Monday, March 10, 2014

*skids in on two wheels, brakes screeching*
I made it! Have you ever had a week go completely tip-tilted all at once? Welcome to my last week. ANYWHO... Who's ready for some Grown Ass Men?

Not whiny teens, not 'troubled' twentysomethings... I'm talking about real men with real jobs, taking care of their own lives. They may have some issues, but they're confident and capable. Sound like someone you know?

Yeah, yeah... I know those angst-ridded pups can be interesting sometimes, but what real woman has time for the antics they pull in so many books? In real life, how many of us would stick with a mysoginist, superior ass? No one's got time for that! A lot of my Omnific sisters felt the same, so we came up with this tour celebrating  the REAL men in our lives (and our books). Take a look at each of these blogs, and bask in the radiance of the Grown Ass Man:

Amber Belldene, author of the Blood Vine Series
Autumn Markus, author of The Art of Appreciation
Feather Stone, author of The Guardian's Wildchild
Jennifer Lane, author of the CONduct Series
Julianna Keyes, author of Just Once
Nicki Elson, author of Divine Temptation 
Rachel Brimble, author of 16 Marsden Place

What constitutes real grown-up love? Someone who holds down a job, even when it's not fun? Maybe it's taking you seriously, as an adult. Respecting your job. Taking responsibility every day for keeping love alive. My friend Sue defines it as making coffee each and every morning, in order that the children might live another day (lol). My own definition would have to include a man (or woman) who is supportive of your accomplishments, and celebrates your successes without being threatened by them. Someone who spends time with the children they helped create without calling it 'babysitting'. And laughter. Always laughter, even during 'those' times (Have you ever noticed that schmexytimes in so many books are always DEADLY SERIOUS? How much fun is THAT? If you can't laugh with the one you're intimate with, what the heck is the point?)

So here's my question for you: how do you define love with a Grown Ass Man? Leave a comment and have a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift certificate! Go to the Omnific Publishing blog to enter.


Because I'm so late getting this info posted, Imma give you a chance to win the last signed paperback copy of THE ART OF APPRECIATION, the book about my own Grown Ass Man! Matt's a sculptor, a surfer, and supremely grown up--have a read and let me know what you think of him :)

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Now, if I can only figure out why last night I dreamed about traveling to Paris with the in-laws, and why no one wanted to see anything but a tree that had been peed behind "over 15,000 times", and why Ricky Schroeder was redecorating my house by throwing out everything and replacing it with huge tapestries... whatever I ate last night to cause that trainwreck of a dream was just WRONG...