Summer Solstice confab.

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Here’s mine, in honor of Summer Solstice. The Solstice came and it’s already hot as heck here, so does it count? for what it’s worth I spent the day out walking and yeah…I think even the animals were taking advantage of the shade. You have to wonder if they laugh at us dumb humans, out in the hot sun.  During the latter part of the walk we found a confab of animals hiding out under the trees and these two facing off.

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You really think you’re taking that nut home, big guy?

:) I wonder what they were saying to each other. Were they facing off over an acorn stash… Or, thinking with a fantasy writer’s brain, were they planning some war against a common enemy?

Mother’s day science fiction and fantasy movies

Yesterday being Mother’s Day I thought I’d run a little list of our top favorite movie Moms specifically from Fantasy and SF genre. Let’s face it, fantasy and SF isn’t a genre big on the healthy family unit. Most parents are either abusive, neglectful (Igraine, Arthur’s mum, falls so in love with Uther, his father, that she ignores and finally gives her children up), or lost somewhere after the birthing process (Harry Potter/ and all the parents of the “orphan saviors” out there in the fantasy genre).

The problem with a list like this is that it reinforces the stereotype that “All women want babies!” which I can tell you without flinching, isn’t so. There are plenty of couples and happy to have their nests all to themselves.

But in the spirit of the holiday, yesterday, here are my nominees for the best Mothers of invent—er, in Fantasy and SF. ;) Ready? Here we go: Continue reading

Recharging the batteries…

Yesterday, I had lunch with my girlfriends, authors Marsha A. Moore and Patty G. Henderson. :) I always enjoy seeing them, and recharging my batteries. I feel a little something like this now…

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I always do love seeing my gals. After our lunch, I’m raring to show you my pretty new cover and book but… Patience, my dears! It’ll be a little longer.  We’ve all got so many new projects bubbling.  Yes, the creation process is the best part but, you know? I also can’t wait to see them all out. I blame it on springtime. :)

In other news… Do you use a Nook? I see Barnes and Noble finally put my paranormal romance novel Passion’s Sacred Dance on sale. If you’ve been waiting for that, it’s available here. It’s showing the $.99 price, but I don’t know for how long.

My friends with Kindles, the sale price is still in effect for a limited time for you all, too. Meanwhile, I’ve got some revisions to do on book two in the series.  I hope to have more news for you on the book’s progress, in coming months. *rubs hands gleefully*

 

(Cat image from LOLshelf)

Soundtrack to a battle…

So you know I’m a nerd for other media. I thought wouldn’t it be fun to give a glimpse at some of the playlist for my paranormal romance novel Passion’s Sacred Dance?

 

How Many More Times, by Led Zeppelin

(AKA how many more times are we going to have to fight this blasted war? ;))

Releasing the Demons by Godsmack

All Nightmare Long by Metallica

(Warning: This video’s creepy!)

Summer by Vivaldi as played by Vanessa Mae

Land of Youth (Tir nan Og) by Tuatha de Danann

The Last Words by Tuatha de Danann


(How can you not love a guy who plays flute?)

If you’d like to see if you can “hear” these songs in PASSION’S SACRED DANCE, The Wild Rose Press has put it on sale from now until May 9th. You’ll find it discounted to $.99 at Amazon, All Romance Ebooks, Barnes and Noble, Bookstrand, Itunes, Kobo, and of course, at The Wild Rose Press site.

 

Unless Stacy Macken can stave off her creditors, she may lose her historic art gallery–a loss she can’t afford for, she suspects, more reason than one. Then Aaron Fielding appears, claiming to be a Tuatha dé Danaan warrior dedicated to protecting humanity from demonic monsters and that her land is their sacred battlefield. Confirming everything she feared. Stacy and Aaron must work together to ensure mankind survives, but their mutual attraction only complicates things.

So you want to be a paranormal investigator

For this week’s Freaky Friday, this may just be a rumor, but someone I was talking to this week said he’d heard “paranormal investigator” was now a “hot job”. Okay, I don’t know if *I’d* be brave enough to go out for it (unlike my characters Caitlin and Beryl, I am a Chicken–yes, that is a capital c). Still, these are some of the articles I went to help them along the way.  (aside from the workshop I sat in on with the May Stringer House…) I’m really not sure I’d recommend it, though. Just reading through several articles, it seems fun, but I’ve also heard (even from some paranormally inclined folks I’ve had peripheral contact with *waves to Renee*) that it seems you can get into some serious trouble if you don’t know what you’re doing.

Seven Best Jobs for Paranormal Enthusiasts.

TAPS (THE Atlantic Paranormal Society) [of course]

Careers In Paranormal Research.

How to Become a Paranormal Investigator.

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As for me, yeah. I’m a chicken. I think I’ll stick to reading about it and picking other people’s brain for plot goodies. ;)

 

Blogging about corrections, color, cookies

C: Corrections, color, cookies.

Despite the fact that I’ve blogged more recently (you’re shocked, I know), I’m busy writing. I’m making revisions on a forthcoming story so my mind keeps going to that. Corrections, ugh. Yes, I too make typos. It’s part of life. So right now, I’m going through and making those corrections. The other c-topic on my mind? Color. I’ve been participating in the April event my friend puts on for the nail community, so Mainly blue. For this month, I have a lot of blue nail polish. :)

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My husband likes the sweet stuff, though, so this seemed a good addition. topic.

 

(and now…cookies!)

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Sorry I didn’t actually get a chance to bake any. That’s where the corrections and the writing gets in the way.

I guess I could add to this topic, my new book’s title falls in the C’s. :) *hinthint* Stay tuned for that. So…that’s my boring ole C topic this week.