5 for Friday – May 4

Happy Friday! If you’ve followed this blog for any length of time, you’ve probably noticed that I’m not much for memes.  However, I’ve given some thought to what I enjoy reading on other blogs and I realized that the only features I consistently seek out are the great weekly wrap ups like Smexy’s Top 10 and Fiction Vixen’s Random Friday.  How Mandi manages to come up with 10 things every week, I’ll never know. But I do tend to find little tidbits here and there that I’d like to share with you… even if they aren’t worthy of individual posts.  So with those things in mind –and the blessings of Mandi & Sophia– I give you my top 5 for Friday.

5. Top Tumblr Photo of the Week.  If you’ve never experienced the joy that is my Tumblr page, consider yourself invited.  But be warned, many of the photos are decidedly NSFW.  I recommend opening the page when you are alone, maybe with a glass of wine and a little Barry White.  But for those disinclined to wade through a sea of muscled flesh and peen, I present you with the best of the best. Generally, I’ll only post one of these, but since it’s the first time, I’ll give you two!

(**Photos removed to prevent copyright infringement**)

4. You probably know I’m one of the official bloggers for the Authors After Dark convention in New Orleans this summer.  Part of commitment I made when I signed up was to host 30 author spotlights on the blog. I’ve actually made my quota (though all of them haven’t posted yet.)  But if you are an AAD author and you would like a feature here, I’d be happy to have you.  Drop me an email and help spread the word to other authors. Everyone is welcome!

3. I’m counting down to the release of Once Burned by Jeaniene Frost.  (53 days, by the way.)  Jeaniene has released a new snippet of Vlad’s book on her blog. It’s actually the third one she’s put out. You can take a look here. She’s also got links to the other two small excerpts she has posted.

2. A two-fer from the awesome Sherrilyn Kenyon.  If you didn’t see my open letter to her earlier this week… She has announced plans for her first m/m story, Cloak & Silence! It’s part of her League series and features Maris, a character I absolute loved in Born of Silence.  It’s not clear if it will be a full length book or a novella, but either way, I am excited to see how she will approach it!  Deets on her website.

Also from La Kenyon, a cover reveal on the the next Chronicles of Nick book, Inferno.

It’s different from the last two, no?

1. And finally, The Avengers hits theaters today! I rarely go to the movies, because I am cheap and few movies interest me.  But I am going to see this one.  Chris Hemsworth doesn’t know it, but he and I are destined for a torrid affair.  My husband doesn’t know this either, but why trifle with details?

Not only does eye candy abound in this one but it looks like it’s full of action and special effects. I’ll take a blockbuster over something artistic and pretentious any day.

That’s it for now. We’ll do it again next week! In the meantime, any feedback is much appreciated.



  1. I love these wrap-ups, too! I really want to go to The Avengers tomorrow, but I’m worried the theaters will be SO crowded. Yet, yet, so want to see it. Also, WOW on the Kenyon!

    • I am also a little worried about the crowds, especially if the whole family goes. But the hubs and the kids are really excited to see it too (although for very different reasons, I am sure.)

  2. Great 5 for Friday post!! You can have Chris when I’m done though. 🙂

  3. Loved your post 🙂 We’re going to see Avengers tomorrow too.

  4. Love it! Bless you for sharing tumblr pics, I always thought your man candy reel was awesome! I am reading Born to Silence now, OMG! I have to admit, I just saw Thor last weekend and Chris is just WOW. My friends wanted to see a movie this weekend, wonder if I can talk them into The Avengers?

    • I am ashamed to say I haven’t seen Thor yet, though my daughter told me I embarrassed her when we passed the display at WalMart –and I asked her if she thought he would be my boyfriend.

      Come back when you’re finished Darling’s book and we’ll talk!

    • I rented Thor a couple of weekends ago to get ready for The Avengers. I figured since the bad guy is Thor’s brother I needed to know their history and it didn’t hurt that Chris is super hot.

  5. Love this post! I don’t know if I’ve told you this before, but I love seeing your Tumblr tweets when I get home from work in the evenings. Haha! I can’t wait for Once Burned! One of my most anticipated reads of the year. Thanks for posting the cover of Inferno! That is different from the other two. Really looking forward to the Avengers movie too! 🙂

  6. The Avengers was amazing. You will love it!

  7. I may have to arm wrestle you (Over the Top style) for Chris. I am supposed to have a torrid affair with him 🙂

    I can’t wait to see Avengers. I have been wanting to see all that Man Candy for a while. And I hear so many good things. I hope to go this weekend. Depends on the schedule. Have fun!!

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