Shannon Stacey

Archive for November, 2010

Happy birthday, SK

My short kid is 10 today. Double digits! November 22, 2000 (Y2K bug!) fell on the day before Thanksgiving, so I watched the parade that year in my hospital room with a mediocre turkey dinner and a squalling, big-headed bundle of…joy.

I’m so very thankful he’s mine. He’s such a ham and into our quiet, orderly lives he brought the messy and the loud and the silly and the rowdy and so much drama. He’s wicked awesome and I’m so … Read More »

Preorder goodness

Holiday Sparks, my holiday novella releasing December 6th, is now available to preorder from Carina Press, and for the awesome price of $2.69!

OR…

You can preorder the Naughty and Nice collection, which includes my Holiday Sparks and All She Wants for Christmas by Jaci Burton (the “nice” novellas) and “naughty” novellas Unwrapped by Megan Hart and Believe by Lauren Dane. And you can preorder the collection for only $8.99! That’s like getting one of the novellas free … Read More »

Oh Canada

Because I’m an obsessive worrier over details, I already have a to-do list for the Tall Kid’s trip to Quebec City in April. Yes, April. At the rate I’m already fretting about this trip, I anticipate spending much of March in the fetal position.

The top two items on my to-do list: 1) Getting Mr S a passport. If TK sends an SOS from Canada, I don’t want any red tape keeping us from getting to him. Since I never … Read More »

The Best Laid Plans by Sarah Mayberry

The Best Laid Plans (Harlequin Superromance)The Best Laid Plans by Sarah Mayberry
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A sexy, emotional story. I usually lean toward lighter contemporary romances but, though she often deals with deeply emotional story lines, the author’s voice isn’t “heavy” and appeals to me and has flashes of subtle humor. I thought she was going to run out of room toward the end, but it came together nicely and left me with a contented sigh.

Amazon link: The Best Laid PlansRead More »

Story in lyrics

One of my favorite things about country music is the storytelling. Sure, all lyrics are a story in song form, but I’m not in the habit of reading stories about liking big butts or a man handcuffing the woman he loves to a bed and setting her on fire, so I gravitate a little more toward country.

In my personal opinion, Kenny Rogers was one of the kings of storytelling. “Lucille”, “The Gambler”, “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love To Town”, … Read More »

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