Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Today kicks off the birthday season is the Stanford Household. And as such, I thought it was appropro to write a little poem to honor my boys. For without those two little monkeys, I would a sailboat without the wind. They give me direction and purpose, and inspire me to try to be better than I actually am, which is no small feat.

Raising Boys
Sticky fingers
Tiny toes
Muddy hands
Runny nose

Messy rooms
Tender hearts
Noisy burps
Stinky Farts

Empty cupboards
Tousled beds
Whiny cries
Sleepy heads

Booming laughs
Tattered toys
Oh the joys of
Raising boys

Sunday, May 27, 2012

To say that I'm a little obsessed with the undead and paranormal books, is probably a bit of an understatement. In a world with harsh realities and paying bills and scrubbing toilets (Did I mention being an adult stinks?), I like to escape from the real world on a semi-daily basis, and live in a fantasy world where kick-butt female protagonists save the day and gorgeous immortal males say and do all the things that us mere mortal women dream of at night. I mean, who wouldn't want snuggle up with a gorgeous paranormal at the end of the day? They never age. They never get that uber gross beer belly and back hair that comes with middle-age and calories. And for some unknown reason, they're almost always super hot. I mean what is up with that, no uggos ever get turned into werewolves or vamps or zombies? Or when they do, their bodies undergo such vast changes to their DNA that they're all of the sudden hot? I digress, let me get back to the point.

The point is that one of my favorite vamp book series', The Chicagoland Vamp Series, by Chloe Neill, is about to release another book, Biting Cold. And if you click on the picture of the book cover, you can preview the first chapter of the book on Neill's website. So check it out! If this first chapter is any indication of how the rest of the book will go, I'd say that loyal readers of the series will be sated.  


Sunday, May 20, 2012

Looking to find the new, best selling young adult book, before it becomes a bestseller? Look no more. It's Struck, by Jennifer Bosworth. Mark my words. It's going to be RED HOT!

The trailer pretty much says it all, but in case you're looking for more, here's a brief description:
In sunny California, near the Peunte Hills fault line, a storm is brewing, and an epic battle between good and evil will decide the fate of the world.

Who will win? The prophet and the Church of Light, or the seekers?

Which side will Mia, a lightning addict, choose when her family is split down the middle, like a fault line in the City of Angels?

And who will help Mia in this epic showdown? The boy she calls 'Nightmare Boy', a cult led by a man they call 'The Prophet', or a group of renegades that have already been proven to be master manipulators?

Which side will you choose? The battle begins May 8th, at book stores around the world.