Monday, September 12, 2016

Monday Meanderings & a Giveaway

First Meandering ...

Good week for Swing Vote edits. Since it was a NaNoWriMo first draft, there were lot of XXXs in places (mostly names). I worked on my character bibles and added pictures to this book's my Pinterest board. 

*grins* You can get a feel for some of the story elements based upon the links I pin. 


Second Meandering ...

They did the backfilling last week in preparation for pouring the concrete over pipes in the foundation. Rumor has it that they'll pour that today. THEN they can begin framing.


Third Meandering ...

It's time for a giveaway. I haven't done one of those in a while.

I finished the Beauty and the Clockwork Beast ARC I won on a Goodreads giveaway. I loved it--enough that I bought the audiobook! The narrator sounds wonderful.

I've decided to giveaway my gently used copy. If you are interested in being considered for it, I only have two stipulations:
  1. Giveaways like this are rewards for my Reader Group. You can join on the right--AND get a free copy of  Hope's Watch, Safe Harbors #1.5.
  2. Because of the high expense to mail a paper book internationally, only people in the continental US can be considered.

When Lucy Pickett arrives at Blackwell Manor to tend to her ailing cousin, Kate, she finds more than she bargained for. A restless ghost roams the hallways, werewolves have been reported in the area, and vampires lurk across the Scottish border. 

Lord Miles himself is clearly hiding a secret. He is brash and inhospitable, and does not take kindly to visitors even one as smart and attractive as Miss Pickett. He is unsettled by the mysterious deaths of his new wife, Clara, and his sister, Marie. Could Miles be to blame for the deaths?

Working together, Miles and Lucy attempt to restore peace to Blackwell Manor. But can Lucy solve the mystery of Miles? Can she love the man, beast and all?




How'd your weekend go? 
Do you use Pinterest? If so, what for?


23 comments:

  1. Hope they get that foundation done soon!

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  2. don't forget to put in some secret chambers down in the basement.... one can never be too prepared for the apocalypse

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    1. Haha. Hubby had them cut the concrete to expose a portion that had been poured under the stairs. No longer a secret room. We'll use it for storage.

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  3. Looks to be coming along a bit at least. Never used pinterest at my sea

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    1. Frustratingly slow, but I guess any progress is better than no progress.

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  4. Another step forward for the house--yay!

    Don't use pinterest. I have no interest. Hah ha

    Worked my county's Household Hazardous Waste Day on Saturday. Still recovering. Have a great week!

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    1. Hazardous Waste Day. What a fun weekend you had!

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  5. Hopefully I was already on your reader list...:o) If not, I resubscribed.

    I'm enjoying doing the whole house journey with you. It's so fascinating watching something grow from the ground up, especially if it has that new house potential. In this way we're watching the Tucson Temple go up (or were until it all went inside). Don't sweat the hold-ups. They too will pass and you'll have that day when all of that delicious anticipation culminates in the key turning.

    I hope to see you at ANWA conference if you are coming.

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    1. I'll be there. Flying in on Thursday. *excited*

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  6. I'm sure as you watch your house grow from ground up that you're thinking metaphor!

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  7. Glad to see you're back in the blogosphere! Hope the house goes well. :)

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  8. Best of luck with the foundation. Welcome back.

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  9. Glad to see that the "yard" is progressing :)

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  10. Good luck with the house construction. I know you'll be excited when it gets framed and more.

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  11. Once the framing begins, things will seem to move much faster. I think it's because you really see the day to day progress.

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  12. This looks like a great read.

    I've seen buildings erected before. The foundation and all the other stuff on the bottom seems to take forever. I agree with Bish, after that everything's faster.

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  13. Ooh! The book sounds like a ton of fun.

    I'm so happy for your house! What an exciting time. Not long and you'll be occupying a new space.

    Pinterest, eh? Yes, I use it. No, not as a social media. I collect character picture and backdrops. That's it. It's my personal inspiration spot.

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