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  • Patricia Hollett

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    Fallon -70,094 words
    Forest Born -67408 words
    Ice Whisperings -2997 words
    Garrett -9623words
    Northern Blood -11658 words
    Winter's Reign -787 words

    Completed

    Blood Harvest - 998 words
    Keeping Secrets - 1500 words
    Misunderstood -700 words
    Sarah's Amulet-A Necromancer Slave Story -6004 words
    The Cult -1998 words
    Unfortunate Blessings -454 words

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    Artistic Escape - flash (to be pub 2011)
    Happy Birthday Honey - flash (to be pub 2011)
    Making Choices - flash (to be pub 2011)
    Together Forever - flash (to be pub 2011)

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    Allie's Clown - 1500 words (Published on Dark Valentine website March 2011)
    Valeria's Knight - 4807 words (Published in Dark Gothic Resurrected Magazine)
    The Angel Wars/Post-Apocalyptic Emails at the end of time-A collaboration with author Tammy Crosby (Published by PillHill Press in August 2011)
    Valeria's Knight - 4807 words (Published in Night to Dawn Magazine-September 2011)

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Chick Flicks


Yes, a deviation this week. Let’s chat about chick flicks for a moment. I love movies. I’m a huge movie watcher. I’ll watch anything and probably have watched some of the best, worst and well…probably way more movies than the average person. I have an enormous collection of dvd’s. Well if you count over 5,000 a lot, then I guess I have more than the average person.

Sure, I love to read, but sometimes I love a good movie, especially when I can get the whole story in about two hours. There’s some instant gratification getting through the plot, the character development and the end in one night. There are times I can’t get through a chapter of a book in a night depending on my time, but to relax and watch a movie…well I can find time for that-usually.

My top chick flicks in no particular order… remember, this is only my opinion. Everyone is welcome to tell me theirs. 🙂

1. Gone With The Wind -Yes, it’s a Margaret Mitchell book, but have you seen the size of that book. The movie is several hours long, but such a wonderful story.

2. The Notebook -Nicholas Sparks can tell a great story, and this is a beautiful love story.

3. Bridget Jones’s Diary -All of them are good, funny and enjoyable.

4. How Stella Got Her Groove Back -Yeah there’s something about the older woman, younger man and the struggle to make it work.

5. Beaches -Keep lots of kleenex closeby for this one. Damn, best friends are worth their weight in gold.

6. Hope Floats -Betrayal, new found love, and a new beginning. What could be better!

7. Practical Magic -Sisters! That just about says everything…except that they’re witches, which makes it soooo much better!

8. Love Story -Yep, I know it’s an old one, but so is Casablanca and that’s a classic. Still a tear jerker.

9. P.S. I Love You -Nothing more heartbreaking than losing the love of your life. If you haven’t seen this, get it and watch it!

10. In Her Shoes -Again with the sisters. One bad, one goody-goody…how will they ever meet in the middle. If you have a sister, you’ll understand this movie for sure.

11. Thelma and Louise -Nothing like getting into trouble and going on the ‘run’ with your best friend, with the cops chasing you. Fantastic movie.

12. The First Wives Club -Great actresses, unfaithful husbands and revenge make for a great partnership and a good story.

13. Up Close and Personal -Another unforgettable love story, and a sad ending. Pass the tissues.

14. Catch and Release -Sometimes you really don’t know someone at all. A very good movie.

15. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days -A good plot, great dialogue and a wonderful ending. HEA What more could you ask for?

16. Dirty Dancing -Patrick Swayze…need I say more?

17.  The Twilight Saga -All of them. I’d watch them again, and have. Still love the books more, but I like seeing it come to life on screen.

18. A Star is Born -Still one of my all time favorites even if it’s an old movie. Love the plot, love the characters, and yes, pass more tissue!

There are so many more…The Blind Side, While You Were Sleeping, My Best Friend’s Wedding, The Wedding Planner, The Wedding Date, Titanic, Notting Hill, Runaway Bride, Sweet Home Alabama, The Holiday, Waiting To Exhale, The Devil Wears Prada, Pearl Harbour, Serendipity…damn I know I’m leaving out so many here, but these are just some of my favorite chick flicks.

Sometime, I’ll list my favorite supernatural movies, or just favorite movies…

Tell me some of yours…….. 🙂

 

Seriously Cute Blogger Award


An amazing writer and friend Tammy Crosby very sweetly awarded me this cute blogger award.

She is an inspiration to me and is my writing shoulder to lean on, vent to, and plot out ideas with, not to mention just chat with and have fun talking. So here we go….

Seriously Cute Blogger Award

Puppy Club rules are:

1st RULE: You do not talk about Puppy Club.

2nd RULE: You DO NOT talk about Puppy Club.

3rd RULE: You talk about 5 books/films/TV shows you’ve read or watched in the last 12 months.

1.) Game of Thrones-a brilliant HBO series set in the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, where “summers span decades and winters can last a lifetime,” GoT chronicles the violent dynastic struggles among the kingdom’s noble families for control of the Iron Throne, based on the book by George R. R. Martin.

I loved this series and have watched it twice now. Really anticipating the next season.

2.) The book ‘Hooked’ by Les Edgerton-this was the first book that actually made me sit up and think about the beginning of my manuscript and how crucial it is to hooking the reader. Brilliant and entertaining.

3.) Stephen King’s ‘On Writing’- seriously down to earth and details his struggles with writing. Love the fact that he’s a pantster and threw ‘Carrie’ in the trash. Lucky for him, his wife dug it out. You know…behind every great man….. LOL

4.) So many great movies to choose from that its hard to pick just two but ‘Beastly’ I enjoyed because of the concept of a witch changing a guy with tatoos to show how ugly he is on the inside by tatooing him on the outside and he has a year to find someone who loves him.

5.) Limitless-Another good movie. That a pill would create a limitless existence. And a good twist at the end. Really enjoyed this from start to end.

I’m supposed to nominate 5 people who should get this award, but I figure with everyone doing this, I’ll end mine at me, and save doubling some ‘seriously cute blogger awards’.

Medieval Times


Robin Hood, The Knights of the Round Table, and anything medieval has always captivated my interest whether it be in writing or watching any movie I can get my hands on.
There’s just something about the gallantry, the bravery, the chivalry and the romance of that period that makes it so intense and captivating.
I write mostly YA and UF, but there are times I like to write about knights, castles, Camelot and other medieval things and put a twist on a story from that era or make a story up from that period with a supernatural element.
I find it one of the most fascinating times in history although writing historical pieces is definitely not my style. I love the romance of those times and the brave men who risked all for their ladies. Of course this is only fiction, but it does make some enjoyable reading.
We’re so busy in our daily lives that we don’t always have the time for romance or chivalry.
Damsels in distress and knights in shining armour are fairy tales. We choose books to read and escape into another time period or life and become wrapped up in a fantastic story.
Writers have a gift of bringing those dreams and worlds to people with their words.
Do you have a favorite historical period or time? When is it?
I take my leave and grant you a look at one of my favorite romantic songs and a video clip from a good movie and story of that period. Enjoy! 🙂

Clip from Robin Hood