Archive for November, 2013

I will be a guest on Ken’s Bulls and Bears report on Monday, December 2 at 10:00A.M. The call in number is 775-827-8900. We will be discussing the perfume industry, stocks and history.


Love Facts

To remain in love for a lifetime, therapists advise couples to listen actively to your partner, ask questions, give answers, appreciate, stay attractive, grow intellectually, include your partner, give him/her privacy, be honest and trustworthy, tell you mate what you need, accept his/her shortcomings, give respect, never threaten to leave, say “no” to adultery, don’t assume the relationship will last forever, and cultivate variety.

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I will be signing books this weekend at Miraflores winery in Placerville, Saturday and Sunday from 11-5. Come drink some award winning wine and take home a signed copy of Dr. Selfish, With Malicious Intent, Double Down, or my new sci-fi romance, Sue’s Seduction. I will be bringing my freshwater pearls. They make great Christmas gifts!

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Scientists suggest that merely staring into another person’s eyes is a strong precursor to love. In an experiment, strangers of the opposite sex were put in a room together for 90 minutes where they talked about intimate details and then stared into each other’s eyes without talking. Many felt a deep attraction for each other, and two married each other six months later.


More on Love

Here’s some more interesting information that I came across while researching love:

Brains in love and brains in lust are not identical. Erotic photos activate the hypothalamus (which controls hunger and thirst) and the amygdala (arousal) areas of the brain. Love activates areas of the brain with a high concentration of receptors for dopamine (associated with Euphoria, craving, and addiction) and its relative, norepinephrine.

I’m researching facts about love for my sixth novel, Sue’s Rapture, and have come across some fascinating information. For example: When a person falls in love, the ventral tegmental area of the brain floods the caudete nucleus  with dopamine. The caudete then signals for more dopamine; the more dopamine, the higher the parson feels. The same system becomes activated when someone takes cocaine.


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