Some Recs

Friday, 1 September 2017 10:29
paynesgrey: John William Waterhouse (ophelia)
[community profile] het_bigbang  reveals are out! Both of my artists got back to me about my artwork. The Mad Max author really liked it, and I am pleased. I'm going to pimp their works here because I DID read them to do the art and found them really good.

[Mad Max] My Blue Bucket of Gold by ninety6tears
Rated Explicit. Max/Furiosa, canon divergent.
Max returns to the Citadel to arrange an exchange of favors, but his end of a deal with Furiosa, as well as rising concern for the Dag’s struggles, proves to be much more than he bargained for. New beginnings promise healing, but some old habits are hard to wash out.


[Iron Man Movies] the bolder the lip by sandyk
Rated Explicit. Tony/Pepper, AU after Iron Man 2
Pepper said yes to going to Venice. The secret of Tony's success was to tell Pepper the truth, always.


And the story that wasn't finished but I did art for anyway has at least the first chapter up. 

[Riverdale] Jughead and Betty's Epic Detour by Browneyesparker
Rated T. Betty/Jughead. AU
Jughead and Betty take the road trip that Archie and Jughead were supposed to take together. Title taken from "Roger and Amy's Epic Detour" by Morgan Matson but that's as far as it goes. Rated T.

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I'm signing up for this challenge as an artist too. If you're interested:



A 10,000-word big bang for small fandoms! FAQ | Rules | Authors | Beta/Cheerleader | Affiliate (Artist sign-ups will open on Nov 1!)


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I read a really good and HOT fic on KU yesterday. I haven't updated on Goodreads yet because there are two more stories in there to read as a bonus, but the fic was really good if you're into erotica and want something decent to read to get your jollies off. I'm not usually into romance/erotica but I liked the premise and I like to see what sells out there.

It's called: So. Toxic: a virgin, fake marriage by Kelley Harvey.

I have a small shameless addiction to fake marriage / marriage of convenience set ups and I always like to see how they play out. Even as a bonus, these characters are reunited childhood friends which is always adorable IMO. The pacing in this story is pretty fast, and the two characters are likable, even the "bad boy". The writing style is light and amusing, but no where near the juvenile ways of EL James. It can be contemporary at times, but the writing is done well enough that I didn't find it bad or obnoxious. The voice seemed modern enough and fit the characters, like I could picture it.

The book is not without its issues. There is little to no plot, with some plot anecdotes here and there. Tyson has taken care of the baby boy he thinks is his son of a former girlfriend, who is a drug addict. He needs Jo to fake a marriage so he can look like a responsible father to the courts. The only thing I see about Tyson being a good father is what the author tells us. Most of the time he hands the kid off to a friend or something, but the kid does like him. The reason Jo "owes" him seems kind of silly, and we really never know why Tyson is rich or what he does as a job. So their are environmental things in the book that are weak if not non-existent. Jo is pretty milk toast. She has the spunky best friend to threaten the love interest when needed. There is also the evil racist mother trope. 

If you can look by any of that, the sex scenes, and they are NUMEROUS, are really satisfying. I tried reading this book during my lunch break, in the break room, with people coming and going and trying to talk to me, and I was definitely uncomfortable. Haha. 

If anything it was a shameless treat. It was a fast read, and I liked it well enough to share it. It's good for horny readers and not so much for people that like porn with plot. I'd probably read the author again. The writing style and grammar wasn't bad, which is a plus with KU.

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I can tell most people are phoning in today at work. My boss talked to me and another coworker about mattresses on sale and labor day deals for like 20 minutes. So yeah, it's that kind of day.

I do at least want to get all my emails done today, which is manageable. I don't like leaving dangling work for the weekend.

I hope everyone has a good Labor Day weekend. I'm looking forward to it. Maybe I'll be productive and get some stuff done.
paynesgrey: Diana (drwho-12drink)
We have a bit of downtime at work lately because of the holidays and just general slowness of sales. So I mentioned last post I'd deliver some fic recs. Here they are!

First, I'd like to mention the book I just read, The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer. I wrote a review about it at my Wordpress blog, and I really encourage people to check it out, especially if you like Amanda's music, and even if you're a Neil Gaiman fan. It's got some interesting insight into his personal life. Plus, Amanda talks about her art and music processes which is kind of interesting.

Onto the fic recs! Sorry most of these are Twelfth Doctor and Clara. It's definitely my little obsession lately.

Twelve Nights by lotuskasumi - University AU with 12th Doctor and Clara. Combined two prompts from Tumblr: "can you maybe do a college AU where Clara and the Doctor are the only ones who stayed on campus for Christmas break?" and Clara and the Doctor being professors with a casual relationship who want more.

--This is really sweet and intriguing.

The Wedding Tree by antennapedia. Twelve x Clara. Mature situations. For once an encounter with an advanced civilization was not going to end in war, catastrophe, disaster, or even a pell-mell run toward something or away from something. It was just a lovely thank-you ceremony for the two of them, that's all, followed by a lovely night high up in a tree house. With one bed. Wait.

-- This story really sat with me for awhile after I read it, and then I reread it. The relationship and the imagery is really lovely and wonderfully done.

for you alone i will be weak by jotinf. Twelve x Clara. Mature situations.The Doctor and Clara reunite and carry on.

A continuation of sorts and a growing-old-together fic. Good relationship building, and Clara even sees her mother in the past. The ending is really bittersweet.

And for something completely different...

From the Thick of It...

Eat Our Hearts Alive Malcolm Tucker/Reader. “When is a monster not a monster? Oh, when you love it.” -- Caitlyn Siehl. || Non-linear snippets into the married life of you, the (female) Reader, and your husband, the (not actual) Dark Lord of Downing Street, Malcolm Tucker.
Rated M for language and sensual, or outright sexual, content.

This is such a guilty pleasure fic. But I have a secret kink for Malcolm Tucker so I gobbled this up. It's ongoing and really, really intriguing.

Please enjoy!

Cheers.
paynesgrey: TOM! (hiddles)
I did it!

Today I released my novel Unbridled!



Please find it here at Amazon Kindle! You can use it for any device that has the Amazon Kindle app or use it on the Amazon Kindle.

I'll be posting more links soon as they come for other websites.

I'd squee more but I'm exhausted. I was at a career fair downtown Chicago most of the day so I'm super tired, but I'll be promoting the book throughout the week, as well as catching up with my other stuff.

Seriously my life has been so much about this book lately my house looks like a disaster. Dishes aren't done, laundry is still not put away, and there's a cup with old coffee on it on my studio desk. Haha, does this mean I've finally truly become an author?

And OOH! I have my first review!
paynesgrey: Diana (olicity)
http://hkrowe.com/

Just a small blog update! My cover will be publically released on Friday. I know I've shown you guys under f-lock but I think I'll be done tinkering with it by then for the official release. :)

Also, musings about dedications pages and then update on my blog's header bar. I love my blog more now! I need to add links and keep the social marketing going.

Woot woot!

ARROW FINALE TONIGHT! OMG I'M SO EXCITED!!!

LOL

Wednesday, 16 September 2009 16:46
paynesgrey: Diana (sesshylordofdance)
The interactive Dan Brown plot generator:

Plug in a city and a sect, and our computer will do the rest.

Blurb - For those of you who can't wait another moment for Dan Brown's next blockbuster, Slate has your fix: an interactive Dan Brown plot generator that takes a city and a shadowy organization and spits out the plot of the next volume in the Robert Langdon chronicles. You can either select a specific city and/or group from the dropdown menus at the top of the tool or leave it on "random" and let the computer decide. Make sure to hit "refresh"—even the same city and group have multiple story lines.

Seem formulaic? That's because it is.


Here: http://www.slate.com/id/2228327/?from=rss

Friday Pimpage

Friday, 19 June 2009 13:58
paynesgrey: Diana (arthur/gwen)
Major Pimpage:

[livejournal.com profile] 100_fairytales
This place has some awesome prompts. You don't have to make a claim, and you can write in any fandom or for any character, as long as you follow the prompts. I'm going to go through the ideas I already have now and see if they fit the prompts. If not, maybe this will inspire me. You too, so check it out.

book meme and RL crap )

DON'T FORGET ABOUT MERLIN THIS SUNDAY!!!

It airs on NBC on Sunday at 7 p.m. central time for the first two episodes. If some of you are watching True Blood and want to check out Merlin, I hope you can DVR one of them and watch it later.

IT'S WORTH IT. IT'S A DAMN GOOD SHOW.

How can you give up a show with pretty like this?



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