Friday, April 29, 2011

Living In Color

One of the many awesome features of my new iPhone is the ability to download the Kindle and iBooks apps. This has allowed me to turn my phone into a best of both worlds e-reader. There is even an application called Overdrive when I can check out both audio and ebooks from my local library. With all these features who needs an actual Kindle, Nook, Sony, or any other e-reader?

The first book I tried on the Kindle app was Trish Milburn's latest release - Living in Color. If this were a print book I'd be adding it to my keeper shelf. This is one of those books that you just don't want to end. The characters are so well developed that you quickly fall right into their world and even after I finished the book I couldn't help wondering what might happen next in their lives.

Living in Color is the story of daughter going back to her hometown for the funeral of her father. A man she loathes for the way he battered and beat down her mother. The daughter winds up taking her grieving mother on a road trip that forever changes both their lives. I don't want to give away too much of the plot because it's such a great book that you really need to just read it to fully appreciate the way the story unfolds.

Trish Milburn is a member of my RWA chapter - Music City Romance Writers. She has been an inspiration to me since I joined the group. She spent years honing her craft before she finally got her first sell with Harlequin. I admired her perseverance and celebrated right along with her when I actually saw her first book in the aisle at Kroger. It made me believe that maybe someday I would see one of my books in a store too.

Since that first sell, Trish has published more books with Harlequin and sold two Young Adult novels to Razorbill books writing as Tricia Mills. She recently sold a three book YA paranormal series that I am looking forward to reading. With her busy writing schedule she still serves on the RWA Board of directors and attends most of our MCRW meetings where she always offers encouragement to all of us to keep working towards reaching our own publishing dreams.

If your mom has any type of e-reader, Living in Color would make a wonderful Mother's Gift.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

What's In A Name?

Jezebel Jorge
There are 12 letters in your name.
Those 12 letters total to 57
There are 5 vowels and 7 consonants in your name.

What your first name means:

Your number is: 3
The characteristics of #3 are: Expression, verbalization, socialization, the arts, the joy of living.

The expression or destiny for #3:
An Expression of 3 produces a quest for destiny with words along a variety of lines that may include writing, speaking, singing, acting or teaching; our entertainers, writers, litigators, teachers, salesmen, and composers. You also have the destiny to sell yourself or sell just about any product that comes along. You are imaginative in your presentation, and you may have creative talents in the arts, although these are more likely to be latent. You are an optimistic person that seems ever enthusiastic about life and living. You are friendly, loving and social, and people like you because you are charming and such a good conversationalist. Your ability to communicate may often inspire others. It is your role in life to inspire and motivate; to raise the spirits of those around you.

The negative side of number 3 Expression is superficiality. You may tend to scatter your forces and simply be too easygoing. It is advisable for the negative 3 to avoid dwelling on trivial matters, especially gossip.

Your Soul Urge number is: 8
A Soul Urge number of 8 means: 
With an 8 soul urge, you have a natural flair for big business and the challenges imposed by the commercial world. Power, status and success are very important to you. You have strong urges to supervise, organize and lead. Material desires are also very pronounced. You have good executive abilities, and with these, confidence, energy and ambition.

Your mind is analytical and judgment sound; you're a good judge of material values and also human character. Self-controlled, you rarely let emotions cloud judgment. You are somewhat of an organizer at heart, and you like to keep those beneath you organized and on a proper track. This is a personality that wants to lead, not follow. You want to be known for your planning ability and solid judgment.

The negative aspects of the 8 soul urge are the often dominating and exacting attitude. You may have a tendency to be very rigid, sometimes stubborn.

Your Inner Dream number is: 4
An Inner Dream number of 4 means: 
You dream of being a very solid citizen that people can depend upon. You strive for organization and predictable order. You want to be recognized as a person with a plan and the discipline to make that plan work like clockwork.

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