* Summary is taken from Amazon, along with the book cover. *
It was a hell of a long shot…. CIA assassin Fortune Redding is about to undertake her most difficult mission ever—in Sinful, Louisiana. With a leak at the CIA and a price placed on her head by one of the world’s largest arms dealers, Fortune has to go off-grid, but she never expected to be this far out of her element. Posing as a former beauty queen turned librarian in a small bayou town seems worse than death to Fortune, but she’s determined to fly below the radar until her boss finds the leak and puts the arms dealer out of play. Unfortunately, she hasn’t even unpacked a suitcase before her newly inherited dog digs up a human bone in her backyard. Thrust into the middle of a bayou murder mystery, Fortune teams up with a couple of seemingly sweet old ladies whose looks completely belie their hold on the little town. To top things off, the handsome local deputy is asking her too many questions. If she’s not careful, this investigation might blow her cover and get her killed. Armed with her considerable skills and a group of elderly ladies the locals dub The Geritol Mafia, Fortune has no choice but to solve the murder before it’s too late.
Since Thursday, I have read three books. Two by Jana DeLeon and one by Lynn Reynolds. Not bad considering I didn’t have any of those days off. My goal is to read all of my ebooks. I decided to start with my phone and then go to my nook. Reading them hasn’t fixed my addiction to downloading them though. After I read the first one, I downloaded 14 more. Go me. I may never finish all of them. But I will be deleting the ones I don’t like, so that’s better, right? Eventually I will be reading them all and I’ll at least try to write reviews for all of them. No guarantees though. And these will probably be the only reviews for about a week. I need to pack up our stuff and hopefully tomorrow, we can actually start moving all of our crap into our new apartment. So I’m going to be busy for a little while. When I’m done writing these reviews, I’m going to try and make a special tab for just my reviews. I may have to wait until I’m actually on a real computer. Okay, on to the reviews!
I know I said (two days ago) that I would do a full length post, but, I forgot. Not going to lie, that will probably be my life-long quote. I’ve been using it for as long as I can remember, which ironically, is quite a long time. You can even ask my mom, but be prepared for a lengthy lecture of all the things I have “forgotten”. So in this post, I’m going to talk about what I’m working on, the blog post from three years ago that I just ran into that had me laughing and yelling at myself, and other random crap that I seem to only care about. It’s okay. That’s another part of my life that I’ve come to term with. I care about crap no one else cares about.
I feel like I have to say that a lot. But I really am. I’m not going to write an entire post right now because my daughter is crawling all over me, but I will later. I’ll be posting a book review too, so stay tuned!
Whoa. I have had zero views on anything since three days before Christmas. Yikes. True testimony from my lack of involvement on my own blog. Oh well, if the past is any indication, that will only change if I get back into my daily blogging ritual.
So, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year everyone! I’m sure you all had a wonderful holiday this year, and if you hadn’t, I’m sorry and I hope next year will be much better for you. *Side note, I just got done watching Brave with my daughter which, incidentally, has left a Scottish accent to the voice that reads what I’m typing as I type it in my head. Kind of odd, but normal.* I’m sorry I haven’t been on in, well, forever. We moved again (I honestly can’t remember if I’ve already posted about this) on the first of December. We are now much closer to our jobs, which is good because hours now have been cut quite a bit, and I’m much happier than here than I was at the other place.
I don’t have too much time to write a post because I’m on lunch, but I needed to write something. Work is hectic, but I knew it would be for retail and I haven’t had much time to do… anything. I borrowed seven books weeks ago and turned them in late. I didn’t read any of them.
I haven’t written anything either. Nothing. I feel awful for it. But you’ll all will have to forgive me, I’m too exhausted to even work.
I have gotten a couple strange book ideas that I most likely will never write. And another brilliant idea struck me about half an hour ago. If I surround myself with images I find online that resembles what I’m writing, will I be more able to sit down and actually write something good? Its interesting enough to try. You know, when I have the money to buy ink for my printer.
Its snowing here in Washington State tonight. And if you have ever lived here, then you know that this is somewhat a big deal. Not to say that it never snows here, it just usually doesn’t. In fact, during my first winter here two years ago, we had a huge blizzard. No one could get to work, there wasn’t enough salt or trucks for the massive job, and most people were without power for a week. Everyone was pissed. I was ecstatic.
Yes, I’m still here. I moved (yes, again) so it’s been a little hard to write a post, and writing one on my phone is kind of annoying. But I now have a computer hooked up, with internet, so I can keep up again. But good news! I was able to recover most of the files that were lost on my flash drive, including my preface and chapters one through six. I lost seven, eight, nine, and what I had of ten, but I can rewrite those. And actually yesterday I found the first half of nine in my notebook (I had apparently printed it out so I could work on it at work, which I never did). So I do have that.
The bad part is, I have to retype almost all of that. I hate retyping from paper. It’s annoying and time consuming. Pretty mad about losing chapter seven though. I was perfect. Well, as perfect as I could have wanted for a first draft. Well, I guess for now I’m just trying to retype it all and look for the box I accidentally packed my outline in and try to do as much as possible by the end of this month. I promise I’ll keep up on my posts now that I have this part of my move completed.
I have lost everything. All of my files on my flash drive are forever gone. The only consolation I have is that I had printed out the first seven chapters and the preface. Someone has them, but he’s going to give them back to me so I can recopy it. And I had previously printed out my outline, I had felt at that time that a hard copy would be useful. But the book has actually become the least of all my worries. Continue reading
Usually I write my book on my boyfriend’s desktop. It’s much easier to type on and it has a comfy chair in front of it. The other day, he was using his computer and I had to use my laptop. My laptop was running very slow and after I had plugged my flashdrive in, I ran a scan for malware and things like that on my computer. I didn’t open up the flashdrive folder or anything because the slowness was just making me mad. Now I can’t open it at all! Continue reading