Wendi Darlin

writes hard men with soft Southern tongues and the women who bring them to their knees. Get ready for some

Hot Southern Lovin'

Erotic Romance

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Monday, July 28, 2008

RWA Nationals Week!

I'll be in San Francisco this week for the annual RWA National conference. I'm hoping to steal a few minutes to post pictures here at least a few times. Check back, you may see some of your favorite romance authors in action!

Hope everyone has a fantastic week! If there's someone special you want me to try to snap a picture of, let me know and I'll do my best. :)

Countdown to Yummy Sunday - 6 days! (This week I'll be on an airplane at an ungodly hour on Sunday. I will try my best to post eye candy Saturday night.)

Thursday, July 24, 2008

How I became Janet

I thought you might get a kick out of this. I went to get my hair done yesterday. I had completely planned to walk in and sit down like I do every six weeks while my stylist mixed up the very same shades of highlights and lowlights to disguise my "sparklers." I expected to get my hair trimmed into the very same style I've been wearing for a year or so now.

Then, on my way out the door, my husband says, "Why don't you do something completely different this time."

So I did.

I went in long and blonde. I came out short and brunette. My husband loves it. My son - not so much. His mouth dropped open when he saw me. Then the quick-witted little bugger said, "Janet, what have you done with my mother?" Janet??? He said, "You don't look anything like Wendi, so I'm not calling you Mom. I'm calling you Janet." So now in my house I'm Janet.

Being Janet's not so bad. My husband decided he wanted to take his new girlfriend Janet out to dinner. And I'm actually liking the short hair much more than I thought I would. I'm even thinking of going back to get it a little shorter.

So here's to Janet, and her sassy new "do." LOL! I wonder if I need new clothes. Would Janet wear the same old stuff I've been wearing? Hardly seems fair, does it? Do you think Janet cooks dinner? Oh wait, Wendi hardly ever does that...

Countdown to Yummy Sunday - 2 days

My 7 Year Itch?

I blogged about my 7 year itch over at Nice n' Naughty today. I'd love it if you could drop by and give me your thoughts.

Countdown to Yummy Sunday - 3 days!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Cracking the whip!

Ok, I need you all to crack the whip on me! I've got a little less than 8000 words until I'm finished with my lastest WIP and it's the hardest book I've ever written. I want it done, YESTERDAY (and my publisher wants it done 3 months ago.) Sigh. So, I'm going to check in here with word counts starting this afternoon, and maybe that'll help me get this thing finished!

I also have a short cowboy romance that I want to get going on. Last night I read through the cowboy names you all liked when Rita Thedford was guest blogging here. I decided to go with Chance for this hero. I liked some of the other names a lot too, but Chance really seemed to fit the best with the heroine's name in this story.

Oh, and I'm so excited I have to share another great review:

4 STARS...Hired Hands is hot hot hot. This book will make you want to go and get a cowboy of your very own. At least it did for me. - Robyn, Manic Readers

To read the full review, click here!

Countdown to Yummy Sunday - 5 days!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Rough & Ready won book of the week!

And Whipped Cream Reviews sent me this cool button!
Countdown to Yummy Sunday - 6 days!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Book of the Week Nominee!

I got more good news this morning from Whipped Cream Reviews. Rough & Ready is nominated for Book of the Week. The winner is chosen by votes, so if you want to vote, click here!

Countdown to Yummy Sunday - 1 day!

Friday, July 18, 2008

5 Cherries for Rough & Ready!

5 Cherries: Rough and Ready is a short story that has it all—intrigue, adventure, and passion.
The pacing of this short story is amazing. I was given just enough information at just the right time to keep me captivated and begging for more about these two complex characters. The fiery passion between Hollis and Taima is explosive and adds so much to the intrigue of their adventure. I highly recommend this tale and I will be reading more by Wendi Darlin. —Chamomile, Whipped Cream Reviews

To read the full review, click here!

Countdown to Yummy Sunday - 2 days!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

I'm back!

And I brought eye candy.

I went home last week to be there for the birth of my new niece. She's absolutely adorable and both she and my sister are doing well. After that my husband, son and I took off for a few days at the beach. You can read about our misadventure there on the Nice n' Naughty blog.

So what has everyone been up to since I've been gone? Any big news? Little news? Read any good books lately?

Countdown to Yummy Sunday - 3 days! And yes, I will post eye candy this Sunday. :)

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Nice 'n Naughty!

I blogged today for the first time at Nice 'n Naughty. Come over and read about some of my experiences with drunk dialing. :) I hope you can join me.

Countdown to Yummy Sunday - 3 days!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008


Undercover D.E.A. agent, Hollis McAllister, has learned to guard his secrets well. People close to him are always in danger, and he’s never in one place for long. Those are two good reasons not to fall in love. Too bad he slipped up and fell for Taima Everhart when he infiltrated the biggest drug operation in the Southwest.

Drug lord, Marques Santiago sniffs out Hollis. With his cover compromised and local police on the wrong side of the law, Hollis leaves before he has a chance to give Taima an explanation.

She hunts him down, but she’s not the only one who wants him dead.

Cornered, Taima and Hollis must fight for their lives. She can play rough, but when it comes to Hollis McAllister is she ready to play for keeps?

Click here to buy!The BookStrand site may be inactive for a little while this morning. :)

Countdown to Yummy Sunday - 5 days!