Friday, December 19, 2014

On the 7th Day of Christmas...


On the first day of Christmas my readers said to me,
thank the authors for their interviews
reward good news
hug them bloggers writing the blues
don’t forget your commenters leaving you clues
and tell a story without blowing a fuse
flash a few of your cover reveals

As promised, up top there in the caption are new books I’ve written and am working to bring out in 2015. Four covers I’m unable to reveal, until publication technicalities get ironed out. One cover is a Young Adult novel titled Copy Cats. Another is a true (finally) erotic romance novel title Painted Cat. And I think I should add, that’s true as in authentically erotic. We as well have a short story collection waiting in the bay. And Double Dare published 2013 has a new cover.

The promise I made to myself, and kept, was to take my time with my upcoming novels. Not that I rushed the others, because I didn’t, but this time around I wanted to really enjoy the writing process. I kept getting really nostalgic thinking back on writing the other novels, so this was my moment to capture what I missed.

And here’s the other thing. I am on day 7 enjoying an awe-inspiring blogging experience. I hardly expected blogging on a daily basis, this time around, would be as spiritually intoxicating as it has been. Had I thought about the last time I blogged 7 days straight... promising never do that again, I would have reconsidered offering to blog 12 Days of Christmas gifts. And yet, here on day 7 finds me sitting on pins and needles blogging tokens of my appreciation to readers, fans, bloggers, and authors leading up to sharing my top 10 best read books for 2014!

Unconditional Love 
can be found in having a passion of your own
that will love you back, always…
Much Love!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

On the 6th Day of Christmas…


On the first day of Christmas my readers said to me,
thank the authors for their interviews
reward good news
hug them bloggers writing the blues
don’t forget your commenters leaving you clues
and tell a story without blowing a fuse

Twas the night before xmas when all through the Mall, not a parking spot could be found, not a one at all. Miles and miles of black top and not a space to be found vacant. Every single last one of them were taken.

This didn’t look good. Not at all. She had dashed to the Mall to pick up one important last minute gift, but now her hopes were dashed if she couldn’t park the car.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

On the 5th Day of Christmas...



On the first day of Christmas my readers said to me,
thank the authors for their interviews
reward good news
hug them bloggers writing the blues
don’t forget your commenters leaving you clues

It takes time, thought and effort to leave a comment. I know. It’s the reason I seldom leave comments... and for some I already hear those thank goodness mumblings. I haven’t forgotten the social media sites where every time I added my two bits, the comments would double, often triple, compared to when I kept my remarks to myself. Yet, connecting with other bloggers by reading and leaving comments I realize is the best way to increase comments on my own blog.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

On the 4th Day of Christmas...




On the first day of Christmas my readers said to me,
thank the authors for their interviews
reward good news
hug them bloggers writing the blues... 

I was all over the page trying to get my arms around writing my appreciation of bloggers and blogging. And then I thought, darn it Rhonda, just blog!

And so here goes it, what blogging represents to start with; a mish mash (in my case) of book blogging motifs I am indebted to.

Monday, December 15, 2014

On the 3rd Day of Christmas...


On the first day of Christmas my readers said to me,
thank the authors for their interviews
reward good news...

Few things in life are more welcoming, pleasurable, and inspirational than reading upbeat articles, blog posts, and quotes. The give and take exchange that happens is similar to the exchange that happens when I review other books I’ve read.

Most authors serious about their work appreciate sincere constructive reviews, and generally are over the moon when they get one. This puts me over the moon, and as well potential readers who rely on honest constructive reviews; especially when the reader reads the book and realizes, they too loved the story. It’s an exemplar paragon of a gift that keeps on giving. Everyone in its cycle is rewarded.

Articles and Quotes that made my year brighter…