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Fantasy Man Monday

I’ve been accused of being biased in Fantasy Man Monday. “Eden, all you post are man-scaped buff boys.”

I have to admit I seldom like the whiskery stubble against my skin. But in the spirit of fair play I have found some appealing men with a bit of rugged wisp to please the most discerning cougar…cougarette.

Gabriel Aubry

Who could forget McSteamy, Eric Dane?

Mystery man of someone’s dreams.

and model, Jed Hill

Okay I cheated, his chest was probably man-scaped. I couldn’t resist.

Happy Fantasy Man Monday

Sinfully Delicious

How Do You Spell Stress?

We have been very busy here on the mountain. My 17 year old started the term at highschool on Wednesday. New school stress of epic proportions. My Step-Daughter was in finals for college summer term. She took quite a load for her first semester, pre-calculus was a booger. She continues with her freshman year in a couple weeks.

My Step-Son bought a scooter for economical transportation to and from work and college. He starts his senior year in a couple weeks. He had a bit of a fender bender seconds into his first ride. The incident was horrific to witness and scared the life outta me. Then I had to act all cool and take care of business.

My middle daughter is finishing up her summer of working in Florida for a camp program as staff member. She will go to NC and stay with my oldest daughter. Oldest Daughter is preggers with first child while her husband, a marine, is in the desert. Yes, between my partner and I we have five children: 23 F; 21 M; 21F; 17F; 17M and a son-in-law. One child married; three in college and one in his Jr year of Highschool.

I am basically between day jobs. I dropped out of grad school when I lost my job and moved. So, rather than finish grad school in a dead end profession. I am returning to junior college to do a quick degree to qualify me in computer systems administration. It is proving harder to get into this junior college than it was to get into grad school. I roll my eyes and wonder if there is intelligent life here at times.

My mother has gone through a bout of breast cancer. She is near us in a senior retirement apartment. She is not overly happy, not living with me anymore. However, it was a wonderful decision for my sanity and for the kids. Still I am her caregiver. I have to handle all her finances and pay her bills, get her to the doctors.

My partner and I just moved in with each other in May. I moved me, mom and one child up from Florida. Three of our kids are here. The fourth will join us in November.As I said, she will be helping her sister until my SIL returns home to my oldest and their baby (due in August). Everytime the phone rings I jump. She’s due in about 18 days. Several of my clan wern’t thrilled about the move. They are settling.

We are setting up our house, finding our routines, integrating the children, everyone’s temperment/personalities. She had just brought her 17 year old home in Feb from living with her father. That is a whole nuther story.

We have as ghost who likes to move things and hide them. She just does it for attention. Once we search and search for the item…like the TV remote. If I ask nice, she will usually slip it where we can find it. Yes, of course, it is always in a place several of us have already looked several times. Then poof, it is there.

So we have good days and bad. Everyone has baggage. Such is life. With love anything is possible. We have lots of love and a dedication to make this crazy kinda family work. No one ever said it would be easy. We both know it is worth it.

Today the two of us went and got manicures and pedicures. If you haven’t done that to pamper yourself, go right out and DO IT. It was WONDERFUL. *See the trill of singing notes* The guy massaged my calves and feet, my arms and hands, hot towels on my legs, hands in warming pads, massaging chair, whirlpool water to soak my feet. I felt like a puddle of relaxation when he was finished.

If I were a movie critic I would give it 3 sins of deliciousness…right after #1 screaming good sex, 2 all over erotic body massage, 3 Manicure / Pedicure treatment. Oh yes, yes, yes. Those are my top three of Sinfully Delicious! experiences.

Fantasy Man Monday

Summer is rolling into Autumn. I’m still feeling the heat

I want to sit back with a long drink of iced tea

Sweet Iced Tea

with lots and lots of sugar

Refreshing.

Fantasy Man Monday

I walk into this Monday a little overwhelmed and somewhat befuzzled.

So many things on a personal front that have to be handled at the moment. lol.

My girlfriend lamented that there doesn’t seem to be any sexy American men. So I started looking for sexy men.

The usual names came up. Mike McConaughey. I think of his voice when I visualize one of my heroes. Ummm, that husky smooth deep voice.

Here are some names that hit that list. Matthew Macfadyen. remember Mr. Darcy?

Shemar Moore, George Clooney, Colin Farrell, Keith Urban, Matt Damon, Daniel Craig (007 star), Brad Pitt, Hugh Jackman, Barack Obama? Barack Obama? You’ve got to be kidding me. Seriously?

Robert Pattinson. Now I think most women went to the line to weigh in on the Edward Vs Jacob issue. Let’s just say that my vampires don’t sparkle. I’ve watched a few interviews by Robert Pattinson. I’ve gotta tell you that boy is as dumb as a box of rocks. It’s a good thing he has acting. There are no deep thoughts in that pond. And he claims that he has bad hygienic habits and likes it that way. Can I hear a chorus of ewwwww. And of course……

Johnny Depp.

I wasn’t surprised to see his name on the list. He is a person that I can admire for talent as a professional. Look at the span of his career? I get the feeling that he is really a smart one.

His debut I believe was back in 1987 on “21 Jump Street” I’ve seen blogs that have said they are doing a remake movie of 21 Jump Street and have written in a Cameo appearance for Johnny Depp

As an actor professional he didn’t ever seem to feel the need to play it safe. He’s done some stellar character roles.

Edward Scissorhands

Willie Wonka

The Mad Hatter in “Alice and Wonderland”

Sweeney Todd

Once Upon A Time in Mexico

And forever, Captain Jack Sparrow

Is this inspiring career a result of connections, blind luck, being in the right place at the right time? Knowing the right people?

Is he blessed? Is there some random element in the universe that shines on him and gives him this success?

Or is this the consummate professional who is a shrewd businessman marketing the one commodity he has control over…his talent. He has taken hold of each role and make it a something quite memorable.

Yea, that shrewed, savy. Now, that’s sexy.

Cinco De Mayo and Eden’s Coming Out Party

Happy Cinco De Mayo

Today 5/5/11 my interview will publish on Sex Marks The G Spot as an up and coming– but as yet unpublished– author. It should be a lot of fun. I would love to have you guys come by and comment. There is an interview where you might learn some interesting things about me. Then an excerpt of the first scene of Dragon’s Mark, where you will meet my twin hero characters, Caleb and Ethan. This is the WIP that finaled in the Winter Rose and in the Beacon unpublished in 2009.

On Friday at the same location there is a character interview with my three principal characters from the same work. And yes, let me clarify this is an erotic, paranormal, romance. Once a judge was quite confused that there seemed to be two hero’s in the story and was very interested to know which of the two the heroine would pick. Hello, (knock knock knock) Can you say Menage’ lol.

My mother used to to tell me that “You can’t have your cake and eat it to.” Which I thought was ridiculous. Why would you want to have cake if you couldn’t eat it? My writing enterprises on the theme that there is no point in having cake if you can’t eat it. lol.

So come have come cake and please enjoy eating it.

My Dragonshifters are yummy and well worth the visit.

Wicked Lies or True Confessions

Okay kiddies. Time to tell me if you think these are wicked lies or true confessions.

I miss my ex-husband, but my aim is improving.

I had to take my ex-husband off my life insurance. I am a smart woman it was only a matter of time until I figured out how to kill him without getting caught.

I don’t make mistakes, I have design revisions.

I am an outcome engineer. I’m sorry you see that as manipulative. If you would just cooperate we will both be much happier, much faster.

I am not snarkey, witchy or nasty. I just happen to always be right and don’t mind instructing you on ways you have failed to emulate my success model.

My mantra is “Unsolicited advise is seldom appreciated.” But hey, people seldom appreciate the truth. Doesn’t mean they shouldn’t hear it.

Which of these do I believe and which are wicked lies against my personality. lol… Can’t wait to see what you think.

And for the advanced points….Are these philosophies of one of my characters? if so, who?

Fantasy Man Monday

*laughing and singing* Here comes Peter Cotton Tail. Hopping down the …. Well, you get the idea.

Monday after Easter Sunday begs me explore interesting Peters in the world. *snicker*

The first Peter that came to mind was….. Aww No, don’t even go there. However, he is ageless and at least 300 years old. Does that entitle him to buy beer?

Peter Pan

Moving on! The next peter I found was

Peter Parker? Yikes. You know even with the upside down kiss scene… I didn’t find this one particularly sexy. What do you think?

I must dig deeper for a more interesting Peter.

LOL – Come on work with me…. I wait all year to make Peter puns about Peter’s Peter. Peters everywhere cringe at this time of year, don’t they?

Aww here is one. My favorite Peter….

Peter Jackson. Director of the *sigh* Lord of the Rings Trilogy. The person with the brilliance to make the menage of directing work for filming/editing/producing three epic movies at the same time. The intelligence to see how to masterfully edit Tolkien’s original work. *sigh* okay. Love Peter Jackson. Now, Love fest over. He is as cute as a hobbit though isn’t he?

I must have more Peters! Ah here is an interesting one. Peter Facinelli of the Twilight Saga Fame. He has the pretty boy look doesn’t he? He is leading man sexy enough to be on camera!

Oh, and how is this one for an obscure Peter?

Peter Sims author, speaker, entrepeur. Isn’t he a hottie? Love that smile and the mischievous twinkle in his eyes.

Okay I’ve shared my Peter(s) with you. Do you have a Peter to share with me? Who’s your favorite Peter? Buhahaha. Don’t you dare say Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater!

*Laughing & Singing* Hippity Hoppety Easter’s gone away.

Fantasy Man Monday

I contemplated Fantasy Man Monday for a long time this week. As a 50’s something single author. Okay well, I am in a seriously committed relationship at this time. However, in many years of singledom. I always whined, men only want the 20 something bimbo. Why Why not me? I have a lot to offer. I would make some nice man a wonderful fantasy….come to life… so to speak… I mean really, I AM an erotic writer…. *think think think* I could have kept a smile on his face. Why is man’s fantasy woman so perfect, so unobtainable. Then I realized I am doing the same thing!!! I have not given equal screen time to the real men out there looking sometimes hopelessly to be some deserving woman’s fantasy man.

I am guilty!

This is an error I must rectify. There are plenty of hard working men out there ready, willing and able to be our fantasy

Need I say hard working again?

A Man who is a men among men, one brave enough to embrace his feminine side in understanding for his woman without fear of ridicule.

(shudder, maybe that was too far)

Well, certainly a man who is ready to be playful and open to a woman’s needs

Yes, I see we have overlooked any number of wonderful fantasy candidates in our quest for raw naked hard hot Man flesh. I will do my best to occasionally give you examples of the BEST “REAL” men have to offer.

Lies or Confessions?

It’s Wednesday, Hump Day and another opportunity for my version of Lies or Confessions?

What is the biggest lie you ever told?

Face it at some point in our lives….everyone lies. If someone says they have NEVER lied….Well, they are lying.

For two years when I was a teen I told my mother I was going with friends to the teen club in town for chaperoned age appropriate teen-aged activities — no doubt.

There wasn’t a teen club. There certainly weren’t any chaperoned or age appropriate activities going on where my partner in crime and I snuck off to for our allotment of weekly debauchery. What I was doing was, and still is (probably) illegal in 49 states. One never knows about California.

OMG it was so much fun.

My first experience meeting a drag Queen was in Tampa. On weeks the family went to Tampa to visit my grandparents I had a whole new level wickedness to participate in. My cousins and I would hit the road — hitch hiking all over Tampa. We met some fascinating people.

(Disclaimer, don’t do this people….you can be killed).

Sneaking out while everyone slept, we would tie a six pack of coke bottles to the outside handle of the back door to keep it shut and allow us re-entry before dawn. In later years I wondered what would have happened if a sleepless someone in the family had wandered onto the back screened porch late at night to get a soda? Pull open the door and a glass bottled six pack comes flying at your head, cold cocked with coke. We might have returned home to find police tape around the crime scene.

We were picked up about 3a.m. one morning by a couple of guys. We later learned it was a local drag queen and her assistant. Her press photos were amazing. She told us she danced at the Lion’s Den up the Dale Mabry strip. After she dropped us with a caution to be careful the police tagged us. They didn’t believe our story of the “brother” who was making us sit there and wait while he went up the block and dropped his date off in private. I’m guessing the cops thought we were hookers. However, my cousin’s breasts were to be envied by hookers for miles around. God gave her what silicone implants wish they could do. So, yeah, I’m thinking they had us pegged for hookers. We waited them out before hitching on toward home.

Acts like this are further proof that kids in the teenaged years have had their brains sucked out of their heads by aliens. There is no ability for conscious intelligent thought there!

*laughing* So what do you think? Lies or Confessions?

Fantasy Man Monday

I have a confession. I started out with my teen daughters loving the series of Grey’s Anatomy. We were faithful viewers. We would rush home on Thursday nights to see the next installment in the tv medical drama. We were there to giggle with the reveal of McDreamy, McSteamy, McHottie.

Then somewhere along the line we fell away. Like any habit we got “out of it”. Too much of the McWierd, McDrama, McOMG unbelievable happened.

Do writers of series feel the same way. How do you continue a 10 book or more legacy in the world you have built. Anne McCaffrey did it well with her Dragon Riders of Pern world and ensuing so-many-I-lost-count trilogy after trilogy. JR Ward does it quite well with the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. Fans are rabid for the characters. Sherilyn Kenyon does it…. The list can go on.

How do writers sustain and feed the flames of giddy fangirldom for such a long run?

I think it must be the characters. The intricate layers of personality and emotion within a well built world and finely crafted story.

Similar to our Fantasy Men each week. There is mystery and depth. I can look at a lot of fantasy men. Yet, they eyes draw me in to make the picture more. Often I have seen the photograph of a model and the ideas for a character have launched.

Take a look at Mathias Lauriden of Denmark. He is a sizzling sensation in the modeling industry, yes even high fashion. Okay I guess today is cougar day cause these ‘boys’ are pretty young.

The moment I saw him I recognized a character I had been thinking of.

And the second model I chose today…Sadly was promoted on another blog and I couldn’t find his name. I did a lot of model searches trying to find out his name and where they had copped his photo from. So, sorry mystery fantasy man. But those eyes… I had to show him.

(If anyone knows who he is, please advise. I like to give credit where credit is due.)

The men I have chosen over the course of a year plus for Fantasy Man Monday have a commonality. Their image is engaging. You see their face, their body and you see more…the visual representation draws you in and you ‘see’ a story.

I hope my writing work has the same qualities as my fantasy men. I hope to be able to sustain a readership through my worlds and stories as successfully as my writing role models have done.

What do you think? Is this quality craft that you can learn? Or is there an innate talent that some authors have and the rest of us will never ever be able to touch?