Friday, October 14, 2011

ODDS AND ENDS aka BITS AND PIECES.




Especially after my week!
I seem to have misplaced a blogger or two, or perhaps they’ve misplaced me. Not really surprising with busy life styles and writing deadlines, is it? In today’s busy world there are times we would lose our heads if they weren't conveniently attached (My mom told me that so I know it's gotta be true). 


I’m not sure how your week was but mine has been filled with deadlines, meetings, bureaucracy galore,in other words, chaos. And I seem unable to have a quiet day at home. You know, that free and quiet time so you can reflect, catch up on things, and god forbid, maybe even read?

Yeah, well, not happening here. Hope y’all have had better success with that than me.


Some winners:

Laila won a $10 Amazon gift card at Loucinda McGary’s launch party last Friday.

Jo Wake and Tracy Dent won a copy of The Lady of the Storm by Kathryne Kennedy. I do have your email addys but I will need your physical address to forward to the publisher so the books can be sent to you.


A good book I read recently:

You remember IsabelCooper visited the blog a couple weeks agoWITH TIME ON MY HANDS and her book, No Proper Lady. Well I ordered the ebook. It was a great book and I finished it swiftly. I couldn’t wait to see how everything played out. A historical and yet not as it has a touch of paranormal and scifi. Loved the time travel aspect of it—traveling back in time to save the world for the future. Joan is a skilled assassin and lives in a world so very different from England of 1888. Her adjustment to a relatively safe and normal world (except for corsets which she considers torture extreme) where there is plenty of food, wildlife, and shock, the world is full of green forests. It was fun to see her transformation from soldier (you would not believe where she hides all her weapons—she’d shock the leading ladies) to a lady who would fit into the Ton so she could get close to her target. I also loved the fact that the hero is a magician and his sister is a minor one. Both Simon and his sister have trouble wrapping their minds around what happens in 200 years.  Simon also has to come to grips with Joan’s language and sexuality—so different from the women of his time. On the last page, last scene, I was like, what do you mean this is the end? No, I want more, dammit! I really enjoyed reading this book. You should check it out.

 

A fun book trailer:


Another thing I thoroughly enjoyed is AlexCavanaugh’s newest book trailer, CassaFire. It’s high definition and well done, great voice over, scenes from the book, seamless animated content. 

I loved his first book and trailer, which is how I met up with him. For those of you who haven’t seen it if you click here  it will take you to it.

Check out his site too!  




A great movie:


My son, Jake, and I had a great movie night last weekend—popcorn, some chocolate raisinettes, and multiple kittens to snuggle with.  We saw Fast Five. I loved it. Lots of action, fast cars, and amazing scenarios with precision drivers—good guys win and bad guys lose and major slimebag first gets his butt kicked financially and then his just reward. 

Oh, yeah. Love kick ass and take name movies. An added bonus was Vin Diesel and The Rock. Sigh…They sure were purty to look at. I want to see it again.






Blogs I learn from or entertain me:


Beth HillThe Editors Blog. Beth has some fabulous craft articles with good examples. She is also an excellent editor for story presentation, grammar, etc. She knows the market well. Check out her archives.


Olivia Cunning Musings From an Erotic Romance Author  Olivia is just plain fun and talks about writing, her work, polls, and other fun stuff.
  

So, there you have it friends.



Your turn to share.

  • Any good books you've read? 
  • Fun book trailer links? 
  • Any good movies?
  • Any good news?



C’mon, tell me all about it!



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15 comments:

Tonya Kappes said...

I think everyone is busy trying to get edits done and books out before the end of the year or before the holiday rush begins. Cheers to the season!

Kat Sheridan said...

Hope the weekend slows down fo you, Sia! The books look interesting and I'll have to check them out! My latest favorite book trailer is by Tessa Dare, who always uses the toys in her son's bedroom to make trailers. This time she did one for the new Maya Banks Highlander trilogy, as thanks for a charitable donation. The video is on youtube, and is billed as "Kens in Kilts". It's hilarious! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vn67JJmhZ9w

~Sia McKye~ said...

I hear you Tonya. I've even booked a few authors on Mondays to accommodate this. Add prepping for the holidays it gets insane.

~Sia McKye~ said...

Kat, I love it! Funny and very creative.

For some reason my blog doesn't want to allow me to set a link in my comment section. But we're all savvy enough to copy and paste.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sia, thanks so much for mentioning my trailer! I am still stoked with the quality. And Fast Five is just pure awesome.

Chelle Sandell said...

I made my way back!! I'm trying to get back to blog hopping. I was dealing with moving again and health issues. But I've missed my blog buddies. Hope your weekend is quiet and peaceful!

isabelcooper said...

Thanks for the excellent NPL review! Yay!

And I hear what you mean about chaos. The last two or three weeks...well, it's almost the weekend, anyhow.

jowake said...

I think that's it, suddenly with the onset of fall, people have realised there are lots of things they still have to do or complete.

I'm thrilled I have won a book and will send you my address by email. Thanks.

~Sia McKye~ said...

Chelle, I so hear you on health issues. Been there and doing that. I've missed you, too!

Hope the new place is just what you want.

Laila Knight said...

Hi Sia! Thanks again for the award. That was way cool. I've been real busy lately...remodelling the house. I Know, it should be writing. I loved the book you listed...great mix up of paranormal and sci-fi as well as historica, nice mix. I haven't watched anything spectacular lately. Have a great weekend. :) Oh, and cool blogs.

Olivia Cunning said...

Thanks for mentioning my blog, Sia. I suppose I should post something there. I've been neglecting it more than usual.

I've been thinking of going to see "Drive". Has anyone seen it?

Beth said...

Sia, thanks so much for the plug! I love writing the blog.

Beth
TheEditorsBlog.net

Eve.E said...

Hi there,
Thankyou so much for stopping by my blog. I have popped over from alex's blogfest. Lovely to meet you and you have a new follower. xoxo
Eve. :)

~Sia McKye~ said...

Beth, you do an excellent job with it, too.

Olivia, you should. I need more entertainment woman!

Shirley Wells said...

I send sympathy. My week has been filled with chaos too. I've been desperately trying to get edits to my editor (they went an hour ago) and fit in kitchen designers and builders. All good fun. :)

Thanks for the links. Will check them out.