New and fabulous!

Check out the new look at A Writer’s Life for Me. It’s absolutely beautifully done! Love the colours, the tone and the background.

I love that I can see the books Mishka’s written right away on the side. They’re easy to find and those covers are stunning so they add to the overall look of the site. Plus, the entire site just looks so professional.

Do you know of a blog that has done a recent change and looks better than ever? Let me know!

Another five star review for Olivia’s Choice!

I’m over the moon! The Romance Reviews just gave Olivia’s Choice a five star review! They even made the book their ‘Top Pick’!

Wanna read it? It’s right here.

I’ll be honest, I’m so happy I’m shaking. I had no idea how my book would do. None. The Romance Reviews is a very professional, respectable site and they review some heavy weights. I was pretty sure my book might not do so well.

Five stars. Oh my goodness. I’m shaking.

I have to add a huge thank you to Christine Blackthorn from The Romance Reviews for the amazing review and for choosing my book!

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Still reading…

I just read the four Chesapeake Bay saga books by Nora Roberts. One after the other. Problem was, when I was done, I just couldn’t face the ending…so I started on the MacKade Brothers’ series by the same author.

It’s all I’ve done. Just reading. All day. My eyes actually feel stiff, my back feels tired, my legs are numb from not moving.

It’s delicious.

I highly recommend it. Go. Get a row of yummy books, books you can’t put down and start. Just read. Until your eyes hurt. Man alive. So good.

Life does continue around me. We’re getting freezing rain tonight (of course) coupled with snow (for variety) and ice pellets (to finish off). The dogs are filthy and I have work tomorrow…which means I won’t be able to read…which means I better finish this post so I can finish these books tonight.

I should be writing or working out or doing something productive but…hey. It was my birthday this weekend, so I got some books and read until my eyes hurt.

There are worse ways to spend a day. 🙂

(credit: barnesandnoble.com)

(credit: barnesandnoble.com)

(credit: goodreads.com)

(credit: goodreads.com)

Essential tools for writers

I’d like to pass this link of 20 essential tools for writers. I didn’t know a lot of them…but I knew Scrivener. I love Scrivener (In fact, I don’t think love covers it).

Katelyn Piontek certainly did her research to find these and she’s added what’s good about each one so you can scan the list and save time.

For me, I loved that Scrivener made the list as number 6. It’s just awesome. But there are some beauties in there I didn’t know about. I’ll have to check them and see. My hope is you find one as well!

P.S. Click on the logo to go to the site.

My latest #socialmedia antics, and everything I know about Twitter

What an amazing post! A big thank you to Gene’O for this excellent resource! I’ll let him do the talking because this is so worth the read.

http://sourcererblog.wordpress.com/2014/02/18/my-latest-socialmedia-antics-and-everything-i-know-about-twitter/

Book review (NOT Romance!)

Okay, this is completely new for me….but I read a book that was not romance. I read Crow Lake by Mary Lawson and, wow, was it ever amazing. I loved it.

Crow Lake is the story of a family, well the story of the children of that family and how they cope with tragedy. While it’s not a tear jerker, it’s both gripping and interesting. It certainly caught my attention from the start. It’s not romance, it’s the story of a real-to-life family. Their personalities are honest and complete with everything from quirks to flaws. I felt like I’d known them for years.

I don’t usually do non-romance. But this one was wonderful. Well-written without dragging or using symbolism that I didn’t get, interesting without bordering on the ridiculous and filled with excellent dialogue. It was most definitely a page-turner because I really, really wanted to know what was going to happen…and that kept me, well, turning the pages.

I highly recommend it.

 

P.S. I also read Lover Unbound by J.R.Ward and that was simply delicious and also romance. 🙂