Dec 30, 2013

Music Monday (The Ingenue Playlist)


Titanium
David Guetta ft Sia

Love this song and it's video, but I can't help thinking...What happened next?

Dec 27, 2013

Friday Humor

Courtesy of Evil Supply Co.

Available


And the BEST THANK YOU cards EVAH!

Available

Dec 25, 2013

Dec 23, 2013

Music Monday (The Ingenue Playlist)

Something More

Bonnie Dune



 I loved you from the start

Dec 22, 2013

The Ingenue (6) - The Problem with Mary




Chapter Title: The Problem with Mary
Rating: PG  (adult language).
Word Count:  ~4,056.
Characters: Maraina Stratten, Jeremy Rylon,Riley Stratten, Lucia Stratten, Richard Jackson, Robert Barker, Cate Willis, Sterling Mitchell.
Warnings: Unbetaed (probable grammatical errors).
Synopsis: Robert Barker gets unexpected news and makes some unanticipated gains in his cold war against Sterling Mitchell. Riley Stratten faces his first mandatory therapy sessions while Mari starts getting comfortable with her new writing partners.


“Are you really going there, you misogynistic prick?



Dec 20, 2013

Friday Humor

The fangirl anthem :)


I'm the Admiral of the Crack Fleet.

Dec 18, 2013

Hump Day Hottie

The Ingenue Edition
(this weekend promise ;)

Patricia Barros
(Which character? heh ;)

Dec 16, 2013

Dec 13, 2013

Dec 12, 2013

If only for a second....

Totally worth watching (and you might need a tissue or twelve :)

Dec 11, 2013

Dec 9, 2013

Music Monday (The Ingenue Playlist)

So I've decided to share some of the music that is playing in the background or that have inspired me while writing The Ingenue. Some will definitely correlate to specific characters and I'll add that in the notes section. Think of it as a 'preview' of sorts and possible spoilers :)


Gram Rabbit
Desperate Heart
(Mari)

Dec 6, 2013

Friday Humor...Benedict Cumberbatch

WARNING: WATCHING THE FOLLOWING 
VIDEO MAY CAUSE

Dec 4, 2013

Hump Day Hottie


Tom Mison

Who knew Ichabod Crane could be
so hot? (The Depp version doesn't count)

Dec 2, 2013

Dec 1, 2013

The Ingenue (5) - Chance of a Lifetime




Chapter Title: Chance of a Lifetime
Rating: PG  (adult language).
Word Count:  ~4,039.
Characters:  Patrick Westfield, Maraina Stratten, Jeremy Rylon Lucia Stratten, Riley Stratten, Noel Cruz, Dave Farley, Robert Barker.
Warnings: Unbetaed (possible grammatical errors).
Synopsis: An opportunity of a lifetime lands squarely on Mari's lap, but she must overcome her own insecurities to take advantage of it. Riley Stratten returns home unexpectedly. This time to stay. And Robert Barker expands his net of spies in the attempt to thwart Sterling's coup.


“With my luck, it will be unhappily never after.”



Nov 25, 2013

Music Monday

Marianne Faithful
Who Will Take My Dreams Away

Nov 18, 2013

Nov 17, 2013

SF Romance Quarterly #1 (Now Available)

What's better than romance
with some science fiction thrown
in for good measure?


via The Galaxy Express

The Sci-Fi Romance Quarterly is a go!
It's free!
 Click here to download the first issue.
 Enjoy!

Nov 16, 2013

The Ingenue (4) - Sex on a Stick




Chapter Title: Sex on a Stick
Rating: PG  (adult language).
Word Count:  ~4,180.
Characters:  Patrick Westfield, Maraina Stratten, Lucia Stratten, Riley Stratten, Noel Cruz, Sterling Mitchell, Anna Mitchell
Warnings: Unbetaed (possible grammatical errors).
Synopsis: The war party continues to bring together the unlikeliest of allies, changing lives with a single conversation and in a most surprising fashion. Back at home, a surprise for Mari gets more than he bargained for.


“So, don't fall in love with me because I'll just break your heart”



Nov 15, 2013

"Oh my," said me.

Public Safety Announcement:
The following may cause


May I Feel Said He, By E.E. Cummings, 
Read by Tom Hiddleston


Nov 11, 2013

Music Monday

Kelly Clarkson and Jason Aldean
Don't You Wanna Stay

Nov 4, 2013

Music Monday

Banks
Waiting Game
(The Originals)

Nov 3, 2013

The Ingenue (3) - The Vipers




Chapter Title: The Vipers
Rating: PG  (adult language).
Word Count:  ~4,028.
Characters: John Dae, Patrick Westfield, Maraina Stratten, Jaime Connors, Sterling Mitchell, Danny Wright, Cate Willis
Warnings: Unbetaed (possible grammatical errors).
Synopsis: The war party begins to take shape and prepares to execute one of the biggest coups in Hollywood, but they encounter their first obstacle: a traitor in their midst.


“So, wanna join the revolution?”





Nov 1, 2013

Post Halloween Awesomesauce

via imgur

because Fillion and Baldwin are awesome!

and if this doesn't make you go awwwww!
no heart for you!



PS: To the two peeps (I know who you are)
looking forward to the next Ingenue episode,
it's going to be a little late but should be posted
no later than Sunday, if not sooner.

PSS: It's NANOWRIMO!
Be afraid, be very afraid!

Oct 28, 2013

Music Monday

Jesse Cook
Ft. Emma-Lee

Ne Me Quitte Pas

Oct 26, 2013

The Ingenue (2) - Sterling Mitchell, At Your Service.


Chapter Title: Sterling Mitchell, At Your Service
Rating: PG  (adult language).
Word Count:  ~3,875 .
Characters: Patrick Westfield, Dave Fairley, Maraina Stratten, Lucia Stratten, Anna Mitchell, Sterling Mitchell,
Warnings: Unbetaed (possible grammatical errors).
Synopsis: A storm of change begins with one little potluck dinner.


“So basically we are in nest of vipers.”





Oct 25, 2013

Friday Humor

(slightly) NSFW

Real Sex vs Porn Sex

Oct 23, 2013

Oct 21, 2013

Music Monday

Emma Lee
I Could Live with Dying Tonight

Oct 19, 2013

The Ingenue (1) - When in Rome


Chapter Title: When in Rome
Rating: PG  (adult language).
Word Count:  ~4,475 .
Characters: Maraina Stratten, Noel Cruz, Reece Chambers, Incognito Chuck, Elly Owens
Warnings: Unbetaed (possible grammatical errors).
Synopsis: Getting stuck in an epic traffic jam is the beginning of a whole new life for good girl with a heart of gold, Maraina Stratten.


“I see this as the beginning of an extraordinary friendship that will define us both.”




Oct 18, 2013

The Ingenue (Master List)

Mari Stratten is just your average girl making ends
meet in Los Angeles until a chance meeting with 
a power television executive thrusts her into the 
lives of the rich and famous turning her normal
life into a glamourous adventure filled with passion,
seduction and betrayal.

Author's Note: The Ingenue is a soap opera serial 
written in a fan-fiction format. So expect exaggerated
melodrama with a cast of thousands all set in
a fictional version of Hollywood. 

Warning: All posts will be totally unedited. Excuse
the inevitable errors. Each post is a writing exercise
and word count will vary. Currently, this story is
only available in html/blog format, but I will,
at some point, format it to be downloadable.

Content
Chapter 1: When in Rome
Chapter 2: Sterling Mitchell, At Your Service
Chapter 3: The Vipers
Chapter 4: Sex on a Stick
Chapter 5: Chance of a Lifetime
Chapter 6: The Problem with Mary
Chapter 7: The Unholy Trio
Chapter 8: The Contest
Chapter 9: Sideways
Chapter 10: At Last
Chapter 11: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Chapter 12: All the Right Moves
Chapter 13: Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo
Chapter 14:
Chapter 15:
Chapter 16:
Chapter 17:





Friday, Yippeee! - I meant this weekend ;)


Yippeee! Just some quick notes and some humor.


The Ingenue

The first post of The Ingenue is set for Saturday (really, I did the post already :) Just a friendly FYI: it will be completely raw and unedited. I'm treating it as a freebie writing exercise project. Because it will eventually include explicit material, each installment will have a (typical) fan-fiction header with pertinent information including rating and any act that might be objectionable to some readers. I apologize ahead of time for the fact that you will to do a few clicks to get to the story and/or download (depending on the rating). I'm having fun with it and I hope you will too.


Humor - Bad Lip Reading
 via SmexyBooks



Justin and Emily: The Proposal


Whether real or fake, indulgent or romantic, this was twenty seven
minutes that truly entertained me more than any romantic comedy
that Hollywood has come up with in the last decade.

Oct 16, 2013

Hump Day Hottie

Sullivan Stapleton


If you haven't seen Strike Back, you should. :)

Oct 14, 2013

Music Monday

Colbie Caillat ft Gavin DeGraw
We Both Know

Oct 9, 2013

Hump Day Hottie

Norman Reedus

 There's just something about this man that 
screams ... hot, dirty, wild monkey sex
to me :)

Oct 7, 2013

Oct 4, 2013

Friday, Friday, My kingdom for a Friday...

Yippeee! Just some quick notes and some humor.


The Ingenue

I'm going to start posting the first installments of The Ingenue this weekend. Just a friendly FYI: it will be completely raw and unedited. I'm treating it as a freebie writing exercise project. Because it will eventually include explicit material, each installment will have a (typical) fan-fiction header with pertinent information including rating and any act that might be objectionable to some readers. I apologize ahead of time for the fact that you will to do a few clicks to get to the story and/or download (depending on the rating). I'm having fun with it and I hope you will too.



On the lighter side of things, DH and I have never been big on anniversaries. It's just not that important for us, which is why we celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary after we'd been married for 12 years. In order to keep from missing these 'important' benchmarks, I put reminders in our phones and it never fails that the only reason we remember the anniversary is because our phones remind us. This is was no different:

This morning, (DS#2 is home sick today so this is about the only writing I'll get done, heh) my phone sounds off with the tone telling me that I have an 'event' today. My first thought was, "WTF is going on today? Yesterday was the doc's appt and next week is the dentist. I shouldn't have anything today."  So just as I was walking to get a phone, another tone sounds off that I have a text message, which turned out from DH. I checked that first and it was a "Happy Anniversary!". Then I checked my reminder and it clearly said "Anniversary".  This was the following text conversation with DH:

Me: Happy Anniversary. I love you. Do you know how long we've been married?
DH: Love you, too. Fat finger. Can't get wedding band off to check. 99?
Me: You only remembered because the phone alarm went off, didn't it? 97.
DH:  Yes. You sure?
Me: Me too. heh. 97 checked my band. :)


Oct 2, 2013

Hump Day Hottie

Joseph Morgan

So many dirty thoughts...so little time :)

Sep 30, 2013

Music Monday

Calvin Harris ft. Florence Welch
Sweet Nothing

Sep 23, 2013

Sep 20, 2013

My Misspent Youth and The Ingenue

The ultimate 'super couple'
I cut my teeth in soap operas. I remember watching Dynasty, Dallas, (not as good, imho) Falcon Crest and Knot's Landing. I spent several summers captivated by daytime's super couples, Bo and Hope, Luke and Laura, Tristan and Holly, etc, etc. In my defense, I was WAY too young to be watching those shows and it's no surprise I was completely captivated. I was a bambi caught in the headlights of the evilly entertaining clutches of The Soap Opera.

So it's really no surprise that I love telling stories. Or that I'd want to write one. The thing with soaps is that many of the rules that are ingrained in good storytelling, don't necessarily apply. A MarySue/Gary Stu are basically the staple for a soap. Ridiculous tangents are encouraged. A straight line, no-nonsense plot is the red herring. A flow-chart would really help in order to keep a track of the cast of thousands. There is no 'end', just a series a pauses that allow fans to catch their breath.

Add those 'rules', my love for romantica and fan-fiction and I came up with The Ingenue. It's a soap opera following one young woman and her fairy-tale like rise in Hollywood. So what can you expect? Basically, a serial in a fan-fiction mode. That basically means I'll post a scene or a full chapter (anywhere from 1-5K word count) up on a weekly basis here on the blog. (Yes, here and free). Since this is my experiment, it really means I'm the evil scientist and you're my guinea pigs ;) All posts are being written with goals in mind (time, prompt, idea) and will be in their raw, unedited form. Eventually, I'll put it all together, edit it and package it in a book format, but for now it will be all for fun.

Sep 18, 2013

Hump Day Hottie

The Batman

 

I've always liked Batman. No, that's not really true. I never liked the campy, comic, silly
version of TV's (or the Nipplegate version). The Batman is not silly. He's The Dark Knight
for a reason and once I got to know that tall, dark and broody, I fell head over -
very comfortable shoes, cuz heels just hurt. Bats is sooo much more interesting than
 that "Big Blue Boy Scout' (thoughI have to say that Henry Cavill's Clark Kent,
did make my heart flutter).

Sep 16, 2013

Music Monday

Greg Laswell
This Woman's Work

Sep 14, 2013

Oh my.... ;)

Captain Hook, what a talented mouth you have.

Can You Get Through This Post Without Needing A Moment?
Via Buzzfeed
If Hook isn't enough or you're greedy
 and want more hotness,be sure to check the  
Can You Get Through This Post Without Needing A Moment?
from Buzzfeed. 

You're welcome :)

Sep 11, 2013

Hump Day Hottie


I'm cheating this week ;) Since Monday was all about Matthew Mayfield, 
I decided he should be the hottie for this week as well, because he's more than just
 a talented musician, he's a total hottie. :)


Sep 9, 2013

Music Monday

I looooove Matthew Mayfield
 (in a totally not stalkerish way :) and 
when you add John Paul White...wow, just WOW.

Sep 4, 2013

Hump Day Hottie

There's something to be said about men who 
oooze charisma.

Mads Mikkelsen

Sep 2, 2013

Music Monday

I've looooved this song ever since hearing it on the
Grey's Anatomy finale.

John Legend
All of Me

Aug 28, 2013

Hump Day Hottie

I know. But I can't help it!

 
 He's got one of the most eargasmic voices, EVAH!
and he's not hard on the eyes either :)

Aug 26, 2013

Music Monday


 
Sarah Jackson Holman
  Freight Train

Aug 23, 2013

The Batfleck....

My twitstream ;) was ablaze with the news that Ben Affleck is going to be the next Batman. I have to say that it was predominantly negative. My reaction? Ambivalence.

Don't get me wrong. I LOOVE Batman (with Catwoman but that might be another post) and I thought Bale did a really good job after the disaster of previous Batman movies. In fact, I remembered my love for Batman with Bale. (Not really hard since Bale is rather hawt and my last Batman boyfriend was the cartoon version - Don't judge, he was drawn hot and Kevin Conroy gave him life.)

So what do I think of Batfleck? Meh. I like Affleck, but I like him more as a director now, unless he's working with Kevin Smith. Overall, I think he'll do the same job as Anne Hathaway did with Selina Kyle (which is to say, not horrible - really, don't ask me how I felt when she was cast, I was cranky for days, weeks even! Suffice to say she was  not my Selina Kyle).

But my biggest reaction? Wow, this is the first time I'm going to be rooting for Superman. Let's face it. Affleck vs Cavill? Game over, man!


So who do I think would have made a better match for Cavill? (Besides Bale) Here's a few options:


Aug 21, 2013

Hump Day Hottie

 
David Gandy

Good thing he can't/doesn't act 
otherwise ovaries would go BOOM!

Aug 19, 2013

Aug 14, 2013

Hump Day Hottie

Because everyday deserves a hottie.


I was catching up on Grey's Anatomy this past week and I have to say
that the show was hotter with McSteamy in it. Can't wait to see him
in uniform in The Last Ship.

Aug 12, 2013

Music Monday





Anderson East
featuring Jill Andrews

Say Anything

I've been catching up with Grey's Anatomy and
boy do they have some of the best music on tv. :)

Aug 7, 2013

Top, bottom or both?


What's a sexy Domme to do when faced with her very own billionare bad boy?
Ever wondered what it would be like to
Switch?
 B&N | Amazon


Now, I have to confess that C.C. is a friend so I'm always going to pimp out
 her stories, but I feel like The Switch is my step-child because I was there at the
very beginning and have always liked it. But even if she's my beastie :) I will unabashedly
confess that this story has some of the best sex scenes I've ever read.
So much so that I'll give it 5 "I'll be in my bunks" :)

Aug 5, 2013

Jul 29, 2013

Music Monday

Chantal Chamberland
La Vie en Rose