Sunday, August 26, 2012


I am experimenting on the blog background, coloring and such. Give your input at any time as I will keep making changes.


I have been on 2 vacations this year. One was to Country Thunder in Wisconsin where this was the first time that I was able to attend the whole concert. The second one was to the Authors After Dark Convention in New Orleans, LA. I try to do one book thing a year which is usually my vacation. This year the book thing was just the open book signing for Romantic Times Booklovers Convention in Chicago (about an hour drive away from me).

Now the Authors after Dark convention was actually a prize that I won from the Simply Ali blog when she was having her birthday bash. It was a long drive and an awesome time. The best convention that I have attended yet.


So much has happened since the beginning of this year. I haven't been on much but am planning on trying to get back on more. I have been reading and trying to keep track of the books that I have read.

Books read:

Wonder- TBR
The invention of Hugo Cabret- TBR
Bone Crossed - TBR and series
Master of the Mountain
the Hunger games- TBR
Silver Borne- TBR and series
Suddenly Wolf
Suddenly Wolf 2
Emma's Education
Sweet Captivation
Wild Fascination
Keen Inclination
Hot Inspiration
Mikayla's Family
Justice -TBR and Series
Brawn - TBR and Series
Wrath- TBR and Series
A Prideless Man
Catching Mr. Right
Mate Dance
Saving Valor
Out of my Mind
War Horse
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda- TBR
The Familiars
Panther's Prey
The Bartimaeus Trilogy book 1 - TBR and Series
Breaking Dawn - TBR and Series
River Marked- TBR and Series
Blood Hound- TBR and Series
Winter of the Wolf
Hour of the Lion
Make Me Sir- TBR and Series
Lean on Me- TBR and Series
Breaking Free - TBR and Series
Tiger- TBR and Series
Shadow of the Dragon
Tied with a bow
Educating Aphrodite
Mastiff - TBR and Series
The Fault in our Stars
From Baghdad with Love - TBR and DBS
The Merzetti Effect
Pegasus and the Flame
The One and only Ivan- TBR
The Rowan- DBS
Fifty Shades of Grey- TBR
Colter's Promise- TBR and Series
Acquainted with the Night
To Command and Collar - TBR and Series
Bear Meets Girl- TBR and Series
Wolfsbane- TBR
Fierce Radiance
Doms of Dark Haven
The Abused Werewolf Rescue Group
The Bartimaeus Trilogy Book 2 The Golem's Eye- TBR and Series
Dark Elves Taken -TBR and DBS
Dark elves Salvation-TBR and DBS
Dark Elves Mastered -TBR and DBS
Dark Elves Dissent -TBR and DBS

Hopefully I'll post more regularly and not post such a long list. I have been keeping up with some of my challenges but not as much as I'd like to be. I'm working on the Dusty Bookshelf Challenge, the TBR challenge and the Series Challenge. The goal weight challenge, the artsy challenge, the bake and cook challenge and the read and review challenge have all gone out the window. I have a new job on top of my old job and find myself working 7 days a week without too much time to work on the challenges that have gone out the window.
for the series challenge, I have caught up/finished the Twilight series, the Mercedes Thompson series, Shelly Laurenston's Pride series, and many more.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

author after dark

A while back I won registration to authors after dark. It is in New Orleanss,LA. Guess where I'm at? :) yes, I am currently in New Orleans! This was a big step for me. Right now I am in a panel for historical romances with Beth Williamson, Sandy Sullivan and other authors. Will blog and tweet throughout the event.