If At Birth You Don’t Succeed

It is so easy for us to suffer from self-pity. We run into a stumbling block, and feel like it’s the end of all that matters.

I am one of those people. I can’t open a jar, I drop something, can’t find what I’m looking for… I ask, out loud, why does everything have to be so hard? Mainly, it’s just the stress talking. But really, life is fairly easy for me. Even though I suffer from chronic pain from back issues, I am able bodied.

Sometimes, I just need that gentle reminder.

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I dragged my husband to Barnes & Noble and perused the store. When I saw this book, I had to pick it up. Turns out it was written by a comedian who was born with Cerebral Palsy (which he humorously refers to as the sexiest of all palsies.)

This guy turns every challenge into a funny story. From his short time with his own show he won in an Oprah contest, to literally shitting himself… it’s funny.

And he has such a great optimism in the face of what would probably destroy most. This book is wildly inspirational, yet amazingly entertaining. I can’t recommend this enough.

You can find the book at Amazon, B&N, and probably many other outlets.

Giving up the Farm!

Not My Daughter is finally released!

Kindle Cover If you go to my webpage http://kimmullican.com/Books.html you can find the format you’re looking for.  It’s available in print, Kindle and Nook.

I have experimented with Amazon’s KDP Select Program. What this means for me, as an author, is that I grant Amazon exclusivity to the book in the program.  It cannot be available in any other format.  What this also means is that I can do free promotions.

I can only do them with Amazon.   I haven’t seen any benefit to being in the Select program… but you can benefit.

From April 30 – May 4, I’m giving away Yoder’s Farm for free.  So go here:  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008Y0MMC2 and download it for free if you don’t have it already.  The only thing I ask for is an honest review.  Of course, this is the honor system.  I’m not going to track you down and gouge out your eyes for not posting a review…but it would be appreciated.  Yoder's Farm

Spread the word to your friends that like free books!

Thank you to everyone who has supported me through the years.  Your continued support keeps me writing!

Review / Interview with Laura Cooper

After reading 50 Shades of Garbage, I decided to seek out a good adult novel.  I’d never really been into reading mommy porn, but I could see the lure 50 Shades had on folks.

While perusing through what was available and downloading several freebies, I ran across Author Laura Cooper.  Both she and her husband write in the erotica genre.  Laura decided to grant me an interview as well.

Laura’s book, SEMPER FI, was such a good read I couldn’t stop until I finished.  Her characters were likeable, relatable and she writes very good steamy scenes.  I found myself hot under the collar a few times.  I highly recommend diving into what Laura has to offer in this genre.  I give it 5 out of 5 stars.

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Please help me welcome Author Laura Cooper.

Laura:  Thank you!  It’s a pleasure being here with you.

Kim:  The pleasure is all mine.  So tell my readers a bit more about you.

Laura:  I’m a stay at home mom who has just gotten our last child out of the house and off to college.  For the first time it has allowed my husband and I an opportunity to enjoy the peace and solitude of an empty house.  No more crazy kids bolting through our locked bedroom door with every kind of emergency known to man.

Kim:  So how did you go about writing erotica for the first time?  What made you pursue the genre?

Laura:  I was sitting around reading on my new Nook in January of 2011.  I mentioned to my husband that the best thing about it was that I could read anything I wanted and no one would know.  So, I downloaded an erotic book and it gave him the idea to write one himself.  I thought he was nuts.  In fact, I was a little mad when he wrote and published his first book.  But as the series took off, I thought, “why not?”

Kim:  I noticed that both you and your husband write erotica.  Does that help the heat at home?

Laura:  We’ve always had sort of a special relationship.  We are a blended family (children from previous relationships), and so when we met we sort of dispensed with the usual “getting to know you” crap and just sort of let it all hang out.  We are very open and honest about our feelings and desires, and quite frankly that has brought us closer as a couple.  So our “Heat,” has always been set pretty high!

Kim: Tell us about SEMPER FI.

Laura:  We were sitting around watching Fox News when Sandy hit the north east.  Being from South Carolina, we are no strangers to hurricanes.  I made a comment that without power and television, they’d probably have a lot of babies born in about 9 months.  It got me thinking about being stuck in a storm, or stuck in an airport, or something like that.  Perhaps even a sexy public scene would be cool.  Also, my husband is a former Marine, so I based his character sort of on him.  So, I sat down and started free writing, and voila!

Kim:  I was pleasantly surprised to find myself laughing out loud when I read parts of your book.  I really didn’t expect that in an erotica novel.

Laura:  Well, I find humor in so many things we do on a daily basis, so why not include it.  Some of the stuff just seems funny to me.  Perhaps it’s my warped sense of humor that makes it through in my writing.

Kim:  How many books do you have out?  Where can we find them?

Laura:  We have something like 38, 39 or so.  We probably have about 75 that are sitting around on our computers.  We are just sort of slow at putting them out.

Kim:  Thank you for your time Laura.  I really enjoyed your book.  Where can others buy it?

We are published on Smashwords, All Romance Ebooks, Ibookstore, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Diesel, Sony Reader, and probably some others that I’m not aware of.  Stop by my blog http://laurabcooper.blogspot.com or email me at lbcooper123@gmail.com for more information!

 

Book Review & Author Interview with Author Anita Cox

After reading 50 Shades of Garbage, I decided to seek out a good adult novel.  I’d never really been into reading mommy porn, but I could see the lure 50 Shades had on folks.

While perusing through what was available and downloading several freebies, I ran across new author Anita Cox.  Her name caught my eye and made me laugh.

Candy had only ever been with her husband, and the sex was lousy.  So when he divorces her, she finds herself sexually repressed, and horribly uneducated in the matter.  She goes on a journey of self discovery and a sex education like nothing I’ve ever seen before.  I found Ms. Cox to be quite the writer, keeping me interested, entertained and sometimes amused.  This is not delicate erotica.  She uses vulgar terms and the book contains very explicit sex scenes.  Overall, I gave the book 4 out of 5 stars.

Anita’s book DIRTY WHITE CANDY was her debut in the genre.  So I contacted Ms. Cox and she cheerfully agreed to grant me an interview.  Please help me in welcoming Anita.

Author Anita Cox:  Thank you for having me Kim.  It’s a pleasure.

Kim:  The pleasure is all mine.  So tell my readers a bit more about you.

Anita:  I’ve been writing crime fiction and paranormal romance under my given name for years.  Like you, I read the 50 Shades trilogy and was greatly disappointed.  So I dipped my toes into writing the Erotica genre.  I just thought I could write a story where the character actually grew.  I mean, come on… one does not go from being a virgin to shoving stuff up their ass and still can’t call the male genitalia anything more than “his sex.”  Call it something interesting if the usual makes you queasy.  I’m still thrown that Random House put that shit out there without running it through some heavy editing.

Kim:  So how did you go about writing erotica for the first time?

Anita:  Well I had to do some research first.  😉

Kim: Do tell.

Anita:  You have a dirty mind Ms. Mullican.  I like you!  Seriously, I read through a lot of erotica novels, some shit, some gems and decided what I liked.  There are varying degrees of erotica.  It’s very difficult to please everyone.  Some like very vulgar terms, others like a softer approach, like comparing the female genitalia to a flower.  I’m sorry, I have a vagina and the damn things don’t look like a flower.  They look more like an angry clam… but we don’t really want to be compared to sea food either.

Kim:  Talk to us about your pen name.  Why did you use one and how did you come up with it?

Anita:  Well, as I said, I’ve established my brand as a crime fiction author for the most part.  Some folks are very put off by anything pornographically related.  I didn’t want to thin my normal fan base so I had to get a pen name, which meant starting all over again.  It took me a long time to think about the name, but then I enlisted the help of my husband, and fellow sexual deviant.  I sent him a text message at work telling him I needed help coming up with a pen name.  I have to say, I spent the entire day in uncontrollable laughter with each text I received.  When the last text came in, it was only one name:  Anita Cox.  That was all she wrote.  Of course he’s convinced I Need His Cox 24/7.

Kim:  I loved Candy in your story.  She was very relatable.  Her inner monologue had me in stitches in parts.  The plot moved at a good pace and there was discernible character growth.  Why don’t you give my readers your book blurb and where they can find you and your book.

Anita:  WARNING: For audiences 18 and up for graphic sex and language. May be offensive to some.

Recovering from a divorce from the only man she ever made love to, Candy Kavana finds herself longing for something and that something is sex. Horribly repressed, painfully shy and sexually uneducated, she turns to her best friend Stacy for advice.

Candy nervously dives into sex therapy and discovers what mind blowing sex is all about. Now that she’s had a little taste, she can’t get enough. She craves more, but how far is she willing to go?

Kim:  As I understand it, DIRTY WHITE CANDY – THE BEGINNING is book one of a series.

Anita:  Yes, DIRTY WHITE CANDY – ULTIMATE VACATION (working title) should be released after the New Year.

Kim:  Thank you for your time Anita.  I really enjoyed your book.  Where can others buy it?

Anita:  Thank you for having me and helping me re-launch my new brand.  DIRTY WHITE CANDY can be found on AmazonBarnes & Noble:  Smashwords

You can find my blog (remember, I am just rebuilding here.) http://authoranitacox.wordpress.com/

Stay tuned for my review of SEMPER FI by Laura Cooper.  You don’t want to miss it!

YumDay

Mondays blow.  Everyone complains about them.  Me particularly?  I work from home, so Monday is no different than Wednesday.  But, for all my special people out there, in dire need of something to look forward to…

I hereby deem Monday now Yumday.  Every Monday Yumday I will be posting a little eye candy for both my male and female readers.  Feast your eyes on today’s Yumday candy.

For those wanting to gaze as male awesomeness, I bring you:

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Yum, that’s why

At 42, Matthew is my eye candy of choice.  Who doesn’t love a guy that plays the bongos naked… especially when he looks like this?  Pshaw on his neighbors for complaining!

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For those who’d like to gaze a the female hotty of today, I bring you…

Gina Carano, MMA beauty queen

Gina Carano!  This breathtaking beauty is a brawler.  Hard to believe that face has taken a beating.

Yes… she can kick your ass

We love strong women.  Gina epitomizes that.  She’s strong, successful and sexy.  That’s why Gina is my girl crush of the week.

I hope you’ve enjoyed Yumday.  Stay tuned for next week’s Yumday eye candy!