Thursday, June 27, 2013

Thirsty Thursday: On Location

Chuy's Texas Martini. Who needs the glass? Just give me a straw....

Be safe. Be responsible. 


Monday, June 24, 2013

My Birthday, You Get The Present

Well, my birthday was actually yesterday. And yeah, a new freebie from me isn't much of a present, but this awesome cover by the fantastic A.J. Corza is something, right?

(This is my convoluted way of saying my Love Has No Boundaries story is up today at the Goodreads MM Romance Group.)

The Five Times Raptor Messed with The Bull
(and the one time he got the horns)

Raptor has been the only openly out officer in his SWAT team for a while now. Being smaller than the other guys, and leaning more toward pretty than handsome, he's had to work extra hard to prove himself to the bulked-up 'roidheads that continuously challenge his abilities. When Bull shows up in the middle of the night, he presents a new challenge for Raptor: keeping his heart from getting in the way of doing his job.

Tags: law enforcement, sparring turned sticky, back alley hand job, public shower handies, seriously handsy protag, bathroom blowjob, self-denial, repeated cases of blueballs, snarky heroes, plot-what-plot?
Word count: 9,599

I'll have the download available here and on my website soon. (I guess that means I'd better get on getting my site updated, huh?)

Happy reading!


Thursday, June 20, 2013

Thirsty Thursday: Let Them Drink Cake

Smirnoff Iced Cake Vodka.



Dangerous stuff. Seriously. Tastes like frosting. Licking a(n alcoholic) cupcake. You can easily drink it straight. Keep it in the freezer so it's always chilled. 



If you're mixing it, remember it's got a sweetened vanilla flavor to it, so mix wisely. 

Although... Iced Cake Vodka and orange juice?  Think it would taste like an Orange Julius Screwdriver? Guess I've gotta hit the grocery store for another taste test. Stay tuned... and stay responsible.


Thursday, June 13, 2013

Thirsty Thursday: Shake It Up

I know all these Thirsty Thursday posts could give you the impression that I always have a cock...tail in my hand. That I'm a lush, that I have a problem and may just need an intervention.

I'm going to let you in on a little secret: I really don't. Seriously, when I do drink, I tend to drink heavily. But, I'm perfectly content to go months without having a drop of alcohol. I do enjoy the spirits, but they are not a part of my every day life, and I try to indulge safely when I do. I usually do my heavy drinking at home - saves money and public embarrassment. 

At restaurants, I'll order the first drink. The second is on the waitperson - if they ask, why, yes, I will have another, thanks for asking. If not, I'll just have the one and be content. 

This is all just an aside to get to the real point of this post: Shake It Up. 

Want another secret? I'm a closet health food freak. 

I have no bread in my house, no pasta, no deserts, no packaged food stuffs. I'm not going gluten free or anything like that. My thing is what I like to call "closest to the source." I eat fresh fruits and vegetables, whole cuts of meat, and a lot of nuts. I like to recognize what's on my plate for what it once was, and I like to know exactly what I'm eating. 

That's not to say I don't love all the other stuff. I could eat Texican/Tex-Mex/Mexican food all year long. And pasta? Dayum. Gimme. 

Alas, that doesn't help me reach my ultimate goal. (Yes, weight loss, looking better, feeling better, and more energy is part of that, but my Ultimate Goal? Stay medication free for as long as possible. That's it. I just want to stay off any maintenance medication for as long as I can.)

 So, it's salads, steamed broccoli, and grilled turkey for me. 

And protein shakes. Yes, those 'delicious' liquid creations to help save muscles after a work out. So, let's shake up this Thirsty Thursday, why don't we?
Try it. You'll like it. ;)

Almond Joy Protein Shake

1 cup Coconut Almond milk 
2 scoops Cookies and Cream Protein powder 

**Mornings, I add 1/2 cup Oats to it and blend the heck out of it.

 (I use Intek Isolate. Its Cookies & Cream is more chocolaty,
 and the cream makes it smoother.
Isopure is also good, but its Cookies & Cream is more cream than chocolate)
You can use a shaker (do yourself a favor and get one with a wire whisk ball in it. Trust me.), or your blender. If you're adding the oats, definitely use the blender. Big flakes of oats in your drink is just nasty.

Till next time, live long and prosper. And maybe get off the couch for a while. You'll feel better for it.


Thursday, June 6, 2013

Thirsty Thursday: On Location

The Jumbo Zapata at Mi Tierra in San Antonio's Market Square. 

Don Julio Reposada Tequila, Paula's Texas Orange, and Lime.

Be fun. Be safe. Be responsible.


Sunday, June 2, 2013

Suit Up Sunday: Fury!

As in Dan Feuerriegel. 

(dude, you're killin me here)

As in Agron


With the dimples.

(sigh...smiles kill me.) 

Who can wear a loin cloth 

(work it! that sense of humor, I mean. love a man who can laugh at himself.)

or a suit ...

or, uh, neither
(.... dayum, where was I?)

Yeah, I'm a Fury. 

Another day, we'll discuss the evolution of Agron over the seasons of Spartacus, from Duro's goofy big brother to Spartacus's right hand. Because his arc was really fascinating to watch, regardless of historical accuracy. We were only there for the sex and blood anyway, right?