It's Action Movie Season!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

As people can probably guess, I'm an action movie junkie. Every winter I go into mourning while the dramas hold court in the movie theaters.  However, Memorial Day heralds in summer and I'm going to be so broke going to the movies. 

First up on my list is "X-Men: First Class". James McAvoy as Charles Xavier...need I say more?  Second up will be "The Green Lantern".  Super special effects and Ryan Reynolds in green outfit that leaves nothing to the imagination.

At long last in July is the concluding chapter of the "Harry Potter" movies and the previews are awesome.  I'm also looking forward to "Captain America" with its WWII setting.

My absolute, must-see movie of the summer, though, is "Cowboys and Aliens".  Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig...I have been looking forward to seeing them together on the screen ever since I saw a YouTube clip months ago.

Get the popcorn ready.  It's going to be a hot, hot summer.  Here's to hours of on-the-edge-of-your-seat viewing.  What movie are you looking forward to?   :) Carol

Far Niente

Sunday, May 15, 2011

I loved Far Niente for its spectacular grounds. An appointment-only winery, Far Niente was first established in 1885 by gold rush miner John Benson. Like many of the Napa vineyards, the Prohibition hit it hard and it was abandoned. Gil Nichel purchased the property in 1979. During restoration, the original name, Far Niente, an Italian phrase meaning "without a care:, was found carved in stone on the front of the building where it remains to this day.

The tour begins in the caves and includes the carriage house with classic cars. The estate is known for its chardonneys and cabernet sauvignons, and boy, they know how to serve up a wine tasting. Tourists are presented with a plate of cheeses to pair with the wines. I never would have paired a dessert wine with blue cheese, but it worked. My personal fav was from Far Niente's sister vineyard, Dolce. Let me tell you, Dolce lives up to its name of 'Liguid Gold'. A blend of late harvest Semillion and Sauvignon Blanc, Dolce is perfection of winemaking artistry. :) Carol

Thank you, Readers!!!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

On Wednesday, May 11, 2011 you made COURTING DISASTER #3 and COURTING DEATH #5 on Carina Press's Most Popular list. Thank you. I am just thrilled.  :) Carol

Most Popular
1. Steam & Sorcery
by Cindy Spencer Pape
2. Journeyman's Ride
by Marie Harte
3. Courting Disaster
by Carol Stephenson
4. Allegra Fairweather: Paranormal Investigator
by Janni Nell
5. Courting Death
by Carol Stephenson

Courting Death's Release Day Is Here!!!!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

It all began with Kate Rochelle's story in COURTING DANGER for Silhouette Bombshell in 2005, and now with CARINA PRESS's May 2nd release of COURTING DEATH, the Legal Weapons series concludes [at least for the moment].  DEATH features Nicole Sterling and one of my favorite heroes, Sam Bowie.  Their relationship was actually born in another book when I first began writing...a book now trashed as a learning experience.  However, Nicole and Sam stayed with me and finally I found the story for their combustible relationship.

I loved exploring the friendship of three strong women and the relationships with the three men who ultimately win their hearts, and I hope you will enjoy the legal adventures of the law firm affectionately known as 'Debt, Default, & Miscarriage'.

Fortunately, the first book DANGER is also now available in digitial. According to the information I have, DEATH will also be released in audio version by Audible as was COURTING DISASTER.

:) Carol