REVIEW: “About Face” by VK Powell

*I was provided a free download of About Face by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  Thank you to Bold Strokes Books for affording me this opportunity.*   Reclusive forensic artist Macy Sheridan agrees to work one final case she hopes will solve the mystery that’s haunted her for years. The only things blocking her … Continue reading

REVIEW:  “Taken by Storm” by Kim Baldwin

REVIEW: “Taken by Storm” by Kim Baldwin

*I was provided a free download of Taken by Storm by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  Thank you to Bold Strokes Books for affording me this opportunity.*   Lives depend on two women when a train derails high in the remote Alps, but an unforgiving mountain, avalanches, crevasses, and other perils stand between … Continue reading

REVIEW:  “Kiss the Girl” by Melissa Brayden

REVIEW: “Kiss the Girl” by Melissa Brayden

I spent twelve years of my adult life teaching at universities.  I taught Speech Communication and Performance of Literature.  One of the things I always told my students was that it wasn’t enough to do the minimum necessary to pass.  Because once they left college and got out into the working world, doing the minimum … Continue reading

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park

The last two days have been rather exciting.  That’s not to say that the first two days of our trip home were boring.  They were just fine.  We’ve had fun meandering across the north western and north central states.  But, really, it was Tuesday night when we took a good look at the map and … Continue reading

GCLS 2014 – Portland, OR

Well, it’s that time of year again.   Time for what I call “The Annual Lesbian Hug Fest” – also known as the Golden Crown Literary Society Annual Conference.   This is the one event I look forward to each year.  It serves as my vacation.  Each year the conference is held in a different … Continue reading

2013 in review

Well, friends, this has been an interesting year, hasn’t it? As it was for most, this year was filled with ups and downs for me.  But, in the grand scheme of things, 2013 was a better year than I had anticipated.  I was a bit shocked by that realization, to be honest. I guess it’s … Continue reading

It’s not really Christmas until…

It’s the holiday season.  Christmas is upon us and soon we’ll be celebrating the start of a new year. However, I found it very odd that I really hadn’t been feeling “Christmas-y”.  Now, don’t go giving me any of your “Bah Humbug” crap.  I have plenty of Christmas spirit!  I’ve been enjoying the cheesy movies … Continue reading

REVIEW: How Sweet It Is by Melissa Brayden

So, I bought a Kindle Fire HD.  It was an awesome deal.  Half off.  Free shipping.  I’d been wanting one for a while.  It’s not like I needed it.  But, I’m a sucker for new toys. I snatched it up.  It was a good thing, too…they sold out pretty quickly. I was in it for … Continue reading

REVIEW: Hoosier Daddy by Ann McMan and Salem West

I’d been seeing these posts around Facebook for a story by Ann McMan and Salem West.  It was being posted chapter by chapter.  I was intrigued by this since I’ve read stuff written by each woman individually – Ann’s novels, Salem’s reviews, both of their Facebook posts.  I’d enjoyed everything I’d read from them, so … Continue reading

Lambda Literary’s Fall Challenge

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Want an autographed copy of Etched in Shadows? Want it early, as in before its release date on November 19th? All you have to do is answer Lambda Literary Foundation’s Fall Challenge. What exactly is a challenge grant? Each year in the fall, several generous donors step forward and offer…

REVIEW: The Demon Abraxas by Rachel Calish

**Thank you to Lynda Sandoval for her editing assistance.** Reading Paranormal novels isn’t really my thing.  I find this strange since I did spend a lot of time reading Buffy fan fiction and really enjoyed it.  I probably read so much during that period that I just eventually burned out.  Not that I found anything … Continue reading

REVIEW: An Evening with Sutton Foster

Anyone who knows me is aware that I’ve become rather obsessed with Sutton Foster over the last few months.  Okay, well, not obsessed with Foster, really.  Actually, I’ve become obsessed with her talent.  I’ve been listening to her music on repeat for weeks now.  I did a marathon viewing of Bunheads. (Can someone give me a reason … Continue reading

REVIEW: Gravity

I don’t see movies at the theatre very often anymore.  Honestly, it’s just too expensive.  And I really don’t see movies when they open (except the Harry Potter movies – those were a big exception for me).  There’s rarely anything I want to see so badly that I can’t wait for the DVD.  However, Gravity was one movie … Continue reading

REVIEW: Letters Never Sent by Sandra Moran

I have mentioned before that one of my favorite things about attending the annual Golden Crown Literary Society Conference is meeting and discovering new authors. The conference this year was held in Dallas, TX back in June. Political crap aside, I love Texas. I lived there for 6 years while attending TCU and earning my … Continue reading

REVIEW: The Bling Ring

Just watched “The Bling Ring” – not quite sure how I feel about it, to be honest. On the one hand, it’s a bit of frivolous fluff. But on the other hand, it’s a really depressing commentary on society. Rather typical of a movie written and directed by Sofia Coppola. It felt more like something … Continue reading

REVIEW: Love by the Numbers by Karin Kallmaker

It’s been a busy year.  Yes, 2013 has kept me hopping, that’s for sure.  Because if this, I’ve had little time to read and even less time to write reviews. Well, that’s not completely true.  I’ve had time.  Not much, but I’ve had it.  There have just been so many other things going on that … Continue reading

When I least expect it…

So, the other day I was at Costco.  My glasses were ready and, since I do so very much enjoy being able to see, I went as soon as they called me.  Of course, being who I am, I can’t just pick up the glasses and then leave.  Oh, no.  I must browse.  Even if … Continue reading