Monday, September 17, 2012

It's Story Time!

I thought that for a change of pace, I would concentrate on writing related schtuff. Now I know that for some of you, it might not be your cup of coffee, but I'm gonna attempt to make things interesting enough that you'll sit and stay for a spell.

First up, some book reviews.

For those of you who may not follow me on Facebook (and you can if you want for I now take subscribers to my updates), I finally broke down and purchased three e-books from B&N last weekend. They were:

So far, I've read Killing Trail and Death & The Journalist and left good 4 star reviews for each. Feel free to check out the reviews and the books at their respective links (upper links to the books, lower links to the reviews). Oh, and you're interested in purchasing these, do it at Amazon. Apparently B&N charges slightly higher prices for some of their e-books than Amazon does.

Secondly, for the first time in about four years, I won a book. Anglea M at Jaded Love Junkie had a drawing over the Labor Day weekend and I was lucky enough to win a book. In the tradition of letting people choose new stuff for me, I gave Angela the honor of choosing a book for me. So I wound up with a postapocalyptic romance by Nico Russo entitled "The Last Night" as my freebie book of choice, and I'm looking forward to expanding my horizons yet again.

Lastly, another short story installment.

If you remember from a couple of weeks ago, I posted at my other blog a short story about my muse. Well, today features part two of what I hope to be an ongoing series of adventures for my muse. If you can, please follow me over to my adult blog, It's Always Saturday In Suburbia, for part 2 of "The Muse Is Thy Master".


  1. I appreciate the review of Killing Trail, man!

  2. Charles: You're more than welcome. I really enjoyed reading some of your western shorts.

    M: Gracias.

  3. It's so much fun to win things, isn't it?

  4. Lynn: Oh absolutely. It's been so long since I've won anything while blogging that I almost forgot what it feels like.

    Sometimes it pays to have an eclectic subscription feed. :D

  5. I think I've won more stuff since blogging than in the real world. I was too tied up Labor Day to get over to that contest.
    Interesting to think of you reading a romance! Off to the Muse story II.

  6. As someone who has drawn n clay sculpted from nude models, I do detach myself from personal passion to render the essence of the figure. I've never had an affair with a model yet... Of course being attractive always helps the art motivation.
    Sounds kinda like you have trouble keeping your Muse in just one theme as your settings change by whim...
    I had the thought when she rolled thru the wildflowers of rolling on a bee n getting stung! Just my odd thought n imagination working overtime-

  7. Hey- I left the comment in the wrong section! I'll go paste it in Saturday

  8. Snaggle: So far, I've won a mystery novle and this, so compared to the non-monetary prizes that I've won in the real world, I'm doing fantastic.

    If you'd asked me four years ago if would be reading romance, I would've said "You funny."

    But now, I'm kind of finding the romance genre a little interesting. At the moment, I'm staying away from the Harlequin style romance novels/bodice rippers that seem to make up the bulk of the genre, and sticking with the more modern/contemporary ones.


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