Happy Anniversary Waterworld Mermaids – Party Time in the Lagoon!

It’s our one-year anniversary! The Waterworld Mermaids have dyed the lagoon hot pink, added glitter and cranked up the dance music for our weeklong anniversary celebration. Each day we’ll be hosting a mermaid scavenger hunt. At the bottom of each day’s post you’ll find three questions about the mermaids who blogged that day, the answers to which can be found on this site. Answer the questions and be entered to win that day’s prize. Plus, on Friday we’ll be giving away a $130 Visa gift card. To increase your odds of winning the gift card, answer each day’s scavenger hunt questions. Every entry you make Monday through Thursday will give you an additional entry in the big Friday giveaway of a $130 gift card. So jump in the lagoon and get swimming with your lucky fin!

Welcome to the kick-off post of the WWM Anniversary Celebration. We were asked by the other Mermaids to post together because we all write on the smexy side of things, love all kinds of naked man-flesh on book covers, and play most often at the naughty end of the lagoon. Yes, please!

So, we decided to have a little convo about our favorite smexy movies, music, and man flesh – you know the things that get our fins all tingly.

Robin:  So ladies, let’s take it all off . . .I mean kick it all off with our favorite smexy movie.  For me, it is “Love and Other Drugs”  with Jake Gyllenhall and Anne Hathaway. Now I loved hottie Jake prancing through most of the movie half naked and in bed but I confess that it was the dialogue that really dragged me into this film.  I love a couple who can get it on between the sheets and between the ears. Know what I mean?

Denny: Favorite sexy movie? Well, it’s usually a scene or two that brings the anticipated heat and in a film called “Something New” with Sanaa Latham and Simon Baker – there are a number of scenes that bring it, and what’s fun is the film is a classic romance structure but with a delightful twist and two very pretty people in the lead. And yeah, the heat was palatable:)…

Dana: So many choices, so little time… A sexy flick that sticks in my mind was “Head in the  Clouds” withCharlize Theron, Penelope Cruz, and Stuart Townsend. This sweeping saga set in 1930’s Europe is full of passion, betrayal and redemption. The love scenes were sweltering and the plot kept you engaged, with the characters making life altering choices at every turn.

Robin:  Let’s talk music.  I write with the music playing loud and one of the first things I do when I start a WIP is create a playlist on my iPod.  Favorite artists for creating a smexy mood are Matt Nathanson, Jake Owen, & Marc Broussard. Music really creates a mood for me and since I keep the sexual tension thrumming throughout my book it is a crucial aspect of my work.

Denny: Robin and I might blow the roof off if we wrote in the same house (lol!) because I play music LOUD when I write – but the music you will find me listening to crosses the spectrum from Stravinsky (I love him, especially when my antagonist is more than a bit on edge), and R&B, especially Janet Jackson (You Want This) works when my heroine is feeling her oats (sexy and in control). Also Adele, Meshell Ndegeocello, Sting…

Dana: I LOVE music! All kinds of music–from Classical to Country and R & B to Alternative, and everything in between. But not while I’m writing. I need quiet for my characters voices to come alive on the page.

Robin:  Okay, we’ve all heard the debate about naked man torsos on the covers of romance novels.  I am willing to go on the record and say that I am all for it. In fact, the only thing better than one naked man’s breasticles is many male breasticles!  What say you?

Denny: Mmmm…I’m torn on this one. Seriously, oddly enough. I do love my man candy, but sometimes the publishing houses get lazy, and we see a lot of repeats…then again, the best naked man torso of the year for me — cover of the Seal of My Dreams anthology.

Dana: I love my man candy as much as the next girl, but I think the prevalence of hot, half naked bodies on book covers in the romance genre often skews people’s opinions about the quality and content of the story between the pages. I prefer covers where faces are cast in profile or cut off altogether because I think some details are better when left to the imagination.

Thanks for helping us get the party started!

Fishy kisses from your friendly neighborhood mermaids!

Leave a comment with the answers to the following three questions (the answers can all be found on this blog) and be entered to win today’s giveaway and the grand prize – a $130 Visa gift card.

Today’s giveaway is a digital copy of Robin Covington’s debut sexy romance, A NIGHT OF SOUTHERN COMFORT, on June 15th!

1.  What contest did Robin win two years in a row?

2. Who did Denny date (just three dates:) who ended up winning two Oscars?

3. What’s the coolest thing Dana’s ever done?

Thanks for joining us in the Waterworld Mermaid lagoon! Answer today’s questions in the comments below to be entered to win today’s prize and in our big Friday giveaway of a $130 gift card. Only one entry per day. Be sure to leave your e-mail address in your comment. You have until 11:59 p.m. EST May 13 to leave your answers. Contest open to U.S. residents only. 


95 thoughts on “Happy Anniversary Waterworld Mermaids – Party Time in the Lagoon!

  1. Just wanted to say Happy Anniversary and Good Morning to my Smexy Sister Mermaids! How lucky am I to get to swim with you beauties? I look forward to hanging out with everyone at the pond this week. Must feed guppy now, but will return soon to throw in my two fins as to these lovely topics. Fishy Kisses ladies! ;-&

  2. I am not really a listen to music and write kind of mermaid, but I have a playlist on iTunes called Love Scenes. Oh my it’s got tons of Prince on it. That man is sex in a microphone. Now that sounded dirtier than I meant. 🙂

    1. Hi! Strangely, I am like that too. I have a playlist simply called “Man Songs” which I listen to before and after a writing session but not during. Those masculine voices are so bewitching, especially when they’re singing so honestly about certain-ahem-subjects…hard to write Hmm..what Prince song could I add to it?

  3. Thank you ladies for joining us today at the mermaid lagoon! It’s hard to believe it’s been a whole year since the mermaids came together. LOL Avery, I know what you mean! And Carlene, please don’t let the guppy starve! ;-D

    1. Wouldn’t you know I prepared the guppy food and then in my excitement over today’s party at the pond, left it on the counter! Poor guppy! Swims to fishy school and high-fins it back for more party, woo-hoo!

  4. 1. Finally a Bride 2011 and 2012.
    2. Denzel Washington.
    3. She was on a vertical rescue team.

  5. I know! I know! 🙂

    Robin won Finally a Bride, Denny went out with yummy Denzel Washington (be still my heart…and other parts too!) and Dana was on a vertical rescue team.

    Happy anniversary, Mermaids! And fishy kisses to all…

  6. Just wanted to pop in and say “Happy Anniversary to Us, Happy Anniversary to Us, Happy Anni-verrrrrs-ary to the Merrrrrr-maaaaaaaids, Happy Anniversary to us!”
    You have to sing it to the birthday song though or else it just looks dumb.
    I wish I could enter…*pouting*
    Mermaid Kim

    1. Happy Anniversary back at you! Mermaid Carlene sending her fishy love!

  7. BTW, Denny…you’re so right about that cover. Seal of My Dreams is one smokin’ hot cover!
    Okay, I’m done commenting. I’ll leave that for people who can actually win. 🙁

  8. Wow!

    1. Finally a Bride (congrats!)
    2. Denzel Washington (Next time I see Denny I want to touch the hand that held his. I LOVE that man. So jealous.)
    3. Vertical rescue team (That is exciting, though I would need some vertical rescuing if I was on the team so that wouldn’t work out.)

    Happy anniversary!!!

    1. Hi Jennifer (waves a glowing pink hand, throwing glittery water specs everywhere!) Thank you for stopping by and playing today!!

    2. Thanks for coming by Jennifer! I have to say I was pretty freaked out the first time I went over a cliff and was looking down an 80ft vertical drop. In retrospect it would have be way cooler to just hang out with Denzel! LOL!

  9. 1. Robin won the Finally A Bride contest for 2011 and 2012. Belated congratulations to her on that.

    2. Denny dated Denzel Washington…which shows she has great tastes in men. The guy is a great actor and excellent human being. Hope to meet him in person someday.

    3. Dana was a part of a vertical rescue team, which takes some serious guts. Being a part of any rescue team is hard, but doing that particular rescue is extremely hair-raising.

    Entries are in. Thanks for letting me enter this day’s giveaway, ladies. Happy Anniversary to the Mermaids and many more years of productive writing and gossip!

    1. WeirdArchives, It was definitely interesting and very rewarding, but in hindsight I might have just been crazy! LOL!

  10. Happy Lunchtime fishy friends! Loving your scavenger answers…how does one find the pink lagoon? The first thing to do is wiggle your toes and then one, two, three…dip.

  11. Robin won Finally a Bride. (Awesome) Denny dated Denzel Washington. (Yummy) Dana was on vertical rescue team. (Cool)
    Love the blog! You are all amazing. Happy anniversary and many more!

  12. Happy anniversary, mermaids! What a great post to start the week! It’s been lovely swimming with you this past year!

  13. It’s been a great year and a fabulous anniversary party so far! Thanks for stopping by and answering our scavenger hunt questions everyone! Don’t forget to come back everyday this week so you’ll have more chances to win that monstrous gift card on Friday!

  14. Okay – all I know is that I won a contest but Denny dated DENZEL and Dana swung around like G.I. Jane. Geez . . . I want something cool to talk about!

          1. LOL…seriously, if I had known he was going to be the Denzel Washington, then this story would matter. We were kids, fresh out of college and went out because his best friend was dating my best friend…:)…

            But I have to say winning contests and getting book published – yeah, Denzel’s cute, but – book published trumps Denzel – it’s just the way I feel about it:)!

  15. Robin won Finally a Bride twice (2011 & 2012) WTG

    Denny dated Denzel Washington. (WOOHOO. Lucky lady 🙂 )

    Dana’s cool thing: She was on a vertical rescue team.

    Happy Anniversary ladies!

    Ursula [email protected]

      1. Thanks. At least you didn’t say I have the perfect name for an evil sea-witch *winks* I guess I should write a book, then I could be a beautiful mermaid too…LOL. Ahh dreams.

        1. Thanks for the name love guys 🙂 I had a hard time with it when I was growing up, but now I feel I have grown into it. My only gripe is I never get to see my name as a character in a book. (That is going to chage soon though. There is an upcoming anthology with a heroine named after me, a little birdie told me *g* )

  16. Happy Anniversary!
    1. Finally a Bride contest in 2011 & 2012
    2. Denzel Washington
    3. She was on a vertical rescue team

  17. ***splash*** I’m jumping into the hot pink lagoon to say Happy Anniversary Mermaids! You have a great blog and you’re a bunch of great ladies.

    Robin won the Finally a Bride contest in 2011 & 2012. Whoo hoo!

    Denny dated Denzel Washington. I still can’t get over that!

    Dana was on a vertical rescue team, and as Dana’s good friend I can tell you she’s done so many cool things. In fact, she’s one of the coolest people I know. Love ya!

    1. Awww, that’s so sweet Anita, thank you! I’m happy you stopped by today!

    2. Anita! Here comes a splish to your splash! And I hereby nominate your hunky Mr. Cody’s back pose from Embrace the Highland Warrior to the top of the hottest covers list! Seriously if you haven’t seen it yet, you need to!

    3. Actually, the coolest thing you’ve ever done is brilliant brainstorming and editing for me. Hee hee. I guess that’s the coolest thing I’VE ever done, getting you.

      1. Awww… You too sweet. I guess this is your way of telling me to get back to work, you have a deadline quickly creeping up on you. LOL! ;-D

  18. First off, I’d love to let y’all know that you guys have a spectacular blog full of spectacular people!

    And now we get to the answers:

    1) Robin won the Finally a Bride contest in 2011 & 2012

    2) Denny dated Denzel Washington

    3) Well, Dana knows another name in my household and that’s Mommy <3 I love her very much and the coolest thing she has done is decided to have me and my wonderful sister!

    1. You are right, Ryan! That is officially the coolest thing that Dana/Mommy has ever done! Thanks so much for stopping by!

    1. I know, Masha, I’ve been thinking that all day! Happy anniversary back at you, lady 😉

  19. Congrats on your anniversary!

    1. What contest did Robin win two years in a row? Finally a Bride

    2. Who did Denny date (just three dates:) who ended up winning two Oscars? Denzel Washington

    3. What’s the coolest thing Dana’s ever done? She was on a vertical rescue team

    1. Thank you, Karin, for the congrats and for coming by to swim. Hope you enjoy your time in the pond!

    1. Glitter kisses back to you Miss Kerri Mermaid! Love you! Happy Anniversary!

  20. This is just a shot in the dark, but I’m guessing:
    1. Finally a bride
    2. Denzel Washington
    3. Vertical rescue team
    How’d I do?

  21. 1. What contest did Robin win two years in a row? 2011 &2012 Finally a Bride
    2. Who did Denny date (just three dates:) who ended up winning two Oscars?
    Denzel Washington
    3. What’s the coolest thing Dana’s ever done? She was on a vertical rescue team

  22. What a great party! I learned things about my Mermaids I didn’t even know before! I even went and changed up the answers to my own page so people will have more tidbits to enjoy while they swim in the lagoon. Sparkly nail polish anyone? Mini haul at Sephora this eve….

  23. Happy A-Day, Mermaids! Many, many fishy kisses to you all! The publishing ocean is a vast place, but our corner of the sea is a better place because of you!

    Am I too late to take the Mermaid quiz? My answers are:
    1) Finally a Bride
    2) The fabulous Denzel Washington
    3) And wow, Dana was on a vertical rescue team

  24. Happy Anniversary!

    1. Finally a Bride
    2. Denzel Washington
    3) She was on a vertical rescue team

  25. What a great contest idea! Love all you wonderful authors and am wowed by your collective successes!

    The answers to today’s 3 questions are:
    1) Finally A Bride
    2)Denzel Washington
    3) She was on a vertical rescue team

    I hope to enter each day this week – only found out about it today, so I’m a day behind on this Monday entry.


    1. Thanks for stopping by Tracy! So glad you found us! Good Luck!

  26. 1. Finally a Bride
    2. Denzel Washington
    3. Part of a vertical rescue team
    Happy Anniversary!

  27. Thank you for stopping by everyone and for all the wonderful anniversary well-wishes! Don’t forget to stop by and leave a comment everyday this week for more chances to win!

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