VIKING WARRIOR REBEL Cover reveal

I’m so excited and pleased to be able to help with the cover reveal for my friend and fellow Dream Weaver sister, Asa Maria Bradley’s second book in her fantastic Viking Warriors series. Isn’t it gorgeous??? I love that while the first book had a super sexy guy, here we get all female power. 🙂 I look forward to getting my copy. What about you?VWRebelFinal300

VIKING WARRIOR REBEL (Book 2 of the Viking Warriors series)
ISBN: 978-1492618874

Blurb

She can’t let him discover…Immortal Vikings are among us.

Astrid Irisdotter is a Valkyrie, a fierce warrior fighting to protect humanity from the evil god Loki and his brutal minions. She’s on an urgent mission for her queen when everything goes hideously sideways. Undercover agent Luke Holden arrives on the scene just in time to save her life—and put his own on the line. Luke may have saved her, but that doesn’t mean Astrid can trust him. Tempers flare as they hide secret upon secret from each other, but Astrid’s inner warrior knows what it wants…and it will not take no for an answer.

Asa-Maria-BradleyAbout Asa: 

2016 double RITA finalist Asa Maria Bradley grew up in Sweden surrounded by archaeology and history steeped in Norse mythology, which inspired the immortal Vikings and Valkyries in her paranormal romances. She arrived in the U.S. as a high school exchange student and quickly became addicted to ranch dressing and cop shows. Asa currently resides on a lake deep in the pine forests of the Pacific Northwest with a British husband and a rescue dog of indeterminate breed. She graduated from the Inland Northwest Center for Writers program at Eastern Washington University with an MFA in creative writing and also holds an MS in Medical Physics from University of Colorado. Visit her at www.AsaMariaBradley.com, or follow her on Twitter @AsaMariaBradley.

Pre-order links:

Amazon: http://hyperurl.co/0fx3ut

Barnes & Noble: http://hyperurl.co/2ojqh6

Read it: FURIOUSLY HAPPY

fhappyHave you read this book yet? If not, go on out and get it. Seriously.

I actually bought the book for my mom for Christmas, because frankly the raccoon on the cover was kind of irresistible, reviews were good, and it looked like fun. After she was finished with it, she recently lent it to me (yes, I was good – I didn’t read the book before I gave it to her…though I was tempted.)

I probably should have read it before I gave it to her anyway. 😉

This is a non-fiction, a collection of personal essays by the author, Jenny Lawson. They are at times laugh-so-hard-your-belly-hurts funny, and other times heartbreaking, but always brave. There is something very beautiful about this book, and intensely human.

Ms. Lawson is open about her mental illness, but that both is and isn’t what this book is about. She explains her depression and experience in a way that if you’ve suffered from it, you understand, and if you haven’t, gives you greater sympathy for those who do. As the subtitle suggests, this is: “A Funny Book About Horrible Things.” Before reading this, I never would have thought dead cats were hilarious, and nor have I ever had a desire to purchase a taxidermied raccoon…but now I kind of do. 😉

Just go read it. Please?

Thanks for stopping by. Wishing you a great week, and happy writing!Sometimes we fly

Music to Give You a Boost

Geez, I’ve been terrible at posting regularly, haven’t I? Sorry about that. So hello out there!

Today I have a treat for you. 🙂 I’ve been working on putting together my playlist of “happy music.” Actually, I have a few of these, and I’ve now put together a list on Spotify. Happy, inspirational, fight-on type of music. And know what’s great about that? I can share it with you! If you haven’t tried Spotify, it’s free and pretty fun (and no, they haven’t paid me to say that.) 😉

I’ve tried to include a link below. Hopefully it works (but me and technology? meh…maybe.) 😉 You can also look up “Happy Music” (this one is “Happy and Motivational Music.” I’m Smuse56). 🙂

Music definitely affects my mood. Which is why it’s always good to have a great playlist to play on the days you’re either riding clouds…or perhaps under your very own personal black cloud. 😉 I hope this list helps bring a smile and a bounce to your step. 🙂

Are there any songs I should add to my list??

Thanks for reading! Wishing you a great week and happy writing. 🙂 And now, because I’ve been spending time making playlists rather than writing, I better get back to the words!