Saturday, November 28, 2009

Lorelei's Christmas Contest


CONTEST and INTERVIEW

Lorelei, thanks for spending the week with us. It’s been fun. But I’m interested in discovering why you write Christmas stories. Not everyone writes holiday tales, so can you share with us as to what inspires you to write them?

I write short stories when a topic interests me, usually a personal experience, without any research necessary and I can put a happy ever after ending on it.

Is Christmas your favorite holiday and why?

Yes, it is my favorite Holiday and I wish I could have it all year round. I love the sharing and kindness, the pay-it-forward acts of kindness, reaching out to the needy, etc. It should be something we think about and do everyday.

You’ve written, “No Where to Hide...My Heart”, “My Broken Heart” and “Ruby Red Heart” All Romantic Suspense books, what inspired your interest in suspense?

Nowhere to Hide is a book very close to my heart. It talks about a lucrative business that affects all women and children everywhere and they’re not aware of the harm that can come to them if abducted willingly or otherwise. We think ‘it’ can never happen to us or it only happens in third world countries but it happens more in the United States than you have any idea. I’ve done considerable research for this book, and have even worked with a local Detective that is on the Task Force for Human Trafficking. To hear some of the stories and possibilities or probabilities is sometimes overwhelming. I’m still working on finding a publishing house for all three books as a trilogy.

Are you a CSI fan?

Of course! Who isn’t?

Lorelei, you’ve written over sixteen short stories do you prefer writing short stories over single title?

Not necessarily. It’s just worked out that way. I write a short story when I can complete the happy ending in a short period of time but I can also take that same short story and expound on it into a 75k book with lots of twists and turns to get to the happy ending.

I’m a writer who doesn’t write anything under 350 pages, (I’m naturally long winded) so that’s about as short a story as I can tell, and would much prefer 1000 page books. So, it amazes me how authors like you are able to tell such wonderful and inspiring stories in so few pages. It takes quite a talent to write short story in my opinion. You definitely have to know the rule of ‘writing tight’ - well. Very well. How have you been able to condense your tales to fit so few pages without losing the story?

We do it every day, hopefully around the dinner table. When someone tells a funny story about something that happened or could have happened to someone during the day or while on vacation, I can imagine something with more suspense, add a few ideas of my own, a happy ending and a short story has been born.

How does writing a longer story compare to writing a short story?

Lots more research goes into the longer story, for me anyway. I make thousands of notes and outlines to make sure everything is in the right sequence whereas with a short its all there in front of you at a glance.

Which do you find easier to write, long tales or short stories?

Shorts come natural to me whereas longs, again, take some research but end up being a series of shorts woven into the main plot of the story for the suspense and page turning effects.

Besides, Romantic Suspense what else do you enjoy writing?

Down home everyday women’s fiction.

For any of you who want to know more about Lorelei and her books go to her website at Lorelei Confer

Or visit her blog at Lorelei Confer

Now on for the CONTEST!

I MADE IT EASY!

You just have to think a wee bit and dah dah - you'll have it!

Unscramble the words to get the titles of the Christmas songs listed below. All correct guesser's will have their names dropped into a hat and picked for first and second place winners! Good luck girls! I MADE IT EASY!

;-) I did! TRUST ME!

sllebelgnij
lufhtiafeyllaemoco
raehitahwraehuoyod
nwototgnimocsisualcatnas
reedinerdesonderehthplodur
samtsirhcelttilyrremaflesruoyevah
samtsirhcetihw
gnisslegnadlarehehtkrah
mehelehtebfonwotelttilo

Here’s the deal on the win – Anthology is an ebook (only) so Lorelei can’t give out any signed copies BUT she is offering to give the winner of her contest a coupon (for the full amount of the book) to download and she’s offering a FREE MOUSE PAD for the second place winner!
So enjoy the contest and let’s see who the lucky ones are! I’ll tell you next week! ;-) COME ON, It's easy!

Holiday Hugs to all
Hawk

80 comments:

Christine said...

I LOVE Christmas! Favorite Holiday!!
Here goes:
Jingle Bells
O Come All Ye Faithful
Do You Hear What I Hear
Santa Claus is Coming toTown
Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
White Christmas
Hark the Herald Angels Sing
O Little Town of Bethlehem

Have a wonderful week, Hawk!!

Houston A.W. Knight said...

HAPPY HOLIDAYS CHRISTINE!

O.K., I've got your answers down. ;-)

I will and you have a great week as well!

Hugs darlin'
Hawk

Cecile said...

I will be back... Once I get a little rum in me... Oh yea.. and once Bran's brothers help me settle down from a wonderful day of being spoiled by them, lol!!!
I will be back!

Cecile said...

I forgot to say... Good luck to all and hop all had a wonderful, blessed Thanksgiving and a wonderful weekend!!

Cecile said...

Okay... I am going to try to see what I can do... although I think Christine has this... lol

Jingle Bells
O Come All Yea Faithful
Do You Hear What I hear
Santa Claus is coming To town
Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer
Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Hark the Herald Angels Sing
O Little Town of Bethlehem

Let's see if that works...

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Cecile!

OMG, you know how to rub it in girl! You're BAD!

Well, I've got Bran and his brother - Cage! You see they're both here! And we had a great day too! It was hot and steamy...I live in Florida but I'm not describing the day...teheheheeh! ;-)

HEY - you missed one!

I need all the titles...and you best be looking at them very close...what looks easy might not be as easy as it seems...all those letters can spell out a lot of titles....just something for you all to think over.

evil grin!
Hawk

Cecile said...

I told them to leave me alone while I did this.. I told that you were tricky!!!!
White Christmas is the one I missed... Damn you.. Now I have to go to my music folder and listen to all my Christmas music to see if I have them right...

**Come on brothers... Back the bed room we go... that is where we get the best thinking going, lmao!!**

Oh... and Now you have Bran and Cage... hummmm... I see... Must be something about the south the boys like... cuz it has been quiet steamy over here too! Evil wink!

elaing8 said...

Hello Ladies,

We have Rum? Where? I want some....more..lol.
a word scramble and liquor,this may take a while :)
As for the brothers,I broke the young one(I hope he's doing better Cecile**shrugs shoulders**oops) and moved on to the three firefighters,they're holding their own ;) so far...

A-ha I figured out the pattern ;)
Jingle Bells
O Come All Ye Faithful
Do You Hear What I Hear
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
White Christmas
Hark the Herald Angels Sing
O Little Town of Bethlehem

See all the Brother lovin' and liquor hasn't affected me**hiccup** yet **blushes**

Cecile said...

I see that **hiccup** Oh, yea.. the Baby... I fixed him back... hee hee!! He is doing so soo sooo much better! =) And as for the firefighters... be careful with that bunch! They are, shall we say... very good with their hands!!!!
Girl, I always keep some rum at Hawk's place!! hee hee... just sssshhhh, sometimes she tries to steal it to sweet talk Bran with it! LOL! **hiccup**

I love me up some word scramble **hiccip**

elaing8 said...

Good with their hands eh..well they have been dehaving themselves and I told them to cut it out :D
**sways**I need another drink,do we still got rum? I also heard there may be wine ;)

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Cecile...

oh yeah, I'm sure you told them that! And I've got a bridge for sale! And who just told the boys you were going BACK into the room to find the missing song title!???

Cecile? What am I going to do with you? Gosh I keep taking men from you and bring them over here to keep you out of trouble and I turn around and find MORE MEN...well, I guess I'll have to nab a few more and keep them...gosh girl, you're keeping me very busy these days...BUT I'm only trying to help you!

OH BOYS!!!! Come this way while Cecile and Elaing8 are distracted with the rum!
;-)

Hawk

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Elaing8!

You leave those YOUNG BOYS alone! Shame on you!
(((pulling rum from hand)))

GIVE ME THAT, RIGHT NOW!!!

(((Grabbing all the firemen and pushing them to this blog)))

YOU BOYS GO OVER THERE AND BE GOOD! HEY, YOU TOO YOUNGBLOOD - I SEE YOU SLIPPING OUT OVER THERE TO GET BACK TO ELAING8...BACK! BACK I SAY!

ELAING8 - YOU GO STAND IN THE CORNER, RIGHT NOW!
Bad girls!

}:-(
Mother Hawk not happy at the moment...it's not even dawn and I've got two girls sipping the rum and playing with the boys already!

Houston A.W. Knight said...

O.K., Elaing8

I've got Youngblood cooling off over here...if you girls keep this up I'll soon be out of room on this blog for anything but Bran's brothers...you'll find Youngblood half way done the page!

He was pretty hot so I had to cool him off.

;-)
Hawk

Cecile said...

Hawk!~ I did tell them that. I mean, we needed to put our heads together to make sure we got this right!!! Or at least got half of it right, lol!!!
**Oh, you have a bridge for sale, lmao!!!** I always knew you to be resourceful, lmao!!!
You are going to love me!!!! That is what you are going to do with me!! You know you love me and alll of my men **evil grin**!!

My word verification... comes... They comes to me!!! haaaaaaahaaa
Oh Honey... My name is not Cecile Smutty Hussy for nothing, if nothing more I will find more men, MMMaaahhhhaaaawwwww!!!!
I guess I am going to have to find a place to put Trouble in my name too, lmao!!
Keeping you busy huh.... are you complaining.. I mean I can stop showcasing my men and keep them all to myself... hee hee!!!
Oh they are not leaving my side to fast.... they like sharing in the spirits of things... **evil grin and sinful look**



***OOOHhh Elaing... I have more rum, it is okay if Hawk takes your bottle away... hee hee*****

Oh... now you are trying to take my Firemen too... Oh no.... Well, wait... I have more where that came from, hee hee!!

Yea, Elaing did something Youngblood... I think he is addicted to her now, lol!!

***oh the corner... ohhh*** Hey Elaing, she never said anything about not having company in the corner with you... hee hee

Awwww Mommmmmmm, but the boys wanted to play!!!!!! Hee hee

Oh Hawk would you think my men would be anything less that extraordinarily hot!! =)

elaing8 said...

ohhhh the young one is better**evil grin**

Since my firemen were taken away**thinks**sneaks over to young one and grabs his hand**I've been bad and sent to the corner,you're coming with me**wink**
**takes bottle of rum from Cecile** :D

Now we'll have fun in the corner all by ourselves**pushes young one down on stool,sits on his lap**...getting punished can be fun **smirk**

Liza said...

Christmas is my favorite holiday too.

Jingle Bells
O Come All Ye Faithful
Do You Hear What I Hear
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
White Christmas
Hark the Herald Angels Sing
O Little Town of Bethelehem

Hope you have an awesome week Hawk!

M.V.Freeman said...

Hawk,
There is one thing that I truly am abysmal at--it is unscrambling words. You'd think I'd be better at that, but I am not.

I think this time, I am going to sit back and enjoy the fruits of others...and see what they come up with!

The interview with Lorelei was great, and I am with her about being aware about what happens in this world..you can never be too careful. Still it is chilling to read about it.

I hope everyone has a wonderful week!

Cecile said...

Hey MV!!! How have you been?? I hope all is well. If you won't unscramble the words... maybe you want to come play with the men, lol!!

Elaing, you are naughty you!!! In the corner with your **cough** young man!!! hee hee!!!

Cecile said...

And I see that my honey pie has a name... Cage... that names does fit him... Humm... well have to scream that one instead of OH DEAR GAWD, lmao!!!!! I could not resist that one... And you seem to have nabbed one of the brothers that I could not... Good for you!!! You tempting him with your wine again... lol!!

M.V.Freeman said...

Cecile!
Lovely as always to see you!

And of course, I am always ready to err..interact with the brothers. *wicked grin*

Julianna Sage said...

Great interview! It's very interesting reading about each author's journey.

~Sia McKye~ said...

What a nice interview! I enjoyed it.

I've always admired people who can write shorts. I can do it, but it takes a lot more work for me to set up the entire story in 800 or 1200 words. You really have to be concise and choose your words with care.

Aritcles are easy for me. When I try to write a short story, I psych myself by saying, look at it as an article...sometimes it works, lol!

As to the series you've written, it's a heartbreaking topic. When my son was born, I lived in California. You learned to be very vigilent with your children. I moved to a small town in Missouri and was appalled with careless parents. Yikes. I told my mom, if someone wanted to steal a child, small towns are rich hunting grounds for predators. It's scary really.

~Sia McKye~ said...

Oh, and thank you Hawk, for your help. It was much appreciated.

Hugs!

My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

Hi Hawk!

I so suck at this game, lol.

The first one is Jingle Bells, as for the rest ???????

Clueless in Illinois

Dottie :)

Lorelei Confer said...

Hi everyone! Glad to hear so many of you love Christmas like I do. If you check out my blog at loreleiconfer.blogspot.com you'll find some Ancient Christmas Events. Very interesting, too!

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Hey All!

OMGosh...I go out for one minute and the site explodes!

Lorelei - So glad you mentioned your blog article on X'mas - I was there yesterday and loved all those interesting facts.

I can't believe Christmas was outlawed in Boston!

OH, I love articles like this one with so many interesting facts!

Hey EVERYONE! Hope on over there and take a peek!

xoxo
Hawk

Houston A.W. Knight said...

MZ TRIPLE TROUBLE SMUTTY HUSSY CECILE!?

I'm gone two seconds and you've already got Elaing8 AND M.V. in troubles again!?

Love ya' I do but I'm gonna send you to your Room - ALONE! NO men, NO Women, no firends, no t.v., no computer, iPod, texter, wine, bear, rum, chocolate, M&M's, twitter, blog, books or radio...NOW GO!

You're being sent there because you've corrupted my sweet M.V., and incouraged elaing8~! AND you're telling me your word Verification was COME!?

NAUGHTY!

YOu be a good girl and I'll have Cage waiting for you. I'll let Elaing8 have youngblood (Picutred above)but she'd got to give back young one - he's way too young for a lap dance in the corner!

I found rum hiding in my old archives...and got rid of thoses as well as the wine bottles.

Now, if Santa is going to come to visit you for X'mas - you'd three better be good!

I'M WATCHING YOU GIRLS!
Mother Hawk

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Liza!

Hey Sweetie - I've got your guesses down!

Hope you're having a great holiday season!

Hawk

Houston A.W. Knight said...

M.V.,

See what's happened to Cecile and Elaing8? You'll be next if you're not good!

Now put that wine down! NOW! }:-/
LOL - you girls are bad!

I'm so happy you like Lorelei's interview - she's such a sweet woman and interesting to talk to...it's not wonder her books are so good!

Hugs darlin'
Hawk

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Julianna!

I agree. Everyone's life is full of interesting tales...and some, Like Lorelei, know how to turn those tales into fabulous books.

Hawk

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Sia!

You're welcome hon - it was my pleasure. I will keep it up for the season.
xoxo

OGM, I agree, short story writing takes a talent! One me long Irish winded tongue can't do. I have to admire those who have that ability.

Hugs
Hawk

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Dottie!

CLUELESS??? Come on, I made this real easy! I really did. I could have really mixed and matched and driven you girls nutty...but I was being nice and didn't.

If you came up with one you can do the others...just use the same method and you're there.

Babe - get back to me on the Twitter situation. I'm worried.

Cyber hugs
Hawk

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Elaing8

Get off that young one's lap, right now!

Go join youngblood in the shower...he waiting for you. See if that will cool you off some!
(youngblood's pic at the top of the blog - he's was one of your firemen!)

Bad, bad, bad girls you three are, I'll be watching!

};-/ Hawk

Cecile said...

But MMMMoooommmmmmm...... ***pouting***

Heee hee, you gotta love my name though, "MZ TRIPLE TROUBLE SMUTTY HUSSY CECILE"

I swear, I did not get Elaing8 into trouble, she did that all by herself. I swearrrr!!!!!! And MV too.. I just offered her something to do since she did not want to unscramble the words! She did not have to take me up on my offer. ***humf***

*****WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!*****
--->>>My Room - ALONE! NO men, NO Women, no firends, no t.v., no computer, iPod, texter, wine, bear, rum, chocolate, M&M's, twitter, blog, books or radio<<<--- OMG!!!! NO.... That is not fair!!!! **pouting seriously**
I did not get to chose my verification word... that is what came to me!!!!
Now, I will confess to being Naughty, yes!!! But come on Moommm!!!!!
I promise to be a good girl to get Cage... But I can't promise you I will be good once I have him, lol!!

You are throwing out our wine and rum... what!!

That is no fair, you are letting Young One join Elaing in the shower but I am sent to my room!!! That is not fair **shaking head**

Houston A.W. Knight said...

No Cecile...

I'm not letting Young One join Elaing8 in the shower...I'm letting YOUNGBLOOD join her in the shower...young one is too young. Youngblood is older.

She's done her time in the corner all day yesterday...today is your turn.

Now ... Mz Triple trouble smutty hussy, neither elaing8 or M.V. would have done what they did if you hadn't been pouring the wine and rum down them.

Cecile...I don't want to hear you whining my name...you've been bad and it's time to pay the piper for your actions. Santa's coming darlin' you don't want to be without a gift do ya'?

You be good for a whole month and I'll send Cage to bring a smile to your face...BUT you have to be GOOD FIRST!!! OH don't worry yourself - I know you'll be very, very, good with Cage...I might not approve...but I know he'll have fun.

OMG, just look at him will ya'...yummy. Well, now that I'm thinking on it for a wee bit... don't stop with the showcase of men...us girls would die without that... but the rums got ta' stop! I can't have you girls swaying all over the blog.

I do love ya' darlin' but a mom's gotta do what a mom's gotta do for her dear girls! I have to protect your images.

;-) Hawk

Cecile said...

Mooommmmmm.... Come'on!!! Please!!!

She got one day.. and I get a whole month!!! That is soo not fair!!!
Oh, they would have eventually gotten in trouble, hummm!
Fine, I will go to my room without anything... but only for a day! Same as Elaing8!~
If I am in my room with absolutely nothing... then I can NOT showcase any more hot delicious men at my place... I will have no computer! One day... come on!! Please...
***giving you sweet eyes, please***
Okay, no more rum *crossing fingers behind back* I promise to you... I will not offer any more wine/rum to anyone....
Protect my imagine... MZ TRIPLE TROUBLE SMUTTY HUSSY CECILE ~ cuz it is soo good to begin with... come to think of it... I actually do have a pretty good imagine!! =)
You know I love ya!!! And you know I love causing a little trouble at your place!!! Hee hee!!!

elaing8 said...

nananananer Cecile..you got a month..lol.
Now I'm heading off to shower with youngblood***sneaks a brother past HAWK and sent him into Cecile's room***virtual high five Cecile

**ohhh youngblood has a bottle of vodka**yes in the shower..lol.
Gotta go he's sudsing me up!!!

Leontine said...

OMG HAWK I just raved about your contests as I presented you with an award at my blog in blogpost; Show And Tell; November. This one is going to crunch my brains again LOL

Elaing8 rum...rum, where drinking rum to make sense of this contest...can I have Austrian STROH rum *yummy* or I think it is from Austria LOL It really goes down easily with hot coco or cola or in the apple-pie.

Cecile, Elaing8, gals, firemen and there “fire hoses” know how to contain the *achum* scintillating heat *grin* I actually got rescued by 7 firemen and 1 firelady from the elevator that got stuck...but that is a story best told after quite a few shots of rum LOL

Cecile said...

Oh Elaing... now you are going to tease me!!! No fair... Oh wait, what do I see.... A brother just entered the room... **virtual high five*** But I shouldn't... if Hawk founds out... I will be in bigger trouble. Brother... wait in the closet till my punishment is over... Better yet... maybe you should just wait on in the other room... alone!

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Cecile...

You are right...Elaing8 got one day...and that isn't fair to you. So, neither one of you are punished,

(((grabbing Youngblood by the ear right now - dragging him out of Elaing8hungry arms and out of the shower)))

I will punish the boys - ALL of them - they are all afraid of me (the wicked witch of the east) so I can control them better.
(Nabbing the vodka as well as the boy who though he'd make it safely by me. EVIL GRIN....I'm an Irish witch with the evil eye at the back of me head...no one gets past me!!!

LEONTINE - don't you get started with these bad girls!
Cecile's being a good girl right now and she sent the boy away...let's keep it that way if she ever wants to see Cage again!
Same for you Elaing8 if you want to see Youngblood again....be good!

Leontine...get away from the Austrian STROH rum and where are your answer for the contest?!

Gathering all the men up and putting them in MY ROOM! ;-D
Now...GIRLS, are we ready to be good and wait for Santa?

Mother Hawk with an evil eye on everyone.

Leontine said...

*crunching brain on STROH fogged over brain*

*Starts to stare all dreamy eyed at Bran's pic on HAWK's blog...*

I'll get there...so okay, no more wicked play *pout*

elaing8 said...

**Hands on hips**I wasn't finished with youngblood yet!**air kiss to youngblood,wink**LOL

Firemen and their hoses**thoughts drift off to naughty**

Now we have to find HAWK stash of liquor,someone ask Bran.

LOL..my word verication is slytadah
LMAO sly...tadah!!!

My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...
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My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

Okay Hawk, this is for you!

Jingle Bells
O Come All Ye Faithful
Do You Hear What I Hear
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
White Christmas
Hark the Herald Angels Sing
O Little Town of Bethlehem

LOL! You are too funny!

I do love Christmas, just not the expense, which with teenagers is even worse than when they were kids.

((hugs))

Dottie :)

Houston A.W. Knight said...

OMG...Now Leontine's in on this as well!

HELP!!!!I need a hero -
I can't control all these Bad girls!
Ah ha, Eliza's boy just showed up ...girls get a look at him and he's here to help me round you naughty girls up!

LOL...
Hawk

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Ah, Dottie...I'm glad you came back and joined the contest...the chance to win The Return of Christmas is worth it!

Hugs
Hawk

Houston A.W. Knight said...

elaing8! Bran will never tell...he's mine and faithful to me!

Hahahahaaaa
Hawk

Cecile said...

See Hawk, I am trying to be a good girl... I made the brother wait outside the room... Elaing tried to give me him.. but I made him go outside!
Yayayayayayayayayayay, I am not punished no more!!! Yayayayayaya

Oh NNNNNNNoooooooo... don't punish the boys!! NNNoooo....

****pppssssttt Elaing, we have to rescue the boys! Hawk is trying to punish them in HER room*****

Oh... Elaing, Hawk is making the Southern witch in me come out... **smoke is starting the bellow from computer** Not a good sign...
The scurry pot is stirring by itself.... What do I see... humm...


Leontine came into this at the wrong time, poor thing!! LOL!!
I am trying to be good... but taking my boys away from me... is not a good thing!


Oh yea... I remember you kidnapped him all by yourself... Hummm... Now who is bad.... Hummmm....

elaing8 said...
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elaing8 said...

**running fingers through youngbloods hair,staring into his eyes** Sorry Cecile did you say something...Mine escaped HAWKs room and came back to me..LMAO

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Cecile...calm yourself down, after all the east witch has a stronger power and I wouldn't want to hurt ya' dear...Because you were beign good...I took all the boys away BUT yours...silly girl....he's waiting in your room!

Hey, I couldn't punish the friend who helpped me kidnap Leland could I? NO, no, no - I owe you...

So...wait till the girls see him!
I don't think Eliza has even noticed his missing.

LOL , lucky for us!
Hawk

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Elaing8...tehehehehe, that's not your Youngblood that's a spell I created to make you think he was there...

ROTFLOL!
hugs
Hawk

Kira Daniels said...

I'm not even going to try to unscramble those songs. Not my thing! hehe My first time stopping by, but Cecile said I had too, so here I am!

Btw-- I especially like the man-candy. :)

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Kira,

Cecile is a sweetie for sure...I'm glad you stopped by...even though she made you...I hope if you do come back - you'll return by your own will and join in the fun here at my place.

Oh the eye candy...tehehehe, I took most of them from Cecile's blog...I don't know where she finds these sexy hunks but Ohhhhhhh....she does find them.

Hope to see you soon
Hawk

elaing8 said...

Damn..so I was playing with myself?LOL
If we behave and stop drinking can we have the men back?pleasssse!!

Cecile said...

Hawk, I am calm now!! I get my man back!! yayayay! **goes back to my room with my man**

Kidnapping Leland was so much fun, I have to admit.

I don't think Eliza noticed him missing either.

**waves to Kira Daniels, thanks for coming over here honey. it is nice to see friends support friends**

My man candy really makes their way around the blog world, don't they!! hee hee!!

It looks like everyone is enjoying themselves... and behaving!!! I think Hawk sees how good we are all trying to be... we might get our men back... and maybe some rum... hee hee!!!

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Ah the wonders of a witches magic...
Teeheheheeee...he seemed so real didn't he, elaing8?

evil grin!
Hawk

Houston A.W. Knight said...

I meant witch's magic....well, I had to use the big guns to get you girls under control...whew, but I did it...Now....I don't know about you girls but this isn't any fun; being good that is....so....let's go have fun and set the world on fire and our men!

ALL THE MEN ARE BACK AND WARMED UP - READY TO GO!

See, I'm not such a mean mom, am I?

Hawk

Cecile said...

Not a mean Mommy any more!!!! Yea, I hear ya on the big guns.. I know we can get a little "crazy" every once in a while... but oh man is it worth it!!!!
Soooo worth it... Just looking at the pictures!!!!!
Okay... let's go play again!!!!!

elaing8 said...

Woo-hoo!!The men are back!!
Cecile did you bring the rum ;)
**grab youngbloods hand**Did I miss you,we have some making up to do**evil grin**I think I'll take him back to our corner ;)
Being good totally sucked,I liked us being wicked women **takes swig of rum**

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Cecile!

I'm ready to play...I've been writing a sexy scene all day and I need to live it out...WooHoo! Let's go play!

Elaing8 - forget the rum! I've got Mimosa and me twin's special Midnight Margaritas, for everyone!!!

WooHoo...Let's Play! Where's me Bran!?

Hawk ;-) walking on the wildside with Bran

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Leontine!!! Where are you the fun is starting and bring Carol with you! M.V's bring Christine!
Cecile - you bringing Kira and sharing Cage with her?

Has she seen Cage or oh Eliza's boy Leland? I think me twin ran off with Leland this afternoon.

Heeheheehehehehe
Hawk

Leontine said...

I've been a "good girl" sitting behind desk and playing with your contest. I just noticed Youngblood on your blog *hot damn* hhhmmmm, you guys, I think I'm bringing my own Hunk of the week to this party...you all mind?

He has been teasing me all week wat is beyond the popping of the last button of his jeans *sigh*

Carol!!! Where are you? Come out, it's time to play :)

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Leontine!

If you've got your hot mama sweetie posted on your blog I'll be by to nab him and bring him right over for you...I'll go peek soon! I don't want to see ya' alone at the party!

;-) Mimosa? holding out a glass.

Hawk

elaing8 said...

**smooths hair down,holding youngbloods..er...hand**
phew crazy night..lol.
**takes Mimosa from HAWK**thanks I need that :D

Kelly Moran said...

love the new inspiration pics. teehee. you can count me out of the contest. just wanted yo say hi.
got a ny times bestseller coming to the blog tomorrow. xo

Cecile said...

Hey Elaing8, I did bring the rum!!! **watching Elaing sneak back to the corner with youngblood**

Yayayay!! Hawk is ready to play again!!! Yayay!!! Let the party begin - again!!!

OH wait... Elaing, Mama Hawk has got Mimosa's!! And her twin's special Midnight Margaritas!! P-A-R-T-Y TIME!!!!
Bran... humm... I think you left him in your room Hawk, remember when you gathered up all the boys and put them in your room... I think he stayed, knowing you were going back!! **evil wink**

OH wait a minute now!!! I have to share Cage... Did I not find enough brothers to go around to the lot of us!!! LOL!!! But if it is for Kira... she does share her Friday's with me... I will share!! But if I do not see her with the next 24 hours... I am not sharing! He will be all mine!! Mmaaahhhaawww

**I turn around... everyone is gone off with a man in tow... **


Leontine!!! Where are you the fun is starting and bring Carol with you! M.V's bring Christine!
Has she seen Cage or oh Eliza's boy Leland? I think me twin ran off with Leland this afternoon.

Oh Leontine, honey... you have got to see all the men that Hawk is stealing from our blogs to bring to her place!!! =) Not sure if that is a good thing or not, lol!
OH, and you want to bring your own man to the party... must check him out ***with a sly grin on my face***

Elaing8 ~ Leontine is holding her man at her place... must go check out to see if Hawk nabbed him by now... mmmaahhhaaawww!!!
Manhunting is some much fun!!!

**Downs Mimosa... and asks Cage to pour me another**

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Cecile...look up, I already nabbed Leontine's boy...he's here waiting for her...sexy guy huh?

;-)
naughty me
Hawk

Cecile said...

Oh My Wow... Yum Nom Num.... He is delicious... I wonder if I can have my Mimosa on him instead of my glass. He is laying down... maybe off his belly... Yummm.....

elaing8 said...

**looks over youngbloods shoulder**Yep,Leontine's boy is yummy..but I'll stick with my youngblood
**goes back to...business ;)...with youngblood**

did someone say Mimosa..I could use another 1..or 3 :D

Carol Henry said...

Oh, my, what am I missing. I thought I posted earlier, but I guess it got lost somehow. Anywho, I'm glad to finally meet up with the brothers, but now I realize there aren't enough of them to go around. And heck, I lost out again. Darn. As for Christmas, it's a hectic frenzy around here, and I love it, especially romantic christmas novels -- I'll be checking out Lorelei's as soon as I got to the bookstore.

Cecile said...

No need to stress Ms Carol... I will have another post soon... not sure when... with some more brothers.... **evil wink, I am still toying with them, but they are coming around**

Carol Henry said...

Cecile, sweetie, you are too, too protective of these gentlemen. Don't you know it's the season of giving -- as in giving up and sharing these men. Would Christmas cookies entice you to share -- I've got cookie day coming up and I could 'share' some of them if you'll consider sharing the guys.

Cecile said...

Oh, Christmas cookies... Share... Cookies... Share... Cookies... I do share Ms Carol... how you think Hawk got all these delicious men!! I shared them with her, although... she did kidnap a few of them from other places, lol!!!

But I do share... and I know all about giving... I gave Bran over to Hawk, lol!!!!

And my verification word... mated!!! ROLFMSillyAO!!!!

Carol Henry said...

Okay, so I'll share some cookies with you. How about a recipe for the holidays, other than the tea breads in my cookbook that Hawk is so nicely advertising for me, one of my fav cookies is the soft molassas sugar cookie. They're a little spicy too, just like your bothers. Oh, boy!
2 cups flour, 1 cup sugar, 3/4 cup softened butter, 1/3 cup light molasses, 3 tablespoons milk, 1 egg, and 1/2 teaspoon each of: baking soda, ground ginger, ground cinnamon, ground cloves; 1/8 teasoon salt. Mix all toggether on low speed with electric mixer till blended. Refrigerate until firm and easy to handle. Roll into 1-inch balls, roll in sugar and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350F 10 - 12 minutes. Enjoy!

Houston A.W. Knight said...

CAROL WROTE:

Boy have I missed a lot. First off, I'm sooooo delighted to finally meet Bran's brothers. Who knew he had two?

So, while you're all fighting over Bran, I'll happily babysit the boys.

That aside, I love christmas stories and have even written one, which needs oodles of editing, but that aside, I'll be looking for "Nowhere to Hide" when I go out searching for my Christmas reads! Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.

Carol

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Carol,

I found your lost post and posted it for you...you went to last weeks post, so I just moved it forward!

;-) So, have you and Cecile gotten the sharing down? It looks like a great trade to me Cookies for men...and men for cookies...I'll go for that!

OMG - I love the cookie recipe - I'll be making those as well as several of your bread ones for X'mas.

Girls - I'm telling you you need to get Carol's cookbook - she's got some awesome recipes pefect for the holidays coming up!

Hugs to all Hawk - who's going off to get some work done!

Cecile said...

Okay... besides the other recipe Hawk gave us... I will be heading over to your link today to buy the book... if the recipes are this easy... consider me in!!!!

Hawk... these recipes sound just as delicious as the men I find!!! Yummmy!!!
And how you like that... I am being a good girl... (well, what goes on behind closed doors is another matter, lol **evil glean in eye and wicked smile...**

Hope you are having a great day hon!

Lorelei Confer said...

Congratulations to Elaing8 and Dottie for winning the contest.
And thanks to everyone for particitating. I had so much fun and know exactly where to go to get inspiration to write, not to mention great hunks and cyber wine and rum.

Be sure to check our my blog this week too. I wrote about the Truce of 1914. It;s very interesting.

Thanks again. It was great meeting you all and I feel ure we'll remain in touch.

Cecile said...

Congrats Elaing8 & Dottie!!!! Yayayayayay!!!!! Hope everyone has a great day!