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Archive for the month “April, 2009”

Congrats to the Grand Prize winner…

Ann Marie!

She hit the blogs on our Earth Day tour and was picked as the grand prize winner. She’ll be getting a gift from each of the authors involved in the tour.

Congrats!

Shara

How can you help the Earth?

SAVE A TREE — READ AN EBOOK!

But, before you do that, thanks for joining our Earth Day Tour, and I hope you’ve been enjoying the eco-friendly eye candy!

Now for this tour you should have come from:

http://rosemarygunn.blogspot.com/

And if you are just catching up with us. We started this tour at

http://www.ninapierce.com/romanceblog

Save A Tree! It’s good for mother earth….

 

Do you really need pesticides to enjoy the grass?

Do you really need pesticides to enjoy the grass?

Think organic cotton...

Think organic cotton...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t forget to leave a comment at each blog so you’ll be entered to win for the grand prize!

The Next Address is.

http://tinaholland.wordpress.com/

Have fun!

–Shara

We’re Liquid Silver Book authors–check us out:

www.LiquidSilverBooks.com

PS. I’m adding the other blog addies in the tour in case you get stuck along the way!

Nina Pierce http://www.ninapierce.com/romanceblog
Alanna Coca http://alannacocaauthor.blogspot.com/
Gem Sivad http://www.gemsivadauthor.blogspot.com/
Serena Shay http://serenashay.blogspot.com/
Trina Lee http://vampiresandcoffee.blogspot.com/
Stephanie Adkins http://www.stephanieadkins.com/
Paige Tyler http://paigetylertheauthor.blogspot.com/
Savanna Kougar http://savannakougar.com/
Shaunta Grimes http://www.shauntagrimes.wordpress.com/
Darragha Foster http://darragha.com/blog/
Rosemary Gunn http://rosemarygunn.blogspot.com/
Shara Lanel https://sharalanel.wordpress.com/
Tina Holland http://tinaholland.wordpress.com/

Earthy hotties for Earth Day–join us!

Several Liquid Silver authors are joining together to convince you to…

READ AN EBOOK, SAVE A TREE

But first, we want to inspire you! Each blog on this tour is going to have some hot hunks for you to peep at. Leave a comment at each blog and you’ll be entered for the grand prize (prizes from every author on the tour)!

The tour runs 12am EST April 22nd through 12am EST April 23rd.

The first blog on the tour is: http://www.ninapierce.com/romanceblog

Here’s the list of authors participating:
Nina Pierce, Alanna Coca, Gem Sivad, Serena Shay, Trina Lee, Stephanie Adkins, Paige Tylerl,
Savannah Cougar, Shaunta Grimes, Darragha Foster, Rosemary Gunn, Shara Lanel, Tina Holland

–Shara

From the Still Obsessed to the Retro Top 40 Stations…

If you’re a Rick Springfield fan, tell me if this strikes you too: Everytime I hear an RS song on the radio it is ALWAYS, WITHOUT FAIL “Jessie’s Girl” as if that’s the one and only song Rick ever had played on the radio. Without even delving deep into his discography you can find something to vary it up. I love RS, but I’m sick of “Jessie’s Girl”. Yeah, it’s catchy, but he wasn’t/isn’t a one-hit wonder.

Working Class Dog

Working Class Dog

Flashback: the skating rink in Pike, NY. Hardwood floors echoing with the sound of rubber wheels striking and sliding, and the occasional butt hitting the floor, especially during the “Hokey Pokey.” Before I even knew who Rick Springfield was, I remember skating to the strains of  “Affair of the Heart” and “Human Touch” from his Living in Oz album. I was a late bloomer as far as rock music was concerned. I was raised on Willie, Waylon, and Dolly Parton, not Queen, Led Zeppelin, or Kiss. In fact, Kiss was probably the whole reason I wasn’t allowed to listen to rock music in the first place. But as soon as I started learning about Duran Duran and Laura Brannigan via my best friend Joy and my Walkman, I fell in love with Rick Springfield. Hard to Hold was the first RS album I was brave enough to ask for for Christmas.

Man, that man was hot with a guitar. Still is!

Ricks Beat of the Live Drum concert video

Rick's Beat of the Live Drum concert video

Okay, back to my campaign: underplayed Rick Springfield songs.

Let’s start with the album the ubiquitous “Jessie’s Girl” was pulled from: Working Class Dog.  According to Rock on the Net, “I’ve Done Everything for You” hit the Top 10 in October of ’81 and “Love is Alright” hit the Top 40 in December. But do we hear them played now? No. Personally, one of my faves from that album is “Red Hot & Blue Love”, which I doubt was ever played on the radio.

Rick still looks good.

Rick still looks good.

Next album: Success Hasn’t Spoiled Me Yet. Come on! “Don’t Talk to Strangers” used to get played all the time in the 80s, but I never hear it now. “Don’t Talk to Strangers” hit the Top 10 in April ’82. “What Kind of Fool Am I” and “I Get Excited” also hit the Top 40 that year. I loved all the songs on that album, but my romantic self played “April 24, 1981” over and over again (followed by “My Father’s Chair” from a later album).

Then 1983, I’ve already mentioned a couple of the songs above, one a Top 40, one a Top 10 hit. He also hit with “Souls.” (Btw, in case you’re obsessed like me, RS was nominated for either a Grammy or an AMA award from ’82-’84.) “Me & Johnny” was my guitar anthem, once I gave up violin, and I crank up “I Can’t Stop Hurting You” after every break-up.

RS’s last Top 10 hit (so far) according to Rock on the Net was “Love Somebody” from the movie Hard to Hold which was only fully appreciated if you were a teeny bopper at the time, then you’d swoon over his naked butt.

Shara and bud at RS concert

Shara and bud at RS concert

Conclusion: Pick another damn song please.  I’m not telling you to play deep tracks from obscure albums–just play something other than “Jessie’s Girl”!

–Shara

http://www.sharalanel.com

Two finals for Shara Lanel in the Lories!

 

Blame It on the Moon by Shara Lanel

Blame It on the Moon by Shara Lanel

BLAME IT ON THE MOON took third in the Erotica category of the 2009 Lories Best Published Contest, while FINDING MR. RIGHT IS MURDER took second in the Romantic Suspense category.

Finding Mr. Right is Murder
Finding Mr. Right is Murder

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