Important Update! | Midnight Opheliac

Guess who’s back with Ethereal Redemption?! Midnight Opheliac! WOOT!

Welcome back! I’m more than happy to be working with you. Ethereal Redemption is one of my favorite stories, even though I haven’t read it nearly often enough :(.

I’m helping her clean up the original chapters and come up with some twists and turns and surprises for the last few chapters.

 

Hi everyone, I know I haven’t posted in a few months but things have been progressing well here behind the scenes. First of all, I’d like y’all to give a super warm welcome to my …

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Power to the People | Makesmyheadspin

Since I know some of you are going on the March On Washington this weekend, I thought I would share this important protest information from makesmyheadspin.

It’s good advice. Please, be safe and return to us in a timely, and safe, manner.

I don’t want to get too political here because that’s not what this blog is for, but since this blog has the most followers I wanted to share something. If you’re planning on prot…

Source: Power to the People | Makesmyheadspin

What Did You Do?

I was visiting another blog this morning, answering a question about long car trips when I had some inspiration!

What did you do to occupy yourself, or your own children, while on long car trips?

We did the classic I Spy, name all the states/provinces alphabetically or geographically, how many out of state/province license plates can you spot, how many rigs (transport trucks) can you spot (developed specifically for my 5 year old, at the time, brother), card games, Yahtzee, Boggle, reading, dinky cars, sleeping, arguing sigh. Those were the days, now we hardly see each other.

Ooohhhh, we also did spelling and grade specific math without pen and paper, a calculator or anything else other than our brains and fingers and toes :D.

Never take a moment for granted

Holy!

It’s true though. We all think, “just one peek,” and we look to see what the email was or who texted us.

We all think, ‘sending one little letter won’t hurt anybody,’ and we send that ‘k’ or ‘?’.

We all think, “damn! I hope that’s *** calling,” then we pick the phone up in our hands and carry on an animated conversation with whoever.

We all reach to change the song on the radio or mp3 Player/iPod.

We all reach over to adjust the GPS volume or input the address

Where I live, any of the above, and more, is illegal and could net you a minimum $490 dollar fine for first offense distracted driving plus 3 demerit points (if you settle out of court. $1000 if you go to court) and go as high as 10 years in federal penitentiary for causing bodily harm or 14 years for actually killing someone with your vehicle.

It’s not worth it people, it’s really not. My life, your life, everybody’s life is worth shutting your phone off, putting it in Airplane mode, turning off the ringer, not fiddling with the radio knob and a million other things we do while we’re driving that we shouldn’t.

It certainly wasn’t worth that 11 year old girl’s life!

Please, think twice about talking/texting/whatever and driving!


This isn’t a new chapter, I apologize. It’s more of a heads up and reminder.  I may be missing for awhile. Though I hope I still have the desire to keep writing and am able to come…

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Book Reviews

I’m feeling a bit better, although late November through late March is hard. Hopefully I’ll be able to keep up with these now sigh.

With the Christmas season upon us I figure some of you might like some gift ideas or find something for yourself and pass the information on to those will be gifting to you.

 

Maggie Dove’s Detective Agency
When All The Girls Have Gone

The Kill Sign: A Jamie Sinclair Novel
A Killer Location
The Miss Silver Mysteries: Grey Mask, The Case Is Closed, and Lonesome Road
Days Like These
Something Foul at Sweetwater
Agatha Parrot and the Heart of Mud
Anton and Cecil Book 3: Cats Aloft
The Twilight Wife
The Double Life Of Miranda Turner, Vol. 1: If You Have Ghosts, Story
Wild Men
Alex + Ada: The Complete Collection Deluxe Edition HC 

from Journey Of A Bookseller

Phoenix
Invaded
Randy Cecil
Radio Silence
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown
Ask the Passengers
I See You
Wildlife
Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future
The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride, #1)
The Ghost and the Goth
Where’d You Go, Bernadette

from Hit Or Miss Books

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
The Twilight Wife
Love Connection

from Comfy Reading

The Middle of Nowhere
5 New Poetry Collections
Physical
Unbreak My Heart
Eleven Hours 

from Ballyroan Reads

The Janus Stone
Bury the Living
The Life & Death of Samuel Clearwater
Brought Into the World
All the Little Liars
The Lake House
All the Little Liars

from The Book Review Directory

Indiana Belle (American Journey #3)
The Beauty Of The Fall
Phoenixes Groomed As Genesis Doves
Quest Of The Sparrows

from The Reading Bud

Bad Romeo Christmas
Lessons in Letting Go

from The Day Dreaming Bookworm

Blood Lines (DI Kim Stone Book 5)
Hard Wired
Thin Luck

from Ajoobacats

To the women over forty and the twenty-somethings who write about them | Herding Cats

Love this! My inner gypsy is currently hibernating, but I’ll be sure she reads this come spring ☺️

https://phoebeholmes.com/2016/05/23/to-the-women-over-forty-and-the-twenty-somethings-who-write-about-them/

Surprise!

The Lovely Lady Tarara and I did something. We collaborated.  On a story!  For the Out Of This World Contest. Together!

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand the results are in!

2nd for Most Unusual Pairing

2nd for Most Unusual Pairing

 

3rd for Best Supporting Characters

3rd for Best Supporting Characters

 

3rd for Most Shocking Twist

3rd for Most Shocking Twist

 

3rd place for Most Original Story

3rd place for Most Original Story

 

2nd for Best Overall Story

2nd for Best Overall Story

I present to you, Over the Rainbow, with many thanks to The Non-Canon Awards for this awesome contest and to Lady Tarara for collaborating with me and having such wonderful ideas! The story will eventually continue but we both have real life to contend with so it may be a while. Enjoy!

Squeeeeee! Again!

Good news, good news!

The You Want Blood Awards

Final Round is Live!

And guess what?

A Christmas To Remember made it to the final round for Best Hybrid and I made it to the final round as beta! WOOT

Good luck to all who have made it this far. May the best in each category win!

So…Go, read, vote!

Book Reviews 10-2-16

I am back, although I don’t know how frequently I will post these right now since concentrating on the computer screen is straining my eyes and causing headaches. New glasses soon, hopefully.

At the Beach & Shapes Are Fun (children)
Marcel
Dive! World War II Stories of Sailors & Submarines in the Pacific
Pablo Finds a Treasure
Inheriting Edith
The Diabolic

from Journey Of A Bookseller

It’s Not Me, It’s You
The Vanishing Year
Union Atlantic

from Ballyroan Reads

Asking For It
If You’re Lucky
The Devil’s Intern
The Light Fnatastic
Nightmare Escape

from Hit Or Miss Books

How To Hang a Witch

from Awkward Heather

Crossing in Time
The Prince
The Bourbon Kings (My Review)
Falling
Night Study

from Book Review Directory

Forever And A Night
Call Me Bean
Nightlife

from The Reading Bud

Beautiful
Cardiac

from Ajoobacats

Six of Crows
The Goal

from The Daydreaming Bookworm

Don’t Speak

from Comfy Reading

9-11-01 Remembrance

9-11-01-never-forget

We should always remember, lest we repeat it.
To all the brave men and women responders.
To all the men and women who were there that day.
To all those who lost their lives.
To all those who survived.
To all those who lost a loved one that day.
I would like to take a moment
to say Thank You to all those who helped in whatever
capacity that day.
I would also like to give my heartfelt condolences to the families and friends
of those who were lost through others intolerance.
God Bless you and keep you One and All.

Time has slipped away from me. It has been 15! years since our world was changed forever.

In a single heartbeat lives were lost.

In a single moment nearly 3,000 lives were taken: never to kiss their loved ones, never to hold those they held dear again.

I was working midnights at the time so I was asleep when the first plane hit the first tower.  I don’t think I slept again that day.

It was hard, and still is, to understand such things, such intolerance, such hatred. I hope and pray that humanity has learned from this horrific event but I have my doubts.

What were you doing that day, at the precise moment in time when our world changed?

CRAZY LIFE

I was born not knowing and have only little time to change that here and there

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