I just spent over a hundred dollars on books. I should be ashamed....
BUT I'M NOT!!!!!!
Good morning Cantina Denizens.
Spent part of the afternoon yesterday at the local Barnes and Noble and am now wondering if I should be cooking up a UF story, a multi-book fantasy epic, or continuing with the tales of Kat and Mouse.
Or this idea for a Bay City cyborg SWAT team.
So, I have a coworker who is about three months pregnant. Every morning she peppers me with questions about pregnancy, babies, doctors, etc. This is weird as I do not have kids, but somehow she's decided I'm an expert. Maybe because I read a lot.
Her questions are always ones that are obvious to me or would be easily found if she'd read the copy of What to Expect When You're Expecting that I gave her.
Today's, however, takes the cake in REALLY?! questions...
Her: "So, if the doctor tells me I can take my allergy medicine, can I take it?"
Me: "Wait. Repeat that."
Her: "My allergies are bad today. I called my doctor and she said I can take my medicine for it. So, do you think I can take it?"
Me: "Of course. Your doctor told you it's safe."
Her: "Oh, okay."
ION, people in supermarkets.
Also, yay for lots of book-buying! I'm not allowed any more for several months, though, I've decided. Not just because I'm broke, either! I looked this past week and I have about 25 physical books to read. That doesn't count the audios or the ebooks, either. I usually manage to keep fairly on top of things in the TBR pile department!
Speaking of babies....
Isn't Kricket supposed to be induced today if bitty Kricket hasn't shown?
Stories n' Stuff:
Close Quarter and Slow Waltz (M/M paranormal romance)
Missing Persons (fantasy short) in Trust and Treachery
Takeover (M/M contemporary romance)
CTRL Me in Rules to Live By (M/M contemporary romance)
Latest Release: Just Business (M/M contemporary romance)
I have a Website! My Pen Name has a Website! I also Tweet!
Thoughts? Too silly?KITTY: "Hi! I'm Kitty, this is Helen and Alex, and we're going to be your bloodthirsty pirates for the day!
HELEN: Not bloodthirsty.
HELEN: We're not bloodthirsty
KITTY: Why not? “Hi, I'm Kitty and I'm going to be your polite and considerate pirate for the day” doesn't have the same ring to it.
HELEN: Humor me.
KITTY: Fine! Listen up! Policy change! We're no longer bloodthirsty pirates. We're enlightened pirates who are concerned about the environment and the rights of our fellow man. In the interest of not inflicting too much stress on you, the designated victims, we ask that you please keep your hands and feet inside the ride at all times, give us everything we ask for, and no one will get hurt."
Health and safety concious pirates is just what literature needs right now, so write on please.
Before I go and start formally asking on the Beta forum, are there any people here that do contemporary/urban fantasy-ish beta reads? I think I've got my first draft about as ready as it's going to get and I'm going to be dropping the first chapter off in SYW soon for people to take a gander at it. Although I should say it's probably closer to Clive Barker/Neil Gaiman than it is to Jim Butcher/Laurell K. Hamilton.