At Ma Charisse

I’ve mentioned on the blog that I am no fashionista, but I have loved following beauty blogs for inspiration for The Beautician and the Billionaire. I’ve even ventured out and bought new beauty products for myself.

Here are some of the beauty bloggers I’d have working at Ma Charisse:

Polished by Amy keeps you up to date on all the nail trends and rocks perfect make up too:


 Over at Style Domination Dominique is always chasing down the latest in fashion for you. I love the photos on her blog.


Inspector Gorgeous keeps you beautiful from the inside out. Not only does she have great hair and make up tips, but her recipes are amazing.


Come back tomorrow to see three more of my favorite beauty bloggers!

Remember, Episode 6 of the Beautician and the Billionaire will be out Thursday, February 25! If you need to catch up, my compliation of Episodes 1-4 is available at All Romance, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Smashwords. And Episode 5 will be free for a limited time starting Thursday!



One of my most popular posts is Becoming a Fantasy Heroine: Hair. With the upcoming release of my urban fantasy romance Through the Painting, I thought it’d be fun to do some more in the Becoming a Fantasy Heroine series.

There’s no better way to kick it off than with henna tattoos!

I love the idea of tattoos being magical. Two of my all time favorite fantasy heroines are Xena and Gabriella. There’s a fantastic scene in the series where they’re getting elaborate henna tattoos:


This week, I got together with my girlfriends for a sort of post Valentines Day celebration. I hired an artist and all of us got at least one tattoo. She was amazing! So fast and skilled. Here are some pictures from the party: Continue reading

Puerto Rico: Clothes!

I went shopping tonight for some new clothes for the trip. Surprisingly, Target had better dressing room lighting than Kohls. The lighting in Kohls showed every flaw on my skin, which in a swimsuit is harsh! Target’s lighting was much more diffuse and therefore more forgiving.

What clothes retailers need to do is go to casino bathrooms and figure out how they do their lights. Because I look awesome in the mirrors of casino bathrooms. I used to think it was the three coffee and Baileys that I already had, but I went in one time totally sober, and I still looked good. We need to start a movement for casino lighting in fitting rooms.

But I digress. Here are my findings! I’m going to Puerto Rico!



Nails and Sale II!

My day is all out of whack. I had to take lover to the airport for a business trip waaaaay earlier than I ever wake up. But I didn’t want the day to slip away without a post!

Last week we attended a cocktail party, and these nails were a hit:


The glitter doesn’t have polish, so after I put the glitter on, I had to use the special nail art saver polish. I tried to use just clear nail polish, but that didn’t work at all. Make sure your nails are dry though before putting the nail saver stuff on because otherwise the colors run.

Remember, Corporate Fire is only $0.99 today and tomorrow!

Nails and Sales!

Good morning! I’ve been enjoying having fancy nails so much, that I went out and bought a nail kit:


I thought it had a lot of fun colors for the summer and tools that would make designs easier. The first thing I tried was using the fine tipped brush to make musical notes:





IMG_1722It was pretty tricky doing the nails on my right hand because I’m right handed, but overall I liked how they looked.

I’ll be posting some more pics this week of my experiments. Also, Corporate Fire will be on sale for $.99 starting tomorrow! Friday it goes up to $1.99 and next Monday, it’ll be back to full price of $3.99. I hope you check it out!



Becoming a Romance Heroine: Tattoos

When I think tattoos, I think paranormal romance. But henna tattoos are an indulgence every woman can get to have a little fun. It’s usually a tantalizing design and fades away after a couple of weeks.

My girlfriends and I have gone out to get henna tattoos together a couple of times. It’s a great ladies night out with the added bonus of being a turn on to Lover when he sees the tattoo.

They aren’t that expensive and totally worth the evenings of fun!

Here’s a picture of my publicist’s hand at our last girl’s night out:


I love the glitter in it!

Remember, Masked Hearts is FREE this week at Smashwords. Use the coupon code BN47G. I’ve had lots of downloads. Keep them coming!