Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Guest Blog/Giveaway- Author Lucianne Rivers

I have the EXTREME pleasure of turning over my blog to the amazing
Lucianne Rivers again! She is becoming one of my most favorite authors!!!!!!!
Welcome her and her release of Thrill Me today!


Thanks to this lovely woman I got to read an ARC a few weeks ago and was SO GLAD that there was more for me to read! LOL! It was no lie that I LOVED Hold Me and had wished that it was longer. This was Book Two in the Caldwell Sisters Series so, there was another story with another sister and might I say I liked Thrill Me more then I loved Hold Me!!!!!!!!
I am happy to welcome Lucianne back to my blog today!!!!!

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Thanks so much, Aurora, for having me back!

I discovered something recently. Both Aurora and I have a love of tea. Coming from Ireland, I grew up drinking five cups a day. Irish tea is some of the strongest you'll find and is best served with milk (not lemon). My parents still mail me packets of Lyons or Barry's teabags so I can keep up my caffeinated habit while living in the United States.

But what, you ask, does tea have to do with romance writing? Well, nothing, apart from the fact that this romance writer needs caffeine to create. My romantic suspense series, HOLD ME, THRILL ME, ENTICE ME, from Entangled Publishing was written with the assistance of many Irish teabags, as I typed well into the night in order to finish in time for my deadlines.

I have a twenty-two month old daughter who goes to bed around eight pm, and so my writing has to be done post-bedtime. The downside of drinking a caffeinated beverage past three pm in the afternoon and staring at a laptop screen until midnight, is that sleep is elusive.

But there's always a cup of tea waiting in the morning when I wake up, to clear out the cobwebs.

And there's always the next romance to write.

In order to win a copy of HOLD ME and THRILL ME, please leave a tea-related comment (I kid you not) in the comment field.

Happy sipping!

Monday, September 5, 2011

A SquE-Ztastic Giveaway! ~CONTEST CLOSED~

~The Winner is~

Congrats Lea and Thank you To Everyone who entered!!!!!
Big Hugs and Squishy Hugs go out to my SquE-Z Boys too for sponsoring the contest!
xoxoxoxoxo

I await my Purple SquE-Z !!





Why is it I ALWAYS find things that I wish I had invented before the person who actually did?
Introducing.........
Yep! I know you are all going
"Um Frumpy Mocha Princess what in the HECK is this"
Well dear followers, I will allow the product to speak for its self! LOOK ON!



Yes My Dear People! READ ON!!!!
~The SquE-Z Story~
After sitting one day at a restaurant for lunch, we ordered some ice teas. The drinks came out to us with a slice of lemon on the edge of the glass. As we grabbed the slice we all noticed juice running down out glasses, the difficulty we had gripping it, the juice left on our hands, and the seeds that fell into our drinks getting stick in the straw as we drank. From that moment we decided there had to be a better way and so the SquE-Z was born.

SERIOUSLY GUYS! This would have saved my flat mocha behind MANY a years when I was a bartender! The seeds always were the fail point for me! I am Loving this SquE-Z ! It is Beyond SquE-Z-o-riffic!

Watch this video!
HOW CAN YOU NOT WANT ONE??????

LUCKY for you folks, I have made good friends with the men Behind the SquE-Z and they have offered to give away a set of four (4) SquE-Z Assorted color pack to one of my wonderful peoples!!!!

This wont be an easy one kids ;)
I'm going to make you work for it but it will be worth it I PROMISE!
There will be multiple ways to enter so nobody has an excuse!

MANDATORY:
Go to the SquE-Z Facebook, "Like" them & let them know that "RoraSquE-ZAlice sent me"
and then come let me know you did so!! +1
I WILL CHECK CHEATERS ;)

EXTRA ENTRIES:
( make sure you come back and let me know)
Go to the SquE-Z Twitter Account and Follow them +1
Send a Tweet To @RoraBorieAlice AND @SquE_Z with the hash tag #SquEZTastic +1
Tweet about this Giveaway with the Hash tag #SquEZTastic +1
Add My Button ( it's over ->) To Your Blog +1
Blog about this giveaway with Links +5

I will be picking a winner via random.org on Monday September 5, 2011~

Do I Kids!!!
Cuz I said so!!!!!
( plus these dudes are GREAT guys and they deserve to get some love)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Guest Blog- Author Lucianne Rivers

Ladies ( and Boys who read romance novels ;) ) I am PROUD to turn over my blog to Author Lucianne Rivers today!
I was lucky enough to read her book Hold Me And I ADORED it!

Not only was it hot but the story was great! I finished it wishing it was longer to be honest ;) She writes with feeling and emotion! It was Steamy and Kept me wanting more! Loved it and Can not wait for there to be others!!!!!
So Please Welcome her and Show her some Love!
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Thanks for having me Aurora!

Q) What is it that most romance novels have in common?
A) A super-hot man on the cover, usually with his shirt hanging open.

In my quest for real-life subjects to cast the heroes in my series of three novellas, HOLD ME, THRILL ME, KISS ME KILL ME, I joined a gym.

Alas, no shirtless men.

"Where are all the ripped guys?" I ask.
"They all leave town," is the answer I receive.

No, no. That cannot be, I think. Perhaps I am at the wrong gym?

Soon after, fate (not a quest for hot men) leads me to another fitness establishment that specializes in cross training and jiu jitsu.

Aha! There they all are.

Literally every second man who works out there has the body of a romance cover model and more than occasionally walks around sweaty and shirtless, or does the odd, oh, fifty or so pull-ups.

Yum.

And now for my part. All my heroines are fit. I figure I'd better get in top shape if I'm going to meet Mr. Cover Model sometime. I wouldn't want to be hypocritical.

And so, in the pursuit of physical strength and fitness I write about my own semi-fictional heroes: Harrison, Adrian, and Robert, and their journey into love.

It's nice to have some actual humans to draw from, to know that while romantic heroes are fictional, they're not necessarily complete fantasy.

And if you think that's the case, you're probably going to the wrong gym!
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I love this Chick! She is a funny one!!!!!!
You can connect with Miss Rivers as well
Via Her Website www.luciannerivers.com
Via Her Facebook Lucianne Rivers
Via Her Twitter @LucianneRivers
Now leave lots of comments and get your Tushies over to Amazon and Get the Book!
The Digital copy is 2.99 !!!!! DO IT!!!!!!!!

Friday, June 3, 2011

30 Things that Make Me Happy!

A Friend Challenged me to name 30 things that make me happy. In No particular order.....


Disney
Music
Singing to a Crowd of people I don't know
Cuddling
Lazy Rivers
My Girlfriends
Purses
My Husband's Kisses
Greeting Cards
New Baby Smell
Pictures of my Grandfather
My Uncle Joseph
Driving Fast with the Windows down
Angry Girl Music
Sleeping late with good dreams you remember
Caffeine Free Pepsi in a can
Coconut Bubble Tea
Stupidity with Thaddeus
Charlie's Angels With my Mom and Nicole
Smooth Coconut truffles from Godiva
The Smell of the beach before you get there
Brand New Socks
New Boy shorts from American Eagle
Board Games
Card Games
Food and Wine Festival
Girls Nights
Puppies
Fitting into Old clothes and or having to buy new smaller sizes

I plan to spend some time examining how happy these things make me. These arent the only things but these are the 30 that came to my mind first! Amazingly enough, I had a huge smile on my face while thinking of them

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Winner!!!!


Sorry for the delay in a day of posting the winner to my Chloe Neill giveaway!
Living the Florida Life has been hectic lately :) But, I love it!
ANYWAY!

MANY CONGRATS TO:






Congrats Miss Dana aka DragynAlly !!
Please shoot me an email
auroraboriealice @ gmail . com


Stay Tuned cuz I have another giveaway for next week!!!!!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Interview and Giveaway!!!!


My Good Friend Chloe Neill has a new book in my MOST FAVORITE series coming out!
I was Reading Pink is The New Blog one day ( which I LOVE!!! HI TRENT!!!!) and he was talking about a book called Some Girls Bite and it looked good, This was August 2009, so I went to my local Barnes& Nobel and picked it up. I read it in a FRENZY and it was LOVE at first Bite I'm sorry but I had to!

Quoted From Amazon.com
"Sure, the life of a graduate student wasn’t exactly glamorous, but it was Merit’s. She was doing fine until a rogue vampire attacked her. But he only got a sip before he was scared away by another bloodsucker—and this one decided the best way to save her life was to make her the walking undead.

Turns out her savior was the master vampire of Cadogan House. Now she’s traded sweating over her thesis for learning to fit in at a Hyde Park mansion full of vamps loyal to Ethan “Lord o’ the Manor” Sullivan. Of course, as a tall, green-eyed, four-hundred- year-old vampire, he has centuries’ worth of charm, but unfortunately he expects her gratitude— and servitude. But an inconvenient sunlight allergy and Ethan’s attitude are the least of her concerns. Someone’s still out to get her. Her initiation into Chicago’s nightlife may be the first skirmish in a war—and there will be blood."

LET me tell you that as soon as I read this book I was HOOKED on Merit and Ethan and Catcher and Jeff! The characters had personality and they seemed like people that I would want to hand out with in person! People to throw back a beer with and have a good time!

I IMMEDIATELY Found Chloe's Blog and Twitter and Became a Follower and a Friend! I have loved all the rest of the books in the series and am SO EXCITED for Hard Bitten I cat even stand it!


(May 3, 2011)
(November 1, 2011)

If you haven't read this series do yourself a favor and DO IT!!! They are fun and they are a great read and they suck you in!!!!
I for one am a TOTAL #TeamEthan!!!!

I was LUCKY enough to be granted an interview with Chicago's Favorite Sentinel the other day! She is a Riot to talk to and I wanted to share my top 5 favorite questions with you all!

1. What is the one dream (like fall asleep dream) you miss having now that you sleep during the day?

Merit: I don't think my dreams have changed much since I became a vampire. It's pretty much the same dreams.
Thinking that I forgot to finish the 11th grade, rushing to finish an exam, that kind of thing. I was in grad school
when I was changed, after all.

2. What besides a Cubs Game in the day light do you miss the most?

Merit: Oooh, good question. I miss reading in the sun on the U of C campus. There's a big, grassy quad where we'd sit
outside if the weather was nice, maybe with some history or poetry. I miss that a lot. It was so *warm.*

3. If you could dress Ethan (although we all prefer him Undressed ;) ) for one day what would be his staple outfit?

Merit: Jeans, a T-shirt and flip-flops, just for the change of pace. But the T-shirt should be snug. Very snug. :)

4. Do you still miss teaching or do you think what you do now is just as rewarding?

I miss teaching. I miss hiding out in the library when Chicago is roasting in August. I miss the relief of turning in a
paper. What I do now is . . . different. It's a different kind of rewarding, where lives are at stake--literally. Important
stuff, even if it's not exactly what I thought I'd be doing.

5. Given the chance to stock the fridge at the main house for a month, what top 5 Human foods would you introduce
to your co workers?

Merit: Everything that falls into the pre-made, plastic-wrapped cake category. Twinkies. Little Debbie brownies.
Zingers. HoHos. Tastycakes. Entenmann's. And I'll give you one more hint--Mallocakes. But I've said too much! *Zips
up lips*


MALLOCAKES??? she is killing me with this teasing! That is a name that has me drooling!

Know what else has me drolling??
A GIVEAWAY!!!!
Please leave a comment below to win a Prize Package from the ONE and ONLY Chloe Neill!
That's all this time! Nothing hard!
If you want to earn an extra entry then tweet out the contest with a link to my blog including @RoraBorieAlice and @chloeNeill in the tweet!

Winner to be Drawn on April 25,2011
Only For my US/Canada Follower!
Good Luck and PLEASE, Read Any of These Books! They are worth the read!!

Monday, March 28, 2011

My Review of 22" Rolling Duffle Bag in Lime Zebra

Originally submitted at CSN Stores

Travel in style with this great soft-sided rolling duffle bag.

Features:

  • Constructed of heavy duty polyester
  • Inline skate wheels for superior mobility
  • Internal retractable hide-away handle system
  • U-top opening provides easy access to roomy zipper sec...


LOVE THIS!

By Aurora LOVES her Lime Green! from Orlando, Florida on 3/28/2011

 

4out of 5

I got this bag just before a girls weekend trip to Vegas and I got SO MANY compliments from people on it! Hotel folks, Shuttle Driver, Security! I LOVED IT! It holds all my stuff and it rolls smoothly! It stands out so I can notice it among all the black bags at the air ports which is what I needed! I took it this past weekend to a social media conference at Disney and again got many compliments on it! Its a bit dirty on the standing end from leaning it but, that is to be expected. I will totally get another one of these bags but will scotch guard it next time!

(legalese)

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Be Back Soon

taking a few days off....
stuff going on
i know this breaks the 30 days up
but,
life is moore important sometimes




Thursday, March 10, 2011

Day 15

Day 15- Put your iPod on shuffle: First 10 songs that play

In My Head- Jason Derulo
Haunted Mansion Cemetary Song
Wattcha Say- Jason Derulo
Promiscuous Girl- Nelly Furtado ft Timbaland
Baby One More Time- Britney Spears
My Life Would Suck Without You- Glee Version
Terminals- Relient K
Devastation And Reform- Relient K
Firework- Katy Perry
Leave ( Get Out)- Jojo
Don't Stand So Close To me- Glee Version
Chapstick, Chapped Lips And Things Like Chemistry- Relient K
Gives You Hell- Glee
Sahara- Relient K
If You Believe Me- Relient K
Billionaire (Dirty)- Travis McCoy

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Day 14

Day 14- A picture of you and your family


Me,Cade, James, Uncle Joseph & Aunt Jada
MGM Studios
Walt Disney World
December 2010

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Day 13

Day 13- A letter to someone who has hurt you recently

In a start to not talk shit
I am going to skip this one
because perpetuating
and rehashing things
does NOT
move
forward!


Day 12

Day 12- How you found out about Blogger and why you made one

At the urging of a lot of my Twitter friends
who think I am amusing
they said I should blog to tell my stories

Most of the people who had blogs when i first started reading them

I read that it was easy
that is wasn't much muss or fuss
which is what I am all about ;)

THUS
The Frumpy Mocha Princess Was Born!
Here is my first post





Monday, March 7, 2011

Day 11

Day 11- Another picture of you and your friends



Me, Cade, Jim, Tracy & James
Whispering Canyon Cafe
Walt Disney World Wilderness Lodge
October 2010

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Day 9

Day 09- Something you’re proud of in the past few days

The Fact that While #BffWifeyLiz was skyping with her husband
who I am NOT a big fan of
This morning I refrained from making any rude comments
in regards to
his cheating
his rudeness
his ability to abuse someone without laying a hand
how he cant keep his dick in his pants
how much I DETEST him

baby steps people... baby steps!!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Day 8

Day 08- Short term goals for this month and why

~New Place To Live - we are suppose to move the 2nd week of March! Lets Cross our Fingers!
~Second Job - I got it but I need to Start it!
~Budget- We have GOT to get our spending under control!
~Disney Social Media Moms- 3rd Week of March!!!!!!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Day 7

Day 07- A picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on me.




This Little Lady
and by Little I mean Short
Is My Mother!
Affectionately known as
She is
a
Badass
a
Sassmouth
a
a
Teacher
And
My Best Friend
The Most Amazing Woman I Know!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Day 6

Day 6: A Picture of Your Favorite Superhero and Why

I Love Rogue!
She is an X-Man :)
She is a bad ass!
She wants to touch but she cant because she will fry you if she does!
She has so much love in her but cant reach out and show you!
I can identify with this.
I am a hard friend/significant other
I love hard and fast and strong
It has been known to turn people away





Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Day 5

Day 5: A Picture of a Place You Have Been



Circus World
Orlando, Florida
Circa 1986 ?

Monday, February 28, 2011

Day4

Day 4- A Habit that you wish you didn't have

This is a hard one..........
I don't have any Habits...
I'm not addicted to anything.
I don't bite my nails or twirl my hair.......
Can I please get back to you?
Thank You

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Day 2

Day 2- The Meaning behind my Blog Name




I am all the things my Blog Says!

Frumpy: James and I are both Frumpy People and we love it :) We are both on the short side and on the fluffy side :) It's just how things are!
Mocha: I am half African America and half Irish American! I'm not black or white. I am a mixture of both leaving me at Mocha :)
Princess: My name is Aurora. Not named after the Princess but still, it is a Princesses name! I am the Only girl on one side of the family and I am the oldest Child/Cousin on both sides of the family by 6 years! I have always been a Princess! Always had pretty dresses and outfits! Purses and Tights! White Gloves and Hair Bows! Spoiled Rotten :P

Friday, February 25, 2011

Day 1

Day 1- A Recent Picture of You & tell 15 Interesting Facts about yourself.



1. I LOVE anything Nautical! Our Wedding was Nautical themed and Anything with anchors or Life Preservers calls to me!
2. I love to paint my nails but hate to do it...lol... its one of those things...
3. I am a hoarder or sorts. I used to be the kind of person who would get something, and save it in case I need it later. Pens, paper, post its, stickers, hair ties, makeup, WHATEVER! Now I am trying to be conscious and USE what I have!
4. I LOVE to research things just for fun. Furries, Mormons & Scientology are three of my favorite topics! I find those three topics to be FULL of information and so interesting!
5. Caffeine Free Pepsi in a can is my weakness!
6. I never thought I would stray from my Beloved Blackberry but since I got my ITouch, I am OBSESSED!!! I am a CUT THROAT Words with Friends player and LOVE to play skee-ball!
7. I LOVE Disney but, I have other interests in my life besides it. While I am at the parks usually a few times a week and am a recently hired cast member, I don't live for Disney.... I LOVE Disney but, it doesn't rule my life.
8. Twitter is more then I ever thought it could be. I'm so happy I took the plunge almost 2 years ago!
9. I was raised in a small ski resort/college town but never really felt like I fit in.... I had friends and I had a life but, it was never my thing.
10. Drives me nuts when people wear Nike Shoes, An Adidas Hat and a Puma Jacket! OYE!
11. I sometimes have to hold myself back from buying little girls toys. My little Ponys, Cabbage Patch Kids ( although if I find an Aurora Doll she is MINE) and things like that.
12. I LOVE LOVE LOVE to cook but sometimes, ordering pizza is SUCH a good option !
13. I dream that I have straight hair every night... in my dreams, I always have long straight hair!
14. I wore my first bra in 3rd grade on picture day wearing a white button down shirt.... BAD choice! I took it off at recess, stuffed it in my snow pants but with everyone walking thru the coat room it fell out and a boy picked it up and was swinging it around the lunch room! Yep..... I wont go into the Got my period for the first time in 6th grade wearing White Stretch Pants sitting Indian style in reading circle story.......
15. My Filter on my mouth doesn't always work.... I am a VERY true friend and if you get on the bad side of me or one of them, i wont hold back! Deal with it! Its who I am :)

30 Days of ME!

I've been slacking in the Blogging department lately. So I've decided to do a 30 Days of me Thing ! I will be covering lots of random bits about myself over the next 30 days! If I slack, I slack but I will finish it!

Day 01- A recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself
Day 02- The meaning behind your Blog name
Day 03- A picture of you and your friends
Day 04- A habit that you wish you didn’t have
Day 05- A picture of somewhere you’ve been to
Day 06- Favorite super hero and why
Day 07- A picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you
Day 08- Short term goals for this month and why
Day 09- Something you’re proud of in the past few days
Day 10- Songs you listen to when you are Happy, Sad, Bored, Hyped, Mad
Day 11- Another picture of you and your friends
Day 12- How you found out about Blogger and why you made one
Day 13- A letter to someone who has hurt you recently
Day 14- A picture of you and your family
Day 15- Put your iPod on shuffle: First 10 songs that play
Day 16- Another picture of yourself
Day 17- Someone you would want to switch lives with for one day and why
Day 18- Plans/dreams/goals you have
Day 19- Nicknames you have; why do you have them
Day 20- Someone you see yourself marrying/being with in the future
Day 21- A picture of something that makes you happy
Day 22- What makes you different from everyone else
Day 23- Something you crave for a lot
Day 24- A letter to your parents
Day 25- What I would find in your bag
Day 26- What you think about your friends
Day 27- Why are you doing this 30 day challenge
Day 28- A picture of you last year and now, how have you changed since then?
Day 29- In this past month, what have you learned
Day 30- Your favorite song.

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Team Ethan!

Ladies and Gents!!!!!
One of my favorite Authors has a new book coming out soon!
May 3rd to be exact!
89 days, 7 hours, 36 minutes, 55 second


I have been a Chloe Neill fan since her First Book Some Girls Bite Came Out! I have been Hooked on Merit and Ethan from the Get go and now that the 4th Book is around the corner, I am SO EXCITED!
I am TOTALLY Team Ethan!
I have gotten a few friends hooked as well as my Mother ;)
Please Rush over and see what fun giveaways and events Chloe is doing to prep for Hard Bitten!
It is a Great Series!!!!

CSNStores.com Review


So I was contacted by Caitlin at CSNStores.com about doing a review a bit before Christmas! I was so excited! I have seen lots of bloggers doing reviews so I was happy to do one of my own! I talked to Hubster about what I should review. He suggested a bed and I told him to get his mind outta the gutter ;) I have seen people doing Pans and Book shelves and kids toys and such. We looked at all of their sites ( all 200 of them!) and Decided on
BEAN BAGS!!!!!!

Oh Yeah kids!!!!
Listen, we are lame boring people! We spend a lot of time lounging around on our floor playing games and watching movies and such so, why not be comfortable while doing it?
So we looked and looked and decided on his and hers non matching Bean Bags!
So we easily placed our order and in about 5 days we had 2 HUGE but very light boxes arrive to the House!


(pardon the mess... I've been working like MAD)
Since Hubs is so Good with a Box cutter he was the model for this photo shoot ;)


OOOOOOOOO Look! Its my Bean Bag!!!!!
Its Purple ;) Don't act like your are shocked!
I Chose the
X Rocker Sweet Spot Plum Vinyl Video Bean Bag!
CSNStores.com describes it as such
"Share some down time with this cushy video bean bag with a lycra sweet spot for extra comfort. It's perfect for reading, gabbing on the phone, watching TV or just chilling out. Made of durable vinyl and filled with 100% polystyrene beads, this L-shaped chair offers a pocket on each side for your remote, magazines or other supplies. The top handle lets you relocate this convenient and comfortable video bean bag with ease. "
OOOOOOO Look at the pockets :) LOVE those! Perfect place to store the remotes and an extra Carmex :P
My Chair is BEYOND comfortable!!!! I can sit low or high, I can sit sideways or with my legs in front of me! I Love this thing! It is my new favorite!!!!!!!!!!





And as you can see, Hubster's FSU Bean Bag is a Huge Hit As Well!!!!

Thank You to CSNStores.com for the opportunity to review some groovy products! PLEASE make sure you visit CSNStores.com and check out one of their over 200 stores :) They sell EVERYTHING!!!!!!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Birthday Princess!!!!

Thats Me Today! The Big 3-2 !!
And I get to go to work!
Birthday Dinner will be on the 24th so, not all is bad!