Monday? Let’s Get Serious!

More weekendMonday. There was a weekend. I remember it. Sort of. Weirdly dressed people came to my door demanding candy. We had just enough. Except Lawyer Guy gave a dollar to the teen-age sibling shepherding the last herd because there was just enough candy left for younger ones. She didn’t seem to mind.

In case y’all haven’t heard, THE DEVIL’S CUT is live on Amazon. And just in case you’ve been living under a rock or something, here’s the blurb. Go forth and buy if you haven’t already. I’ve heard people say it’s a pretty good story.

The Devil’s in the details…

What do two werewolf teens missing in the New Mexico desert, a stolen pouch of Native American fetishes, and a drug lord calling himself El Diablo have in common? Undercover FBI Agent Caleb Jones would sure like to find out. The trail leads to Denver where CSI Adele McCoy is investigating the cases of two diabolically murdered men and the pouch of Native American fetishes discovered at one of the crime scenes. She doesn’t believe in magic, but the whole situation gives her a creepy supernatural vibe she can’t deny.

And the Devil always gets his cut…

When their cases collide, Caleb and Adele are soon running for their lives—and fighting an attraction that threatens to combust. Hot on their trail is Caleb’s best friend, Special Agent Sade Marquis. She’s bound and determined to find the wayward werewolf. Death is a dialogue, love hurts, and you don’t know the measure of a man—or a woman—until it’s time to pay the Devil his due. In this Case from the Shadow’s Edge, it might just be a werewolf and the woman he loves who pay the price.

I spent the weekend working on formatting TDC and DOUBLE CROSS for print. DC is going into the National Readers’ Choice Awards and the Daphne Awards in the Romantic Suspense and Paranormal Romantic Suspense categories respectively. Gotta have print copies for that. And speaking of awards, BLUE MOON won the International Digital awards in Short Paranormal Novel and NIGHT SHIFT placed 3rd in the Erotic Novel category. 😀

This is November. That means National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Since I have a November 30th deadline for RDR#4, this is a Very Good Thing! I have to get back into the Red Dirt mindset. Yippee. That means C&W music on I ❤ Radio.

Haven't been watching much TV because…edits/revisions/formatting/release and it's the World Serious! Seriously!!! As of the hour I'm typing this on Sunday night, Royals and Mets are playing game 5, Royals up 3-1 games in the series. If they win tonight it's over. If not, back to Kansas City for game 6/7 (if necessary). [EDIT: Royals came back in the 9th and tied 2-2, went 12 innings final score 7-2. Royals WIN!!!!] I'm trying to read SIX OF CROWS, of which there's been a lot of hype about. It's a fantasy. It's…slow. The book itself is lush, the prose detailed, the characters interesting, as is the world, but it's….slow. Could be I'm not in the right head space because I keep going back to my comfort reads–books I've already read once, twice, even three times. Yeah, I'm weird like that.

Last night, Lawyer Guy and I both wanted something ooey-gooey and sweet. I made brownies. Only I experimented. Because he has a blood sugar test coming up and he's been good. So I used about 1/2 cup of stevia mixed with 1/2 cup of regular sugar. And I didn't have any Crisco to greased the pan so I used butter. Which then melted over the low end of the brownies where the batter didn't rise so much. They were hot. And chocolaty. And had pecans. It eased the craving. LG wants me to experiment and make "crownies." Just in case you haven't seen the commercial…

So…that's pretty much been my weekend. What's up in your world?

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About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of two award-winning series--Moonstruck and The Penumbra Papers, Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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4 Responses to Monday? Let’s Get Serious!

  1. I missed the weekend entirely. I mean, there was college football in there somewhere and pro-football, so there had to be a Saturday and a Sunday, but whoosh. Yay for TDC! And congratulations for winning in the IDA! I’ve been watching my usual TV – sports, Alaska: The Last Frontier, Lt Joe and the other crime shows. I also found something called Dirty Rotten Survival which is fun. I haven’t been reading much either – maybe it’s a thing and that’s why sales were off for October. :shrug: I like the new DirecTV commercials with the sports figures so much better than the Rob Lowe ones (which were lame). Yay for brownies, though, and hurray for finding a compromise with the sugar. =o)

    I have edits to do and formatting and everything to accomplish before the 13th. But I took yesterday off. Dragging my feet now so I can rush around like a madwoman next week. It’s a process. LOL

    • Silver James says:

      The REALOSU and OU both won. I forgot to mention that. LOLOL Michigan pulled it out and beat Minnesota by 3. Still a win! We’re still hoping somebody in MI can beat that fake OSU. 😉

      And yeah….I hear you on that that writing business stacking up. Ugh. 😦

  2. bookwyrm217 says:

    I have been busy, busy, busy. Finished the yard Saturday afternoon just in time for the festivities. it was a great night weather wise for us here, for once. Read: No snow.
    I was planning on taking everything down on sunday and prepping the yard for the next batch of decorating, but woke to rain. So on the pretense of putting laundry away, I hid upstairs for the afternoon and watched the dvr. Without the drama of the dogs.
    I’ve been doing a triple batch of reading. I have one on my phone/audible. Another one on my ipad/kindle and a third, dead tree by the bed. I have found that if I read a bit before sleep, the old fashioned way, I can actually sleep better. So I am slowly, but surely, getting through my tbr pile. And since I don’t have to worry about getting up for work, only driving him to work, if I read all night and come home and sleep, it’s no big deal.
    Being home has helped me keep hubby’s sugar in check. (Although, somehow between leaving the bedroom and coming downstairs yesterday morning, he lost a hearing aid. Sigh) So good on you with the treat change. just do me one favor- if you offer something to someone made with Stevia- let them know. I found out the hard way I am allergic to it. I have come across lots of people using it, but not telling, so I ask. Allergies are a bitch.

    • Silver James says:

      Dang! Yeah, that would not be good. Had no idea there could be an allergy to stevia. I use it in my coffee but really working with LG on his blood sugar. The brownies were…okay but I’ll probably go back to the real stuff. It’s not like we eat them very often. And we’ve cut a lot of carbs out of our diet so that helps, too. I changed the wreath on the door on Friday. LOLOL Now it’s time to take the witch down and put up the scarecrow for Thanksgiving. Maybe I’ll get that done before turkey day. 🙄 Enjoy catching up on all your reading!

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