Happy Friday: Get YOUR Pirate On!


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Happy Friday my groovy little love monkeys! Did you chomp this week like a cupcake leaving nothing but the paper shell? Your fling flanging right you did!

Now, wipe the crumbs off of your chin and listen up! I’ve got not one, not two, but THREE signed copies of Cat O’ Nine Tails up for grabs in three different giveaways!

This is ON TOP OF the SIX e-book giveaways in the Treasure Hunt Blog Tour in the month of October.

I feel a wave coming on .. everyone, all together now ..

WooooooOOOOOOOOoooooooOOOOOooooo

One copy will be given away in Lisa Sanchez’s Halloween Blog Hop!

A second copy will be given away via The Romance Reviews, Year End Splash (YES!) Party, details on that one will be coming later in October 🙂

And the third copy will be given away to the reader that sends me the BEST photo of themselves dressed as a pirate! That’s right, it’s Halloween time and I want to see YOU Get Your Pirate On! And I’m not picky, it doesn’t have to be from this year, it could be from last year or 30 years ago, if you have a photo of it, I want to see it! Heck, I’ll even take a photo of your kid getting THEIR pirate on!

See, this is the spot where I’d add a photo of myself dressed as a pirate, but shockingly enough, I don’t have one! Can you believe it? In all the years of my dressing up for Halloween I’ve never done a pirate! I’ve been a the Bride of Frankenstein, Miss Living Dead 1994, an evil clown, a regular clown & even Little Dead Riding Hood, twice! But I’ve yet to pull pirate.

That will change this year because, yes, I shall be getting MY pirate on this Halloween!

Now, before you run off and scan in the photo of you dressed like a pirate when you were 5 and send it to me, here’s the deets ..

I NEED a photo. Funny anecdotes about the time you dressed up like a pirate, got drunk and mooned all of of your neighbors in nice, but unless there is photographic evidence, it doesn’t count.

You NEED to agree to let me put the photo in what will be my “Get Your Pirate On” photo album of contestants. I’m going to be posting the winning photo anyway, so if you don’t want the world to see it, don’t share it.

It HAS to be you or your kid. I’m sure your neighbor makes a great pirate and all, but unless your neighbor wants to enter the contest her/himself, it doesn’t count. Now if they want to enter and give you the book, that is their prerogative.

And last but not least, you have from Oct. 15th to Nov. 3rd to get your photo to me. How? You can post it in a comment on the 15th as I will blog a reminder that the contest is open, you can tweet me a photo on Twitter, you can post it on my wall on Facebook or you can email it to me.

Alrighty my love monkeys, that’s all I have for you today. Don’t forget that the Treasure Hunt Blog Tour starts on Monday, Oct. 3rd, with Readaholics Anonymous and an interview with Aeron! Please stay tuned!

Until next time,

Patty <3

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Author! Author! Blog Bounce!


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Hidey ho my sproingy little love monkeys!

It is time for Omnific Publishing’s final Author! Author! Blog Bounce! This was super fun wasn’t it? Okay, so for the grand finale, I’ve pulled out the coolest, Moon Shoes!

Don’t those just look freaking cool? Now, I’ve personally never owned a pair of these but I’m seriously considering hauling my cookies over to Toys R Us to see if I can score a pair because they just look fun as all hell! Plus, they look cool, right? I say we start a movement! I say we abolish the use of those damn Heelie shoes and replace them with Moon Shoes. Okay, mostly because I absolutely LOATHE those damn Heelie shoes. So everyone, young and old, grab up a pair of Moon Shoes and let’s bounce everywhere, starting with the Author! Author! Blog Bounce!

That’s right, strap on those bad boys and hop on over and join the fun, it’s the last day!

Stay tuned for Happy Friday’s post tomorrow, I have a couple of announcements for you! Yeah, boy-ee!

Until next time,

Patty <3

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Adventures in Mammography; Part Deux!


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Mangos, coconuts, gagas, boulders, gazongas. Seriously, there is a site that has a list of boob euphemisms.

Alrighty, as promised I’m back from my second go-round with the big bad mammography machine.

Luckily I had the same tech as I did the last time, which was awesome because she was cool. THAT being said, I have a proposal to the mammography population of the world ..

Imagine you could go in for your yearly professional boob grope and in walks, let’s just say, this guy ..

Now wouldn’t that make your appointment just a LITTLE bit more pleasant? Or the least they could do is wallpaper the joint with pictures of pretty boys, not to forget the ceiling above the ultrasound table. Yeah? I’m thinking more women would be apt to get their yearly mammogram, I know I would!

Anyway, back to the seriousness.

Lucy Lefty, my left boob, was once again squished multiple times which was less pleasant than the first squish session but it was only the one. And then it was off to the ultrasound room to get lubed up with ultrasound gel. Gotta say, having had four kids, it was odd to see an ultrasound that didn’t have a baby in it, but I digress. After the doctor came in and looked at the scan herself, all they found in Lucy was a few cysts, which I’m assured, is nothing to worry about.

So yay! A clean bill of health for Lucy Lefty!

Once again, I’d like to remind all of my lovely lady monkeys to get your boobies checked out. If I can do it and blog about it, you can do it too, you just don’t have to blog about it, unless you so feel the need 🙂

Until next time,

Patty <3

P.S. In case you were wondering, Lucy Lefty’s sister is Rita Righty 😉

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Blog Tour Schedule!


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Hola my darlings little love monkeys! Here is the official Blog Tour Schedule!

Blog Tour Schedule:

Oct. 3rd – Readaholics Anonymous – This one is going to have a giveaway so don’t miss out on that and an interview with Aeron!

Oct. 10th – Kelsey’s Book Corner – Another giveaway, make sure you brush up on your pirate trivia!

Oct. 12th – Cheeky Reads – Character interview and possible giveaway, stay tuned for deets!

Oct. 17th – A Tale of Many Reviews – This and That with Aeron and Orrin and a possible giveaway 🙂

Oct. 24th – Books-N-Kisses – Interview with me and possible giveaway!

Oct. 29th – Halloween Spooktacular with Book Lover’s Hideaway – Inteview with Aeron’s first in command, Darcy and a giveaway!

Don’t miss out out on all the goodies!

Until next time,

Patty <3

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Oh My Monday!


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Greetings my shiny little love monkeys!

So, if you missed it yesterday, I blogged about my mammogram, just a friendly little reminder to love your boobies and get them checked out!

Today marks one week until my official Blog Tour begins and, as promised, I’m going to break down my entire schedule for you so you can know where to go and when!

Blog Tour Schedule:

Oct. 3rd – Readaholics Anonymous – This one is going to have a giveaway so don’t miss out on that and an interview with Aeron!

Oct. 10th – Kelsey’s Book Corner – Another giveaway, make sure you brush up on your pirate trivia!

Oct. 12th – Cheeky Reads – Character interview and possible giveaway, stay tuned for deets!

Oct. 17th – A Tale of Many Reviews – This and That with Aeron and Orrin and a possible giveaway 🙂

Oct. 24th – Books-N-Kisses – Interview with me and possible giveaway!

Oct. 29th – Halloween Spooktacular with Book Lover’s Hideaway – Inteview with Aeron’s first in command, Darcy and a giveaway!

WOOHOO! Sounds like some fun, yes? YES!

Don’t forget, you have until the end of the day to get your questions in to Aeron for Monday! She’s waiting to hear from you and you don’t want to disappoint her 😉 You can leave your questions in the comment section below, on Facebook, Twitter, or you can just email me!

Stay tuned for Wednesday when I will update my Adventures in Mammography, after my second appointment.

Until next time,

Patty <3

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BOOBIES! Adventures in Mammography!


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Boobies, bazooms, cans, ta-tas, fun bags, tits, knockers, beasts of burden, I could really go on and on with euphemisms, but we all know what I’m talking about.

Breasts.

Yep, it doesn’t matter if you have AAs or DDs, you either have them, or you covet them.

Why am I talking about boobs? For two reason, one; we are approaching National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and two; I had my first mammogram on Thursday.

Granted I should have had it six months ago when I turned 40, but I have an intense aversion to doctors so I put it off as I’m liked to do with anything involving a doctor appointment.

To be perfectly honest, I was afraid. I’d heard horror story after horror story about sticking your boob in a vice and I really wasn’t all that hep on the idea. But I bit the proverbial bullet and made my appointment.

As I went into the office on Thursday, I was extremely nervous and when I get nervous I sweat like hog, which sucked even more than usual because you aren’t allowed to wear deodorant, powder or any kind of lotion or perfume. So I sit, waiting to be called in, petrified that I wreak because I am also petrified of being THAT lady. Yes, I’m slightly obsessed with deodorant, I even carry a travel size stick in my purse. I know, I have issues.

Anyway, they call me in and we go over the obligatory paperwork and I’m cracking jokes with the office staff; my defense mechanism when I’m nervous and scared.

In all honesty, it wasn’t that bad. Don’t get me wrong it wasn’t pleasant, I’m not making any plans to have a mammogram machine installed in my bedroom or anything like that, but it wasn’t as bad as I’d made it out to be in my wee little noggin.

Now, let’s fast forward to Saturday, when I go out to get the mail and find a letter from the Breast Imaging Center. I mean, they said it would take a couple of days to have my scan read, but dang that was wicked fast! So, I open the letter, prepared to see that all is well with the girls only to read this..

“Your screening mammogram performed on September 22, 2011, shows the need for further evaluation. We would like you to have a left breast spot compression views and ultrasound.”

I stood in the middle of my family room and stared at the letter for a good 5 minutes, reading those two sentences over and over again, and then I did what any 40 year old woman would do, I called my mom.

She listened and told me that it was okay and that there was nothing to worry about UNTIL there was something to worry about. She was calm and attempted to sound aloof but I could hear the edge in her voice that she was scared too. Mom, I know you’re reading this, and I know you too well to not hear how scared you were, just as I’m sure you could hear how scared I was, no matter how many boob jokes I cracked.

So, what’s next? Well, tomorrow I’m going to call for a second appointment and I’m going to do my best to not worry UNTIL there is something to worry about. I’m not gonna lie, that is going to be tough, given my family history, but I’m good at ignoring the scary things and cracking jokes about them.

The point of this blog?

Love your boobs. Go get your yearly mammogram like the good little love monkeys that I know you are. Gentlemen, (yeah, Bill, I’m talking to you) encourage the ladies in your life to get checked. And don’t worry ladies and germs, I will keep you posted about my trusty DDs 🙂

Until next time,

Patty <3

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Happy Friday: Blog Tour!


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Happy Friday my sassy little love monkeys! Did you know this week off the couch and pounce on it like a panther? You’re friggidy freakin right you did!

First I want to congratulate Miss Raquel, @skyla11377, won an e-copy of Cat O’ Nine Tails and a complete swag package in the Pirate Pick-Up Line contest with this pick-up line, “Would ye be wanting to drop ye anchor in me lagoon?”

Congratulations Raquel!

As you can see from the title, I’m getting prepared to take off on a blog tour! Okay, so I’m not physically going anywhere, but I will be virtually visiting some book blogs. What does that mean? One word that I know you will all love, GIVEAWAYS! Not to mention interviews with me and the characters of Cat O’ Nine Tails!

The first stop along the blog tour is Monday, October 3rd, with Miss Dana at Readaholics Anonymous with an interview with our Cat O’ Nine Tails leading lady, the star of the show as it were, Aeron Lynch!

Now, what I would like to know from all of you is, if you could ask Aeron any question, what would it be?

Well, now is your chance! From now until Monday (Sept. 26th) leave your question for our fair heroine in a comment or on Facebook or Twitter and check back in on October 3rd to see if your question was chosen.

So that is all I have for you today, check back in with me on Monday when I will breakdown the entire blog tour schedule complete with links! Have a great weekend monkey loves!

Until next time,

Patty <3

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Author! Author! Blog Bounce!


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Hidey ho my springy little love monkeys!

It’s Thursday and you know what that means? Yep, it’s time for Omnific Publishing’s Author! Author! Blog Bounce! So climb up on your trampoline and bounce on over!

Now, I don’t care how old you are, trampolines are just freaking fun! Take care my love monkeys, and make sure you visit the loo before you hop on because the inevitable pee trickle down the leg is sexy on no one. Or maybe it’s just me and the fact that I’ve squeezed out four kids, but ye olde bladder don’t hold like she used to, if you know what I mean. You all know what I’m talking about right? You all do the sneeze squeeze right? You know, when you cross your legs and squeeze them closed when you feel a sneeze coming on so you don’t pee your pants. Again, maybe it’s just me.

Anywhoodle, fellow authors, head on over and add your name to the bounce and readers, bounce around like the good little love monkeys that you are!

Hop, bounce and make with the jumping!

Stay tuned for tomorrow’s Happy Friday blog and learn when and where I’ll be for my upcoming blog tour!

Until next time,

Patty <3

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Avast Ye Scurvy Swabs!


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Greetings me land lubbin’ wee little monkeys of love! It be International Talk Like A Pirate Day and we be giving away some Cat O’ Nine Tails pirate booty!

And ye may be askin’ ye’selves, “Pray tell, how can I get me hook into some of that thar booty?”

Well, sail across the depths of the treacherous Internet Ocean to the island of Twitter. Follow ye map to Tweet Lagoon and cast out ye best pirate pick-up line!

Be sure to be baitin’ your hook with the hashtag #CO9 and ye olde link to me piratey hideout or to me publisher’s lair.

At the end of the day, me first mate, Traci, and I shall be choosing the one that blows up our sails the best. We be tarty wenches so make ’em good!

Remember:

1. Twitter
2. Pirate pick-up line
3. #CO9 hashtag
4. One or both of these links, http://bit.ly/osXzxC or http://bit.ly/r46aXK

Ye have until midnight to get ye piratey lines to us for ye chance to win an e-copy of Cat O’ Nine Tails and a complete swag package, that thar be some fine booty!

May the luck of Black Beard’s ghost be with ye!

ARRRGGH!

For ye extra bit o’ pirate edge, head over to the Island of Facebook and change ye language to: English (Pirate) and be talkin’ to ye friends like a pirate and when they ask what the devil be wrong with ye, ye can point them to me fine ship here and let them join in the fun!

Until next time,

Patty the Pirate <3

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Get Ready to Get Your Pirate On!


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Aye my scurvy little love monkeys! Monday, Sept. 19th, is International Talk Like A Pirate Day and we are having a fun little contest where ye can win an e-copy of Cat O’ Nine Tails AND a complete swag set! Check out the Happy Friday blog for the deets and spread the piratey word to all ye friends!

Until next time,

Patty <3

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