Thursday, September 27, 2012

Review: Seduction and Snacks


HILARIOUS!!!! Great Read!

Claire is a twenty-something, single mom that grudgingly helps her best friend sell sex toys while she attempts to make enough money to start her own business to give her foul-mouthed, but extremely lovable (when he's asleep) toddler a better life.

When Carter, the one-night-stand from her past that changed her life forever, shows up in her hometown bar without any recollection of her besides her unique chocolate scent, Claire will make it a point that he remembers her this time.

With Carter's undisguised shock at suddenly finding out he has a four-year-old son and Claire's panic that her stretch marks and slim to none bedroom experience will send the man of her dreams heading for the hills, the pair will do whatever they can to get their happily ever after.

Warning: contains explicit sex, profanity and enough sarcasm to choke a horse.


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I love a good funny romance. Who doesn't? But this book threw me for a loop. I'm a closet potty mouth with my mind always in the gutter, so this book was right up my alley. Totally hilarious. Backwards, outrageous humor. A great love story and a five-year-old that says "Holy Sh*t". 

I loved the crazy antics and off-the-wall humor. You'll enjoy it. "Has anyone seen Mike Hunt?" Trust me. You'll laugh your a** off.  

Don't forget to check out my website where you can read the first chapter of CULTURE SHOCK:
http://jeanettepekala.com/

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Happy Reading!

Random Topic Thursday: How long have you ever gone without sleep?

It's that time again....random topic Thursday.

I ask a random question and you answer honestly. It's a fun break from the norm. The world of writing isn't always a walk i nthe park so every Thursday (when I'm not slammed at my 9-5...shhh, don't tell), I like to throw a curve ball and ask a completely random off-the-wall question.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU EVER GONE WITHOUT SLEEP?

I was in my senior year of college. It was final exam time and I had worked all weekend (and partied) so when it came to Sunday night when things started to settle down, I started going through my books and syllabi and realized that I have 4 final exams on Monday!!!!! Holy Cow! What is a girl to do?

This is what I did. I'm not proud of it and I've never done it again, but I was desperate. My friend was ADHD and I knew she had a script for Adderall. I hit her up for one and let me tell you I was WIRED. No amount of coffee could get me to stay awake for as long as I needed. I wasn't just wired but I was focused. I was able to study for all 4 tests for 14 hours straight before my first exam began. No lie.

The 24 hour time-released tablet helped with the last minute studying but since I wasn't prescribed the medication it affected me differently. I ended up staying awake for 5 days....5 DAYS!!!! I couldn't sleep no matter what. But by the 5th day after working an 8 hour shift, I crashed. I crashed hard. I've never used prescription drugs since and never will again, but that's my story and I'm stickin' to it. How's that for honesty?

Sooooooo, how long have you ever gone without sleep?

Saturday, September 22, 2012

How to be a Writer ... While Having a Full Time Job

The motivation to write is always there. Even when I'm standing in line at the grocery store with my two kids wailing that they want candy (seriously why do they need to put the candy right near the check out line?...evil grocery demons) and this is after a looooooong day at work. An idea for one of my books will hit me standing there among the pandemonium and I will put the string cheese on the belt and pull out my handy dandy composition notebook that I lug around with me everywhere and jot down my idea.

 My book ideas come to me at the strangest moments....I know. Can anyone say bathtub? Yes, I ran freaking naked through the house to get my comp book to jot it down. I made the mistake a couple years ago of saying, "oh yeah, I'll just remember to write it down when I get home". Uh huh...yeah, that never worked. I either forgot completely or my thoughts weren't right. Oh and my fav...in my damn dreams. I wake up freaking out from my crazy sadistic mind and have to jot down what I just thought of...yes, my mind is sick and twisted yet wholesome...

I work full time and act as a single mom while my hubby is deployed and I still find time to write. It's super duper difficult but I find the time. On the weekends before the kids wake up, I'll hook my coffee IV up to my vein and get to typing or after they go to bed...even though I'm exhausted from work and everything else, I still feel it's important as a writer to WRITE EVERYDAY!

Yes, write everyday is a belief in which I live by. Even if it's a sentence or an idea for the plot, whatever...it doesn't matter what it is but during your hectic life with kids and full time jobs you still want to perfect your craft and what you love to do and for me that's writing and having people immerse themselves in the world you create with your imagination and say they loved it. (Run-on sentence anyone? Bueller? Bueller?)

Don't forget to check out the first chapter of "Culture Shock" my first novel. You can click on the link here: http://jeanettepekala.com/

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For now...I'm hitting the rack (as hubby would say). Happy Reading!

Always,

Jeanette

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Random Topic: What's your favorite odd sport?

Hmm....What's my favorite odd sport? I actually have two.

The first one is curling. Seriously? What kind of name is that for a sport first off? Also, it's shuffle board on ice...How difficult could it be??? It's national sport of active adult communities and it's an actual Olympic sport people. That's almost as bad as twirling being an Olympic sport. BUT....I have to say it's entertaining. The curlers??? (is that what you would call one who plays the sport of curling?)...anyway, the curlers get soooo intense like shoving a weighted puck down the ice is a matter of life and death that it's too hilarious. I can't watch it for the competitive value....I watch it for the entertaining value. It is very entertaining. It's the reality shows of Olympics sports...just plain ridiculous, but you keep watching.

OKAY, now to my second favorite odd sport...I don't know if you would consider it a sport, but ESPN was covering it one day. It was rock, paper, scissors. I kid you not, I was flipping through the channels one day bored because it wasn't football season (tear :( ) and I happen to breeze upon a rock, paper, scissors tournament on ESPN. The players were dressed up like it was Halloween too! It was purely classic and I think the entertainment value trumps curling any day! Look for it when there are absolutely no professional sports being played. You'll love it!

SO WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE ODD SPORT?

Don't forget to read the first chapter of my debut novel Culture Shock

You can also access the excerpt and other fun facts at http://jeanettepekala.com/

Other than that....Happy reading!

-Jeanette