Sunday, March 31, 2013

A-to-Z Challenge - A: A Christmas Story, ALF, and Acid-Washed Jeans

Okay, let's kick this off!  Today is the start of the A-to-Z Challenge, and my challenge has to do with me wading back into my past and posting the fun trends, music, TV Shows, and movies from my past, and I am most-definitely a child of the eighties.  
So, for letter A...
Movie:  A Christmas Story!  
I have watched this movie at least once every year since I was five or six.  It's become a tradition and never gets old.  After all, who can forget such great, iconic lines, such as:
"You'll shoot your eye out!"
  "Oh-my-god.  I shot my eye out!"
"Fra-gee-lay.  That must be Italian."
"I triple dog-dare ya!"
TV Show:  ALF, the sarcastic alien from a destroyed planet who eats cats and lives with a suburban family.  Hmm...creepy concept now, but lots of fun back then.  
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Fashion:  Acid Washed jeans, which have unfortunately started making a comeback.  Still, I have very fond memories of my purple acid-washed denim jacket I used to wear everywhere.
And that's a trip to my past, brought to you by the letter A.  :D

Thursday, March 14, 2013

I'm blogging again...sorta...

Wow, I've been a really sucky blogger. Truth is, I haven't had much to say, and with my son now going through a clingy booger phase, I haven't had much time, either.  But, today, I'm actually blogging!  As my daughter would say: "Yippee!  Yappoo!"   

But, the thing is, I'm not actually blogging here.  Instead, I'm over at another blog, where I'm a contributing author:

My post is a highlight of the presentation I gave alongside Jim Azevedo from Smashwords on book cover design!  It has some great information and provides some real food for thought when it comes to designing or having a cover designed.  :D

Go on over.  Check it out.

Oh, and just so you know, The Truths about Dating and Mating is still on sale for $.99 on Amazon until Friday night.  Pick up your copy now!  [/end self publicity] 

Have a great day!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Release Day - Strength by Carrie Butler!

Whoo-hoo!  Congrats Carrie!

Title: Strength
Series: Mark of Nexus – Book 1
Publisher: Sapphire Star Publishing   Category: New Adult (NA) Genre: Paranormal Romance (PNR) Release Date: March 07, 2013
Available at: Amazon, Barnes and Noble
When college student Rena Collins finds herself nose-to-chest with the campus outcast, her rumor-laced notions are shattered. Handsome, considerate, and seemingly sane, Wallace Blake doesn’t look like he spends his nights alone, screaming and banging on the walls of his dorm room. Hell, he doesn’t look like he spends his nights alone, period. Too curious for her own good, Rena vows to uncover the truth behind Wallace’s madman reputation—and how two seconds of contact had left her with bruises. Of course, there are a few minor setbacks along the way: guilt, admiration, feelings of the warm and fuzzy variety… Not to mention the unwanted attention of Wallace's powerful, supernaturally-gifted family. They’re a bloodline divided by opposing ideals, two soon-to-be warring factions that live in secret among us. When Rena ends up caught in their crossfire, Wallace has no choice but to save her by using his powers. Now they’re really in trouble. With war on the horizon and Rena’s life in the balance, he needs to put some distance between them. But Rena won’t let go. If fighting is what it takes to prove her own strength and keep Wallace in her life, then that’s what she’ll do—even if it means risking a whole lot more than her heart.

About the Author:
 Carrie daydreamed her way through college—until they thrust a marketing degree into her hands, slapped a summa cum laude seal on the corner, and booted her out into a less-than-stellar job market. Instead of panicking at the prospect of unemployment, she used her Midwestern logic to steer into the skid and point her life in the direction she really wanted to go: writing out those daydreams.

Where to find Carrie:

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