Off to the movie theater…

Mr. James and I are headed off to the movies today– our first time going to the theater in months!  Maybe even a year.  (This is what happens with two kids under four years old.)  Any guesses what we’re going to see?  I’ll give you a hint:

Yep, I can admit it–I set up a babysitter weeks ago so that Mr. James and I could see the new Harry Potter movie.  Hey, with a five week-old baby at home, a little advance planning is required…

How about you?  What have you been watching/reading lately?

Fun with Revisions (and a mini-rant)

So I’m plugging along with the revisions for A Lot Like Love. . .

I’ve finished revising the first half of the book and it hasn’t fallen apart yet, so that’s good.  Actually, I’m really liking the changes–it’s amazing how stepping away from a manuscript for a few weeks can give you a new perspective on things.  Among other things, I changed the first kiss.  Important to get that one right–the first kiss says a lot, doesn’t it?

On another note, I’ve received all sorts of great news from my editor this week. Both Just the Sexiest Man Alive and Practice Makes Perfect have gone into a third printing, and Something About You is about to go into a second printing after only three months. Yippee!  And I have other news about Berkley, but, well, the superstitious side of me won’t say anything until everything is final.  But things are good on the publishing front. : )

And more fun stuff: I was lucky to receive an advance copy of Fatal Affair by Marie Force, one of the books being released by Carina Press as part of its June launch.  I just started the book and am really enjoying it so far. It’s great to have a good book to turn to after a long day of revisions!

Finally, on a totally random note, is anyone else watching So You Think You Can Dance this season?  Usually, I really look forward to SYTYCD as one of my fun summer shows, but I’m not liking the changes they made this season.  Still haven’t figured out the point of bringing back the “all stars”.  They don’t actually compete, they don’t choreograph the routines, so they’re just kind of… stand ins.  Plus, it means there were nine less spots for people who are actually competing, people for whom this competition actually matters.  Humph.

Okay, end of rant.

And don’t even get me started on the Lost and 24 series finales.  Although at least Lost has this going for it:

How about you guys?  What are you reading? Watching? Got any books/television shows/movies you want to rant about?

Tall, Dark and Smoldering?

Quick question:

I need some opinions/suggestions for a A Lot Like Love (aka Book 4): what actor/celebrity would you describe as tall, dark, and smoldering?

Just for fun, I googled “tall, dark, and handsome” and this guy came up:

Would say his eyes are green?  Because the hero in A Lot Like Love has dark hair and green eyes, and I sure wouldn’t mind picturing this guy.  : )

By the way, his name is Eduardo Verástegui, and Wikipedia lists him as a model, singer and actor from Mexico. I think I need to do a little more research on him… for the book, of course.