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VIRTUALLY HERS came out Oct. 2009. Get it at SAMHAIN Publishing. VIRTUALLY ONE coming soon.
VIRTUALLY HERS OUT IN PRINT AUG 2010.

I've also made available at Amazon BIG BAD WOLF a COS Commando book, an earlier manuscript about Killian Nicholas Langley. You can sample the first five chapters right here. EBOOK now available for KINDLE, NOOK, and at SMASHWORDS for $4.99.

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Thursday, April 30, 2009

RT Book Fair Pics

That was one super busy signing for me. So many booksellers and readers came up to me asking for Virtually Hers and Jed! I was really touched by all the encouragement as well as excitement that the Virtual series has found a new home. You know, after what happened last year, a little bit of my writing spirit died, but this convention has given me back my groove. Part of the reason was knowing that so many of you came looking for me to ask about my books.

Thank you to those of you who drop by my table to get Big Bad Wolf and all the other books. Thank you especially for asking about Virtually Hers and Virtually One because THAT makes me know that Jed and Hell's books are wanted. Thank you for letting me share my good news with you.

Here are some pics from the signing. I have more coming from friends, so hopefully I can pose them another time.

Mr. Romance Contestant and a future Mr. Romance. I thought they looked cute.

RT Virgin Robert Gregory Browne signed his "least scariest" book for me.

Added another Barry Eisler book to my collection.

Very excited I got to meet the great Piers Anthony

Didn't get to hang out with my very good buddy Liz Maverick but I managed to zoom in during her signing. Love her books. BUY.


On a baby. Soooo cute.

Mark Henry wants to eat some brains


Ilona Andrews. When taking pics with her, watch for sneaky rabbit ears on you.


J.A. Konrath. He of the many faces. Very funny man.

And here's me. BBW was a popular book! The next most popular one--Facing Fear. I think there was only one copy of that left. The best part was having readers who attended the romantic suspense panel I moderated came by to pick up my books because they enjoyed my discussion. Yay me!

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Met many, many more authors and a good time was had by all. The noise level of that place was incredible. My bookseller friend brought some of her customers along and boy, were they in heaven. Such excitement at seeing so many authors and books ;-).

I scored two boxes of books at RT. Will I have time to read them? Only if I clone myself several times. What are you girls reading now? Maybe I can look in my pile of new books and put them on top for my next read.

Next: Vampire Ball, Musical Chairs like you've never seen, and Mr. Romance contest pics.

That's it for now. I must to bed (been writing) because in 3 hours...it's time for the hellacious commute to and from work.


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Monday, April 27, 2009

More RT Quickies

I'm home but haven't found time to upload any of the pics yet. This morning--back to the 6 hour commute to hell and back. That's the time suck that takes away every free moment of my life, it seems. And of course, my nemesis the cement mixer was standing there smiling at me and saying, "Hello, lady, it's time to suffer again. Come along."

So I hope you don't mind if I just give "quickies" of my RT memories. I promise to let you see the pics soon. I had the best time at RT this year--good news, great friends, wonderful weather. Simply perfect.

More random memories:

1) My motto: Why walk when you can convertible?

2) Barry Eisler's favorite line at RT: So, see you at the Vampire Ball tonight? Are you going to the Pajamas Party afterwards?

3) Listening to Mark Henry read some love scenes out loud.

4) Hearing the term "mangeant" used for the Mr. Romance contest.

5) Laughing ourselves sick at the He Sex She Sex workshop when the conversation expanded into inventions such as floppy balls hammock (please don't ask me to explain; you have to be there).

6) Meeting new RT virgins such as J.A. Konrath (who is PERFECT for RT) and Robert Gregory Browne. RT gave out pins for newcomers that said "Be gentle with me, I'm a virgin." Cute.

7) Jeaniene Frost was signing the ARCs of her next Night Huntress book and I nabbed one!

8) Great to see Mario Acevedo here too (Virgin!). Try his vampire books, girls--so funny and snarky, and with great titles: X-Rated Blood Suckers and The Nymphos of Rocky Flats. They're one of a kind! ;-)

9) The horrible economy has also touched the lives of our romance models...most of them were only sponsored for a few days instead of the full week.

10) My most memorable line of the convention: "I'm sorry I mushed your package." You fill in the story line for me ;-).

That's it for now. I still have to finish unpacking! And I promise my new editor that I'll get the Virtually One proposal done so that we can start getting serious about publishing dates, etc. I am so psyched!

And finally, THANK YOU FOR THE CONGRATS about Virtually Hers and Virtually One. I'm so happy they've found a good home that will promote them and reach for the readers who have been looking for them. I feel refreshed and invigorated. I feel powerful and eager to conquer my writing. I feel very, very, very, very awesome.

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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Packing Up & Blogging

How much I love you all. As I pass the puter while packing, I'll post a quick update of the past few days, or, ahem, what I remember of them. The long version and photos will have to wait till I get home and my brain sufficiently recovers (if ever).

1) Aussies? Make the best friends. Totally, dudes. I love my Aussie buddies so much I'll give them the keys to my convertible for the weekend.

2) Mr. Romance called his mom after his win. Your call-->is that alpha? Or not?
3) What a great Book Fair! I sold all my copies of Big Bad Wolf! And my good news about Virtually Hers were celebrated by every bookseller and reader who came by to ask ;-).

4) I sat by the great Piers Anthony while getting our back massaged by an RT masseuse.

5) Illona Andrews is cuter and shorter than me ;-).

6) Heather Graham can dance a great rhumba.

7) I cheated in Bunko.

8) Beth Ciotta lost her voice and did charades conversation all night.

9) Some people know the ENTIRE step sequence to MJ's Thriller dance number. I was amazed. And slightly disturbed.

10) I have the arc to the next Jeaneane Frost book, bwahahahahahaha.

Got to go check out now. They double charged me. Later, dudes.

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Friday, April 24, 2009

Happy RT Attendees Pt. 1

So many photos, no enough time to recap. I'll do that later tonight, 'kay? Below are pictures from the He Sex/She Sex workshop and the Faery Ball. Fun, fun, fun with attendees and fellow authors. Play spot the authors till I recap ;-).












Trust me, you don't want to miss the next batch of photos. Hint: Spartan warriors musical chairs contest.


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Quickie RT

Okay, this is going to be a lightning round of updates till I get back from workshops (late, late, latelatelatelateLATE!).

1) Good news about Virtually Hers. Samhaim is interested in both VHers and VOne and once contract is signed (I want to talk stuff over with writer friends first), VHers will be out e-book form sometime this fall and in print sometime next year. The editor is very enthusiastic about VHers (and how different the COS world is). Yay!

2) Screaming orgasm shots were passed out to attendees of the workshop for He Sex She Sex. Much screaming ensued. It was a great panel. How could it not, when there are this kind of comments:

Barry Eisler: (sipping on his shot) Hmm. This is soooo gooood.
Gennita Low: Barry, you're supposed to toss it down.
Barry Eisler: Gennita, I like it to linger.
Crowd: Ahahahahahahahaha.

and

J.A. Konrath: (looking at the packaged condoms being thrown to the attendees) This is the wrong size!!!!!

and

J.A. Konrath: (still looking at pack) You all know I'm going to be so much trouble with my wife if she finds this in my jacket?
Erin McCarthy: Only if it's opened.

As you can tell, this hour was WILD.

3) Afternoon Avon mixer with paranormal authors and free books. Sadly, all books were snatched up by the time I managed to get to the authors. So sad. Missed out Jeaneane Frost's new book. But I got drink mojitos while in line ;-).

4) Fairy Ball pics. Oh my. I have pics. Do I have pics. I need time to download them. So many great costumes of men and women dressed up as Seelie and Unseelie creatures.

5) Midnight party--Deirdre Knight's Immortal Warriors. There were male models dressed up as Spartan warriors. They be wearing velllly leeetle. There was a game of musical chairs involving said warriors as chairs. Oh, yes. Many maidens participated. Many warriors were crushed by maidens running for seats. The last lonely warrior-chair fought by two maidens resulted in much hilarity as he refused to let either one of them off his lap (they were verrry pretty attendees, one of them was my good pal from Australia, Cherie/ChickieBabe).

6) Way past midnight hot-tub party. I was boneless by the time I got out of the hot tub and now I'm LATE. It's all the hot tub's fault!

Later, dudes. I really miss roofing. Really.

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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Evil Author

Jed: "So? How did it go?"

Author: "I think she understands you."

Jed: "Is that so. When are you going to announce the news?"

Author: "When it's official. But right now, it's all looking very, very good indeed, especially for Fall."

Jed: "It'll be nice to have you messing around in my head again. I was getting bored."

Author: "You could sound a bit more enthusiastic. You know what this means, don't you?"

Jed: "What?"

Author: "I can now write that scene in which you're given the pills."

Jed: "Like I said, it's going to be nice to have you in my head again."

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RT Day Two

First, wahhhh, I have no photos to show off. The Alpha Male broke my camera before my trip, so I didn't have one with me for most of the day. I did buy one much later but you know me and technology--it takes a while before anything techy becomes my friend--so I'm still figuring out a few things about it. Hopefully, everything will work out today and I'll be able to download files.

The weather was glorious! Mid-80s and very little humidity. The hotel is designed to look like townhouses with pools/bars/nature trails around it. It's very pretty and takes away the hotel feeling but it's not conducive to a convention atmosphere. Everything is spread out and I don't enjoy walking on heels all the way to the main area for the workshops, etc. Oh, for the convenience of elevators taking you and books back to the room for a nap! No such thing here. Luckily for me, I have my little sporty car ;-).

Yes, yes, I'm the envy of the crowd because of one thing. The car. Everyone wants a ride back to their bungalow after a night of dancing.

I enjoyed my turn at moderating a workshop. It takes more than just standing there and introducing one's panel, especially if there are some big names involved. Many readers are drawn to the more popular panelists and this sometimes change the whole dynamic of the discussion into a one-woman/man-show, and it's the moderator's job not to allow that to happen. I've witnessed this before, when the moderator hadn't done her job and never liked it, so during my workshops, I made sure all my panelists had equal time. Let me tell you, it's NOT easy ;-) because one has to learn the art of interruption, but not too obviously. And of course, the roofer in me has never done the "not too obviously" part very well, LOL.

Little tidbits of fun and gossip:

1) Three different pool areas with bars and working hot tubs! Guess what I'll be doing come one of these midnights?

2) Overheard someone yelling in the bar: "Nothing stays in my mouth that long." Ahem. Turned a few heads there.

3) Had the best time dancing with Lauren Dane and Megan Hart. Drank with Samantha Kane. Hugged the wonderful Anya Bast and her husband. Chit-chatted with Olivia Gates. Stared at costumes, some of which looked more cave men era than jungle. Oh, 80s leopard prints, there you are.

However, there was a stubbly man dressed up in a French maid's costume at the Jungle-themed party last night, complete with fishnet stockings. That was so strange among the "George in the Jungle" and straw skirts look. Umm. Dude. When they say "jungle," it's not a description of your apartment.

4) Oh! I found out I was given a spotlight in June's issue of Romantic Times magazine! If you received it by mail, it's on pg. 25. The article asks authors who have unfinished series to give a summary of the missing ending. I talked about Virtually Hers and Virtually One, giving details of His Jedness and Hell. Cool to see it in this issue because it's given out free to the attendees here, so I might pick up a few new readers.

5) There is a rooster in the convention. I have no idea why. I've seen pics of it hanging out in other people's arms. So. Strange.

6) I heard the Ellora's Cavemen weren't allow to strip down to their usual bikini bottoms this year. They had to wear boxers! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. I find that incredibly funny for some reason. I'm going to have to find a photo of that to show to you guys.

7) Bumped into Jason Santiago, Mr. Romance 2006 and Rodney, Mr. Romance 2007 and we had a good time just yakking. It's always interesting to hear what the guys have been up to, especially with their romance cover gig. I like seeing my friends on covers, so I try to catch the book titles they're featured on. Rodney is fun because he would re-enact a pose wherever he might be--by the pool, next to the bushes, in a miniature golf course, etc., and it always cracks me up how he would go from all jokey and haha-clowning to a rutting, enamored stud in need of his woman in a flash while holding the pool stick or golf club.

8) Overheard in a party-->
Author Barry Eisler to RT Virgin Robert Gregory Browne: Whatever happens in RT stays in RT
Robert: **gulp.
Cherie (my Australian buddy baby): No, no, it's "Whatever happens in RT stays in RT and on the Internet." Here have some chocolate penises.

Okay, I have to get dressed and do the authorly thing now. I'm also meeting the editor who just READ VIRTUALLY HERS. When we bumped into each other last night at 1am, she said: "I'm not going to tell you what I think till our meeting tomorrow. Will that keep you up all night?" Editors. Evil and twisted. I like her already ;-).

Wish me luck on the meeting and the camera. I have to get a pic of their rooster.

DRINK OF THE NIGHT: SWAMP THING

Later, dudes.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Arrived RT 09

Sorry for the long silence. Arrived at RT today. Bumped into EVERYONE! So many familiar faces, smiling and pleased to be here.

My two panels went very well--Barry Eisler, Cindy Dees, Roxanne St. Clair, Karen Rose and Rebecca York were awesome, giving many fascinating details about their backgrounds and writing styles. Many readers told me later that they enjoyed the discussions very much and that made me very happy because I did my job ;-).

Then it was just jumping at friends and bumping chests and doing our secret handshakes for the next three hours. Oh, okay, we sat and drank like fish, happy to be among our kind again, comparing notes about writing and life in general.

Tonight is the Ellora's Cave Jungle Party and I'm going to go simply green and pretend to be a leaf. Yes, I can read all the dirty little thoughts going on in your dirty little minds. A leaf! Just a leaf!!!!!!

Later, dudes. I shall report on how there could be a jungle in a cave. All I know is...there is not a bundle of shingles in sight.

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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Guess What I'll Be Doing Weds-Sat Nights?

Weds night:

Ellora's Cave Jungle-theme Fantasy Party.
Helllllooooo Tarzan. Ahem, nice loin cloth. Just sayin'.

Thurs night:

Seelie and UnSeelie Faery Ball (Those are big wings you have on....)
Deirdre Knight's Gods of Midnight Party (oh yeah, you have got to be a god if you're attending any more parties after the faery ball)

Fri night:

Comic-ula Vampire Ball (Capes and Escapades, my dears)

Sat night:

Dorchester Shore Party. (Beach wear, they say. Are they kidding me???)

Anyway, I should be happily partied-out by the end of the week. I'm sooo looking forward to actually be drinking mixers instead of working the cement one.

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Everything you ever need to know about TV shows and the many tropes within the genres.

Just click on any of the sublinks, esp. the Random Item. Guarantee you're going to lose upto 30 minutes on Intertubes Television Inanity.

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Saturday, April 18, 2009

Twilight RT

It's fun the week before the RT convention because I get to think of costumes to wear at the balls, as if it's Halloween/Mardi Gras/Sci Fi Expo coming up. After a few hours mulling and checking on Tweeter this morning, I think being a Sparkly Vampire ala Edward would be an easy get-up. And I have to do is look intensely at the wine glass all night. And then, on Faery Ball night, I can wear the same sparkly stuff and claim it's angel dust! Yeah, an all-for-everything, one-size-fits-all-balls sparkly costume change!

And here is a funny Saturday laugh-out-loud video (thanks to John Scalzi) about males, sports, and dating:



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Friday, April 17, 2009

Spy Trip Coming Up

It's another Friday, yippee, and it's the weekend before RT, double yippee-ki-yay! I'm really looking forward to seeing my writing friends and readers again. Been soooooo long and it'll be a nice break from the five hours of daily commuting. Also--I'll be wearing dresses! Wow. I don't even know whether I'll remember how to walk on heels again after all these months. If you're at RT and you see this little Asian woman face down on the floor, she is NOT drunk, 'kay? She probably toppled over from trying to walk on heels and couldn't get up. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Quick update: No news on VIRTUALLY HERS from the editor yet, but I do appreciate all your encouraging emails and posts here. I'm afrid I won't have it on sale at RT, as originally planned, but will bring copies of Big Bad Wolf instead.

Speaking of Big Bad Wolf, since it came out in Jan, I've sold 440 copies! And I'm ordering a couple of dozen for myself for the signing at RT. I'm now looking forward to hitting 500 sales by May. Wouldn't that be something?!

The only thing I dread is explaining to Jiggle Low that mommy is going off for a few days. Last year I was met with the Woe-Is-Me look, followed by the You're Dead To Me treatment. That furball has me wrapped around his little paw, I tell you.

The next book on my reading list: Lydia Joyce's Wicked Intentions. I've heard that it's very hot and I'm the mood for that, baby!

What about your weekend? Reading something good? Or doing something fun?

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Even Simon Was Enraptured

Just wow. There's a story here to tell. And she sang one of my most favorite song of all time, I Dreamed A Dream. This woman's voice made those lyrics come alive.

There was a time when men were kind
When their voices were soft
And their words inviting
There was a time when love was blind
And the world was a song
And the song was exciting
There was a time
Then it all went wrong

I dreamed a dream in time gone by
When hope was high
And life worth living
I dreamed that love would never die
I dreamed that God would be forgiving
Then I was young and unafraid
And dreams were made and used and wasted
There was no ransom to be paid
No song unsung, no wine untasted

But the tigers come at night
With their voices soft as thunder
As they tear your hope apart
And they turn your dream to shame

He slept a summer by my side
He filled my days with endless wonder
He took my childhood in his stride
But he was gone when autumn came

And still I dream he'll come to me
That we will live the years together
But there are dreams that cannot be
And there are storms we cannot weather

I had a dream my life would be
So different from this hell I'm living
So different now from what it seemed
Now life has killed the dream I dreamed.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Dollhouse Episode 9

I know, I know, you're just dying to hear my take on the latest Joss Whedon show :-).

Okay, this was an awesome yet odd episode overall. There were several horrifying revelations that really changed the way we and the characters view their reality. First. we finally met Ms. Lonely Hearts and it wasn't some old crone getting the services of Viktor/Roger--it was, Holy Kamolly, Adele! Yikes.

Intriguing as this was, there were things that made me scratch my head. I gathered that this was meant to show the dark side of Adele and yet, we were also meant to see her vulnerable side, with a bit of her past snuck in there. I suspected that she recreated an old lover out of Viktor, Continental accent and all. But in essence, she's not much different from Sierra's ex-handler who raped her, right? She acted as if that act was such a crime and killed that bastard, but what about herself? Her using Viktor, even with imprintment, was really no different from Sierra's ex-handler, who used her imprinted trust of him.

But the fencing scene and the conversations in bed are making Adele a very rounded bad guy. Her decision to give up her make-believe Roger also signaled her realization that the real world around her was in danger; her most trusted man himself a fake. That was one cool thematic use of nothing black and white about this show, even for the bad guys.

Second, the Mellie of the Melons reveal to Ballard. Oh, man. Poor, poor Ballard. Nice juxtaposition too, that he found that HIS reality was also not quite what it seemed. The woman he had slept with was a doll and now, we the audience are also questioning the dilemma of whether his future sexing of her would be rape. He couldn't tell Mellie because her kill trigger would be activated and yet he also couldn't change the relationship too drastically because that would make the Dollhouse suspicious. Like I said, poor Ballard.

Third, Dominic's reveal as the NSA mole. That was quite a surprise punch for me. Never saw that happening. So we now know that the NSA was trying to control the technology from spreading and our perception of Dominic as Really Bad Guy also changed; in the overall pic, he had a mission to stop the Dollhouse technology from spreading to terrorist countries, etc.

But he was caught by...ECHO/spyhunter who I'm sure was now truly composited (if that's a word). She controlled the whole situation from the getgo--getting Topher to imprint her ("did I just lose an argument to a Doll?" best quote of the night), then asking questions from each of the people who had control of her and showing some kind of insight of their inner workings, and then that classic Faith-inspired fight at the end with Dominic (awesome use of glass table, hee).

We now see the reality of the Attic. I was a bit disappointed about that, just a bunch of wires to torture? What made the Dolls any different from an Atticked Doll? I'm imagining the Atticked Dolls lying comatose somewhere. What point would that serve if that was true? They just sit in the Attic for decades? Plot hole there for me.

Another confusing element is the number of spies against the Dollhouse running around inside and around the place. We have Alpha. We have Alpha's insider. We have the NSA insider. We have Ballard. And maybe we have more. Here's the best I could understand what was happening:

1) Last week Echo's destruction of electrical components gave Topher some problems with his imprintment equipment.

2) They imprinted Mellie before the discovery of whatever that thing was that was NSA technology, hence they knew it was NSA, in the chair.

3) Dominic, the NSA undercover op, pretended to be angry and then had Sierra imprinted with Sydney Bristow's brain ;-) so she could run an Alias-like operation at NSA. Of course, this was a set-up and that's why no one could recognize that Sierra looked nothing like the Asian girl she was pretending to be :-). Sierra/SydneyBristow was supposed to steal something that would reveal the identity of the NSA mole. We already know that Dominic had set up Ivy as the mole.

4) Meanwhile, imprinted Mellie revealed stuff to Ballard. Her words pointed to ANOTHER agent, who wanted Ballard to find out why and not where. I'm saying this because Dominic was pretty damn sure he was protected, yet here, Mellie, who had no idea what was happening at the Dollhouse, said their inside agent had been compromised. I'm thinking maybe Ivy is a mole too, but not for NSA.

5) Back at the Dollhouse, we get the Dominic reveal and Ivy is saved from the Attic.

6) Adele atticked Dominic. Their conversation was very revealing (ahem) too--he was working to stop the technology from improving and he could see that Alpha was just the beginning of what could be done to the human mind. He could see it happening to Echo. Of course, that didn't make him any less the bastard he was for trying to off Echo.

7) So, in the end, one mole caught, Alpha still on the loose, and his inside Mole might not have been compromised yet.

Last few thoughts: Adele as Wonder Woman with the Bullet hole was pretty cool ;-). Also, Topher's and Dr. Saunders' motivation for being the Dollhouse were interesting. Boyd was as mysterious as ever and yes, I think he could be a mole too. Echo's final re-imprintment to trust a new handler--her trigger words were said with her eyes on Boyd and not on her handler. Wonder what that means?

Whew. I know, I think too much about a TV show. Joss does that to me. //bow

Your thoughts?

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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Frustration

It's been a frustrating Sunday. I've been fighting a strange malware on my puter that directs all my google finds (if I click on a link there) to some other pop-up site. I think I must have used 5 diferent anti-virus programs plus a remote assistant. Of course the remote assistant wiped out all my passwords and cookies and personal settings on my computer and now everything looks horrible and unfamiliar. I wouldn't have minded that so much IF the malware had been taken care of but nope, Google links are still be directed elsewhere.

Arghhhh.

How I hate the webworld and computers sometimes. They suck one's time in so many ways and yet are indispensable in one's daily life (okay, only if you're not a Caveman, like someone I know).

Sorry for my boring posts lately but it's like everything is conspiring to stop me from writing and other important things, like blogging ;-). I have a lovely romance video for you to link on. It's 12 minutes long but totally, totally worth it, especially the wonderful ending. Hope you enjoy it.



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Saturday, April 11, 2009

Virtually Hers Update/Your Opinion

Last week, out of the blue and because I wanted to be in the top ten of a March Madness version of Best Romance Books Tournament at Dear Author, I announced a contest that whoever who go to the site to vote for Patricia Briggs' Iron Kissed would be entered into a contest. The winner would get a copy of VIRTUALLY HERS, whom I've planned to come out via Amazon POD services in time for the Romantic Times Convention.

During the game, an editor from Samhain had seen my announcement on Twitter and had come to my site to check out news about VIRTUALLY HERS but of course, found nothing. I told her about my plans and added a quick query whether she might be interested to read the manuscript anyway. She was! She said that if accepted, VHERS could possibly be out in E-BOOK format in fall and in print format ten months after that.

So anyway, that was something new to mull about all week, whether I should just go ahead and put VHERS out on Amazon while waiting for Samhain's decision. If Samhain makes an offer, I could always just take it down from Amazon, right? Or. I could just do a limited printout so I can just take the books to the RT convention signing and also give one to the contest winner.

What do you think?

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Thursday, April 09, 2009

Word Got Out

Word got out among the roofers that the Asian chick wrote books. Now everyone in the truck is taking me to a private corner to bend my ear about writing HIS story. Ahem. Can I set some rules about what is probably NOT going to be Very Romantic Elements for a hero?

1) A story that includes your 12 page rap sheet containing all your drunken driving adventures and how proud you were to violate probation so you could get your license back quicker.

2) Any scene that has you fighting with black prisoners who want to beat you up for your candy.

3) How you use to drive your titty-bar girlfriend around to her "clients."

4) A story with anything to do with how you made and lost your fortune running a naked dancers bar.

5) It's difficult to find a sympathetic heroine if you, the hero, still lives with your mother at the age of 42 (and not pay rent) because you spend all your money on beer every week.

6) If the story has the hero (you) doing anything illegal and there are four chapters about the different quality of service in each jail in which you were incarcerated.

7) It's difficult to be Alpha about the fact that you can't pass a urine test and...never mind, YOU don't want to know the rest of this story.

8) If everything you remember revolves around a date at a metalhead concert in the late 80s and 90s.

9) No, I also don't think your idea about the monster truck bash and mud baja-ing would go very well, along with the drunken party in which you lost your front teeth to the brothers who was so tough they drank each other's vomit.

10) Really, you used to party with the Mets and Detroit Tigers when you lived up north? Aw.

Sigh. Help.

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Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Books?

Hey, last night I was delayed by a long accident traffic jam home. Hope to catch up with more book news tonight.

My order for Ilona Andrews MAGIC STRIKES arrived, though, and I'll be reading that on my way to work this morning. Yippee, Curran will cheer me up! What are you reading now?

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Monday, April 06, 2009

Want To Win a COPY of VIRTUALLY HERS?

EDITED TO ADD: The voting is over and IRON KISSED WON! YEEHA! //doing snoopy dance I know Jed's troops will help my pick to win. I'm so darn silly-excited about being in the top ten (possibly) ;-).

Also, I'll put the names of those who commented here with those who commented on Twitter and the Yahoogroup. Later this week, I'll pick the winner for VIRTUALLY HERS, coming out soon.

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I need a favor ;-) and yes, I'm not afraid to use JED to get what I want. This is your chance to get a copy of VIRTUALLY HERS as soon as it's available end of this month. You heard me, HIS JEDNESS needs your help.

Go to http://dabwaha.com/blog/

VOTE FOR IRON KISSED by Patricia Briggs. And if you have different ISPs, vote twice ;-). I won't tell. My pick must win. MUST WIN. Why? Because I'd like to end up in the top ten over there and do a snoopy dance, that's why.

Come back here and reply to this post so I can enter your name into my VIRTUALLY HERS CONTEST.

So easy...come on! Get over there and vote for GLow's pick!

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Sunday, April 05, 2009

And Now Something Ugly

This is the reason why I'm walking and sitting funny.



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Saturday, April 04, 2009

Who's Teh Pretty?

Found these from emails and files. Anyone knows who Teh Pretty is? I'm sure he's a model and I'd love to see whether I can usehave him for Virtually Hers ;-).

Anyway, it's Saturday. Eye candy is good for Saturday.















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Weekly Dollhouse Ruminations: Episode 8

Okay, so it's basically a Reset Button episode, a fake run-through of "Dollhouse Doomsday" by the PTB. The idea has merit and there were several cool twists and aspects, but overall, I came away thinking something was off with the story.

First, the good stuff:

1) character background.
Yay, we now have some back stories so we could cheer for the main characters. Can I say Victor, whom I didn't like in the first couple of episodes, has grown into my favorite character? Definitely an interesting idea to give the "actives" their basic personalities back without their memories. Victor, again, was the standout and most interesting. I'm thinking he "volunteered" because he suffered from PTSD. Mellie of the Melons obviously did out of the pain of losing a child (maybe she wanted to forget?). Caroline, in the two years after her boyfriend's death, has grown tougher because she sure didn't know how to fight like that in the lab chase in college, which tells that something more happened than mere running. Sierra's character is the darkest, much to my surprise, and it cast a very horrifying light about the Dollhouse.

2) overall arc
The mythos is very clear--the Dollhouse will do and can do whatever necessary to keep going/making money. For whom, it isn't quite clear yet and Alpha was underutilized in this episode. Contrasting their personalities with the dolls walking around was good too, e.g., Victor's muttering of baseball in an effort to not look around in the community bath. The scenes showing outside of the Dollhouse main area was interesting too--the giant clothes room (also very disturbing but with one funny moment showing Victor quickly putting back his thongs) and the

The Bad.
Sierra's background story with the douchebag who sold her and then the Dollhouse RENTING HER BACK TO HIM for more abuse? That was a WTF moment for me. Could be a major dealbreaker for me if not addressed sometime soon. This episode emphasized closure for the characters to sort of shut off that memory valve in their brains, but how the hell is this closure for Sierra?!

Also, wtf again with the Dollhouse doing that to Sierra? They had one of the Handlers killed off for raping her, but they allowed her to be rape via rental? Gag. Joss Whedon, no. Take that back. Nolan must die soon.

Really did NOT like Echo's original mind, Caroline. Gag. Hate that kind of PETA-Savior complex. I was amused, though, by Adele's observation that Caroline wasn't exactly smart. Because YES the woman is stupid. Instead of going to the cops and perhaps having a chance of going against people with guns, she put on a one-woman Save-The-World operation on her own. She was going to release the dolls the same way she was going to with the lab monkeys in her earlier life. Dumbass.

Anyway, the test run was meant to normalize the growing doll glitches. The doctor (forever Fred in my mind) was also a neat surprise. I can't decide whether she is for or against the dolls. She doesn't approved of looking at them as "pets," yet she was the one who initiated this retooling and reset idea.

Joss's very dark aspect of Sierra's chilling fate really underlined that the Dollhouse is evil, no matter how kick-ass Adele is or how amusing and smartmouth Topher is. It's an emphasis on the same disturbing theme of human trafficking from the first episode, only this time, it's even more personal for us because we've gotten to know Sierra through several episodes.

One more quickie thought--what the heck was the opening scene?! Yeah, Shirtless (now ex-)Agent Ballard was nice but having a nightmare-seduction dream with Caroline? With Mellie as the voice of conscience? So obviously ploy of meaninglessness eye-candy. I mean, Shallow Jenn thank you for Shirtless Ballard, but I know visual bribery when I see it. Bad boy fantasy. Yes, looking at you, Joss.

Oh, final words. Nolan. Must. Die.

Your thoughts?

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Thursday, April 02, 2009

After Soaking My Butt In The Spa Tub

WHOP! That's the sound the side of my butt/thigh made when my shoes slipped down the Polystick-applied roof and I landed on the fleshy side of leg. It was at the end of the day too, so the ride home was quite uncomfortable. I knew I had a big bruise forming and by the time my 2-plus hour commute was over, the butt was properly tender. Of course I didn't tell anyone on the truck how butt was hurting me, are you guys crazy? I'd never hear the end of the ass jokes.

It also didn't help that I had a late evening dentist appointment that I couldn't put off. So no only is my butt swollen, but my mouth is too. So y'all understand if I was disinclined for a little romance when I finally reached home and Alpha Male grabbed my ass in a welcoming embrace. Let's just say that my howl wasn't romance-inducing. Also add a very strickened man whom I've led to believe caused this very absolutely horrifying dark purple bruise on the side of my butt.

I sat in very hot water all hour, sulking. Now I'm going to finish writing about Viking Dude and his enchanted sword. Yes, I'll be mostly standing. Or sitting on one butt.

I'm okay, don't worry. I'm just working up some good apologetic massages out of the Alpha Male.

P/S Did you think His Jedness was playing you yesterday? Hmm? ;-)

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Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Special News

Today is a special, special day. His Jedness wants to tell you his book will be out end of this month.

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