Saturday, October 28, 2017

Book reviews

I'm doing some Kindle housekeeping today and one of the things I really wanted to do was to be sure I reviewed a couple of books I really enjoyed over the last month or so.

So let's see how well the Goodread's "embed" coding works...

The Easter Make BelieversThe Easter Make Believers by Finn Bell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Finn Bell just keeps getting better. For real life, down and dirty, bleak noir that always leaves you with a spark of hope there are none better. If thinking makes your head hurt, don't read his books. They are deep. You will think. You will put it down and remember and think about it some more. A quote for instance: "At some point, under the sheer weight of experience, you accept the simple fact that you can't change the past. It's only ever going to be exactly how it is. But it stays with you, all that stuff, just sits inside you." Wisdom tucked into a thrilling and suspenseful story. I cannot recommend his books highly enough. I've read every one of them, and I will continue to read every single one he is generous enough to share with us. And oh yeah, it is set in New Zealand, which is beginning to sound like heaven.

View all my reviews

Oh! lovely! Okay - no affiliation with Amazon any more - simply want to make sure some terrific authors get their due - here's links to all three reviews on Amazon:

The Easter Make Believers by Finn Bell

Samhain Witchcraft by Arziana Everdark

Dragonfriend by Marc Secchia

Because I have thousands of books listed as being on my Kindle, I am trying to actually have five or ten ON my Kindle, and as I get those read sort them out. If they are awful I don't make myself finish things anymore - but I'm making sure I delete them from my cloud collection as well as the Kindle. Otherwise Amazon kindly sends them to my Kindle when they update, and are always trying to sell me more by the same author. I have a bad memory for names and titles, so I start them again and then go, "Ugh. this." Trying to save myself some trouble and find the hidden gems. Again.

These three - well worth it. I'd buy more from each of these authors. In fact, I plan to.

Best of luck to them in all their endeavors!

Summer Foovay

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Trick or Treat Desert Witch Style

Yesterday I finally had the time at the right time to do something I've been planning to do for a while. Go seed collecting in the Chihuahua Desert.

For all the amazing success I have had with my little bit of garden in my lot here
My morning glories are really turning into something to behold. This little guy didn't even sprout until July and now here he is blooming in October! 
The fact is that by and large what I have is a little patch of caliche' - a hard, rocky, sandy soil full of minerals.

But then again - the caliche' desert is full of amazing I have been waiting for the wildflowers in my nearest patch of desert to make seeds. The plan is to collect them and plant them here in my caliche where they will grow and be happy and carefree. As natives they won't require a lot of watering or pampering. My kind of garden.

So off I went on my walk. Flowers. Seedheads. I began literally stuffing them in my pockets - but then found a bag caught in a mesquite bush that was just right and went on collecting them.

And then at some point as I took a few steps, bowed down to a plant and asked if I might have some seeds, gathered a few, stood, walked to another plant and asked if I might have some seeds, gathered a few, repeat, repeat, re - gee - I'm trick or treating!

I have a rule about things that have thorns or stickers in the yard (NO) so I didn't stop at every plant! Here are some of my contributors. I don't really know their names although I generally know their families.


Baby's breath


Desert Willow
I was so pleased to get some desert willow. I took cuttings from some this spring, but none of them rooted. They make these beautiful pale pink to purple flowers and smell beautiful to me. I also got some seeds from a Monk's Pepper or Chaste Tree, and a few others whose photos didn't turn out. Pix are from my phone and it's capabilities are limited.

For instance, this roadrunner was trick or treating, too.

Best pic I could get :P
Some of the sunflower types along one of the water gutter walls had what looked like webbing scattered here and there. On closer examination, it was more like a foam. I wonder if it's frogs eggs? Or something else?

And then there was this weird thing... a dead plant that seemed to have part of it's stems encased in hardened sand. Some sort of insect activity?

I returned to the Firefly, skipping along with joy and a bag full of desert wildflower and tree seeds. Better than candy!


Summer Foovay

P.S. My sister from another mother, Ember Sleet, tells me that the foam is "cuckoo's spit". A caterpillar that will cocoon itself in foam and be a moth some day. How cool! Thanks!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

I Am Pagan published on Amazon Kindle!

I Am Pagan is now live and available on Amazon Kindle!

I Am Pagan - U.S.
I Am Pagan - U.K.
I Am Pagan - Canada
I Am Pagan - Australia

Free copies are on their way to Patrons. If you'd like to have a free copy of each book as I publish them, please do join my community of Patrons!

My Patreon Page

I'm very proud of myself that I'm only a day late of my personal deadline for this book. I'm running a day late on the next sex story as well. I've been sick this week, and I'm still not 100% but I'm proud that I'm muddling along anyway!

I also started something new just for fun over at Wattpad - Ghostly Encounters. Throughout my life I have had several encounters with ghosts or spirits, and I thought it would be fun to write them down and share them, what with Halloween coming up. I'm going to try to add one story a day. I'm not dead yet, so I would guess it could be considered a continuing project for many years yet...

Hope all is well with you! Thanks for dropping by.


Summer Foovay

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Sex Story Sunday!

The Naughty Wife (Mia) and the Black Cowboy (Naughty Wife Mia Book 1) by [Morte, Petit]

Yes it is out up and about, new hot raw sex with a new naughty wife up to a bit of nasty fun with interracial intercourse, anal intercourse, and oral sex. And horses. But they aren't the sex objects, okay?

The Naughty Wife (Mia) and the Black Cowboy

Depending on just how hard the universe tries to fuck up my system next week - next installment next week...


Summer Foovay (Petit Morte)

Saturday, October 7, 2017

FREE Sex stories - and a new sex story on the way! Sex Story Saturday!

How To Enjoy Anal Sex - The Secrets To Safe, Pleasurable Anal Sex For Men And Women by [Morte, Petit]
I am so proud of me it is insane. Yes, I did finish and publish a new sex story book today. Takes Amazon up to 72 hours, of course, to give their approval, but I hope to have a link and be sharing it with you soon! This was a big goal for me, one I really had my doubts about succeeding at, so I am so happy and proud of myself. The book is 7500 words - not bad for about two days in between all my other projects and responsibilities. Especially at the first of the month when we do our shopping. Yay me.

Meanwhile to whet your appetite and give you a hint about what the new book is about, these two sex books are currently free on Amazon;

Naughty Wife and the Shoe Salesman

How to enjoy Anal Sex

All of the sex stories are published under my pen name, Petit Morte. If you like these, please follow "her" at Amazon so you can keep up on new books and sales and promotions! 

And yes, my Patrons will get free copies of new books - including the sex books. However, I'm making the sex books optional, since not everyone likes them. So now would be a good time to get on board my Patreon train... by clicking here.

Not to mention the juicy behind the scenes bits...

Still in the pending file, I Am Pagan needs formatting, front and back matter, and then will go off to Amazon for the Kindle. I will start posting Hunters of Men on Wattpad... tonight I hope.

And yes, I am working on the winter projects although until some things get here from Amazon it consists mainly of reading on the subjects. But then, that's always where I begin!


Summer Foovay 

Monday, October 2, 2017

Shhhhhh - don't tell anyone. I have a plan.

I live very much by the seasons. For my purposes "winter season" is Mabon (Sept 22) to Ostara (March 22).
October is shaping up to be super busy - and that is before you figure in my favorite holiday. 
My husband has finally agreed to seek help from a Pain Management Clinic. He is in constant pain from arthritis and inflammation, but none of his doctors can prescribe pain meds due to the laws in New Mexico. I have begun the effort to gather documentation of his arthritis and am finding it, as expected, heavy going. Not only will his doctors not prescribe pain medication, no one wants to put their name on an official diagnosis of the painful condition. Several days will be devoted to record gathering, as well as an unnecessary doctors appointment to be sent for unnecessary X-rays to re-document a known condition, followed by, no doubt, another unnecessary doctors appointment to pry the reports out of her hands so we can present them as proof of chronic pain to Pain Management so we can start the argument with them about why he can't just meditate it away. Trust me, if he could, we wouldn't be going through this! Therefore much of this month will be taken up sitting in waiting rooms of various doctor, clinic, and hospital facilities. They hate to give up records, so you will be made to wait as long as possible so maybe you will give up and go away. Experience speaking. This on top of three days a week he goes to dialysis when little else is done. 
That said, I will still be writing and editing. 
When I see what day the Patreon payment comes in I will reset my Amazon book ad campaign to bill on that day, so Patreon money will go directly to supporting my writing. There should be some money left, and that will most likely be rolled into buying the manual typewriter or maybe hiring someone at Fiverr for copywriting.
The typewriter has turned into an epic all it's own. I'll save that for another day, maybe when we've made it all the way to a successful purchase!
Every year for the winter season I choose a "project" - something new to learn, to concentrate on over the winter. It helps stave off my winter blues. Last winter I was so overwhelmed with hubby's medical issues I chose only to reaffirm and work on hobbies I already have, learning to speak Japanese, and origami. At the last minute I got an opportunity, and ended up learning Reiki as well.

Maybe that is why this winter I have somehow managed to gather THREE projects. Continuing Japanese - I will be finally making an organized effort to learn Kanji. Another project I began several months ago but have not had any substantial time to work on - learning game development with the Unity engine is now an official winter project. And through a series of serendipitous happenings, learning to tattoo has made it in this winter! 
In November, Nanowrimo will, of course, become a major project and get me started writing new work, too. I so hope I've got my manual typewriter by then!
Writing plans for Octoberare by and large editing plans. I don't want to give it all away - but if I meet all of my goals my Patrons should receive between two and six FREE new books from me next month. Gee, you should get you some of this! Besides, I need people to help me choose a new name for... the rewrite of Hunters of Men/Bloodline.
My sex books are the only books that actually sell or rent on Kindle, other than the PD book. I am going to be writing one sex book per week during the winter season. That gives me plenty of time to procrastinate until the last minute. Saturday will be sex book publication day (as I started the first one yesterday).
I hope I'm not being overly ambitious, but I do think I can do this. The garden is asleep, as is the lawn. Pretty days alternate with days too rainy, windy or cold to ride the bike. The nights are getting long - and I like to write at night. I hope to have my manual typewriter by the end of October and that will allow me to write new work freely and without fear even while he is in dialysis. (I also intend to type out a hard copy of every manuscript I have left before the gremlins eat them) 
"Man plans and God laughs."

Summer Foovay

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