Happy Equinox, everyone!

The Mad March Hare (NOT the Easter Bunny!) wakes up the Goddess Ostara, who spreads all that yummy Spring/Fertility goodness around! She’s the reason we have choccy eggs as well – and was the original Easter diety, so let’s look at the brighter upside of more ‘resurrectionist’ Easter traditions!

Yes, today’s that twice a year day, when the whole world’s in harmony, with day and night lasting the exact same time, including the Equator, as well as those pesky Northern and Southern Hemispheres, who have polar opposite Equinoxes – Spring and Autumnal respectively… 🙂 Now, the weather isn’t exactly behaving itself in my neighbourhood, but – the SUN has been out most of the day and so, despite some snow lingering on the verges of fields and country lanes, and beneath hedgerows, we’re seeing signs of Spring bursting out. This means that trees and flowers are starting to at least bud and as the days grow longer, presumably the additional available warmth of the sun will probably mean the weather should turn a bit more clement and doors and windows can be opened to let a cool breeze into our homes. Well – you have to have something to look forward to when our ‘blink and you miss it’ heatwave shows up early, and we inevitably get a deluge on our doorsteps for the ‘Glorious 1st of June’!

I actually changed the vernal livery of the blog a couple of days back, but as it’s been chilly and we had the snow back at the weekend, I’ve put off making a Spring Break splash. Today, as I was saying, was sunny so I at least had a pleasant drive to the dentist, where I had the fastest check-up ever and was given a clean oral health bill (sadly not a fiscal one of course!) until the next equinox rolls up. In fact, my bum can’t have been in the chair for much more than 30 seconds, because I felt quite dizzy sitting down and getting up again so quickly!

Usually there’s a bigger swell on the North coast where Cornwall meets Devon!

To celebrate, I went back via the coastal route. Usually, this is dramatically bracing this time of year, but today the waves were being kind to the dog walkers, who had a dry and bright vista to enjoy, with no surfers to work around as they were all presumably in the pub – there was hardly any surf to be seen… Dogs are banned from the beaches at Widemouth Bay from April to the end of September, so lots of people were making the most of the weather, even though it was still pretty chilly.

Well, time is ‘fugit-ing’ and, for once I had to get up early as I was expecting an overdue delivery of my new bed-frame, so all this fresh air, oral optimism and vernal pulchritude has taken its toll. I’m feeling pretty knackered and need to put my other delivery (that arrived while I was out), namely my Easter chocolate stash, in a secure place from heat sources and premature snack attacks… 😛

Enjoy your equinox wherever you are, and whatever the weather is doing (or not doing properly). The new blog background is to put the colour back into Spring, rain or shine – both of which are, of course, needed to make our English gardens and countryside grow and blossom – however much we moan about it!
Here a final thought on Spring-like tendencies – it’s a whole new year now, and time to move forward! 😉


Views of the Neighborhood – Spring Break II

Here’s how the Gulf Coast Texans celebrate mid-March… 😀
In contrast, here in Cornwall, UK we have the snow back again! rolls eyes 😛

Fiction Favorites

Spring Break

Here is a shot of a foggy Saturday morning. A few cars and campers. This is looking North.

Another Saturday morning shot looking South.

Spring Break

The same shot looking North in the afternoon

South. The cars are two deep as far as the eye can see.

Down at the sand level, we have the Game Warden looking for drugs

The police asking a crowd to move on.

Only in Texas would you see calf roping on the beach

The Game Warden is the highest level of Law enforcement in the state.

This shot is through the windshield of our golf cart. I just had to have a picture of that ugly truck.

I liked the shot of the dog which I thought was cute.

Now we are into the heart of darkness. Can you feel the bass?

More carrying on. Notice the person in the unicorn head. “Yes, you with the green beads. Do…

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The Nightforce Security series, on #LisaBurtonRadio

Another great Lisa Burton Radio Show offering with guest character, Danny Caruso, talking about Staci Troilo’s new Nightforce Security series! 😀

Entertaining Stories

Lisa Burton

Don’t touch that dial. You’ve landed on Lisa Burton Radio, coming at you with 1.21 jigawatts of power all across the cosmos and beyond the veil. I’m your host, Lisa the robot girl, bringing you characters from the books you love.

Today we’re going to have a little chat with Danny Caruso, owner of Nightforce Security, a new-ish company in headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania whose employees have rather impressive skillsets.

“Welcome to the show, Danny.”

“Thank you, ma’am.”

“Ma’am! Such formality. Call me Lisa.”

“Sorry. Old habits die hard. Thanks, Lisa. Uh, glad to be here.”

“Don’t sound so enthused. This is supposed to be fun.”

“I know. I’m just not much of a showboat. I do my best work out of the limelight.”

“Then why’d you agree to come on the show today?”

“Because my employees insist I need to do more publicity. We haven’t been taking on the…

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Why A Crime Novel Cop Should Never Live With A Chick-Lit Heroine

More brilliance from Tara Sparling – mixing genre stereotypes CAN be fun! 😀

Tara Sparling writes

Now this is something I’ve wanted to do for a while…

A new take on the “Why You Should Never Live With…” series.

We know by now why we shouldn’t live with an Unreliable Narrator, Chick-Lit HeroineCop From A Crime NovelCharacter From A Young Adult NovelLiterary Fiction HeroRomantic HeroHistorical Fiction HeroHusband From A Women’s Fiction Novel or Woman From A Historical Period TV Drama. 

But what if some of them ended up living together? What happens to fictional stereotypes, dear readers, when genres collide?

Why A Crime Novel Cop Should Never Live With A Chick-Lit Heroine The horror! The horror!


It’s 5am. Crime Novel Cop is moodily sipping his 26th cup of coffee of the day. He is surrounded by photographs of bodies which are very, very dead; he is shrouded by the weight of human depravity. He grimaces. Whether this because of the coffee, the photographs, or the humanity, is a mystery only you can solve.

A rattling sounds at his…

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Rave Reviews Book Club’s “SPOTLIGHT” Author Flossie Benton Rogers

The wonderful worlds of Flossie Benton’s Wytchfae series!

Stephen Geez Blog

Today’s blog features guest Flossie Benton Rogers, “SPOTLIGHT” Author from Rave Reviews Book Club (RRBC), answering questions about Mind Your Goddess and her Witchfae series of novels. Please be sure to leave a comment or question for Flossie below. So, let’s meet Flossie!

Why do you write paranormal romance?

I have always loved fairy tales, and mythology is a passion of mine. Paranormal romance allows me to play around in the various mythological pantheons. It’s like an ice cream cone piled high with delicious flavors and chocolate sprinkles on top!

What made you decide to write a series?

As I wrote the first book, two secondary characters made it clear they had a story to tell and wanted their own book. This was the Goddess Epona and her dark Guardian of the Between, Eshigel. They are the stars of the third book, Mind Your Goddess. With each book, new characters introduce…

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