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Monday Mayhem – A Hail of Bullets

Posted on Apr 9, 2012 by Margaret Ethridge   3 Comments | Posted in Blog

This week’s stream of consciousness babble:

  1. Ran two miles – a few times. Also attended my second yoga class on Saturday. I’ve decided I like having an hour of quiet movement here and there.
  2. A new great-nephew due to arrive any moment. Will be smooching the sugar off babies this weekend.
  3. My awesome friend and invaluable critique partner, Julie Doner, signed her first publishing contract with Turquoise Morning Press!
  4. Less than 3 weeks until Spring Chickens is released! Bookmark this page!
  5. I’m addicted to almonds. I buy a pound of natural then roast them in a pan with a tablespoon of olive oil. I only allow myself 15 at a time for fear I’ll end up eating the whole bag.
  6. Speaking of food—72 hours until I get my Steak ‘n Shake. Not that I’m counting…
  7. The girl who works at the Khiel’s counter (*cough* my daughter *cough*) told me Kim Kardashian uses the stuff she sold me. I’ve been using it for two weeks and I’m still not a rich reality TV star. My skin is really soft, though.
  8. Tim Bunny has finally succumbed to my charms. It’s only taken six years, but I can now hold and cuddle my recalcitrant rabbit at will.  
  9. I’ve been dreaming about Chicago a lot lately. I blame all the Twitter chatter about the Romantic Times Convention, the untamed plot bunnies in my head, and Susan Elizabeth Phillips. In that order.
  10. And last but certainly not least…I have cover art for Inamorata (June 2012)! Check this out:

 

You like? Here’s the blurb:

After twenty-five years of cooling his jets in a wall sconce, Frank DeLuca figured the afterlife owed him a break. Hadn’t he been a model ghost? He didn’t possess little kids, screw up the television reception, or throw random objects across the room just to get attention. Hell, he never even made creepy noises in the dead of night.

All he asked was a peaceful existence where someone would turn him on every once in a while. The light, that is. He needed just a little bit of light in his afterlife.

Instead, he got a sullen, silent little boy who cried for his mommy every night. The kid came with a set of hyper-tense grandparents whose marriage was crumbling under the weight of old insecurities and words left unspoken. As if that weren’t enough to drive a guy to hide out in his light fixture, providence tossed in a little a spitfire of a girl who flipped his switch in every way.

Gina Ferro turned out to be the kid’s mother. She also happened to be a ghost.

Thrown together by Fate and bound by history, Frank and Gina must learn to trust each other with the keys to their pasts in order to unlock their eternity.

Heh. Never gets old.

That’s all I have for this week. Now hit me with your best shot!

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3 Responses to "Monday Mayhem – A Hail of Bullets"

  1. Comment by Julie
    April 9, 2012 at 11:05 am  

    I heard that Julie Doner’s awesome friend and invaluable critique partner, Margaret Ethridge, played a HUGE role in Julie signing that contract. 😉

    Yay for the running and the yoga and the babies! I’m addicted to almonds too! I eat a handful every morning for breakfast, but I just like ’em plain and natural.

    I can’t decide what I’m more excited about–the Spring Chickens release, or your new fantastic book cover! So insanely happy for you! *dances*

    Well, here’s what’s on my plate for this week. I need to decide where I’m going to teachers college, I need to do my taxes, I need to secure a summer job and find a new place to live, I need to study for my exercise physiology exam, I need to edit my 4th year dance film, and, most importantly, I need to stretch my stomach so I can stuff myself with delicious Chinese food at the free buffet meal on Wednesday courtesy of the Campus Recreation department.

  2. Comment by Laurie
    April 9, 2012 at 2:48 pm  

    The cover looks awesome for Inamorata. I have pre-ordered my Chickens. This makes lulu happy.

    Kiss off all the sugar you want. They will make more.

    Have fun with the family and Steak ‘n Shake. In that order.

    How Tim Bunny was able to not succumb to your charms sooner is beyond me. Silly Rabbit.

  3. Comment by MichelleKCanada (@AnotherLookBook)
    April 9, 2012 at 4:57 pm  

    Have a wonderful time this weekend. Kissy kissy kissy! those baby cheeks.

    New cover looks really great. I love how close it matches. It’ll look lovely on my shelf 🙂

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