Hi Everyone! It’s another episode of The Redhots, and we have something a little different in store for you! First, I must sadly say I’m flying solo this month because Shhh – Marcia’s writing/sleeping/writing/sleeping! She’ll be back next month and we have a FABULOUS blog planned for you all!
So this month, I teamed up with the endearing August McLaughlin for her
Beauty of a Woman Blogfest!
Since I believe we all need a little REDHOTness in our lives, I challenged several of my favorite bloggers to share their thoughts on What makes a woman REDHOT? Here’s what they had to say!
I’ve spent a great deal of time in the fashion world and can’t tell you how many of the so-called hottest women around are tepid, sad or apathetic on the inside. We feel and appear hotter when we pursue our passions. When we do what we love and go after it with gusto, our hotness grows and radiates outward, making us feel and appear more attractive. We can’t diet, stylize, fake or buy our way into that kind of beauty—a great thing, in my opinion. – August McLaughlin
Independence. A woman who can stand on her own two feet AND stand her ground when the situation calls for it makes her Redhot in my mind. Or at least that’s what I tell myself since I tend to have a very outspoken and stubborn personality. 🙂 – Tiffany White
A RedHot woman has confidence in her talent, the courage to take risks, and compassion for others in need. – Jolyse Barnett
Then I asked the guys to way in! Cause wouldn’t every woman want to the ability to read a guy’s take on beauty?!
Redhot sexy is a gleam of clever intelligence in the eyes. It is an aura of self-confidence rippling out from a woman like voluminous silken robes. Physical appearance is but an accessory, accentuating the true Redhot woman’s inner luminescence. – Gene Lempp
There are many traits that make a woman redhot, but none of them have to do with physical beauty. There’s intelligence (smart is sexy!) and self-confidence and a great sense of humor. The ability to laugh at yourself and never take life too seriously. Practicing joie de vivre each and every day, without even thinking about it! Not surprisingly, these are all traits that my fiancee possesses – and she is the hottest woman I know! – Mark Petruska
To me a Redhot Woman is someone who knows her own mind, embraces her humanity/success and failure, practices compassion, and never ever wants to stop learning. I was reading something recently about the double standard women face when it comes to “natural beauty” e.g. look beautiful but make it look effortless, and it got me to thinking that beauty is really in the eye of the holder. A woman that can answer the question of what makes her beautiful in a meaningful way is as Redhot as it gets. Oh and weird, too. Weird people are great. – Joe Cardillo
In terms of looks, I think the fashion magazines have it wrong. It’s not being stick thin that makes anyone hot, but muscle tone (and I’m not thinking body builders here!). I know plenty of women who aren’t stick thin but are very beautiful because of this. The other thing is confidence. Confidence and the willingness to work at things (get your mind out of the gutter at this point) makes all the difference. –Nigel Blackwell
Thanks everyone for weighing in! What do I think?
I think a woman’s sexiest attribute is her ability to laugh! To laugh with one’s gut, to be ok with laughing at oneself, and to always, always laugh with one’s friends!
How would I sum up what makes a woman REDHOT and beautiful?
Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, But because they are themselves.
What are your thoughts? What do you think makes a woman REDHOT? Who’s the most beautiful woman you know?
And be sure to click over to August’s blog on Friday where she’ll have all the Beauty of a Woman blog posts linked up and ready to read!!! Thanks August for hosting this fun blog hop!
Happy Redhots Day!
It’s another month’s edition of The Redhots and Marcia Richards and I are back and bolder than ever!
Ok, you caught us, we’re both crazed madwomen right now!
Let’s face it, the holidays are stressful! Believe me, I work in retail. I’ve put in an insane amount of days and hours for the past month – hence the disappearance of me from the blogosphere. But I’ve missed you all and wrote you a little poem while I was away. So settle into your pajamas, kiddos, Jess is going to read you a story!
The Sale Before ChristmasIt was the sale before Christmas and all through the mall the customers were shopping for gifts big and small! The registers were ringing, the managers running. And somewhere in their temporal lobes – a constant, steady drumming! This coupon! That special! Lines the length of trains! – Had this particular manager wracking her redhot brains! There were gifts to still wrap, Heck presents to buy! Not to mention the store potluck, that dang peppermint pie! There was severe lack of sleep and a small bought with the flu. But Christmas was coming! What’s a girl to do? The dishes began to pile at home, and the laundry was crawling the walls. Is this what Kris Kringle had in mind when he said “Deck the Halls?” At last the day came and went, though short, it was full of cheer. With family members, grace and thanks I can wish you a Happy New Year!
Your turn! This Redhots edition we want to hear YOUR holiday stories! Marcia and I are each posting a picture about the holidays and we’d love to hear your reactions, stories, perhaps poems (who doesn’t love a good limerick or haiku?) all about the holidays! Thanks for sharing and we hope you all had a very happy holiday!
Fall is my favorite time of year because it contains my three favorite holidays! Christmas, of course, is a time for gift giving and family get togethers. You may think I’m crazy, but I love wrapping presents! And Thanksgiving is very special to me as my family is related to two of the pilgrims that crossed over on the Mayflower. But Halloween is where it starts and this past weekend many of you may have held parties, attended parties, perhaps even entered a costume contest!
I’m here to remind you it’s not too late to enter Marcia Richards and my Halloween contest for The Redhots! Two redheads. Two opinions. Always keeping it interesting.
Recently, we interviewed Young Adult Paranormal writer, Fabio Bueno, about his new release, Wicked Sense. Fabio has graciously offered to giveaway not just one, but six copies of his book to six lucky winners who submit their favorite Halloween photos!
Oops, how’d my Rapunzel picture get in here?
Here’s what you need to know to enter:
1. There are three categories you can enter one time each:
- Costume – your best ever, be it scary, cute or funny
- Outdoor decorations – your scariest or most creative
- Party room decor – you can include your Halloween tablescape, your unique pumpkin carving, and your room decorations
2. Post your pictures, up to 3 only, at our Twitter hashtag: #TheRedHots or on our Facebook pages between October 19th and October 30th. The winners will be announced on Halloween!
3. For extra chances to win, you can choose to do the following:
- “Like” Marcia’s and my Facebook pages
- Tweet about the contest three times between the 19th and the 30th linking to our posts
- Subscribe to our blogs
- Grand prize will be an autographed print book by our indie author plus a Halloween Goody Bag.
- 5 bonus prizes of a Kindlegraphed ebook from the author
Happy Halloween, Everyone! And good luck! I’ll be watching for your photos!
It’s officially September, which in my line of work, means it’s Christmas. I’ve been feeling all nostalgic already for summer. I know I did accomplish a lot, but I still didn’t get to the full list. Every summer, I make a commitment to get to the beach and read at least three times. You know why? It never happens. How many times did I get to the beach this summer? Once. And I left after only an hour because there were a lot of bees around and the sand was piping hot.
Maybe the beach is overrated. I like the idea of the beach. But there’s probably a reason why all of the vacations that Joe and I take are to cities. We’ve gone to Portland, OR, Seattle, WA, Boston, MA, Toronto, Ontario, and this year our road trip. You don’t see us planning vacations to resorts or taking scuba lessons. While those sound found, I’m not sure I could handle a whole week of beach life. I just don’t operate that slow. You know, island time.
I blame my family. Look at them.
Ok, I probably coordinated that… We were in the Tetons, I was feeling epic.
Ok, so ROW80, I’m off of work today and it’s time to Fast Draft! Since I also have to take my car into the shop, I’m hitting another summer to do and biking to the coffee shop to get my writing done. See you tweeps at #teamsprinty and #FastDraft today!
Other news, The Redhots kicked off this past friday to a huge success! Did you miss out? I won’t hold it against you, just go rectify the situation right now! It’s not too late to get the cutest redheaded version of Siskel and Ebert tear down and pump back up again the sexy series that’s sweeping the nation: Fifty Shades of Grey. So visit Marcia and I and tell us what you think: 50 Shades of Hot? or 50 Shades of Not?
If you’re up for a readathon, there are several great ones going on. Great New Books just announced the September book review of Hemingway’s Girl and will be voting soon for the next several months. We’d love your input on what the hottest books this season include – what do you want to read with us?
Then Jenna at Lost Generation Reader is hosting a Harry Potter Readathon from Sept. 1st – December 15th. I’ve actually never read any Harry Potter books, so I’m signing up for the first book, just to say that yes I have read Harry Potter.
I finished reading A Cook’s Tour by Anthony Bourdain this week and LOVED it! Never would I have thought that foods like haggis and cobra heart and sheep’s balls would sound delicious. But reading this book confirmed, once again, that my dream job would be traveling around as Tony’s quirky redheaded counterpart – no real experience, but an eager and gullible partnership could work well. I also have the travel bug again. Vietnam and Portugal are placing high at the moment. Next year…
How is your summer winding down? Are you looking forward to fall and getting more writing done? What’s on your autumn reading list?