Lavender Fields and Book Reviews


Had a day off yesterday, from work and writing, and visited the fields of Bleu Lavande. I'm squinting into the sun in this photograph, otherwise there'd be a happy, relaxed smile on my face.

Did I mention I had the day off? I returned home late and instead of resting even further, dove back into editing. Finished entering all the changes I'd made on paper!

Still have a raft of square brackets to clear up, though. Unfortunately, these are the most difficult ones. They say things like "add tension", "what's hero doing?", "what's the worst that could happen?" and "throw rocks!", which derives from a recent post by Adam Heine.

My latest book reviews are up on the 100 Romances site:
Hearts in Darkness by Laura Kaye
Maybe This Time by Jannine Gallant

Speaking of which, Karen Gowan is creating a link list of book reviewers! If you feature reviews on your blog, send her your link.


Al said…
Given your gentle nature you must hate throwing rocks.

Personally I think it's fun, unless I am really mean.
Jill W. said…
Waaa! The pictures are so pretty! (I end up squinting every time I have to take a picture staring into the sun, too. Never bloody fails.)

Glad to hear you enjoyed yourself and got to relax some. :-)

I'm sure you only have a fraction of the brackets you used to - be proud!

Oh yeah. And good luck!
Denise Covey said…
Hi Deniz. So glad I popped by today. Lavender is one of my favourite things. Hmmmmm. Glad you felt revived enough to come back and edit. You're inspirational.

Also thanks for the heads up re Karen Gowan collating book reviewers. I'll contact her.

Sarah McCabe said…
That is amazingly lovely. A real inspiration.
Michelle Fayard said…
Fields of lavender absolutely enchant my husband; this is a place I'd love to visit with Marcelo, but for now, thank you for sharing the experience with photos. And it just goes to show that some time away from the computer with Mother Nature can be the best thing for reviving the writing spirit.

And thank you for the tip about Karen Gowan's link list.

P.S. I’ve left a response to your comment on Bird’s-eye View at
Anonymous said…
ooh, those pics are beautiful! Lavender is so beautiful. Continued good luck with your revisions!
Beth said…
You have me curious about "throwing rocks". I've got to check it out!
Trisha said…
Good progress with the editing! Much better than mine ;)
Trisha said…
Good progress with the editing! Much better than mine ;)
Deniz Bevan said…
Thanks Al :-) I'll try to channel some meanness in my last round of edits.

Thank you Jill, Denise and Sarah!

Thanks Michelle. I was lucky to find these fields almost on my doorstep!

Thanks Liz, Beth, and Trisha! I'm really hoping to finish before we leave on vacation...
Nas said…
Ohhh, such lovely photos, thanks for sharing!
ShanLeigh said…
Gorgeous. Now I want to hightail it back to France to smell the lavender at every turn!
Deniz Bevan said…
Oooh, I'd like to return to France and smell the lavender there, too!