Humor Me

Posted in Romance on February 19th, 2006 by Cynthia Eden

You know, every now and then, I really get in the mood for some fun. I don’t want serious drama. I don’t want some wrenching emotional roller coaster that will leave me feeling wiped out.

I just want a good time…or rather, I want a good, humorous book to read.

The problem is…sometimes it’s dang hard to find the perfect funny book. I mean, Oprah is out there with her bookclub…but those aren’t funny stories. Those would be the afore-mentioned tear-jerkers that I am trying to avoid.

So, in the interest of helping others out there who might be like me (searching for humor in a sometimes humor-less world!), I thought I might list a few of my favorite funny writers. These authors always make me grin, and sometimes they even make me laugh out loud. So, here they are:

MaryJanice Davidson
Jill Barnett (I’m referring to her old historicals, Bewitching and Dreaming–hey, they’re paranormals, and they’re incredibly funny!)
Erin McCarthy

Those ladies are my top three. Anybody want to add more?

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Sleep Is For The Weak

Posted in Romance on February 18th, 2006 by Cynthia Eden

Yep, it’s 2:28 a.m., and I’m up writing/editing. Hubby and baby are sleeping, so it seems like the perfect time.
I’ll probably regret doing this tomorrow (um…I mean later today), but right now…well, I’m on a roll, baby!

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New Harlequin Line, Part 2

Posted in Romance on February 16th, 2006 by Cynthia Eden

Okay…I’ve got a bit more info on the previously mentioned Harlequin line. The tentative title for the line is Nocturne, and there’s a thread on it over at the eHarlequin site. Check it out!

Heroes are supposed to be alpha, romance is supposed to be very important, and the story should be dark–by that I mean no light comedy stories.

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My Hero, The Commander

Posted in Romance on February 16th, 2006 by Cynthia Eden

There are many superheroes out there–Superman, Batman, Aquaman, Wonder Woman–and while they’re all great, they just can’t compare to my favorite hero, Commander USA.

Oh, Commander USA. What fond memories I have of you! You…and your pal Lefty. Because when you used the cigar to draw Lefty’s face–well, that was just pure genius.

I watched Commander USA every weekend when I was a child. I watched his “Groovie Movies” eagerly–for it was those movies that first got me hooked on the paranormal. The good old Commander (“Soaring Superhero, Legion of Decency….retired”) would show an interesting variety of old horror flicks. Tons of Dracula movies, zombie shows, and just about every Vincent Price movie that you can name.

Oh, the joy.

I was actually a proud member of the Commander’s fan club. Had a membership card and everything.

And, then, one day…the Commander went away. And there were no more good movies for me to watch on the weekend. Sigh.

It’s so painful when a hero vanishes…

Now, for those of you who know the Commander, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. But, everyone else, well, you probably will just think I’m a little crazy. But that’s okay, too.

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Mardi Gras Madness

Posted in Romance on February 16th, 2006 by Cynthia Eden

Yes, it’s that time again. The streets are flooded with fire breathing dragons, with ancient tombs, with masked strangers, and…moon pies. Yep, it’s Mardi Gras time here in Mobile, Alabama.

Now here’s a little known fact: Mardi Gras actually started here, instead of in New Orleans. Of course, the New Orleans Mardi Gras celebration has generally overshadowed Mobile’s celebration (on account of the fact that the folks in New Orleans do their party on a much larger scale). Personally, I prefer Mobile’s celebration. Not too many people, but the floats are still cool.

The floats are all I really care about. I’m not too into the whole figthing-for-a-plastic-necklace thing. And I don’t really–gasp, shudder–like moon pies. Sorry, but I don’t. I just like seeing the floats.

If I make it to any of the upcoming parades, I’ll post some pictures. In the meantime, here’s some info on Mobile’s Mardi Gras celebration.

Laissez les bon temps rollez!

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