Sunday Shorts: Willow, Wish for Me by Jacquie Rogers

Sunday Shorts is a meme hosted by Kriss over at Cabin Goddess.  The rules are easy, a short story, an anthology of short stories, a novella, or a quick weekend read that is also short on your wallet!

Willow, Wish for Me by Jacquie Rogers

Book Description:
A high-society debutante seeking solace as an herb farmer in the Old West.
A high-stakes gambler hired to retrieve said debutante for her unscrupulous suitor.
A money-hungry, status seeking ex-fiancé who doesn’t get the “ex” part.
And Merlin, King Arthur’s powerful sorcerer, re-emerges as a mule to fulfill his own destiny. Continue reading

Kid Quotes (7/19)

This is post #501! Does that mean I talk to much? Don’t answer that. On to the kid stuff.

Bennett’s been watching “Gaspard and Lisa”, a cute, if odd, cartoon on Disney, Jr. Gaspard and Lisa are both dogs, complete with walking, talking dog families. Which is normal for a cartoon, except that everyone else in the cartoon is human, and no one seems to think that walking, talking dogs is a big deal. Despite the fact that it’s only these two families. But wait! It gets better! They live in Paris, where everyone speaks perfect English (no accents), and you only hear the occasional, “Bonjour.” Strange little show. Anyway, part of the intro song is, “Hello! Bonjour!” Yesterday, Bennett ran into the kitchen, yelled, “Hello! Bozo!” and ran back down the hall. Continue reading

Discover Fantasy: Toonopolis & Anchihiiroo by Jeremy Rodden

Today’s post for the Discover Fantasy Tour features Jeremy Rodden. Jeremy is the author of the fabulously fun Toonopolis: Gemini and the not-as-funny-but-just-as-interesting Anchihiiroo – Origin of an Antihero (#1 in the Toonopolis Shorts series). Continue reading

Review and Giveaway: Murder for Choir

Book description
Even as a struggling opera singer, Paige Marshall has never seen anything like the cutthroat competition of the Prospect Glen High School show choir. Coaching these championship-hungry students may be her toughest gig yet…

Especially when her best young male singer is suspected of killing the arrogant coach of Prospect Glen’s fiercest rival. To clear his name, Paige will have to sort through a chorus of suspects, and go note-for-note with a killer who wants her out of the spotlight for good. Continue reading

Kid Stuff

This edition isn’t all kid quotes, but there are several in here. Keep in mind, this is my baby book/journal, and feel free to skip around if mommy stuff doesn’t interest you. There’s some pretty good stuff in here, though. 🙂

Bennett was playing a game on the computer.
B: My tummy hurts.
Me: Are you hungry?
B: No. It hurts cuz I’ve been clicking a lot. Continue reading

Book Review and Giveaway: The Uncommon Thread

Book decscription:
For the past three years The Uncommon Thread has been one of the most popular regular features of the JOURNAL: of the Mississippi State Medical Association.

Only a state with a literary tradition as rich as Mississippi’s would dedicate a regular column to literary exploration as part of its monthly scientific medical journal. A strong literary commitment is not something new for the JOURNAL; The Uncommon Thread sprang fully formed from its progenitor Una Voce, which now continues under the pen of its founder Dr. Dwalia South.

But, for two years a madman held Una Voce captive while its true author was serving as the president of the Association and then engaged in both her own and her husband’s battles with cancer. By the time she recovered and returned to restore sanity to her own column, the editors were stuck trying to find someplace to put a stream of consciousness gadfly that somehow continued to charm at least as many readers as he antagonized.

Thus The Uncommon Thread was born. So, try a story or two, if you don’t like them, read a few more. Because, in here, you never know what’s going to show up next. Continue reading