Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Ram tough…

Well, it's Wednesday again already. Where is the time going. Okay, I know...time is linear, or at least that's the going theory, but…I swear that I'm caught in some kind of space/time continuum then...where it gets sucked up faster than it should.

Anyway, it's time for Wednesday randomness and this week's episode is all about the zodiac. Or should I say, my SIGN. And no, not the one that says... hey, I'm in need of a boyfriend, apply within. For some reason the ladies don't want to delve into that matter. Shocking, I know. 

No, this is about those magical signs we all have based on our birthday. In case the picture isn't enough of a giveaway, and you don't love my catchy title... I'm an Aries. That's right people... THE RAM. An extension of the God of War, himself. Okay, so he spells his name 'slightly' different, you get what I'm going at here. Aries is a kick-ass sign, but…does it describe ME? 

SPOILER ALERT. I just said Kick-ass...I think we all know how this puppy will end. But let's pretend to be surprised.

Well, let's have a look at what the traits are...

So... almost all Aries descriptions suggest an outgoing, adventurous nature. So check. I'd say that's a fair description, without being vain or anything. I have tried to be shy before, but…it doesn't work out so well for anyone. Now, I do love my alone time, like running, but, that's about enough. Next...

We are trusting....I actually laughed at this. My gal pals are always looking at me as if I'm crazy when I say that I leave my doors unlocked, or my keys in the car. Hell, I'm not the only one. And while I'm pretty sure it's more of a Canadian thing, when I think about it, my friends that do this as well are all Aries, lol. So maybe it's a combination of both.

But I'll admit. I am trusting. I tend to believe that most people are good... honest. I don't generally suspect the worst, and I'm okay with that. Yes, I realize this goes against everything I've learned from Criminal Minds, but...

Then it says we tend to bounce back. I'm currently in the 'bouncing' phase and whether it's an Aries thing of not, I'm not one to let shitty things hold me down that long. I tend to dust off, stand up and get right back on that horse. Though many would argue that this is just because I'm stubborn...

Of course this doesn't apply to me romantically. That's the next point. I've read a few posts that suggest Aries have difficulties with relationships. Of course, who doesn't, but... I do find that I tend to expect a man to be a 'real man'. I know it's not poetically correct but... I want them to be tough. Hell, I don't stop because of an injury. I push through. I don't cry at the drop of a hat... he can't either! I do expect him to equal me in that aspect...then I also expect him to know when it's time to ease back. Be sensitive for a rare moment. This isn't asking too much, right?

And this, my friends, is probably why I'm not in a relationship. Why I'm hesitant to get into one. I know I'm demanding and well, that complicates things. That and I need another several hours in each day to find the time...or guys who want to date me, lol...

Here's more...

so... yeah, I am kinda most of these things.  I workout daily... and yeah, you don't want to be around me if I have to miss too many days in a row. I'm a freaking bear.  And me... argumentative... I beg to differ on that point. Strongly if necessary. 

As for sex drive... yeah, let's not even go there right now. I might hurt someone.

In the end, though I don't know if I put much stock in horoscope signs and the like, I am an Aries, even though I'm on the cusp. I'm quick to temper, rarely ask for help and I'd like to think I love as passionately as I cry. I'm ram tough, and proud to be one.

And just to show you that I'm not alone in how accurate the Aries personality is... here are just a couple famous Aries...

Robert Downey Jr... need I say more.
Reese Witherspoon... adore her.
Nathan Fillion... eat your heart out Bronwyn. Mal's mine. And holy shit, he's Canadian. Did you know that! Oh, going to be rubbing that in for a long time to come.
David Tennant too... 

Anyway, go check out the other ladies...see if they match their sign. And I'm starting to think this might explain why some of them have such bad taste in music... and guys they find hot...

Wednesday, August 13, 2014


Okay, so I couldn't think of a catchy title for a self interview. It's late and well, my brain is fried. Now before I start, please scroll down to the previous blog, also posted today for a cover reveal for a new YA book coming out this October. My very talented friend Christine Allen-Riley is releasing her first YA —EVENTIDE — and trust're not going to want to miss this book. And the cover's pretty, too!

Okay, so as stated this week's blog is a self interview...cause I know you're dying to know more about me. Hell, yeah :) So without further ado...

  • What’s your favorite word? 
Is this even a question, 'eh? I think you all know the answer... 'eh. And if I can't pick that one, then it's the ever useful word, fuck. Don't believe me... take a look at this video. And when you're done laughing your ass off, all I'll say is... you're welcome. And read on.

  • What’s your least favorite word? 
There is only one word that makes me want to tear my hair out... cunt. I know, odd for someone who writes erotic romance but I really don't like it. I rarely use it in my books unless some creepy person is using it as a derogatory word. Not that I'm upset if others use it in their books. I just don't particularly like it. There. Deal, people.
  • What turns you on?
Um, breathing. Next question... hey, I'm single. Don't judge.
  • What turns you off? 
I'm assuming this question is intended for prospective bed partners... so smoking. Seriously, it's a real hard limit for me. Again, not judging. I have friends I adore and love who smoke, and that's fine. I'm just not going to jump into bed with you to get all hot and sweaty if you smoke.
  • What sound do you love?
A couple of sounds that I really like, are the sounds of a switchblade and a motorbike...

Like you didn't know I'd go directly for a Nickelback song... hello... but for reals, anything from nature. Okay, I don't appreciate pigeons cooing at 5 am. And crows are irritating as hell. So perhaps I should rephrase that. How about... the sound of the ocean. Water lapping on the beach. The wind rustling the leaves. Wind chimes. Crickets. Loons—which isn't the same out west as it was out east. The cry of a hawk. Children laughing and singing. A piano and a guitar.
  • What sound do you hate?
Traffic, dogs barking endlessly. Sirens. Basically most of the sounds associated with the city. There's a reason I live out in the boonies. I like quiet.
  • What’s your favorite curse word?
Umm, hello...please refer to the question above about favourite word period. Still stands.
  • What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
I would love to be a guide. Seriously. Taking people hiking through the mountains, that sort of thing. There's a reason I wrote Hard Target. And I'd love to be Taylor (though I already know how to fly a helicopter, so... though like her, I'd probably fly it into a tree it's been so long, lol.) I'd also love to be a profiler. BAU unit here I come! Oh yeah, me and Dr. Spencer Reid :)
  • What profession would you not like to do?
 Lawyer. No explanation needed here.
  • If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?
Oh, Lucy, you have some 'splaining to do...
  • Dog or cat person?
I have both, but dog. Cats don't willingly go for runs in the woods with you;)
  • Coffee or tea?
Tea. Hate coffee.
  • Star Wars or Star Trek?
Star Trek. I love both, but come on... James T Kirk. Jean Luc Picard.
  • Buffy, Angle or Firefly
You are seriously going to make me choose. Firefly.
  • Pirate or ninja?
Ninja. Hello!
  • Morning or night person?
Um, I'm writing this after midnight. Think that's self explanatory.
  • Procrastinator or get things done early?
Again, writing this after midnight on the day it publishes. Think that answers that question. Have I mentioned how many books I have due in a very short time? yeah...I'm waiting, I guess.
  • Introvert or extrovert
God, I'd love to be an introvert, but I don't think anyone here would label me as shy. Ever.
  • What do you like best about writing?
Living the story in my head. Feeling as if you really know the characters.
  • What do you like least?
Those times when you have to bleed every word, and it keeps you away from other things. Though that would be solved if I were better at the previous question regarding procrastination.

Whew...and there you have it. Now you know a bit more about me...and in the end, not sure if that's a good thing. Please drop by my partners in crime to see how they answered, because enquiring minds want to know :)

Bronwyn Green
Jessica Jarman
Kellie St. James
Leigh Jones


OMG. I can't believe the world gets to see the cover for an up-and-coming YA novel that is going to rock your socks off. And it's by the extremely talented Christine Allen-Riley. I won't go into great detail about the book as it's outlined below, but here is the fabulous cover (um, yeah, that's a bit vain since I made it, is pretty, lol.) Anyway, please check it out and set your calendars for October. You aren't going to want to miss this! 

Eventide (Iron Falls, #1)
Release Date: 10/2014

Summary from Goodreads:

The driver in a tragic car accident that killed her best friend, Devon Greer is consumed by guilt. When powerful hallucinations convince her that she’s seeing Rachael everywhere, Devon thinks she’s going crazy. But her friend isn’t truly gone.

To save Rachael from the faeries who stole her, Devon must pit herself against the Court of the Sidhe. Once she witnesses the true form of the fey, Devon’s life is in danger—and so are the lives of everyone she loves.

Now, Devon must not only protect herself, but also Jonah Seafort, Rachael’s cousin and the only person Devon can trust to help her. While the Sidhe walk among them, no one is safe…

About the Author
Lover of books, nature, cats and shiny things. Active disliker of cooking, cleaning and stress. Mom, freelance editor & YA author - also a bit of a nerd.

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