Saturday, November 30, 2013

Change of Theme

Since I'm already in a rather christmassy mood I decided to 'decorate' here as well.

I know Christmas is still a few weeks ahead, but hey tomorrow's the first Sunday in Advent and it's not like I put this up in October or something. ;)
If some of you want to know where I got the picture...I searched the internet and stumbled upon this lovely abstract Christmas tree. It's actually a wallpaper (from and I love it since it's a nice shade of blue - which is obviously something I can't do without on this blog.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Trying out the Kindle Countdown Deal

Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing offers a new promotion: the Kindle Countdown Deal.
I'm going to try this for the first time over the next couple of days, which means starting November 26 and ending December 1 The Hunt is On will be available at time-limited, discount prices.

Book 2 in the Patroness Series: 

Maiwenn Cadic has her hands full. 
The Turn is a few weeks ahead and the world seems to be literally coming apart at the seams - natural disasters and weird phenomena keep everyone on edge. An unusually high number of missing persons is thought to be just another side effect but is making Maiwenn nervous.

When all fingers point to the Queen of the Undead, Maiwenn is once again forced to join forces with Kylian, new leader of the Paris shapeshifter pack. 
Sharp-tongued and sharp-fanged conflicts follow...

Saturday, November 9, 2013


Today I thought it’s time to write about something else…not the usual book stuff, just something different that’s on my mind - though to be honest it still is a bit book related.

I’m thinking about cars.
You might wonder why.
I’m not a car expert or fanatic or anything. But…I do appreciate nice ones.
That might be thanks to my older brother, with whom I played around with matchbox cars when we were young and later NeedForSpeed (and other (racing) games) on our PlayStation. ;)

1972 Dodge Challenger 
©2008-2013 AmericanMuscle
Anyway, I was browsing through the internet for a nice shot of a first generation Dodge Challenger since my Ivory Guard drives in one and therefore I wanted to put up a picture on The Guard Duet Blog for you. While deciding on which car they would drive (though I quickly decided on the Dodge since I love it – although I’ve unfortunately never driven in one), I remembered a friend of mine and I talking about classic cars, especially American, not so long ago. It had me wondering which one I’d go for.
Well…since I’m a goner for pony and muscle cars I’d lean immediately towards those. 
And while the 50s and 60s have seen great ones, I really like the early 70s models. They have big mouths and this square and defying look to them; they are long and wide - and yet also...curvy.

Sam and Dean have their Impala, Damon his Camaro and Terrible his Cheville. But if I could choose, I’d definitely take the ‘72 Dodge Challenger - or a ’70 Oldsmobile 442 if it were in blue. ;) 
1970 Oldsmobile 442
As for my friend…well, since we didn’t get to finish our conversation I have to take a guess and, sticking with muscle cars, allow myself to say that a red ‘70 Buick Gran Sport 455 would suit you. ;)

1970 Buick Gran Sport 455

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Happy Halloween!

Okay...I know this comes a little late but I was gone over Halloween to visit my family. 
So... anyway, I had a great time and I used it to recharge my batteries. Once again I was reminded why autumn is my favorite season.
With the sun bright in the sky, sweet autumn in the air, rustling leaves at my feet and a nice cup of gl├╝hwein (mulled wine) around a bonfire  ... 
Aah, yes, I really enjoyed being home. And my Mom still enjoys the pumpkin I carved out for her.