2. Weather's been brutally hot this whole week. Ugh. 100+ temps. Then a freak storm blew in:
It didn't hit us but blew right over. Other places in Riverside and the desert weren't so lucky.
**I'm afraid it's going to be one of those winters this year.
3. Watched the first episode of FOX's new TV series RED BAND
SOCIETY. One thing really stood out to me: the stereotypical mean cheerleader that everyone hates. She's skinny, blond, and white. Is it just me or has this character been overdone? The cheerleaders from my own High school were always friendly and had a smile. Photo courtesy of SpoilerTV.com
4. Excited for former critique writing buddy P.J. Hoover's latest success. Had to go to local Barnes and Noble bookstore to grab a copy of her MG book TUT: A STORY OF MY IMMORTAL LIFE.
5. Hope to read the latest in the GATED series:
**And here's the cover of writing buddy's Christine Marciniak's upcoming book:
And finally--Fun interview post of two of my characters from NO MORE GODDESSES: http://lhnicoleauthor.com/2014/09/16/ato-kim-baccellia/
Hope to see Maze Runner either today or tomorrow! Loved the series! And Dylan O'Brien, Stiles in Teen Wolf, is Thomas! Yay!!
After I have blood drawn for my thyroid check-up(pray I find a tech who can work with hard draws like me), I plan to grab a Starbuck's Salted Caramel frappuccino with soy and no whip cream.
Originally posted at http://wingedreviews.com/2013/08/blog-tour-no-more-goddesses-by-kim-baccellia/
In my YA fantasy, No More Goddesses, not only does the film icon Audrey Hepburn play an important part in my protagonist Jordan’s life but another individual from Egyptian mythology pops up: Hathor.
When writing this novel I thought it would be fun to have a goddess of romance to mess with Jordan and her friends. I wanted someone exotic and different then the usual Greek mythological characters. I decided to choose one from Egyptian mythology as my brother-in-law Eihab is an Egyptian national and my sister is studying to be an Egyptologist.
I thought Angelina Jolie would be perfect as Hathor. She’s gorgeous and seems like she’d have just the right wicked humor to fit the role.
I thought it would be fun to see what others might know about this goddesses. So here’s some trivia questions (answers further down the blog post):
1. What are the …
Teaser: Emotional packed tale of that infamous day where through it all, hope refuses to be silent. 3.Also really enjoyed WOLF BY WOLF:
My YA Books Central review: http://www.yabookscentral.com/yafiction/20616-wolf-by-wolf
Teaser: Engaging story set in an alternative universe where Hitler won and a girl that will do anything to bring down the man behind destroying her loved ones. Totally recommend for fans of alternative universes with paranormal twists. 4. I was so excited to get a galley of SILVER STARS!
5. Been writing everyday on my NaNowrimo project. If you're …
Today is when some celebrate/honor their loved ones that have passed. Some have altars that they'll place something that the loved one loved such as chocolate, a glass of wine, fried chicken, or some tamales. There will be a photo of the loved one too. I have a scene in my book EARRINGS OF IXTUMEA where Lupe finds one of these altars of her mother.
**One thing Dia de Los Muertos isn't is an extension of Halloween. Rather it's a day to celebrate and reflect on loved ones who have died.
Dia de los Muertos is a Mexican/Latin celebration though my husband said there are similar celebrations in Korea and other Asia countries.
Here's a fun link with some children's books that celebrate Dia de Los Muertos: