Saturday, June 27, 2009

Harsh Reality Versus Fantasy

So recently, I was visiting a site where readers were discussing what they like and what they don't like in IR (interracial romance). Someone said she hates when the hero is always some filthy rich guy, and she wonders why he can't be a regular Joe. A few others agreed with her, and one reader said she likes the hero being rich. I didn't continue with thread to see if there were other varying opinions.

So I was thinking about it. What you'll find in my works are ordinary women, broke, busted, disgusted alot of times, trying her best to make ends meet. She'll be in a bad relationship or just out of one and can't find a good man to save her life. I don't know. It's what I like. I think it's the tools to making a strong woman, or a woman who is on her way to getting stronger. She hasn't arrived. I have no interest in writing about a woman who has already clawed her way to the top and is filthy stinking rich in her own right, and frankly she doesn't need a man except for sex, and has no problem telling him so. That's not what I write, ladies who prefer that, sorry.

On the other hand, you are not likely to find my hero being a regular Joe. I do not like a weak, busted and disgusted man. I do not fantasize about the trashman or the mailman sweeping me off my feet. I'm sorry. What I do fantasize about is the guy who can help make the financial issues disappear, who will sweep me away. I'm sorry, but that turns me on. So I create a hero who is all those things and more. He just has a few issues he also has to work out.

Is that not reality? So what. It's fiction. My heroine doesn't exist anymore than this rich guy does. I made them up. I named them. I dropped them into a particular situation and gave them a life, problems, joys, and heartbreaks. It's all fiction. I know you want harsh reality on all points, but I don't.

I love pleasing my readers. I would not be where I am if I did not have them, but at the same time, I can't get off on pairing my girl to the stock boy at the supermarket. Can't do it. Haha.

So when you're reading Jordyn Tracey's work, remember, her heroines will be identifiable. Her heroes will be a little larger than life with a few issues. I hope you can still enjoy it. I know I do. Lol.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Why do I like Facebook

Sometimes...uh...most of the time, I have nothing to blog on, nothing long and interesting. My life is boring with no real upsets. That's good and bad. But I want a Web presence that's up to date with what's on my mind or what I'm working on without having a full Web site to update. I'm lazy if you haven't read between the lines of what I wrote above yet. Haha.

Anyway, on Facebook, I can just toss up a line or two and call it a post. I feel accomplished because I have shown up online and can call it "promo" or reaching out to readers or whatever makes me feel less guilty about not having a real Web site.

Sometimes I forget to visit Facebook, but then I think "I wonder what X author is doing right now. I wonder what she's writing or thinking." So I stroll on over to Facebook to see if she's said anything lately, and sure enough, she has, and I like getting all in her business that way. Haha. Yes, that means I'm also nosey. I'm not ashamed to admit it.

In this way, Facebook serves it's purpose. I can update myself on what my favorite authors are doing if they do use Facebook, and I can update my readers on what's on my mind as well. At least I hope that's what I'm doing. I don't know if anyone ever reads my blog since I don't go blog hopping, but just in case, here you go, a little insight into the nut that is Jordyn Tracey.


So hummus. What's up with that? I keep hearing about this stuff and how people love it. I used to work at a place where if you brought it in and left it on the kitchen counter with some crackers, it would be gone in half an hour tops. Why??? I bought some this weekend. Choked it down because i paid for it, but I'm not getting it. I *wanted* to love it. Chick peas. WTH??

Monday, May 11, 2009

I'm Having A Contest!!!!

Come one! Come all!!
Jordyn is having a contest!!
Do you want to Win not one, not 2 but 3
Autographed copies of her books
Well here's what you do....

Be jordyn's Friend and that's it!
Find her on Facebook by Typing her name in the Search
Then Send her a friend Request
When she adds you to her buddy List
Then you are automatically entered to win!!
It's that easy...
And for you guys who are saying
"Well hey I am on her friend list already what about us??"
We haven't forgotten you either!
Just leave her a comment on her Facebook page
And you will be entered as well!!

What do you win
3 of her print books from Sugar and Spice press!
An advance copy of her newest release
His Heart
Copies of Color blind 1 & 2
All signed just for you!
So enter away and keep your fingers crossed to win!
This contest Ends May 31st so hurry hurry hurry!!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Burn My Bra

So a friend of mine told me about the Butterfly bra from Ashley Stewart. I thought it was great idea, being that it takes the pressure off your shoulders and puts all the support in your back. But it's still a freaking underwire bra, which I don't wear. Underwires dig into my underarm. They never fit underneath the boulders. And Right at the front, they poke out. I hate that! So why are the really cute ones underwire?

I tried the Butterfly. It's so much material that I could go without a shirt and think I'm dressed. Lol. So huge! My shoulders were footloose and fancy free just like promised, but I was locked in a cage behind underwire. I wanted to cut my way out to freedom. Am I shaped funny or what for cripes sake? Can I get support, cuteness and no wire? What's up with that?

Well I guess me and the girls have to continue our hunt for the perfect bra...

Friday, April 10, 2009

My Yummy Bryant

Octavia "Tae" Stokes thinks the most important thing in her life is to achieve her dream of becoming a nurse, even if it means leaving her small town boyfriend behind while she goes off to college and tries to forget about him. But fate deals her a hand she could not have planned for. She finds hers dreams shattered when an accident leaves her scared for life and hiding from the world, especially from the man's whose heart she broke.

After proposing to the woman who will always hold his heart and being turned down, Bryant sees no other option but to join the army. Who could have predicted that a war in Iraq would have him stationed half way around the world fighting for his and his buddies' lives? When he finally comes home after a near fatal injury and the loss of his best friend, it is not Tae but Leena who is waiting for him. But Leena is not all she pretends to be, and a soldier needs someone to hold onto, someone to love.

Can Tae forgive herself for her past mistakes and move past her outward appearance to help heal a soldier's heart?


Wanted tea, nothing special...

I just wanted tea, something soothing to warm the belly and a touch of sweetness to ease the ache. I saw a video suggestion of vanilla chai and found White Tea something or other chai. It had vanilla in it and honey and some other ingredients.

I loved the vanilla taste but there was another that was stightly off-putting. So I can only drink 2/3 thirds of a cup, and I'm forced to keep going through it because I have two boxes of the stuff. Sigh. Oh yeah and the somewhat ick ingredient? Black pepper. Yep, you can taste it in there. That's just unnatural! Or I am. Haha.