Saturday Status 2/1/14

The Olivia Brynn Collection Volume 1Ah, wel­come Feb­ru­ary. Anoth­er month clos­er to sum­mer! Tomor­row being Ground­hog Day, and I’m not sure I’ll be able to watch the movie this year, thanks to the Super Bowl Com­mer­cials, but maybe Mon­day.

Work in Progress News ~ I’ve been mak­ing real progress on my newest m/m book, as yet unti­tled. It fea­tures a Ski Patroller, and thanks to Twit­ter I got some pro­fes­sion­al input. How did authors get any­thing done with­out the inter­net!? (How do authors get any­thing done WITH the inter­net might be a bet­ter ques­tion.)

Favorite Song of the Week ~You’ve all heard the cup song. In fact I post­ed it before it was fea­tured all over the place and played wayyy too often on the radio, but this Irish ver­sion breathes more life into this cute lit­tle song:

I’d love to find the pho­net­ic lyrics to this so I could learn it.

Back­list News ~ On Tues­day, The Olivia Brynn box set will be released to the world! That’s the cov­er above–that I just adore–created by Booknib­bles!  So if you haven’t read any of those three books, the box set is a great deal. Alan­na will get a box set even­tu­al­ly as well.

Tweet of the Week ~ Maybe the tweet of the year. I can’t stop laugh­ing.



What I’m read­ing ~ The The­o­ry of Attrac­tion (The Sci­ence of Temp­ta­tion #1) by Del­phine Dry­den: I bought this think­ing it would be a neat lit­tle geek love sto­ry, but wow, was I sur­prised when I got into the meat of the sto­ry. Part of the blurb:

Camil­la can set her watch by her hunky rock­et-sci­en­tist neigh­bor who jogs past her win­dow each day. She rel­ish­es each glimpse of his shirt­less abs, and is dying to see more. But it’s hard to con­nect with a man who doesn’t seem to know she exists…
Ivan feels at home in the lab, not in social sit­u­a­tions. When he final­ly approach­es his attrac­tive neigh­bor, it’s not for a date—he wants tutor­ing in how to behave at an impor­tant fundrais­er. Ivan doesn’t expect the chem­istry between them to be quite so explo­sive, and is sur­prised when Cami actu­al­ly accepts his pro­pos­al to embark on a series of “lessons.”

Today’s Tear Jerk­er ~ Some­one com­piled the tweets of a woman who even­tu­al­ly died from a brain tumor. Very hard to watch, even though they’re just screen­shots of tweets:

 Book Snip­pet ~ From Tak­ing Her There:

One sum­mer dur­ing col­lege, I spent two weeks paint­ing my very reli­gious aunt’s house right in the mid­dle of the Bible Belt. I think that’s about as close to dry as I’ve ever had to be.”

Okay, now imag­ine twelve of your aunts and sev­er­al hun­dred recov­er­ing drunks in their paja­mas all up in your busi­ness.”

Anoth­er chuck­le. “I don’t think I want to imag­ine that. My dad threat­ened mil­i­tary school so often that I have an irra­tional fear of cam­ou­flage to this day.”

Hah! You were a dif­fi­cult child, huh?”

You have no idea.”

Oh, real­ly? I’m not sure I like the idea of my dri­ver hav­ing repressed anger issues. What’s to stop you from dri­ving us over a cliff?”

Don’t wor­ry, Miss Rowe. You’re safe with me.”

Her half-closed lids were lost on him, thanks to the tint­ed win­dow, but she couldn’t help the expres­sion and even found her low­er lip between her teeth. “You have no bad boy left, huh?”

There was a long pause before he answered. “I’m a very good boy.” His voice dropped low and dripped with sex­u­al over­tones.

Ange­line crossed her legs and squirmed in her seat before sigh­ing dra­mat­i­cal­ly. “That sucks. Good isn’t any fun.”

Try me.”

Her heart pumped, echo­ing in her ears. “Good boys don’t tease.”



Okay folks. Have fun watch­ing com­mer­cials tomor­row, and if you’re drink­ing, don’t dri­ve!

Whadd'ya think?