Houston needs your help

on September 6, 2017
 

 

Hello Fabulous Readers,

I know it has been a long time since I sent out a newsletter. I wanted to give you an update on what’s going on in my life and with my books.

I’m not sure if many of you know I am from Houston, TX and recently experienced first-hand Hurricane Harvey and now the devastation of the aftermath. I can say I’m so blessed that my family and I remained dry during the storm. I cannot say the same for my small community of Friendswood. Over 3500 homes in our community are underwater, and many of my neighbors and friends have lost everything.

Here is a video of Friendswood that will give you an up-close look at what occurred.

My heart is heavy wanting to help. I physically cannot leave my house, at this time, due to a major surgery I had a few days before the storm. One way I can do my part is by reaching out to you, my readers and by organizing collection drives locally.

I know many of you would like to aid in the effort to rebuild Houston and the surrounding area. Listed below are organizations, charities, and funds where 100% OF YOUR DONATIONS will go to the families and communities that were devastated by Harvey. Please be aware; many organizations give less than 15% of your donations to relief efforts.

Greater Houston Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

Salvation Army

Texas Diaper Bank

Donate to Friendswood – This is a Facebook page created to help the families in Friendswood directly. It is a collection of gofundme.com, Amazon wish lists, youcaring.com pages. These are family specific listings. Many of the families I know personally, and they had to leave their homes in a matter of minutes with only the clothes on their backs.

The Harbor Hurricane Harvey Fund – This is the direct link to my home church’s efforts to help the victims of the storm.

Friendswood Rotary Club Charitable Foundation

Personally, I am collecting gift cards to take to the families in Friendswood. These gift cards are to help purchase basics, like underwear, hygiene goods, and food. If you would like to contribute to this effort, please email me at author@siennasnow.com, and I will send you my address. The types of cards I’m collecting are for places like Walmart, Target, HEB, Kroger, etc. I promise give the gift cards only to those who need it most.

Rule Master is Live – Get your copy today!

on March 7, 2017

Hello Everyone,

Today is release day for RULE MASTER! This is the second book in my Rules of Engagement series.

I cannot wait for you to meet Milla and Lex. Theirs is a story of love, angst and laughter. See what happens when two people love each other so deeply that they’re willing to sacrifice anything for one another.

Grab your copy today, and let me know what you think. I love hearing from my readers!

Here’s what you’ll find in RULE MASTER:

His rules. Her pleasure. His way.

Italian heiress and international financier Milla Castra knows she can’t avoid him forever. Irredeemably confident and controlled Lex Duncan once shared her craving for things deliciously forbidden. He was her lover. Her Master. And the husband she’s kept secret from everyone.

But Lex will never relinquish what’s his—and Milla is definitely his. And he knows she can’t resist the exquisite pleasure that awaits in his arms. When the violence of her past threatens them both, Lex will risk everything to keep Milla safe . . . before she submits to the cruelest master imaginable, Fear.

Another thing I wanted you to know about is a new street team called Sienna’s Sirens. I’ve established a Facebook page for the Sirens, as a fun place to discuss books, upcoming releases and your favorite authors, and where you’ll find the most up-to-date news from me. The Sirens is a lighthearted group of people who enjoy books. If you’re interested, please follow this link and request to join: https://www.facebook.com/groups/siennassirens/.

Come find me. I love to chat and talk about anything!

Mouth Tripping with the Verbena

on January 15, 2017

 

As an avid traveler, I love trying new foods and drinks wherever I go.  This past year, to celebrate my 40th birthday, I went to Las Vegas. A fellow guest at one of the bars in the Aria mentioned there are a few secret, off the menu drinks at The Cosmopolitan. Needless to say, I decided to investigate, all in the name of research for future books, of course.

Me and with a few of my nearest and dearest took a short walk to the beautiful, ultra-modern hotel. Instead of loitering to gawk at the interior, I made a beeline to the third floor of the Chandelier Bar and ordered the secret, hush hush drink, Verbena.

When the bartender placed the drink in front of me, it didn’t look very scary. It looked like a pretty margarita with a flower on top.

The flower was the part of the drink we all should have feared! It is known as the “Szechuan Button” but also goes by many other names, including “buzz button,” “toothache plant,” and its scientific name, Acmella oleracea.

We were told to take a sip of the cocktail, nibble on the flower for a few seconds (30 to be exact), and then sip our drink again.

Well, once we followed the directions, it was all over. First, I couldn’t stop salivating. Seriously, it was the strangest sensation.  Then my tongue felt like it had pins and needles, followed by a numbing sensation of my whole mouth. In other words, it was total sensory overload for my mouth and taste buds. The drink went from a regular cocktail to something undesirable, every flavor in the drink enhanced, from the tartness of the lemon to the sweetness of the mixer.

I drank the remainder of my cocktail, nibbling on the flower after each sip and feeling as if I was on a crazy rollercoaster of flavors.

It took a good forty minutes for my mouth to calm down back to its normal ho hum ways. Now I can say, I checked of trying a crazy cocktail in Sin City.  If you ever find yourself in Las Vegas, make sure to venture out and try the Verbena. Your taste buds will thank you! Or say what the **** did you do to me.