I managed to get my Brava entry off and entered in time, which I’m quietly pleased about. Now all I have to do is chew my fingernails along with the other 300 plus entrants.
If you’re in a writing competition mood check out Dorchester’s latest contest. They’re looking for SHOMI books and contest details are here along with a forum and details about the books, both current releases and those coming in the next few months. I have Wired by Liz Maverick on my to-read pile. I must hurry up and read it because this sounds like a great line combining romance, thriller, science fiction and fantasy all together in one book.
Our weekend was a busy one. On Sunday we visited family and invaded my father’s house. Hubby took his brothers whitebaiting and in the afternoon they went pig hunting. It was a bloodthirsty type of weekend. The whitebaiting wasn’t that successful. I think they caught about nine fish and since they’re really tiny that’s not even enough for a meal for one person. You’re probably wondering what whitebait are – I did a post on my bravejournal somewhere about another expedition but I’m in a hurry so here’s a link to whitebait – catching them and the photo at the bottom is what they look like. We generally eat them in fritters, and I’m not a fan. When I was a kid I used to drown my fritters in tomato sauce (ketchup to you guys) so I couldn’t see the eyes.
Mr. Munro found a Maori adze while he was wandering around searching for pigs and he’s proudly showing it off to everyone. They’re actually quite common on my father’s farm as well as middens (old garbage dumps) full of shells from shellfish feasts.
And finally, I’ve been reading Lauren Dane’s Reading Between the Lines, which I think releases today. If you read my blog you’ll already know I’m a Lauren fan and I really enjoyed reading this one. It’s set in Ireland and the hero and heroine are both Fae. The story starts out with the hero Conall under a curse. Hayley the heroine releases him from the curse and the fun begins. As with most of Lauren’s books there are family secondary characters who are both a delight and a challenge to our hero and heroine, plus there’s a threat and lots of adjustment needed before our couple find their happy ending. I really loved these characters. Really, go and check it out at Samhain Publishing today.