Friday, February 3, 2012

I'm Back!

Natty made me a Welcome Home sign...hee hee! And got me a really cool terrarium, too.

Napa is so charming! Julia and I walked here on my last night, on our way to dinner at.....

.....Morimoto's Restaurant, where I had the best meal of my life. (And cocktail, made with vanilla vodka, lime juice and pomegranate juice). This dish is called bagna cauda. It had a hot olive oil dipping sauce made with anchovies, surrounded by beautiful vegetables. Heaven!

Super quickie reading update......

**Read Mystic Ink, the debut novel by Casey Wyatt, and I loved it! It's a mish-mash of mythology, romance and suspense. Extremely well-written, with a super-sexy and adorable hero. Can't wait to read the next one.

**Read Heart of Steel by Meljean Brook. This steampunk was okay. Not nearly as good as the first one in the series (The Iron Duke), but it kept me entertained on my airplane ride home.

**Started The Unlikely Wife by Debra Ulrick. I am loving this sweet, inspirational story.

**Did a quickie re-read of Christine Feehan's Predatory Game on the flight home. This is one of my favorite Ghostwalker books, with a handicapped hero in a wheelchair.

**Read Sweet Dreams by Kristen Ashley on the flight over to California. This book is crazy and all over the place. I couldn't decide if it was written by a teenage girl (pages of clothes and make-up descriptions, cussing out the wazoo, and poor writing, especially at the beginning), by a murderous biker dude (over the top serial killer storyline), or a romance-lover (exceptional hero....with an exceptional beard!). But after all was said and done, I freakin' loved it (coz I love wacky stuff, as you know).

Happy Friday! Huge thanks (again) to Julia Barrett for an amazing trip. Thanks, hon!


ETA: Check out my interview at Curves Are Fabulous!