Tomorrow is my daughter’s birthday. My youngest. And she’s turning 29! I think I’ll make her 29 for a while, that way I won’t feel so old. J She’s the reason I’m published, because without her encouragement, I’m not so sure I would have attempted it. Also, she’s the one who introduced “Twilight” to me, which basically got me started on wanting to write--and write about vampires.
Happy Birthday, Sweetie!!!
Love you bunches!!!
Now, on to what I read during the week:
Apr 3: “Dexter’s Final Cut,” by Jeff Lindsay, a horror novel. Blurb from cover: It all starts with
A major new police drama is set to be filmed in Hollywood Miami--and
blood spatter analyst Dexter Morgan is told he will be shadowed by Robert
Chase, the brooding heart-throb actor who will star as…a blood spatter analyst. Life may imitate
art, but Dexter is none too pleased by having someone scrutinize his job and his
life…or be anywhere near his dark hobby. The mood around the production turns
suddenly serious when the body of a brutally murdered woman is found in a
dumpster in the heart of the city. As police investigate and the Miami Hollywood crew is aflutter with the excitement of a
“real” crime, Dexter gets a particularly sinister feeling about this killer,
and what the act may signify. Meanwhile, a curious thing happens: Dexter is
spending time with his new Hollywood
counterparts--observing the ease with which they fake the most basic human
emotions--and he realizes he may have finally found His People. He also gets
closer to Jackie Forrest, the sexy star who is cast as the tough detective (and
who is tailing his sister, Detective Deborah), and soon he’s tempted by the
luxury of the five-star life…and possibly by Jackie herself. Dexter is suddenly
on a personal journey that leads toward the dark question of who he really
is…and, more alarmingly, on a course that will alter his life forever. My
husband didn’t care for the book. I found it to be typical Dexter stuff, although
I think he’s been getting a little sloppy (or maybe just dumb) in the last few
books (which I think was my husband’s complaint). But is this the last book?
Hmmm… Just like the television series (but nothing LIKE the television series,
if you know what I mean), it doesn’t have to be. Surprising twists and the book
held my interest. I gave it 4 stars on Goodreads.
If you didn’t see my post yesterday, here’s the URL for the guest post I’m doing at Suzanne Johnson’s blog: http://suzannejohnsonauthor.com/2014/04/vampires-and-romance-with-stacy-mckitrick-and-win-a-book.html I believe there’s still a chance to win a copy of my book.