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Sunday, August 31, 2008

Joy Nash's contest

http://allisonsatticblog.blogspot.com/2008/08/contest-with-50-days-50-books-giveaway.html

Yeah... been trying and trying to win this book. I'm currently reading the fifth book. So I'm feeling desperate and a bit discouraged because things are not exactly going good.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Dark Hunter Chat

Stormee: "today off the coast of Louisiana, Hurricane Rao finally made landfall.No damage to report but some guy named Dev was running out of town like his very soul depended on it while some woman named Roxanne stood in the middle of Bourbon Street glaring and screaming,"hands Off The Bear!"

Monday, August 25, 2008

Last month's good deeds

Got a wonderful surprise in my mail box today! I was hoping that my Eve Silver book I won would come in today... what I found was a bill and an envelope addressed to me. I stared a while at the returning address until it hit me who it came from.

In January, I did a good deed for an on-line friend. Her daughter really was into something. I made her a copy of mine and sent it. It saved her mother some money. Both the mother and the daughter thanked me for it.

I also told them not to worry about the shipping in handling or the supplies used.

Well I got this nice thank you card in the mail. The front looks like it was handmade. When I opened it up, it had a twenty-five dollar gift card to Barnes & Noble. Talked about being shocked speechless. I had to email her to thank her for it. Yes I even went to order my book.

What did I order? Jennifer Ashley's latest Immortal book (the fifth one) and Tongue in Chic by Christina Dodd!


Also today. I hurt my toesies. I was playing with my children, squirting them with a water bottle. My oldest was hiding beneath a table. I got him and he shoved the bench seat out. It tipped over and landed bam on my two small toes. Yes talk about sore and they are black and blue.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Acheron






While blog-hopping, I seen two people who did a review on the latest dark-hunter book Acheron. I believe myself to be a lousy reviewer, but I though "What the hell", all who read my blogs are friends anyway. Why not give it a shot, right...

ACHERON - The most anticipated book in the series. Yeah, Ash has always been an enigma. Each book leading up to Acheron, Sherri has teased us with little nugget tid-bits about his past and about his person.

I'll try not to give out any spoilers, but in advance, if I accidentally do, please forgive me. The first half of the book is all about Ash's past. Sherri changed her writing style a little with this, and the story unfolds as told by another person. Think of a journal entry kinda way.

Warning! This part of the book will make you want to cry! You think Zarek's book was rough and sad to get through. You have NOT seen nothing yet. It envoked sadness and the need to violence. A lot of the teasers we've been given make sense as we gain the larger picture.

The second part - Lots of humor, it is the complete opposite of the first half. Where the first was sad, the last part is more humorous. I'm extremely happy with who Ash's heroine is. Not gonna say just yet because a lot of people have not read the book yet.

It was great to be reacquainted with some of the old characters: Kat, Sin, Sunshine, Talon, Zarek, Nick, just to mention a few. You will NOT be disappointed with this book

Sometimes things have to go wrong in order to go right.


So hope there is some truthism to that quote. For those not familiar where this quote came from, it is one of Acheron's quotes. Now if you don't know who Acheron is, then I suggest you go to your nearest book store and order all the dark-hunter books by Sherrilyn Kenyon you can afford!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Apologies


Sorry everyone for not being my usual, ornery, laughing self this night. After ignoring my worries, stresses, and problems for most of Tuesday during the signing (though I did worry about Samhain down in Florida, hoping things were alright for her and her cats), it was rather hard to ignore them today...

They all came back with a vengenance, submerging me where I barely able to breathe. I've been battling the need to cry all day, and my youngest helped in that manner. He was a sick little guy earlier.

I knew sooner or later something was gonna trigger it. I really have not let myself cry. Yes, I moped around about it, withdrawing a little into myself, yet I never let myself full-blown cry about it.

All this stress has gave me a headache. Just that annoying "Yes I'm here" throbbing. I took IBproufin, and when that didn't seem to help, I took a little more. Still isn't working on this damn headache. That just made me extremely tired.

Then in chat I simply lost my composure.

After this episode, not entirely sure if I'll be on-line tomorrow. I need to get myself together, to re-settle myself






Yesterday I got to attend my first signing. Yay! The trip to Cincinnati was pretty uneventful, just four hours of endless driving for the hubs. Hey! At least we did not get lost on this trip (to or fro) like we generally do on our road trips.

Heheh, when we stopped at one of the rest areas en route to Cincy, we passed a trio of people with a young woman in black tights with hearts, boots, short skirt, and some kind of top. I looked at my husband and said "Wonder if THEY are going to the signing." The outfit and look put me in mind what most people "perceive" Simi to wear and look.

Found out later I was right! Woot for me! So we make it to Barnes & Noble, went inside to inquire what we must do for the signing. The employees were very nice and helpful, gotta give kudos to them for being that cool.



They gave us a signing card number (I was sixty-two), told us where it was going to be held, and so forth. We had three hours to kill (arrived at 2:30 after leaving here at ten/eleven) so we went walking around. All you could see was FOOD! Well there was a Rave movie thing. Hubs was wanting WHITE CASTLE.

I decided to go back to B&N to sit and wait with the other Minions. There was only perhaps a couple people there, most in the front row and half the second. I snagged the first seat in the second row - hey! I wanted to make sure I got to see Sherri up close and personal!

Hubs was in and out. He really didn't want to be there but they didn't have any other stores he could hang at. He went to sleep in the car but it obviously got to hot. The District Manager of the store (or whatever she's called) made jokes while they were preparing for her.

Chatted up with some of the other fans around. What a cool bunch of people. One lady I sat close to knew where my area of Ohio was, even familiar with my mom's part. Another we chatted up and I gave her my myspace page because I planned to have the pictures I took up.

As the crowd began to come, I got the bright idea to start taking pictures. I said "My proof to the gals on dark hunter chat that I came!" The ladies in the front couple rows started laughing their asses off.

Then Dianna Love came out! OMFG she was hilarious! So cool and awesome to listen to. All night she was cracking jokes, picking on Sherri, the two women made the night wonderous for me, despite knowing there is chaos and stress in my life. They allowed me to forget that.

All I can say is... that I am most definitely going to be picking up HER books in the future. Not sure when but I most definitely am!. They handed out nifty big orange buttons with the Ash's symbol on them. Hubs put his in my purse for Joann. Then they handed out raffle tickets.

I won that card with Ash's quotes and button. I already had one of those buttons courtesy of the fan club so that went into my purse for Joann. HUBS won the last prize... gold daimon with victim pen. Hehe, you know darn well I snatched that up!

I swear I can't say how hard I laughed during Sherri's Q&A. She picked on her family, her brother, and all. Then they brought out the coat! OMG! I so wanted! They even got a male employee at B&N to try it on (Kyle I believe his name is) and I got pictures.

Talk about sooo nervous going up there to get my books and Joann's signed! Told her how I pratically live on chat which earned me a hug! Though the "All my fault" came up because I couldn't remember how my friend spelled her name, so I asked the hubs. So she said "We'll blame it on him." Which prompted me telling her how on chat I take the blame. She said "No we'll blame it on Carl I love picking on him."

It was so great, and yes, I plan on going again!


My First Signing!!

Tuesday, August 19th was my first author signing. Which author did I attend? Sherrilyn Kenyon, that's who. When you hear other Minions relate on how cool she is to meet, they are NOT LYING!

Sherrilyn was just awesome. That's all I can say about meeting her. Awesome! Wonderful! Hell yes, I'm willing to go to another of her signings. She even impressed the husband. Heck, even he said he wouldn't mind taking me to another signing because Sherri was so down-to-earth he said.

I'll blog more tomorrow when I'm not exhausted... and post pics. For right now its up myspace.

Monday, August 18, 2008

The hunt continues....


While I folded and put away clothes, I had the hubs calling places. Currently we are waiting on three places to call back.

I want to apologize to those that I am worrying about my sudden silences and need to depart from IMs, conferences, or chats. I've been trying desperately to keep my mind distracted but sometimes the worry about the unknown future hits me incredibly hard, I just feel the need to cry.


Yes, I wanted this move for a very long time, but the not having a place lined up is getting to me. All this is finally hitting me hard; I'm having a hard time sleeping, and when I do, it's deep but unfulfilling, lack of appetite, sick to my stomach, shakes.

Just want to tell my Dark-Hunter clan that Tuesday I most definitely will NOT be in chat. The hubs and I will be leaving around ten in the morning to get to Cincinnati relatively early. It takes about four hours to drive there, hubs wants to get there early so I can buy Joann's copy of Acheron and wait around.


Also this allows for the possibility we'll get lost. The signing is not until six, but I bet there will be a crowd.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

First Post Alert


Greetings! I thought it would be neat to have my very own blog site. Not entirely certain "what" will be placed on here, but I'm certain I'll figure something out as I go along.

Since it does look like me and my family will mmost definitely be moving in the near future, perhaps I could use my blog to keep in touch with certain friends, talk about certain books I've read, post my book reads, etc. I'm not a very good book reviewer, and people will not have to worry about me posting my stories on here.