Meanwhile in the kitchen…

Sorry I’ve been MIA Snowflakes, but we’ve been busy trying to get the kitchen finished. We’ve been living off fast food and frozen dinners, and we’re craving a good old fashioned home-cooked meal.

SGRoA: Forever Knight S02 E22: Close Call: Star Trek Edition

Guys! It snowed! It is, in fact, still snowing! After 70 degree temps well into this month, I figured I’d never get any winter. I’m so happy. Let’s recap!

Some dude with a huge gun – and no, that’s not a euphemism – is being chased down an alley by Schanke, who is at a definite disadvantage with this gun thing. Of course, Nick flies down from somewhere, and since all Schanke sees is movement, he tells Nick to freeze. The dude with the gun almost gets the jump on them, but Schanke fires in time. Too bad he just wounds the guy, who gets back up as Schanke’s turning to Nick. Nick calls out a warning and jumps from the fire escape where he’s been standing to the ground, and knocks the guy out before he can shoot Schanke. Which is all way too fast and accurate for a human to do, so Schanke is Continue reading

SGRoA: Forever Knight S02 E21: Queen of Harps: Amazing Babies Edition

I know you’re all just here for recaps, but I’m going to make you read my news, anyway. Thing the first: MADNESS is out now, in ebook and print, at all major e-tailers. It’s my first literary novel, but don’t worry, there’s no pop quiz at the end asking you what the theme was.

Thing the second: GOLD is officially finished. Well, final draft is finished. There will be editing. I’m planning a Continue reading

A little bit of “Madness”

An excerpt from Madness.

It’s a nice day: almost in the sixties, sunny, no wind. Madeleine stays on the patio, typing away, phone forgotten on her desk inside. She has another couple cups of coffee, a croissant with Nutella, another cigarette. She finishes her edits. She gets down five hundred good words on a new manuscript. It’s a good day.

The doorbell rings at a little after three.

It’s Jacob. Continue reading

SGRoA: Forever Knight S02 E20: Beyond The Law

Mr. Winters suggested I make this the Judge Dredd edition, but I haven’t seen that movie, so you’ll have to settle for my usual Mean Girls and random internet meme jokes. Onward!

Some woman in a very early 90s haircut is getting the gift of a pearl necklace (snerk) (Do NOT Google that at work if you don’t get my twelve-year-old’s sense of humor) and then a massage with warm oil all over her negligee, which is probably going to ruin it, and I would not find the thought of ruined silk erotic at all. But it’s all moot, because she gets strangled, of course. Nice to see FK returning to its Crimetime roots, here. Continue reading