Monday, September 29, 2014

Express Yourself - Fall

Express Yourself is the weekly meme where Dani @Entertaining Interests and I ask a question or discuss a topic for other bloggers to share and learn more about each other. Some topics and/or questions could be repeats, but we do that because things change with time. This way, it keeps things updated. 
Please join us HERE!

Sept 29 - Oct. 3: Name one thing you love about Autumn, even if you don't care for it.

Leaves! I love the changing colors and the scent of them that comes with Autumn.

What do you like about Fall?

Friday, September 26, 2014

3rd Annual Spooktoberfest Hosted by Cover Girls

Are you feeling spookerific?

It’s baaaaack! 

Welcome to the 3rd annual  SPOOKTOBERFEST hosted by Cover Girls!

This year we are doing a bit of a rewind and using the original Spooktoberfest requirements.


1. Follow Cover Girls blog if you don’t already. It will be reciprocated!
          And on Twitter: @covergirlsdj
    You can also follow our individual accounts: @jackiefel & @danibertrand
    If you do have a Twitter account, please feel free to tweet using #spooktoberfest14

2. Your Flash Fiction piece cannot be any longer than 300 words
    Sorry… that’s part of the challenge.

3. You must use the MANDATORY words listed below…
    (You may use any variation of these words as you like.)


4. Post your Flash Fiction piece any day from Friday Oct 24th thru Tuesday, Oct. 28th.

5. It’s a blog hop, so… hop around to other participating blogs and leave them some awesome comments.

6. Have fun.

Your flash fiction piece can be scarycomicalromantic, or whatever you choose, just be creative! You can use pictures to set the scene and/or a song to set the mood.

The winners will be posted on HALLOWEEN, Oct. 31st!

Dani and I will each choose a winner. That’s right – two winners!

PRIZES: Each winner will receive a $25 e-giftcard of their choice.

Oh, and yes, this blogfest is international

So what are you ghouls waiting for? 
Sign up using the Linkie below, and please, help spread the word!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Follow Fest

This is the Follow Fest, 
hosted by Melissa Maygrove
The purpose of this blogfest is to meet other writers and build our platforms.

Fiction or nonfiction? 
~ fiction

What genres do you write? 
~ Paranormal, Sci-Fi, Romance, & Contemporary

Are you published? 
~ That's the goal. :)

Do you do anything in addition to writing?
~ Beta-reader, critique partner, blogger and co-blogger

Tell us a little about yourself.
~ The moment my hubby and I met, we knew we'd be together.
~ We're blessed with four amazing sons. 
~ I have a Bachelor of Religious Education degree, psych major.
~ Floral design is what I do.
~ Maroon 5 is my all-time #1 band.
~  I'm a big fan of UFC and MMA. 
~ I've been with the same bowling team for years.
~ I get my left and right mixed up. When someone says, "It's on the left," I question which left because I tend to look at something like I'm actually in it, so it seems backwards to others. 

What are you reading right now?
Madly & Wolfhardt by M. Leighton
~ City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

Which authors influenced you the most? 
~ Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, J.K. Rowling, Nicholas Sparks, John Green

Where can people connect with you?
Blogs -

Twitter -

Pinterests - 

Is there anything else you’d like us to know?
I co-host the weekly meme Express Yourself with Dani @ Entertaining Interests. Click HERE for deets and to join us!
We're also co-hosting, along w/ the lovely Mina @ Some Dark Romantic, the
Zombie Apocalypse Blogfest. Click HERE for info and to join in on the fun!

Thanks for stopping by. 

To go back to the Follow Fest Linky, click here.

For instructions on joining the hop, 
click here.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Underrated Treasures Blogfest

It's time for the Underrated Treasures Blogfest hosted by Alex J. Cavanaugh.
Everyone has a favorite movie, band, show, or book that no one else has ever heard about. For whatever reason, they remain undiscovered and underrated. Now is your chance to tell the world about this obscure treasure! 

On Monday, September 22, post about your favorite unknown –
Post about one or all four – dealer’s choice! 

I'm unsure if my choices are underrated, but I feel they deserve so much more recognition because they are that awesome!

 MOVIE: The Spitfire Grill 

Blurb: Oscar-winner Ellen Burstyn headlines this critically praised drama about a young woman, just out of prison, who finds spiritual redemption working at a cafe in Maine. Things become increasingly complicated when a leading businessman suspects her of criminal wrongdoing.


Mark Curry formed the band Crystal Sphere in the 80's, then went solo in the 90's. I don't know if he still writes or sings, because I haven't found any recent music from him, which is a total bummer, but all the same, I love his songs, delivered by a gravelly voice that's filled with soul.

TV SHOW: Harper's Island

Blurb: A horror-inspired drama, this CBS series is about a group of friends and family who meet to celebrate a wedding on an island just outside Seattle, an island that is famous for a streak of unsolved murders seven years ago. Suspense ensues when they end up dead one by one; has the killer returned or is someone else to blame?

This amazing book came out this summer. I LOVED it, and I cannot wait to read more from this author!
The day Anne Tinning turns seventeen, birds fall from the sky. But that's hardly the most upsetting news. She's being dismissed from the home she's served at since she was a child, and shipped off to become the newly hired parlor maid for a place she's never heard of. And when she sees the run-down, isolated house, she instantly knows why:
There's something wrong with Rosewood Manor.
Staffed with only three other servants, all gripped by icy silence and inexplicable bruises, and inhabited by a young master who is as cold as the place itself, the house is shrouded in neglect and thick with fear. Her questions are met with hushed whispers, and she soon finds herself alone in the empty halls, left to tidy and clean rooms no one visits.
As the feeling of being watched grows, she begins to realize there is something else in the house with them--some creature that stalks the frozen halls and claws at her door. A creature that seems intent on harming her.
When a fire leaves Anne trapped in the manor with its Master, she finally demands to know why. But as she forces the truth about what haunts the grounds from Lord Grey, she learns secrets she isn't prepared for. The creature is very real, and she's the only one who can help him stop it.
Now, Anne must either risk her life for the young man she's grown to admire, or abandon her post while she still can.



Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish
Topics for top ten lists can be found HERE.

September 16:  
Top Authors I've Only Read One Book From But NEED to Read More

Valentina Cano - The Rose Master
Jenny Kaczorowski - The Art of Falling
Mindy McGinnis - Not a Drop to Drink
Jonathan Mayberry - Rot & Ruin
Lauren Oliver - Before I Fall
Jessica Sorenson - The Coincidence of Callie & Kayden
Kelly Gendron - Lucky Numbers
Katie McGarry - Pushing the Limits
Mina Lobo - That Fatal Kiss
Marissa Meyer - Cinder

Monday, September 15, 2014

Express Yourself times two

Express Yourself is the weekly meme where Dani @Entertaining Interests and I ask a question or discuss a topic for other bloggers to share and learn more about each other. Some topics and/or ques maybe repeats, but we do that because things change with time. This way, it keeps things updated. 
Please join us HERE!

Topic for Sept. 8-12: Do you have any special writing/reading places? 

I can write or read pretty much anywhere. Noise doesn't bother me, nor does the quiet, but an ideal spot to me would be at the lake.

Topic for Sept. 15-19: What do you like to collect? 

Books! Books! Books! 
Also, postcards. I've posted some of my favorites here. 

Do you have a reading place you love? What kind of things do you like to collect?
Please join us and Express Yourself!

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