Wednesday, August 24, 2011


As many of you know, my partner and I had planned to go to Vegas for the Erotic Authors Association Conference on September 9-10 which the 10th is also my birthday. What a Birthday celebration that would have been, right? Well, it is with sadness that I officially announce that we will not attend.

 Another wonderful treat we will miss is the Vegas Pride Celebrations. Vegas Pride starts on September 3 and runs damn near half the month from what I could see. Here’s a link if you’re interested in attending any or all the parties:

Nothing bad has happened, unless you count not winning the lotto as bad and no one has died, well, not as of writing this blog. LOL

It’s been a cluster fuck of financial mishaps that affect our travel plans. I hope everyone has a wonderfully delicious time. Take lots of photos and throw a quarter in the slots for me, will ya?

Have fun!
Annie :0)

Friday, August 19, 2011

On a roll!

Since I quit smoking analog cigarettes, it’s been almost impossible to start writing again, but I’m happy to announce that I’m bouncing back from my perceived depression.

So, keep your eyes out for an all new Carly Bright and soon after that, another Hightower book.

In the meantime, I have some left over bookmarks and trading cards if anyone would like one, send me an email with your snail mail addy and I’ll get it out to you pronto. 

Front of Bookmark:

Back of Bookmark:

Front of Trading Card:

Back of Trading Card:

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Wow! Flog me now!

canstockphoto1214424 No… really, someone whip me, especially if you look like this.

I haven’t really been around lately. Not much Facebook-ing, twitter-ing, blogging or Linked in-ing. No interviews. No special appearances. No contests. No promoting. And worse of all, no WRITING!

Yup! I’ve been holed up, hiding in my cave. I’ve had 2 analog (real) cigarettes in the past 19 days and 22 hours, no I haven’t kept count… I have an iPhone app that does that.

I had been a pack, pack and a half a day smoker for 30 something years and the thing is that I didn’t realize I didn’t know how not to be a smoker. Are you confused?

I smoked for so long, I didn’t know any other way of doing things. I used smoking as a reward system. Smoked before and after I ate. Smoked before and after sex. Smoked before I started writing. Smoked after I wrote a great sex scene. Smoked when I was tired, frustrated, stuck, happy, hungry, bored, surprised, depressed, amazed, breathed and farted! LOL

The past several weeks, its been like finding a whole new me. Finding out what I like, what I don’t like and who the hell I am. I don’t have all the answers yet but I have realized that I am a pretty decent lesbian erotica author and I have a damn good sense of humor, too.

So, I am jumping out of my cave hoping I don’t land on some femme’s high heel shoe and stab myself. Wouldn’t that be fucking hilarious!

Monday, August 1, 2011

No 7 E - Cigarette - EPIC FAIL!

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Not because I smoked. It’s been 10 days and no analog cigarette has touched my lips.

Nope. No 7’s epic fail has EVERYTHING to do with the actual product.

Here’s a brief rundown on the situation. In the beginning, we purchased an $89.99 starter kit, the $39.99 Square (a portable charging box for the batteries), and $60.00 worth of various Nicotine strength cartomizers. Grand total: 189.99 + tax. Well, over $200.00 worth of merchandize. I know that seems like a lot of money, but ultimately, it’s cheaper and healthier than smoking analog cigarettes. Trust me.

1) Okay, less than 2 weeks after we purchased over $200.00 dollars worth of merchandize, I ordered a Menthol Low Cartomizer from No 7’s website and received a Regular Tobacco Low, not the Menthol.

2) I called No 7 and they apologized, stating that they would ship out the correct Cartomizers ASAP.

3) Several days later, I received the correct Cartomizers but they were defective. They would not screw onto the battery. I called No 7 again. Again they apologized and said they would send a return label which we would receive the next day.

4) 4 days later, we received the Return Label and sent back the defective Cartomizers.

5) 1 week to the day, I called and asked about the cartomizers, which I had ordered received and sent back so they still owed me the cartomizers or my money, either would do fine at this point.  Here’s what they said, that they tried the cartomizers we sent back on 4 different batteries and the cartomizers have fit on every battery. Also, they “tested” one of the cartomizers and it was dry, insinuating that I had used the cartomizer and then sent it back to them that way, but they will ship another set of Cartomizers to me.

Okay, here’s where I take issue. Really? I’ve purchased more than $400.00 worth of product from No 7 since the beginning of all this and they are going to “insinuate” that I what?  Stole a $4.49 cartomizer from them. Really? Seriously? Are they fucking joking?

Okay, moving on from the absurdity of it, I have purchased SEVERAL more cartomizer sets since this happened, at least $100.00 or more dollars worth, and let me tell you what I have found. The Cartomizers are inconsistent. Some allow easy inhaling, some you need the lung power of a Hoover to get a drag. No 7’s solution, charge the battery. WRONG!

It’s not the damn battery, it’s the product and the lack of quality control. Proven to me by what your customer service representative told me about the Cartomizer being dry.

No 7’s EPIC FAIL comes from the ease of which they blame their customers for finding their quality control issues instead of striving for what the company promises, quality!

As a Texan, I really wanted to support a local Texa's company. Such a shame that my money and I will go elsewhere…