Friday, August 31, 2007

Drumroll...we have a winner!

The August contest is over, and...

Christy Hawkes won the Chanel sunglasses out of 41 hopefuls!!!

Way to go, Christy!


Tuesday, August 28, 2007

What a beautiful morning

My dh and I are usually such sloths. We're home bodies in a rut we find comfortable and for which we won't apologize. But this morning, we shook things up. We rose at 4:30 AM and hiked to the highest lookout point in the area to watch the lunar eclipse. A backpack held two folding chairs a thermos of coffee and two mugs. Traipsing up the rocky trail in the dark, even with a good flashlight proved trecherous, so my wonderful hubby held my hand all the way.

Yes, the moon is romantic. This one especially. I hoped to catch a glimpse of the full, red moon. It was only a glimpse, I'm afraid. But we had nice, clear skies and a beautiful view! Shortly before the moon disappered it turned pink. Maybe the western part of the country had more of a red moon. Our sun was rising as the moon was setting and may have thrown off the color scheme.

Still, I wouldn't trade this morning for anything. What an incredible way to wake up. High on a ledge, drinking hot coffee, staring at the moon and holding hands with the one you love.



Sunday, August 26, 2007

Once in a Red Moon

Article by Adele Dubois. Reposted with permission.

The Earth’s moon, Luna, also inspires romance. Couples throughout the world plan outings on the night of the full moon and spread blankets beneath the moon glow on mountaintops or park lawns to hold hands and watch the sky. The Moon and Sun align and the Earth feels their pull as their tidal forces combine. During a rare Blue Moon the full moon appears twice in the same month.

This August brings the rarest moon of all and a beautiful event; a Red Moon. After midnight Tuesday, August 28, 2007 a lunar eclipse will occur over the entire Earth. The full Moon, at the opposite end of the sky from the Sun, will pass through the Earth’s shadow, temporarily going dark. You may see stars in the sky not generally visible during a typical full moon as the total eclipse takes place. Suddenly, before dawn, all the sunsets happening around the world will focus on the Moon and turn it crimson.

Wake early Tuesday morning, bring a blanket to a mountaintop, and watch a fantastic event with the one you love under the Red August Moon.

Here’s the timetable for central and western U.S. and Canada. Easterners can watch the Moon sliding into eclipse while dawn is brightening and the Moon is dropping low in the west. Details: partial eclipse begins at 3:51 a.m. CDT, total eclipse begins at 4:52, totality ends at 6:23, and partial eclipse ends at 7:24.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

New release and play time!

YAY!!!! Demolishing Mr. Perfect comes out today!

I'm guest blogging and chatting all over the place tomorrow to promote my latest ebook release today.

I'll be here 8/16 and I blog there the 16th of every month!

I'm also guest blogging at Ciar's. She's the incredibly talented Art director for EC

And just to be sure I go complete nuts, I'm hosting a chat at Ellora's Cave with Rowan West tomorrow!

Hee hee. Get the straight jacket ready!


Friday, August 10, 2007

Born out of time

I have a calendar with daily quotes called Wild Words from Wild Women. Today's quote is:
"People who are born too soon or too late seldom achieve the eminence of those born at the right time." -- Katherine Susan Anthony

So, here's a question for ya. Were you born ahead of your time? Are you behind the times? Or did fate get it just right?

I'm not sure about me. I'll have to see if I achieve eminence.


Friday, August 3, 2007

Vote for Ashlyn!

One of my ebooks has been nominated for book of the year! I'm up against some pretty heavy hitters in the industry, so I'd love your support if you have a minute. A handy link is provided. Of course, it's a thrill just to be nominated so if you don't feel like voting, that's okay. I'll take a silent "Good luck, Ash!" Thanks! Ashlyn Chase
-- Where there’s fire, there’s Ash Heaving Bosoms, Cerridwen Press, available now! Vampire Vintage, Ellora’s Cave, available now! Being Randy, Ellora's Cave, available now! Wonder Witch, Ellora's Cave, available now! Demolishing Mr. Perfect, Ellora's Cave, August 15, 2007