Today begins a new blog series. Friday Faves will have two parts. Part one will be personal like a favorite possession, a fond memory, or a place I love. Part two will be publishing related (but not about me), like a useful blog or website, another author’s book, a review site I like, or a service for authors. The plan is to do Friday Faves weekly, although I may miss some weeks. To kick it off…
My personal Friday Fave is…Leaves!
What can I say except I like leaves. Yeah, the kind that grow on trees. I’m drawn to them in nature, in decorating, and even in accessories I wear. The last three houses we owned all had “tree house” views, and I’ve painted the master bedroom of the last three houses green, even though it’s not my favorite color.
Some of my favorite earrings:
Try as I might, I could not keep myself out of the reflection in photographing this picture. It is way prettier than it looks here. These are real leaves that have been preserved. I fell in love with this when I saw it an art gallery on a girl’s trip to Sedona, AZ with my best friend. I didn’t buy it, went home, and regretted it. My friend remembered they were called “skeletonized” leaves so I was able to track it down and buy it. My friend died of cancer a few years ago, but I feel like I have this picture to remember her by. It sits over my desk where I write.
I needed a quick table centerpiece one time, so I ran outside and cut some branches.
This is another favorite item of mine. I love this tray. It’s on my coffee table.
Publishing fave: Bound, Spanked & Loved, Fourteen Kinky Valentine’s Day stories.
Disclaimer: I said I would not promote my books in my publishing fave section, so I need to disclose that I do have a story in this book. HOWEVER, forget that. Because there are 13 other stories that I didn’t write in Bound, Spanked, & Loved, and that’s what I want to talk about.
They are freaking awesome. In all honesty, I expected cheap smut. Short, titillating stories with little plot or characterization. Not so. My co-authors are amazing and their stories are wonderful. The plots are excellent, the characters are well developed and believable, the scenarios are realistic. Bound, Spanked, & Loved is damn good read. Treat yourself to a Valentine’s Day present for only 99 cents.