Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Take The New Year Challenge

Ah, yes, the holidays are almost over. All that partying and good food and drink. Have you dared to step on the scale yet? Are your clothes fitting a little tighter? Yikes! I know I’ve picked up a few pounds even though I swore I was going to be good. But then you go to family events, go out to dinner with friends and co-workers bring in all those home-baked goodies. It’s only once per year, right? Now comes the hard part, working off the extra pounds, getting back in shape. It doesn’t have to be hard, torture, or depressingly slow.
Are you ready to get in the best shape ever? Want to look absolutely fabulous at the next writer’s conference, wedding, etc.? Romantic Times Convention isn’t far off. Romanticon will be here before we know it. With friendly support, we can work together to reach our fitness and weight goals in time for these events. Really!!!

*Starting January 2, I’m starting a 60/90 Day Fit For Beach Challenge Group.

What is a Challenge Group all about? Click on this link and watch this short video about the Challenge Groups. You might’ve seen them talk about it on the Today Show or Oprah.

 The Beachbody Challenge Philosophy:
Fitness + Nutrition + Support = Success 

So we can all get healthier, feel and look better.

The Fit For Beach Challenge Group is Easy to Join:

1)      Email me privately and tell me that you’re interested in learning more at kdshore(at)rcn(dot)com or FitForBeach(at)rcn(dot)com You can ask questions for more information too, no obligation to join.

2)      If you do join the Challenge, I ask that you agree to drink Shakeology at least 4—5 times per week, replacing one meal usually breakfast or lunch.

3)      Choose one of the Beachbody fitness routines and workout regularly (P90X, Slim in 6, Turbo Fire, etc.) I can help you pick one that’s right for you.

4)      Join the private Facebook Page. This is a confidential group where we help keep each other motivated, answer fitness and nutrition questions, offer recipes, snack tips, stay accountable which is very important for success, etc.
You can get a discount by ordering Shakeology and a fitness program together. Here's the breakdown:

That’s it!
More information can be found on my Team Beachbody Coach website:
http://www.fitforbeach.com or email me. It’s all about being healthy and feeling good.

“Those who think they have no time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness.” ~Edward Stanley
“Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it.” ~Plato 

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Release Day Today!!!


I'm so excited about this anthology and so thrilled to be among these talented authors. I can't wait to start reading my copy on my NOOK. In the previous post you'll see the blurbs for all 6 stories. I think there's something for everyone. All awesome H-O-T, sexy, compelling and entertaining stories. If you're giving your loved one a Kindle or NOOK or iPAD this Christmas, why not download Something Wicked on their new device??? :-) I'm sure you'll get something extra special in return.

TATTOO WITCH is my story in this collection and I had a blast writing it. It takes place in Ocean City, Maryland, one of my favorite beach vacation spots so the setting was easy peasy for me. It's about a couple, Sam & Anita, while on their beach vacation, meet up with a bizarre couple at an outdoor night club. The strange couple are covered in detailed tattoos and seem to be hitting on Sam & Anita as if they're looking for a foursome. But they're raving about this tattoo witch who gives magical tattoos sure to enhance their love life and urge Sam & Anita to check it out. Sam & Anita enter the twilight zone when Sam decides to get one of these special tattoos. The story is dark and sexy and twisted.

Dh and I were in New Hope, PA last spring. While we were cruising the shops, I dragged him into The Lion's Den tattoo studio. I don't have any tattoos so I needed to do research for Tattoo Witch. I met a large, burly man, tattoo bound of course, standing behind the counter. "Can I help you?" he asked, towering over me and Dh.
"I'm...I'm a writer. And, and I'm doing research on a story about tattoos," I stuttered. "Can I ask you some technical questions about the procedures?"
He said, "Sure, come on in back."
I glance at Dh and he said. "I'll wait out here."
Gee thanks, I glared at him.
The artist was very helpful, showing me the sterile technique, instruments and inks, how they come up with the designs, the care after, etc. He turned on the instrument to show how the needle moves. After I came out, Dh thought I'd have a butterfly on my shoulder or something. Still no tattoo, but I had enough research for my story.

I hope you enjoy TATTOO WITCH. It was inspired by one of my favorite authors Ray Bradbury and his Illustrated Man. I'm sure you'll enjoy SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES.

*Please check it out on Amazon and, if you're so kind, click on the tags to check off the boxes. If you do enjoy the book a quickie comment/review always helps with author's rating and sales.

Happy Holidays!!!!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Christmas Butter Cookies!

Something Wicked This Way Comes is out in just two days! What a great Christmas present!

I'm sharing SOMETHING YUMMY today. One of my family's favorite cookie recipe. Hope you enjoy them. They’re very light and I watch carefully when I bake them. I take them out before they brown or just a tinge around the edges.


1 cup (2 sticks) butter

1 ½ cups confectioner’s sugar

1 egg

1 tsp. vanilla

2 ½ cups all purpose flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. cream of tartar

¼ tsp salt

Cream butter. Add sugar, gradually cream until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla.
Beat well. Mix in dry ingredients. Blend into creamed mixture with spoon.
Divide dough and chill for about an hour.

Prepare cookies: Roll on floured surface 1/8” thick. Cut out with floured
cutters. Decorate with colored sugar. Bake about 6 minutes or less at 400
degrees F oven. Cool on wire rack. Makes about 6 doz.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Something Wicked is Almost Here!

I am SO WICKED EXCITED about the upcoming release of SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES. It just came out yesterday on Amazon and Barnes and Noble for pre-order and it has reached Amazon Best Seller Ranking!! I am so THRILLED to be included in this anthology and among these awesome writers.

SWTWC will be available at Amazon and B & N on Dec.20. And at Ellora's Cave and other vendors on Dec. 28.

Amazon Kindle Link

Barnes & Noble Link

Ellora's Cave Link

Here's the run down for the H-O-T stories you'll find there:

Captain of Nara’s Heart
Laurann Dohner
Nara knew she was taking a risk with illegal trading. Sure enough, she’s been arrested, caged—and will be auctioned as a sex slave. One look at the scary alien buyers and she frantically makes a deal, agreeing to be sold to Captain Vellar, who turns out to be large, sexy and seriously in heat. Offering her body to the captain is a given…but Nara didn’t expect to lose her heart in the process.
Dragon Heat
Mel Teshco
A highly skilled operative, Grace has been trained to track, fight and kill paranormal creatures. Only after she’s in the clutches of her latest target, a devastatingly sexy dragon-shifter, does she discover betrayal in her ranks. Suddenly the hunter is the hunted. Grace will soon uncover her ex-agency’s horrific agenda—but not before seeking solace in all the pleasures of the flesh her new dragon ally has to offer.
Dangerous Addiction
Desiree Holt
Having finally realized his dream to own a ranch, Cord is ready for the next step—settling down with the perfect sub. And he’s found her in Fallon. A single glance from the smart, sultry beauty makes him hard, but abuse at the hands of her ex-Dom has kept Fallon away from the lifestyle she loves. Needs. It will take bondage, mind-blowing sex, a gentle hand and expert flogging for Cord to help her rediscover her favorite dangerous addition.
Highland Tryst
Eliza Knight
Having sworn off love, Kari Howard isn’t adverse to a little lust when a hot Highlander lands at her feet. Literally. Fin has traveled through time, and given what he’s packing under his kilt (good Lord!), Kari expects the sexy Scotsman to make her quake. But she doesn’t expect Fin to shake her very foundation…or cherish her for who she is.
Tattoo Witch
Kathy Kulig
There cannot be good without evil, light without dark… At a seaside resort, lovers Sam and Anita meet a mysterious, heavily tattooed couple who refers them to Sinful Designs. The owner is a witch whose magical tattoos grant scorching, kinky sex beyond their wildest fantasies—but there’s a catch. Each successive tattoo comes with a darker and scarier curse. Sam and Anita can break the spells…but at what cost?
The Addiction
Jaid Black
The long-awaited sequel to The Possession!
John Calder has everything most men would kill for—golden-Adonis looks, endless money, a steely reputation as a savvy businessman and beautiful women throwing themselves at his feet. Then he meets Shelli Rodgers, a quirky, klutzy Ph.D. student who takes John on an emotional and sensual journey, giving him the one thing he’s never attained—happiness.

More news: I just finished the third book in my Demon's in Exile series and will be sending it off to my editor shortly. Readers have been asking about Dante and this will be Dante's story. Desert of the Damned, Book 1. Damned and Desired, Book 2.

I also have another fun, HOT story sitting on her desk awaiting her review. Keeping fingers crossed.