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The winners of Forsaken by Shadow are: Reena Jacobs, Cricket, Scott Steele, Keri Wiley, Sarah Scott, and Grace Clark.  I just sent the books out!  Enjoy!

What to chat about today?  I’ve got a lot of bookiness buzzing around in my brain.  First up: Glimmer has received two reviews in the last two days that were vastly different, but both well written. One here from Liz of Planet Print and the other here from Mundie Moms.  I think the main point of contention with Glimmer is, “do you like sex in your YA or not?”  I maintain that I do and that is why I read all the Twilight books, only to be a little annoyed when the Bella/Edward sex scene was so tame.  But I’m an adult, right?  I can read whatever I want to.  Well, that’s always been true for me.  My parents forbade me from watching Little Angels, but didn’t give a crap that I read Danielle Steele when I was 10.  So, that’s who I turned out to be.  All books are good.  It’s reading. (My husband’s mom took him to see Apocalypse Now when he was like, 6, so my children are most likely never going to know from the censorship. 🙂 )

I finally finished The Passage by Justin Cronin last night. (You can read my totally inept review right there at the top.  Ha!)  I would definitely recommend this book to my serious reader friends.  People who like a challenge. If you mostly read romance, this book is not for you. I’m a fast reader and it took me nearly 3 months to get through.  The story is really interesting and at times hard to wrap your brain around, but worth it in the end.  You will cry and be pissed off and be surprised.

To cleanse the palate, I started Last Sacrifice, Vampire Academy #6 right after.  I’m barely into it-in the recapping stage at the moment.  I kind of hate the recapping stage of most books (even my own) but Richelle Mead usually doesn’t hang out there too long.  Again, who the hell is going to pick up the sixth book in a series and start from there?

Still working on Rebellion.  I thought I’d be done by now, but I’ve got a sick kid and copious Christmas festivities this weekend, so things are slow going.  I got lots of writing in two days this week.  It will still be out in January as promised!

OMG, I cannot wait to start on the A Round of Words in 80 Days challenge!  Glow is pestering me to be written and I have so many idears!  It’s going to be a blast.  All you writerly types should sign up and take the ride with me.

That’s it.  Happy Friday.  Enjoy your weekend!

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Attack of the killer trees

It has been a day.  I’m currently taking a little medicinal wine 🙂 and enjoying the sound of my dryer and nothing else.  My kids and I all have allergies and the pollen is killing us.  We’re all cranky and snotty and in need of a desert climate.   Despite having the seasonal ick, I managed to get a lot done today.  I put Day of Sacrifice up on Smashwords, Amazon, and Pubit (Barnes and Noble) and it is for sale at Smashwords.  It is currently publishing on Amazon and Pubit and I hope to have it for sale on those sites by Monday.  I don’t know if it will take that long, but it seems to take a bit longer when you publish something over the weekend.

Glimpse is selling even better at $2.99 than it did at the lower price.  I honestly don’t know what is up with that.  I did add some more categories to it the last time I published it, so maybe I’m reaching more readers?  Still haven’t sold a copy at Amazon UK.  Grr.  Now that DoS is done, I’m ready to dive into Glimmer and get it ready to publish.  I think I’ll take the weekend off and start in on that on Monday.  I bought Hollowland, Amanda Hocking’s zombie novel, a couple of days ago and I think it will be perfect weekend reading.  I’m also reading The Passage and starting to get into that.  Doesn’t that sound like a great way to spend a Fall weekend?  Indoors, away from the pollen, reading?  Now if only the children would cooperate…