Saturday, 30 June 2012

Saturday Night Review:

Dead Until Dark





By Charlaine Harris



Sookie Stackhouse is a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. She's quiet, keeps to herself, and doesn't get out much - not because she's not pretty - she's a very cute bubbly blonde - or not interested in a social life. She really is . . . but Sookie's got a bit of a disability. She can read minds. And that doesn't make her too dateable. And then along comes Bill: he's tall, he's dark and he's handsome - and Sookie can't 'hear' a word he's thinking. He's exactly the type of guy she's been waiting all her life for. But Bill has a disability of his own: he's fussy about his food, he doesn't like suntans and he's never around during the day . . . Yep, Bill's a vampire. Worse than that, he hangs with a seriously creepy crowd, with a reputation for trouble - of the murderous kind. And then one of Sookie's colleagues at the bar is killed, and it's beginning to look like Sookie might be the next victim . .

Sonnet Says:

Anyone whose watched the True Blood series on HBO will love the books the spawned it.

While waiting for the last book in this series, Dead Ever After, (yes sadly the series is coming to an end) I thought I would go back and read the Sookie books from the very beginning. I absolutely love it. The first book introduces us to the world of Bon Temps Louisiana and after waiting to meet one since their coming out of the coffin, telepath and waitress Sookie Stackhouse sets eyes on her first vampire. This leads her into a world of trouble where she will have to use the ability she's considered a curse her whole life to save hers and those around her. In this book her love interest is Bill Compton, vampire and native son of Bon Temps whose returned home to reclaim his family land now that its legal to do so. Bill is dark haired and handsome and intriguing. I love their relationship in this first book, its very sweet. Also I love that the vampires in this book are real vampires, no pining over the evils of their past, no whining teen angst and they bite. Real vampires do, they bite, they drink human blood and they show off how strong and fast they are to mortals. Otherwise where is the fun in being undead.


This was also the first book I came across with a telepath for a lead character. I hadn't seen that since I was a kid and used to read X-Men comics. Sookie is very realistic, she isn't like the super heroes I used to read as a kid, she doesn't know everything about her power, even after years of living with it she's still learning what she can do, she tells us about the down sides of telepathy as well as the ups and she works a regular job. She doesn't want much more from life than to work, live and find love. Despite having a supernatural power she just wants to have a normal life. Which admittedly gets harder when you start dating a vampire, discover your boss is a shapeshifter with a crush on you and that someone is killing off people that she herself fits the profile of.

This book is exciting, the action draws you in and the character dynamics keep you enthralled from page to page. By the end of the book you'll be rushing out to get the next one. (Which is Living Dead in Dallas btw)

I give Dead Until Dark *****/5

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Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Meet A Writer Wednesday Presents...

... J E Cammon




1. Tell me about your book, Where Shadows Lie: Hunting Grounds, and where you got your inspiration
for it?


Hunting Grounds is the second book of the Where Shadows Lie series, the first, Bay City, having been released last year. The span of books covers the conflicts and relationships of a host of supernatural characters as they exist beneath a re-conceived cosmology that I created to explain all the stories and legends and myths that readers of the genre are familiar with. As far as inspiration, that's really where it came from: I had watched and read a lot of the popular supernatural canon and wondered at what my version would be. I didn't want to base mine on any Judeo-Christian (God, angels, the devil) truth or any other creation story I'd ever read but I did want to account for their pervasive existence across cultures, so it all started from a different kind of beginning, and my books are about characters wandering around, wondering, in all the resulting, mysterious muck. Bay City introduces three principle characters, a magical scholar, a vampire, and a lycanthrope, and the first book's sequels follow each of those three characters on their specific journeys, though all roads lead back to a finale that sees them back together again. Hunting Grounds follows Nick, the mage.

2. Where do you gain your inspiration/ideas from in general?

I get my inspiration from questions, mostly of the "What if" variety. For Nick, for instance, I wondered about the struggle between predestination and free will, and to what extent mettle plays a role. A question is posed to him in the first book, Bay City, about whether or not he'd pursue a course of action if he knew it would lead to ruin. Unfortunately, he finds himself on that path before he realizes it, so the question then becomes will he give up, or at least try to dig his way out of that particular hole. As I wondered about that, how I imagined someone in his position and with his ability would react, the story came about pretty naturally. I was inspired, you could say, to know how it would end for him, and I hope readers are as well.

3. When did you first become interested in writing?


I can't really be sure. My mother says that I'd always been writing, and that feels true for me. As far back as I can remember, I've always been musing about some outcome or another, some fantastic or mundane scenario.


4. What advice would you give to someone still trying to become an author?

Try harder. Then, after you fail, try even harder. Basic platitudes that they've probably heard before. I'd probably try to say them in a different way, but the fact of the matter is that writing is somewhat of a solitary, thankless undertaking. No one will ever really know how hard a writer works, about all the little steps that go into putting the words on the page in a particular order, and it's really hard to find people to empathize. So, at the end of every day, if it's what you want to do, you're the only one that's going to decide if you do it or not.

5. What do you enjoy doing outside of writing?

Well, I'm a pretty huge nerd. Despite this though, I am somewhat behind in regards to playing all those games "that must be played." So, I like to game, video, board, even paper and pencil. Generally, outside of my own writing, I really enjoy experiencing the stories other creative types are coming up with.

6. What was your favourite book as a child?


A book called Maniac Magee. It had a simple premise- a child running away, literally, from a bad situation into regional legend- but it was the simplicity that did it for me, showed me what magical things could exist in the mundane.

7. What’s your next project? What do you look forward to in the future?

I have a couple more series in the works presently, a sci-fi and a fantasy. I have some editing work to do on my first book of the sci-fi series before I start on the second, just to make sure I'm hitting the right notes. I have some beta readers locked in an undisclosed location and I've agreed to grant them freedom in exchange for notes.


8. What was the last book you read?


The Black Company by Glen Cook. It wasn't my first time reading it, though, nor will it be the last. I like that series of books for the characters and the characterization. Personally, I think the series is among the best fantasy ever written.

9. If you could be a superhero what kind of super powers would you have?

Super-speed, definitely. What I would lose in the way of sneakers I would make up for in saving on gas.

10. If you could have one piece of technology from a sci-fi film or book what would
it be?


I want to say light sabre, but really, I would be liable to slice my arm off playing with it. Probably some sort of engine technology from Star Trek. That would probably fill in a lot of gaps between where we are now, as a species, and how we make that next leap toward cheaper, more efficient power which would open a lot of different doors humanity's been trying to access for a while now.

11. Star Trek or Star Wars?

Heh. Guess I already answered this question. I like Star Wars for its fantastical mysticism, the scope of its universe, and the potential for the characters within, but as far as somewhere I'd want to actually live, Star Trek all the way. Nice planet somewhere that's been comfortably terraformed that isn't about to be blown up, with all the leisurely amenities.

12. If you were offered a free ticket to anywhere in the world, where would you
go?


Rome. I want to see a few places, historical sites and such, all around Italy, but I figure if I can get to Rome I can use my own money for tickets abroad to places like Venice. But, with France and Spain (relatively) nearby, and as many places as I want to visit in driving distance, Rome is a pretty central hub.

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Nicholas Hughes has finally gone to ground, but that doesn't mean that he's done running, or that Scarlet's done chasing. When last he saw her, she promised to take his head, but when next he hears of her, she's waist deep in trouble and he's the only one that can help her out of it. This time the problem isn't so much choice. It's price. After all, he has his own battle to fight, with things speaking into his ear and looking over his shoulder. She told him too that all debts come due, and among all the shadows, it's difficult to see the face of the clock that's counting down. He's not in Bay City anymore, but then again, Nick also isn't the same man, but that doesn't mean the man he's become won't regret the decisions made by the man he was.


Find J E Cammon at his website -  www.jecammon.com

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

A Hydra Made of Spam

So what is this post going to be about you ask yourself from the title. Well its about Spam. Not the luncheon meat that comes in a can, the unwanted message or emails I know that we all receive.


On my website I have a guest book. I don't have a lot of restrictions on it (i.e having to long in to post a message) but all I seem to get these days is Spam messages. Theses messages are like the mythical hydra in many ways, they are unwanted monster and for everyone I delete or block three more appear. I can't actually remember the last time I got a genuine message in my guest book.


I've tried everything that the management systems suggest for trying to block these messages and when you get over thirty a day banning each and every IP is just tiring. If I don't check the messages at least once a week I end up with ten pages of the buggars to delete. I've tried putting up a warning, telling potential spammers that no one sees them but me as I do reserve the right to vet entries before they go public but most of them I think are autobots (not the transformers, cause that would at least be cool).

What I need is a virtual Hercules to come slay the damn Spam Hydra. Save this maiden (I use the term loosely) from her awful fate.


Saturday, 23 June 2012

Saturday Night Review:

Release


V J Chambers

  

After seven years searching the galaxy, Keirth Transman has caught up to the Duke of Risciter, the man who raped and murdered his mother. Nothing's stopping his revenge, so when the duke's fiancĂ©, Miss Ariana Gilit, allows the duke to escape, he's got no choice but take her ship and blast off in hot pursuit—even if she's still on board.

Wanting rid of the prissy noblewoman, Keirth plans to dump her at the first port he can. Then he can focus his attention on what’s important. Killing the duke. But things get complicated when Keith realizes that the duke has focused his malevolent interest on Ariana. She is in mortal danger.

Keirth’s no angel, but he's not a man who'll let an innocent woman be terrorized. He'll do whatever he can to keep Ariana safe from the duke. No matter how annoying she is.

Sonnet Says:

 I didn't want to put this book down, the action and the romance are so nicely balanced that they make one hell of a story. The villain of the piece is one of those beautiful people that aren't really that beautiful when you look at them closely. He hides behind his social status in a system of planets where you either live in the plush core worlds or on the fringe, on colony planets were life is grim.

The is an underlying social commentary to this book that I found intriguing and there was almost something very much like Firefly about it. A series which I really enjoyed. I was almost sorry that there is only this one book telling their story.

A tiny warning there is some gruesome contents. Risciter is a very twisted man at the core and some of the scenes might be upsetting for those with delicate sensibilities.

I give Release *****/5

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Friday, 22 June 2012

Interview

Hi everyone

I'm over at Juanita Kees Blog today. Pop on by and please support me by leaving a comment. I'd appreciate it.

http://mission-romance.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/getting-to-know-sonnet-odell.html?zx=a42311b4ed482c9c

Love
Sonnet x
www.sonnetodell.com

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Meet a Writer Wednesday Presents...

... Juanita Kees



1.    Tell me about your book FLY AWAY PETA and where you got your inspiration for it? 

I was a bit of a dreamer at school and loved to make up stories in my head which I would then pen down on any paper I could find. Peta started out as a 16-year-old runaway in the back of my arithmetic book many years ago. She dreamed of escaping the confines of strict parenting (as all teens do!) and finding the man of her dreams. She grew and developed with the story as I got older and edited the original version. I submitted it to an editor who came back with a ‘thanks but no thanks’ accompanied by some very good suggestions for improvement – which changed the story completely.
I love old towns and always wonder about the people who live there. How did they get there? Who and how many generations had lived in the run-down house at the end of the street? What is their story? My inspiration for the setting came from visiting small, rural towns in South Africa and Australia and my imagination did the rest. I started asking “What if?” and all of a sudden I had Jaime and Peta begging for their story to be told.

2.    What was the first thing you wrote?

The music and lyrics for a song called ‘The Rose’ – sadly not the Bette Midler version!

3.    Was there ever a time when you nearly gave up on becoming an author?

Never! I wasn’t prepared to let go of my dreams, no matter long it took for me to achieve them.

4.    What advice would you give to someone still trying to become an author?

Never, never give up on your dream! The only way you’ll become an author is to write. So write and learn, and keep developing your craft even when you do become a published author.

5.    Who is your favourite character/s you’ve created?

TJ Stevens in my WIP, TAMING THE TIGER. She’s fun, she’s feisty and determined.

6.    As an author, who and what do you recommend reading?

I love Nora Roberts. She is the queen of dialogue. My favourite genre is contemporary, but I do enjoy a good historical and the occasional chick-lit. I also love adventure. There are too many to name but here are a few examples of my favourites: Stephanie Laurens, Jill Mansell, Sue Moorcroft, Cathryn Hein, Karly Lane (aka Karly Blakemore-Mowle), Andy McDermott, Matthew Reilly and Cecelia Ahern.

7.    What’s your next project? What do you look forward to in the future?

My next project is TAMING THE TIGER which was a 2011 Mills & Boon New Voices entry. TJ and Scott are now nagging for their story to be told. They’ve been waiting patiently for Jaime and Peta to have their moment and are now demanding that it’s their turn :)
What I look forward to in the future is that I can sell enough books to sit at my desk and write, write, write without having to work to pay the bills. I think that’s every writer’s wish!
 
8.    If you could speak to one kind of animal what would it be?

A dragon! I love dragons and would love to know what makes them tick J

9.    If you were having a dinner party and could invite four guests, dead or alive, real or fictional, who would you have?

The Avengers – they can invade and save my world at any time!

10. If I came to your home and looked inside your refrigerator what would I find?

Chocolate, wine and cheese – always ready for a party!

11. What’s your favourite thing to do on a Sunday?

Relax and read in my garden

12. What was the last movie you went to see?

The Avengers

13. If McDonalds sold hotdogs, could you order a McWeiner and ask them to supersize it with a straight face?

Yes, but I’d like to see the person on the other side of the counter do the same!

14. If you could have one piece of technology from a sci-fi film or book what would it be?

My own light-sabre

15. Star Trek or Star Wars?

Star Wars, without hesitation.

16. If you could secretly observe one person for a day who would it be?

Ooooh! George Clooney…*sigh*. Although, I’d be a lot happier if he took me home with him instead :)

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Blurb: Fly Away Peta

The time has come to face her worst fear and the clock is ticking…
Peta Johnson will go to extreme lengths to protect her daughter Bella. When the Bella is kidnapped, the search for her takes Peta back to the small Western Australian country town of Williams, a place she’d vowed never to return to. The town where her dreams were shattered and her nightmare began. Back to the place she’d been destined to meet two very powerful, yet very different men. One would break her heart, the other would destroy her soul. Both would change her life forever.

 

Bio:

Juanita is a freelance writer and writes blogs, web content, advertorials, newsletters and business documents.  Having recently graduated from the Australian College QED, (New South Wales, Australia) with a diploma in Proofreading, Editing and Publishing, she proofreads and edits manuscripts, manuals, standard operating procedures and other business tools. You can find out more about Kees2Create Writing, Proofreading and Editing services at kees2create.com.
Juanita escapes the real world by reading and writing romantic fiction. Over at Mission Romance, she conducts interviews with fellow authors and writes book reviews, as well as the odd blog about the frustrations and delights of being a writer.
When she’s not writing, editing or proofreading, Juanita is the cleaning fairy and mother to three boys (hubby included, his toys are just a little more expensive). Her not-so-miniature Daschund, Sam is her critique partner and keeps her company while writing.
Juanita loves to hear from fans and would love for you to enjoy her writing journey with her at:

Twitter:           https://twitter.com/#!/Kees2Create


Saturday, 16 June 2012

Saturday Night Review:

Savage Cinderella



By P J Sharon


Eighteen year-old Brinn Hathaway has survived alone in an abandoned cabin in the High Country of North Georgia since she was a child. If her life is lonely and less than complete, at least she is safe from the man who kidnapped her, held her captive, and left her for dead in a shallow grave in the mountains. She believes that her parents are dead, the police are her enemy, and that if she returns to the world, her tormentor will find her. With the help of some unlikely friends, she has what she needs to survive, but is surviving enough?

Life takes a turn when a young nature photographer, Justin Spencer—in pursuit of the fabled Wild Child—captures her on film. While chasing the story of a lifetime, Justin is injured and Brinn comes to his rescue. The two build a tentative friendship, but with his own violent past, an abusive alcoholic father, and a mother he couldn’t protect, he must decide if proving himself is worth betraying the trust of the girl he has vowed to help.

Trust is a commodity that Brinn has been unable to afford. Can the kindness and gentle touch of a stranger break through the wall she has built around her heart? After half a lifetime of living in isolation and fear, Brinn must decide if leaving the safety of her remote cabin is worth the hope—and danger—that may await her.

Sonnet Says:


This is a brilliant book that I absolutely loved. It was a very touching story about struggling to over come fear and horror from you passed in order to create a future and a chance at love. Brinn is a wonderful character and I felt for her, for what she had been through and the life she had lived alone in the North Georgia mountains.

I loved how one chance meeting helped Brinn to find the courage to break her fear about being found. She returns to the civilized world to find her parents (a touching reunion that really moved me) and it leads her to having to find her once abductor before he can find her and finish her off before she can reveal his identity.

The book ends in a life or death chase through the mountains. You feel the fear and the desperation of the characters. I have to say that I cheered out loud when the villain got his. It might be a tad of a touchy subject for some as it deal with child abuse but there are no explicit scenes and its all done in a very tasteful and vague way so as to not mire the story the author was trying to tell.

I give Savage Cinderella : ****/5

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Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Meet A Writer Wednesday Presents...

...Ross S Simon




1. Tell me about your book The Snow and where you got your inspiration for it?

"The Snow" is a horror story about an ordinary, lonely man, Donald Holly, living in northern Minnesota in the dead of winter (brr!), who finds himself possessed by the Norse god of evil, Loki, when hideous murders and strange acts of destruction start occurring through Loki's magic in Holly's hometown of Eau Froid.

2. When did you first become interested in writing?

My first fascination with writing opened up during my early teens, about twenty years ago.  I had a lot of crazy ideas for stories then.

3. Was there a time when you nearly gave up on becoming an author?

As I recall, my will to write as a career did wane to within about a millimeter of extinguishment in the late 1990s, when I became afraid people would only hate my stories the same way they hated a lot of new movies then: not within reason, just for sick fun.

4. Who is your favourite character/s you’ve created?

My favorite character is one as yet unwritten, but very much planned: a teen girl secret agent and bounty hunter named Pitch Gideon.  (Yes, that's her name.)

5. What do you enjoy doing outside of writing?

There are hobbies I partake in when I'm not writing, including collecting pop memorabilia, pinball gaming at arcades, and, of course, reading wildly fascinating books.

6. As an author, who and what do you recommend reading?

Within my genre, I'd recommend the essential greats: Clive Barker, and His Majesty.  (That's Stephen King for those who don't get the name drop.) Outside of it, perhaps some classic epic poetry, from any ancient culture you can thinka.

7. What’s your next project? What do you look forward to in the future?

My next horror story publication (hopefully, at least) will be "Red Dahlia," the story of a British naval officer in the post-WWI Raj who takes a Hindu wife, and they have a daughter who turns out to be the embodiment of Kali, the "Blood-Mother."  I think this is the start of a powerful legacy of horror ideas I can bring to publication, in years to come.

8. If there was a fictional zombie apocalypse, which fictional character would you choose to be your wing man?

For the whole living-dead brouhaha on a global scale, to take point I'd actually choose Hoss Delgado, a buffoonish but swashbuckling "spectral exterminator" from the Cartoon Network series "The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy."

9. What was the last book you read?

I've read a lot of books recently, but as silly as it sounds, I just finished reading Richard George's children's-theater format of Roald Dahl's "James and the Giant Peach."

10. What’s your favourite thing to do on a Sunday?

On Sundays I most enjoy motoring over to San Jose, relatively near my hometown of Santa Cruz in California, and playing miniature golf with a close friend.

11. What was the last movie you went to see?

My most recent movie experience (just a tad late in the eyes of most geeks) was "The Avengers!"

12. If McDonalds sold hotdogs, could you order a McWeiner and ask them to supersize it with a straight face?

I most certainly could not say that, I'm afraid, which perhaps is the whole reason McDonalds never served hot dogs in the first place.

13. Star Trek or Star Wars?

Star Wars, hands down.  It's more recent by far, if mainly with just a trio of much-maligned prequels.

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It’s a bloody cold winter.

Throughout history,he has secretly visited this world again and again. The Prankster,the mischief-maker,of Norse mythology…Loki.

Now,one Donald Holly—an ordinary,lonely man living in northern Minnesota—comes to be possessed bodily by the Asgardian deity of evil,robbed of his will…and of his very humanity,as horrific death and bizarre destruction blossom from the Trickster’s power,in the town of Eau Froid in the dead of freezing winter. Even Federal experts cannot separate Holly from this parapsychological parasite which manifests in him,as Loki is just too powerful. Yet,Holly himself might just find the will to overcome the evil magic of the demon who would be a god,even if it means the destruction of all that he is.


A little more about Ross S Simon...

Ross S. Simon was born Sam Ridings in La Crosse,WI,in 1979. He spent the bulk of his childhood in the town of Winona,Minnesota (and enduring the apparently horrid winters therein) until moving at age nine to Santa Cruz,California,where he still resides. He graduated from Soquel High School in 1997,and from Aptos,CA’s Cabrillo College in 2005,the latter with an Associated Arts degree in Basic Liberal Arts. His hobbies include pinball gaming,collecting pop memorabilia,and reading very entertaining novels of many genres,including horror. The Snow is Mr. Simon’s debut novel.

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Meet A Writer Wednesday Presents...

... Carrie Lynn Barker





1.    Tell me about your book {Genesis} and where you got your inspiration for it?

This book, being a sequel, sort of wrote itself. I just followed the characters on their journey. They drag me along whether I want to come with them or not. The original inspiration for Revelations, part one in the series was an obsession with The X Files. I think it shows in the books too.  

2.    When did you first become interested in writing?

I’ve been writing since I learned how to properly spell, and probably even before then. It’s been my dream since I was small to become a published writer but I would still be writing even if I never had a novel in print. I think that I would probably be insane if I had to stop writing. It’s a part of my everyday life. Even when I’m not doing the physical act of writing, my brain is still in overdrive, trying to come up with story lines and new scenes. 
 
3.    Was there ever a time when you nearly gave up on becoming an author?

Never. Even if I was never published, I would still write, and if I was still writing, I would still find the time to contact publishers. I am not a person who would give up on my biggest dream.  

4.    Is there anything that annoys you connected to writing or being a writer?

I hate computers.  Can’t we just go back to writing stuff by hand? I’m not one for getting writer’s block or anything like that but sometimes I want to chuck my computer across the room just because it exists.

5.    Have you ever based a character on a friend or family member?

Yes. In my next instalment of my series, I have a character based on a friend, who actually requested being in a book. After her, I added a few more, who know who they are. A few other friends show their faces but, unless you are that person, you probably wouldn’t know who they are. 

6.    What do you enjoy doing outside of writing?

I love movies. I love the act of going to the movies, making movies, finding out what goes into movies. The whole process is fascinating, from scriptwriting to production. I live very near Hollywood so I’ve been around the film industry most of my life but I didn’t get ‘into’ movies until I met my husband, Brandon.

7.    What was your favourite book as a child?

I read Black Beauty more times than I can count and my illustrated copy from my childhood is one of my prized possessions. I pretty much read anything I could get my hands on, even if it was inappropriate.  
  
8.    What’s your next project? What do you look forward to in the future?

I’m working on two different things in two different genres. First off, I’m writing a sci-fi, sort of dystopian novel. Since dystopia seems a bit popular now, I thought I’d give it a shot. Then I’m working on trying my hand at a steam punk mystery novel. We’ll see how those work out. 


9.    If there was a fictional zombie apocalypse, which fictional character would you choose to be your wing man?

Hhm...that’s a tough one. I’d have to go with Tallahassee from Zombieland. He seemed to make zombie killing a profession and he was good at it. Plus, that’s the only role where Woody Harrelson is actually hot. 

10. What was the last book you read?

Stephen King – The Wind through the Keyhole.  Not a fan of Roland, the Gunslinger telling stories but the middle of this book, the story where the title comes from, was great. 

11. If you could trade places with any other person for a week, famous or not famous, living or dead, real or fictional, with whom would it be?

I always wanted to be a forensic anthropologist so I’d have to trade places with Kathy Reichs, just to see what it’s like.  

12. Where would you like to go if you had a time machine?

The 1920s so I could learn how to do the Charleston.  And find out who really shot Thomas Ince. 

13. If you were having a dinner party and could invite four guests, dead or alive, real or fictional, who would you have?

I’d have to go with three real and one fictional, just to mix it up.  Edna Ferber, Lord Horatio Nelson, Jack Kerouac and Edmund Dantes, from the Count of Monte Cristo.  That should make for some interesting dinner conversation. 

14. You find a genies lamp and are granted three wishes. What would you wish for? *note you cannot wish for more wishes, it’s cheating. ;)

Enough money for myself and my family to live comfortably for the rest of our lives, the perfect man for my mother and for a horse to finally win the Triple Crown after all these years (though I don’t want to know which horse to make it still fun to bet).   
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15. If McDonalds sold hotdogs, could you order a McWeiner and ask them to supersize it with a straight face?

Sure.  I hope they do someday just so I could go order one!

16. Star Trek or Star Wars?

Trek. I over-watched Star Ward when I was a kid

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S    Sometimes death leads you to life... Chris Fletcher, government experiment, healer, lover and friend, heads to San Francisco, where she again attempts to hunt down the man who created her, all the while being hunted herself. As she seeks out the person who wants to kill her, she not only meets new friends, but discovers that her story has become something of a legend. While the underground experiment community has lifted her up to hero status, Chris knows the danger in such a thing and puts her focus on finding her maker. In the end, what she seeks to destroy may end up changing her life forever.
  
      Find Carrie Lynn Barker@

      Website - www.discountrocket.com
 
      Facebook -  http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001229230781
 
      Revelations: http://www.amazon.com/Revelations-Carrie-Lynn-Barker/dp/1615723781/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1337125249&sr=8-1
 
      Genesis: http://www.amazon.com/Genesis-Carrie-Lynn-Barker/dp/1615726454/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1337125249&sr=8-3