Flirty Author Bitches

Vampires and red wine, the right thing for this time of year

If you’re into trippy pop culture and vampires, you really ought to check out French Director Jean Rollin’s movies.

The Nude Vampire is a great one to start with. It was in French with English dubbing.I prefer subtitles, but in this case it wouldn’t have mattered much because there are about 6 sentences of dialogue. That’s one reason why you won’t try to watch this while knitting a last minute gift or Facebooking on your phone because you’ll miss pretty much everything. Don’t watch it around kids, either, because there are a lot of naked people and strange clothes. Both of which will require so much explaining that you will miss the slowly developing plotline.

Don’t expect an upbeat ending. It is French.

Do expect a surreal experience.

Suggested accompanying drink: red wine. Of course.

The video clip of the opening scene gives you a pretty good idea of what you’re in for.

Intrigued? I had to order it from the library, but it was worth the wait.

If you have Netflix and need something both sexy and creepy right away, try Fascination. This is also by Jean Rollin. It doesn’t ave the all around swank of The Nude Vampire, but its trippy in its own way.

Like a taste before you commit?

Overjoyed

Overjoyed
Written By: Tracey H. Kitts – Dec• 11•13

I always knew what that word meant, in a technical sense. However, until recently, I never truly “felt” overjoyed before. I’ve experienced happiness, but this goes so far beyond that.

Lately, I have been so excited as 4 of my books climb the charts over at Amazon. I’m not posting this to brag, but to share how I’m feeling right now. It seems that a lot of other writers get angry when they see someone posting about book ratings or good reviews. I think they are missing the point. Being happy for someone else when they succeed is the very best way to assure your own success.

Most people do not share their “wins” to be jerks. They are just thrilled that something good has happened to them. As I watch those numbers climb higher and higher, I don’t want to rub it in anyone’s face. Here’s an example of what’s going through my head.

“I can pay my bills now!”

“So, THIS is what it feels like to make real money doing what you love!.”

“Oh, my GOD. People are actually reading my work and “getting” me.”

“This is amazing!”

“I feel like a real author now.”

There are not words to express how happy I am. That is what being overjoyed feels like. Not only are my book’s rankings improving, so is my author ranking. Right now I’m in the top 100 in Horror and Paranormal Romance. That is freaking amazing! As far as I know those are two of the hardest categories to break into, simply because there is so much horror and paranormal romance out there. LOL

I’m positively giddy right now. I am watching my dreams come to life one day at a time. I wish I had the words to let you know how that feels.

Say What Needs To be Said

No rants this month LOL I’m too tired of trying to be politically correct or smooth someone’s ruffled feathers to go off about anything. I am trying to be patient, Really! I am trying HARD not to loose my temper. But for goodness sake can we all just take a freaking chill pill?! Granted, there is a lot going on in the world- Aaron Rodgers got hurt, Rick Harrison got married and Lady GaGa got naked on stage…ahem…But it’s not the end of the world!

Yes Obamacare has turned out to be a total pain in the ass. Yes the federal government closing it’s doors for several days because they couldn’t pay the light bill sucks. And yes like everyone else I am having to make money go a lot farther than it ever has before. But these are the facts. These are things we can’t change but need to work around.

Get a grip. Move on. Smile and hug your kids!

It makes no sense at all to scream and hollar about a publisher refusing to take your 200k word epic (you should have checked the specs before you submitted the thing). There is no logic in verbally assaulting the young lady at the clothing store because your coupon doesn’t work on THAT sweater (check the fine print on all coupons before you try and use one). And there is simply no excuse for treating another human being with disrespect or disdain simply because they exist and happen to be irritating you at the moment.

Ask a question – get an answer.
Give your opinion but remember the person you are talking to may not agree with you.
Take a stand but realize that your line in the sand is YOUR line not theirs.

I’ll stop short of saying something stupid like “can’t we all just get along” and instead say this: say what needs to be said then shut the hell up!

Shoot! I guess I wasn’t too tired for a rant. LOL

TTFN