Snippet Wednesday: A second Sip from Call me Interested

Last wednesday, I shared a snippet from my Nanowrimo novel: Call me Interested, from the perspective of one of my main characters: Kim Sung Joon. Today, I’m sharing another snippet, but this time around from the perspective of the second main character: Babajide ‘Barby’ Joel. To give you a heads-up though, next Wednesday will have a third snippet from Call me Interested from the perspective of you guessed it, the third main character: Daniel Rosa.

Hell yeah! Call me Interested is a menage :). Lol. And like I said last week, it’s the longest piece of writing I’ve ever done so far. If you check my work-in-progress page, it’s presently at 95k words. And that is the first draft. Sure I’ll cut down on some parts but there are a ton of parts I need to expand as well so the novel might just end up being even longer.

All that aside, here’s today’s snippet for your enjoyment ;). Like I said last week, this is totally unedited so ignore grammatical errors and unclear sentences and just enjoy :

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Review Monday: Rattlesnake by Kim Fielding

RattlesnakeNothing delights me as much as discovering a new writer. It’s one more person to add to my favorite writer goody bag, one more author whose work I can look forward to.

I’ve discovered quite a number of new authors this year. A few made it to my favorite list. One of those few is Kim Fielding. And the reason?

Rattlesnake was the first work of hers I’ve read and it hit the ball out of the park!

Before I go on about how much I love, love this book, here’s the synopsis:

A drifter since his teens, Jimmy Dorsett has no home and no hope. What he does have is a duffel bag, a lot of stories, and a junker car. Then one cold desert night he picks up a hitchhiker and ends up with something more: a letter from a dying man to the son he hasn’t seen in years.

On a quest to deliver the letter, Jimmy travels to Rattlesnake, a small town nestled in the foothills of the California Sierras. The centerpiece of the town is the Rattlesnake Inn, where the bartender is handsome former cowboy Shane Little. Sparks fly, and when Jimmy’s car gives up the ghost, Shane gets him a job as handyman at the inn.

Both within the community of Rattlesnake and in Shane’s arms, Jimmy finds an unaccustomed peace. But it can’t be a lasting thing. The open road continues to call, and surely Shane—a strong, proud man with a painful past and a difficult present—deserves better than a lying vagabond who can’t stay put for long.

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Friday Review: The PsyCop Series Audiobooks

PsyCop Audio SeriesI mentioned last week, in my review of the Blame it on the Mistletoe Audiobook, that I found my top-two best narrators for audiobooks. One is the Blame it on the Mistletoe narrator: Jason Frazier and the other is the man that brought one of my all-time favorite series to life: Gomez Pugh.

I already gave the details of why I love the Psycop series so much on Monday, so I’m not about to reiterate that right now.What I’m talking about today is the audiobook series.

I’d thought I loved the series when I read them. Then JCP’s newsletter got into my mailbox and I saw that Audible was doing a sale. So, I found my way to Audible and bought all the Psycop books. I listened to the first chapter and the way Gomez Pugh brought Victor Bayne to life and I went on and bought the remaining books Gomez narrated (I’m anal like that. Sue me 😛 ).

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Snippet Wednesday: A sip from Call me Interested

I spent Nanowrimo slaving away and trying to see if I could finish through the longest writing I’d ever done and the only writing I’d done in all of 2015. Yeah. 2015 was not my year of writing. To be honest, the last couple of years has been kind of a struggle for me.

So when Nano came on and I said this was the year I was going to do it, the year I was going to get that winner’s badge, I applied myself and started writing and surprise surprise, by the end of Nanowrimo I was at 68k. By the time I finished the first draft of the novel, thirteen days after Nanowrimo ended, I was at 95k. And that spurred me on to start a short piece I’m hoping to finish by the end of the year.

So, 2015 might not have been my year of writing a lot, but I’m still ending it on a good note :).

So, onto the snippet from my Nanowrimo novel which I’ve tentatively titled, Call me interested. Please pardon the typos. This is totally unedited and I hope you enjoy…

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Review Monday: The PsyCop Series by Jordan Castillo Price

PsyCopYeah, Yeah, I know. Writing Review Monday on a Tuesday gives a new meaning to Review Monday. Lol. But I was totally swamped yesterday (the advertising agency I work for is wrapping up for the year so it’s a last minute dash of fulfilling everything the client wants) and I couldn’t pull off any writing whatsoever, and by writing I mean, fictional and blog-wise.

So, I could do nothing until I woke up this morning. And immediately I did, I got to writing as fast as I could. Blog first, short story later.

With that out of the way, let’s get on to the kickass best series ever discovery I made at the tail end of last month and into this month. The Psycop series featuring the neurotic high level medium Victor Bayne.

Oh Victor, Victor, Victor. How I love thee. You’re smart, paranoid, witty, sarcastic, sexy (yeah I find you utterly sexy, just as much as Jacob does, when you talk to dead people. It’s just hot!) and the way your mind works? It’s amazing. I know you would never cheat on Jacob and the possibility of you and Jacob breaking up is nil, but this girl’s still dreaming of you, you smexy, smexy man.


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Thursday Review: Blame it on the Mistletoe (Audiobook)

Blame it on the MistletoeI know, I know. My reviews have always been on Mondays but I figured I can pull off two reviews in a week. Do a mix of reviewing books, audiobooks, kdramas, music, art, artists, you name it. Everything and anything that I discover I’ve fallen in love with, I shall share it with you.

I find it serendipitous that this time a year and two months ago (which was the last time I’d posted anything. I’m sorry 😦 ) I did a Monday review of a Christmas book I’d discovered and totally loved. I read and I thought, awww. So sweet and romantic. Mick and Fielding were just too cute and adorable. I spent hours engrossed in it and I loved it. Still do. Still have it on my iBooks ready to be re-read, one more time.

Then I was surfing through Audible thanks to a newly discovered favorite writer, Jordan Castillo Price (will give a detailed review next week) and I found that Blame it on the Mistletoe was out in audiobook. I’d loved the story when I read it and figured I would love it as well when I listen to it. I was wrong.

I didn’t just love Blame it on the Mistletoe’s Audiobook, I’m in AWE of it. All those sexually charged instances with Mick and Fielding where I’d thought, oh, that’s hot became more like OMFG! That is hot. Whew!

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