Sunday, February 17, 2013

I Won! Well, not really, but it's all in good fun.

I had the pleasure of being nominated for the Liebster Award by the Melissa Keir. Melissa's books, are amazing and she's a great friend! 
So how does the Liebster Award work? Here are the rules:

Thank the person who nominated you. (Thank you Melissa! I'm so excited!) Post eleven random facts about yourself. Answer the eleven questions asked by the person who nominated you. Think of a new set of eleven questions and nominate eleven others to answer them.

Here are just the facts...(THESE ARE FROM MY FRIEND, MELISSA! (My comments in red)

1. I actually graduated high school at 16 years old then started community college. (Wow, you must've been very smart!)

2. I caused quite the scandal by marrying one of my students' sexy fathers. (Saaweeet!)

3. I almost lost my driving license when I was 17 because of too many speeding tickets-- hence the nickname- Mario. (LOL)

4. My dad taught me to ice fish and shoot. But that was because he didn't have a son. (Sounds fun, but Brrrr!)

5. I used to work in a Nursing Home and can change the bed sheets while a patient is still in bed or insert a catheter. (That's talent :) )

6. I wanted to be a medical examiner like Quincy Jones when I was younger. (Me too!)

7. I have two tattoos and six piercings in my ears. (Very cool)

8. I swear like a sailor when I'm upset and embarrassed. (&%$#$##$**)

9. I was married in the same Vegas chapel as Jon Bon Jovi. (My friend Crystal will be SOOO jealous of this one!)

10. I can twist my arm so it looks like my elbow is bending the other way.  (Ewww!)

11. In anatomy class, I put the cow eyeball on the antenna of my professor's car as a joke. (Rebel...I like it!)

Now for my Random 11 Facts:
1.  I once got stung by an entire nest of bees and had to soak in a tub of baking soda for a day.
2.  In the 4th grade, I won the class spelling bee. When the competition moved on to the school level, I misspelled LAWYER in the first round. 
3.  Ironically, I wanted to be a lawyer when I was a kid. 
4.  I have two brothers, one older and one younger. I often suffer from middle child syndrome.
5.  My daughter was born two months early and only weighed 3 lbs, 6 oz. at birth.
6.  When I was younger, I used to love to cross-stitch.
7.  I love pickles, but I have been caught drinking the juice after the jar is empty.
8.  I'm a reality TV junkie.
9.  At school, I'm known as the Twilight teacher because I have Edward and Jacob lifesize cutouts in my classroom.
10. At the age of nine, I thought Laura Ingalls Wilder was the coolest person on the planet and often braided my hair in pigtails.
11. Aside from earrings, I usually don't wear any jewelry.
Eleven Questions from Melissa:
1.What is the grossest thing you've ever eaten? I'm a VERY picky eater, so this will be tame...I'd have to say peas. I'm just not a fan of those little mushy balls that squish in your mouth.

2. If you knew you were dying in 30 days, what is one thing from your bucket list that you'd do? I would get a tattoo. I've always wanted one, but I've never been brave enough.

3. If you could go back in time, what would you tell your high school self about love? I'd definitely tell myself to find a nice guy who has plans for the future. A nice geeky computer tech perhaps?

4. What is your favorite cartoon? Cartoons aren't my thing. If I had to pick one, I'd say the Disney movie Monsters, Inc. was good.

5. What music, artist, or song is your guilty pleasure?  If You Leave, by OMD from the movie Pretty In Pink. Every time I hear it, I'm transmitted back in time and feel like a teenager again.

6. What is your perfect birthday present?  Spending time with my daughter is perfect any day.

7. What is your dream car?  I don't really have a preference to a specific type of car, but I'd like one of those cars that you can turn on with a click of a button so it warms up/cools down before you get in.

8. What is or was your nickname? Chilly Willy.  Thanks Crystal

9. How did you get the nickname? My friend Crystal named me that. Still don't know why.

10.Which reality TV show would you like to be on for a month?  Oh my gosh, there are so many...definitely would love to be a Kardashian for a month. If that's not possible, then I'd have to say Big Brother.

11. What preparations have you taken for a zombie apocalypse or end of days scenario? Well, to be honest, I've no idea about this apocalypse coming, but my sister-in-law Jenny is a pro when it comes to zombie information. I'd just hang with her because she knows all the rules when it comes to the undead.

1. Maria Mills-Benat

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you've learned some new facts about me. I'd love to know your answers to my questions or comments about my own responses.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

T. Michelle Nelson Cover Reveal

Check out this exciting COVER REVEAL for T. Michelle Nelson...

The first book, The Life and Death of Lily Drake was one of the best books I read last year. T. Michelle has a way of making the characters come alive off of the pages of her books and you feel as if you're right there with them fighting battles and finding love. I cannot wait for the second one! 

Life and Death of Lily Drake– Have you read the first book yet? You wouldn’t want to miss Lily Drake kicking some serious vampire butt.
Check out more about this series here! – Life and Death of Lily Drake

Book Blurb:
With a doting husband and a new job training a vampire military, Lily Drake was living up to the prophecies of being the best. Her life was seemingly perfect, until tragedy strikes bringing her a loss she's not sure she can endure.
The hard-working super mom / vampire slayer, Lily Drake, has just learned problems still exist even after you become immortal.

As everyone knows, even if you find your soul mate, you don't always get a happily-ever-after. Lily may have found temporary happiness being a newlywed, but the honeymoon is over. When she finds her husband going out for late night bites with another woman, Lily has to fight to try and regain what she wants most, love and a happy family.

If Lily thought being a single mom was hard, she’ll find being married can be a bloody mess.

About the author:

T. Michelle Nelson is a native of Benton, Kentucky and a graduate of Murray State University holding a degree in Education. Currently she resides in picturesque Mount Vernon, Ohio, which
is also the setting of her Lily Drake series. The first book in the series, Life and Death of Lily Drake, is available at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Kobo, and your other favorite online book stores in paperback as well as e-reader formats. The second book, 'Til Death Do Us Part, is being released by Inkspell Publishing in April of 2013 and currently, T. is working hard to finish her third book.

When she isn’t writing, you can usually find her singing out of key while playing Rock Band with her husband and son, watching B-Horror movies or wrestling with her two ill-behaved fur babies, Buddy Perro and Bunchie.


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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Next Step

Today is known worldwide as Super Bowl Sunday, but it's also the day I filed my copyright for Cycle 13: Hunted. Which is more exciting???  Hard to judge, but if you're a Ravens fan, my guess is you're pretty excited right now.

Since the power's out at the Mercedes-Benz superdome, let me entertain you with a bit from my book.

     “My name changes with each life. My mom told me it’s necessary for birth certificates and things like that. It might raise a red flag at the Social Security Office when an eight hundred year old girl applied for her driver’s license.” Jules’ mouth rose just slightly at the corners, which made me feel calmer. I was glad she was relaxing a little now.

     “My parents have all died and been reborn again, just like me. That’s the one thing I like most about what I am. I know that when death naturally comes to those I love, that it’s not the end. Even though I may never see them again, or if I did, I wouldn’t remember them anyway, at least I draw comfort in the fact that their lives were not over for good.”

     “That is a nice thought,” Jules agreed. “Can I look through your book?”

     “Sure.” I handed her my album and watched as she flipped from page to page. She read each page and looked intently at each picture. I watched her reactions while gazing at the pictures myself; I never tired of looking at them. Each one was so unique. When she turned to the page that held my fifth life, I noticed something familiar on my mother, at the time. She was wearing a bracelet, probably which held her gemstone, but I recognized this bracelet from much more recently. Where had I seen this?

You know you want to

:)  Enjoy the rest of the Super Bowl---if the lights come back on.