Thursday, May 07, 2009

Friday Madness

Jennifer Ashley GuestBlogs tomorrow, Fri, May 8!

5 Lucky Commenting Bellas each win a copy of this marvelous, intelligent and deliciously erotic new read, first in her Highland Pleasures series.

Ashley also writes as Alyson James and Ashley Gardner. Have you read her paras or Tudor historicals? Faves? What do you want to ask Jennifer about Lord Ian, her 'beastly' hero with Asperger's Syndrome?*
*Lord Ian's father had Ian committed to an asylum for the insane because of his 'unnatural' intelligence, intense focus, sensitivity to sounds, temperatures, etc., and issues with anger. Read a contemporary mother's simple take on the key raising a child w/Asperger's Syndrome here.
Lori Foster, Stella Cameron, Dianne Castell and Friends GuestBlog Tuesday to kick off the Tails of Love Pet Photo Mascot Extravaganza! Get your pretty pet pics ready!


Julie in Ohio said...

I really enjoyed her Immortals series Angsty Alphas, Demented Demons, Vampalicious Vampires, what more can a girl ask for?? ;p

I have a friend who just found out her son as Aspergers and it actually came as a relief to her. It's better to know what you're dealing with than have the continuous question of why. The why's can be draining. Answers, although not always pleasant, are the best way to go.

Vanessa Kelly said...

I have a family member who has Asperger's. Incredibly intelligent, but he really has trouble relating to more than one or two people at a time. I can't wait to read this book, and see what Jennifer does with it.

LizbethSelvig said...

Hi Michelle,
I haven't read Jennifer's books yet -- I'll definitely try to tune in tomorrow because this sounds like an amazing way to tackle this subject.

You always find the winners.

Eva Gale said...

I just bought this today and can't wait to read it!

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

Buona sera, Bellas! Jules, I didn't realize you were a para girl. Vampalicious? excellent. And as a mom, I totally identify with the 'information is power' thing when it comes to kids with special needs. I feel for your friend, yet know her son will be better off because she 'gets' that there's no shame in the label, only in not giving our kids the opportunities that come from getting them the help they need because we're afraid of what others might think. Yet it's a hard, endless row to hoe.

It's that hypersensitivity, Vanessa, that makes stuff like that happen. Sounds like you've taken the time to understand him. Folks w/Asperger's can be frustrating, but they've also got really cool stuff that gets missed when we don't take time to figure out how to enjoy their company or help them, if we can, find a social comfort zone.

When I think of all those kids when I was grownin up who were written off as trouble makers, "oddballs," "social rejects," and how many were bored stiff cause they were so much more intelligent than everyone else, but even teachers couldn't see it through the "behavioral' issues. At least now, we understand a little better how to help kids with these special needs, but it ain't a picnic for em.

Thanks, Lizee. I was so excited and waited about 8 months for this book to come out in arcs, and it didn't disappoint w/the treatment. But it's not a manual on Asperger's or dealing w/folks with. And there's really no 'message.' But it's really cool that Ashley's humanized a guy w/the issues surrounding some people w/the syndrome.

Hi, Eva! Hope you enjoy! Thanks for stopping in.

Julie in Ohio said...

Oh yeah, Michelle. I have had a long time love affair with paras. Vamps in particular but anything that goes bump in the night gets my attention. ;o)