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For Moving In

Seriously Reviewed said "You know? Every so often you read a story that starts a little slow on the first few pages and then.....BAM it just explodes! This was one of them for me."

Kaye's Book Review Page
on which she said The book is "short, sweet, light-hearted and just plain fun."

Vince at Philosophy of Romance said "Alice Audrey’s voice is fresh, feisty, full of surprises and always fun. The author also deals with real people having real problems and she does it in a very insightful way."

Nessa at Chrysalis Stage said "If you like sweet, fast-paced romance with a hot hero and all of the misunderstandings that two people can throw at each other, then you will love this story."

Night Owl Reviews didn't have anything nice to say about it. Hey, you can't win them all.

Brenda Talley of Romance Studio said " I recommend this book to anyone. It was a pleasure to read and I shall look for more of her work in the future. "

By Guta Bauer at Murphy's Library did it twice! Once in English and once in Portuguese. I'm assuming they both say, "Life goes on, choices need to be made and we can never let our past deny us of our future. That’s just some of the things we learn from this story. "

Sandra Nachlinger said "It's been a while since I've read a novelette, and I enjoyed this quick read. MOVING IN by Alice Audrey is a sweet story (rated PG or maybe even G) laced with humor. The best friend character is a hoot! This book is a fun escape and just what I needed to read today."

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2014 Instruction 1040 p.4

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Yep, it’s that time of year again.


MizB of Should Be Reading hosts Teaser Tuesday. Grab your current read, open to a random page, share a couple of “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. Go see Should Be Reading for more detail.

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Windows Calling

I got a weird phone call last night. It was a man with an Indian accent who assure me he was calling from the Windows error report center who wanted to talk me through fixing my computer.

Seriously? Why would Microsoft call me? I mean, even if I did have a problem with my computer that caused it to send error reports, why call? I never gave them my phone number. When I asked, the guy claimed it was in my registration information.

OK, so I figure it’s a scam. Normally I would simply have hung up, but I got curious. Exactly how would he try to scam me? I started off by patronizingly asking if I saw and recognized the button on my keyboard next to the control button. He meant the windows button. He instructed me to press this and the letter r at the same time. This brought up a run screen. I was then to type in the letters “Event VWR”. I dutifully, and perhaps foolishly, did so. The result was a message saying there was no such event.

It occurs to me that if my computer was really infected – unlikely with my firewalls, but possible – this might have cause a Trojan to run. When it didn’t the increasingly frantic “tech” wanted my to try the same thing with the letters “Event INF”

At this stage the food I was cooking out weighed mt curiosity, so I hung up.
Later, when I had time, I googled the number. (212-456-7893) My, what a lot of complaints. Mostly people just hung up, much like myself. None of then forked over any money or seemed to take more damage than the sheer nuisance. I have yet to figure out how they make their money. Maybe that’s just as well.

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Moving Violations

Mike: Seriously, Raoul, who do you think looks more like a cue ball, him or me? We whoever you pick will be the ball.

Raoul: It’s all the same to me.

Previously in Jack and Jill: Cue Ball

The theme for this week’s Jack and Jill is “moving” as suggested by Alice
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Fireworks

Jimal entered the gazebo like a warrior to battle. He had two more weeks to whip this amateur band into a Fourth of July force to be reckoned with. Twenty years ago they predicted the band’s demise. “The median age is ninety” the newspaper touted. Look at them now. Well over a dozen regular members, including two – count them – two! – tubas. Sure, they may have a little trouble with their hearing, but they gave it their best. In two weeks, They’d show them all.

“All right. On two!” Jimal waved his conductor’s wand, determined to produce magic.

The Hub: Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
Photo credit: David Stewart

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13 Things My Son Did Today

1. Watched TV
2. Played video games.
3. Smoked a cigarette
4. Surfed the internet
5. Skateboarded
6. Went on Facebook
7. Organized his stuff.
8. Ate some canned fruit.
9. Stared at wall.
10. Pet the cats
11. Paced.
12. Thought about playing guitar.
13. Cut out patches.

For more lists of Thirteen, visit Thursday Thirteen

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Suzie’s House 399 : Bruce vs Emma’s Brother

Suzie's House

Bruce felt like a total idiot carrying around his latest creation. It might be a glorious confection of feathers, lace, ribbon, beads, and satin, with an extra layer of feathers just for emphasis, but it looked silly in the hands of a rough, tough dude. Seriously. People were staring. Luckily, he caught up with Emma before he reached the square. Unluckily, her reception was chilly.

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Survivor in Death by J.D.Robb p.183

“You nearly killed us three times flying back here.”

“It was twice, and really, it was only maimed. People don’t respect sirens in this city, that’s the problem. They just keep la,la la, when an emergency vehicle needs to get where it’s going.”

“The Rapid cab you nearly creamed wasn’t going la, la, la. It was more a scream of abject terror.”

In this one Peabody is complaining to Dallas.


MizB of A Daily Rhythm hosts Teaser Tuesday. Grab your current read, open to a random page, share a couple of “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. Go see Should Be Reading for more detail.

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Cockeyed

I tend to take weird pictures. You only see a fraction of them. That’s because most of my weird pictures don’t make sense to anyone but me. They are often blurred or out of focus. I take them because I see things that are not where or what I’m expected to be looking at and think it’s interesting. It’s really hard to make a camera focus on the distant hills or ocean when there are trees whooshing past.

I think a lot of my writing tends to be that way, too. I know very well that the point of a particular scene may focus around someone’s pain or jealousy, but those things don’t interest me, so I’ll latch onto an irrelevant detail and run with it. I’ve lost a lot of critique partners over it, so I try to keep it in line, but I still do it.

Anyway, I just want to thank my readers for putting up with it.

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Cue Ball

Jack: I thought we were going out to play billiards.

Mike: Yeah. Bill. Yards.

Jack: What is that? Is that even a thing?

Mike: Sure, it’s a thing. You take a ball and…

Jack: What ball? We don’t even have that.

Mike:
Well, you’ve got a cue ball head. We’ll just use you.

Jack: Oh, that’s rich coming from you.

Mike: Well, we’ll let Raoul decide.

Jack: Who’s Raoul?

Raoul: That’s my cue.

Previously in Jack and Jill: Bill Yards

The theme for this week’s Jack and Jill is “cue” as suggested by Brian Miller
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Full Cycle

There are times when right can not be made.
Petty injustices trail a trivial edge along the wall
of indifferent ineptitude.
Cords break, mechanics fail, great endeavors
leave a wreckage of humility in their wake.

There are times.
It feels personal. The world must surly be out to get you.
Yet there are no conspiracies.
It is merely your timing off.
The wheel of fortune has turned
just enough to show how bad things could really get.

Ride it out. In time, your visions will clear.
Simple things become simple again.
Easy things bring ease.
Your chance to redeem yourself comes
and you can once again hold your head high.

The Hub: Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
Photo credit: Rachel Bjerke

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13 Random Thoughts

1. It’s always when I should have already gone to bed then remember I don’t have a post ready that I’m most random.

2. I haven’t checked yet, but I bet I mention sleep in most of my random T13s.

3. I still read way too much manga.

4. My ability to feed my manga addiction might be coming to an end.

5. The fifth web site where I typically read it was closed last night.

6. I often wish I could make donations directly to mangakas (people who make manga)

7. There are some who might have a site set up for it, but I’ll never know because of the language barrier.

8. I find a lot of great music on youtube.

9. I think it helps keep me young. At heart.

10. My hips are ancient.

11. I’ve had arthritis most of my life. They first found it on ex-rays when I was a teenager.

12. Lately it’s gotten out of hand.

13. I’m about ready to give up and have the surgeon deal with it.

For more lists of Thirteen, visit Thursday Thirteen

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Suzie’s House 398 : Walter’s Nightmares

Suzie's House

Walter woke up screaming. It had happened so many times over the years that no one bothered to check on him anymore. He lay in the hushed dark, panting and in a cold sweat, but not so much as a shadow flickered. Still, he reached across the bed with one hand, seeking a wife who had died long ago.

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Survivor in Death by J.D.Robb p. 64

She called up Roarke’s personal ‘link on her dash unit.
“Lieutenant.”
“What’s your status?” she asked him.
“Healthy, wealthy, and wise. What’s yours?”
“Ha. Mean, crafty, and rude.”
His laugh filled her vehicle, and made her feel slightly less irritable. “Just the way I like you best.”


MizB of A Daily Rhythm hosts Teaser Tuesday. Grab your current read, open to a random page, share a couple of “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. Go see Should Be Reading for more detail.

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I Am Not a Robot

IRobot

I’ve been clicking the little box for all I’m worth, but sometimes I wonder. Am I wrong?

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Bill Yards

Jack: Whoah! Look at that!

TV: Touch down! And the the Buffalo Bills move into the lead.

Mike: I bet I could have done that.

Jack: No you couldn’t.

Mike: Sure I could. Hey, I’m in the mood for some Bill Yards. Wanna get together Saturday and play?

Jack: Sure, sure. I’m up for anythings.

Previously in Jack and Jill: Dis- Still- Ation

The theme for this week’s Jack and Jill is “billiards” as suggested by Brian Miller
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