Join me in the coming year!

Join me every other Sunday as I pick up hunks and share information on a large variety of topics. While everybody 'comes and comes again' we'll be starting and finishing together.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Christmas is Coming!

Hello all, sorry to be MIA the past few months, as you can see these hotties have been keeping me busy. *wink* I finally managed to sneak out of bed long enough to send this out to you.

I'm planning on making things more reliable and even more fun. I have more interviews, to share as well as some sexy original stories to warm you on these cold nights. Heck its even cold here in Central Florida. *shivering*

And don't forget eye candy galore! You know I can never ignore beautiful men. *wink*

So stay tuned in I promise it will be well worth your time. Enjoy your Holidays and stop by and leave comments. I love to hear from all of you.

Uh oh, I 've been discovered. Such light sleepers these sex gods are. *sighing halfhearted* I better go before they pull out the toys. *giggles*

Talk too you all soon. *kisses*

Love and Pixie Dust

Saturday, August 28, 2010

New Author Spotlight

Hello again, my friends.

Today I am introducing a new author, Kathy Lane, whose book Blood Sworn:Bound By Magic is being released by Wild Rose Press in September.

-Pixie- Why did you become a writer? Was it a dream of yours since you were younger or did the desire to write happen later in your life?

-Kathy Lane- I think I started out writing as a child because I wanted to remember my dreams. I used to have the most vivid, action-packed adventures when I slept. I didn’t want to forget them. My love of writing probably also extended from my love of reading. I read everything I could get my hands on as a child. I once got an award in Middle School for reading the most books in a year. I wrote a lot of poetry in High School. Even had some of it published in the yearbook my senior year. Still, writing was more or less a hobby until early 2006. That’s when I had the first chapter of a story critiqued by a published author at a conference and she actually pulled me out of the breakfast buffet line the next morning and begged for more. I thought, huh, maybe I can do this. Maybe I can really write a book somebody besides myself would want to read. Writing that book became my focus and well, three manuscripts later, here I am. My dream is coming true.

-Pixie- What do you love about being an author? Is there anything you dislike?

-K.L.- I like the idea of creating a world other people can slip into for a time. I’ve read books where I’ve thought, “Oh, wow, this author really put a lot of thought into creating this world. I want more, I want to know what happens to this character over here next.” I would love to get that kind of a response from a reader. I also enjoy having control of the story, being able to decide what comes next. What I don’t like is ‘writer’s block’. Yuck! I absolutely hate having to slog through a difficult part of the story. Luckily, there’s usually a really great scene on the other side to keep me going.

-Pixie- How do you balance your personal and writing time?

-K.L.- I’m single, dating sporadically, and my grown sons are out on their own. When I come home from work, my time is (very unequally) divided between housework, reading, and writing. When I started my first book back in 2006, I would find myself writing until 2 or 3am. Not so much anymore. I try to devote at least four hours a day to writing, but it doesn’t always happen. I try not to stress over it unless I’m on a deadline, like now. My editor is breathing down my neck for book two in the Bloodsworn series, so I’m working like a mad woman. My cat is thinking about going on strike because I don’t pay enough attention to him.

-Pixie- How do you write? Do your characters come to you first or the plot or the world of the story?

-K.L.- Hummm, characters and world, I think. In my first two books (which are un-published) the plot definitely came later. I didn’t even have an outline, much less a synopsis. Yes, I’m a pantser—someone who writes by the seat of her pants. Even Bloodsworn started out with a ‘what if’ and not a full plot. I’ve since learned the value of a good synopsis. It certainly helps when you’re trying to meet a deadline. You have to be flexible, though, and listen to your characters.

Check out part 2 at Cats Place For

Hugs and Pixie Dust!!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Pixie's Resurrection

Hello, friends, Sorry it's been soooo long since I've last reached out to my fellow earth creatures. There has been a great disturbance in my garden and it's kept me seperated from my dear friends for far too long. However, the energy has settled into a steady bio-rhythm to allow me to concentrate on other persuits.

I promise to be more attentive to your gardens near and far, and as a show of commitment I will start with major eye candy for you, to tided you over while I bring you more author interviews and insights for your enjoyment.

Love and Pixie Dust

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Interviewing Virginia Henley (pt 1)

Hello to all my cyber friends out there.

Sorry, I have been absent so long but I have been gathering my resources to bring you amazing interviews from some of todays hottest writers!

We also have a contest for a free book Virginia Henley's current release Lord's Of Desire. All you have to do to be entered into the drawing is follow all three parts of my interview with Virginia and comment on each site that the parts appear on. Almost like a Scavenger Hunt! Obviously, part 1 is here, at the end of this segment the next site will be listed.

Today we are starting with the timeless Virginia Henley! For those of you not familiar with Virginia here is a short bio to introduce her to you.

Virginia is a USA Today and New York Times bestselling author. Her work has been translated into fourteen languages. She is the recipient of more than a dozen writing awards, including the Romantic Times Lifetime Achievement Award, a Waldenbooks Bestselling Award, and a Maggie Award of Excellence from the Georgia Romance Writers.

Pixie- Virginia, I'm thrilled to have you with us today. Why did you become a writer? Was it a dream of yours since you were younger or did the desire to write happen later in life?

Virginia- It was just a daydream until I was 40. When my mother died, my father came to live with my husband and I and our two sons. The TV was always tuned to men's programs and I tuned them out and read to save my sanity. I read THE WOLF AND THE DOVE by: Kathleen E. Woodiwiss and immediately knew I could write historical romance books.

Pixie- What do you love about being an author? Is there anything you dislike?

V.H.- I love doing the research. History is my passion. I also enjoy working from my home and cherish the friends I have made in publishing.
The thing I dislike is the time it robs from my family.

Pixie- How do you balance your personal and writing time?

V.H. - It's not a true balance. Writing and the business end of things drastically cut into personal time. Being an author is really a life-style, not just a job. But each week I try to cram in time for shopping and when weather permits I walk on the beach. Instant messaging allows me to "talk" to my sons in Canada every night.

Pixie- How do you write? Do your characters come to you first or the plot or the world of the story?

V.H. - My stories are character driven, so they come first. For a plot, I read history until I dcome across a period that fascinates me. I never plot out the story ahead of time--I just sit down and write. I seem to become all my characters and they react how I would react, however I would react, and say whatever I would say, curse words and all.

Pixie- What genre do you write? Why do you write the stories that you write?

V.H. - I write historical romance, or historical fiction. Quite often, I write about real historical people. Soemtimes even my heroes and heroines are real people from history; sometimes only the minor characters are real people from history, such as kings and queens, their nobles. I only write stories set in England, Ireland, or Scotland, because I enjoy doing the research, and because this seems to be what my readers want.

For more from Virginia Henley and a chance to win follow us over to Cat's place for writing.
To be continued...

Friday, March 26, 2010

Friday 56

* Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
* Turn to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of this blog.
*Post a link along with your post back to this blog.
* Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

Here is mine: "This she says about a sexpot who made three pictures condemned by the Legion of Decency. This she says about a woman who didn't even have the modesty to kill herself with a bathrobe on." From She's Come Undone By Wally Lamb.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Whatever happened to...

So whatever happened to men paying undivided attention to you? You know the one. The guy that carried your books in school, or offered to drive you home even though he lived in the opposite direction? Were they the one's you thought were too nice? Just friends?

What about now? Now that you have gone through all the 'bad' boys and found yourself still alone and unsatisfied? What happens when the one you thought was just as friend, your best friend in the whole world, finally confesses he has loved you forever and wants to whisk you away for an eternity?

Maybe that 'too nice' guy is really a bad boy between the sheets but your knight in shining armor the rest of the time. When all other men have let you down there he is waiting patiently after drying all your tears and helping you pick out your clothes for the never ending first date fiasco's. He is the one who knows how awful you look after crying with your bloodshot eyes and red, runny nose. Or how bitchy you are during PMS. And he still loves you and always thinks you're beautiful. Even after you've lost your twenty-something body and have four children running you ragged.


So why don't you go for it and say yes to forever with someone who really knows the worst about you and still loves and wants you?

You tell me?


Thursday, March 11, 2010

My Book Boyfriend

Welcome to March! First, let me extend my apologies for being the absentee blogger. Bad, Bad, Pixie! :( I should be punished. ;) So here is my retribution.

Next, I want to thank my good friend, Miranda at for tagging me in the Favorite Book Boyfriend 'exercise' ;).

We all have our favourite book boyfriends and now you have the chance to create one just for yourself and your fantasies! How do you play? Fill out the quiz bellow, post a picture of sexy man and tag five (5) other book addicts to do the same. Don't forget to pop to their blogs as let them know they have been tagged! Once tagged... you have to do the same, grab the button, answer the questions, and keep it rolling! But don't forget the picture of the sexy man! It doesn't have to match your fantasy man, just a little eye candy for the rest of us... heheheee!

1- Hair colour and style

I will say this was very difficult for me because I have an appreciation for male beauty in all its forms. * Does that make me an even bigger hussy? lol* But as I contemplated me favorite features I keep coming back to dark blonde hair, kinda short in the back but long enough on top that I can still leasurely run my fingers through the soft strands.

2- Eye colour and facial features

Defintely deep blue eyes, the kinds that can see right through you. Of course facial stubble is a must. Just thinking about the gentle rasp against my neck as he kisses his way down the side gives me chills. Of course, soft full lips for hours of kissing.

3- Height and body type

I may be a short 5'2 but this is such a no brainer. Minimum of 6' but prefer around 6'2. *I don't know if it all stemmed from my first 2 boyfriends when I was 13 or what but the first was 6' and the second was 6'2, so I guess it doesn't take a rocket scientist. lol.* And I LOVE broad shoulders. So definitely that athletic look. *There is just something so safe and comforting- and not to mention HOT about those shoulders.*

4- Visible age


Well, I know alot of women are drooling over those young twenty-something guys but I think for the most part I am beyond that. I think mid to late thirties does it for me. If you think about it, those twenty-somethings have ZERO real life experience 'under the belt' and aren't mature enough to see about someone elses needs. Now once a man gets into his thirties he tends to have learned that his enjoyment is linked to someone elses and if he concentrates on that he'll win as well.

5- Bangability ie: kinky/bi/size

Now I of course will concur with everyone else that there is alot to be said for size- no matter what we have said in the past to previous lovers- However, those comments are only required when they don't know how to use the gifts they were given. As I have mentioned before I am an admirer of male beauty and appreciate the many things they are capable of. I will say, as a preference, if I have to choose between width and length I will choose width everytime. If I could have both I am even happier ;) But we can't have everything now can we? But as I said he has to know how to use it.
Kinky? Well...I guess it depends on what you consider kinky doesn't it? ;)

6- Human or other

I am flexible on this point. As long as he adores me and can't live without me. I don't expect much. :)

7- Paranormal skills

Definitley needs to be able to read emotions, especially mine. Super strength would be a bonus. *I mean, who else is going to move the couch when you vacuum without whining about his back?* Also an ability to sense danger. * Do you realize the kind of stuff kids can get into?*

8- Interests

Well, duh, ME of course. lol.

9- Habitat

Lets see, I will definitley say that with his build he would make any size room feel cozy. Defintley need a supersized shower and tub for those tandem sessions. ;) King size bed to reduce the opportunity for ending up on the floor when you aren't expecting it. Fireplace for those relaxing nights after the kids are tucked away for the night.

10- Special skills

The uncanny ability to know when I want slow and steady or hard and fast. And the wisdom to know to surprise me as well.

Now the instructions say to tag five other addicts. So let's see who I can come up with who wouldn't mind diving in.

Eliza @
Hawk @
Kathy @
Julianne @
Lorelei @

Now, ladies- go forth and conquer. ;) And yes I added extra eye candy. I know I owe you big time. Love ya!


Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine's Day

Ahh, Valentine's Day. Day for lovers and... another commercial attempt to stimulate the economy. I know, I know, don't be such a downer. So here is some fun little info for you to get yourself ready for heart day.

First, a little Disney couples quiz to get you motivated (Don't worry I'll provide the answers at the end--but no peeking!)

1. She loves books but kissing her true love broke the spell.

2. This couple should have worn bibs for their puppy-love kiss.

3. He thought kissing would be niiice, but the idea turned her green.

4. He didn't kiss the girl at first, but made a big splash in the end.

5. Her beau knows not to ruffle her feathers, especially since they have been dating since 1937.

Next, a little history lesson. Valentine's Day is celebrated by the giving of cards, flowers and/or confections to ones lovers *hence the commercialism aspect--sorry I'll be good*. Of course, the sending of cards has been big since the nineteenth century in Great Britain.

It is named after 2 early Christian martyrs named Valentine. The funny thing is there is very little known about these saints besides their names even though they have been associated with the holiday for centuries.

The day became associated with love in the high middle ages during Chaucer's time when courtly love was becoming fashionable. Although, the poem Chaucer penned, to celebrate the engagement of King Richard II of England and Anne of Bohemia, referred to love birds mating on Valentine's birthday. However, it was unlikely he was referring to mid-February in England. More likely he was referring to early May when saints day for Valentine of Genoa was celebrated.

Now the answers to my little quiz--did you get them right?

1. Belle and the Beast

2. Lady and the Tramp

3. Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen

4. Princess Ariel and Prince Eric

5. Donald Duck and Daisy Duck

Happy Valentine's Day, friends!

Friday, February 12, 2010

February- courtly love

Courtly Love was practised during the middle ages and combined with the Code of Chivalry. There were strict rules governing the practise and members of the courts across Europe participated. Basically, it allowed knights and ladies to show their admiration regardless of marital status. During the middle ages, roughly the 1300's- 1500's, marriages were arranged and had little to do with love. A successful marriage was one that achieved material advantages to the participants and their families.

As I mentioned there were strict rules governing courtly love. However, there were occasions where the parties involved went beyond the boundaries to a deeper a relationship. The most famous example of this would be the tale of Guinevere and Lancelot. Many illicit court romances were fueled by courtly love.

The rules of courtly love were written by the 12th century Frenchman Andreas Capellanus. I have included them below.

Marriage is no real excuse for not loving

He who is not jealous, cannot love

No one can be bound by a double love

It is well known that love is always increasing or decreasing

That which a lover takes against the will of his beloved has no relish

Boys do not love until they arrive at the age of maturity

When one lover dies, a widowhood of two years is required of the survivor

No one should be deprived of love without the very best of reasons

No one can love unless he is impelled by the persuasion of love

Love is always a stranger in the home of avarice

It is not proper to love any woman whom one would be ashamed to seek to marry

A true lover does not desire to embrace in love anyone except his beloved

When made public love rarely endures

The easy attainment of love makes it of little value; difficulty of attainment makes it prized

Every lover regularly turns pale in the presence of his beloved

When a lover suddenly catches sight of his beloved, his heart palpitates

A new love puts to flight an old one

Good character alone makes any man worthy of love

If love diminishes, it quickly fails and rarely revives

A man in love is always apprehensive

Real jealousy always increases the feeling of love

Jealousy, and therefore love, are increased when one suspects his beloved

He whom the thought of love vexes eats and sleeps very little

Every act of a lover ends in the thought of his beloved

A true lover considers nothing good except what he thinks will please his beloved

Love can deny nothing to love

A lover can never have enough of the solaces of his beloved

A slight presumption causes a lover to suspect his beloved

A man who is vexed by too much passion usually does not love

A true lover is constantly and without intermission possessed by the thought of his beloved

Nothing forbids one woman being loved by two men or one man by two women

As you can see there are many ways the game could cause trouble.

Your thoughts?


Thursday, February 4, 2010


Welcome to the month of Romance. With Valentine's Day coming up I thought I would share a month of secret rendezvous and excitement to wet your pallet. I decided Zorro here would be a great start. Doesn't he remind you of hot Latin nights? The sultry sound of a guitar playing across the quiet evening beaches. And to top it all off...check out that sword. ;)

Have a Hot night!


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

January 13

Bet you didn't know:

Today is Saint Silvester's Day. Evil spirits are traditionally driven away with clanging bells on this night by villagers in Urnasch, Switzerland, where the pre-Julian New Year's Eve continues to be celebrated on this date.
In pre-Christian Ireland, the thirteenth day of January was celebrated each year as the Feast of Brewing by the ancient and mysterious priests known as the Druids.

Did you know there are only 352 days left till 2011? *lol. Thought I'd put it in perspective for everyone. Think I might be a glass half full or half empty kind of person? Depends on how your year is going so far I guess.;)*

Also, It's the date regulators in the U.S. and Europe prepare the largest global financial overhaul since The Great Depression. *It's about time don't you think*

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Romantic Hearts and Sexy Tarts

Come check out the great editor interview on my friends site! It's a very enlightening look for new and seasoned writers. It's always good to know where the editors stand.


Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy New Year

Happy New Year! Let me say it is off to a smashing start. And no I am not referring to the car accident that decimated my darling vehicle. No, I am referring to the awesome year we have to look forward to. A year full of new friends and getting reacquainted with old ones. To new beginnings and all the endless possibilities for improvement in every area of our lives.

I'm not a big holiday person, but I always look forward to January. Mostly becausze it means taxes refunds are right around the corner. lol. But also because I can plan what i want to accomplish during the year and set a realistic start date for whatever they may be. Of course, like a lot of people I only seem to sprint and fizzle out by February. But I have high hopes that this year will be different.

This year I will finish at least 2 of my full length works in progress, submit the one that is finished and get "the call". Okay that last one is left to the powers that be but a girl has to have a positive attitude, right?

So what are your plans for the new year? Get a new job? Find that old flame? Please comment. Let me know. I would love to know I'm not the only one shooting for those stars.