Thursday, April 5, 2012

Celllllllebrate good times, come on!

Sing along!!!! You know you want to!!

I'm interrupting the A-Z Blogging Challenge to participate in Carrie Ann Ryan's Birthday Blog Hop!!! (But scroll to the bottom and read my post for today!!)

Birthdays aren't a huge production for me and my husband, but it does include a special dinner where we get to pick the restaurant. The kids, though, we always go big, or at least as big as we can afford. We never spend much money, but we do get creative. It always includes a fun theme and a creative cake-. This year my daughter had a Hairspray the movie themed party and a tie-dye cake. My son had a Hot Wheels themed party with a race track cake.

In honor of Carrie Ann's birthday, I want to make it feel like it's your birthday! I'm giving away a $10 Amazon gift card!! :)

All you need to do is leave a comment below with your email address. Entries without an email address WILL NOT be included in the drawing :( Sorry! I need to be able to contact you if you win. For extra entries, follow my blog, Tweet or Facebook my post, or become a FB follower! :) Just tell me what you did in your comment!

AND everyone who enters my drawing will be entered into a GRAND PRIZE drawing for two prizes: a Kindle Touch and a $60 Amazon GC!!!!!!

All winners will be chosen and announced tomorrow, April 6th!

Here's a list of all the participants!! Make sure you hope around and enter all the giveaways! And every comment enters you for the grand prize drawing! (Scroll on to read today's A-Z Challenge post!!)

Carrie Ann Ryan
Lia Davis
Beth-Ann Mason
Natasha Blackthorne
Romance Book Club
Daryl Devore
Eliza Gayle
Realmantic Moments
Amber Kallyn
Harlies Books
Wickedly Erotic by JL Oiler
Kacey Hammel
I Love Shape-Shifters
Marie Dees
Victoria Adams
The World of Heaven Oshey
Lucy Francis
Vickie Taylor
Tara Lain
Birthday Traditions
Wendi Zwaduk
Megan Slayer
Cari Quinn
Stephanie Haefner
Angelique Armae
Cassandra Carr
Kharisma Rhayne
A Page in the Life
Wendy Elys Books
Jessica E. Subject
K.E. Saxon
Stacy Jubas Mysteries, Murder & More
Jessie Kimmel-Freeman
Tracy Sumners Romance Site
Shells Book Corner
Allison Merritt
Suzzana C Ryan
Lizzie Starr
Diana Layne Blog
Love is a Many Flavored Thing - DC Juris
Dianne Venetta
Sharon Gerlach
Book Lovers Haven
Romance you Can Sink Your Fangs into
Casey Crow (18+ Over)
Writing with Kristine Cayne
Just a Readers Ramblings
Angela Stone
Rawiya Erotica
Conversations with Lisa Mondello
Passions Recalled and Celebrated
Bull Protettore
Louisa Bacio - Love Knows No Bounds
Cat Johnson
Cynthia Woolf
Diane Alberts
Patrica Green Books
Discovering Nya Rayne

Now back to the A-Z Challenge!!!

E is for Erotic Romance! Oh yes, the spicy stuff!

Many people do not know the difference between erotic romance and erotica. First of all, NEITHER is porn. From what I've read, in erotica, the main plot is not romantic and the sex between characters is not romantic..just sex...and very descriptive. In erotic romance, the characters at some point fall in love and live happily ever after...and throughout the book have awesome descriptive sex :)

I do not write either, (though my characters do engage in very steamy's not quite as descriptive as erotic romance) but have read my fair share of erotic romances!! :) And I have to say, I do very much like them! I can't read too many in a row though. Usually I will read one, then switch to a contemporary or YA. But after reading a YA, I sooooo crave something with some good sex!! LOL!


  1. LOL! I am not a huge reader of erotic fiction, and I don't write it much either. Occasionally, a sex scene will need to be written, but I usually steer clear of it if I can because it's hard to make it sound good!

  2. Thanks so much for participating in the hop!
    Happy Birthday Carrie Ann!
    I love erotic romance. It's so hot!
    I followed your blog.

  3. Happy Birthday Carrie Ann!!!
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    GFC follower - Sherry S.
    like on Facebook - Sherry Strode
    tweeted -!/SStrode/status/187912809714163712
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  4. Thank you for the giveaway!
    I follow GFC
    savannah miller

  5. Thanks for the great giveaway! GFC/cheryllynne cheryllynne(at)rocketmail(dot)com

  6. Great post! I did "E" for Erotica last year, and it was a big hit. This year I did E-Readers. I like to mix it up, lol! You have a great blog and a new follower.

  7. Thanks for the giveaway.

    GFC: okmommy0306
    FB: terri matlock

  8. Awesome giveaway!!

  9. Thanks for being part of the birthday hop!

  10. I follow you on GFC as Lisa Walker
    I follow you on Facebook as Lisa Fisher Walker
    I tweeted!/Liese2/status/187992989736513537

  11. I am always looking for new authors to read so glad I entered this blog hop.
    JWIsley (at)aol (dot)com

    1. Hope you find lots of great new authors!! Thanks for stopping by!!

  12. WOW! That's an exciting giveaway! I'm a new follower from the AtoZ Challenge, and I absolutely love the design of your blog. Beautiful!

    Have a great weekend.

    Margo --

  13. Thanks for the giveaway.

  14. Thanks for the giveaway!


  15. Oohhh giveaway.

    kavrik (at) hotmail (dot) com with the usual symbols in place of those that I wrote in.

    I'm so excited.

  16. Thank you for the opportunity!

    sumopalk (at) gmail (dot) com

  17. thanks for the chance!!!!

  18. Hello, I am following you through GFC as Linda Kwolek

  19. and I signed up for email

  20. I'm a follower :)

    I actually haven't read any erotic romance yet - but I do love a good steamy romance :)

  21. Thank you so much for participating in this hop and for the the wonderful giveaway chance! I am so happy to have found another new to me author!!

    Happy Birthday to Carrie and to everyone that is celebrating an April birthday!

    GFC follower robertsongena
    email sub

    Gena Robertson

    1. Thanks for stopping by!!! Hope you have fun with the hop!!

  22. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Follow by GFC: Susan White

  23. Awesome giveaway! This blog hop is a blast! Thank you!! :)
    gfc- shadow_kohler
    email subscriber
    fb- shadow kohler

  24. Thank you for the giveaway!
    Megan G.

  25. Thank you so much for the giveaway.
    I already follow via GFC: June M.
    FB: June Manning
    and tweeted:!/JuneAnnM/status/188140779275960322

    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  26. I love themed parties. I also do my kids, but not for me. My best was the Yogi Bear picnic movie party. The kids had so much fun and got to see a movie at the theater we toured. It was great.

    I follow:
    email: bournmelissa at hotmail dot com
    GFC: Mel Bourn / Melissa
    Networked Blog: Mel Bourn
    RSS: bournmelissa at hotmail dot com / Mel Bourn
    FB: Mel Bourn
    Twitter: @MelCamino5

    Shared on Twitter:!/MelCamino5/status/188233657629159424

    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

    1. Oh cool!!!! We are all about theme parties, even for us adults!!! We're planning a toga party for the summer and we did an 80's new year's even party a few years ago! LOL!

  27. GFC follower : Kassandra
    FB page liked : Kassandra Appel

    Love these hops!

  28. I did FB and GC follower. I like your titles with Karma in them...I believe in Karma.
    Seawitch Reviews @

  29. GFC follower: Lexie@BookBug
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    lexie.bookbug at gmail dot com

  30. Thank you for celebrating Carrie Ann's birthday by participating in the blog hop and for the giveaway as well.

    GFC: VanillaOrchids
    Facebook: Pam Rosensteel


  31. Thanks for participating. I'm a GFC follower Anne38.

  32. Happy Birthday Carrie Ann. Thank you for the excellent giveaway.

    GFC follow as seriousreader

    seriousreader at live dot com

  33. A Hairspray-themed party would be a hoot and loads of fun!

    I love Carrie Ann and I’m glad to wish her a HAPPY, HAPPY Birthday. And how sweet that she and her friends are giving away things on her special day.

    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  34. Woohoo! Happy Birthday Carrie!

    What a great way to discover new authors/blogs and visit with old friends. Everybody wins this way! LOL

    Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win such a fantastic prize! <^_^>


  35. Happy birthday Carrie Ann! Thanks for the giveaway.


  36. Thanks for interrupting your A - Z Challenge to honor Carrie Anne's birthday celebration hop!

    bas1chsemail at gmail dot com

  37. Thanks for the giveaway! I follow on FB (JoAnna Halpin Becker)

    beckerjo at verizon dot net

  38. Do you make your own themed cakes?
    My husband and I do pretty much the same thing as you. Our birthdays consist of dinner out, but the kids we always try to do something great.
    Thank you for the giveaway and participating in the hop!
    FB ~ Tina Becker
    GFC ~ same
    trb0917 at gmail dot com

    1. We do make our own cakes!! They're not always fantastic and by no means bakery quality, but they're always fun!!

  39. Another stop on the birthday hop! thanks so much for your giveaway!

  40. Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com
    GFC: BookAttict