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Monday, January 23, 2012


Have you ever noticed how

the Shadows claim some of the absolute BEST people in the world?

They blend into the fluctuations of light and mist, keeping their lights hidden.

Muse has such an unsung powerhouse, creator of our logo and promise...Building the Team to Achieve the Dream.

We have our Queen, the deliciously amusing Lea Schizas, but we also have our Unsung Empress

Her Majesty Litsa Kamateros.

If asked, many would be unable to tell you of the

magic Litsa performs in her quiet, but consistent way for all of us here at

Muse It Up Publishing, Inc.

Being a believer in revealing our veins of

pure gold, I am as of this moment amending my oversight.

Litsa Kamateros, this is your Empress Exposé.

Let me begin with my own personal rippling reasons for bowing at the feet of our Empress.

Some of you will remember my award winning author daughter Kat Holmes having a seizure right here, in my room, on my bed, while I happily and unknowingly click-clacked away on my keyboard. 

Unlike most of Kat's convulsive seizures, and because she was on my bed, she did not make the loud thumping sounds I have my ear always hitched to hear. 

So imagine my horror when I turned around and found Kat with my

metal nail file sticking out of her chest, her hand still locked on the handle, and a look of pain filled horror on her face. No mother should have such an image locked away in her memory files, but I do.

Guilt, extreme levels of guilt assailed me, and tears. Into this mess, I spoke with Lea. I think my voice was shaking and quickily the story unfolded. It always helps talking to Lea, but Lea took it one step further. She told Litsa what happened, and before the day ended, Litsa had

scoured the internet looking for resources for Kat and me so she would never impale herself again.

Let me repeat that...Litsa DROPPED everything and went to work finding me the resources I needed HERE in New Jersey from her home up there in Canada, because just as we have become a family at Muse,

Lea and Litsa show us every day how to model this family by their own generosity.

Litsa, you became my guiding star that day, and there isn't a day I don't thank every power in the universe for being a part of this marvelous entity you and Lea created called

Muse It Up Publishing, Inc.

I KNOW I am not alone in feeling this way.

Moving on...I could not be at the recent Muse Retreat in Canada, but have happily devoured every image, and every report, about that delightful weekend.

The one theme that runs through everyone's accounting is how incredible Litsa is.

She coordinated the fans, directing them from her unassuming place, towards the authors of their favorite génré's and in multiple languages. (How I envy her ability to schmooz in so many dialects.)

There are pictures...hang on while I post a few...of our beautiful Empress at what she does on the ball here,

on the ball there, while also promoting her own book,

co-written with our Queen.  AUTISM EPIDEMIC Shaking the System

And let's not forget, it is Litsa who goes out there into that big, big world and overwhelmes them with their need to have a Muse Booksigning in their store...

(she's our little lady carrying a surprisingly big stick)...or host Lea and Litsa on their radio shows, etc., etc., etc.

Publishing is on the its first year look at the strides we've made, and we owe each and every one of them to BOTH

Queen Lea, and Empress Litsa.


we do not always remember to tell you

"thank you" adequately for all you do for us, but know this, none of us at Muse could succeed without you staunchly leading our way.

Love You Deeply Our Empress.

Hail to our Empress, long may she rule!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

A LIEBSTER AWARD...steeped first in Southern Charm

I was just awarded a

LIEBSTER BLOG AWARD by the queen of Southern Charm Gail Roughton Branan. This is an award given to "Favorites" not yet noticed by many here in cyberspace. (Less than 200 followers...boy oh boy am I UNnoticed!)

It is always an honor to be named in any one's award giving lineup, but I am especially honored to be included in the stellar list Gail bestowed this award upon. For that list, check out Gail's fantastic blog. Flowers on the Fence:

Here's what I have to do according to Gail's directions.

1. Post this award on your blog.
Just in case, I think I'll re-copy it
(I'm not greedy...right? ;>)

2. Thank and link to the person who gave it to you.
I think I did that, but again, just to make sure...Thank you Gail. And everyone, Gail's blog is more than a touch of Down Home love.
It's warmer than fresh apple pie with a spreading scoop of vanilla ice cream.

3. Pass it on to five bloggers who have less than 200 followers.

Five people? Am I allowed to use some of the people Gail used? Hmmm how many

Liebster Awards is one blog allowed to have?

Let's begin...

Penny Ehrenkrantz...I'm not sure how many followers you have. Let me go check and I'll BRB. OOPS, Can't give Penny this award. She has over 1700 followers. Still if I could, I would because Penny gave me my very first opportunity to appear on anyone else's blog right after I signed on to the Muse It Up family, and long before she knew if my writing was worthy of visiting her. I know I cannot give her this award for her ONE WRITER'S JOURNEY
but if I could, I would.

Onward in my quest for FIVE wonderful but barely discovered bloggers worthy of this award.
How about Rosalie Skinner from Down Under? Success...sort of. Lady Rosalie has 23 members on her Ramblings From Lady Rosalie Blogspot.

Rosalie is the very talented author of the Chronicles of Caleath series. She is generous beyond belief, and invited me to be a contributor to her blog from the very beginning. Because of that, she allowed the travel trailer from my Forever With You release to come over and be interviewed. As a result, Beauregard W. Trailer has had nothing but glowing things to say about Lady Rosalie ever since.

So Lady Rosalie, you are an award winner.

(B) Delilah K. Stephans, Best Selling author, award winning cover artist has a blog that entertains, informs, and shares.With 40 followers she qualifies, although I don't understand why this multi-talented woman hasn't made blogger go TILT.

Delilah, it is my honor to award you with A Liebster award. You deserve it and so much more. For all of you reading this, have a peek and enjoy, Delilah's ALWAYS TIME FOR ROMANCE blog.

(C) I love Jim Hartley, and his blog is always entertaining, just like his writing. Jim, it is with great honor I bestow this Liebster Award on you...and I want to thank you for the amazing visual cornucopia of delights you give us on your blog.

(D) Viviane Brentanos...WOW...this talented author brings the exquisite majesty of Greece right into our lives via her blog. She also sends us links to music meant to enchant, soothe, excite, and move us at her ROMANCE RAMBLINGS BLOGSPOT.

Congratulations Viviane, and thank you for giving us your Greece.

(E) Kevin Hopson...incredible man, intense author, and beautiful friend. His blog FROM THE DEPTHS OF DARKNESS is always a visual and cerebral delight.

I am pleased beyond words to bestow this award on you Kevin, and thank you for all you share with us.

4. Comment on those five people's blogs to share the good news. 

I think I've done...haven't I ?

To all of you, thank you for your talent. Thank you for the wealth of wisdom and entertainment you give us via your blogs, and to everyone else...hurry on over and see why these five people deserve your interest.

Monday, January 2, 2012


The Coté Comet has been seen again...and more. The magic dust from this powerful celestial force is sparkling through all entities within the Universe...and beyond



 Muse It Hot Publishing debut Comet Tale 

Erotic Deception is taking the Universe by storm.

The latest group to latch onto the Coté Comet Trail are those wise and wonderful people over there at

Coffee Time Romance.

Here's just a SAMPLING of what they have to say:

Erotic Deception by Karen Cote’
Karen Cote' says she lives in a castle in Southern California with Prince Charming and a Magnificent Black Stallion.  Or, if you want to get really specific, a bungalow with a corporate husband and a small black pug.  Aside from having a wonderful sense of humor which is reflected in her writing, Karen is an avid reader, having shared a love of reading with her mother.  This love of books has created a storyteller whose understanding of the human spirit and the need for a blend of love, laughter and tears in a story are a true gift to her readers as is evident in her most recent tale, Erotic Deception.
This story was as full of fun and snark as it was of sexy banter and passion.  Cote' manages to balance suspense easily with comedy while adding sexual tension that sizzles off the pages.  Lily is easy to identify with and Jet is impossible to resist.  This reader was enchanted and recommends this book easily as a fun frolic with a mystery that caught me by surprise.  In short, grab your copy today!

For the rest...and of course there's MORE, click this link and go directly to Coffee Time Romance's Coté Devotee Sight.

Karen Coté

brings humor, sass, and sexy intrigue to fill your world with her comet magic.

Way to go oh great Coté Comet! And you too,

Coffee Time Romance.

You can catch more of Karen Coté, the amazing Coté Comet, who will charm you with her 

tale-telling honey pot at the Muse Bookstore BUY page, but don't stop can double your Coté Comet reading pleasure by getting in line to pick up SEVEN DEADLY SINS, her short story available for pre-order RIGHT NOW in anthology format


And if you've ever wondered what a comet SOUNDS like, head on over to

Karen's inventive AVATAR WEBSITE

You can catch the Coté Comet just about everywhere else your eyes can see and your ears can hear too. I mean REALLY, this comet is