Saturday, April 30, 2016

Happy Book Birthday! - Endless by Misha Gerrick - #review


“First, do no harm.” Blake Ryan swore that oath to become a doctor. Ironic, given that he spent most of his thousand year life sucking souls out of other immortals.

Things are different now. Using regular shots of morphine to keep his inner monster at bay, Ryan has led a quiet life since the Second World War. His thrills now come from saving lives, not taking them.

Until a plane crash brings Aleria into his hospital. Her life is vibrant. Crack to predators like him. She’s the exact sort of person they would hunt, and thanks to a severe case of amnesia, she’s all but defenseless.

Leaving Aleria vulnerable isn’t an option, but protecting her means unleashing his own inner monster. Which is a problem, because his inner monster wants her dead most of all.

Zip-a-dee-doo-dah = #atozchallenge


Today's song is Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah from Disney's 1946 live-action/animated film "Song of the South".  Let's see what the Muppets do with it!

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And, the A-to-Z-inizer's 2016 swang song:

GOODBYE A TO Z

Goodbye A to Z, it's been a great year
My oh my, I could shed a few tears
Thanks to the hosts, co-hosts, minions I mean
Will see you back here in 2017.

Tomorrow we will want to write more
It could happen, you know
Good to keep good habits, let's go

So long A to Z, I just want to say,
I hope we all have a beautiful day!

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Many thanks to Jeremy at Hollywood Nuts! for the letter graphics.
Thanks also to the behind-the-scenes folks who help things run smoothly, and to all the participants for the many wonderful posts!
Click on the main A to Z button at the top to go to the participant list!

Friday, April 29, 2016

Yellow Submarine - #atozchallenge


Today's song is "Yellow Submarine" by the Beatles:



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Running it through the A-to-Z-inizer, we get

A TO Z

In the month of April we
Participate in A to Z
Lots of new blogs we will find
Lots of bloggers come to mind
So we went and visited
Blogger friends by the hundred
Of comments we did not lack
Going forward, not looking back

We all write in the A to Z Challenge,
The A to Z Challenge, The A to Z Challenge
We all write in the A to Z Challenge,
The A to Z Challenge, The A to Z Challenge.

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Many thanks to Jeremy at Hollywood Nuts! for the letter graphics.
Click on the main A to Z button at the top to go to the participant list!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Xanadu - #atozchallenge


Today's song is "Xanadu" by Olivia Newton-John



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Running it through the A-to-Z-inizer, we get:

A TO Z

A feat, which nobody dared to do
To blog every day a month, through
We call it A to Z.
And now, mid-three figures bloggers write
In April  day or night
We call it A to Z.

A million posts are published
And here we go, you have to know
New blog friends you will find
New subscribers, new followers too
A to Z, A to Z
(Now we are here) in A to Z
A to Z, A to Z
(In the home stretch) of A to Z
A to Z,  thanks to the
Admins again, A to Z!

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Many thanks to Jeremy at Hollywood Nuts! for the letter graphics.
Click on the main A to Z button at the top to go to the participant list!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Silence of the Lamps by Karen Rose Smith - #review #giveaway


Caprice’s house staging is disrupted by Drew Pierson, a caterer who opened Portable Edibles, a business in direct competition with her sister Nikki’s Catered Capers. Nikki turned down Drew as a possible partner and he seems determined to undermine and bury her. However his successful launch of a deal for his blackberry barbecue sauce must have stirred up his enemies. When Nikki visits the house where Drew lives with his grandmother to resolve differences, she and Caprice find him dead–murdered with the base of a valuable Tiffany lamp.

Caprice discovers clues about Drew’s sly business dealings–from stealing recipes from another chef, to friends who hold grudges, to a sister who will now inherit half of her grandmother’s estate since Drew is dead. In the midst of her own romantic relationship upheaval, helping her uncle set up his pet sitting-business, assisting a friend care for a pregnant stray cat, Caprice follows the suspect trail, inadvertently putting herself in danger once more.


What Do Ya Think About That - #atozchallenge


The song for today is Montgomery Gentry's "What Do Ya Think About That".  It's one of those that is 'disabled by request' but if you'd like to view it, you can do so here.  This is one of my all-time favorites.

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From the A-to-Z-inizer, we get:

I WILL GET PUBLISHED SOME DAY

Now I logged into Twitter
And saw some blogger didn't like my A to Z.
How'd they find out about it
When it hasn't even posted
Is what just puzzles me.

Now I could go to war on Twitter, that's for sure
But what good would that do.
I don't want to waste my time
I've got matters more sublime
To turn my attention to

There will always be people who have to see
Others brought down low.
I'm not going to worry
'Bout the ones who say "no" 'cause that don't make it so
I will not feel down about people who frown
And try to discourage me
I won't be down long, my heart still holds a song
I will get published some day.

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Many thanks to Jeremy at Hollywood Nuts! for the letter graphics.
Click on the main A to Z button at the top to go to the participant list!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Vacation - #atozchallenge


Today's song is "Vacation" from the Go-Go's:



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From the A-to-Z-inizer, we get:

A TO Z SUNDAYS

Can't seem to concentrate on writing
So many distractions emerging
Now my door is locked
And I'm ready to rock
Tomorrow, a day that I am looking forward to

Sit at a blank screen
Wonder what I
Will write and then the lightbulb
Goes on and the words will start to flow

[Chorus]
A to Z
Sundays, what a breather
A to Z
Sundays calling me
A day to
Charge up for the week ahead!

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Many thanks to Jeremy at Hollywood Nuts! for the letter graphics.
Click on the main A to Z button at the top to go to the participant list!