaines or message me at twitter.com/SherylZaines

Friday, July 12, 2013

Author Spotlight- Amielise Gable

Welcome Amielise Gable. 
Genre: Contemporary Light Romance
Flame rating: Warm

Publisher: Gypsy Angel Books

Tour long Giveaway:  $25 GC to Amazon, 3 ebook copies of ‘The Good Sister’
After her mother’s sudden death, Ryanne Myers is home again. It has been fifteen years since she escaped Mount Pleasant and everyone and everything in it. Now she must oversee the closing of her mother’s affairs.
The only bright spot is Ryanne’s blossoming friendship with boarder CJ Richter. Ryanne senses that CJ just might be her soul mate, but the handsome excavator is somewhat of a standoffish loner.
After an unthinkable event, Ryanne’s life spins out of control, and she must deal not only with her grasping, selfish sister, but also a manipulative, wannabe suitor. CJ offers Ryanne a way out, but at what price? Beware: Everyone has secrets in Mount Pleasant…And they enjoy them!

Drama, romance, mystery, and murder, all centered around a little town. THE GOOD SISTER is an outstanding debut novel from Amielise Gable. Ms. Gable presents the reader with a unique love story with a cast of endearing  yet almost  misfits, who each have their own foibles as well as qualities that make them dear to the reader’s heart.
5 Stars TOP PICK
Night Owl Romance

Buy Links:
Barnes and Noble

Are you a plotter or a pantser, or a hybrid?
I’m a plotter. I plot, plot some more, and then plot again. I like to know everything is complete in my mind when I start to write.

What item, or items, is absolutely necessary to your writing mojo?
I really don’t have anything specific I need to write. I do my writing alone without any one around.

Do you have any rituals for writing or special locations that you prefer to inhabit when you’re writing?
I have my own private corner in my living room where I do all of my writing.

Right now, what items are on your desk that you’d be embarrassed to admit to?
I don’t have anything embarrassing, but I do have to say my desk is a complete mess!

Do you listen to music when you write? If so, what type(s) do you lean towards?
I do have an Ipod. I have about 300 different songs, so it just depends on my mood when I listen. Currently, I’m listening to a lot of old Type O Negative.

 Who are some of your favorite authors?
I read a tremendous amount of books, so I really don’t have one or two favorites, I have many favorites.

What was your favorite subject in high school or college?
Chemistry and physics.

What are you currently working on, or what’s on the horizon?
I’m getting ready to start a new contemporary romance.

What do you do when you’re not writing?
I enjoy reading, cooking, and astronomy.

Quick Questions:
Coffee of tea?

Wine or beer?

Beach or mountains?

Summer or Fall?

For as long as she can remember, Amielise Gable has been a fan of books, writing her first book on fruits and vegetables at age seven. Ever since, she has remained a voracious reader, and later, a book reviewer.
THE GOOD SISTER, a contemporary romance, is her first full length release.
In her spare time, Amie enjoys gardening, photography, and old black and white movies where the hero always gets the heroine.

Visit her blog at: http://www.amielise.com
Twitter @amielise

Super Duper Important- Scavenger Hunt Instructions:

There are 10 (ten) stops for this Scavenger Hunt. Each stop contains a picture/button with a letter on it. All 10 letters form a message or phrase that is associated with the book. The letters are scattered randomly to the hosts. You will need to collect all 10, unscramble them, and then enter the decoded message in the Rafflecopter for the ‘extra entries’. Good luck!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Tattoo tuesday- Lavonte Hester

Lavonte Hester
to Tattoo Tuesday

Give me four sentences that sum you up: what you do, who you are, where you've been...
My name is Lavonte Hester and I'm a Specialist in the US Army. Been in for 2 and a half yrs. I'm a Recovery specialist currently in Afghanistan, I'm stationed in Fort Drum, NY. I spent a year in Korea which was a life changing experience that taught me a lot about their culture  and their customs. I did all my training on the East coast which was a challenge because I've spent my whole life in San Jose, CA. The weather, the language and the restaurants were all different and new to me. I knew signing up was gunna be a life changing event but never would I have expect all the things I've done.
Lea's Note: Go 10th Mountain! Fort Drum rocks! LOL I'm partial to them, hubs was stationed in Drum for 18 months. Loved it there.

What was your first tattoo? Does it have meaning to you?
First tattoo well I'd been wanting one for like my last 2 yrs of H.S. it was like an itch that I couldn't scratch. So after Basic and AIT I finally went home to do some home town recruiting. I knew I wanted one and I knew what I wanted but what I didn't know at the time was a high quality artist. I got a scorpion with both of my parents initials!  Your probably wondering why get their initials? They were both scorpios and I had lost my father a few yrs back so it had so much sentimental value.

How many tats do you have?

Do you have any that you regret getting?
All the ink I have is a reflection of how I was feeling at the time. There is one I kinda wish I had changed but I like it this way. Leaves room for improvement.

Do you have more planned?
Oh yea once I get back from this deployment I plan on getting at least 3 more before I PCS

Do you buy into tattoos being addictive once you start getting them?
Hellz yea! Now I'm not one to fall for the Placebo effect but I have to say after the 1st one I've craved them more and more and still do.

What's your life plans for the immediate future? Long-term?
well 1st things 1st I gotta make it out of this country in one piece. hehe Once I'm back I have 2 objectives. 1. Get Promoted and 2. go to Ranger school. Long term goal well I want to become a nutritionist and a certified personal trainer.

What's something about yourself that most people don't know?
hmmm that's a tough one. Well very few people know I read poetry. I find it very relaxing and it's inspirational.

If you were a superhero, what would your power be? Your weakness?
I'd b a Super Saiyan.. and they have no weaknesses hehe

If there were no $ or time limitations, where would you be right now and what would you be doing?
Australia then New Zealand. Relax on the beach, sipping on something real good, and just really take in life.

Do you enjoy reading? Who's your fav author, or your fav type of book (suspense, mystery, biography, paranormal, etc)?
Not big on books I read a lot of workout articles and nutritional advice. I'm real big on fitness.

Quick Questions:
Bottle or can? Bottle
Chocolate or vanilla? Chocolate
Muscle car or motorcycle? Muscle Car
Morning person or night-owl? Night owl
Rollercoaster or bumper cars? rollercoaster

Where would you like people to find you? FB? Twitter? Instagram? Email? Website?

Any other shout outs you'd like to do? Websites? FB pages? Military groups? Tat artists?
Always proud of my fellow brothers and sisters in arms. We do what others dare not to. Also gotta give a shout out to "SUPPORT TATTOOED MILITARY"  page and to everyone who 'trains insane cause we will not remain the same'.