Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Teaser Tuesday!

It's Teaser Tuesday! This is from an oldie but goodie, Face the Fire, by Nora Roberts

Something shivered on the air, like warm hands brushing her cheeks. It wasn't comfort she wanted, or the urge to be patient. So, she turned from them, from the cliffs, and the sea. Her cloak whipped behind her as she ran toward the lights of home.

Monday, November 26, 2012

I'm Back!--Kind of...

I'm alive! Some of you may have wondered where I've been--the short answer would be, really sick. And I'm willing to admit that when I'm really sick, I have no desire to do anything. I pretty much just curl up in my bed and sleep. That's it. I really don't even want to read a book, which should tell you something right there.

And now that the doctors have (mostly) figured out what the heck is wrong, I'm on some medication to deal with it. Which means I feel more human than I have at any point in the past two weeks. Let's hear it for modern medicine, eh.

So, a little revamping on the blog--Tuesday will now go back to Teaser Tuesday, which may or may not taken from a book I'm reading. It may just be taken from a book I pull off my shelf and I think is soemthign tht others will enjoy reading. Wednesday I'll be sharing snippets and character bits from the upcoming release, Winged. Thursday will still be random. And Friday will still be the occassional food blog. I'm really bad about Fridays, I know. I'll work to be better.

So tomorrow--a bit of a tease. Hmm...what shall it be?

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

True Crime Tuesday

It's that time of the week again where we delve in to the deep, dark recesses of the human mind and psyche. As always, the information below--and the full story--can be found at True Crime Library.

Eighteen-year-old Judith Neelley lured teenagers to a horrible death, but only after they had been raped and tortured. It was the consensus of those who listened to the various witnesses that Judith was the brains behind the most serious of the couple's offenses. It was she who had persuaded Alvin to participate with her in the brutal crimes, not the other way around. When they had lured Lisa Millican into their car and molested and killed her, it was Judith who injected her with liquid drain cleaner and who then shot her.

She was also the person who shot John Hancock and left him for dead. The question for a jury was whether she had done so because she herself was psychologically disturbed or whether she had been forcibly subordinated to Alvin in such a manner that she would do whatever he wanted, even when he was not around. They had decided that she was aware of what she was doing and had not been under anyone else's power.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Media Monday--Review of ICED

I was both worried and excited about the release of Iced. Excited because, hello--it's the next book in the Fever series and that right there is enough to excited about. Nervous because I'm really, really hoping the relationship end game doesn't involve Ryodan.

At this point I can say there is still hope that the man of my dreams will still be free in a few years. But there is also still worry. So much confliction!

There is, of course, plenty of Fae action. We get introduced to some new types of Fae, some of them more than a little creepy. And the Big Bad is one of those kinds of Fae. Let's just say that I was as confused as everybody in the book and all the way up until the last moment I didn't have a single damn clue what was causing the damage or how to fix things.

There is also the requisite love shape. In this case it's a square. Or more like one of those crazy four sided shapes with weird angles. Right now I'm footing for the one with the least angle, if that makes sens, but like I've said, I've got a personal stake in this.

Do we find out more about Dani's past? Yes. Do we get hints about what's going to happen down the line in regards to Cruce/V'Lane? Yes. Do we get acquainted more with the various "men" who make up the Nine? Kind of. There's still lots of questions and hopefully they'll get answered.

But it's going to be at least a year. Damn it.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Random Thursday--The Fair is in Town!

It's that time of year again, at least in my neck of the woods--the fair is in town! For eleven days this year, not ten--not like it matters, I'll be working the eleventh day and for whatever reason I never make it to the fair after the first day anyway. But the Tilt-a-Whirl is back! I love the Tilt-a-Whirl. Really. I think my record is something like 8 rides in one night. It is my most favorite of rides.

In other news: I'm slogging through the editing for Winged. I thought I'd be further along at this point, but since my Kindle ate my notes, alas, it is not to be. I'm doing the editing in stages--the first/second sweep for comma whoreness, tense issues and the random word that is spelled correctly but isn't the correct word. The second/third sweep will be for overuse of things like "just" and "that" and "was" and to make sure I've not screwed up my "then/than"s. The third/fourth sweep will be to make sure everything is in place and good to go.

And then there will be formatting and placements and ordering proofs and giveaways!

That will be the exciting part. Until then, I shall continue to slog through.