Bet you didn’t know…

I was wondering what to write about and found a fun site with interesting, useless facts that I couldn’t pass up sharing. If you know some of these, buy yourself a hot fudge sundae. You deserve it for being extra sharp.

Bet you didn’t know that:

There is a species of spider called the Hobo Spider.

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I’m a hobo. Give me a dollar…or else!

I did know this one because at my sister’s house, I met a hobo spider. Shiver! My son thinks hobos have beards and wear a beanie cap on their head. This spider did neither. But it did actually Continue reading

Love at First Note

41uwifnb2ll-_sx332_bo1204203200_I have another sweet read to shout out about. This one has a delicious musical twist to it. Here’s the blurb:

Emma Hill was practically born with a violin in her hands. She lives for the life of the piece, for each song’s story, for the perfect stillness after the endnotes when the vibrations of sound are still humming through her body. If only her love life were that harmonic. But she knew her chances at love would take a hit when she decided to leave her prestigious concertmaster position in the Cleveland Orchestra and move back home to Asheville, North Carolina. She justifies her actions with the fact that being concertmaster for the Asheville Symphony is better than no dates and no job.

But when Emma’s world collides with piano-playing YouTube sensation Elliott Hart, she finds herself falling for the way he plucks at her heartstrings. Despite a—ahem—not-so-good first impression, the two soon develop the beginnings of a rhythmic relationship. But when Elliott insists they can’t be together, it’s up to Emma to strike up a little romance . Will she be able to bring their two worlds into harmony, or will she only manage to get herself in trouble?

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Painting Rain

Painting RainHow do you heal your heart after tragedy leaves you broken? When the person you loved didn’t deserve it and they can’t earn your forgiveness because they’re already dead? How do you move on, and heal, and love?

If you’re Princess Lorraina, you paint.

A year ago Lorraina watched Tobias die, and she still doesn’t know how she’s supposed to heal—or forgive. How can she when she’s still running away? In an attempt to reinvent herself, she steps outside her comfortable life as princess and seeks the tutelage of a master painter—a man who is not at all impressed by her pedigree, and demands not just talent, but emotional honesty.

Struggling to learn what’s being taught, she finds herself drawn to someone who not only knows her secrets, but who she once considered far below her notice. Now she is compelled to seek him out despite knowing their relationship would be forbidden if discovered. Staying away from him doesn’t seem possible when discovering him may be the key to healing her heart and rediscovering herself. Continue reading

If We Were A Movie

if we were a movie Today I have a Sweet Read to tell you about. I read this a month ago, and haven’t been able to stop grinning since. It’s that good. Here’s the blurb:

Music meets Movies in this sweet college romance from the bestselling author of Cinder & Ella. NYU freshman Nate Anderson is a triplet who is desperate to escape his wild and crazy brothers. After they screw things up for him one too many times, Nate flees his housing situation and takes the first available room for rent as far from his brothers as he can get.
Enter his new roommate Jordan–a quirky LA girl who believes that everything in life has already been done in the movies. In this heartfelt tale of love, friendship and family, Nate learns how to deal with his new adult life using Hollywood films as a guide.

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Energize your Writing

ImageI’m guest posting over at Rebecca Belliston’s blog today during her March Book Madness series. The topic is how to energize your writing. Here’s the link if you want to pop on over and read it. She has a bunch of authors posting about different writing topics all month, so you might be pulled in and want to stay a while. If for no other reason than to see my awesome horse meme I made, you should go…like right now. Neigh! 

Grapes of Wrath & Yoda for Prez

genevieve's house 002 With all the political hoo-haw going on right now, I feel like I’m in the midst of the grapes of wrath. I don’t usually let politics get to me, but this presidential race is ridiculous. Candidates are yelling and making ugly faces as they badmouth everyone who doesn’t agree with them (especially He Who Will Not Be Named).

I haven’t even got to vote in a Primary Election yet, but I’m just shaking my head and thinking…What is wrong with everybody? I’m not going to have a single person left to vote for that has any decency or common sense because they all keep dropping out. Has our country gone insane? Why does anyone fall behind a bully and liar and let fear overrule their wisdom? Continue reading