September 7th, 2007
There are two places in the world I most love to be. Home and behind the wheel of my Chrysler Sebring convertible.
I discovered that every cliché’ I ever heard about the fun of riding with the top down are true. When I cruise down the road I’m transformed from personality type A to type B. There’s no need to hurry. Suddenly, I’m twenty years younger with the wind blowing through my long, blonde hair. (My hair is always longer and blonder inside my car. ) Time can’t touch me while the sun warms my skin. Cool breezes tug my clothes and linger on my smiling face. Inside my Sebring I always feel like smiling!
If you’ve always dreamed of owning a convertible, but resisted the urge to indulge your fantasy, I say DO IT! You’ll be glad you did. The car doesn’t have to be new or expensive. All that’s important is how it makes you feel when you roll that rag top down and put the car in drive.
Adele’s champagne-colored baby.
Adele is happiest inside her Sebring convertible!
August 29th, 2007
Check out my friend Judi Fennell’s entry in the new Gather.com First Chapters Romance Contest. The winner receives a book deal with Simon & Schuster. Judi needs your vote to move to the next round, so please take a look at her story on Gather.com/ Below is a summary and Judi’s personal message with details on how to vote. See her cool book trailer and Chapter One on Gather.com/ Her website also includes more detailed information.
Thanks for reading! — Best, Adele Dubois
In Over Her Head
by Judi Fennell
When Erica Peck, one terrified-of-the-ocean marina owner, finds herself at the bottom of the sea conversing with a merman named Reel, she thinks she’s died and gone to her own version of Hell. When the Oceanic Council demands she and Reel retrieve a lost cache of diamonds from the resident sea monster in return for their lives, she knows she’s died and gone to Hell.
When they escape the monster and end up on a deserted island, she amends her opinion - she’s died and gone to Heaven.
But when Reel sacrifices himself to allow her to return to her world, she realizes that, Heaven or Hell, with Reel, she’s In Over Her Head.
A Message From Judi:
Many of you may recognize my name from the recent American Title contest or the original Gather.com/Simon & Schuster First Chapters Contest. My manuscript, Beauty and The Best, was a finalist in each of these contests - the ONLY Romance in the Top 20 of the Gather.com contest (out of over 2,600 entries from all genres of fiction).
My latest manuscript, In Over Her Head, is entered in the NEW version of the Gather.com contest, which is strictly for Romance.
Like American Idol, the Gather contest allows the public to help select the winners. Votes of 10 are the only ones that count and those entries with the most 10s advance to Round 2. There are two rounds of voting, August 27 - Sept 18 and Sept 24 - Oct 8.
Adele has been kind enough to feature my entry and I’d love for you to come check it out. The first chapter is up and awaiting your votes.
1. Click on the link to go to my entry.
2. Click on JOIN TODAY in the upper right corner.
3. Complete the information on the left side. IMPORTANT: Write down your username and password. Password CANNOT be longer than 6 characters.
4. Click SIGN UP - IT’S FREE.
5. This will take you back to my entry. Read/page down through my entry and click on the 10 star. Be careful, because once you click on a star, your vote is registered. ONLY 10s count!! And leave a comment - Gather.com is giving out Borders gift cards for the best comment and the number of unique comments counts toward the final score!
6. Tell your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, etc.! That’s it!
Thank you so very much and I hope you enjoy Erica and Reel’s adventure! And please feel free to stop by my website to see more of my work. http://www.judifennell.com/
August 25th, 2007
August is the month of the Harvest Moon. Some cultures celebrate the protection of the Moon Goddess of Immortality at this time and believe that those born during the full moon will live a life of abundance, harmony, and good fortune. To be ‘moon struck” or “moon touched” in ancient times meant you were chosen by the goddess.
The Earth’s moon, Luna, also inspires romance. Couples throughout the world plan outings on the night of the full moon and spread blankets beneath the moon glow on mountaintops or park lawns to hold hands and watch the sky. The Moon and Sun align and the Earth feels their pull as their tidal forces combine. During a rare Blue Moon the full moon appears twice in the same month.
This August brings the rarest moon of all and a beautiful event; a Red Moon. After midnight Tuesday, August 28, 2007 a lunar eclipse will occur over the entire Earth. The full Moon, at the opposite end of the sky from the Sun, will pass through the Earth’s shadow, temporarily going dark. You may see stars in the sky not generally visible during a typical full moon as the total eclipse takes place. Suddenly, before dawn, all the sunsets happening around the world will focus on the Moon and turn it crimson.
Wake early Tuesday morning, bring a blanket to a mountaintop, and watch a fantastic event with the one you love under the Red August Moon.
Here’s the timetable for central and western U.S. and Canada. Easterners can watch the Moon sliding into eclipse while dawn is brightening and the Moon is dropping low in the west. Details: partial eclipse begins at 3:51 a.m. CDT, total eclipse begins at 4:52, totality ends at 6:23, and partial eclipse ends at 7:24. (Time References: Stardate.org)
Note: This article is the original work of Adele Dubois and may not be copied and reposted without the courtesy of permission and credit given to the author.
August 22nd, 2007
Here’s a short synopsis of my award-winning paranormal erotic romance novella, DREAM TRAVELER, coming soon from Ellora’s Cave Publishing. This story is a bit different from other romances you might have read. I hope you like it! Comments welcome!
Emily Hopkins has sexy daydreams and secret erotic fantasies that are suddenly coming true.
And they’re ruining her life.
All she wanted was some zing in her ho-hum sex life. After twenty-five years of an otherwise happy marriage, her raging peri-menopausal hormones keep her in a constant state of arousal, just as her nest empties and her overworked husband Bill falls asleep each night in the family room recliner after supper.
When Emily wins a weekend island getaway in an online erotic essay contest, she hopes the beach fling with her husband will cure her mid-life blues–until she learns the prize doesn’t include him. There is another tiny entry detail she missed without her reading glasses; the exotic island is an enchanted anything goes sex theme resort.
Emily vows to stay out of trouble on magical Isle de Paradises, but temptation, including a mystery man who watches her from the shadows, lures her. When chilled cups of Olympus Elixir and a spa treatment called VIGR-X bring her restored short-term youth, her resistance begins to crumble. The most beautiful men and women on earth offer her every erotic desire she has ever dreamed of. Yet, she loves her husband. Will she act out her fantasies or choose fidelity?
Tempted to the breaking point, Emily faces the choice between honoring her marriage vows and submission to Paradises’ carnal pleasures. Will she surrender? Or will Emily discover the secret to renewed marital passion and live happily ever after?
August 16th, 2007
Burn Notice is the best show ever on the USA Network! There, I’ve said it. I don’t usually blog about television shows, but Burn Notice is so incredibly good I can’t hold back my enthusiasm one more week. I’m totally hooked! Thursday night at 10:00 EDT my hubby and I are planted in front of the television set waiting for Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar, Bruce Campbell, and Sharon Gless. Not even my own mother could make me miss this show. Oh, but she wouldn’t try. She never misses the show, either.
Perhaps I just like hot titles (think my book MOTORCYCLE HEAT) and good looking alpha heroes like Michael Westen played by the fabulous Jeffrey Donovan. (I’m so-o-o glad he’s got his own series again.) His character has been “fired” (burned) by the CIA, he’s been stripped of his identity and finances, and dumped in Miami. His brilliant methods for survival and his quest to find the person who burned him make for riveting television. The writers of Burn Notice all deserve Emmy’s. Each script is a flawless blend of goal, motivation, and conflict told with humor and sensitivity. Michael’s girlfriend Fiona, friend Sam, and mother Madeline are perfectly cast. The show shines because of these outstanding character performances.
Did I say flawless, perfect, and outstanding? Yes, and I meant every word. Check out Burn Notice! There are still a few episodes left in the season and it’s coming back for a second season next summer. I can hardly wait for Season One to be released on DVD. It’s already on my Christmas list.
August 8th, 2007
Here’s another smouldering video of sexy bodybuilder Sagi Kalev! Try to keep breathing while you watch!
In out in out…
There are two other hunkiful Sagi Kalev videos posted in earlier blogs.
Look them up!
August 4th, 2007
Many thanks to the reader site ROMANCE JUNKIES for their invitation to interview with Publishing Editor Kimberly Atchue-Cusella. The interview is posted for the month of August and I’m pleased to be there. Look for the cover of MOTORCYCLE HEAT and the name Adele Dubois. I’ll get a picture taken one of these days! Maybe I’ll post one on my blog inside my convertible. Driving my car is one of my favorite things to do.
Please check out the interview via the following link.
You can also access the discussion via the ROMANCE JUNKIES Interview pages. www.romancejunkies.com/
Thanks for reading!
August 2nd, 2007
Title: Motorcycle Heat
Author: Adele Dubois
Publisher: Loose Id
Publisher URL: www.loose-id.net
Reviewer: Anya Khan
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Heat level: OLisa has come to Annapolis to dump her cheating boyfriend before he graduates from the Naval Academy. Sad and ready to start her life again, she flirts with a gorgeous man on a motorcycle. Antonio is riding to his brother’s graduation when he spots a gorgeous woman. When she quickly flashes him, Antonio loses control of the bike and lands near her feet. Unfortunately, a sexy tryst is caught on video and their lives quickly change. The affair may end before they have a chance to develop their feelings for each other.
A rebound romance with no “let’s be friends” attempted, Motorcycle Heat is super hot and a fun and exciting action story. The hurt and anger Lisa feels is so well written that her less-than-normal behavior is understood and I supported her all the way. Antonio’s falling for Lisa has enough details and background that it makes him empathetic, not to mention extremely sexy. The support characters are well developed and blend into the plot well. A sequel should be coming and I can’t wait. The sex is wonderful and creative. While some scenes were shocking, nothing was gratuitous and every act helped build the story. It was loving when needed and slamming hot at the appropriate time. The use of racial slurs or descriptions, from both the good guys and bad guys, demonstrated real emotions, both good and bad. Overall, Motorcycle Heat is an outstanding first book. I look forward to reading more from Ms. Dubois in the future.
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July 30th, 2007
MOTORCYCLE HEAT was reviewed by Lil at Love Romances and More. This is what the reviewer had to say:
“If you are looking for a fast paced and scorching read, MOTORCYCLE HEAT should be right up your alley.”