Friday, March 6, 2015

Friday Five for March 6, 2015

1. One week until the official release of my first urban fantasy novel, Of Blood and Sorrow. I'm nervous, excited, and flipping out a little. I will be doing a blog tour celebrating my book's release. A Character Meet & Greet. Of Blood and Sorrow has a great cast. I'm eager for you all to meet them.

2. And just for you lucky blog readers, my novel is already available on all purchase sites. I had to make sure it looked good! Amazon * B&N * Kobo * Smashwords

3. I had a long day yesterday. I helped paint classrooms at my son's new preschool location. (He won't be going there next year as he'll be in kindergarten.) It gave me a not-so-gentle reminder me of my age. Once I used to think painting was relaxing. Now it's hard work! My arms haven't forgiven me yet.

4. The winter storms have passed, and the weather is warming up. We might be able to get out to a Maple Syrup Festival this weekend. I have great memories visiting maple syrup farms as a kid. I hope my little guy has as much fun! What are your plans for the weekend?

5. Don't forget to enter my final Dice & Debauchery giveaway.

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  1. Ugh! I have always hated painting. I painted our first bedroom last year and hated every moment. =) Good for you for volunteering!

  2. When my significant other decided to paint our bedroom, I attempted to help, but apparently, my technique was so bad that he sent me away and did it all himself. Worked out for me, anyway.

    Really looking forward to Of Blood and Sorrow. I can't get enough of that cover!

  3. Get excited about your release!
    Painting is not relaxing. It's a pain in the ass. And yes, very exhausting.

  4. Hi Release Day Buddy!
    So excited for you, and me, cause I get to read your new book!


  5. Exciting about your book. I am so looking forward to the weather getting warmer and the snow melting.

  6. I actually had a really good time helping to paint my grandparents' condo some years back. It was a lot more fun than I'd expected. Then again, I'm weird.

  7. Urban fantasy, yeah! It's coming soon too.

    A Maple Syrup Festival sounds like fun, I hope the weather is nice.

  8. Now OBaS has a review up! :)

    I never cared much for painting. I'm way too slow with it. I bet a Maple Syrup Festival would be fun.

  9. Wow. You just got done with one tour, and now you're ready to embark on another! You are one busy lady!

  10. Leandra, I think I've learned my lesson. When my house next needs painting, I'm hiring someone!

    M.J., thank you! I love the cover too. It was well worth hiring a cover artist.

    Alex, totally!

    Heather, woot! Can't wait for Friday! :)

    Susan, me too. It's going to be a gorgeous spring week next week.

    Carrie-Anne, I used to enjoy painting, but I'm not so young and flexible any more! *LOL*

    Holly, thank you!

    Cherie, thanks so much! You're the best. :)

    Sherry, I might be one crazy lady! *LOL*

  11. Painting sounds like hard work.. hopefully you had lots of helping hands... huge congrats on the release of your new book.... love this novel:)

  12. Good for for for helping to paint classrooms. That's a great thing you did even though your arms are paying for it now.

  13. Congrats on the release of your book. Woohoo!

  14. I'm a big fan of maple syrup. And on another note, your book looks AWESOME! I've probably told you that already, but it deserves to be repeated.

  15. You're pretty darn young, as far as I'm concerned!!!

  16. I tend to stick to woodwork when I paint - Hubby does the walls - but I've never enjoyed it!

    Good luck with the book launch :-)