Monthly Archives: April 2012

Walpurgis Night Linkdump

Well, it was either Walpurgis Night or Koninginnedag. I’d actually hoped to announce a new release today, but OmniLit/AllRomance is having upload issues today, so have a linkdump instead: Ellen DeGeneres attempts to record the audio book edition of Fifty … Continue reading

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Birthday Photos Redux

Today, I finally got to have that birthday lunch with my parents and aunt and uncle that was scheduled for last week, but had to be postponed due to my aunt having a doctor appointment. In fact, I lucked out … Continue reading

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Grunge – Dead and Undead

Today at school, the term “Grunge” came up in a text my 9th graders were reading. The girl who was reading at the time stumbled over the word and mispronounced it, which isn’t exactly uncommon. I had another student from … Continue reading

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Another Fifty Shades of Grey Discussion

The Guardian reports that the enormous success of Fifty Shades of Grey has pushed erotic fiction into the mainstream and is making even big publishers take notice. Well, I for one thought the success of the early erotic romance e-publishers … Continue reading

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Yet another interview and a few links

First of all, I’m interviewed by Debra L. Martin and David W. Small at Two Ends of the Pen today. Otherwise, I’ve been very busy these past few days, so there hasn’t been a whole lot of blogging going on … Continue reading

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Another Interview with Cora

Today, I am interviewed by Scarlett Rugers at 1001 First Lines, so come on over and say hello. I also interviewed Scarlett on my blog last month, just in case you didn’t see it.

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Dracula, urban fantasy clichés, vampiric Playboy bunnies and some birthday photos

April 20, 2012 is the centenary of Bram Stoker’s death, so the culture pages and programs are filled with a lot of discussions of vampires in general and Dracula in particular – because most people have never heard of Stoker’s … Continue reading

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The original sexy vampire dies – RIP Jonathan Frid a.k.a. Barnabas Collins

First of all, the original sexy vampire, Canadian actor Jonathan Frid who played Barnabas Collins on on the gothic soap Dark Shadows in the late 1960s, died aged 87. There is another obituary here. Jonathan Frid had a lot more … Continue reading

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Birthday Linkdump

Yesterday was my birthday. I didn’t really celebrate a whole lot, since I had school until the afternoon, though I did buy some rhubarb cake for my parents and myself at the bakery next to the school. I also got … Continue reading

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Sharing the Joy of Bad Movies

Today, I finally got around to watching a movie with my eighth graders. I usually manage to squeeze in a movie in the last lesson before the holidays, but due to the testing schedule there was no time before the … Continue reading

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