So, there’s this conference I’m Going to…and the Week Ahead at Scattered Thoughts…


GRL 2014, Here I Come!!!

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So, here it is Sunday and my departure for Chicago and this year’s GRL is only days away.  Am I excited?  You betcha!  All my favorite authors (well, most of them) will be there, new authors to meet, new bloggers and readers to meet up with, and talk all things books and romance, and of course, friends I haven’t seen since last year to party with.  Book signings, author readings, so much going on. It’s going to be wonderful!  I will tell you all about it when I return.

But until then…argh!!!!!  Packing, unpacking, repacking, chargers, cords, stuff!!!!!!!  Costumes? Check! Party duds? Check! Spanx?  Where are the f*@#$king spanx?  And shoes.  Need shoes but do I need boots?  Over thinking things here clearly! Kindle?  Last minute check..along with a few other items.  I ordered new Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words long sleeved t-shirts, my nod to the Chicago location in October.  People may not recognize my face but they certainly know Kirby from my logo!

Here is the first look.  Long sleeves, black cotton unisex t-shirt.  I am also going to make them in short sleeves as well. Kirby on the front, the rainbow book on the back.  What do you all think?  Anyone else want one?  I’m thinking of making them available on the website, along with a tote.  See?  Busy, busy, busy!


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Last minute musings.  I stayed up late last night (and into this morning) finishing up Red Dirt Heart 3 by N. R. Walker.  I love this series and characters and this book was amazing!  And before that?  RJ Scott’s Last Marine Standing, the first in her new Heroes series.  Wonderful too.  So many new books to tell you all about….but not just yet!

This week?  Several great book from Aleksandr Voinov that you shouldn’t miss.  Barb, our Zany,Old, Lady, reviews Counterpunch.  And I review the third (perhaps final) story in the Memory of Scorpions series, A Taste of Poison!  Love that series too.  So I’m heading off to the suitcase room and mayhem.  See you in a week’s time!  Happy Reading all!

 Winner Announcement:

  • Congratulations to Kestral, winner of Jamie Lynn Miller’s Amazon gift card.
  • Congratulations to the following winners of Beany Spark’s ebook contest:  Ilona F.,Emily W., and Lisa G

So here is our upcoming week’s schedule at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words:

Monday, October 13:

  • Susan McNicol’s “Love You Senseless” Book Tour and Contest
  • Sarah Madison’s “Walk A Mile “Book Tour and Contest
  • A PaulB Review:  Death Gets A Boyfriend by Sophie Bonaste

Tuesday, October 14:

  • Talia Carmichael’s Wicked Defense Book Tour from Totally Bound
  • Varian Krylov Book Tour and Contest
  • A Barb, the Zany Old Lady, Book Review:  Counterpunch by Aleksandr Voinov

Wednesday, October 15 (and I’m flying!):

  • Riptide Publishing Book tour for A Taste of Poison by Aleksandr Voinov
  • A MelanieM Review:  A Taste of Poison by Aleksandr Voinov
  • A MelanieM Review:  Fire and Light by Berengaria Brown

Thursday, October 16:

  • On Tour with BA Tortuga and her release, Say Something (contest)
  • A MelanieM Review:  Changing Tide by D. P. Denman

Friday, October 17:

  • Book Tour:  Raine O’Tierney’s Most Beautiful Words (contest)
  • A MelanieM Review: Burning Ashes by H. Lewis-Foster

Saturday, October 18:

  • A MelanieM Review:  Acting Out by Sharon Maria Bidwell