Coffee Monday

It’s Monday .


Around here, it means rushing to get everyone out the door.

Grabbing a cup of coffee, gulping it down and not really having time to enjoy it.

Hoping we get to where we need to be on time.

So I present to you this small, relaxing, peaceful moment.

Take a deep breath.


Enjoy this illustration, then look at the second one. ;-)

peaceful coffee time

life is short enjoy your coffee pic

News, Reviews and Giveaways for the week of March 29, 2015.


It looks like it is going to be another great week.  Check out the News, Reviews and Giveaways and make your lists – there is a lot going on and two blogs are welcoming new reviewers.  Plus it’s a wrap on Time Travel Week at Joyfully Jay’s Reviews.  Happy reading. :-)

This week The Novel Approach welcomes two new reviewers:  Karen and Sadonna plus there are blog tours, countdown to Rainbow Con and rounding out the week is a character interview with Bey Deckard.

The Novel Approach Reviews


 Be sure to swing by and meet Veronica and Sue, two new reviewers with Joyfully Jay.  Also check out the great podcast Jay did as well as a weeks worth of wonderful reviews, guest posts and giveaways and they share their favorite books and covers for March.

Joyfully Jay Reviews

Joyfully Jay Coming This Week large logo

Plus it’s time to wrap up :


Over at Prism Book Alliance, start your week with Spotlight Sunday and end it with Five Thing Friday.  In between, be sure to check out their series : Outside the Margins, with Catherine Dair, Brandon Witt, john Goode, Lisa Worral, Diana Copland and Brigham Vaughn.

Plus a retro read and spotlight interview with Hans M Hirschi and review of his book: The Fallen Angels of Karnataka.

They have  an amazing list of guests and reviews lined up for the week, don’t miss it.

Prism Book Alliance


Spring color and relaxing walks

The nights are still cool but the days are getting warmer.  Flowers are starting to bloom in earnest and with the wonderful rain we have had in recent months, the Redbud trees are looking especially cheerful this year.  Below are some photos from walks around the area this week.

Redbud Blossoms

16x9 redbud edit



The first of many bluebonnets in our yard.

Trouble Bluebonnet

I am in love with the Redbud trees.  If they were fragrant they would be perfect.

Redbud edited drop bloom

Seed pod left over from last summer. Not sure what the plant is.

seed head edit 2

One trail we found had this old Toyota truck tucked away in a clearing.  It looks like it has been there a while.


Old Toyoyta grill and emblem

old Toyota truck grill close up

Tired doesn’t even begin to cover it.

Last week was spring break for us. We did not go anywhere special but it was still busy, to the point I missed setting up the post for Coffee Monday.  This week has been so busy that I did not remember I had missed it until Thursday evening.  ;-)

I have had my coffee this morning, but I can’t seem to stop yawning.

I hope everyone has a great Friday and relaxing weekend.

This coffee is broken. I'm still tired tomboy-princess



Spring is here with the official end of winter and a promise of new beginnings, which seems the perfect time to introduce the latest addition to my Dragon family.

Whimsy Edit 1 size change

I recently asked Catherine Dair if she would design a logo for the blog.  I love her art and she has designed book covers for some of my favorite authors.  It was a wonderful experience and I am excited with the results.  Whimsy and Eloise are pretty excited too.  So without further ado, we would like to introduce:

Albert Phineas Drache

(known to his friends as Finn)

Albert Phineas DrachePlease click over to Catherine Dair’s website:   and explore a while.  

I also want to thank my friend Janice for all her patience, support and advice as she went on this adventure with me. <3

Review: Pumpkin Rolls and Porn Sounds by Kris T. Bethke


I know the reviewer is not a pumpkin fan. I know a few people that do not share the pumpkin love. I am a fan of pumpkin myself but more so sweet, feel good stories that are food centric. This may not actually be considered food-centric but I love the cover and the blurb sounds good, going on the trbs list. :-)

Originally posted on The Novel Approach :

Amazon USAmazon USTitle: Pumpkin Rolls and Porn Sounds

Author: Kris T. Bethke

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Pages/Word Count: 52 Pages

At a Glance: Although I am not at all a fan of anything pumpkin in real life, I am definitely a fan of this story.

Reviewed By: Janet

Blurb: Will Grant only attends the PFLAG meeting because his mother guilts him into it. But the instant he hears the night’s speaker, Will is glad he showed up. Joshua Rhinehardt is dynamic and engaging. Although Joshua isn’t physically Will’s type, Will can’t get the man out of his head.

Joshua may be comfortable in his own skin, but it isn’t often men like Will are attracted to him, and he’s not comfortable changing for someone else. He wants to make a life with Will, but his own insecurities keep getting in the way.

Will’s unwavering…

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The HomePort Journals


Wonderful review. Definitely one I will be adding to my tbrs (to be read soon) list.

Originally posted on It's About The Book:

Author: A.C. Burch

Publisher: Wilde City Press

Rating: 5 stars

Buy Links: WCP and Amazon

Type: Novel

Received from Publisher

Blurb: Fleeing New York City and an abusive partner, would-be writer Marc Nugent finds work at HomePort, the Provincetown mansion of Lola Staunton, a fabulously wealthy recluse. Aided by an attractive-but-unattainable artist and an all-too-available cross-dresser, Marc investigates accusations of rape and murder that have estranged Lola from a childhood friend for more than sixty years. Past and present converge when a long-lost journal reveals tales of infidelity, adultery, and passion that mirror the life Marc has recently abandoned. When his ex-lover arrives in search of revenge, Marc must confront his past, his notions of family, and his capacity for love.

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