Saturday, February 21, 2009

When real life fails . . .

Put yourself in a Harlequin romance!

He was a poor, simple boy. She was a wealthy, fiery young lady. Though they were worlds apart, their innocent friendship bloomed into a mutual admiration. Then suddenly Matthais was wrenched from Gwen's life.

Now, years later, he has returned to the Australian Outback society as an influential wealthy tycoon, determined to seek revenge on Gwen's father—and Gwen herself. But she is no longer the spoiled schoolgirl Matthais remembers. She is a brainy young super successful businesswoman of conviction and faith, raising a son on her own. Now Matthais must look deep into his heart. For only in abandoning his thirst for revenge can he finally become the man most worthy of her love.


Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Review: Underworld - Rise of the Lycans

Overall: Not a total waste of $20

Good: The casting. Bill Nighy as always superb, and Michael Sheen holds up well. The girl cast as Sonja also did a great job. Effects, costumes, makeup were well executed.

Okay: The music was ho-hum, and didn't hold any big drama. The acting was mid-range. Mostly, I was disappointed in the scale of the movie. It was supposed to be the beginning of an ancient war, and it really only barely touched on that. The scene in the movie that should have held the most drama (well, 2 of them) fell rather flat.

Not so good: There were no elements added to the story that we didn't already know about. Nothing really revealed, other than the origins of Lucien, which didn't even really make sense. The big war I was holding out for? Never happened.

I think this is the last one of these we'll be seeing, and I'm okay with that. I love the first two enough that I don't want to watch the franchise flounder.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Srsly #2

This one is for my upstairs neighbor, who for some reason works the oddest hours . . .

I'm thinking you must be a bartender, or a pimp. That would explain the clackety-clack of the hoochie-mama shoes going up the cement stairs outside my bedroom at 2am on weeknights. As well as the weekly perpetual toilet-flushing and barfathon (yeah, that one's fun to wake up to).

Oh, and let's not forget the Sunday morning sex. I don't know how you manage it, but every frickin' weekend you're at it. Do you *have* to bang your flavor of the week BEFORE people (okay, not me, but other people) get up to go to church? You can't wait until the afternoon like the rest of us? I mean, some of us only get to sleep in one day a week, and guess what - it's SUNDAY.

At the very least, show some neighborly consideration and tighten the bolts on your headboard.

And dude - they're faking it. You have no rhythm.


Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Quaint Quote

I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, It's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, And that enables you to laugh at life's realities.
- Dr. Seuss


funny pictures of cats with captions

Monday, February 9, 2009


My new (although it feels like we've been working together forever) critique partner ThommaLyn got some AWESOME news yesterday! Her novel, Mirror Blue, (which I'm in the process of devouring) is going to be published by Black Lyon, for release next Spring. I'm so super-excited for her that I had to come squee about it over here too.

Congratulations Thomma! You deserve scads of faithful readers and you're on your way!