I was contacted and asked if I would help spread the word on a fandom event to help raise awareness of depression and suicide. It was an easy decision to say yes.
Stephanie (@twilightbyus) and Alex (@valleyofurheart) have a website which you can visit to get more details: http://fandom4suicideawareness.blogspot.com/
They are holding a fandom event to raise money for suicide and depression awareness. With a $5 donation readers will get an exclusive fanfic compilation. All proceeds will be donated to the charity “To Write Love On Her Arms.”
I hope you’ll check it out.
We have our winners for the 2 e-books of Grave Refrain by Sarah M. Glover…
Congratulations BTC and followthep (please send your email address to email@example.com )
Thanks to everybody who entered!
Ok so by now everyone has had time to get a copy of Outlander and read at least the 1st two chapters right? Good then let’s begin. I will admit that the first time I read the book I wasn’t crazy about the first two chapters. Not because they aren’t well written, but because I’m one of those impatient readers who has a hard time with author set up. I know, I know… all the authors are running and screaming curse words right now because I said that. Sorry! Even tho I know it’s necessary sometimes I just find it tedious. If you felt this way I give a word of caution because there is something very important in chapter one, and I totally missed it. Not once mind you, but twice. It wasn’t until I read ‘The Outlandish Companion’ (which I highly recommend) that I paid attention to the ghost. The ghost is very important, so if you skipped over that…GO BACK and REREAD. Keep it in your head for future reference 😉 Now that we have that out of the way, chapters 1 and 2 are the introduction to Claire and Frank Randall, and why these two Brits are in Scotland after WW II. I like Claire. She seems interesting and someone I’d like to know better. Frank on the other hand is not my kind of guy so far. Usually I like arrogance in my fictional men…actually I find it kinda arousing, but not in this case. Go figure. I do like the secondary characters Mrs. Graham and the Reverend Wakefield, and I want you to remember Frank’s ancestor who you learn about. Yep I’m talking about Black Jack Randall. Now there’s a name you know is going to provide good story material aye? As we end chapter 2 we are at the stone circle…the stones are making a noise…Claire touches them…staggers away…is drawn toward the cleft in the middle and…
Yup that’s where we stop for now. Read on. See you back here in a few days 🙂
Good news if you’re a fan of Diana Gabaldon author of the Outlander series, and live in Ontario, Canada. She will be attending the Fergus Scottish Festival this weekend. Diana will be reading excerpts, answering fan questions, and signing books, so if you haven’t made plans to attend this weekend you should. For more information check out the website here: http://www.fergusscottishfestival.com/
I wish I was going. It’s my dream one day to meet Diana. If you go come back and tell us how wonderful it was pretty please…O and don’t forget to take pictures, and ask lots of questions about The Scottish Prisoner which is scheduled for release this fall.
Yesterday, the release date for Catching Fire, the second book-to-film installment in The Hunger Games trilogy was announced by Lionsgate (the film studio responsible for translating the series from Suzanne Collins’ hit books to the big screen) as November 22, 2013.
The release date for The Hunger Games (which is still being filmed in North Carolina at the moment and features Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Lenny Kravitz, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, and Donald Sutherland) is March 23, 2012.
As far as why there is such a long lag time between the two releases, the statement from Lionsgate Chief Operating Officer Joe Drake only notes that “the period around the Thanksgiving weekend is such an opportunity for families and friends to make an event of going to the movies.” (Translation: They hope the franchise becomes big enough to merit a splashy, possibly more lucrative holiday season release.) No other details, such as additional casting or production dates, were announced in the statement.
via Twilight Examiner and The Washington Post
Happy Saturday…Let’s get it started with another favorite Fever Quote
” His voice worked on me like an aphrodisiac. I was wet and ready. I had been since he began speaking. For two months, I’d been trapped in a Fae-induced sexual frenzy, having constant, incredible sex with him, while listening to his voice, smelling his scent. Like one of Pavlov’s dogs, I’d been conditioned by repeated stimuli to have a guaranteed response. My body anticipated, greedily expected pleasure in his presence. I inhaled, caught myself straining for the scent of him, forced it back out, and closed my eyes, as if maybe I could hide behind my own lids from an ironic truth : V’lane and Barrons had swapped roles.
I was no longer sexually vulnerable to the death-by-sex Fae Prince.
Jericho Barrons was my poison now. “
Tomorrow Tamie will be reviewing Gabriel’s Inferno by Sylvain Reynard Continue reading
Starting the week of August 1st in celebration of the 20th anniversary I’m planning on rekilting Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. I haven’t decided yet whether I’ll stop with book one or continue on, but usually once I start I gotta keep going. I’ll be doing status updates, as well as posting some trivia, favorite quotes/lines, Diana updates, and more. If you haven’t read this book yet, now is a great time to start, and you’ll have time to get yourself a copy. If you already have then come rekilt with me. The more the merrier.
p.s. A rekilt is the same thing as a reread.
*** Warning- Graphic Language***
“The moment I laid eyes on you, I knew you were trouble.”
“I wanted to drag you between the shelves, fuck you senseless, and send you home.”
“If you’d done that, I never would have left.”
“You’re still here anyway.”
“You don’t have to sound so sour about it.”
“You’re upsetting my entire existence.”
“Fine, I’ll leave.”
“Try and I’ll chain you up.”
Mac and Jericho
Karen Marie Moning (Shadowfever)
Did you know that July is …Anti-Boredom Month National Eye Safety Month National Foreign Language Month Read An Almanac Month Continue reading