For your Reading Enjoyment (free and otherwise): Lords of Aether: We've been going strong on this, though I have been remiss in letting folks know because I've been otherwise occupied for a while. The latest post is up and it has Nash flying off in his air ship into the wild blue yonder with his current squeeze, Jack, Jack's old flame, Anthony, and Anthony's crush and local courtesan, Shelly. If that isn't a going to be a mash up of steamy sexual tension and angst, I don't know what is. Enjoy :D
From me and Sarah Masters, I give you Tools of Justice
One cop. One killer. Both dreamwalkers. Not every dream should see the light of day...
Three very different people have one thing in common-a dreamscape steeped in horror. Barry has had dreams of violent death all his life, and as a cop, he now works to solve the crimes his dreams tell him about in hopes he can save at least one victim from suffering the fate he faces every time he lays his head on his pillow. His ex-lover, Tag—now his boss—has no idea how to help him cope other than to protect his job...and try to protect their hearts from the dreams that could end up killing them both.
Layton welcomes the dream state that shows him his next victim. He's been a killer for as long as he can remember, and the land where he walks in shadow beside the horn-headed man who guides him feels more like home than the waking world. Now, in addition to seeking out those who would kill the innocent and ending their lives in his own special reign of terror, Layton is promised a bride—someone to love him forever. It seems everything he's ever dreamed is about to come true.
Jessica just wants to get her life back after her boyfriend is murdered and she is abducted. Twice. Finding herself at Leyton's mercy is a nightmare she soon finds is only the very beginning. When the horn-headed man visits her, she knows nothing will ever be the same again.
The four of them now have to find a way to navigate the real world while the dream state dictates their very lives and threatens everything they hold dear. If they manage catch a few killers and save a few innocent lives along the way, that will have to be their compensation for the "gifts" given by The Dreaming.
And coming soon from my friend, Alix Bekins, Written in the Stars
Unfortunately, working for John also leads to writing an astrology column in exchange for getting free rein in some op-ed articles—and then being sued over one. The (totally coincidental) accuracy of the column offers opportunity for further professional disgrace if anyone discovers its author—and then Bailey digs himself a little deeper.
In an attempt to prove astrology is bogus, he agrees to an experiment to date someone from each star sign. As if that wasn’t bad enough, Bailey’s got a stupid crush on John, who stubbornly insists on a detailed breakdown of every date—bad and otherwise. Bailey’s luck has to improve sometime… right?
I'll be back tomorrow with buy links and an excerpt, because this looks like it's going to be lots of fun :D
I watched Different for Girls over the past week, and I have to say, aside form the poor sound quality of the copy I had, I really, really enjoyed it. I'll talk more about it another day, but here's the info on it, if you're interested in something with a little bit of a difference.
I also watched Cowboys and Angels, which was also interesting and enjoyable, about a couple of college kids getting into and out of trouble. There some nice broken stereotypes, and I liked that about this film. The acting was decent and the film was, overall, pretty fun, if not life changing.