Friday, September 4, 2009

Guests Angelica Hart and Zi

Welcome Angelica and Zi, thank you for stopping by and taking the time to share a little with us! (What a cute pair!!)


eBay has engendered itself into our workplace. As an overview, this phenomenon has taken our culture by Perfect Storm. There it is, so common, that governor Sarah Palin used it to sell a state owned jet. And its stock is considered by money people like Michael Nesmith as indicators as to the direction of our market. We have five computers, of which, one seems to be a virtual eBay satellite. As we have written previously, Zi buys! He finds beauty to behold in treasures that unfold on his screen.

Yes, Zi got a few more shirts, today, didn't need them. The day ended up being quite interesting. We'd be in the middle of discussing dialogue between characters, obviously he multi-tasking, and suddenly he'd yelp, "Gotcha!" He won what he thought was beauty. What's thought to be one man's discard is another man's treasure.

Margaret Hungerford wrote, "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder." She was an Irish novelist in the 19th century who wrote light romantic fiction. However, this saying first appeared in the 3rd century BC in Greek. I find it ironic and inspiring that a romance writer would be attributed to that quote. Every day we explore and sexplore beauty and its play in love and romance.

It is so dag-nabbit-snap-dragon easy to write about traditional beauty. Easy to love a gorgeous woman. It's equally simplicitic to adore a hunky man but give that dude a goiter and he ain't dating. We believe that love is goiter-blind, and will try to discover a deeper purpose in love.

A movie from 1945 called The Enchanted Cottage played out this concept when what was considered a homely housekeeper falls in love with a scarred soldier. He saw her as beautiful, and she simply could not see his scars.

In our new manuscript, LOVE LETTERS, our hero Rich Longar has a burn scar that is predominate on his face. Our heroine Lauren Pike maybe a bit fleshy, hippy, zaftig, voluptuous, much of the Mae West character. We found great pleasure in building their love-ship. And aptly felt a certain requiting when it unfolded before us.

You have to adore Mae West. She once said, "A dame that knows the ropes isn't likely to get tied up." Additionally, she stated, "A hard man is good to find." She is attributed with, "A man in the house is worth two on the street." and "A man's kiss is his signature." We simply adore M. West. She said, "Anything worth doing is worth doing slowly", "Cultivate your curves they may be dangerous but they won't be avoided", and "He who hesitates is a damned fool". Our last two are these, "I didn't discover curves; I only uncovered them" and "I believe it is better to be looked over than it is to be overlooked".

Lauren Pike is Mae Westian in her sexually overt and vivacious personality as well as her curvaceous appearance.

The question is would every man find her beautiful? And the answer is simply, no. The question is would every woman find Rich Longar attractive? And the answer is simply, no. There is a beauty that each holds that has to find synergy with the other. As writers and especially as romance writers we have to seek that potential interconnect and grow its viability so the reader can feel their raw lust and love.

So every day the beauty is in the eye of the beholder and we are its agents.

In KILLER DOLLS our heroine purports herself as a tad dowdy and our hero has deep emotional scars that hold him in abeyance to accepting love. Neither perfect but perfectly matched. We hope you enjoy the following excerpt.


They got a room, asked to use the phone, storm had the lines down, asked about a cell phone and the clerk, a man of advanced age, looked at Taut as if he were an alien, paid in cash, parked out of view, and entered a nice but tacky cabin room.

“I see that shabby-chic is nouveau. The guest towels say… well used. Look, a bottle of shampoo. I used this stuff when I was a kid. It bubbles." Letti was rambling and gently ranting to cover her fear. She now understood the gravity of the situation; it was real, though she did not know why two very evil men were chasing them. Nor why they had her dolls. Why? The dual whys came out in unattractive rumbling, its blasphemy a cruel sacrilege.

“I am sleeping where?” asked Taut. The room had one bed.

“Between me and the door… and that window.”


Their combined accomplishments include book publications in print and/or electronic versions of twenty-four titles, fifteen romance specific, ten manuscripts pending, EPPIE finalist for three books, Cecil Whig award, Hob-Nob Reader's Choice Award, written over 500 shorts with numerous published in both nationwide and small press magazines, articles published in various local, city and statewide newspapers, including four as a Guest Columnist in addition to trade articles. Both are members of various writing groups.

We love to hear from anyone interesting in what we do. Anyone who writes us at and leaves a s-mail address, we will send you a gift and add you to any future mailings.

Angelica Hart and Zi

Killer Dolls ~ September 2009

Snake Dance ~ February 2010

Champagne Books

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Angelica Hart and Zi said...

Good morning, Heather, Thank you so much for having us here. We are just tickled to be your guest, especially on a blog with such a serene and harmonious feel to it and with such a gracious hostess.

Lea said...

Good Morning Angelica and Zi and Heather!

I agree with respect to the "feel" of Heather's blog - it's awesome.

Thank you for such a fun post and your books sound great!!

Thank you also for the giveaway opportunity!

Heather D said...

Good morning! Thank you Angelica and Zi for coming and spending time with us! I really enjoyed reading your post! Beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder! And Mae West cracks me up!

I love my layout, but I can't take credit for it! The lovely Barbara at Happily Forever After created it for me.

Thanks so much for stopping by Lea!

Nan D Arnold said...

Love Letters sounds great.Interesting concept Mae West meets Phantom Of The Opera in Enchanted Cottage scenario. BTW, I've ordered Killer Dolls and it's on my Labor Day "to do list". And, for the ebay unsavvy any chance I could find a version of Word 2003 there.
Nan D Arnold
Quirky Fiction For Boomer Babes(c)

Angelica Hart and Zi said...

Hi Lea, It is wonderful to meet you, and we appreciate your taking the time to stop by as well as appreciate the compliment. Fun is a state of mind that we cherish. There are times we are forced into serious but we try to avoid it, y’know, like avoiding coffee unless it has oodles of cream. Any way, if you are from the USA, we are going into a holiday weekend, and want to leave you with a fun fact. Watermelon is actually a VEGETABLE! One of us, who doesn’t like vegetables, is quite pleased with that. A: pointing a finger at Z.

Angelica Hart and Zi said...

Hi again Heather, Oh, yes, Mae West is a humorous darling, and totally born before her time. One cannot think of her without considering W.C. Fields, and a lot people thought they were in many films together. However, their one and only was My Little Chickadee from 1940 that they co-wrote. The verbal sparring was fabulous and littered with innuendo. Again, thanks for being such a gracious hostess.

Angelica Hart and Zi said...

Hey Nan, Thank you for stopping by, your comments and compliments always feel like a gift. As for purchasing KILLER DOLLS… whoo hoo! Thank you times thank you times thank you. You are a gem! We can’t wait until your release HITTING THE HIGH NOTES. From the excerpt and blurb, it sounds like a chuckle a sentence. It is coming out in February, we believe. As for ebay… We just checked and there was some limited Word software.

Ciara Gold said...

Of course, my experience with e-bay hasn't been all that great. When my son was about 10, he was into legos big time. He found some on ebay he just had to have and it was getting close to Christmas. I thought, okay, I can do this. Well, I wasn't paying attention to currency. I think I paid about $100.00 for those legos. Of course it was one of those "duh" moments we still giggle about and he still has those legos, so not a complete loss, but I'm much more careful now. LOL

Loved your brief excerpt.


Linda LaRoque said...

Hey, guys, I can't wait to read Killer Dolls and will be looking forward to Love Letter. Cute picture of you two.

Angelica Hart and Zi said...

Hi Jami, Tickled to see you, and what a fabulous story. Strange how those sort of moments turn into a wonderful memory. Rosa Parks said, "Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others." Your son will always have that wonderful memory, and y'all forever have that chuckle. Thank you for coming by.

Angelica Hart and Zi said...

Hi Linda! As aways, wonderful to see you. If there were a contest on cute pictures, yours would win. I mean, check out the smile. It's so come'on, sit, let's have a cuppa. Now, top that with, curling up with one of your books and the day is complete. We appreciate your taking the time to come by.

Jennifer The Forgetful Faerie Queen said...

I am loving your updated look. Thanks for the interview with Angelic and Zi.

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