Archive | January, 2009

Names

28 Jan

Have you ever been at work, minding your own business, when you stumble upon a name that makes you burst into laughter? Well, obviously it happened to me today. The name? Cowpie. The person’s name was XXXXX Cowpie.

I’m sure the people in the room wondered if I was psychotic.

Preview: Huntress Anthology

26 Jan

huntressanthologyChristine Warren

Devil’s Bargain
Supernatural bounty hunter Lilli Corbin made a pact with the Prince of Hell: She agreed to recover a book of prophecies. When she learns it could trigger the apocalypse, Lilli is forced to make the ultimate choice: save her soul, or the man she loves?

Caitlin Kittredge

Down in the Ground Where the Dead Men Go

Ava is a demon slayer who needs help from mage Jack Winter to reach the demon underworld—a place of dark seduction…and, maybe, one of no return.

Marjorie M. Liu

The Robber Bride

Welcome to a post-apocalyptic world where women are fed on for their life forces. Now it’s up to Maggie, one of the last female survivors, to hunt down and destroy an army of darkness…

Jenna Maclaine

Sin Slayer

London 1889. Jack the Ripper is killing off the city’s vampire population, and now it’s up to Cin Craven to hunt him down—and save the infected Michael, the love of her undead life.

Huntress will be released in July of 2009.

Weekly library run

21 Jan

I took the girls to the library and found (as usual) there were only three books that interested me and gave them a box of books. Their paperback romance, sci-fi and fantasy sections are pathetic. Sci-fi and fantasy share a section of shelving. One section. Six standard rows. That’s it.

The paperback romance and fiction have a total of four sections of five rows, sad. 😦 The books are usually very old (the library budget was cut in half). I’ve still got a ton of boxes to go through and drop off at the library.

Meanwhile I borrowed:

  • Go-Go Girls of the Apocalypse by Victor Gischler (Couldn’t get past the first four chapters.)
  • Charmed & Dangerous by Candace Havers
  • Dead Sexy by Tate Hallaway.

Today was historical

20 Jan

but did they have any bathroom’s like this hidden anywhere? Just asking.

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Join in the bidding

20 Jan

Looking for a way to help a family out while getting something for yourself?

Romantic Ink has found the perfect way for you to give back by being selfish . Buy something that you need or want (jewelry, books,  manuscript critique…) at Romance Ink’s auction.

(Just don’t bid on the Rachel Caine or the Writing Playground gift basket, they are mine.) Ha-ha!

Happy Meme

19 Jan

taggedMy buddy Kimberly tagged me for the Happy Meme so here goes.

Here are the rules: Link to the person who has tagged you. Write down six things that make you happy. Post the rules. Tag six others and let them know you did it. Then tell the person when your entry is complete.

Six things that make me happy (Yeah, you won’t find anything deep here):

  1. Reading
  2. Modern life amenities (running water, toilets, electricity…)
  3. When my children are good
  4. Blogging
  5. Watching a great movie or General Hospital
  6. Getting my tax refund

I choose you! Tag your it!

Wombs clenching

18 Jan

I’m almost finished reading a book by a popular author. No I won’t name the person, but I’m almost to the point where I want to go back and count the number of times this person has used the following sentence.
Her womb clenched.
Any comments?
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Recovery Man by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

17 Jan

recoverymanruschFavorite Line: “The autopsy confirmed that it was Emmaline, and that she had died horribly.” (p. 96)

Miles Flint is a retrieval artist determined to flush out the files of his past. He has found clues that point toward his ex-wife who might be keeping a life altering secret.

The Recovery Man has taken Rhonda Shindo, fka Rhonda Flint, to face alien justice on another planet, but not before terrorizing her 13-year-old daughter, Talia.

The police on Callisto, Jupiter’s Moon where Rhonda lives, begin to search for Rhonda immediately and assume responsibility for Talia. But a legal document throws everything off balance.

Rhonda signed a contract with her employer before she became a parent and agreed that if anything were to happen to her, the company would become her child’s guardian.

Is the kidnapping really about Rhonda? Or is it a way to gain access to her child?

Ms. Rusch has an entire series entitled the Retrieval Artist. This series takes place far in the future when people live on Jupiter and its moon, Callisto. Recovery Man is book six in the series and the only book I’ve read that was written by Ms. Rusch.

It was told in the third-person and kept me up to date as it traveled from character to character. It was cleanly written; I never wondered what was going on nor did I become confused. The science and technology was nothing new (moving sidewalks, talking houses, computer avatars…), but I did find the actual story to be detailed, interesting and entertaining.

Would I read it again? No and I don’t see myself urging others to read it, but if you’re in the mood for a science fiction book and have no other story in mind you might want to check Recovery Man out.

blackeri

16 Jan

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the_oracle_by_blackeriumbrella_sky_by_blackeri These are some of the picures made by blackeri and are posted for sale at deviantart.com. Tax time I’m getting the Seven Deadly Sins.

Coming soon…

14 Jan

This looks interesting. It’s slated to be released in April.

saltandsilverkatherine

One night six years ago, Allie and her friends got drunk and chanted a fake spell they made up… and accidentally opened a portal to Hell. Now it resides in the basement of the diner Allie runs, and it’s a pain in the ass — mystical crap is always coming out, and then it has to be killed. Demon guts get everywhere, stuff gets smashed up, there are salt circles and sigils all over the place… It gets tedious.

The up side is that Allie gets her own personal demon hunter guarding the Door and killing the demons: a sexy and mysterious, Stetson-wearing, snide-remark-making, dark-eyed demon hunter named Ryan.

But after six years of jibes and sexual tension, the Door disappears at the same time there’s a surge in demonic activity — and no one seems to know what’s going on. Not Narnia the bitchy psychic witch, or Roxie, a kickass demon hunter from the other side of town.

It’s not Allie’s idea for a team of demon hunters to find another Door and go into it to see if Hell is about to take over Earth, but she definitely wants in on that plan. After years of seeing the havoc a Door to Hell wreaks on the world, she’s ready to grow up, take responsibility for helping open a Door in the first place, and kick some demon butt.

Okay, and she’d also like some quality make out time with Ryan, and mortal peril is always a turn-on, right? — Anna Katherine