As many of you may know, our beloved sister hostess SHARON DONOVAN, tragically passed away on 11th April 2012. We who knew her, loved her, and were inspired by her courage and determination to face head on whatever life threw at her. When she could no longer see to paint she turned to writing and showed her amazing talent in the Inspirational Romance and Romantic Suspense genres, and her story 'Charade Of Hearts' was awarded the coveted Predators and Editors Award in January 2011.

This Blog was a source of great delight to her, she was one of the founder hostesses and she contributed to the fun and silliness in her own original way, and was kind enough to let her unique creation, the hunky butler 'Oliver' join us for our Friday romp and prepare 'virtual breakfast' for the guests on the following morning. It's beyond hard to have to go on without her, but we know that she would have been the first to insist that 'the show must go on.' She is, and will always be with us in spirit.
Sharon, dear friend, we will never forget you.
The Author Roast and Toast is part of the legacy you left us. Let's raise a Toast to you as well as all our guests.

Saturday, February 26, 2011


Congratulations, Sue!

Sharon, Mary and Lyn appear on-stage, holding hands, to take a bow. They hug each other and wave before leaving the stage.

"Just another Roast and Toast!"

Thanks to Patsy and to everyone who commented and made this Roast such fun.  We really appreciate all the great comments.

Join us again next week, 4th March

    Friday, February 25, 2011

    Patsy Parker's Beach Party celebration

    “Does my butt look big in this suit?” Sharon innocently asks Mary and Lyn. Sharon ignores their snickering. “No, NO, I mean it, does it look bigger then it usually does.

    “Well Sharon, I don’t think that hot pink is the best color to cover a big butt.” Mary pulls the top of her bikini up and tries to shove herself into it better.

    “Stop teasing her Mary. How about these flip flops, do they make my feet look big?” Sharon looks at Lyn incredulously. “Is the sky blue?” Lyn gets up from her reclining beach chair ready to chase Sharon.

    “Ladies, I meant to ask you, do my hooters look big in this red bikini top?” All three of the hostesses of the AR&T look at one another and break out in hysterical laughter.
    “Come on girls, let’s use what we’ve got and knock ‘em dead.” Lyn smiles, and they all head out of their hotel room and onto the beautiful beaches of Hawaii. Diamond head looms in the distance, and the sun sparkles on the aqua water in a breathtaking crash of silvery waves.

    Oliver stands next to the pit he dug and filled last night. Savory smells fill the air. Under the coals he has placed an entire roast suckling pig, huge sweet pineapples, baked Mahi Mahi in banana leaves, lomi lomi salmon, chickens, baked purple sweet potatoes, teriyaki beef, and other delicious foods simmer underground.

    Tables hold Poi smooth and flavored with soi sauce, fresh tropical fruites, cole slaw and various fresh salads like Kim Chee, corn chowder, fried rice, chicken long rice and other finger foods are ready and waiting.

    For desert Oliver has baked a Hawaiian upside down cake, and Haupia, banana bread, mango bread, and Portugese Sweet bread to finish the sumptuous meal with.

    Oliver rushes to place the Kulolo on the table to satisfy those who crave the taste of Taro and coconut milk. He looks hot in his speedos and he hands all three of them a fragrant Lei, made with the flowers of the Plumeria among other orchids and leaves. 
    “Everything looks set.” Lyn comments a grin on her face. After the cold winter weather in England she is glad to be here in Hawaii. “Sharon, what is that white paste on your nose.” Mary chuckles as she realizes that Sharon has used tooth paste to protect her delicate nose from the brilliant sun and reflections off of the waves. Mary passes out the sun glasses and suntan lotion. The all begin to slather it on and Lyn notices Patsy walking toward them.
    “Ooh! Ooh! here comes Patsy, she looks hot in that sexy grass skirt. I hear she's going to be taking part in the hula instruction later on, doesn't she look fabulous! Hula Dancer
    Lyn takes note of Patsy’s flattering hula outfit.
    “Hi everyone. The beach is packed today. These open tents are wonderful. Oh Oliver I’ll have one of the Margaritas’s, no the Mai Tai, heck I’ll take one of everything.” She takes her glass from Oliver and he passes a drink to all of them.
    "Oh, that’s nice, you remembered Mead for me.” Lyn is very happy to see the Mead. Mary lifts her berry smoothie, Sharon raises her glass of wine and Oliver adds his beer. They all clink glasses as Sharon toasts. 

     “Welcome everyone to the Author Roast and Toast, today we are roasting the wonderful author, P.L? Parker and her forthcoming books 'Into The Savage Dawn' and 'Absolution'.

    Good luck and many sales my friend, and Aloha Kaua to all.”
    Hula dancer
    Mary, Lyn and Sharon, all look in the distance as a special guest to surprise Patsy arrives on a speed boat. Who do you think Patsy would like to see?

    Absolution – Coming from Eternal Press, www.eternalpress.biz
    hula dancerInto the Savage Dawn (Sequel to Riley’s Journey) – Coming from Willow Moon Publishing, www.willowmoonpublishing.com

    Into the Savage Dawn:
    Sent back 40,000 years to the ends of the last great Ice Age, the time travelers embark on a journey of survival and discovery. The brutal and cannibalistic, Cro-Magnons discover the small band and attack. Forced to flee from their high mountain encampment, the tribe heads into the dawn, towards the Pacific Ocean and their dream of ultimately reaching North America.
    Geena and Micah are left behind to lead the Cros away from the escaping tribe. When he is killed, she finds herself terribly alone. Severely injured and without hope or resources, she nonetheless is determined to survive and find the people.
    Survival of the fittest - that is the law of primordial earth.
    The ancient tomb, rested in the heart of the French Vosges Mountains.The over-eagerresearch assistants had no inkling of the events they’d unwittingly unleashed when they found and released the young half-vampire--Chloe! Zaccarius, greatest of all the Slayers, is sent by the Council of Nine to seek out Chloe, determine her worth and, if necessary, render justice. 

    Enticed by the purity and goodness of Chloe’s mind, he becomes her protector. “I came for you.” “To kill me?” she asked, her voice breaking tremulously. He laughed, a husky wisp of humor. “No, little one. Had that been my purpose, I would not be standing here.” Zaccarius falls beneath the army of the Dark Master, Jochad, and to stay the death of her lover, Chloe allows herself to be taken. Ancient and dying, Jochad needs Chloe’s blood to reanimate-her blood in exchange for Zaccarius’ life.

    I love paranormal and as a result, it's the perfect genre for me.

    I started seriously writing about 5 years ago and have since published 3 novels (Fiona, Riley’s Journey and Aimee’s Locket), one short (Heart of the Sorcerer), and two Free Reads ( Prophecy's Bride and Songbird), at The Wild Rose Press.. I have two novels soon to be released, Absolution and Into the Savage Dawn. I am married to my best friend and soul mate. I have three sons, ages 37, 29 and 18 and the sweetest little 4 year old granddaughter in the whole world. 
    Patsy's sites:
    To win a copy of Patsy's book, 'Riley's Journey' all you have to do is just leave a comment and your e-mail address.
    Contest ends tomorrow and everyone who comments is elligible.

    Friday, February 18, 2011

    Pearl Wolf celebrates her latest release 'Too Hot For A Rake' with a little 'flutter'

    Pearl Wolf studies the cards laid out on the blackjack table. She taps the table and the dealer turns another card over. Everyone at the table erupts into cheers as Pearl wins another huge pile of chips.

    Tao's is part of the a complex in Vegas, 10,000 feet of nightclub located in the Venetian Casino Hotel and Resort. After playing they plan to dine and hold a release party at Tao's, an exceptional Asian Bistro located there. Pearl leads the three hostesses into the Gambling area. Luck is with her tonight!
    Radiant in white silk pants suit that glows in the ambient light, Pearl  is way up and a crowd gathers to watch her play.
    She is on a roll and every hand goes her way. She has bankrolled Mary. God knows what she was thinking.
    Mary is dressed in a green low cut dress with an empire waist. Sharon in a long, sexy maroon gown that accents her bubble butt. And Lyn in a black cocktail dress, that makes her skin glow. She is barefoot and Mary shakes her head. "Where the heck are your shoes Lyn?"
    Lyn wiggles her pink toes and chuckles, they didn't have pair to fit me! They only had two sizes. Small and extremely small. I didn't like either pair."

    "Yeah I know, your dainty size 14s are hard to find shoes to fit." Sharon laughs at them and swirls in her beautiful Versace designer dress.
    Lyn stares diggers at Mary who smiles and blows her a kiss."Just keep those hooters inside the dress where they belong sweetie, you're getting a reputation ya know." Lyn snickers.Mary sticks her tongue out at Lyn and Sharon holds them apart. "Come on girls, be nice. We are professionals aren't we?"

    Oliver, dashing in his tux, smiles at his friends' antics, as they tease one another.He knows they are as close as sisters. But, they can get outta hand at times.

    They are ready to party and Pearl has promised to teach Mary how to play Blackjack!

    Mary finds a seat next to Pearl and gazes down at $25 - in chips. It doesn't look like much, but Mary wasn't going to lose a penny of it. Sharon and Lyn watch over their shoulders as the game progresses.

    Mary places a $5.- bet and Pearl nods. Every time she take a card it's Pearl playing for whole the table! Up $10.- down $10.- Mary starts to sweat. She hates to lose money, and when she has won $15.- she quits, pays Pearl back and smiles. Beginners luck.

    Before she has a chance to blink.Lyn takes her seat. Lyn whips out a gambling visor that matches her dress, plops it on her head, and with an unlit cigarette hanging at the corner of her mouth she starts to play. Mary and Sharon look at each other shocked. Is Lyn a gambler? Lyn and Pearl are on winning streak. Working together they rake in enough to pay for the party!

    "Dinner for everyone is on me!" Lyn is on a roll! She pops up, grabs Pearl and they cash in their chips. "We'll be back." Pearl advises the cashier.

    Tao Restaurant and Nightclub: TAO
    Tao Restaurant and Nightclub

    Dinner at Tao's is an event! The place has been closed for Pearl's private celebration. Her book, Too Hot For A Spy is headed for the best seller list! Packed to capacity the guests line up to buy their copy of Pearl's new book on their way into the restaurant.

    This "Asian City's" d├ęcor includes lush velvets and silks, waterfalls and century old woods and stones, and a hand-carved 20-foot-tall Buddha floating peacefully above an infinity pool complete with Japanese carp. The hostesses of the AR&T are thrilled!

    Giant Fortune Cookie
    They serve everything from dumplings,sushi, soup and spring rolls to Peking Duck. The menu has the girls mouths watering. Kobe beef,
    lobster, scallops, you name it, they serve it.

    deep fried kobe beef tartar roll
    Pearl raises her glass of  red wine and bellows. "Drinks are on me.Vodka Martinis all around!"

    Passing around lobster sushi and pot stickers, waiters serve tempting hors d'eourves while the party begins to go ballistic!

    Save room for the wonderful cake Oliver baked for the occasion. The desert table is full of everything from sherbets and Asian rice pudding to a fancy fortune cookie creation!

    After dinner Lyn follows Pearl back to the blackjack tables. Mary and Sharon wonder if Lyn has a gambling problem. "So that's what she did with her shoes, she's gambled them away." Sharon mutters. We'd better keep an eye on her. Lyn is throwing money down like she's got it to spare!

    Sharon claps for attention and after a time the cacophony abates. "Let's all welcome Pearl Wolf, we're here to celebrate her new release! We hope you enjoy Pearl's party, we know you are gonna enjoy her book!."
    2010 KENSINGTON:
    EXCERPT: “You have no choice in the matter, love,” Helena said. “It is I who mean to seduce you. You cannot be so boorish as to refuse a lady’s request, can you?”

    He took his hand away. “I’m a rake, my dear. I promised not to ruin your reputation. I gave your brother-in-law my word on it. You are an innocent, Helena. Don’t force me into taking advantage of your innocence.”
    She shoved his hand away when he attempted to refasten her bodice. “Reputation be damned, Waverley. I want you. Doesn’t that count for anything? I thought you felt the same for me.”
    His mocking words cut like a knife. “I have feelings of lust for every pretty lass who comes my way. I have a reputation to uphold, you see.”
    “Is that all I am to you? Just another pretty lass? Don’t you want me?”
    “Want you? Don’t tempt me any further, love, lest the consequences destroy us both. . . .”

    BIO:Pearl Wolf published her first work of fiction--a short anecdote for THE READER’S DIGEST—when she was fourteen years old. For this effort, she received the grand sum of $5.00. That was enough to start her on her writing career. She lives in Manhattan. She has two sons and three grandsons. Pearl is active in several writers organizations including New Jersey Romance Writers, Florida Romance Writers, NYC Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime, NY-Tristate Chapter (past president). When she isn’t writing, she loves to play duplicate bridge and is a life master.

    TOO HOT FOR A SPY 2009

    To win a copy of Pearl's book, all you have to do is just  leave a comment and your e-mail
    Contest ends tomorrow and everyone who comments is elligible.