Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen Reality Shows That Kayleigh Secretly Loves

1. Top Chef

2. Project Runway

3. America's Next Top Model

4. Rock of Love

5. Hell's Kitchen

6. Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares (and the American version, Kitchen Nightmares)

7. I Love New York

8. Flavor of Love

9. The Real World

10. The Hills

11. Mad Mad House - it only ran that one season but I loved that show!

12. Survivor

13. The Bad Girls Club

Wednesdays Words With Mr. Darcy

"I know. It's the cravat."

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

This is pretty cool.

Friday, September 21, 2007


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Thursday, September 20, 2007

Thursday Thirteen

The Thirteen Most Recent Books Kayleigh Read

1. Carnally Ever After, Jackie Barbosa

I was pleasantly surprised by this Regency novella. Witty, humorous, and downright sexy, it's a fantastic first effort! 4.5/5

2. The Spying Maid, Lillith Payne - 4/5

3. Whispers In the Dark, Gayle Eden - 5/5

4. An Unexpected Bride, Jennifer Lynn Hoffman - 4.5/5

5. His Unexpected Bride, Jodici Belle - 6/5!

This book freaking rocks.

6. Silk and Steel, Stella and Audra Price - 5/5

7. A Taste of Temptation, Gayle Eden - 4.5/5

8. Winter Heart, Gayle Eden - 5/5

9. His Wicked Ways, Jaide Fox - 4.5/5

10. The Fox, Gayle Eden - 4/5

11. Refuge From the Storm, Gayle Eden - 4/5

12. Traitor Moon, Emma Wildes - 5/5

13. A Most Scandalous Position, Emma Wildes - 5/5

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Religious Discrimination In Central Florida Hits Close to Home

While I typically reserve my "righteous bitchery" to goings on amidst the publishing world, this particular situation warrants awareness and recognition. This week news broke regarding a University of Florida student who was tasered by police during a speech by former US Presidential candidate John Kerry. This incident comes on the heels of another which occurred earlier this month in Oviedo, Florida (near Orlando). First, I suggest reading this article regarding what happened.

I learned about this from a very good friend of mine who knows the student that was arrested. The unidentified woman who complained, Karen Wong (yep, unidentified no longer, Karen Wong - put that in your pipe and smoke it), has reportedly attacked Jewish UCF students attending services in the past, shouted obscenities at them, and called the police numerous times. Now she complains that she was called anti-semitic; to which I say perhaps that's because you are. That's right, bitch, I said it. You're complaining about parking? I wonder if you have ever had a party at your house. I wonder if anyone has ever parked on the street to visit you? Hmmm?

The student arrested was not, at any time, given his Miranda rights. When the Rabbi wanted to call his attorney, the police refused the request. When the Rabbi inquired about bail, he was told that if he asked again, he too would be arrested for bribing a police officer.

The ACLU is now involved and has taken up the case on behalf of the student. I don't just hope they win. I hope they rip Seminole PD a second asshole. And for those who may criticize me for the harsh word choice, I'd like to know where diplomacy was a week ago in central Florida. The Jewish community certainly saw none.

New Regency Writers Blog

Be sure to add the new Regency Writers Blog to your daily blogroll. We've got a nice collaboration of Regency writers. And if you are interested in joining the cast, drop me a line.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Thursday Thirteen

Thursday Thirteen
Kayleigh's Thirteen Favorite Books

1. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen

2. Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte

3. The Sound and the Fury, William Faulkner

4. House of Leaves, Mark Danielewski

5. Lessons Learned, Katrina Strauss

6. Hostage Moon, Emma Wildes

7. Insomnia, Stephen King

8. Lasher, Anne Rice

9. The Moonstone, Wilkie Collins

10. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens

11. Glamour, Stella and Audra Price

12. Outlander, Diana Gabaldon

13. Knight in Shining Armor, Jude Deveraux

Monday, September 10, 2007

Oh my goodness, I've neglected Mr. Darcy

"I dislike being ignored, Ms. Jamison, by anyone save Miss Bennett, and even then it is difficult, as mostly I would just like to shag her."

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Thursday Thirteen

Kayleigh's Thirteen All Time Favorite Literary Heros

1. Heathcliffe - Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights.

2. Mr. Darcy - Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice

3. Lestat de Lioncourt - Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles

4. Stefan Eldritch - Katrina Strauss' Lessons Learned

5. Robbie McCray - Emma Wildes' Hostage Moon and Wicked Moon.

6. Blair Ruthven - From my own Leading Her to Heaven (hey, can't blame a girl).

7. Hamlet.

8. Lord Bane Eldritch - Katrina Strauss' Secrets Revealed

9. Cassiel - Stella and Audra Price's Eververse Series

10. Malcom Frost - Stella and Audra Price's Eververse Series.

11. The Prince of Beauty and the Beast.

12. The Phantom - Gaston Leroux's Phantom of the Opera (and the follow up books by Susan Kay, Phantom, and Colette Gale)

13. Acheron - Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter series

Thursday's Thoughts

"When one chooses to be in one's cups, one must be prepared to accept the consequences of overindulgence. And whilst it is undoubtedly sexy in the eyes of your readers for your hero the Duke of Rutland to get foxed and chase after women, Ms. Jamison, it is less attractive when you do so."

Yes, Mr. Darcy is taking me to task for my rip roaring hangover. Sebastian is equally displeased, as it means I've not written a lick all day. Then again, I've only been up for an hour...

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Mr. Darcy Says...

"My heart is weary today. But I should not be surprised in truth, for idiocy inspires tired minds, and tired minds inspire tired hearts."

Monday, September 03, 2007

From the Desk of Mr. Darcy

"I find that a stern countenance and sensitive interior always attracts the ladies. I also surround myself with foppish friends."


"Sometimes one must swallow one's pride and do what one detests, to achieve what one desires."

He's feeling generous today, it seems, with the Two for Tuesday advice. I believe that last was directed at me, and my decision to join the RWA, despite my disgust at some of their practices and attitudes. But, well, how badly do I want this writer gig? Badly.

More Thoughts from Mr. Darcy

Mr. Darcy says, "I find this tomfoolery...unappealing."

Sunday, September 02, 2007

And now...

Mr. Darcy says, "I am quite through with this jackassery."