Monday, November 28, 2011

Monday's Beginnings (118) Vlog Style

It's Monday!  After a long weekend... am I more refreshed or tired?  It's a toss up.

Movie Review:
Transformers 3

I posted a cover and synopsis release, go check it out:  Exhumed by Skyla Cameron Dawn
Now I have LOADS to catch up on around here; reviews, posts, and new ideas.

Nano Update:
I'M DONE!!!! Well, with the first step and finishing a thought. I'm a winner, if you see my winner badge there in the corner. I finished with over 50,000 words.  I think the Nano counter says 50,104 words.  Yeah!! :) I was so excited when I finished last night.  This was a huge accomplishment for me as I hit the number needed for Nano and I finished a whole thought, or got through one book.  Now by far it is NO WHERE near being complete, but the bare bones are here to work with.  I'll come back to it in January or February to start touching up, or throwing away... we shall see. :)

My WANT List... I've added 2 books to the want list last week.  But I have an excuse... I was busy with Nano, eating, and shopping. ;D Oh, now that I'll be back to blogging I'm sure you all will blow this number out of the water.

Books Received:
For Review:
Goodreads Synopsis:
Shelby Nichols is an average woman who is married to the only guy she ever fell for. Her life is organized and predictable, revolving around her husband and two children. All that changes the day she stops at the grocery store for some carrots. As the cashier rings up her purchases, a gunman is busy robbing the bank inside the store. When a customer grabs the robber's mask, he is shot and everyone runs for cover. Everyone except Shelby, who finds herself face to face with the killer. The next thing she knows, she's lying on the floor with a bullet wound to her head. Luckily, the bullet only grazes her scalp, and she doesn't suspect any lasting affects until later, when she suddenly 'hears' what people are thinking. With this uncanny ability, her life takes on a whole new dimension. Her kids think she's bossy and too old to understand them, but that's nothing compared to her husband. He says he loves her, but what is it about the redhead at work that he doesn't want her to know? As if that isn't enough, the gunman knows she can identify him, and he's out to silence her forever. In her fight to stay alive, she is saved from certain death by a handsome hit-man with ties to organized crime. This pulls Shelby even deeper into danger, where knowing someone's thoughts can not only hurt your feelings, but get you killed.

Short Stories (Novella's) as a gift:
In Ebook form
Goodreads Synopsis:
Champion of the Sidhe: Part 1

The day Lugh, Champion of the Sidhe, has long fought for finally manifests; all Sidhe unified under one Court. No more Light versus Dark. No more wars. Brothers, one and all. But on the day that should be celebrated as their greatest triumph, treachery brings his world crashing down, literally. Now if he can’t find a way to stop it no fey will survive.

Champion of the Sidhe is one of the interlacing story lines, that makes up The Sidhe saga. Each thread can be read alone, but if you read them together in the suggested order, you will get the full experience. 

Length: short story (5,000 words)

Goodreads Synopsis:
The fey are Fading. Extinction is inevitable. Lugh, one of the few fey to survive the Collapse, is already beginning to suffer the effects. Only a long shot quest to recover the artifacts might be able to restore the source of fey magic. And the first artifact Lugh seeks is dead in the heart of wizard territory.

Length: Short Story (7000 words)

Goodreads Synopsis:
The Rise of the Unseelie: Part 1

The day the Mounds collapsed Jhaer, leader of the Unseelie Elite, sacrificed his strength, his magic, and his very life to save his world.

It wasn’t enough.

He thought that was the end of his story… Instead it is the beginning.

Rise of the Unseelie is one of the interlacing story lines, that makes up The Sidhe saga. Each thread can be read alone, but if you read them together in the suggested order, you will get the full experience. 

Length: novelette (9,000 words)

Goodreads Synopsis:
Touched: Part 1

As a private investigator specializing in paranormal problems, London Eyer thought she could handle working for the Sidhe. They couldn’t be any worse than vampires or werewolves or wizards, could they? Oh, how wrong she was. One ‘Touch’ of Sidhe magic and she was cursed. Her only chance to survive is to serve the creep that cursed her against the vicious Changelings out for his blood.

Touched is one of the interlacing story lines, that makes up The Sidhe saga. Each thread can be read alone, but if you read them together in the suggested order, you will get the full experience. 

Length: novelette (10,000 words)

Goodread Synopsis:
I think the fire changed us – me and Dom. I think that’s how the goblin-boy was able to see us. Though he’d been there for every summer of our childhood, we’d only been stupid boys until then. Stupid, happy, ignorant boys. And what in hell would he have had in common with two stupid boys? But after the fire we were different. We were maybe a little bit like him. And so he saw us, at last, and he thought he’d found a home…

I haven't a clue what I'm going to do this week. lol. I didn't get much reading done last week, with Thanksgiving running and Black Friday shopping.  I have so much to catch up on around here and reading wise.  I don't even know what book to start with now either.  I'll get there.

So, How does your week look?

Here's to hoping you have a wonderful week in words and pages.

With completing Nano I feel like Celebrating... with Celebration! ;D You going to dance with me?  Come one!  Lets fill the dance floor with all of us... hee hee...

For those of you still chopping away at the word count, this one is for you!  Every word is one more closer finishing and one more than you had just a short time ago.  Keep up the great work.  We are all Champions!


  1. Huge congrats on NaNo winnage!!

    I am full of NaNo fail. 7K yesterday and I can barely hold my mouse today, I'm in so much pain. I wrote 75K total for the month--14K on the original book I was going to NaNo, and I have 33K so far on Exhumed (28K to finish Lineage). I can't do 17K in two and a half days, though, so I'm out. *sob*

    For books, last week my friend got me The Hunger Games. I read Unfallen by Lilith Saintcrow--it's a short story about falling in love with the teenage antichrist. So, so good and it had a bonus short story with it that was wicked fun. More characters I hope she revisits. I also finished Angel Town (so much love, as always).

    Then last night I read Shotgun Gravy by Chuck Wendig. OMG. It's a novella, e-only, so you'll probably want to wait 'til you get your ereader, but you really should check it out. Damaged main characters who kick ass--I really think you'd like it.

    Have a great week!

  2. Skyla - Thank you! And truth be told I think you won Nano 3 times. :) You put some serious words in for the month. And well, I know you wanted to get through the one you started, but Lineage and Exhumed are, like you've said, the paychecks at the moment. :) So glad to hear you got Hunger Games! Yeah! I hope you enjoy them. :) I saw that short story by Lilith on my email from Orbit shorts. It sounds like a good read, so glad to hear you enjoyed it. And Angel Town, hmm will have to look into that one along with Shotgun Gravy. I'm praying to the book gods and techno gods for my ereader. ;) Thank you!! Hope you have a great week as well.

  3. Ugh, I lied. I wrote another six thousand last night despite the pain. I am a sick, sick woman...

  4. Skyla, you da wuman! :D I hope you are wearing your wrist brace. And if you do a few shots maybe that'll numb it up just a little for ya. ;D I'm so glad you didn't kick nano arse like that early in the month, I was trying to keep up with your count as a basis for me. You soooo would have made my brain explode! LOL!

    Seriously, I do hope you don't push yourself to much that you will be out of commission for a while recouping. Try to take it easy on yourself. :)

  5. thanks for the catch up, good to hear your NaNo news, well done.

  6. What a phenomenal accomplishment, Melissa! I'm so proud of you. You must be exhausted!

  7. *dances*

    *The doberman gives the girls a lick*

    Congraties on the winning!!!!

    Black Friday shopping *shudder* Congrats on that?

    I am still amazed at your NaNo!! YaY!

  8. Petty Witter, Thank you for sticking around while I was away the month playing. :) I really appreciate it. I'll be trying to make my rounds here the next few days so I'll be by. :)

    StephanieD - Thank you! I'm a little tired, but the funny thing is I really do want to keep going with it. :) Thank you!!

    Melissa (Books&Things) - lol. You doing the jig with me? :D The girls send the little man their love. :) And thenk you!! I appreciate all the support and still stopping by while I've been playing. :) I have over 50,000 words here and so much more to do with it too! :D I'm excited to get back to it and cut it up and add to it. :) Thank you!


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