Wednesday 26 March 2014

Your Mid-Week Update for 03/26/14 (test for a new project)

I killed a man this morning; He cut me off on the freeway so I cut out his eyeballs and left him on the side of the road. That puts the grand total up to four this week. It’s a little high, I know, but it’s been a rough work week. Now I know what you’re thinking: how do I have time to do it all? I have a full-time job, I’m a full-time guardian AND I’m a killer?! I’m not aiming for Woman of the Year but let’s be honest; I’m pretty damn close.

I must admit that this kill wasn’t my favourite. When I stuck the tire iron through his eye socket I got his blood all over my hands and it took nearly half an hour to get the blood from underneath my fingernails. Good thing I was running a little early this morning. Sandra had an early morning band practice so I figured I would get into work and catch up on some filing that has been piling up on my desk since the beginning of the year. But sometimes you need to accept that pleasure will come before business if an opportunity presents itself.

That’s what I believe: seize every opportunity that comes your way because it could change your life. I know some of you think it’s absolutely terrifying but I think change is a good thing. Go with the flow; that was my sister’s motto. I know, I know: look where it got her, but I maintain that the philosophy can hold true even if it did land some people in prison. You still have to admire her initiative and I, for one, am proud of her. I’m less impressed that she got caught and am certainly more wary of the mistakes she made but all in all, I’m proud of my baby sister. I certainly don’t have the guts to do it so near a police station. That’s not to say I don’t take risks. I certainly have had my fair share of close calls.

Okay, I could stand to be a little more adventurous in my choice of victims. Maybe it would heighten things if I did it closer to a public area. What do you think, dear readers? Should I start seizing more opportunities closer to home? I know my husband would like it if I were home earlier. James is always complaining about my fluctuating hours despite my assurances that it’s a necessary sacrifice. That man is very lucky that I love him.

Our anniversary is coming up. Six years. It’s not a big number but it’s still significant. We have been married for six whole years. Six. You learn a lot about a person in six years: how they take their coffee, how they dress when they have something on their mind, what they look like when they’re about to kiss you.

That man has turned me into such a sap, I tell you. God help me, if I let him talk me into this trip to the mountains this weekend. It might be nice to get some fresh air. New meat; anonymity; no kids. It would be nice. And a bit of change would be good.

Alright I’ll do it. James and I will go away this weekend and enjoy some guilt-free anonymous pleasure in a cozy ski lodge in the mountains. It’s late in the season so there won’t be too many skiers so it’ll be easier to get one alone and I can finally try that new strangling technique on James. Heather, the loud mouth bitch that she is, is very good at giving me ideas on how to spice up my marriage – without cheating on my husband. I swear, the only reason they haven’t found her body on the morning news is because she’s a damn good secretary. That bitch.


Thank you, dear readers, for your kind suggestions but I don’t think I’ll name myself. Named serial killers always put too much attention on the killer and not on the victims and I want them to get their 15 minutes of fame. It’s a nice tribute to the life I added to my collection. I always take notes during the news segments: their name, where they worked, what family they left behind, the basic stuff. My notebook is running out of pages. But that reminds me: if you learn any details (eye witness statements, video surveillance, if you knew the victim) just post them in the comments below. It’s a big help to me. I like to know as many details as possible.

Well, you won’t hear from me until at least Tuesday but I’ll be sure to tell you all about my little getaway. It should be exactly what I need.

As always, dear readers,

Stay Safe
This is a work of fiction. Any relations to people or events living or dead is complete coincidence.

Monday 24 March 2014

Heirs of War: Crown of Flames Cover Reveal

Book two of the Heirs of War series is right around the corner! Heirs of War, Crown of Flames is set to be released this summer, and we have the first look at the cover for the book today! If you haven't already read Heirs of War, it is on sale this week for $0.99 cents from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, and other retailers. Here's what you have to look forward to in book two:

Weeks have passed since Ariana and Alec escaped from Kellen's dungeon, but danger isn't far behind them. As they travel through unknown lands and encounter multiple threats, their biggest challenge might be trusting one another.

Despite the danger and the war closing in around them, all of Anscombe seems to be more interested in the upcoming Imbolc festival than rescuing Ariana. Well, not everyone

Tired of waiting for the Duillaine to help her twin, Zelene starts plotting on her own and finds a surprising ally in Rhaya, even as the Cynewards prepare to make a move of their own. But Zelene’s plans go awry when she finds herself with a new ability, a mysterious new friend, and more enemies within the walls of Anscombe than she thought.

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Friday 14 March 2014

Spotlight on Etoile

As part of the blog tour hosted by Itching For Books, read up on Etoile by Olivia Besse

Series: Mannequin #1
Release Date: July 25th 2013
Publisher: Wunderland Press

The Mannequin series is an exciting erotic romance journey that gives readers an intimate look into the not-so-glamorous sides of the fashion and modelling industries. This book contains explicit content and is not intended for younger readers!
From afar, Elodie Marais is just a typical 19-year old girl roughing it in Manhattan. She hates her job, her love life sucks and she's totally getting ripped off by her landlord. Like most of her starry-eyed peers, she'll do anything for the Triple P's—Prada, a Promotion and the elusive Perfect Boyfriend. But Elodie and her friends aren't your average new adults who are bored to tears by their uninspiring lives—they're fashion models.
So what's a girl to do when her life is turned upside down as two irresistible bachelors vie for her doe-eyed attention, just as she's starting to make waves in the modelling world? Will she go with charming and sensitive James, a handsome financier, or reckless and unpredictable Tyler, the stunning male model du jour?
Follow Elodie's adventures from Manhattan to Paris as she navigates the terrifying worlds that are the modeling industry and her love life, one effortlessly chic outfit at a time.
Olivia Besse is a rookie to the literary scene, moonlighting as a writer to keep what's left of her sanity! Stay tuned for relatable New Adult novels penned by an actual new adult!

Friday 7 March 2014

Kiss Her, Kill Her: Baby's First One Star Review

Last week, I asked you guys about writing negative reviews and a few of you encouraged me to post my review with as much constructive crticism as I could muster. So I have decided to post my first one-star review.

If you guys know anything about me, you know that I’m a kiss-ass to writers which is why I was so nervous to talk about a book that I genuinely did not like.

Kiss Her, Kill Her


New York City has a monster on the loose and his name is Tarryn Cooper Love.
No one had given a second glance to the handsome taxi driver, but in reality he had been molded to be a killer since early childhood. His mother, who valued a juicy murder above all else, had taught him well. Just one more trophy and he is set to reach his goal, surpassing his mother's idol, the infamous Ted Bundy.

When a beautiful young woman gets into his cab flashing a wad of cash, he thinks he's hit the jackpot. As she starts confessing her plans for ending her own life he decides to listen to her story, hoping to charm her back from the brink of death, to heighten his game.

What he discovers is a twisted tale that has taken her from the hardened streets of LA to the upper crust of New York...a story that might even rival his own.

Tarryn has to decide within the space of 24 hours, if he should kill her or save her - and perhaps save himself in the process.

Wednesday 5 March 2014

Cover Reveal: Destrustion by Sharon Bayliss

Author Sharon Bayliss is thrilled to share the cover for Destruction (Book One of The December People Series), a family drama about dark wizards living in Houston.

Message from Sharon Bayliss:

"The butterfly will show up on the cover of all four books in the series, as a symbol of redemption, hope, and re-birth. Despite the dark themes in the series, I believe that the most important themes of the series are hopeful ones, such as love, family, and triumph against adversity, which is why the butterfly is in the center.

The broken glass surrounding the butterfly rather obviously symbolizes the concept of destruction, which is also a central theme. The title Destruction refers to the fact that dark magic is inherently destructive, but also refers to how a person can be destroyed, in body or soul.

One thing I was sure of, I wanted the word, Destruction, to be in "pretty" letters. I loved the contrast of having a dark and violent word look beautiful. This also fits the theme, as I wish to show the beauty in darkness and destruction, and the good in people who are supposed to be evil."

Here is the blurb for Destruction, coming out 4/14/14:

David Vandergraff wants to be a good man. He goes to church every Sunday, keeps his lawn trim and green, and loves his wife and kids more than anything. Unfortunately, being a dark wizard isn't a choice.

Eleven years ago, David's secret second family went missing. When his two lost children are finally found, he learns they suffered years of unthinkable abuse. Ready to make things right, David brings the kids home even though it could mean losing the wife he can’t imagine living without.

Keeping his life together becomes harder when the new children claim to be dark wizards. David believes they use this fantasy to cope with their trauma. Until, David's wife admits a secret of her own— she is a dark wizard too, as is David, and all of their children.

Now, David must parent two hurting children from a dark world he doesn’t understand and keep his family from falling apart. All while dealing with the realization that everyone he loves, including himself, may be evil.

I stumbled across this quiz on Sharon's site (when I say 'stumble' I mean it's in her sidebar).
 Find out:
Which Witch Are You? (I got Winter Witch, boo ya!)

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Destruction (Book One of 

The December People Series)

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