Monday, January 28, 2013

Amazing Woman - Marie Curie - A Lady of Science


Just a reminder to myself and to others that there are a number of amazing women, who have changed the world. Today, let's celebrate our sister's success.


"Madame Marie Curie" born November 7, 1867 had the name Maria Sklodowska.


She traveled to Paris 1891. She had only enough money to cover her tuition, a small room and the cheapest food. She left her beloved father and her country to study science.


After graduating, she needed a lab to work. This is where she met Pierre. Ten years her senior, he worked for the university as a professor. The relationship between Pierre and Marie grew with each supporting the others desire to study science.


Working together for years, the two decide to marry and had several daughters together.

After his death she continued to carry on with her research and worked with her daughter at the Radiation Institute.

Some may argue that the lady wasn't exactly sexy, but smart women have an appeal that attracts attention to all women. Beauty and brains is a awesome combination.

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Have a wonderday day,

Anita

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The Angry Woman Suite - Tour




THE ANGRY WOMAN SUITE
By
Lee Fullbright

BLURB:  
Raised in a crumbling New England mansion by four women with personalities as split as a cracked mirror, young Francis Grayson has an obsessive need to fix them all. There’s his mother, distant and beautiful Magdalene; his disfigured, suffocating Aunt Stella; his odious grandmother; and the bane of his existence, his abusive and delusional Aunt Lothian.

For years, Francis plays a tricky game of duck and cover with the women, turning to music to stay sane. He finds a friend and mentor in Aidan Madsen, schoolmaster, local Revolutionary War historian, musician and keeper of the Grayson women’s darkest secrets. In a skillful move by Fullbright, those secrets are revealed through the viewpoints of three different people–Aidan, Francis and Francis’stepdaughter, Elyse–adding layers of eloquent complexity to a story as powerful as it is troubling.

While Francis realizes his dream of forming his own big band in the 1940s, his success is tempered by the inner monster of his childhood, one that roars to life when he marries Elyse’s mother. Elyse becomes her stepfather’s favorite target, and her bitterness becomes entwined with a desire to know the real Francis Grayson.

For Aidan’s part, his involvement with the Grayson family only deepens, and secrets carried for a lifetime begin to coalesce as he seeks to enlighten Francis–and subsequently Elyse–of why the events of so many years ago matter now. The ugliness of deceit, betrayal and resentment permeates the narrative, yet there are shining moments of hope, especially in the relationship between Elyse and her grandfather.

Ultimately, as more of the past filters into the present, the question becomes: What is the truth, and whose version of the truth is correct? Fullbright never untangles this conundrum, and it only adds to the richness of this exemplary novel.—Kirkus Reviews



“I’ll tell you what I’m ready for, Aidan. I’m ready for the top floor.” His eyebrows shot up.

“I beg your pardon?”

“The third floor of Grayson House. I’m ready for it. I’m really ready.”

“I don’t think I understand—”

“Please, Aidan.” I emphasized each word: “I’m ready to meet Jamie.”

I turned and walked out of that parlor then, and into the foyer and up the ten steps to the landing where the grand staircase turned direction. I ran up the first flight, then paused at the second landing, waiting for Aidan. When I glimpsed him behind me, I turned and ran up the next flight, to the third floor, straight for the door at the end of the hallway, next to the door that opened onto the outside stairs.

I’d been able to pinpoint this door as the one by the soft thumps I’d heard when I’d sneaked into Papa’s room on the second floor—things nobody thought I’d hear—and by watching from my spot across the road: the quick deliveries and arrivals, the things and people nobody thought I’d see.

I hesitated, not feeling anything, I was now so empty. No more  anger. Instead I was in tune with senses: the steady tick-tock of the clock at the end of the otherwise soundless hallway, the wallpaper’s perfectly vertical stripe, even an aromatic odor reminiscent of the appendectomy I’d had when I was six—was it ether? And then, finally, Aidan’s ragged breathing when he caught up with me. We were ready,  in position—and it was understood I’d assumed leadership: I’d go first.

I turned the doorknob. My opponent had just run through his resources.



REVIEW SOUND BYTES

From Kirkus Reviews

"Secrets and lies suffuse generations of one Pennsylvania family . . . in a skillful move by Fullbright, those secrets are revealed through the viewpoints of three very different people . . . a superb debut that exposes the consequences of the choices we make and legacy's sometimes excruciating embrace."


2012 DISCOVERY AWARD

GLOBAL E-BOOK AWARD NOMINEE

From Midwest Book Review
"A very human story . . . a fine read focusing on the long lasting dysfunction of family."

"There is something fascinating in labyrinthine plot twists, which is what we have here, and I must applaud Fullbright for her keen and magical ability to pull it off with such aplomb."-Norm Goldman, Montreal Books Examiner and Bookpleasures.com

5 Stars ***** Reviewed by Joana James for Readers Favorite: "The Angry Woman Suite is quite a ride . . . very cleverly written . . . an outstanding novel."

Rating: 5.0 stars Reviewed by Anne B. for Readers Favorite:" Lee Fullbright is master of characterization."

Rating: 5.0 stars Reviewed by Alice D. for Readers Favorite:
"The Angry Woman Suite is a brilliant, complex, complicated story about talented, complicated people . . . this is a story to remember!"


AUTHOR INFORMATION:

Lee Fullbright, a medical practice consultant in her non-writing life, lives on San Diego’s beautiful peninsula with her writing partner, Baby Rae, a 12-year-old rescued Australian cattle dog with attitude.        

The Angry Woman Suite, a Kirkus Critics’ pick, 5-starred Readers Favorite, and a Discovery Aware winner, is her first published novel.



LINKS:




Also Lee will be giving away a $100 Amazon gift certificate to one randomly drawn commenter at the end of the tour.) and make sure to follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here: http://goddessfishpromotions.blogspot.com/2012/11/review-tour-angry-woman-suite-by-lee.html

Anita
www.anitaphilmar.com

Monday, January 21, 2013

A World Apart - Blast the Book into Cyberspace




David Brown could be considered a fantasy fanatic, especially since he has spent the last 10 years developing a 47,000-year history for his fictional world of Elenchera. When converting his obsession into literary form, David commits himself to a rigorous writing and editing process before his work can meet his approval. Combined with the critical eye of his wife and a BA Hons in History and English, David's dedication leads him to his goal of inspiring readers through heartfelt stories and characters.
Although David is inspired primarily by fantasy fiction, he also finds his muse in the form of anime, world cinema, history, and biographies. His own books, Fezariu's Epiphany and A World Apart, and the in-progress Ansel's Remorse and The Stars Beneath the Parapets combine aspects from worlds both old and new into compelling tales of a world not soon forgotten. David himself certainly does not lack a spirit of adventure; in fact, he left his job in 2007 in order to spend a month travelling. Second only to meeting and marrying his wife, David counts this as one of the most amazing experiences of his life.

LINKS:


Website – http://elenchera.com
Blog – http://tweeding.com
Twitter - @elenchera
Facebook - davidmbrownauthor
Goodreads - http://bit.ly/Nhagx3
Amazon US - http://amzn.to/TT7Afh
Amazon UK - http://amzn.to/SbbQBD
Smashwords - http://bit.ly/R7VitO








A World Apart
By
David Brown

BLURB:  

Demetrius makes his first mistake when he lets his best friend Halcyon marry Eleyna, the love of his life, without saying a word. On the day of the wedding, he walks away from the Elencheran town of Dove's Meadow and joins the army.

He makes his second mistake when the pirate Black Iris tricks him into letting dozens of men, women and children die in a fire. Demetrius is imprisoned in grief and disgrace.

But he can atone. The Black Iris is dead. The Ivory Rose has risen to the top of the pirates and is leading brutal raids on the coast. If Demetrius can capture and kill her, he'll win his pardon.

And then Demetrius discovers the Ivory Rose is Eleyna. He must decide which will be his third mistake: losing his last chance at a pardon or destroying the one woman he's ever loved.


From Chapter 29: An End to Sorrow (29633-5)

Over the next two weeks the Order spearheaded the clean-up of Merrivale. Only when the last of the flames had been doused and the final plumes of smoke from the embers had subsided was the true extent of the devastation apparent. In the south and west of Merrivale, there was hardly a street that had not suffered some destruction and ruin.

The main road running from the south gate to the citadel had suffered the most damage. Entire houses and shops had been blown apart, their interiors in pieces on the street, while the foundations still stood but trembled uncomfortably in the light, ghostly breeze that swept through the city. Businesses were destroyed, homes lay in ruins and piles of rubble were being sifted through from dawn until dusk by soldiers and citizens.

It took until the second week for the last of the bodies to be found and by that time the shocking reality of the Ivory Rose’s appalling assault against Merrivale had spread throughout Himordia and across the sea to other lands. With the situation on the streets having become so desperate, the Order had committed half of the junta to defend the city.

The Order was not unfamiliar with death. Its members were all veterans of combat and no one was worthy of a place on the junta unless they had held a sword and knew how to wield it in victory. Sometimes members of the Order could not sate their lust for battle and chose to lead armies into battle overseas or in the repression of insurgency and rebellion. Sometimes members of the Order were killed. It was the reality of battle, the thin line between life and death, the weaving of the hands of fate.





David will be awarding a $25 Amazon Gift Card to a randomly drawn commenter during this and the review tour.

Follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here:



Anita


Friday, January 18, 2013

Very Inspiring -- A Blogger Award -- Yes for Me.



I was nominated for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award by Rhonda Laurel. Rhonda and I met in the Passionate Cooks - Cookbook. She is multi-published author and writes interesting blogs that I'm sure you will enjoy.  Please be sure to check out her Blog 


The Rules:

  1. Display the award logo on your blog.
  2. Link back to the person who nominated you.
  3. State 7 things about yourself.
  4. Nominate 15 bloggers for this award and link to them.
  5. Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award’s requirements.

7 Things About Me:


  • I enjoy writing erotica because I feel it tells the full picture of a relationship
  • I have lived in a number of different states - but love Texas - the home of my heart
  • Flowers of any kind can brighten my day.
  • Mom to two wonderful boys
  • My best friend, lover and the man of my dreams are all my husband
  • When in doubt as to what to read --- erotica wins
  • I spend most of my time on a computer but prefer talking to people face to face

The 15 bloggers I am nominating for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award are:


(I picked a number of people from my ASMSG group or my Triber Tribes - they are awesome)

Have fun,

Anita

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Go Without A Bra


While surfing the web today, I ran across several articles talking about how bras might cause cancer.

As anyone who has spent more than five minutes in one can attest to a bra can be very uncomfortable at time. It depends on a number of things like if they are too tight, have an underwire, the type of fabric, but most of us strap one on every morning.

So when I saw this about causing cancer, well I thought I'd been set free.

Whoa, hold the twins, not such an easy decision after all.

According to this article http://www.health2us.com/bra.htm
bras are causing women to have weak breasts and therefore causing a problem with the tissue of the breast. 

After looking farther and looking for the true story, I found breast cancer has been around a lot longer than bras, sooooo as much as we would like to blame it on the devise. Experts disagree with the assumptions in Sydney Ross Singer and Soma Grismaijer book in 1995 titled, "Dressed to Kill."

Here is one article which puts the no bra myth to bed. http://breastcancer.about.com/od/riskfactorsindetail/a/bras-breast-cancer.htm
But I personally feel a little free time from my bra is worth exploring so ladies can I say "Here's to a day without my bra."

And the add benefit is my husband doesn't mind at all.

- Sex tip of the day - free yourself of your bra and enjoy a little extra fun with your lover.

Have a great day,

Anita
www.anitaphilmar.com

Monday, January 14, 2013

And They Call Me a Scoundrel

Comments from the hero in Banished Scoundrel - the second book in the three erotic stories of Banished


People of wealth don't always see the pond-scum in their mist.

Governor Cedric Sloan provides them with beautiful women to bed, good food, excellent liquor, and a game of chance.

Do they care that he cheats at cards and takes their money to fund a colony of giants on his property?

Probably not, even though a shit load of humans died in the war.

But let me win in a honest game of chance with a wealthy businessman and I'm accused of being a thief or a scoundrel.

Tell me difference?

Should I wine and dine my mark?

Or should I hold a princess hostage to act as a love slave to my fellow gamblers?

Sloan might be revered by his peers. But in my eyes, the man needs to be taught a lesson.

And I'm just the guy to do it.

Jack

Read blurbs, excerpts and more at http://www.anitaphilmar.com/banishedbookpg.html

Or purchase at
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Friday, January 11, 2013

Anita's Sexy Friday Night Plans


For those of you who are not feeling in the mood, let me remind you of a quote from one awesome woman -

Audrey Hepburn


"Sex appeal is something that you feel deep down inside. It's suggested rather than shown. I'm not as well-stacked as Sophia Loren or Gina Lollobrigida, but there is more to sex appeal than just measurements. I don't need a bedroom to prove my womanliness. I can convey just as much sex appeal, picking apples off a tree or standing in the rain."

Now get your game on and have some fun.

Find you're favorite hat and bat those eyes. Let your lover know that he's the one that rocks your world.

So here's to a sexy plan that is bound to have you both having fun.


- build a fire in the fireplace
- break out a deck of cards.
- play a few rounds of strip poker.(and who cares if you win, either way you are a winner.)
- do a little dance on the carpet
and retire to bed.

Sounds like a great way to spend the evening to me.

Wishing you a  wonderful time with the one you love,

Anita


Friday, January 4, 2013

Anita's Naughty Advice - Need an extra hand

Birds of a feather stick together, meaning they do things together.

So let's kick off the new year with a few naughty events that can spark of your love life.

Yes, you're busy, but writing a few emails and texing them to your lover shouldn't take to long.

Now, what to say?

Here's a few suggestion -
Up for some fun?
Want to meet me somewhere fun...bed?
Need an extra hand on a delicate spot?
Feeling horny?

You get the drift.

Not, your thing...how about play a game tonight instead of sitting in front of the tv.
Strip poker or skipbo. This doesn't have to be a sexual activity it just about changing things up and find time to connect.
Remember to
talk, hold hands, touch, laugh, hug, kiss, find ways to let the other person know you want to be close to them. Next thing you know, you'll be dancing between the sheets.


Anita
www.anitaphilmar.com

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Year, New Hopes, New Dreams



With the beginning of the new year, we tend to look at what we want to achieve in the coming year.

I'm no different.

Yes, I'd like to lose twenty pounds. But that's an every year kind of goal.

Personally, I'd like to play more, work less and have more fun. Is this realistic? No, but one can try.

Professional, I want to write a number of new stories and keep in touch with my readers.

I've learned a lot in the years that I've been working in the publishing business like

  • write even when your bitch of a muse doesn't want to cooperate
  • spend time with other writers they can inspire you to work hard and enjoy the dream
  • read all type of stories - you never know what might inspire your next story
  • remember this is a journey not a destination - enjoy the ups and downs of the ride.

Here's to each of us achieving our goals.

Have a wonderful new year full of fun, love and cosmic orgasms...

Anita
www.anitaphilmar.com