Thursday, December 25, 2008

Ahhh Christmas!

The Divorced Barbie Doll

A father gets out of work and on his way home he suddenly remembers that he needs one more thing for his daughter's Christmas Present.

He pulls over to a Toy Shop and asks the sales person, "How much for one of those Barbie's in the display window?"

The salesperson answers, "Which one do you mean, Sir?

We have: Work Out Barbie for $19.95, Shopping Barbie for $19.95, Beach Barbie for $19.95, Disco Barbie for $19.95, Ballerina Barbie for $19.95, Astronaut Barbie for $19.95, Skater Barbie for $19.95, and Divorced Barbie for $265.95."

The amazed father asks: "It's what?! Why is the Divorced Barbie $265.95 and the others only $19.95?"

The annoyed salesperson rolls her eyes, sighs, and answers: "Sir...Divorced Barbie comes with: Ken's Car, Ken's House, Ken's Boat, Ken's Furniture, Ken's Computer, one of Ken's Friends, and a key chain made with Ken's balls.

Hehehhe---this is what I get when a friend and I randomly look up Barbie stuff when we were remembering the days when all we wanted to play with was our Barbies!


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

It Had to Crossover Sometime...

I love me some Jonny.
People that know KNOW this. And well, I had to post it here.
Jon Bon Jovi really knows how to croon out a Christmas song, and I'll tell you one thing.
I WANT TO BE CINDY! (surprise, surprise)
Swweeeeeeet MERCY! That chin scrape thing?
It's starred in MANY a lovescenes in my books because of this video.


Saturday, December 13, 2008

12/12/2008 - The Ice Storm

The ice cometh. The ice destroyeth.
You should seee the area. The ice was so fierce Thursday night that it actually cracked trees in HALF.
Power is out for more than half the area--and I do mean MORE than.
40,000 people without power in Albany County alone.

It's ridiculous. I can't even believe what it did to the area at large. The streets aren't icy or snow covered but the trees are. The trees are the ones causing all the trouble.

Bowing into the streets, into houses, onto cars, twisted in powerlines, pinning people into their houses.

It's like nothing I've ever seen.

Trees that are over 30-40 years old are cracked down the middle, exploding out like it was a lightning strike.

Mother Nature was a righteous bitch Thursday night and she was determined to be heard, let me tell you.

We were lucky--power came on late Friday evening while I was asleep. It was so cold and dark--what else was there to do? LOL

Now--all we hear is the sound of chainsaws and diesel engines as the cleanup begins.


Wednesday, December 3, 2008

A little Funny

I was going through emails today. I found one of those forwards that you forget to delete, but damn if it didn't make me laugh.

And it's SO me right now. LOL

Live your life in such a way that when your feet hit the floor in the morning,
Satan shudders & says...'Oh shit, she's awake!!'



Monday, December 1, 2008

50,004 words @ 11:57PM EST

I did it! I nearly had a heart attack because the NaNo site was freaking out, but I did it!! 50,004 words for the witching out and another couple hundred to make it coherent after the bell tolled.

50K words in 30 days.
HOLY FUCK! Yep, gets the big guns!

I truly didn't expect it to be as hard as it was. It was super draining to write THAT much in a month, especially when you fall back a few days beause of family and commitments. WHOOHOO!!! Yay me!

Goodbye COUNTDOWN WIDGET! I loved you and hated you all at the same time.


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

NaNo - Home stretch & Excerpt *ADULT*

Soooooo.....It's the final week. Miranda and Nate are officially cross eyed with lust. And is Tara. a not the good week for me to be writing all this lusty stuff. I'm a mess. Seriously, I need a husband or BF to take all this pent up frustration out on.


Between the sleep deprivation, the sore back, the bleeding fingers and the eye strain, I figure a rockin' orgasm is just what a I need.


That or a vacation.


PSSSST....I prefer the orgasm. So does Miranda. If you'd like a taste...

Cross Purposes: Excerpt

She arched up against him, their bodies brushing everywhere. His wide hand cupped her jaw and the angle changed. With each thrust she felt cried out until his mouth covered hers. His tongue was just as relentless. His other hand pressed low on her belly, their bodies so tight together that all she could focus on was the fullness.

Her thighs screamed at the position, her nails bit into his hand as his fingertips found where they were joined. She pulled away from his mouth as the release hit her, the cry as profound as the quaking orgasm that shook her.

His growl of completion was followed by a quick nip at her shoulder kickstarting another wracking shudder. They both crashed into the blanket, him curling her into the crook of his body. Sweat slick flesh and breath stealing awareness had her at a loss. She couldn’t catch her breath. “Nate,” she said on a pant.

“Shh, honey.” He surrounded her, arms and legs cupping her closer. The emotions were alone in the comfort this time, instead of the body slamming sex. His long arms covered her midsection completely, keeping her from touching the cool earth or the scratchy wool. He sat up with her. “Don’t close off, stay with me.” His mouth caught hers in a sweet kiss. “Stay with me.”

She straddled him, her fingers sliding into his hair, her arms up to cradle his head. She focused on his eyes as her breathing evened. “I’m sorry.”

“I hope you can trust me with the reason behind the panic attacks,” he sighed, “It’s okay, don’t tense up on me. It doesn’t have to be today.”

She shook her head. She wasn’t about to give him all of it, but the dark was enough to make her want to share a little. “My past was less than…” she trailed off, closing her eyes against the eager openness of his gaze. “I—“ she looked down at the shallow darks and lights of his chest, “I get so out of control around you. I don’t handle it well.”

His quirky smile flashed in the night. “Watching you come so hard, experiencing the way you let go with me is humbling.” He kissed the crest of each cheek, standing with her in his arms. “Why don’t we get dressed and get you home. You can think on the ride home if you still want me to stay, or you have only to say the word and I’ll leave you alone.”

She nodded as he lowered her to the ground. Self conscious, she pulled up the jeans that never even made it off her ankles.

Being bad feels good, that’s why. I knew you’d remember eventually.

She searched the blanket and the surrounding grass and pine needles looking for her bra. Giving up she tugged on her shirt, her eyes nearly crossing as the cotton brushed against her sensitized nipples. Sweet Pete, it was going to be a long ride home. Under veiled eyes, she watched Nate dress. The thermal stretched over his shoulders and chest, the denim molding to his thighs. Nope, that’s enough of that.

Shrugging her jacket back on, she rolled up the blanket, their scent mingling with the wool and the night. She’d never be able to look at the blanket again. Picking their way back down to the make believe path, she took his hand gratefully. Thankfully he stayed quiet as they suited up and climbed onto the bike.

He pulled into the night, onto the bridge and headed back to her house. The view even from the bridge was breathtaking. She leaned into his back, into the turns and let herself enjoy the closeness.

Go faster.

She closed her eyes against the voice and just held on. She was damn well going fast enough. Pressing her cheek against Nate’s back she locked her fingers around his waist. Smiling as he covered them with his bigger hand.

As they pulled up to her door, she pointed toward the back. Sitting back against the mini seat, she told him how to get into her garage. Punching keys on her alarm system she locked up for the night. Her legs weren’t nearly so wobbly this time as she hopped off his bike. Her eyes widened at the enormity of how sore she was, though. Sweet Pete. She swallowed and headed toward the elevator, Nate close behind.

“Am I walking you to your door?”

She looked up at him, waiting for the doors to open. “Yup.”

“Am I leaving?”


His eyes shuttered in the dim light of the garage. “Can I see you tomorrow?”

She stepped on the elevator. “I think that can be arranged,” she grabbed his hand and pulled him inside the car. “Since you’re not leaving until tomorrow.”

He caged her against the wall of the elevator. “You are a tease.”

She smiled up at him, easy for the first time in as long as she could remember. “You have no idea, delivery boy.” At his delighted laugh, she tugged him out of the elevator as it dinged. Walking backwards down her hallway, she twisted her fingers around his. “So, Nate…do you cook breakfast?”

“Why, yes I do.”

She dug for her key and opened it, dragging him inside. “Now that is what I like to hear.”


Friday, November 21, 2008

Yes....I am one of these people

I've been waiting...and waiting...and. *sigh* I'm nervous to watch it because I actually read the book. LOL I'm still going though. And yes I'm 33, what of it, dammit?!



Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Crawling into Day 18 - Night Owl Says G'night!

Okay, so I'm not completely caught up. I choked on the love scene for awhile.

I think I'd prefer to choke on Nate. Ahem. Don't go there Tara. Anyway...the word count is closer to goal. I'm sitting pretty at 25K as I finally lay my head down.

Squirming a little as I head to dreams.

TMI? Perhaps. But that's usually when I know I've written a HOT scene. If I'm turned on, then usually my readers are. And that keeps the pages turning. *-*

<----*sigh* Nate's abs got some action tonight as well as those low slung jeans. *GROWL* Too bad that wasn't my little Miranda Model behind him. Oh well...enjoy the abs and the V. That's what I did. *-*

Tomorrow CH9 has a definite goal in my head. I should probably start on it now that it's fresh in my head, but I want to percolate a little more. I wrote myself notes, so it should be enough for now. I'm finally delving into Miranda's backstory with a little help from some email that I check daily about my favorite guys.

That's all I'm saying.


Off to dreams. Wrote 3500 words today. Not bad if I do say so myself.


Monday, November 17, 2008

13 Days LEFT! Gah!

It's coming in on CRUNCH TIME!!

13 days ---barely---left!

I'm struggling to get to that 28K mark today, I tell you. *sigh* I'm falling short, but I'm focused on this...but it's my first sex scene in the NaNo.

I'm usually good at these. I'm stressing myself out about it!

Okay, going to listen to something sexy and hope to freakin' God it works!


Saturday, November 15, 2008

Midway NaNo Laugh

LMAO! I needed a laugh. Especially when I'm currently 6K behind the curve here.

Writing weekend! WHOOHOO!


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Slumpy 2nd week

ARGH! Gotta help me out here Nate. I'm in that awful space Chris B mentioned from NaNo. I've got my characters and they're moving along.

But the story has got to get in there too. Not just those quipy banter scenes that make me laugh.


Max...out of my supporting cast.

I know he'll need to be adjusted in the final version. he's a little too snarky gay guy right now, but dammit, he's fun.


Now...I've moved into the Sexual Tension of things with Miranda and Nate. She's fighting it as she should, but hell on wheels, it's hard as hell to not toss them into bed at this point.

I could.

It's a Blaze book, but it just doesn't feel right yet. So, I'm totally cheating and having her do a crazy sexy dream.

And I think it's got a great little twist to it. BICHOK.

Go write it Tara.

Yes, so I'm going to write it. Off to Miranda's apartment.


Saturday, November 8, 2008

NaNo & The STOOPID Wordcount

SanFran downtown - my current spot in my NaNo. Still unnamed. Man, I hate naming my stories. GROWL

I have a love/hate relationship with the little wordcounter at the bottom of my page.

I LOOOOOOOOOOVE it when I'm typing away and see the little guy catch up to me with CHUNKS of numbers skipping by.

I HATE IT when it's staring at me. Taunting me.

Taaaara, you didn't meet goal yesterday -- BICHOK!

Taaaarrrrraaa, turn off the internet. You have no self control.
Turn off the bloody EMAIL because you have no self control.


Going to my first RWA meeting tomorrow for the local chapter. God, help me.

I'll post about that tomorrow.

8471 words to date.

Blah! NEEEEEEED 11,669 before I go to bed. ARGH!


Thursday, November 6, 2008

Day 5 officially down!

Hello all! 5 days down and I'm rockin' it on time with word count! Whoohoo!
Celebrate with tunage!


Saturday, November 1, 2008


Look up.
It even says it in turquois and brown with sparkles. LOL!

Holy Hanna! Here we go! It's finally started. I'm buzzing through my character chart and setting up to write.


Ready to hurl.

Yeah, that about covers it!

Nate and Miranda here I come!


Wednesday, October 29, 2008 c'mon it's DOLPHINS!

I'm not one to jump on bandwagons, but man...killing dolphins and whales? Yeah, I signed the petition. And I am putting this up on my blog. I can't help it.

It's freakin' FLIPPER!


Thursday, October 9, 2008

NaNo - MMC: Nate

Meet: Nathaniel Cross

Fun and Creative
Athletic body
Dark hair/Celadon eyes
Style: Jeans & T-shirt guy

Day Job: FedEx guy
It pays the bills while he perfects his 'gadget.' Also leaves his evenings free to work.

Created the: ThumbLock - Thumb print lock for his bike, but can be used for other things. Cannot be snapped by bolt cutters and cannot be tampered with.


NaNo - MFC: Miranda

Meet Miranda Woods:

A work-aholic
Dancer's body
Dark hair/Hazel gold eyes
Style: classic

Writer - BlogSite: Rated by Randy - a Stock Market research blog that gives tips and help to those a little in the stupid about the lovely world of Trading and profit.

Her weekly Amazing Ideas column has put her at the top of the must read list.

She leaves her blog in first person so no one truly knows if she's male or female in the industry. Most believe she's male and she's just fine with leaving them in the dark about it. ;)


Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Lifehouse - Everything LIVE @ Amsterdam

This song is killing me
Just utterly destroying me.
I had to share.

There's a small link to the side of the player if you want to download the song. *sigh* AMAZING version of this song.


Sunday, September 28, 2008

Rhapsody...It's Evil

So, I've discovered Rhapsody. It's Evil....and it's GREAT for me as a writer. I write to music. CONSTANTLY.

I need it.

Crave it.

HAVE TO HAVE IT for mood.'s a taste of my Playlist for SIN...Strength in Numbers

1. Sleep - Plumb
2. Always - Plumb
3. In My Arms - Plumb
4. My Sweet, My Lovely - Plumb
5. Bottle It Up - Sara Bareilles
6. Vegas - Sara Bareilles
7. Come Round Soon - Sara Bareilles
8. Many the Miles - Sara Bareilles
9. Gravity - Sara Bareilles
10. Broken (Ft Amy Lee) - Seether
11. FMLYHM - Seether
12. Remedy - Seether
13. Truth - Seether
14. Learning To Breathe - Switchfoot
15. So Happy [Explicit] - Theory Of A Deadman
16. By The Way - Theory Of A Deadman
17. Got It Made - Theory Of A Deadman
18. Not Meant To Be - Theory Of A Deadman
19. Crutch [Explicit] - Theory Of A Deadman
20. All Or Nothing - Theory Of A Deadman
21. Heaven [Little By Little] - Theory Of A Deadman
22. Bad Girlfriend - Theory Of A Deadman
23. Hate My Life - Theory Of A Deadman
24. Little Smirk - Theory Of A Deadman
25. End Of The Summer - Theory Of A Deadman
26. Wait For Me - Theory Of A Deadman
27. Sacrifice - Theory Of A Deadman
28. Nothing Could Come Between Us - Theory Of A Deadman
29. Make Up Your Mind - Theory Of A Deadman
30. Slow Dancing In A Burning Room (Live At The Nokia Theatre) - John Mayer
31. Gravity (Live At The Nokia Theatre) - John Mayer
32. Love Remains The Same - Gavin Rossdale
33. Vultures (Live At The Nokia Theatre) - John Mayer
34. Bad Day - Fuel
35. Jesus Or A Gun - Fuel
36. Falls On Me - Fuel
37. Scars in the Making - Fuel
38. Leave the Memories Alone - Fuel
39. It's Not Over (Rhapsody Originals (Acoustic) - Daughtry
40. Home (Rhapsody Originals (Acoustic) - Daughtry
41. Breakdown (Rhapsody Originals) - Daughtry
42. It's Not My Time - 3 Doors Down
43. These Days - 3 Doors Down
44. It's The Only One You've Got - 3 Doors Down
45. Can't Stop The World - Gavin Rossdale
46. Drive - Gavin Rossdale
47. The Trouble I'm In - Gavin Rossdale
48. When You're Gone - Avril Lavigne
49. I Can't Break It To My Heart - Delta Goodrem
50. Wasted Time (S-Mix) - Fuel
51. Grace - Saving Jane
52. Distant Dreamer - Duffy
53. 1000 Miles Away (Acoustic Live) - Jewel
54. 1000 Miles Away - Jewel
55. Let It Go - Fauxliage
56. Bleeding Love - Leona Lewis
57. Better In Time - Leona Lewis
58. Seven Days - Sting
59. After The Rain Has Fallen - Sting
60. Is This Love - Whitesnake
61. Little City - Bon Jovi
62. My Guitar Lies Bleeding In My Arms - Bon Jovi
63. Lie To Me - Bon Jovi
64. Forever May You Run - Gavin Rossdale
65. Save Your Love - Great White
66. November Rain - Guns N' Roses
67. Love Without Fear - Katie Armiger
68. Never Again - Kelly Clarkson
69. One Minute - Kelly Clarkson
70. Hole - Kelly Clarkson
71. Sober - Kelly Clarkson
72. Don't Waste Your Time - Kelly Clarkson
73. Judas - Kelly Clarkson
74. Haunted - Kelly Clarkson
75. Be Still - Kelly Clarkson
76. Maybe - Kelly Clarkson
77. How I Feel - Kelly Clarkson
78. Yeah - Kelly Clarkson
79. Can I Have A Kiss - Kelly Clarkson
80. Dirty Little Secret - Kelly Clarkson
81. Sick Of Life - Godsmack
82. Awake - Godsmack
83. Greed - Godsmack
84. Bad Magick - Godsmack
85. Goin' Down - Godsmack
86. Mistakes - Godsmack
87. Trippin' - Godsmack
88. Forgive Me - Godsmack
89. The Journey - Godsmack
90. Spiral - Godsmack
91. Straight Out Of Line - Godsmack
92. Faceless - Godsmack
93. Changes - Godsmack
94. Make Me Believe - Godsmack
95. I Stand Alone - Godsmack
96. Re-Align - Godsmack
97. I F****** Hate You - Godsmack
98. Releasing The Demons - Godsmack
99. Dead And Broken - Godsmack
100. I Am - Godsmack
101. The Awakening - Godsmack
102. Serenity - Godsmack
103. Good Times, Bad Times - Godsmack
104. Whatever - Godsmack
105. Keep Away - Godsmack
106. Voodoo - Godsmack
107. Bad Religion - Godsmack
108. Awake - Godsmack
109. Greed - Godsmack
110. I Stand Alone - Godsmack
111. Straight Out Of Line - Godsmack
112. Serenity - Godsmack
113. Re-Align - Godsmack
114. Running Blind - Godsmack
115. Touché - Godsmack
116. Speak - Godsmack
117. Shine Down - Godsmack
118. The Enemy - Godsmack
119. Livin In Sin - Godsmack
120. Speak (New Version) - Godsmack
121. The Enemy - Godsmack
122. Shine Down - Godsmack
123. Hollow - Godsmack
124. No Rest For The Wicked - Godsmack
125. Bleeding Me - Godsmack
126. Voodoo Too - Godsmack
127. Temptation - Godsmack
128. Mama - Godsmack
129. One Rainy Day - Godsmack
130. Nothing Ever Hurt Like You - James Morrison
131. The Pieces Don't Fit Anymore - James Morrison


Saturday, September 20, 2008

SIN - Cast of Characters 2

JANUS - 1 of Grey Triplets

LIZA - 1 of Grey Triplets

DONOVAN - Head of The Zoe Group


Friday, September 19, 2008

SIN - Cast of Characters


SOPHIE GREY- LEAD - 1 of Grey Triplets

I was ready to scream from block so I decided to go ahead and find a few images to help me out to really get a feel for Jake and Sophie for Strength in Numbers. Sophie was an almost perfect match to what I had in mind...down to the GREY eyes on this model. LOL

Jake...well, there's something about all that hair, and the chiseled looks. He's got a strong face, a touch pretty...but just that bit of edge that makes you want to tackle. MERCY.

Can you tell I'm a little in love with my guy? lol


Thursday, September 18, 2008

Rant 9/18

ARGH!! It's been one of those crazy weeks. I haven't opened up ANY writing all damn week. Well, any of my own. Sophie and Jake are clashing like crazy in my head but as soon as I open up WORD...blah. Silence.

You'd think with my current situation (unemployment 23weeks and counting *groan*) that I'd be writing all day every day. So did I.

Am I?



BICHOK! Tonight! (Butt in chair, hands on keyboard)



Hello there!

Welcome to my little corner of the world. I've been writing for...gosh, over half my life now. Talk about crazy, huh?

I figured it was high time I figure out this blog thing for personal things. I've been blogging in the Jovi world for quite a long time, but I needed a place that was just for me and not my Jovi persona. Tara is...

  • a writer.
  • a tech head who loves her gadgets.
  • a jewelry designer
  • a Jovi-head (aka - Bon Jovi fanatic)

I'm working on my first novel, Strength in Numbers (SIN for short). It's a paranormal romance that's hopefully going to fit in over at the Harlequin Nocturne line of books. *crosses fingers*

I'm also planning on doing the November, National Novel Writing Month contest at NanoWriMo.
This is the topic I'll be freaking out the most about. LOL

I drool over the Best Buy and Circuit City circulars every weekend. I want, I want, I want is always in my vocabulary.

I'm putting together a website for the jewelry thing. I love beaded design.

I'm a Bon Jovi fanatic! If you love Jovi, drop me a line, I'll always respond! Hell, drop me a line at all and I'll respond.

Okay, that's all you could ever want to know about me. So...I'm closing this badboy up. Normal blogging crap on it's way soon.


LaNora *sigh*

So, I've been feeling sorry for myself and very blah lately about the whole writing thing--7 mins from this woman and I'm feeling better already. I can't stress enough how much I love, adore and admire this woman. SERIOUSLY.

Babble on...

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