A book cover and a Valentine’s Day giveaway!

In today’s post we’re covering a book cover, a Google Hangout, an opportunity for your to bring some happiness to the world and an chance to win stuff. Let’s do this, shall we?

In case you didn’t get a chance to swing by my Facebook page over the weekend, I thought I’d show you what the cover for “Just One Night” looks like. Remember this is just the first in the “Just One” short stories series. Each month a new piece of the story will be revealed until the end where you’ll hold answers to all of the questions.

Cover Reveal for the first in the Just One short story serial. http://penpaperpad.com

This erotic adventure introduces you to Venise, the femme fatale who gets caught in her own web. I’ll be offering Just One Night for free this Friday! I’ll post the link here, on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, ya know…everywhere. Once it’s up, it would be fantastic if you would share it as well.

CJ Floyd is my pen name, by the way. I write so many genres, I wanted to have a way to separate them. So you know, if it’s CJ Floyd it’s going to be muy caliente! (That’s about all the Spanish I know.)

Some other things I wanted to mention to you. This week’s #writestuff TwitterChat is happening on Google Hangout. If you want to join us, definitely follow my Twitter, subscribe to my YouTube or follow me on Google+. Those will be where I share the links on Tuesday. You’ll be able to check it out a few of us from the #writestuff group chat. You can tweet us questions at #writestuffgho.

Another thing you can get involved in. 1000 speak logo
This is a movement to bring more happiness and light to the world. Bloggers, vloggers, writers, anyone who’s interested in participating, can link up a post, or even write post for our web site on Feb. 20th. Yvonne Spence is the spark that started it all. You can read about her thoughts behind it here. You can find out more about particpating on this Facebook page. If you don’t do the Facebook thing, check out the web site.

It’s time for the giveaway! I love you guys and all of your support, because of this I wanted to give you an opportunity to win some great prizes! This Valentine’s Day giveaway prizes are a $50 gift card to chilis & a $50 gift card to amc or regal cinemas, winners’ choice.

The hosts are:
College is Love // Livin’ and Lovin’// Live to Be Inspired
Hurray I’m a Mommy // Caravan Sonnet // Heavens to Betsy

And I along with this ladies helped to make this giveaway possible:
Bee Splendid
She Be Knowin
Wetherills Say I Do

The giveaway ends on February 7th! Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 Let me know what y’all think about all of this. And for you guys on the East Coast, I hope you’re keeping warm and safe! 

Aloha y’all! 


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Authors I’d love to meet and announcements

Hey y’all! This week has gone by in a crazy flash. Today is my cover reveal for my short story collection! Swing by my Facebook author page and check it out. (Have you liked me on there? If not, you probably should. I post articles, shout out other indie authors, pun memes etc…)

I made a video this week about authors I’d love to sit and have a coffee with. And I talk about a couple announcements in it, including two things I’m really excited about– 1000 Voices Speak for Compassion and the #writestuff Google Hangout. For more info, check out the video!

Which authors would you like to meet? Let me know in the comments.

Aloha y’all!

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Ladies Night- A Poem


The lights were dazzling.
Red, yellow, blue dreamboats
Optical haze.
And the tunes,
Man that music
Gets that junk in your trunk
Moving and grooving.
Seen her rolling past,
Once or twice. Popping bubble gum,
twirling it around her finger.
Roller skates with rainbow-colored laces,
Pigtails flying behind her,
Her Daisy Dukes green with white piping.
She rolls up to the bar and orders a drink,
Spins around, gives that telltale sniff
And laughs at words no one else hears.

I’m just sitting in the corner.
Fingers tapping to that beat man.
That beat.
Just stayin alive, baby.
It got Travolta to give that one-fingered reach to the heavens,
didn’t it?
It gets this club packed every night.
Feeling out of sight.
Bodies are swaying.
Energy high in this join tonight.
Air heavy with expectations, English Leather
And all the booze.

She got her drink now.
Something dark brown
like her eyes.
When she stretches up to hug the man
in front of her,
A thin line of skin shows,
my fingers skip a beat.

Flick my collar
I adjust my shades,
give a nod to this hot mama
wearing those green heels and a matching pants suit.
Her bells rocked while she walked.
She changes directions,
Saunters over,
Hair and hips swinging to that beat.
Always had a thing for busty brunettes.
She settles in beside me,
I hand her the straw
Her hand reaches under the table,
While her face leans toward those thin lines.
I take a drink from my whiskey and Coke.
Leaning back.
Just staying alive baby.

The 70s are back baby! I took up my challenge from The Reverie Journal and I wrote a poem about a specific time from the past. For some reason, the 70s called to me. I guess tonight I wanted to go to Studio 56. If you need a writing prompt, go check it out. It’s good times, good times.

Let me know what you think in the comments. And be sure to swing by my Facebook page this week. I’m going to be doing a cover reveal for the first in my short story collection, “Just One Night.” I’ll tell you more about it over there.

Aloha y’all!


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