Sneak Peek of my Short Story

Good morning, blog readers! If you follow my Facebook page, you would have seen that I’ve put aside my work for the next novel in my series in favour of writing a short story. It’s to eventually go in an anthology with some of my fellow Pandas (authors) from Pandamoon Publishing.

The short story is a lusty Regency tale of a couple meeting at a masquerade.

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My hero is a thirty-three year old Canada-migrated Englishman named Benjamin Laverick, the Earl of Huntsford. My heroine is a twenty-six year old widow named Hannah Fitton, the Dowager Viscountess of Edenthorpe.

Also, if you follow me on Facebook, you will have already seen the sneak peek that I revealed yesterday. But since I’m sure that most of you haven’t visited my FB page, here is the sneak peek, just for you! :

{“What is your name?” Ben blurted, the words rumbling from deep within him.

The Beauty’s grin widened and her eyes gleamed with mischief as she shook one finger at him. “Ah-ah. You mustn’t break the rules of the masque.”

He matched her grin. “You follow the rules, do you, madam?”

She cast her gaze down briefly in mock modesty before returning – nay, burning – into his once more. “The rules of the masque, indeed, must always be followed, sir. However…” she hesitated and his heart faltered, “…the rules of society? Most assuredly not.”

Ben almost crowed.}

And there you have it, ladies and gentlemen! I hope you enjoyed it!

Thank you so much for reading! Happy Thursday!

*Photos found on Pinterest*

The Awesomeness That Was My Weekend – At Fan Expo

Good morning, blog readers! Once again, I must apologize for not posting in a timely manner. Though I must say that we are finally over our colds, it just means that we must catch up on all of the house work that didn’t get done while we were sick. Which was quite a bit…

Anyway, I’d like to get right to the crux of this blog. My weekend! I’m not sure if any of you know, but I am a huge fangirl when it comes to science fiction. I grew up watching Star Trek TNG, Red Dwarf, and super hero movies, as well as playing video games to try to keep up with my brother and my dad. Needless to say, this has seeped into my adult life. I am a very big fan of shows like Dr. Who, Sherlock, and Firefly (so sad it was only on for one season!), and films like the Star Wars and Avengers series’. It was for that reason that this weekend was one of the best ever.

This weekend, my husband and I (and our oldest two sons on Saturday) went to Fan Expo Canada. It is a “comic con” of sorts for us Canadians. Let me just pop out a few names that were on the celebrity guest list… William Shatner (Captain Kirk – Star Trek), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia – Star Wars), Brent Spiner (Data – Star Trek TNG), and John Barrowman (Captain Jack – Dr. Who). *Fangirl Squeal* Yes. It was a wonderful turnout. Now, while I could drone on about how much I love these celebrities, I think I will just share some of my favourite photos. (No, I didn’t get one with Shatner or Fisher. Couldn’t get close enough and it cost too much to get photos with them.) Alas, here are my photos:

This is Middle Son (4yo) getting a hug from Elmo. He was so excited!

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This is John Barrowman making a joke while signing my husband’s Time-Vortex Manipulator.

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This was our signed photograph from Brent Spiner.

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This is a photo from John Barrowman’s Q&A. Funniest thing I’d ever been to – and the highlight of the weekend.

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Hubby and I waiting in our seats for Brent Spiner’s Q&A.IMG_4239

Brent Spiner in his Q&A. He was much more amusing than I expected. IMG_2619

Some cool cosplayers. Mario Swat and Princess Peach Medic. IMG_2606

The back of my head as I took a photo of some storm troopers and Chewbacca.IMG_2603

The storm troopers and Chewbacca.

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One of our signatures from John Barrowman. It’s a metal replica of the sign on the T.A.R.D.I.S. from Dr. Who.

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Another autograph from John Barrowman (aka Captain Jack from Dr. Who).IMG_4200

Oldest Son (dressed as a Clone Wars storm trooper) with a couple of storm troopers.IMG_4166

With Elsa and Belle. Middle Son was too shy to be in this photo.IMG_4153

John Barrowman signing my husband’s Time-Vortex Manipulator.IMG_4146

The crowds at the Fan Expo. This was the mild turnout of the first day.IMG_4130

Hubby and I waiting in line for our autograph from Brent Spiner (aka Data from Star Trek TNG)

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Hubby and I in front of the Delorean.

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Hubby and I posing with a replica T.A.R.D.I.S.IMG_2556So there you have it! Some of my favourite photos from our weekend at Fan Expo. It was a blast!

Thank you so much for reading! I hope you all have a wonderful week!