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Hellboy #2 is going to be Julian Bond in the school’s Black History Month program. I thought this costume would be easy-peasy for once. Not so much. Finding little boy ties is like finding hen’s teeth. Astonishing this close to Easter. I found some at Macy’s but they were $15 a piece! Given a better than 80% likelihood that said tie would NOT make it home, I decided to make it myself. Not bad, I’d say, especially for a first attempt. It took all of 20 minutes and probably would’ve taken less if I’d had the right kind of elastic.

Gee Whiz, It’s Christmas

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Guess you’ve heard by now that Lisa and I have a Christmas series this year. The first book, Gee Whiz, It’s Christmas, drops next week. But we announced this in our group and on our mailing lists last week, if you email me at roslynholcomb@mac.com by midnight tonight, you’ll get the ARC a week early absolutely free! (BTW, this is why it’s a good reason to get on the mailing list or join our Facebook group, Y’all Better Get You Some.) There are four more books in this series. And coming in the new year we have Acts of Wars and Love Me Some Him and who knows what else. There’s no telling what we’ll be giving away.

Is there a catch? Of course there’s a catch. You must post a review at Amazon on release day. Not the day after release day or a week later. ON RELEASE DAY. Reviews boost a book on Amazon and we need this book to hit big. If you don’t post your review on release day you’ll be ineligible for any future giveaways. Sorry to be a bitch, but this is VERY important. So get those emails to me. I’ll start sending ARCs tomorrow morning-ish.

I’m also having a drawing for those who sign up for my mailing list between now and release day for a free copy. We’re also participating in the 25 Days of Christmas giveaway being hosted by Alexandria Infante on Facebook. We’re giving away two copies of Gee Whiz, It’s Christmas and one copy each of Santa Baby and Lisa’s Christmas book, Dashing Through the Snow. (BTW, I’m not sure I told Lisa about that last bit, but seriously if you haven’t read Dashing, you’ve missed out. It’s one of her best. A cozy mystery with that champagne texture she’s so known for.)

#interracial #multicultural #christmasseries #kids #BWWM #BWAM #BWLM

 

 

 

I Finished the Squat Challenge

And I’m so proud of myself. I’ve got the type personality that when I start something I feel compelled to finish it, no matter what. So I thought I’d apply that personality quirk to fitness. And it worked. If you’d told me I could do 175 squats (WITH GOOD FORM) I would have laughed at you, but I did it. So now I”m taking on another challenge 10k steps (that’s five miles) plus squats and pushups. I haven’t done pushups since I hurt my shoulder years ago, so I’ll definitely be doing the modified version. But here we go. I’ll keep y’all posted.

“Parable of the Sower” and the Value of Education

I’ve often wondered why Octavia Butler’s Parable stories have never been optioned for a movie, or at least a series on one of the cable channels, but I just realized why that will probably never happen: It’s too real. Stories where the apocalypse is brought on by nuclear bombs and whatnot is one thing, but one where mankind is brought to its knees by greed and ignorance? Butler was a seer, these stories have such prescience that they should be in ever schools curriculum, which is the very reason they will not. Our society will not go out with a bang, but with a whimper.

Y’all Better Get You Some

Yeah, what she said.

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Here’s why you should join (right now) Roslyn Hardy Holcomb’s and my new group, Y’all Better Get You Some:

  • You like us
  • “Just Because” giveaways (in fact there will be one today)
  • You’ll be rewarded for your loyalty
  • Sneak peeks at WIPs (Ros has something up at this very moment)
  • Access to our new books a week before the general public
  • We’re just fun people to know

So come on over and join us because you don’t want to miss out on:

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The Big Sleep: Sleepy Hollow’s Least Shocking Death

Mala pretty much summed up everything I have to say about the fuckery that is Sleepy Hollow these days. They’re so impressed with their “surprise” fall finale. Gee, they killed the black guy. A trope so common it’s now fodder for every third rate hack out there. And I will never watch another show with a redheaded woman in it. What.the.Fuck is with these writers and the gingers!?! They fucked up Grimm the same way. Hell, they’ve got Katrina in a goddamned corset. Call me crazy, but I would imagine any woman brought two hundred years into the future would drop the corset ASAP. These helpless damsels in distress give me a jock itch. Seriously.

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Jenny-Abbie-Irving “Are we allowed to be here? Should we leave?”

As FOX’s sophomore supernatural hit Sleepy Hollow breaks for midseason, it seems to have taken the “hollow” part of its moniker to heart. The show that surprised and charmed millions of viewers in the fall of 2013 with its combination of solid character work, whimsy and genuinely creepy lore — cinched by the chemistry of leads Nicole Beharie and Tom Mison — has lost its soul in its second year, becoming a rote, tiresome exploration of Crane family pathos.

Looking at an interview with TVLine, it appears that executive producer Mark Goffman may have no idea why that’s a problem. “One of the things I think we’ve looked at over the course of the season is what a really difficult position Katrina’s been in,” he says, going on to talk about how “this season is really about family, redemption and…

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