Archive for the 'Alliterative Events' Category

14
Jun
07

Thursday Thirteen: What I’m going to do with Jaynie

Yay! We’re meeting for the first time on Wednesday!

Note: I’m not crazy. We will not be doing ALL of this in one day, mostly because some of them are in parts of town that we can’t walk to. 

1. Have lunch.

2. Take her to my fave bookshop on Orchard road.

3. Take her to buy the cheapo Roomba.

4. Take her to the library.

5. Take her to my other fave bookshop.

6. NOT MEET HER HUSBAND.

7. Get her drunk and convince her to let me see Shiloh Walker‘s pics.

8. The internet’s wonderful, but there’s nothing better than an in-person gab and gossip session.

9. Improve her spicy food eating skills.

10. Take her to a wet market to admire stinking fish.

11. Did I mention gossip?

12. Take her to buy a yogurt maker.

13. Come up with a mad plan to take over the internet whilst everyone’s at Nationals.

14
May
07

Alliteratively Yours: Bigtime!

As we all know, I’ve adore alliteration, for reasons beyond even my comprehension.

For this reason, Bigtime is a reason for me to celebrate, as it is clear that Jennifer Estep understands how wonderful alliteration is.

We have the likes of:

Bella Bulluci, who sounds like the designer of my dreams: subtle colors, clean lines, and simple designs

Berkley Brighton, the whiskey billionaire. Hmm.. Does he introduce himself as“Berkley Brighton, billionaire” or is that too much alliteration?

Kyle Quicke, owner of Quicke’s. Is he Quicke in, Quicke out? Or should it be Kwicke in, Kwicke out?

Then we have the villains: The Terrible Triad, consisting of Malefica, Frost, and Scorpion.

And of course, we must not forget the superheroes, The Fearless Five!!!

There’s Stryker who has won several Sexiest Superhero of the Year contests without EVEN entering, Mr. Sage who is really is a sage, the mysteriously mysterious Hermit, a rather impulsive Tornado (don’t know about you but this worries me) and of course Fiera.

Better known as Fiona Fine, she’s also the star of Hot Mama. Hot Mama by Jennifer Estep

She can melt steel and men’s hearts …

By day, Fiona Fine is a successful couture designer, catering to the high society players of Bigtime, New York. By night, she’s Fiera, a superstrong superhero who can create and manipulate fire with her bare hands. Fiera, along with the other members of the heroic Fearless Five, make life miserable for the ubervillains who want to take over the city.

But Fiona’s personal life isn’t so fine. She still misses her fiancé, who was killed by ubervillains a year ago. But men admire Fiona’s smoking assets, and she decides to get back in the dating game especially after she meets Johnny Bulluci. But this notorious playboy has plenty of secrets to go along with his sexy smile. And, with two new ubervillains in town who are intent on raising hell, Fiona’s love life might just crash and burn …

Check out the first chapter and remember, it releases in November this year!

Note: All characters/places mentioned above are copyrighted to Jennifer Estep.

03
May
07

Thursday Thirteen: Authors with the Title Gene/Luck

1. Shanna Swendson! C’mon, she has Enchanted, Inc, Once Upon Stilettos and Damsel Under Stress… By the way, the star of these same books, Katie Chandler, will be by tomorrow. 😉

2. Lynn Viehl. You knew she was going to be here, but she really does has some great titles. If Angels Burn, Night Lost, Evermore

3. Nalini Singh. Slave To Sensation and Visions of Heat. The latter sounds like a song title to me. Anybody?

4. Melissa Marr. Her debut’s not out yet, but she’s got Wicked Lovely and Ink Exchange. Wanna bet Wicked Lovely would be a great description of her work?

5. Vicki Pettersson. Dork she may be, but The Scent of Shadows? The Taste Of Night? You bet she belongs here. Um, oops. I see I’ve yet to post my TASTE review… Will be corrected soon, but I thought that SCENT was better.

6. Lilith Saintcrow. At least, for her Dante Valentine books. Her Watchers, not so much. Working For The Devil is exactly what Dante does, and Dead Man Rising? Well, a dead man (sort of) does rise. And next we have The Devil’s Right Hand.

7. Marianne de Pierres. Two words: Parrish Plessis. Which then leads to Nylon Angel, Code Noir, and Crash Deluxe. I’ve read all three, and adored them, but I see now that I only reviewed the third one. Hmm… Angie said she loves them too, by the way.

8. Natasha Mostert. Season of the Witch is just out, and have you gotten your copy? 😉 Then we have Windwalker and The Other Side of Silence.

9. Elizabeth Bear. I’ve only read one of her books, and I’ve another on my TBR pile, but they do have wonderful titles. Take the Jenny Casey trilogy, for instance: Hammered, Scardown and Worldwired.

10. Mark Del Franco. Unshapely Things is such a lovely title!

11. Justine Musk. I think it’s taking forever for her next release to come out, so why don’t you go get BloodAngel while we wait for Uninvited (out in September)?

12. Simon R. Green. The title, apart from being urban fantasy in first person, was the reason why I first picked up Something From The Nightside, and then Agents of Light And Darkness. *pauses* *takes a deep breath* Why doesn’t he have a website?!?!?!?!?!?

13. Last but not least, we have Sunny. I’ve not read it, but Mona Lisa Awakening sounds pretty good to me, and then there’s Lucinda, Darkly being released in August.

1. Darla’s TT–more reasons to hate spam

2. Gabrielle’s TT–help save the environment!

3. Scooper’s TT–Read this!

4. Rhian’s TT–not sure where she finds the time to come online, but she does

5. Boltbabe’s TT–we all have junk food guilt

6. Joely Sue Burkhart’s TT–her fave bloggers

7. Ann’s TT–she’s got lots of stuff on her bulletin board

9. Edie Ramer is Evil: She has no TT but she has a post on Hooking up at Magical Musings (she’s had an interesting life, our Edie)

10. Rene Lyons’s TT–people she cannot forget

11. Tilly Greene’s TT–Brit Slang, for Anglophiles!

12. Dionne Galace’s TT–Only 13 hunks? *shakes head sadly*

13. Annie Dean’s TT–she’s a very surprised woman this week

14. Shiloh Walker’s TT–all about the month of May

15. Jenna Bayley-Burke’s TT–boy, she’s busy busy busy!

16. MG Braden’s TT–the hubs is home!

17. Lauren Dane’s TT–poor thing is stressed, sick and a mushy brain

Get the Thursday Thirteen code here!The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Be sure to update your Thirteen with links that are left for you, as well! I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 13 things. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!

08
Mar
07

Thursday Thirteen: My RMSWP Application

What’s the RMSWP? Why, it’s the Richelle Mead School of Writing and Publishing of course!

This is the application she asked for.

(Note: Jo Leigh’s contest ends today!)

1. I know I can’t drink.

2. I’ve become all giggly and redfaced from a slug of rum.

3. But I can bake.

4. I’ll bring homemade baked goods to class regularly.

5. Cookies, cakes and pies. I’ll even take requests.

6. I’ll even up the ante and make alcohol-soaked cakes. Tiramisu…and rum buttercream is yummy!

7. Since I’m a cheap drunk, I’ll let the psych professor experiment on me.

8. I’ll write a book while drunk.

9. And then he can write a paper saying “It’s something every writer should think about.”

10. Cutting edge research, cheap! Instead of pouring liters of alcohol into some other possible subjects’ throats, a few mouthfuls of whisky should suffice.

11. I think I’ve recruited someone else to study, or maybe teach, there. She’s pubbed, so I guess it’s teach?

12. In case it’s not enough, I’ll even do my coursework drunk.

13. So how about it? And La Richelle’s interview goes up on Saturday!

1. Rhian’s TT

2. Scooper’s TT

3. Jaci Burton’s TT

4. Darla’s TT–on Beta Reading

5. Ankur’s TT

6. ScifiChick’s TT

7. MG Braden’s TT

8. Shiloh Walker’s TT

9. Heather Rae Scott’s TTshe’s my hero!

Get the Thursday Thirteen code here!The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Be sure to update your Thirteen with links that are left for you, as well! I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 13 things. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!

25
Feb
07

Edie Is Evil

This I know to be true.

After all, Michelle Diener agrees with me!

There are a number of reasons.

Like, she’s weird:

5) I took pole dancing lessons last summer.

7) I used to climb my mother’s roof and walk the railings on her sun porch roof. The woman next door came running over one day, screaming at me to get down. If she knew what her own kids did …

8) When I was 9, I ran away to join the circus as a tightrope walker. My best friend and I got lost and slept overnight at a new school construction. The next morning, we fought and turned back. Because she didn’t remember the way home, she followed me, crying the whole mile and a half.

On a post about what she’s never seen a heroine do in sex scenes:

6) The heroine fantasizes that the hero is Hugh Jackman

How dare she spread the Jackman love? The man’s just NOT hot!

I really want to read this book:

In my wip, one of my protagonists is a hairdresser who always wanted to be a standup comic — but a big case of stage fright keeps her from trying. Now she’s lost a bet and has to perform on open mike night at a comedy club. She’s putting together a set about the differences between men and women, and she asks input from her clients and other hairdressers. They touch on farts, men’s fascination with their penises (starting when they’re toddlers), and the way men revel in urinating in public places.

But it’s not yet sold! *whines whines whines*

Fortunately, we have a solution.

We can scare the evil out of her, because she’s afraid of heights:

Are you afraid of heights? I am! I kow the sinking in my stomach, the sickness in my throat, the dizziness inside my head as I look down over a sheer cliff while my normally steady legs suddenly start shaking.

I believe she’s going to RWA National this year, so someone who is Anti-Evil, please do something about it.

This is a Public Service Announcement brought to you by a member of the Organisation Against Evil.

 

26
Jan
07

Friday, Fly High and Free!

RTB’s looking for reader columnists. You know, like me. But I’ll be blunt: it’s a lot easier to say, sure, it’s just a post every 6 weeks or so than to actually write one every 6 weeks or so. Speaking of RTB, I’ve got 2-3 possible ideas for my next one, but if you’ve got any suggestions, feel free!

To read about the UK book trade, read Scott Pack’s blog. Via Kate Allan’s Marketing For Authors.

Read Scooper’s review of Ninja. I’m not reviewing it because I’ve read it so many times I couldn’t tell you what the flaws are. Also, will someone please tell Racy she’s not supposed to be reading reviews?

Via Dear Author, a column in TV Guide by La Nora.

Read Angelle’s review of Demon Angel. It’s freaky how most people say the same things about this book. I’ve said this 3 times now. I likey Number 3.

Jaci Burton reviews Succubus Blues. And, hurray, I’ve got my hands on SDI!

But…sadly, not The Rest Falls Away. My bookseller was wrong, Colleen. I sad sad too. Also, the meme attacked me, you evil person!

For Jackie Kessler and Jezzie, Jezebel sauce.

25
Jan
07

Thursday Thirteen: Me and the Mark Twain philosophy

This is in honor of Jane saying that I live by the Mark Twain philosophy.

1. The Mark Twain philosophy: Whenever you find yourself on the side of majority, it’s time to pause and reflect.

2. I suppose it’s true. I like to argue.

3. And I like being the underdog. We shall see who can shout louder–probably me because I am loud. Not ladylike at tall.

4. Playing the devil’s advocate is fun.

5. I’ve a long and well-documented history of doing a different question from the rest. That is, given the choice of two questions, I’ll probably do the question less people do. This is without discussion, like in exams.

6. So I guess I do see things differently. That’s mostly a good thing. Unless, you know, you don’t want to get flamed–I’ve not gotten flamed before, and hope that I never will. But it might be fun. Fun is important to having a happy life.

7. I’d like to think that I do ask interesting questions to the authors who’ve been kind enough to let me interview them. Maybe 6 helps?

8. I’m very very honest. I’ll say the things people don’t want to hear, if I think they’ll listen. No point wasting my time and energy otherwise.

9. If they don’t like what I have to say, they can get lost. Or they can argue intelligently with me. I don’t mind. Ask Angie. I’ve not blocked her from commenting yet. *g*

10. And, well, to keep number 8 true, I think people are mostly stupid irrational. This applies to me as well.

11. Therefore the majority is probably wrong, and why you should be on the side of the minority. Be the underdog!

12. This is why I like economics. In your little world, you’re right and everyone else is wrong. *g*

13. Gee. I’ve run out of stuff. Do you know that I’ve not actually read Huckleberry Finn? Or the book about Tom? Is it the same book? Yeah. My classics education is severely lacking.

1. 13 things on Jaci Burton’s desk

2. Racy Li’s Debut Day

3. Angelle Trieste’s Must Buy List

4. The Gardella Vampire Thursday Thirteen

5. JoelySue Burkhart’s finished MBB#3!!!!!

6. Christine d’Abo’s TT

7. Jobs Scooper Does Not Want

8. I Am… by MG Braden

9. SpyScribbler learns from Natalie R. Collins’s Behind Closed Doors

Get the Thursday Thirteen code here!The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Be sure to update your Thirteen with links that are left for you, as well! I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 13 things. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!