Sunday, July 31, 2011

New Look!

The site got a makeover. What do you think?

Thanks so much to Hailey for design.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Book 3 in Progress, and a little fangirling

The next Jacob/Beth story is being written. Current word count is 3105. Progress will go faster once I get to the pre-written material I have to edit (part of a previous incarnation of their book with a slightly different plot).

There will be a pause to read the next Dresden Files book as soon as I get my hands on it (offical release Tuesday). I've already read Jim's 5 sample chapters and OMG - so jealous of the fans at Comic Con this weekend that got to buy the book early. I know at least 2 people in the UK that got their book from Amazon already, grrrrr. If you have Ghost Story, don't spoil me! I'll have to thwap you.

On a sad note, Borders is being liquidated. Are you losing your local bookstore? Mine closed a few months ago when they were getting rid of the underperforming stores. It was nice to have one within walking distance for me, but oh well....stuck with the B&N across from the mall now.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2

Tech Guy had a recent work schedule change so he has Fridays off, so we went to the midnight show last night.

Saw it in 3D, but it's really not necessary for this movie. You won't miss out with regular ol' 2D.

Trailers included were Breaking Dawn part 1, Torchwood: Miracle Day, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (squee!), The Dark Knight Rises (double squee!), and Cowboys and Aliens (planning to see it).

DH part 2 is about 2 hours even. Everybody brought their A game. There were several lines for showings at our theater, probably at least 10, and our show was full except for the front row (way too close to a screen that large). The 3D glasses are actually Harry Potter edition little black frames. Cute.

Won't spoil the movie here. We had a really good time. I confess to not reading the book series, so I don't know how close it was to that. The audience cheered and clapped a lot, so the die-hards seemed to be pretty happy. If you get misty at all at movies, bring at least one tissue for this one.

Happy Friday, all.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday

From the WIP:

He slid his hand under the edge of the shorts to caress my left leg. “Is there any pain?”
Don’t flinch, don’t flinch… “Nothing an aspirin can’t fix.”

His fingers traced the scar, feeling out the texture difference in my skin. “You don’t have to hide it from me, you know."

Comments welcome.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Saturday Snippet

I had a good week, so I'm feeling generous.

My pillow wiggled beneath me. “Bethie-love, I have to leave.”

I nuzzled into the crook of Jacob’s neck and mumbled, “Just five more minutes.”

“Gave you those ten minutes ago. Let me up.”

“Don’t wanna.” After nearly two months without my boyfriend, one day wasn’t enough, even if he did make it for Christmas.

He rolled us over on my brother’s deep sofa. “Gonna miss my flight if I don’t get up now.” He stood and tossed the blanket back over me. It was barely sunrise and cold in the living room.

Too early even for me, but since I wouldn’t have him home for a week, I watched him gather his clothes and toiletries and head for the hall bathroom. This tour had definitely put a crimp in the progress of our developing relationship. I questioned the intelligence of dating a rock star all the time. If not for all the history of thirteen years and loving him nearly as long, I’d say no way and not for me, but Jacob was Jacob—the only boy/man I’d ever wanted.

Which made the whole enterprise scary as hell.

 Yes, there will be another Jacob/Beth book. :-)