Confessions of a Museum Junkie

Any fellow museum addicts here?

Today I discuss my “problem” over at the Sisterhood of the Jaunty Quills. A big thanks to Kristan Higgins for hosting me today.

Stop by and say hello!

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Final Week – Dead Girls Don’t Cry Tour!

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Hi everyone,

This is it. The last week and last chance to visit me on my blog tour.

Just a reminder, I am giving away a prize (US Only). You can learn more by visiting one of the tour sites.

 

Here’s the final week’s schedule:

9/12/16 The Silver Dagger Scriptorium http://silver-dagger-scriptorium.weebly.com/
9/13/16 Roxanne’s Realm http://www.roxannerhoads.com/
9/14/16 The Creatively Green Write at Home Mom http://creativelygreen.blogspot.com
9/15/16 More Books Than Livros http://www.morebooksthanlivros.com
9/16/16 Zenny’s Awesome Book Reviews https://zennysawesomebookreviews.wordpress.com 
9/19/16 Erzabet’s Enchantments http://erzabetsenchantments.blogspot.com/
9/19/16 Fantatical Paranormal Romantical http://fanaticalparanormalromantical.com/

 

Week 3 – Nobody Puts Cherry in the Corner #Rafflecopter

 

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Howdy everyone.

Hard to believe but it’s week 3 of my virtual book tour. Time is running out to enter the #rafflecopter.

Here’s where I am this week:

9/5/16 ParaYourNormal http://parayournormal.wordpress.com
9/6/16 Hart’s Romance Pulse www.HartsRomancePulse.com
9/7/16 JeanzBookReadNReview http://jeanzbookreadnreview.blogspot.co.uk/
9/7/16 I Smell Sheep http://www.ismellsheep.com/
9/8/16 Robyn Bachar: Romance Author http://therobyn.blogspot.com/
9/8/16 Ramblings of a Book Nerd www.booknerdramblings.com
9/9/16 Butterfly-o-Meter Books http://butterfly-o-meter.com/

Week 2 – Great Big Book Tour And #Rafflecopter

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Hi all,

Welcome to week 2 of my virtual book tour. And thanks to everyone who’s stopped by, left comments or joined my mailing list.

Here’s where I’ll be this week:

8/29/16 Fang-tastic Books   *Interview*

8/30/16 Literary Musings  *Interview*

8/31/16 Booklover Sue   *Interview*

9/1/16 Truth About Books  *Spotlight*

9/2/16 The Book Junkie Reads . . . *Interview*

And there’s a rafflecopter -Winner’s choice of either 1 $50 Amazon gift card OR 1 Kindle Fire Tablet, 7″ Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB – Includes Special Offers, Black ($49.99 version), ship to US only.

I hope to see  you there!

 

And So It Begins – The Great Big Book Tour

Hi everyone,

Today kicks off my month long virtual book tour. Rather than post every day, I’ll share where I’ll be on a weekly basis.

Please do stop by and say hello. At each stop, there will be a Rafflecopter link. One lucky person (US ONLY) will receive a cool prize from moi.dead_3D

8/22 – Mello and June, It’s a Book Thang!

8/23 –Deal Sharing Aunt  **Interview**

8/24 – Share My Destiny

8/25 – T’s Stuff

8/26 – Lisa’s World of Books

Also, on 8/23 I’ll be over at – Suzanne Johnson/Susannah Sandlin’s blog. I’ll be sharing my CTConn 2016 experience as an event leader. Suzanne is giving away a copy of Dead Girls Don’t Cry to one commenter.

Thanks for stopping by. And good luck!

 

Oh Happy Day! #BookRelease – Dead Girls Don’t Cry

Dead Girls Don’t Cry is finally for sale on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo and iBooks (and a few other places too).

Amazon     Kobo     iTunes      BN

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 No good deed goes unpunished, especially for a stripper who just happens to be a vampire.

CaseyWyatt_DeadGirlsDontCry800Cherry Cordial, vampire stripper extraordinaire, spectacularly messes up her life with a single act of kindness. How could she have known when she rescued gorgeous rogue Ian McDevitt that she would be implicated in the vampire queen’s murder? Soon, she faces the wrath of the entire vampire community. To escape retribution, she joins a settlement program to colonize Mars. Her choices are grim: hurtle through space to the red planet to face the unknown and possible death, or stay on Earth and face> certain annihilation. To make things even more complicated, a certain gorgeous rogue seems to be shadowing her every move…

The BIG Blog Tour: Dead Girls Don’t Cry

So here it is. My Great Big Blog Tour. I do hope you’ll consider stopping by. There is a Rafflecopter Giveaway too.
I’ll be posting site links closer to the actual tour start.
 Virtual Book Tour Schedule

#CTConn2016 and Photos from #CTConn2015 too!

As usual, this July, my family attended ConnectiCon in Hartford. Unlike other years, I was on a panel and a workshop. For more details on how that happened, see my recent blog post over at Nights of Passion.

The best part of the story is that our panel filled to capacity and the convention asked us to return in 2017. The “us” includes my co-presenters Corrina Lawson and Jamie K. Schmidt.
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This year’s featured guests included: Walter Koening, Michael Dorn and Nana Visitor of Star Trek Fame. Also, Sean Astin and John Rhys-Davies (LOTR), Tom Kenny (SpongeBob), Jess Harnell (Animaniacs), and many more.

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Last year (2015), my husband, who is NOT an outgoing guy with strangers, managed to make friends with Maurice LaMarche. Before you go, who? He is most famous as the voice of Brain from Pinky and the Brain. However, if you think you’ve never heard his voice, you’d be wrong. Ever listened to a Lexus commercial? Yup that’s him. Watched Frozen or Zootopia (The King and the Godfather mole, respectively). Anyway, he is a super nice man. If you ever do go to a convention and he’s there – go say hello to him!!

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Jess Harnell (left) and George Newcomb (right)

This year wasn’t any different. Hubby managed to “bond” with Jess Harnell (who complimented my curls – see the photo and you will understand why). We also made friends with talented comic book artist Steven Geiger and his lovely wife Kristean (Hi guys!!).

Hubby already warned me that come 2017, he might not make any new friends but I’m betting on whatever pheromone he emits continues to work.

We shall see.

Before you go, I created two Pinterest boards.

See here, for 2016 photos.

We did attend CTConn 2015, see here for my Pinterest board (photos include: George Takei, Maurice LaMarche and a ton of great cosplay).

Who else has been to a convention recently? Which one? And would you go again?ConnectiCon 2016 Casey and Son

Six Cats And Holding Steady

During my “blog silence” my family managed to acquire cat #6.

How does this keep happening?

I don’t know. Maybe there’s a sign on my house that says, “Crazy Cat Family: Free Food and Love.” Sadly, it’s probably because people are shit heads and think because they have fur and claws they can fend for themselves in the wild.2015-11-06 08.27.40

This cat appeared on my doorstep in Autumn 2015. As you can see from the photo, she’s a fancy, fluff cat. Not usually the kind of stray hanging around. At first, we assumed/hoped, that she was lost and her family would take her back in.

Month after month went by and every day she appeared at my door.  We checked the neighborhood signs for missing cats and she wasn’t there. I checked the usual on-line places and found nothing there either.

Younger son often found her running around our driveway at 3:30 am on his way to work, so that confirmed for us that she had no place to go.

Each day she got a bit more raggedy and knots were forming on her lovely coat. My husband, sensing (correctly) that we were about to take in cat #6, dug in his heels and declared, “No more cats.”

Ha, ha, ha! (Look at how pretty she is!)

Come on, we all know what happens next. Right?

Hubby didn’t stand a chance.

We’d made a few attempts to coax her into the house that winter but she wasn’t ready. Then, February arrived and along with it, bitter cold. Valentine’s Day morning the wind chill was negative 24 degrees. I was seriously worried that she wasn’t going to make.

By some strange twist of fate, Hubby was camping with the Boy Scouts (annual Klondike Derby) so he wasn’t around to stop what happened next.

Younger son saw kitty on the step that morning and calmly picked her up and placed her in the house.

Naturally, she freaked like she had during past attempts. This time, we didn’t care. We weren’t letting her go back into the bitter cold. Eventually she settled in my older son’s room, where she is now happily embedded as the queen of the room.

And, no, we don’t feel sorry for taking her in.  She is happy, content and as spoiled as the other cats.

I have promised hubby that we wouldn’t add a number 7.

For now. . .

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