I'm not a big fan of Valentine's Day, so of course I'd sign up for Sarah Foster's bloghop! Since it fell on the 3rd Monday of the month, which I designated as my monthly promo day, I had to decided to combine the promo post with the blog hop. Now, it's just a matter of who to drag to the party...
In the end, it only made sense to these two characters come. Which brings us to the first question Sarah posed.
1. Who did you bring to the party? Is he/she your Valentine or anti-Valentine?
From my second YA novel, Snapshots, Amber dragged Cyclop.
Amber: I wouldn't say dragged. He has super strength and if he didn't want me to take him somewhere, I wouldn't be able to.
Cyclop: *shrug* I don't like crowds. They stare.
Amber ruffles his hair: Because you're so cute.
Cyclop: Yes, pale skin and hair is just adorable.
Amber hugs him: I think you're adorable. He's my anti-Valentine.
2. Which one of you is the more romantic person?
Amber raises hand: ME!!!! I love Valentine's Day. The flowers, the hearts. It's so romantic.
Patricia and Cyclop fight to hide under the table.
3. What gift are you giving to your (anti) Valentine?
Amber: I got Cyc a shirt from the movie Aliens. *grins*
Cyclop: For real?!
Amber: OMG NO! I got you that Humble Bundle that had all those games you liked.
Cyclop breaths a sigh of relief: You're the best.
Amber: I know.
4. Are you guys wearing red or pink (or black...)?
Cyclop: Do you see my skin and hair? Red and pink don't complement me.
Amber: Sorry, purple is my color.
5. Did you bring any Valentine's Day treats?
Amber: Sugar cookies with sweet sayings on them. This one says Love and this one says Call Me.
Cyclop: And this one says Bite Me. What? It's funny.
6. Name a song for our Love Playlist or Anti-Love Playlist (or both)!
Cyclop clamps hand over Amber's mouth: We'll never get a word in. She has multiple songs.
7. Got a great anti/Valentine party game?
Amber: Spin the bottle. *Looks at Cyclop* But only with him.
Cyclop: Don't make me blush. I look like I'm having an aneurysm.
8. Feeling the love or just feeling nauseous? How will you have fun at the party?
Amber: This is the best party EVER! I'm having SOOOOO much fun.
Cyclop: A little both.
Amber: Oh shush, people are only staring cuz you're so cute.
9. Has your characters been good Valentines?
Patricia eyes Cyclop: Well, he could be whinier, but that's why I brought Amber. She forces him to be social. Otherwise, he'd hide in their apartment, playing video games and eating cheesy poofs.
Cyclop: What's wrong with that?!
*Jordan's Bonus Question (feel free to ignore him...): Did you bring me & Sarah a musiversary gift? (Because we've put up with each other for five years and I think we deserve something.)
We brought cookies, isn't that a good enough gift? =PPPPPPPP
It's said the eyes are the windows to the soul, but that's a lie. They are snapshots of a time yet to come–the future of the person to which they belong.
Cyclop Blaine stands out in a crowd with his pale skin and mismatched eyes, but it’s his ability to see the future that really sets him apart. The unusual gift makes him an invaluable asset to Tyler, his adoptive father and leader of the Victory Street Gang. It also means Cyclop must hide what he can do from others. Once, a man he knew only as Master controlled him, using him for experiments. Cyclop has no desire to return to that life.
But he may have no choice. A man claiming ownership over him haunts his dreams and waking moments, leaving him no choice but to go back to the past he thought he had escaped. Cyclop must face this man, along with his past, if he wants to reveal his own future.
It's that time of year again. No, I don't mean Christmas or New Years. That's kind of obvious. The time I'm talking about is Angela Kulig's Annual Stocking Your E-Reader Sale. It's a magical time of year where the snow is falling, you do not want to leave your warm blankets, and you have a brand new e-reader in dire need of books! Don't worry, you don't have to get out of bed to fix that.
Browse through the list of free to $0.99 cent books. Being Human is one of them, sooooooo.... Hinthint. *Nudgenudge* *winks*. There's also a spiffy giveaway for Kindle Fire (your choice of color. I recommend green) and a $50 gift card.
SO YOU CAN GET MORE BOOKS! (Like Snapshots. Poor Cyc didn't get to participate in this event. He's earned a little break. I've been torturing him so much lately. MUAHAHAHAHA!) You better hurry because today is the last day of this fantastic sale (someone has to promote on the last day, so I figured I'd volunteer as tribute.)
Today is the day to do it over! No, not your life. You don't get off the hook that easily. ;) No, I mean today is the Deja Vu Blogfest hosted by DL Hammons. Today dozens of bloggers are reblogging posts that they are proud of, or felt didn't get the love it deserved.
I picked a post from my Snapshots relaunch tour. It was a bloghop I was tagged in by Colin D. Smith and I was really happy with what I came up with for it. But it barely got any comments. How sad! Maybe this time around, I can embarrass Cyc more by telling five facts about him. At the time, I didn't tag anyone, but if you are all tagged this time, so feel free to play along.
PSST: Here's some shameless promotion. You can get Snapshots at Amazon for $1.99. *winkwink* *nudgenudge*
Also, I'm going to take the week of Christmas off from blogging. Lots of my fellow peeps are doing the same, and like them, I'll be running around and visiting relatives. I hope you all have a lovely holiday filled with joy and happiness. <3
I found this blogfest/competition on Google+. For weeks, Rebecca Enzor has been posting awesome pictures of custom made My Little Ponies. Now, it's time for everyone to join the fun. Rules and prizes can be found on Rebecca's blog.
I decided to turn Tommy from Being Human into a pony.
Since Tommy is a vampire, the background had to be night. Otherwise, all I could show was a pile of ashes. His color is a sickly greenish gray, very apt for someone who is dead. His hair is a mess because he sleeps in the ground. I added some bat like wings since there were no fangs and I wanted a link to vampires (also the markings on his butt look like a skull.) Naturally, Tommy's smile is awkward and creepy. Seriously, Tommy, stop smiling. You are freaking the living out. The cuffs on his front hooves are some clothing he stole from one of his meals because his previous ones were getting tattered.
Tommy forgot his human life when he became a vampire.
But it didn't forget him.
And since I had so much fun doing Tommy, I HAD to do Cyclop from Snapshots.
Cyc's pony was tricky because he's so damn pale! I didn't want to go too white though. His mane is styled to keep one eye covered so to keep from seeing visions of the future. And green armbands to signify the gang he belongs to. Currently, he's waiting for Amber and her friends. He's a little nervous about it, hence gnawing on his lip. Meeting new people is stressful because they stare at him and he already knows he looks odd compared to others, staring only reminds him.
Cyclop sees everyone's future, but his own lies in his past and with a man he calls Master.
This was such a fun fest. I'm glad I found it. You're supposed to vote for your favorite, but I haven't gave that part a thought. It's too much fun and I love all the ponies! I had to practice restraint so I wouldn't waste too much time making ponies out of all my characters. There's still time for you to join. You have until September 28th.
* Marie Landry
* Story Dam
* A to Z Challenge
* Alex J. Cavanaugh
* Larry Kollar
* C. Lee McKenzie
* A Book Lover's Playlist
* Cherie Reich
* M. Pax
* MJ FiField
* Melissa Barker-Simpson
* Christine Rains
* Heather M. Gardner
* George McNeese
* Lexa Cain
* L.G Keltner
* Sarah Foster
* Chrys Fey
* Liana K (Youtube)
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