Review, Interview and Florence and the Machine

There’s a few things I want to point out today.

1-Kristin, over at My Bookish Ways, gave an awesome 4/5 hat review for Intervamption. I’ll be guest blogging for a paranormal/urban fantasy event on the site in late August or early September. I’ll keep you posted on the deets as I get ’em.

2-I did an interview for Kaitlyn at Nocturnal Readings. If you’re interested in the inspiration for Intervamption or which character is my favorite, that’s the blog to visit.

3-I’m blogging over at Pensfatales Friday, tomorrow, August 5th. The post topic is “SEXY” and it was oh-so-much-fun to write!

4-Florence and the Machine is totally bad ass…in case you didn’t know already. I found the video below on youtube last night, as I was reeling through songs to listen to while I write Vampires of Crimson Bay #3. It’s obviously not an official video and because of that, I’m not sure how long it’ll last on my page before it’s pulled. If you get to view it, count yourself lucky. It’s true artistry. No Lady Gaga theatrics. No KISS pyrotechnics. No Beiber side-swiped hair. Just a voice that can shiver you to your toes.

(Edited to add: you have to click the black screen to cue video.)

And just in case that one doesn’t last long, here’s another.

Wow. Just wow.

Life

“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential and fight for your dreams.”–Ashley Smith

Even if you feel small, insignificant or unoriginal at best, you must know there is beauty inside of you. The world can be dull–painful and unforgiving. It’s what we do with ourselves that produces the vibrant color of life. On this day, do. And be.

Feeling a little inspirational…

Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.–Anton Chekhov

That’s one of my favorite quotes coupled with a pretty nifty picture. The quote is actually pinned above my keyboard for a constant reminder to “show not tell” in my writing. Now write away!