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AmyBeth Inverness32,100The next short story in "The Cities of Luna" comes out on Saturday, December 6. I'll be promo-ing all day (and the entire next week, but that's irrelevant) culminating in a facebook party in the evening. After all's said and done, I'm coming over to G+, kicking off my shoes (thus...the event header image...) and hanging out with all of you while I recover from my hectic day. You don't have to hang with me at that specific time. You can just 'sign' my 'souvenir' book anytime._One Does Not Simply Walk Into Mordor_ Release Day After-Party2014-12-07 04:30:005  
R.J. Blain13,947You're invited to join me on my website, on the plus, facebook, and twitter -- all of the interwebs!! -- for the launch party of my newest urban fantasy thriller release, Inquisitor! It also just happens to be my virtual birthday bash too! For more information: http://rjblain.com/2014/05/youre-invited/ If you use facebook, you can invite your friends here: https://www.facebook.com/events/231773600349858/ For those on twitter, follow me and watch for the shenanigans here: https://twitter.com/rj_blain Thank you so much for your support!Inquisitor Launch Party2014-05-16 14:00:0012  

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2015-07-15 22:30:22 (39 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Okay, this has confirmed that women get royally fucked no matter what we do.

My husband went shopping for clothing, and he acquired man panties. I may have stolen a pair.

These things are sinfully comfortable. What the fuck. Why the hell can't I get panties this comfortable made for my own gender?

Oh right, sex object.

Why the men's underwear is nicer than mine:

1: Material. Thicker, softer.
2: Shape. They're not boxers or boxer briefs. They're a type of briefs, I think. But whatever, these were obviously made for my curves and just mistakenly packaged for men.
3: Colors. Seriously, a rainbow exploded in the package. (My husband apparently likes nice varieties of colors.) They're all solid colors, but a nice variety.
4: Quality. Just better.
5: So seriously comfortable.

I'm willing to bet... more »

Most reshares: 4

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2015-07-14 13:30:13 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Tales of the Winter Wolf, Volume 1 has released this morning!

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ZXVDB9I

These short stories follow the adventures of Nicole and Richard from Winter Wolf. <3 If you numbered among those who wanted to know how this dynamic duo got together, here's your chance to find out. (And hey, here's your chance to support an author. You know you want to.)

It's available on kindle for $1.99, and you can read as part of the kindle library doohickey.

Long before Nicolina Desmond manifested her powers as a wizard, she was a Normal girl with extraordinary circumstances. In order to prove herself and escape her father’s chokehold on her life, she’s determined to get on the fast track towards an independent life. 

However, she never anticipated how meeting Richard Murphy would change her life… 

Tales of theWinter ... more »

Most plusones: 73

2015-07-22 14:21:32 (17 comments, 0 reshares, 73 +1s)Open 

13 years married and we haven't killed each other (or anyone else) yet.

Go us!

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2015-07-30 12:14:13 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

And the headaches continue, though the severity has decreased notably. I'm hoping I can go out to my normal writing group thingie tonight after I run some important errands. We will have to play it buy ear and see how I feel!

And the headaches continue, though the severity has decreased notably. I'm hoping I can go out to my normal writing group thingie tonight after I run some important errands. We will have to play it buy ear and see how I feel!___

2015-07-29 17:13:01 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Sunday night, I flipped sugary beverages the bird. Since then, I have had a single half glass of sangria and a pack of Reese's peanut butter cups.

My head hurts, I ache, I am desperate for a doctor pepper, and I want to snort sugar straight from the bag like its a drug. Which it pretty much is.

I am taking a nap and hoping the addiction withdraw symptoms improve a bit when I get up. :(

Also, I haven't cracked yet, and when I go to a party Saturday, the hostess and my best friend is going to help prevent me from self sabotaging my efforts because she is that awesome. 

Sunday night, I flipped sugary beverages the bird. Since then, I have had a single half glass of sangria and a pack of Reese's peanut butter cups.

My head hurts, I ache, I am desperate for a doctor pepper, and I want to snort sugar straight from the bag like its a drug. Which it pretty much is.

I am taking a nap and hoping the addiction withdraw symptoms improve a bit when I get up. :(

Also, I haven't cracked yet, and when I go to a party Saturday, the hostess and my best friend is going to help prevent me from self sabotaging my efforts because she is that awesome. ___

2015-07-29 15:39:16 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

I adulted today, dealing with some tax things I have neglected. I actually think I have this shit sorted out for once. It only took me an hour!

Have to mail it and run some other errands and things tonight, but overall, not bad not bad woohoo!

I am having a moment, however, where I put something in a safe place and now can't remember where that safe place was.

I adulted today, dealing with some tax things I have neglected. I actually think I have this shit sorted out for once. It only took me an hour!

Have to mail it and run some other errands and things tonight, but overall, not bad not bad woohoo!

I am having a moment, however, where I put something in a safe place and now can't remember where that safe place was.___

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2015-07-28 23:40:28 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

New sphere arrived today!!

New sphere arrived today!!___

2015-07-25 19:38:03 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Of course, the server I picked to play WoW on is hit with the outages, this rendering my ability to play WoW to nothing.

:waves fist at life, the universe, and everything.: Guess I'll just have to play with words instead.

Of course, the server I picked to play WoW on is hit with the outages, this rendering my ability to play WoW to nothing.

:waves fist at life, the universe, and everything.: Guess I'll just have to play with words instead.___

2015-07-25 19:33:26 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

I am currently working on a book that may very well end up as a Shelf of Shame novel. I like the characters, I like the concept, but it's pure vomit. I haven't done a pure vomit novel in a long time, and unwinding doing this one is really enjoyable.

That said, if it sees the light of day, I'll be really, really surprised.

But, I think I need to unwind and just enjoy the process of writing a bad book.

Once I'm done with it, I'll run it through all three of my beta testers for a final verdict on whether the project lives or dies, but I suspect it'll die.

That said, it's goofy, it's fun, and it shoves me outside of almost all of my comfort zones, which is good.

I am currently working on a book that may very well end up as a Shelf of Shame novel. I like the characters, I like the concept, but it's pure vomit. I haven't done a pure vomit novel in a long time, and unwinding doing this one is really enjoyable.

That said, if it sees the light of day, I'll be really, really surprised.

But, I think I need to unwind and just enjoy the process of writing a bad book.

Once I'm done with it, I'll run it through all three of my beta testers for a final verdict on whether the project lives or dies, but I suspect it'll die.

That said, it's goofy, it's fun, and it shoves me outside of almost all of my comfort zones, which is good.___

2015-07-25 03:08:15 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

I'm starting over in World of Warcraft with a level one, and I've mostly deleted my old characters. (I have a few high 80s characters I kept around for reasons.)

I'm looking for a good server with a balance of horde/ally. I'm not sure if I want to do a PVP server yet or not, but I'm leaning towards not.

I'm okay with playing either faction.

I probably won't have time to raid and I'll probably only play a couple of hours a week. Any recommendations?

I'm starting over in World of Warcraft with a level one, and I've mostly deleted my old characters. (I have a few high 80s characters I kept around for reasons.)

I'm looking for a good server with a balance of horde/ally. I'm not sure if I want to do a PVP server yet or not, but I'm leaning towards not.

I'm okay with playing either faction.

I probably won't have time to raid and I'll probably only play a couple of hours a week. Any recommendations?___

2015-07-22 14:21:32 (17 comments, 0 reshares, 73 +1s)Open 

13 years married and we haven't killed each other (or anyone else) yet.

Go us!

13 years married and we haven't killed each other (or anyone else) yet.

Go us!___

2015-07-20 23:53:46 (15 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

I think it says something about our society that we will thank god for a good deed or something happening rather than the individual who made those good deeds happen.

If someone is getting surgery, society often thanks god that the patient recovers. The surgeon and medical staff come second.

If someone survives a car wreck due to the heroics of someone, society often thanks god for their survival, not the workers who risked their lives for someone else.

If someone accomplishes something, thanking god is a knee-jerk reaction, instead of praising the individual who made it happen.

Society has a habit of praying for good fortune instead of wishing the people who do the real work a good day, steady hands, and that they are able to do their work to the best of their ability.

I understand certain religions encourage this behavior, but I think it says... more »

I think it says something about our society that we will thank god for a good deed or something happening rather than the individual who made those good deeds happen.

If someone is getting surgery, society often thanks god that the patient recovers. The surgeon and medical staff come second.

If someone survives a car wreck due to the heroics of someone, society often thanks god for their survival, not the workers who risked their lives for someone else.

If someone accomplishes something, thanking god is a knee-jerk reaction, instead of praising the individual who made it happen.

Society has a habit of praying for good fortune instead of wishing the people who do the real work a good day, steady hands, and that they are able to do their work to the best of their ability.

I understand certain religions encourage this behavior, but I think it says something about our society when we fail to thank the real miracle workers.So, maybe we should all take a moment to thank a hell of a lot of people who many a direct difference in our lives.

Is it really that hard to stop and say thank you to one of these hard workers?

The firemen who brave the flames to save homes and lives.
The police who brave bullets to protect those on home soil.
The service men and women abroad braving war so you don't have to.
The doctors who keep you and your family healthy and safe.
The nurses who help doctors, the lesser seen support staff at clinics and hospitals, and everyone involved in the medical field, including researchers.
The teachers who try their best to stamp out ignorance despite people determined to teach false history so it better matches their religious beliefs.
The veterinarians who work hard to keep your pets healthy and safe.
The farmers who provide food you eat. Without them, you die.
The underpaid grocery store workers, fast food employees, waiters and waitresses, and support staff employees who make your day a little easier.
**The hundreds more careers that affect our day to day lives that didn't make this very brief list of people who don't get thanked enough. You go here.

There are a lot of people who need thanking but too often do not get it because there are far too many people too busy thanking god to stop to thank the people who are doing the actual work.___

2015-07-19 20:17:41 (21 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

The Dead Parent's Society:

My father died something like five years ago. I never got a single notification of anything regarding his death. (I was not the executor of his estate.)

Apparently his estate was never filed and they, for whatever reason, the bank is trying to hold my sister and I responsible as his heirs.

(We weren't even aware we were his heirs until today... when some cops showed up at my mother's house this afternoon.)

Hi, Stress. Nice to meet you.

Fuck off, thx.

At least I'm pretty sure I don't have to accept any of the 'inheritance' which is a 178,000 debt on a house.

The Dead Parent's Society:

My father died something like five years ago. I never got a single notification of anything regarding his death. (I was not the executor of his estate.)

Apparently his estate was never filed and they, for whatever reason, the bank is trying to hold my sister and I responsible as his heirs.

(We weren't even aware we were his heirs until today... when some cops showed up at my mother's house this afternoon.)

Hi, Stress. Nice to meet you.

Fuck off, thx.

At least I'm pretty sure I don't have to accept any of the 'inheritance' which is a 178,000 debt on a house.___

2015-07-19 06:59:35 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

I have experienced two of the worst places to be bitten by a mosquito at the same time. The same mosquito. Fucker is dead.

First bite: the elbow. Direct hit on the elbow.

Second bite: bottom of my foot in the arch.

I have taken antihistamine because the foot bite is pretty horrific. It's so swollen I showed my husband because impressive. Investing in anti-bite tomorrow, because screw this.

I have experienced two of the worst places to be bitten by a mosquito at the same time. The same mosquito. Fucker is dead.

First bite: the elbow. Direct hit on the elbow.

Second bite: bottom of my foot in the arch.

I have taken antihistamine because the foot bite is pretty horrific. It's so swollen I showed my husband because impressive. Investing in anti-bite tomorrow, because screw this.___

2015-07-19 02:20:18 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Jet took off right over my car.

Added to bucket list of things I never want to experience again, thank you. 

Jet took off right over my car.

Added to bucket list of things I never want to experience again, thank you. ___

2015-07-17 16:51:29 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

I may be watching Jurassic world again

I may be watching Jurassic world again___

2015-07-17 03:25:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Gotten a decent amount of work done so far, all things considered! I'm going to try to write some more before I collapse into an exhausted heap.

I am going to a friend's house tomorrow for a sleepover and it'll be great. Squee!

Gotten a decent amount of work done so far, all things considered! I'm going to try to write some more before I collapse into an exhausted heap.

I am going to a friend's house tomorrow for a sleepover and it'll be great. Squee!___

2015-07-16 22:02:09 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

I am settling in to write for the whole evening.

Every thousand words, I will reward myself with 1-2 pieces of tiny sushi.

If you're writing tonight, feel free to check in here with your accomplishments!

I am settling in to write for the whole evening.

Every thousand words, I will reward myself with 1-2 pieces of tiny sushi.

If you're writing tonight, feel free to check in here with your accomplishments!___

2015-07-16 19:24:57 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

I want to have writing company today after I get back from running an errand or two.

Who wants to join me? I want basically someone who will also be writing and we can share what we've accomplished in sprints or whatever. (I will probably be gone an hour or so.)

I want to have writing company today after I get back from running an errand or two.

Who wants to join me? I want basically someone who will also be writing and we can share what we've accomplished in sprints or whatever. (I will probably be gone an hour or so.)___

2015-07-16 17:05:52 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

I have absolutely zero motivation today to do anything, even go watch dinosaurs eat people. I, at some point, need to acquire some food for myself for today, a task I'm not actually looking forward to. I'm tired, grumpy, and etcetc.

I should be responsible and do the whole food thing and work thing though.

Strongly considering sleeping until Saturday.

I should write or edit, but I'm also feeling pretty discouraged on that front as well. Blah. I really should go dig out some motivation and get at least something done today ._.

I have absolutely zero motivation today to do anything, even go watch dinosaurs eat people. I, at some point, need to acquire some food for myself for today, a task I'm not actually looking forward to. I'm tired, grumpy, and etcetc.

I should be responsible and do the whole food thing and work thing though.

Strongly considering sleeping until Saturday.

I should write or edit, but I'm also feeling pretty discouraged on that front as well. Blah. I really should go dig out some motivation and get at least something done today ._.___

2015-07-16 16:25:23 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

He landed safe and sound at his destination a few minutes ago.

Exhausted stupor time. 

He landed safe and sound at his destination a few minutes ago.

Exhausted stupor time. ___

2015-07-16 07:09:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

My husband tends to be a very sound sleeper, so I might be staying awake until 5:30 AM my time to call his phone just in case he's napping at Newark so I can wake him up in case he gets lucky and gets the 6 am flight out...

He could, in theory, be reading and not noticed my text message, but I'm placing bets on him dozing in the terminal in some corner somewhere. >.> At least he should wake up reasonably easy considering terminals suck for sleeping.

Also, terminals are a terrible name for airport departures and arrivals.

My husband tends to be a very sound sleeper, so I might be staying awake until 5:30 AM my time to call his phone just in case he's napping at Newark so I can wake him up in case he gets lucky and gets the 6 am flight out...

He could, in theory, be reading and not noticed my text message, but I'm placing bets on him dozing in the terminal in some corner somewhere. >.> At least he should wake up reasonably easy considering terminals suck for sleeping.

Also, terminals are a terrible name for airport departures and arrivals.___

2015-07-16 06:13:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

I probably shouldn't be giggling still.

Oh hell, why not. I'll own this. I'm fucking laughing my ass off.

In other news, what do my best friend and husband have in common? Problems with air travel... and me.

Obviously, my curse has spread to my loved ones...

I probably shouldn't be giggling still.

Oh hell, why not. I'll own this. I'm fucking laughing my ass off.

In other news, what do my best friend and husband have in common? Problems with air travel... and me.

Obviously, my curse has spread to my loved ones...___

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2015-07-16 05:37:16 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Because I'm a mature adult, I think I will go watch dinosaurs eat people tomorrow and allow my Raptors to watch from the safety of my purse.

It's undecided if their draconic infant will attend.

Because I'm a mature adult, I think I will go watch dinosaurs eat people tomorrow and allow my Raptors to watch from the safety of my purse.

It's undecided if their draconic infant will attend.___

2015-07-16 05:31:50 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

I'm calling my husband's adventures today... The Illicit Mating Rituals of Planes and Ramps.

It escalated quickly.

I'm calling my husband's adventures today... The Illicit Mating Rituals of Planes and Ramps.

It escalated quickly.___

2015-07-16 04:18:31 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

I can't even make this shit up. 

I can't even make this shit up. ___

2015-07-16 04:16:29 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

They crashed my husband's plane... Into a ramp. :scratches head: I am not even sure how to classify this. How do they file a report for the ramp being at fault?

Needless to say, as the plane crunched before takeoff, my husband is now playing the cancelled flight game and can say he was in a plane crash I guess. 

They crashed my husband's plane... Into a ramp. :scratches head: I am not even sure how to classify this. How do they file a report for the ramp being at fault?

Needless to say, as the plane crunched before takeoff, my husband is now playing the cancelled flight game and can say he was in a plane crash I guess. ___

2015-07-15 23:03:33 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Mistake one of unsupervised staycation.

Simply because I like a spray my husband reacts to does not mean I should trigger the spraypocalypse in the house.

Sure does smell nice, though...

Twenty billion sprays was overkill, though.

Also, food person, please arrive now. So hungry. 

Mistake one of unsupervised staycation.

Simply because I like a spray my husband reacts to does not mean I should trigger the spraypocalypse in the house.

Sure does smell nice, though...

Twenty billion sprays was overkill, though.

Also, food person, please arrive now. So hungry. ___

2015-07-15 22:30:22 (39 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Okay, this has confirmed that women get royally fucked no matter what we do.

My husband went shopping for clothing, and he acquired man panties. I may have stolen a pair.

These things are sinfully comfortable. What the fuck. Why the hell can't I get panties this comfortable made for my own gender?

Oh right, sex object.

Why the men's underwear is nicer than mine:

1: Material. Thicker, softer.
2: Shape. They're not boxers or boxer briefs. They're a type of briefs, I think. But whatever, these were obviously made for my curves and just mistakenly packaged for men.
3: Colors. Seriously, a rainbow exploded in the package. (My husband apparently likes nice varieties of colors.) They're all solid colors, but a nice variety.
4: Quality. Just better.
5: So seriously comfortable.

I'm willing to bet... more »

Okay, this has confirmed that women get royally fucked no matter what we do.

My husband went shopping for clothing, and he acquired man panties. I may have stolen a pair.

These things are sinfully comfortable. What the fuck. Why the hell can't I get panties this comfortable made for my own gender?

Oh right, sex object.

Why the men's underwear is nicer than mine:

1: Material. Thicker, softer.
2: Shape. They're not boxers or boxer briefs. They're a type of briefs, I think. But whatever, these were obviously made for my curves and just mistakenly packaged for men.
3: Colors. Seriously, a rainbow exploded in the package. (My husband apparently likes nice varieties of colors.) They're all solid colors, but a nice variety.
4: Quality. Just better.
5: So seriously comfortable.

I'm willing to bet they're cheaper, too.

Not. Fair.___

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2015-07-15 21:31:17 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

My Raptor found his mate, and they had a baby. 

My Raptor found his mate, and they had a baby. ___

2015-07-15 21:07:17 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Unsupervised until Saturday night.

Plans:

Write. Write. Write.
Find food from somewhere.
Write. Write. Write. Write. Write. Write.
Find food from somewhere.
Write. Write. Write. Write. Write. Write. Write.
Sleep.
Soak in tub.
Feed cats so they don't kill me.
Write. Write. Write. Write.
Have anxiety. Clean house.
Write. Write. Write. Write. Write. Write.
Find food from somewhere.

What's going to likely happen:

Write. Starve. Sleep. Feed/water cats.

Unsupervised until Saturday night.

Plans:

Write. Write. Write.
Find food from somewhere.
Write. Write. Write. Write. Write. Write.
Find food from somewhere.
Write. Write. Write. Write. Write. Write. Write.
Sleep.
Soak in tub.
Feed cats so they don't kill me.
Write. Write. Write. Write.
Have anxiety. Clean house.
Write. Write. Write. Write. Write. Write.
Find food from somewhere.

What's going to likely happen:

Write. Starve. Sleep. Feed/water cats.___

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2015-07-15 19:27:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

I may have used an actual bridge in Montreal in Blood Diamond. This may be two drive by snaps of said bridge.

Construction is done on it now though...

I may have used an actual bridge in Montreal in Blood Diamond. This may be two drive by snaps of said bridge.

Construction is done on it now though...___

2015-07-15 19:20:36 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Had a shitty run in with a "gentleman" with a severe ego and old white man syndrome.

Reminded me why old school traditional publication folks can be real assholes to self-publishers.

The insult flavour of the day is that self-publishers are not humble nor do they work hard.

I have a lot of respect for those working the traditional system.

Is it really that much to ask for the same respect the collective you demand of us?

Had a shitty run in with a "gentleman" with a severe ego and old white man syndrome.

Reminded me why old school traditional publication folks can be real assholes to self-publishers.

The insult flavour of the day is that self-publishers are not humble nor do they work hard.

I have a lot of respect for those working the traditional system.

Is it really that much to ask for the same respect the collective you demand of us?___

2015-07-15 05:30:55 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

I'm in need of a mild rant, so I'm going to have one. This is some serious, some tongue-in-cheek, and some I'll just label as miscellaneous for a lack of a better descriptor.

List format for my amusement:

1: Mentality self-publishers aren't professionals. Pisses me off. Yep.

V: You know that dog that goes nuts when its owner leaves it? I am this with my husband. He's visiting a friend in California until Saturday. He leaves tomorrow. Mental nutcase.

4: Anxiety. I has it.

T: When my friends have problems and I can't do nearly enough to make everything better. (True story, I have done every possible thing I can remotely short of simply going to where my friend is and beating people, things, and so on.)

3: Old White Male mentality. If you're a woman (young or old) who does something in a field typically dominated by... more »

I'm in need of a mild rant, so I'm going to have one. This is some serious, some tongue-in-cheek, and some I'll just label as miscellaneous for a lack of a better descriptor.

List format for my amusement:

1: Mentality self-publishers aren't professionals. Pisses me off. Yep.

V: You know that dog that goes nuts when its owner leaves it? I am this with my husband. He's visiting a friend in California until Saturday. He leaves tomorrow. Mental nutcase.

4: Anxiety. I has it.

T: When my friends have problems and I can't do nearly enough to make everything better. (True story, I have done every possible thing I can remotely short of simply going to where my friend is and beating people, things, and so on.)

3: Old White Male mentality. If you're a woman (young or old) who does something in a field typically dominated by old white men... yeah. It sucks. Ran into some of that today.

R: Assholes.

U: When the KFC bucket of chicken isn't as crispy as it should be. That shit should be a fucking crime.

7: Coming to the conclusion I'll never be a bestseller anything, and I should adapt, get used to the idea, and otherwise have fun with the box of Sangria my husband bought over the weekend. (It's pretty good.)

F: Fuck everything.

10: It is too hot in my house.___

2015-07-14 21:34:29 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

New Release Today!

Tales of the Winter Wolf is a short story collection following Nicole and Richard--yes, the two characters from Winter Wolf!

If you like urban fantasy thrillers with romance, this is up your alley. If you're new to my Witch & Wolf books, this is a good introduction, although you will have spoilers (and certain conceptions) for Winter Wolf.

Help support an indie author. (and feed her cats and husband.) Click the link and add the books to your wishlist. Please buy  if you think you'll enjoy it! It's $1.99. Share this title with your book-loving friends.

Love the stories? Tell people why by leaving a review!

Thanks for your help and support. You all rock my socks. :)

About the Stories~~!

Long before Nicolina Desmond manifested her powers as a wizard, she was a Normal girl with extraordinary... more »

New Release Today!

Tales of the Winter Wolf is a short story collection following Nicole and Richard--yes, the two characters from Winter Wolf!

If you like urban fantasy thrillers with romance, this is up your alley. If you're new to my Witch & Wolf books, this is a good introduction, although you will have spoilers (and certain conceptions) for Winter Wolf.

Help support an indie author. (and feed her cats and husband.) Click the link and add the books to your wishlist. Please buy  if you think you'll enjoy it! It's $1.99. Share this title with your book-loving friends.

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Long before Nicolina Desmond manifested her powers as a wizard, she was a Normal girl with extraordinary circumstances. In order to prove herself and escape her father’s chokehold on her life, she’s determined to get on the fast track towards an independent life. 

However, she never anticipated how meeting Richard Murphy would change her life… 

Tales of the Winter Wolf follows the adventures of Nicole and Richard, predominant characters from Witch & Wolf #2, Winter Wolf. Spoilers for the novel are contained within! 

Volume One contains the following stories: 

Hunted 

Nicolina Desmond should have known that her twin’s overly friendly behavior with the eligible Fenerec males would land her in trouble, but she never expected how far young, single werewolves would go to secure a mate. 


The Scent of Guilt 

When Richard is invited to hunt Nicolina’s kidnappers with her father, he jumps at the chance. With Desmond lusting for blood and violence, Richard is forced to toe the line between mercy, justice, and revenge. 

Firecracker 

Charles Desmond’s influence isn’t enough to stop those who are determined to take Richard’s rank through force. With Nicolina Desmond out on the hunt to kill him once and for all, he’ll need a lot more than luck to survive his stay with the Desmonds. 

Glitter 

Richard Murphy has many sides, and Nicolina Desmond is dismayed to discover that he truly has the patience of a hunting wolf and his pranks are just as nefarious as hers. When the bodies of Fenerec turn up in her back yard, however, she might have to kill again, and her target is none other than Yellowknife’s injured Alpha.

Thanks! ___

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2015-07-14 13:30:13 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Tales of the Winter Wolf, Volume 1 has released this morning!

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ZXVDB9I

These short stories follow the adventures of Nicole and Richard from Winter Wolf. <3 If you numbered among those who wanted to know how this dynamic duo got together, here's your chance to find out. (And hey, here's your chance to support an author. You know you want to.)

It's available on kindle for $1.99, and you can read as part of the kindle library doohickey.

Long before Nicolina Desmond manifested her powers as a wizard, she was a Normal girl with extraordinary circumstances. In order to prove herself and escape her father’s chokehold on her life, she’s determined to get on the fast track towards an independent life. 

However, she never anticipated how meeting Richard Murphy would change her life… 

Tales of theWinter ... more »

Tales of the Winter Wolf, Volume 1 has released this morning!

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ZXVDB9I

These short stories follow the adventures of Nicole and Richard from Winter Wolf. <3 If you numbered among those who wanted to know how this dynamic duo got together, here's your chance to find out. (And hey, here's your chance to support an author. You know you want to.)

It's available on kindle for $1.99, and you can read as part of the kindle library doohickey.

Long before Nicolina Desmond manifested her powers as a wizard, she was a Normal girl with extraordinary circumstances. In order to prove herself and escape her father’s chokehold on her life, she’s determined to get on the fast track towards an independent life. 

However, she never anticipated how meeting Richard Murphy would change her life… 

Tales of the Winter Wolf follows the adventures of Nicole and Richard, predominant characters from Witch & Wolf #2, Winter Wolf. Spoilers for the novel are contained within! 

Volume One contains the following stories: 

Hunted 

Nicolina Desmond should have known that her twin’s overly friendly behavior with the eligible Fenerec males would land her in trouble, but she never expected how far young, single werewolves would go to secure a mate. 


The Scent of Guilt 

When Richard is invited to hunt Nicolina’s kidnappers with her father, he jumps at the chance. With Desmond lusting for blood and violence, Richard is forced to toe the line between mercy, justice, and revenge. 

Firecracker 

Charles Desmond’s influence isn’t enough to stop those who are determined to take Richard’s rank through force. With Nicolina Desmond out on the hunt to kill him once and for all, he’ll need a lot more than luck to survive his stay with the Desmonds. 

Glitter 

Richard Murphy has many sides, and Nicolina Desmond is dismayed to discover that he truly has the patience of a hunting wolf and his pranks are just as nefarious as hers. When the bodies of Fenerec turn up in her back yard, however, she might have to kill again, and her target is none other than Yellowknife’s injured Alpha.

Join the dark side. Get your copy today. My cats will love you, since royalties pay for their kibble and toys. (Do it for the cats!)

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ZXVDB9I___

2015-07-14 06:09:44 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Things that have changed my life: The Two AM edition.

1: Glow in the dark laptop keyboards.
2: Husband who has a 10 minute commute to work. (He comes home over lunch sometimes!)
3: Anxiety. (Probably the reason I'm currently awake.)

If I can't go to sleep yet, I guess I'll just write/work until I'm legitimately tired. Sigh!

Things that have changed my life: The Two AM edition.

1: Glow in the dark laptop keyboards.
2: Husband who has a 10 minute commute to work. (He comes home over lunch sometimes!)
3: Anxiety. (Probably the reason I'm currently awake.)

If I can't go to sleep yet, I guess I'll just write/work until I'm legitimately tired. Sigh!___

2015-07-14 02:36:11 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Hahah my desktop has risen from the dead from the looks of it. Not that I need it, since I figured out how to network the printer...

Hahah my desktop has risen from the dead from the looks of it. Not that I need it, since I figured out how to network the printer...___

2015-07-14 01:34:38 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

I don't suppose I can maybe mumble a wish to be a bestseller for my release tomorrow, can I? Please?

:mumbles something about wanting to be a bestseller:

I don't suppose I can maybe mumble a wish to be a bestseller for my release tomorrow, can I? Please?

:mumbles something about wanting to be a bestseller:___

2015-07-13 23:54:26 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Okay, Apple just won the printer wars. When I first got my Brother printer, it was a nightmare to set up. Hours of wasted time.

I just plugged it into the router and my macbook pro was like, I got this, Bitch. What you need printed?

There you go.

20 seconds. Tears of joy.

Okay, Apple just won the printer wars. When I first got my Brother printer, it was a nightmare to set up. Hours of wasted time.

I just plugged it into the router and my macbook pro was like, I got this, Bitch. What you need printed?

There you go.

20 seconds. Tears of joy.___

2015-07-13 23:43:35 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Oh, looks like my desktop just went tits up. Got a disc error. It's trying to recover itself.

Good thing I got a macbook pro, I guess. :flips PC the bird:

Oh, looks like my desktop just went tits up. Got a disc error. It's trying to recover itself.

Good thing I got a macbook pro, I guess. :flips PC the bird:___

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2015-07-13 14:51:53 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

I wrote about how I was really liking the payment per page model Amazon released on July 1, 2015. I did a rundown of how it was performing for me in the opening days. I chose today to do another look because it’s one day prior to a new release. (Shameless…

I wrote about how I was really liking the payment per page model Amazon released on July 1, 2015. I did a rundown of how it was performing for me in the opening days. I chose today to do another look because it’s one day prior to a new release. (Shameless…___

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2015-07-13 13:04:09 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Today is the last day Winter Wolf is free. Tomorrow, Tales of the Winter Wolf, Vol 1, will be available for sale, so if you want the accompanying novel, get it now while you still can. :3

Today is the last day Winter Wolf is free. Tomorrow, Tales of the Winter Wolf, Vol 1, will be available for sale, so if you want the accompanying novel, get it now while you still can. :3___

2015-07-12 23:42:42 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Did I mention I'm writing to Bonnie Tyler's I Need a Hero tonight?!

Did I mention I'm writing to Bonnie Tyler's I Need a Hero tonight?!___

2015-07-12 21:27:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Had to remind spouse he is a big powerful man and he could actually pick up the 30 pound cat if he wanted to.

His cat was desperate for attention.

Had to remind spouse he is a big powerful man and he could actually pick up the 30 pound cat if he wanted to.

His cat was desperate for attention.___

2015-07-12 21:12:12 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Obviously I'm not equipped to deal with adulting today.

The good news, the mailing list stuff has been put into motion, and I'm planning on my first mailer in August, which will have cool stuff I've been up to, things I plan to do, and stuff about my books.

I may include a mailing-list-only tidbit, but I have to come up with something for that to work, apparently...

I'm going to drink some sangria now to settle my nerves, seeing as they were shot in the technical frustrations of trying to set that up.

Obviously I'm not equipped to deal with adulting today.

The good news, the mailing list stuff has been put into motion, and I'm planning on my first mailer in August, which will have cool stuff I've been up to, things I plan to do, and stuff about my books.

I may include a mailing-list-only tidbit, but I have to come up with something for that to work, apparently...

I'm going to drink some sangria now to settle my nerves, seeing as they were shot in the technical frustrations of trying to set that up.___

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2015-07-12 20:25:47 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

I have set up a handy dandy mailing list signup on my blog. If you want to join a newsletter about latest releases and cool snap like that, click on over and sign up--it's in a header banner out of the way at the top of the page!

(Please forgive the clutter. I'm incompetent at this thing and I'm hoping to have all of the kinks worked out in the near future.)

(Send help, and vodka. Send the help with vodka, maybe I'll get through this.)

I have set up a handy dandy mailing list signup on my blog. If you want to join a newsletter about latest releases and cool snap like that, click on over and sign up--it's in a header banner out of the way at the top of the page!

(Please forgive the clutter. I'm incompetent at this thing and I'm hoping to have all of the kinks worked out in the near future.)

(Send help, and vodka. Send the help with vodka, maybe I'll get through this.)___

2015-07-12 03:55:57 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Long day. Not feeling great. Going to write before I crash tonight.

Long day. Not feeling great. Going to write before I crash tonight.___

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2015-07-11 16:44:49 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

You may need to have some tissues handy for this one.

A brave mom emailed the NYC Ballet asking if her daughter could get a private session because her daughter (with cerebral palsy) likely couldn't do a normal class. (They host dancing workshops for kids.)

So instead of taking the easy route and saying no, the NYC Ballet contacted a cerebral palsy specialist and set up four sessions for kids with disabilities.

You may need to have some tissues handy for this one.

A brave mom emailed the NYC Ballet asking if her daughter could get a private session because her daughter (with cerebral palsy) likely couldn't do a normal class. (They host dancing workshops for kids.)

So instead of taking the easy route and saying no, the NYC Ballet contacted a cerebral palsy specialist and set up four sessions for kids with disabilities.___

2015-07-11 03:04:58 (31 comments, 1 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

I see how this is, Mosquitos.

You are testing and training my reflexes and ability to smack you out of mid air. You're honing my predator skills so I might become a Divine Huntress of your kind.

It's on, you stupid blood suckers. It's so on.

Six down. I swear by my pretty floral bonnet, I will end you.

I see how this is, Mosquitos.

You are testing and training my reflexes and ability to smack you out of mid air. You're honing my predator skills so I might become a Divine Huntress of your kind.

It's on, you stupid blood suckers. It's so on.

Six down. I swear by my pretty floral bonnet, I will end you.___

2015-07-11 02:36:54 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

I was not aware this was 'get eaten by mosquitos' day. I've killed at least four of the suckers, and I think there are more lurking nearby, waiting to suck my blood.

Ugh. I hate mosquitos.

I was not aware this was 'get eaten by mosquitos' day. I've killed at least four of the suckers, and I think there are more lurking nearby, waiting to suck my blood.

Ugh. I hate mosquitos.___

2015-07-11 01:20:46 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Amazon, you confuse me. I'm too drunk to understand you. Why book rank increase with no sales. I don't understand you, Amazon. While I appreciate the boost to the book's rank, I thought that involved people buying the title, which hasn't actually happened since... one copy this morning.

Obviously the answer to this is to drink more mead.

Maybe I should drunk watch Sherlock.

Amazon, you confuse me. I'm too drunk to understand you. Why book rank increase with no sales. I don't understand you, Amazon. While I appreciate the boost to the book's rank, I thought that involved people buying the title, which hasn't actually happened since... one copy this morning.

Obviously the answer to this is to drink more mead.

Maybe I should drunk watch Sherlock.___

2015-07-11 01:04:32 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Drinking honey mead, writing. Yep. This isn't going to end well.

Trying to figure out how to get the cork back in the bottle, since there's no way I can finish this bottle on my own lol

Drinking honey mead, writing. Yep. This isn't going to end well.

Trying to figure out how to get the cork back in the bottle, since there's no way I can finish this bottle on my own lol___

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