Friday, February 23

Book Blitz - TARRAGON, DRAGON MAGE by Karlie Lucas

After hundreds of years, the gates to Tarragon are open once more, fulfilling age-old prophecy. However, Anwen’s journey is far from over. The dragons still sleep and she has no clue how to wake them. Forced to retreat from the Mountain, she and her newfound friends must devise a new plan to wake the inhabitants of Tarragon.

Meanwhile, the Mage Circle, a group of dragon mages with a vendetta, is camped outside the Gates. Calling on allies of their own, they will stop at nothing to gain control of the Dragon City and all who dwell inside.

To complicate matters even more, Anwen’s mother has joined the party. But even with the help of all her friends, can Anwen overcome the ordeals set before her or will this spell the end of the dragons and the world as we know it?

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Karlie Lucas is a preschool teacher by day and a writer/artist by night.

A graduate of Southern Utah University, Karlie received a B.A. in Creative Writing, with a minor in art. She is a member of Sigma Tau Delta, The International English Honor Society, as well as ANWA, the American Night Writers Association.

Karlie is interested in all things magical and mysterious, especially elves and dragons. She is an avid fan of J.R.R. Tolkien and J.K. Rowling.

When not writing, Karlie can often be found drawing, baking, watching her favorite old school shows, or just spending time with her family.

She currently resides in Dallas, Texas with her husband and a cat named Kally

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Courtney glanced out the window overlooking the dining area as she did. Overhead, something momentarily blotted out the sun. It looked like some kind of bird, though none she could identify. She moved closer to the window, trying to decide if she’d seen something or not. “Hey, Tyler, have you heard of there being any kind of large bird in the area?”

Tyler looked up from cleaning the counter with a dishtowel. “Large birds?” He abandoned his cloth and walked over to the window. The hair on the back of his neck began to prickle as he saw another shadow cross over the sun. It didn’t look like the typical fowl.

The silhouette looked like some kind of flying creature. It resembled one he’d seen several years ago. He could clearly see two creatures, even though they were both relatively far away. “That’s not a bird,” he warned. He reached for the nearest weapon, which happened to be a wooden walking stick from against the wall.

Seeing Tyler’s unusual reaction, Anwen felt her chest tighten. “How did they find us?”

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Wednesday, February 21

Wednesday Writing Prompt #7

Happy Wednesday everyone! This is a Wednesday prompt that showcases my responses to the writing prompts in this 300 Writing Prompt book. Just something fun to do! Feel free to join in. I may not share every week, but it is fun to share when I do.

Holy cow! It has been a LONG time since I've share some of my prompts. I blame it on moving and losing the darn thing. I recently found it after unpacking. We are about 90% done. HUZZAH! So I should have more of these in the future. I would at least like to share all 300. 

-          Have you experienced something that just could not be logically explained?

o   My life? Ha! No, but seriously I have so many experiences. The one that first comes to mind is an experience I had eons ago. I was very little, about 5. My mom and I were living with my Grandpa Carol. One day, I was in the basement playing with my Barbies on the cot. This slim, black cat came up to me. I said a hello and went back to my fantasy world. The cat meowed, sniffed me, and then it went under the cot. I thought nothing of it. That night after being ticked in that same cat appeared and came over to me. It meowed and jumped on the bed. We cuddled. The next night the cat never came again. I asked mom where the cat had gone. She looked at me utterly confused, “What cat?”
Later I found out that cat had been dead for 5 years.

-          What do you need right now?

o   I need a nap. I need a nap on a vacation. What is better than when you are on vacation and you have all the time to just take a nap with zero care or stresses? Naps on vacation is worth all the stress of life and work. Oh! I could use some Oreos too right about now. Yes, Oreos and a long nap.

-          It is the end of your life and you are up on stage being presented with a major award. What award is it, and what have won it for?

o   Award? Ummmmmm…..clumsy-no-matter-what Award. The reason is clear. I get hurt NO matter what. For example, I pulled a muscle in my foot and I have no idea how or why. So yes…fumbling and tumbling through life award.

Tuesday, February 20

Time for TV Tuesday: The Office (Seasons 1-9)

Recently Finished:
The Office (Season 1-9)

Such a fun show! I first watched this show in my youth and I didn’t like it. Maybe I was too young? Maybe it was because it was a random episode and so I didn’t understand anything? Who knows…but when I decided to do a run through a couple of years ago I fell absolutely in love. I decided to do another run through since there is a rumor of a reboot/continuation or something. And I love it even more now that I work in an office. 

This is for sure an adult show. Not that there is “bad” material, but it really is adult humor. As adults we can all connect in some way with either the characters or a situation. I adore watching the characters grow and watching the situations unfold. I honestly feel that the characters make this story. There is really nothing else. The story follows characters working in an office that sells paper. Sounds boring, eh? But the characters really make you want to work there.

It is hard to really pick a “favorite” character. The office goes through SO many changes. Some people leave, some people get fired, some people get promoted. It really does feel like an office. There are some characters that NEVER leave. The settlers. That is what I call them. People who just settle for what they have and will never leave the job they have until they retire or die. 

The last season was good. It does leave some wiggle room if they wanted to really continue the story. It was nice. Ryan, Kelly, and Andy disappointed me big time. I never liked Ryan, so eh. But Kelly? Andy? Why? Andy was an interesting character, but I hated him after what he did to poor Erin. Kelly…you fool. I can’t say much else, but those character’s really upset me. 

In the end, this is a fun show. Lots of humor, lots of feels, and lots of wasted time. How did this branch maintain sales??????????? I highly recommend it if you are an adult. LOL! I’ll star each season and so an average:

Season 1: 4
Season 2: 5
Season 3: 3
Season 4: 2
Season 5: 4
Season 6: 5
Season 7: 5
Season 8: 3
Season 9: 5

A solid 4! 

Monday, February 19

Blodeuedd's Monday Review: Runaway Groom by Lauren Layne

Gage Barrett’s reputation as a ladies’ man has been greatly exaggerated, but none of that matters after a drunken bet lands him on Jilted, a reality TV show that matches runaway grooms with wannabe brides. Now he’s stuck at a Hawaiian resort with nineteen women competing to drag him back to the altar—and one contestant who’s even more miserable than he is. Gage has no idea how feisty, independent Ellie Wright wound up in the cast, but it’s obvious she hates his guts. And if there’s one thing Gage likes, it’s a challenge. . . .

Ellie can’t believe she let her best friend talk her into exchanging her dignity for a glorified bikini contest. Still, she could use the exposure—her business is struggling—and she’ll probably be one of the first to get eliminated anyway. But Gage isn’t the shallow jerk Ellie anticipated—and he’s in no rush to send her home. As stolen kisses turn into secret trysts, she finds herself losing track of what’s real and what’s for the camera. With the wedding finale looming, this runaway groom is tempting Ellie to start believing in storybook endings. 

Audio CD, 7 pages
Expected publication: February 20th 2018 by Tantor Audio (first published January 30th 2018)
I Do, I Don't #2
Contemporary romance
For review

My thoughts:
Just like book 1 things are not what they seem. Sure, Gage left women at the altar, but there are reason. And those things he wanted at the end, awww, my heart broke.

Gage lost a bet and is now the star of Jilted. He is also a famous movie star. A LOT of women want to be on Jilted for a chance to marry him. And sure, I liked how he did not just leave (cos he sure did not like the idea of this show), he did not want to be that guy who always leaves.

Ellie is so not like the other contestants, and is doing this for the free PR for her company. She is honest, does not give a fig, and is just so normal you know.

He finds her refreshing.
She likes him when she sees the real him.
But this is a reality show! Who wants that! Not her.

I mouthed OMG as I listened and walk and put on my silly grin. SO many times. I  should find a new way to rate audiobooks, because I find myself more and more wanting to rate them differently. The narration was so splendid, and as always, I just know I enjoyed this so much more than I would have reading it.

Totally cute, Totally fun. A joy listening to. You know it's good when there is 1 h left and I just haaaave to finish it.

Amy Melissa Bentley and Rudy Sandas
Alternating POVS.
I found myself thinking in her voice. LOL. She got me.
I also like his voice a lot, he was Gage.