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A Game of Tag and Turtles


This has been one of those weeks where I have been so busy that I have barely had time to think. Between my regular job, a deadline for a new writing gig I have landed (I will share details on that later), and the midnight premiere of The Hunger Games, I never had time to prepare a mash-up for today. I was going to find time to put one together and just post it much later when I received a message that I had been tagged by Lisa Hall-Wilson over at the blog she shares with Marcy Kennedy, Girls with Pens. Curious, I went to check it out and found that Lisa had tagged me in something called Lucky 7 Meme. Here are the rules:

– Go to page 77 of your current MS or WIP

– Go to line 7

– Copy down the next 7 lines, sentences, or paragraphs, and post them as they are written

– Tag 7 new authors

This sounded like fun, so I pulled out my WIP. Here is the excerpt I found on page 77 of my  fantasy novel, A Pristine Heart.

Rhoswen smiled back at her. “Now that you are assured your friend is unharmed,” she said turning to Reeve, “would you mind dressing the wound you gave me?”

Reeve immediately set to work. While he was working Kaelyn tried to sort through the foggy events of Rhoswen’s attack. There was something she felt sure had caught her attention during the time she was waking up, but it remained elusive. Suddenly she remembered.

“Do you two know each other?” 

Reeve’s back stiffened at her words and his head snapped to look at her. 

“Yes,” Rhoswen answered first. “We Galdors know all the –”

“Hunters,” Reeve finished, interrupting her; Rhoswen looked at him in surprise, but did not say anything else. “What made you ask that?”

“Just something I remembered from when I was waking up.”

There you go. I hope that you enjoyed that small excerpt. It is now my turn to tag 7 others, so here goes.

Karen Rought

Ginger Calem

Myndi Shafer

Jessica Salyer

Natalie Hartford

Fabio Bueno

Emma Burcart

Finally, I have a new vlog to share with you guys in which I discuss some very disturbing changes being made to a favorite childhood cartoon.



MASH-UP: Villains, Money, Ding-a-ling bling, and Much More


I have lots of fun treats for you today! First things first, though – a mash-up of some fabulous blog links.

My Top 5 Favorite Villainesses of All Time by Karen Rought: This is a fun list of some of the best female baddies in fiction. Did the women you love to hate make Karen’s list?

Worst Valentine’s Day Gift Ever by Lisa Hall-Wilson: This is an incredibly sweet story about how sometimes the best gifts are the ones that may seem like the worst. It truly is the heart of the giving that means the most.

You’re Worth Every Penny by Emma Burcart: This is a wonderful post about something that makes all of us break out in hives of anxiety: our finances.

Urban Word Wednesday: Ding-a-ling bling by Natalie Hartford: Natalie’s Urban Word Wednesday series is something that I look forward to every week. I once told her that I always shared them with my gay best friend…except for the one on Vajazzling because I thought it would scare him. I told her he would be more interested in one on the ding-a-ling bing her hubby mentioned and here it is!!

I am also excited to tell you that the very talented Karen Rought (who is listed in my mash-up) asked me to write a guest post for her today. She asked me to make a list of 5 women in fiction who kick some serious ass to go along with the piece she wrote on female villains. Who do you think I put on my list? Head on over to her blog to find out!

And my final treat for you today is the news that I have joined a group vlog called Around the World (ATW) Chat. There are five of us who are a part of the group and we each post on a different day of the week – my day is Thursday. Be sure to go check it out on YouTube!