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Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year's Eve!

It's New Year's Eve, the last day of 2007. At midnight, 2008 will officially begin. Overall, 2007 wasn't the best year for me. My mom went into the hospital back in July and I almost lost her, plus my own health wasn't great. I am hoping 2008 will be better.

I hope you all have a wonderful and safe New Year's Eve. And I hope 2008 brings you all nothing but good things. I personally don't do New Year's resolutions. I don't smoke and am not interested in losing weight. So there really isn't much to make a resolution for. My only resolution I guess is to spend the holiday chasing my cats over the house.:-) Have a great holiday everyone.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Happy Holidays!

It's Christmas Eve and I just want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I hope your holidays are full of laughter and joy. I wish you all the best. Have a wonderful, safe holiday season. I will see you all next year.:-)

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Fall Reading Round-Up!

We are currently getting hit by the ice storm that just devasted the midwest, so even though it isn't officially winter, it already feels like winter here. So that means it's time for the fall reading round-up! And I have read a ton over this season. Here are the books I read that are my favorites.

Tapestry Dreams by NJ Walters. I put on a full description and review of this book. Just scroll down for the whole thing. But I will say, I LOVED this book. I am currently re-reading it.

Protector of the Flight by Robin D. Owens. This is the current release in her Summoining series and it was awesome. I totally enjoyed it. The next one in her summoning comes out next month. So far, I have loved all three of em and can't wait for the next.

Atlantis Awakening by Alyssa Day. This is the third release in her Warriors of Poseidon series, though it's only the second full length book. Though I am champing at the bit about the cliffhanger ending for the character of Justice, I LOVED this. It was totally awesome.

Heart Of Stone by C.E. Murphy. This is the very first in her brand new guardians series and it is awesome. I love the concept of gargoyles. As the cover says, vampires aren't the only creatures of the night.

Blood Brothers by Nora Roberts. This is the first in her new trilogy and while it's very intense, it is also very good. I truly enjoyed it and I am looking forward to the rest.

Thst's it for now. I have read much more this past season, but these are the best. What's in your reading round-up?

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Happy Birthday!

I want to say Happy Birthday to my Mom. Today is your special day and I love you so much. Thank you for being the amazing, wonderful person you are. I hope your day is joyful and fun. From the kitties and me, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Sunday, December 09, 2007

A Fantastic Read!

I just finished reading a book called Tapestry Dreams and it was awesome. Actually, it's a printed combination of two e-books by NJ Walters. It's the first two books in her Tapestry series published by Ellora's Cave. Both stories are awesome. I intend to purchase the third in this series next month. The third is only out in e-book format though.

The first story in Tapestry Dreams is called Christina's Tapestry. It introduces us to the world of Javara. Javara is an alternate Earth set in medeveil times. Women are scarce and men in a family have to compete for the right to marry a woman. But it's not a competition of arms, it's a competition of skill in the bedroom. Created by a sorceress to help the men of Javara is a magical tapestry that travels to our modern earth and brings back women. The first is Christina.

The men of the Garen clan, two brothers only, now compete against each other to keep Christina for their own. The laws of Javara say each man must have sex with Christina. Each man must lie with her seperately, and once together so Christina can decide whom she is most compatible with. For only one can become her husband. But the tapestry offers another choice. The men have 3 days to convince her to stay and then the tapestry will reappear and let her go back to her own world.

The second story in the Tapestry Dreams book is called The Bakra Bride. Once again, we have two men, members of the Bakra clan, competing for the right to keep Jane Smith. And once again, they have three days only to convince her to stay. But Jane will not be an easy sell by any means. Jane had been living the high life. She had a high-powered job and an understanding boyfriend. But all that changes when she witnesses a murder. Her boyfriend dumps her, her job goes bye-bye, and threats are made on her life.

Then the day comes when her life is finally getting back on track and she impulsively buys a tapestry at a local thrift store. And suddenly, her world is upside down again. Javara is a harsh world ruled by the sword. And, after having already witnessed one ruthless murder, she is not at all sure she wants to exist in a world where bloodshed is common.

NJ Walters has become an absolute new favorite of mine. Her stories are so vivid. I loved these stories. You can get both at once by buying the book Tapestry Dreams. But you can also purchase them individually as e-books by going to www.ellorascave.com/ and looking up NJ Walters or the individual titles of Christina's Tapestry and The Bakra Bride. I love this series and am eager to start her Dalakis series which is about a family of vampires. If you'd like to see everything she has done, click on my links section to go to her website.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Tis The Season

It's that time of year again. Time for marathon shopping, overeating, and visiting with family and friends. It's a time of year to be grateful for our blessings. And I have much this year to be thankful for.

I went to the doctor a couple weeks ago due to an infection that is cleared up now. However, at the time my doctor decided to do a full exam on me because I hadn't had a pap test in a long while. As you women know, being in that particular position is not fun to begin with. Add to it the infection I had and it was a rather painful experience. But, while she was feeling my ovaries, my doctor found a growth. I have been terrified since then that I had cancer.

She took some tests there in her office and then I had to go for others. I just got the results yesterday and I don't have ovarian cancer. I am so relieved I can't tell you. This is the best day I've had in a long time. I truly have much to celebrate this Christmas season. So, MERRY CHRISTMAS everyone!