Wednesday, September 21, 2011

FANGIRL ALERT and a Dedication of sorts.....

Note from Allie: Her IT guys have been hijacked by ladies of her court. Who KNOWS what they are up to with these guys so Allie is without internet. In the meantime, the fabulous and super sweet Marika Weber is blogging in her place.  Please make her welcome to our little spot on the planet!

FANGIRL ALERT and a Dedication of sorts…

By Marika Weber

I want to thank the Shiny Princess for allowing me to write her blog today. It truly is an honor, my liege….I hope that I do you proud. Here goes…

What to say about the 5 Wicked Writers? When I offered to blog today, I’m sure Allie wanted me to talk about her but I feel like I need to talk about all five of the most super women I know. I know all of them on different levels so I’ll talk about each of them separately and then as a whole.

Tess MacKall is a true southern belle. Just remind me never to get her mad. I wouldn’t want to meet her in a dark alley. She is the ULTIMATE Momma Bear. Miss with her kids or her friends and she can and will pull the trigger. Trust me, she knows a gun and rifle. Any good southern belle knows that. All that said, when I needed someone to read my first ever piece of crap, she graciously agreed and within minutes, I got page after page of nothing but red marks. Hell, I didn’t even know the difference between “show and tell” and trust me, I still have all those pages printed out as a reference. She will never know how much that meant to me and still does to this day. The first book I ever read of Tess’ was “Blame It on the Mistletoe” and it was a free read somewhere. I still have it on my Nook and re-read about once a month. “Strip Down” is her latest and you must rush out and buy this book! Trust me, you will not be disappointed.

Regina Carlysle is my sister from another mother. I’ve never met anyone like her and probably will not in my lifetime. She is a true friend, mentor and all around wonderful person. She makes me laugh; think outside the box and the best thing about her…she truly listens to me. Without her getting me off the ledge at times, I might not have any hair left. The first book I read of Regina’s was “Drilled” from the Cougar Challenge and I just re-read it last week. Nothing like oil, Texas and the men that live and work in our great state. I am impatiently waiting for Ransom’s book but I might have to wait awhile. She has been gracious with her time in reading my writing and I promise to dedicate my first book to her…if I get the call next month, since she read it already.

Allie Standifer is my shiny Princess friend. I really don’t know what to say about the Princess. She’s funny, she really is a Princess and she’s open and honest to a fault. I was introduced to the Princess through Regina and I’m so glad that I know her. Her blogs on going to a BDSM club in Los Angeles is a classic and I envy her. I read a lot of BDSM books and I want to go and observe. I’ve been told that they have the best cookies. Her recent release “Naughty Nature” was featured on my review blog with the links back to this blog for those that missed the original postings. To say that I still laugh out loud at them would be an understatement. She has assured that one-day, she will let me tag along with her the next time she goes to a club.

Mia Watts is an enigma to me, but in a good way. I admit that I have never read any Mia books, but I have read her Katie Blu books. And the two are as completely different as night and day. Katie’s “Surprised by Desire” is still a long time favorite of mine, and her latest, “Bet Me“ had me laughing and sighing at the same time. I have come to know her through this blog as someone that is caring, compassionate and hilarious. You must keep up with her blog posts on her girls and her dating adventures. Plus, I’ve been out of the dating game so long that reading about hers, makes me not EVER want to date again.

Cari, Cari, Cari…I knew Cari from another loop and was thrilled when she came over her to share her wisdom and humor. Cari never ceases to amaze with her time management skills, her books and her wisdom that she has dispensed to me. The first book that I read of her’s was “Full Disclosure” and yes, its still on the Nook and its re-read a lot. The follow up “Ex Appeal” is a perennially re-read, too. Impatiently waiting on the third one…”Provoke Me” is her latest release and I reviewed it for my blog and I truly didn’t know what to think of it the first time I read it. Knowing Cari’s writing, I sat down and read it again and rushed to write the review. I know that some people don’t think that erotic can be thought provoking featuring intelligent characters with real problems; well, they’ve never read a Cari Quinn book. I suggest that you do.

As I wrap up this blog post about the Wicked Writers, I just to thank them for the opportunity to blog here today and I hope that I didn’t bore everyone to death with my ramblings. I am truly blessed to know these women and I am proud to call them friends. I have reviews on some the books that I have mentioned here on my blog http://harliebooks.blogspot.com.


Feel free to agree or disagree with me…

15 comments:

Regina Carlysle said...

Sweetest post ever, Marika! You know I love ya, hon. Thanks for filling in for Allie today. You are always welcome here.

Harlie Reader said...

Thank you so much for having me. Allie, the shiny Princess will be back soon.

Love you back...

Maria D. said...

Nice post! Yes ...I can tell you are a fan girl but that's a good thing....you care. My favorite story of Tess's is The Twelve Days of Love...if you haven't read it..you should. Love Allie's books - especially her Club Botticelli series and her Erotic Escapes series...Love Cari's books too, especially Full Disclosure...just have to get her newest one. I haven't read Regina's or Mia's books but am adding them to my list!

Desiree Holt said...

Great blog. I know Allie will touch you with her magic scepter. And what a great bunch of women. All very talented writers who I highly recommend. If you've missed even one of them, get busy right now.

Margie said...

Great Blog! You are a Master Magician making such a fantastic blog appear in a "Magic Moment." That is, it seems like magic for the short time you had to come up with it. I am impressed.

Allie Standifer said...

I'm hiding out in the secret royal coffee cafe. Had to come on & say thank you to our awesome guest blogger, Margie! Love the blog & you nailed us all though of course as royalty I should have at least a chapter dedicated to my tiaras alone :)

Thank you, hon, for jumping in & doing an awesome job of it. You are a treasure!!

Harlie Reader said...

@Maria...I highly suggest Regina's cowboys or her shifters. You will not be disappointed. Thanks for coming by. I really appreciate it and so does 3WW.

@Desiree...no need for her to do that. It was my pleasure to help out.

@Margie...Thanks Margie. It was just a little something that I whipped up...NOT!

@Allie...Princess, it was me Marika/Anne that posted today. Hope you liked it.

Allie Standifer said...

@Allie...Princess, it was me Marika/Anne that posted today. Hope you liked it.

I KNEW that. Just forgot I knew it. I'm in a coffee shop freaking out the locals since this is the only way to get my Internet connection.

MARKIKA/ANNE: Lubs ya whole whole bunches!! Sorry I flaked and mixed up the names. No one could ever imitate or replace you, hon!!

Elece said...

Great post, Marika!! You did right by every one of the 5 WW! Aside from the past few weeks, I make a pit stop here daily to get my fill of laughs, smiles, or a soap box. Any which way, im always glad I did.

Marie Rose Dufour said...

Very nice post about all of these wonderful authors!!

Kim said...

That was a really nice blog Marika! I loved how you described each and every one of the Wicked Writers! I've read several of their books and have to agree with you, they are wonderful writers!!!

Cari Quinn said...

Marika, you are the absolute best. Thank you so much! You're welcome here anytime and I'm so glad to call you my friend. :)

Harlie Reader said...

I want to thank Allie, Tess, Regina, Cari and Mia for letting me post today for Allie. I hope that all the authors get a chance to read my post. I mean every word that I typed. You women are the best.

@Cari....me, too! :)

Harlie Reader said...

@Kim...Thanks for coming by. Wasn't this a hoot?

@Marie...thanks for the compliment. I was actually worried, they wouldn't like it.

Rynne Raines said...

Fantastic post! I absolutely loved it. I have to admit, I've never actually been to this blog but I planned to frequent back in the very near future. :)