Wednesday, July 29, 2015

I'm Scared I Might Grow A Chrysalis

And I can't figure it out. I want to watch Hee Haw re-runs and eat lemon Jello. I want to wear my Slayer concert tee shirt with fuzzy bunny slippers. I want to eat shrimp puffs while downing tequila shots.

I'm in a mood.

But what I'm really afraid of is that it's a metamorphosis. I'll fall asleep and somehow grow a chrysalis.

Or like Gregor, awake to find myself a cockroach. What does a person feel like before taking on some hideous physical transformation? Do they crave Ho Ho's and tomato juice?

I guess I'm just not feeling like myself.

It doesn't help that where ever I go, people look at me like this:

Hold on while I consult the Magic Eight Ball to see how this will turn out. Hmmmmmmmmm. "Outlook not so good".

Not what I was hoping to hear. Seems strange things are afoot at the Circle K, I mean Chez Quinn. Let's hope it straightens itself out soon. But if you happen to look out your window and see something like this:

You may want to run too.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Melissa Maygrove Has A New Release!!

Hi Everybody! Did you know that Melissa Maygrove has a new book? Her second novel, Precious Atonement, is now available! Check it out!!

Precious Atonement is a companion novel to her highly-rated debut titled Come Back.
(You can read her Tongue In Cheek Sea Monkey interview for her first book HERE.)

Ruined women don’t hope, 
killers don’t dream, 
and the dead don’t feel pain.
Cover image designed by Carrie Butler
Forward Authority Design Services

Rachel Emerson is resigned to live as a spinster. Her parents keep her shameful secret, and her only brother, Seth, vanished mere days after witnessing her rape, taking her dishonor with him and giving them all an alibi for their grief. But none of that matters. Appearances are useless if she can’t bear the touch of a man.

Jacob Evans welcomes pain as much as he seeks to escape it. The graves of his wife and child remind him of his sins every day. When Lawrence Emerson offers him a job and a chance to move west, Jacob permits himself a fresh start. But letting go of his past is only an illusion. Lawrence’s sweet, shy daughter captures Jacob’s heart and provides him a perfect tool for self-torment.

Despite painful lessons of the past, history soon threatens to repeat itself, and as Jacob’s love for Rachel grows, so does his agony. Giving his precious new wife the life she deserves might cost him the very thing he values most—her.


Precious Atonement 
by Melissa Maygrove

Genre: Western Historical Romance
Category: Adult
Heat level: Hot in places
Released by Truelove Press July 22, 2015

Content warning: Although the moral context of the story is old fashioned, 
Precious Atonement contains descriptions of physical intimacy, adult themes including rape, 
and violence including sexual violence. It is intended for mature readers.

You can find the book here:
Kindle ~ Paperback ~ Nook

And you can find Melissa here:
Website ~ Blog ~ Facebook 
Twitter @MelissaMaygrove

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Until next time, Citizens!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

I'm Impatient

Impatience, thy name is Ava.

This is me right now.
About everything.

With sporadic upgrades to this:

I occasionally want to say things like this to my email inbox:

And this is a new thing for me. I'm usually very patient, but my well has run dry. For the past year I've been doing too much volunteering and not taking any time for myself. I also seem to be surrounded by people (in the real world, not on the internets, and not The Man or Urchins) that only want to be bothered with me if I'm doing something for them.

So, I'm reacting poorly. If anyone asks something from me, I want to do this:

Of course I reign it in. A bit. But I'm not biting when people hint around that they want me to do something. Which is completely out of character for me. So, I'm coming to grips with this whole new feeling.

How are you guys doing? Any tips on how to elegantly or effectively say no?

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy Independence Day!!

Enjoy a childhood favorite--Schoolhouse Rock!

Do you remember watching Schoolhouse Rock? Which were your favorites?

Have a safe and happy Fourth of July!

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