Monday, July 30, 2012

SM Johnson ~Bloody Monday~ Bullet by Laurell K. Hamilton

Good Monday morning, darlings!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Mine was busy, busy, busy. Work, and Sprite's Hawaiian luau birthday party (can you say "bacon wrapped chicken kabobs? Of course you can!"), and a lovely ride with hubby on the new Harley closing out our Sunday afternoon.


Sunday, July 29, 2012

SM Johnson ~A Year of Sundays~ ch 13, pt 2

Chapter 13 – July 24th
Part 2


It was the oddest thing in the world for Craig to show up here, ringing the doorbell like a stranger. He said hello to everybody and we, the clan, enfolded him and urged him to the dining room table.

"Come in," Liz said. "Sit down. We were just talking about going to see Melanie."

There'd been an odd tension to this whole gathering, and the room itself seemed to let out a collective sigh, as every person in it embraced Craig and silently thanked him for showing up with a side dish of distraction.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

SM Johnson ~Thursday Morning Coffee ~ Oozing wounds...

...and other things that offend sensibilities.

There are some things that annoy me to no end.

Oozing wounds on childish knees being the primary annoyance in my life today. The knees of my Sprite.

Yikes. And... might I have mentioned in the past that Sprite has a bit of a penchant for the dramatic?

Monday, July 23, 2012

SM Johnson ~ Bloody Monday ~ Dark Fiction

Ahh, it feels so lovely to take time to read. Now that I'm working hard to tap out more words per day, I do my reading in bits and pieces, but this week I've gone the more devour-and-I'm-not-stopping-until-this-book-is-done route. Partly because I've been getting up early to work on my new book, which almost feels like giving myself permission to screw off the rest of the day.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

A Year of Sundays, ch 13 pt 1

Chapter 13 – July 24th
Part 1


Everywhere Silas turned, things were an absolute mess. First, and most obvious since he had to work on it every day - he was having trouble getting an important building permit. Yes, he'd put on his Armani suit, and yes, he'd stood before the zoning board and with the sketches of the proposed finished project, which presented as a very high-end, upscale residence.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

SM Johnson ~Thursday Morning Coffee~ Here comes Beauty!

Good Morning, Darlings!

Have you heard the news? Oh, oh, oh! I can hardly wait to tell you!

Two of the three books of Anne Rice's erotic trilogy Sleeping Beauty have been re-released - at Target, of all places! And the third shall be released next week.

Monday, July 16, 2012

SM Johnson ~Bloody Monday~ My short list

Delilah's blog

I had hoped to be posting a review (of sorts) of Wicked as they Come by Delilah S. Dawson for this week's Bloody Monday, because as I suggested last Monday, it promises to be somewhat dark and wonderfully strange. Unfortunately, although I received the paperback in my mailbox on Saturday, the rest of the weekend kicked my reading time to the curb. But I am about 50 pages in, and so far it's damn good.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

SM Johnson ~A Year of Sundays~ ch 12 pt 6

Chapter 12 - Sunday, July 17th
Part 6


"Well then," he said, still gazing at the hillside of this big town but small city. "I suppose I should tell you about Crystal."

Thursday, July 12, 2012

SM Johnson ~Thursday Morning Coffee~ Bad Author!

Oh, here we are again, more authors behaving badly because their widdle feewings are ouchie from a negative or critical reviews... I'm not going to name names or call anyone out, or post links to the threads that ATE UP MY DAY yesterday - which was my own drama-loving fault, mind you.

Nope. Not gonna do it. I discussed authors behaving badly fairly recently in a 3-part series: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.

Monday, July 9, 2012

SM Johnson ~Bloody Monday~ Something Wicked...

Read reviews on Amazon coming to my mailbox, and I can hardly wait!

I have been pining to read this baby for quite a long time, but the Kindle price has continued to scare me off.

So I made some decisions that will be changing the way that I buy books.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

SM Johnson ~A Year of Sundays ~ ch 12 pt 5

Chapter 12 – Sunday, July 17th
Part 5


I want your cell phone number.
 I want to finish what we started.
I want what you took away from me when you started screaming.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

SM Johnson ~Thursday Morning Coffee~ Men in fiction

Afternoon coffee today.

Summer is weird and screws up my schedule. Or maybe it's just holidays are weird and that's what screws up my schedule. Either way - here I am, writing about morning coffee at noon. But that's okay - I have a fresh pot brewing.

Monday, July 2, 2012

SM Johnson ~Bloody Monday~ Magic Mike

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We're going with pop culture today, rather than dark fiction.

The darkest thing about the film, Magic Mike, is the strip club when the lights are out.

The circles I run in (virtually and in the real world) are all talking about Magic Mike. The gay boys, the m/m erotica writers, the consumers of "mommy porn."
Kind of interesting how women enjoying their sexuality is suddenly okay.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

SM Johnson ~A Year of Sundays~ ch 12 pt 4

Chapter 12, Sunday July 17

Part 4

It was Sunday, and Liz and I were standing in the back parking lot near the mental health entrance, waiting for Silas and Josie so we could all go in together. Mellie actually had a doctor's order for all of us to visit at the same time, so Liz wouldn't have to bully the nurses every week. I was beginning to think that maybe Dr. B could be all right – some of the time.