Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Five Cherries from Whipped Cream Reviews!

New Review - NIGHT CRITTERS 1: MUST LOVE DOGS - Lena Austin & Tuesday Richards

Five Cherries from Whipped Cream Reviews

I smiled and giggled all the way through the book, and I'll be sure to look out for Lena and Tuesday's next creation.

Wow!! Can you say I'm thrilled?


Tuesday, June 24, 2008

What a Weekend!

Whew! It's been a loooong weekend for me, and a strange one. DH and Dante worked Friday and Saturday, so poor DH Randy had only Sunday to recover. I left him in his recliner to read, watch TV, and eat as he pleased.

Meanwhile, on Sunday my wonderful Mother took Dante and I out to my favorite seafood restaurant, Red Lobster. YUM! We had the scrumptious Peach and Bourbon Scallops for an appetizer, and my taste buds orgasmed on the first bite.

Then we all three trooped over to Jo-Ann's Fabrics for me to spend my birthday money. I bought a great red fabric for me to make a skirt and tank top for myself (that's the red in the pic above), and some dark pine green fabric to make DH another set of sleep pants. I'd made Randy some flannel ones this past winter, and he loves them better than the ones he gets in the stores, but they're so hot right now.

Yes, the summer heat is here in Florida. I just hung my second load of laundry out on my (very green) clothesline, and the humidity is enough to make you sweat in seconds. Normally, I only do one load a day, but yesterday Dante and I spent all our time cleaning out the laundry room and making it into a crafting area.

Imagine a "T" shaped room, where the top portion of the T is very wide. That's my laundry room. The washer and dryer are in the narrow lower portion, but the upper part is one fairly good sized room about 10'x10'. Up until now, Dante and I have been very lazy. We planned on making that part of the laundry area into a crafting area, but things got away from us. We chucked in storage boxes of fabrics and crafting items with no real organization. Needless to say, things became a mess very quickly.

Yesterday, we threw back our shoulders and hauled all that mess out into the Florida room, and pulled out the two layers of nasty orange carpeting leftover from the previous owner. That went straight to the trash! Then we rearranged the shelves, cabinets, and rollaways into a reasonable order. Finally, we went through all those storage boxes and put things where they belonged. Finally, we pulled out the pieces of insulation that had blocked the windows. Ahhh! Light! Air!

I've also just finished watering my garden with the Jerry Baker formulas. Today was the All-Purpose Green Up Tonic. Yes, his formulas are a noxious concoction of odd ingredients, but they work. You have to put them in a 20-gallon hose end sprayer, then spray your foliage at the recommended rate once a week on a rotating basis. For me, this week was the Green Up. Next week will be the Clean Up, which is also a mild (and green) insecticide.

Between Mel Bartholomew's Square Foot Gardening and Jerry Baker, gardening is not a chore. Weeds? I don't have many. Those few I have I can reach down and pull one or two in a moment. The rest don't exist because I use a combination of both techniques. Want to know more? Join me at my other blog, Third Infinity. Sorry, this Depraved Duchess blog is supposed to be about my writing. Third Infinity is where I talk about recipes, gardening, crafting, and pagan things.

I just had to chat a moment about why I haven't written in four long days. Now I'll get back to my writing.

See you there!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

It's Out!! Faux Paws has Been Released!!

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Lucky Thornburn, a Faux Paws, or shifter-born who can’t shift, meets a half-angel named Charm. Charm doesn’t need or want his chivalry, but she’s literally trouble on the wing. She wants to renovate her mother’s old house into a home for foster children just like Charm needed as a child before she was adopted. Lucky’s cold-hearted brother wants the same property for a shopping mall, so Lucky joins in Charm’s renovation project in defiance of his brother.
Once Lucky experiences Charm's, well, charms, they become a team anyone would be fool to mess with. But JR isn't going to give up so easily. And Charm? Well, Charm's not going to give up at all. And Lucky's coming right along with her, because he's discovered something with the sexy Nephylum he never thought he'd find -- which just might be enough to sway his nemesis of a brother.
Night Critters 2: Faux PawsLena Austin and Tuesday RichardsAll rights reserved.Copyright ©2008 Lena Austin and Tuesday Richards
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The place was halfway to shack status, but he could see the former glory of the old circa 1970 rancher’s sturdy construction. Many vampires loved the homes of the era because there were few windows and the d├ęcor often included dark wood trim. From the look of the place, he'd find original stick framing and -- heavens help him --a heat pump furnace. No wonder Charm was cold. Lucky bet himself he'd even find an antique tank water heater. He could hardly wait to bring the house up to code and 21st century comfort. Eagerly, he climbed the porch and knocked politely. Privacy was a real issue with him, and he’d prefer if she let him in.
One white hand reached out around the barely open door, grabbed the front of Lucky's shirt, and dragged him in. Charm's hot mouth locked onto his with the same strength and urgency as her hands. Speaking of her hands, they were bent on getting Lucky out of his clothes by popping buttons and ripping seams.
Not that he planned on arguing. Lucky's brain snapped and popped like bad circuitry before going blank. His hands loosened on his toolboxes and they hit the uncarpeted floor with loud bangs and rattles. Thankfully, the heater worked well enough to chug out a fair dose of heat, and Charm must have set the thermostat to "tropical." Freed of their burdens, Lucky's hands developed minds of their own and sought ways to get Charm out of her laced bodice.
One of her booted feet wrapped around his leg and kicked the door shut. The heat of the room instantly climbed up a notch, and the scent of brewing coffee mixed with the musty odor of old houses. Charm was no slouch about her attempts to relieve him of his white bartending shirt and black jeans. The girl practically whimpered with need, and the clear urgency was a boost to his ego.
He sighed with relief. Apparently, the attraction was mutual, and not the "thank you" fuck he'd first assumed. Her stiff leather bodice laces finally gave way and tender tits softer than clouds fell into his hand. His other hand crept around back to where her long black skirt covered her little round ass, careful not to hurt her wings. Apparently she was naked beneath the thin gauze layers of the skirt.
Good thing Charm was equally dexterous. His jeans hit his ankles, freeing his cock, and her fingers wrapped around the length of him without breaking their mutual tongue tonsillectomy. Her hum of delight heralded long strokes with those delicate fingers and made his head swim.
Meanwhile, Lucky's fingers had finally solved the mystery of her skirt closure, and the gauze joined his jeans on the floor, pooling at their feet. His fingertips then located an incredible second set of lacings. He broke the kiss "What the…?"
Charm's green eyes glowed in the light of the single working track lamp in the beams above them. She grinned and shinnied up his body like a tree nymph, wrapping her long legs around his waist. Before he could blink, she nibbled on his ear lobe. "Leather thong panties. Pull the side strings."
One of his hands automatically reached behind to cup her firm round ass and support her weight on his body. Not that she weighed nearly what he thought. Nephylum had flight bones, pocked with holes to make them lighter and more delicate. Lucky chided himself to remember Nephylum bones broke easily. He'd have to find a way to fuck her without killing her or damaging her wings. Still, he managed to pull one set of the side strings as asked. The leather fell away from her flesh.
Charm wrapped her arms around his neck and leaned backwards until her shoulders touched the scarred wall paneling. The parted leather bodice, resembling the remains of a black jewelry box, held her pearly white breasts. The rose vine tattoos circling her nipples were enough to make his mouth water for a taste. She arched her back upward and presented her breasts like a feast. Two matching pearl nipple rings gleamed in the low light.
Suddenly, Lucky was very hungry for breast meat. Decorated like high-class art, they were a confection he didn't even try to resist. He'd never seen nipple rings on anyone, and surprisingly they were warm to the touch of his tongue. Well, duh! They were attached to a warm body. He flicked them each like a toy for a moment, fascinated, until he couldn't resist the hardened pink nipple beneath the ring.
Charm shivered and gasped. Her hips wriggled until she sank down enough for the head of his cock to caress something hot and hard.
Lucky froze, his lips wrapped around a nipple and ring. His cock twitched, rubbing on the heated substance, which definitely was not part of normal female anatomy. What the hell was it? He let go of the ring and nipple. "Charm? What is my cock rubbing?"
She giggled and moved her hips until the object caressed the head of his cock. "Clit ring."
"You're full of surprises." Lucky resumed his explorations of how Charm's nipple ring and nipple felt in his mouth. "I'll have to see it later. If your clit ring tastes as great as your nipple rings, I could get addicted to body jewelry."
Charm moaned and grabbed a curvy wall sconce light fixture above her head. "We'll discuss body jewelry fantasies later, hmm? Right now, I want your cock buried in me and I don't want to wait any longer." She jerked her body away from his hands and fell onto his cock in one smooth motion. Her black wings flared out in an instinctive move to hold her upright, but all they did was flatten themselves against the dusty paneling.
Lucky blessed his construction job which kept his arms and legs firmly muscled while he lifted cement blocks, engineered I-beams, and heavy load jacks all day long. Thrusting upward with his hips while his hands grabbed and supported a horny Nephylum bent on impaling herself on him was all he could manage. Usually, he preferred a horizontal tango, but then again he’d never had a partner with wings before.
Charm didn't seem to care, and matched him stroke for stroke, using the creaking wall sconce above her head to perform a pull-up maneuver in time with his thrusts. Her decorated nipples hypnotically winked and flashed in the light.
Insanely, he envisioned his cock caressing the sexy clit ring with every stroke up or down, and how the warm metal became slick with her juices. He felt each of their frenzied, intense strokes in slow motion.
Charm, too, moved in slow motion. Her half-shut green eyes bored into his, conveying honest, happy lust. Her lips were red from his kisses, and her mouth parted slightly as she panted. Even the sheen of her wings flicked in fiery colors in the half-light on the wall. All in all, she looked like one of the butterfly specimens JR kept in his collection, displayed like art objects instead of beautiful living things.
His heart resolved to protect her from his brother. JR could be horribly ruthless when he decided on a path, and Lucky had been in his way often enough to know how easy it was to get mowed down by JR's single-minded drive to his goals. If, as Charm said, JR had been harassing her, he wanted her home for some as yet undetermined reason. Lucky wouldn't let it happen to Charm.

Monday, June 16, 2008


Congratulations! You found Lucky! This adorable little fellow is a key chain and is the grand prize.
Oh, you want the code?
GETLUCKY is the code, and gets you 5% off your next purchase at Changeling Press. Hopefully, you'll buy Night Critters 2: Faux Paws
Okay, email me at voiceomt2002 AT to be entered in the drawing. Just tell me the code. You don't have to get me the contact info yet, unless you just wanna. (wink)

Friday, June 13, 2008

Taking a Break

As you know, authors can upon occasion prove they're human. This weekend, I'm proving it. I'm taking a break. I probably won't even check my email, and I'm hardcore addicted to this keyboard.

It's time ol' Lena turned into Super House Mouse. The uppity old man I married when he was an uppity young man needs attention. The arrogant sod we live with needs his ass kicked. The house needs some minor maintenance.

Most of all, Lena needs a brain break. I intend to indulge in a few hobbies, kick butts, pay attention to the DH, dig in my garden, and generally goof off.

See you Monday!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Monday, June 9, 2008

Faux Paws Cover is up!

Faux Paws releases June 20, 2008 barring any unforeseen difficulties! I'm so thrilled. Doesn't Lucky, the hero of Faux Paws, look so peaceful in his sleep? However, that feather beside him is a harbinger of heartbreak to come.


Monday, June 2, 2008

What's Up With Lena?

You've probably noticed my silence. I had a good reason. Deadlines. Big deadlines and small ones. Now I can tell you the results-- releases for the next few months.

June - Night Critters 2:Faux Paws releases
July - All Wrapped Up goes to print, and Night Critters: Paws to Heal is part of the Heat Stroke series.
August- Night Critters 3: Bad Fur Day releases

Somewhere in there, M might take pity on a hardworking author to post a little Hot Flash I wrote just for this summer called A Peck of Pickles. I haven't turned it in to my editor yet. My crit partners get first slash and burn at me. LOL!

Anyway, that keeps you up to date on ol' Lena. Now I'd better get to work on Spaceport: Time Bomb. LOL!


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