Bits & Pieces 2013-02-14

Links and things that I’ve run across recently. Happy Valentine’s Day! Look at this Valentine’s bear that Abbie’s boyfriend Anthony gave her. Grr… He’s showing me up. Happy Ballantyne… As it happens, this morning I listened to an interview with Sarah Ballantyne on the (back-episode of the) Livin’ La Vida Low Carb Show podcast (from […]

Bits & Pieces 2013-01-24

Links and things that I’ve run across recently. Some Random Photos Because I didn’t pull out an entertaining and interesting image for any of the other blurbs in this post. (Sorry.)

Teaser Tuesdays: Warpaint, by Holly Lisle

The job sounded simple enough; locate a space miner’s missing wives. Quick. Easy. Painless. This was not supposed to have anything to do with the damned Legends. This was supposed to have been a milk run, a simple job of locating two women who’d extended their vacation without notice and getting them back home to […]

Teaser Tuesdays: Midnight Rain, by Holly Lisle (again)

The Little One is finishing up Midnight Rain (or at least that’s the plan), this week at camp. It’s been some time since I read it, but I remember it as incredibly suspenseful and creepy, like the early X-Files episodes (which is a different post). (And I mean “creepy” in a good way.) Phoebe Rain’s […]

Teaser Tuesdays: Minerva Wakes, by Holly Lisle

Last night, the Little One begged me to read with her. Since she’s become a teenager, it’s been a while. She highly recommended Minerva Wakes, by Holly Lisle, which she had read before but which she wanted to read again. (Our copy is falling apart, and I should probably find another to replace it.) I […]

Favorite Indie Romances

I wanted to post this on Tuesday, but I was distracted by the recent holiday. Naturally, I’m referring to National Guys in the Floral Department Day. Every year around this time, if you go into any store with a floral department, you are likely to see a dozen or so men wondering aimlessly in the […]

My Birthday Books

When I opened my birthday present, aside from the gift itself, out fell two twenties and a ten. And the first thing I thought was, Now I can buy more groceries. As you know, sometimes the life of a writer sucks. But I do have a summer software contract lined up, which should fund this […]

Teaser Tuesdays: Midnight Rain

Phoebe Rain’s violent ex-husband lies in a coma a thousand miles away. Yet Phoebe knows the voice on the other end of the phone, the voice of that twisted man, who vowed he’d never let her get away. Panicked, she turns to her neighbor, Dr. Alan MacKerrie, who finds the story hard to believe… But […]

Teaser Tuesdays: Fire in the Mist (again)

I’m about 85% through Fire in the Mist, one of Holly Lisle’s earlier titles published by Baen Books. (And now available electronically from the Baen Free Library.) Holly throws the plot a curve ball at around page 210, and breaks one of the premier “rules” of storytelling. And I’m loving it! Unfortunately, I can’t tell […]

Teaser Tuesdays: Fire in the Mist

A simple shepherd girl discovers her wild mage powers after a murderous magician destroys her family. Now every mage in the world wants to train her. But Faia wants only to confront the madman who killed her loved ones. I was going to read something other than another Holly Lisle book, but I’m enjoying this […]