Various and Sundry

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First off, my good friend and fellow Heroes lover, Scooper recently lost everything in a house fire including all her books.  If you’re interested in helping out, you can find more information at Book Binge.

Second, Allegra Gray is guest blogging at NAS today and giving away a copy of her current release.

Third….you can see pictures of the tree here.  I have no idea what caused it to fall–I can only assume it was too top-heavy since there was no bad weather or high winds!  And those are branches not an actual tree but they took up about half the back yard. Luckily the roof isn’t damaged and we only lost power for about two or three hours.  The electric company dudes were fabulous–coming out in the middle of the night to … ahem… hook us up!  My brother showed up around 8:30 this morning with a chainsaw, a lawnmower, an edger, a ladder, and his friend and the tree is gone.  Well mostly.

Stayed up last night to finish FADE by Lisa McMann–it was really good but not as good as WAKE (IMO)–and reader beware (for those of you bugged by this sort of thing) the books are third person PRESENT tense.  The story and writing are so good that, after a while, I didn’t even notice, but I know how some peeps feel about the use of Present Tense.   Going to try and finish Sunrise of Fallujah tonight if I don’t fall asleep in my chair — heeh!

And last but not least, my Grand Pimpin Poobah book trailer is up at Ann Aguirre’s.  You can see it here.

Otherwise it’ll probably be a quiet Fourth for us.  I hope everyone is happy and safe out there!

PS Look what Katiebabs sent me!


9 thoughts on “Various and Sundry

  1. Present tense…gah…that’s just sick. I will not budge on this issue. SICK!

    Glad the tree is cleaned up. I can’t believe it just fell like that. No storm or anything. Scary.

    I’ve been reading HQN Blazes and m/m cowboy romances. I know…weird combo. 🙂

    Off to Macaroni Grill now. I know you’re jealous. 😛

  2. Hey Jen!! I Had sushi! BITE ME!!

    We came home and #1 was here. #2 was pulling stuff out of the dryer …oh well, just go read the tweet LOL

  3. Thanks for the mini-review of Fade! I loved Wake but haven’t tackled Fade. Must do so before I forget. As for present tense, it doesn’t bother me – especially after a few pages, once I’m used to it. I know it does bother some people mightily, though.

  4. Caryn the present tense doesn’t bother me either–frankly if it’s done well (and McMann does it VERY well), you don’t even notice it.