Well, it seems that when you write for a living, every day has some new distraction.  Today’s distraction at my house is a 90 pound hound who has wandered in from a neighbor’s house.

She clearly has puppies and needs to get back to them, but we are waiting for someone to come home and unlock the gate.  Unfortunately, I don’t think she used the gate when she came to visit.

My dog, Skay, and the rat-killing duck, Tubby, freak out every time they see her.  Skay won’t stop barking at her and Tubby paces the pen quacking.  Probably a good thing the poor interloper doesn’t speak duck or her feelings might be very hurt.

And the even more unfortunate thing is that she really wants to sit in my lap while I work.  Ain’t happenin’!  That is why she has that forlorn look–she is really workin’ it!

That’s Thursday’s story, doggy and distracting, and I’m stickin’ to it.  Hang on real tight now, ‘cuz we’re gonna go real, real fast!

Love ya,


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…But today is not one of those days.



The day started off with good intentions, but quickly went to hell in a hand basket!  Ever had that happen?  It’s frustrating.  So…to make you all feel better about your day, here’s just one of the things that happened in my day.

You remember Stupid Girl?  Well, she stops by every now and then when I least expect it, just to say Hi and see how my day is going.  Then she does something monumentally stupid.  But the good news is that I needed something to blog about today anyway.  LOL

I was sitting on the couch working…emails, brainstorming, BMG planning…lots of stuff going on.  My plan was to write today, but my inbox was stuffed so I decided I had to get caught up on some stuff.  So I was pounding away and emails were flying fast and furious, and I hadn’t bothered to get dressed.   Some days I spend the entire working day in my jammies.  Then it dawned on me that I had invited a friend over to have dinner this evening, so I needed to put clothes on before I lost track of time and was sitting here in my jammies when my friend arrived.  Here’s where it goes south…

Lady Godiva on a grey dapple horse

Lady Godiva on a grey dapple horse

I set my work aside and got up off the couch to go get dressed.  Then Stupid Girl showed up and I lost my place.  Three hours later, I realize I’m sitting on the couch in my pajama top (still) and my panties.  Apparently I’d lost my place before actually putting on pants.  LOL  Now I’m off to finish getting dressed.  This is the second near-miss clothing incident in the last week.  By this weekend, I’ll be Lady Godiva riding the streets on my horse naked!

Have you ever done this?  Ever walked out of the house without your clothes?  In your bra (like I did last week)?  Without your pants?  Without your shoes?  Leave me a comment and tell me your dressing horror story so we can all laugh at…er…with you.  🙂

kayce lassiter, chicklit in cowgirl boots

Kayce Lassiter

That’s my story, naked and nutty, and I’m stickin’ to it.  Hang on tight now, ‘cuz we’re gonna go real, real fast!

Love ya,

Butterscotch Martini Girls – Latest Releases – My Obsession by Cassie Ryan

Hey guys, just sticking my head in to say Hi.  See me waving?  Yep, that’s me.

As most of you know, I am one of the Butterscotch Martini Girls and there are some great books that my girls have worked hard to get into readers’ hands.  So over the next few days, I will be featuring their latest releases.

Today’s feature book is My Obsession by Cassie Ryan and this book is HOT-HOT-HOT.  If you like kink, this book is a “must buy” for you!  So click one of the links below and get your copy…and don’t forget to buy an extra copy to “gift” to a friend.

That’s my story, bookish and fun, and I’m stickin’ to it.  So hang on tight now, ‘cuz we’re gonna go real, real fast!

Love ya,

My Obsession by Cassie Ryan


In this story of temptation and total surrender for readers of Sylvia Day and J. Kenner, a powerful master gives his dream girl a new beginning in the dungeons of decadent ecstasy.

Running from a troubled past, Sandra Barry spent years hiding out in New York City’s BDSM scene, finding satisfaction and even a sense of community as a sub at a large dungeon. But when a stalker joins the dungeon posing as a Dom, he crosses her personal boundaries, giving her no choice but to return home to Arizona. Seeking refuge once again in the kink lifestyle, Sandra meets a sexy new Dom whose tutelage drives her wild—although there’s something familiar about him she just can’t place.

As a teenager, Brent Weston was a nerd. Now he owns the hottest dungeon in Phoenix, enjoying the power and success he’s always craved. All that’s missing is the right woman to share it with. Then one day Sandra, his secret high school crush, walks into his club. She’s just as beautiful as he remembers. She’s also scared as hell. Brent has been waiting for this moment, and now that Sandra’s in his sights, he’ll do anything to protect her, pleasure her—and prove that he’s the only master worthy of her devotion.

My Obsession is an erotic romance intended for mature audiences. Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

Pages: 224 | ISBN: 978-1-101-88381-5
Published by : Loveswept

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Katie’s Rock – Cover reveal and an excerpt.

Katie’s Rock is now available at

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Jake nodded and reached to brush a stray lock of hair back from my face.  We sat for a few minutes, quietly gazing into each other’s eyes.  Neither of us seemed willing to break the spell.  Finally, he broke it.  “Well, this was fun.  I had a great time.”  With a wink, he added, “If you’ll invite me back again soon, I promise not to drop any hamburgers next time.”

Soon?  How about…like now!  I almost laughed out loud when I heard granny’s voice in my head say, “this man makes me happier than a tick on a fat dog.”

Covering my mouth, I coughed to stave off laughter and said, “Yeah, I had a good time, too.  And I think I can speak for everyone, including the dog, when I say you and Tyler can come back any time.  Thanks for bringing dinner and being so great with the boys.”

Jake pulled me close and nuzzled my ear.  “You’re an incredible woman and if I’d come alone, you’d have a tough time getting rid of me tonight.”

Holy freaking cow!  My nether-parts were absolutely twitching with joy.  Calm down, girls, the man said ‘if’.

As I looked up at him, pulling back hard on my mental reins, he took a deep breath and smiled gently as he added, “But I didn’t come alone and I’d best go while I still can.”

I smiled and nodded.

Yep, because if you wait any longer than a minute and a half, I’m liable to throw and hog tie you on the living room floor.

For the space of a few seconds, my brain was high centered on the hog tying concept and I totally spaced out that Jake was speaking to me.  When he snapped his fingers in front of my face, I lurched awkwardly back to the present.  “Huh?  Did you say something?”

His eyebrows rose halfway to his hairline as he nodded.   “Yes.  I asked if you would like me to carry Dustin to bed for you.”

“Oh, yeah.  That would be great.  Thanks.  He’s getting so heavy these days that I’d probably be tempted to just put a pillow under his head and leave him here for the night.”

Jake scooped Dustin up and followed me down the hall where we put him to bed and tucked him in.  Then we returned to the living room where Jake gathered up Tyler and headed for the door.  As I let them out, he leaned over and touched his soft lips to mine, gently tasting my tongue with his as he gave me a quick kiss .  “Are you working tomorrow night?”

I shook my head.  “No.  I’m filling in for the day bartender a couple of hours in the afternoon while she takes her kid to the doctor.”

“Then I’ll call you tomorrow night.  What time do you get home?”

My heart soared at knowing I’d see him again.  “About six thirty.”

He winked and walked down the sidewalk with Tyler in his arms.  I watched him put Tyler in the truck and waved as they backed out of the driveway, surprised to find a sense of loss washing through me.  I hadn’t felt that way since Mark walked out on me and it scared me a bit to realize how fast I was falling for this man.  An old quote from Gilda Radner buzzed in my brain as goose bumps skittered up my arms.  “Dreams are like paper, they tear so easily.”