Bring Your Own Hygiene Products

First of all, a bit of background about that title…

My older daughter, Thing 3, is turning 18 in July. She designed her own birthday invites and unfortunately added that title in the “What to bring” section of her invite. I about died laughing. I mean, really? What 17- or 18-year-old girl isn’t going to bring along her own hygiene products? Oh, gawd.

Thankfully her younger sister, Thing 4, saved the day by redesigning her invites. You see, Thing 4 is a whiz when it comes to all things Photoshop and design. By the way, Thing 4 is a photographer and artist, is the owner and CEO of her own photography company, and she’s only 15. She is one talented little stinker.

 

What’s In Your Bookmark List?

One of the things in my list is from Thesaurus.com for “perturbed.” Seeing as how Tora is perturbed quite a bit, I guess I wanted different ways of expressing that.

What’s in your list?

Really, Kaige? Really?

Below is a little text exchange between Kaige and Tora. He’s just a little egotestical, don’t you think? #bloodpromise #tonyakerrigan

kaige-tora-text

Words of Life By Thing 4

The other day me and Thing 4 were at the store because she was having a candy attack. She had a limited amount of money to spend and perused the candy aisle. After a bit, she became discouraged because, let’s face it, high-quality candy and chocolate is expensive. She threw her hands in the air in exasperation and said, “Why is candy so expensive? You’re basically paying to get cavities!”

How right you are, Thing 4. How right you are.

A Great Mix of Humor, Action, & Horror

If you like your urban fantasy dark, steamy, with a bit of mythology thrown in along with a strong (albeit snarky) protagonist,  then hopefully you’ll love Blood Promise. Keep reading for a little excerpt. Tora is that kick-ass type of girl whose Achille’s heel is empathy and compassion.

Wait, what? How does empathy and compassion make one weak? Well, in Tora’s case, she doesn’t really like killing people (which is good); but, considering what she is, she’s going to be expected to kill people (which is bad). Her empathy and compassion can also be used against her to make her do things she doesn’t really want to do (again, which is also bad).

You’ll just have to read it to find out who Tora is and what kinds of trials she’s up against…and the snarkiness…hopefully you love her snarkiness.

The Amazon Giveaway is still going strong! If you’d rather buy it than wait to see if you win, you can get it at all Amazon sites worldwide and at B&N, Apple, Kobo, Scribd, Inkterra, and 24 Symbols. And, you can also get a free short story, Katja’s Curse, by signing up for my newsletter at tonyakerrigannewsletter@gmail.com.

And now, what you’ve been waiting for! The whole reason why you’ve read this far! -snerk.-  THE EXCERPT. Keep scrolling below the pics!

THE EXCERPT

After a few seconds, I realized it wasn’t a person who attacked me, but something other. It wasn’t the ripped jeans, hi-tops, light jacket or even the veil which completely covered its face that tipped me off; it was the way it panted, ragged and inhuman, almost beastlike. It stalked to me, no doubt to deliver the killing blow.

Ooohhh…what happens next??? You’ll have to read the book to find out!

#AmazonGiveaway #TonyaKerrigan #KatjasCurse #BloodPromise

 

Anita Dee II Chicago

So…over the weekend my friend, Michelle, and I went to Chicago. We stayed at the Hyatt Regency on Wacker Drive. The room was great, the beds were comfy, and service was superb. We had a room with a street view and barely heard traffic go by.  We parked at a Panda parking garage and got parking for $25 for 24 hours which I thought was pretty good for Chicago. It was only about a 10-minute walk, if that, from the parking garage to the hotel.

We found a cute little outdoor café on the Riverwalk called Cyrano’s, and our waiter was hot! He had this Italian accent and if Michelle could’ve taken off with him, she probably would have. She ordered a chicken salad, and I had some type of quiche, don’t remember what kind exactly, but both were good.

Afterwards we meandered our way to the harbor for the night’s festivities…a yacht party on the Anita Dee II.

Anita Dee II

Here we are, waiting to board.

me and michelle

And then, partay!!

crowd on boat   Navy pier  chicago cares

We had a blast, got drunk (the bartender was making the drinks STRONG!!), danced with some young 20-something hotties from Canada who were celebrating their friend’s bachelor party  and thought I was waaayyy younger than what I really am -snerk- and somehow Michelle and I managed to get our drunk asses back to the hotel without getting kidnapped or raped. I do recall Michelle petting some guy’s hair in the hotel elevator…that’s how drunk we were. We were petting random strangers’ hair. And I think Michelle is now in a bunch of strangers’ Facebook pages since she was photobombing everyone on the yacht.

Oh, and I forgot to mention Metrosexual Man who apparently had a thing for Michelle…

Good times, good times. We’re planning on going again in a few months. Who’s with us?

Stop Squeaking!

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Apparently this little mouse toy was madly squeaking and wouldn’t stop. Thing 3 determined it must be possessed, so she stuck it in a salt ring.   As soon as she put it in the ring of salt, the squeaking stopped. Coincidence? Or do I have a demon-possessed cat toy?

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