Once upon a time, I was a rebel. And I have the tattoo to prove it.
Then there was the spiked hair–the shade of which changed monthly–“colorful” language that can’t be found in your everyday sixteen-count crayon box, a pack-a-day habit, less-than-modest wardrobe, and an obsession with guitar-trashing, drum-bashing music.
Did I mention I’m also a preacher’s kid? That’s right. And like the prodigal son after whom I modeled myself, I finally saw the error of my ways and returned to the fold.
Today my life is all about “lead me not into temptation.” When I’m not serving as Women’s Ministry Director at my father’s church, I’m working at Gloria’s Morning Café. I even have worthy goals, like saving enough money to buy the café, keep my Jelly Belly habit under control, and to never again hurt the people I love. No more parties. No more unsavory activities. And no more motorcycles! You’d think I was finally on the right track.
But since my dad’s replacement hired a hotshot church consultant to revive our “dying” church, things aren’t working out as planned. And now this “consultant” says I’m in need of a little reviving myself. Just who does this Maddox McCray think he is anyway? With his curly hair that could use a good clipping, tattoo that he makes no attempt to hide, and black leather pants, the man is downright dangerous. In fact, all that’s missing is a motorcycle. Or so I thought… But if he thinks he’s going to take me for a ride on that 1298cc machine of his, he can think again. Harriet Bisset is a reformed woman, and she’s going to stay that way. Even if it kills me!
I absolutely adored this story. A story of Love, Forgiveness, and Grace. This story as about Harriet, a prodigal daughter. Who goes from a rebellious motorcycle riding, tattoo loving, to a reformed Christian woman running from her past. Along the way she gets torn between to guys, Stephano and the the swoon worthy character, Maddox McCray. If you want a cute, and quirky read pick up *Splitting Harriet.*
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Well, on to what this post is REALLY about! I have a really awesome opportunity with a very well known Christian website. I'm not going to give it all away just yet, at least not until it's official. So I'm going to just tease you for now. But I am very excited for it and hope it all becomes official. Now, this doesn't mean I will be neglecting Literary And Lace, not at all. I will still be posting here periodically, like I do now. Well, logging off. See ya!
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Faking Grace by Tamara Leigh is a book about a woman named Maizy Grace Stewart, who wants nothing more than to become a investigative reporter. She eventually gets an opportunity to get a shot at a part-time position at a Nashville newspaper. But to pay the bills she needs another job to keep her afloat. She applies to a local Christian Resources store but they only hire committed Christians. She decides that she can fake it, but some trouble comes when the editing manager and absolutely gorgeous Brit, Jack Prentiss, is going out of his way to prove Maizy Grace a fraud. And when boss at the newspaper asks her to dig up some dirt on Steeple Side Christian Resources and the people in it. Maizy has to decide whether to expose some secrets or trust her new faith in God.
Faking Grace is a contemporary romance that I found to be sweet, bubbly, quirky, and full of hilarity! I mean really, how many books are out there about a woman who fakes being a Christian just to get a job. And not to mention a gorgeous British man, what girl doesn't like that.
So, if you want a fun and cute read, this is definitely the book for you and your literary collection.
Scarlett O'Hara, Anne Shirley, Wilbur the pig, Katniss Everdeen. Why do we love these characters? Why do we remember them long after we've forgotten the details of their stories? In this second book in the Writing Lessons from the Front series, Angela Hunt explains how you can create unforgettable characters that will bring your fiction to life.
I just finished Angela Hunt's second book in her series of books about writing. FIVE STARS!!! Book #2 helps you develop your characters and gives you ways in which to do that. Angela suggests that you take a personality tests/ or quizzes online. Angela also tells about a friend who, to help develop her characters, she journals in the voice of that character. Which I think is a great idea, but only if you have the time to immerse yourself in that.
Another great book that will help me in my NaNoWriMo endeavor!!
Monday, July 15, 2013
For the past almost two weeks I have been listening to Skillet's new album, "Rise." And I have to tell you right off the bat, Skillet has a WINNER!!!! In my opinion this may be the best Skillet project to date. This coming from a girl who remembers listening to earlier albums such as, Invincible, Alien Youth, and a self-titled album just called Skillet, you know, the one with an actual skillet on the front. This is a must have for any lifelong Skillet fan or any rock fan for that matter! Also, I must say I am fangirling over the artwork for "Rise". And the meanings behind the art. Which was done by their drummer, Jen Ledger, who's drumming on this album is absolutely phenomenal. So I recommend you grab this album ASAP!!!!
On "Rise" there are twelve tracks, or if you buy the deluxe album or download it online there are three bonus tracks.
2. Sick Of It
3. Good To Be Alive
4. Not Gonna Die
5. Circus For a Psycho
6. American Noise
7. Madness In Me
9. Fire And Fury
10. My Religion
11. Hard To Find
12. What I Believe
13. Battle Cry
14. Everything Goes Black
Friday, July 12, 2013
I wanted to do a quick post before I sign off for the night. I have begun reading a new series by Angela Elwell Hunt, and it's books about writing. First off let me tell you that these posts will be out of order, so I apologize for the inconvenience. The first book a part of the series that I just finished reading tonight is Point of View: Writing Lessons from the Front, (#3). In this book Angela tells us about about the different points of view a story or character can be written in. There is 1st person, 2nd person, 3rd person, and so on. I have to say what I found most interesting is something I have never heard from any english teacher I have ever had. When you write a scene with a particular character and that character's point of view is in 1st person, it should remain in 1st person for the rest of the book. Which if you think about it makes perfect sense. So I can't wait to read the rest of this series. It will definitely help me in my writing endeavors. And keep me from going insane during NaNoWriMo this November. Goodnight Ya'll!!
Thursday, July 11, 2013