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#ManCandyMonday Hot Rugby Players

Having been in Mexico, I got treated to a number of news reports on the Rugby championships going on and I thought, those ladies from down under in Australia and New Zealand have been doing us wrong! They’ve been keeping these gorgeous men for themselves! So today, more than one piece of Man Candy from the world’s rugby players.

Click here if you can’t see the video below!

#ManCandyMonday Liam Hemsworth

Today’s Man Candy is one of the handsome Hemsworth clan. Liam was born in Australia and is the youngest of the Hemsworth brothers. He’s played various roles on Australian television, but we know him from THE LAST SONG, THE EXPENDABLES 2, and his role in THE HUNGER GAMES.


Gage Skidmore [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

A little more Down Under #ManCandyMonday

You asked for it and you got it! Today we’ve got some more Down Under Man Candy. Man oh man, our Aussie ladies have been holding out on us. Shame on them keeping these gorgeous men to themselves.

But you know what’s even better about these lovely men? They got naked for a cause, namely, for a breast cancer charity calendar. God bless them!

Hope you enjoy today’s Gods of Football Trailer! If you can’t see the video, you can click here to see it!

Guilty Pleasures Monday – Naughty Santa and a Visit Down Under

Imagine it’s the day after Christmas in the Carrera-Bradford household (Yes, Liliana is too modern to just drop her family name). After days of visits to their Irish and Mexican families and celebrations packed with food, Jesse has to work off a few of those pounds. Since he’s still in Santa mode, why not a little red to keep the holiday cheer going and share his gifts with Liliana?

Jesse Bradford as Naughty Santa

Now I don’t know about you, but this Naughty Santa can come visit any day and not just on Guilty Pleasures Monday!

But it’s a double day of fun here since I’m also taking a trip down under to visit my friend and fellow author Jenny Schwartz at her wonderful blog. Take the trip with me and find out what inspired AZTEC GOLD, my vampire E-novella from Carina Press which will be available online on January 3 and also available as an audio book (more on that as soon as I know the release date).

You can click here to visit Jenny’s blog!

Special Thursday – Carina Press Author Jenny Schwartz

I mentioned that I have a vampire novella – Aztec Gold – out from Carina Press in January 2011. Since signing with Carina, I’ve had a great time getting together with all the fabulous Carina authors.

Today we have one of those great writers, Jenny Schwartz, who is hear to tell us about her new release from Carina! Please welcome Jenny.


Hi Caridad! Thanks for the chance to visit and chat.

I’m going to indulge myself here—and hopefully be somewhat entertaining—by sharing the backstory for my “Angel Thief” hero.

“Angel Thief” is a contemporary paranormal romance, but its hero has a hell of a history. Filip is a djinni, think desert sheikh with angel powers, bound to the service of humanity. But how can a djinni be Australian? Simple. Like so many Aussies, Filip is a migrant.

In the nineteenth century the vast Outback was slowly tamed, not least by the famous Overland Telegraph and the back-breaking laying of railway lines. But all this construction work required the labourers be supplied with food, water and a fragile link to the wider world.

Enter the Afghan cameleers.

Camels were the obvious answer to the Outback’s desert conditions. In fact, so well did the camels adapt that they’re now a feral pest.

So Filip arrives in Australia in the pocket of a runaway younger Afghan son. He survives. He loves the great silence of the Outback and he learns how to manipulate his human masters to steal precious moments of peace and semi-freedom.

For the rest of Filip’s story, his modern day adventure, you’ll need to read “Angel Thief”, but I can’t let you go until I’ve shared one amazing photo. It is from the W E Fretwell collection (via Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:CamelTrainKalgoorlie_WEFretwellCollection.jpg ) and your eyes aren’t deceiving you. The camels really are towing a house. It gives a whole new meaning to “mobile home”!

Camel Train


Angel Thief by Jenny SchwartzShe’s breaking the rules. Again.

An archivist in the heavenly library, Sara must follow protocol when it comes to curating the knowledge of the universe. But “liberating” an ancient text from the collection of a human—an Australian drug lord—could save a boy’s life. Sara has no way of knowing that one of the man’s other treasures is a sexy-as-sin djinni, bound by a wish to guard the estate.

He’s only following orders.

Filip is compelled to turn over intruders, even celestial ones, to his master. When he catches Sara in the library, he isn’t above indulging in some sensual kisses with her, or using her to trick the mobster into wasting a wish. It’s what he must do to preserve his facade of freedom and protect his heart.

But the kidnapping of the drug lord’s daughter forces Sara and Filip to work together—bringing out the hero that lurks within the soul of the djinni, and the passion within the angel.


Angel Thief is available from Carina Press

You can find Jenny:
at her website http://www.authorjennyschwartz.com/
blogging http://www.acquiring-magic.blogspot.com/
or on Twitter @Jenny_Schwartz http://twitter.com/jenny_schwartz