Friday, August 19, 2011

Not Dead Yet

Popping in quickly just to let you all know I've got a manuscript due in 2.5 weeks and copyedits due on Tuesday, so I'm going underground...when things begin to hit the fan near deadline (happening right on schedule, argh), I lose all blogging mojo since all I have to say is "Still writing...brain leaking out ear...need more coffee..."  Thus, I will rejoin you (unless I have something amazing to offer) on September 7th.

Enjoy the rest of your summer...and the kids going back to school!  *fist pump* 

Monday, August 15, 2011

Music Monday 8/15

Happy Monday!  Hope everyone had a great weekend.  We had a BIG thunderstorm last night, and our neighbor's house got hit by lightning.  So this is like the second time in two months that a house in here has been hit, and naturally, every fire truck in the county showed up.  No fire, fortunately.  I'm starting to worry that there's something about this neighborhood that attracts lightning!  At least the temps have cooled off. 

Anyway, since it's Music Monday, I have a couple of songs for you.  You get a bonus song this week, since I just hit up iTunes and downloaded a bunch of things, which means I can't decide what to share!  First up is Skylar Grey, who you may know as the haunting voice in Eminem's "I Need A Doctor".  Her solo album drops this fall, and I'm pretty excited about it.  I love female vocalists who sound like this:

Next up is some lovely yummy Britpop, which I have a serious weakness for.  This is Clare McGuire with "The Shield and the Sword".  She has such a cool voice.  Not sure about the dancers in the red leotards (I guess the point is that she's copying Gaga, Katy Perry, and...Adele, maybe?), but love the song:)

Have a great one!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Fantastic Fables...Ty as the Huntsman

If you love fairy tales like I do, you might want to check out the version of Snow White I did for Tynga's Reviews!  The instructions were to write one of our characters into a classic fairy tale, so I made Ty the Huntsman in Snow White...and I LOVE the way it turned out!  My publisher has provided a book for the giveaway, but whether or not you already have a copy, it's a fun thing to check out:)  I believe the contest ends in a few weeks, so there's lots of time to win.  Have a great weekend!!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Friday Fun

Not much to offer today, except for YAY FRIDAY!  I'm still writing away on Shadow Rising, my house is still covered in Chewie's fur...actually, he went to get groomed today because he desperately needs it.  Here is His Highness begging for a potato chip:

I was directed to this clip yesterday, and since it made me laugh (I was a big He-Man fan back in the day, and...well, I was always pretty sure this is the kind of thing he would participate in behind the scenes), I figured I'd share it.  It's pretty fabulous:)  Have a great day!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Battle of the Sexies: Sidekick Edition

So today at Book Faery Reviews (my post should be up after noon), none other than Ty MacGillivray's best friend Jaden Harrison is participating in the Battle of the Sexies: Sidekick Edition.  Swing by and give him some love, if you're so inclined!  He doesn't really consider himself a sidekick, of course...but I was happy to put him out there and let him strut his stuff anyway:)  There's a fun giveaway involved, too, so check it out!

Hope everyone is having a good week!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Music Monday 8/8

I found it!!

Okay, to clarify, I found Damien and Ariane's song.  I'd been waiting for one to show up.  That's kind of how it day I'll hear something, and it just clicks as being "their song".  Every one of my couples has a song, and though this one has arrived a little later than some, it's perfect!  So now I have to buy it and listen to it a billion times:)

Hope everyone had a good weekend.  Lots of running around here, on top of plenty of writing.  I've got a month before Shadow Rising heads offf to my editor, so I'm pretty well swamped.  That last month before deadline is always a killer!  Here, I'll show you the duo who are currently running my life.  Here's Ariane, beautiful, sheltered, but handy with a sword:

And here's Damien, jaded, elegant, a cold-eyed killer with a sharp tongue and more going on beneath the surface than he ever lets on:

They're driving me crazy. *sigh*  Not that it's much of a trip for me most days:)  Have a great one!! 

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Book Club Day!

I'll be at the Forever Romance facebook page from 12-2 EDT today chatting about DARK AWAKENING, and I hope to see some of you there!  We're already debating about the hottest vampire in book, TV and film.  I voted for Spike, because...I love me some Spike. 

It's the Billy Idol thing he has going on.  So never going to get over it.  But it's awfully hard to pick.  I mean, I'm still missing Mick St. John.  WHY did they cancel Moonlight!?  That's why I'm leery of starting to watch new television shows.  Every time I decide to like one, it gets canceled.  I'm going to try again, though, and start watching Grimm on NBC this fall.  I put the trailer up on my looks REALLY good!  Of course, if you throw fairy tales into anything I'm probably going to try it out.  And then, of course, there is my renewed obsession with the Thundercats.  I was a child of the 80s, so I used to watch the original series religiously.  And now...they've rebooted it for Cartoon Network and actually made it BETTER! 

My husband is excited for The Walking Dead to start again.  I just can't do it.  I'm zombie-phobic.  No, really

So what are you watching this fall?  Have you seen anything good coming up?  Have a great day, and I hope some of you can join me for the chat!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Music Monday 8/1

Happy Monday, everybody!  I can't believe it's August already.  I'm not exactly sure where the summer went, but it's certainly going.  It's been so hot here that I've got to admit fall doesn't sound too bad.  Cabin fever in the summer sucks.  Couple of things to share...

First off, my book is the featured pick for the Forever Romance Summer Book Club this week!  You can join me on the Forever Romance facebook page on Thursday from 12-2 EDT to chat about the book.  Should be lots of fun!

Second, today's song.  I heard this on the radio the other day and thought it was adorable.  Hey, I don't ALWAYS need dark and moody;)  For this Music Monday, I give you Rachel Platten.  It's the chorus that hooked me.

And so we're off and on our way through another week.  I've traveled so much this summer that I'm ready to park my butt and just stay put for a while!  All of my guest blog stuff is written and turned in, and for the most part, done...though I have a couple of very fun things going on this month.  Jaden from Dark Awakening is a contestant in Book Faery's Battle of the Sexies II: Sidekick Edition on th 10th, and I've written Ty into Snow White for Tynga's Reviews Fantastic Fables event, which I don't have a date on yet.  I'm writing away on Damien's story, which is an interesting experience because he never shuts up.  Seriously, his mouth runs so much on every page that I have to make sure he isn't just dominating everything completely.  Strong characters can be interesting to rein in.

Have a great day, everyone!