Archive for November, 2014

They do exist..

Posted: November 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

Thursday, I was a part of something very inspiring. Lilo Abernathy was a part of the Kindle Daily Deal. Lilo being the marketing mastermind she is, used this opportunity to its fullest advantage.
She put on her war paint, and rallied the troops. Lilo is a force to reckon with. She explained that it is her bossy nature that got her where she is 😉 I have come to the conclusion that Lilo is the personification of Mother Nature.
She was determined to use this opportunity to get The Light Who Shines as high as she could on Amazon. Being such a nice person, she already had support from many authors, and non~authors. Most she had helped out at some point in the past.
The amazing part was,complete strangers were offering her help. The outpouring of people that helped Lilo reach her goal was amazing.
There really are good people still around. It warmed my heart (not in the acidic way)  as strangers offered up there Twitter, Facebook, and Blogs to see another succeed.
I, like most indie authors (I hate calling myself an author as my book is hidden in the depths of my laptop) have stumbled on a community of supporters. People are willing to help their fellow authors out of the kindness of their heart.
Competition does not fuel this community. We all want the other to succeed. (How many times can that be said? )
When I first started talking about Breaking Faith the amount of support strangers offered was staggering.
I have also found myself wanting to help anyone in this community out. I want others to succeed.
All of us understand the process in a different way. We have a story in our head that our brain cannot contain. It pushes us to insanity. Really, who else would shackle themselves to a computer or pen and paper? We have to get it down in some form. It isn’t a choice.
We recognize like minded (or crazy minded) as they reflect the same coffee (Diet Pepsi) stained clothing we are sporting.
Understanding the need to write spurs us on to assist another that has been infected by the writing bug (yes, that asshole.)
I have never felt so accepted (without having to flash the girls) than I have when finding indie authors.
There is still good people.
Fucking awesome amazing people.
This was all confirmed by Lilo’s event. I am honored to be a part of this community (even if I feel I am not there yet.)
I wanted to say good job to all of you out there that are repaying kindness or stockpiling it for later use.
Keep it up. You are making the world a better place by offering kindness, even if it is just a simple word of encouragement.

The light who shines

The Light Who Shines
by Lilo Abernathy
Genre: Urban Fantasy / Paranormal Romance / Mystery
Amazon Rating: 4.7 Stars
Regular Price: $4.99
Sale Price: $1.99 (One day only)
Kindle Daily Deal Sale Date: Thursday, November 20th, 2014

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When Supernatural Investigation Bureau agent Bluebell Kildare (a.k.a. Blue) arrives at the scene of the crime, it’s obvious the grotesquely damaged body of the deceased teenage boy was caused by far more than a simple hit and run; and she vows to catch the killer. Using her innate sixth sense, Blue uncovers a powerful magical artifact nearby. She soon discovers it acts as a key to an ancient Grimoire that was instrumental in the creation of the Vampire breed and still holds the power to unravel the boundaries between Earth and the Plane of Fire.

Blue and her clever wolf Varg follow a trail that starts at the Cock and Bull Tap and leads all through the town of Crimson Hollow. Between being sidelined by a stalker who sticks to the shadows and chasing a suspect who vanishes in thin air, the case is getting complicated. If that isn’t enough, Dark Vampire activity hits a record high, and hate crimes are increasing. However, it’s Blue’s growing feelings for Jack Tanner, her sexy Daylight Vampire boss, that just might undo her.

While Blue searches for clues to nail the perpetrator, it seems someone else is conducting a search of their own. Who will find whom first?

Danger lurks in every corner, and Blue needs all her focus in this increasingly dangerous game or she risks ending up the next victim.

Bluebell Kildare: Blue is a Supernatural Homicide Detective and a gifted empath who has a pure spirit and a will of steel. She was orphaned at a young age and has had a tough life so far. Yet, she continually picks herself up by the boot straps and fights to do what is right, regardless of the cost. Just how high will the cost be?

Jack Tanner: He’s Blue’s sexy boss, the head of the Supernatural Homicide Unit in Crimson Hollow. Jack is very old and powerful Daylight Vampire with many layers. He is driven a little crazy by his desire to protect Blue in the face of her independence. Can he keep his cool when Blue needs him most?

Varg: He is a great grey wolf who comes out of nowhere and decides to be Blue’s companion. He seems to have some mysterious magical abilities and uses them to guard Blue’s life. Can he keep her safe?

Maud: She is Blue’s dear friend and mother figure. Maud used to visit Blue in the orphanage and read to her as a child. She can’t cook but she makes awesome Southern beverages. What color is her hair today? Is it blue, fuchsia, scarlet, or peach sherbet?

Alexis: She is Blue’s comrade and neighbor, as well as the sassy owner of a store called Herbal Enchantments. She is gifted in earth magic and if she isn’t busy feeding her friends, she’s telling them what to do. Does she have her hands on her hips right now, or is she waving her finger at Blue?

The Villain: Can he get any more evil? No. He is about as evil as they come . . .

Lilo Abernathy is a somewhat eccentric, deep-thinking, warm-hearted young woman of at least 43 years. She started out as a restaurant chain hostess and worked her way up to the exciting world of global mergers and acquisitions. She has enjoyed an on again/off again relationship with formal education and has been affectionately referred to as information hound. In the evenings, she fills her writing breaks by scanning the internet for answers to provocative questions, such as: “What causes diamonds to be formed in different colors?”

One thing that never changes is Lilo’s ongoing love affair with books. A born bibliophile, by age ten she finished all the children’s books in the house and started devouring the adult section. By age 15, she was working her way through grocery store book aisles and libraries. Just as Picasso had his blue period, Lilo had her own periods of readership–urban fantasy, paranormal romance, Gothic novels, etc. Now she’s planning on creating a bookshelf for you to enjoy.


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The offer I couldn’t refuse.

Posted: November 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

I just realized that I didn’t write a post for Friday. Gasp….it’s Monday. I’m sure you are all anxious to know what I have been up to.
I don’t know if I mentioned my nieces before. They are the ones that I took to the Paramour concert, and the I Heart radio concert the year before. Yes they have me wrapped around their finger. My nephews have the same power over me.
My oldest niece is the one that I workout with. She is thinking about getting her trainers license and opening her own gym. She is an excellent trainer. My glutes tense when they hear her. She made me an offer I couldn’t refuse.
I uhmmm “help” her write a paper for school, and she gives me a month free of workouts.
“Helping” her write her paper has kept me busy this week. I have had some other adventures, but not many.
Next week, I will tell you about visiting a killers house “lair” and a tasty magnet.

F*ck That Noise

Posted: November 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

I absolutely love this post…

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Myla Delbasio, plus-size model

I was on the Daily Beast this morning and saw an article about Myla Delbasio, Calvin Klein’s newest underwear model, who, according to the powers that be, just happens to be plus-size. That’s a picture of her above, looking all kinds of sexy in that string bikini.

Three things immediately popped into my mind as I studied Myla:

  1. Why do they have to call her “plus-size”? Why can’t she just be the newest Calvin Klein underwear model?
  2. She fluctuates between a size 8 and 10 which means I, too, am plus-size, a term I would never use to describe myself, but apparently some others would.
  3. And would my plus-size ass look that hot in a string bikini because if so, I am all over it.

I then wandered over to NY Magazine and found this gem:


Three more immediate thoughts:

  1. Why is she so greasy?
  2. I…

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A Halloween chicken….

Posted: November 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

I had a massive Joy moment on Halloween, and I am going to tell you all about it.

I was talking to my friend (we will call them Misty) about my Halloween outfit. I didn’t want to spend a shit ton of money on a Halloween costume, so I plunged into the dark recesses of hell (known as the back of my closet) for something to wear. I pulled out two plaid skirts and thought, school-girl?


I was talking to Misty, and explained that I put on the two skirts but chickened out, and would not be wearing them out. I had the urge for about half a second to put the pictures on Twitter. Being neurotic, I started firing off questions to Misty.

The main question being….

Would I be soliciting stalkers?

Misty’s response was “You’ll get a blog post out of it, no matter what you do.”

(I should warn you that Misty seems to know everythinggggggggggg. Like always, they were right.)

I couldn’t help but wonder, if by posting pictures of me in all my holiday spirit, would I be asking for trouble? Would the Richard (dick) pics (thanks Catfish, and Kayti) start popping into my DM?

Would it be my fault?

In my mind….Yes. If the Richards started plunging into my DM, I would feel responsible for them. (No, I wouldn’t take them into my care and feed them, or pet them. I may try to find them a good home though. None the less, I would feel responsible for their appearance.) I am sure some women are cringing, thinking that it would be the Richard senders fault, not mine. The dick pick senders are the only ones that can control their actions, I didn’t make them take out their phone (or have their buddy take out their phone) and snap a picture of their pride (and Joy?) in order to send it to me. I agree everyone’s actions can only be owned by that person, but I have to assume that by posting pictures of me in a school-girl outfit, I would be opening the door for people to think I would be the type of person to enjoy their uhmmm…..glory staff. I am not saying it is right, I am just saying this is the norm of the internet.

Would I be able to complain about the DM’s requesting to be my principal?

Answer…Not really, but at least it would be somewhat of a witty response.

I feel I should explain, that in no way at all do I think that I am good looking. I have self-esteem issues that could fill a skyscraper, but I do have a way of attracting some strange creepers. By posting pictures of me dressed up for a holiday known for women dressing more provocative than normal, would my creep magnet become stronger?

I decided not to find out.

I have a feeling though that this post would be a lot more interesting if I did.

The dick pic seems to be 2014’s equivalent of a construction workers cat-call/whistle. Women don’t enjoy it, but they have started to realize it is bound to happen. This isn’t all women though, just like the strong willed woman that would go up to a construction worker and punch his lights out there are women that are standing up (yes, I know) against the dick pic crazy. I tried to be one of those women, and posted my thoughts on dick pics earlier this year.

I hate to say this post did not stop them from wandering into my DM. Sadly, I am sure that this will not be my last post pertaining to Richard pics. So, for the sake of another post (and I really don’t have anything profound to end on) here they are. Happy belated Halloween…..

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