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Friday, August 10th, 2012
Whatcha Readin’?

Happy Friday! Wizard is off today, so I may only write a half day, we’ll see. I finally had a breakthrough on something I’ve been stuck on for a loonnngggg time now, so I need to work. But Wizard often lures me away from work and into the pool. Given the 100+ temps around these parts, that’s not hard to do. Tomorrow I”m going to my local chapter of RWA meeting and really looking forward to it.

On Tuesday, two of my good friends had releases. Laura Wright’s newest release her in Mark of the Vampire Series ETERNAL BEAST. And Kate  Carlisle’s news addition to her Bibliophile mystery series PERIL IN PAPERBACK. I was even able to get out of the house and to Barnes and Noble on Tuesday to buy both books.

But I couldn’t decide which one to read first! The decision was agonizing.

So I copped out and started reading Lorelei James’ ALL JACKED UP.  Usually I love her books, but this one isn’t my favorite.

So that’s what I’m reading. How about you?

Have a great weekend!

Monday, June 11th, 2012
Weekend and Reading

What a weekend. First I went to my RWA Meeting, and had a great time. While I was there, I picked the brain of a friend who used to be a legal secretary, getting all the info I needed for my book I’m working on. I don’t need it to be a procedural, I just need to to be plausible :-) That seemed to totally free up my writing.

Then I came home to find Wizard had cleaned all the windows and screens, inside and out, on our house.  We have a LOT of windows on a two story house.  A lot–just believe me on this. It’s a massive job, one I would prefer we do together.

Wizard does”t agree. He usually waits until I’m off somewhere and does it alone so I don’t hurt my hands. He’s devious like that.

But he still wasn’t happy. Because then he realized how (embarrassingly) dirty the blinds are.  So yesterday, he spent about three hours cleaning the worst of the blinds; slat by slat.  He absolutely refused to let me help.

I’m thrilled he did this, and the house feels so much cleaner. I just wish he’d let me help more! But I get to appreciate his hard work every single day :-)

Also, Carla (my assistant) finished the banner for the Jennifer Apodaca FB page I put her through a fair amount of torture changes on this, wanting to get it just right. You can see the finished banner here if you like. I’m really happy with it! I’ll have to start adding content soon.

And finally, I’m reading FURY by Laurann Dohner and love it. It’s a Samhain (E-Publisher) book. There are print copies but they are very expensive.  This is the first book in a series of New Species and totally cool. I’m really enjoying it when I can steal a few moments to read.

How was your weekend? What are you reading?

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
Technology Problems and Reading

So my DSL has decided to work, but my car has decided not to “recognize” my key. It’s a push start system and the car tells me it can’t detect the key.  I’m getting a complex here. Wizard just replaced the batteries in our keys. His works, mind doesn’t. Sigh. Wizard is going by the dealership to get another battery and try that.

Not sure what Techno Fairy I pissed off, but I’m really sorry! Seriously! I’ll even make you cookies. But please quit punishing me through my technology!

In other news, today we’re taking BLB (Broken Leg Boy) back to the surgeon to see what he wants to do next with his leg.  We are hoping the surgeon can clearly see in the MRI what needs to be done.

Unfortunately the metal plate and pins cause some distortion in the MRI.

It’s been four months and we are so close…he’s walking, but with a limp and he still has some pain. We’ll see what today brings.

And lastly, I just finished reading TEMPTING THE BEST MAN by J. Lynn, and am starting BLACKMAILED BY THE ITALIAN BILLIONAIRE by Nina Croft. Both are Entangled Publishing books. I’m talking to my new editor tomorrow to discuss the book I’m writing for them, so I’m trying to get a stronger feel for the line. I’ve also read THE MARRIAGE BED by Jennifer Probst (a really cute book!)

What are you reading?

Thursday, April 19th, 2012
Reading?

I’m wiped and the week isn’t over.  My days are just brimming with twists. In good news, my agent is very enthusiastic about the dragons now. And yeah, even that caught me by surprise, LOL.It really shouldn’t have given all the blood, sweat and tears poured into many months of revisions.

So onto reading. I’m going to write this blog post then go buy Sylvia Day’s BARED TO YOU on Kindle and read that, I think.  What are you all reading?

And FYI, there another except and giveaway over at Books -n-Kisses blog!

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012
My Reading Soapbox

The book I read over the weekend is FIFTY SHADES OF GRAY.  You know, the book everyone is talking about. I initially had zero interest in reading it.  But then I downloaded sample chapters and I was hooked. I’m completely surprised by this. But I found this book totally compelling and intense. I could see a young woman falling in love with this damaged man, and struggling with her decision.

Although I’m not sure I would have liked the book had I not known that it did not have a traditional happy ending.

A good friend of mine tried twice and could NOT get into the book.  Different tastes, right?

And as much as I enjoyed this book, I doubt I’ll read the next two in the trilogy. I think this book was enough for me.

But here’s what I want to talk about:  Male “professionals,” like the doctors with TV shows, who look at a runaway bestseller of FIFTY SHADES and analyze why we women read it. One doctor type I heard theorized that women have a secret desire to be dominated and controlled by men.

Please see me rolling my eyes here.  I just hate that condescending attitude.

Here’s the truth for me: I was fascinated by a world I don’t understand or live in. For instance, some of this book covered negotiating the dom/sub contract. Something I know nothing about.  I was interested. It’s just that simple.

And by the way, I told Wizard about that theory of women secretly wanting to be dominated, controlled…he laughed. Hard. Then he spent the rest of the day trying to order me around.  He then proclaimed me a total failure as a submissive.

Yeah, that wasn’t news to him, LOL!

Here’s the thing–this book isn’t for everyone. Few books are. But I really, really don’t need so called professionals trying to make judgements about me from my reading choices.

Okay I’m off my soapbox!

Thursday, March 29th, 2012
Reading and A Review

In case you haven’t seen it and wish too, there’s a review of FORBIDDEN MAGIC here.  I sent the book out to two reviewers and they have both been awesome! I’ll let you know when the other review is up.

Okay, reading. This is crazy, but I’ve been trying to read PRIMAL BONDS by Jennifer Ashley for a week now. It’s pretty good, that’s not the problem. It’s just time. I thought this week would be better since I sent my projects off–but I am having such a great response to the announcement of publishing FORBIDDEN MAGIC, that juggling all that is taking up my free time. I am soooo not complaining though!

So what are you all reading? And just so you all know, I’ll be scarce for part of tomorrow too. I have a doctor appointment, and some things to do that will keep me away from the computer.

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012
What’s Everyone Reading?

I’m reading THE SENTINEL MAGE by Emily Gee. I’d never heard of this book (that I can remember) but it came across my desk. I didn’t have high hopes. I’m almost half way in and am pleasantly surprised. It’s different. I guess it’d come under the category of Fantasy, and I’m not sure if there’s a true romance in here or not yet. But I’m enjoying it so far.

So what are you all reading?

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