Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Wednesday Reads and Another Signing (Maybe)

Go to Chicago, get some reading done. Here’s what I read the past week:

July 30: “Edge of Dawn” by Lara Adrian, book 11 in the Midnight Breed series, a paranormal romance at 368 pages. Blurb from book: Twenty years after the terror of First Dawn—when mankind learned that vampires lived secretly among them—the threat of violence reigns. The only group preserving the fragile harmony is the Order, an elite cadre of Breed warriors dedicated to protecting humans and vampires alike. Mira, a fiery squad captain, has always believed in the warrior’s code of swift—and even lethal—justice But the one thing she desires more than the Order’s acceptance is Kellan Archer, a sexy but troubled Breed fighter who abandoned the Order years ago. Now Kellan leads a band of human rebels intent on carrying out their own rule of law. But when a kidnapping assignment brings Kellan and Mira face-to-face, they are forced to take sides—between the competing missions that dominate their lives, and the electrifying passion that claims their hearts. All sorts of new twists and turns for the series. I like it! Kind of had to get my head around the 20-year jump, especially since the little girl (Mira) isn’t so little anymore (I have the same problem in real life, too—my kids will always be young), but it really helped rejuvenate the series (and something I need to keep in mind if I ever write another vampire book).

I did something last week that I didn’t think I would ever do. I was at the fitness center and there was a sign-up sheet for vendors for their anniversary party to be held on Aug 8.

I actually asked what it was all about (a rare thing for me to do because it requires talking). Was told I could sell my books, no problem. Best part? It’s FREE!! I’m still waiting to hear from the fitness center to set up a time, but I did it. I signed up. In person. IN PERSON!!! I’m starting to become proud of myself!

Watched “Tootsie” with my son last night. I didn’t realize that movie came out the year he was born. But after watching season 3 of American Horror Story, I wanted him to see Jessica Lange young (yeah, he’d never seen “Tootsie” even though we own the DVD—wonder how he managed that?). Even though it had been years since I’d seen the flick, I was surprised at how much I remembered. Maybe my mind isn’t going out on me after all. J

So… Do you tell your friends about a good book you’ve read? How?

Happy Reading!



JeffO said...

Here's the bigger question about "Tootsie": was it as good as you remembered it being? And did your son like it? It's horrible when you talk up an old movie to someone, and then when you watch it together a) they hate it, and b) you wonder "what did I ever see in this?"

Valerie Capps said...

Good for you--for speaking up. Good luck with your book sales! I liked Tootsie. I wonder if it stands up to the test of time?

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jeff - Yes, Tootsie was as good as I remembered it. I assume my son enjoyed the movie, he laughed at all the right places! That or he was being nice to me.

Valerie - Tootsie is definitely dated, but so what? It was kind of nice to reminisce about a world without smartphones or social media! :)

Maria Zannini said...

Good for you for taking advantage of an opportunity. You never know what it'll turn up.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Can't pass up the opportunity to do a free signing.
Jessica Lange was really pretty back then.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Maria - A women's fitness center is sure to have a few romance readers, right?

Alex - Jessica Lange wasn't looking too shabby in American Horror Story, either. :)

Sandra Cox said...

Good for you for signing up for a table. Hope the sales go well and you have fun.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Sandra - Me, too! :)

The Happy Whisk said...

Free? Wow.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Ivy - Yeah, free. But I have yet to be called about it, so I'm wondering if it'll happen. :(