Tuesday, June 21, 2011

It's the first day of summer

June is almost over even though it's the first day of summer.

So, my book, The Love Genie: Barbary Coast comes out Friday, June 24th, and I thought I'd see what else was going on in the month of June. 

Guess what?  It's Aquarium Month.

Now, there's a reason I didn't know this.  When my kids were little, I thought it would be fun to have an aquarium.  I had fond memories of my two goldfish when I was young.  They lived for years.  What could be so hard?

So I bought a big aquarium, got the pump, plants, water testing kid, some very cool fish and food.  All went well for about a week.

The algae and snails thrived.  The fish?  Not so much.

Especially because Tom-Tom, the cat, was fascinated by them.
(This is not an actual picture of Tom-Tom, but you get the idea.)

I gave up after a few months.  Years later, I walked into the local pharmacy and at the checkout lane, they had these mini aquariums in a 6 or 8 inch cube, all set up with fish and everything.  I couldn't resist and got one for my desk at the office.  Those were fish of a different kind.  They were hardy little buggers and I had them for several years.

So what does this have to do with my newest book?  Not much except that the story is set on a fantasy sailing ship.  Although I doubt Chris and Meaghan spare many thoughts about fish.

When Scott Eugene Anderson inherits his aunt's motel in the foothills of the White Mountains, he decides to turn it into a motel for anonymous sexual fantasies and advertises himself as The Love Genie.

Meaghan Rowe, who doesn't wait for anything, has a sexual itch and she turns to The Love Genie to get it scratched.  Chris Baxter has a treasure chest full of lovemaking expertise, but can't do commitment.  The two are matched and separately choose The Barbary Coast fantasy aboard a pirate ship.

Given Chris's expertise and Meaghan's impatience, will this relationship walk the plank or will they sail off into the sunset?

The Love Genie -- sexual fantasies with a touch of magic.

The Love Genie:  Barbary Coast will be available June 24th from Whispers Publishing.

Link to the Whispers Publishing:  http://whispershome.com/ 

Link to my web page:  http://peppergoodrich.com/ 

Thursday, June 16, 2011

At Last!!!!

The sun finally came out yesterday after over a week of rainy and cloudy days.  I even had to light the fireplace a couple of times since I've turned off the heat.

Sorta looks like winter, doesn't it?  Well that's what
it felt like.


A long time ago I realized I was solar powered and it was abundantly clear this past week.  Yes, yes, I know the rain is good for the garden, but it makes the grass grow and now I'll have to mow the lawn.

To recharge myself, I spent the day on my deck.  Without the distractions of e-mail and TweetDeck, I got to do lots of writing and editing.  And sitting and enjoying the wonderful weather. 

The dogs got to play outside all day.

The birds were chirping and flying around and I even got this picture of a hummingbird at the feeder.

If you look closely, you can see him just to the left of the feeder

And today is going to be a repeat of yesterday.  Yeah!!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Summer has exploded around here.

April was chilly and damp around here.  I spent the first three weeks of May in Albuquerque visiting my son and his family.  Nice and warm and sunny out there.  I finally got warm down to my bones.

We visited the Botanical Garden on Mother's Day

Really cool plants, so different from Maine.

And here's daddy and his little girl.

We also visited the art and history museum

 Very cool Westward Ho sculpture

We went up to Santa Fe for a couple of days while No. 2 son and his wife rode in the Santa Fe 100 mile bike ride.  Being the smart one, I got to play with my granddaughter.

 Here she is, indignantly chasing the pigeons off the grass (like her dad does with the pigeons in his garden in the back yard)

Sleepy-time girl

Came back home to cold and rain.  Until last week.  Now it's hot and mostly sunny.  I've planted my "garden"

The dogs are enjoying being outdoors, too. 

Here they are, grazin' in the grass.

And my writing career is sort of exploding, too.  Pepper has a book coming out on June 24th. 

And Judi has a contract for Two Moons Rising with Crescent Moon Press.  No cover or release date yet.

Night of Turmoil is at one of my publishers for consideration. 

And Pepper is hard at work on another Love Genie story.

Okay, back to my regularly scheduled writing.

Have a great June.