Fighting Kat with PJ Schnyder!
by robinrotham on Jan 9th, 2014 leave a response

Confession: I have a thing for shoes.

This has to do with writing, I swear, stick with me.

As a writer, one might think I work from home. And I do, sort of. But I also have a day job and that day job has me traveling as much as 90% of the time. You’d think this means I’d have places to wear cute shoes, right?

Not so much.

It’s not practical to try to run from one terminal to another, trying desperately to catch a flight, in saucy heels. I’m very clumsy and I’d probably break an ankle. Additionally, most of my client sites are very conservative so only plain black pumps or neutral. Nothing kitten-sexy.

At conventions like RT or RWA, I do break out the more daring heels for the evening events. Masquerades, formal parties, and fun dinners? Oh yes! But it’s key to break those shoes in before attempting to wear them out. Otherwise, I’m risking the inability to walk at all after a night on high heels. Soreness, swelling…a couple of after-effects and worse than a hangover in some ways.

So what’s a writer to do? Nothing’s stopping me from wearing my cute shoes at home when I’m writing.

Yup, on the couch, at my desk, or in my bed, I like to slip on my cute shoes to break them in and stretch them out a bit while I’m working away on my next manuscript. I’m still in super comfy yoga pants or jammies and no one is likely to see me, but hey – just wearing my cute shoes makes me happy. And a happy writer writes fun, saucy scenes. Yes? ;)

Thank you for having me as a guest!

* all photos taken by PJ Schnyder, of PJ’s feet, wearing PJ’s shoes. No other people’s feet were harmed in the making of this blog post. :P



To celebrate the release of Fighting Kat, I’m giving away a Triton Experiment themed gift package with a surprise special addition in honor of the Smutketeers – a small bottle of scotch, Kat’s drink of choice when adult libations are called for. To enter, please leave a comment and answer this question:

Cute shoes, love them or couldn’t care less?


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Fighting Kat

Available at Carina Press on January 13, 2014 and preorder and Barnes & Noble preorder and All Romance eBooks preorder Book two of The Triton Experiment Intergalactic mercenary Kat Darah has been ordered to keep her shape-shifting ability a secret from everyone but those closest to her, for her own safety. She’s learned how to control the feral rage…for the most part. But when Lieutenant Rygard’s military unit goes missing, she’ll use every skill she has to find her man.

Lt. Christopher Rygard has witnessed his girl shift, and he still wants her. After Kat rescues him from alien clutches, he’d like nothing more than to wrap her in his arms again, but his first duty is to his men. And half of them have been shipped off-planet to be sold as slaves.

Kat and Rygard will need to form a new team to go deep undercover, posing as gladiators and learning to fight together in order to survive. In the arena, it’s all about who is the strongest predator…

24 comments to “Fighting Kat with PJ Schnyder!”

  1. 1

    I’m a shoe addict too. My husband complains about it all the time! Flats, heels, peep toe, platform, kitten heel – **sigh**

  2. 2

    I love shoes!! Thank goodness my husband has foot fetish so he buys them Especially if they make my feet arch just right!

  3. 3

    Love the shoes I cant wear heels like that anymore since I hurt my foot 2 years ago but I love to look at them
    My weakness is boots

  4. 4

    I love the look of heels, but sadly, my flat feet prohibit my wearing them. That’s why I supply my mom on my behalf. I buy the shoes I like in her size. It’s expensive, but it works. :)

  5. 5

    Karalee – So many shoes, so little closet space *sigh*
    Elizabeth – The space between the arch and the shoe can be so sexy!
    Karen – I’ve got a thing for knee high boots ;)

    Thanks, everyone, for stopping by!

  6. 6

    I love cute shoes but I have big wide English feet like barges and cannot wear them, tho I do own a pair of black leather ankle boots I love–flats, though. I can’t do heels. Did you know that as you age you lose the fat on the bottom of your feet? The ONLY fat you’re ever going to lose ANYWHERE involuntarily.

    PJ, you have very pretty feet. And shoes.

  7. 7

    This is a good idea!

  8. 8

    Janet and I must have twin feet! No heels or designer shoes for me…. my feet were what they drew around to design Crocs, which I wear daily. I can appreciate drawings of designer shoes, but they still look odd to me on most people (PJ excepted).

  9. 9

    I like cute shoes, but I don’t have fabulous taste, so typically I’ll wait until my sis tires of hers and hands them over ;)

  10. 10

    I don’t really have a shoe fetish (my addition is books) but recognize and acknowledge it in others. I do appreciate a good looking pair, though and wish I could wear them. For instance, I LOVE the red, black and white pair you have on in the middle picture

  11. 11

    I think every woman needs to have at least two pairs of cute shoes in their closet. There is always going to be those last minute trips to Walmart or those lazing days on the couch with your feet up where every woman should feel sexy just being them. And those sexy ass boots or heels or sandals just help in that endeavor

  12. 12

    I love these shoes. I have a bad addiction when it come to them lol. My favorite pair are the white ones they are super sexy! I’m jealous I want them! Great blurb I love shifter stories! Thanks and have a great day!

  13. 13

    For me it is all about the boots. I love sexy boots that make me taller. :-) At 5 foot 2″ the more height the better. :-)

    Great blurb….got it on my wish list

  14. 14

    I love shoes but I don’t own as many pairs as I would like lol I don’t really have many places to wear cute shoes to though so I buy pretty shoes and usually put them up…..I take them out every once in awhile just to admire them, wear them for a few minutes, and then put them back up lol Thanks for the giveaway!

  15. 15

    Oh I love me some heels… i don’t wear them very much as I messed up my tendons a few years ago… That doesn’t stop me from buying them or wearing them for desk job/ evening out or the occasional bedroom romp with hubby. I love nine west as they are classy and still sexy… Add in some calf boots or booties and you got it… Being short I cant really pull of the thigh boots lol… I love your shoes Especially the white pair very pin-upish. Loved the blurb… Thanks for the giveaway :)

  16. 16

    I love cute shoes, but I can’t always wear them. I can’t wear 4 inch heels, but they’re so pretty.

  17. 17

    Is it against the women’s code to not care about shoes? Sometimes I almost feel guilty about my oh so sensible shoes, but then my hips throws a spike of pain at me and I decide to just admire someone else’s cute shoes. But, they really aren’t for me.

  18. 18

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  19. 19

    Janet – thank you! I’m going to keep indulging for as long as I’ve got the padding on my feet to enjoy. ;)

    Mary – some designer shoes make me go o.O and I’m not sure how people where them either.

    flchen1 – good strategy!

    Deborah – Thanks! They’re actually very comfortable for heels too. Believe it or not.

    Jennifer – so true. Also, a sexy pair of heels takes a pair of jeans to new levels of hawt. ;)

    Amy – Thanks for stopping by! :D

  20. 20

    I’m running around after my kids, so I haven’t worn heels in many years. Very high heels hurt my feet anyway, so I wouldn’t wear them. They do look hot, but if I end up with a broken ankle from wearing them (which is entirely possible with me being a klutz) then they no longer look so good

  21. 21

    Dawn – I love boots too!

    Brandi – you could always wear them around the house like I do ;)

    Jeannie – the exact reason I picked the white heels was because of the pin-up look! Thanks!

    cyclops8 – I only ever wear the really tall heels if there’s a platform so that I’m not actually on that much tip toe :D

    Pansy Petal – we all have our own thing and if shoes aren’t yours then I’m sure you have something else that makes you happy and that’s just as fun. :D

    Lisa G – Very sensible. Thanks for stopping by!

  22. 22

    Love them!!! Thanks for the contest

  23. 23

    i like shoes but i have way more books than shoes. id buy books before shoes any day.

  24. 24

    This is a little delayed, but thank you for the patience!

    The winner of the giveaway is Jeannie Platt!