Life on the Fringe: The Caffeinated Ramblings of Author Yasmine Galenorn




Tomorrowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww……
Posted on Monday, January 26, 2015 at 7 am by

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Tomorrow, Panther Prowling will be released. Got your preorders in? Still time to pre-order from Seattle Mystery Bookshop if you want an autographed copy!

And tomorrow night at 6:00 PM (Pacific time) I’ll be hosting a chat at Coffee Time Romance with prizes and all sorts of fun stuff! Come join me!

Yasmine

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A Year of Trees: Week 21
Posted on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 4 pm by

January Tree

There is a street nearby that I absolutely love. Really, it could be any street, there’s nothing really outstanding about it, except for the fact that it is lined with trees. Now this a common sight around here except these are all deciduous trees. And every autumn they blaze into color around the same time. And every spring, they suddenly burst forth with leaves around the same time.

We have lived in this neighborhood since September 2010, so for four years now Samwise and I have driven down that street several times a week and I have watched the trees change through the year. So yesterday, when I was commenting on how much I like that street, Samwise suggested an idea and it seemed like a cool project. We’ll see if I can manage it — or rather manage to remember to do it — but I want to give it a try.

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Brain Candy Friday & Giveaway
Posted on Friday, January 23, 2015 at 8 am by

Brain Candy Friday

Brain Candy Fridays are back, and so are the giveaways. Today, answer my question and you will be entered to win a signed copy of one of my books (my choice). You must be subscribed to the blog in order to win, and 18 years old or over (be sure to confirm your subscription via the email you will receive–so check your spam filters if you don’t see it after you register. To subscribe to the blog, look to the right on the sidebar and find the Subscribe to Yasmine’s Blog link). Unfortunately, I have to limit these particular giveaways to the US due to postage costs. Answer by January 29th to be entered for this week’s contest.

Today’s BCF question is: You get to turn into any animal you want for 24 hours and experience life through that body. What animal do you choose?

I think I’d pick one of my cats, because they are so spoiled!

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Espresso Flail, Writing, Movies & Chitchat
Posted on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 3 pm by

Well, I had a bit of a scare this morning. As you know Fred, my espresso machine, is near and dear to my heart in a way very few other objects are. And the grinder that goes along with Fred is just as important to me. Fred takes a very special grind to make my espresso, and the grinder is set to that and only that.

So I go in the kitchen this morning, looking to make my typical quad shot latte, and I realize I have to grind more beans. I pull out the coffee and pour it into the grinder, and then I set my container underneath the spout, and I press the switch and nothing happens. Not even an rrrrr.

Talk about panic!

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Social Media, and When Characters Take Over Your Brain
Posted on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 9 am by

So I am visibly off Twitter lately, and a lot off Facebook–even my private profile, I’m not there talking to friends as much. You see, over the past month, I’ve discovered one important thing for my writing: when I’m out online, hanging out on Twitter and Facebook a lot, I get over exhausted and don’t focus as well. When I’m seldom there, I write SO MUCH BETTER and I have time for a life outside of it. Well, mostly. So, writing is going to win and about the only time you’ll see me on Twitter is when my blog links post over there, and maybe on weekends for a limited time. I do realize that Twitter is for interaction, and have always been a big proponent of that, but unfortunately, I just don’t have the energy to go around everywhere now.

Marc will post some of the blog links and all of the announcements on Facebook. And I will still answer comments here on the blog as much as possible. Hell, I’ve even taken to not answering any of my friends on IM (yes I am on there, no I do not allow anybody but close friends access to me that way) or email until later in the day or on weekends because it interrupts the flow of my thoughts and takes me a lot longer to get my work done and I’m tired of being tired.

On to book news: Autumn Thorns is available for pre-order on Amazon! And I am finding that this series is sucking me into Read the rest of this entry »

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Monday Snippet! – Panther Prowling
Posted on Monday, January 19, 2015 at 8 am by

ONE WEEK TO GO!

Good morning everyone and welcome to the Monday Snippet! As you may have guessed it’s only one week now till the release of Delilahs latest adventure, Panther Prowling! That’s right, on the 27th of January, Panther Prowling will be released into the wilds of bookshops :)

Panther Prowling is available for pre-order right now, as is the first full length novel featuring Shimmer and the rest of the Fly By Night agency, Flight From Death. Click on the names for the pre order page – and if you want to preorder a signed copy of Panther Prowling, you can always head on over to Seattle Mystery Bookshop

So here’s your final snippet!

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Birthdays, Wedding Rings, and Cake
Posted on Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 2 pm by

So, Saturday was my birthday. Sam suggested for my present, I get a new wedding ring. Now you have to understand that this is my fourth wedding ring for one marriage.

The first one we got when we were very poor and just starting out, and I had a green tourmaline set into silver. It was pretty, though not what I really wanted. But it was my wedding ring and I was happy. A few years later when we were doing better Sam asked if I wanted to have the stone reset for our anniversary. I said yes.

Ring number two: I got it reset into a beautiful band of yellow gold that was embossed with leaves all the way around the band. It fit my nature at the time. Since our last name means Green Tree in Elvish (yes, Sam and I created our last name together and had it legalized a little while after we were first married. He took my last name to begin with, but I didn’t want to keep my stepfather’s name so we decided to create something that meant a lot to both of us), the band and color fit.

Fast-forward to 2010.

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A Year of Trees: Week 20
Posted on Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 1 pm by

Tree picture.

There is a street nearby that I absolutely love. Really, it could be any street, there’s nothing really outstanding about it, except for the fact that it is lined with trees. Now this a common sight around here except these are all deciduous trees. And every autumn they blaze into color around the same time. And every spring, they suddenly burst forth with leaves around the same time.

We have lived in this neighborhood since September 2010, so for four years now Samwise and I have driven down that street several times a week and I have watched the trees change through the year. So yesterday, when I was commenting on how much I like that street, Samwise suggested an idea and it seemed like a cool project. We’ll see if I can manage it — or rather manage to remember to do it — but I want to give it a try.

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Brain Candy Friday & Giveaway
Posted on Friday, January 16, 2015 at 8 am by

Brain Candy Friday

Brain Candy Fridays are back, and so are the giveaways. Today, answer my question and you will be entered to win a signed copy of one of my books (my choice). You must be subscribed to the blog in order to win, and 18 years old or over (be sure to confirm your subscription via the email you will receive–so check your spam filters if you don’t see it after you register. To subscribe to the blog, look to the right on the sidebar and find the Subscribe to Yasmine’s Blog link). Unfortunately, I have to limit these particular giveaways to the US due to postage costs. Answer by January 23rd to be entered for this week’s contest.

Today’s BCF question is: It’s my birthday tomorrow. So, speaking of birthdays, what’s the best birthday present you ever received?

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Panther Prowling Release Contest
Posted on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 5 am by

Have you pre-ordered your copy of PANTHER PROWLING yet? If you want an autographed copy, pre-order from Seattle Mystery Bookshop by January 27th to ensure a reserved copy! Or you can pre-order from any online bookstore (most will ship so you’ll have your copy the day it releases!).

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And to celebrate the upcoming release, I’m giving away a bag o’ goodies!

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  • ONE winner (USA only, due to shipping), will receive the above pictured tote bag of goodies.
  • ONE winner (International) will receive a $50 e-gift certificate to Amazon.com (the American version)
  • 5 Winners will each receive a signed copy of PRIESTESS DREAMING, book #16 in the Otherworld Series. (USA only).

The official Rules and Regulations (YES, there have be some–this is not a free-for-all here! ~grins~)

  • You must be 18 or older to enter
  • You must be willing to provide your name and address upon request for shipping of items.
  • You must be subscribed to my blog in order to enter (be sure to confirm your subscription after you register–check your spam filter if you don’t receive the validation email). You can find the subscription form on the sidebar of the (look to your right).

You MUST answer the following questions in the comment thread for this post:

  • Tell me whether you are international or USA.
  • You get to hang out with Delilah for one evening. What are you guys going to do?

Enter by 8:00 PM, Pacific Time Zone, January 27th. Do NOT forget to double check your email address on the comment form when you enter–if you type in the wrong email address and it bounces back, we will choose another winner. ONLY entries posted to this blog post will be counted as eligible. No email entries, no Facebook entries, no Twitter entries, etc..

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