Saturday, January 16, 2016

Dreaming of Cash $250 Giveaway

Dreaming of Cash Dreaming of Cash $250 Giveaway An Awesome Group of Authors & Bloggers have joined with me to bring you 1 fabulous prize!! We’re giving away $250 in Paypal Cash! Or alternately you can choose a $250 Amazon.com eGift Code! Sponsor List – Thanks to these awesome bloggers & authors for sponsoring this giveaway!!

Sponsor List I Am A Reader
Melissa M. Frye
Here We Go Again...Ready?
Unshelfish
Heather Gray, Author
The YA Gal
Auggie @ AuggieTalk
Jenna Lyn Field
Kimberly Krey
Lori's Reading Corner
Simple Wyrdings
Hidden World Books
Author Inger Iversen
Melanie McFarlane Books
Author Mary Ting/M. Clarke
Kimber Leigh Wheaton
Suzi Love
Rockin' Book Reviews
Author Georgina Young-Ellis
Author Ednah Walters
Author D.E. Haggerty
Laurie Here - Cont Fiction and More
Author Cindy C Bennett
Krysten Lindsay Hager author
Literary Winner
Mia Siegert, Author
The Page Unbound
Glistering Bs Blog
Bonnie Blythe Pure Romance
Bella Street's Time Travel Romance
The Book Referees
Author Wendi Sotis
Nikki Jefford
Author A. Gardner
Dark and Dreamy With C. C. Marks
Diana's Book Reviews
Author Joy Penny

Giveaway Details $250 in Paypal Cash or a $250 Amazon.com eGift Card Ends 1/30/16 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use money sent via Paypal or who can redeem an Amazon.com Gift Code. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the authors, bloggers and publishers on the sponsor list. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. a Rafflecopter giveaway

Sunday, January 10, 2016

How My New Love of Russian Accents Began and Other Things That Tend to Distract Me.

I am, hands down, one of the biggest movie fanatics I know.  Of course, I don't know everyone.  Yet, when it comes to movies, I love to watch them.  Mostly I enjoy comedies and thrillers, but I will watch just about any movie that looks interesting to me.  I'll even go and sit in the single seat if no one else wants to go.  No shame here.

And last year, a movie that did decently well was one I ran to with interest, even though I had to twist an arm to get hero hubby to go with me.  The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is a movie based on a TV show of the same name that was popular in the 1960's.  I'll admit, I've only ever seen a few scenes from the TV show, but I LOVED the movie.
Most people talked up Henry Cavill, and he was excellent in both his acting and his hotness.  Alicia Vikander is a strong female character that brings humor and heat.  But, for whatever reason, it was Armie Hammer's character that appealed to me the most.  I loved his quiet strength in the movie and his character's persistence to honor his own value system.  Also, I like how his character grows and changes throughout the story.  And let's face it.  He's got it going on in the looks department.  Most of all though, I loooooved his Russian accent.  I loved it so much that I searched for multiple videos of him speaking with the accent and then moved onto others speaking with a Russian accent.

This sums me up so much.  My brain loves to latch onto ideas and obsess over them, searching out as many examples and as much information as I can.  Great if you have loads of time to devote to this, which I don't.  Horrible if you have deadlines to meet.  Truth is, I am easily distracted, and I mean...easily...hey, I wonder if there are any new videos of Armie talking in a Russian accent?  You get my point.


So, I'm working very hard not to get distracted this year.  I've got some lofty goals for The Mercy Series.  I've begun a short story from Zeke's point of view, and I plan to finish the short I started from Snap's point of view, which you can access here: Snap's Story.  I will also be putting a boxset out with exclusive material.  It's all in the works, peeps!

And of course, this is the year that the fourth and final book in The Mercy Series will release! Woo-hoo!

That means I must ignore the very attractive Russian accents and everything else that will pull me away from my definite goals.  Must...not...go...to...YouTube!

Happy Reading!

C. C.