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Earning Forgiveness, Gods Behaving Badly Book 6, is almost here, but have you caught up on the series? Love and Wisdom, Gods Behaving Badly Book 5, was released earlier this year. It's a steamy and sweet f/f romance. Get to know Athena as the mystery surrounding the gods deepens. Only .99 cents and free on Kindle Unlimited.
I know that I have talked about finding balance in life before on my blog, but it is an ongoing challenge to actually find said balance. I am often overwhelmed with many aspects of my life, but am still always striving to take better care of myself and my family in this crazy world.
Recently my health has been causing some problems again, forcing me to reconsider some things in my life and pull back from certain areas. For one I am seeking less hours from my day job. While for the most part I like my job, as much as you can like a job, I just feel that I need some more time off to rest and take care of my body and mind. I am still going to hopefully be working 20-25 hours a week, which will be good for bills and my psyche I think. But it will also allow me to rest more, maybe take some yoga classes, make time for doctor appointments.
I also need to get better at making time for my writing and art. I feel like I have fallen behind in these pursuits lately and I need to bring both back into my life each and every day. I feel better when I write and make art, so I need to stop letting my depression or outside commitments from getting in the way. It's just with the fatigue that I have been feeling I find it hard to do anything after I get home from work. Still, I know I will feel better after artistic pursuits, so I will make a better effort. Same goes for exercise and meditation.
Luckily my husband now has two days off a week, so he can help some with the cleaning at home. However he and I work different schedules, so now we need to figure out a balance for our relationship time. It is a work in progress that is for sure. I am a work in progress.
How do you find balance in your life? Any tips that you are willing to share?
Per usual, this past weekend my hubby and I made another burger from the Bob's Burgers cookbook. This time we made the If Looks Could Kale Burger with an orzo salad. Gruyere cheese with crispy baked kale on this burger and let me say, it's delicious! So yummy and one of our favorites so far! And having a light pasta salad with it was a refreshing change too. Two thumbs up for both the husband and I!
I am still gearing up for the release of Earning Forgiveness: Gods Behaving Badly Book 6, next month. So you know what that means? Another free book for you my dear readers! Between Love and War is the fourth book in the series, the tale of Ares and his lost love Mania. It is free this weekend, April 22-23, only! Grab your copy today!
This past weekend the hubby and I finally went to see Ghost in the Shell. As we are both pretty big anime fans and had both seen the anime version back in the 90s (and then again right before we went to see the live action film) we were both pretty excited despite some bad reviews. And all I can say is that we both really liked it. The movie itself is visually stunning, as is Scarlett Johansson. But what we both really liked about the movie is how it raised the issues of science/ai/human boundaries even better than the anime. There are ethical issues abound here and lets face it, with technology advancing we are not too far away from the world of Ghost in the Shell and choices being made in it. I know here in America not many people liked this film, but both the husband and I did and we recommend giving it a try.
Another week, another blog about the latest burger from the Bob's Burgers Cookbook. Here is the 7th burger that the hubby and I cooked this weekend. It is the It's Fun to Stay at the Rye-MCA burger! A burger with cheddar cheese, sauteed onions, brown mustard, horseradish, lettuce, and served on rye bread. Got some spiciness to it and is pretty yummy. Next time I need to cut the bread to size though, but hey I was starving when I got off work and I just wanted to eat my burger! This one got two thumbs up from both the hubby and I!
Today I am happy to host another cover reveal for the fantastic Jessica Bayliss!
A brush with death brings Leah closer to the ghosts she longs to find and throws her into the arms of the troubled scuba instructor who saves her.
Dale, an Operation Enduring Freedom Veteran, is haunted by his own restless spirits. He's on a hunt for forgiveness, and the Caribbean Sea is his hunting ground.
The peace they search for lies in the bond they never suspected they shared.
He breathes with me, using his pace to slow mine. It feels like too much. The stillness. Our breath as one. His touch against my face and unyielding gaze locked onto mine. I want to escape up to safety, but he won’t let me.
All I can do is trust him.
They say write what you know, so Jessica Bayliss did. Her story, BREATHLESS, was inspired by her own experience running out of air on a scuba dive—except without all the steamy romance and eerie paranormal happenings. Alas, real life. Obviously, she survived. Her genre-bending fiction holds a little something for everyone. A lover of ghost tales and horror since her days scanning VHS rental shelves—admittedly with eyes half-averted from the gory covers—a touch of the mysterious always finds a home in Jessica’s work. Romance with a dash of supernatural. Horror with a bit of humor. You get the gist. Jessica also writes across age groups and is a firm believer in the motto: there is a new reader born every day, whether young or not-so-young.
Look for her upcoming releases: TEN PAST CLOSING, a YA contemporary thriller (Sky Pony Press, Spring 2018), and BROKEN CHORDS, a YA horror novella (Leap Books, October 2017). You can find her story “Care of the Undead Dog” in ZOMBIE CHUNKS, which came out earlier this year. Read about all of Jessica’s books and stories here.
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It's almost here! Earning Forgiveness: Gods Behaving Badly Book 6 is almost here! Poseidon's story will be released Thursday, May 11th! Preorder link coming soon! Until then, may I present you with the cover!
Poseidon, God of the Oceans, only fears one woman in the entire world – his estranged wife.
Recent events have brought the importance of family to light for the god of the seas, Poseidon. Someone terrible is after the gods and he will do whatever it takes to save his family. But first that means he must track down and mend old wounds with Amphitrite, his estranged wife. He would give anything to bring her back into his life, but the woman had not spoken to him in over 2000 years.
Unfortunately time for seduction is limited when their daughter is taken.
Can Poseidon ban together with other gods to not only save his daughter, but the gods in general? Will his newfound willingness to work with others be enough to prove to Amphitrite that he is a changes man?
Today I am so happy to welcome the award winning poet KD Rose here to the blog! She has a shiny new cover for her upcoming book Dream Poem. Learn more about her from her links below! And without further ado, I present the cover reveal for Dream Poem...
K. D. Rose is a poet and author. K. D.’s book, Inside Sorrow, won Readers Favorite Silver Medal for Poetry. Her poetry, essays, and short stories have been published in Word Riot, Chicago Literati, Poetry Breakfast, BlazeVOX Journal, Ink in Thirds, The Nuclear Impact Anthology, Stray Branch Magazine, Literary Orphans, and others. Publication is forthcoming in Eastern Iowa Review, Lunch Ticket Arts and Literary Magazine, Santa Fe Literary Magazine, Northern Virginia Review, Hermes Poetry Magazine, Maintenant Contemporary Dada Magazine, Slipstream, Wild Women's Medicine Circle Journal, and The 2016 Paragram Press Anthology. She also won an Honorable Mention in the 2016 New Millennium Writings Poetry Contest. Her last release was Brevity of Twit. Her new book DreamPoem will be out in summer 2017. She has a B.S. in Psychology and a Master's Degree in Social Work. Member: Poetry Society of America. Member: Poets and Writers. Member: Academy of American Poets.
Where you can find KD Rose:
Twitter – https://twitter.com/KDRose1
Google + https://plus.google.com/u/0/102870988804959230001/about/p/pub
This past weekend my husband and I went to see the independent French horror film Raw. The title certainly defines this movie correctly. This is a raw and visceral movie that takes coming of age and the changes young adults go through to the extreme. A young woman, who happens to come from a family of strict vegetarians, goes to veterinarian school where shall we say the hazing is extreme. Away from her parents for the first time a she begins to explore her beliefs, her sexuality, and so much more. Soon after being forced to eat some questionable meat in a hazing incident, one which her older sister basically forces her to partake in, Justine learns that she has a dark hunger inside of her. While there are certainly some disturbing scenes to watch in this movie, I found it to be a more psychological horror about facing the darkness within than just a film of blood and gore. As long as you don't have a weak stomach, and you enjoy an interesting and distressing movie, then I highly recommend this film. I give it 4/5 stars just because it is not for everyone and one scene in particular made me turn away ( a rarity in my movie watching.)
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