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.

 

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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.”

“Exactly.”

 

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