Synthetic Heart : Chapter 1

If you’re in the mood for a little something different but by our own MySecretO (under her penname September Roberts) with a new chapter posted every Wed., check it:

September Roberts

Chapter One

“How was work?” he asked, just like he always did, while tucking a strand of her hair behind her ear.

Olivia sat on the edge of the bed and thought for a moment what that meant. Work: mental or physical activity as a means of earning income. She knew that because she had looked it up. What the definition lacked was the addition of: so a person can do what they want. That’s why she worked. That’s why everyone worked. So they could afford to do what they wanted to do. We all have our vices, she thought. She didn’t say any of this out loud to Jeff. That’s not why he was there. He was waiting for her to tell him it was fine and then their evening could begin.

“Fine,” she said.

Jeff smiled at her and then kissed her. When he pulled away he put…

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DTRT Ch 26: Bound Is Up!

G’wan, clikkit, you know you wanna…

There's more to it than blood, sex, and vampires...

pinned butterfly by anndr

Appreciate the participation in the poll! I’ll be keeping the soundtracks with the story for now. If you’ve never given it a try, maybe you should. I know songs’ lyrics can be distracting sometimes while reading, that’s why I choose only instrumental pieces to go along with the DTRT narrative in order to create a particular mood. If that’s not your cup of tea, that’s totally fine, too, as it doesn’t take away from the story.

Those of you who never seem to have your earphones nearby – grab them, because there’s a soundtrack in Ch 26. You’ll also need a box of tissues and something cold to drink😉

In this chapter, Eric and Sookie take care of an important personal business; Vlad has to face his maker; and Eric gets to choose between revenge and… well, being the wise, loving, and cunning vampire that…

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Apple Stole My Music. No, Seriously.

**NOT FANFIC RELATED – SKIP IF YOU WANT**
Fuck you, Apple – fuck you. I’m so glad I don’t bother with *anything* Apple (or Google for that matter). In the interest of full disclosure, I do have an *offline* iPod Touch running around here somewhere gathering dust but I only use it for games when the power goes out. Back up your WAV, etc., files like Fort Knox if you like them.
FWIW, I go with removable storage and back up the fuck out of books and other media, too, anyway because I tend to be a bit/lot suspicious of all the bloated “online/internet” corps. I do use Amazon/Kindle which I’m suitably wary of, therefore yeah, off-line, physically separate data storage is golden with me since I may well be a bit (justifiably) Orwellian…ish.

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“The software is functioning as intended,” said Amber.
“Wait,” I asked, “so it’s supposed to delete my personal files from my internal hard drive without asking my permission?”
“Yes,” she replied.

Angry man crashing laptop Maybe I’m Not Pressing the Keys Hard Enough.

I had just explained to Amber that 122 GB of music files were missing from my laptop. I’d already visited the online forum, I said, and they were no help. Although several people had described problems similar to mine, they were all dismissed by condescending “gurus” who simply said that we had mislocated our files (I had the free drive space to prove that wasn’t the case) or that we must have accidentally deleted the files ourselves (we hadn’t). Amber explained that I should blow off these dismissive “solutions” offered online because Apple employees don’t officially use the forums—evidently, that honor is reserved for lost, frustrated people like me, and (at…

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Sneak Peek into DTRT Ch 26

She’s so deliciously teasey…

There's more to it than blood, sex, and vampires...

Fable The Last Story by HaleyDesigns

I’m on the roll, people! Almost 8K into DTRT Ch 26, and stuff is happening big time. Thank you all for R&R, you’ve lifted my spirits tremendously! Keep cheering the lady Muse up! If you haven’t had a chance to drop me a line on Ch 25: Forgiven. Part 1: The Price of Freedom, please let me know what you think. It’s mostly EPOV, and since I still have a lot to write from his point of view, I’d like your feedback.

In this preview I’m paying homage to Ch 22: Ashes and Dust. Enjoy!

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The first thing Kha did was examine his genius progeny from head to toe, and the younger vampire said something in Russian, to which Kha nodded, only marginally relaxing.

“Why did you call with such urgency, then?” he switched to English. “I assume it has nothing…

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A WHERE-I-AM PLUS A SEISMIC THANK YOU

(I started to type this in all-caps so it would appear that I have more energy than I actually do but the constant need to correctly capitalize sentence starts and proper pronouns just made it look stupid so fuck that.  I’m tired.  There.  I mumbled it sorta out loud.)

First of all I want to thank my FANTASTIC, BRILLIANT, WONDERFUL, AMAZING, AND DID I MENTION FANTASTIC? readers for all your VERY much appreciated love and support of the new story!  Y’all have absolutely blown my (invisible, because it’s hot here) socks off with your comments and likes!  As you know I love replying to comments – it gives “us”, the reader and the writer, a great way to touch base with each other, plus you (the collective ‘you’) are such great fun to just chat with, too.  I love being able to do that.  Sadly, between lack of time and feeling like a bulldozed watermelon, replies to this last chapter of ON will have to wait.  Hence, this broad “thank you”.

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Now, the five current WIPs all have bits and pieces in the process of being thrown together, and the epilogue/potential (PO-TENT-TSHEL) “future nights” for the (Awww, man, if I go with more nights I’ll have to change the name won’t I?  I dunno…not if I just do the odd night – the odd “one night”- here and there?  Fuck it, I’ll pull a Sookie and deal with it later) now-complete-but-maybe-not story is shimmering around in my oddly-vast brainbox.  

Now for the “but”…cause there’s always an ass involved…

Thing is, I’m one of those people who are sometimes very negatively impacted by the inflammatory response caused by sugar.  Yup – plain ol’ sugar – brown, white, turbinado, cane, beet…you know:  sugar.  As I’m T2 diabetic I usually don’t eat very much of it at a time anyway, so my tolerance to it nosedives.  Then if I, say, give in to the ‘need’ to bake a, say, peach cobbler with, say, too much brown sugar (hey, it’s cool when it caramelizes on the top!) then, say, eat too damn much of the damn thing, I pay like fuck for it for the next couple days. 

As you MIGHT can tell, it, shall we say, “negatively affects” my mood (any laughs that escape my cobbler-hole sound like a death warning), and Advil can only do so much to help negate the aches and pain response.

Dread may have a little bit to do with my desire to remain under my bed, too – my birthday is May 5 and GUESS WHAT:  I get to have a motherfucking ROOT CANAL on that day.  So yeah, the me of me is not a happy fucking camper.

Yay – the tooth will in theory stop fucking hurting.
Boo – it will involve a root canal. ..on my damn birthday.

Oh, and before anyone suggests that I ask the dentist for pain relievers to last from now till then, let me remind you that I live in the “”glorious”” Bible-Belt south where all medical personnel are far more afraid of “”enabling drug addicts”” than they give a damn about those of us in actual pain. Yhep, drug addicts are far more important than pain-ridden patients and doctors, dentists, and whoever the fuck else fearfully and with collapsed balls worship their beloved restrictions to an insane degree.  I vote we direct every ache and pain to those assbastards who would rather regulate against people in pain because they prefer to worship/”protect” damn drug addicts.  I have nothing either for or against drug addicts but damn, don’t make ME suffer because of their shit.

(I may be somewhat biased based on the amount of Advil I’m shoving down said cobbler-hole but GAWD FORBID doctors/dentists around here miss an opportunity to let someone hurt…)

Tolja I was in a shitty mood.  Hopefully after this next week is over I’ll feel more human/humane…nah, I’ll still be in a shitty mood…just might be able to better front it.  At least I never claimed to be all nicey-nice, though, right?

So, yeah, that’s where I currently am.  Have a better day. 

Who wants One Night, Part 4?

Ok, so, here’s the last part of the “one shot” formerly knows as “The Night Eric Northman’s Life Changed Forever”. 

I’ve achieved what I set out to do:  explore the ramifications of what could happen if one action were taken – of how lives and tides and futures could change so drastically – in the process of one night.  Because Eric took the initiative, so many lives have been positively impacted:  Godric, Sookie, Gran, and hell, even Tina *seriously* benefited.  And then there’s Eric himself; he’s now in the process of gaining independence from the queen, reconnecting with his Maker, getting rid of Compton, and ending that desperate boredom.

And that’s not even touching the subject of a romance with Sookie.

Now, I’ve heard some chatter that a continuation of sorts wouldn’t be hated…and bits of scenes have been wandering through the hallowed (hollowed?) halls of my mind off and on so there’s definitely material for at least an epilogue of sorts (and we know how I can get with those bastards…), so there’s that.

Plus Godric.

There’s “that”, too…

Anyway, let me know what you want.  I make no promises but I’m not saying never, either…but keep in mind that my writing time isn’t infinite and I do have (*cries a little*) five other WIPs to complete (and Andre is mean-glaring at me, too…impatient bastard).

Enjoy the Part, and lemme know what you think.

One Night

Story Recs: Redeemable Assholes

Andre made me reblog this. Ok, well, he sneered and growled and I *think* that’s what he meant… ♥

The TB/SVM Writers Directory : Fangfuckingtastic FanFiction

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There’s no denying it really, whether it was “True Blood” or the Southern Vampire Mysteries, at first meeting, Eric was a bit of an asshole. One that redeemed himself quite quickly or slowly, depending on your view, but a bit of an asshole, nonetheless. While that cockiness may be an attractive charm initially, it will only carry one so far, we never managed to get over Bill all that well, now did we? Some might be unredeemable for eternity, but there is nothing quite as satisfying as witnessing the change, the underlying motivations explored, and extrapolated to uncover a side we’d suspected was there, but never could be sure hidden underneath the animosity. For balance, don’t worry, we’re not just discussing Eric here, though he is an oft-utilised character for this narrative, Sookie can be just as bad, if not worse, while the inventiveness of a fanfic writer can…

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One Night, Part 2 is up

It had been my glorious intention to post a chapter of one of my WIPs (work/s in progress) along with this second part – the way I did with the first part but probably either Decisions or EN: ATS – but I’m a sick puppy so it ain’t happenin’.  I don’t know when a new WIP chapter will magically appear, either, so I’m going ahead and posting this anyway.

I’m sorry. 

I become almost comically irritated when writers start a new story or a new series while their on-going WIPs or series languish away all dusty and forgotten for months…so I try REALLY hard not to do that to y’all. 

So far I’ve managed to either stick with one-shots (that actually remain one-shots) or one-shots that grow to gigantic proportions but are complete BEFORE I post that first Part (as with BNP), so there’s that at least.

That being said:  HERE!

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Also, don’t forget that awards season has descended upon our fair heads:

*Voting in the Fanatic Fanficts Multifandom Awards is open and doesn’t close until May 2, 2016.

*Nominations are open once again in the You Want Blood Awards for a couple more days (it states they’re open for a week and it was posted two days ago).  I’ve been asked if people can nominate more than one story per category but I have no idea since I haven’t had time to investigate the nommy form yet, but surely so?  I mean, our fandom is graced with some fantastic writers, more than one would fit per category I would think?  I dunno…my face hurts.

That’s all, folks.  I’m gonna go whine at my cats (they care, don’cha know…hey, delusions aren’t necessarily a bad thing when you’re all hurty) about allergies and shit.  Fucking spring. 

(Yeah, I’m on meds but not the kind that make me not hurt, dammit, because  doctors are pushed to/would rather pander more against drug addicts than actually give a fuck about their patients in pain but that  rant will have to wait.  It’s a good rant, too…I’ve had it before.)

Nominations are now OPEN for the 2016 You Want Blood Awards!

Looks like it’s that time again – saw that the 2016 version of the You Want Blood Awards is accepting nominations for the next week, so go nom your favorite stories, writers, artists, and if you know’em, betas! And don’t forget to vote in the Fanatic Fanficts Multifandom Awards too if you haven’t already. Have fun, and oh hey, I think One Night might maybe qualify for the YWB noms? I dunno…you guys figure it out…I need to write and my coffee’s going cold… ♥

Nominations will start TODAY, April 15th  and you will have one week to nominate your favorites in the following categories:

Hit Me With Your Best Shot – Best One Shot
The Human Award – Best AH
The Hybrid – Best Crossover
The Best of Both Worlds – Best SVM/TB combo
Mr. January – Best Lemon
The Greatest Love Story – Best Romance
Tissue / Kleenex – Best Angst
Rollercoaster Award – Best Drama
The Alan Ball – Best Rewrite of TB
The Charlaine Harris – Best Rewrite of SVM
Best of the Best – All Time Favorite Story
EIM – Favorite Author
Van Gogh – Best Artist
Eagle Eye – Best Beta
Pins and Needles Award – W.I.P. story you wait anxiously for updates on

Here are the results from last week on how we were going to award our new Grand Prize of a music video trailer for a story.  As…

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TWOFER: The Moon, Ch. 33, and New Story, all in ONE NIGHT…

See what I done there? 

The “thank you” story written to thank readers after gaining my 500th site follower…several followers ago since I’m slower than molasses…was originally titled “The Night Eric Northman’s Life Changed Forever” but that was quickly changed to “One Night” (hella shorter).

Anyway, to keep your reader-y eyes (and comment-y fingers) busy, here’s a tow-fer:  a chapter of The Moon and the first chapter of One Night.  Enjoy, and let me know what you think!

As always, never beta’d, etc.

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One Night

(Yes, there are intermissions in Night – each chapter will probably be a “1 pee break” length, unless you’ve had kids, then it might be a 2-peer…)

 

Question, reminder, ALEX

Sorry, not a chapter update, but wanted to cover a few things.

1:  You know that thank-you “””one-shot””” that I started writing as I neared gaining the 500th site-specific follower (as opposed to the email-only followers cause, yeah, WP differentiates between the two)?  Well….ok, the GOOD news is that it’s finished and in edits.  The either BETTER or BAD news, deepening on your POV, is that the monster has grown to apx. 20,500 words on Word (WP counts words differently because they gotta be weird)…and I’m not finished with edits yet so it could grow even more (but not much…I swear…honest!).   So…it’s now gonna be a multi-chapter piece.

Here’s the deal:  Lemme know if you want this bad boy in three or four parts (along the lines of BNP).  I’m thinking four although it naturally falls into around five breaks (20,500~ Word words, remember?).  At this point if I were to post the entire thing, it would definitely be a “5-pee, lunch, snack, nap, dinner, snack, nap, rinse, repeat” read.

2:  Voting in the Fanatic Fanficts Multifandom Awards is open and doesn’t close until May 2, 2016.  On a completely unrelated note, my birthday is May 5th.  I guess you can select up to five options in each category but can only vote the one time per category/genre?  I voted a little while ago and didn’t find the process or layout as easy as it was last  year, although it could easily have been due to operator error.  I hope your experience is more pleasant.  Check out all the options, though, if you do decide to take the time to vote, because I am in some great company.

To make finding me in the chaos a bit easier (and to proudly display the love you fantastic readers have shown me because you guys have made me happier than a unicorn in cotton candy over it!), here are the categories/genres where my stories have been listed:

All-Time Favorite True Blood Fanfic – Blue Nail Polish
Favorite Comedy Fanfic – A Parody in Three Acts
Favorite Comedy Fanfic – TwiFuckery
Favorite Complete Fanfic – Blue Nail Polish
Favorite One-shot Fanfic – Playing for Keeps
Favorite One-shot Fanfic – Shall We Dance
Favorite Risqué Fanfic – Eric Northman: After the Show
Favorite Romance Fanfic – Blue Nail Polish
Favorite Romance Fanfic – Decisions
Favorite Romance Fanfic – Sookie Takes Charge
Favorite Romance Fanfic – The Moon
Favorite Work-In-Progress Fanfic – Eric Northman: After the Show
Favorite Work-In-Progress Fanfic – Sookie Takes Charge
Favorite Work-In-Progress Fanfic – The Moon
Favorite Veteran Author

3:  ALEXANDER SKARSGARD WAS (sorta, not really) HURT (possibly maybe a little bruised but it’s kinda sorta funny if you have a weird sense of humor) FILMING A (Tarzan) SEX SCENE!

http://www.thelocal.se/20160331/the-day-alexander-skarsgrd-got-bruised-during-a-sex-scene

Annnnd that’s all folks!  Click, read, ogle, then if you have time/patience/a good screen, go vote! 

~Mer

You know that new chapter of STC I promised? Catch!

**WARNING:  SAID CHAPTER MAY CONTAIN A BILL…REPEAT:  SAID CHAPTER MAY CONTAIN A BILL.**

That being said, I think some of it is funny, but then I know I have a strange sense of humor, so keep that in mind.

The Night Eric Northman’s Life Changed Forever is coming along swimmingly, and according to Word the latest word count is 16,150, so for ease of consumption I may well split it into two posts cause I ain’t done with it yet…I mean, even at 8,000+ words each they’d still be “2 pee break” reads…

Dunno…we’ll see.

Anyway, here’s the latest STC chapter – enjoy!  *snicker*

STC banner from Gyllene

NOTICE AND *EXCERPT* OF UPCOMING STORY

Ok, so a while back I thought about posting a “thank you” story when the 500th person followed my blog (great choice, yo!).  Now, WP divides follow count into two sections:  blog and email, but for the purpose of this nefarious scheme of mine I’m counting actual blog follows since the total follower count would have risen far too quickly for me to have coughed up a decent story (it was well into the 600s total when this notion struck).

To that end, I’m currently 11,855 words into what will be a single-post long one-shot.  (Yes, there will be intermissions.)  This monster, The Night Eric Northman’s Life Changed Forever, begins just after Eric arrives home from Fangtasia the night he first sees Sookie and will encompass only that night (it’s a busy night).  As with anything I write, it goes AU at the speed of fangs snicking down and may include wee tiny tidbits from SVM.  This is written entirely in Eric’s POV with lots of thoughts and some snark.  Hey, it’s Eric, ya know?

Yes, there’s even a cat.

A little while ago my 501st follow just signed on board the WP express, so here’s a nice excerpt.  I won’t be posting the entire work until it’s completed but I expect it to be finished soon.

Without further ado, and to thank all my delicious followers (WP and email alike – y’all all smell fantastic, btw), here’s a little teaser that will MOST likely remain unchanged when the story is actually posted, but no promises:

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Once home from the bar, Eric Northman automatically headed straight to his shower. As financially pleasing as Fangtasia was, its accumulated stench was an entirely different story. Even when his “glaring from the throne” time was cut short, the reek of desperation mixed with too many chemicals still clung. Mechanically proceeding to soap up, scrub down, and rinse off, he let his thoughts wander through the night’s unusual events.

For the first time in…he couldn’t remember how long, the evening’s burdensome load of deadly, generic boredom had been shot all to hell.

Thank. Fuck. Even if it had included yet another raid for the crime of being vampire…

By this point he knew he would normally be fuming over the way money kept magically disappearing – for two cents he would suspect his accountant but the human had been glamoured to within an inch of his sanity so he highly doubted the man was capable of even stealing a pencil by now. That only left a scant handful of potential suspects and…his mental rant was interrupted by the memory of eyes that dared to directly meet and hold his own.

That was unusual in and of itself – that he thought of something different and that some young chit of a girl had dared to meet his gaze without flinching or fawning.

Vampires either feared him or were drawn to him, but either way they were innately wary of both his age and the power he naturally exuded. Same thing happened with Weres but with far less “lure” and far more “fear”, thanks be.

Humans were strange creatures. Most didn’t perhaps understand why they were both scared of and drawn to him, but they were and to an annoying degree.

Regardless, few dared to meet his gaze and actively hold it.

The girl didn’t seem to know much about vampires, though, which honestly should have made her even less likely to meet ones’ eyes since far too many of them knew about vampire glamour.

Damn publicity.

Among other things the way she’d held out her hand to Pam had proven a lack of intimate familiarity with his kind, but despite her nervous chatter she did seem to have a backbone when it came to those pictures.

Why was she going round shoving pictures of ugly women at vampires?   And why hadn’t fucking Compton filled her in on vampire etiquette, anyway? If she was supposedly “his” then that’s his fucking job. If you take on a human, you take on the job of educating them, damn it!

The fact she was on Compton’s arm said she was either stupid or naive, and Eric was pulling for the latter. Naive…he could work with naive.

As he toweled off, he caught himself almost grinning.

Compton actually thought he could keep such a tasty little drop of sunshine that intriguing all to himself? Moron must be more mentally decomposed than I’d originally thought.

What his disease of a Maker saw in him was the question of the ages.

But…what’s he doing in my territory anyway? Isn’t he supposed to be kissing someone’s ass in the darling queen’s court these nights? Something must be going on…he was trying too hard to be sly tonight…

For some reason that he didn’t bother searching for, he suddenly decided to shave off the scruffy beard he’d been sporting for a while. He glared at his hair as it fell into his eyes over and over again, but there wasn’t much he could do about it just then.

After donning his tracksuit bottoms and his silk robe, he padded into his office, grabbed one of his burner phones, and sent a text to his most dependable ear at the brat-queen’s court. If anyone could find out what was going on, it’d be Rasul.

He noticed a waiting text from Pam and checked it as he wandered into the den, then settled before his unlit fireplace. The option of having a warm flickering fire when he wanted it was nice but it wasn’t cool enough yet to warrant one – one of the many benefits of Shreveport, Louisiana.

***Bribed the bribeables and glam’d the humans, closed bar. Small fine, 2-night closure, blah blah blah. Taryn and her dinner weren’t caught but that bitch is going in a cage when I catch her. WTF was Blondie? Are there more where she came from? How did she know about the cops? I’m thirsty and I have her address – wanna split dinner?***

Eric felt something in his chest tighten at the thought of Pam biting the Stackhouse girl…

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So…what’d you think:  Want more?   You know the drill – let me know what you think in the comments.  Have a great evening/night/morning, etc.!

~Mer

 

Is this an April Fools’ Day Joke? Cause if not…

HOLE-Y CACA-PANTS…! You guys???  Thank you!!! 

I HAVE THE BEST  READERS EVER!!!  I can’t believe this!! 

A little birdie told me to go look here and because I’m sometimes a little gullible (and I totally trust said sweet little birdie) I did and – srsly:

HOLE-Y CACA-PANTS!!!!

DID YOU SEE??? DID YOU SEE??? —  DID!! YOU!! SEE!!??? 

You guys make me tear up in the good way!!

(Here are the nominations listed by Category.)

This…this has come at a very good time.  The Spring Frazzles have struck with a vengeance and, well, I’ve come to slightly envy those chickens running around with their heads cut off because at least they can’t see what they’re about to run into, so yeah, this…wow – perfect timing.

Thank you, readers-mine.   Really, thank you.  This has blown me away.  (I can’t believe it – even  TwiFuckery and A Parody in Three Acts are on there!!!  THAT IS FANFUCKINGTASTIC!!!!!  BWAHAHAHAHA!!!!  THANK YOU!!!!)

Shhh: Cheat sheet:

All-Time Favorite True Blood Fanfic – Blue Nail Polish
Favorite Comedy Fanfic – A Parody in Three Acts
Favorite Comedy Fanfic – TwiFuckery
Favorite Complete Fanfic – Blue Nail Polish
Favorite One-shot Fanfic – Playing for Keeps
Favorite One-shot Fanfic – Shall We Dance
Favorite Risqué Fanfic – Eric Northman: After the Show
Favorite Romance Fanfic – Blue Nail Polish
Favorite Romance Fanfic – Decisions
Favorite Romance Fanfic – Sookie Takes Charge
Favorite Romance Fanfic – The Moon
Favorite Work-In-Progress Fanfic – Eric Northman: After the Show
Favorite Work-In-Progress Fanfic – Sookie Takes Charge
Favorite Work-In-Progress Fanfic – The Moon
Favorite Veteran Author

According to the site, “Voting opens on April 11, 2016”, so, like, don’t forget and stuff.  In the meantime I’ll be sitting over here stunned, shocked, amazed, and most likely STILL grinning like a loon.  (Do loons even grin?  Well, THIS ONE DOES!) 

Check out the other nominees, too – I’m in some truly fantastic company over there.  (*I* just happen to have ALL the best readers, though…sorry, other writers…*my* readers totally freakin’ rock!!)

(How old do ya gotta be before “nanner nanner nanner” becomes TOTALLY inappropriate???  Just askin’ for a friend…)

Check out Gyllene’s nominations, and here is the All-Time Favorites list for True Blood.  Go check it out – there are SO MANY WRITERS listed – it’s like THE “Who’s Who” listing of the year!!

*raises giganto coffee cup*  Eric, Sookie, Godric, Cara, Andre (and Emma, she’s meandering around here somewhere still snickering at the Andre in Three Acts) and I salute you, your kindness, your great taste, your patience, your generosity, and your shimmeringly brilliant fantasticness! 😀

NON-CREEPY AND NOT-AT-ALL-AWKWARD HUGS ALL AROUND!!!!

~Mer

*Random pic of Alex as Tarzan as an after-blog mint*

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Easter-y status-y update-y thing-y

Spring is springing quite frantically ’round these parts which is great and all *achoo* if you like pollen and having to mow the grass in freakin’ MARCH.  At least the dogwoods are blooming like they mean it.

Updates ARE *en route – even for Andre…  Really…they are…  (*notice I didn’t say when…I’m smarter than that.)  Part of the problem is that I’m currently winding up Andre – the next chapter is 95% likely to be the last chapter and it’s always a sad feeling when one of my brain-babies is “all grown up”.  Bluntly, my FLM and I are pouting about it and it’s affecting the other fics.  When you combine mutual pouting with busy-life-shit, sentence creation falls by the wayside.   

(Not that wayside, the other one.  No, no, your OTHER left…)

So, yeah, that’s my excuse.  Did it work???  Pleasesayyes…

Anyway, to all of you wonderful people who celebrate Easter/Spring/Ēostre:  HAPPY BOIL-AND-DYE-AND-HIDE-AND-LOSE-YOUR-EGGS TIMES!!!! 

Really…I’ll be updating soon… 

(Send coffee and Eric and/or Godric stat!)

Decisions, Ch. 36, is up!

Despite my best procrastination skillz I somehow managed to complete this chapter.  It – the procrastination, not the chapter – fought the valiant fight, though.  Beware the potential bedroom disaster found within the page/s of this chapter…  Hope this helps make your Monday just a bit less…Mondayish!

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Also, it’s freakin’ chilly over here in NC-land after these past couple of gorgeous spring days!  I’m considering crawling back under my blankies again – it’s warm there…

 

 

That oft-mentioned BNP “outtake” is ready for your viewing pleasure

It is what it is – a somewhat longish “outtake” in all its questionable glory complete with required “intermission”.  Hope you like!

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The Moon, Chapter 32, is up for your viewing convenience

Hope you guys enjoy! 

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It’s been creepy-hot over here in NC-land, like, upper-70s/lower-80s crap – IN MARCH.  But there’s no global warming…nope…none at all…  *tosses scuba gear to all of Florida and affected areas of the Gulf*  (That’s not my excuse for waiting so long to post…it’s just a general bitch/gripe.  My excuse is the throbbing in my brain because ~migraine~…I figure it actually does have to do with the weather shifting; I know my allergies sure as fuck do.)

Have a good one and I hope to get another chapter of (nanner nanner not tellin’) out to ya soon.  I have chapters to several fics in progress so in theory it shouldn’t be too long. 

Yeah, I like my theories.  They come with cookies and hot coffee.

 

In Your Shoes Review by Mer

Srsly, it’s a great read – you should give it a shot! Like they said: Go – Shoo – Get it already!

September Roberts

September Roberts is addictive

5 star review on Amazon

By Mer on 2 March 2016

I don’t usually read modern-times non-paranormal romances (sorry, vampires and mythical gods are just hot, y’all) but I picked this up on a whim and I have to say: GO ME!

This was an excellent book if you’re in the mood for a REAL story. This isn’t romantic pap – it’s got a few teeth and sometimes they nip, but in the end it’s very much worth it. The lead characters, Nicole and Scott, are presented realistically – faults and strengths and humor and everything in between. The flow is effortless and in no time at all their story sucks you in and soon enough you’re weeding through their dirty laundry with them, cheering them on, Gibbs-slapping them a time or three, and laughing.

Caution: there is ice cream involved…and magic…and chocolate…and wine…and phrases like…

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STC, Ch. 24, and other words:

1:  Here’s the new chapter of STC.  The Poll said you guys wanted a new chapter of this (what, you don’t like The Moon anymore??) (j/k…probably…) and since the muse (sometimes) listens,  voilà!!  Hope you like it!

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2:  Here are some recent posts jic WP neglected to send out the notifications:

EN: ATS, Chapter 17

Decisions, Chapter 35

BNP, Part 9 (the final chapter)

3:  The Fanatic Fanfics group are doing their nominations thing again so I’m hawking that – and not just for me, either:  there are some amazing writers and banner-makers in our fandom, so go show some love!  There’s a little less than a week left to toss names/links into the pot:

http://awards.fanaticfanfics.com/index.php/nominations

Now go read and I hope you enjoy!  *evil grin*

Poll! EN: ATS, Ch. 17 is up and so’s… *smirky grin*

You’ll just have to read an’ see…

There are several things to cover in this post so:

Which story do you want to see updated next?

BEHOLD:  A POLL! 

(Haven’t done one of these in a while…hope I remember how to check the results and all that…well, the results should display, right?  That’s what I clicked anyway.)

You may vote more than once and for more than one choice (hey, I’m easy) and “comments are allowed” (apparently in the poll thingie?) but then, they’re always allowed and encouraged so that shouldn’t surprise anyone.  I in my infinite magnanimity/stupidity have even added a write-your-own-answer “other” option (which was probably kind of dumb of me considering that I know some of y’all…).

News:  Fanatic Fanfics Awards thingie is accepting nominations until March 6th so if you’re interested in nominating any fanfic writers, fics, or artists:  http://awards.fanaticfanfics.com/index.php/nominations#

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Update on my little underdoggie of a story: Decisions, Ch. 35

After having gotten caught up in the holidays, the January blear, the posting of a completed story, the February blear, and various and assorted power outages, I have ***finally*** managed to post an update to one of my favorite stories, the Godric/Cara fic Decisions.

While this one is primarily the story of How Godric Got His Cara, there’s a strong secondary plot of How Eric Is Possibly Accidentally Maybe Getting His Sookie, too (for my E/S fans).  Pam is a GoodPam and she’s considering getting herself a naked cat…

Go check it out, and let me know what you think!  Forgive any mistakes, leave lots of love, send bushels of coffee,  you know, the usual.  (Donuts get you mushy but not-creepy hugs.)

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(Shoo!  Go read and enjoy!)

BNP, PT. 9 – come and get it!

Ok, y’all – here it is in all its (hopeful) glory.  This has been a wild ride for me and your support has helped more than you could know.  I took me out of my “writing comfort zone” completely expecting to fail miserably, but I had to try, ya know?  So…I did it…and you fantastic readers-mine gave me the best love and support I could ever have asked for – thank you!  (Thanks for the coffee and donuts, too!)

This is the last Part, but it’s a long one, and there will be an outtake posted at some point.  (Ignore any mistakes…it’s 6:12am and I’m going to bed.)

So, without further ado’ing:

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As usual, there’s an “intermission”, coffee is suggested as this is a long one…and let me know what you think!