Wednesday Check-In: At least there’s Jensen Ackles

I never have enough time. Ever since my grandmother patiently explained to a very young little me that there is never a good reason for an imaginative person to allow themselves to be bored I’ve been keeping myself all sorts of busy. Sometimes, back in my pre-parent days, even busy doing nothing. But as of late I feel like themay17 race begins when I wake up five minutes before my alarm and ends when I lay down having only accomplished three quarters of my to-do list. On my good days! My small, super dependent roommates have been sick on and off this week and making me beautiful art.

 

I’ve been reading A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn. I’m only about a quarter in, but it is mesmerizing, terrifying, shocking, and revelatory so far. I highly may17brecommend educating yourself with this fine book. I don’t read that much non-fiction for fun, so an interesting experience to say the least. We started watching American Gods, of course, and it is amazing (my review). I would take any job Bryan Fuller wanted to give me. How does one apply to be an apprentice to a TV God? Hubs and I watched American Honey a few weeks ago and scenes and moments from it are still replaying in my head. It was engaging while we watched but I did not expect to still be thinking back on the film. Beautifully shot too. Also reading Bared To You, by Sylvia Day. That’s going about how you’d expect 😛

Maximus remains a doggie challenge, though I did get him to come to me for a treat when he got out of the yard a few days ago. Progress of a sort, I suppose.

I almost forgot! With all the stress and uncertainty in our world right now I wanted to recommend watching all the back seasons of Supernatural. For some reason, I find watching Sam and Dean Winchester driving around together and stabbing bad guys oddly therapeutic. Maybe you will too. All previous 1 million seasons are on Netflix for your tuning-out-your-brain needs.

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WIP is still Tinseltown Temptress #3 – Screwed Over. I’m loving this one the most of any of the books. So much touching back on various characters it’s like old home week every day on my keyboard. Cassie is … changing. Evolving, I guess, but it sounds pretentious. She is learning to prioritize.

Both my released books continue to get great reviews on Amazon. Book 1, Screw Up, is still at 99 cents and Book 2 remains on KU for a limited time😀 Click here to sign up for my newsletter if you want insider info and offers.

The sun is actually shining today, though it is still cold and VERY windy. Hope you’re on a warm, sunny beach right now. What are you reading?

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Wednesday Check In – Moving Sux!

Getting settled into my new home office and still trying to determine where everything’s gonna go. The whole process is so time consuming. Should have my books unpacked soon which will be a novelty for me as most of them have been boxed up for months. I’ll try to get a pic at night soonhomeoffice so you can see the great paint color of my new office but this oddly white balanced one will have to do for now. The kids really like my homemade valance but I’m contemplating a redesign. It looks very college dorm room atm. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, just I’m 41.

Still reading Anasazi Boys and I will be reading The Boss next, since the ten-year-old managed to find my kindle. Hubs and I are almost caught up with The Flash. Iris and Barry are the cutest. We have also been watching some stand up on Netflix lately, trying to stave off winter madness. Michael Che’s was much funnier than I expected to be based solely off the SNL appearances I’ve seen. We watched John Mulaney’s Comeback Kid last night and it was really well paced. His timing is excellent and the Clinton bit was hysterical.

Maximus continues to be an extremely challenging dog. Hubs has taken to barricading our trash and recycling down with cinder blocks to keep him from tearing it all apart. Fingers crossed he doesn’t figure out some way around them. He’s only killed one yard animal this week (that we know of).

The six-year-old’d new favorite phrase is “don’t even ask”. Well, don’t even ask about my contracting class. The book is getting dusty!

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My rough draft of Eden is done and I’ll be beginning revisions this afternoon. I’ve decided not to post an excerpt today, but I will be posting the whole story chapter by chapter here on the blog very soon! It is a vamp paranormal romance. The two MCs, Ardor and Ivan, are both so sexy and funny. It’s turning into quite the steamy read 😀

Hope you’re all staying warm. What are you reading?

Simultaneous Release Day Giveaway Parties! Tonight, Wed Nov 23, 2016!

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Screwing Around, Book 2 of my Tinseltown Temptress series releases today, November 23, 2016 and we’re celebrating with simultaneous internet Release Day parties here on facebook (http://bit.ly/2f1I3A3) and on my tumblr 😀 (http://bit.ly/20F9RNm)

facebook sweepstakes prizes include:
◾️ excellent condition second hand books by Laurell K. Hamilton, Diana Gabaldon, and many more
◾️ 2 – $5 & 1 – $20 Amazon gift cards
◾️ author personalized bookmarks
◾️ chocolate chip cookies (possibly homemade?)
◾️ novelty candy / confetti (as pictured, look close)

Stop by any time before 8pm Nov. 23rd and enter to win by following the directions on each prize package post (find them in the discussion tab). Door prize drawings will begin a little after 8pmE and all prizes will be awarded by 10pmE. Winners will be contacted through messenger, must be willing to provide me with a mailing address, and must be eighteen & older only please. Though all postal codes are welcome, prizes can only be claimed by addresses within the continental US. Sorry international friends, shipping is pricey.

Please attend! Don’t miss out on this chance to celebrate my book release with me. Free books, treats, and fun 😀

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Screw Up ~ free Nov 21 – 25 : http://amzn.to/1QQzz9P
Screwing Around ~ free Nov 24 – 27 : http://amzn.to/2d5GGQJ
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Wednesday Check In – 2 weeks until Screwing Around releases!!

Trying (in vain, unfortunately) to catch up with my week’s bullet points that got away from me. My schedule is always packed but the last few days has really pushed the bulk of my work onto the end of the week. Pfhew! How will I do it all?!?

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Quite a few of the books I got from my review group on fb just weren’t my thing. I didn’t feel right giving them bad reviews when they just weren’t my preferred reading. But I have to wonder what the authors thought submitting some of them to me when I specifically asked for erotic romance / soft sci-fi. Currently re-reading, The Mote in God’s Eye, but I might put it down for a bit and start The Boss by Abigail Barnette tonight. It’s free on Amazon and I’ve been dying to read more of Jenny Trout’s work.

Very busy studying for my contracting license. I’m sure it’s more difficult since I’ve never officially worked construction. Hammering away at the book anyway. Pun totally intended.

I’ve been emailing out tons of Screwing Around (and Screw Up, c’mon people what have you been waiting for??) review copies. If you’re looking to get either book free I suggest you sign up for my mailing list.

Participating in NaNoWriMo has been pretty challenging so far. I think I’m only behind about 1,000 words but I like to work with a surplus. Less pressure. My WIP this time is a paranormal romance. Lots of human / vampire intrigue and misunderstandings.

What does your week look like? Read anything great lately?