Archive for August, 2009

Monday, August 31st, 2009
Back in the Saddle

Managed to write half of my novella for Mammoth Book of Special Ops romances last week. Should finish up a rough draft by the end of this week. I have to type in the changes on an urban fantasy that’s about to go out first, but hopefully that won’t take me long since the edits are done. 🙂

Somehow my recorder ‘forgot’ to tape Eureka on Friday. Not happy. I’m hoping that Hulu has it up soon on their site or that the Sci-fi (I’m sorry, but I refuse to call it SyFy.) channel puts it up soon. I like that little geeky show. Next week Supernatural will air. Finally get to find out what happens when the Devil meets the Winchester boys. 😈 I’m glad it’s airing a week early because it looks like just about every show I want to watch is on Thursday night. 🙄 *$%# I swear I think they do that shit on purpose.

I liked some of Michael Jackson’s music. Thought the tunes were quite catchy. It’s truly sad that he died so young, BUT can we PLEASE put something else on the news magazines internet now?

Friday, August 28th, 2009
Don’t Want To Jinx It, But…

It looks like I’ve sold another novella to Trisha at the Mammoth Books place. I’ll be in the Mammoth Book of Special Ops Romances. I’m not sure if the book comes out this year or the beginning of next. My guess would be next year. I’ll let you know when I have more details. 🙂

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009
Books I’m Looking Forward To

There are so many books getting ready to release (and some that have just released) that I’m looking forward to reading. My short list is: Shadowlight by Lynn Viehl, Tempted by P.C. and Kristin Cast, Just Another Judgement Day by Simon Green, Trick of Light by Rob Thurman, Covet by J.R. Ward, On the Edge by Ilona Andrews, Must Love Hellhounds by Ilona Andrews, Dark Slayer by Christine Feehan, Grave Secret by Charlaine Harris, Dreamfever by Karen Moning, Hot for the Holidays by Angela Knight, Big Bad Wolf by Christine Warren, Hunting Ground by Patricia Briggs, Beloved Vampire by Joey Hill, and Heat Seeker by Lora Leigh.

My pocket book is scared. Very scared. 😆

What are you guys looking forward to reading?

Monday, August 24th, 2009
Ever Have…

I woke up this morning and had to wash away the past. It was clinging to my face like last night’s sleep. It’s always a bittersweet moment when you realize your dreams of people who’ve passed on are just that–dreams. It makes the pain fresh again.

Have you ever had one of those nights?

Thursday, August 20th, 2009
District 9

We went to see District 9 last night. I now understand why Vivi was having a hard time putting her thoughts about the movie down. At its core, District 9 is a movie about intolerance, racism, and Apartheid. The ‘Prawns’ as they’re called in the movie take the place of black South Africans. I admit it was hard to watch some of the scenes that showed how the aliens were existing–not living—existing, especially knowing that those were the conditions people lived in. The aliens were persecuted because of their differences and taken advantage of because of their technology. It was assumed that since they were ‘less than human/didn’t look humanoid’ they were all stupid. If any of the creatures showed intelligence, they were beaten and manipulated into doing whatever the people wanted them to do. Like I said, made it hard to watch at times. Yet, I couldn’t look away.

Another thing that made this film different was there were no ‘good guys’ to root for. The characters were either shades of gray or extremely dark. That said, there were triumphs, depending on your perspective. *g*

District 9 is a smart film–without having to point out the fact that it is a smart film. It’s shot in a documentary style, but avoids the shakey cam so many directors these days employ. It’s a movie that I’m glad I went to see, but I won’t be buying when it comes out on DVD. It’s not the type of film I’d watch repeatedly. And although we thought the film was good, we won’t be going to see it again.

If you are into a thought provoking science fiction film or have always wondered what would happen if a wounded alien ship landed on Earth, then District 9 is for you. I think it’s depiction of the latter is all too real. It’s definitely worth seeing.

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009
Cannot Begin to Tell You

I cannot begin to tell you how much I LOVE this video. I’m not sure how to explain The Guild. Basically it’s an online show that’s about a group of misfits who live their lives through their game avatars. Playing the game IS their lives. Truly funny stuff.

Monday, August 17th, 2009
Scarlet Released in Kindle Format

I’ve been waiting for this to happen. I’m glad that the book has finally been released in Kindle. They are supposed to be releasing both RED and SCARLET in a Sony/Fictionwise version, too. I’ll keep you posted.