JODIE: I love the way shows are moving these days. There is so much variety that it's almost too hard to pick which ones to watch. I have to say that although I'm PAINFULLY behind in series that have yet to reach my shores, there are a few that I'm loving right now. First off the rank: Grimm. The fantastic story of a Grimm who can see demons and through his bloodlines must kill them. But this Grimm is different. Nick is a detective and doesn't want to hurt innocent fantasy creatures. He befriends a wieder blutbad or werewolf called Monroe who helps Nick in catching bad guys and giving him supernatural 101 crash course info. It has just started here on Foxtel and I'm loving it.
SIDNEY: Oooh, Grimm! I'm pretty sure I'm ahead of you, so I'll refrain from ruining it for you. This year is probably one of the first that sees me actually watching TV. For once I have a whole laundry list of shows I must watch. Grimm, Once Upon a Time, New Girl, Revenge, Being Human, Ink Master, Project Runway and all of the Real Housewife shows, it's a wonder I can keep them all straight! I seem to like a wide range of TV, so it's a good thing I finally upgraded to cable! But, I still watch most of my shows on Hulu sans commercials and at my convenience.
JODIE: I hate you. I don't know half these shows! And I have pay-TV! I live too close to the artic, that's the reason I haven't seen some of these. I must admit, I do like Project Runway. I watch it EVERY season. I am by no means a fashionista. You'll find me in casual wear almost all the time. And I generally end up liking what the judges hate. (>.>) I have to, of course, stay away from social networks sometimes so I can avoid getting spoilers. But thems the breaks I suppose. I'm eagerly waiting for New Girl, that just started. I love Zoey, she is so right for the role. And Coach... Ohh Coach. I already googled (I know bad) But I'm eerily good with faces and KNEW he was a WAYANS. I was right. I remember Damon WAYANS, his dad, in the movie Major Payne. LOVED it. Oh that's right, we're talking about TV shows we watch. Have you noticed over the last few years, series TV has picked up it's game. They are producing really good and original series and moving away from the usual Law & Order or CSI type stuff. I mean, I love them, but that's all I get here. It's like nothing else survives, everyone just wants to watch crime drama. *sob* Give me variety! I'm liking Teen Wolf... Is that bad? It seems more teen based but I don't care! I remember the original with M.J Fox and am liking the darker remake. What show is your guilty pleasure?
SIDNEY: I was really bummed when they replaced Coach on New Girl. His character was awesome and awkward in his own way. Dang. I watched Major Payne when I was... ready for it? ...in junior high. Awesome movie.
My guilty pleasure show right now is Ink Master. It's a reality tv show on Spike here in the US that puts tattoo artists against each other. If you know me at all, you know I have and love tattoos. When they announced the show I was practically salivating. It's hosted by Dave Navarro, and has two judges that along with Dave pass judgement on the tattoos the artists perform each week. It's only on it's second week, and I'm already watching reruns over and over and over again. Besides that, I love.... Bride Day on TLC, where all they do is show wedding shows. You know what's really twisted? I'm not married, engaged or even dating someone, and I don't particularily desire to be right now. I just really like the shows!!!
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by Jodie Becker
Book one in the Dirty Deeds series.
Disillusioned by love, Erica has tasted the bitter pill of betrayal and wonders if she’s enough for one man. When a hot guy moves in next door, Erica decides to settle for good old-fashioned lust. What starts out as a simple seduction quickly evolves, and Erica is fast finding out Dylan is dangerous not only to her libido, but her heart as well.
Recently retired from the adult-film industry, Dylan hopes for a fresh start in Templeton where his porn persona, Drake Van Wulf, is unknown. His new neighbor is unlike the women he’s accustomed to, but she stirs his blood nonetheless. His rule not to get involved is quickly tested by Erica and her lush curves. Unable to withstand her allure, Dylan finds himself wanting more from Erica than just her body. He wants her heart also.
With the secret of his past hanging in the shadows, Dylan’s about to find out if love truly conquers all.
Available at Ellora's Cave Publishing
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
I believe in love. Which is no surprise that I write romance. I started reading these saucy fictional pieces early on and never looked back. Nights were spent following the journey of two people finding love and tackling issues along the way. Of course, my teachers couldn’t appreciate my voracious need for books as I spent my school days catching cat naps when possible. Romance was responsible for my increased vocabulary, although I didn’t find a need to use the words on dit, coxcomb or nonsuch, in high school. Probably explains I read a lot of historical romances. I love the noble rake, knight in shining armour and the women who tamed them.
I did eventually get my very own noble. An honourable man who has given me two princesses. I now live happily with my husband, two princesses, one duchess and two hounds in Australia. While not writing, I’m reading, pretty much whatever tickles my fancy from the contemporary to all out urban fantasy. Oh, and I’m a WAHM, domestic goddess, mother and social queen on the nets.
What can you expect from me? Although I have a soft spot for historicals (it did pop my romance fiction cherry after all), I like to dance across other romance sub-genres. I think my muse is a bunny who hops from genre to genre. He is a grumpy sort, so I don’t really question him too much. You can catch up with me on the social networks chatting up a storm in the meantime!
Places to stalk Jodie: Website / Facebook / Twitter
Flirting With Rescue
by Sidney Bristol
Sparks—and clothes—fly when hot veterinarian Cody-Lynn Parker shows up at Scott Carillo’s animal shelter. Scott’s had a bad run with women, but he can’t keep his hands off Cody’s luscious curves.
Cody’s trying to be professional, but she can barely concentrate on work thanks to her craving for the tall, dark and sexy Cuban. She kisses caution goodbye and Scott hello when his shirt comes off.
Between naked star-gazing and naughty massages, their steamy fling turns into an affair of the heart. But when thieves target Cody, she finds herself flirting with danger, and Scott wants to rescue her whether she thinks she needs it or not.
Available at Ellora's Cave Publishing
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
It can never be said that Sidney Bristol has had a ‘normal’ life. She is a recovering roller derby queen, former missionary, and tattoo addict. She grew up in a motor-home on the US highways (with an occasional jaunt into Canada and Mexico), traveling the rodeo circuit with her parents. Sidney has lived abroad in both Russia and Thailand, working with children and teenagers. She now lives in Texas where she splits her time between a job she loves, writing, reading and belly dancing.
Places to stalk Sidney: Website / Blog / Twitter / Facebook / Google+
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