Thursday, November 3, 2011

A Touch Of Whimsy, A Scruffy Kiss & A First Review: Happy Thursday!


Happy Thursday! I am extremely happy that Wednesday is over. In summary, I accidentally deleted a 1300-word blog post, then spent an hour trying to retrieve it, then gave up and rewrote the whole damned thing, then exploded a jar of pasta sauce in my white kitchen, then smashed my leg in the car door, and then had a epic battle with my daughter about her homework.

Happy Thursday!

In an effort to make myself feel better last night, I surfed Etsy for cute Christmas-y stuff, and I watched the season premiere of Top Chef (fun!). The whimsical bookmark above was one of the sweetest, most whimsical things I found while on-line shopping. So cute! Here is the link for it on Etsy.

I also re-read Liz Carlyle's No True Gentleman, which is on my all-time fav historical list. Here's a nice paragraph from the book. Note the POV changes within the same paragraph. Carlyle has them popping back and forth throughout this book.

"Catherine gasped but did not draw away. Instead, her fingers curled into the fabric of his cloak, dragging her body against his. The gasp became a soft sound of need. Again, he raked his mouth over hers, heedlessly chafing her with the stubble of his beard. Max did not need to see the elegant line of her jaw or the inviting swell of her bottom lip to know that he had to taste her more deeply. His body had thrummed with lust the moment he'd seized her hand and swept her across Walrafen's ballroom."

Stubbly beard! I'll take it! ☺

Finally, I awoke this morning to find the first posted review for Sweet Magik. According to Gaby at Oh My Books, "If you are looking for a heart warming romance for this Christmas, this one is for you!"

Happy Thursday! Wednesday is just a distant memory.

Hope everyone has a great day and avoids splattering vodka sauce all over themselves like a horror movie,
Penelope

P.S. Don't forget to stop by tomorrow for the party with the Klaus Brothers. We will be giving away a copy of Sweet Magik and a fun holiday necklace (surprisingly, from Etsy!....hee hee).

11 comments:

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

LOVE the bookmark.

And now I'm off to read that review.

Steph from fangswandsandfairydust.com said...

Oh man Penny, I have done that more times than I care to remember until someone very nice told me about an add on for Firefox (and perhaps other brwsers) called lazarus. It saves your text like every five minutes.

The other thing I do sometimes is write it in word with auto save then copy it and paste it into your editor while is toggled into html mode. If you copy in to the compose mode Word takes all the CSS and loads it in too which screws up the post because it has CSS already in there.

Doesn't help your yesterday but tomorrow could be saved!

Amber Skyze said...

The bookmark is so cool.

Hope Thursday is much better!

Julia Rachel Barrett said...

Oh, I love the passage you quoted. So perfectly romantic and lustful. Must buy the book!
Congrats on the first review. I love the book!
I'm sorry about the loss of your post, but I hope the etsy therapy helped.

Geekamicus said...

If it makes you feel better, I had someone open a bottle of /pink/ champagne and have it cover the kitchen in sticky stalactites. It might not have been so bad had it not been /pink/ champagne. I don't do pink.

Penelope said...

Hi Juju! There sure are a lot of cute elfin things at Etsy...:^)

Penelope said...

Steph....9/10 when I delete something, I just hit the undo delete button, and all of the text returns. But 1/10, it does not. I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong...I think it has something to do with the auto save on the blog. Anyhow, I learned my lesson. Painfully.

Penelope said...

Thanks, Amber! It was!

Penelope said...

Julia....you must read this book. It is fab! Very romantic. Love the hero and heroine and the chemistry between them.

Penelope said...

Geek....Oh God! The stickiness! I am still finding spots of sauce under the cabinets. Plus, I looked like someone had tried to murder me. Totally covered with red goo.

Deepak Biswas said...

Really Nice..
Appreciated.
Thank you.

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