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Thursday, April 4, 2019

Spring Has Sprung! by @Jacquie Rogers

Yard Work Has Begun!

Spring has sprung
The grass has riz
I wonder where all the birds is.

I heard that pathetic poem on the radio when I was 8 or 9 years old.  I thought it was funny then and it still tickles my funny bone now.  Not sure what that says about my maturity level. LOL

The winter was windy.  Really windy.  Here's our whirligig, and the pole is steel.  Now it's bent steel!

We had a guy come out and spray our lawn.  Boy howdy, did the weeds sure like that.  We'll have to get someone to spray again, this time for weeds.  When you move to a new place, it's hard to tell who gives good service and who doesn't.  That guy didn't.  Lesson learned.  Wallet lighter.  Sigh.

Another mystery is what perennial flowers are growing here.  So far, we have grape hyacinth, tulips, daffodils, peonies, and some mystery flowers.  A few hearty souls have bloomed already.

As you can see, I have a lot of weeding to do but I use the writing card.  Of course I can't pull weeds--I have to finish the next Honey Beaulieu book, right?  Right.

Ah, but it's so nice to be outside in the spring.  I don't even mind the roar of lawnmowers.

As for reading, I've been on a fantasy kick lately.  I've always loved mythical creatures and can't seem to get enough of them.  The Honey Beaulieu series has a paranormal element (a former gunman ghost named Roscoe and his three-legged horse, Luther), but I have another western series in the works that includes a stronger fantasy element.  Someday, I might even get a chance to write it.

I have written one fantasy western romance, Have Wand - Will Travel.  

Rancher Nora Castle can deal with the fire darts and the damage caused by the Beavers of Extraordinary Size, but when her grandfather is ensorcelled, she knows this is a job that requires more than her warrior training. At her mentor’s urging, she sends for his old friend, Tremaine Ramsey. But when the tall mage, dressed in all black, arrives at the ranch, she has a hard time keeping her mind on her business. Can such a handsome man lift the spell without enchanting her heart?

Tremaine Ramsey, gunman for hire, answers a distress call from a woman rancher in Idaho's Sawtooth Mountains, but soon realizes she needs more than his gun—she needs a mage. He’s drawn to her beauty and her spirit, but his powerful father had been defeated by a seductress, so Tremaine has sworn off women. Can he uphold his vow of chastity long enough to defeat the evil sorcerer? Or will the magic of love prevail?

I hope you have a wonderful spring.  Happy reading!  And I'll see you again in May.

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  1. I love have wand will travel. For that matter I love all your books!
    Peonies are one of my absolute favorite flowers.

    1. I love peonies, too. And daisies--they're such happy flowers!

  2. I am glad we do not have Beavers of Extraordinary Size. I wouldn't mind having a horse like Tremaine's, though. Whee! Cute book.

  3. I love your books, looking forward to the new Honey book. Lilac, tulips are my favorites.


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