Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Who Me? Worry? I don't think so

The History Channel is going crazy this week. Yes. It's time to scare everyone with their weeklong series...Armageddon Week. Hmmm. Okay. I know everyone wants to hear that the world will be hit by a fiery comet in December 2012 (the 21st to be precise) and that's going to be IT for human kind.

Well, that's the take I watched right before I went to bed last night hoping to have nice dreams. Umm. What nice dreams? I know you guys have seen these. Nostrodomus' quatrains are examined and they discuss the prophecies of the Mayans and Hopi Indians, discuss the Bible Code and read tea leaves.
Okay, they don't talk about tea leaves but I was on a roll. LOL.

Right before bed I was thinking about all of this and started to feel seriously creeped out. Honestly, it's hard to not watch this stuff. It's fascinating. Kind of like watching a train wreck, ya know?

I've been thinking about this though and have decided I'm not worrying about it because once you start dwelling on these kinds of things it sort of saps the joy right out of you and hey, I'm all about JOY. So this is what I've decided about all of this.

I will treat myself and others with respect. I will try to help others and our imperiled planet as much as I can and live each day in a way that makes me happy. I'll not knowingly hurt others and I will SMILE. So bring the comet ON. I'm not worrying. About it or anything else. Know that saying about living one day at a time? I'm beginning to think there is something TO that phrase.

Happy Release Day to my buddy, Anne Rainey!!! Her naughty story BURN is out today at Samhain. So to honor the occasion, I'm posting a little bit about this flaming hot book.


A Kwips and Kritiques Recommended Read!!"The ménage between Ally, Heather, and Blake is steaming hot!Anne Rainey is an author I never fail to read. Her stories pack a very powerful punch and the heat level is always a raging inferno. Don’t miss out on BURN as this is one hot number that is a guaranteed winner!" --Reviewed by Anne. http://ck2skwipsandkritiques.com/anne/burn_anne.html

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Burn by Anne Rainey
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Red Hots!ISBN: 978-1-60504-352-4
Length: Short StoryPrice: 2.50
Publication Date: January 6, 2009
Cover art by Scott Carpenter

A woman scorned…can be damned delicious!
Ally Ryanaldo and Blake Steele were high school sweethearts, in love and inseparable. Ally always assumed she’d be his wife, raise his babies and live happily ever after. Those dreams were shattered the day Blake left her and his small town life for the bright lights of New York City.

Now, ten years later, Blake is back—and wants to pick up where they left off. Ally has other ideas. Naughty ideas. With the help of her kinky girlfriend, Heather, Ally shows Blake her wild side.
When her little plan backfires, though, Ally’s very much afraid she may lose the only man she’s ever loved—for good.

This title contains explicit sex, graphic language, anal play, ménage a trois (f/f/m), whips and whipped cream


Every touch of his tongue to mine drew moisture to my vagina. There was so much I wanted to do to him. I wanted to taste his cock. To suck on him until he begged for mercy. I wanted to ride him, hard, and drive us both over the edge.
Blake pulled back, his eyes blazing with arousal. “I want you, baby. This has been the longest damn week of my life. Don’t send me home.”
He sounded so desperate. I understood, because I was just as greedy for him. “I want you, too.”
He closed his eyes briefly and let out a deep breath. “Thank God,” he muttered. “Where’s your bedroom?”
I stepped out of his arms. “First, I want to prepare a few things. You can wait in the living room.”
“You’re killing me, Ally.”
“Please. I’ll only be a few minutes.”
He sighed, and left the kitchen. I strode to the refrigerator and grabbed a can of whipped cream, before heading to the bedroom.
A few minutes later, I was ready for him. I walked into the living room and held out my hand. He rose to his feet and smiled. When his big, calloused fingers laced through mine, I quickly led him down the hallway. As I reached the bedroom, I went straight to the bed and switched the lamp on its dimmest setting. When I turned around, Blake’s eyes were still on me. I trembled at the wild gleam in his gaze.
He’d never been like this before. In a heartbeat, I knew I’d seriously miscalculated. The man standing in front of me was an adult male with an adult’s needs and wants. And Heather wasn’t here this time as a buffer.
Blake came to me and stroked my arm, bringing gooseflesh to the surface. His gaze touched everywhere at once. “When I saw you touching and playing with Heather it was the most beautiful thing I’d ever seen. But I’m glad to have you alone. You’re so much prettier than I remember.” He looked me over, stopping on my breasts. “Your breasts are bigger. Damn, just look at you, baby. I could gobble you up right now.”
I didn’t know what to say. For a moment, I just stood there and wallowed in his praise. It was good to hear compliments from him. The deep tone of his voice turned my blood to liquid lava.
“Before things get too carried away, I wanted to ask you something.”
“Anything, Ally. You can ask me anything you want.” He seemed to think about that statement and added, “Except no more threesomes.”
“Will you let me experiment a little?”
His eyebrows shot up. “Again?”
Instead of explaining, I reached over and picked up one of the scarves tied to the bedpost closest to me and waved it in the air.
“You want to be tied down?”
I shook my head. “No. I want to tie you down.”
Blake licked his lips and ran a hand through his hair. He eyed the bed, then pinned me with a suspicious glare. “This isn’t some sort of trick, is it?”
It was my turn to frown. “What do you mean?”
“You don’t plan to exact some sort of revenge by tying me to your bed and then leaving me there to rot why you go off to have sex with Heather?”
I laughed. “No. Nothing like that. She really is in Florida. No worries there.”
Still he hesitated. “You know me. I like to be in control. And I really want to touch you. If I’m tied down, I won’t be able to. That would really suck.”
I held firm. “This is the way I want it, Blake.”
Several seconds passed, before he said, “For you, baby, I’ll do it.”
I sucked air into my lungs as he started to strip out of his shirt. Some small part of me had hoped he’d say no. I’d be off the hook. But he was submitting. I was so out of my league.
As he pushed his work boots off and unzipped his jeans, my eyes fairly bulged out. His cock was much bigger than I remembered.
Oh, my.

Yummy! Doesn't this sound GREAT???


Anne Rainey said...

I agree with you, Regina. You can sit around and worry or you can get busy living! Yes, one day at a time!

Thanks for posting the excerpt too! :)

Cate Masters said...

Regina, my husband has been driving me crazy with this! I told him I'll be *wishing* for the apocalypse by 2012 if he doesn't stop watching these shows. Although my sister won't be happy - Dec. 21st is her birthday!
Great excerpt, Anne! I'm putting this one on my TBR list!

Regina Carlysle said...

It's funny how we'll sit utterly fascinated and scared to death. The ominous 'voice' in the background doesn't help much either. So, what are we supposed to do??? Figure out how to blow this comet to smithereens??? Of course, I'm certain the ratings on the History Channel go out the roof.

Anny Cook said...

Prophecies have fascinated people for centuries. The actual number of prophecies that have come true is small. And most prophecies play out over centuries, not a handful of years.

It's much like the climate change discussion from yesterday. If you look back over the centuries, you'll find that our current climate change is part of a normal cycle of change that's been taking place over millennium. NORMAL climate change. We're just in the middle of a change for us--but in the long range scheme of things, this is part of a normal cycle.

Leigh said...

I caught the same show, courtesy of my husband. There are so many things that are interesting about the Mayan/Egyptian/Nastrodamus writings. However, I agree and I'll save my worries for when I actually have something to worry about. :)

PS. One of my closest friends is convinced the "aliens" are coming. I, for one, think that would be great fun!

Gracen Miller said...

I used to sit and watch these shows, fascinated and horrified at the same time. The first Nostradamus predictions I watched was with my step-mother when I was 12. Being an impressionable child, it terrified me so much that I really believed all of it was going to come true and I spent the next several years worrying about what was to come. I can't remember the years, but in the 80s a drought so severe people were going to become cannibals to survive was supposed to plague the earth, killing millions. Didn't happen. And then a turban wearing nation was supposed to attack the U.S. in the 90s with so many missiles we couldn't counter-attack, resulting in WWIII. Again, it didn't happen.

I spent some important adolescent years worrying about these prophecies and NONE of it came true. I'm glad none it didn't come true, but, in the end it wasn't something I should have worried about.

I don't watch the shows any more, because like you said, they can tug at the one fear cell inside my brain that encourages other brain cells to jump on the bandwagon and before I know it, all my brain cells are screaming together in irrational fear.

The 12/21/12 prophecy is interesting though. And even if it is true, I'm not going to worry about it until I have no other choice.

Interesting topic, Regina.

Anonymous said...

Hi Regina,

I've been watching these shows too and had nightmares. But I tend to think the same way you do. Live one day at a time and try not to sweat the small stuff. And remember, it is ALL small stuff.

Genella deGrey said...

Great excerpt! Well done!

Honestly, I think the Aztec guy who had the job making the calendars either quit or was fired, LOL - and we are reading into it way too much.

Really though, there is no need to worry ourselves into a dither and have the stress affect our health.

We could always stop watching TV altogether and . . . I don't know . . . WRITE?


Regina Carlysle said...

My husband and I discussed the Mayan calendar last night. I prefer to think that 12/21/12 is simply the beginning of a new age. We DO have those, you know. I'd much rather consider that than the other alternative.

Regina Carlysle said...

Writing is a good idea, Genella. Many of us, in these bad economic times, are just trying to feed and clothe our kids. Why waste time worrying about the end of the world.

I'll never forget some neighbors we had when I was a little girl. They were members of a church who'd predicted the end of the world. Both husband and wife quit their jobs, they pulled their kids out of school and sold their house. Never forget them standing in their front yards next to the SOLD sign for their house, looking up at the sky. DUMB. They had sold their house, quit jobs and basically disrupted their whole life waiting for what???

Charlene Leatherman said...

As a fore-note, I'm a Christian. That being said, as far as the dates of destruction, Jesus said that not even He knew the dates - only God Almighty knew - and He wasn't telling. So, living one day at a time is the only way to go. any date we choose will be wrong. I put those kind of programs in the same category as the movies that show the world ending because of comets, volcanoes, global freezes, or the cores of the Earth stop spinning. Interesting, thought-provoking, and a conversation piece, but nothing more.

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Kelley Nyrae said...

All we can do is live for today. You can't worry about what might or might not happen.

Love the excerpt, Anne.

Deb said...

Oh Yes, live, Love your selves silly.
I agree with Anne you can not sit around waiting, one day at a time.
Anne this is something Bob likes to read about.

Afton Locke said...

I look at it two ways. I don't stress over whether it might happen or not. I also try to think if it did, would I do anything different now to have a fuller life? In other words, live each day to the fullest.

Fedora said...

I have to agree--I find this kind of stuff really interesting, but it's kind of train-wreckish, too. Like many other things, I think it's better for me not to get hooked in the first place. On the other hand, Burn sounds HOT! Thanks for the excerpt, and congrats, Anne!

Regina Carlysle said...

Fascinating to watch and think about but on the whole, rather ghoulish.