Sunday, January 17, 2010

Happy New Year,

I hope the holidays were happy for everyone. I have a great blog for you, it begins with the Contests, then information on my next release, in February for All Romance E-books 28 Days of Heart series to benefit the American Heart Campaign.

After that, it's this month's Surf the Net column, Cool Cat Videos on YouTube,
followed by Pet New Year Resolutions.

Happy 2010,

Cornelia Amiri

For January I'm giving away a 5" x 7" print of artist Sarah Clemens' stone
painting, Shy Dragon. it comes with a pink jewel and it's #109 of a limited
edition of 250.
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All Romance will release one title each day, for 28 days, during
the month of February. They also will compile them into 5
anthologies and Charlain Harris is writing the foreword.All
proceeds will benefit the American Heart Association.
My 28 Days of Heart story is Timeless Voyage, it will be releaed
02/20/10 and here's the blurb.

Off the mist shrouded coast of Ireland, a pagan lady-pirate, Anwen, captures the
enemy, a Roman, Titus Rufius Kaeso. The Celtic warrior woman presses her hard
iron dagger against Kaeso's throat, but her arm does not obey the will to slay
him. From time out of mind, memories of fated lovers, druids, and sacrifice,
stay her hand. Kaeso is also captivated by dreams of the woman he loved in a
previous life, the mirror image of Anwen. But in this lifetime they are foes,
Roman and Celt. Can Anwen and Kaeso steer their timeless voyage to a happy
destiny or will they be robbed of love once more?

"The ability of writers to imagine what is not the self, to familiarize the
strange and mystify the familiar, is the test of their power." Toni Morrison

Lake Superior State University released the 35th annual List of Words Banished
from the Queen's English for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness

Queen of Kings: Macha Mong Raud by Cornelia Amiri
Reviewed by Penny Ash at Night Owl Romance Reviews
"I found Queen of Kings well written and very close to the original legend. If you like the ancient Celtic world you'll enjoy this book."

Here's January's Surf The Net With A View
Cool Cats on Youtube

1. Parrot massages cat's head
This parrot, CoCo is hilarious, you have to wonder, what he is thinking. And the
kitten, Lucky, is so calm. I think CoCo sees Lucky as some type of play thing.

2. Thriller Cat
This cat performs Michael Jackson's Thriller. This is very entertaining and
it'll have you howling with laughter.

3. How to Give A Cat a Pill
How to give your cat a pill (or not.) You'll need a pill to stop infectious
laugher after watching this video. This reminds me of a friend who recently
said the vet gave her a paper on how to get a urine sample from her cat and then they said or if you still can't do it, you can bring him in and we'll get it.
She told me she threw those instructions straight into the trash, she wasn't
about to try to get a urine sample from a cat.

4. Very Smart Cat
Let the cat feed himself, I think this is great.

5. Cat Under the Sink
Now this is a silly cat but he's so cute.

6. The Best Cat Video You'll Ever See
These are some crazy cats. I couldn't stop laughing out loud.

7. The Mean Kitty Song
The little kitty video song. Spartan is a warrior. He chews on my shoes and lies
on my hair. He will attack anything that moves. Hey little Sparta what is with
all the fight? Little bitty kitty want to bite.

8. Nora the Piano Cat
This is one talented cat.

9. Cat Flushing Toilet Music Video
He's a cat flushing a toilet. What a catchy song. You will chuckle at this one.

10. Cat Attacks Sleeping Man
I love this because my cat (Severus) wakes me up in the morning.

Pet New Year Resolutions

1. Ferret New Year Resolutions
A loving ferret owner resolves to do better for his furry pals such as creating
a "fun zone" for his ferrets.

2. Micia's New Year Resolutions
Here are New Year Resolutions from Micia, a Siamese cat. My favorite is #2, "Try
to do more for myself. Do I really HAVE to wake Mummy and Daddy at 3am for them
to raise the bed covers so I can snuggle under the blankets with them? YES!
Abandon New Year resolution 2)"

3. New Year's Resolutions for Pet Bird Owners
Let's not forget our feathery friends. Resolutions for owners of parrots,
finches, and doves. Including: Take the time to talk to my bird, letting him
know he is part of the family. And, Give my bird a shower a few times a week to
keep her feathers healthy.

4. New Year's Resolutions for Dogs
The list includes such yummy treats as "I'll remember that the garbage collector
is NOT stealing our stuff." And "I will not bite the officer's hand when he
reaches in for Mom's driver's license and car registration."

5. 10 New Year Resolutions for Your Dog
More canine resolutions. Here's a good one, I will recognize the difference
between furniture and fire hydrants.

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