Posted in Book Reviews

Book Review: Mergers & Acquisitions

Title: Mergers and Acquisitions
Written by: A.E. Radley
Pages: 270
Publisher: Heartsome Publishing

About This Book (as seen on
Kate Kennedy prides herself on running the very best advertising agency in Europe.

One day her top client asks her to work on a lucrative project with the notoriously fastidious Georgina Masters, of the American agency Mastery.

The temporary merger causes a fiery clash of cultures and personalities. Especially when Georgina sets her romantic sights on Kate’s young intern, Sophie.

She’s done it again!  A.E. Radley is by far my FAVORITE lesfic author.  Every book she writes that I can get my greedy little hands on I can’t put down, and this is no different.  I injured myself while on a walk during my lunch break at work.

She does a fantastic job of writing characters.  They are well developed, and I can’t help even to love her dragon ladies as well.  After I’m done with reading the books, I can’t help to think about the characters and what they’re doing now like they are my old friends.  I have repeated this time and time, but I love how she does not use sex in her books.  I love that the focus is on the relationship.

The one thing I didn’t like was how Sophie’s relationship with her long-term boyfriend panned out.  It left too many open-ended questions for me.  It felt weird that she dumped him on the assumption that he was cheating on her and then fell into the arms of an older woman. It didn’t sit well that I just had to accept she was in a relationship for so long and that was that.  I was also worried about a love triangle, but it all shakes out in the end.

I do love Radley’s use of a bisexual character.  I don’t see much of those in books.

All in all, I simply loved this book!  It’s an easy and fun read.  And I can NOT wait to read her next book!


How to get your copy:
Heartsome Publishing


Thoughts from the Shower #1

As I was standing in the shower shaving my armpits, my eyes fell upon my shower gel. The French word for wash is douche. So, have people been insulting others by calling them a cleanser? Is it really that insulting to a guy to be called a cleanser inserted into a vagina? I thought straight guys like vaginas. 

That’s just a peek into my brain pan. Y’all should be scared.

Teachers Are Cray! #1

Professor: A compound or open fracture is a fracture in which the bone breaks through the skin. You do NOT want to see something like that.

Me: *thinking to myself* Phew! After last week’s gross pictures of skin diseases, I’m glad she’s giving us a break. *laughs at self for clever pun*

Professor: So, here’s a picture of one that’s the worst in all of the internet.

Me: Aaaah!!!! For the love of God!!!! Why!?!?!

Professor: *sniggers*

Posted in College

The First Week

This first week of school has been a whirlwind! Because of the summer semester, we have to cover twice as much stuff in half the time.  In this first week, I had 5 tests!  We covered 3 chapters in my Medical Terminology class and 2 chapters in my Computers in Health Information Technology class.  PHEW!

I woke up in the morning, got ready for work then headed into the room in which do my schoolwork – which happens to be the crafting room.  I would then work on my assignments until it was time to go to work.  I pack up my books and lessons and take them to work.  I then study the chapters with flash cards and also work on any assignments during the downtime at work.  There are luckily a few doctors on vacation, so downtime was plentiful! Then I would do the same thing at home until about 10 pm. At which point I force myself to go to sleep.


I did all of this so that I could have the weekend free.  I didn’t want to be doing school work while my kids wanted to spend time with me.

The first couple quizzes I aced them.  I was so proud of myself looking at my 100-percents in the grade section.  I obsessed over keeping them at 100%. So, to say I was a bit disappointed when I missed a few on the quizzes that followed would be an understatement.  After I shed off that unrealistic expectation, I can say that I am enjoying the classes a lot.

This is what I was meant to do.  I can feel it.  I’m so excited about my future.  With that first week behind me, I can honestly say that I’m excited about learning more in this field.

Posted in Writing


I have been a writer with the aspirations of being published since I was 10.  I would have my mom buy me journals anytime it was possible.  I would write actual novels.  My first ever attempt was a book called Cassie.  How I wish I could find that book!  I would love to see what 10-year-old me found important enough to write.  I do remember it being a romance novel.  I had a crime novel as well.  I can’t remember the title, but I remember there was a lady detective and all that.  I also remember I wrote it in a composition book.  I did find a book that I started when I probably around 12 or 13 not too long ago.  It was about a girl who lost her virginity.  Pretty risque for someone who didn’t lose her virginity until she was 20.

These past few years I have been so close to being published I can taste it!  I have a first draft that is completed.  And I’m working on a YA fantasy series at the moment.  I’ve subscribed to literary magazines, Writer’s Market, Poets & Writers, The Write Practice and so on and so forth.FANMADE_Twilight_facedesk

I have just been in a funk lately with my writing.  I’ve not been motivated – and yes, I know that’s just an excuse.  Writers aren’t motivated most of the time.  I have had excuse after excuse.  I am now re-working my romance novel from it being centered on the struggles of online dating to the struggles of the protagonist re-opening her mothers’ LGBT community center – which I believe will be better in the end.  My latest excuse is that I left my short story outline at work.

I received an email from Glimmer Train last month about their New Writer’s Open.  I let all my emails pile up in my writing account.  When I started to clean my inbox out, I found it.  It had been buried, and I come to find out the deadline is at the end of this month.  I suddenly had the insatiable urge to submit.  I have submitted to them before, and I got a rejection letter.  My first ever rejection.  It sucked, but even the great Stephen King got rejected.  Like a lot.  Also, I haven’t submitted my work anywhere else.  Which I need to do as well.

With the new sense of purpose, I started to outline my story.  Luckily, work was so slow yesterday that I was able to almost complete my outline and finish a book – which I will post a review soon.  My girls are with their dad this weekend, so it was going to be a perfect time to bang out my short story within a day.  On the drive home, I realized that I left my outline at work.  My new sense of purpose dwindled.  UGH! All that hard work… what if I don’t cover everything I wanted to that was in my outline.


Also, I have to save Princess Zelda from Calamity Ganon.  I mean… this weekend has gone to pot!


Meh. On second thought, that bish cray.

Then I read a post from a writer, and it was eye opening.  He said that he has been wanting to publish a book for 30 years and hasn’t gotten the motivation to see it through.  I don’t want another 30 years to pass me by without being published.

I just got to power through it all and get my stuff out there!  Wish me luck, y’all!!