Tuesday, August 30, 2016

From Lust To Ravagement

I've been wanting a mum since spring. I knew what color I wanted and where I was going to plant it. I finally got one last week and was so excited. I got one that was in a half gallon container.  Not a bad size.  I figured  when October rolled around I'd have this lush, beautiful fall flower. I envisioned it looking like this:
And instead got this:
The kitten has ravaged it.  Sigh.  In a few short weeks he's gone from, "Oh thank you, thank you for saving my life," to "It's all about me." How quickly they forget:)

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Batman V Superman


The actors were great, but the story line was not the typical Batman/Superman action flick.  I came away with the feeling it was more of a prelude to the upcoming  Wonder  Woman film, which by the way I am looking forward to.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Birds and Buggies

Why am I taking pictures of carts--or buggies as they are called in the South?  Good question. And here's the answer.  See those brown blobs in my picture?  They're birds.  For whatever reason, these carts were very popular with sparrows this weekend. It wasn't a grocery store so I'm assuming crumbs weren't the draw. Maybe some bird seed got spilled, though it seems like that would have went straight through the bottom of the buggy.  Anyhoo they were entertaining to watch flitting in and out of the carts.  They were moving faster than  Friday night grocery shoppers and that's saying something. 
Annalisa won our impromptu drawing yesterday.  Congrats, Annalisa:)

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Lion Cut

Since Faux  spends a lot of time on the porch, in the past, she has gotten lion cuts in the summer to keep her cool.
But on her thirteenth birthday last year, the vet  and I both felt she was getting too old to be sedated for a cut, so now  instead of a Lion Cut she gets the Cox Chop:)

At a certain age practicality replaces vanity:)

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

We Interrupt This Program....

To bring you the
 The first part of the program deals with the prize, which will be a randomly selected comment drawn by the lovely Rave Reviews Representatives.  Drum roll please.
Image provided by classroomclipart.com

Gift package:
$10 Amazon gift card
Razzle Dazzle Earrings
And a copy of Vampire Island

And the shameless self-promotion piece:

Love can be dangerous....especially for a mutant.
Second in the Mutant Series
On sale .99¢

She must use her second life to find the kitten left behind.
Second in the Cats of Catarau Series
A Stand Alone
On sale at Amazon .99¢ 
 My name is Zoe Tempest. Don't let this blonde, blue-eyed Barbie doll appearance fool you. I'm a vampire hunter.
$2.99 at Amazon

Her shopaholic cousin bought ghosts on of e-Bay.

That concludes my portion, but more to follow tomorrow at:

 Janelle Jalbert's
Susan Joyce's
Links can be found here: https://ravereviewsbynonniejules.wordpress.com/back-to-school-book-blog-block-party-line-up/ 
Wacky Wednesday will be back at its normally scheduled time next week.

Thursday, August 11, 2016


We saw it this weekend.  Just let me say to the women who are contemplating involvement with Jason Bourne: Run, run far away.  That aside:) it's a great action flick.  As always, Matt Damon delivers.  And I'm really hoping they aged Tommy Lee Jones.....
Have you seen it yet?  Did you like it?

Tuesday, August 9, 2016


We saw Rosie as an adult.  Here's Rosie as a baby.

He has only one weakness....his human.  He would do anything, even come back from the afterlife for her.

.99 at Amazon Aug 9-16

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

IWSG Wednesday

The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Members post about their  doubts and fears, discuss struggles and triumphs, and offer words of encouragement to others who are struggling.
AUGUST 3RD QUESTION: What was your very first piece of writing as an aspiring writer? Where is it now? Collecting dust or has it been published?
My first story was The Agent and Mrs. Springer and....it's collecting dust.
Now my question for you authors: Were your sales down in July? 
Historically, it seems most authors' sales drop.  Hope yours held. 

I'm going to go in a different direction today. I'd like to recommend a movie that deals with motivation and tenacity.  Something that as writers we need two hundred and twenty percent of. Do you ever find your mood revolves around your sales or lack thereof?  Been there.  Done that. And how stupid is that.  There is so much more to life than book sales. But anyhow, my point being, writing is a huge struggle on so many fronts and it's easy to drop off the grid because of feeling beaten down or one too many challenges. Every book today is up against millions of others.  Rather daunting, hey?  
Sometimes it's hard to remember that people other than authors, in all walks of life, have challenges just as daunting, with unattainable goals that they are determined to reach and refuse to give up until they do.
Eddie The Eagle is about just such a young man, that fought on no matter the odds, no matter the obstacles in his way.  If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend it.  Not only is it a feel good movie, it's highly motivation.  Fight On.


She never planned to be a vampire hunter. 
Then her parents were murdered and she went to live with her uncle Julian Kilmer.  
That's when everything changed.  In a manner more terrifying than anything she could have ever imagined.
On sale at Amazon for .99¢

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Right of Way

When I first laid our walkway the critters wouldn't use it.  Now they won't get off it.   There's usually a lineup when I'm on it: the cats, the dog, and me.   Unfortunately, there's no passing zone. We need another lane.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Monday's Kitten Pics

Behind Bars

Literary Cat

He gave himself a timeout. The dog can't figure out why he's in her crate.

He's wide open....when he's not sleeping.