As an author I am constantly trying to find and read new books about the craft of writing. I read a lot of such books, but my favorite is still Zen in the Art of Writing by the great Ray Bradbury. When I am feeling bleak and down about my own writing, I love to reread this book. It is such an inspiring read. It really helped me in the month of May. I had found myself in a writing funk and reading this book was the kick in my pants to write five short stories in May. I really needed that kick and that is the highest praise I can give a writing book, it actually helped me write! If you have not read this book and you are an author, go find a copy now. You will thank me later.
So if you know me at all from reading this blog, then you might know that I love movies and comic books, so of course I went to see Wonder Woman opening weekend. I have loved Wonder Woman since I have been reading the comics from five years old on. I have been waiting for this movie since then. And I was not disappointed. I am not going to spoil the movie, but it portrays the kick ass female superhero that I think many have been waiting for. Diana is still a kind and caring woman, but one with convictions and that can literally take on evil to save the innocent. As a woman and an author, it was empowering to see that kind of portrayal on the big screen. This movie really moved me and I highly recommend it. Of course it is not perfect, but the good more than outweighs a few weaker parts of the movie. Go see it. I will be going again that is for sure.
Somehow I have fallen a little behind on my burger blogging! Time to fix that! Last week I made the Every Breath You Tikka Masala Burger! In case you can't tell by the title, it is an Indian inspired burger. It called for a masala sauce, basmati rice, lots of Indian spices and some yummy potatoes for a side. While I loved all the flavors, I am really proud of the sauce I made and will be using the rice and rice as side dishes in the future, to me the burger was a little carb heavy. Still, everything tasted amazing so it got two thumbs up from both the hubby and I. I just don't think that I will be putting rice on my burger again.
The husband and I finally got to see King Arthur Legend of the Sword this past holiday weekend. Shockingly we had the entire theater to ourselves and in some ways that makes me very sad. I really liked this movie (as long as I don't think too much about the original story of King Arthur). I thought that it was visually stunning, I loved the music and special effects, I thought that Charlie Hunnam and Jude Law were perfect for their respective roles. It was the perfect summer movie, full of action and fun. My husband summed it up perfectly when he said it was Snatched set in medieval times. I really don't know why it was panned so badly and has done so badly in the theater. It makes me sad because there were supposed to be more films in this series and it looks like that won't happen. Too bad, I would have loved to see them.
I am so proud to be part of Electromagnetism, a new technology based horror anthology! My story, Everything Has a Price, deals with the horrors that occur when medicine is controlled by the rich. It is just one of the creepy stories in this collection!
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I have really been neglecting my art lately, so this month I am participating in a sketch challenge, that way I at least sketch a little each day. I hope to get some painting in this month as well. Stay tuned for more art posts!
I have been struggling to get back into shape ever since my hysterectomy last year. Well it is time to start an actual plan to get in shape. My health always acts up in the summer, so I am starting slow and aiming to exercise for 30 minutes, 3 times a week. Plus adding some planking and legs and arms. I snagged this meme off a friend's facebook, so I am giving it a go this month!
Today I am happy to welcome author D.F. Krieger here to the blog! She has a super sexy new release coming out in a couple of weeks and is here to tease and tantalize us a little. Warning, the excerpt is 18+, but hey if you have read some of my stories you will be okay.
Surrender Agreement--Mistress May I Book 2
D. F. Krieger
LGBT (Lesbian) BDSM Romance
Amazon Pre-order - https://www.amazon.com/dp/ B071NWDBDZ
Release Date: June 12, 2017
I froze and I could swear that my heart stopped beating for a moment at the sound of my name. When I finally found the courage to turn and face her, she took my breath away in a new way. The fading sunlight slanting into the doorway of the barn highlighted her hair in a burnished halo. My own personal angel.
I swallowed, chasing away the sandy coating that enveloped my tongue and throat. "Yes?"
She reached out and her fingertips brushed my cheek in a tender caress. "Are you scared? You've seemed...withdrawn since I said I wanted a scene. If you aren't ready yet."
Her question and everything she left unsaid hung in the air between us. I weighed my emotions as I chewed on my lip in contemplation.
"I'd like to try," I finally answered. "But what if I get to scared, or go into one of those waking nightmares?"
The serious expression in her eyes helped reassure me that she took my fears seriously. "Easy enough. That's what a safe word is for."
"Safe word? But those are a joke." I gave a soft snort. "Why bother if all it gets me is told I am a big baby?"
Mistress sighed while shaking her head. "If I didn't already hate Bryce, I would now. What a jack ass."
I stared at her in shock. Hate sounded like such a strong description of emotion coming from her. I had a feeling the word didn't cross her lips often. "Why do you hate him?"
Her eyes went wide and she opened her mouth, then shut it for a moment. "I...knew him...through my husband. Let's just say he's always been an asshole."
It didn't take a rocket scientist to figure out she was hiding something. I couldn’t find it in my heart to press her, try as I might. Curiosity weighed heavy in my chest, as well as a keen sense of betrayal that didn’t make sense.
She knew him all along. Probably had sex with him at some point. Bryce is into that. Charlie probably was too.
“Come back to me. I don’t know what’s goin’ on in that head of yours, but I have a pretty good idea. Whatever you’re thinkin’ is probably wrong. I won’t ask much of you in the way of blind trust, but on this I do. Please?” The heart-wrenching sadness that crept in her voice pulled at me, making me emotionally double back.
Come on, Teresa. More than likely, if she hates Bryce, because he hurt her the same way he hurt you. Can you blame her for that?
No. I couldn’t. If anything, I admired her strength to put herself back together. I’d only been out of his clutches—what, a week?—and still felt like I’d never be able to glue myself back together. He not only broke me, he tore apart the very core of who I was and recomposed it to his liking. A part of me feared I’d always be a creature of his making. Never myself again.
But here, now, a woman stood in front of me offering her hand. Offering a whole new life. Offering the ticket to teach me how to be myself…or at least a new invention of myself. All I had to do was trust her and serve her. The two things in the world that terrified me the most.
“Faith,” I said on a mere whisper.
She tilted her head and studied me. “Faith?”
“Can that be my safe word?” I swallowed hard, hoping to calm the butterflies in my stomach. It seemed they’d taken up permanent residence considering how much I experienced them in the past few days.
“Of course it can,” she responded with that beaming smile of hers. That one that said, with her, everything would be right in the world.
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