Wednesday, September 23, 2015

4th Annual Spooktoberfest

Welcome to the 4th Annual SPOOKTOBERFEST !!!

This year we are switching things up, Scattergories style!

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1. Copy and post badge on your page!

2. Follow this blog, Cover Girls and on Twitter: @covergirlsdj, if you don’t already. We do follow back.
          You can also find and follow our individual accounts: @jackiefel & @danibertrand

3. Your Flash Fiction piece must be 400 words or less.
4. You must use all 13 Scattergory topics in FF piece. Please highlight or underline them in your story, so we know where to find them. (See the mandatory 13 topics below)

5. Post your Flash Fiction piece any day from Saturday, Oct 24th thru Wednesday, Oct. 28th.
6. It’s a blog hop, so… hop around to other participating blogs and leave them some awesome comments (also part of the challenge – everyone deserves some comment love).
7. Have fun. Your flash fiction piece can be whatever you like, just be creative! You can use pictures to set the scene and/or a song to set the mood.

WINNERS & Runner-Ups will be posted on HALLOWEEN!

We will each choose a winner. That’s right – two winners!
And as an added bonus, we will also be selecting 2 runner-ups this year.
That’s a total of 4 prizes! AWESOME!!

Winners - $20 Giftcards each
Runner-Ups – Either,   1.) a book from our bookshelves
                           OR    2.) a critique (first 10 pages)


Oh, and yes, this blogfest is international. So what are you ghouls waiting for? Sign up using the Link below and please, help spread the word (Twitter, Facebook, Blogger, etc).

Jackie and I will also be participating for the fun of it!!


Monday, September 14, 2015

Start the Week Out with 20 Questions!

How tall are you?

I’m a 5'2” shortstuff

Do you have a hidden talent? If so, what?

I can speed read.

What is your biggest blog-related pet peeve?

No response to questions posted in comments. It’s not that hard to answer a question, whether it’s in the comments section, email reply, or on the posters’ site itself.

What is your biggest non-blog related pet peeve?

Ignorance. All someone has to do, is a little research. Don’t be a jerk.

What's your favorite song?

Either Sweet Home Alabama or Summer Breeze. I’m a hippie at heart.

What is your favorite ETSY shop?

Ummm… I don’t… is Etsy big enough to have its own question? Now a good question for me would be, what’s a subject you pinterest about the most? And in this case I’d say, “Go here and you figure it out!” I’m such a jerk, I know!

What's your favorite way to spend your free time when you're alone?

Catching up on TV shows and/or movies, snacking, reading.

What's your favorite junk food?

Zebra Cakes… OMG, I’m addicted

Do you have pets?

We currently have two cats.

What are your favorite fiction and non-fiction books?

Non - I have several survival, herbal, science books

Fiction – Zombie/Fantasy/YA

What is your favorite beauty product?

Defining Gel and Eye/Lip Cream from It Works® products.

When were you last embarrassed?

Ummm… it happens on a daily basis so it’s hard to pinpoint just one. It’s usually because I’m accident prone.

If you could drink one beverage for the rest of your life, what would it be?

I would like to pick Pepsi or Mtn. Dew but I’d probably go with boring old water. No one like to be bloated or constipated. ßYes I went there.

What's your favorite movie?

This is like asking a kid if they like candy… “YES!”

I can’t pick just one movie but I will say, I’m currently addicted to all the Hobbit movies and watch them every time they are one. It will never get old. Just like the original Star Wars when I was little.

What were you in high school? Prom queen, nerd, cheerleader, jock, valedictorian, band geek, loner, artist, etc?

A socializing, nerdy, cheerleading, jock.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?

Someplace where it is neither too cold, nor too hot. You find it, I’ll move there.

PC or Mac?


Last romantic gesture from a crush, date, boyfriend/girlfriend?

How about my husband… he ran some errands for me. I find those little gestures so much more romantic than flowers, etc.

Favorite celeb?

This living ones changes from time to time, so currently:
Living … Channing Tatum, Anna Kendrick, Jimmy Fallon, Rhonda Rousey, Randy Orton…
Dead … Heath Ledger, John Lennon, Freddy Mercury…

Which blogger do you secretly want to be best friends with?

Well I’m already BBF’s with Jackie @ BouquetOfBooks, but I’d love to add Morgan Shamy and Suzi @ LiteraryEngineer to my secret society.
I'm not going to tag anyone, I know - I'm no fun - but I figured if you lovelies have time, you would go ahead and make my day but answering these questions when you have time. If not, that is fine too, I won't judge.
Have an awesome Monday!!

Friday, September 11, 2015

Autumn is Just Aroung the Corner

Fast Five Friday is a weekly blog hop created by, us, Cover Girls. Its purpose is to connect with writers, readers, viewers, and bloggers. With that aim in mind, we would love for you to join us! 
We're suckers for lists, so we thought it'd be cool to do a weekly blog hop where we list things. We've provided the topics for each week below, with five being the focus . 
You're not required to post every week. You can pick and choose which topics you'd like to participate in. 
Whatever topics you decide to do, please include the link to your Fast Five Friday post in the comments section of our FFF post each week, so we can stop by and show our FFF love to you!
Sept 4th: Five books that had you bawling or near tears
The Road   by Cormac McCarthy
Everfound   by Neal Shusterman
HP and the Deathly Hallows   by J.K.Rowlings
Sever   by Lauren DeStefano
The Raft   by S.A. Bodeen
Sept 11th: Five things you're looking forward to this fall
Leaves changing
Spooktoberfest (4th Annual)
Cooler, fresh air to open windows
Any books brought you close to tears or even had you bawling?
What are some things you're anticipating this Autumn?

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Scents and Texts

Hey Blogging Friends! Express Yourself is a weekly meme. It's goal is to help our fellow bloggers get to know one another better, to help motivate one another, laugh (or cry) together, in other words – stalk.

Aug. 31- Sept. 4: What scent (candle, fragrance, etc) is your fave during Autumn?

Around this time of year, I really start liking stuff with a hint of cinnamon and/or pumpkin. But cinnamon is really the best and it goes with anything. IMO

Sept. 7-11: What is the last text you sent and/or received?

It was a text to my son telling him how proud I was of him.