I Feel Like The Plague Is Going Around

Everyone is getting sick!! My dad gets sick like everyone else. But he NEVER calls in to work. He got really sick in the middle of the night and actually stayed home. This will make the second time he’s called in sick in my memory. Which means he’s really, really sick because he’s gone to work with pneumonia before. I’m really hoping he keeps it to himself. I really don’t want what he has.  Continue reading

Getting Back Into The Swing Of Things

I have been writing quite a bit lately. I finally feel like my head is back into my book. Yay! And I really think I have a certain book to thank for it. I’ve been going to the library a lot lately, borrowing books about different aspects of writing. The format, editing, ideas, how to write this way versus that way, and whatnot. And right now, I only have two that I’ve borrowed. One is a writing book camp book (I’m enjoying it but I have to actually sit down and read it). And the other one is called Bullies, Bastards, and Bitches by Jessica Page Morrell. It’s pretty awesome. Continue reading

New Site!!

No, I’m not getting rid of this one. This new site if different. It’s called eBook Love and it’s where authors can advertise their books to the people who follow me. Granted, I did just start this last night so I don’t have very many followers yet, but hopefully with time it will get around. I accept books from any retailer. The ones I post will be free, on sale, or coming soon (like a preorder). To advertise your book for free it’s $10, on sale is $20, and coming soon is $5. For the first month (until May 6th) the prices are half off. Just go to my site, click on advertise, and follow the instructions there. 

Until I can get the site going and get people interested in it, I will be taking it upon myself to post books I find on the various retailer sites. So far, I’ve only done Amazon, but once I get a couple things done around the house (and hopefully get the kid down for a nap), I’ll post more from B&N, Apple, and Kobo. I most likely will add books from Smashwords, I just never seem to remember to do that. 

So head on over, check it out, like me on Facebook, and spread the word! 

Ryan

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Labeled as a self involved, egotistical, psychopath, Ryan gets his kicks off of seeing other people be miserable; especially at his own hands. Born with virtually no morals, he endured a youth with an inattentive, ex beauty queen mother who was constantly beat at the hands of her merciless husband.
Although his  father was no drunkard, he never seemed to run out of reasons to tenderize his wife’s face for no apparent good reason. Living a life of fear quickly vanished when Ryan became accustomed to the violence in his house. Because his father was also the state Senator, the vicious secrets never left the confines of intimacy inside the trio’s circle. His mother quickly became a professional at hiding her bruises and cuts under heaps of makeup, sunglasses, and scarves.

Coming Up

Right now, I’m slowly writing more of what I had lost back in November. Slowly. Other than that, I’m writing character bios for my main characters, which I will be posting with pictures soon. I only have Ryan’s right now. I most likely will publish that later on today after some editing and I’ll start on Lily’s bio. 

Today I’ve been thinking about advertising. I have my blog, my Facebook fan page (that I never update), and I have a free short story. It will be two once The Intruder is done. But I feel like I’m not reaching enough people. So I’ve been thinking about a video book trailer. It sounds like a lot of work, but with YouTube being so flooded by video watchers, the work sounds worth it. What do you think? Does that sound like something that people would generally be interested in? Keep your eye open for Ryan’s bio. But caution, it isn’t a very pretty bio. Not pretty at all. 

Louisiana Longshot (Book 1 of the Miss Fortune series) by Jana DeLeon

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* 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.
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Reviews!!!

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!

A Kick In The Butt

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. 

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This Is Going To Be A Long One

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. 

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