Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Possess Me at Midnight by Shayla Black

Doomsday Brethren Series, Book 3 — Ice’s story
Publisher: Pocket Books
ISBN-10: 1416578463
ISBN-13: 9781416578468
Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy Romance
Release Date: October 27, 2009

From Shayla Black's Web Log
As a mysterious dark cloud drains the life of her beloved brother, Doomsday Brethren leader Bram, Sabelle Rion can think of little else. Still, every time she meets Ice Rykard’s intense green gaze, her body aches with need for the sexy warrior. Their attraction is explosive, incredible—and forbidden. As dangerous as he is unpredictable, Ice is her brother’s sworn enemy. But as Bram weakens, a more sinister force is gaining power. Evil Mathias and his ruthless Anarki army are on a bloodthirsty hunt for the Doomsday Diary. Sabelle must guard the potent book with her life—and Ice vows to protect the beautiful witch with his. Duty demands that Sabelle deny her lover’s fiery call of possession and mate with a man who can sway the magical Council against the impending rebellion. With the fate of magickind hanging in the balance, will she forsake the burning desires she can’t ignore or turn her back on her people for the courageous man she can’t resist?

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Saturday, October 17, 2009

Books, Movies, & A Fuzzy Little Spider

Today was the library's bi-annual book sale. 4 (reusable) bags of books, for only 5 dollars (I Paid double for the biggest bag, just cuz it seemed fair). I'm not sure how many books in all, but Kitten got her own bag of books, so at least Mommy & Baby (Even though she's NOT a baby, just ask, she'll tell you) are happy. Mohawk Man & Daddy, not so much. Oh, well. And I bought "30 Days of Night", a REAL vampire movie. Hmm, vampires who are pure evil with no redeeming qualities what-so-ever. Awesome. I miss monsters in my movies & my fiction. Now if I can just get a chance to watch it. Plus,(and this is only one of the reasons I love Halloween) I found the cutest little plush spider. Purple, big eyed, and oh, so cute!

Isn't she adorable? And, yes, it's mine. For now. Kitten may have other plans.

Friday, October 16, 2009

For The Twilight Not-A-Fan Club

This is funny, but only if you're not a fan of Twilight. The Private Diary of Bella Swan at Keeping Up.

Monday, October 12, 2009

A Special Post

Cookie Sheet Blanket Contest

Not sure what the prize is; but I think it doesn't really matter in this case.
At Irisheyes Knitting Blog, Kathy B. is putting out a call for home-made preemie blankets. She originally asked for knitters, but it looks like she'll take crocheted & quilted blankets, too.
This small kindness from you, a stranger, means a great deal to these parents struggling through a difficult time. If you crochet, knit, or quilt, please take a few hours out of your busy schedule to contribute to this call for kindness. A blanket 9X13 takes very little time.
If you don't knit, crochet, or quilt, pass this information along to someone who does. Thanks.

Another Award

This one from J. Kaye's Book Blog & CC Chronicles

This award is designed with one purpose in mind. Pass this on to other bloggers who have awarded you in the past.

I will honestly make an effort to pass all over-due awards around soon.


Sorry I'm Soooo late in getting these up. The first is "One Lovely Blog Award" from Amanda's Fun Stuff.
The rules of the "One Lovely Blog Award" are:

Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link. Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Just messing Around

Got These off of

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Stephen King/ Richard Bachman Challenge

I found this on Cerebral Girl In A Redneck World & just couldn't resist playing along.
Book Geek 2.0 is hosting this challenge. She is a recent addition to the Constant Reader club.

The object of this perpetual challenge is to read EVERY SINGLE book by Stephen King or his pseudonym, Richard Bachman. A complete list can be found here.
* It's not Required to reread books you've already read
* Watch the movies in addition, but not in place of, if you want
* Review the books, if it floats your boat

It's a perpetual challenge, so no time limits.

Here's my list. * is unread, + is read.

* 1960 - People, Places, And Things - Volume 1 (limited edition with Chris Chelsey)
* 1964 - The Star Invaders (limited edition)
+ 1974 - Carrie
1975 - Salem's Lot
1977 - The Shining
1978 - Night Shift (stories)
+ 1978 - The Stand
1979 - The Dead Zone
1980 - Firestarter
1981 - Cujo
* 1981 - Danse Macabre (nonfiction about horror)
+ 1981 - Roadwork
* 1982 - Creepshow (comic book, illustrated by Bernie Wrightson)
+ 1982 - The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger
+ 1982 - Different Seasons (novellas)
+ 1983 - Christine
+ 1983 - Pet Sematary
+ 1983 - Cycle of the Werewolf
+ 1984 - The Talisman (written with Peter Straub)
+ 1985 - Skeleton Crew (stories)
+ 1985 - The Bachman Books (novel collection)
+ 1986 - It
+ 1987 - The Eyes of the Dragon
+ 1987 - Misery
+ 1987 - The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three
+ 1988 - The Tommyknockers
+ 1988 - Nightmares in the Sky (Photo book with text by King)
+ 1988 - Dark Visions
+ 1989 - The Dark Half
* 1989 - Dolan's Cadillac (limited edition)
* 1989 - My Pretty Pony (limited edition)
+ 1990 - The Stand: The Complete & Uncut Edition
+ 1990 - Four Past Midnight (stories)
+ 1991 - Needful Things
+ 1991 - The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands
+ 1992 - Gerald's Game
+ 1993 - Dolores Claiborne
+ 1993 - Nightmares & Dreamscapes (stories)
+ 1994 - Insomnia
+ 1995 - Rose Madder
+ 1995 - Umney's Last Case
+ 1996 - The Green Mile (originally published as a monthly serial consisting of six parts: The Two Dead Girls, The Mouse on the Mile, Coffey's Hands, The Bad Death of Eduard Delacroix, Night Journey, and Coffey on the Mile)
+ 1996 - Desperation
? 1997 - Six Stories (stories)
+ 1997 - The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass
+ 1998 - Bag of Bones
* 1999 - Storm of the Century
+ 1999 - The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon
* 1999 - The New Lieutenant's Rap (limited edition)
+ 1999 - Hearts in Atlantis
* 1999 - Blood and Smoke (audio book)
+ 2000 - Riding the Bullet (electronically published novella)
* 2000 - The Plant(electronically published)
* 2000 - Secret Windows
+ 2000 - On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft (nonfiction autobiography)
+ 2000 - Dreamcatcher
+ 2001 - Black House (written with Peter Straub)
+ 2002 - From a Buick 8
+ 2002 - Everything's Eventual: 14 Dark Tales
+ 2003 - The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger (revised edition)
+ 2003 - The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla
2004 - The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah
+ 2004 - The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower
+ 2004 - Faithful: Two Diehard Boston Red Sox Fans Chronicle the Historic 2004 Season
* 2005 - The Colorado Kid
* 2006 - The Secretary of Dreams
2006 - Cell
+ 2006 - Lisey's Story
+ 2008 - Duma Key
* 2008 - Just After Sunset
* 2009 - Stephen King Goes to the Movies
+ 2009 - The Little Sisters of Eluria (limited edition)
* 2009 - "Graduation Afternoon" (in PostScripts)
* 2009 - "Throttle" (in He is Legend)
* 2009 - UR (e-novella available only on's Kindle)

As Richard Bachman

+ 1977 - Rage
+ 1979 - The Long Walk
+ 1981 - Road Work
+ 1982 - The Running Man
+ 1984 - Thinner
+ 1996 - The Regulators
+ 2007 - Blaze

& I'm SO NOT listing the unfinished ones.

So. 20 unread Stephen King works, 61 read. (I think, I may have miscounted) And of the 20 unread, there are 13 I have either A) No intention of ever reading. Or B) Will probably never read because they are limited editions.

I own quite a few of these books & have seen every single Stephen King movie ever made up until today. Yup, I'm a fan.

I'm Very Busy

In the past 24 hours I have

-Read 2 Books (Dark Hunger & The Murder of King Tut)
-Almost cleaned Kitten's room (a huge task since she likes to throw everything she owns on the floor)
-Wrote 6 new post on Just Contest Stuff
-Spent an hour just playing with Kitten
-Read 4 Books to Kitten
-Did some knittin'
-Almost caught up with the laundry
-Entered a bunch of giveaways

And yes, I did sleep. 5 1/2 hours. And on top of that, in the past two weeks I have actually removed from my home 5 full bags (large bags) of useless, broken, or outgrown things. YAY!!!
However, the weight loss thing is not going well. I have actually managed to gain 4 pounds. I blame it on the Chinese Restaurant. All you can eat & the best food on the planet, seriously. All that MSG will take ages to get out of my system.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Over The Top Award

Henrietta at A Hen's Nest and Amanda from Amanda's Fun Stuff gave me this award for my other blog, Just Contest Stuff. (Yes, I know I should post 'em for where I get 'em, but THAT blog is Just For Lists. 'Kay?) So, big thanks to Henrietta & here are the rules:

Copy and change the answers to suit you and pass it on. It’s quite tricky to use only one-word answers! Once you have filled it out be sure to pass it on to 6 of your favorite bloggers. Alert them that they have been awarded! Have fun!

1. Where is your cell phone? Somewhere?
2. Your hair? difficult
3. Your mother? Nope
4. Your father? Marine
5. Your favorite food? Not
6. Your dream last night? Gone
7. Your favorite drink? Coffee
8. Your dream/goal? Nope
9. What room are you in? Livingroom
10. Your hobby? Yes
11. Your fear? Zombies
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Somewhere
13. Where were you last night? Here
14. Something that you aren’t? Normal
15. Muffins? Banana
16. Wish list item? House
17. Where did you grow up? EVERYWHERE
18. Last thing you did? ^
19. What are you wearing? sweats
20. Your TV? old
21. Your pets? five
22. Friends? weird
23. Your life? chaotic
24. Your mood? optimistic
25. Missing someone? yup
26. Vehicle? works
27. Something you’re not wearing? guess
28. Your favorite store? Not
29. Your favorite color? Not
30. When was the last time you laughed? Yesterday
31. Last time you cried? Nope
32. Your best friend? Nope
33. One place that I go to over and over? Not
34. One person who emails me regularly? Bea
35. Favorite place to eat? Not

OK. I totally cheated on some of these. "Not" because I don't have "FAVORITES"(I really don't) & "Nope" because these are issues that are either so incredibly personal that I can't manage to be flip about them or so complicated that there is no way I can post an answer in one word. Sorry. Is The Way I Is.
I am also supposed to pass this along to six other bloggers. I will have to get back to you on that one.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Catching Up

Running seriously behind the last couple days. Just a quick note to say, I'll post the 3 awards (Amanda's Fun Stuff, A Hen's Nest, & J. Kaye's Book Blog) at some point this week & attempt to get an update on the weekly goals either later tonight or tomorrow.