Tuesday, April 28, 2009

New Books Coming!

I can't wait to see more of the series I read continue! The list is getting longer of authors that I read (and money that I spend! ::whine::). Oh well... I just HAVE to have them... hehe.

APR 09
  1. Curse the Dawn (Cassandra Palmer, Book 4) by Karen Chance on April 7, 2009 - GOT IT!!!
  2. Lover Avenged (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 7) by J.R. Ward on April 28, 2009
MAY 09
  1. Crouching Vampire, Hidden Fang: A Dark Ones Novel by Katie MacAlister on May 5, 2009
  2. Dead and Gone (Sookie Stackhouse, Book 9) by Charlaine Harris on May 5, 2009
  3. Ashes of Midnight (Midnight Breed) by Lara Adrian on May 26, 2009

JUN 09
  1. Carpe Corpus (Morganville Vampires, Book 6) by Rachel Caine on June 2, 2009
  2. Demons Not Included: A Night Tracker Novel (Night Tracker Novels) by Cheyenne McCray on June 2, 2009
  3. Skin Trade (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Book 17) by Laurell K. Hamilton on June 2, 2009
  4. Undead and Unwelcome (Queen Betsy, Book 8) by MaryJanice Davidson on June 2, 2009
  5. City of Souls (Sign of the Zodiac, Book 4) by Vicki Pettersson on June 30, 2009
  6. Huntress by Christine Warren, Marjorie M. Liu, Caitlin Kittredge, Jenna Maclaine on June 30, 2009
  7. Rapture: The Shadowdwellers by Jacquelyn Frank on June 30, 2009

JUL 2009
  1. Mercy Thompson Homecoming by Patricia Briggs on July 21, 2009
  2. Destined for an Early Grave (Night Huntress, Book 4) by Jeaniene Frost on July 28, 2009
  3. Hunting Ground (Alpha & Omega, Book 2) by Patricia Briggs on July 28, 2009
  4. Leader of the Pack: Tales of an Urban Werewolf by Karen MacInerney on July 28, 2009

AUG 09
  1. Bad Moon Rising: A Dark-Hunter Novel (Dark-Hunter Novels) by Sherrilyn Kenyon on August 4, 2009
  2. Hunting Ground (Alpha & Omega, Book 2) by Patricia Briggs on August 25, 2009

SEP 09

OCT 09
  1. A Touch of Dead (Sookie Stackhouse) by Charlaine Harris on October 6, 2009
  2. Divine Misdemeanors: A Novel (Meredith Gentry) by Laurell K. Hamilton on October 20, 2009
  3. Bound to Shadows (Riley Jensen, Guardian, Book 8) by Keri Arthur on October 27, 2009


Friday, April 17, 2009

Pieces of Flair!

I know know know know you have seen that movie 'Office Space' where Jennifer Aniston has a roll of the upcoming girlfriend to the main actor, but in the movie she is a waitress at like a TGI Friday sort of restaurant. In it she has to wear 'flair' aka buttons with funny sayings on them or pictures.
Well Facebook has a similar premise. YOU can create and share flair with your friends. Pass it on, save it, create 'Flair Albums' on your homepage, etc. The uses are boundless.... and yes, I have fallen again and started to create flair myself. ::facepalm::

So drop me a note and I shall send you some FLAIR on Facebook too!

I have been sucked in!

Goodness, I swore I would never ever do it.. but I did... ::groan::

I fail!

I have joing the league of Facebook people. ::le sigh::

Granted I have found a few High School friends, can keep up with some of my favorite artists (Jasmine Becket-Griffith) and their upcoming works, and even enable a few people with my hangups, habits, and adictions like yarn, plushies, and fairies. ::yes, I am evil::!

Now I have a few more places I have to visit daily on the web. Why can't there be more hours in the day Lord?! You created the world in seven days, can't they be just a little longer I ask you?!


Monday, April 6, 2009

200 Books Read Goal

Being the bad blogger I am, I have failed to update my blog with the list to date of books read. My goal was quadrupled this year as compared from 2008..... 50 --> 200 books /audiobooks (A) / Rereads (R) .... and this is where I am at!

Total To Date - 46

Jan 2009
  1. Ecstasy by Jacquelyn Frank
  2. Veil of Midnight by Lara Adrian
  3. Any Given Doomsday by Lori Handeland
  4. At Graves End by Jeaniene Frost
  5. Zen and the Art of Vampires by Katie MacAlister
  6. Midnight's Daughter by Karen Chance
  7. Dark Magic by Cheyenne McCray
  8. Primal Needs by Susan Sizemore
  9. One Foot In the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (R)
  10. Naked in Death by JD Robb (A)
  11. Glory in Death by JD Robb (A)
  12. From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris (A)

Feb/Mar 2009

  1. Night Huntress by Yasmine Galenorn
  2. The Vampire's Bride by Gena Showalter
  3. Rogue by Cheryl Brooks
  4. Kitty Raises Hell by Carrie Vaughn
  5. Coyote's Mate by Lora Leigh
  6. At Grave's End by Jeaniene Frost (R)
  7. Loyalty in Death by JD Robb (R)
  8. The Better To HOld You by Alisa Sheckley
  9. Desire Unchained by Larissa Ione
  10. Seduced by the Storm by Sydney Croft
  11. Wicked Pleasure by Lora Leigh
  12. Only Pleasure by Lora Leigh
  13. The Forever Kiss by Angela Knight
  14. Black Silk by Sharon Page
  15. White Witch, Black Curse by Kim Harrison
  16. Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs (R)
  17. A Perfect Darkness by Jaime Rush
  18. Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs by Molly Harper
  19. Deadly Desire by Keri Arthur
  20. The Mane Event by Shelly Laurenston
  21. Hunted by PC Cast and Kristin Cast
  22. When He Was Bad by Shelly Laurenston
  23. Would-Be Witch by Kimberly Frost
  24. The Mane Attraction by Shelly Laurenston
  25. Urban Shaman by CE Murphy
  26. Urban Shaman by CE Murphy (A)
  27. Thunderbird Falls by CE Murphy (A)
  28. Coyote Dreams by CE Murphy (A)
  29. Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs (x2)
  30. Promises in Death by JD Robb
  31. Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon
  32. Twilight by Stephanie Meyer (A)
  33. Club Dead by Charlaine Harris (A)
  34. Dead In Dallas by Charlaine Harris (A)


Sunday, April 5, 2009

Y-E-T-I spells Matt!!!

Many of you, unless you are Jasmine Becket-Griffith aka Strangeling fan, do not know that a few paintings of hers have an awesomely cute blue Yeti. Jasmine has stated on her blog and in person how the Yeti, to her, represents her hubby, Matt. Matt is a very devoted husband and partner for Jasmine and works hard and is very proud of the success his wife has developed. To this end, I had an idea.. why not make the YETI come to life!

So I went Yeti hunting!!! I found the fur on an online fabric store and ordered it a couple of months ago. I had planned to work on the project and give him this plushie back in February at the MegaCon he and Jasmine attended, but my RL workload did not lend itself to giving me the free time. I then decided to work on it for their next appearance. The Celebration Art Festival.

Working last week, I drew my pattern, cut the fabrics and assembled him Friday eve, Saturday Day, and bright and early Sunday morning. Each time I finished a portion I had to show my hubby and see his reaction. YEAH! Jasmine gets dollies and Matt gets plushies!

Finally complete, I stuffed him and the yeti and I journeyed to the Art Festival where I presented him to Jasmine and Matt. Their reaction was all I could hope for and they were floored to see him come to life. I forgot to ask Jasmine what his name is!!! Must ask her later.


I win!

Yes, I was able to pick up Pink Lightning Gothic Fairy from Jasmine today! It is absolutely gorgeous!!! I was able to attend the free Celebration Art Festival here in Central Florida where I was able to visit with Jasmine and Matt and even meet another devoted Jasmine Art fan. I have my Pink Lightning home, hung and looking gorgeous.
Unfortunately the hubby was not well and could not attendthe festival with me. While it was a clear day, it was a bit too warm for me, if he had come he would have been burning up and it would not have as enjoyable for him. Also, since he was not with me, I pretty much directly went to Jasmine's booth and chatted with them for a bit. On the way out, I did grab some Paella from the Columbia Restaurant and some freshly squeezed Lemonaid.