MonthJune 2011

Better Late Than Never…. Song of the Week & Other Updates

  Greetings and salutations! Long time no blog! Yes, I know, I didn’t post a book review this past Monday, thus my reason for an ‘update’. Last Friday, I spent a day away from work (an official vacation day) to write. In return, I finished the first draft of my book, ending with a total of 77,000 words. Yessss!!!!! Woo-Hoo! *throws confetti* Now, the hard fun part: Edits & Re-Writes I began editing and re-writing this past Sunday, and may […]

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This Week in Favs………

  Welcome to my first ‘This Week in Favs’ post! Each Friday, I will post my top 10 favorite blog articles, contests, videos, songs, and general happenings of the week. These can range from writing to movies to TV shows….well, the top 10 can cover pretty much anything that I thoroughly enjoyed throughout the week. Here we go…….. 10) ‘An Old Man and His Sea’ – This is the first editing I have done for a fellow writer, and it […]

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And The Winner Is…..

  As most of you know, on Monday, I posted a review of Chosen by Blood by Virna DePaul, and held an author giveaway for a $10 Amazon gift card. So, without further ado: per Random.org, the winner is …. Danielle W. Congratulations, Danielle!!!   Thank you again to everyone who participated! I had so much fun hosting a giveaway, so keep your eyes open for more in the near future! Also, don’t forget to check out my Song of […]

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Song of the Week: Over and Out (Renholder Version) by Alkaline Trio

While writing this past Sunday (over 4,000 words added to my current WIP), I found myself listening to this song over and over and over….and over.It’s a sad one, but it managed to strike a perfect chord with my writing and pushed me to dig fairly deep inside myself and project those emotions onto the page. So, of course I felt the need to share with everyone! Enjoy! Continue to send me your favorite songs! As always, I love listening […]

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Review & Author Giveaway!! Chosen by Blood by Virna DePaul

Chosen by Blood by Virna DePaulPub. Date:  May 3, 2011Published by: BerkleyFormat: E-book, 310 pagesSynopsis from Virna DePaul’s Website Synopsis United by fate. Bound by desire. Five years after the Second Civil War ends, humans and otherborn – humanlike creatures with superhuman DNA – still struggle for peace. To ensure the continued rights of both, the FBI forms a Para-Ops team with a unique set of skills. CHOSEN BY BLOOD Leader of an Otherborn clan, half-breed vampire Knox Devereaux would […]

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Song of the Week: Bliss by Muse

  This song is one of my favorites by Muse! I blast it in my car, after work, at least twice a week. My favorite part of this particular song is the second verse:Everything about you pains my envyingYour soul can’t hate anythingEverything about you is so easy to loveThey’re watching you from above Hope you enjoy listening to Bliss as much as I do. Do you have a song that you absolutely love? Please share! I love finding new […]

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Review: Graveminder by Melissa Marr

  Graveminder by Melissa Marr          Pub. Date: May 17, 2011          Published by: William Morrow     Format: Hardcover, 324 pages    Synopsis from Melissa Marr’s Website   Synopsis Three sips to mind the dead . . . Rebekkah Barrow never forgot the attention her grandmother Maylene bestowed upon the dead of Claysville, the small town where Bek spent her adolescence. There wasn’t a funeral that Maylene didn’t attend, and at each one Rebekkah watched as Maylene performed the same unusual ritual: She took […]

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Ahhh! I’m Finally Here!

  Greetings and Salutations! Welcome to my blog: Muse, Rant, Rave What do I mean about finally being here? Well, I’ve been meaning to set this up for a few months. Katie W is actually responsible for inspiring me to get off my lazy butt make time in my insanely busy schedule and do it! So…many thanks to Katie. Be sure to stop by her blog, KT’s Korner, and say ‘hello’. Beginning on Monday, I will begin my journey of […]

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