Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Lotsa Links

I recently won a signed arc of May B by Caroline Starr Rose on Terry Lynn Johnson's blog and a copy of Sh*t My Dad Says on Medeia Sharif's blog. I can't wait to get started on both of them!

Right now I'm reading TickTock by Dean Koontz. Sometimes I'm just in the mood for horror, and you can't go wrong with Koontz.

I'm sorry I didn't post last week - I ended up taking an unexpected break to finish up a project. I promised I'd tell you how I did finishing the rough draft of my wip the week before, and I did it. I didn't even have to totally neglect the treadmill - bonus!

I was honored to receive the Great Comments Award from Cynthia Chapman Willis. I'm to pass this on to 20 great commenters. I'm so thankful to all who regularly (and even not-so-regularly) visit and comment that I really would love to share this with all of you, but I'll go ahead and follow the rules and just pick 20:

Sharon Mayhew
Jackee Alston
Old Kitty
Talli Roland
Amy Sonnichsen
The Happy Whisk
D.L. Hammons
Golden Eagle
Kelly Polark
Lenny Lee
Lydia Kang
Sheri Larsen
Stina Lindenblatt
Robyn Campbell
Lynda Young
Theresa Milstein
Medeia Sharif
Joanne DeMaio

How is your writing going? Have you won any blog contests recently? Any other horror fans out there? If so, who is your favorite horror author?


Old Kitty said...

Awww yay for you win and award!!! And thank you so much for nominating me - aww shucks!!

I'm still reading Lisbeth book one! LOL!! But am in full flow with my wip edits! Yay!

Take care

The Happy Whisk said...

Finishing up a projects is GREAT news. Go you. Congrats on both that and the award. And thanks for including me.

Cheers and boogie boogie.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations on the award and winning those books!

DEZMOND said...

ooh, congrats on the award and thanks for passing it onto your HOLLYWOOD SPY :) I shall display it in my awards page :)

Kelly Polark said...

Thanks so much, Susan! Great book wins! My dad always likes to say funny things on my facebook posts and then write "Sh&t my Dad Says". :)

I used to only read Stephen King books from college til I had kids. Now I hardly ever do!

Brian said...

WOW, congrats on the cool award and thanks so much for sharing with us!

Lauren said...

I heard "May B" is really good. Enjoy it!

Ella said...

Hi Susan, Congrats! I have been reading more "how to" stuff lately ;D
Horror may just do the trick...

Wonderful to pass on the award, it is a great list!

Congrats on finishing the WIP, rough draft. It is these milestones that keep us on target.

I have to be in the mood for horror! We are having a birthday soon, Zombies will be involved...so I'm gearing up~

Mark Koopmans said...

Congrats! Well done you:)

Carol Riggs said...

Congrats to you for your award!! You ARE a great commenter. Congrats on your ARC wins too, woo! Oh my gosh--I've read TICK TOCK, and I don't even read many adult books. I really liked that book. Tense, exciting! He's a good writer, yep.

Laura Marcella said...

Congrats on finishing up your project! I'm working on a couple things right now and it's going well. I don't read horror because I'm a wimp! Don't believe me? I think Jurassic Park is scary and that's not even a horror novel. When I read that late at night I thought dinosaurs were going to come charging into my room and eat me up, LoL.

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Congratulations on winning those books. :) No0thing better than getting a book in the mail...for free.

I was inspired to buy several books this week, based on what I had read on blogs about them.

Thanks for considering me a good commentor.

I've been diligently working on my mg novel. I'm getting about a thousand words a day. Today is going to be a hard chapter to write. The children are being evacuated from London on the train and they have to leave their parents. I expect I'll be emotionally spent after I finish it.

Happy Writing, my friend!

DL Hammons said...

I LOVE Koontz and I have his latest on my TBR pile! Have you ever read Peter Straub's GHOST STORY? I highly recommend it if you haven't.

And thank you for the award. :)

Ciara said...

Congratulations on winning the award and those books. Fun! I just finished working on book II of my Battle for Souls series and sent it to my crit partner. Ugh, we'll see how it is when it is returned.

Robyn Campbell said...

Congrads on your award and winning the books (free books=awesome). Yay you!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you for considering me a great commenter. *bragging rights* :-) That is an honor, pal.

I like Stephen King and Amaleen Ison. But Koontz is awesome too.

I bet you are glad to get the project finished. I am trying to finish a short story about my son Christopher that I am submitting for an anthology. And my MG and a few picture books. Yikes! I sound busy. No wonder I'm tired. zzzzzzz


Lynda R Young said...

Aw, thanks so much for passing on the award.

Sometimes you can go wrong with Koontz. I recently read one of his which was terrible.

And yeah, I've been neglecting the treadmill a little too much lately ;)

Dawn Simon said...

Congrats on the books! I love MAY B!

I won two blog contests last week, so I felt super lucky! I won an awesome prize package at Stephanie Thornton's and a book at Amy Sonnichsen's! My kids told me to play the lottery. Maybe I should have... Is it too late?!

Congrats to you and the other winners of the Great Comments Award. You deserve it--I always enjoy your comments. :)

The Golden Eagle said...

Thank you so much for the award! :)

I've never read anything by Dean Koontz; I see his name all over the place. I should get around to one of his books . . .

Amy L. Sonnichsen said...

Aw, thanks for the award, Susan! :)

I won a Garbage Pail Kids card pack from Janet Johnson. SO EXCITED. :)

Jemi Fraser said...

My computer's spent most of it's time in Repair Land lately, so my writing has suffered ... although I've been writing by hand & it's been fun :)

Deniz Bevan said...

Congratulations on the award!
I've been rereading Stephen King and loving it.

Lydia Kang said...

Why thank you for that award! You really deserve it. You're a great commenter!

Lara Schiffbauer said...

Congrats on finishing your project! I love Dean Koontz and TickTock is one of his best. Humor and horror - what a great mixture!

Anonymous said...

I love Dean Koontz. He's one of my biggest inspirations. Met him at a book signing a few years back too. He's a very affable guy.

Talli Roland said...

Yay! Thank you so much! :)

And I want to hear your dog songs some day.

Shelley Sly said...

Congrats on your award! And both those books you won sound good. Happy reading!

Carolyn V said...

Yay for awards! Congrats.

I don't know if I'd say I was into horror, but I just finished I am not a serial killer by Dan Wells. So good!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

I'm working on final revisions. I LOVE horror and you're right about Dean Koontz. Congrats on your award and for choosing such great people to share it with!! :-)

Mark Noce said...

Cool, sounds like you've got lots of great stuff to read now:)

Margo Berendsen said...

I haven't read Koontz in a lonnnggg time but I still remember two of his books vividly! The perfect kind of book to read on an airplane. Oh wait, horror? Maybe not.

Velva said...

I am reading Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver...It's really good.

Congrats on winning a couple of good books. The Sh** my dad says is pretty funny.

I can't say that I have read Koontz. Enjoy your Koontz reading.


Stina Lindenblatt said...

I love John Saul. I loved his books when I was a teen. I haven't read anything by Koontz. Let me know what you think of the book.

Anonymous said...

I haven't read Koontz in a while. I read many of his books in high school and college, though. I'd love to start reading him again. I love horror.

Thank you for passing the award to me. :)

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

Congratulations on winning those books! Lucky you. And I love Dean Koontz The Watchers and the Odd Thomas books are great.

Kittie Howard said...

Congrats on the well-deserved award and to the awardees. I can't handle Stephen King horror. *hangs head* Other types are okay, even fun!

Jennifer Shirk said...

Congrats, sweetie!!

My writing--plotting new book now. YAY! I love starting new. LOL

Theresa Milstein said...

Congratulations on your award and your book wins. You just reminded me I won a book over a month ago and it hasn't arrived. Hmmm, that's awkward.

Thanks for passing the award onto me.

Jay said...


Tasty Appetite

Pk Hrezo said...

Hey Susan! Full request?? Didn't get you get struck with an arrow??? :)

Jai Joshi said...

Have fun with Koontz!

As for my writing, things are going slowly but they're going. The question is: Where?


Kathi Oram Peterson said...

Congrats on winning those prizes!

As for what I'm working on. I just finished the edits to my new book and sent them off to my editor. So now I need to dive into my next book, another romantic suspense. I've been resisting but the characters are calling. ;)

Thanks for the links.

DeniseCovey_L_Aussie said...

I'm not really a horror fan, but I adore Dean Kootz's books. Strange? Congrats on your award and to those you passed it onto. We need good commenters.


Clara said...

Congrats for the award, and the books! : D
Haven't won any blog contests yet, but I'm a horror fan too! *waves hand in the best nerdy manner*. My favorite author has to be the King.

cleemckenzie said...

I love a good horror story once in a while. Usually I pick up Steven King or go to Poe who can always make my spine tingle.

Glad you won the award! Congratulations.

Romance Reader said...

Congrats on your award! I love a horror story once in a while....just recently I re-read Dean Koontz's STRANGERS and it was fantastic again!