Here it is... Like I said, release date and links coming soon!
In Olivia Sanders' world, people like her don't survive very long.
Special abilities are a threat to the corrupt government
and those loyal. Olivia and those with similar abilities struggle to keep their secrets as new laws threaten them
daily. Though hiding isn't enough for Olivia. A healer and firestarter, she works
with the resistance to ensure the safety
of the people of her sector, toiling in an unforgiving world without freedom or hope with the goal
that someday they will find both.
Poisoned by someone she should never have
trusted, betrayed by her godfather, the former governor, who is
using disturbing methods to control the population and grow his army, Olivia is
forced to seek help from Luke Jamison, the leader of the resistance. They join forces
with his brother, Matt, and Jillian Derrick, a hard-as-nails woman leading a band of
"undesirables" to safety.
As conditions in the sector
deteriorate and the death toll climbs ever higher, Olivia and Luke, Jillian and Matt, cling
to the miracle of found love while facing the horror of a
future without each other.
I'm going to show you my new cover next. Pretty sure my release date is July 5th, but I'll let you know as soon as I know!
So... We never made it to see Wonder Woman. We headed out and went to a cool Mexican restaurant for lunch. As we're sitting there, we were remarking how it was such a beautiful day. Not too hot. No rain. Gorgeous blue skies with white puffy clouds. We kind of looked at each other and said, "why are we going to sit in a movie theater when we haven't seen such gorgeous weather for weeks", and that was that. We finished lunch, stopped at the grocery store, ran home to grab out stuff and the dog, and headed to camp.
It definitely was a gorgeous day, but the creek looked like chocolate milk and was super high and fast. No swimming for the dog. We had a great time. Campfire, chicken alfredo for dinner, lots of laughing, and good conversation. The only downside was that I didn't sleep well at all, but I did get to sleep in a bit, so that was good.
Today is very beautiful as well. We drank a bunch of coffee, ate bagels, and then loaded up for home. The dog was more than ready. Our friend's puppy takes a toll on her. He is huge and excitable, and wants to try out being a "boy" dog on her. She doesn't like that at all. They did play really well today, which is good, but Elsa was just done with everything and decided to get into the truck and wait for us. Ha!
After we got home, we cleaned up and headed out for jeans and groceries. Now I'm all alone with the dog and working on getting some things done. Laundry is going - last load in the washer. I'm making myself some eggrolls for dinner. Enjoying the quiet...
That Man continues to have a blast. He said yesterday was rough - lots of rowing, sun, and casting his fishing rod, but not a lot of fish. Poor guy. He'll be home later and I'm sure he'll be exhausted.
1. Friday, duh! Friday is good. But every day should be good in its own way. You just gotta make it so.
2. That Man having a blast on his trip - catching lots of fish, getting soaked by rain, and eaten by bugs, but he's loving every minute of it.
3. K4 and I hanging out tonight. She got her new phone with her own monies and she's thrilled. We went to dinner and had awesome food and conversation.
4. I got my ARC for my new release! I'm working through it and hope to get it done asap, but after a while of reading the same lines over and over, the old eyes get buggy and every word looks the same, so I'm probably done for the night. I will let you know as soon as I get a firm release date! I will also do a cover reveal tomorrow (if I have time)!
5. We're going to see Wonder Woman tomorrow! I admit I haven't seen a lot of previews or anything, so I have no idea what to expect. I've heard it's good.
6. Camping! Obviously there was no camping tonight. The camping spot is full of mud and water and we have dogs... Not a good mix for anything, plus it's been raining on and off all day and raining currently. We'll see what tomorrow brings. I am hoping for it though. (by the way, I am not opposed to camping in the rain, but not going made sense tonight)
I know it's just hours until Friday, but... I still have to make it through the day job before the weekend begins...
So weekend plans...
Up in the air thanks to the weather. Supposed to go camping. We'll see how that works out. It's been pouring here for hours and tomorrow is supposed to be the same. Oy! It is what it is and we'll definitely make the most out of whatever happens, even if we stay home, which looks like the plan right now.
In other news...
My Jeep isn't going to pass inspection. The frame has cancer. Bad cancer. We knew this was a possibility. We will fix it. The only issue is figuring out what I'm going to drive during the time it takes to get it fixed. It will be totally worth it in the end.... But...Oy!
That Man is away on his annual fishing trip. He's having a blast and he's only been there for a few hours. My house is filled with testosterone as the men left in my house think they are in charge. They are freaking wrong about this. I am in charge. And I will do what I want, regardless of them. But it's good and hysterical. I don't even know what they are doing at the moment, but the television is loud and they are laughing, so that's a good thing.
And there's a game that seems pretty fun. We just need to figure it out before we can play. And K1 is dancing...
Hate is a strong word, I know, but seriously? You force me out of bed after sleeping in for two days. You make me fight stupid traffic. And then... I get to the day job and... woah... Thanks for all of the work...
Though... I will say that I felt more in control of the day job situation today, even with my extra responsibilities. All things considered, even after making an ass out of myself after being given the wrong telephone numbers to return important phone calls, I felt like I prevailed, and as it turns out, I knew the wrong number guy and we had a good laugh over it. Go me!
We took food to K2 and J tonight and to see the grandkids. Baby I is so precious. I can't even. He's alert and pleasant and didn't cry the whole time we were there (except for diaper change). Baby C - now known as Toddler C - was very excited that we brought all of mommy's Barbie books for her. She and Pappy played dinosaurs and ate pretend cake. I like Monday for this.
Our own dinner didn't happen until super late. Which was okay. It was good.
I took care of my stuff for my new release. I think that's still happening next week, but I'm not 100% sure yet. I'll post it as soon as I know....
Back to the grind tomorrow. It's going to be a crazy week, so if you don't hear from me...
So... It's Dad Day... I love every single one of the dad's in my life, but I miss my own dad. A lot. A whole lot!
(I know I've been gone a week. The work week was brutal and I purposefully stayed off the computer to save my sanity...)
Highlights from the past week:
K4 started her job. She loves it and is doing great.
It's damn hot.
We have a new grandson. He's so adorable and he will henceforth be called Baby I. Momma and baby are doing awesome! Tomorrow we will take them dinner and there will be cuteness!
We had that damned street fair day again and it sucked.
We took Mr. B to see Cars 3 last night. Correction: my niece C took care off this. She's wanted to take him to see this movie since it was announced. She paid his way in and we had an awesome time hanging with the family! The movie was awesome and we all loved it! He had a blast! He loves his Auntie C, Uncle S, Grand Uncle and Aunt S. That's all he's talked about all day... And Cars 3... don't forget about that!!
Dad's day was, I hope, good for That Man. The kids got together for an awesome present for him and he was amazed. We had awesome food and laughter, though it's so hot we all felt like we were dying... (It's stupid hot)
We made a lot of food when we got home. Food for K2 and J, food for us, and food for That Man to take with him on his amazing fishing trip coming up. We also did some laundry... which is currently languishing in the dryer... Oy!
So here we are at Sunday. The work week begins in a few hours and I'm sad....
We had a most excellent weekend. We made a huge dent in our yard work (my legs and butt can't deny that), we grilled great food (including awesome London Broil and the ridiculous chicken marinade idea K4 and I had, which was good, but not as good as it could have been), the laundry got done, and grocery shopping, my air conditioner got put in, and I finished and sent back my edits. (right on target)
I'm looking forward to sleeping in a cool room. Last night was brutal.
There are stupid aphids on my tomato plants. I have battled them all weekend. I think I am losing. I'm doing the mild detergent, removing them, and snipping off the most affected leaves. We'll see what happens... I still have unaffected blooms, for now, which is good.
I now have a high school senior. Looking forward to this year with my kid! She also starts her new job on Wednesday. Super cool.
The kittens are thriving. Momma is also doing well. She pops her head up and stares at us when she's hungry, which is a good thing. K4 held one of the babies last night and he was super comfortable with her and us. I haven't seen them much today, but That Man saw them early this morning - playing and nursing out in the open. I think we may have homes for all, including momma.
I've been outside doing edits all day. It was really nice to sit in a clean yard and work. K3 also worked outside all day. We ended up sharing a space in the shade when the sun got too brutal. The kids would holler at me when it looked like I was slacking off (which I did. A lot) and it was the encouragement I needed to get done.