Yea, so far I’ve raised 100 bucks and since I’m getting it matched from my company, that makes 200 bucks. WHOO HOO I still have a bit to go before I reach my goal, but I think I’m off to a good start. All the funds are being raised for Habitat for Humanity, because they will need a lot of money to help in the rebuilding effort. I know that my goal of raising five hundred dollars may not put a dent in what is needed, but if we all pitch in, every little bit starts adding up. I would like to thank all of the authors who have donated books to help the cause. Some people say that there are no more hero’s but I think we can all be heroes in times like these. My heroes are those giving their time and people who are opening their homes to all the displaced families, people who are giving a few bucks even though they could use it themselves, the counselors, the organizers, and the people on boats looking for survivors. God bless them all.
In other news, I joined a gym. I have seen the face of evil and her name is Lisa, an aerobics instructor at the gym I joined. Yea, I need to get in shape to stop the excess jigglage. I took a kickboxing cardio class and every woman there was like 90 pounds. I felt like a big lug. By the end of the class, I nearly coughed up a lung. Now I’m doing water aerobics. As I was doing it I kept laughing as I thought how easy it was but when I stepped out of the pool, my legs felt like stones. My legs are still sore like a son of a bitch, but the burning question is, will I go back. Yes, I know, I’m a glutton for punishment, but I would rather feel the discomfort now than a heart attack or diabetes down the road. Know what I mean. Of course, I had a bag of M&Ms today, but that’s another story. *sigh*
Okay, I got my fourth angry email today about Niccolo’s Witch since the cover has been posted on my website. I promise, it’s on it’s way. It will be out on the 27th and while I’m so glad that people are anxiously waiting on the sequel to GianMarco’s Muse. Please…no death threats. LOL Literally, this is what one reader wrote to me word for word:
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Dear Ms. Vaughn:
I really enjoyed GianMarco’s Muse however it came out in March and it is now September. You’ve had the cover to Niccolo’s Witch posted on your website for over two months now. It’s not very nice of you to tease your fans like that. I could just kill you. Please put me out of my misery and tell me when this f**kin’ story will be out.
Oh, but it doesn’t end there. Here is a delightful letter I got a couple weeks ago.
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Let me start out by saying that I am a huge fan of your work. I especially loved Blood Brothers. You have been saying for months that Niccolo’s Witch is coming out, yet you have other releases coming out. You really ought to work on the stories that your fans want. Your other stories are okay, but I want you to hurry up with the Blood Brothers series. Do you have an actual release date yet?
LOL, I love the way she signed the ending humbly. I love my readers I really do because I think they all rock. I enjoy the people on my yahoo group too because they’re funny and wild and they motivate me to keep writing. Thanks to everyone for all your tremendous support. I promise all my readers that I will keep pushing out the stories as long as you want them and always feel free to contact me. I’d love to hear from you all.
The cover for Romeo Unleashed will be posted on my website in the next few weeks, I promise there won’t be as big a gap this time around.
I will be announcing my fundraising efforts on my group within the next day or so, because my company will match my donations dollar for dollar, I will be collecting funds to go to charity. As a special thanks those who donate at least five buck will get a free download, I have thirty authors who have agreed to donate their books, even a couple of print authors who will give me signed copies of their books. I’m pretty excited about this. If you’re interested in the details, check out my website or visit my yahoo group for details. Every little bit helps.
I’ve read a lot of blogs and articles about what is going on in the Big Easy and Mississippi and there’s a lot of finger pointing going on. There will be plenty of time to play the blame game later because there’s a lot of blame to go around from the lowest municipal officials to the highest office in the country. I’m sure in the months to come some people will step down, one person will be made the sacrificial lamb so others can come out smelling like roses. Well I only have one thing to say. STOP IT.
What we need to do more than anything right now is pull together as Americans and do what ever we can to help the victims of this awful tradgedy by donating, money, services, goods, or just your time. Every little bit counts. The US is always helping other countries, lets pulls together and help ourselves for once.
I think I’m going to be like one of those homeless people on the street who holds up the sign saying “Will Work For Food” but instead, I will have an Ass for Gas sign. Sheesh. Short of selling my kidney, what’s a girl to do without going broke just to get from point a to point b. Really, gas prices are ridiculous, then I hear on the radio that gas will leap 20 cents by the end of the week because of Hurricane Katrina. Damn you Katrina. I’m sure this will probably get me in trouble with the environmentalist but if drilling in Alaska will get me cheaper gas, then move over caribou!! I don’t pretend to know how this all works, but hey, can’t a girl fill up her tank without digging in her coin jar. Yea, I know, it’s pretty pathetic. Some say it’s the war, some say it’s because the US depend on it so much, others say it’s because they won’t tap into the reserve. Well whatever it takes to not make me puke when ever I go to the tank, I’m all for it.
Howdy all. I’ve been a bad bad girl. I should be posting to my blog with more regularity, but I have been so lazy. Since I last posted, I’ve been on vacation. Gone to a family reunion that wasn’t really and family reunion and done took two big steps towards securing my future. What you ask? I’m not telling!!! :-)~ Only because I’m extremely superstitious and don’t want to jinx myself, but when I hear some news, I hope it was be the good kind. Anyway, I started a new free story on my Yahoo group called The Reunion which takes off where The In Crowd left off. To anyone who had read the first installment of the In Crowd on this site, I swear it’s a totally free story. The rest of it is posted in the file section in my yahoo group. It follows the life and times of April Johnson, my big beautiful heroine with a heart of gold.
For all of you waiting for the next installment of Blood Brothers, fret not. There is a light at the end of the tunnel. It’s being released next month!! Yea!! I still can’t believe the overwhelming response I’ve recieved for this book. I hope everyone enjoys Niccolo’s story as much. He’s a complicated character, but there will be more GianMarco and Maggie and ooh la la, more Dante. Yea!! For some reason I get lots of inquiries on him. Right now I’m working on Romeo’s story. He’s something else I must say. I’m also working on Descendants 3 which I hope to have finished within the next couple weeks. Also working on a contemp and an action suspense story. Can you tell how busy I’ve been keeping myself? Oh yea, I have one more project which is going to be a collab effort with a couple author friends of mine. Lately my left hand has been killing me. I’m pretty positive it’s the same thing that happened to my right hand three years okay when I had surgery on it. No, it’s not carpel tunnel. I wish. Going to get some more tests done to prove to the doctor it is what I told him it is. Hey I don’t need a fancy degree to know the kind of pain I’m feeling is the same kind I felt before. *sigh* Doctors. I guess why they say they “practice medicine” I fear that more surgery is to come but I’ve done it before.
Okay, I think that just about updates what’s been going on with me. Peace out!!
Okay, I’m being totally neurotic, but I’m going to pursue something I never tried before. Maybe it will work out, maybe it won’t. I’m not saying what I’m going to do because knowing my dumb luck it’s not going to happen. But, keep me in your prayers anyway.
Now on for the news, more bombings in London? Sources say they could be copy cats, but what kind of sick f**Ks would want to copycat something so horrific. Really? It’s just not funny.
My heart goes out to England. I can imagine how everyone over there is still trying to make sense of what happened two weeks ago and then just to have idiots make a mockery of it.
More sad news. Scottie from Star Trek died. God Rest his soul. He’ll be missed.
Well, I’m nearly finished my next MS hopely it will be ready to turn in by next week before vacation. Yea! Vacation!!!!
Okay, my friend Di won’t talk to me until I post to my blog again. Well here it goes. A lot has happened since Gary died. I’ve been writing up a storm, I’m getting ready for a vacation. Yah!! First let me tell you what I’m currently working on. I’m working on the third installment for the Blood Brothers series. Also I’m working on my second comedy which has light BDSM. I’m not really a hard core type of gal. , a new series with three kick ass heroines, and a contemp which I would like to shop to a new publisher. I adore all the pubs that I currently have, but I never want to put my eggs into one basket. Besides, I plan on providing lots of stories to Loose-id, Changeling Press and LSB.
Now in the news. I haven’t ranted in so long let’s see what I missed. The runaway bride. All I can say is die bitch die. I hope you enjoy the money you looney toon because wherever you go people will alway point and stare. What’s up with her souless eyes. Crazy eyes I say.
The missing girl in Aruba. This is a tragedy and I hope answers are found soon. But don’t boycott Aruba. The people on that island depend on the money from tourism to thrive.
Shasta Groene: God Bless this little girl. What she must have gone through was horrible. I hope that castrate the bastard who killed her family. I hope they castrate him with a rusty name and then let and then fry his ass. What a sick f**k
Angelina adopts another baby. What a great humanitarian he is. I don’t care if people think she’s wierd. So what. Really rich people are usually eccentric. So what if she walked around with a vile of Billy Bob’s blood. I say her only real mistake was being with Billy Bob in the first place.
Tom Cruise. What can I say? I think he’s lost his mind. Katie if you’re reading this, please walk towards the light. Don’t choose the dark side.
Last but definitely not least. The bombing in London. My thoughts and prayers go out to all the victims and families of this senseless violence. God bless England.
Well, it’s been a while since I’ve ranted. I don’t think I’ve had the heart to rant since Gary died. Yes, Gary is dead. I miss the little bugger. I don’t know whether to get a new turtle or a new pet or what. We all get so attached to our pets it seems as though they were real people. No, Gary wasn’t active like a puppy or a cat, but I took care of him, petted him, made sure he got the things he needed, and he still dies. *sigh* perhaps it has bummed me out more than I imagined. Oh well, my writing is coming along rather well. I handed in my BB2 MS to my editor and and I can put that series aside for a while. Descendants 2 is coming out and I’m working on a story for a summer series with Changeling which I think will be pretty hot. Especially since I got to do a scene with Kate Douglas and Stephanie Burke. It should be a hoot. Well, I’m going to eat some ice cream. Peace out!!
Okay it’s been a few days since my last rant, but I haven’t been in a ranting mood. Now I have something to rant about, porn. Now I don’t see anything wrong with it, hell I watch it. I was actually purchasing some so I could get the dynamics right for a story I’m working on and I came across the wierdest porn I ever saw. Now, I’m pretty open minded and I try not to judge, but someone tell me what the attraction of farting on someone is? Yes, there is porn for farters. People actually fart on each other to get off. Is it me or is that plain wierd. Now, I can live with the bondages, the little people, the extremely obese, the gay, even the granny porn but come on, Farting? You have got to be kidding me. Are those porns made specifically for guys like R. Kelly? Yuck I don’t think anything can top that. Peace out!