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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Fat Tuesday Celebrations And Good Things

Happy Fat Tuesday! It's a day for eating those fruit-filled paczkis, drinking too much and other fun stuff before the somberness of Ash Wednesday. If you celebrate, hope you are having a fabulous day!

I took yesterday off for a total Me day. I think after the last few months, I deserved it. I took myself to the movies at the gorgeous AMC River East theater, with the uber-plush seats and the art deco interior. Saw the early showing of Woman In Black and I had the whole theater to my lonesome. It was perfect and the movie was seriously intriguing and creepy. I'm doing a review soon. Then I attended a couple of informative lectures at my alma mater, DePaul University. I learned how to give a good elevator pitch and the key ingredients for maintaining a positive outlook as you transition your career. I am trying to find something in the non-profit sector, although really, my entire life has been non-profit. LOL

The superbly brilliant Craig Edwards over at Let's Get Out Of Here posted a truly wonderful review for my erotic werewolf thriller, Maxie Briscoe: Werewolf. Thank you, Craig, you rock!

He even posted the review at Amazon for me. I could seriously kiss him. Until he posted his review there, the only review posted was for another book entirely. I have been trying to get it taken down, but no one seems to respond to emails and requests. Arrgh! Honestly, what is going on. I think I'm going to have to do some more digging around to figure out how to get that false review gone.





My good friend Sloane Taylor had a recent new release with Love Notes. A fiery, erotic tale set in Venice during Carnival. American Clancy is on her dream trip to Venice, thoroughly enjoying all the magic the city has to offer. She never imagined the masked stranger who saved from an accidental dunking in the Grand Canal would also prove to be a dream lover. Hmm, mysterious strangers, Venice and Carnival, I'm there! Love Notesis available now from Musa Publishing.










Friend to the Imaginarium, KC Kendricks also has a new release. Her newest sensation is Eye of the Beholder, a M/M erotic tale set in New York City about two young men, one new to the city, the other a jaded local rediscovering the joy of his hometown once more.


And finally, next week on February 28, will be the Catch Fire blog tour for Alex J. Cavanaugh's new release, CassaFire, the sequel to his brilliant space opera tale CassaStar.

Have a great Fat Tuesday. I am going to gorge on some delicious paczkis from the local bakery here. Yummm... :)

44 comments:

  1. Hey, I watched the Woman in Black last night too. We might have experienced the creepiness at the same time, Mel. I thoroughly enjoyed this one, hon, and thought it was very well-made. My review is coming soon too.. Have a wonderful Tuesday! Hugs!

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    1. Hey, how about that, you and I seeing a movie at the same time. Cool! Woman in Black was very well made. There were a couple of times I was white-knuckling my seat. You have a wonderful Tuesday as well and hugs right back, sweetie. :)

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  2. Well that's crappy they won't take the other review down! Bummer.
    Glad you took the day off - and treated yourself to a movie.
    Thanks for the mention of CassaFire. Crap, one more week!! I'm ready. I can do this...

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    1. Yeah, it is a bummer they won't take it down. I'm going to do some more digging because that review probably affected sales.

      Any time. :) One more week! Yay!! CassaFire is going to be meteoric huge, my friend. You can do this and we, your Ninja Army, are right behind you every step of the way.

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  3. I swear, darling, we should become Trump's apprentices, maybe he would finally teach us how to make some profit?

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    1. LOL Yes! Maybe The Donal can give us pointers on making dough that's not for baking, but spending. ;)

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  4. So looking forward to seeing that movie and reading your review. Happy Tuesday, fat or not :)

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    1. Thank you, Siv! I loved this movie, it was good old fashioned scary, relying on your imagination a lot of the time. I should have my review up soon.

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  5. how AWESOME! the empty theater for woman in black! i would be screaming at the screen for sure! (but i tend to do that no matter what:P)

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    1. Vics, it was too cool being all alone in the dark with a scary movie on the big screen. A very rare opportunity. I let out a couple of yelps, myself. LOL

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  6. Good luck with the job transition. Just went through something similar, and I start the new job next week!

    That's a fantastic review too. Congrats.

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    1. Thank you, Jay! And congratulations on the new job. Whoo Hoo!! I wish you tons of success.

      Thank you for reading the review. Glad you enjoyed it.

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  7. Good luck with the job! Oh, CassaFire is going to be a major event. I'm looking forward to it.

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    1. Thank you Ciara! I am so looking forward to CassaFire, too. It's going to be great!

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  8. Taking a day off is a necessary reprieve from being over-worked, something to keep our biological batteries fully charged. I commend your plan, Mel.

    I can't wait to read your review for Woman In Black. I always put tremendous stock in your analysis, so it should be helpful, though I don't have any immediate plans to see it.

    And Happy Fat Tuesday!

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    1. Hey Matt! Happy Fat Tuesday to you as well. I am honored that you put stock in my reviews as you are one of my go-to guys on film. Woman in Black was a real treat. Hopefully I will have the review up soon. I have a documentary to watch tonight for review as well.

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  9. That's a great book cover, Melissa. Congratulations on the wonderful review, for which I'm sure you are deserving.

    I'm embarrassed to say I don't know what a paczki is. Wikipedia, here I come.

    Be well, and keep taking care of yourself.
    xoRobyn

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    1. Aww...Thank you Robyn. Paczkis are the best and yes, I had two today. I can't resist them. ;)

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  10. PS Got it. MMMmmmm. I think I've eaten a few paczkis. Enjoy! xo

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    1. Told ya! They are so freakin' good. I savored each little bite. LOL

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  11. Congratulations on the review! Yes, I had 2 paczkis today:)

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    1. Thanks, Marta! I had two paczkis today,too. Cinnamon apple and chocolate. I was in heaven. ;)

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  12. I'm a big fan of the book cover for your werewolf story. I'm a big fan of Fat Tuesday, the rest of it, not so much.

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    1. Isn't Maie's cover just amazing? I'm so glad you like her. And Fat Tuesday is one of my favorite days so I guess that makes me a big fan, too. Did you gorge yourself? I did...Roll me away. LOL

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  13. You are very welcome, Ms. B! And thank YOU for the shout out! There are too many dry foreheads in this world - and you, me, and Maxie are going to do something about it!

    Ooooo, can't wait to read your Woman in Black review....!

    After the lecture - how far do you think you could pitch and elevator?

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    1. I think I can pitch an elevator pretty far. ;)

      Yep, we sure do need to make some more foreheads sweat. And hopefully, I will have WiB review up soon. It was a fantastic film.

      You are most welcome on the shoutout, my friend.

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  14. Hi Melissa! Glad you had such a fun day; you deserve the pampering. I enjoyed this post and your guest post too.

    Hope the rest of your week is awesome,

    Kathy M.

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    1. Thanks, Kathy! I have done a Me day in so long, it was wonderful. Glad you enjoyed both of my posts. Sex in space was really fun to write and had me laughing.

      You have an awesome week as well.

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  15. The phrase Fat Tuesday always makes me smile :) These all look like fabulous new releases, and I wish all the authors much success!

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    1. Fat Tuesday is awesome, isn't it? I love to say it, too. It is one of my favorite holidays.

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  16. Congrats to KC and Sloane. Yay for you taking a me day. I hope to take one of those in March.

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    1. I recommend the Me day highly. I really felt recharged to face my work week.

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  17. I think I'm going to have to see the Woman in Black on my own - no one wants to go with me! Hope you had an awesome Fat Tuesday, Mel :)

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    1. I did, Jamie, thank you! Yes, do see Woman in Black, I loved it and seeing it alone is not a bad thing. No one to scream, but you. :)

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    1. Hi! I'm really glad you enjoyed the post. :)

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  19. Melissa interesting news. Greetings.

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    1. Leovi! Hello there. Hope you're having a terrific day and thanks for stopping by.

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  20. I'm so glad that you treated yourself to a well-deserved special day! I miss the big city movie theaters and remember how much I enjoyed going to the Carnegie Theater when I was growing up. Your book cover looks amazing and congrats on the wonderful review! Julie

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    1. Thank you so much, Julie! I'm glad I did the Me day. The week went downhill from there. LOL The Carnegie Theater sound like a wonderful place. :)

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  21. Love paczkis! And I love your idea of a me day - movies and lectures. Sounds great :-)

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    1. Paczkis are the best, aren't they? Movies and lectures are definitely a terrific way to spend an entire day. I'll be savoring that ay for a long time since it will probably be ages before I can do it again.

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