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Versatile Blogger Award & Seven Things About Myself

Imagine my surprise Monday morning while I’m opening up the blogs I usually follow to discover Stephanie Neighbour tagged me in the Versatile Blogger Award. Check her out she never fails to make me laugh, but she can be just as serious. Plus she has cute dachshunds and sometimes Autumn takes over the blog. That dog is talented. Stephanie actually tagged my Hunter’s Lyonesse blog but I needed to post something more important on that one yesterday.

I have to tag/nominate fifteen bloggers, so here goes. Katie Oliver, Kennedy Ryan, Callie Armstrong, Christy Pastore, William Woodward, Wiz Green, Bianca Sloane, Robyn of Elder Park Book Reviews, Geoffrey West, Stuart James, Theresa Hernandez, Julie Stock, Johnna Perry, Shirley Braden, and Jessica Severson, I know Stephanie nominated a couple of you. Doesn’t mean I can’t!

This is where I share seven things about myself. I’m going to try to share things you don’t know.

iaito1. I studied Aikido and Iaijutsu. I own an iaito and I know how to use it.

Make Horse2. My favorite beaches are on Moloka`i, one of my island homes. Papohaku and Maké Horse. The latter is pictured above.

Music3. I have a talent for sight reading music and catching the lyrics & melody of a new song on the radio when I hear it for the first time. This drove my ex nuts when I would sing along to a song I was hearing for the first time.

4. I grew up singing in choirs. I learned to play the flute then the piano. I tried to teach myself to play the guitar. Later, I was in a short-lived band with some friends in which I was a backup singer and co-wrote the songs with our guitarist who happens to be the male version of me – we could finish each other’s sentences.

Just one of my jewelry creations

Just one of my jewelry creations

5. I need to create.

My digital self, aka Dianah Markova

My digital self, aka Dianah Markova

6. I deejay in Second Life. My deejay name is DJ Dirty Dianah. I started six years ago and I still love it.

7. All the photos on both of my blogs are taken by me. (Copyright laws!) The few that aren’t I have used with permission, except for the meme I used in I’m Just A Girl. I had a recipe and photo lifted from Hunter’s Lyonesse which prompted me to watermark my photos from that point on. I also had someone steal one of my photos on Facebook and photoshop it to use as an ad for his business. You live the meaning of incensed when your work is stolen. It was like learning my first boyfriend cheated on me, or rather used me to cheat on his other girlfriend, but minus kicking in the locker at school.

 
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Posted by on May 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Top 10 I’m Angry & I Know It Songs

I have a guest post on Kennedy Ryan’s blog again today. We had so much fun with the Top 10 Beats Between the Sheets that we were tossing ideas around and we liked the idea of doing a list for when you’re pissed off or writing a fight scene to help keep the mood going. Thus, the Top 10 I’m Angry & I Know It list was born.

While you’re there, check out Kennedy & Forever Romance’s Autism Awareness Giveaway. There are many ways to enter for a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card, a $25 iTunes gift card, and a Forever Romance prize pack with Godiva chocolates. You still have a few days to enter! Plus, if you missed it before, her debut novel, When You Are Mine releases June 17th and you can pre-order it at Barnes & Noble and AmazonRyan_WhenYouAreMine_ebook

 
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Posted by on April 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Top 10 Beats Between the Sheets ~ Guest Post at Kennedy Ryan’s Blog

You might have read the title and asked, What the hell is Debi doing?

My fantastic friend, Kennedy Ryan, asked me to help her out with a post. What started out as the Top 10 Baby Makers took a life of its own and I wound up with the Top 10 Beats Between the Sheets instead.

Before I give you the link to my guest post, let me tell you about Kennedy and her debut novels, the first two of The Bennett series. Kennedy loves to have fun with me on Twitter which I completely love about her. I can’t be serious or “professional” all the time on social media. That’s not the best way for me to connect to fellow writers, fellow gluten-free/allergy-free bloggers, and followers. I believe in being myself at all times and Kennedy puts up with my antics. She will be donating 25% (divided) of her royalties to Myles-A-Part and TACA to help provide resources to families living with Autism. So, even if her books aren’t your usual, gift them to a friend who might like them and help families in need at the same time.

The Bennett series introduces us to Kerris Moreton, her would-be-fiancé Cam, and his best friend, Walsh Bennett. You can read more about them here. Images below are used with permission of Kennedy Ryan.

When You Are Mine releases on 6/17/2014 Ryan_WhenYouAreMine_ebook

Loving You Always releases on 10/17/2014Ryan_LovingYouAlways_ebook

Both books are available for pre-order through Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

Now that you’ve seen the covers of her books, is it any wonder how the baby making playlist turned hot and steamy?

Head over to guest post, Top 10 Beats Between the Sheets, at Kennedy’s blog now!

 
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Posted by on March 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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