Tuesday, September 30, 2014


We've been house hunting for two years. In that time we've never found a house that meets all our requirements. I want: in town, walk-in closet, fireplace, screened-in porch and a laundry room. Fence preferable but that can be added. The poor hubs just wants a work bench in the garage. grin. Really doesn't seem like that extensive a list does it? But in all the time we've been looking, we haven't found a house that meets all the requirements...at least in our price range.
We went house hunting last weekend and found one that we felt with some renovations we could make work and planned to make an offer on it. Then on the way back home, I spotted a house for sale and pointed it out to our realtor and told her I'd like to see it.  She said it looked like it would be outside of our price range but she'd check on it. Turned out it was in our price range and we looked at it the next day. You remember Miracle on 34th Street, with Santa's cane in the corner? It was that sort of feeling. The realtor was a few steps ahead of us and she'd motion the hubs forward to see and make me wait until he was in the room then she'd let me come in so they could both see my expression. The first time she did this, it turned out to be a huge laundry room. Did I mention huge? Then she did it on the screened in porch, then the bedroom which had two--count them--two walk-in closets. And finally on the sun room, which wasn't even on our list. It doesn't have a fence, but it does have a work bench in the garage.Serendipity.

Monday, September 29, 2014


So I sent the HH(happy hubby) after clear garbage bags for packing bedding. He came home with black bags. Being stressed about the move, I pointed out to him at considerable length how he needed to pay attention. Twenty minutes later, he was delighted to point out I'd just fed the cats dog food. 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Tuesdays Quotes and Funnies

'I would imagine that if you could understand Morse code, a tap dancer would drive you crazy.'~Mitch Hedberg

'I know the voices in my head aren't real, but sometimes their ideas are just absolutely awesome.'~Anonymous

'If you know how many cupcakes I'm holding behind my back I'll give you both of them.'~Anonymous

'When you fall I will be there to catch you - With love, the floor' ~Anonymous

'He grabbed her hand and held it tightly and she thought, "He loves me." And He thought, "This sidewalk is icy." ~Anonymous

'In the morning I can't eat, I'm thinking of you. In the evening I can't eat, I'm thinking of you. In night I can't sleep...I'm so hungry!'~Anonymous

Monday, September 22, 2014

It's Been A Week

It's been a week boys and girls. The babies got past their illness and now have caught something else. Yup, they attend daycare. I got through my manuscript and am hoping to do one more cruise through it before I submit. We received an offer on the house. What does this mean? If everything goes as planned and if it doesn't fall through, October is going to be a hellacious month. Challenging would sound more upbeat but hellacious is more appropriate. grin. Though better hellacious than the deal falling through:) We need to find a place to live, pack, and move. And did I mention, the hh is attending a work conference and I'm scheduled for two out of state conferences next month? Ah, the joys of the fast lane. But enough about me, catch me up. What went on with you last week?

Monday, September 15, 2014


Life...it's getting in the way of blogging.
I'm going to be out this week, blogster buds. The grands and the baby boy have been sick. Galleys were due and a manuscript is due in October. I'll be back with bells on Monday. So in the meantime, be good and if you aren't being good, don't get caught. I'll miss ya.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Release Day for Ashelyn Drake

Ashelyn Drake has two young adult novels releasing September 9th--that's today! Yes, two! The first is a YA romantic fantasy called Into the Fire.
Seventeen-year-old Cara Tillman’s life is a perfectly normal one until Logan Schmidt moves to Ashlan Falls. Cara is inexplicably drawn to him, but she’s not exactly complaining. Logan’s like no boy she’s ever met, and he brings out a side of Cara that she isn’t used to. As the two get closer, everything is nearly perfect, and Cara looks forward to the future.

But Cara isn’t a normal girl. She’s a member of a small group of people descended from the mythical phoenix bird, and her time is running out. Rebirth is nearing, which means she’ll forget her life up to this point—she’ll forget Logan and everything they mean to one another.. But that may be the least of Cara’s problems.

A phoenix hunter is on the loose, and he’s determined to put an end to the lives of people like Cara and her family, once and for all.

The second is a young adult contemporary romance called Perfect For You.
Seventeen-year-old Meg Flannigan isn’t very self-confident, but what girl would be after her sophomore-year boyfriend dumped her by making out with another girl in front of her locker? 
Now a senior, Meg catches the eye of not one, but two gorgeous guys at school. Sounds good, right? What girl wouldn't want to be in Meg's shoes? One cute boy happens to be her boyfriend, and the other? Well, he wants to be. And Meg? She's torn between Ash, the boy she's been with for nearly five months, and Noah who is pretty irresistible. 
But Meg is playing with fire. Pitting two boys against one another, even if she doesn't intend to, could end badly if she isn't careful. 
To celebrate the releases Ashelyn is giving away a SWAG pack that includes:
·         A flame pendant from Into the Fire
·         a phoenix button
·         a heart bracelet from Perfect For You
·         $5 Amazon Gift Card
You know you want to enter, so fill out the rafflecopter. Good luck!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Brynna Curry's Elemental Magic Series: Earth Enchanted

Earth Enchanted

Brynna Curry
Blurb: Writer Liv Corrigan has the worst luck with men -- her telepathy tends to make them run for the hills. When she meets widower and ex-cop Jack Roarke, she decides to keep her talent hidden. Things are looking up until their third date crashes and burns as the man who murdered Jack’s wife turns out to be after him too.
Injured, Jack retreats with Liv to his house under armed guard. But with Liv’s mysteries rapidly coming unraveled, a diamond-thief killer to stop and passion in the air, the safe house is anything but safe for their hearts!
Excerpt – contains some violence, language
No light reached here in the bowels of the city. The air was thick with the stench of garbage, smoke, and prostitution for those lovely people who didn’t care enough to rent a room.