It is definitely July here–it hasn’t been out of the eighties for ages now, maybe two weeks, and most of that time, it’s been even hotter.  Have I mentioned lately how much I hate summer here in our neck of the woods?  At least that part of it, all hot and sticky outside every day.  If it could be more like spring here, I would love summer.

So I’ve been staying indoors, in the air conditioning.  My vacation ended this morning.  I don’t mind that, though I did get a fair amount of writing done.  Even though I promised my agent the first shifter manuscript months ago, I’m glad I puttered around with it too long while working on the second and third in the series, because now I know there are big things I need to fix in the first one, and some smaller things that need to be fixed in the second.  But when they’re fixed, the books are going to be so much better than I thought when I started writing them, so I’m happy about that.

I may even find a snippet from one of these yummy shifters to share with you soon.  I love these characters, all of them.  Okay, maybe not all of them.  There are bad guys, and one character who is a jerk, but I do love the heroes and heroines of these stories.

 

Since it is still July, it is still part of my month-long celebration with presents for you.  Woohoo!  Somehow, nobody commented on the last giveaway, so I’m going to try again.

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One of my favorite things in the summer (besides ice cream and fresh fruit and veggies) is a great album.  You know what I mean, right?  Something with lots of catchy songs that you can listen to over and over, cranked up while you drive with all the windows down (assuming it’s nice enough not to require air conditioning).  I have had lots of those over the years–I remember when Hysteria by Def Leppard came out (still on cassette tapes!).  I wore out more than one tape that year.  So far this summer, my crank-it-up-loud song is not a new song, but I love it anyway:  Shut Up & Dance by Walk the Moon.

So, what is your crank-it-up-loud song this summer?  Everybody who comments with their song by Saturday, July 16, 2016 by noon EST will be entered in a drawing for the box of goodies pictured above.

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(   Photo credit: Rexness via Source / CC BY-SA )

Happy birthday to me, for you!

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