Wednesday, January 16, 2013

I Love a Good Series

A few years ago Jerrica Knight-Catania sent me a book that I must read.  I was on the fence because at the time the only romances I read were historical and this one started off contemporary.  But, I read it anyway because she insisted.  The book was The Secret History of the Pink Carnation.  It didn't take long before I could not put this book down and went searching for others in the series.  I had never read anything like this with the story jumping from present to the Napoleonic Era and back again.  Usually those jumps occurred a crucial part in the story that is both irritating (because I didn't want to wait until she went back to the past) and exciting (because the author had left me hanging in the present portion of the story).  Plus, they have spies and France - two of my favorite things. Not all of the stories have a French setting, but the first one did and I was hooked.

This is one series that I find myself anxiously awaiting the next release and last night I downloaded The Garden Intrigue, which is book 9 in the series.  I cannot wait to start listening to it on the way to work this morning and it will probably be the first book completed for the 2013 Audio Book Challenge.

Have you discovered a series that you absolutely love and anxiously await the next book?

Saturday, January 12, 2013


I've been working on getting a website up - an official website (not a blog) for over a year. Every time I started the process I would hit a snag and put it off - for months.  But, enough was enough.  I did all that I could on my own and I was pretty happy with it, but there were still issues and I wasn't completely happy with how it looked.  Thank goodness for Ava Stone! She worked her magic and helped put everything into place.

Even though I loved how it looked, there were still issues with links not working, etc.  So, my second hero would be Roger.  He doesn't have a webpage or much of an online presence.  You see, Roger is my son's best friend and was able to fix the issues in a blink of an eye.  Yep, another example of a kid coming to the rescue of a computer, hyperlink challenged adult.

But, it is finally done and launched and I am very happy with the result.  Hope you can stop by My Website when you get a chance.