Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Curse

I was asked what it is like to be outnumbered by women around the house.

Like most men I have zero knowledge of the "CURSE"
You know, when you have the painters in to retexture the walls
Painting the town red
Riding the cotton pony
Or the various other ways you describe your monthly "CURSE".
Well as a man all I know is this.

Women do tend to flow together in groups so once a month I try to take my son and run for the hills.
The wifey and two daughters scare the bejeezus out of me.
I'm scared they'll have a knife after I eat the last morsel of chocolate chip cookies or dare even ask if I can have a single sheet of toilet paper and debate on just using my hand so I don't have to bother any of the females in the house. Leaving the seat up or having bad aim has been known to cause bodily harm.
I hope I don't offend anyone I am just teasing about this... Please, put the sharpened pencil down.

Being around the women at home helps me get a little better idea about some things. Except the little female pacts when you all sit in a circle chanting. I also now now where Steven King has gotten inspiration for some of his novels. It also keeps me in line because it is a constant reminder of who really runs the world.

We all think men do but even President Obama asks Michelle if his tie matches his suit.
And you know she sends him back to put on matching colored socks.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Having Fun Yet?

I have had a lot of fun with my contests and giveaways.
So now I was thinking what else to do.
Be on the lookout for a new giveaway, I like sharing thinks and giving gifts to people.
All the blogging and social network stuff is new and different to me but I have been meeting new people and want to thank everyone for being so open and fun.
Other than the nude photos of me with a blow-up sheep and covered in grape jelly, everything else has been positive.
I do like ending my posts with questions and have had some great laughs from everyone.

I'm doing a gift basket for RT in April and want it to be cool.

What would be great gifts for the basket?

Friday, January 20, 2012


 So the NFL Playoffs are this Sunday and my favorite team is playing, 
San Francisco 49ers.
Since I know they are going to win. I thought why not celebrate and do a giveaway!
ny giants

Do you watch the Playoffs,Superbowl, just the commercials and halftime show, or not at all?

One lucky winner will win a gift card in the amount of San Francisco 49ers total score (if San Fransisco's score is 28 you win a GC for $28). So be sure to root for the 49ers and watch the score. Leave a comment answering the question and don't forget to leave your email so I can contact you when you win. Contest closes on Sunday at midnight PST, winner will be announced Monday, January, 23.

* Don't forget to sign up for my Kindle Giveaway! Another super easy contest - just sign up for my newsletter http://www.slcarpenter.net/ 
winner will be drawn on 1/22.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

A Quickie

I know you all thought I was talking about the "OTHER" kind of quickie.
Had to send a reminder to everyone about my giveaway.
At the end of the week I'm going to draw a name from my newsletter for a new KINDLE eReader.
Wanted to give everyone a chance.

As usual a question for everyone.

Speaking of giveaways, I am going to RT and want to give a basket of goodies.
What would be nice goodies to have in the basket?

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


OMG, they released my new book OWNED.
I am always nervous on release day. It's like my first time.
We all remember our first time.
I was scared, nervous, fumbling my words...and alone.
Tense times indeed.
But onto the subject at hand, I have a new book out and if you sign up for my newsletter you get in the drawing to win a KINDLE eReader.
Pretty cool huh?
Of course you'll buy the book so I can PAY for the reader.
Thanks to everyone that has already joined the newsletter and good luck.

BTW, i always like asking questions.
What do you remember most about your FIRST TIME?

Friday, January 13, 2012

I'm spreading the word

You should all come check me out over at Carrie Ann Ryan's Blog
I was asked some questions about writing romance from the male POV.

Could be fun... I mean I AM a guy.

Come join the fun and add some comments. I'd love to hear from you.


Tuesday, January 10, 2012


That's right...right here...right now...
I'm going to whip it out.
A new post. What did you think I was talking about?

I'm getting EXCITED
Owned comes out in a week and right now it's on sale for only $1.75 for pre-order.

Releasing books is always so nerve-frazzling.
It's like the first time having sex.
All the build-up and you get so nervous you're not sure if you're coming or going.

Well usually someone is coming...usually too soon.

Anyway, I wanted to ask you all a random question because that's what I am good at.
Asking questions and reading your responses.
Sound odd but I am the curious type.


( Mine is chocolate chip cookies...mmmmm, with a big glass of cold milk. Feeds the inner beast. )


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The New Year Blog Hop

Thanks for stopping by, if you're here today you probably found me through Carrie Ann Ryan's New Year Blog Hop. I hope you see something you like and follow me. 

As the calendar changes we all think back.
The year flew by, we lasted a few weeks on the last resolution we made and we begin the New Year with a clean slate.
What happened last year is done and we look forward to what the New Year will bring. The past was chaotic as usual. Nothing goes as planned and now we look forward.
I don’t have a lot of stories about New Year’s parties where I woke up naked with car keys in my ass or knocking on the wrong door at three AM, drunk and horny.
What I do have is memories of hanging out with the family and being thankful we made it another year without driving each other completely crazy.
I wish you all the best of luck this 2012.
We’ll all be on that diet for a few weeks and then fall off the wagon as we pass the Cinnabon.

Did you make any New Years resolutions this year?

My 2012 is starting out with a new book releasing  from Samhain Publishing on January 17th~

OwnedOwnership comes with a price. Make sure you’re prepared to pay it.

Friends with benefits? Eric and Lauren are definitely that. A Friday night, a hotel, and a night of hot, satisfying sex. That’s it. Recently, though, Eric finds himself wanting more. More time, more fun, more Lauren.

Trouble is, she’s all tied up in her career, totally uninterested in getting tied down. How will she react when he musters up the guts to ask her for what he really wants: her to be completely his for one weekend. To let him own her, body and soul.

Lauren is sure Eric is just overthinking their strictly casual relationship. Still, the thought of doing exactly what he wants, whenever and wherever he wants, intrigues her. What’s not to like about letting go, handing everything over to a man she trusts in every way?

Their getaway is more sensual, more daring, more perfect than either of them anticipated. Until that most feared of emotions raises its head and takes aim at their hearts.

Product Warnings
Contains references to ownership, domination and complete submission; extra panties may be required, along with ice. This is not a book about training your pets, so treats and squeaky toys are not necessary, unless you’re into that...

I also write for  Decadent Publishing and currently have 2 books on a 99¢special right now, so stop on over and take a look. They are are on special til the 1/6/12.


Princesses Gone Wild 

Princesses Gone Wild
Whispers in the Dark 

Whispers in the Dark

Product Details 
and I can't forget my new self-pub 
Remember When 

Along with the Blog Hop prize, a signed copy of Tahoe Nights- which you can win by answering my question and leaving your email address. One winner will be drawn tomorrow using Random.org.
I also have a Kindle contest going on. All you need to do is sign up for my newsletter to be entered. Winner for that will be drawn on January 22, 2012. 

Best of luck and have fun hopping!

The New Year Blog Hop!

Over 60 authors and reviews are going to talk about their favorite New Year Memory! What does that mean for you? Well we are giving away gift cards, books, and other swag goodies throughout the day! Each author will chose their own winner - so that means over 50 winners! And you can win on multiple pages!

And the best thing? We have TWO Grand prizes. 

One being a Kindle Fire to a lucky winner!
Our second grand prize is a $80 Amazon GC!

So be sure to come by and try to win some amazing prizes! See you then!