Tuesday, June 29, 2010

More on those PETA controversial ads

I did a little more looking around the interwebs about PETA and those controversial ads.  There's a great website here you can peruse.  Catch the banned commercial about "Sexy Sausage".

And with regards to the "Veggie Love" ads, the site comments:  NBC rejected the video because of concerns over "rubbing pelvic region with pumpkin," a woman "screwing herself with broccoli," and more!
Boy, if that doesn't have Erotic Romance written all over it, nothing does!

Monday, June 28, 2010

PETA - Controversial Ads


My cousin sent me this ad for PETA.  She commented on the fact that it looked like either a cover for an erotic romance, or an ad for a B-movie.  I agree on both counts.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Perfection

Have you ever noticed that heroes and heroines in romance novels always have perfect vision?  Not one set of glasses anywhere!  Or contacts!

Bet they don't have zits, either.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Opinion: My first POV should not be the bellybutton!

Okay, I can appreciate the scruffy, unshaven look.  I also like washboard abs as much as the next girl.  And I do prefer a little "matting" on my man's chest.

But for some reason, midriff tops on men does NOT turn me on.

Monday, June 21, 2010

It's Mayhem Monday!


I'm waiting for the day I actually see something like this at a sporting or music event.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Chocolate + extreme heat = oozy goodness

Dear wonderful friend who sent me some real Swiss chocolate she brought back from Europe where she'd gone on vacation,

It's been hitting the high 90s since May here.  You put the chocolate in a Tyvec priority mail bag.  It took 3 days to get to me.

Do the science.

Love, Caro

(P.S. - I'm still scooping out melted chocolate with my forefinger.  I should stop and get a spoon, but I'm lazy in this heat.)

Friday, June 18, 2010

Easy Schmeezy Recipe - Baked Chicken and Rice

I don't mind cooking, but I do love the quick less-than-five-ingrediants meals that fill you up.  What's more, if my family enjoys it, it's a double win!

Here's my recipe for Baked Chicken and Rice.

1 can cream of chicken soup (with herbs, if you can find it, otherwise the plain is okay)
1 chicken (sue me, I'm lazy, so I get the already cut up chicken at the store)
2 1/2 cups white rice
2 cans of milk (enought to fill the soup can 2x)
salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Take a large 13x9x1 casserole dish and spray inside with olive oil (or any non-stick cooking spray).  Place rice, can of soup, 2 cans of milk, and 1 can of water inside.  Use a fork to break down soup and spread the rice evenly in the dish.  Add chicken pieces in mixture on top of rice (skin side up, larger pieces around the outside edge of the dish).  Salt and pepper everything on top.  Bake for 1 hr. and 15 min., then let cool/rest for another 5-10 min.  Serve.

Prep time - 15 min.  Cooking Time - 1 hr. 30 min.  Feeds 4.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

A celebration idea

Husband and I went to help another couple we know celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary.  One of the gifts was a chocolate covered bottle of champagne.  I'd never seen such a thing!

The instructions said to peel the chocolate off and nibble on it as you sip the champagne.  You have to admit, it's a different take on chocolate covered strawberries, and one I think DH and I will investigate on our next anniversary.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

WTF-ery: Sabotaging a fresh pedicure.

The other day when I was going for my pedicure, I witness a true WTF-ery.  A woman who had paid to get her toenails done got up when she was finished, put her "classy pumps" back on that she'd worn to the spa over her freshly-painted toes, and left.  I looked over at the aghast beautician, who could only shake her head.  "She'll be back," the beautician announced sadly.  I could understand. Those nice new toes were going to look absolutely horrible once she took off her shoes, but who would she blame?  Not herself, naturally.  She'd blame the beautician, even though I witnessed the fact that the beautician tried to get her to wear a pair of those "big toe temporary" flip flops the shop gives you.  But since the woman didn't want to be seen wearing the temps, she put on her own closed-toe shoes instead, and thus guaranteed herself a ruined polish job by the time she got home.  All that time and effort thrown out the window, and the beautician would have to repair the job at her own expense.

People like that astound me.  And what gets me is that woman is probably is some sort of corporate bigwig who is used to always getting things her way (my assumption is based on her clothes, hair, purse, and shoes).  I guess common sense wasn't part of the job requirement.

Anyway, I'm looking around the 'net for a pair of nice flip flops to compliment pretty new toes, and I found these.  No, I have no idea where you can buy them, if you can, but aren't they the neatest thing?

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

One of my favorite romantic films - Timeline


I fell for Gerard Butler before he became truly famous.  Timeline is based on a book by Michael Crichton(Jurassic Park, The Andromeda Strain, Twister).  Although many fans of the book said the movie was nothing like the book, I was one of those who saw the movie first and LOVED IT, therefore I never read the book for comparison.

This book is a time travel romance, but not in the way you'd suspect.  The romance is really a secondary plot, but ends up being a very crutial plot point in the story.  And even if Gerard is a secondary character (not one of the main heroes), people remember the movie because of him!

If you want to know more, here's the link to the IMDB.  Better yet, go rent it, and don't forget the tissues!

Monday, June 14, 2010

It's Mayhem Monday!

Yes, everyone.  There really is a Naked Airlines.  What I find especially funny is that everyone pictured is an older adult.  Not one non-sagging inch of skin anywhere.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

My girlfriends are upset with me.

After a long dry spell, I finally got my muse back, and I'm working on some new works for publication.  Which is why, when my friend called to see if I wanted to go "running around" with her (a female ephemism for shopping), I turned her down.  Hey, strike while the iron's hot, right?

Now she's pissed at me. 

Hubby says real friends would understand and support me.  Writer friends would be able to relate, but she's not an author.

In the meantime, I'm still at the computer.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

The girls?

Did I totally miss a turn somewhere?  When did it become commonplace to refer to breasts as "the girls"?

Boobies, bosom, breasts, ta-tas -- I thought I'd heard them all until a friend referred to hers as "the girls".

Gee.  Does this mean guys refer to their breasts as "the boys"?  I thought "the boys" were their nuts.

I'm so confused!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Yay! My muse is back!

YAYYY!

I don't know how or when it came back, but I suddenly got an idea for a book - no, more than one book, a Series!

Now I'm off to write.  Details will come when they develop!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Suckers is now at Fictionwise, and 15% off for a limited time! So hurry!


TITLE: Suckers by Carolyn Gregg
PRICE: $1.99
CATEGORY: Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 6301 words; Reading time: 18-25 minutes
EPUBLISHER: Red Rose Publishing Published: 2009
DESCRIPTION: He wants Felicia to pose with a new product. All she can think about is finding a way to get into Aaron's heart ...and his pants.

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

If you think corsets are sexy...


A friend sent me the link to these.  They're Star Wars corsets, and I gotta admit I'd love to get one!

Question:  If you're the "bad guy", does that automatically mean you get to show more cleavage?

Monday, June 7, 2010

It's Mayhem Monday!

Well, I guess it was bound to happen sooner or later.  The F word, once taboo, is finally spelled out crystal clear on book titles.  I found this book at Fictionwise.  There's another couple on OmniLit.

What's the next no-no to be breached?

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Is it Freudian? Or is it me?

Last night, for want of anything better to do, I was flipping channels and saw some kind of travelog.  And something struck me odd, maybe because I write erotic fiction.  But have you noticed that any time there's a domed building, there's always something perched right on the very tip top of it?

Is it me, or is this a very Freudian thing men have to recreate a breast with a nipple?

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Practical? Not.

I've seen some unusual bikinis touted during past summers, but this is the first time I've seen one made out of balloons.

How does one sit in it without busting any balloons?  Seems to me it would be like that game I used to play at birthday parties when I was a kid -- where you'd be in a relay race to sit on a blown-up balloon until it popped before letting the next person has her turn.

And why balloons?  For goodness sake, if one of them was to pop next to your skin, wouldn't it sting?

Yes, I know it's for show, not for practical use, but still...a lot could happen between the time you put it on to the time you take it off.

Friday, June 4, 2010

How long is too long?

I keep my hair long, or rather, just past shoulder length because A) I like my hair long, and B) so does my husband.  Plus, I can put it up in all sorts of ways, pull it back, tie it, braid it, roll it in a bun -- the possibilities are endless.

But how long is too long?  I saw a lady at the grocery store whose hair was all the way down past her butt!  It was braided, and looked like it needed a good trimming to get rid of all the broken ends.  No telling how long she had been growing it.  Plus, it has to be a pain to wash, not to mention getting it caught underneath you or behind you when you sit or sleep.

Is the fact that women don't grow their hair to such lengths because they can't?  Or because they know the extra time and trouble it creates?

Thursday, June 3, 2010

RIP Blanch Devereaux - a true "cougar"

There's been a lot of talk in the erotic authors circle about cougars, aka older women snagging and shagging the younger studs.  Everyone knows Demi and Ashton are living examples of such coupling. 

There may be some people who will argue that Mae West was the original cougar, but when it comes to sheer chuzpah, Rue McClanahan's rendition of the southern belle on the TV series "Golden Girls" puts West to shame.

Fare thee well, Rue.  You will be missed.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Naked jogging? Are you for real?


You gotta admit, being able to bare it all to Mother Nature is tempting, as well as a major turn-on.  But think about it.  Think about all those "parts" flopping and slapping and swaying with every step.  Seems to me you'd with up with more than sore muscles, know what I mean?