Friday Review: Anti by Rihanna

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Source: Rihanna’s Twitter Page

Quick confession. I am a huge huge Rihanna fan. I’ve been following her since she first came on the scene and sang If it’s Loving that You Want, to when she went bad and gave me Umbrella from her album, Good Girl Gone Bad, to when she was crooning Te Amo in Rated ‘R’, to her talking about wanting to feel Skin in her Loud album, to her asking Where Have You Been in Talk that Talk, and to her crying out that we should shine bright like a Diamond in Unapologetic. Through the years, I’ve loved her. I’ve grown to love her so much that all I have to hear is a beat and just the a note and I know she’s the one. I’ve laughed to Rihanna, danced to her songs and cried with her. She is one of my favorite artistes and although a lot of my friends don’t get it (my colleagues most certainly do not!) I haven’t cared as much because I. Love. Rihanna.

So when I discovered that Anti was released yesterday, I screamed. When I found out that Rihanna was offering us free download of her album, I just about fainted. So I followed the link, downloaded the album and settled down to play it out loud, using my Mac speakers for everyone in my office to also partake in the goodness that is Rihanna releasing a new album.

Boy, was I in for the shock of my life.

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Snippet Wednesday: A Transference sip

First off, I couldn’t get any internet at home and I wasn’t in the office, so I do apologize for only now uploading this snippet. I have to find an alternate internet source stat!

Now on to the story. This is another story, tentatively titled Transference, that I only wrote about two pages of before abandoning it. And it’s a story I want to get back to, if not this year, then maybe January of next year, although I’m holding out for this year. Anyway, this was meant to be a mecha story for an LT3 call from a while back. And I do hope to write it and send if off to LT3 when I’m done with it.

As is my usual refrain, this is a first draft, so ignore grammatical errors and inconsistencies and enjoy:

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Review Monday: The Market Garden Series by L.A. Witt and Aleksandr Voinov

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Source: Riptide Publishing

Firstly, I would like to apologize to those who were expecting Friday’s Review last Friday. I wanted to do a write-up on an art piece series a friend of mine worked on and I couldn’t get to his place early enough to take pictures of his work. By the time I left work, it was already too late and I didn’t have another post ready to be posted. I do apologize and I will try my damnedest to make sure that this doesn’t become a regular occurrence. Now on today’s review.


Today’s review is of the amazing series written by the double combo of L.A. Witt and Aleksandr Voinov. Two favorite authors writing about a high class sex club in London? Just the kind of read I love :D.

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Snippet Wednesday: A May/December WIP

I started this story about two years ago, wrote a page of it and haven’t touched it ever since. Well, I hope this year’s the year I finish quite a number of the stories I’ve started and this May/December WIP is one of them. I have a shit ton of stories on my plate right now, so I think I won’t be getting back to this story till middle of the year but the plan is to have it written before the end of this year and I intend to make sure that that happens. And if you like the short, please let me know :).

So enjoy the snippet and as is my usually phrase, this is a rough edit so please pardon any grammatical errors and structural problems.

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Review Monday: Tackling the Tight End by Tara Lain


Source: Dreamspinner Press

When I first discovered Tara Lain’s works, it was courtesy of Outing the Quarterback, which was the first book in her Long Pass Chronicles trilogy. And although I love the book to bits, there was one character I detested with every fiber of my being: Dennis Hascomb. I thought that the blackmailing sniverling snit deserved to die and I wanted to be the one to hold up a burning log and set him ablaze.

See people? That is amazing writing. Tara Lain created a character I hated and damn how I hated Dennis.

And when the second book showed up, I still remembered him and how much I hated his ass.

Then she wrote the third book: Tackling the Tight End and what do we have here? She has a Native as a main character (which by the way, love, love Raven!) and the second character? Dennis Hascomb.

Yeah. You got that right. The Dennis Hascomb. The guy I’d loved to hate in the other two books was the main character in her new novel.

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Friday Review: The Body Book by Cameron Diaz (Audiobook)

Cameron Diaz - The Body BookGrowing up, I was a little bird: a girl who ate almost nothing. Seriously. I ate my rice, grain by grain when I had to head to school just so I would frustrate my mother into sending me off with as little eaten food as possible.

Then I turned nine and my taste buds just exploded and you couldn’t stop me from eating. Out of the blues, I loved food! But I never really added that much weight. My Secondary School (i.e. 6th-11th grade if that works for you) was quite a distance from my house and I loved to walk. So, no matter how much my mother complained, I walked home. Two, three times a week, I walked. I also walked on the occasional weekend when I had to get some things from the store that was also some distance from my house.

All that walking kept me trim. But I’d started developing just a bit of stomach fat.

Then I entered University and took my walking to a whole new level. I walked from my department to my hostel and back again. So far as the location was within my school and I felt I could walk the distance, then walk I would. Not because of anything but because I loved to walk.

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Snippet Wednesday: A Just His Luck Snippet

I know. If you’re in my part of the world, this is already Thursday. So, I’m sorry I’m just putting this up. But my internet connection was terrible last night. So terrible that I headed off to bed. When I woke up this morning and saw that the internet had fixed itself, I figured, it’s still Wednesday in some parts, so why not just go ahead and post my snippet :).

Today’s snippet is from a novella I started about two years ago and never got around to finishing. Hopefully, I would be able to finish it this year because I have written about 20k words of it, and it would suck if I just let the story die out like that. So many things to write, so little time :).

My usual refrain: this is a first draft so forgive me the typos and grammatical inconsistencies. Just read and enjoy. It’s an unusual story so tell me if you like it:

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