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Z is for Zombie Hunter Extraordinaire – An Ode to Daryl Dixon- #atozchallenge

Posted by on Apr 30, 2013 in #AtoZChallenge, Entertainment, Hero Worship, Nerd Lovin', Zombies | 2 comments

@teefury #walkingdead shirThis is it, my finally post in the #atozchallenge. I bet you knew it was going to be about zombies, well it is, sort of. It is about Daryl Dixon of The Walking Dead. I am, big surprise here, a huge Walking Dead fangirl both in show and comic consumption. I love Daryl! He is nowhere in the comic and whose character was created solely for the purpose of driving the plot forward for the cable series. It was probably one of the most brilliant decisions they have made on the show.

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Y is for Youtube Hangouts with Club Fantasci #atozchallenge

Posted by on Apr 29, 2013 in #AtoZChallenge, Authors, Books, Reviews | 1 comment

 An Ode to Youtube! Y is for…an #atozchallenge

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a little game of “Cat and Meese” #WeeklyShorts – @kgorman8

Posted by on Apr 28, 2013 in Books, Reviews, Weekly Shorts | 1 comment

#WeeklyShorts No. 8 review

I fell in love with the writer as soon as I read her piece for my #FourthWallFriday on Friday, April 26th (yes this last Friday!). I knew there was no way I was going to be disappointed even before I had read her Fourth-Wall piece from having conversations with her she was going to write a character with “flaveh”. To say she came through for me with this sweet little 24 pages of powerhouse writing is an understatement. I am in love! (Don’t worry you are safe K, I don’t think the S.Chinese government would appreciate my stanky hippie fangirl ass showing up in my own Meese-girl outfit waving my toy Mieshka around whooping! I cannot wait till I can clear a few of the books off my TBR to read Into the Fire (The Mieshka Files, Book One).

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X is or Generation X & Final stop “NO ALTERNATIVE” Tour #atozchallenge

Posted by on Apr 27, 2013 in #BlogFlash2013, Books, Giveaways & Contests, Horror, News | 2 comments

Kurt Cobain is called by many to be the voice of Generation X. Join me today as I help wrap up The Finishing Fairies virtual tour for No Alternative by William Dickerson.  #atozchallenge. Nirvana inspired a lot of budding artists, not just musicians to create. William wrote a book, wrote music and is an award winning film writer and director. Join me today as he wraps up his tour and don’t forget to grab your copy of  No Alternative today on Amazon (it is free!!). 

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NEW RELEASE – Jenniffer Wardell’s FAIRY GODMOTHERS, INC. – Interview

Posted by on Apr 27, 2013 in Books, Cabin Cooking, Giveaways & Contests, Interviews & Interviews with Recipes, Review & a Recipe | 2 comments

It’s Never about a Glass Slipper…

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Through the Fourth-Wall & into Underground with K. Gorman & Mieshka

Posted by on Apr 26, 2013 in Authors, Fourth-Wall Friday, Guest Posts, The Indie Exchange | 1 comment

Underground - Fourth-Wall Friday*Splashing in rain puddles as I skip into Pioneer Square* Oh! Hi! Welcome to Fourth-Wall Friday everyone! Today I am broadcasting from Sunny Seattle because I could not get a visa so China so I could  hide in the shadows waiting for a breech into the Underground to follow K. Gorman and see where she goes today. I am hoping, however if I go on a Seattle Underground Tour today I may be able to hitchhike into someone elses “doorway”.

I was bent over a notebook, elbow-deep in various textbooks, papers, medications, small arms deals—everything that had accumulated on my desk over the past week. With strategically placed socks—clean socks—protecting my elbows and wrists from the hard desk, a heavy set of headphones dragging down my head, and a habit of accidentally swiping bits of debris—pen caps, highlighters, the occasional hairbrush—into the nearby garbage can, I wasn’t going anywhere.

The outside Kunming sun, which had previously been baking the washing-room tile floor, had been replaced by the drizzly grey light of cloud cover. My only reaction to the increasing gloom was to hunch further over the paper, looking less like a bird on prey and more like a chiropractic patient.

As an older Massive Attack melody pulled me from my dormitory room, the drawn-out rumble of thunder crackled lazily through the clouds. I stooped my head down, clicked more lead into my mechanical pencil, closed my eyes…

…and felt the walls open.

It was like waking up in a dream. Darkness crowded my vision, blotting a patch of India ink into the center of my vision. The cold came next, pulling the warmth of Kunming’s Spring away from my skin. I swayed, distracted by the mild vertigo that came with switching worlds.

The pencil and paper were gone. As was the desk and the clouds. The air tasted old, stale, and slow. Slowly, that black blotch in my vision bled out. I strained to see my surroundings, tensing against the continued chill.

Cracked and peeling linoleum slowly faded into view, along with a jagged line of dark and broken storefronts to the right. I glanced backwards to the light source.

More than 100 yards away to my left, a line of incandescent bulbs followed another line of storefronts away, its jerry-rigged wires naked and inconsistent. Between me and the lights, a grimy Pexiglas barrier protected me from a dark hole in the floor. The aluminum-pipe top of the railing gleamed with a dim yellow light in places.


I knew where I was.

I was Underground. Not just underground, but Underground. The fictional city beneath my other fictional city. Although, as the cold pressed through my clothes, it was becoming less and less fictional.

Underground City

Original image source – Fotolia © Savu Razvan [ link ]

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V is for – VICTORY IS MINE & W for WINNER! (& RECIPE!!) #atozchallenge

Posted by on Apr 26, 2013 in #AtoZChallenge, Cabin Cooking, Humor, Poultry, Writing | 4 comments

my master

YES! I Freaking made it!! Brian, you can KISS MY ASS, not just the proverbial one, but my real one! I made it, I do not know how I did it, I lost track and stopped counting. In between working for my authors, blogging the #atozchallenge posts, having a meltdown and my brain exploding etc.. etc.. *insert primal scream**

tinkerbell combat bootsThis last November I was waking up trying to figure out how I was going to make it and also finish my hourly work for my client and do the blog and……and! *more primal screaming* I still have issues with project management but because I was able to set a smaller word-count goal for the Camp NaNo, I managed to not only write 20K, my own goal, but I managed to write 31K. I updated 21,498 on the 25th and my other document has over 10K of disjointed pieces are not placed yet into the novella. Because I decided to create a piece doing flashbacks it is a bit of a mess *headdeask* I need to work on this a lot in the next few months.

Yes, I can see and hear you all sitting there going, “FLASHBACKS? Kriss, you dipshit!!” and some of you are going “Ohh honey, you are a masochist!!” * whistling*

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U is for Urban Paranormal Hotties Serialized – Interview & a Recipe #atozchallenge

Posted by on Apr 25, 2013 in #AtoZChallenge, Authors, Bewitching Tours, Cabin Cooking, Interviews & Interviews with Recipes, Review & a Recipe, Seafood | 18 comments

Welcome to the Cabin, Susannah Sandlin! 

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Drowning Rapunzel – a FMB Review of @havyn Gothic Romantic Suspense

Posted by on Apr 24, 2013 in Authors, Books, Full Moon Bites, Reviews | 2 comments

Gothic Noir-esque Murder Mystery with a Paranormal Twist

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T is for To Pin or Not to Pin .. that is the question #atozchallenge

Posted by on Apr 23, 2013 in #AtoZChallenge | 3 comments

T is for Tuesday is for Pinning on Pinterest #atozchallenge

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