Freaky Friday baby!

I trust y’all have seen this ad for the new horror movie. I can’t recall the name but the promo guys put an animated doll in a carriage to freak people out. 1) Can you say cliché?

But it’s effective I guess. I can tell you stories of a certain near collision in a toy store once. *giggle* Don’t tell Hubby I told you but he nearly ran *me* over to get away from one such devil doll.

Worse yet, let me warn you ahead of time, the darned thing pukes. *gag* You’ve been warned. Watch at your own risk.

Remember The Exorcist? Forget the creepy voice coming out of Linda Blair, forget the flashes of the demon, the pea soup scene nearly turned me off that movie. (deep pov can kiss my behind when it comes to vomit. I’ll keep reading/watching, but be damned sure I’ll skip that scene on a re-view/read. Period. *gag*) Aside from that, it’s rather compelling. *ducks*

But this creepy baby… No, I don’t think we’ll be seeing this one …ever.  Anyway, let Freaky Friday commence!

So how is your new year going? Mine’s been okay. In some blogs I’ve heard people saying they’re taking stock, starting afresh. For me it’s a month of continuation. I’ve continued reading a book I started in November (remember, slow to read fast to write), continued (or started revising, whatever you want to call it) a manuscript I started November or December 2012, (finally finished draft one this past November), revised a manuscript I started in 2007, and continued work on another. See, for me, in writing, there never is any clear delineation–stop/start. Almost finished one? Time to start another. If I don’t have something to work on, I think I’d stop breathing.

It’s chilly this weekend, so it’s a good time to stay in and keep working.

So, what are you doing this January? Starting something or continuing?

And so for a little bit of writing news, I found a new review for Drawing Down the Shades, here.

Oh, and while I have you, I just wanted to let y’all know, I’ve been guest posty this week:  My Magic Appreciation Tour continues…
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 I’ve got one up at Independent Bookworm (that I totally missed earlier, mea culpa), one at Epic Fantasy Author Tracy Falbe’s site Her Ladyship’s Quest, and  today, I’m visiting Illusions of Intimacy. Tomorrow, Epic Fantasy author and all around fine gentleman Daniel Marvello is hosting me…Unrelated to the Magic Tour (but still for PSD) I was recently guest at author Diane Burton’s blog. Finally come Monday, (I had so much fun I had to do it again, *waves to Linda*) I’ll be on Other Worlds of Romance, on Blog Talk  Radio–Monday night, in fact. So busy! Have a great weekend, y’all. :)

Dear MSN

I loved your Webtv for two weeks shy of 14 long years, I tolerated your sheenanigans for that. *kiss* I will miss you…

However,  (now, bear with my small request) I realize it’s Halloween, but having a gigantic spider the size of a small moon (it’s actually closer on the size of the Death Star if you ask me) on your homepage is not the way to make a faithful user out of me! I know it’s Halloween but sheesh!! Pick a snake or something once in a while. *lol*

Halloween Castle open for business.

afternoonteatag*Mistress turns locks and peeks out* Full moon, check, werewolves, check. Minions have the torture chamber and guard tower all decked out. Check. Oh! Look. A hearse or two. Looks like the guests are arriving. Good! Welcome, everyone, to my humble castle. I’m glad you could make it. We do so look forward to opening up the castle to new victim—er, guests this time of year. I’m sure the graveyard will stay quiet this year. We’ve brought in a voodoo priestess or two just to make sure Doctor Helsing stays where he belongs.

Juli: *We hope, anyway. Turns out we’re already besieged by gremlins.*

*Mistress looks at Minion* What was that, Juli my dear?

I was apologizing for letting our first guest out of her cage early. Sorry to interrupt.

*Mistress leans against door jamb and shakes head at first guest* Aw, well. There’s nothing wrong with that. :) Clarissa’s welcome any time.

*Juli*: Very true. *Aside* Night mistress needs all the friends she can get.

Mistress: You’re mumbling again, dear. Don’t mind her, my dears. Good minions are so hard to find. The beating will take place after the close of festivities, tonight. Never mind. We have a bevy of talented guests for your reading pleasure this year—from  the steamy to the macabre. Our guests include:

√Paranormal fiction author Clarissa Johal

√Romance/new adult author Julia Rachel Barrett

√Paranormal romance author Dylan Newton

√Historical romance and fantasy author S.G. Rogers

√Paranormal Romance author L.A. Kelley

√Paranormal horror author Geoff Wakeling

Paranormal erotic romance author Eliza March

Paranormal/western  romance author Loretta C. Rogers

New Adult Paranormal author Brandy Nacole

Other invited authors include

Paranormal romance (zombies!) author Renee Charles

Do come in and make yourselves comfortable. Minions are laying out brew and sweetmeats as we speak. So come, welcome to Halloween at our castle.

A few bits of news

Luxury Pen by By khunaspixGood evening, everyone. I just popped in here to say, I’m over at Melissa Snark‘s Snarkology today talking about my favorite subject: Druids :) and of course how they tie into Passion’s Sacred Dance! Come on by and say hello, (here: http://melissasnark.blogspot.com/2013/10/fantasy-vs-reality-of-druids-juli-d.html?zx=1f932c10af77f84b )

And something I forgot to mention in the midst of my recent free day promo blitz… I was interviewed about my dark fantasy writings in Twisted Dreams’ Magazine this month! *squee* It’s available in Ebook and paperback from Lulu.com if you’d like to see.

Also the final issue of Andrea’s “Weird…er” flash fiction and poetry zine Wah Lum’s Library is out:  Print and  E-Book

Do check them out, and enjoy!

Freaky Friday–Real life Buffy the ghost–er–demon hunters

Do y’all remember the television show/movie Buffy the Vampire Slayer? Okay, I’m not going to ask what you thought of them, but the show does bring to mind the idea of hunting baddies of all ilk. (Of course my characters Caitlin and her friends are beginning to brush up on just that in my Antique Magic series) so…when I saw this article the other week about A group of teen girls performing exorcisms (while I completely disagree with their belief that Harry Potter instigates evil *sigh*), I couldn’t resist. :) I had to share it with you.

http://riggedreality.com/meet-the-real-life-buffy-teenage-girls-do-battle-with-demons-for-reals/

Note the one girl wears black nail polish. I guess she didn’t get the message that at one time we were branded evil for doing so. ;) Did I care at the time? Do I now? uh….no. Anyway, I hope you enjoy the article. Have a very…freaky Friday, my friends!