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There's some washboard abs, contestbunny! Is he a friend, relative, or just a hot pic you picked off the web?
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Love the werewolf books!
How exciting for you that the books are going to print. Hope the signing goes great.
It is exciting.
What I am constantly amazed at is how much I enjoy reading my stories over. And that's not to sound egotistical. I DO enjoy them. But then--that's my first goal of writing--to entertain myself.
I figure, if an author's stories bore the author--you know it's bad. And that's one of my rule of thumbs on a piece or scene. If I get where I lose interest, I go back and rewrite what came before.
KOW sounds intriguing. Sex is a give and take but when your partner wants more than you are comfortable with and uses emotional blackmail (if you love him, you will do it), it does make things difficult.
I think we all suffer from, and are guilty of, emotional blackmail sometimes.
Love is a hard thing, a tricky line to walk. Especially for women raised Christian. The bible, and church, tells us to obey our fathers and our husbands. And confronted with the bottom line, it's hard to argue against because we get brainwashed by it.
I'm not saying it's wrong. I'm just saying that it puts women in hard spots where we have to choose, sometimes, what we think is best for ourselves, and what we should do to please the men in our lives. And one way or another, we then struggle with guilt.
You are not the only one that thinks naked men are funny---the older they get the funnier they are.
Yes if you mean why they run around when there are ahem better things to do naked. LOL
What's best is when they're trying to be sexy and you're laughing and they keep asking, "Why are you laughing?"
Don't you think?
Hi Carys, I think that's a great idea for a book. I've not planned a wedding before but I know how stressful it can be. Congratulations on your daughter's wedding and hope all goes well with the preparations.
If I write one, I'll let you know.
Unless I add in a "how to enjoy the honeymoon" section, I don't think people will buy a Carys Weldon Wedding Planning book. But who knows?
I sent an email to the newsletter list and it was returned because the box was full.
I think we have that fixed, Estella.
Jenny jumped in and saved the day for me. She helped me fix a bunch of things, I think, and so we shouldn't have those problems in the future. (crossing my fingers now)
What a total reversal of a sticky situation.
I cannot believe you got into high school not knowing what 69 was.
That did not come out right---what I was trying to say is it boggles my mind.
I didn't know about the significance of 69 either because no one in my family or the crowd I hang out with uses it. The chats with erotic romance authors and readers clued me in though. LOL
I had no explaination done with me to explain 69 but too, nothing about sex from my mom, nor my sisters. I knew few basics from a health class and sweet books but I learned some info when I went to college! where friends could communicate with me and I picked up more and more that way, so it was very late for me to learn this info.
You were a very naive teenager. I know I' older than you and I know what "muff diving" was when I was in eighth grade.
Carys, I think too we remember those embarrasing moments more than anything else in our teenage years. I was alot like you, I was naive and my parents were very strick and I couldn't even date until I was 18! I think that was a part of it and that I really didn't understand about relationships and dating not having much communicated to me. I remember my first boyfriend at 19 visiting my house after class and then and its like 'I don't like this kissing' how do I say I don't know how, at the same time its like I don't want to be embarrassed so I remember finally saying 'you gotta leave my mom will be home' and after that I was totally ignoring him in school telling him I wouldn't be at home etc. He wasn't pushy or anything, it was me just being so inexperienced even with kissing, that it felt so wrong. See I remember those embarrasing moments too!
PS Every time I come to your blog I'm chatting away here, LOL. You have great topics!
I'm sure I'm guilty of quite a few but my memory is kinder to me as I can't recall any specific examples now. LOL
die straights sung , money for nothing and chicks for free
I never had a dream that made sweet love to me
Answer to my prayer
You made me know that there's a love for me out there
I bet you are really doubting I can't hear but I can't. But I did some when I was younger even though I couldn't understand lyrics, my sisters wrote them down for me but I love to look them up. Now this tune is going to be in my head all day, sign. LOL
Ok Chevy Van I think by Sammy Johns from 1975
Here's the refrain:
Like a picture she was layin' there
Moonlight dancin' off her hair
She woke up and took me by the hand
She's gonna love me in my Chevy van
And that's all right with me
I love searching for the 70's songs and lyrics.
GREAT WEBSITE!!! and looks like lots of good reading
hit the road jack, dont you come back here 'no more 'no more '
lol now is stuck in my head
It's in Death Valley, California. The rocks there move once every two or three years.
By 7:37 PM, at
It's great to hear you come to Oregon---not many authors do. If they come it is only to Portland.
It would be great if you would post appearances.
YEAH ~ I won Carys contest and she sent me the download for Tower of Loneliness! WOW Carys....Thank you so very much. I will read it this weekend and come back and let you know how much I like it!
Thank you again for the book and for a wonderful and fun blog!
Hi Carys! Was it Cathie? But if it was you Cathy, congrats!
Carys, thank you again for the book TOWER OF LONELINESS wow, you really touched on an excellent topic that is great to open and discuss about. So I'm really enjoying your blog! Thanks for the book and i'll be back to chat about it too!
I would have loved to meet you too! I'm in NY tho, so far from where you are signing and too can't go that far, but sounds too that you have a great trip with weddings and all to go to! Have a great time!
Do you ever get to Oregon?
Carys, I have to thank that I have my husband, cuz I wouldn't have remembered to get that all and would have gone back and forth. I leave it to him to set up and make it ready to go for me, LOL. But maybe too you will find it all worth it, especially if it runs fast and all!
Hope the sleeping gets better and that you're not up on the laptop more, LOL
I agree. Mine never complains about being awakened. If I can't wake him, then I know he was too tired. But if he does wake, he's always very happy to be awake and more than willing to be treated (as in my treat, or trick or treat) on occasion. ;-D
By 11:52 PM, at
Oh I agree with you Carys, and I think at those times, are the best ones to take advantage of. Sometimes we need reminders of being the more agressive one! So sounds like I have more planning to do :)
Plus I feel communication is important, to say "I need you to take care of me today, I need you to take care of all my needs"
Its important to communicate what you want and need!
hehe, I wondered where the comments went. Good thing I wasn't doing them over, o r you'd have to read them over and over. I don't know much about how to do my blog but going to work on it today!
Carys, I think your picture is beautiful! You have geat think and full hair and beautiful eyes too. Thanks for sharing! Its really a joy to meet you!
like leather too eh?
lovely website and i like reading your books
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By 9:37 PM, at
Sounds like your missing hubby! You got two shorts done, YA! I'm sure you will not have a problem getting them published but I will wish you luck anyway! I didn't notice much chat at your site but I will make a point to stop in and say hi!
Hope hubby gets home soon!
Carys, I'm sure he fell asleep dialing your number, and misses you almost as much as you miss him...
Good luck with the short stories!
Looking forward to those sexy excerpts! Too dang much snow here!
Some things like candles, body lotion or teddy bears are cute for prizes! But my favorite are gift cards (in any amount)for Barnes & Noble or Amazon!
Give up the bad thoughts---think how happy you will be when your husband gets home.
By 8:04 PM, at
I Know how you feel,my husband worked out of town for awhile & i hated it.He is back now & i don't think i will let him leave again,to lonely with out him.
By 8:16 PM, at
Thanks for the hug. I can definitely relate. We all have moments of vulnerability.
If my hubby is out of town I always sleep in one of his t-shirts and I sleep on his pillow.
Before I started doing that I had terrible times sleeping, but it really helps.
How true. Had a hard time sleeping yesterday myself. Something in the air maybe, the waning Moon perhaps. Been feeling like getting out of my skin whole day today as well. Crazy days. Thank god for books! and authors! ;-)
I certainly understand how you feel, although my husband doesn't work out of town. He's just sleeping by the time I go to bed and sometime I have a very hard time sleeping lots of times, and when I climb in bed, I wish he were awake so we could talk or cuddle, or do other things...lol!
I certainly understand how you feel, although my husband doesn't work out of town. He's usually alsleep when I go to bed, snoring logs, and I'm awake until lord knows when....don't sleep well. Sometime I just wish he were awake so we could talk, or cuddle, or do other things...lol!
Hugs back to you! If one is lonely one can feel alone in a crowded room of people; been there done that.
Sometimes I just want to be alone.
Carys, you're a new to me author when I started your werewolf books recently so I'm thrilled I signed up for your newsletter, so I too have the opportunity to chat with you. I'm learning about blogs and I'll get the hang of it soon. So first I wanted to tell you its a joy meeting you.
I understand lonelyness (I'm not a good speller!) And its now after 2 am and I'm doing my mails and reading groups and shopping around, more like window shopping. I'm not lonely tonight, I know everyone is asleep now and the dh probably going to be looking for me soon because he's always checking and patting my side of the bed to see if i'm there.
I feel a lonely ness over the last year dealing with the chronic pain with stage four endrometisis and the masses. After going through so much, oncologist appts, scans, and on and on, I wonder how to explain the pain to others and then again I didn't want to, making it feel like i'm being a burden. Well a week before Christmas, I was afraid to say that the pain was really bad, and I went to bed but woke up and it was the worse ever. I then began to realize this pain is different. I woke up my husband and he took me to the ER and found it was close to my appendix bursting so I was sedated and took right in for surgery. See I felt so alone with the pain, that I couldn't tell anyone about it anymore. But after this, I learned to listen to my body, that it was ok to say 'i'm in pain' but the lonely ness is still there. Not alot of people understand this and its hard going through the surgeries. So I do understand, thanks for bringing up a topic that I talked too much (so sorry!) but maybe my story will tell others its ok to say something when you're lonely.
I think it's hard to sleep when you are used to having your husband in bed with you and he's not there. As you say, you know you are not alone when he's there, even when you're asleep.
That is so true. Thanks for the *HUG*. I needed it and here's a *HUG* for you.
I agree with you completly. I think we all need companionship.
I'm sorry you had a sleepless night.
I'm tired as well at the beginning of the week it was 80 degrees now its back down to 40 which is normal but what a tease to have that warm weather. Hope hubby comes home soon
Sorry you couldn't sleep. I'm tired as well was 80 degrees on MOnday and today back down to 40 sure do miss the warmth. Hope hubby comes home soon - Beth
I am one of the lonely people. Reading helps so please enter me to win a book.
I agree... Sometimes even when we're with people, we're still alone. I've been in a household of kids all day long, and feel totally alone... wishing for companionship... (mostly the company of another adult)... it can become very overwhelming at times... I'm a very shy person, it takes alot for me to come out of my shell... so when I start feeling lonely, I make a point to come out of my shell... (like this post!) lol! I really enjoyed your post!
I found I could be lonely even when in a crowd of people. You are so right about searching for that 'someone' to take away the lonliness.
I understand loneliness; I found at one time that I could be lonely even if I was in a room full of people. Hugs all around.
Just wanted to stop in and say "hi".
I really relate to this post and your thoughts on loneliness and companionship ~ and, you expressed everything beautifully.
(My husband is out of town on business right now too.)
What A SWEETHEART! You're very lucky! My husband of 28 years isn't into romantic gestures at all. I'm going to tell my 3 sons about your post...I want them to be more appreciative of their girlfriends! The kiss scenes are GREAT!
Ah, you have a keeper! I hope he's home with you soon!
I've read some wonderful kissing scenes that made it so sensual, loving and too made it more romancy than most of the book!
I haven't gotten far in yours yet but from what I read, each are different that fit the story! Now I have to go find all the books I'm missing of yours! LOL
Oh Good. I love the vampires.
Hi Carys, your upcoming works sound awesome. I'm especially interested in Destra and the Lustpire -- it's the lust thing LOL.
sounds like you have some rocking vampire books coming out soon. I really like the sound of the ones on other planets. That combines two of my favorite things alien worlds and vamps. lol
Carys, I love vamp books! These I look forward to of yours! My first love of books is historical (love reading the settings, culture and all) then parnromal, first vamps, werewolves, etc.
So I hope its sooner than later this year when they are out!
I like it. I say go for it.
It was a battle of wills. I wanted nothing more than to be in his arms, and he wanted me there. But I was mad at his neglect, his cheating--not that he owed me monogamy--and his alpha sex appeal commandeering, ah, that made me furious. It was a matter of principle to look him in the eye (something I don't think many people did,) and come up with a suitable retort. It took me a minute.
A long minute while I looked at his black eyes and knew he was trying to pin my brainwaves. But while he was gone, I lined myself up for a new experiment he didn't know anything about. A freaking, mind-blocking serotonin derivative. He was fresh out of luck if he was looking to read my mind then. I had to let a slow smile creep onto my face...about the time I think he figured out that he wasn't getting in my head.
He had to admire me, I think, as much as he hated me. I could see wonder cross his features (very briefly) before his gaze hardened even more.
As it turns out, I didn't have to come up with anything clever. He surprised me by saying, "You are one, fucking, beautiful bitch." And he kissed me hard.
Now, I have to explain this...Hood's kisses are more like assault. He plunders your mouth. It doesn't matter if you try and fight the urge to give in. Not that you can fight for long. Or that you'd ever really want to.
It's just an act you have to try for. You know, a little self-preservation?
My chair's tipping back, and he's all over me, and before long, I'm clinging. That's about the time he pulls up, when he has me gasping and wanting.
Letting my chair come back to upright, he looks in my eyes again, self-satisfaction on his face. He knew he could get me hungry, licking my lips, and that makes him completely proud of himself.
The perfect time for a good retort. So, I respond with a small smile, and a killer gaze, "You must've been practicing."
A clever cut that lets him know that I really am furious with him. Brilliant, right? Of course, it backfired.
He calculated his response before asking, "Can you taste where I've been?"
I could, but I resisted the urge to spit. What could I say to that?