Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year!

Last Year's Goals:
          -Repair laptop Check:)
          -Attend ONE (1) conference, be it RT NOLA, Lori's, or the one in Nashville, TN. :(
          -Lose 10 lbs or more Check:)  I've lost a total of 30 lbs since Sept 9, 2013:)
          -Reach the 'HO' titles in karaoke  Check:)  I'm up to 'How Do I Live' by Leanne Rimes:)
          -Publish at least two books this year, which means cleaning up NaNo 2013's wip and submitting it; finishing #8 or going onto #9.  Write one or two more (either pen name) 50/50 on this one.  Published one, wrote two:)
          -Read 200 books  Read half that many, due to having to 'share' my Kindle with spouse and youngling.

This Year I Resolve To:
         -Finish writing/write NiKo's Choice and untitled Salie's story and publish both
         -For NaNo, either write Renei's story or get back to work on AU #8 or 9
         -Lose 10 more pounds
         -Get out of this house
         -Attend ONE conference (see last year's goal)
         -Promote more
         -Step up the blogging
         -Reach the mid-to-end of the 'I' songs

Books Read Last Year:  102
                             Print:  35
                         E-Book:  68
                              DNF:   15

Karaoke Songs Added:  23 added to the 'Good' list:)

January Reading List:
Protector-Joanne Wadsworth  DNF.  Too confusing.
Seduced-Cari Marsi  LOVED this!  RR if you don't mind indiscriminate sex among rock stars.  Can hardly wait to read the rest of this series!
High Stakes Seduction-Ami LeCoeur Not bad
Stephan (sample)-Hazel Gower Bleh.  Glad I didn't buy it.
Al Clark (sample)-Jonathan G. Meyer  Sample was interesting, but not so much I wanted to keep reading.
Kilts and Kraken-Cindy Spencer Pape  LOVED this!  DRR
Bed and Breakfast Man-Amanda Ward Enjoyed it:)
Slave- Sherri Hayes LOVED it!  Couldn't put it down!  
Winning His Wife- Sandra Sookoo Very enjoyable!
Need-Sherri Hayes Had to read it, then immediately buy the other two!  LOVE this series!!!
Truth-SH  Loved it!!
Trust-SH Excellent ending to this saga!
Baby Stetson-Nikki Lynn Barrett  Loved this!  DRR  Want to read #2 now:)
The Billionaire Princess-Christina Tetreault DRR!   Loved this!  Need to get the 2nd one...
April Fool- Blanche Marriott
Wicked-Madison Scott
Triple D Ranch-Beverly Ovalle
Broken Pieces-Rachel Thompson
I Like 'Em Pretty Nawlins-Michael Mandrake
I Love It-Michael Mandrake 
The Bull Rider and Bare Boycotter

Karaoke Songs:
And Still-Reba
Cry-Mandy Moore  Bleh.
Breathe-Breaking Benjamin
Broken-Amy Lee/Seether
Call To The Heart-Giuffria
According To You-Orianthe
Don't You Wanna Stay-Kelly Clarkson/Jason Aldean
The Climb-Miley Cyrus
Consider Me Gone-Reba
Hot Stuff-Donna Summer Slightly flat; doubtful I'll ever sing this again.
How Do I Live-Leann Rimes  Did well:)
How You Remind Me-Nickleback- Bleh first time; think my brain short-circuited?  Will try again.
Hungry Eyes-Eric Carmen DNH
(Trying to clear up some titles which were on list before finding current KJ) 
Hurt So Bad-Linda Ronstat  Bleh.  Belongs in the 'what-the-hell-was-I-thinking-when-I-chose-this' file....

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