Friday, September 22, 2017

#CTST

Celebrate the Small Things

If you're looking for a sweet Blog Hop that doesn't have to take a lot of your time, and can post about any little tidbit, then join in #CTST! Go to Lexa Cain's and sign up. 
Lexa's wonderful co-hosts are:
L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge
Tonja Drecker @ Kidbits Blog

I'm happy to report, I finished my first draft for the IWSG Anthology Contest. Now comes the editing.  I'm wary if it will meet the criteria, but I can only hope.


The annual IWSG Anthology Contest is now open! 
Genre: Mystery/Crime/Thriller
Theme: Tick Tock. We have an awesome panel of judges this year and the winning entries will be published in a royalty-paying anthology. 
See the IWSG Anthology Contest post for details. 

I'm going on an adventure 


I'll be leaving today to visit my son in Pennsylvania for the baptism of Charlotte, my grand baby.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.


Friday, September 15, 2017

#CTST

Celebrate the Small Things

If you're looking for a sweet Blog Hop that doesn't have to take a lot of your time, and can post about any little tidbit, then join in #CTST! Go to Lexa Cain's and sign up. 
Lexa's wonderful co-hosts are:
L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge
Tonja Drecker @ Kidbits Blog

This week I'm celebrating hitting the 50k mark on my WIP. I haven't been reaching my goals as I had intended, but if you're a writer, then you know that life has a way of cutting into our writing time. 

I'd like to thank everyone for their good wishes for my mother. She has 3 more radiation treatments and then she's done.

This Sunday we've having a friends get together to watch the Buffalo Bills football game. I will be snacking on pizza and wings, I might even watch some of the game while enjoying good conversation and laughter with friends.










Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Prah, Constantine & Baryeh Reviews: Deliver Me #romance



                                      

The weather is turning chilly in Buffalo, New York. Autumn is right around the corner, and it's my favorite season! 
For September our team read and reviewed

Deliver Me
by
Farrah Rochon


After being dumped by her boyfriend and passed over for yet another promotion, Monica Gardner moves to New Orleans, determined to make a name for herself as the new attending ER physician at Methodist Memorial Hospital. As for men--she's through with them. But when given the chance to chair the hospital's annual charity banquet, Monica must elicit the help of gorgeous Ob-gyn Elijah Holmes.

Eli will do anything to thwart his matchmaking Mama's plan to reunite him with his high school girlfriend. So, when the sexy new ER doc asks for his help in planning this year's charity banquet, Eli devises the perfect scheme: He'll help put on the best banquet the hospital has ever seen, if Monica poses as his new girlfriend. But when Eli finds himself falling in love, he realizes convincing Monica of his true feelings may be his greatest delivery yet.


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Cathrina's Review:

I fell for Eli after reading the first couple of pages. An extremely competent, hotter than hot Ob-gyn doctor who's single~~What's not not like. And I liked Monica, an ER doctor who had her heart broken in the past. She's not looking for love or a man, especially a man like Eli. 

If you've read the author's explicit blurb then you know the gist of the story.

I liked Deliver Me. It's a good novel filled with all the feels. I was drawn to Eli's family just like Monica. What threw me was the sub-story of Amanda and Jeffrey. Those sections of the book were a tale in itself. While it was highly volatile with tensions rising between a husband and wife, I wondered how they related to Eli and Monica, except that Eli is her doctor. 

Now head over to read what Nana and Empi thought of DELIVER ME.












Wednesday, September 6, 2017

#IWSG


Join Alex J. Cavanaugh and a multitude of writer's in this monthly hop to help support one another!

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

September 6 Question: Have you ever surprised yourself with your writing? For example, by trying a new genre you didn't think you'd be comfortable in??


I write Young Adult novels, paranormal thrillers, dystopian, to contemporary mysteries. Last year, I was asked to write a short story for an anthology. And given the topic of the anthology I decided to depart from my comfort zone and write a romance. I felt fairly awkward, yet in the long run, I believe it turned out somewhat respectable. In the meantime, that Anthology, which many of you know had all but sizzled into ashes. 

I still have the story sitting on my computer. While it stews for a while, I haven't figured out what I'm going to do with it. 

Anybody interested in managing and championing a new Anthology? LOL!!! 


                           
**Welcome to September**




Friday, September 1, 2017

#CTST

Celebrate the Small Things

If you're looking for a sweet Blog Hop that doesn't have to take a lot of your time, and can post about any little tidbit, then join in #CTST! Go to Lexa Cain's and sign up. 
Lexa's wonderful co-hosts are:
L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge
Tonja Drecker @ Kidbits Blog

**Welcome to September**

I feel rather guilty celebrating Buffalo's gorgeous weather as people in Texas are suffering. I made a small donation for their relief fund, and more importantly I'm sending them my prayers. 

I'm also celebrating the wonderful people at Roswell Cancer Institute. My mother received her first cancer treatments and so far all is well. 

What are you celebrating?