Pssst. Hey Kristie J! Guess what I have in my hot little hands??
Heh! It arrived in the mail today.

Yay! Friday is my day off and now I have it all planned. :o)

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posted by C2 at 7:46 PM | Permalink | 3 comments
In case you hadn't already heard...
...since I'm so behind in blogging. *hangs head in shame* Still, the Snoopies and I have news for you. Suz's next book is:

***AN UPDATE: The shelf date has been pushed up to 22 July.

A synopsis:

Vinh Murphy-ex-Marine and onetime operative for the elite security firm Troubleshooters Incorporated-has been MIA ever since his wife, Angelina, was caught in a crossfire and killed during what should have been a routine bodyguard assignment. Overcome with grief, Murphy blames the neo-Nazi group known as the Freedom Network for her death. Now, years later, Freedom Network leader Tim Ebersole has been murdered-and the FBI suspects Murphy may have pulled the trigger. To prevent further bloodshed, Murphy's friends at Troubleshooters scramble to find him and convince him to surrender peacefully.

Murphy himself can't be sure what he did or didn't do during the years he spent mourning and lost in an alcohol-induced fog. He does know he occasionally sought solace from Hannah Whitfield, a former police officer and the very friend who'd introduced him to his beloved late wife.

But Hannah, still grappling with the deafness that resulted from an injury sustained while on duty, was fighting her own battles. For years Hannah had feelings for Murphy, and one painful night their suffering brought them together in a way neither expected-and both regretted.

Murphy is ready to rejoin the living. As always, he finds himself knocking on Hannah's door, and as always, his longtime friend welcomes him back into her home. Yet even as Murphy slowly rebuilds his splintered life, hecontinues to fight his growing feelings for Hannah.

Then he learns of Ebersole's murder and comes to believe that the Freedom Network has targeted him-and Hannah-to avenge their leader's death to violence. Now Murphy must face the terrifying prospect of losing another woman he loves.

As the Troubleshooters desperately search for him, Murphy races toward a deadly confrontation with the Freedom Network and ultimate choice: surrender his life in hopes that Hannah will be spared, or risk everything to salvage whatever future they may have together.

Plus a bit more Snoopy-worthy Suz news - from her most recent newsletter:

...I'm hoping to have a second Troubleshooters book out at the end of the year, and won't be touring for INTO THE FIRE, either -- so that I have the time I need to write it. Sorry about that, but my goal is to stay home and increase my output 100%! That's good news, right?!?

Yay!!!! That sound you hear?? Me SQUEEing!!

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posted by C2 at 7:52 PM | Permalink | 4 comments
Okay, this is the last one...

Heh. ;-) Hope your day was hoppy, peeps!

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posted by C2 at 8:41 PM | Permalink | 0 comments
Continuing with our theme...
...since everyone has seen the Peep Show (too funny!). How about this one??

If you have a hunt, be sure you find all the eggs, peeps.

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posted by C2 at 10:47 PM | Permalink | 2 comments
To those who celebrate...

Happy Easter, peeps!

Credits for the photo can be found at CO.

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posted by C2 at 12:41 AM | Permalink | 0 comments
I'm still running behind...
...but I can't let St. Patrick's Day get away without posting a little something. :o)

I sent a very similar card to a few peeps who do not care for our slithery friends. LOL

Go dance a jig or something, peeps!

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posted by C2 at 7:20 PM | Permalink | 0 comments
I'm a winner!

I'll be joining the crusade soon, I'm sure. :o)

Check it out here!!


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posted by C2 at 6:19 PM | Permalink | 3 comments
Hey Canadian peeps!

...(you know who you are). I don't know if you are familiar with Woot! but, if you aren't, it might be time for an intro - you can check it out on your own. I want to direct you to Shirt.Woot - every week they have a Shirt Derby. The Woot Rulers decide on a theme and accept submissions from anyone. Wooters (those who have purchased something from Woot) can vote on the submissions. Then the top three are offered for sale - #1 on Friday, #2 on Saturday and #3 on Sunday.

Why should you care, my Canadian peeps? Because this week's theme is CANADA! To celebrate our Canadian friends being welcomed into the Woot-age, of course. So, go on over and check it out. If there is something you really like, let me know and I'll vote for it. Voting closes Thursday at noon, I think.


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posted by C2 at 4:18 PM | Permalink | 4 comments
What? Where? Or, perhaps I should say, Who??
So, recently I read Nina Bruhns' The Rebel Prince, a Silhouette Romantic Suspense (how much am I hating the lines' name changes, btw?). And, yes, I know I need to update my sidebar...shut up.

The book was okay - not outstanding or anything but not a waste of time. But there were some issues that gave me some problems. The blurb, from eHarlequin:

Serenity Woodsen rushed to Charleston to send a con man packing. But the man who'd charmed her favorite aunt was nothing like she expected. Carch Sunstryker's regal bearing and blatant sex appeal were, well, out of this world. And practical Seri found her heart in danger of believing the impossible….

Prince Carch had come to Earth to save his family's throne. Revealing his identity to a human was strictly forbidden, and falling for one—that would be a disaster. But when Carch's enemies endangered Seri, nothing in the universe could keep him from her side.

So, that sounds fine, right? The tone was a little uneven - adventure? Star-crossed love? Woman dealing with her past? The language was a little old-fashioned. But the main problem for me was this - as I was reading along, I ran across the name of Carch's planet - Galifrax - and was yanked completely out of the story! Why, you ask? Well, I believe I mentioned that I have recently become a fan of Doctor Who and, as any faithful viewer knows, The Doctor is from Gallifrey. Let me repeat that, Gallifrey! So, every time I ran across a reference to Galifrax, my brain started circling around the whole name thing. Was it a tribute/nod/wink to DW? No mention in the acknowledgements. Is Ms. Bruhns a fan of the show? (I checked her website - no mention of Doctor Who.) Perhaps she has a brainstorming partner (who is a fan of the show) who gave her a name for Carch's planet without filling her in on the reference? Who knows? But, help me out peeps - the names are too close to be a coincidence, don't you think??

I started watching Doctor Who because of the Torchwood connection but I quickly came to appreciate it on its own merits. But why, you might be wondering, have I suddenly become a DW fan? Is it the galloping good stories, filled with adventure and fun? Yes! Is it the TARDIS?

Yes, that too (I would like one of my own, please).

Any other reasons?? Well, I can't really think of anything else...

Nope, nothing else is coming to mind...

It's just a really fun show to watch. ;-)

As far as any connection to The Rebel Prince, I guess it will remain a mystery. *sigh*

Anyone else ever had a small detail just drive them batty and pull them out of a story every time it's mentioned?

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posted by C2 at 9:52 PM | Permalink | 3 comments
Did everyone remember to...




posted by C2 at 8:50 PM | Permalink | 0 comments
Look! To your right...
3.03.2008, your other right! >>>>>>>

A countdown clock that shows how many days til my cruise!!

I totally stole this from Jennie, by the way. :o) She's going to Hawaii and looking for book recommendations with a Hawaiian theme so, if you know of anything good, go make suggestions.

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posted by C2 at 6:21 PM | Permalink | 3 comments