Inspire Me Monday (on Tuesday) #211: My Wait Problem

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Inspire Me Monday is a new blog hop that I've just discovered. So, even though this is post #211 for them, it's my first one.  I'm going to play nice and keep this post family-friendly, with the caveat that my blog is not entirely family-friendly. There are no naughty bits here, but there is cussing. That is how I roll. With the realization that I am not a petite delicate flower and that buttah does indeed melt in my mouth and I am on the opposite end of the spectrum from nice and normal, you may be wondering what in the blazes kind of role model I am and how in the Universe I could possibly inspire you. Well... I do not claim that I can inspire everybody or even anybody at all if you want the truth. However, if you are like me and get absolutely nothing from reading cheery platitudes by shiny happy people because you know you are the furthest thing from being what they are, then I may just be the bundle of snark that you need to light a fire unde…

One Step Forward...

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This post contains profanity. If that's something you'd rather avoid, you have been forewarned.
My first instinct is always that mental health issues have no business on a work from home blog, and I try to keep the gloomiest bits away from the Deliver Me blog. If anyone is interested in reading my less filtered thoughts on the subject, those reside on the Crazy Creatives Cheerleading Camp blog. This post will duplicate on Deliver Me, Crazy Creatives, and Horror Harridans Writing Sisterhood. However, the truth is many people who are interested in working from home wish to do so because they live with mental health challenges. Also, I have seen a lot of positive changes regarding the discussion of psychiatric issues not only since the long-ago days of my youth when I was warned by my father that if it came out that I had ever seen a mental health professional no-one would want to hire me, but even since I finally received a proper diagnosis of type 2 bipolar diso…

Weekend Writing Warriors 20 January 2019 (ER, LGBT, PA, RO)

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“Of course I will, Master. It sounds delicious! Will there be anyone else joining us, or will it just be the three of us?” “Oh, I have at least one other guest in mind. You see, Jemma, until you showed up, I was planning on spending tonight having a meaningless orgy with a few bloodbags. You see, Sonny is unhappy with me at the moment. He thinks that I should release the Frost Queen, but I need for her to do just one thing before I do.”  “If I may ask, what is that?”
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This is a snippet from the ninth installment in the Carnal Invasion series, Full Moon Frenzy, scheduled for release on February 20, 2019. The previous snippet from this book can be found here. The conversation involves the infamous Tobias Walton, head of Xquenda Industries, and Jemma, a shapeshifting alien from Gamma Iridion, whom Tobias forced to assume the appearance of Felice, Queen of the Winter Realm. 

Haibun: Mood Like A Lost Motel

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My mood is a rundown motel room. It’s dull, it’s dingy, and the view from the window is equally hopeless. Maybe there are some things in the room that used to be beautiful, but they are long faded. Hope left town a long time ago.
When there is no more To hope for I wonder why Does life continue
Note: I am NOT looking to be told to "seek counseling" or "try meds" or any of those other things I've heard a million times before. I'm looking to express myself. Edgar Allan Poe and H.P. Lovecraft told me that I could express myself through dark poetry. I don't want to make liars out of my longtime heroes by having to waste my time explaining to people that I am nearly 54 years old, I know my options, and I choose to lay it down in poetic form.

Review of Ship It by Britta Lundin

This is a duplicate of my review for this item on Amazon.
I generally don't write negative reviews. If I dislike something, I tend to put it aside. I try to find something I like even in things that didn't hit home for me. However, I never thought I'd find anything which made Twilight look like a literary masterpiece, and I found it in this book. Claire, the heroine of the story, isn't just socially awkward, she's malicious.  I know this is a work of fiction, but basic reality stepped out of the room when a television show geared to adults asks a teenager to become a consultant and adults confide sensitive personal information to this teenager. I probably wouldn't have written a review for this book at all, except that Claire illustrates an extremely toxic aspect of fandom culture. She doesn't like being told "no," and she behaves in a vindictive and malevolent fashion when an actor who plays one of the characters she ships doesn't support sa…

Weekend Writing Warriors 13 January 2019

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The following snippet comes from our newest WIP, Carnal Invasion IX: Full Moon Frenzy. Details follow the snippet.
“There is a young lady here to see you, Master Tobias,” a mature, vermillion-haired Haitian woman dressed in a tuxedo announced. “Thank you kindly, Leah,” Tobias replied. “Send her right in.” A nervous Jemma entered Tobias’ office. “Queenie! How did you get out of your cell?” Tobias demanded. “It…it isn’t Queen Felice, Mr. Walton,” Jemma stammered. “I’m the Gamma Iridian you had take her form. My name is Jemma.” “Well, what can I do for you, Jemma?”
~Cie for Naughty Netherworld Press~
Notes: Full Moon Frenzy was originally scheduled to be released on Valentine's Day, but will instead be released on February 20th to coincide with the publication of a very special chapter created just for the WEP blog's February 2019 challenge. If you want to find out more about the challenge and maybe enter a piece of your own, click the banner below.

Reviews of the Netherworld

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One of my goals in 2019 is to do more reviews, so I'm inviting you to send me books, products, recipes, apps, games, blogs, pretty much anything you'd like me to review.  Receipt of a product does not guarantee a positive review, but I'm not mean. Even if I'm given a barely legible self-insert fan fiction which looks to have been penned by a typing monkey, I will find some way to encourage the author to keep writing while suggesting that they ask their zookeeper to enroll them in a basic spelling and grammar skills course. I will publish my reviews of fiction (including fan fiction) and non-fiction which is not business-oriented on the Horror Harridans Writing Sisterhood blog. Any business writing or product reviews will be published on the Deliver Me blog. I do not review weight-loss or diet oriented products or writing. I believe in Health at Every Size, not diet culture. I will review fan fiction and fan art with the exception of Destiel. (I…