And the Winners Are . . .

You Want Blood Awards has concluded for another year and there are some amazing writers, artists and betas who have been recognized.
My congratulations to Ms Buffy, who was awarded first place in the Eagle Eye category. I have been blessed with this wonderful woman’s collaboration for a year and a half, and it’s wonderful to see her work recognized.
I am also thrilled to see the artists recognized. I have had the privilege of working with all three of these talented women, and I am not surprised to see their work called out as the best of the best for 2016.
Congratulations to all my fellow writers. It is an honor to write alongside you.

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First off… I just wanted to say thanks to everyone who nominated and voted in both rounds of voting this year.  I have learned a whole new level of double booking my time *that so will not be happening next year*.

I had planned on a long awards ceremony that I hoped some would find humorous but I really just want to get the winners out there for everyone one.  So without further ado.  Have a glance below at all our wonderfully creative winners.   Most of the categories had only 1 vote between places it was a very heated Final round.  If no one can think of anything further to change I will plan to stick with the same format for next year.

Hit Me With Your Best Shot Award – Best One Shot

The Human Award – Best All Human

Mr. January Award – Best Lemon

The Hybrid Award…

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Chapter 5 – Another Page Turns….

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Welcome to the end of October.. and another chapter in the story. Sookie will take care of unfinished business with Sam, and it resolves as well as she could expect. What she doesn’t expect is her reaction when Eric Northman comes to town.

Thank you, Ms Buffy, for your humor and your sharp eye. And thank you to everyone who reads and enjoys. I am enjoying sharing the story with you.

Chapter 5 – Another Page Turns

Springing Forward…

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It seems the wrong time of year, here in the Northern Hemisphere, to be talking about Spring… or maybe it’s the exactly right time. It is at these turning of seasons that all things seem possible. You get a reminder that it is possible to leave the problems of yesterday behind and look forward to a new time.

So it will be for Sookie. In her new place, with her new family, she will look forward to happier days that don’t include all the baggage of Bon Temps.

My thanks to Ms Buffy, who is the reason the words flow so well. She reads it through and reads it again, polishing and gently correcting, everything so much better for her touch.

I also wish to nod to Gyllene. The banner says so much about these two – linked in spite of all that happens, including their own wrong-headedness.

Happy October, and hope your seasons are treating you well.

Chapter 4 – Spring Forward

Chapter 3 – The Beckoning Turn is Available

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Okay, Sunday is posting day. There is something about coffee, watching the sun rise and the quiet before the day starts that makes the mechanics of posting and hawking seem right.

The groundwork is almost complete as we find Sookie traveling to Boston to start her new life. For those who watch these things, you’ll see me change the name of my main original character. I had started with ‘Fay’, but it was too close to “Fae”, so she transformed to Fran. Sorry about that. If you get curious, you’ll notice I already corrected it in Chapter 2, so don’t think it’s you losing your mind. It’s me.

Thank you to Ms Buffy for editing and commenting. It isn’t the easiest time of year for folks with health challenges. Those who muscle through and maintain a positive outlook are my heroes. Just saying. You inspire me.

Thank you and hope you enjoy where this is headed…

Final Round is Live!

The final round of voting for this year’s You Want Blood Awards are ready.
Deadline is October 17th at midnight.
Please take a minute to appreciate your favorite stories.

You Want Blood Awards

Hello Everyone!!  The Final Round Is HERE!!

I know everyone was expecting these to be live last night I ran a little slow still just one person here.  But you will see All the finalists in the Final Round below in their voting polls and I am sure some will see a few categories have more than 10 entries there were a lot of ties.

12784 votes were processed in the first round.

I love all the replies I received on the nomination votes.  This round will be just like the previous round each Category has a vote button and this time you can only vote for a single favorite in each category.  So without futher ado Get To Voting!!

Polls will close on 10/17/2016 at midnight!

Hit Me With Your Best Shot Award – Best One Shot

The Human Award – Best AH

Mr. January Award – Best Lemon

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Final Round is Live!

The final round of voting for this year’s You Want Blood Awards are ready.
Deadline is October 17th at midnight.
Please take a minute to appreciate your favorite stories.

You Want Blood Awards

Hello Everyone!!  The Final Round Is HERE!!

I know everyone was expecting these to be live last night I ran a little slow still just one person here.  But you will see All the finalists in the Final Round below in their voting polls and I am sure some will see a few categories have more than 10 entries there were a lot of ties.

12784 votes were processed in the first round.

I love all the replies I received on the nomination votes.  This round will be just like the previous round each Category has a vote button and this time you can only vote for a single favorite in each category.  So without futher ado Get To Voting!!

Polls will close on 10/17/2016 at midnight!

Hit Me With Your Best Shot Award – Best One Shot

The Human Award – Best AH

Mr. January Award – Best Lemon

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Posting a Day Early….

turnings-story-banner3Chapter Two of Turnings is up and ready. It’s a rainy Sunday here, my beloved Steelers won and, frankly, my real life week is shaping up to be a bear, so I’ve decided to go ahead and post one day early.

Thank you to the wonderful Ms Buffy for her quick eye and sharp edits. They are very much appreciated.

I hope your week goes well and that you find yourself safe, sound and out of the path of nasty weather.

Chapter 2 – If Wishes Were Horses