Sunday, September 30, 2012

Two Reasons I'm Happy Tonight

#1: Got to read Tammy Blackwell's third installment in her "Timber Wolves Trilogy." I frigging love her writing and her characters. And I'll love her forever for putting her with the guy I wanted Scout with in the first place! Woot!
trying2 figure out who the deuce this guy is...


#2: Once Upon A Time, season 2 started up tonight! Here was a couple favorite moments! 
And yet another reason I love them. They aren't afraid to twist things up and throw these characters for a new loop! That's great writing right there.

Love every scene with these two: pure magic!
some awesome mother daughter adventures about to go down!
best payback moment ever!

Anyways, enough ranting!

Gear up everyone and find a happy face for work tomorrow. I'll endeavor to do the same ;)

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Friday Fav's

Completely blanked out on the fact I was supposed to do another "meme" as they call them today! Well here's mine. The thing about fridays is, you're supposed to share something that is your favorite, book, movie, moment, whatever suits your fancy. 


Jane Eyre




I've been listening to the Jane Eyre soundtrack tonight and am reminded why it's my favorite gothic romance. This novel has always had a close tie with Gone With the Wind for me. Like many other withdrawn, introverted and eccentric authors, I can connect with my "inner Jane." 




Then again, having a Rochester wouldn't be so bad either. Especially if he looks like Michael Fassbender shuwee!





Hope you've enjoyed my Jane Eyre favs ;)

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Teaser Tuesdays!

Well here we are again, another "almost" middle of the week! Hope everyone is doing well! I finished Silver Hollow recently so I've been busy trying to get it primped an polished to be edited. :)
Today's Teaser takes you to the precise spot I'm editing in Silver Hollow. 
Hope you enjoy!


Shaking her head she countered, “Why did you do that? You scared me half to death!”“I came for you. You should not be down here alone. Could you not fell it was I?” He brushed up against her, eyes boring into hers with a heat too close for comfort and passed.
Amie laughed and shrugged. “Well, I don’t know. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised, right? I mean, there’s always one snatch and grab scene in these kinds of stories…” He only looked down over her curiously in return and waving the thought aside she said, “Never mind.”Stepping closer to her space, he spoke even lower, in a rough voice she sensed was more natural to him rarely used.“I’ve been looking for you because I feared for your safety. All is not well on the edge of the Borderlands. We mustn’t let them snatch you.”Amie wasn’t sure whether he wanted her to follow him, even if he was the reason she skipped dinner with Henry and Emrys.“Are you coming or not?” His voice fell over her with a draft of wind several steps ahead. “Come. You can nay go the way you came. Who knows who could be watching.”

Monday, September 24, 2012

________ Mondays!

So obviously I'm still learning the ropes around blog space. I realized belatedly that my Mondays and Fridays meme's were too similar, so let's try this again. I still want to call it ______ Mondays because now it's just funny to me.

Rules are the same. You comment and link to one thing that you've discovered recently, be it a video a picture or whatever. Have fun! I know I will even if I'm the only one lol This is different from the fun favorites of Friday because you have to think a little more with this one. You can brag about a book you've read, a website or product, whatever.

Ready? Set? Go!

Fairy-tale Reruns

So I'm a sucker for fairy-tale retellings. We've been seeing it everywhere, from "Once Upon a Time" & "Grim" on tv, to Mirror, Mirror and SW&tH in theaters. I think this growing trend into fantasy has been largely due to the powerhouse old time themes we find in those old stories. Some of the originals are downright creepy. Still others are lots of fun. 
So my mash up for today is a little expose on some the fairy tale theme. 



Here's a few of my fav FT-retellings:


the lesser known Goose Girl
bestSnowWhite retelling ever lol
Cinderela
Beauty & the Beast
and there's a new Snow White retelling coming soon from Krystle Jones called: A White So Red.
Now do I think the fairy tale genre might be a little overdone by this point? Probably. But fairy tales are some of the oldest stories we have. They were orally passed down for generations before put to paper. And their themes have lasted through time (though the feminism phenomenon has changed the princess role lol).

So I tend to think there's a reason they've lasted as long as they have. Awesome thing is they'll probably still be telling the classics to our children's children. 



Friday, September 21, 2012

Favorite Fridays

Freaky fridays just wansn't original enough ;) So I'm calling today's post Favorite Fridays, for one of two reasons. One, because I think it will be fun to post about something from the past, more favorite things Julie Andrews! Two, because isn't that what the cyber world is all about, sharing interests, you know "communicating?" ;)

So here's a few things from the old school days that have remained my favorites. Feel free to share your own favorite moments or things. :)

TGIF!




Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Teaser Tuesdays

Every Tuesday I'll be sharing a snippet from whatever I happen to be working on at the time. Today's teaser is taken from Silver Hollow close to the climax of the story. Hope you enjoy this sneak peak!

With wide eyes she doubled over, hands outstretched.

“Okay that was weird…” And then a new pair of hands had clasped hers. Righting herself she was turning in circles with the man from the village, the man who had watched her watch Faye dance, a familiar man. Dressed once more in a costume mash up of Errol Flynn and D’Artanagn, she knew instinctively this must be the one Emrys called Grimwich.

So this is Morcant’s lap dog.

Blue eyes laughing and shining with an elderberry wine glaze, he exclaimed, “Pardon the intrusion my dear, but you are just too irresistible!” Linking their gloved fingers, they each stepped back in time to the music. During which time, his eyes spent the vast majority roving over her outfit. “This creation is simply too divine!” Flashing her a devilish grin, his glance then turned predatory. “I realize this may seem sudden, but no other lass has been able to hold a cup to you, dearest. I do hope you’ll consider my proposal.”
“Proposal? Are you kidding me? We don’t even know each other!”

That I can recall at the present anyway…And from the smile Grimwich gave her after bringing her back into his embrace, she could tell his thoughts were steered the same way. Amie turned to the rapidly crowding dance floor in her search for her missing partner. Where had Emrys gone off to now?

Grim’s laughter interrupted her concentration, “Oh slippers of glass! This is just too rich!”

“What are you talking about?” Amie grumbled upon spotting Emrys flirting with a new, bejeweled partner.

“You are completely unspoiled by the ravages of your human life. Don’t look so surprised, dearest. I know everything that goes on in and out of the Borderlands. I make it my business to know the affairs of every House, particularly.” He smiled again and she saw through his pleasant, blonde and blue-eyed mask of perfection, to a darkly appealing creature beneath.

“I don’t know what you mean,” she said, averting her gaze and trying desperately not to give away her surprise. He wasn’t supposed to know she was half human, none of them were.

“In spite of meself, I like you Jessamiene Wenderdowne. It is for this among other reasons we are protecting the estate from those wild rebelling murderers outside.”

Had she not been diverted, Amie might have paid more heed to his words. But she was too busy currently aiming daggers at Emrys’ partner, after the woman leaned in to kiss him softly on the lips. Morcant Hogswillow was the most beautiful creature Amie had ever seen. Her brown eyes burned yellow as candlelight, her voluminous curls were the luster of chestnuts and piled high on her head in their sapphire net. Peacock feathers sprung from this nest of hair and adorned her tightly bound dress. Skirts of purples, blues and greens swished around her tiny frame in sync with every musical sweep of strings.

“Jealous are we?” Grim followed her line of sight and slowly turned back to face Amie. “But that will never do my dear bauble. He can sense your dark emotions, is drawn to them like a troll to unicorn scat.”

“Are you sure you aren’t the jealous one?” Even though Amie knew Grim spoke the truth it still hurt. But she knew enough about Rumplekin’s to know one must always keep a step ahead. “Morcant must be a kind mistress, but I have heard of her fickleness,” she said, hinting of what Emrys betrayed to her.

Grim’s eyes lit blue as the summer skies, delighted rather than repulsed. “Oh they really have you on a leash don’t they? Feeding you lies of my mistress’ affections? Have you not noticed the intent of her eyes this night? Fantasies of him make her live and breathe, and he gives into her mad cravings just to appease her appetite for destruction.”

Sure enough, Morcant was staring at Uncle Henry as he spoke to…oh crap…

Monday, September 17, 2012

_____ Mondays!

I've read up on several blogs and decided to try something different and fun. Since everyone seems to be doing Teaser Tuesdays and whatnot, let's call this ____ Monday. Yep, I have no clue what to call this yet lol.

But rules are you comment and link to one thing that is your favorite, be it a video a picture or whatever. Have fun! I know I will even if I'm the only one lol

We'll try out a Teaser Tuesday tomorrow, but today is going to be all about randomness and fun. So feel free to post comments about your own favorite things. I'm going to share something of mine. 
Ready? Set? Go!







Friday, September 14, 2012

Thanks to Hermione

So I've decided to start putting stuff up about Silver Hollow!
Qeya is going up for an R&R this week, of which I'm extremely stoked about. But my main focus lately has been Silver Hollow, my big novel. I'm hoping to publish by November. I would say earlier, but we all know how that went last time lol.

I've been working on SH for about a year now and am very anxious to see it at its best :) Hopefully Allison and I can get it in tip top shape in the next couple weeks before it's final edit. Go Allison! She's seriously an inspiration, couldn't have written this without her logical mind! You might say she's my own personal Hermione lol

Sorry I haven't posted anything new lately! I've been swamped with all sorts of randomness. You ever get to that point where you're just rushing around trying to get a grip on things? I've been in a limbo of sorts with that. As for Silver Hollow, I'll start posting excerpts and such mainly on my website HERE

But for your viewing pleasure I'm posting the first chapter as a separate page, as well as the first half of ch 1 of Qeya. Enjoy :)


Friday, September 7, 2012

Dreamed a Dream

This video makes me tear up every time! For everyone who's ever dreamed a dream...

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Free Coupon!

Hey peeps! For a limited time, you can download my book Qeya for FREE on Smashwords, HERE
Just pick out your format and use this coupon: HN82F

Enjoy!

J


Monday, September 3, 2012

Smashwords


Qeya is now available on Smashwords for a wider audience of e-readers :)
Click on the picture above for the link!