Thursday, February 14, 2013

...BIG OMNIFIC NEWS?!

HAPPY 3rd BIRTHDAY, OMNIFIC!

So much good news! The Little Publishing House that Could is celebrating it's third birthday with a TREMENDOUS GIVEAWAY! 

In honor of this auspicious occasion  AND Valentine's Day, Omnific is giving away THREE KINDLES for THREE GREAT YEARS! 

Kindle #1 will feature all of Omnific's 2010 titles!        

Kindle #2 will feature all of Omnific's 2011 titles! 

Kindle #3 will feature all of Omnific's 2012/2013 titles!


YOU KNOW YOU WANNA WIN A KINDLE!
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Enter to win via Rafflecopter on the Omnific Publishing Blog or our author blogs February 14 -16, 2013: http://omnificpublishing.blogspot.com/

Good luck, and THANK YOU for your support of Omnific Publishing! Here's to many more years of smart, sexy, rule-breaking romance!

In addition, our Omnific DEBUT COLLECTION will be on sale February 14-16 for only 99 cents each!


For the Cocktails & Dreams Devotees:

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY, EVERYONE!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

CAN WE TALK ABOUT...VALENTINE'S DAY?
C'mon. You know you love it. It doesn't matter how much the commercialization bothers you, the hearts, and flowers, and candies, and lovey-dovey, gushy-gushy get to all of us. Who hasn't wished in their deepest, darkest heart that, even just once, they would be someone's "be-all, end-all, have to have you right now"?, NO ONE, that's who!

As a reader, I read everything from sci fi, to horror, to classics, to thrillers, to serious literature, but as a writer... not so much. For whatever reason, my brain chooses to take all of that hardcore reading, synthesize it, and produce people-stories, most of them dealing with relationships between friends, family, and men and women. I guess I think those are the most important things in life. Not high drama. Not intrigue. Not face eating zombies, even (though you know how much I love those). It's how we relate to each other, with all of our faults and foibles, that determines how joyful our lives ultimately turn out.

With that in mind, here are a few movies I absolutely love. Movies that deal with real love, real life, and real happiness. A couple are well known, others not so much:

1) The Philadelphia Story: Yeah, they're rich, but they're also very human. James Stewart, Cary Grant, and Katherine Hepburn learn a lot about themselves and each other, and move from fantasy love to reality so beautifully.


2) The Last Kiss: Evey relationship rings true in this movie, from the stressed parents of a young child, to the older couple facing marital boredom, to the friends that don't want to grow up. The main character's ambivalence about becoming a father and settling down is so well done, and the ending is perfectly realistically hopeful. One of my favorite movies period.


3) Return To Me: Bob's beloved wife dies in a tragic car crash. In the same hospital, Grace is dying from heart disease. One rescued heart and a few months later, Bob and Grace meet. This is a sweet, funny, lovely story.


4) Conversations With Other Women: Two people meet and flirt at a wedding. As the movie goes on, it becomes clear that they know each other better than we thought at the beginning. This one had a more melancholy ending than I usually like in a romantic movie, but damn the relationship feels real!


5) Moulin Rouge! Ewan McGregor. Enough said


6) Becoming Jane A fictionalization of the life of Jane Austen. Sort of tragic, very romantic, James McAvoy. Again, enough said-lol.


Whatever romantic movies you love, enjoy!

For the Love Is In The Air blog hop, I'm rafflecoptering a digital copy of my own book, Cocktails & Dreams! Take a chance on love with Nick and Jena--you won't regret it!



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PSST!! LOOK AT WHAT'S HAPPENING NEXT WEEK! WIN A KINDLE FROM OMNIFIC, FULL OF GREAT TITLES!