when Belle shows up to try to swap herself so her dad can go free, the beast discovers that her dad is a quirky inventor and is like, “You’re really pretty, but I think I’m gonna fund your dad’s inventing shit. Since the town is going to take your house, you can hang around if you want.” So the Beast lets Pops out of jail and funds his inventing projects, including an unstoppable siege weapon. Beast, Pops, and Belle overrun the whole town, being sure to crush Gaston and all the townsfolk who have been trying to commit Pops to the loony bin and steal his house. To this day, the town is still inhabited by animated household items.
I had one that I adored. It even amazed my male adult friends. I loved it, but like so many other things, I reached a point where I didn’t have room for it. I miss it. On my Tumblr, I follow a site called lookatthislittlething that posts photos of minis. My heart melted the other day when I saw this
which originally came from here. Follow the link for close-ups of the rooms. Amazing work and beautiful.
I am being bullied at work by a senior professor.
I am not the only one.
I am the only one who is ready to take it to the next level and have a discussion with the dean about stopping it.
This means that I will either become a hero, and the bully will really,truly, and absolutely despise me, or I will be treated like a hysterical, crazy woman to be burned at the stake. Well, I suppose they might just tell me to thicken my skin. They also might tell me to get a lawyer and sue the bully. In any case, I’ll have a huge target on my back (or head), and in any case, I don’t see it ending well.
Still, someone has to do it. Someone has to make it stop because the behavior is prolific and grossly unfair.
this one wasn’t the worst. It involved some toddler raging, but I also got to eat a cheeseburger. I built houses in Sims 4 for about four hours, so yeah, not too shabby. Although, it certainly doesn’t compare to the year I got my first bike.
For the last two months, things have been a little…weird with the publisher of my Camellia books, and now I know why. The former CEO sold the company. The messages we are getting from the new owners are very encouraging, and it looks like Eternal Press and Damnation Books will now be imprints of a larger publishing company that will provide a much wider range of genres, including erotic adult color books (meow). They even plan to make an imprint for YA, which will be good for FAIREST. They plan to increase the marketing budget, so sales should be a boost. That will make everyone happy, and the new owners hope that, by changing the name and breathing some good will into the current authors, they can change the current feelings that authors have about Damnation/Eternal Press.
You see, if you Google either of those companies, you will find as many blurbs from authors who have copyright issues as you will promo announcements. I can’t speak to this, as none of my contracts have run out yet. I can say that the former CEO treated me and my projects with utmost respect and attention. She was always very kind, helpful, and patient with me, and I wish her the very best in whatever she goes on to do. I believe this is not the case with every author who writes for those companies, but again, my experience has been very positive.
Sometimes, you inherit problems from your predecessor that never go away. Maybe you end up being part of the problem or your life gets too out of control to properly do your job. This is when you bow out, which is what the CEO did. Still, it was a shock. None of the authors knew this was coming until it was here. For the sake of my books, my contracted but as yet unpublished books, and all the other authors, I hope the new owners stay true to their promises. For a change of pace, I will try to be optimistic about it.
and it’s half off! This is the fourth book in the Camellia series.
You can get the earlier books (and this one) from Amazon or directly from Eternal Press (use code 61NF17DV2LEX to get all books in ebook and paperback half off). I’m not sure why Barnes & Noble only offers paperback versions of my books, but you can select the epub format from All Romance or Eternal Press to get the Nookbook version and get it half off!