Monthly Archives: February 2014

TABT — A Study in Silks, Emma Jane Holloway

A Study in Silks (The Baskerville Affair, #1)A Study in Silks by Emma Jane Holloway

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Fabulous writing, interesting story, compelling characters. That’s why I’m giving this 4 stars, even though I never really connected with the characters–we were just in too many heads for me to do it. That’s my own fault, for thinking this would be more romance (like Kristin Callahan & Bec McMaster)than straight steampunk. As steampunk, it’s great, as long as you don’t mind bouncing from point of view to point of view.

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Media Monday: The Olympics

So we’ve been watching the Olympics for the last week, like most everyone else, and this time around, I’ve noticed a few huge “irritators”.  First, commentators, you are NOT more important than the athletes, so please shut the hell up!  Ice skating seems to be the only sport I’ve seen without a continuously running commentary that doesn’t educate for squat.  Second: NBC, for God’s sakes, let us know (maybe by using an icon on the screen?) when it’s a qualifier or a medal competition!  Lastly, while I applaud the concept of showing a cross-section of competitors, at some point, as a viewer, all I care about are the top 5 or 6 seeded folks.  Since we’re on a significant time delay here in the States, is it too much to ask that we see the competitors that actually have a shot, instead of almost every freakin’ country?  Just sayin’.

Okay, bitchfest complete.  What say you??

TABT–Hard Target by Kay Thomas

Hard Target (Elite Ops, #1)Hard Target by Kay Thomas

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A really nice rom suspense book. I was a bit iffy about the first chapter, but after that really enjoyed it. Both Anna & Leland were solid characters with believable motivations. I spent a good bit of time trying to figure out the plot twist and got SO close, but not quite, which made it even more satisfying. I’m looking forward to reading the next book in the series.

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Today’s blog is gonna be a bit of a mash-up.  I’ve been working a night job (in addition to writing) since August, and have just now surfaced from the holidays, reading submissions and editing.  So now I’m baaack 🙂

As I always seem to do at this time of year, I’ll be categorizing this year’s blogs into a schedule of sorts, otherwise I tend to poop out.  So with no further ado…

Monday = still Media Monday, where I’ll talk about music & movies & TV shows

Tuesday = Still Talking About Books Tuesday–I’ll be recapping anything I’ve read and reviewed from my Goodreads page

Wednesday = New Indie/Small Press Promo–this is new, and will be an interview/excerpt with a book that released that week, from a variety of indie and small presses

Thursday=Thursday 13, if I can keep it up 🙂

Friday=Whatever pops into my scary brain. Could be an excerpt of what I’m working on, or something I read or heard that I thought was cool or profound or whatever.

And there you have it, 2014 in a nutshell!