Oh My Monday!


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Greetings my loverly little love monkeys!

Did you all have a great Thanksgiving? Did you venture out into the insanity that is Black Friday?

I had a great time relaxing with my amazing family and I didn’t go anywhere NEAR a store on Black Friday! That’s right, I can honestly say there is nothing I want bad enough to camp out or risk getting pepper sprayed over. Crazy business!

Speaking of the holidays, did you want to give your loved ones the gift of getting one’s pirate on by gifting them Cat O’ Nine Tails? Would you like said gift to be signed by me AND have a complete swag set to accompany said piratey goodness?

Well, you CAN! All you need to do is shoot me an email at patricialeever@gmail.com with who you would like the bookplate made out to and I will send you a personalized bookplate and complete swag set for your loved one. Nothing says “Happy Holidays” like the gift of naughty pirates πŸ˜€

Well, I’ve got to get my rear in gear and get my grocery shopping done as it looks like Old Mother Hubbard lives here. Have a great day my darlings, and stay tuned for more bloggity fun later this week!

Until next time,

Patty <3

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Oh My Monday – The Thanksgiving Edition!


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Greetings my gobbly little love monkeys!

So it’s Monday and time for the Oh My Monday Thanksgiving Edition of Oh My Monday!

Now, I wanted to find some photos of some pretty boys cooking a lavish Thanksgiving feast for my love monkeys, but alas, I couldn’t find any so you’ll just have to settle for what I did find and use those sparkly little imaginations of yours.

I thought Chris Evens, Captain America himself, was fitting yes? I’m going with yes, since this is an American holiday but really, do I really need a reason?

Moving on, let us not forget about all the tasty deserts we will partake in, pies, cakes, or I don’t know, chocolate anyone?

And once you’re wee bellies are full and the tryptophan from the turkey is setting in, snuggle down for a nap. And of course, napping with a buddy is always the best way to nap, right?

But in all seriousness, I want to wish all my little love monkeys a very very Happy Thanksgiving, both here in the states and around the world because I am thankful for each and every one of you!Β Without my little love monkeys I’d just be some random chick sitting in her pajamas blogging about her insane life, the dirty stories she cooks up in her noggin and the pretty boys that go with said dirty stories.

I’m thankful for Elizabeth Harper, the owner of Omnific Publishing, and my amazing Omnific family. I am living my dream in the best of ways with the best of people.

I am also thankful that I have them most amazingly supportive family and friends in the world! You all amaze me everyday with your support and love for what I do, I truly could not have done any of this without you all behind me.

So, I put this question to you, my darlings, what are YOU thankful for?

Just an FYI, this is going to be my only post this week as I’m taking the week to spend time with my family.

Have a wonderful holiday, my turkeytastic little love monkeys, hug the ones you love and let them know you are thankful for them, not just on Thursday, but every day. Be safe and watch out for the cray cray shoppers on Friday. Me? I’m going to be nursing my Thanksgiving food hangover πŸ˜‰

Until next time,

Patty <3

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Happy Friday: YES! Giveaway!


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Happy Friday my awesomely amazing little LOVE MONKEYS *wink*! Did you face down this week like it was your biggest fear and then proclaim your bravery and amazing awesomeness with a resounding “HUZZAH!” as you bested your proverbial beastie? You are floofaleedoodle right you did!

Guess what I’m doing today? I’m headed out to see Breaking Dawn with my girlies! I was going to go by myself whilst they were in school, but they have a pupil free day so they are coming with me. They are so very excited, clearly they are my girls πŸ˜‰

Alrighty, so this next giveaway is through The Romance Reviews, a great site that focuses on all things romance! There is reviews, interviews, and a community of romance readers, if you are a huge romance fan you should really check them out! So they are having a Year End Splash (that’s the YES in YES!) and there is a TON of goodies being given away! I’m participating in the question section, and all you have to do is answer a question that I know all my LOVE MONKEYS know the answer to *wink* just scroll down until you see my question and trust me, my LOVE MONKEYS *wink* will know it when they see it *wink* feel free to answer as many questions as you can and play all the games and win lots of goodies because my LOVE MONKEYS *wink* deserve lots of good goodies! Just click the banner below and it will take you where you need to go!

Okay my LOVE MONKEYS *wink* I need to get me arse in gear and get ready to go see me a movie with my girlie girls! Have a great weekend my LOVE MONKEYS *wink* and stay tuned for next week bloggity blogginess πŸ™‚

Until next time,

Patty <3

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Author! Author! Blog Bounce! Look Who I Found!!


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Hidy ho my supercalifragilisticexpialidocious little love monkeys!

Let’s get down to the skinny, shall we? Yes? Okay!

Y’all might remember this hunky little bit of tasty yumminess, the face of Orrin Walsh

I was going to make the photo smaller, but that just seemed criminal. I shall pause whilst you gaze/drool/have a private moment to yourself.

As you might remember we had thought we’d nailed who he was, a photoshopped photo of male model Ben Hill.

HOWEVER, we (and when I say “we” I mean my long time friend, Cindi and all her amazingness) have found THE MAN! The actual model himself! Ladies and the odd gent that happened upon my wee little blog, may I present, the one, the only..

Jordan R. Legault

I want to thank Cindi for hunting our man down and I would also like to thank Jordan for existing and his parents for procreating and making such a pretty pretty offspring.

Okay, now that I’ve gotten you all worked up, shall we move on to the Author! Author! Blog Bounce!?Β and I feel the need for a little hobby horse action, can’t imagine WHY *wink-wink-nudge-nugde*

Y’all remember those don’t you? I know I had one when I was a kid and my kids had one too and you all know that at some point you got a little over zealous with your bouncing and rocking that you bounced and rocked yourself right off the back of that sucker. And if you were REALLY skilled you flung yourself over the the front, not easy to do, but I assure you it IS more than possible.

So hop on that horse and ride like the wind over to the Author! Author! Blog Bounce!

Well, that’s all I have for you today my sweet little love monkeys, I shall leave you to bounce and to oogle the photos of the pretty boy. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s Happy Friday post!

Until next time,

Patty <3

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Oh My Monday!


Posted on by Patricia Leever

Greetings my sunny little love monkeys!

Well, I don’t know about y’all, but I have one insane week ahead of me. Not that my weeks aren’t insane on the regular, but it’s parent teacher conference week. Oy.

Now mind you, I have 4 kids and I’ve been through eleventy billion parent teacher conferences so you’d think I’d be an pro at these. Yeah, not so much. I will be a nervous wreck the entire week because I’m a freak like that.

Oh! I have a new interview up! Be sure to head on over to Bitten by Paranormal Romance and check out my interview with Laurie of BBPR!

Thank you so much Laurie, I had a great time!

Alrighty darlings, that’s all I have for you today, it is once again time for me to strap on my super mom/Suzy Homemaker cape and hit the market! Stay tuned for more blog fun later this week!

Until next time,

Patty <3

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Happy Friday: The Late Late Show Adventure!


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Happy Friday my fergalicious little love monkeys! Did you back this week into a corner and geek out at it until you made it your biotch? Yeah, you’re freakidy freaking right you did!

So, as you all know, I went to a taping of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, in support of my Omnific sister, the incomparable Ms. Linda Cunningham!

Isn’t she pretty? And I assure you all that she is just as beautiful and graceful in person!

But I digress, because I know you hungry little love monkeys want all the juicy deets, don’t you? Yeah, I know you do!

So I was a good girl and got tickets to the show last week because I’d been to a taping of the show before (many moons ago) and remembered that even though we had tickets we weren’t guaranteed a seat at the taping. That being said, since it HAD been a thousand years since I’d been, I shot Linda an email to ask her how early we should get there to make sure we got a seat. You could imagine the shock on my face when I read her reply asking for my phone number so she could have Craig’s assistant call me with the details.

Um, stepped in WHAT?!? Craig’s assistant? Craig Ferguson’s assistant?!?

Yeah, I may or may not have had a slight geek out moment and gigglesnorted like a complete nerd.

Needless to say, I sent her my phone number and then proceeded to go shopping for shoes because, ya know, a girl needs her shoes man! So, as I was perusing the wares at Famous Footwear, my phone rings with a Los Angeles area code. I took a deep breath and answered with the most dignity I could muster. I think I did pretty good as I did not squee or snort at Miss Jen on the other end of the phone. She asked me for my email address so she could send me the information about getting into the Green Room.

I would like to now say what a lovely woman Jen was! So nice and so helpful and took care of us so amazingly!

And back to the adventure πŸ™‚

So, I continue shopping and whilst I was in Bed Bath and Beyond to buy the one thing I needed (telescopic back scratcher) and picking up five other things that I didn’t need but couldn’t live without because they were so damn cool, I got the email from Jen. As I read through the email I started to get more and more excited! We were told to go to the guard booth and our names would be on the VIP list and when we get to the Green Room who to see. I was so excited that I may or may not have found a quiet corner of Bed Bath and Beyond to squee and dance in. Now that I think about it, I didn’t check for security cameras so there may or may not be security footage of me acting like a dork.

Moving on, as well as my husband and myself, Elizabeth Harper, my fearless leader, the president of Omnific Publishing, my publishing company, the boss lady HERSELF, was going to the taping as well! So, I get an email from her asking for my cell number so we can get our ducks in order. Okay, she didn’t say “ducks in order” but y’all know what I mean. Again, the nerves start up as I’ve never spoken to her in person, just through email.

Right now I would like to say how blessed I am to have the privlige and honor of working with such a beautifully poised and generous woman! And I’m not just saying that because I want her to publish my second book, it is as true, as true can be! Lovely, lovely woman.

So (jeezed I say “so” a lot) hubs and I get all ready and head out to the studio.

We clean up pretty dadgum good, if I do say so myself πŸ˜‰ We pulled up to the guard booth and gave our names to the guard. After she let us through the other guard says, “THEY were on the VIP list?” Um, yeah asshole, we were! We know people, don’t judge Judgy McJudgerson! Anyway, we got our instructions and headed into the studio, but not without having a complete redneck dork moment in the parking lot πŸ™‚

 

Yeah, I’m a huge nerd, don’t act like this is new news. So on our way to the Green Room we passed Linda’s dressing room and saw Elizabeth in there as well so we stopped in and met everyone. I can’t say enough how wonderful everyone was, from Linda to her lovely daughter Megan, to Elizabeth and her wonderful friend Tiombe! After we had some introductions and a round of hugging (because I’m a hugger) the four of us (the hubs, Elizabeth, Tiombe and myself) headed on down to the Green Room where Natalie took such good care of us.

We got to sit on a nice comfy couch and watch two tapings of the show and whilst we sat people like Drew Carey, Larry King and Michael Kenneth Williams (Chalky White from Boardwalk Empire) filtered in and out. It was so awesome! We even were able to snap a few photos before we got busted for taking photos in the Green Room, oops.

Here is Elizabeth and myself just before we were told we weren’t allowed to take photos in the Green Room. Redheads of the world unite!

The show was amazing and Linda was just as poised and eloquent as anyone I’ve ever seen! I was so proud as I watched her as I know Elizabeth was as well, not to mention her daughter Megan who was watching with us, she positively glowed with pride for her mother.

After all was said and done we saw Louie Anderson in the hallway and after another round of hugs from Linda and Megan, Elizabeth, Tiombe, my hubs and myself went out to a lovely dinner!

Now, I don’t throw the word “blessed” around willy-nilly so when I say it, I truly mean it.

I am really, REALLY blessed!

Well, that’s all I have for you today my darlings as I have to go strap on my Super Mom cape and buy supplies for a science project with the middle child, look at a possible car for the oldest child, AND THEN hit the Girl Scout bonfire circuit with the twins. Have a great weekend my lovelies and do yourselves a favor, hug a Veteran today! They make it possible for people like me to have the freedom to be able to post this very blog! Stay tuned for next week’s blog fun!

Until next time,

Patty <3

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Author! Author! Blog Bounce!


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Hidey ho my exuberant little love monkeys!

I’m soooooo excited!! Tonight I get to go watch a taping of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and cheer on my Omnific sister, Linda Cunningham!! Check your local listings and make sure you tune in, Mr. Ferguson is hilarious!!

Now, onto the blog bounce, courtesy of Omnific Publishing.

In celebration of going to the show taping tonight and excitement, I think we need one of those bounce houses!

Did you notice the monkey on it? For my love monkeys!! HEEHEE! I think the same warning needs to go with this as with the trampoline, pee before you bounce! Because really, you get in there with a bunch of friends, if the bouncing doesn’t make you pee, the laughter will and let’s face it no one wants to be trapped in a pee filled bounce house, no matter how close of friends you are. So, why don’t we do this, let’s just all slap on some protection before we enter the house of bounce, shall we? If Whoopie Goldberg can admit to the occasional squirt so can we, right? Friends don’t let friends bounce unprotected. Just sayin.

Alighty, my protected little love monkeys, go forth and bounce and don’t forget to check your local listings for The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and tune in!! Stay tuned for tomorrow and I’ll break down my adventure for Happy Friday!!

Until next time,

Patty <3

 

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Oh My Monday!


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Greetings my groovy little love monkeys!

This is going to be a short little bit today, darlings, but as promised, I will announce the winner of the signed copy of Cat O’ Nine Tails and swag set in the latest giveaway!

Nicki!

Congratulations, Nicki, your copy will be in the mail post haste!

Well, that’s all I have for you today, I told you this was going to be short one. That being said, stay tuned later in the weeks for some more blogging fun!

Until next time,

Patty <3

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Happy Friday: Did Someone Say, GIVEAWAY?


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Happy Friday my floofy little love monkeys! Did you rifle through this week and pull out all the good bits like a parent sneaking a kid’s Halloween candy while they’re at school? You’re darn right you did! *heehee, me too*

I have some exciting news! Next week one of my Omnific sisters, Linda Cunningham, author of Omnific Publishing’s latest release Small Town Girl, is going to be on The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson! She is going to be on next Friday, Nov. 11th, check your local listings for a time and tune in! Or set your DVR if you aren’t a night owl, but make sure you check it out. As the show films here in Los Angeles, I will be there in the audience to lend my moral support and my immense lung power, yeah, I’m sure you’ll hear my “wooot” because I’m very loud πŸ˜‰

Alrighty, let’s get to the giveaways! There are two Cat O’ Nine Tails giveaways going on right now, an ebook with swag and a signed copy and swag!

Miss Jennifer Lane is giving away and ebook and swag set on her blog. She’s awesome and I had a great time doing the interview with her! Head on over to her site to check it out and the giveaway deets! Β HERE!

And Your’s Truly (that’s me) is giving away a signed copy of Cat O’ Nine Tails and swag set! All you have to do is leave a comment for me AND head on over to Omnific Publishing’s Author! Author! Blog BounceΒ and leave a comment for one of the other participants. Want extra entries? You get an entry for every blog from the list that you comment on! How easy is THAT? I’ll even make it super duper easy, all you have to do is click on the picture below to get to the bounce ..

Easy peasy rice and cheesy baby! AND you have all weekend to do it! The winner will be announced in Monday’s Oh My Monday blog post!

Well, that’s all I have for you today my puddin’ heads, have a good week end and stay tuned for next week’s blogs!

Until next time,

Patty <3

 

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Author! Author! Blog Bounce! GIVEAWAYS!!


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Hidey ho my crazy little love monkeys!

First, I’d like to congratulate Miss Krysykat! She won the signed copy of Cat O’ Nine Tails and swag set in the Halloween Blog Hop! Your book and swag set is being sent out post haste my dear!

Second, it’s Thursday and you know what that means,

That’s right! It’s time for the Author! Author! Blog Bounce hosted by my awesome publisher, Omnific Publishing! So, stop bouncing on the bed you cheeky little monkeys and bounce on over, there’s goodies to be had!

Yeah, I know how you monkeys are, just jumping like the animals that you are every chance you get πŸ˜‰ And speaking of goodies to be had, be sure to check out my Omnific sister, Jennifer Lane’s, blog for an interview with your’s truly and a chance to win an ebook and swag set! She’s awesome and I had a ball with the interview!

And third, I’m going to sweeten the goody pot today! Since the pirate costume contest flopped, I’m going to giveaway the signed copy of Cat O’ Nine Tails and swag set to one lucky commenter that leaves me AND one of the other blogs on the bounce a comment will be entered to win! That’s right, leave one for me (with your email addy of course) and then bounce on over and leave one for one of the other authors in the bounce! I’m going to be checking so make sure you leave one of my homies a comment! Want to earn MORE entries? Visit other blogs on the bounce and leave comments, you will get an entry for every blog you comment on! This contest will be open until midnight Sunday EST and the winner will be announced on Monday’s Oh My Monday blog, so get those comments in y’all!

Well, that’s all I have for you today my darlings, stay tuned for tomorrow’s Happy Friday blog post!

Until next time,

Patty <3

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