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Monday, September 24, 2012

What's Your 'BLOOD TYPE'? They could be hunting for you now...

HERE IT IS!! Melissa Luznicky Garrett's new YA paranormal novel! And, you can enter at her blog to win a copy for free!!

Just click on her link after you've read the excerpt; I'm sure it will have you 'intrigued'.

Anyone who reads my reviews knows that I follow this author very closely; in fact, I've been a friend and then a fan when she went from running a parenting magazine to writing fiction. I've read two other YA books written by her, and this is her third. Lucky for me I got to read it as a beta reader.

This book is the first in her new YA series and it ends with a cliffhanger!

Since getting attacked by a vampire, I didn’t believe in beginnings. Only endings. Every person born to this world comes with an expiration date, but I had never considered mine. At least not until I met John.

Now the end was all I ever thought about. I woke up every morning wondering if that day would be my last. Venom pulsed in my veins and seeped into my bones, infecting all my vital organs and changing me from the inside out. Slowly killing me.

But I’d welcome death in the end, if only because the alternative was even more frightening.

Popular girl Blake Ehlert has it all: a prime spot on the cheerleading squad, a jock boyfriend who’s strong and sensitive, and the winning vote for Homecoming Queen two years in a row. But when she strikes up a conversation with loner John Kelly, her entire world starts to crumble.

John Kelly is a vampire—what’s known to his kind as a Compeller. It’s his job to recruit human Donors with a particular blood type.

And Blake is his next target.

Melissa Luznicky Garrett is an author of adult and young adult novels. She lives in upstate New York with her husband, three children, and numerous animals. Melissa is currently hard at work on her next project. Visit Melissa’s blog or connect with her on Facebook.

Blood Type is available in print through Create Space, or in print and digital through Amazon.

Stop by Melissa’s blog starting September 22nd and enter to win a signed print copy of Blood Type. All are welcome to participate. The winner will be chosen and announced October 1st. Also, claim your free Kindle copy of Melissa's previous YA Paranormal, The Spirit Keeper, on Amazon September 22nd through September 26th. *As always, please make sure it's marked as free before you download.*


Saturday, September 22, 2012


Holy Smack!! Where have I been Jack??

Can you believe it has been almost a month since I posted? OMG! That's just craaaaaazy and totally unacceptable. I can't believe y'all let me get away with that. Someone should have grounded my cyber behind. Seriously.

Unless y'all just aren't following anymore and I'm in an empty blog typing to myself. [Hello? Echo, echo, echo???] LOL! Naw, ya'll wouldn't leave me... would you? [I know I haven't made the reading rounds lately myself - ever since I had to delete my blog role its harder - no not harder - less comfortable to read through my blogger dashboard. But I'll get better, I promise.]

(You'll never guess what I'm watching while I'm blogging. OK, maybe you will if you know me well. He he!)

So, school started back shortly the day after my 40th birthday after my birthday in July and since then we have been in full swing. Which is a big part of why I haven't visited y'all up here in blog world. Facebook gets in the way too.

Tell me if I'm tooting my horn too loud or playing the sad little thumb violin too much but here is

MY 2012-2013 after school SCHEDULE:

Monday: Dance; 4-H once a month; homework with kids
Tuesday: Guitar and two hours of tutoring in 'the city' for Farmer, Jr.; homework with kids
Wednesday: early release so homework and study/catch up day with the kids
Thursday: 1 hour of tutoring and/or Girl Scouts; full day library duty; homework with kids
Sunday: Church and CCD; prepare for the new school week and schedule

In the meantime when I happen to be home during the day I tend to bills, laundry, the house and chores, phone calls, schedule doctor appointments, plan out CCD lessons, manage four peoples' schedules (I LOVE iCal) and when I'm not home during the day I'm probably up at the school. Oh, and I'm still trying to squeeze in subbing but with all the right-after-school activities I can't most days because I can't stay the extra 30 minutes. I have picked up a few library assignments though and as y'all know I LUUUUV subbing in the library! A-W-E-S-O-M-E!

Lil'Gal is in 4th grade this year but she's still velcro. Wanting me up at the school with her 24/7. I don't know how to break her of this; she's just so used to me always being THERE.

OK, so that doesn't look as busy as it is, but it is.

Farmer, Jr. has been 'diagnosed' with ADHD and we are working on having him diagnosed with dysgraphia. We have to go all the way to Dallas to do that once they finish the paper work procedures. I mentioned this in another post. His teachers are great though, particularly his ELA teacher which is obviously the subject he has issues with, i.e.: the written word. And he has three hours a week of tutoring AFTER school and after extra curricular activities when he's already spent and burned out - but, it IS helping although I'm going to have to make changes again when I meet with his case manager next week. It's just burnout for all of us.

We leave the house at 6:40 and don't get home (with exception of Wednesdays) until sometimes after  7:pm. We aren't used I'm OCD and stuck in my patterns and running behind on our regular schedule stresses me out because I'm a freak to being off schedule and the kids need some down time/play time. AND, I'm a firm believer in putting a homemade hot meal on the table at least five nights out of seven and having the kids in bed by eight.

So, that is pretty much what has been going on in Farmer's Wife's world. I'm still always a Glass Half Full Gal but quite often it is half full or more of wine, LOL! But, then again, hasn't it always been?

Happy Saturday! I have some really cool news coming up sooner than later so as they say, Stay Tuned!!