Monday, October 25, 2010

A Little Laughter Goes a Long Way

Before I do a little shameless pimpage for my soon-to-be-released book, I want to share a very funny TV show with you. Now I don't watch a lot of TV. Basically, after I am too tired to read at night, I turn on the telly and surf through the channels, never staying in one spot for long. And this is how DH and I stumbled upon Fashion Police Friday night on E Entertainment Television, which is hosted by Joan Rivers.

Now I have been a Joan Rivers fan from way back. She still makes me laugh with her self-deprecating brand of comedy and her off-the-cuff jokes. Here are a few of the segments on the show, done with a celebrity panel - Bitch Stole My Look (aka celebrity shots of different public figures wearing the same outfit); Starlet or Streetwalker,(where they hide the face and the panel must decide which category the celeb falls into).

Hubby and I didn't stop laughing through the entire show. Rivers delivers biting one-liners. After showing a picture of Mariah Carey looking rather chunky, one of the guests suggests that the singer looks pregnant. Rivers suggests Mariah should go over Angelina Jolie's house, "buy a couple of kids and shove them up her knish." Now who else could get away with that.

After a long, stressful day, the half-hour laugh-fest was exactly what DH and I needed.

Now for the pimpage. I'm so excited that my first erotic romantic suspense, Tropic of Trouble, will be released soon. Savannah can attest to the fact that a story never underwent so many revisions as this one. But in the final analysis, I think it was worth all the hair-pulling and headaches it caused me. I'll let readers be the judges.

When Kelsey Ackerman’s assistant at her used bookstore is murdered the police label it a botched robbery by a desperate drug addict. But Kelsey suspects the perpetrator was looking for a rare Shakespeare volume that someone unknowingly donated. Now a killer has set their sights on Kelsey.

Jail guard Jason Jones only wants to protect her, but after suffering a controlling father and an abusive ex-husband, Kelsey wants nothing to do with the confident, hot sergeant. Until the danger becomes crystal clear and only the man she can’t resist is the same one who can save her.

You can read an excerpt HERE. Tropic of Trouble will be available from Ellora's Cave on November 5th.


KC Burn said...

I might have to try and catch Fashion Police (although OMG - my DVR gets quite a workout already).

Congrats on the upcoming release! It sounds great and I absolutely love the title!

Savannah Stuart said...

Ha, the story that wouldn't end! J/k :) The final version made all the revisions worth it! Congrats on the upcoming release!

Wynter Daniels said...

KC - I think you'll love the show.

Thanks, Savannah. You have the patience of Job!

Michelle Polaris said...

Wynter, I'm so excited for you. The release sounds great. I wish I had cable and I'd tune into the Fashion Police for laughs. We can all use more of them.

Terry Odell said...

Congrats on the new release. And my parents took me out to a night club for my 21st birthday where an up and coming comedienne was performing -- yep, Joan Rivers.

Terry's Place
Romance with a Twist--of Mystery

Jina Bacarr said...

Wynter, nice setup in your excerpt for Tropic of Trouble -- I felt your heroine's concern for her assistant when she found her...and I love the idea of a used bookstore owner for your heroine!

Wynter Daniels said...

Thanks Michelle & Jina!

Terry - wow - lucky you. What a great memory that must be.

Dalton Diaz said...

Savannah, congrats on the upcoming release. Woo-Hoo! Sounds great.

Fashion Police is our new Must TiVo! I've always been a huge fan of Joan Rivers (Terry, I'm so jealous!), so when I saw the commercials I set TiVo to record the series. I saw one episode and convinced DH to watch it with me. He gave me one of those "if I must" eyerolls, and got hooked in the first 5 min.!

Love, Bitch Stole My Look and Starlet or Streetwalker, but don't forget the Rack Report. Love them all!

Wynter Daniels said...

How could I have forgotten the Rack Report where celeb cleavage is critiqued?