Thursday, February 25, 2010

Book Lover's Dream

I told you in my last post that I found "Black Magic Sanction" by Kim Harrison at my local Wal-mart for eighteen dollars. I also wanted to share more of my bookwormness.

Kelly Gay (one of my new favorite authors!!!) Sent me a signed copy of "The Better Part of Darkness." If you love Urban Fantasy with a kick ass Herione, this book is for you. It was soooooooooooo good. I'll blog about it later in the week.

In the picture I have a few other books from Kelly and some bookmarks. "Flirt" by Laurell K Hamilton was purchased by me. Looks like I won't be heading to the book store anytime soon. With my own story in the works as well as a huge TBR pile, I'm set!

To my readers out there, what good books have you read lately. I'm reading "Black Magic Sanction" right now. Last book read before that "The Better Part of Darkness."

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


I should be working on re-writing my own book right now but, I just can't! Too excited to concentrate on writing. Why you ask? Because I just picked up Kim Harrison's "Black Magic Sanction." Whoooo Hooo!

I've already read the first seven chapters online thanks to Kim's publisher. I really didn't expect to pick it up today on its release. The local bookstore charges around twenty-six dollars for the in store books but like fifteen dollars on line. I was planning on ordering and having it delivered to my house for like eighteen.

Well, Wal-mart who gets most books two weeks after the release date, drum roll please...had Kim's books out on display early this morning! I could not believe it. They never get the books I want at the same time as the book stores do. And they were priced  at eighteen dollars too!  Needless to say, I snatched it up and put it in my little cart as fast as I could.

Sorry, didn't mean to go all saving a dollar and budget wise on you. Main thing is, I've got it! Now leave me alone. I've got some reading I mean ahhh, research to do.


Sunday, February 21, 2010


What's been happening? Well, I finished the first draft of my MS. On the advise of more experienced authors, I've put it aside for a week or so. I start my rewrite tomorrow. I've started plotting Raven's story. I'm really excited about this one. I'm using a different approach to this WIP. I'm trying to do most of the planning and research ahead of time.

I was able to participate in a live chat at Bitten by Books with Kim Harrison. That was awesome. I'm not just a writer, I'm a fan girl too. I love reading! Kim's publisher put up not three chapters of "White Witch Black Sanction" but, the first seven and I read every bit of it. Her new book comes out Tues Feb. 23rd on my day off. Yay! I picked up Laurell K Hamilton's new book "Flirt" and I'm reading that now. (Not that I don't have several books in the TBR pile.)

I finally sent off my short story to my Mother. (I know, shame on me. Bad daughter:( ) Anyway,  she finally got to read "Raven's Transformation" and...she loved it. How cool is that?! She told me, which I already knew, that she doesn't read Urban Fastasy but, she really enjoyed Raven and will be looking forward to the novel. Guess I better get busy.
Last but not least, I won a signed copy of "The Better Part of Darkness" by Kelly Gay. After reading BPOD, Kelly is definitely on my automatic buy list. I absoultely loved her debut novel. She mixes a touch of scifi with Urban Fanstasy. Loved it!  Thanks Kelly! I'll be passing on my unsigned copy to a friend.

You can view the next cover in Kelly's Darkness series here  I would put it up but, she said that this isn't the final version. Besides, I don't want to steal her big reveal:) Kelly has really been blessed by the book cover Gods. I remember seeing the cover online and thinking just from the cover, that looks like a buy! So glad I did. I love finding awesome new authors.


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Working/Writing Hard

Sorry I haven't posted recently. I'm finding, the closer my MS is coming to completion, the slower the writing is going. I'm down to the last two chapters in the story.

I'm also dying to start working on Raven's story. Friends and family who have read "Raven's Transformation" were thinking that the novel length story I've almost completed, was Raven's story. I have family and friends riding my back to get started on telling Raven's story like yesterday.

I guess I did leave my character hanging in a pretty shaky/scary predicament. (HEH,HEH,HEH) That's what I'm suppose to do, right?

I'm just happy that most people who have read my short story not only liked it but, wanted more. That's always encouraging.


Monday, February 1, 2010

Baxter and Marley

Baxter and Marley are soo cute on Twitpic

Here is a picture of Baxter (the large Lab) and Marley (resue Lab) hanging out in my house. I don't like it but, it's 12 degrees outside. My Baxter had been missing since Dec. 18th. He came home last week. I don't know where he was but, we are thankful to have handsome man back!

Last week, the girls went out to get on the bus and Mr. Baxter ran into the garage and into my kitchen. We all just stood there looking at him. Poor Baxter was shaking with excitement.

I told my BFF that I learned so many lessons from my handsome man. The most important was never give up. We had given up all hope of ever seeing Mr. Baxter. He had been gone for 1 month and 9 days but, Mr. Baxter didn't give up or forget. He stayed focused and made it back home to his family:)

Marley and Baxter get along great. Now we have handsome man and cute puppy. The girls are so excited:)