State of the TAM - 13 Jan

Put your feet up and have a cuppa...

What’s Up?

*(Bummer! I had this done yesterday and mis-scheduled it! Enjoy now :D)

Well, I don’t have much choice. I tripped on the stairs Friday night and wrecked my foot. I thought I had broken it, so I spent Saturday morning at Casualty getting it x-rayed. Luckily nothing was fractured but I’ve done a bit of soft tissue damage so I’m on foot rest!

Ok, so Prodigal by TA Moore is coming out on February 13! The blog tour will start on 6 February so make sure you keep an eye out!

I also have a few books that have been nominated for the PRG’s Reviewer’s Choice Awards! So if you would go and vote now, that would be awesome! For me or the author of your choice, there’s some great picks in there so there’s no going wrong!

I’ve also touched base with a couple of people about new blogs that are starting up. So I thought that this might be cool. It also might not, we’ll see. So I’ve made a google form for anyone who has a blog and wants to be considered for ARCs and Blog Tours. It’ll be made available on my site as well, so that anyone looking for blogs to read and follow can find some. Let’s see if it works!

This is a really good cause. You should check it out. These guys are doing great work, and making a huge difference in people’s lives.

Deal of the Day

It is your lucky day! Bru Baker has a freebie up on Prolifc Works ahead of her heading to Coastal. Go and grab it now! (I can assure you the doctors at Casualty when I limped in were NOT this hot!)

Rx for Sex

Despite long hours and job stress, psychiatrist Dr. Barr Campbell and his partner, psychologist Dr. Charlie Winters, are making it work. But when Charlie is suddenly relegated to the night shift, cracks start to form in their relationship. Barr finds himself lonely and frustrated, and his solution is to jump into his work. Between Barr's extra hours and Charlie's new schedule, they're hardly ever alone. As doctors they're used to brutal schedules and exhaustion, but the lack of sleep is really getting to Barr. Luckily for him Charlie has a plan--and an Rx for Sex might be just what this doctor needs.

Claim Your Freebie!

This cracks me up every time I see it. It makes me cackle-snort.

Disapproving Seal

Book Rec of the Week

Dead Man’s Quill by Jordan Castillo Price has magic, romance, and a carnival. What could go wrong? I mean, clowns. Clowns are always a worry. Other than that though!

Dead Man's Quill (The ABCs of Spellcraft Book 4) by [Price, Jordan Castillo]

It’s all fun and games until someone loses a hand.

Dixon has been dying to introduce Yuri to Uncle Fonzo, the Hand of his family, and now he’ll finally get that chance. All they need to do is meet him at a traveling carnival with an unused piece of Spellcraft.

Easy peasy, right?

Not even a little. And even worse, they might encounter a clown.

Uncle Fonzo has left a trail of magical destruction in his wake, but he claims he’s been helping people. Spellcrafters are a slippery bunch, and it’s hard to say if he’s stretching the truth or telling an outright lie. One thing’s for sure, he’s between a rock and a hard place now, and if he doesn’t deliver an outrageous ransom to Strange Manor by midnight, all deals are off.

From a lackluster carnival with a booby-trapped tour bus to the decrepit mausoleum behind an old mental asylum, the Spellcraft leads Dixon and Yuri on a goose chase that’s not only wild…but deadly.

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I love this cat. I respect him immediately.

I am ALL IN on this.

Must Read of the Week

I always find stories about culture and food, about how inextricable food IS to culture and how damaging it is to tamper with that…tastescape…for the people who formed it.

The late-August sun blazes overhead as Travis Milton enters the gated two-acre vegetable garden just steps from Taste, his new brews-and-bistro-style pub. Some 200 yards away, an accompanying fine-dining spot, Hickory, is being built. He walks along a row of heavy, two-foot-long Candy Roaster winter squashes that, when sliced, reveal delicate pink-orange flesh. Elsewhere, ears of Bloody Butcher corn as red as a mountain sunset grow alongside Cherokee White Eagle Corn, which contrast, in turn, with licorice-colored Black Nebula carrots.

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I love this. It 100% ridiculous but I don’t care.

Unlike THIS which hurts me in my brain meats even thinking about. I mean, I’m a pantser, but I think even plotters would go cross eyed with this.