Deek Rhew’s Big Cover Reveal!

Good morning, blog readers! Today, I have the pleasure of hosting one of my fellow Pandas, Deek Rhew, and revealing the cover for his upcoming short story “Birth of an American Gigolo.” But before we get to the reveal, here’s a little information about Deek and his story.

 
Birth of An American Gigolo
 
An old party girl turned domestic diva, infuriated by her husband’s cheating–and his holier-than-thou, tree-hugging, no-tits and no-hips girlfriend–inflicts her wrath by training a local boy in the fine art of seduction. She and her new boy toy turned love god, start a gigolo business as a distraction for the neglected and mistreated housewives of Alabaster Cove.
About Deek Rhew 
 
 
Deek lives in a rainy pocket in the Pacific Northwest with his stunning YA author bride, Erin Rhew, and their writing assistant, a fat tabby named Trinity. They enjoy lingering in the mornings, and often late into the night, caught up Erin’s fantastic fantasy worlds of noble princes and knights and entwined in Deek’s dark underworld of the FBI and drug lords. His first full-lengthed novel 122 Rules releases with Pandamoon Publishing in 2016. 
 
Deek and Erin enjoy spending time with friends, running, boxing, lifting weights, eating popcorn, drinking Coke Zero, and living life to the fullest.
 
You can find Deek online:
And Now…The Big Reveal
Anita Carroll at Race-Point designed this amazing cover!
 

Birth of an American Gigolo will be available on Amazon and other eRetailers early 2016! Be sure to add it to your Goodreads TBR list!

Thank you all so much for reading! Happy Tuesday!

My Wonderful Discovery

Good morning, blog readers! I apologize for my absence in blogging. I had intended to post every Friday, but it seems life has gotten in the way.

I had come up with a list of blog topics that interested me, and I thought I could write about, but each time I sat down to write I found my mind blank. Then I thought that I could write about my life as a stay-at-home-mom of four or an author, etc. but parent blogs are everywhere and life with four children is pretty stereotypical (though amusing, fun, warm, and fuzzy in its own right). In addition to that, my life as an author is exciting to me, but me telling you about how I stare at a computer screen for the majority of my day probably wouldn’t interest you. I could easily tell you about my hobbies (tea-drinking and crocheting), but I would assume that photos of my tea cupboard and our many blankets would be a bore. Instead, I thought I’d tell you about how I thought about all of this and decided against them.

One thing out of the ordinary did happen to me, however, and I felt the need to share.

GROCERY DELIVERY.

Grocery delivery

How in the world did I not know that this existed?! Why–oh why?!–have I been doing my grocery shopping with Hubby and our four kids every week? I’ve been dealing with the tantrums, the incessant: “Mommy, can we buy these gummies?” “Mommy, can we get cookies?” “Mommy, he’s hogging the leg hole!” “Are we done yet?”, and the fact that we always forget to buy something because we’re trying to rush the kids out of the store. I love my children with all my heart, but grocery shopping with them is an absolute nightmare.

kid-in-store

supermarket-meltdown

Last week we were driving to our weekly dinner at my in-laws’ place, when I saw it. A grocery delivery truck driving through a residential area. My eyes popped and my heart rate picked up. GROCERY DELIVERY. That night when we got home, I sat at my computer and learned that this was, indeed, a thing. Plus (seriously, I can’t believe this!) it would only cost us $5 for delivery. FIVE DOLLARS for someone to do our grocery shopping for us and deliver it to our house!

I was certain that this was too good to be true, but I had to be sure. Last week I made my first *test* order and had it delivered on Friday afternoon (“between 4 and 5”). They were two minutes early. Yes, early. Could this get any better? The delivery man had a smile on his face, asked for my signature, and helped me with the bags. I was–am–floored.

Needless to say, I never intend to go grocery shopping with four children (aged 6 and under) again. In fact, I just finished placing another order to be delivered tomorrow. This unquestionably changed my life.

Thank you so much for reading! Happy Friday!