6.29.2007

Today Is The Full Moon


Several friends told me that if I didn't keep track of the full moons for them, they'd never know...

Guess what? It's the full moon reaching the peak on June 30, 2007 at 9:49 a.m. EDT.

Many Indian Tribes recognize the June Full Moon as the Strawberry Moon; although in days gone by, Europeans called it the Rose Moon.

Keeping track of the full moon is important to me and I try to pass on the wisdom of doing so to those I care about. For me, it is a more than a measurement of time because as the full moon approaches, I begin projects, as the moon declines, I wrap up projects.

I light intention candles, ask for guidance, and offer gratitude...

So, how do you mark the passing of the full moon?

TGIF Second Post

So, it's Friday and I'm posting twice...because today I received Super news...
My short story Submissive is being published as part of a two title anthology!!
YAY...no more details than that until I have a signed contract turned in but having it accepted was news too good not to share...

So, tomorrow will be a busy day filling out forms...cover art request forms, blurb forms, personal details forms...all the ya-da ya-da that makes publishing exciting! Like Lamaze classes pre-birth...I can't wait until I see what this one looks like:)

6.28.2007

TGIF...I'm off to Drink Wine With Friends

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things...

Boys...


Girls...

Mmmmm...Threes

Favorite Wine=The Prisoner

Which Came First?

So this evening I called Girl Who Forgets Her Name from the parking lot of Taco Hell (not because I was eating there but because Beautiful Girl requested Chalupas before soccer practice and couldn't wait for me to cook dinner in the time between leaving the day job and her report time)...

An interesting moment happened and I needed someone to bounce the moment off of to create clarity in my own mind...thus the call to Girl...

I drove through the drive-thru and per habit more than lack of crisp bills handed the Taco Hell Chick my debit Mastercard, and the exact moment she touched the card the thought surfaced that she was going to overcharge my card...the thought was prompting enough for me to try to stop her; however she was quick, slamming the little window door closed, and not paying attention, even though I honked...

Several minutes of me tossing the idea through my head that the outcome couldn't possibly be as I imagined because isn't there a built in exact amount default or somesuch? and absolutely knowing that she was going to overcharge my card was followed by her opening the little window and saying, "I am so sorry."

Yes...she did...although she could have as easily been apologizing for running out of beef because she still hadn't explained what she was "So, so SORRY for..."

I wasn't too impressed by her need to apologize a dozen times, fearing now that the amount she charged may have been over my available balance which would lead to an overdraft...

"How much did you overcharge my card?"

Her jaw dropped followed by, "This has never happened before...really, I am so, so sorry."

still waiting...how much? I was relieved that it was only $56. too much, not enough to overdraft....but still... this was the exchange that led to the phone call in which I asked Girl, "So did she overcharge my card because I manifest the outcome with my thought? Or, was the premonition a warning?"

Girl thinks it could be either, or a combination of both that we could debate for eternity and still not have an answer...kind of like the chicken and the egg.

Still not satisfied I had the same conversation with Sir...which resulted in the same assessment...

One thing is for certain, if thoughts are that powerful...and I believe they are...think what could be accomplished...

And NO...I will not give advice on lottery numbers...

6.27.2007

Who Can Convert L to $ ?


So, I found this print called BEACHBOUND by Lochai that I want DESPERATELY...but I am absolutely horrible with money conversion...so who can tell me what 35L would be in US dollars??

I really, really need this (if Sir is reading today it would make a FAB 1st Anniversary gift ...
ooooh...another thought, since he's in South Florida and I've been DYING for a few days on South Beach...maybe we could fly down, photo shoot, fly back...voila, personalized wall art for the bedroom!! Yay! How much fun would that be? Assuming you could sweet talk him into a photo shoot and assuming you stop feeding me those totally ORGASMIC meals of late and assuming I can drop that extra twenty I've gained since you've been in charge of the kitchen:)
other than all that ... sounds like a good time ... so think about it, K?

6.26.2007

Can We Go Back To Faire Now?


Key To Happiness...Dance Like No one is Watching!

Joyfully Reviewed

I dunno, maybe it's because I spent the morning with my critique partner and was left feeling a little out of sorts...or maybe I'm feeling out of sorts because the NEW NOVEL growing roots in my head is leaving room for anything else, but this review didn't overly excite me...not a bad review, not a great review, just a little ho-hum for my taste...

Let me know what you think...

Bella of Joyfully Reviewed has this to say about Sacred Revelations:
"Celia Brentwood has been through hell and back. Brutalized by her former boss, she’s rescued by her Master, Garrett Lawrence, sometimes known as Ice. After recovering from her injuries, she agrees to seek her darkness at the hands of Dominant Sadist Thomas Stephanopolis, also known as Lord Fyre.

Lord Fyre has her for three months, during which time she comes to realize she loves both men and can’t bear to not have both of them in her life. The two men complete her, two halves of her, Fyre and Ice, darkness and light. Will the men share her, or will she find herself losing both of them?

Sacred Revelations is the story of one woman’s dark journey of emotional and physical pain and rebirth into herself. It’s a raw and often a disturbing look into Celia’s psyche, all at once delicate and strong. Loving two very different Dominant men, first Garrett, then Thomas, as Lord Fyre, it takes a journey into her own darkness to appreciate Garrett’s light.

Celia battles many demons in this story, including her religious family, her past and the battle that rages within her regarding her masochistic, submissive desires. There is sex involved, but that really doesn’t seem to be the focus here. What really seems to surge to the forefront is the dark tone of the story, the agony and the ecstasy of Celia’s inner discovery of love: of herself, and of the two men who love her in return. The tumultuous twists of this complex plot made Sacred Revelations a difficult read at times. However, if you enjoy intense plots with BDSM/Menage themes, you’ll enjoy Sacred Revelations."

Hmmmm...when she said, "There is sex involved..." I was left wondering if she read the sex scenes...because each scene had specific intent that revealed another layer...

and when she said, "The tumultrous twists of this complex plot ... a difficult read..." did she mean literally "hard to read" or "Emotionally distressing"...?

Reading her review, I was left wondering if she enjoyed the story herself, was she affected, touched, or left completely unchanged?

I guess it's going to be one of those days...
Tonight I am starting The Novel...and alcohol may be involved...you know it's going to be a tough writing experience when you have to start drinking before the title is even typed...as a matter of fact, I may not have mentioned it before but I pull a lot of personal emotion and angst out of my own soul to feed into the writing so that my characters come to life...this one seems to be drawing emotion from me before I even start writing and usually I just yank it out of myself on a scene by scene basis...maybe that's why I'm procrastinating...

Or maybe it's just gonna be one of those days.

6.25.2007

Good Morning ... Monday

I spent most of the last three days distractedly inside my own head to the point of Sir Hotness becoming concerned..."No I'm not mad"..."No, nothing's wrong"..."I'm sorry, I'm thinking..."

Obviously Sir Hotness is not used to Writing Girl ... even though I warned him. Sometimes I just go inside my own head...and stay there...until I have something worth saying...and then I start writing...

Last night Sir Hotness joined the process, "Just tell me what's in your head."

"Really, you don't want to know...it's a mess in there. What I need is clarification of what I'm thinking...help me summarize the Great Novel in one sentence...you can help me with that."

"Sure, I can do that. Tell me what it's about."

Brave words...
Two hours later, I think I took a breath...to find him sipping wine and just looking at me..."Wow."

An hour after that he handed me the summary in a single sentence to clarify the direction of where this book is going...

(I love you, Sir Hotness, to the depth of my soul for "getting me".)

After waking-sleeping-thinking all night, it was nice to wake up to Patti Smith...in video so you can better appreciate it...
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More Patti Smith MP3 of Without Chains...listen to the words...powerful.

Today, I'm off to buy Patti Smith's Twelve

6.22.2007

Sex Academy Opens in London


One more reason for me to want to go to London!
A sex academy!! Called Amora...

This is the description...
Nestled between Leicester Square and the famous electronic billboards of Piccadilly Circus, Amora is a world away from the busy London streets surrounding it.

Visitors descend the stairs to a backdrop of seductive whispers from the red walls and are offered an aphrodisiac cocktail or smoothie on entry to the Aphrodisiac Lounge. THeir website explains that in the Amora Sutra room interactive models help you find the g-spot or prostate to drive your partner wild...

The Orgasm Tunnel explores arousal, plateau and climax...
The Fantasy and fetish room has toys and skill-o-meters to test your abilities...like the Spank-o-meter which guages if you are paddling too hard or too softly...

The Sex Academy joins the Sex Machines Museum in Prague as places on my list of To Visit...
The Sex Machines Museum tops my list on places to go because it protects two Spanish pornographic films, made around 1925, believed to be the oldest surving pornographic films ever made...The fact that both films have been preserved to our day is a true miracle. The filmotheque in Valencia, restored them, saying nothing about the historical happenstance which allowed them to survive the tumultuous time of the republic, civil war and Spanish Frankism.

I believe both films are being shown daily...
"The Confessor or The Friar's Blessing".
A friar, in order to satisfy his wanton cravings, convinces his female penitents that they may be forgiven only if they oblige his wishes. He forces them to be nude, making use of their vulnerability.

"Ladies' Cabinet".
An old story about a doctor who abuses his female patients. The doctor's wife takes revenge by sleeping with his servant and maid. In this film we may see - this also according to expert's opinions - one of the very first lovemaking scenes with three participants in the history of pornographic films.

Of course even if you aren't a movie history buff, you will still find much to wow over due to their collection of chastity belts, mechanical toys, and anti-masturbation machines...do I hear "Get that thing away from me!"?

Field Trip anyone?

Celebrating TGIF With A Fetish Quiz (and booze)


So, I've lived long enough in my own head to know what I like, what I don't like, and not be ashamed of myself for liking it like that...

What am I talking about? Fetish Play of course. So I ran across a quiz that promises to define your fetish...OMG...is there a fetish for taking long ass quizes to discover your fetish?

Anyway...yes the quiz was right on target...did I learn anything new about myself? Not so much, except to maybe face up to the fact that sometimes the girl DENIES THE TRUTH too much...

Below is the summary of the very long quiz (I'm not revealing the whole enchilada here cause some things even Sir Hotness doesn't know because I DENY TOO MUCH and I'm not about to share with you before I share with him...) because I'm an exhibitionist at heart...but I also want to see the reveal of your quiz taking endeavors because I'm also a voyeur.


Summary of my results:

"You prefer mostly males, but some females catch your interest. You tend to be submissive. This will impact the interpretation of your various sexual interests. Possibly left over from your childhood experiences is your interest in spanking. You enjoy the feeling of being slapped, and the burning feeling afterwards. Spanking is not child's play to you. It holds a deep place in your fantasies. You enjoy the feeling of being restrained during sex play ... being completely immobile and helpless is a turn on in a big way. You probably have quite a collection of bondage gear ready to use right now. You enjoy the sensations of various toys on your body. Your interest in sensations can be light or it can get bloody hard -- literally...."

So now it's up to you. Take the quiz and if you're brave enough, share the results!!

And now for the Thank Goddess It's Friday Cocktail Recipe....

Sinclairs Sunshine

Sinclairs Sunshine is a simple, fruity cocktail featuring two flavored vodkas, Van Gogh Oranje and Mango. The flavors are enhanced by the addition of more orange (triple sec and orange juice) and a little sour mix. As far as flavored vodka drinks go, this little bit of sunshine is one of the best and is great on warm summer afternoons.
INGREDIENTS:
1 oz Van Gogh Oranje Vodka
1 oz Van Gogh Mango Vodka
1/2 oz triple sec
1/2 oz orange juice
1/2 oz sweet and sour
orange slice for garnish
PREPARATION:
Pour ingredients into
cocktail shaker and add crushed ice.
Let stand for five seconds.
Shake vigorously for five seconds

6.20.2007

Are You A Sex Addict?


I'm sure that someone in my reading audience is tittering at this very moment, but I am assured by highly educated professionals that this problem is a rising concern in America (I'm blaming the government...) and especially Houston, Texas (isn't this the town where you can go to jail for agreeing to anal?)...(okay, I'll try to keep my smart-ass comments under control and you can read the article for yourself to decide if the increase in Sexual Addiction is as alarming as the Highly Educated Professionals want us to believe...

I also want to apologize to those individuals who are sincerely addicted to sex and are trying to overcome this problem with the Sex Addicts Twelve Step Program...because it is not my intent to cause you any more pain--I on the other hand embrace my addiction and choose to not seek the help of professionals at this time.

You too can take the Sex Addicts Test to see if you are in serious trouble: (If you answer YES to any of these questions it is advised that you seek medical help immediately.)

1. Do you keep secrets about your sexual or romantic activities from those important to you? Do you lead a double life?
2. Have your needs driven you to have sex in places or situations or with people you would not normally choose?
3. Do you find yourself looking for sexually arousing articles or scenes in newspapers, magazines, or other media?
4. Do you find that romantic or sexual fantasies interfere with your relationships or are preventing you from facing problems?
5. Do you frequently want to get away from a sex partner after having sex? Do you frequently feel remorse, shame, or guilt after a sexual encounter?
6. Do you feel shame about your body or your sexuality, such that you avoid touching your body or engaging in sexual relationships? Do you fear that you have no sexual feelings, that you are asexual?
7. Does each new relationship continue to have the same destructive patterns which prompted you to leave the last relationship?
8. Is it taking more variety and frequency of sexual and romantic activities than previously to bring the same levels of excitement and relief?
9. Have you ever been arrested or are you in danger of being arrested because of your practices of voyeurism, exhibitionism, prostitution, sex with minors, indecent phone calls, etc.?
10. Does your pursuit of sex or romantic relationships interfere with your spiritual beliefs or development?
11. Do your sexual activities include the risk, threat, or reality of disease, pregnancy, coercion, or violence?
12. Has your sexual or romantic behavior ever left you feeling hopeless, alienated from others, or suicidal?

If you wish to find a Sex Addicts Anonymous meeting near you.

Now, I do agree that if you are suicidal you should seek medical help immediately or call the hotline now (1-800-SUICIDE) and talk to someone, NOW... but really if the test is to determine if you are a SEX ADDICT shouldn't this test be harder?

Because I really don't feel like I have issues even though I answered yes to more than one...anyone else agree?

6.19.2007

Happy Birthday, Fire Girl

>Okay, I have to interrupt my daughter's birthday celebration to share an email...
This in from Y who took my advice and read Sacred secrets first!!
I just finished Sacred Secrets, and wow whatta ride. I remember at one point crying and then laughing right after (i know my husband thinks i am a lil crazy when i re-act to books this way). I have to go to work for a few hours and it is gonna be agony cause i want to dive right in to the next one. i made myself wait to even buy it cause i knew i wouldn't go to work if i did buy it now. so thank you, i love your writing it is exciting and....hmmm can't seem to find the right words but THANK YOU. this is an adventure. looking forward to Sacred Revelations...
Y


So...on to the rest of my day...

I spent the afternoon with middle daughter, Fire Girl, cause it's her birthday!
She's an awesome woman working as a firefighter, also going to college to be a paramedic, also working part-time for an ambulance service...whew, she's busy...but also wonderful, incredible and makes me proud...

We ate in an ancient firehouse converted into a restaurant, then shopped, then went to see Pirates...yummy Johnny Depp moment... So, today we're celebrating here on the blog with eyecandy...




Happy Birthday Fire Girl!

All the eyecany came from www.malecorps.com...thank you Casey, David, and Scott...

6.18.2007

Mail Call

Y sent me this email this morning....
"Hello. My name is Y. i found you through Lila Dubois. i just read your excerpt of your latest book, Sacred Revelations, and i have a question....after reading the first chapter i am dying to read that book, but i noticed it looks like it is the second book...sooooooooo should i read the other one (Sacred Secrets) first?? oh and i don't know if ...well i just want to tell you that by the end of that chapter you had me in tears..."

In answer to Y's question...Yes, Sacred Revelations is the continuing saga of Celia Brentwood and her erotic journey to self-discovery; so to start with Sacred Revelations...though possible--would be a bit confusing and to be honest--JARRING.

I believe that both reviews for Sacred Revelations said something like...not for the faint of heart, meaning, I assume, that it is a very intense, edgy...pushing boundaries read. Though I believe both reviewers if they had read Sacred Secret first would have acclimated to the world that is Celia's and not felt so overwhelmed.It is interesting to note that both reviewers also gave Sacred Revelations very high recommendations;) which I took to mean... that even though they were unsettled--they enjoyed the story.

So, please, read Sacred Secrets first if you can...and you will enjoy Sacred Revelations all the more for doing so.

And Y, thank you for sharing that I had you in tears...When I am writing, if I'm not feeling it, then what I wrote isn't engaging enough...but if I have tears rolling down my cheeks, then I know that at least someone out there will feel that emotion as well...
It is nice to know that I wrote...and you FELT...
There is no greater compliment to an author.

6.15.2007

Pledge Week

I have a question...is every week pledge week at PBS television? Because maybe it's just me...but wow they have a lot of money drives...

Last night for instance (yes, I was sitting home in front of the telly on a Friday night...not drinking or playing in the mud and trust me...after the Friday I had...drinking should have been on the agenda...) I sat watching My Music: The British Beat which could be mine, the entire 2-DVD box set that is...for only $250...which I would actually like to have, however, I'm looking for the bargain set, nothing against PBS...but really Two Fifty?? For Two DVD's?

I gotta find this set cheaper than Two Fifty...arrrrghhhhh!

On a brighter note, but also musical...and thanks so much to my friend who only on occasion Remembers Her Name ... if not her passwords ... and loves Mohito's almost as much as I do ... and occasional fills in when Sir Hotness isn't available as my hot date ... for providing this in my email...because after the day I had...THIS made my heart happy again...Thanks DJ

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and for those of you too young to remember The Who in their glory days...ahem...I missed Woodstock because I was only five and wasn't tall enough to hitch a ride...but hey, I still LOVED...LOVED....STILL LOVE THEM!

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6.14.2007

TGIF...Laugh A Little...and Drink a Lot!

So, living in a house with teenagers, I've had my share of most embarressing moments...and then some...

When Sir Hotness decided to get married, he had no idea how much his life would change...you see, he has no children and to my knowledge, very little experience with children...

Enter Teenage, very NOSEY girls...

We've had a few moments...kind of like this...a fun scene from 'Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps' with Natalie Casey...Click here if you can't get the embedded version to play:)


Sometimes, all you can do is laugh...

Thank Goddess It's Friday...
Here's an alcoholic concoction NOT FOR THE FAINT AT HEART...in celebration of the fact that every reviewer thus far has labeled Sacred Revelations as such... and this link provides the first chapter as an excerpt...for you to decide if it rates such a fine endorsement.


NOT FOR THE FAINT AT HEART

1 oz 42 Below® vodka
1 oz sake rice wine
1 dash lemon juice
4 oz ginger beer
1/2 lime
1 sliced cayenne pepper

Slice the half lime into 4 seperate wedges. Muddle the wedges and chili with a dash of lemon juice, and transfer to a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice cubes. Add the vodka and sake, and shake well. Pour the contents, including ice, into a highball glass. Top with ginger beer, to taste, and serve in a highball glass.

Vaca Time


Okay, so I'm not going on vacation...but I NEED a vacation...bad. especially after the fun we had at Kentucky's Highland Festival....

We were going to do the big loop and hit Silverleaf Renfaire, Bristol, and Great Lakes Medieval Faire...with a camping trip in the middle but decided that since we are also planning on converting the big back yard from the Serengeti landscape that it is now into a lush English-Victorian garden within the next couple summers...our time, energy, and dollars would best be spent in the dirt...

So, Sir Hotness is putting in for vacation days and I'm drawing up design plans...

Anyone read Sacred Revelations yet? Personally, with as much bare dirt as we have out there, it would be really fun if it rained...buckets...you know, just for rolling around in...mmmmm.



This photo is from HBO's Real Sex Mud Play, did anyone see it?
Lot's of friends, naked...mud...oh the fun...

I should have a party...

6.12.2007

Sacred Secrets Review



This is a snippet of what reviewer Tera Cuskaden had to say, "I really enjoyed this one. The suspense throughout the book was good, keeping me on my toes to wonder what was up with the dead lover and what was going on with Celia’s past. There were many clues given, but never enough to figure the entire thing out. The characters were vivid and even the characters I started out hating, I grew to care for by the end of the story. The Ms. Harte really managed to give them dimension, to peel the many layers of them away so I could get to know them little by little. Some of the scenes of the BDSM practice in the club were a little disturbing, mainly the fire and the scarification. But I’m sure that’s because it’s just not my bag, though others might enjoy it. This is definitely not a book for the faint of heart!"

Overall rating: 4 Hearts

Sensuality rating: Explicit
I also made it into someone's BLOG... I love it when that happens!
This is what Satorimedia had to say about Sacred Secrets...
"To review for my adult site, I have a fiction piece, "Sacred Secrets" by Roxy Harte which is a bit difficult to read - not because it's badly written, it's not, it's quite good - but because the characters are working through relationship issues that hit a little too close to home."

Of course you could BUY Sacred Secrets today and discover for yourself what an amazing story the very First from The Chronicles of Surrender is!

6.11.2007

TGIF Beverage Recipe...A Few Days Late:)

I missed the Friday Recipe Entry...I started partying a little early...and it lasted all weekend...
And I'm still recovering from the weekend's activities...

In a hurry, with friends on their way to our house for an inpromptu evening,
no recipe was required ... I cheated making my Mohita's by the pitcher...
When Sir Hotness said grab a couple gallons of Rum on the way home, he wasn't joking:)

Bacardi's Frozen Mixer + Club Soda + Bacardi

However, for future reference, and if you have the time and inclination, here is the recipe I usually use:

Mohito by the Pitcher (serves four)
18 fresh mint sprigs
12 tsp sugar
18 tbsp fresh lime juice
12 oz light rum
18 oz club soda

6.07.2007

A Psychology Lesson

Once upon a time, almost thirty-five years ago, I was the tom-boy on the street. I only played with the boys, telling my mother that the girls played stupid games...the boys played all the cool games, like cobs and robbers, cowboys and indians, prison of war...

I liked to play with the boys because I always ended up being tied up, restrained...sometimes abused, but it was never sexual...I didn't learn it could be sexual and a game adults played until much much later.

All I knew was that I liked it, needed it...craved it. On the days I wasn't allowed to play outside...I took care of my own needs with toy handcuffs, ropes, sheets...anything that I could use to feel "good".

Sound like a child in need of serious psychological counceling? It seems I'm not alone...

Tonight, while doing research for Dr. Psycho's character, I found this interesting article in Psychology Today which I will quote from here:
"Bind my ankles with your white cotton rope so I cannot walk. Bind my wrists so I cannot push you away. Place me on the bed and wrap your rope tighter around my skin so it grips my flesh. Now I know that struggle is useless, that I must lie here and submit to your mouth and tongue and teeth, your hands and words and whims. I exist only as your object. Exposed.

Of every 10 people who reads these words, one or more has experimented with sadomasochism (S & M), which is most popular among educated, middle- and upper-middle-class men and women, according to psychologists and ethnographers who have studied the phenomenon."

You can read the entire article here.

Funny, I've never thought of myself as unusual...I thought I had the normal childhood experiences...until I shared a little too much and was told just how "weird" my listener thought I was...thank goodness their opinion didn't matter so much although I admit, for a bit, I kept my desires secret...throwing out "bait" on occasion, off color remarks, jokes, simple words...to see how people would react...and in doing so, I found the niche in society who were just as "weird" as I was...and amazingly, many of us did share very early experiences, as this Psychology Today article also indicates. Here's a few quotes I found noteworthy...

"The satisfaction gained from S & M is something far more than sex," explains Roy Baumeister, Ph.D., a social psychologist at Case Western Reserve University. "It can be a total emotional release."

Meredith Reynolds, Ph.D., the Sexuality Research Fellow of the Social Science Research Council, confirms that childhood experiences may shape a person's sexual outlook.
"Sexuality doesn't just arise at puberty" she says. "Like other pans of someone's personality, sexuality develops at birth and takes a developmental course through a person's life span."


"I'm interested in manipulating what's in the mind," Lily Fine (a professional dominatrix who teaches S & M workshops across North America,) says. "The brain is the greatest erogenous zone."

What I've Been Doing...

So, okay, I admit it Tuesday I played hookey all day because Sir Hotness had to go out of town for a few days and he showed up early with ribeyes and two bottles of red wine...

Later in the day Tuesday, I went to my fav bookseller to buy THIS ... not much got accomplished after that except reading...

Wednesday, I cuddled with Sir Hotess until he absolutely had to leave then sat down and drank a beer, or two... yes, I'm a big enough girl to admit that I have separation anxiety...

Today, I visited with my oldest daughter and the grandbabies and between the drive there (an hour and a half) and the drive back (X2) I plotted the book I just started writing...

Since Unholy Promises, Book III of The Chronicles of Surrender (Otherwise known as Lord Fyre's Story) is about complete...[rough ending that I'm working through...want to have it done by next Friday however, after an email chat with my editor...may sit and think about the ending a bit more...no rush...as long as I have in it by mid-July I think we'll all be happy...]

I started Book IV-Hallowed Screams, but then about 5K words into the project Doctor Psycho, yes we met him in bits in both Books I and II, tapped me on the cerebral shoulder and demanded that I pay attention...so I took notes... 10K words worth of notes...and titled the story Vow of Silence. So, now, Book IV may become Book V and vice versa... the characters in my head are currently argueing about who gets my attention later tonight when I actually have time to write...

For those of you new to this blog Doctor Psycho is the saner member of the Lewd Larry's cast living inside my head...and sometimes he even agrees to get along with the others...but, as a retired psychologist has a lot to say...the only time I really get annoyed is when he starts analyzing me:)

And if you've been on vaca...Sacred Revelations, Book II of The Chronicles of Surrender is now available.

6.05.2007

In Case You Wondered...

In Sacred Revelations there is a chapter devoted to Folsom Street Fair, and although I've been told I did a nice job describing the sights, sounds, and emo ... I was thrilled when I learned Twisted Monk had actually posted video at You Tube! So just in case you were wondering what you missed...view, enjoy, drool (oh, that would be me;)... and then please, tell me how my scene compared!!



Buy Sacred Revelations today ... $6.20 ...available in many formats including PDF.

Editted by Roxy Harte:
Thank you Tempest Knight for reminding me that some systems will block embedded files... fou you I am providing the URL because this really is too good to miss:)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whGa56kfFZk

6.04.2007

Happier Men


According to FOX News a recent scientific survey...which I found thanks to Graydancer ... BDSM leads to healthier, happier lives for men (and women)...perhaps because they are more open and secure about pursuing the fulfillment of their sexual needs...do I hear a HOZZAH!

See, I'm not a deviant...I'm well adjusted...just ask Sir Hotness:) who proved earlier today that several otherwise impossible positions are indeed possible if done in an extremely warm, bubbling jacuzzi ... mmm ...have I mentioned I like water bondage? A LOT!

I actually incorporated a water bondage scene (okay, two) into Sacred Revelations just because it's so much fun (however, this is a disclaimer, make sure at least one of you, ie the one in charge of the rope, is well versed in bondage before you try anything really crazy like adding water to the excitement)

Have Fun, PLay Safe
Hugs
Roxy

Just Erotic Romance Reviews

Title: A Chronicle of Surrender: Sacred Revelations
Author: Roxy Harte
Publisher: Liquid Silver Books
Publisher URL: lsbooks.com
ISBN: 1-59578-326- 1
Reviewer: Suni Farrar

Rating: 4/5 Stars
Heat level: H

Celia loves her current Master, Garrett Lawrence. However, she does not feel that he can help her complete her journey of self-discovery. Thomas Stephanopolis, better known as Lord Fyre, does not know the meaning of the word boundary. He plans to take Celia places that no one could. She just hoped that Garrett still loved her when it was over.

When I began reading A Chronicle of Surrender: Sacred Revelations I thought, I'm in way over my head. With the exception of one or two authors my experience with BDSM novels bordered on vanilla. The novel shocked and horrified before I reached page ten. I just knew the story was not going to sit well on my stomach and then Ms. Harte proved me wrong. She convinced me through her emotionally and spiritually complicated characters. Making my way through Celia's life was like playing a game of red light green light. I never knew what would be revealed next. It was no wonder bondage became her coping mechanism. As for Garrett and Thomas, I did not get all of their stories, but what was revealed was powerful. Garrett intrigued me; if he were real, I would consider giving him a tumble. However, Thomas could forget it. The man was too much for me. In addition, if you are not seriously into BDSM, he should not be your first introduction. Believe me when I say, you have to be strong if you plan to tangle with A Chronicle of Surrender: Sacred Revelations. Yet, I say without pause that it was worth the struggle. Once I adjusted myself to the theme and the characters became more real, I could not put the story down. The extremely steamy sex scenes were an added bonus. My mind was already stimulated; the sex got my other juices flowing. The story could easily rate higher, but for me reading this tale was not about sex. It was about healing. Ms. Harte wrote a fine novel. One I would gladly recommend.

6.01.2007

Note from Sir Hotness...
FYI...June is Gay Pride Month, recognizing Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals, and Transgenders