Thursday, May 31, 2012

Two more

“Two more,” Stella encouraged.  “You can do it.”

Rachel took a deep breath and blew it out.  She ordered her brain to pull up her legs two more times.  When she put her feet back on the box and removed her arms from the straps she was worn out.--Lisa Loomis (Gem Rats)

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

My books

For current or potential readers I understand that not everyone will like my stories.  It's exactly why we don't have just one flavor of ice cream, or one choice in where to go or what to eat.  Everybody likes different things.

I don't happen to like to read paranormal, horror, espionage, vampires or witches, so I don't write about those.  I also don't like predictable Cinderella stories with an ending you can guess from the start, with characters so perfect that you wonder where your own life got off track.

I write about the human condition, love, life, and all that it entails (even sex, drugs, alcohol, craziness) it's MESSY and unpredictable, and sometimes all those things are even funny.

I respect all the authors before me that stuck to their gun, wrote the story they had to tell, not what someone thought they should tell, whatever genre or multiple genre's.  I'm sticking to my stories just like they did, it's why I write.

So if you don't like the human condition, don't like messy, unconventional, unpredictable, or imperfect, my novels are not for you.  I'm just being honest right up front.

The great thing is some readers think my stories are "awesome, couldn't put them down, etc."--they get my flavor.

Stars shine

My daughter, Hunter was honored last night as being in the top 10% of her high school graduating class.  We are super proud of her, I've blogged about it, put it on facebook, and we've celebrated.  There are three bright stars in my life however, and as stated by one speaker last night, "remember family, because it is so important".  So each of my closest stars may outshine each other now and then, but just like real stars, it depends on how you view them, at that particular moment in time.  In my eyes my stars are all just as bright as one another; I'm so lucky to have them.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Reception hall

"The reception was in what they called a hall, a big white square building with little character.  It was decorated inside with ribbons and bows in an attempt to make it look festive.  A band played in one of the corners.  The lack of atmosphere was made up for in the level of the celebration, people dancing, toasting, and partying.  The alcohol was flowing freely and I stayed longer than I planned......."--Lisa Loomis (Casanova Cowboy)  Amazon.com

Monday, May 28, 2012

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Sexiness


          “She’s brutal today girls.  I hope you’re both ready for an ass kicking,” Jillian said, as she put her jacket on. 
Jillian’s voice was low, a little raspy even, but had a sexiness to it that was easily heard by both men and women.--Lisa Loomis (Gem Rats)

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Eight Track


"He leaned to kiss me as he slid in an eight track.  Styx’s blared out of the speakers and he reached to turn it down."--Lisa Loomis (Boy in a Band)

Remember eight track players--ok so it's dating me.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Right one


"I threw the last of my things into my bag and walked Mathew to his car.  I thought he might bring up the way we left things and try to change my mind about moving.  At the very least I expected him to try.  He didn’t, not a word.  His silence confirmed that my decision was the right one."--Lisa Loomis (Casanova Cowboy)  Available www.Amazon.com

Thursday, May 24, 2012

FBLA

My daughter qualified for the Nationals of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), one in four from her high school.  It's in San Antonio, Texas this year and she set out to get donations from local business owner's so she could go.  I helped her with point of contact information but she made the personal phone calls.  She has been able to raise enough money to cover her airfare, hotel, fees, as well as expenses for food and activities.  We are proud of her for not only making the Nationals but having the gumption to put herself out to get there.  We thank all the business owner's that donated.  We also hope the Future Business Leaders of America, some no doubt in high ranking positions someday, will do a better job than many have in our generation.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Paperback

Now available on Amazon in paperback

Good Friends?

“Friends. Good friends?”  His words constantly claiming while his actions where more than that.  “Good friends” he always made a point to say, leaving the possibility of any other title out of the question.  I thought about his kiss--Lisa Loomis (Boy in a Band)

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Naive

"Linda could tell Stella was na├»ve about men and she worried about her getting played.  She had witnessed too many people who lost themselves in the moment and tore everything in their lives apart and then had regrets.  Temptation was always out there, it was a matter of letting it in or not."--Lisa Loomis (Gem Rats)