Is this the future of the book?

We all have those moments of collision with a new idea that can transform our futures if we let them. For me, I think it happened when I discovered Plundered Hearts by Amy Briggs. It was a very old interactive fiction game, a romance. Briggs mastered the art of the tease. Sexy hero would arrive,…

Domestic Violence Awareness

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. According to the Huffington Post, by the end of October another 50 women “will be murdered with a gun by an intimate partner.” The statistic is staggering.Yet, the tragedy of it all is that these victims could have been saved. Yes, it can include physical violence, which seems to…

Fall TV Living Up to Expectations?

Fictionista Last month I talked about the shows I was most looking forward to. Now, an accounting to see if the shows lived up to my expectations. Scandal: Shonda Rhimes and company did not disappoint. It was a riveting hour full of intelligent writing, great scenes and OMG moments. Scandal was just named the #1…

Elvy’s from scratch Pumpkin Pies

I don’t have any photos of the pumpkins, sliced through their middles, gently collapsing in a jellyroll pan, because I can’t find my *!!#%  camera.  It would have been so appropriate to the season, and beautiful too! The reason I can’t find my camera is, so far, this has been challenging month. I do have…

Merrow, not meow – Mermaid Myths Continued

Hi! Thank you for dropping in to Myth Perceptions where I’m sharing with you various myths and legends I’ve discovered while researching for my fantasy writing!Sorry I’m late posting this month, friends. Continuing my research into mermaid myths around the world, I actually encountered a new “to me” myth – the Irish Merrow, thanks to one…

Halloween Costuming – the perfect indulgence in mind games

Do you plan to “dress up” for Halloween this year? I’m leaning toward “yes,” but as usual find myself paralyzed with indecision. I won’t buy anything other than maybe a few accent pieces, which leaves me at the mercy of my wardrobe. It’s been many years since I’ve worn a costume for a Halloween. I…

Beauty and the Beast and Sexy Geeks!

What is the allure of the beauty and the beast theme? Beautiful woman, (sure, who doesn’t wanna put themeselves in that role), who falls in love with a hideous beast, (not your typical romantic hero), who is transformed by the love of aforementioned beautiful woman. Except every time I read or watch a version of…