Thursday, February 25, 2010


* * * NANCY G. is the WINNER * * *
* * * Book has been sent, Nancy! * * *

It's going to be a mega-busy day here, so I'm going to just jump in and spread the love.... and I hope there will be something for everyone here!! So, let's start with today's "treat" - a sweet FREE READ from LASR called "Ancient Magic" that you can find here:

My next release is March 1st, from HEARTS ON FIRE BOOKS - a non-erotic thriller, with a vampire twist. Part horror, part romance, and part mystery, this is what advance readers have said about SHADES OF DEATH:

An absolutely amazing story that will bring the reader to a depth they may have never been before. Shades of Death will grab the reader, bring them in and hold them. (Brigit Aine, author & editor)

The characters draw you in so much that you have to keep flipping the pages. The storyline kept me flipping the pages until the very end. With this book it is easy to forget time you have to keep flipping the pages until the end. (Patsy Marshall, reader)


Deep within the ageless Carpathian Mountains, an ancient evil wakes. Imprisoned many centuries ago, she has waited, patiently, for the one destined to grant her freedom.

Arienne Lereaux has studied the preternatural menace called "vampyre" for most of her life. She is an expert in the field. Loosely affiliated with a secretive organization called The Institute of Paranormal Research and Investigation, she turns to them when she unearths what may be the first representation of the vampyre ever to exist.

Head of the Institute, Adam Raven, has spent a lifetime tracking the clues left by his mother's disappearance in the mountains of Romania nearly twenty years past. When Arienne arrives at the secluded island headquarters of the Institute, he wonders if she holds the key to finding his lost mother. But before too many days pass, the city of Vancouver is rocked by a series of grisly murders. As it races to find the culprit, the Institute faces an evil unlike any it has encountered before...


Once you have read "Ancient Magic" drop by the blog and tell me how many of the Gods are named in the short story. All correct answers will be tossed into a hat and my sister will draw a winner for an ARC (in PDF format) of the novel SHADES OF DEATH. So, don't forget to leave your email address, or check back on Sunday, Febraury 28th, when the winner will be posted!!

Recent Reviews to tempt you:


FOUR reviews to tempt you - all vampiric in theme.

Whom Gods Have Favored: 4 tombstones
Average reader rating - 5/5 stars

Heartache and pain are the threads which draw the main characters together in this beautiful saga. Denyse does a wonderful job of describing her world and the characters, allowing you to feel as if you know them like a close friend. Though not for younger audiences, this is a story that is sure to enrapture the historical reader as well as those who just love a good happily ever after.

Passionate Kisses: 4 tombstones
Average reader rating: 5/5 stars

I am going to focus on the paranormal stories, but trust me, the other stories are quite entertaining as well.

In the story “Perdition”, the first paranormal offering of the collection, Alexander finds himself part of a fading sect. His fascination is with a female pupil who comes to him to study the history of Egypt. She entices him into a desire for power and prestige that he happily accepts. Too late does he has second thoughts about the full implications of what her power will cost him.

“The Hunt” is the story of two vampires and their desires that send them to hunt each other through town. A sexual hide and go seek. Passions run HOT, and a few humans are drawn into the heat but can they handle it?

In this offering of short stories, followers of Denysé’s paranormal stories can get a taste for her hetero romance and erotic and they won’t be displeased. These stories are for mature readers - no youngsters, please - but definitely share with everyone you can!

Descent Into Darkness: (novel) 4 tombstones
Average reader rating: 5/5 stars

This story is darkly intriguing. It explores the mental status of an older vampire who finds he has lost something very important to him, but only after the fact. Denyse is amazing in her ability to bring across to her audience such intense feelings in such a short time. As always, I have thoroughly enjoyed her current offering and will definitely suggest it to others.

Blood Wine and Pale Roses: 5 tombstones
Available from The Wild Rose Press
(LASR finalist for Best Book of 2008)
Average reader rating: 5/5 stars

It was easy to feel both Eden and Sean’s sorrow through the pain and heartache they have suffered. Also it was flaming to feel the connection between them. I would definitely recommend this story to my friends!

4.5 stars for The Devane Files - OUT OF HELL
Available from Liquid Silver Books

The Devane Files: Out Of Hell is a darkly atmospheric, emotionally charged mystery. I was immediately pulled in and swept back to London, 1892. The characters are vibrant, from the tortured and addicted Inspector Devane, his friend Sgt. Goodwin, and the headstrong Bethany Bradshaw to her extremely hateful father Davenshire. The peripheral characters are just as defined as the leads. The words and structure beautifully suit the Victorian setting. I vacillated between the person(s) I thought responsible for the murder of Robert Bradshaw but finally settled and was gratified to learn I was right. The culmination and ending were eminently satisfying. The second in the series just became my next “have to read.” If you enjoy a richly depicted historical mystery with wonderful characterization, I highly recommend The Devane Files: Out of Hell, it possesses it all.

4.5 stars for The Devane Files - AN UNSPOKEN BETRAYAL
Available from Liquid Silver Books

Once again I was transported to London, 1893, a year after the start of events in Out of Hell. The story is as compelling, the characterization just as defined, living up to the standard previously set. An Unspoken Betrayal is equally atmospheric but the darkness is interspersed with light. Bethany has lightened Devane and it shows. The mystery is layered, circuitous and different. It’s an excellent sequel that stays true to the spirit of Out of Hell. If you’re looking for resolution as in the previous Devane File you’ll look in vain. This in no way detracts but only whets my appetite for more. I’m sincerely hoping there will be a book three and sooner rather than later, please.

Available from Hearts On Fire Press

Review: A vivid look into the pirate life complete with chases, cannons and booty;)

I totally enjoyed Captain Jack and Katheryn. A nifty tale about these two that made me wonder what would happen in their future. When I reached the end of their tale (s) I found myself hoping that the author has future tales of mischief and adventure to share with us.

All in all this 3 story collection was interesting, descriptive and held me till the end :)

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

GUEST: J.E. Taylor

Welcome J.T, I'm very happy have you here as my guest today, to introduce my readers to yet another very talented author to add to their piles of books to be read!

Denysé: From what I see on your website, you write thrillers, which is not an easy genre for many people; why have you chosen it? These stories are, as a rule, complicated multi-dimensional stories; a lot of writers take a “seat of their pants” approach to writing, I find when I write a thriller, I need to keep my notes in order – how does that work for you? Do you keep the story in your head and write it, or do the characters dictate plot twists that you just run with?

J.E. Taylor: I don’t believe writing thrillers was a conscious choice on my part. When I made the decision to sit down and get the stories out of my head, it’s what came naturally. Horror, thrillers, high tension stories are by far my favourite to read and writing in these genres has always been my preference.

My first story - written in eight grade - was a tragic love story and it has been revamped several times over the last thirty years and will actually be published in January of 2012 in eXcessica’s Heartache anthology. But even though this could be categorized as romance, it walks the line with an embedded thriller component.

As far as my writing process, it always starts with either a beginning or in some cases an ending in mind and I go from there. I have no notes, no plot outlines, just an idea and I run with it. There have been times where my characters have done something unexpected alternating where the story is going, and I go with the flow. Even so, I do need to have a general idea of where I want to end up otherwise I find myself rambling and those sections always end up on the editing floor.

Denysé: Do you feel that thrillers and adventure stories are better suited to an erotic twist than some others? Is the “thrill” in the equation a natural marriage to the sensual thrill of sexual encounter do you think?

J.E. Taylor: Beyond romance, I think thrillers are great fit for an erotic backdrop because it lends another dimension to the thrill factor as you eluded. Heart pounding is heart pounding and layering these two themes renders a pretty fast paced and enjoyable read.

Denysé: In an ideal world, how much time would you devote to your writing, as opposed to how much time you realistically have to devote to it around “real-life” and its demands?

J.E. Taylor: If I could devote a solid 40 to 50 hours a week to my own writing that would be ideal. Early on, that’s close to what I was devoting in addition to my full time job and raising a family. I didn’t have time for much else but I’ve slowed down a bit on the writing front and shifted into editing mode, devoting about half that figure to polishing. In other words, if I could do this full time, I would be a very happy camper.

Denysé: Which do you prefer, erotic or non-erotic, as a reader, and as an author?

J.E. Taylor: Non-erotic.
Although it was fun writing the Games Series, which definitely land in the erotic zone, I hadn’t had much exposure to reading erotica. That’s changed a bit since I took on a formatting and content editor positions with my publisher but even so, I still prefer the traditional thriller or horror story to get my heart rate moving. Although I do have to say, the erotic side of the fence has had a real positive effect on my marriage. *wink-wink*

Denysé: Do you every push the envelope solely to test yourself, then edit it out of your final draft, or do you challenge your readers to keep up with you?

J.E. Taylor: Define push the envelope. :)
If we are talking themes and subject matter, hell yes, I push the envelope. Survival Games, my first novel coming out in July, certainly meets this parameter. It’s edgy, sensual, violent, and from what I’ve been told, a compelling read. By far, it is one of the most disturbing in my arsenal of stories.

I have pushed the envelope on occasion and cut those scenes because they were just too much. Believe or not, I did cut back some of the more violent scenes in both Survival Games and Mind Games. The final published versions are very different from the original manuscripts. But then again, the originals were rough cut brain dumps and the journey to refining the story and polishing it included toning it down some.

Denysé: What do you feel is your greatest accomplishment thus far as an author, and what is the thing you want most to achieve in future?

J.E. Taylor: Holding the first Survival Games ARC was a surreal experience and the fact I got to share it with my folks gave it a deeper meaning. My father, god bless him, has read every book I’ve written. I’m sure Survival Games shocked the daylights out of him, and he did say something about the amount of sex in the book - but also said the subject matter warranted it. So seeing the pride in my father’s eyes when I handed him the first copy, made the accomplishment that much sweeter.

The future: NY Times Bestseller list. I want to achieve that as well as seeing an adaptation of my books on the big screen.

Thanks, J.E., for being my guest today and telling us more about your books, and your experience as a writer.

My Bio:

J.E. Taylor, author of horror, suspense and erotica, moonlights as an assistant editor with Allegory (, an online venue for Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror.

Her short stories have appeared in Niteblade and Allegory and she has credits in three upcoming 2011 and 2012 eXcessica anthologies.

Her first book: Survival Games - and edgy, erotic thriller - will be released on July 19, 2010 by eXcessica. The second book in the Games trilogy - Mind Games is scheduled for release on November 29, 2010.

Along with writing erotic thrillers, she also pens supernatural thrillers and is looking forward to the madness that accompanies publication.

Ms. Taylor lives in Connecticut with her husband and two children.

Visit her at

SURVIVAL GAMES - Release Date: July 19, 2010

Until he snatches sexy stock jock Jessica Connor, Ty Aris happily followed his step-brother’s orders, producing some of the most coveted black market porn and snuff films on the street. But the day he grabs her in the parking lot, his life becomes a living nightmare.

Jessica foils his plans, fires his passion, and frustrates the hell out of him. She never gives in to his demands, his pleas or his desires, and yet a psychic bond claims his soul and melts the iron walls around his heart. His obsession sparks a fierce rift when Frank wants to start filming. Ty stalls with any and every excuse in the book, fueling Frank’s fury, but he knows it’s only a matter of time before he loses this game.

With the clock ticking, he scrambles for escape options.

Options that won’t land him in jail . . . or worse . . . a captive in Frank’s sadistic prison.

MIND GAMES - Release Date: November 29, 2010

Chris Ryan doesn’t understand why he’s alive. By all accounts he should have died in the prison he and his step-brother created. Dying screams and the ring of gunshots still haunt his dreams and to make matters worse, five years hasn’t erased his passion for Jessica Connor.

She left him bleeding on the cold concrete floor, escaping the prison that held her for close to a year. Semi-conscious and close to death, his gaze fell on an apparition of her son and white light filled his skin, healing his wounds and giving him a second chance . . . and to this day that power still rages within him.

Haunting visions of her daughter’s death drive him out of hiding and he shows up at her doorstep with the intent of giving her the power he safeguarded all these years. But his good intentions fall short when they realize he led the vengeful spirit of his step-brother straight to her.

Cancer is no longer their biggest worry, now Chris and Jessica must battle a ghost hell bent on destroying all of them.

END GAME - Release Date: February 14, 2011 (No cover shot yet)

Chris Ryan has everything he's ever dreamed of: the love of a beautiful woman, two amazing children, an obscene amount of money and mystical powers beyond his wildest dreams.

His perfectly planned Valentine’s Day proposal hits a speed bump when Jessica receives a call from her ex-husband and agrees to attend the premier of his movie in New York City. A movie Chris isn’t so sure he wants to see, especially on the same night as his wedding.

Sharing the spotlight with her ex becomes the least of his concerns when three thousand miles away on the sunny coast of California, a scorned woman activates a contract on Jessica.

He lands in the cross hairs between an endless trail of assassins and his wife, fending them off and vowing revenge on the crazy bitch that set them loose. But his valiant efforts crumble in a near fatal hit leaving him on the brink.

In the dark plane between life and death, Chris is given a choice: Save his family or save his soul.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Meet my talented friend Scott Lang...

So, this my friend Scott,
who has written a very cool book he is here to tell us about... I posted a trailer and intro to this one a couple of weeks ago, then asked Scott if he'd be interested in a proper guest spot, since I pretty much just went and stole his material off his webiste. I've been forgiven and he's here to chat with you, so enjoy.... over to Scott now.... :)

I had been challenged. The gauntlet had been thrown down by my good friend Ellen to write a book. Can you believe the audacity of such a thing? My blood was boiling and my gander was up as I bolted to my feet and accepted her challenge in a loud blustering fashion. By God, I shall write a book! And it shall be good! Now all I needed was a story! Drat, I knew I was forgetting something. I put on my most serious face and my thinking cap as I pondered about what to write. I figured I could always write about vampires, especially a tall, dark, brooding vampire who hated what he was and just wanted to find love and acceptance in the arms of a high school-aged female. No, I decided, that concept would never sell. Then I watched spellbound on February 28, 1993 as the Waco, Texas Compound thing went down, just as so many of you did too. My friend, the same one who challenged me, turned to me and said, "I wonder what he (David Koresh) was thinking," and I thought, "Yeah, what was he thinking," and an idea started to form in my twisted little mind. What if I combined the concept of a secret and ultra-powerful society, like Dan Brown did in The Di Vinci Code, with the warped religious zealot-like mindset like Koresh employed in his compound? I thought that was a very good start, but I wanted more. I wanted to write about something that hadn't been pounded into the ground ten million times, and that's as easy a task as it might sound. By this point everything has been done before. Hell, Hollywood is now making movies about old Saturday morning cartoons and comic book superheros. My solution -- Internet Adult chat rooms. When is the last time you read a book about chat rooms? Exactly, yet everyone knows what LOL is. Over three million people visit Internet chat rooms everyday, yet nobody is writing about them. That worked out well for me. So now I had the secret society, the religious mindset, and adult chat rooms as my main plot ideas -- the initial concept of my debut novel, Original Sin was born. Fee free to add an evil maniacal laugh here, I did when I wrote it. Really, it's all right. I won't think any less of you, I promise. I knew I wanted the secret society to be the antagonist, I mean come on, it's just so much fun to make them the baddies (besides, if you weren't doing something wrong you wouldn't have to conduct your business in secret.) That meant I needed a hero to counter them, but I didn't want a tried-and-true larger-than-life, James Bond type of guy. You know, the kind of stud who blazes his way through an army of gun-toting baddies and doesn't even mess up his perfectly combed hair, or spill his Martini. No, I wanted my hero to be somebody that every man could relate to, yet still has the guts and means to take on the bad guys. Making him have the means to stop the big bad meant he needed to be a cop, thus Detective Dallas Holden was created. Now all the pieces to my novel were in place. The result of those pieces was Original Sin. In Original Sin, I blend everything together to make a unique murder mystery novel. OS is not a story you've read before, though it has all the components you are familiar with. There's plenty of shoot-'em-up action for the guys, pulse-pounding adventure and a touch of romance, and yes ladies, there's even sex in it. Calm down guys, I put the action in the book for you, the ladies deserve to get theirs too. Original Sin is bold, fresh and sometimes a bit edgy, just like life. Real everyday issues like troubled marriages and temptation stand side-by-side with the grandiose storyline in Original Sin. No matter who you are, male or female, you will see yourself in at least one of my characters. I don't want to give too much of the story away, though it sure is tempting to really dive into the plot here so you can see what makes Original Sin so special and unique. Instead, I think I'll give you all my web address where you can order a personally signed copy of Original Sin.

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I can also be found on facebook at:

Huge thanks go out to Denyse for allowing me to ramble on about my book on her blog. It's always nice when you find somebody with a heart as big as hers.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

GUEST: Maria Andrade

Please welcome my guest today, Maria Andrade, author of the wonderful book Heart Magic...

The "Heart Magic Skills" To A Lasting Love

There are three basic things we are not taught to do well in life. These three basic things are:1. How to get along with the person we hope to live with the rest of our lives. 2. How to raise healthy, creative, children who have self-respect and respect others.3. How to deal with stress and anger.

We know this is true because of the unfortunate divorce rate (one out of two marriages fail in America), the river of children abused in our society and the high degree of addictions and crime, which reflects the stress and rage in our society. Yet, our hunger for information is reflected in the billion dollar industries behind, self-help books and magazines, improvement classes, seminars, media programs and Internet blogs. These all reflects our basic desire to grow and improve the quality of our lives.

To succeed in the three areas previously mentioned, having a harmonious relationship, healthy children, a peaceful mind, is not only a worthy goal but is in fact, the only way to have the civility which reflects a “civilization”. Such individuals would be considered to have reached a high social development. For each individual and family is an important cell in the body of society, a body which expands as we look at the collective world. But how can we expect nations who are different in religions, races and cultures to get along if two people who love each other cannot get along under their own roof?

These were my thoughts when I began my work in the field of Marriage, Family, Child Counseling, 25 years ago. When I started in private practice, I specialized in the work with children but it was evident that the presenting problem was the family with its environment where wellness or illness existed. Therefore, more and more I turned my attention to the family system and very quickly saw how much help was needed in couple or parenting skills regarding communication and conflict resolution. This is why I wrote, Heart Magic, Keeping Love Alive and Well, in order to help individuals and couples achieve success in the greatest of all arts – the art of relating.

What have I found to be a barrier to success in our society? It is a long held fallacy that to “live happily ever after” all we need is love. But don’t most people who marry and later get divorced love each other when they walked down the aisle? Love needs our help! We need to accept the fact that preparation and training, is necessary before we live together as a couple – before we bring children into the world.

Just as we get training to drive a car, learn a trade, or prepare for any important endeavor in our lives, we must learn what are healthy, relationship, habits to succeed as partners. More than two decades of research in the field of relationship studies has shown me that family members build trust, get along better, and experience a loving, harmonious life by following the “Eight Select Principles” and simple, “Dos and Don’t of Relating” found in my book, Heart Magic, Keeping Love Alive & Well.

For example, how many of us know this underlying fact in relating, that everyone has a piece of the truth and each side has a need that must be acknowledged? When there is a conflict between two people, if they do not understand this fact, they may not resolve their differences in a fair and respectful manner. Therefore, acknowledging each person’s truth, exploring each side’s need then finding a solution, which is fair to both sides, builds a truly intimate relationship. The home becomes a place where there is harmony because conflicts are resolved, trust is built and love endures. What better inheritance can parents give children? If we truly want a peaceful world, it begins with the individual and the family unit is the cell of the collective world family. True peacemakers live that ideal daily in their homes.

The good news is that everyone can learn to improve their relationship skills no matter what age or stage of partnership they are in - if they are motivated to do so! It takes devotion to your dream and a sincere desire to be happy. But it becomes a reality by learning a few simple habits of relating and applying them under your own roof. We see this lived out in the life of partners who are happy together, who may undergo many challenges but who have learned to practice loving habits that make any challenge easier to face. This is how the vision of love is truly made a reality!

Maria J. Andrade, M.F.T., is a licensed therapist author and poet. Her eco-social book for children, Youngen Finds Her Song, was published last year. She is founder of the “Heart Magic” workshops based on her book Heart Magic, Keeping Love Alive & Well. This book focuses on important “Select Principles” and “Do’s and Don’t” of communication for sustaining a loving and lasting partnership. She lives in California and has a private counseling practice with her husband Sy Cohn.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Pasquele Esposito

This man is incredible... Italian and English have never looked or sounded so romantic and alluring... Enjoy and fall in love... I have!

Pasquale Esposito, Italian tenor, performs Aria Leggera, an original composition from his CD "A BRAND NEW ME." The music video was shot in Naples, Italy and California, USA. The music video features Valeria Paesano. Aria Leggera is available for purchase on iTunes. Music Video Directed & Filmed by Ettore Squillace, Alessandro Squitti, and Luigi Pasqualaqua.

Monday, February 08, 2010

GUEST: Antonia Tiranth

Sometimes I get really lucky, I get to make some wonderful new friends via the guest spots that are booked here on my blog - other times, the Blessing comes in the shape of introducing you to people who are wonderful friends already, as well as being talented authors. Today, I'd like you meet and enjoy my friend Tir... she's great!

What made you choose the genre you write most in? Is it the romance you read growing up, or has it been a more recent taste?

The genre I've always leaned towards writing is fantasy/paranormal. Its only been recently that romance has taken the foreground in the writing. I mean, there always was an element of romance but now its more the focus. I didn't start reading romance until a couple years ago and I think that's also when I started into the romance writing.

Dragons are one of your favourite things - what do you like most about the mythological creatures? And how do you use it in your own work?

Where to begin! What's not to love about them? The best thing is the element of unknown and variety in their mythos. If I want my dragons to be able to speak verbally, I can do that. If I want them to communicate with their own language, I can do that too and its very easy to accept because of the variety of dragons. I can have them be social or solitary, wingless or winged. Anything goes.

Do you feel merging genres "spoils" either of them, or enriches both for the reader?

Definitely enriches. What's a shining white knight story without a damsel in distress to rescue?

What is your goal, as an author, when writing a book?

I would have to say my goal is to write something that is going to make people say “Wow! What a great story!” I want a reader to get the same enjoyment out of it that I put into making it. I love every character I've ever written about and I want readers to love them too.

What have you learned about yourself through the writing experience? Because we all speak through our words in one way or another, do you find yourself ever exploring your personal responses through your characters, or can you divorce yourself from what you're creating?

I've learned that I can write about more than I ever thought I could, even if I'm blushing furiously as I write it. Every character in my books is a little part of me, sometimes a darker part. Take Josephine from my first book, The Quickening, as an example. She's a spitfire, doesn't take crap from anyone but at the same time is very maternal and nurturing. I've had moments where I have a Josephine attitude but its not my constant personality. Arafin, who shows up in book two, The Gathering, is a complete and total goofball. He can find the humor in any situation. Again, that's the way I am, sometimes so I think every character is an opportunity to explore oneself. And I definitely can't divorce myself from the character. When I'm in his/her head, I'm there. I feel what he/she feels. I've often found myself storming away from the computer, completely ticked because of something that's happened in the story or crying because he/she is sad.

So that's a peek at my two newest works. One from my Tales of the Rikashi Series and the other is the start of my Tarot Kings Series.

Blurb for Tales of the Rikashi Book Three : Black Velvet -

Always in battle, always alone... A prophecy that cannot be denied.

Determined to avoid a forced marriage, Amara hops a plane to find and recruit Jett, the only man her fellow shifters believe can save them.

Jett cares little for Amara's cause, and an ancient prophecy has told him he must always fight alone. But when the plucky lass shows up in his life and refuses to leave, the last thing he expects is the turbulent emotions her presences brings.

When she's not busy hating him, Amara kind of likes Jett, and Jett can't deny that he's falling for her. But when love ignites between them, can they deny their destiny?

Available from Lyrical Press -

Blurb for Tarot Kings Book One – King of Swords : A Dom for Christmas -

Lilyrose Munroe has always felt something was missing from her life and on Christmas, she finds that her old teenage crush, Sebastian Alexander, a Dominate is just the one to give it to her.

Available from Red Rose Publishing -

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Prescription for murder...

This has nothing to do with anything other than sharing a laugh....

Divorce vs. Murder

A respectable lady went into the pharmacy, walked up to the pharmacist, looked straight into his eyes, and said, "I would like to buy some cyanide."

The pharmacist asked, "Why in the world do you need cyanide?"

The lady replied, "I need it to poison my husband."

The pharmacist's eyes got big and he exclaimed, "Lord have mercy! I can't give you cyanide to kill your husband. That's against the law! I'll lose my license! They'll throw both of us in jail! All kinds of bad things will happen. Absolutely not! You CANNOT have any cyanide!"

The lady reached into her purse and pulled out a picture of her husband in bed with the pharmacist's wife.

The pharmacist looked at the picture and replied, "Well now, that's different. You didn't tell me you had a prescription."

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

GUEST: Gary Morgenstein

Now I don't care who you are, THAT cover gets your attention and piques your curiosity! Please welcome the author of that enticing book.... my guest today Gary Morgenstein...

By Gary Morgenstein/How to Find a Woman…Or Not

Hi everyone. Denyse has been kind enough to invite me into her living room to discuss my dating and relationship book How to Find a Woman...Or Not, a comic how-to guide for guys from 25 to 55. Simply, I believe all the world is one giant singles bar with the opportunity to meet your true love whether you're walking on the street, riding the subways, dropping off your dry cleaning, lifting weights, getting your teeth cleaned, a chest X-ray, buying fish at Whole Foods or books at Barnes and Noble -- anywhere.

Along with tips, dos and don'ts, I use my years as a public relations executive to provide talking points on how to handle various situations. Like meeting someone in a doctor’s office.


1. You demonstrate a sensitive side that isn’t only concerned with looks
2. You can imagine what she’ll look like when the swelling goes down and the stitches heal -- so you limp, darling, lean on me
3. You’re so confident of your own prognosis that you can concentrate on hers, which bespeaks a future where her interests predominate
4. She is in a vulnerable emotional place, making her susceptible to your charms
5. Plus an office is a contained area and she’ll probably not leave before her wound is cleaned to avoid you


1. On general principles, avoid a woman with any signs of pus
2. Don’t poke her awake if she’s passed out because the pain killers have worn off
3. Hitting on a girl who’s temporarily blind is a bit low, unless she is especially foxy
4. Never ask what’s wrong -- might put you off wanting to have sex with her after she describes the details of her infected vagina
5. ‘Cause she might ask you and what if your receding gums/enlarged nipples/etc gross her out
6. Don’t make her talk after she’s had root canal
7. If she is talking, don’t say how cute, you sound just like Daffy Duck
8. For all you know, she sounded like Daffy Duck before


1. Criticizing insurance for vague malfeasance provides an acceptable common enemy and, if she is an apologist for an insurance company, do you really want anything to do with her?
2. Praise the doctor as someone you have long had great faith in, this way you can claim some moral credit if she likes him
3. If she ultimately sues the doctor for malpractice, she will probably be too deformed for you to have any interest anyway
4. Offer to share a cab back to work/home/subway station. She’ll probably refuse but will appreciate the gesture.

Thank you so much. Please feel free to contact me at my Amazon Author’s page. My book is available at

In addition to How to Find a Woman...Or Not (Times Square Press, Elite Associates, and Company Publication), Morgenstein has published four novels including the romantic triangle Loving Rabbi Thalia Kleinman, about a divorced middle-aged Brooklyn guy who falls in love with a beautiful woman rabbi -- while still not over his ex, along with Jesse’s Girl, a powerful story about a father’s search for his adopted teenage son, and Take Me Out to the Ballgame, a political baseball thriller, as well as the baseball Rocky The Man Who Wanted to Play Center Field for the New York Yankees. His prophetic play Ponzi Man played to sell-out crowds at the New York Fringe Festival. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, surrounded by lots of books and rock and roll CDs.