Archive for June, 2007

28
Jun
07

To: Meghan with a H

Dear Meghan with a H,

Colleen Gleason is looking for you. Especially if you have a birthday coming up real soon.

See, she got drunk (I worry about her sometimes) when she was out with friends, and signed and personalized a copy of Rises The Night like this:

Meghan–Happy Birthday!!!

Unfortunately, she was supposed to write something else. *shakes head* She only had a few drinks…and she did something like that?

Colleen‘s never going to get into the Richelle Mead School of Publishing and Writing (RMSPW for short). It’s very sad. I was looking forward to having a classmate–we would be the first class of the RMSPW to graduate. Just think. We would have been pioneers!

Rises The Night has got vamps, stakes and a kick-ass heroine. So Meghan with a H who Sucks Blud, please contact Colleen Gleason forthwith to get your copy and learn all about Venators and how to avoid getting Staked by them. ;)

Yours Sincerely, May

PS And if your 2007 birthday has passed, Meghan with a H, tell Colleen that you will have a 2008 birthday. ;)

28
Jun
07

Raine Weaver is a Villain

The Reeking Wallaby attacked me. *cries*

*sniffles* *but the sniffle is from the bug she was given to her by the Reeking Wallaby*

Her statement of intent can be found here.

*coughs*

I demand that the Insanity Posse track her down forthwith and keep her under house arrest in her Secret Garden, to prevent her from spreading her icky germs around the blogosphere. We still have time to stop an epidemic!

PS This is why there’s no TT today. Because I took the drugs and crashed. No writing either, for the second day in a row, damn it.

28
Jun
07

The Beth Williamson Round-up

The Introduction. Our friendly author is Battifully Wonder Wonderfully Batty indeed.

The Guestblog. The Bat(ty Wonder) flies out of the laptop. Yes. She can travel through the internet and pop out of your laptop. Be afraid. Be very very very afraid.

The Excerpt. This happens to be one of my fave scenes in the book.

The Review. I suspect that The Legacy lost at least half a point for being what it is: a Western.

The Cowboy Invasion, Pt II. Shannon Stacey has lost all of my respect. She said she would get her revenge…but where is she? She’s nowhere in sight, probably scared off by Beth’s guns.

The Contest Winner…is Becky, the Cowgirl Rebel! You’re a girl after my rebellious heart, alright. Now contact Beth to get your prize which is a download from Beth‘s backlist.

Thanks be to Beth Williamson for guestblogging and doing a giveaway.

Her upcoming releases include Marielle’s Marshal (August 31st), Devils on Horseback: Nate (September 25th), and Branded (November 6th), all from Samhain Publishing.

In the meantime, stay in touch with her by visiting her blog for your regular does of Battiness from the Batty Wonder.

PS I swear. I posted this yesterday…but it decided not to post!

27
Jun
07

This blog is rated…R!!!

Beth, I should have posted that HOT HOT HOT excerpt. Damn it.

I mean…look!

Online Dating

Because:

  • sex (6x)
  • hell (4x)
  • sexy (2x)
  • whore (1x)

I can’t believe I only used those words so few times. Okay. I can believe I only used whore once. I did talk about a sexy book called HO quite a bit though.

And I can’t believe that those few times earned me an R rating.

So to make myself feel like I deserve an R rating:

Sex sex sex sex sex sex

Hell hell hell hell hell hell

Sexy sexy sexy sexy sexy

Whore whore whore whore whore

26
Jun
07

Beth Williamson: The Legacy

Noah Calhoun always felt like an outsider in the Malloy family, even though he’d been legally adopted at age fifteen by Nicky, the only sister in the pack. After an accident nearly kills his father, Tyler, Noah decides to leave and find his own place in the world. Using the skills his ex-bounty hunter father taught him, Noah finds a job as a small town sheriff. Rosalyn Benedict didn’t need a fresh-faced do-gooder sheriff trying to help her. She’d been surviving just fine on her own. Living on the streets since she was a child, Rosalyn was smarter, tougher, and stronger than most people ever hope to be.

With her stubbornness or his pigheadedness, will Noah and Rosalyn find that one place where they both belong?

One of the best things about The Legacy is how clearly Noah’s and Rosalyn’s voices are differentiated, especially Rosalyn’s.

Most of my favorite parts of the book are told in her POV. There’s just something about Rosalyn’s voice that clicks for me.

Noah is the hero I expected after ‘meeting’ him in the first Malloy book, The Bounty. Great continuity there.

This book essentially has two endings. One is the ending of the Malloy series, and the other is Rosalyn and Noah’s.

It is the ending of the Malloy series that I’ve a quibble with, and admittedly, this is a personal quirk. It irritates me to read endings where everyone’s happy happy happy.

But it’s worth a read, and while I’ve not read books 2-6 of the Malloy series, I think this is a great example of ending a series while the series is still good.

The Legacy rates 3.5 out of 5.

26
Jun
07

Shannon Stacey does Beth’s Cowboys: Pt. 2 of the Cowboy Invasion

Ooooooh! A brawl on the blog! A Rumble in the Western part of Romancelandia!

Like Beth Williamson, Shannon Stacey‘s latest release is a romance with a Western setting. Taming Eliza Jane is now available from Samhain Publishing.

Beth said that she would be packing her six-guns and her attitude for Pt. 2, so here’s hoping we’ll get to see them in use! If you’re afraid of bullets, go buy a copy of The Legacy and read in bed with your bulletproof quilt.

Tom Selleck

Beth: Nobody is a bigger, sexier cowboy than Tom. He’s starred in a number of westerns and melts my butter each and every time. I loved Quigley Down Under and The Sacketts – serious western fair. Hands down, he’s got to be the yummiest one.

Shannon: I’m not a huge fan of Tom’s work, but when you combine him with a Louis L’Amour story some kind of chemistry happens that causes me to start drooling. He was fabulous as Orrin Sackett, and I have huge fangirl love for Crossfire Trail.

Beth: I have to say that Sam’s biggest appeal is that voice. OMG – talk about a panty twister. Lord above, that man could recite the phone book and make me hot. Fabulous cowboy – in some of my favorite movies too like Conagher and The Quick and the Dead.

Shannon: With apologies to the Duke, I think Sam is the greatest on-screen cowboy ever. And, yes, that voice—I get shivers just thinking about it. I first fell in love with him as Tell Sackett, and he man just gets better with age. (He would have been my number one choice had Beth not snapped him up.)

Oh my, the brawl’s going to start any time now!

Beth: What can I say? I fell in love with in in LOTR, then came Hidalgo. That man can ride a horse – his seat is phenomenal. I watch that movie over and over just to see him on a horse. That swagger, that drawl. Sigh…

Shannon: I have to be honest—I spent most of Hidalgo hoping the horse would buck Viggo off and pound him into the sand. The guy didn’t deserve what the horse was willing to give him, and I just hated the story. I will admit he looked mighty fine in that saddle, though. *g*

Where’s the attitude, Beth? And the six-guns? And the brawl?

Someone answer this question for me!

You could win a Beth download (comes with a dose of Beth‘s Battiness…free of charge!) and some gorgeous bookmarks!

26
Jun
07

Extracting The Legacy by Beth Williamson

When Noah Calhoun finds his place in the world, he discovers a woman who makes him whole.

Book Seven of the Malloy family series

Noah Calhoun always felt like an outsider in the Malloy family, even though he’d been legally adopted at age fifteen by Nicky, the only sister in the pack. After an accident nearly kills his father, Tyler, Noah decides to leave and find his own place in the world. Using the skills his ex-bounty hunter father taught him, Noah finds a job as a small-town sheriff.

Rosalyn Benedict didn’t need a fresh-faced do-gooder sheriff trying to help her. She’d been surviving just fine on her own. Living on the streets since she was a child, Rosalyn was smarter, tougher and stronger than most people ever hope to be.

With her stubbornness and his pigheadedness, will Noah and Rosalyn find that one place where they both belong?

Because of a mix-up (namely me), the review will be up pretty late. But I’m not the best reviewer out there, and I think the excerpt will do a better job of selling The Legacy. So read on!

Continue reading ‘Extracting The Legacy by Beth Williamson’





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