Saturday, February 23, 2008

Welcome to the latest CK2S Kwips and Kritiques Contest!

NEW CONTEST!!! Savannah Russe has graciously donated several copies of her most recent Darkwing Chronicles book: In the Blood (book 4) and five t-shirts with her logo on them! I had intended to try and do something a little fancier and more complicated than our usual contest this month, but just ran out of time. So another easy one to enter!

All you have to do is Send us an e-mail with "Why I love the Darkwing Chronicles series!" in the subject line. Please include your name, e-mail address, mailing address, and why you love the series. We may even mention your comments in a future newsletter and update! (This information is for our purposes only. We will not share or sell any information)

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Friends, fondue, and lunar eclipses

add in a little wine and you have my wild crazy evening last night.


Last night was my DFW Tea book club dinner. We do this once a month where we have a phone conversation with the author of the month and we pick a food theme for the night. This month was Stephanie Bond and fondue. And of course, we always have some form of alcohol, usually suited to the food theme at thee get togethers.


Stephanie was a real trooper, especially since several times throughout the evening we broke out into giggle fits when someone lost food in teh fondue or food went flying due to too many of us trying to dig in to the fondue at the same time.


We did a three course fondue dinner. First course - cheese fondue with veggies, bread and apples. Second course was shrimp, beef, chicken, potatoes and different veggies in some sort of Asian broth fondue. Third course was two kinds - PB Chocolate and dark chocolate with grand marnier - and more fruit, cookies, rice krispie squares, pound cake. And of course wine throughout. I ate SOOO much I felt sick! but of course I had to try EVERYthing and every fondue. I blew my entire diet I've been working really hard to stick to since the new year. I feel like I need to starve myself the rest of the week to make up for it (not that I will of course, I like to eat too much) I can't remember the last time I ate so much food at one meal. I even had a hard time sleeping my stomach hurt so much from all the food I gorged myself on.


In between courses tonight we all went outside to watch the lunar eclipse. Did you get to see it at all? It was a full eclipse about 9:00 central time. When it went full, it was a red orange color and way cool! Lots of clouds in the sky which impaired our ability to view it periodically but every time I see an eclipse I'm in awe of it.


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Monday, February 04, 2008

My January reads

I had a FANTASTIC reading month! Hope I can keep it up all year long!
I actually got quite a bit read this month... All becasue of the few days of vacation I had at the New Year and then a conference for work where I was pretty bored so read a lot.
Book 1: Night's Eternal Promise by Julie D'Arcy (eBook)
Book 2 - Sins of the Flesh by Devyn Quinn (print)
Book 3 - Pandora's Daughter by Iris Johansen (audio)
Book 4: Blood Ties Book 3: Ashes to Ashes by Jennifer Armintrout (audio)
Book 5: When the Lights Go Down by Heidi Betts (print)
Book 6: Blame It on the Blackout by Heidi Betts (print)
Book 7: The Last Noel by Heather Graham (audio)
Book 8 - Just Dare Me by Stephanie Bond (audio)
Book 9 - Sparta Rose by Ginger Simpson (eBook)
Book 10 - Gambler's Woman by Jayne Ann Krentz writing as Stephanie James (audio)
Book 11 - The Ultimate Bite by Crystal Green (audio)
Book 12 - The Lord of the Deep by Dawn Thompson (print)
Book 13 - Blood Lust by JM Jeffries (print)
Book 14 - Blood Seduction by JM Jeffries (print)
Book 15 - Crimson City Book 3: Through a Crimson Veil by Patti O'Shea (audio)
Book 16 - Meeting Her Match by Debra Clopton (print)
Book 17 - Fever Book 1: Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning (audio)
Book 18 - Fever Book 2: Bloodfever by Karen Marie Moning (audio)
And several shorter works too (all eBooks) which I need to figure out page counts. There's probably 4 or 5 books worth of pages here between them all:
24 Hours by Kay David
Bayou Reunion by Rebecca York
A View from the Clouds by Joy Nash
Noccio by Veronica Chase
Up the Airy Mountain by Jane Toombs
Beauty and the Beast by Fiona Neal
A Myterious Knight by Anita Verkerk
Lost by Eden Robins
Jack and Jill on Fantasy Hill
The Most Dangerous "Wolf" of All by Taylor Manning
Secrets in the Annex by Ann Cory
Misery Loves Company by Ellen Ashe
And I may have missed one or two shorts.

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