Saturday, May 31, 2008

Whats Up With this Dream???

Hey all,

Here it is the last day of May. I can't believe it. What is going on with the time? Is it because I'm getting older that time seems to rush by so quickly? Or is it just that times have changed and with the business of our lives make it feels like things are going by faster?

Anyway, enough griping. LOL Today's blog is about dreams...but not just any dream. I have them all the time and many of you know I lucid dream, but last night I had one that just made me mad.

Now you know I have a bit of a crush on Orlando Bloom. He was so hot as Legolas and even inspired Danolas, my High Priest Witch in The Peacekeeper Series. I loved him in Pirates (except for the ending...hated that) and I even liked him in Elizabeth Town.

And I have to admit I've had a few other dreams about this handsome hunk, but they all had to do with me and him and a bucket of dark chocolate...if you know what I mean.

So what the hell is up with having a dream about him and another girl????? And even worse, I wasn't jealous in the slightest. It was more of a little brother type dream and that disturbed me even more!!!!

What was it? Mainly a nonsense dream, with pygmies and stacks of brown cardboard stacked boxes, a runaway RV and a few crazy hitchhikers. And right in the middle of it, Orlando is sitting at the RV table and this other girl is with him.

Now in the dream I have to get something and he's in the way, so instead of feeling jealous or angry he is with this other girl, I look at him with big sister eyes and say... (get this)

"For God's sake, she can lick you later. Right now I need you to move."

So, what's up with that? A dream with Orlando Bloom that isn't even erotic? I've been robbed!!!! And even worse, that's the last of it. Just a brief appearance that didn't even make my juices heat up. *pout*

I've had other dreams like that. Ones I wake up going, WTF???? It doesn't happen very often but when it does, I always wake up wondering what I had for dinner that weirded my system out. LOL

Bad dreams, good dreams, any type of dream can make you wonder what in the world your mind is really thinking about. I've often wished I could have a straight connect to that part of my mind so I could understand better.

So, what about you all? What dreams have you had that you woke up and wondered what the hell was going on. Share them now. I want to hear if I'm the only weird one in the bunch!!!! I know I'm not, but I just need an excuse to get you all to comment. LOLOL

See ya next Saturday and don't forget to pick up your copy of Eyes of Fire, my newest BESTSELLER!!!! WooHoo!!!

CJ England
Never anger an elf... we have very long memories.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

How About A Laugh???

It's Saturday and I've had a long week. Busy, busy, busy and I sometimes feel like I'm running in circles. So I decided to take a minute and smell the cheezeburgers!!! LOL

To make myself feel better, I had my chat list members go to the LOLcats Site and they chose their favorites. Each day more are added, so if you need a laugh, go check it out.

The one directly above is my favorite. As a romance author, I can just see this look on one of my naughty female character's face. LOL Can't you???

There are some up there now that had me rolling. I can't post them all, but let's just say you'll find one you love. You won't be able to help it!!!

But these are the ones my chat list chose as their latest favorites!!! Enjoy!

One I found. I couldn't resist posting it! He's so cute!!!

This one made me laugh. We have a cat just like this. When it SLEEPS!!!! Thanks Des!!!!

Pat sent me a bunch, but these two are my favorites. Thanks Pat!

I want to use this one in a book, it's so cute! Thanks to Jambrea. I love it!!!

Too funny! LOL I want this one over my desk! Thanks Jambrea!!!!

Poor Chuck...he even gets dissed by LOLcats! Thanks Jambrea for this funny!!!

Thanks to Phylis who is lucky enough to have a kitty just like this one!!!

Those evil eyes had me rolling! Thanks to Phylis for this awesome LOLcat!

This is hilarious! Thanks for finding it Julie!!!

A special one for my techie husband from Connie! Thanks!

This one is was suggested by Kim and made me bust up! Thanks!

This next one is one of my faves. So true...

And to end our little picture show, here is a great one just for all of you. We know we are "special". You wouldn't be reading my blog if you weren't! LOL

Have a great Memorial Day Weekend. I'll be back on Tuesday with more Tempting Tidbits for you!!!

CJ England
Never anger an elf... we have very long memories.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Tempting Tuesday - Feeling Better Through Sex

Hey all,

Since I'm still feeling rocky, I thought I'd talk about something a little odd.

Can you feel better through sex? Can playing doctor make the illness go away?

Could the saying "Feed a cold, starve a fever mean something sexy and erotic if you moved a few words around and added a toy or two?

I did some googling and this is what I found. Check out these sites to answer the about questions!

I was told by a friend that when she is sick, she loves it when her partner gives her oral sex. She said she doesn't want to do anything too physical, but just relaxing while her lover takes care of her makes her feel 100% better fast.

Same goes with toys. I know for myself that I don't want to do a lot of moving when I'm sick, but I won't say no to a treat with a vibrator and some cuddling afterwards.

Now, those are some of the fun ways to deal with being sick, but here are some of the more romantic normal ways...

I know for myself that when I'm sick all I want to do is rest, but Jonathon is very good at making me feel better. Here are some of the things he will do for me.

1) Feeds me. Even if I don't feel like eating, he makes sure I don't go hungry.

2) Gives me a foot massage. I know some say massages aren't good when you're sick, but I love it. When I'm feeling really bad, he will rub my head and feet until I fall asleep.

3) Takes care of business. He tries to make sure everything I usually do is done. That way I'm not worrying about things when I should be worrying about my health.

Anyway, I'm off to take another nap. I'm already tired and I just got up. LOL

Hugs, and see you on Saturday for a fun post!

CJ England
Never anger an elf... we have very long memories.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

WooHoo!!!! I'm in the Top Ten!!!

Hey all,

I'm still feeling a little rocky, so this blog will be short and sweet. LOL It was going to be about something else, but when I got up this afternoon I had several emails from readers and my editor about The Mylari Chronicles: Eyes of Fire.

It's cracked the TOP TEN BESTSELLER LIST!!!

And yes, I'm really excited. It was a bestseller before when it came out in it's original version and I was VERY pleased to see that it's new and better version (IMHO)has also garnered it's own fans.

The characters are near and dear to my heart because the book is semi-autobiographical. much as it can be when it's set in another world with elves, ogres and magick! LOL

But since I've been sick and in a blue funk for the last week or so, this was welcome news indeed. I've been struggling to concentrate on writing and I know that a great deal of it was tied up in my emotions. A big nudge like this, even if the book is only there for an hour, really makes all the difference.

So, let me take this time to say thanks to all of you who've bought the book and for those who haven't yet...what are you waiting for? If you've missed the info on this now BESTSELLING Book... (god, I love saying that! LOL) check it out at...

And purchase this book at...

And again, thanks to all of those who made it possible. Remember to send me your receipt for a free collectible gift!!!


CJ England
Never anger an elf... we have very long memories.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Tuesday's Fun Videos

Hey all,

I wasn't feeling well, but I didn't want to miss my Tuesday Tempting, so I thought I'd come up with a couple of fun sexy things that might make you laugh.


And this one is one of the best condom commercials I've ever seen.

See you on Saturday everyone!!! Enjoy the rest of your week!!!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

What is True Romance?

Happy Saturday all,

I'm so excited about Eyes of Fire and how well it's doing. It was the very first book I ever submitted and as I've said, the reviews are great so far. I hope that everyone is enjoying it because I think it's one of the most romantic books I've eve
r written.

Which leads me to our discussion for the day. What is romance and how has it changed over the years?

Now this can be a hot topic for some people, and those who read romance have strong opinions on the subject. At the risk of alienating some people, I too have a strong opinion, but I'm pretty
sure if you've read one of my books, you'll already know the answer.

For me, Romance is a story between two committed people and will always , always, always end with a Happily Ever After, or at the very least, a Happily Ever Now.

Now I know that others feel differently, but for me, I feel cheated if a book that is touted as a romance, doesn't have these elements. I remember Nora Roberts said during an interview that no
matter how the genre may change, an HEA will always be a must. And I have to agree with her.

I will fight to the death the right for authors to write any type of book they want, but for me as a reader, I want a happy ending and I always
write what I would want to read.

So that being out of the way, what is it exactly that makes a book romantic? Sex? Em
otion? Committment? Love? Or is it all of the above.

In my humble opinion, a true romance book needs to have a couple who fall or are deeply in love with each other. While sex can be a wonderful addition to the story, I've read some truly wonderful books that weren't erotic in the slightest.

It's the emotion that drives a true romance book. Love, pain, angst, however you want to say it, we read these types of books to feel along with the characters. When the heroine weeps, we want to weep with her, and when the hero takes out the bad guy, we want to feel his passion and his anger. And when they finally celebrate their love, whether it's with a kiss or hot sex, we want to feel that triumph and satisfaction.

Has romance changed over the years? I don't think so. No
t really. The stories are still about couples finding each other and falling in love. There are still problems and angst with them being together, and there will always be some type of resolution, that Happy Ever After I mentioned earlier.

The only difference I see is the way it's being told. Books are more explicit and sex is a big part of the equation. The types of couples have changed. True love can be found with those who are of the same
sex. And now you can find true love with a vampire, a witch or a shapeshifter just as easily as you may find it with the boy next door.

Romance is the one genre that accepts everything and ignores nothing. Look around at the books available and you'll see a crossing of genre lines in our stories that is rarely seen in any other. I love being a romance writer because I can explore parts of myself and my imagination I might not be able to anywhere else.

So what do you think? What does romance mean to you? Has it changed in your opinion? Leave me a comment and let me know.

Hugs and have a wonderful weekend!

CJ England
Never anger an elf... we have very long memories.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

And Life Goes On

Since I'm blogging today over at Samhain blog, I've decided to repost an email I did about the latest tragedy happening overseas.

No fun and games today. This is
too horrible to find anything tempting.

Reposted from CJ's Chat List 5/6/08
Have you seen the news about Burma? I missed it until last night. The devastation is so overwhelming, I don't know what to think. And there are reports the military government knew it was coming and did nothing to warn their people? Is that some form of horribly twisted population control? I can't believe it.

Sitting here nice and comfy on my couch staring at the horrific scenes, it really puts in perspective that my car blew a tire, or I can't get all the channels I want on my TV. It is a lesson in appreciating what you have because it could so quickly be taken away. Not a bad lesson to learn.

But life goes on. An affirmation of life came when Jonathon dragged me outside into our backyard. He was shushing me and when we finally got out to the porch, he waved his hand and whispered. "What's wrong with this picture?"

As detail oriented as I am, I spotted it immediately. A female softshell turtle was in one of our flowerbeds. She'd dug up a huge amount of dirt. And as we watched, we could see by her concentration she wasn't just there to sunbathe.

Now we live on a good size lake in a residential community. We have all kinds of things in the water, even the odd gator now and then, but this was the first time we'd seen a turtle this large. And it was easy to see what she was up to.

Laying eggs.

Affirmation that life will go on.

She finished up her business, spurred on no doubt by the fact there were two very rude humans watching her, and skedaddled back to the lake. Immediately afterwards, her egg bed was visited by hungry crows who somehow knew what was going on even from a great distance.

But unlike all those wildlife people who just watch, I chased them away and put a protective covering over the bed. In nine weeks, I should be a turtle mommy.

And new life with all its joys and tragedies goes on.

Have a good day all. Hug someone you love and send thoughts and healing prayers to those who aren't so lucky.

Love ya,

Saturday, May 3, 2008


Hey all,

I'm really excited this weekend. First off, I'm celebrating the NEW RELEASE of The Mylari Chronicles: Eyes of Fire.

This book has gotten some rave reviews and readers have been clamoring for its re-release, so I can now say it is available through Samahin Publishing!!! Here is a bit about it.

The Faerie Mist Has Opened and the Prophecy Has Begun…

A world where elves battle ogres, and rock trolls hide precious talismans in their caverns. A place where a healer’s touch can mend more than a broken body. Where magick and love come together to create something very special…
Varol Thysi

A force of passion…the power of Soulmate Love

To purchase this book go to…

An ancient prophecy comes to life in the erotic tale of the forbidden love between an elven prince and a kidnapped human woman.

Talia’s visit home turns upside down when dark, frightening creatures appear seemingly from nowhere and transport her to another world. The faerie world. In this mystical paradise, she finds her life and honor threatened for reasons she does not understand.

When Calion Sáralondë, Prince of the Calen’taur Elves, rescues the human female from an orcan stronghold, his attraction to her is immediate and strong. And the feeling is mutual. Though their love is sardai—taboo—Calion can’t bring himself to send her back to her world. Her presence sets a fire in his soul only mating with her can tame.

And their passion could be the answer to an ancient prophecy that saves his world.

For more information on this new series go to…


Here are some reviews for this great fantasy romance

EYES OF FIRE is the most sensational book I have read this year. CJ England comes out swinging and definitely leaving my heart aching for the next in this series. Talia and Calion will leave you breathless. Recommended Read from Dark Angel Reviews

With the striking images in her stories, CJ England is able to craft novels which speak to the heart. Mere words cannot express the magnitude of THE MYLARI CHRONICLES: EYES OF FIRE in terms of rousing creativity. 5 Stars from Ecataromance

Just reading this first one about Prince Calion and Lady Talia had me so
enthralled to it that I forgot to make dinner. CJ England is a genius in creating magical places and characters so memorable it’s hard to just forget about them. Recommended Read from Fallen Angel Reviews

You will be so eager to know what will happen next that you can't stop reading. Maybe the publisher should print a warning on the cover. "Caution: Read only if you are willing and able to read non-stop until the end." So please be aware that you will not be able to stop till you finish reading this book! 5 cupids each for pleasure and plot from Cupid's Library Reviews

For all the great reviews, go to

And don't forget the great party going on right now celebrating my new release, my 2 year in publishing anniversary and my upcoming (June 13) birthday. Here's the info... Come on over and hang out with us.

I'll be back on Tuesday for some more tempting tastes of naughtiness! Enjoy your weekend all!


CJ England

Never anger an elf... we have very long memories.