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Book Review: Destiny’s Anvil by Steven Wells Hicks | Ajoobacats Blog

Book Review: Destiny’s Anvil by Steven Wells Hicks | Ajoobacats Blog.

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Top Dog The Story of Marine Hero Lucca by Maria Goodavage

Top Dog The Story of Marine Hero Lucca by Maria Goodavage.

The Secrets of Life and Death by Rebecca Alexander

The Secrets of Life and Death by Rebecca Alexander.

You may have a fresh start at any moment you choose

You may have a fresh start at any moment you choose, for this thing we call ‘failure’ is not falling down, but staying down. | Don Charisma.

I love some of Don Charisma’s posts! They may be ‘just’ a quote but they speak volumes to me

Ajoobacats Blog | Saving the world one book at a time

Ajoobacats Blog | Saving the world one book at a time.

Okay, I will admit to being a bit OCD about my books, physical or otherwise, but I can’t say I’ve ever gone so far as to say my ebooks must have never touched my feet or shoes.

I will, however, go so far as to say I do generally only have one book on the go at a time. This was ingrained in me from childhood and I find it much, much easier to keep characters and plot points straight since I’m not thinking about what’s happening in one book versus another which simply means I don’t confuse myself.

I will freely admit to her 2: not marking up a physical book and at the very least leaving it in the same condition it was in when I got it.

4: no sounds whatsoever while reading. Noise, no matter what kind, is very distracting and I find it hard to get back into the head space I was in. I find the same applies when I’m blogging, betaing and writing as well.

and 10:  I’ve always had a book on the go since I learned to read.  Currently it’s Lover Eternal from the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. Unfortunately my copy is missing a few pages so I need to see about finding a different copy sigh.

I will even add one of my own: If I find glaringly obvious errors it’s a turn off. I’ll be sorely tempted to not finish the book or series, especially if there are a lot of obvious errors. If I’m doing the writing I’m so obsessive about spelling, grammar and continuity errors it’s a wonder I ever finish writing a story since I can’t, absolutely can not, continue onto the next word if there’s an uncorrected error. The advent of built in spell check in Firefox, Chrome, Word and Google Docs has made this particular obsession even worse since they both underline, in red, any error!

If I’m betaing or prereading I have to force myself to read through the copy first, just so I can get a feel of where it’s going, before I start making any corrections or suggestions.

The funny part of my little obsession is that my brain will automatically fill in the missing word or correct tense which, on occasion, will drive me bonkers, especially when I’m going over someone else’s work for them because it means I have to do twice the work and force my brain to see what’s there instead of adding what it thinks should be there.

Oh, and before I hit draft:  not having my mouse work is annoying at best!  The right click on my laptop doesn’t work so I have to use the mouse, hard to do when it isn’t working :(.

Failing to plan is planning to fail. | Don Charisma

Failing to plan is planning to fail. | Don Charisma.

YUM

Life Hacks

Tubby Troubles

I’ve seen this one before but it’s still awesome.

Older babies, rubber ducks and other floating bath time toys and a laundry basket!

Who’d a thunk?

Free ePub eBooks

Kobo

This is the link to where you can go to sign up for free Kobo books. They’ll since you a list of 15-20 links per day. A lot of them are first in a series and they range from Romance to Sci-Fi and Fantasy, Kids and Teens, other fiction and non-fiction.

I don’t know how well it’ll work for non-Kobo users since the links take you directly to the Kobo Store but it’s worth a shot, isn’t it?

Updates–1/1/15

Happy New Year everyone :).

I discovered a new to me story last night written by kleannhouse:  Night Light

It’s a WIP and intriguing to say the least.

Summary: What happens if Eric missed one of the Yakuza killing squad? Would Sookie be able to protect herself from the last one? Or will she perish? Who will be her savior?

California Kat updated Inner last night as well.

Happy New Year Ms. Stackhouse by HisViks is a companion piece to Merry Christmas Mr. Northman.

I Dream3223 wrote a short ditty called Once Upon A Time which is original. There are no names or anything but it is still fun.

Gyllene wrote Won’t You Come In which is a one shot based after Eric flies Sookie home.

Queen of Area 5 accomplished quite a lot this past year.

She wrote:  Behind the Public Masks

Summary:  An old friendship and a chance encounter changed the fate of the Stackhouse’s forever.

The Long Hard Road Out of Hell series

Summary:  A shocking betrayal leaves Sookie broken. But, when lies are uncovered and secrets unearthed, a new light is cast upon the past, and a shocking truth is finally revealed.

Sin

Summary:  Eric lived a life of sin and never apologized for it. But when he’s visited by Three Ghosts from his past, Eric is forced to face up to the consequences of his actions.

Here Comes Good-Bye which is a one-shot

Masks Outtake:  Constructing the Mask

Swing and Ring In the New Year which are related one shots with a prequel and sequel planned.

She also wrote quite a bit for Lifting the Veil which I think is my favorite of hers so far although I am also partial to another one which she has moved over to Sunset Queens called The Darkness Within but it’s not started over there yet since they’re still working on it.

Lifting the Veil Summary:  To protect the future, Sookie had to forget her past and become the one thing she never wanted to be… Human.

And she also worked some on Fool No More

Summary:  After being staked, attacked, almost drained, nearly raped, dealing with a kidnapping scheme, and being assaulted again, Sookie decides that enough is enough. Taking her own life in her hands leads to discoveries, connections, and developments that will forever alter her life and its direction.

Holy Crow! Somebody was busy this last year! And that’s WITHOUT including her work on Answer To the Master over on Sunset Queens. Whew! Kudos to you Queenie!

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