Sunday, February 17, 2008

Cockles and Muscles

Enthusiasm is one of the most powerful engines of success. When you do a thing, do it with all your might. Put your whole soul into it. Stamp it with your own personality. Be active, be energetic and faithful, and you will accomplish your object. Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

First off... BSP:

My tour stop today is: Allie Boniface's blog. Why don't you stop by and leave a comment so I don't feel so lonely?

My daily contest is here.


I got a Google alert last night for "Don't Fence Me In" that warmed the cockles of my heart (I failed anatomy... just where are the cockles again? *G* ... oh, and the "muscles" part of the title? Ignore it, LOL...I didn't move even one yesterday) -- The Romance Studio said very nice things about my story including these:

DON’T FENCE ME IN is a sweet and poignant story of those left behind. It sends a valuable message of the heartache we undergo when we lose someone we love, and the healing power of love. I was captured by the sadness Jeremy had a hard time getting past and felt my heart break a little. Lizzy is a warm and caring young woman, a balm to Jeremy’s battered soul. Her genuine love and compassion comes through loud and clear, making her character come to life on the pages. Jeremy is the antithesis of Lizzy; he is a sad and lonely young man who feels responsible for his friends’ deaths. Survivor’s guilt is realistically presented by the author. The journey to love is a smooth one as Jeremy and Lizzy discover the healing power of their love. I look forward to reading more by Marianne Arkins; she certainly made an emotional connection through her characters.


I had a lazy, lazy day yesterday. Laid around with the dog and the cat on the couch for most of the morning. I didn't get onto the computer until after 6 a.m.!!

Unfortunately, it made me feel behind all the rest of the day. I'm not sure it was worth it.


A few days ago, I made Grandmother bread from Suzanne McMinn's blog. It was yummy!! Now I want to try her lava cake recipe.

Do you bake? If so, you should check out her blog.


Today's random quiz:

You Are a Jam Cookie

On the outside, you project a straight-laced, innocent vibe.

But on the inside, you're complex, exotic, and full of flavor.

That's about right *G*


Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Oh... I'm going to have to check out that baking blog! And you deserve every word you got on "Don't Fence Me In" And... I'm giving you some bloggy love for Liv on my entry later today.

Dru said...

That was a nice review of "Don't Fence Me In".

You Are a Black and White Cookie

You're often conflicted in life, and you feel pulled in two opposite directions.
When you're good, you're sweet as sugar. And when you're bad, you're wicked!

This is one of my favorite cookies.

Tori Lennox said...

What a great review!

I'm twins with Dru today. *g*

Brandy said...

That review is fantastic! I'm glad they liked it!

Make it triplets! I, too was black and white cookie. I hope they don't mean Oreos, I don't like those.