Storm stopped by RJ after hours
Cat! Thanks for saving me a barstool! I'll order up a cosmopolitan. Or three!
LOL. Those pink little drinks are about the best in the world. Man, I remember
I had started drinking those little pink drinks just before heading out to St.
Louis for the 2005 Romantic Times convention. Well, I'm not sure if it was fate
or if the liquor gods were watching over me, but my sister and I strolled into
the front lobby to check in at the Millennium Hotel as my eyes are darting about.
And lo and behold, at the end of the lobby I see this neon sign. What does it
say? Martini Bar! It was at this point that I knew I was in trouble. ROFL! Imagine
my surprise when the bar bill at the end of the week was $325.00! Of course, at
eight bucks a drink
. (Hey, give me a break, I'm trying to find some reasoning
as to what actually happened with that bar tab! Oh, and I did buy a few rounds
for the gals.)
is me and my husband on Labor Day at the family cabin. I figured he deserved the
first spotlight on this page because of what he has to put up with on a constant
basis! We recently celebrated our 31st wedding anniversary which puts me at the
head of the line for a purple heart award. No-wait! That's him who deserves the
accolade, not me. (As you'll see by the pictures below!) We both put up with the
antics of the other simply because it's cheaper than a divorce. **SNORT** Just
kidding! Jeff is a sweet, huge bearded cupcake and my number one supporter for
this author life style that I've chosen. I couldn't be in this business without
him! Although, he says I'm the reason he's turning gray!
Sue & Ruby
move on to those gray hairs and the reasons why
I come from a pretty goofy
family of Italians. My mom has always encouraged individualism and free spiritism
(I just made up that word. I'm a writer and it's my prerogative!) with her daughters.
Hence this nutty picture of me and my sister Sue. Here's some background why the
two of look like we should be confined to a padded room. My mom chums with the
same group of ten friends. Every month they find someplace new to go for lunch.
They've been together since high school. Last year they all had a joint 70th birthday
family, no big shebang, just the eleven of them and a pot luck at the house of
one of the lady's. Of course, there was alcohol involved. So
.. Sue and I
decided to crash the shindig as the Pull Tab Ladies. We gathered old pull tabs
one night when we were out carousing, re-lined them and glued them shut. Showed
up at the party in costumes, blowing whistles and banging kitchen pots. They almost
wet themselves laughing! We had them buying pull tabs and entering contests for
a chance to win Viagra pills, condoms, and homemade vibrators (can I say vibrators
here????) Needless to say, they all still talk about that afternoon and wonder
if they can hire my sister and myself as 'party-starters'!
this is a good one! A few years back I joined twenty other Ellora's Cave authors
for a booksigning in Ohio. Afterward, we all met in the hotel lounge to kick back
and 'network'. Good term for letting down our hair! Well, in the door walks this
gentleman pirate! This guy is Captain Morgan and he's promoting the liquor. Of
course he asks us what we're doing in town. We tell him that we're writers of
erotica and he plops his costume-clad butt down in the middle of us. Needless
to say, I managed to talk him out of a pair of boxer shorts with the Captain Morgan
label on it. I won't tell you exactly 'how' I got them, but it put a few more
hairs on my husband's chin!
My visit here at Romance Junkies
wouldn't be complete if I didn't include a picture of me with one of my most cherished
buddies! This is me and Titania Ladley at the opening luau at this year's Romantic
Times Convention in Daytona. From the moment I met her when we were both fledgling
authors, we hit it off and discovered a budding companionship that has turned
into a life long friendship. We are most definitely soul sisters. You can't imagine
the many times we've completed the other's thought.
a day passes that we don't talk and laugh about something. We've even managed
to get our families together for weekend fun. And when we just need to be with
one another? Well, we hop in the car and meet somewhere in between - most times
at a casino. Um
more gray hairs. LOL.
wanted to leave you with a picture of my Minnesota. I love living up here in God's
country. This is a photo I took and personifies how I wish all my nights could
end. My grandfather always told me that when the stress of life and jobs begins
to unravel you, you simply go the water to find the relief you need. He knew what
he was talking about! Jeff and I grew up on the northern lakes around our home.
We love to jump in the boat and simply float, take in the wildlife, toss a line
into the water and watch the sun set.
thanks, Cat! I had a wonderful time sipping my cosmo(s) and sharing parts of my
crazy life! Makes me realize how fortunate I am! If you're ever up here in God's
Country, give me a buzz. I'll start a tab! Huggers!
you eye out for
Historical Romance Series by Ruby Storm
(Book one available
in print, Book Two available October 2006)
out her webpage - http://www.rubystorm.net/
Release coming October 4th at Ellora's Cave
Cordania was in dire straights. Seven long years of drought threatened Queen Jana's
people. Because of it, she would do the unthinkable. She would sign a contract
with King Renae. Twenty-four hours in the arms of the Dragconian ruler, a distasteful
task, but a small price to pay for her peoples' survival when no other would come
to her aid.
Renae had finally discovered a way to be in the arms of a woman he'd loved from
afar. Being half man, half dragon, it mattered not that she had scorned his kind
forever. One night would be enough for him.
was until they both realized love does not follow a set course of rules.
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