Friday, July 23, 2010

Happy Gay Friday & Free Reads and other Randomness

Make sure you enter the giveaway to win one of Keta Diablo’s Gay Fiction Books before July 28th!

TGIF! Cookie time! :)

And TG my vacay is only a few days away! :) Next Wednesday will be my last work day, if everything goes well, and I can say adieu to the office for 4 and a half weeks!
* I’m dreaming about Thursday - I think I stay in bed for the best part of the day, with my ereader of course. Let’s see if I can pull myself out of this annoying reading slump.
* And then on Friday I’m meeting blog buddy Leontine in Utrecht! Squeee!! I’m so looking forward to that! Can you imagine how much we’ll have to talk about? We planned on doing some book and ereader shopping too, in between the talking *grin*.
* On Saturday hubs and I have this family event to attend. My complete family gets together at my aunt and uncle’s house for a BBQ and lots of cocktails until the wee hours of morning.
* Sunday we’ll start packing our car for our vacation!
* Monday we’ll depart, by car, to France! Yay! We’re heading towards Bretagne, a province at the West Coast, but might as well end up in the south of France (or Spain, or Italy, lol) depending on the weather. We haven’t booked anything so we’re free to stay and go wherever we like! Doesn’t that sound like heaven?

But don’t worry, you won’t miss me! These awesome galls will keep my blog alive and kicking while I’m away:
~Leontine from Leontine’s Book Realm
~Kris from Kris ’n’ Good Books
~Pattepoilue (aka Caroline) from One Book Away From Heaven
~Tam from Tam’s Reads
~Bronwyn Green from Bronwyn’s Blog
~Cecile from All I Want and More
~KC from Smokinhotbooks

And during that period, from August 2 until 20, I’ll run a contest in which you can win various prices by just leaving comments on the guest posts. Easy peasy, right?

Have you ever been to I’ve downloaded a few free books from that site last week.

The first was Broken by Alyssa Turner which can be found here.
The author asked me to check this novella out and wrote this: “Thanks for checking it out, and I hope you enjoy it! Broken is a short erotic romance that breaks the mold somewhat. I am hoping to bring something new to the genre with my writings.”
That made me curious enough to want to read it. :) Maybe it piqued your curiosity too?

And then there was this series I heard Leontine talking about and which is also dowloadable for free at It’s called Special Forces and written by Marquesate & Vashtan.
The first book, Soldiers, can be found here.
The second book, Mercenaries, part 1 here and part 2 here.
And the third book, Veterans, here.

And last but not least a few random pics that made me smile or laugh...

Because this was how I often felt this week ;)

Have a Happy Friday!


  1. OMG 4 1/2 weeks? I'm so incredibly jealous Janna! I hope you have a wonderful time...first laying in bed reading then with Leontine and then in France! I can't wait to hear all about it!

  2. I love Gay Fridays. I can't lie. :)

    Have a FABULOUS time on your vacation!


  3. Have a great time on your vacation. I'm jealous! :)

  4. Haha, that personal add was great :D

    Have fun on your vacation!

  5. lol the ad was funny!

    Wooot that is one big vacation that is waiting for you *g*
    I'm sure you'll have great weather in Bretagne. It had better weather than the south for the last couple of weeks =P Or so the weatherman says *wink*

    *hugs* I just came out of a big reading slump too! All you need is a couple of amazing books to shake things up =) *hugs*

    Have a great weekend ma belle!

  6. What a super awesome vacation! Best wishes to speed you on your way.

    Oh and I love the last pic with the stereotypical birds :D

  7. Wow, what a great vacation you and hubby are planning. 4 1/2 weeks? So jealous! Hope you guys have a wonderful time.

    And I loved the pics!

  8. So jealous of your vacation!! I hope it vitalizes you. :)

    Have you tried reading shorts to break your reading slump? That often helps me.

  9. @Tracy: I didn't mean to make anyone jealous, but I guess 4 1/2 weeks is rather long for most peeps! I feel blessed. :)

    @Mama Kitty: *grins from ear to ear* I'm happy you like them! :D

    @Amber: Thanks very much! :) Only one more week to go.

    @Blodeuedd: That add made me chuckle too! :)

    @pattepoilue: Let's hope the weather stays that way in Bretagne! Saves us some traveling. ;) Ah heck, who am I kidding, we love the traveling! :)
    I'm inbetween books right now and don't know what to start. Somehow Naked doesn't scream my name yet, lol! Thanks for the hugs, ma belle! Love ya! :)

    @Sweets: Thanks for the speeding wishes! :) Those weird birds *g*

    @Lily: Actually hubby and I will only go to France for 2 1/2 - 3 weeks, but yeah it'll be great. Especially since it's the first time in years that we can go together! Glad you liked the pics. :)

    @Chris: Let's hope it does, I could use some vitalization. ;D
    I think that's an excellent tip! I'll start a short next thing. :)

  10. I need another vacation take me with you Janna!

  11. @KC: Okay, no problem! Hop on a plane, hun, we'll pick you up in Amsterdam! :D

  12. I always enjoy the pics that you put up and the last one had me in stitches. Hope you have fun on the vacation! *waves*

  13. @Redd: I'm glad you're enjoying them! :) Yours are a joy too! Thanks for dropping by, hon! :D

  14. Your vacation sound amazing. I hope you and hubby have a wonderful time!

    ...first laying in bed reading then with Leontine...

    Tracy - I just about choked upon reading your comment as I missed the word 'then' *grin*

  15. OOPS! And forgot to say I so want to read Soldiers!

  16. @orannia: Thanks :D
    LOL about your misreading Tracy's comment! Leontine and I don't know each other well enough for that yet. *g* Let us have some coffee first. ;)
    I hope you enjoy Soldiers!


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