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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Kindle touch..my bday..coincidence?? I think not..

Hello all! Are you buying all the great deals at http://indiebookcollective.com/IndieBookCollective/Home.html?????????? Are you??

So it my bday...yes it is....and the Kindle Touch has come out...and I want it now now Daddy, I want the Golden Goose!! ...

Do I need it?? Heck no...but Lindsey's Alicide wants a new sister...life is lonely being the only kindle..it is.
Besides..I know people have the ,"home kindle"and "travel kindle"....I want to be one of these cool people ..I do.. What do you all think??


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

DO YA WANT A KINDLE???!!!! DO YA??

Hello all...Tuesday...is here ..which means..TOMORROW IS THE DAY!!!   http://indiebookcollective.com/IndieBookCollective/Home.html

Enter, win ....do what you must. Get Anne's book for 99 cents.....DO IT!!!

Here is how the contest works....taken from the site itself......


By helping us (IBC..and me- share my blog- that will help too!..) drive Nearly Departed in Deadwood by Ann Charles to the top of the Kindle Lists on September 28th, YOU can win, too!

Because Ann and her publisher, Corvallis Press, are giving away a brand new Kindle!- She has a cool cover..refer to previous     posts..move on..

Simply purchase Nearly Departed in Deadwood on September 28th, then head back here and fill out the entry form (located at the top of the right hand column).- which there is a column that you fill out on right side...

You will only need to enter your email address and the first five numbers from your Amazon purchase confirmation code.- FOR GOD SAKES DON'T FORGET THE CODE....the caps shall help you remember..
                              
And tah-dah! You just gained 5 entries to win a Kindle!

And back to me!

Since I own a spankin new Kindle (RIP my Kindle 2 Precious)...aka Lindsey's Alicide....I plan to just shop.

Again- you don't own a Kindle (gawd- who raised you?? You poor neglected soul) you can load book on Kindle App and read on your smarty pants phone, I pad, notebook at what other computer you must use ...

Until Tomorrow- Happy Reading!!  FYI- Miss Shelby..I know you got all week off so start buying your books...I know where you live...:)

Monday, September 26, 2011

OPTICAL DELLLUSIONS IN DEADWOOD- By Ann Charles...

Hola all....Hola Monday of doom and blahness......1st week of fall and I will not make it...I will not.

Today I shall review Miss Charles 2nd book in Deadwood series...(for all you caught up - there will be 12 total- WAHOOOOO!).
Notice the cool cover- love it.

So, rarely do I like a 2nd book as much as the first. Not only do I not like this one as much, I like it more! If you haven't read the 1st you might want to skip review as I am doing everything in my power to not spoil it for you. However, your choosing to read this so your problem not mine..Passing the blame!!

Same folks, more mystery and drama..and the cool guy who has issues. Violet is back...and her buddy Natalie is still chasing after the gentleman (Doc) thinking he is available, in which he is smooching our Violet and causing her serious guilt. Frankly, this story line stresses me out...I get why she won't say anything but guilt is doom . Makes me   feel for both of the ladies..Hail Mary.


                        There is a gorgeous house that Violet is selling..all though no other realtor will touch...to say bad things have happened there is a understatement. Strange family still lives there and there is a new villain with certain ASSets...she is scary..but what mean girl isn't? Fantastic mystery, twists and turns everywhere. There is so much going on but somehow Miss Charles writes in a way that the reader does not get lost. I am focus impaired...there are other terms for that but...hay...is that the neighbors cat????!  Back to review.....the only complaint is I wish the book was longer...really fun read. Miss Charles is now writing the 3rd in the series...not fast enough for me...impatience comes from being a only child...blame my folks..see? Passing the blame..       .

Sunday, September 25, 2011

The Divine Miss EYM...

Typical Sun morn text between EYM and I.


ME: Hay. I learned that when hubby brings you brkfast the right response is " thnku " not " walk faster next time ". Who knew?


EYM :

Poor Todd, I showered him with compliments & total worship. He can suck it up.

This is a example of a typical conversation between the divine Miss Elisabeth and myself. She puts the "Fab" in fabulous...and she will confirm that if asked. Sadly, EYM suffered the same catholic school upbringing that I did. Her older sister was in my grade..and wedding...and is just as fabulous but manages to be the adult of us...although, I would like to think I add a little spice..or anxiety to Miss Cori's life..ahem....anyhow, both these gals are one of the few peeps I have known since girl hood...They also know a hell of a lot about me that I don't want you to know.  I need to keep it away so I must be kind.
 
EYM is married, no kids by choice . The Saint..I mean husband..goes by BigDaddy. He is cool, quiet and has really limited his exasperated sighs to minimum  lately...you go BigDaddy.
 
I am 6 ft tall..So is EYM..it is nice to have friend of heighth..as she can tell me where to buy cloths as  I am ,"dressing myself challenged". Anyhow...EYM works at UW bookstore and I don't care how tired she is, she has a cool ass job. She's a buyer, and does something involving the parities for cool people (Kathy Griffin..still bitter...I am learning to forgive lack of invite) and gets all kinds of discounts.
 
A couple of years ago she voiced wanting to do 5k's or something like that...we signed up for St Patty's day in Seattle...true to form..the weather SUCKED...rain and wind..too painful to recall.  Now EYM wants to go to Arizona for some 4.2 mile crap.  BigDaddy said no as he has never seen her run one step.. Move forward to Irongirl on Labor Day 2011..the only day this lousy summer hit 90 degrees...Now..I am fragile, I can't run with blaring sun. I will vomit..2 things went wrong from beginning. We discovered there was no disease..that's right..I was running for freaking girl power...what in the hell???!!! Second...our schwag bags were tampons and calcium tablets..and there were wall to wall women. I don't like wall to wall women...they irritate the living hell out of me..the Woo Hooing, makeup...so glad I wore my old Byiatch soccer jersey. Off we go..now..technically I was going to walk with EYM and cool buddies..the heat..I had to beat the heat. Then a AHA moment hit..I will take EYM's timepiece and run ..when website shows results..BAM..Arizona here we come. It was painful, I had no IPOD..did I tell you I hate running?? HATE IT..Sun has hit full force..I can't focus..woman behind me is breathing like a rapist...my time piece tags are clicking..cop who is trying to corral us to stay in the cones is really pissing me off...I have 1/2 a mile..nausea hits...now..I can walk and weep or sprint and get this crap over with...I SPRINT..and proceed to dry heave behind tree...
 
Got on Facebook..posted website time (EYM name fully showing my time)...paste it on to BigDaddy's page and waaaalllaaaaaa! His response......" LIARS!!!!"...damnnnnnnnn it. It was worth a try.
 
During a drunken wine evening...conversing through fbook..I talked EYM into entering HellRun in Oct 1 (next wkend)...she was motivated...here we go...look at us..we have our super hero names and roarrrrring to go...ummmm...until this week.... Our EYM thought she may be striken with Strip Throat that apparently is making the rounds at UW...she professed she had fever, chills...death was near..then the next night accidentally texted she was having beer with BigDaddy and friends...I sent her a rather harsh video of Hellrun..Here is how the FBook post went...ask your children to go in other room..not for the faint of heart...
 
Elisabeth Yonker Myers EFFFFFFFFFFF YOU!


.Lindsey : Strep throat my asssss!!

.Lindsey : EARN IT BIT%$!!!


Elisabeth Yonker Myers EFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF YOOOOUUUUUUUUUU

Elisabeth Yonker Myers I KILLS YOUSSSS

Lindsey  LOOK AT YOU!!!!! LOOK AT YOU!!! Bracing through the pain to respond..must be the germs of your STREP THROAT that is giving you such angst...what would Mr. Frank think of his Mummy's naughty naughty language...think of the babies(dogs).

Lindsey  YOUR BREAKIN MY HEARRRTTT RIGHT HERE>>>BREAKIN IT RIGHT HERES..!

FYI- we watch NJ Housewhores.. I know it's crap..I know!! However, these Mob guys ..umm..contractors kill me...we quote them often..who are you to judge?

That is our friendship in a nutshell...she makes my stressful ..insane..driving to far away countries for 12 yr old soccer games life worth it...I appreciate her friendship very much ..and hope to GOD our husband's don't wise up and smother us in our sleep.
                                                          Me and the Divine Miss EYM

Review of Nearly Departed in Deadwood by Ann Charles.....

Hello All!

Busy summer, lots of change (just like the site). This summer I had the pleasure of meeting Ann Charles at a writing shindig in Everett Wa. Oddly, I just downloaded her book on my kindle..(3rd kindle...discuss another time) and I recognized her cool cover from a distance. You are all aware of what a wallflower I am ...quiet, subdude...HAHAHAHAHA...I am laughing too...so I walked right over and started yakking. Liked her right away- smart, funny and as my husband thought from picture, very cute....... Back to Me!.So we started talking about book and cover. People,those who are talented to write...I BEG of you...invest in a decent cover..please...It attracts the book snobs....if you have a bad cover, well....I fear I will pre judge you and assume the book is about swash buckling pirates who unbuckle their swashes in descriptives terms while referring to all women as , "Lassies or Wenches"...grossness...so spring for the cool covers.

Now , Miss Charles has a brother that is beyond talented who does her artwork so she has a advantage. Went to another book signing of hers yesterday and saw his work  http://www.charleskunkle.com/. Look it up- very cool. I have to seriously whine and grovel for a certain picture I have called.."Mine" to FireDaddy ....who am I kidding..I will buy it anyway.

So off track. Must be my weekend of fun without soccer. So...Ann's 1st book is Nearly Departed In Deadwood. It is about a woman named Violet Parker. She is a divorced mother or twins-9 yr olds. She is a realtor who lives with her Aunt Zoe and is working hard to support the fam.

Here is why this book is different. This gal is not perfect. She has bad Mom moments.. (Lord- I have so many...)..she is not 21 but 40...she is not some silly little girl running around thinking, "I am so lonely, misunderstood...perfect and gorgeous...vulnerable...yet manage to attract pale men who sparkle"...Yeah- dig on Twilight...my blog..my dig...she is self conscious in a way most women would be. Although she has the freedom to not always care  too...ex. My 14 yr old daughter would not deliver the book I bought for neighbor as she hadn't brushed her hair yet..see?

There are so many characters in the book, and yet it is easy to keep track. You have the villain...fellow realtor smuck named Ray..we all know this guy from somewhere. You have the old guy Harvey..who is slightly perverted but somehow acts like a father figure to Violet, you can't help but like him...even if he can be vile. Aunt Zoe is a character- her kids are weird, in a good way..but as a Mom...well you know how it goes. Then she has the best friend Natalie..which is all kinds of awkward later in story.

She meets Doc- who is a financial planner who needs to buy a house. Doc is swoon worthy, but even he has his hang ups..he seems to sense dead folks in houses and he has a slightly spastic reaction...hawt and odd....takes down the grossness of the Perfect Man.

There is also another man who is buying a house- has all of the above..appears normal...digs Violet..but you just know something is off....

There is a murder mystery in this, romance and paranormal. I don't want to give spoilers as once I get going I can't stop ...then I will ruin it for you...This is the first of 3 in the series...yessss... I have read second and I shall review that too.

    
                                                       WAHOOOOOO - DEALS GALORE!
Exciting news for Kindle folks...or wanna be cool Kindle folks...The Indie Book Collective site is having Best Sellerof the day contest.  Anyone who buys a copy of Miss Charles book can head over to the IBC blog, sign up for the newsletter and be entered to win a Kindle.  There are also companion or bonus buys...not only will  Miss Charles Book be 99 cents this Wed...9/28/2011 ( HAALLLO my bday) but they are giving away a KINDLE.

If you don't have a Kindle, well, sucks to be you. If you have a smarty pants phone, you ALL know they have a Kindle App.so you can still buy the book and read on phone. I have done it during the sad, unfortunate death of Lindsey's Precious aka Kindle 2- do I hear taps???!

Anyhow go to this site http://indiebookcollective.com/IndieBookCollective/Home.html. Buy Miss Charles book- read and enter for Kindle...earn my love..spread the blog to all..It is my birthday ya kow. :)