So, I Read This Book Today

Editing, Proofreading, Reviewing and Other Stuff


May 2014


Socialjazzdude over at Amazon posted the following information, which had me jumping up and down and giggling like a six-year-old:

While disregarding the abomination of JJ Abram’s films, Star Trek’s Walter Koenig (Chekov, TOS), as well as Star Trek Voyager’s Tim Russ (Tuvok, ST Voyager) and Robert Picardo (The doctor,ST Voyager) , are currently in the process of creating a pilot for a new soon to released Star Trek television pilot, ST Renegades. It takes place in the original timeline/universe and is set several years after Voyager’s return to the Alpha quadrant. It also will introduce new characters including a descendant of Khan. Please take a moment to check out their website, official Facebook page, and both trailers on Youtube. Unlike Abrams and Orci; Koenig, Picardo, and Russ are people who know and get Star Trek. This pilot is currently on schedule to be pitched to CBS in the fall 2014. Check it out and LLAP! “

Of course, as a huge Star Trek fan, I checked it out, and so should you!

Click to check out the new Star Trek franchise!


 And take a look at all the WOMEN who star in Renegades! Just a small sample:

Adrienne Wilkinson as Captain Lexxa Singh
Sean Young as Dr. Lucien


Tarah Paige as Commander Petrona
Chasty Ballesteros as Ronara
Larissa Gomes as T’Leah










And for all you MYTHBUSTERS FANS out there (of which I am DEFINITELY ONE!)

Grant Imahara as Lt. Masaru!!!!



Wednesday’s Freekibble WonderFunder: “I Rescued a Human” Pet Tag

It’s Wednesday, so it must be time to help our four-legged friends!

For a limited time, for every “I Rescued a Human” Pet Tag purchased, an extra $5 will be donated to help rescue dogs in situations of severe neglect.

One day, 11 hours left increase your donation to help severely neglected animals!!

Click here to go to the Animal Rescue Pet Shop to order your “I Rescued a Human” tag – and help feed and provide veterinary care for severely mistreated dogs!

Early Tuesday morning, April 1, 2014, Humane Society International – Canada (HSI – Canada) helped rescue 59 dogs and puppies from a situation of severe neglect in northern Quebec. The dogs were malnourished and dehydrated, their fur matted and dirty. When HSI – Canada arrived, the animals were visibly scared and anxious. All of the dogs are in very bad condition; they are emaciated and some suffer from illness. Since the animals are in such bad shape, and it will take months to rehabilitate them, this will prove to be a costly rescue. Caring for dogs and puppies that have been neglected for years will require funds for daily supplies and rehabilitation including food, medical supplies/treatment, treats, toys, leashes, blankets, behaviourists to work with the dogs (many have never been on a leash before), collars, et cetera. These animals deserve a better life than they have known.

Click to play and help feed our forgotten four-legged friends!

And while you are at it, don’t forget to go to Freekibble every day. You can answer trivia questions about dogs and cats and help feed shelter animals!

Right or wrong, you win! Click on an answer, and every day you do, we’ll provide 10 pieces of kibble to Animal Shelters to help feed their hungry dogs. Play Bow-Wow Trivia every day – the more you play, the more kibble for the dogs!

Just $18 provides a day’s worth of milk for an orphaned baby elephant – Please consider helping these wonderful animals live a better life.

And don’t forget to check out Freekibble Cares to help feed baby elephants! The Zambia Elephant Orphanage was created to give baby elephants who have lost their parents to poachers a second chance at life.

Click here to play “Meow Trivia” and donate 10 pieces of kibble to needy kitties!

And let’s not forget our kitty friends!! Click the “Free Kibble Kitty” logo to play “Meow Trivia” and donate free kitty kibble!

And don’t forget –

For a limited time, for every Kitten in Flowers Solar Garden Stake purchased, an extra $5 will be donated to help transport bears to safety in California!

Lions, Tigers & Bears, a rescue facility dedicated to providing a safe haven for unwanted and abused exotic animals, is planning the rescue of four captive bred bears in North Carolina who need help. The bears – two Himalayan black bears (Teddy and Baloo), and two Alaskan silvertip grizzlies (Albert and Cherry Bomb) have been living in a residential backyard for many years. Albert and Cherry Bomb were born in a facility known for displaying bears in concrete pits in deplorable conditions. Teddy and Baloo were born at another roadside menagerie with equally appalling living conditions. The bears were bought at auction and are currently owned by private residents who can no longer provide the bears with a proper life. They are no longer receiving the care and attention that they desperately need. There is no money to provide a proper diet nor routine medical examinations and no stability to ensure their continued care. Time is running out. These bears can only be provided for until May 2014. After that, their destiny is unknown. The bears will very likely be euthanized if they are not first saved. Your donation will help save the lives of these four bears and provide them with the medical care they so desperately need before they can make their final journey home.

Click to help four bears find their way home!

Click here to help the non-profit, Lions, Tigers & Bears!

Click here! For a limited time, for every Kitten in Flowers Solar Garden Stake purchased, an extra $5 will be donated to help transport bears to safety in California!

Author Maya Angelou dies at 86


We have lost an amazing talent – an incredible woman.

RIP Maya Angelou, a great American author, at 86 today at her home in Winston-Salem:

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

By Maya Angelou
Book Gorilla
Superbly told, with the poet’s gift for language and observation, Angelou’s autobiography of her childhood in Arkansas.
Today’s Bargain Price: $4.01

Help Support RAINN: The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network

Too many young women suffer the horrors of Rape, Incest and Abuse – and MEN suffer these same horrors. Please help fund The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) with your purchase of Cut Too Deep. Thank you!

As a firm believer that more needs to be done to prevent sexual assault as well as bring offenders to justice, KJ Bell is donating a percentage of week one sales for Cut Too Deep to RAINN The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) is an American anti-sexual assault organization, the largest in the United States.

RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline and carries out programs to prevent sexual assault, help victims, and to ensure that rapists are brought to justice.

About Cut Too Deep:

A woman traumatized by her past, beaten, battered, and unwilling to trust.

A man held captive by his greatest failure, lost, and self-destructive.

Letters that unexpectedly bind them together.

Is their bond strong enough to survive each other?

As a web of deceit is revealed, will they be able to determine what’s real, and what’s worth fighting for? Or will they crumble under the weight of secrets that cut too deep?

Can Miller forgive himself and move beyond his fear of failing the one he loves?

Can Hadley accept the love she desperately wants but doesn’t believe she deserves? | RAINN | Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network




​​Here is the link for the Book Trailer as well


Review: Star Trek Into Darkness – – – Wait! I HAVE To Stop Laughing!

▶ Star Trek Into Darkness – Trailer – Video Dailymotion.

Watch the preview here, courtesy of

Ok. 2.5, but only for the action scenes. This movie is so terrible, it is funny.Did the writers not WATCH Star Trek at all???  Let’s see – The Pike thing? Uh, nah. Never happened. The fact that everyone is the same age? Uh, nope. Plot holes? Well, let’s just say fishnet hose have fewer! The cast did it’s best, but DANG . . . let’s just say that when you have garbage to work with, well, it must have been excruciating for the actors to try to turn fecal material into filet mignon.

Let’s see. The scene with the warp core was TOTALLY stolen from Spock’s big scene in “The Wrath of Kahn.” As in, TOTALLY COPIED!  WTF???? And Spock with a girlfriend – and who that girlfriend WAS? ROFLMAO

What did I like? Zoe Saldana. Gorgeous as always. Special effects. I was in the mood for ‘blow em up’ so that worked for me. The computerized settings were beautifully done. I laughed until I nearly wet myself over the Klingons – you will see what I mean if you watch this. Face jewelry – “Oh, stop! My sides are aching!!!”


Video Preview courtesy of


And now (drumroll please) check out the Youtube video, courtesy of Screen Junkies my honest to goodness ABSOLUTE FAVORITE movie Youtube site! This Screen Junkies trailer is courtesy of, and wholly owned by, Screen Junkies!

Are Literary Agents Necessary? A Post From Brian Marggraf

Brian Marggraf, Author of Dream Brother: A Novel Provides the following article from his blog. He brings up an excellent point. Are agents necessary any longer? Let Brian know what you think – and I would love to hear too!

Indie Hero


A few years ago, Samuel Moffie submitted The Perfect Martini to 100 literary agents. Actually, he submitted 90% of the first twenty pages of Kurt Vonnegut’s Breakfast of Champions disguised as The Perfect Martini. Any guesses on his success rate? 100 out of 100, right? No. Only one agent responded positively, but that’s because the agent recognized the original author. 99 agents declined. Just to be clear, yes, the critically acclaimed, award-winning, nationally revered Kurt Vonnegut. Rejected.

Agents are concerned with commercial viability, that’s first and foremost. Period. Literary quality is a secondary bonus, if present. Now, if Vonnegut wrote a novel where a dominant vampire becomes master to a naive, submissive, shape-shifting werewolf, I’m sure he would have fared better.

Here’s the point. Why spend months, or even years, writing and submitting queries to agents who are clearly looking the other way? If they passed on Kurt Vonnegut, what chance…

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Lookey Lookey!!!

Thank you, Story Cartel!

einkI won!! Woo Hoo! I won a 6″ E-Ink Kindle from Story Cartel. How cool is that? The E-Ink is light, fits pretty much in the palm of my hand, and is the perfect size for sticking into a jacket pocket or the outside pocket of your bag when you are out and about. It has already lain with me in the tub as I enjoyed hot water, bubbles, wine and a nice little “naughty” story (thanks to Celia Kyle, one of my favorite “smexy” authors of all time . . .)  I read the first of the Ridgeville Series, “He Ain’t Lion” and got a huge kick out of Maya. Since it was storming like mad outside, and the stories are short I also read the next two in the series while I kept running more hot water into the tub! See the complete list here. Maya is one tough cookie, and laugh-out-loud funny!

Check out Story Cartel! They have some great books on tap, and you get free books in return for honest reviews. Who can beat that?

Very Wicked Things is LIVE this week! *a standalone novel in the Briarcrest Academy Series*

Click to go to the Amazon order page.

Book Description

May 11, 2014

$2.99 is the introductory launch price!! Normal price is $3.99 

NOTE: It is recommended you read Very Wicked Beginnings first. (Prequel Novella). 

WARNING: This new adult romance is dark with sexual situations and graphic language. Over 18 please. THIS IS NOT YOUNG ADULT.
Ballerina Dovey Beckham is a scholarship student at Briarcrest Academy, determined to prove she’s more than just a girl with the wrong pedigree. She does whatever it takes to succeed in her endgame, even if it means surrendering her body but never her heart.
Until the day she meets him, and he rips apart all her well-laid plans. Suddenly, the girl everyone thought unbreakable might just shatter.
Cuba “Hollywood” Hudson is rich, spoiled, and a star football player. With his fast cars and superficial girlfriends, he lives the high-life, hiding his secrets from the world.
Until the day he meets her, and she offers him something he’s never tasted…love.
But once in a lifetime kind of love doesn’t come easy…especially when dirty money, past sins, and old flames come calling.

Welcome to Briarcrest Academy, where sometimes, only the wicked survive.

Available NOW
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About the Author:

Bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills writes about strong heroines and sexy alpha males that sometimes you just want to slap.
She spends her days with two small kids, a neurotic cat, and her Viking husband. She collects magnets and rarely cooks except to bake her own pretzels.
When she’s not typing away at a story, you can find her drinking too much Diet Coke, jamming out to Pink, or checking on her carefully maintained chocolate stash.
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Freekibble WonderFunder: Only Speaking To My Cat! T-Shirt Help San Diego Fire 4-Legged Victims!

Click to go to the Animal Rescue Site! Your donation buys 14 bowls of food for displaced animals, and you feel good as well as helping. And what a cool shirt, right?

For a limited time, for every Only Speaking To My Cat! T-Shirt purchased, an extra $5 will be donated to help animals affected by the wildfires in California!


In recent days, over three dozen wildfires have been tearing through San Diego County, scorching over 10,000 acres. At last count, eight of these blazes continue to burn, many of them barely contained. Due to heavy winds, fire tornadoes are making the situation even more unpredictable and dangerous. 125,000 residents have been told to evacuate or are currently not allowed to return home. As a result, beloved family pets and larger farm animals remain unaccounted for all across the county. Our trusted partner, San Diego Humane Society (SDHS), has activated their Animal Rescue Reserve to preform animal welfare checks for those evacuated who fear for missing pets. SDHS has also set up staging areas next to multiple Red Cross shelters where animals are being kept safe until they can reunite with their families. As of May 16 2014, SDHS has relocated 100 displaced animals.

Click here to help San Diego Humane Society!


The countdown is running! Skip on over to the Animal Rescue Site and get your T-Shirt and help our Furry Kids! Right now there is a bit over ONE DAY AND THIRTEEN HOURS to help!!!!!
Thanks from all the San Diego Wildfire Victims!

Thanks to the Animal Rescue Site for bringing this to our attention and providing the text for this post.

Each item you buy funds at least 14 bowls of food for shelter animals in need.
Your purchase helps great charities: Foundation, IFAW, Rescue Bank, and more!
492,408,168 bowls of food have been given to animals in need so far.

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