Sometimes Anticipation Is the Best Part

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

I love a great sex scene, especially the ones that are stomach flippingly good. I admire the authors that can describe every caress, every tantalizing touch with such gusto that the reader can’t help but get carried away. I love getting swoony along with the characters, having my heart race and my skin tingle. I love the creative euphemisms some authors employ. I love sweet and tender sex scenes, awkward…


The Debutante Ball welcomes Lisa Schroeder (Giveaway!)

Lisa Schroeder is a native Oregonian and has fond memories of visiting the Salem Public Library and borrowing many, many books when she was a child. She’s the author of four young adult novels including Chasing Brooklyn, a 2011 Texas Tayshas selection and 2011 RWA Rita finalist, and her most recent release, The Day Before (both with Simon Pulse). She’s also published two middle grade novels, It’s Raining Cupcakes and Sprinkles and Secrets (both with Aladdin).   Sprinkles and…

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Deb Linda Says Enough Foreplay — Cut to the Chase Already!

Here’s a snippet of a conversation I had with TG (hubs) in the car prior to writing this post. Me: I have to blog about anticipation at The Debutante Ball this week. TG: *snickers* Me: *ignores snickering* So, how would you say I handle anticipation? TG: You’re kidding, right? Ha-ha-ha-ha! Me: *sighs* Um, yeah. Anticipation is a double-edged sword. And both edges slice right through me. Okay, okay…maybe that’s a…

Friday, September 23, 2011

Deb Molly Ponders the Limitless Potential of a New Sweater

School shopping was kind of a big deal in my family. A few weeks before school started, my mother would take us shopping for new clothes — new jeans, new shoes, new sweaters that we wouldn’t be able to wear until the weather actually turned cold in another month or two. And we didn’t just go to the boring old mall in Madison; no, we’d go to a fancy mall…

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Deb Joanne Sees You Shiver with Antici…

…pation. Sometimes, anticipation is the best part about something.  I love the weeks leading up to a holiday—the planning, packing, getting excited—isn’t that half the fun?  Don’t get me wrong, sitting on a beach away from an office is plenty good on its own, but you get what I’m talking about, right? Publishing is like that, too.  Because there are so many things to anticipate in the publishing process.  The…

Monday, September 19, 2011