Sunday, February 22, 2009
One of the people I consider a very good friend, has been through an awful year to say the least. Her father died about 6 months ago. Then on Wed. her sister took her own life. Her sister was a half sister and her mother passed on about 2 months ago. Needless to say the void in her life was significant. I will never understand the terrible emptiness that people who take their lives must feel. It must be a canyon so great to lose all hope. I just wish they could see the devestation they leave behind. The whys, if onlys and should haves...there were so many. I was devastated to see my friend so grief stricken. I thought to myself how much should one person have to take. Where is GOD now? Why is he putting her through this. If its a test of her strength it sucks...seriously.
Monday, February 9, 2009
So I just gotta ask what the fuck. And this is what for...what the hell is going on in this country, no not just this country, but Ill include Australia in this too because hey...they made the news. What is the deal with parents killing their children. HOW in the name of GOD does this happen? I mean you have poor baby Grace, baby Caylee, the little girl from Australia whose father threw her over a bridge right in front of her brothers and that poor baby lived for a few hours. Is life so hard that now they are takikng it out on their children. What could they have possibly done to deserve such a terrible life? It is unfathomable to me. I am not saying I havent had my day with my son but lord, to even think of hurting him in such a manor goes against every fiber of my being. And I have to say that I used to think people were crazy for saying they would kill for their children but seriously after I had my son...I really knew what they were talking about. I would personally destroy anyone who would hurt him like these parents hurt their own. I guess that is what it comes down to, who protects the innocent from their supposed protectors? If they dont want these babies...give them to people who would love them and cherish them. There are plenty of us out their. I have absolutely no trouble concieving another child if I want to but the point is one is enough for me. But I swear if somebody said they were going to hurt their child if they didnt get away from them, I would open my doors to as many as possible and I know people just like me who would do the same.
So that is my rant tonight. I just dont get it is all.
Sunday, February 8, 2009
So I was on Shelfari, and I was asked to be a friend of Keta Diablo of course I accepted cuz hullo she has an awsome list...and she recommended this one to me! Let me just tell you this is a great read.
Ethan Gray is a time traveling Dog Soldier of the Cheyenne. He is sent back in time at various points to try to save as many of his "people" as he can. This trip sends him straight to his destiny...by the name of Francesca Duvall (btw...I am just loving that name it just like rolls off your tongue). So Cesca is living in the Colorado Territory with her father and bro, they are mining for gold...ya know..like most of the white folk that were in that area in the 1800's. The mine camp is attacked by the Dog Soldiers and she is captured by Meko aka Ethan Gray. Woohooo...I am telling you what, I read this book all night and into the next day.
There was conflict after conflict. Cesca is one of my FAVORITE heroines....and let me tell you why, she is STRONG!!!! She isnt afraid of what may happen to her and she is willing to risk everything to help her brother escape his terrible captor. She is willing to take risks to find Meko at the end, she isnt afraid of what befalls her, only wanting safety for others. I guess its like me...thats why I like strong heroines. Maybe thats why Im a nurse, always looking out for others first...oh whoops thats another rant. Ok back to Rain. So like I said, so much conflict...I was laughing, crying and rooting for the h/h the whole time.
I think there is something to be said for a book that makes your heart stop, hurt, and really feel what the characters are feeling.
So the other thing I love about this book is this...K. Celeste Bryan...is totally divine. She responds ever so graciously to her emails and personally has been involved with my reading this novel. I am such a book whore...I totally will pimp this book out to everyone I know. It really speaks volumes about the author when they are willing to take the time to talk to you and help you break into the group of romance writers.
So my hat is off to you K. Bryan, the Divine. Thank you for all your help!~