Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloweenie!

From Lessa ... and me.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

A Parody for Wednesday

It's been awhile since I posted a parody. Every time I see a new one, I remember how much I enjoy 'em. Now this one combines a dance craze that seems rather parodific (how's that for a new word) itself and one of my fave cult movies--Big Trouble in Little China.
So, for your enjoyment...
Lo Pan Style!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Movie Time at From The Heart

Today's starting out rather dreary where I live,
so I've gone visitin' over at 
From The Heart with Cheryl St. John. 
Do stop by for a visit and talk movies. 
I'm sure Cheryl has the water heating for tea!

Photo credit: mconnors from

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Tales From The Mist--The Blog Hop

Sharing the pages of this amazing anthology with eleven other indie authors is a dream. On this, the celebration  and release of Tales From The Mist,  we're excited to share this collection of nightmares with you, sweet readers.

My tale, Dead Lily Blooms, is a departure from my usual fantasy. I've not written a character like Lily before--simply because I didn't want to follow all the usual conventions of her kind. Here, let this excerpt introduce Lily and her desires to you.
Lily wanted him.

Like the pervasive, sensual beat of Latin music blaring from the monstrous speakers, thrumming through the blood stream to draw upon the souls of those surrounding her, awaiting her tale, she wanted him.

More than the rising sweet scent of flowing life, she wanted him.

For this night, he would be her obsession.

Ah, but he was young, not much older than she appeared to humans. The laughter rushing through her mind held a strange, mocking tone. After all this time virtually everyone was younger.

She inhaled, searching for his scent through the crowded bar. There. Young enough still to hold the sweet aroma of youth. Lily sensed within him a compelling wildness; a bit of darkness she’d learned held the strangest of appeal. A wildness she vowed to discover, to unleash. And then tame.

But perhaps she wouldn’t subdue him too much. Lily smiled to herself, watched him from the shadows and felt the protruding, sharp points of the teeth that made her what she was.


So, I've written a tale about a vampyre. No garlic or stakes. No sparkles. Simply a woman, with really sharp teeth, who desires a man. With a bit of a twist. One I hope you'll enjoy.

This isn't where Lily lives, but it is a picture for the scavenger hunt!

I'm glad you stopped by starr words! Follow the links below to continue in your scavenger hunt, then head to link #11 to record your findings and gain entries into our drawings for 3 gift cards.

Follow this blog or like my Facebook fan page and leave a comment with how you follow and I'll enter you in a drawing for your choice of a handmade, fall stretchy bracelet or one of my other titles--Any of the Keltic books or Birds Do It!

Happy Scavenging and good luck!
Most of all--don't forget to leave the light on!

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Friday, October 12, 2012

Gone Visiting to the Library

Today I'm at The Library at the End of the Universe, talking a little bit about Dead Lily Blooms, my short story in the anthology Tales From The Mist. It's filled with creepy stories, just right for this time of year. Official release date: October 17, 2012!

Click the logo above, stop by for a visit, leave a comment and you'll have a chance to win a copy of the anthology.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Happy Premier Day to Two Classics

Way back in 1955 (hey, that was even before my time!) two shows premiered on October third. One I watched from the time I started watching television. The second I discovered and watched during college and later. Perhaps I was a late bloomer.  Here's the openings two both shows. The first is what I rushed back from college classes to watch, the second...well, that was my childhood.

What did you enjoy watching when you were little? Do you still watch 'kids' programming? I sure do. :)