Jamie Fraser Mystery Solved!

11 Jun

First off, eep can’t believe it’s been soooo long since I last blogged.  I have a good excuse though, I’ve been reading 😉 I read at least 2 books per week, not hard when you don’t watch TV.

So my last post was my mental casting call for The Outlander series’ Jamie Fraser and quite a few of you wanted to know who MY Jamie was.  Well *drumroll* the Jamie Fraser in my mind is none other than model (turned actor I hope)  Gabriel Aubry aka baby daddy to Halle Berry.  The picture I posted was touched up to look more like Jamie.  Check below for the original picture and a few others.

Original without the red hair and blue eyes

Another great shot. He even has the long nose Diana G. often mentions in the books.

Gabriel will always be the Jamie Fraser in my mind when I read this series.


Mental Casting Call: Jamie Fraser

21 Mar

Oh Jamie Fraser from the Outlander series byDiana Gabaldon *sigh* what can I say about him.  He’s strong, loyal, intelligent, sexy, funny and a little bit of a beast, he’s one of my all-time favourite male characters. RAWR!

This is MY Jamie Fraser

The Mental Casting Call

20 Mar

Whenever I read a book, I look closely for the clues, descriptions and actions that define the main characters.  When I have a clear idea of how these character look and act, I then scroll through my mental list of actors and cast my book.

I don’t think I’m alone in this, why? Well, because when a book is in pre-production to become a film we all can have such different visuals as to who should be cast. I recall four years ago when Robert Pattinson was cast as Edward Cullen in Twilight, oh lawd the uproar, there were even petitions to have him recast lol.  Well we all know how that worked out, in the end Rob became everyones Edward.

Henry Cavill, Stephenie Meyers vision of Edward Cullen

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Pre-Order FREE Kindle Book – Wings

20 Mar

Mkay I suck, haven’t posted in a few days but this DEAL stuck out for me.  Why…because it’s a Stephenie Meyer rec and despite the less than perfect writing, the Twilight Series is LITERARY CRACK!

For a limited time, the book that Twilight Saga author Stephanie Meyer lauded as “a remarkable debut” is available for free.

Laurel was mesmerized, staring at the pale things with wide eyes. They were terrifyingly beautiful—too beautiful for words. Laurel turned to the mirror again, her eyes on the hovering petals that floated beside her head. They looked almost like wings. In this extraordinary tale of magic and intrigue, romance and danger, everything you thought you knew about faeries will be changed forever.


FREE Kindle Book – No Fear

14 Mar

So the time change has totally messed me up, so I’m a little late posting today.

Welcome to Medusa’s Island . . . a vacation paradise complete with beautiful beaches and the quaint town of Medusa. But the island’s serenity is shattered when two young women are found dead from no apparent causes despite their expressions of terror. Chief of Police James Winchester and Emma Gray fear a monster from the past has returned to make Medusa its feeding ground. With passion flaring between them and a storm isolating the island, Emma and James have no choice but to again face the horror of a killer who exploits the deepest fears of his victims.

When James and Emma discover that Emma is destined to be the next victim, will the love they share be strong enough to save them? Or will the monster finally finish what he started five years before?



FREE Kindle Book – Grave Illusions

11 Mar

New York City is in the grasp of a deadly, unseen enemy. At least unseen by normal society. Lieutenant Jess Vandermire, New York City police officer, is uniquely specialized to recognize and fight this threat. It’s her job to forge a black ops team, an assortment of men and women who wouldn’t be considered for the job under normal circumstances. But these aren’t normal circumstances. The team has to be tough and, if need be, expendable. Jess understands what she’s fighting and what’s at stake. For her, it’s all about retribution until ex-cop John Brittain is recruited to her team. Suddenly, her priorities aren’t quite so easily definable. John Brittain has a chip on his shoulder and is as tough as they come. But is he ready for the whole truth? That combating “super” vampires whose primal need for blood and the addictive drug “Sunshine” is only the beginning of their problems?

And when Jess tells him the truth about herself, will he stay and fight or will he turn against her and not only threaten their lives but destroy the fragile relationship developing between them?


Free Kindle Book – Swept Away

11 Mar

I didn’t get a chance to post yesterday so I may post a few things today.  Thoughts & Prayers going out to Japan and all affected by the devastating earthquake ❤

Set in Regency England, a dangerous time of spies, treachery, and intrigue. A stranger has washed up on shore, half dead, with no memory of who he is or why he has been accused of treason. His only hope of avoiding death is a shadowy memory hovering just beyond his grasp…and the beautiful Annaleah who becomes his willing captive in order to find the key to his past and unlock their destinies.


FREE Kindle Book – So, You Want to Start a Business?: 8 Steps to Take Before Making the Leap

9 Mar

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FREE Kindle Book – Murder in Passy: An Aimee Leduc Investigation Set in Paris

9 Mar

Okay so I’ve decided that I’m going to post more than one FREE kindle book per day if I think it’s warranted.  They disappear so quickly that I don’t want to miss any.

Full of French political intrigue, Black’s atmospheric 11th Aimée Leduc investigation (after 2010’s Murder in the Palais Royal) finds the Paris PI’s world turned upside down with the arrest of her godfather and longtime mentor, Commissaire Morbier, for murder. Worse yet, the victim—Morbier’s inamorata, Xavierre d’Eslay—was with Aimée minutes before her death by strangulation. To clear Morbier, Aimée must dig deep as his fellow officers close rank and refuse to cooperate.


FREE Kindle Book of the Day – Immigrants

7 Mar

HAPPY MONDAY! Okay so maybe not happy Monday lol Anyhoo, time for another freebie for your KINDLE.

In this sweeping journey of love and fortune, master storyteller Howard Fast recounts the rise and fall of a family of roughneck immigrants determined to make their way in America at the turn of the century. Quick to ascend from the tragic depths of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, Dan Lavette becomes the head of a powerful shipping empire and establishes himself among the city’s cultural elite. But when he finds himself caught in a loveless marriage to the daughter of San Francisco’s richest family, a scandalous love affair threatens to destroy the empire Dan has built for himself.