Monday, August 8, 2016

Summer days are dwindling! #InternationalCatDay Gnameless-Gnome!

It's been a beautiful summer so far, albeit a hot summer, but it's just going by too damn fast! It's August 8th for goodness sake!

Let's make some more summer memories before it's too late!

1. Light the damn fire-pit!
2. Go to the ice cream stand for soft ice cream!
3. Beach!
4. Beverages under the stars! [See Damn fire-pit above.]
5. Use the sprinkler!
6. Burn The BOY's 5th grade school work before sixth grade starts. [See Damn fire-pit above.]
7. Use the grill more!
8. Smores! [See Damn fire-pit above.]
9. ...

What else should we be doing this summer?
What else will YOU be doing?

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Happy #InternationalCatDay!

Scully & Ted

 
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Believe it or not...another gnome has shown up at the house. A very patriotic gnome that The HUSBAND has named SAM.
 
From Left to Right: Sparks, Fredricks Burg, Chief Osce-Gnoma, Stormy the Weather Gnome, SAM, [Insert Gnome-Gname here], Stormy 2.0.
While introducing SAM on Facebook, we realized that we had yet to gname the little gnome up front.

Wanna help?

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

#IWSG - Need to vent? Come on in!



The Insecure Writer’s Support Group
 
Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

My awesome co-hosts today are Tamara Narayan, Tonja Drecker, Ellen @ The Cynical Sailor, Lauren @ Pensuasion, Stephen Tremp, and Julie Flanders!



What was your very first piece of writing as an aspiring writer? Where is it now? Collecting dust or has it been published?


Welcome Blog People!

It's August and that means football practice has begun! Yay!

Okay, well, mostly yay.

It's five nights a week from six to eight pm. And that's just practice, not the games. 

The BOY does enjoy it and we think its important that he's involved in a sport and with a team and coaches. Those are life lessons that you can't duplicate.

As for being an Insecure Writer? Duh! Always! I wear that badge with pride! Hmm. Badge. Hey, Alex! We should think about badges! :)

I am writing and that's all I'm going to say about that cause I usually jinx myself.

The August #IWSG question is about our first piece of writing. You mean that manuscript I thought was the BOMB and couldn't understand why no one wanted to publish it and now that I've gone back and read it, 2 published books later,  I finally realize that it's a giant piece of GOSA!

That it is so bad I have to literally re-write the darn thing because it's un-editable? That one? Let's just say it's back in the virtual drawer. For now.



What about you? Is your bestseller keeping the kitchen table level?

 

This Friday The Thing That Turned Me, an Anthology will be released! Check this LINK for a list of the amazing authors involved.

Monday, August 1, 2016

#TheThingThatTurnedMe - Release day is this week!

Hello everyone.


Book Release: August 5, 2016

A diverse group of authors, bloggers, speakers and editors has come together to bring you a unique collection of writings: “The Thing that Turned Me,” an anthology revolving around the people, places and things in our lives that ‘turn’ us, or cause us to change in some way.

A patchwork quilt of talent collaborates on this new and exciting project, inviting a singular synergy to the anthology that will leave you turning pages without delay. Works within the anthology range from Science Fiction and Fantasy to Creative Non-Fiction, and beyond. Poetry blends with prose in this variegated ensemble of stories, poems and essays.

“The Thing That Turned Me” will be available for paperback and ebook purchase on August 5, 2016.

Imani Allen - “Rehema”
Michelle Athy - “The Disappearance of Miss Mary Dawkins”
Madalyn Beck - “Hard to Love”
Diane Carlisle - “The Window”
Alex J. Cavanaugh - “CassaDawn”
Crystal Collier - “The Shadow King’s Pet”
Cathrina Constantine - “Rising Star~Falling Heart”
Michael Di Gesu - “Through Shades of Gray”
Tonja Drecker - “A Glowworm”
Deanie Humphrys-Dunne - “The Journey”
Sherry Ellis - “Finding My Voice”
Elise Fallson - “Deadly Encounters”
Heather M. Gardner - “Before We Break”
Samantha Redstreake Geary - “Don’t be Koi”
Misha Gerrick - “Ryan”
Krystal Hillsman - “To the Last Love of My Life”
Celeste Holloway - “Shadows Falling on Rainbows”
Harper L. Jameson - “The Blanket”
Randi Lee - “Off the Horse”
Terrance Dwayne Mack - “When I Went Crazy”
K.D. Martin - “Invariant”
Tyrean Martinson - “Letting Go: A Siren Song”
Melissa Maygrove - “Malice”
Nana Prah - “Finding the Light”
Christine Rains - “George and the Dragon”
Melanie Schulz - “The Reader”
Elizabeth Seckman - “Shifting Sands”
Tara Tyler - “The Day Dave Broke the Internet”
Jenny Vyas - Artwork for “Don’t be Koi”
Michelle Wallace - “Shades of Deception”
L. Diane Wolfe - “Revelation”
Roland Yeomans - “Wednesday’s Child”

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Release Day for M.S. Kaye!

Happy Thursday?

I guess that can be a happy day, too.

I'm showing my age this weekend and going to a concert starring Joan Jett, Heart, & Cheap Trick!

At least I won't be the oldest one there. :)

What are you guys up to?
Are you melting in the heat waves?



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Strong as Death

Born from Death book one 

by M.S. Kaye

Release date: 7/28/16
Published: InkSpell Publishing
Cover Design: Najla Qamber Designs


Ilona discovers what it means to have a mother who is a modern woman and a father who is a 19th-century gentleman ghost.

After being hit by a car and taken to the hospital, Ilona starts to realize she’s different from other people, and that her mother has hidden the truth from her. She sneaks out of the hospital in order to discover the truth.

A mysterious boy named Archer guides her through Brooklyn and introduces her to Hendrick, the man who claims to be her father—though he died in 1890.
 
Ilona must discover not only what she must do to rid the city of Soll, a sadistic and powerful spirit, but also what it means to be half ghost. She proves what her mother told her—love is stronger than death.
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Awaken from Death, Born From Death book 2
Will be released 10/15/16 from Inkspell Publishing.
The truth of an ancient connection threatens to destroy Ilona and Archer. As they struggle to understand, Lettie discovers, or rather remembers, their history, as well as the punishment Archer bore as a result. She comes to accept Archer will never leave Ilona, but will that cause his destruction?




Author Bio:
M.S. Kaye has several published books under her black belt. A transplant from Ohio, she resides with her husband Corey in Jacksonville, Florida, where she tries not to melt in the sun. Find suspense and the unusual at www.BooksByMSK.com.
To receive news on upcoming releases, sign up for email updates on her website.
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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Thank you & Release Day for Ashley Brooke Robbins!

Just a quick note to say Thank You for all your comments and anniversary wishes last week! It was fun to share my memories with all of you!

On July 28th I'll have another InkSpell Publishing author book release, Strong As Death from M.S. Kaye, but today I have...

Now Available
 







Wishin’ on the Moon

By Ashley Brooke Robbins

Publisher: InkSpell Publishing
Cover Design: Najla Qamber Designs
ISBN: 978-0-9976212-0-4

 
Buy Links:


My name is Rose, and welcome to the summer break before my senior year. You’d think I’d be a little more excited, sorry to disappoint. My mom thinks I’m in a state of depression. I yell how nuts she is…then begin snot-crying, uncontrollably. So embarrassing.
I live on a small island named Luna Bay, in North Carolina. I should be getting excited like the rest of the teenage population to venture off into the enchanting world of endless exams and studying—college. Instead, I spend my days hiding out in my room, living vicariously through the lives of fictional characters.
Until my whole world turns upside down when I throw water in an innocent guy’s face. That’s when the headaches start, the blackouts and general craziness, ya know, more so than normal.
“Sometimes the worst possible situation turns into something great. Something you’ll never forget…remember that.”—Rose Kaylin.
About the Author:
Ashley’s favorite thing to write about is basically anything to do with myths, supernatural, paranormal… but upon occasion she’ll write about young adult life. It comes somewhat naturally to her considering she’s twenty herself.
If the vampires or other supernatural beings still haven’t claimed her, you’ll most likely find her with her computer or a notebook, working on whatever story plots invaded her mind at that time or an article for www.lllranting.com. An organization that supports LGBT+ people and mental health sufferers. Like most young people, she’s still unsure of what all she wants to do with her life. Become a marine biologist, graphic designer, editor, own a clothing line, or become a cryptozoologist? Maybe just stick to writing? Or, maybe do all of the above. We might find out one day.
She hopes to one day travel the world, take her mom to swim with the dolphins, let her sister finally visit Graceland, and swim with sharks…probably without Mom. She currently lives in North Carolina with her mom, sister, and four crazy, spoiled dogs who think they’re human.
You can find her on her website: www.JustThatWeirdoNextDoor.com, or on pretty much any other social media site as AshKat174, except Snapchat (ash_lllranting). You can probably find those links on her website.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

15 years ago today...#HappyAnniversary

It had to be one of the hottest days in July ... EVER ... when we got married.


But, it was a beautiful day to marry my best friend.

When they talk about how opposites attract, it never became more clear than when we started to plan the wedding.

He wanted traditional and I wanted the exact opposite of that. After many heated 'discussions' we found a happy medium.

It's why when people tell me they're getting married, I tell them to elope. :)

A lot of things have changed in 15 years, but we still make each other laugh, so we've got that going for us.

:)



Thanks for celebrating all week with me!

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The sale for the ebook Already Home for just 99 cents is almost over!

7-18-2016 through 7-22-2016.
 

Where can I get this book?
Amazon

Barnes and Noble

Kobo

All Romance

iTunes

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

1/2 way through my anniversary week! #romance #99cents

We are half-way through the week which means that we are getting closer to my actual anniversary, which is tomorrow. :)

The HUSBAND and I met at our local fire department carnival in 1997, so technically we've been together for 19 years and married 15.



Antique fire trucks brought us from the wedding to the reception. It was truly awesome.



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What's going on? I’ve put my first ebook in the Maguire’s Corner series on sale for just 99 cents!




Why would I do that? Well, I’m celebrating my 15th Wedding Anniversary this week and if I'm feeling all lovey-dovey then I want you to feel all lovey-dovey, too!

When are you doing it? This week only, 7-18-2016 through 7-22-2016.
 

Where can I get this book?
Amazon

Barnes and Noble

Kobo

All Romance

iTunes





 

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Cover reveal for Ashley Brooke Robbins & Already Home is just 99 cents this week!

Happy Tuesday!

Check out this new cover from another InkSpell Publishing author!





Wishin’ on the Moon



By Ashley Brooke Robbins

Publisher: InkSpell Publishing
Cover Design: Najla Qamber Designs
ISBN: 978-0-9976212-0-4
Pre-Order Links:
Kobo
Amazon



My name is Rose, and welcome to the summer break before my senior year. You’d think I’d be a little more excited, sorry to disappoint. My mom thinks I’m in a state of depression. I yell how nuts she is…then begin snot-crying, uncontrollably. So embarrassing.

I live on a small island named Luna Bay, in North Carolina. I should be getting excited like the rest of the teenage population to venture off into the enchanting world of endless exams and studying—college. Instead, I spend my days hiding out in my room, living vicariously through the lives of fictional characters.

Until my whole world turns upside down when I throw water in an innocent guy’s face. That’s when the headaches start, the blackouts and general craziness, ya know, more so than normal.

“Sometimes the worst possible situation turns into something great. Something you’ll never forget…remember that.”—Rose Kaylin.



About the Author:
Ashley’s favorite thing to write about is basically anything to do with myths, supernatural, paranormal… but upon occasion she’ll write about young adult life. It comes somewhat naturally to her considering she’s twenty herself.

If the vampires or other supernatural beings still haven’t claimed her, you’ll most likely find her with her computer or a notebook, working on whatever story plots invaded her mind at that time or an article for www.lllranting.com. An organization that supports LGBT+ people and mental health sufferers. Like most young people, she’s still unsure of what all she wants to do with her life. Become a marine biologist, graphic designer, editor, own a clothing line, or become a cryptozoologist? Maybe just stick to writing? Or, maybe do all of the above. We might find out one day.

She hopes to one day travel the world, take her mom to swim with the dolphins, let her sister finally visit Graceland, and swim with sharks…probably without Mom. She currently lives in North Carolina with her mom, sister, and four crazy, spoiled dogs who think they’re human.

You can find her on her website: www.JustThatWeirdoNextDoor.com, or on pretty much any other social media site as AshKat174, except Snapchat (ash_lllranting). You can probably find those links on her website.
 

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What's going on? I’ve put my first ebook in the Maguire’s Corner series, Already Home, on sale for just 99 cents!



Why would I do that?
Well, I’m celebrating my 15th Wedding Anniversary this week and if I'm feeling all lovey-dovey then I want you to feel all lovey-dovey, too!




When are you doing it? This week only, 7-18-2016 through 7-22-2016.
 

Where can I get this book?

Amazon

Barnes and Noble

Kobo

All Romance

iTunes