Friday, March 29, 2013

Happy Easter

For those who celebrate the holiday:

For those who don't:


Monday, March 18, 2013

Top Ten Movie Blogfest

First, the winner from the Lunar Love Giveaway is posted.

Now for fun!

A huge thank you to Ninja Capt Alex J. Cavanaugh for hosting this awesome blogfest.

My top ten are not listed in any particular order.

1. LOTR Trilogy: Couldn't pick just one, so I'm cheating a little by putting all three.

2. Last of the Mohicans: Gosh, I never get tired of watching this one. Ever. Don't believe me? Ask my husband.

3. Aliens: The first one, Alien, was a bit too slow for me. This sequel had great pacing, strong acting and tied my stomach into knots from the middle to the end.

4. Dune: If you're a fan, no explanation is necessary.

5. Queen Margot: Sumptuous costumes, haunting music, riveting story.

6. True Romance: The story was fresh, so unexpected and quirky. It's gritty with dark humor. Best of all it makes you root for Clarence and Alabama from start to finish, despite the harsh odds against them.

7. Dark Knight Trilogy: Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale did a brilliant job. I will forever love this version of the saga.

8. Dangerous Liaisons: Glenn Close, John Malkovich and Michelle Pfeiffer. Conniving antics, vicious plots of revenge and smiles as sharp as razors wrapped around gorgeous costumes and striking cinematography.

9. Blade Runner: A cutting-edge sci-fi masterpiece by Ridley Scott.

10. Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon: After seeing this, I walked out of the movie theater blown away. Whenever I watch it again, I'm just as enthralled as the first time by two deep love stories, a perfect soundtrack, rich cinematography and beautiful martial arts choreography.

Here's the list of other blogs participating.


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Change Your Past or See Your Future?

What would you do or where would you go if you could traverse a wormhole through space or time just once? One safe round trip passage.

Would you change your past or see your future?

Tough question. I could avert making some colossal mistakes, warn a younger me to avoid dating that one guy who turned out to be psycho, or do a number of other things, but all of the mishaps and tears have made me who I am today. I don’t think I should mess with that.

I’d love to jump through a wormhole and glimpse my future. Sneak a peek at my family. See if there are any issues I can prevent or simply enjoy the happy sight of us. Hopefully there’ll be one more added to our brood. Maybe even snag a copy of my best-selling novel so that it’s easier to write.

As tempting as that scenario is, I think I’d prefer to see my grandmother again before the strokes and cancer slowly took her away. I’d hug her—really hug her—tell her how much I appreciate everything she’s done for me and that no matter how far apart we might be she’s always in my heart. I’d share the publication of my first book, hold her hand as I show her pictures of my son, and thank her for all the love and guidance she’s given me over the years.

I like to think she’s an angel now, watching over me. So there’s no need for a wormhole, but it sure would be amazing to see and hug her one more time.
Thanks to Stephen Tremp, Laura Eno and L.G. Smith for this blog hop! Click here for entire list of participants.
Would you go back in time or forward into the future?

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Lunar Love Giveaway

This hop features books with paranormal, supernatural, science fiction or space travel element or books that have something to do with the moon or have a moon on their cover.

Host: I Am A Reader and Bookworm Lisa

Prize: Three book package OR gift card OR Toys for Tots Lteracy program donation.

E-book YA paranormal

Now playing in theaters

E-book YA paranormal

E-ARC of my paranormal romance


$15 Gift card to Amazon, BN, The Book Depository OR $15 donation to the Toys for Tots Literacy Program

Winner decides. If you choose the $15 donation, I'll send you confirmation it was made and 100% goes to support community literacy programs.

How to enter:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Winner will be announced: late 14 Mar or 15 Mar

Return to hop list: HERE

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

From Scattered to Serene

As a mom of an active infant, who'd rather play than sleep, my life is always oftentimes a bit crazy.

Factor in that my husband is deployed, virtually making me a single parent, and "a bit crazy" becomes:

Every day things are so scattered, especially my thoughts, that writing is like mission impossible.

Deep down I know I'll get into the zone again, but the real question is WHEN.

My editor has given me a deadline for revisions of Kindred book two along with the hefty task of slashing 10,000 words. Yes, I write long. The deadline for book three is approaching. And I'm terrified I won't get it all done.

Terror of course only amplifies the chaotic energy swirling inside my head.

Fortunately, my husband came home for a long visit (mid-tour down time) and brilliantly suggested a family vacation.

He is my best friend, my confidante, my hero, the sun to balance my moon. Thanks to him, I've gone from scattered to serene, and hopefully several steps closer to getting back into the zone.

Thank you Alex for IWSG.

What terrifies or uplifts you this month?


Friday, March 1, 2013

Winners of CassaStar & CassaFire

Winners were chosen at random.

Congratulations, Elizabeth S. and Terri R!
In case my attempt to contact you fails, here's my email:
Wishing Alex many happy sales of CassaStar, CassaFire and CassaStorm!