I know its been over a week since the last time I blogged, and I’m sorry about that. I’m been doing some research, reading research that is. I started listening to Jeaniene Frost’s Night Huntress series and all the books that have spun from it. It’s been pretty good research for One of the Boy’s/Calla’s Kitchen or whatever I decide to call it. Ms. Frost can write a mean story with a lot of heat in some of her scenes. I got a lot of good ideas from the series. I’m also wondering if I should add a paranormal slant to this story as well, but I haven’t decided one way or another.
I have added more to the first chapter so it is moving a long from the screen play into novel mode thankfully.
I’m also about to start writing a few reviews for you guys as well. I have so many too write but I want to go back and read the other novels and not just listen to them. I’ll be starting the Night Huntress World Series & Once Burned a Night Prince novel for my first reviews they are spin-offs of the Night Huntress Series and I’ve not only read those stories I’ve also listened to them. I’m reading the first Night Huntress now but I’ve listened to all six books so far. Then I need to read all of the Richard Castle novels that I just listened too as well so I can write there reviews.
Today I actually took time away from reading and writing to bake. I made carrot cake cup cakes, I’d been craving them lately so I decided to make them. I somewhat followed the recipe though I added healthier ingredients. The one I tried was pretty good. Now I have a health sweet snack this week to munch on.
I hope you guys have been doing well and that you had a great weekend. I’ll post something new soon.
Okay guys, I know I’m really slacking on making more than one post a week. I really want to go back to posting every day, I just haven’t had the time. I started a new job and I’ve been writing every day. Yes I know I should be writing for you guys here but I think you’ll be happier if I finish working on One of the Boys/Calla’s Kitchen. I’m still working on chapter one and I don’t know what I want to call it yet, and yes I still want to change the title. Since I want this novel to be hot and sexy, not that Legacy doesn’t have sexy moments, but it’s not the same. Legacy is a paranormal thriller so it has a little heat but not much. One of the Boys/Calla’s Kitchen is more erotic/romance so the hot and sexy meter is a lot higher.
On another note I finished listening to the Nikie Heat Series, its the series based off Castle. I need to re-listen to all four books so I can write reviews on each. This means I need to re-listen to the Greywalker Series too. I don’t think I’m going to review the Morganville Vampire’s Series though, yeah I liked them but the fact that RC doesn’t keep the details correct I’m conflicted about writing a review on the series. For me details are a big issue and while I can like a series as a whole it’s hard to write a review for the series as well. Another series I started listening too is Jeaniene Frost’s Night Huntress Series and I’m loving it. It has a little more sex that I’m use to reading but I think it’s helping with Calla’s Kitchen. After I listen to the series again I’ll write a review on each book, I may actually read the series. I want to read the Nikie Heat series too, I’ve read the first book so I’d like to re-read it and then the others. So I have a lot of reading too do.
Now for what you’ve been waiting for, A Prefect Blood bonus chapter by Kim Harrison. You can find this chapter in the mass market book that just came out. It has this bonus chapter and the first chapter for Ever After and I must say again January can’t get here fast enough for the new Hallows novel.
Yes I went out and picked up the mass market, just for the bonus chapter. It’s crazy but well worth the money. KH recreated an emotional scene and instead of being in Rachel’s 1st person POV like the novels are its from a 3rd person POV. In fact the 3rd person POV is Trent’s. Since we’ve never had a Hallow’s book from anyone but Rachel’s POV it was interesting seeing Trent’s insight. I actually loved the chapter, not that I don’t love the books as they are, it’s just exciting seeing the emotions of a favorite characters. I know some people don’t like Trent because of his treatment of Rachel but they have more between them then hate. I think it’s wicked hot seeing Trent’s emotions come to light. I’ve been waiting for the day that we’d see how Trent might feel about Rachel. Hopefully with this chapter we know the answer to that question. So the question for you guys is are you ready to re-read a chapter that was a little steamy to start with now read a chapter like you’ve never read before. Whatever you have to do, I’d suggest, you find and read this chapter to get more insight into one of the beloved characters of the Hallows. You’ll be glad you did.
Wednesday I got very little done. I couldn’t drag myself away from a book I was reading. However the book did give me some ideas on One of the Boy so I guess it paid off. Thursday I subbed again and that night I went with Flyboy, and some friend to see the Riverdogs play. Thankfully they pulled it out in the end. Friday I was suppose to sub too, but since Wednesday I hadn’t been feeling well so I headed off to see the Wizard. He gave me meds and afterward I drove over to Starbucks for a Chai, and worked on some of the ideas I had for One of the Boys.
Yesterday Flyboy and I did some errands, and we picked up two more plants for the front flower beds. One is a creeping rose plant and the other a red honeysuckle. I can’t wait to try it. I’ve been wanting a honeysuckle for awhile. It reminds me of when I was young and sucked the honey out of the flowers. This was back in Cincy at the house my Mom grew up in and me for a few years. We had four vines if I remember right and they were white. It rained last night so I won’t be planting today but hopefully this week. Flyboy is also adding the stones around my flower bed so I’m excited. When everything is finished I’ll add pictures.
Today over on soundcloud I found the perfect song for Legacy I’ve asked the creator if I can share it with you guys, if he says yes I’ll post it. Of course you can always go on to my twitter page and click on the link. I’m so excite about that too. Since it’s raining today I’m going to try and get some work done on my edits that I have on paper. I’ll try to keep you guys posted more this week.
So I had hoped I’d be able to write Friday, Monday and Tuesday, or at least post but all three days I had to teach. For some reason when I sub I’m dead tired when I get home. The only things I’ve gotten done this week is workout (I’m starting to run) and I did make changes to my synopsis. I finished the edits yesterday during my one free period. I’ve been working on it for a week so I’m glad the edits are done. I just need to enter them.
Make sure you stop over at http://paperbackdolls.com/ to check out my review ofA Perfect Blood.
I’ve been thinking about some of my other stories today so I may split the day working on Legacyand One of the Boys . I’ve been thinking about One of the Boy’s because I’ve been re-reading the Kitchen Witch Trilogy and it always gets me ready to work on The Kitchen Witch. I’ve also been listening to music that will help me flesh out scenes.
I chat with you guys later time to work.
I made chicken meatballs to go with my homemade spaghetti. They weren’t that great, I’ll have to add them to the “what went wrong” in Calla’s Kitchen in the book. I love getting ideas for the book. I need to add more food in Legacy, since Alexis likes to cook.
For dinner I made a beer batter (idea from food network the Neal’s) for our green beans & green tomatoes. It was good and lite. Next time all change the beer and add more spices to add more flavor. A friend gave me some ideas for the beer.
I’ll add these into Calla’s Kitchen I think they well be a awesome addition.
- Fried Green Tomatoes (iguanaisle.wordpress.com)