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Posting schedule update and a fic rec
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This is an update for all those readers who are following , the sequel to  , and also for anyone who's waiting for part two of  shelley6441's birthday lemon, Better Than Cake, which you can find in the post directly before this one.

Justice, Chapter 8 is with the betas. They've all indicated that they're going to get it back to me by the weekend. The earliest I may be able to post is Sunday after I write my exam, but if the chapter needs a lot of work, it might be Monday instead. I'm hoping it no longer needs a lot of work! I really tweaked it a lot.

I'm writing part two of the lemon now. I'm not going to get anyone to beta it, so once it's done, I'll just post it. I imagine that will be sometime tomorrow.

Other news: I have been impressing myself by making the most wonderful salsa recipes in my food processor. I've recently been buying and using a variety of hot peppers for the first time in my life. Prior to this, if I ever wanted to make a dish spicy, I just added cayenne pepper or dried chili flakes. I was too intimidated by fresh peppers like jalapeno, serrano and chili peppers.

If you have never cooked with fresh spicy peppers before, let me give you a word of warning: their juices will make your fingers burn for hours! Serrano peppers are the worst! (My hands burned all evening, even after I washed them about twelve times, and one spot was still burning when I woke up the next morning) Try not to get the juice on your fingers, and if you do, do NOT touch your face for any reason. I didn't know that pepper juices would burn my skin. Thank God I didn't rub my eyes.

I also bought tomatillos for the first time in my life, too. For those who don't know what they are, tomatillos are funny little green tomatoes that Nature wraps up in a papery covering. You can use them to make a green salsa.

Now for the fic rec. I've just finished reading Arson! by Cap Iversen. It's a Western about a gunfighter who falls in love with the man who hires him to get revenge on the men who murdered his family. It's written in the first person from the point of view of the gunslinger. It has a few sex scenes, but they're not detailed. I found I didn't mind at all because it has a great plot and lots of interesting side characters. It was so engrossing that when I was reading the exciting parts, I kept annoying my husband with my frequent gasps of dismay, also by the way I kept bursting out laughing. There are so many laugh-out-loud funny bits as well as scenes and observations that display a more subtle kind of wit. The main character, Dakota Taylor, is a bit of a scoundrel, but is really likeable, and is definitely all man. He's not at all a typical suave hero. His love interest, Bennie Colsen, reminded me a lot of Ryo, in terms of his behavior.

I got it from Torquere ebooks. Here's the link if you want to go and read a sample. http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=2706

There are two sequels that don't seem to be currently available in an ebook format, but I'm so determined to keep reading about Dakota Taylor that I ordered them from Amazon. I hope I ordered paperbacks and didn't accidentally order a hardcover in my enthusiasm, which has happened before. Now I have to wait until the middle of September before they arrive. I don't think you guys needs to worry about the sequels, though. Arson! is a stand-alone book. It doesn't leave any loose ends. It's a hell of a good read. I absolutely could not put it down. It dominated my life for two days. Now I'm reading it all over again and discovering lots of subtle little things that I seem to have missed the first time around.

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Thanks for the book rec. Sounds like the kind of story I might enjoy as well.
And I'm always on the hunt for ebook stores with good conditions - Torquere is quite customer friendly it seems (at least compared to the official stuff set up by Sony and the German booksellers association). :)

I just want to let you know that Torquere has a 15% off sale this weekend. The coupon code is back2010. This coupon is good through Sunday. I miss 4 out of 5 sales, but I was determined to take advantage of this one. It saved me almost $5 today.

I hate trying new authors because it's so hit and miss, but occasionally it pays off and I find someone I like. I've ordered five new books today! I think I've ordered about 20 ebooks so far this month. It may be a while before I can get to them, though. I like to have them on hand.

Thanks. Though, they told me about it in the confirm mail for my purchase. Right now, I'm buying few ebooks. I'm mostly reading the epic fanfics, I never managed to tackle on the screen on the reader instead. But regarding ebook resources:

Do you know Fictionwise (http://www.fictionwise.com/home.html)? It's the store I use most often. They give a lot of info about their books (including customer ratings) and also run a lot of discounts. It's also pretty large in terms of books and genres present. The multiformat ones are without any DRM and you can your search restrict by format.

I don't know if you like military (and other) sciencefiction, but if yes, I suggest to get the Baen promotional CDs (for example at http://baencd.thefifthimperium.com/ ). They hold full ebook versions of most of their publications (except the newest book in a series, respectively). It finally allowed me to read Weber's Honor Harrington series completely in English for free. And there's still a ton of books waiting for me. Baen's SciFi CDs amount to over 100 ebooks of (deserved) high profile authors, so it might be worth a try. :)

And finally, http://ebooks.dreamwidth.org/21306.html This is a post from the ebook-group on Dreamwidth, which lists quite a few DRM-free stores easily overlooked, including C.J. Cherryhs (though I haven't tried it so far). Afaik, it's not friends-locked. Maybe the list will be useful. :)

You're welcome. I agree. Torquere is customer-friendly and so is fictionwise ebooks, another company I order from regularly. All 23 books I have ordered from them in the past two years are still there on my fictionwise 'bookshelf' with the download links available.

I recently ordered several books from 1Romance e-books http://1romanceebooks.com/, which is Laura Baumbach's publishing company. I am allowed five downloads of each book before it expires. I probably won't need that many since I download once, save to my desktop and then send the file to myself as an email so that I can open it on my netbook at remote locations and save it in that computer's files as well. As long as I send them to myself via email, I can always find them again and have access to them even if my computer blows up and I forget my ebook site passwords!

I hope you enjoy Arson, because I certainly did. I got email notifications from Amazon on the anticipated delivery dates of the sequels, and one of them won't be here until Oct 09th! Gah. I guess I'll just have to wait. I'll probably be very busy with homework and assignments at that time, anyway.


I enjoy spicy foods, too, so congrats on giving those fresh peppers a try. But I'm sorry to hear how much they irritated your skin with the burning! And I do love tomatillos!

I'm nearly finished reading Arson! and yes, I have found myself laughing out loud at certain parts. I really like the way Iversen writes - a refreshing and original way with storytelling. But I still don't know what to make of Bennie!

Thanks, Brit!


Bennie's a hard one to figure out, but that's probably why Dakota is so crazy about him. Have you gotten to their long-awaited sex scene yet?


Not yet - I've got about 50 more pages to go. I am looking forward to it, of course! I do love how Dakota is willing to do anything to make Bennie happy. I also can't wait to find out who dammed up the water. I'm so HAPPY you shared this book with me, Brit.

Btw, I'm also nearly finished with my edits to Justice -I'll be sending them to you shortly.

Dakota absolutely adores him, but he never says anything tender, nor would the prickly Bennie want him to. But Dakota's actions speak loud and clear. Only Ryder understands exactly how Dakota feels.

I absolutely can't get this book out of my mind. I even want to write fanfiction about it! Like very detailed lemon fanfiction, since this book's sex scenes were all quite short. But I think I'll have to wait until after I read the sequels so I can stay in Cap Iversen's timeline. I can't wait until my sequels arrive. I wish all three had been available in ebook format. But maybe it's good that they weren't because I know I would be reading Silver Saddles right now instead of studying. I'm really happy that you're enjoying Arson!

Hey, no rush on the Justice edits, really. I can't even think about Justice until after my exam tomorrow. I wish I could stop thinking about Dakota and Bennie!

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