Friday, February 26, 2010

Help! Need advice!

You’re probably wondering what I’m doing back here—and only after a few weeks! I can explain. When I stopped blogging early 2008 I also stopped checking our blog emails. My laziness almost made me miss a VERY important letter from someone VERY important to me. Kicked myself for being so stupid, I tell ya. Anyway, not wanting that to happen again, I since had our incoming blog emails forwarded to my personal email address.

Now, for some reason this blog still gets the usual letters from editors/authors/perverts, book related or sex related. Most of them don’t need replies, or need to be ignored. Tonight, however, I got a comment from a lovely Romanian(?) reader, Potenta. (Never seizes to amaze me that you guys are still out there. *sniff*) I’m barely online these days but I know I *HAVE* to do something about this one. Here’s what she wrote:

maybe it’s my genes... :)

I’m a 41 year old woman and althow i enjoy having sex with my housband, i’m disapointed for the fact that i’ve NEVER had an orgasm. I hear that for many women it just comes natural , but sadly it isn’t my case.

Althow i know many women have the same problem, and my comment is of no surpise to anyone, i want to do my best and find a solution.

I’ve been thinking that maybe my housband isn’t as tender and loveable as he should, but curiosity has never pushed me so far as to cheat on him with another man. Should i? Could change be a solution?

I’ve tried all sorts of pills and aphrodisiacs, but nothing so far...

If you have any advise, please reply to this comment. I’ve just started posting for a couple of days, so i’ll be checking in often :)

Thank you!


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The not so secret life of bees

I just saw some of the comments from my previous post. The fact that some of you still visit, wow, I feel more awed than I can ever express... My darlings, you are lovely. Oh how you warm my cruel heart. *sniffles*

I only wanted to pimp Paullina’s new book, A Song in the Daylight. You all know how much I adore her. Did I tell you she named a character after me? She’s the protagonist’s Nutella-loving best friend. ;) Despite the fact I’m a shameless spoiled cow whose talent only extends to shopping and shoes, Paullina likes me. My only claim to fame is being Raoul’s Lover Extraordinaire. Who would have thought my name (and a little part of me) would be all over the pages of a book written by a beloved international bestselling author? I certainly didn’t expect it. It’s breathtaking and humbling at the same time.

Back to the reason I’m here. (No, not to come back, sorry. :S) After reading those comments, I felt like the dimmest light in the tanning bed. How could I think I don’t owe our readers some kind of update? For four years you’d been our devoted friends, confidants, cheerleaders. Since I know you can’t rely on that Trollop, I should have done it myself a long time ago.

Alright. Basically, seeing as our lives aren’t romance novels (oh I weep!), Trollop is still horrible and I’m still certifiable. Last November she and I were supposed to meet in New York City for Halloween. I went and traveled miles and miles, crossed freaking mountains and oceans, and guess what—or maybe you won’t—her evilness is limitless after all—*SHE* *STOOD* *ME* *UP* GRRRRRR. What a fucking bitch.

She’s very busy. Hmph. At the time she had to prepare a dissertation to take to Puerto Rico and then there’s that project whatsis she had to present in El Salvador last December. This February she’ll be in NYC. (Let’s all hope there’d be a huge winter storm as the thought of her freezing to death fills me with an indescribable joy.) After that I think Madrid in May. I reluctantly report that she’s verra verra happy, with her pervy BF, a job she loves, happy with life in general really. Of course we both know for her despicable act I will endeavor to torture and make her suffer for as long as I breathe.

As for me, travel travel travel. Last year apparently I had too much time I toured the U.S. from west to east coast. This June I’ll be in Italy. Yep, you read that right. I-TA-LY, Land of Raooooooouls. (I’m grinning like an idiot here; can you blame me? Just think of those sinfully finger-lickin’ Nutella-licious Italian men surrounding you ay dios mio.)

You know I feel like a deprived sexually ambiguous maniac on her first trip to Sex Toys La-La-Land. Like, WOOHOOO FINALLY FINALLY FI-NAL-LY! Hey, only saying I’m excited, you perverts. For years I’ve been obsessed talking about it nonstop making your ears bleed and now I’m finally going. I already paid my tuition and accommodations so no one can stop me from going to live in Florence attending a school there. Sure, I must be the most horrible student in the history of the whole wide world but we’re talking of Italy here! I’ll try my damnedest and study those gorgeous Italian men’s anatomy passionately. ;p

Please don’t be like my Italian friend who said, and I quote, “I have already warned all my free friends, a horny nympomaniac Filipina is about to come to Italy. They are all hiding with chattering teeth.” He’s a bastard. I’m not going for the men! Really! Sheesh. Fine, not ONLY for them. I’m going to visit those beautiful cities. Like I said, travel. Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris, Athens, Budapest, Prague, Berlin, Vienna, Stockholm... Europe is my oyster. *sigh*

How about you? How have you been? Oh and while you’re at it, here are some photos from last year, including pages from ASITD and the new TBH trade paperback Paullina signed and graciously sent me. Ciao.


Monday, November 2, 2009

A song in the daylight

A Song in the Daylight
by Paullina Simons
Format: Hardcover, 784 pages
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN-10: 0007305575
ISBN-13: 978-0007305575

Larissa Stark is a beautiful woman who plays many roles in her life: wife, mother, devoted friend. She has everything she ever wanted, until a chance encounter with a stranger changes Larissa′s idyllic existence forever, leading her to question all the things she once believed were true. Faced with impossible choices and contemplating the unthinkable, Larissa struggles with an eternal mystery: how does one woman follow a divided heart?

Spanning the upscale suburbs of New Jersey, the slums of Manila and the desolate beauty of the Australian outback, A Song in the Daylight is a story of the bonds that unite us and the desires that drive us apart.

From the author of Tully and The Bronze Horseman comes another unforgettable novel of passion and heartbreak.

Visit Paullina′s website for more info, including about her book tour in Australia and New Zealand. (Big smooches to all.)


Tuesday, February 3, 2009

The beauty and the dude with serious anger management issues

I’m wondering if the U.S. political system is ever going to be rid of this idiot. Even in this interview—where everything is on her side, where she’s probably being fed word-per-word what she has to say—she manages to sound like a 16-year-old cheerleader off to prom.

Sarah Palin is an embarrassment to female politicians.

On the other side, WOW, I feel really bad for Sarah for putting herself in the hands of this (so obviously) mentally deranged man John Ziegler. Funny how this clown thinks Palin was exploited by the media; talk about the pot calling the kettle black. People would do anything for their 15 minutes of fame. Too bad he’s so fugly, being good looking might have made these clips more interesting.

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Monday, January 26, 2009

Translating my CV is driving me crazy. Please help!

Hey guys. As you guys know English is my second language (Spanish being my first). I’m working on submitting my CV to some international organizations.

These are my questions:

  • I have a Bachelors in Law (it’s different in Latin America; we do 5 years of pure law with no prior degree in humanities or history or whatever it is you need in the U.S.). Will this be understood? I mean, the Bachelors in Law term.
  • I have a post-grad in Economics (less than a masters, one year of school) but I can’t find a term for it in English. Is postgraduate a correct term?
  • I’m doing a “Diplomado” (a qualification of 15 credits provided by the United Nations). I have two questions about this: (1) This is a 4-month course but there are no terms for it that I can find to translate. Would “Certificate of advanced study in” or “Certificate of qualification in” be proper wording to describe a course such as this? (2) I am doing my CV in chronological order and this certification is the last of my studies, but it’s a lot less important than my masters degree. Would it be OK if I put it under my masters—though I’m still coursing it?

I’d really be very grateful for any help you guys could give me. You have no idea how hard translating my CV has been. I have a headache that’s almost blinding me and I have to finish ASAP.


Tuesday, January 20, 2009

At the Bride Hunt Ball by Olivia Parker

I’m not even sure why I’m writing about this book; you all know I only write about books I either HATE or LOVE.

Though I can’t say I loved this book I was rather entertained by it. It’s wonderfully light-hearted and uncomplicated. No ridiculous plots or schemes. No stupid misunderstandings. For some reason it reminded me of Julia Quinn’s earlier writing style; a lot of funny moments, witty dialogue and pleasant characters, simple plot, sexy encounters, and tons of “coincidental” meetings between the H/H.

I found myself grinning during some scenes and laughing during others. It’s almost like an episode of the Bachelor adapted to the Regency period. I can honestly say I found the simplicity of this novel refreshing.

If you have an afternoon off one of these weekends curl up and read this book. Don’t expect a masterpiece but enjoy it for what it is: a fun regency frolic with delightful characters and an embarrassing cover LOL.

To Snare a Bride...

To Gabriel Devine, Duke of Wolverest, the bonds of marriage are nothing more than shackles. But if he’s to remain a lifelong bachelor, that leaves only his younger brother to carry on the family name. Inviting the ton’s most eligible ladies to an elegant ball, Gabriel is certain any one of them would be all too eager to become the next duchess and provide an heir—leaving Gabriel to continue his ecstatic pursuit of pleasure.

To Catch a Rogue...

Her social-climbing stepmother would give anything to have Madelyn Haywood betrothed to a future duke. But Madelyn believes the brothers Devine to be nothing more than heartless rogues—especially Gabriel, whose rakish reputation precedes him. He is nothing more than a slave to passion, and she will not be conquered by his caresses —and yet his wicked ways tempt her so...

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Friday, January 16, 2009

On Regency characters that act as furnaces

I’m very confused. Why is it that, in historicals—though the heroine wears gloves and the hero wears 10 layers of clothing—whenever the heroine touches him she can “feel” his heat? These people have thick barriers between their actual skins. Are these men all suffering from fevers, do you suppose?

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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Back at work :(

I’m back at work (after two weeks off) and as I’ve mentioned about a million and one times I HATE MY JOB.

We’re going away Thursday for a long weekend at the beach/mountains and need an excuse to skive off work. I think I should use gastroenteritis to go MIA, but if anyone else has ever used a better story, please don’t hesitate to let me know LOL.


Monday, December 29, 2008

"You still have time to order this before the wedding," he said.

My BF emailed this link to my best friend who’s getting married this weekend—BTW, she’s been living with my brother for 5 years LOL:

No more worry about losing your virginity. With this product, you can have your first night back anytime. Insert this artificial hymen into your vagina carefully. It will expand a little and make you feel tight. When your lover penetrate, it will ooze out a liquid that look like blood not too much but just the right amount. Add in a few moans and groans, you will pass through undetectable. It’s easy to use, clinically proven non-toxic to human and has no side effects, no pain to use and no allergic reaction.

Feature: · Easy to use · Place inside vagina 15-20 minutes before intercourse · Soluble and expandable at body heat · Clinically proven non-toxic to human · No side effects, no pain to use, no allergic reaction.

This sounds positively disgusting UGHHH.

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Belated Merry Xmas

I’ve been soooooooooooooooo busy with wedding related stuff. We have over 300 guests coming to the wedding, including a bunch of international ones; things are crazy.

On book 5 of HP reread. Loving them all over again. *g*

Photo of my beautiful daughter with her baby cousin on Xmas morning. She’s obsessed with that damn dog!

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Thursday, December 4, 2008

When the duke returns

I’m currently reading—and by currently I mean sneaking in reads at work!—When the Duke Returns by Eloisa James. This novel is part of the “Desperate Duchesses” series. I read the previous three books and really enjoyed them. The truth is, to me, Eloisa James can do no wrong (just remember, she isn’t a straight-romance writer, more like a Shakespeare meets romance kinda gal).

I’m on the eighth chapter of WTR and I can’t remember the last time I enjoyed a book this much; I am LOVING the characters and the story line.

I hope no one develops a case of the stupid or a double personality disorder like it happens in so many books or else I’ll have to jump out a window!


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