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TGIF Look Back – 6th September

Welcome to TGIF Look Back it just takes a few minutes: to play along, just answer the following questions with some Friday feeling…do one or all, whatever you feel like because it’s Friday 🙂

FUNNY – What made you laugh this week?

READING – What were you reading this week?

INSPIRED – What inspired you this week? 

DONE – What were you mainly doing this week?

ANGEL – Who was your angel/star of the week?

YUCK – What made you go ‘ewwww’ this week?
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My TGIF Look Back…

As I’ve not done one of these in ooh, over a year, I thought it was about time I did another – not that I’ve had a particularly thrilling week, or anything 😛

FUNNY – Re-runs of Cougar Town – you gotta love ‘Penny-Can’ 🙂

READING – I’m doing a final re-read and edit of RMT, following receipt of the first reviews from the ARCs. The feedback has been really helpful in determining what parts stay and which go, before the final version goes out. I’m starting to realise that one of the hardest thing about being in Balik’s head is that I’ve already been there, in Cassie’s first – and pulling out his knowledge, without seeing hers all the time isn’t as straight forward as you might think.

INSPIRED – I finished watching a TV show called Jericho this week. I missed it when it aired originally back in 2006 – 2008, but have watched the two seasons back-to-back in the last month. The depth of the characters and the realistic portrayal of how ‘normal’ people deal with the aftermath of a nuclear attack was really gripping. If you’ve never seen it, I’d recommend adding it to your Lovefilm list – it’s certainly got me back in the mood for finishing Outlanders, once RMT is finalised this month.

DONE – Editing and re-writes, with dash of ‘proper’ work.

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So…how’s your week been?  🙂
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Book Trailer Thursday…Taking Flight

The Book Trailer Thursday meme is hosted each week by http://zoweesbookshelf.blogspot.co.uk/

Check out her lovely blog if you’d like to join in :)

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I usually take part in this meme from Aside from Writing blog, but as this week I’m choosing my own new teaser trailer for Taking Flight, I thought it best to post here! If you’re interested in reading this free missing moment – released for my 500 Facebook Followers piece – you can grab a copy from the Sneak Peeks link at the top of the blog.

So…here’s the trailer…hopefully it will keep you intrigued for Outlanders

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TGIF Look Back – 15th June

Welcome to TGIF Look Back it just takes a few minutes: to play along, just answer the following questions with some Friday feeling…do one or all, whatever you feel like because it’s Friday 🙂

FUNNY – What made you laugh this week?

READING – What were you reading this week?

INSPIRED – What inspired you this week? 

DONE – What were you mainly doing this week?

ANGEL – Who was your angel/star of the week?

YUCK – What made you go ‘ewwww’ this week?
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My TGIF Look Back…

So…what’s been happening this week in my world? Well, I’ve been trying to get through an editing read of an ARC of Underneath by the lovely Michael Cargill – really enjoyed the story and characters, as I have in his other writing, my only struggle was finding the time to get some peace and quiet to read! But have done now, so look out for a review on this in the near future when the book is launched.
I’m very busy at work at the moment and so my main ‘creative time’ comes when I’m driving around listening to music. I’ve built myself a ‘Balik playlist’ to help me stay focused whilst I’m finishingThe Rainbow Maker’s Taleand that seems to be helping – I make lots of random little notes for myself as snippets of dialouge or impressions of scenes come to me.
My other blog – Aside from Writing – is doing well following the Indie Author Event in May: we’re busy scheduling lots of author posts and features for the summer months and two new reviewers – author Tony Talbot and blogger Stephanie Green – have now joined up to regularly provide content, which is working well. If you’ve not met them already, take a look and see what they’re reading! 🙂
That’s about it for me – I’m hoping to grab a few quiet hours for writing this weekend, so wish me luck!
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So…how’s your week been?  🙂

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Song on Sunday – Turn Me On

A Song On Sunday is an original meme hosted by Emily at Confessions Of A Bookaholic. It’s simple to join in all you have to do is:

1. Pick a song that you loved this week
2. Match it with a book
3. Grab the button
4. Link back to Emily and leave a link so she can see your post

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So for my Song on Sunday I’ve chosen…

…David Guetta Turn Me On featuring Nicki Minaj…

Sorry – I’ve had to post the official video this time as it’s as important to the book connection as the song itself – so you’ll have to put up with skipping the advert. Unsurprisingly, a video featuring a robot woman, reminded me of Cinder by Marissa Meyer, which I read and reviewed earlier this year at Aside From Writing (read review here). There’s a lot of robot/human wonderings in the book – as I’ve found are common in similar books, such as Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep –  explored through Cinder’s perspective of herself and her combined robot and human parts. Listening to the lyrics in this song about ‘make me come alive’ and ‘turn me on’ (Prince Kai, anyone?) there are direct connections to scenes in the book.

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Song on Sunday – 5

A Song On Sunday is an original meme hosted by Emily at Confessions Of A Bookaholic. It’s simple to join in all you have to do is:

1. Pick a song that you loved this week
2. Match it with a book
3. Grab the button
4. Link back to Emily and leave a link so she can see your post

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So for my Song on Sunday I’ve chosen…

…The Fun, We Are Young…

This song is an absolutely perfect match for David Steinberg’s book Last Stop This Town, which is about the experiences and changes life brings for a group of friends at the end of high school – the opening lines especially remind me of the party with chainsaws, kitty and just striking out! (Don’t worry – they’re all in different scenes). I’ve laughed a lot this week as I’ve read the book and so when I heard this song on the radio it just fitted nicely. If you like a bit of boy humour a la American Pie, but with a bit more feeling and depth then you should try it.

(Visit http://cusick-jones.com/giveaway.php this week and you can win one of five copies direct from the lovely author if you like the sound of it!)

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TGIF Look Back – 4th May

Welcome to TGIF Look Back it just takes a few minutes: to play along, just answer the following questions with some Friday feeling…do one or all, whatever you feel like because it’s Friday 🙂

FUNNY – What made you laugh this week?

READING – What were you reading this week?

INSPIRED – What inspired you this week? 

DONE – What were you mainly doing this week?

ANGEL – Who was your angel/star of the week?

YUCK – What made you go ‘ewwww’ this week?
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My TGIF Look Back…

FUNNY – Hmmm… not much I can actually put on here in detail without getting in trouble, but although it’s been busy at work this week I’m appreciating working with some lovely people who help make the day go faster 😀 FM!

READING – I’m nearly done with Zed by Stephen Herfst and my ‘Friday Find’ for the week is Being Human by Patricia Lynne, which I’ll be reading soon. Next book on my TBR list is Last Stop This Town by David Steinberg. If you’ve not taken a look at the Indie Author Event on Aside from Writing yet, head over as you could win copies of all these books on the blog!

INSPIRED – I’ve been good this week and got caught up on some blog posting for Aside from Writing; some really interesting posts coming up in June from what I’ve seen.

DOING – It’s been work again this week I’m afraid – but with a long weekend to look forward to I might get sorted with some editing! Oh joy…

ANGEL – Two for me this week Tony and Stephanie – the lovely peeps who are joining the blog team over at Aside from Writing – looking forward to working with you guys and seeing more of your stuff 🙂

YUCK – Seagulls are big birds, but it still amazes me how giant their poops are…just wish they wouldn’t ‘amaze’ all over my car while I’m parked at work.
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So…how’s your week been?  🙂

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Song on Sunday – 4

A Song On Sunday is an original meme hosted by Emily at Confessions Of A Bookaholic. It’s simple to join in all you have to do is:

1. Pick a song that you loved this week
2. Match it with a book
3. Grab the button
4. Link back to Emily and leave a link so she can see your post

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So for my Song on Sunday I’ve chosen…

…Ed Sheeran, Drunk. Even though it’s not a particular favourite book of mine, the first time I heard this song I think I was in the middle of reading it and so many of the lyrics reminded me of Travis, the male lead. So for their self-destructive, argumentative relationship this reminds me of Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire.

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