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Finding Fraser, and a New Short Story (and Contests)

nother mini review to add to last week's batch ! A couple of nights ago I finished Finding Fraser by k c dyer . I met Jamie Fraser when I was nineteen years old. He was tall, red-headed, and at our first meeting at least, a virgin. I fell in love hard, fast and completely. He knew how to ride a horse, wield a sword and stitch a wound. He was, in fact, the perfect man. That he was fictional hardly entered into it. At 29, Emma Sheridan's life is a disaster and she's tired of waiting for the perfect boyfriend to step from the pages of her favorite book. There’s only one place to look, and it means selling everything and leaving her world behind. With an unexpected collection of allies along the way, can Emma face down a naked fishmonger, a randy gnome, a perfidious thief, and even her own abdominal muscles on the journey to find her Fraser? What people are saying about Finding Fraser : "Jamie Fraser would be Deeply Gratified at having inspired such a charm

Mini Books Reviews and Actual Progress on ROW80: Camp NaNoWriMo!

ini reviews! One of the many things I need an intern for is to collate and catch up with all the book reviews I should be publishing. I find it easiest to mention the books I liked best (or books I didn't like at all ) on the blog. This doesn't necessarily help the authors, but I have such a backlog that it would take a few hours to go through the blog and transfer the reviews (which often necessitates adding text or changing the format) to Amazon and Goodreads. I also feel guilty that I haven't reviewed every single book I've purchased on Amazon (whether it's the, .de, .fr, .ca, or .com site)! The trouble is, because I've been reading since long before the Internet, I find my Amazon, Goodreads, and LibraryThing profiles are not an accurate representation of all the books I own, have read, and have enjoyed. LibraryThing comes the closest, but there I have over ten accounts, and also a second job for my intern -- since I created those catalogues, I&#

Spring in Geneva, a Photo Interlude

nother busy week! I didn't advance far on my main ROW80 goals of editing and transcribing, but I've been reading a lot and hope to feature another round of ZanMarie -inspired mini book reviews next week! In the meantime, spring! view from the dock at Nyon me at the United Nations! peacock in the botanical gardens wisteria ! view in Nyon a sideways door (she said ruefully - I rotated the photo, I swear!) cat in Yvoire, France Chateau de Coppet, where Lord Byron once stayed Coppet Hope you're having a lovely spring!

Acronym Soup Day! A to Z Reflections, ROW80, WRiTE Club, and IWSG

ou might not want to hear this but yesterday I had the perfect idea for a theme for next year's A to Z Challenge ! If I had all sorts of extra time, I could begin scheduling my posts today. That would be a special form of madness, no? Plus it would remove some of the spontaneity and excitement from the event. In any case, I should focus more on writing and editing! I've had two story ideas in the past month -- this is fun, but not conducive to editing the already-completed novels. One of my ROW80 goals for this round was simply to survive the A to Z. I did better than expected! Not only did I manage to post every day, but I also (thanks to a couple of days off work) caught up on all the comments here. Of course, I'm still busy making the rounds of many other participants... At last count, I had about 50 bloggers still to visit, plus (unbelievably) 60 others that I still owe visits to following my blog blitz day ! It seemed to me there were lots of fresh ideas fo