Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Literary Addicts Weekly #meme - Biggest Book Hangover

The theme of this week is - What was your biggest "book hangover"? 

My biggest book hangover of all time was from over-indulging in The Stand, by Stephen King.  I read it one day (the first time, mind you) when I was a teenager *cough cough cough* years ago.  I've re-read it several times since and I can still wake up in the middle of the night thinking about it, especially if my husband is sick and having coughing fits. Sometimes, I even find myself stuck in traffic along the highway imagining the eternal roadblocks in that book.

As always, King takes the everyday, the sneaky bastard, and changes the meaning.  He creates whole new, scary connotations to once benign, if somewhat aggravating, daily situations--like colds and traffic jams. *shivers*  He knows how to get under our skins.

So, tell me, what's your biggest book hangover?

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Monday, September 16, 2013

Olivia Hardin's Bend-Bite-Shift Box Set is HERE!

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It's finally here! The Bend-Bite-Shift Box Set! So if you haven't started the series, or even if you have, now is the time to jump on it at the special release price of just $0.99.

You get the complete trilogy, plus two short stories, including the all new

By Blood & Benevolence.


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And that's not all! Olivia also has some great prizes for folks who spread the word about the release. Check out this rafflecopter for your chance to win a $25.00 Gift Card or some awesome Bend-Bite-Shift Swag!

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Saturday, September 14, 2013

Make some Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls You can be Happy About

So the summer is just about over and as the fall weather approaches I am thinking about pumpkin lattes and happiness.  And pumpkin muffins and whether I'm giving my writing the time and attention it deserves.  And pumpkin pie and how I'm going to make the changes I need to make in my life.

I'm sensing a fixation.

Hmmmm, well, regardless, its time to check in with ourselves. Where are we on our life journey? Are we happy with our lives as is? If not, what do we need to change to live our best life? Whether or not we give our life the attention it deserves, time marches on, so why not nourish ourselves physically, emotionally, spiritually, and intellectually. 

Personally, I have had some struggles with anxiety and depression these past few weeks and took some time to disconnect and re-evaluate. While I'm making some headway in understanding what I need, I can't say I've figured it all out. 

What I do know is this: I am proud of myself for creating exactly the kind of life I set out to experience. Is everything perfect now? Hell no! Will it ever be perfect? Tain't likely. BUT I am fairly certain I will be able to launch a successful writing career as well as stay healthy and energetic enough to flourish in the second half of my life. I just have to work on the fine tuning.

Speaking of, I've decided to take a little break from gluten and maybe even dairy for 10 days. My trainer sent this great recipe for a fall treat so I decided to reward myself for staying positive and working hard.

I did not make the glaze because I don't like fake sugar, but if its your thing, give it a whirl.  It twere goooooood without. 

Change is rarely comfortable, even if it is a good thing, so be kind to yourself.  Anything you can imagine, you can create, so stay positive, my friends, and keep on keeping on.