Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Wednesday Reads and Working on a Butt-Kicker

Dark mornings mean no more walking to the fitness center in the morning (boo). Which means I’m back on the treadmill (boo hoo). Which means I can read more (okay…yay!). Sure, I could leave the house later, but then it’ll feel like I’ve wasted the morning! I am so a morning person when it comes to exercise.

Here’s what I read the past week:

September 8: “The Siren’s Dance” by Amber Belldene, Book 2 in the Siren Romance series, a paranormal romance at 208 pages. Blurb from book: Death has transformed former ballerina Anya Truss into a vila—an alluring wind nymph—but her need for revenge has kept her trapped on the riverbank where she was drowned. Now, after fifty years of waiting, she finally has a chance to break free by getting even with her cruel dance instructor, the man who betrayed her and broke her heart. But for her plan to work, she must place her trust in a handsome but unlikely ally. Straight-laced police investigator Sergey Yuchenko has spent years searching for the father he never knew, and he finally has a solid lead. Problem is, that lead comes in the form of a ghost—a gorgeous but stubborn vila with destructive powers she can’t control. Anya’s graceful beauty awakens a desire in Sergey like he’s never felt before. But when past secrets are brought to light, the lovers will have to face an evil that could tear them apart forever. If you enjoy Russian folklore, here’s your book! An unusual setting (Ukraine) and unusual ghost (vila) made for one enjoyable read. Oh, and there's some sexy parts, too!

Ghostly Interlude is coming along—finally! I’ve got fewer than 100 pages left to revise. Of course, that number could change when I get to the new scene I have to write. I have no idea how long this scene will be; I just know it has to happen (since it’s important for book 3).

I really never thought it would take me so long to get through this revision. And I thought Ghostly Liaison was a butt-kicker. Nope. This one is worse. I can only hope that means this book is SUPER awesome. Well, it is for me. Hopefully it will be for others.

So… What time is best for you to exercise? I like getting it done early, then it’s over with and I don’t have to think about it again!

Happy Reading!



JeffO said...

Exercise? What's exercise?

I woke up about a half hour late this morning--how did I know it was late without looking at the alarm clock? It was too light. I miss bright summer mornings! Good luck with revisions, and the new scene!

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jeff - I miss the bright mornings, too. Hubby, not so much. Haha!

Jennette Marie Powell said...

I have no energy in the morning, so no exercise then. But if I don't do it fairly soon after I get home from work, I totally forget. Which means I normally don't do much exercising on the weekends.

My revision has been a butt-kicker too! Here's to us both writing some killer books!

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jennette - Exercise on weekends? Yeah, I don't do that! Haha! I probably should, but I usually have stuff going on then.

Tanja said...

I used to go mid-morning, but since my last injury, I haven't found a "right" time or "fit". Big sigh. PS Good luck on revisions.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Tanja - Sorry to hear about your injury. Those suck big time!