My Favorite Things: Writing Edition

I'm over at Novel Spaces today blogging about my favorite writing things. If you want to see what I absolutely must have to write, come on over!

See you there.

Hanging Out With the Chick Lit Gurrl

I've over at the ChickLitGurrl's blog - High On Lattes and Writing today blogging about writing. So if you get a breather from the holiday hubbub, please stop by and say hello.

See you there!

This Is What 47 Looks Like

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The above photo was hurriedly snapped earlier this week on my birthday. As you can see by the big red bull's eye in the background, I was itching to get inside my home-away-from-home and then on to my favorite sushi place.

Yep, this is what 47 looks like....

But not for long.

I began Bootcamp workout classes this week. I'm not positive if I'm the oldest (probably), but I'm definitely the slowest and the most out-of-shape. I ache in places I forget existed. And after this morning's 6:30 run/walk/sprints in 19-degree temps, I don't ever want to see a potato chip again.

Well, I'll keep y'all posted. Right now, I just want curl up with a bunch of fashion magazines and romance novels.

And The Winner Is...

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CONGRATULATIONS, LADYSILVER!!!! You're the winner of the $20 Starbucks card! Please e-mail me your address, and I'll get your card out ASAP! I'm phyllisbourne at gmail dot com.

And huge thanks to everyone who entered. Your comments were amazing!

If you've already read a Gwyneth Bolton book, then I don't have to tell you about her heartfelt stories and delicious heroes. If you haven't, I suggest you add a trip to the bookstore to your holiday shopping plans.

I’m in Hightower Heaven!

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Ya’ll already know I can be a big weirdo.

It’s no secret that I don’t like pie, can’t eat chicken unless it’s been McNugget-sized and sleep with the television blaring. Oh yeah, and my sister says I dress like Barbara Bush.

The weirdness doesn’t stop there. I also cannot read a romance novel that’s part of a series until I have EVERY BOOK IN THE SERIES in my possession. Then I read ‘em back-to-back. No cooking dinner. No phone calls. No damn interruptions!

Right now, I’m smack-dab in the middle of Gwyneth Bolton’s Hightower Honors four-book series. The books feature the oh-so-hot and heroic Hightower brothers. I’ve already read Protect and Serve and Make it Hot.





Now I’m taking a short break for a Starbucks run and to let ya’ll know how FABULOUS both books were before I dive into the second two, The Law of Desire and Sizzling Seduction on my Kindle.



Gwyneth’s books are chockfull of romance and passion. She’s also the master of taking readers on an emotional rollercoaster. I swear I loathed one of her subplot characters in Protect and Serve for half the book, only to burst into happy tears when the same character got a Cinderella-worthy ending.

And her heroes? Sigh.

I just want to jump between the pages of her books and gobble these Hightower brothers up!

In fact, these men have put me in such a good mood. I picked up a $20 gift card at Starbucks!

Wanna win it?


Here’s how:

1) Leave a comment telling me what YOU think makes a man hero material. (If you’re a guy, tell me what makes YOU a hero.)
2) Winner (name pulled from a hat) will be announced on or before Wed., December 9, 2009.
3) Drawing is void where prohibited.

Well, break’s over. It’s time for another Hightower man!