Friday, May 30, 2014

I Feel Like CRAP!

I’ve been battling the end stages of chest congestion, meaning I’ve been coughing for the past month. It happens whenever I get sick. It settles in my chest and drives me (and everyone around me) nuts. So I was none too happy to have a relapse on Wednesday night.

Except this time it was worse. More congestion than the last time. Sore throat and achy muscles accompanied the cough. Yeah, I feel like crap.

By Thursday afternoon I was gaining some life back, but not enough to really do anything. You know, like edit or write. I managed to get some reading in, but of a book I had read before. I already knew what was going to happen, so I didn’t have to focus all that hard on the story. You know?

Hopefully, I’ll be better by next weekend. I’m going to the Lori Foster Reader Author Get Together and the last thing I need is to be sick. No fun for me. No fun for the attendees. And I certainly don’t want to pass this bug around.

So I’ll just stay inside and rest and hope for the best.

Have a good weekend.

Stacy

 

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Wednesday Reads

I hope you were able to see the pictures I posted yesterday from my trip to the Smoky Mountains. If not and you want to, you can click HERE and see what little I took (haha!).

Traveling creates plenty of time to read (especially when I’m not driving!). Heck, I even crocheted another scarf (for a giveaway basket/bag for the Lori Foster Reader Author Get Together) on the drive home. Maybe I’ll post a picture of that on Friday. Anyway, here’s what I read during the week:

May 22: “Earth Enchanted” by Brynna Curry, a paranormal romance. Blurb from Goodreads: When telepath meets ex-cop, will it be death or diamonds. Writer Liv Corrigan has the worst luck with men -- her telepathy tends to make them run for the hills. When she meets widower and ex-cop Jack Roarke, she decides to keep her talent hidden. Things are looking up until their third date crashes and burns as the man who murdered Jack's wife turns out to be after him too. Injured, Jack retreats with Liv to his house under armed guard. But with Liv's mysteries rapidly coming unraveled, a diamond-thief killer to stop and passion in the air, the safe house is anything but safe for their hearts! Unfortunately, not what I expected. I gave this book 3 stars on Goodreads.

May 26: “Vampire Most Wanted” by Lynsay Sands, a paranormal romance, the 20th book in the Argeneau vampire series. Blurb from book: For Basha Argeneau, anything is better than facing her estranged family. Even hiding out in sweltering southern California. But when a sexy immortal in black shows up determined to bring her back to the clan, she’ll do anything to keep far, far away from the past she can’t outrun. Marcus Notte isn’t here to play games—especially not with someone as crazy as the infamous blonde. Asked by Lucian Argeneau to bring her back for questioning, Marcus is determined to carry out Lucian’s request—no matter how the seductive little mind-reading vamp feels about it. Basha doesn’t mind fighting fire with fire, especially with a host immortal involved. But if he wants to take her away, he’ll have to catch her first… I love this series so much and I became quickly wrapped up into the world and story. Plus, there are some pretty funny scenes. No surprise this book gets 5 stars on Goodreads.

Some days I wish I could read all the time (or at least during the time I spend on non-writing essentials). Of course, I’d probably be blind after two days. My eyes just aren’t what they used to be, I guess, and that’s just SAD. Good thing writing doesn’t affect my eyes the same way, then I’d be up a sh*t creek, wouldn’t I?

So… I had to turn on the A/C yesterday. How about you?

Happy reading!

Stacy

 

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Memorial Weekend Fun

I got back to the hotel room late Sunday night and was traveling home on Monday, so that moved Monday's post to today. Hey, it's my blog, so I can do what I want, right? Anyway, I downloaded my pictures and thought I would share...


Someone's Memorial Day weekend didn't start out so well, though. We passed this "event" on the way to Gatlinburg (between Dayton and Cincinnati). Traffic slowed down on our side (rubber-neckers anyone?) and I was able to snap some pictures.


I can't even imagine what would cause a fire to occur in the middle of the trailer.


A shot of Cade's Cove (Smoky Mountains).


One of the few remaining cabins still standing in Cade's Cove. I believe this was built in 1818.


The owner of this small cabin raised 13 children here. Can you believe the stairs?


This is the ceiling to the church, below (which was built around 1837 -- if I remember correctly). If you look closely, you should be able to spot some handprints. Apparently this was caused by the sap on the wood.


Many of the citizens of Cade's Cove are buried in this cemetery.


A walk in the woods. Figured I should take a picture since my focus was on the ground (didn't want to trip over a root or something!).


Me and my hubby. It's so green, isn't it?


Me and my hubby at the old mill in Cade's Cove, which still works, too.


All that traveling through Cade's Cove, and not one bear was spotted. We had to go to Ober Gatlinburg to find this little fella. He's sleeping on the branch!


A Memorial Weekend trip isn't complete unless we attend a baseball game. This time we visited the Tennessee Smokies (the AA team of the Chicago Cubs).

Our seats were right behind home plate. Afterward, they set off some fireworks. Good thing the home team won; made for a perfect night!

See... I don't even take that great of pictures on a holiday trip! Hope you enjoy them anyway.

It was a fun and busy weekend. I've been to Gatlinburg before, but never really walked down the street or ate at any of the restaurants (and there are plenty of restaurants there!). I've been to Ober Gatlinburg, but it was fun to ride the ski lift again and then ride the alpine slide on the way down. We managed to get all that in before the rain came (lucked out there). Actually, we lucked out in lots of places, always managing to arrive before the crowds (and man, was it crowded!!). Before leaving yesterday, we stopped and played some putt-putt golf and then rode some go carts (that was FUN!!). I felt like a kid, really.

So, what makes you feel like a kid?

Hope your weekend was fun!


Stacy

 



Friday, May 23, 2014

Pictures from RT!

Well, I finally copied those pictures from my camera to my computer. Yeah, I know. Took me long enough! Remember, if you click on the photo, it should enlarge.


This little guy was inside Mardi Gras World. I thought he looked interesting. Heck, a lot of things looked interesting in there, but we were all marching along and I didn't want to lose my friends, so I didn't stop to take many pictures (and the other ones didn't turn out so well).


See... Proof I was there. My name is listed on the 1:30 column for Thursday and...


I'm listed on the 2:00 column for Friday. Pretty cool, huh? I thought so.


This was my "table" at the Kensington Karmic Karnival. Notice anything unusual? Hmmm? By the way, there WERE five globes before one landed in my bag (haha!).


Us digital first authors sat at a long table along one wall while those authors who had physical books had their own table. This was taken before the crowd descended upon us. Yeah, like I was going to try and take any pictures then.


This was taken inside Pat O'Brien's Pub. Kensington took over this pub during the Pub Crawl. The place is tiny and the people crowded around. Good thing I wasn't claustrophobic!


On Friday morning, the hubby and I walked over to Cafe Du Monde. Those beignets were delicious (and the only thing they sell, well, besides coffee and other drinks). We ended up returning Saturday night for dessert!


Carriage ride anyone? Artists were also selling some pictures (hung on the fence). We didn't take a carriage ride, but it might have been fun. Not sure how much it cost, though.


Here's my space at the big book signing. My friend, Tracey Reid, gave me that banner. Isn't she the greatest? I didn't get a shot after they checked in my books because once I sat in that seat, I wasn't leaving until the end!


Can you see why? Haha! There were three rows of tables behind me, too. This was just the indie side. I didn't get a look at the traditional publisher side. I'm sure it was larger. However, those authors had a bit more room than we did. Really packed us in, didn't they?

So, there are my pictures. Not much, I know. One of these days I'm going to get braver with the camera. Don't know what day that will be. Maybe once I start gaining fans. Yeah, that's when! Haha!

Next convention: Lori Fosters Reader Author Get Together. That's held June 5-8 in West Chester, Ohio. It's a LOT smaller than RT (500 participants max), but more relaxing, that's for sure. Well, as relaxing as conventions can be, that is. I'm bringing a friend along, so maybe I'll put her in charge of the camera!

So... Doing anything special this holiday weekend? I'll be going down to Gatlinburg with my hubby and some friends. Plan on doing a little bit of hiking in the Smoky Mountains. Should have good weather. I'm really looking forward to this trip. It'll be a nice relaxing time (between two stressful conventions!).

Have a good weekend!

Stacy

 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Wednesday Reads

So nice to be home again. So nice to be writing again (okay, revising). So nice to be reading again, too. Here’s what I read during the week:

May 18: “An Unwilling Husband” by Tera Shanley, a historical romance. Blurb from Goodreads: For adventurous Margaret Flemming, arrived from Boston to be with her father, the Old West town of her childhood is a far cry from the drawing rooms and balls of the high society life she’s used to. Her fancy gowns and proper manners have no place in the dusty, cruel land inhabited by Indians and rough cowboys. And her fiercely independent streak constantly gets her in trouble. When tragedy strikes, there’s only one person she can turn to--her childhood friend, Garret Shaw--but he’s disgusted with her Society ways. With his ranch under attack from the land-grabbing Jennings, the last thing Garret needs is to be saddled with a high-falutin’ lady. Even if she is his friend’s daughter and her kind ways tug at his hardened heart. Duty to her father forces them to wed, but he knows sure as anything, when the chance comes along, she’ll go back to Boston. No matter how much he wants her, loving her is not a risk he can take. Will Maggie choose a life of luxury and ease over struggle and hardship with an ill-mannered cowboy? Only her heart can answer. This is not my usual genre, but the story intrigued me and didn't disappoint. Well, except for the part where it was a SWEET romance, and I would have enjoyed a little more STEAM, but that's me. If you like sweet, this is the book for you! I gave this book 4 stars on Goodreads.

 
May 18: “The Start of Something Good” by Renee Vincent, a contemporary fiction novella. Blurb from Goodreads: Jamie Sutherland, coffee shop owner and serial ruined-relationship survivor, moves into a beautiful loft apartment for a change of scenery. What she doesn’t plan on getting is an eye-full of her handsome next-door neighbor—in nothing but a towel—arguing with his significant other in the hallway. Joseph Scarbrough's world crashes down on him one cruel morning when his childhood sweetheart rips his heart out of his chest and walks away. His humiliation isn't complete until he turns around to pick up the pieces and sees a beautiful brunette who just witnessed his Dear John moment. Caught in an awkward situation, the two backpedal into their separate worlds. But fate seems determined to make their worlds collide on a regular basis. Is it destiny just being clumsy when it comes to the two unlikely neighbors or is it the start of something good? I knew going in that this book would be sweet and was the beginning of a series. Would have preferred it to be a little longer, though (only about 100 pgs). Won’t stop me from purchasing Books 2 & 3 to see how it ends up (at least I assume Book 3 is the end) because I like Jamie and Joseph. I gave this book 4 stars on Goodreads.

So… how do you like your romance (if you read it, that is)? Sweet or steamy? And if you don’t read romance, what’s your favorite genre?

Happy reading!

Stacy

 

Monday, May 19, 2014

Still on the Road

Well, RT is over. For some reason, I don’t feel the let down I usually do whenever, say, Dragon*Con ends. Maybe because this seemed more like work than fun. Who knows? I didn’t attend many panels because I was too busy being at other places (or getting ready to be at other places). But you know what? I didn’t miss the lines for the parties or book signing events. Of course, I didn’t go to the parties or book signing events (which means I didn’t come home with a slew of books, either).

As for me IN the book signing event… Well, I sat between Hildie McQueen and Crista McHugh, who each had pile of books next to my piddly little two piles. I didn’t sell any of the anthologies (not that I thought I would, thus the piddly size), but I did hand out lots of post cards and informed everyone who took a card that my book was available as an e-book on B&N and Amazon. By the time the book signing event came along, most people didn’t want to buy ANY books. They were already pretty much filled up with freebies they had to lug home! I remember that feeling, too!

The last event I attended on Sunday was the Military Mixer. The surprise was being asked to go up front and join the other RomVets (it’s a group I belong with—veterans who write romance—www.romvets.com) in attendance. There were seven of us there and we were told to tell a little about ourselves. What???? Yeah, I about died. Especially since I followed Lindsay McKenna, who told a heart wrenching story. You try following that (but hey, she hugged me, so all's good). Later, our group picture was taken, which MIGHT end up in a future issue of RT magazine, or maybe just their blog/website/Facebook page. I was asked for my name and publisher (by Kathryn Falk, no less!!), so there’s hope I’ll show up somewhere. Now THAT would be cool.

As my title explains, I’m still traveling (left NOLA at noon yesterday and stopped in Nashville for the evening). I expect to be home sometime this afternoon. Looking forward to sleeping in my own bed tonight! And then back to writing tomorrow. Whoo hoo!

Stacy

 

Friday, May 16, 2014

I’m at RT and I’m Still Alive!!

I survived my first actual author events yesterday at RT. And if I wasn’t so freakin’ tired, I’d download my pictures and post some, but that ain’t happening. Instead, you get a short post.

I’m discovering more and more that I’m just not a party girl. Last night was the “Pub Crawl.” I refused to leave the pub (Pat O’Briens) that Kensington was hosting. Walking down Bourbon Street is not my idea of a good time. Of course, neither is standing for two hours, but I did what I needed to do and maybe some people remember seeing me. The Kensington event prior to the Pub Crawl was a whole bunch more fun. A lot of people were intrigued with the cover to My Sunny Vampire and I handed out a lot of postcards. We’ll see if it generates any sales. I’d like to think it does!

This morning my goal is to walk down to CafĂ© DuMonde for breakfast. Or should I say, beignets? Because, that’s what I REALLY want. Who cares if they aren’t nutritious? They’re yummy!

I think tonight will be a quiet night. Unless someone drags me, I will forego going to the party, which means the hubby and I can head on over to Mothers for dinner. Yummy!

Have a good weekend!

Stacy

 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Wednesday Reads

Wow, can you believe it? I got caught up in my reading and didn’t cheat with short stories! Here’s what I read during the week:

May 8: “The King” by J.R. Ward, a paranormal romance. Blurb from Goodreads: Long live the King… After turning his back on the throne for centuries, Wrath, son of Wrath, finally assumed his father’s mantle--with the help of his beloved mate. But the crown sets heavily on his head. As the war with the Lessening Society rages on, and the threat from the Band of Bastards truly hits home, he is forced to make choices that put everything--and everyone--at risk. Beth Randall thought she knew what she was getting into when she mated the last pure blooded vampire on the planet: An easy ride was not it. But when she decides she wants a child, she’s unprepared for Wrath’s response--or the distance it creates between them. The question is, will true love win out... or tortured legacy take over? I loved this book. I loved being back in this world. It really is a great series. I’m so glad I was able to take a couple of days and just sit and read this. Made it even better! Now, if I can just get my eyes to agree to doing this more often… 

May 12: “Just After Sunset” by Stephen King. A collection of 13 short stories. Blurb on flap: Who but Stephen King would turn a Port-O-San into a slimy birth canal, or a roadside honky-tonk into a place for endless love? A book salesman with a grievance might pick up a mute hitchhiker, not knowing the silent man in the passenger seat listens altogether too well. Or an exercise routing on a stationary bicycle, begun to reduce bad cholesterol, might take its rider on a captivating—and then terrifying—journey. Set on a remote key in Florida, “The Gingerbread Girl” is a riveting tale featuring a young woman as vulnerable—and resourceful—as Audrey Hepburn’s character in Wait Until Dark. In “Ayana,” a blind girl works a miracle with a kiss and the touch of her hand. For King, the line between the living and the dead is often blurry, and the seams that hold our reality intact might tear apart at any moment. In one of the longer stories here, “N.,” which recently broke new ground when it was adapted as a graphic digital entertainment, a psychiatric patient’s irrational thinking might create an apocalyptic threat in the Maine countryside…or keep the world from falling victim to it. I enjoyed MOST of the stories in this one (especially the last—A Very Tight Place—even though it was probably the GROSSEST) and they accomplished what I needed: to pass the time without an insane need to keep reading. Because short stories are good for that. Once you finish, you don't feel the need to read the next one (until you start reading it). So if you're looking for little stories to keep you busy, this is your book! I gave this 4 stars on Goodreads.

May 13: “How to Seduce a Vampire (Without Really Trying)” by Kerrelyn Sparks, the 15th book in the Love at Stake series, a paranormal romance. Blurb on back: Vampire Zoltan Czakvar is on the hunt for the truth about his father’s death. He’s been searching for a very long time—since 1241, in fact. And he is not about to give up, even when he’s attacked by a woman with striking blue eyes and a hell of a right hook! Neona is also on the hunt. She’s looking for a mate and she thinks muscled Zoltan will work just fine. After all, men are good for only one thing. Soon, though, she realizes there’s more to this handsome vampire than just sexual prowess. But she’s keeping a secret from Zoltan, something so big that it will rock the vampire world. Can their newfound love survive…even if their passion means the destruction of her world? Two words: Loved It!! This series has not gotten stale (for me) yet. Look forward to the next one. I gave this book 5 stars on Goodreads.

My reading time is up for the week, I’m sure. I’m in New Orleans and busy with RT. Well, at least I hope I’m busy! Doubt I’ll be able to respond to comments in any kind of timely manner, since I don’t own a smart phone. At least I have an internet connection when I’m in my room (even if it is slooooow!).

Happy reading!

Stacy

 

Monday, May 12, 2014

Shout Out – Author R. Mac Wheeler

R. Mac Wheeler is a frequent visitor to this blog (as I am to his), so when he asked if I would post something about his 24th novel, I said I would. I mean, 24 books! Man, I can’t even imagine. I want to be prolific like that, and maybe I will be someday. I can hope, anyway.

Go and visit Mac’s blog (http://rmacwheeler.blogspot.com) where he posts his photography, or visit his home page (http://rmacwheeler.com) and peruse his titles…read an excerpt...and help him celebrate. Heck, you might find something you like and become a follower (like me). Mention this post and he’ll send you a mobi copy of Book 1 of the New Order Apocalypse series (which I’ve read and enjoyed).

About his 24th:

This third volume of the NEW ORDER APOCALYPSE series continues thirty-three years after an engineered plague shredded Earth's population.

Chloe and Ginna Lee must decide whether to continue Jason's dream to unite survivors, or concentrate on surviving. Chloe hasn't the tact to play ambassador, and Ginna Lee is more likely to take heads than spread good will. Promises little hope they can build an alliance, especially if peace hinges on a cure for Jihad. Meanwhile, the landscape they must cross still writhes with roamers and desperate clans.

Mac spins tales around rich, gritty characters with a lot of baggage, and puts them through a bit more grief than they can handle. His tone leans toward the sarcastic, passive aggressive. He writes speculative fiction, fantasy, SF, suspense, and paranormal with a twist.


 
Now I will say, not everything Mac writes appeals to me (I am a romance girl at heart, although he has a couple of paranormal ones that bear looking into), but New Order Apocalypse was his first book that caught my eye and I’m glad I gave it a try (you can see what I said about it HERE). I still need to read book 2 (which I thought had just come out, too). He’s writing too darn fast for me to catch up! Haha.

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Tomorrow I leave for New Orleans, where I will be attending the Romantic Times Booklovers Convention. If you happen to also be attending, I sure hope you’ll look for me. I’ll be in Club RT on Thursday at 1:30 and on Friday at 2:00, as well as the big book signing on Saturday.

I’ll also be seen at the following Kensington events: Kensington’s Karmic Carnival (Thursday at 5:15-6:15pm); Pub Crawl at Pat O’Brien’s (Thursday at 6:30-8:30pm; although my actual “appearance time” is from 8:00-8:30). I’m sure I’ll be the one freaking out. At least they’re back-to-back, so my freaking out time will be limited. Thanks goodness! J

Anyway, I still plan on blogging while I’m there (I’ll have the use of a hot spot so I don’t have to pay the JW Marriott for Wi-Fi). However, I may not be commenting all that often (I still don’t own a smart phone). I’ll most likely be on line when I need a break from all the activity (conventions really drain this introvert!).

So… Do you feel energized or drained from big events? That will usually tell you whether you’re an extrovert or introvert (if you didn’t already know, that is!). I always thought my shyness told me that, but nope. Even extroverts can be shy. Came as a shock to me!

Have a good Monday!

Stacy

 

Friday, May 9, 2014

Uhhh...

I’m dry!

I’ve done nothing this week but edit and read. Doesn’t leave much to blog about, huh?

Oh, and watch hockey—Go Pens!! If they win tonight, they move on to the next round. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to watch the game. We have tickets to see the Dragons tonight. And of course, it’s expected to rain. Couldn’t have weather like we did yesterday (sunny and in the 80s), oh no. It could be worse, I suppose. It could be COLD. Guess I won’t complain too much, then.

Our carpenter bumble bees have returned. Used to be one. Last year it was two. Now there are three. They love to fly around my mail box and since I don’t care for the creatures, I have to either beg someone else to get the mail or wait until the sun sets. There’s always a price for warmer weather, though. Isn’t there? **Grumble**

I know most of us had a miserable winter and have looked forward to the warmer weather, but what do you HATE about warmer weather? Me? Bugs. YUCK!!

Have a great weekend.

Stacy

 

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Nothing to Report

It’s Wednesday and I have no books to report. Shocker, huh? That’ll change soon, because I’ve got some breathing room in the editing cave now (whew!). That means I’ll start reading “The King” today! Yeah, baby! I’ve also got two books on their way to me: the next Love at Stake series and the next Argeneau vampire series. Lots of good stuff to look forward to. Can’t wait to sink my “teeth” in them. Hee hee!

Yesterday I received the cover of “Bite Me, I’m Yours.” I LOVE IT!!! I wish I could share it with you. But it seems I have to wait. Might be a big reveal planned instead, so I can’t spoil that. But I can’t wait to show you. I’m so excited!!!

That’s all for now. I’ve got some reading to do. Whoo hoo!

Happy reading!

Stacy

 

Monday, May 5, 2014

I've Got Cover Copies!

I received a nice treat in the mail on Friday: the cover copies for BITE ME, I’M YOURS and GHOSTLY LIAISON. I submitted my suggested blurbs and expected them to be ignored (mainly because my blurbs aren’t usually all that great), so I felt really honored that my suggested blurb for GHOSTLY LIAISON was only tweaked a little bit. Guess that blurb writing class worked!! Haha!

Anyway, here is the blurb for BITE ME, I’M YOURS:

Sarah’s known monsters…and John isn’t one.

Sarah’s life isn’t going well. She’s divorced from an abusive jerk, been drugged, stuffed in her trunk and nearly kidnapped. Between that and a harsh winter, it’s almost more than a girl can take. She’s rightly distrusting of any man’s affection, so an ice-skating date with John - who doesn’t seem to feel the cold - isn’t exactly on her bucket list. Yet something about him captures her attention.

John is determined to live as an ordinary mortal. He’s moved into the city, bought a sports bar and works there as the bartender. As a new vampire, he’s never considered dating, until he meets Sarah. Prudence dictates he stay away from her, but everything about her calls to him…right down to her cute animal socks.

Sure, finding out John is a vampire is scary, but Sarah’s learned not all monsters have fangs. Besides, someone else isn’t too happy about their budding relationship. Sarah will have to survive before getting her chance at love.

 
And here’s the blurb for GHOSTLY LIAISON:

Avoiding love is hard, but proving a suicide was murder can be fatal.

When Rob’s sister passed away, she left him her dog and house. He can handle being a dog owner, but doesn’t need another home. Especially one the neighbor swears is haunted. Then he meets Bridget. She needs a cheap place to live and he has a house in need of repairs. He might have found the perfect way to get to know her better.

Bridget is working on getting her life together after an auto accident left her scarred in more ways than one. But it’s time to move on, starting with leaving her parent’s house...again. Broke, she can’t pass up free lodging, regardless of the shape it’s in. Or the roommate that’s part of the package. She’s never believed in ghosts, now she’s living with one.

Charlie may be dead, but she’s not gone. And she’s certainly not about to let the one person who can see her slip away. She has to prove she didn’t commit suicide before the killer decides Rob’s next.

Now I just have to wait for the COVERS! That’ll be an exciting day.

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I do not know what is wrong with my blogger account, if that’s where the problem lies. Seems my own comments can’t even be delivered to my e-mail, yet I’ll get the e-mail from Mailer-Daemon stating the delivery to that e-mail account failed. Say what? The from and to addresses are the same, so how can it NOT deliver to the TO address, but CAN deliver to the FROM address? Makes no sense, but then it’s a computer program. They never make any sense to me. If you have any knowledge about what’s going on, please share.

Happy Cinco de Mayo!  Ole!

Stacy

Friday, May 2, 2014

Pictures From the Cher Concert!

Here are some pictures I took at the Cher concert my hubby and I attended. Can you spot Cher?


She's being lowered from the ceiling. The best shot I got of her on the stage (because she was up high)!


You know, I don't think Cher's in this one. Some hunky guys are, though! :) This was the intro to "Half Breed."


Cher is sitting down in this shot, not wearing much (or at least that's the way it seems...).


Cher actually did a "duet" with Sonny ("I've Got You, Babe"), which was rather cool. Here, old photos of Sonny and Cher are shown while Cher is singing on stage wearing the red dress.


Another outfit, another set. She's pretty quick with those costume changes (but then, I guess she's had LOTS of practice!).


Mmmm... Wouldn't have minded seeing more of those hunky men.


Cher is inside the Trojan horse.


Sometimes I just couldn't see much of the stage. There were two big screen sets that helped me see her better. As you can see, she still wears those revealing costumes!


Another revealing costume (no way could I capture THAT from a stage picture).


On the finale, she was transported over the audience. Kind of cool seeing her up closer!

My husband thought it was the best concert he'd been to. I enjoyed it a lot, too (although I'm still partial to Muse). It will probably be the LAST time we get floor seats, though. Too far away from the stage and we got "lucky" and some Amazon woman sat right in front of us. I swear, she was over 6' tall, and kind of big around, too.

I hope you enjoyed the photos, even if they aren't all that good. It was the best my little camera could do, though.

Have a nice weekend!

Stacy