Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Wednesday Reads and I'm a Guest Poster!

I’m being featured on Gemma Brocato’s blog today. If you would like to see a snippet of my current WIP, please stop on by and say hi. J When I get the direct link to the post, I’ll add it HERE

So nice to get writing and reading accomplished (well, except for yesterday--see below). Here’s what I read this week:

shadowed by rebecca zanetti
Feb 23: “Shadowed” by Rebecca Zanetti, #6 of the Dark Protector Series, a paranormal romance at 270 pages long. Blurb from book: Danger signs rise off Jase Kayrs like steam—the scars, the secrets, the strength. He’s got a mission, and he’s not interested in much outside of it. Except Brenna Dunne. Brenna was an ass-kicking, name-taking witch—before the poison that’s killing her sapped her powers too. She knows there’s more to Jase than a handsome face and an ugly history. But there’s no time to find out what. Taking him as her mate might save her life. But once she unleashes the force of his desire, there will be no turning back… I am enjoying this series, and looking forward to seeing how it all ends.

tamed by rebecca zanetti
Feb 24: “Tamed” by Rebecca Zanetti, a novella in the Dark Protector Series (#6.5), a paranormal romance at 100 pages long. Blurb from Goodreads: Caleb Donovan was never meant to be a prophet. At heart he's a conqueror, his appetites far more carnal than spiritual. He's not inclined to repress his passions and surrender to fate. After all, that's what cost him Lily—three centuries ago. She married another, because it was ordained. Now that he's in the same benighted calling—and forced into proximity with her—all the old desires are roaring back to life. . . After widowhood and centuries of celibacy, Lily is eager to explore the wild side of life, except now she's vulnerable to another forced relationship, with an enemy. But this time she's determined to choose her own path. And if hot, furious Caleb comes charging to the rescue, it might just change both their destinies. . . Love is about to start conquering. . .  Sometimes novellas between series books are fluff, but this one isn’t. Granted, nothing happened to move the overall story forward, but it was a good setup for the finale. And I’ll be reading that one next.

While I have been getting a bit of writing done, yesterday was the pits. My whole schedule was off (due to a doctor appointment and a trip to the commissary), that I didn’t get anything written. Plus this cold is really bugging me. I’m hoping I’m over the heavy-duty stuff, though. Keeping my fingers crossed!!!

So… Have any of you watched the new Odd Couple? What did you think? I’m thinking television executives can’t think of anything new to create. Still, it had its funny moments and I expect I’ll see a few more episodes before I make a final yay or nay.

Happy reading!



JeffO said...

There's a new "Odd Couple"? I have not heard of it. Did they add a twist, like man Felix, woman Oscar?

I think part of why we see such a proliferation of old stuff in movies and TV is because the people in position to make decisions watched this stuff growing up and are coming at it with more than a hint of nostalgia. Though I suppose The Odd Couple is pushing 40+ years, so mabe not. Hope you're feeling better!

Gemma Brocato said...

You're live on my blog! And I can't imagine Mathew Perry as Oscar. But I'll give it a shot.

Maria Zannini said...

Colds just rob you of your energy. All you can do is rest and let it take its course.

Re: Odd Couple. I watched about 15 minutes and decided it wasn't for me. Matthew Perry is very funny but this wasn't the right role for him. he needs to be the one delivering the zingers.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jeff - No new twist. In fact, I could have sworn they used some of the same jokes!

Gemma - Yay! I put the link up now. Thanks for having me over.

Maria - I love Matthew Perry, too, but besides West Wing, I haven't liked anything he's in since Friends (although I tried them all out).

The Happy Whisk said...

Hey Stacy, I left a comment over at her page. It's currently being held for approval. Here's what I wrote, in case mine doesn't go through.


I agree, Stacy has a great sense of homour and her blog posts often make me laugh, as does her comments.

It's been great to read about her journey.

Stacy - Keep up the great work.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Ivy - Thanks! You're so sweet.

The Happy Whisk said...

I know. I often come with toothaches and the occasional headache. But at least the desserts are freshly baked and we always have fresh coffee.

Keep up the great work.


Stacy McKitrick said...

Ivy - Always have fresh coffee? I'll be right over. :)

Sandra Cox said...

Heading over now.

The Happy Whisk said...

Always, bought a new coffee maker. Not only is it super cute, but it makes a mean cuppa.

Lime cookies in the oven as I type ... hmmm ... smells goooood.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Thanks, Sandra. Hope you like it.

Ivy - I could probably smell them too, if I could smell anything at all. Stupid clogged nose!

LD Masterson said...

LOL! When I read the title of this post, for some reason I thought of a poster, as in a big picture on the wall. I was visualizing you on a poster and wondering how it could be a "guest".

I think the cold weather is getting to me. Hope you're feeling better.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Linda - Yeah, I was stapled to the wall at a friend's house, right? Haha! I'll have to pay more attention to my verbiage!

I think I am getting better. I'm using less Kleenex (that's always a good sign, right?).