Books/Reading & Coffee

Ok, I must write a post about this, because I really feel like I’m missing out on something here.

You know how books & coffee are a “thing” now? Like, they go together. If you read books, you apparently must drink coffee. There are sooooo many pics & memes & quotes & phrases talk about “books & coffee” being perfect.

Well, I don’t like coffee!!

Every time I see one of these memes, or a gif with the inevitable caption about the harmony between coffee and reading, it just makes me depressed. I want to be like “oh yeah, that’s me, I love books…” but then it’s like “…but I hate coffee. Shoot, I’m a looser. Maybe I should start drinking coffee…”

Seriously, everyone seems to like coffee, in the book world. I hear sooooo many authors talk about taking a break with a cup of coffee, and writing or reading a book. Readers are the same way – coffee and a good book. It’s like a special club I can’t get into, because my tongue will fall off.

Me and my tea or juice (or more often than not, water) will just have to sit on the sidelines, wishing we were cool enough to be in the “coffee club” with the kool kids. Coffee is the shit, and I’m incapable of swallowing it, without a major gag-fest.

Book people like coffee. Writers, authors, & readers alike. *sigh*
Either that, or wine.

#Doomed

Feb 29th Weirdness

I’m having a bit of an odd day today. Maybe it’s because it’s Friday the 29th, and this day only happens once every four years. I dunno.

A lot of people are superstitious about this particular day. Some believe it’s bad luck to be born on this day, others believe it’s magical if a loved one dies on this day. Some cultures have a tradition where a guy can’t say “no” if his girl proposes to him today, and if he does, he has to pay for the dress (or whatever the bride-to-be decides she wants him to pay for, when she does end up marrying). In the same category, a lot of people believe it’s bad luck to get married or divorced in a leap year.

All that being said, today, and this year, seem to be odd. Out of the norm, and important, somehow.

Maybe that’s why I feel odd? I feel a spiritual tugging deep down, and I can’t figure out why. I feel like something’s about to change, or something is going to happen, or something is coming. Just…something.

I feel nervous, but I feel like I don’t need to be. Like whatever this is, will be good. I dunno.

I just feel…weird. Kinda like I’m about to explode, in a good way. I just have to find the button, cuz I think once I press it, I’ll blow. I just don’t know how to find the damn thing. Like having a word on the tip of your tongue, and you’re just like “come on brain, spit it out!!” Kinda feeling like that inside at the moment. Come on spirit, figure this shit out!

Could just be hormones too, who knows. Weird day.

Spotify Playlist

Hiya! I’m excited today, because I finally made a Spotify Playlist, specifically for Fluttering Rose Petals! I’ll be adding music to it continuously, so please feel free to follow it, and enjoy some great tunes!

Most of the music on this playlist is upbeat, inspiring, and meant to get you motivated & moving! There are songs from all kinds of artists, genres, and time periods. There’s something for everyone – check it out!

spotify http://open.spotify.com/track/4bz7uB4edifWKJXSDxwHcs

If you have songs you think would go well with this playlist, feel free to let me know in the comments or PM me!

Thanks!

Tour Invite for Desi Pere!!

Hiya everybody, hope your week is going well! Mine is so far, fingers crossed.

I’m excited today, because I’m sharing my tour signup link! =D I’m running a release tour in February, and am so excited! It’s nothing fancy, just a bit of fun to celebrate releasing my first book =)

I’d love to have anyone interested sign up to host. I’m offering reviews, as well as promo posts. I’ll send out excerpts, a playlist and soundtrack, do interviews & guest posts, and basically anything else you can think of!

Please check it out below, and sign up if you have time!

 Desi Pere Tour!!

Desi Pere

(Swirling Secrets, #1)

 Desi Pere

~Releasing: February 1st, 2016

~Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal

Magnhild, is a freak. From her name, right down to the naturally bizarre visage she can’t seem to get rid of- she’s an odd duck. 

Her life has taken a swirling plunge into the drain the past few months, but it’s nothing compared to what’s coming. All she wants is to finish school, and start over somewhere fun. Fate, has other plans. 

Enter the Desi Pere underground organization, and three of it’s loyal members: They’ve enlisted Magnhild’s cooperation, whether she likes it or not. They mean to exploit her superhuman gifts, ones she didn’t think anyone knew about. Overnight, she’s dragged into a world, and a war, the normal world doesn’t even know exist. The bait: reuniting her with her mother, who’s supposed to be dead. 

Danger, confusion, deception, and self-loathing fog each decision Magnhild faces. She desperately hopes to find her mother, and bring meaning to her past of abuse and isolation. 

Will she see through the web society has spun around her, or fall captive to century-old lies? In her search for the truth, she discovers she cannot find what she seeks, without first becoming herself, accepting her inner strength, and embracing her bizarre life…

Sign Up Today!!

Thank you so much! I can’t wait to see what readers think of this book. More than that though, I can’t wait to keep working on the sequel! Writing is so much fun!! =D

If you wouldn’t mind, I’d appreciate if you’d share this sign up invite with your friends – the more people joining the fun, the better! Thanks!! =D

I hope you have a fantastic week!

Ciao for now,

~Roze

Random Truth Tuesday

 

Random Truth: I hate the whole “if you hate your job, just quit!” crap. That’s what it is, it’s crap.

I get the idea behind that advice: you shouldn’t work somewhere you hate, and you shouldn’t hate going to work every day. I agree!

Here’s the thing – you can’t just quit!

hell naw!

Why?

Because bills. Because rent. Because gas money for the car. Because food.

Because being a fucking adult, means not quitting just because you don’t like it.

Getting a “new” job isn’t always an option, especially when the jobs around, aren’t much better than the one you’re at now.

On top of that, when your dream and goal is to work for yourself, switching to a different set of thumbs to be under, isn’t better, it’s just different. And learning a whole new set of people, issues, and ways to hate a job doesn’t make it better.

nervous frustrated kesha

So, maybe instead of telling someone who’s stuck in a job they hate to just “quit” or “find something better” tell them how strong they are. Strong for sticking through something they hate, because they have to. Strong for not selling out, and going for their dreams instead, even when that means being on their feet for 10 hours a day, making crappy wages, and getting absolutely no respect. Perhaps you can actually help, by giving them a little of the respect they deserve.

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Merry Christmas!

Hiya, hope you’re all having a wonderful Christmas!

In our family, we celebrate Christmas until after New Years. Why stop now, this season rocks! =D

If the Christmas celebration ends for you after today, we hope it was awesome for you, and hope the rest of December is smooth sailing!

What are you plans for the next week? Any ideas on how to end the year? We always like to try and go out with a bang! =D

One more week for 2015 – we hope it’s marvelous!

Thanks for all your support, and for being so awesome!

~Rose & Ken