Top Ten Gifts for Supernatural Fans

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Supernatural may possibly be the most ingenious show ever put on television. Sure there have been a ton of great shows, but the mythology, the research and the creativity involved in this show has been amazing. And considering they have been going for 11 seasons now that’s quite a feat. Most shows the writing burns out about season five at the latest. But it’s still fun and gut wrenching and amazing. So for all your supernatural fans, here are my top 10 things you must have this season!

10. Sam & Dean Body Pillow – This is seriously what my daughter would want for Christmas, but I’d be afraid she’d fall in love with it and never leave her bed. What could be better than Sam and Dean in your bed?

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9. Supernatural Bracelets – Now I’m not saying I believe in Supernatural or anything, I’ll I’m saying is I’m one of those girls that would rather be safe than sorry. So wearing these bracelets can’t hurt right? I mean, you never know when you’re going to be possessed. The only thing missing from these is a vial of salt and holy water.

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9. Castiel Shirt – One of the best quotes ever in the entirety of the show is on this shirt! Who doesn’t love Cas? Poor angel has been through a lot of crap for Sam and Dean. The true friend! This is a great shirt to show your support for the world’s best broken angel.

8. Books – Who doesn’t like books? The Men of Letters LOVED books! I would be in heaven in that bunker! So here are three books that look totally fun for any Supernatural Fan! Bobby’s Journal, John’s Journal and the Book of Monsters from Supernatural

7. Supernatural Clue –¬†One of your favorite Supernatural characters has been possessed & is committing terrible deeds! Now is the time for you to become the hunter and attempt to discover – WHO is possessed WHAT mystical object was used to open the demon portal, and WHERE the portal was opened! Was it Sam with the Revolver in the Rocky Mountains? Or Dean on the West Coast with the Winchester Journal? How fun is that??

6. Supernatural T-shirt – Again, this is one of the best quote in the show! And I love this design as well. It has a bit of everything on it for the Supernatural fans!

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5. Best Friend Necklaces – These are so cool. Do you have a best friend and you want a cool necklace to share? This is it. The only hard part is figuring out who is Moose and who is Squirrel!

4. Dean Scream – Okay I have to admit I’ve watched that scene of Supernatural about a thousand times and I laugh hysterically Every. Single. Time. One of the funniest moments on the show!

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3. Chevy Impala – Who doesn’t love Baby? Baby is amazing and the poor old girl has been through hell and back with the boys! I mean she’s been stolen, wrecked, shot at, scratched and more. And my daughter is bound and determined to get a Baby of her own when she grows up. Now you can have you’re own Baby to show off as well ūüôā Just make sure to put her somewhere safe and treat her better than Moose and Squirrel do!

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2. Nesting Dolls – I love nesting dolls. I have several sets and I think this is a great set for anyone who loves them. Sam, Dean, Cas and Baby are all included.

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1. Jared Padalecki’s Sweatshirt and Charity – As many fans know Jared suffers from depression and has been very open about it. He started a campaign to help with the charity In¬†To Write Love on Her Arms.¬†To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery. The best gift you can give to a Supernatural fan is this sweatshirt that part of the proceeds help to support groups like TWLOHA or to make a donation in their honor.

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And here is our added extra. The dreaded Supernatural Christmas Sweater! I couldn’t actually find a sweater so here’s a Christmas Sweatshirt Sweater instead.

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So those are my picks for Supernatural. What do you think? Do you like them? Would you pick something different? What would you pick?

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Top Ten Gifts for Zombie Fans

Welcome to another top ten list of gifts for this holiday season!

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Now I know we’re running short on time here so you better hurry up and order these if you haven’t already. In case my logo didn’t tell you, I love Vampires, Werewolves & Zombies. My first book Dead Awakenings is a zombie book. So here ya go. My top ten zombie gift ideas.

10. Zombie Mugs – A friend pinned this on my wall on Facebook. She knows how much I love zombies and tea and this is a great gift for anyone who loves both.

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9. Zombie Pen and Card Holder –¬†What’s better than a useful and practical zombie? Not much! So here ya go. He holds a pen. He holds business cards. He’s a paperweight. What more could you ask for?

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8. Zombie Converse –¬†These are so cool! They are mens sized but I bet she could make them for women or kids too. I see a lot of covered converse out there, but these are the best! I need them! I need them now – and I don’t even wear converse!

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7. Zombie Hand Back Scratcher – Everyone needs a hand once and a while scratching that unreachable spot. And there are tons of zombies that no longer need their arms, so why not borrow one of theirs?

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6. Eating through the Zombie Apocalypse – Are you worried what you might eat when microwaves and fast food die off? When all you have are berries and untainted game? Well this cookbook is a must have for anyone who wants to survive the zombie apocalypse.

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5. Zombie Jerky & other edibles – Now, personally, I don’t know if I could work myself up to actually eating these slimy green strips of meat. I’m sorry but anything that is called zombie jerky and is green is pretty much off my plate. As well as zombie blood and skin.

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4. Dead Awakenings – Okay so¬†this is a shameless self-plug, but trust me, you’ve never read a zombie book like this before! Dead Awakenings was my first novel. Evaine¬†Michaels enters an unsanctioned drug trial in an effort to pay some bills and wakes up with no memory of who she is or how she got there to find she’s become – A Deader! Trust me, the book cover may not be your favorite, but this Amazon Bestseller is one of my most popular books! And, it will make you rethink all those drug trials you see advertised on TV.

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3. The Walking Dead Legos – I’m sure you are wondering why there are Legos on every single gift guide list I make, and I’ll tell you why – Becuase Legos are awesome! We have over 120 lbs of Legos at my house. And since my son is a huge Walking Dead fan, he would get a total kick out of these minifigures. And so will you!

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2. Zombie Workout Gear – This I think is so fun. They match the creepers above and the high heels I bought. I think would be great to get this set and wear it to the gym.

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1. Zombie-Opoly –¬†I loved Monopoly as a kid and Zombie-Opoly just takes it all to a whole new level of cool! What kid (or adult) wouldn’t want to play as the Severed Ear? Or¬†Human Remnant?

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And, as always, an Ugly Christmas Sweater to round out the list!

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So tell me, is there anything zombie that you would add to this list?

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Top Ten Gifts for Comic Book Fanatics

Welcome to my next Holiday Gift guide post!

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So I love Marvel Comics! I love Hulk, Loki, Ghost Rider, Nightcrawler, Gambit and so many others! I get simply giddy when I ¬†search for new comic book items to add to my collection. Comic Con is my favorite family vacation. No, I’m not weird, I’m geeky. I went to seven Comic Cons this last year and spoke at all of them. I had so much fun! This last year we cosplayed as DC and this next year we will do DC and Star Wars again. And luckily for those who can’t go to Comic Cons to get the cool stuff, there are a ton of great comic book items you can get straight from the web.

So here’s my favorite 10 top gifts for the Comic Book Fans!

10. Groot Glow and Grow – Okay so technically I think this should be the number one gift because I am absolutely in LOVE with Guardian’s of the Galaxy and more precisely, Groot! So this is the gift everyone should get and give and just flat out have in every room of the house to bring happiness and joy ūüôā This is so cute. Not only does it glow in the dark but it also is a plant you can grow the grass and vines. Super cute!

9. Marvel Coasters – One of the best things about the marvel movies is the food and drink. Guardians, Avengers, Ironman. Shwarma and Grog! So now when you’re getting ready for your favorite super heroes to come over you can save your table with these awesome coasters.

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8. Batman Diaper Bag – So it’s no surprise that I love Marvel, but there are plenty of great DC products too! I especially love their logos.¬†So for all the new dads in your life who are busy taking care of their little ones but still want to be cool, here’s the ideal gift. A Batman Diaper Bag. And even better, name your son Gotham and in the middle of the night your wife can roll over and whisper, “Wake up! Gotham needs you.” Then you can don your Batman Diaper Bag and go to work ūüôā

 

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7. Harley Quinn РAnd who would Batman be, without the a villain? And Harley Quinn has turned out to be one of the new favorites among both men and women. My daughter went as Harley Quinn Arkham Nights when we cosplayed as DC this year. Harley Quinn Suicide Squad has become quite the popular girl this year though. This would be a super cute outfit though to wear to bed!

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6. Ties for Dad¬†– Now, I don’t know about you but my husband is a businessman, but he still likes to add a bit of personality to his outfits. So I’ve taken to getting him subtle but awesome geeky ties. Star Wars, Batman and more. And Think Geek has some great ones right now for any business professional geek in your life.

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5. Comic Shoes – The only thing better than a Comic Book Purse is a Comic Book set of heels! And these ladies have a TON of different heels and sneakers in there stores. I could seriously spend every penny in my bank account on Etsy!

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4.¬†Masterworks –¬†So, what are Masterworks? Well, I’m glad you asked! They are paperbacks made with all the original comic books in them. There are several volumes per hero and I’ve bought most of them. I love these! They were how my daughter learned to read and learned to love comic books. They are great for beginners who are wanting to learn about Comics and they are interested in origin stories. Totally worth the money, especially if you don’t have thousands of dollars to buy the original ones.

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3. Purses¬†–¬†Anyone who knows me knows I have become a shoe and purse girl since finding all kinds of cool Marvel and Star Wars stuff! And these are no exception! I love these and so will the geeky lady in your life! These are so cool I won’t even hold it against you if you buy the Ironman one. TEAM CAP! Sorry…

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2. Backpacks – And the number one thing to get this year for your comic book loving Super Hero? A backpack! I have R2D2 and BB8 but I need to get a Marvel one! Here are some great ones to choose from! I love the Spiderman one!!

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1.Red Chapter T-Shirts¬†–¬†Okay, I have to preface this my telling you The Red Chapter guys are friends of mine. I love them! I met them at San Diego Comic Con where I bought 6 of their shirts and then again and again over this last year at all the cons I went to. They are totally cool guys and their shirts are incredible! If you are looking for uniquely awesome shirts, check these guys out. Hulk, Avengers, Captian America, Deadpool, Spiderman, Dr. Strange, Punisher – you name it. They are the coolest around. (I did not get paid to say any of that BTW)

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And last but not least! The Best Ugly Comic Book Sweater of the year!

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Top Ten Gifts for Star Wars Fans

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Well! It’s here! The Holiday¬†Season. Full of shopping and buying and spending and giving. Whether you celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah (or both in my family) or something else, chances are that you are going to need to BUY something for someone. So over the next few weeks I am going to list my top ten gifts for specific fans! This week my spotlight is Star Wars¬†Fans!

You know Star Wars fans right? The fans who love Han Solo. Who spend hours tirelessly building their Millennium Falcon Lego set, (Which my son wants this year) only to glue it together so they can stare at it! Those of us who dress up in Jedi outfits for fun and walk around wearing our R2D2 backpacks? Yup! Die hard fans.

I’m not one of those… cough…cough… My daughter asked me yesterday in the store, “Mom, why does everyone think your R2D2 backpack is mine or Christian’s?” Haha. Because we don’t see enough geeky moms out there!

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Okay so maybe I am! This was my family and myself at Comic Con last year. We were all Jedi and happened to meet up with a couple of great Sith. This next year I’ve upped out Star Wars Cosplay, we will be Amazing! But I digress!

So what do you get fans like that? With the new Star Wars right around the corner you can now find Star Wars presents Everywhere! Target, Walmart, Hot topic, Sears, you name it! And here are some fun ideas to get you started.

10. For the little girl in your life who love R2D2 and BB8? (I have one in my house!) These Are the Droids you’re looking for!¬†¬†ūüôā Seriously, these are adorable. And¬†I got mine at Toys R Us where they were buy 1 get on 30% off! My R2D2 is about 18 inches tall and remote controlled like BB8! This BB8 is bigger than the one from last year!

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9. Now, let’s be honest, any little boy would want just about Star Wars anything! Or big boys too! I¬†just bought one of these for myself and one for my hubby for Christmas. Part of “upping” my Star Wars Cosplay game! So if you want a lightsaber as close as you can get to real, UltraSabers is the place to go! They light up, they have flash on clash, they have sounds, and they are Ultra Realistic looking! You can choose from so many colors and hilts!! I am so excited!

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8. And for every little kid there is a big kid who needs some Star Wars stuff. You know, the guys who actually remember a Star Wars universe Without Jar Jar! For them, I give you, The Ice Cube Trays! Now, I would use these for ice, jello, chocolate and just about any other food item I could think to shove in there! I mean, who doesn’t want to eat a Millennium Falcon Brownie? Or watch the Death Star melt in a drink like Han had in the Cantina? Oh yeah, there’s also a bunch of other cool ones too!

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7. My family loves popcorn! I mean, LOVES it! My husband brought the tradition into our marriage. And I don’t mean that gross chemical-laden microwave junk, YUCK! I mean Air popped popcorn! So what is cooler than popcorn, popped by the death star as you watch Star Wars?

6.¬†Now when I saw this next one I thought there couldn’t be anything cooler! I mean seriously, this one is ingenious! An X-wing Knife Block! That is one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen!

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5. And how about out the tea lover out there or coffee lover? This would be right up my alley as I drink tea every day! And I am a HUGE R2D2 fan! Now I will warn you, the coffee/tea press is on pre-order until January, but it would SOOOOO be worth the wait!

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4. Now! I can tell you, as a woman it is super hard to find cool Star Wars clothing for women. Really hard! Everything is so generic! But HerUniverse.com has done an amazing job with geek fashion for women. I was honored to go to their fashion show at San Diego Comic Con. It was so cool! Right now their site is down but you can get some awesome stuff on Hottopic.com for women! Like the Kylo Ren dress and BB8 dress!

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3. Everyone one travels. And when you travel you spend half an hour or more searching through bags to see which of the two hundred black roll on bags are yours. Well, No more! Stand out with Star Wars!

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2. So what about Mom? The ultimate Star Wars Fan? Well, I AM a Mom and the Ultimate Star Wars Fan, so I had to think about this a little. What would I really want? There is so much out there! Then I came across the most AMAZING Christmas gift EVER for Star Wars!

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1. After those lawn ornaments I totally thought I was done. That I’d seen it all and there was nothing else I could possibly add to my list. Until I saw it. The New Phenomenon that has me scratching my head and trying to figure out what the heck has happened to our country. Yes, I am talking about, the dread Ugly Christmas Sweater! So here ya go! For those Star Wars fans who just have EVERYTHING else.

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So there are my top 10 picks for Christmas gifts this year for Star Wars fans! What do you think? Did you find anything cooler for Christmas? There is so much out there right now for Star Wars fans that it is mind boggling! I just want it all. But to be totally honest the thing every real Star Wars fan wants for Christmas is tickets to the new movie and for it to be TOTALLY AMAZING!

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Top Ten Gifts for Zombie Fans

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Now I know we’re running short on time here so you better hurry up and order these if you haven’t already. In case my logo didn’t tell you, I love Vampires, Werewolves & Zombies. My first book Dead Awakenings is a zombie book. So here ya go. My top ten zombie gift ideas.

10. Zombie Mugs – A friend pinned this on my wall on Facebook. She knows how much I love zombies and tea and this is a great gift for anyone who loves both.

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9. Zombie Bowl – This one is so funny. It cracks me up every time I see it. Why not eat cereal or ice cream or soup straight out of a zombie’s head? After all, they always want our brains, why not turn it back on them?

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8. Zombie Slippers – These plush and comfy zombie slippers with dripping eyeballs are the best way to give your loved one warm toes and some zombie fun.

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7. Zombie Hand Back Scratcher – Everyone needs a hand once and a while scratching that unreachable spot. And there are tons of zombies that no longer need their arms, so why not borrow one of theirs?

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6. Eating through the Zombie Apocalypse – Are you worried what you might eat when microwaves and fast food die off? When all you have are berries and untainted game? Well this cookbook is a must have for anyone who wants to survive the zombie apocalypse.

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5. Zombie Jerky & other edibles – Now, personally, I don’t know if I could work myself up to actually eating these slimy green strips of meat. I’m sorry but anything that is called zombie jerky and is green is pretty much off my plate. As well as zombie blood and skin.

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4. Zombie Barbies – Okay so these you actually have to make yourself, but the tutorial is here and for all the little zombie loving girls in your life, I’m sure these would be a total hit! You just need to spend an hour or so making them.

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3. Zombie Creepers – I got these in high heels a couple years ago. I got them in both green and pink a well as a matching purse. I love these shoes they are so much fun and real attention getters!

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2. Zombie Workout Gear – This I think is so fun. They match the creepers above and the high heels I bought. I think would be great to get this set and wear it to the gym.

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1. We Are Dead Board Game – If you love games, and I do, you’ll love this game. You get to be the zombies and you play against other players to eat the shoppers. There are five hero cards to choose from and if you want to work against your opponents you can save the shoppers from being eaten by them. But as soon as the horde card is played, everyone you bit becomes a zombie and now you have to play against the board and team up with other players to win. The game is so cool. And it has 2 sides. A shopping mall side and a carnival at night side.

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And, as always, an Ugly Christmas Sweater to round out the list!

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So tell me, is there anything zombie that you would add to this list?

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Fiction Friday – Awakened for Christmas

 

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So I’m going to try and start doing Fiction Fridays again. The last one I did was a fan fiction from The Hobbit. This one is geared more toward the holiday season. I thought this one might be fun as I just wrote two posts on writing Holiday Romances. So I’m going to give it a shot with this short that will¬†end up being the first chapter in a novel someday. Yup! Since I had the idea for this short story it has formed into a book and from there, a series of books.¬†So here ya go. A bit of Christmas Love for you.

Awakened for Christmas

Samantha’s foot slipped on the slick ice and the mile high stack of Christmas presents her boss had sent her out to pick up flew in every direction along with her purse. She squeezed her eyes shut anticipating the pain of her butt connecting with the ice laden street, when strong hands wrapped around her waist. She opened her eyes to find a warm set of deep green eyes staring down at her, framed by thick dark lashes and a heavy set of manly eyebrows.

“Are you okay, Miss?” His voice came out husky behind the scarf that obscured the rest of his face. He righted her and she sucked in a chilly breath. Holy hell he was the biggest guy she’d ever seen in her life.

Crap! The presents. She scanned the ground, rounding up the gifts and brushing off the snow. A car honked and she looked up as a bright yellow taxi screeched to a stop.

The man stood and she got a nice eyeful of his round rear as he slapped his hand on the hood of the taxi and pulled something from inside his coat. The cabby raised his hands in apology and when her white knight turned back around she caught a glimpse of a metal shield as he shoved it back inside his leather coat.

A cop.

Samantha finished stacking the presents and tried to get her arms around them.

“Thank you for your help,” she said. “I was sure I’d break my tailbone that time.”

He pulled down his black knit scarf to reveal a ruggedly handsome face. Dark scruff stained his cheeks and chin blending seamlessly with his olive skintone.

Samantha averted her eyes to keep from staring at his hard chiseled bone structure and Roman nose. Damn! He was like a Greek statue of Adonis. She scanned the stack surveying the damage to the wrapping paper. Her boss would kill her if they arrived in anything less than pristine condition.

“Can I help you with those?”

“No. Thank you officer. I’m good.” She glanced around at the people rushing past that spared her just enough of a glance to deem her insignificant.

“Detective,” he corrected. “Detective Greco.” He held her black purse out to her in his oversized gloved hands.

She reached for her purse but a business man on his phone bumped her shoulder and almost sent her flying with her packages once more. Detective Greco chuckled.

“Let me at least help you across the intersection.” He wrapped his large gloved hand around her and Samantha’s cheeks flush with heat as he kept her on her feet till¬†the other side of 5th and Broadway.

“There. Safe and sound.”¬†He looked down at her feet. “You really should get some boots. Flats aren’t exactly great as winter shoes here in New York.”

She’d been saving up to buy a pair for the last month and a half.

“I’ll consider that.”

“So, where are you headed with all those packages? You must have a large family.”

“Uhm…”¬†She didn’t have the heart to tell him she hadn’t been crossing the street when she slipped, she’d fallen into it. “They’re not mine. They’re my boss’s. He was in a meeting and had me run out to pick them up for him.”

His brows furrowed and he looked at his watch. “On your lunch hour?”

“I… well… I’m just a temp right now and I’m trying to get hired on permanently so…” It sounded lame, even to her own ears, but she’d moved to New York just two months prior and her rent was already a month behind. She needed this job.

“Do you give that jerk your lunch break often?”

Samantha clenched her jaw but refused to allow his words to offend her. “I really should get back.”

“You have thirty minutes. Can I buy you a cup of coffee first and maybe a sandwich?”

The slight upturn of his smile tempted her to say yes. Detective Greco was the first friendly face she’d seen in a month. Back home everyone smiled, but here it seemed like people thought smiling took too much energy and time.

“Yes, but my walk is about fifteen minutes. If I don’t fall again. So I shouldn’t. Thank you for your help though. You really went above and beyond that protect and serve motto.” She walked past him trepidation building in her gut at not being able to see her feet or the ice and snow below her. Her heart screamed at her for not being nicer to the Detective. After all he’d helped her across the street and offered to buy her lunch.

She glanced over her shoulder at him. “Merry Christmas, Detective Greco!” she called.

His eyes stayed focused on her and she was afraid if she lingered any longer she’d take him up on his offer. But if she was even one minute late getting back from lunch, her boss would dock her pay.

She turned around and headed off into the crowd. The sounds of a Salvation Army bell filled her ears as she tried to figure out where she was. She passed one of the shops she’d picked up packages from earlier and got her bearings. The office was¬†four blocks north.

A block into her trek back her¬†arms ached from the packages of wine for the bosses. Jewelry for two mistresses. A fur coat for the wife. A model airplane for the son. And half a dozen smaller gifts for the staff. None of which had her name on them. She ground to a halt with the rest of the throng at a stop light, unable to see anything except coats and hats. The chatter of people on cell phones buzzed in her ears, drowning out the honk of horns and the occasional Christmas tune floating out of an open store door. The scent of cinnamon flavored coffee wafted toward her from somewhere up ahead¬†and¬†made her stomach rumble. In the moment it took her to catch her breath she berated her from not accepting the detective’s invitation. He really had been as handsome as he’d been kind.

“Miss? Miss?” a voice called. She tried to look around but bodies pressed on her from all sides and she couldn’t tell who was talking or who they were calling.

The light turned green and she was propelled forward with the rest of the herd. Her flats slipped on a patch of ice but with so many people propping her up she kept from going down again. What a mess. She really needed some boots.

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Ares kept his eyes trained on the bobbing blond head and gigantic stack of packages. She was a good fifty¬†people in front of him but from his height of close to six foot six it wasn’t too hard to keep track of her. She was the only person in New York City brave enough to not be wearing a hat and scarf.

Her bright blue eyes had shown like twinkling Christmas lights framed by thick light lashes and cheeks pink as berries when he’d stopped her from crashing to the ground. Her lack of boots, scarf and hat told him that this was her first winter in New York.

He clutched her black purse in his hand and watched as she slipped and slid¬†back over the street that he’d helped her across and into a tall business tower. Odd.

Reason told him that he should go into the building, hand the girl her purse and just head back to the station, forgetting her. But his gut pulled him in her direction for gods only knew what reason.

He snorted. Gods only knew, yeah right.

There’d been something alluring about her sweet, innocent nature. It reminded him of the virgins of old. The maidens he’d chased across forests and fields to get at. The ones who’d giggled and protested, only to give in a moment later. But those days were long gone. Long. Gone.

He headed across the street and into the prestigious glass building adorned with a lighted tree at the top and humongous wreaths on the office windows on the second floor. Jolly Old Saint Nicholas played inside the building as he wiped his boots on the red rug and headed for the security desk. Several people were already signing in and he dug inside the black purse for the girl’s wallet¬†and her ID.

Samantha Young.

“Can I help you?” The security guard looked Ares up and down as if he meant to rob the place.

Ares removed his badge from inside his coat. “I’m Detective Greco and I’m looking for Samantha Young. She’s a temp that’s working here.”

The security guard’s face broke into a smile and he nodded. “Let me get you that information.” He clicked on a computer keyboard as Ares tucked his badge away.

“Yes, Miss Young is working for Brackenridge, Ernst and Tobler. The nineteenth floor.”

Ares nodded. His grip tightened around the purse. He should just drop off the purse at the front desk and leave the girl be.

But something inside him had woken up for the first time in over a millennia at the sight of her. And he couldn’t just let that go.

 

Well, that’s it. What do you think? It’s rough, I know. But it’s the beginning of something I think will be lots of fun! Take care and have a Wonderful Fiction Friday!

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Top Ten Gifts for Comic Book Fanatics

Welcome to my next Holiday Gift guide post!

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So I love Marvel Comics! I love Hulk, Loki, Ghost Rider, Nightcrawler, Gambit and so many others! I get simply giddy when I get to search for new comic book items to add to my collection. Comic Con is my favorite family vacation. No, I’m not weird, I’m geeky. I went to five Comic Cons this last year and spoke at three of them. I had so much fun! This next year my kids and I are cosplaying as X-men and DC Comic Characters.

So here’s my favorite 10 top gifts for the Comic Book Fans!

10. Groot Pop – Okay so technically I think this should be the number one gift because I am absolutely in LOVE with Guardian’s of the Galaxy and more precisely, Groot! So this is the gift everyone should get and give and just flat out have in every room of the house to bring happiness and joy ūüôā

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9. Night lights – I saw these a while back when I was at Target and thought they were so cool I was ready to buy them all and set them in my own room as night lights. Unfortunately, hubby said no. But you can have them in your house! Night lights! All in different Avenger Fashion!

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8. Marvel Coasters – One of the best things about the marvel movies is the food and drink. Guardians, Avengers, Ironman. Shwarma and Grog! So now when you’re getting ready for your favorite super heroes to come over you can save your table with these awesome coasters.

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7. Batman Diaper Bag – So it’s no surprise that I love Marvel, but there are plenty of great DC products too! I especially love their logos and can’t wait for the Suicide Squad movie in the works.¬†So for all the new dads in your life who are busy taking care of their little ones but still want to be cool, here’s the ideal gift. A Batman Diaper Bag.

 

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6. Harley Quinn Sweater and Scarf РAnd who would Batman be, without the a villain? And Harley Quinn has turned out to be one of the new favorites among both men and women. But specifically for the ladies, here is a Harley Quinn infinity scarf and sweater.

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5. Leather Caps – Now this one I just HAD to do. Why? Because I got the beautiful Batman leather cap for myself at Comic Con last year and I absolutely love it! These leather caps are amazingly crafted and totally a must have.

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4. Comic Shoes – The only thing better than a Comic Book Purse is a Comic Book set of heels! And this lady has a TON of different heels and sneakers in her store. I could seriously spend every penny in my bank account at this place! She has Marvel, DC and soooo much more!

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3. Encyclopedias – So I do happen to have this next ones in my house as well. They are¬†the best, funniest and most comprehensive books of Marvel or DC characters out there. And let’s face it, every comic book geek loves to show off their knowledge of how many obscure characters they know ūüôā

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2. Aprons – So what do you get for the cook in your life who also loves comic books? How about a silly apron with the body of a superhero or villain? Because after all, they have the best bods out there.

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1. Backpacks РAnd the number one thing to get this year for your comic book loving Super Hero? A backpack! With the new Captain America Civil War movie on its way, now is the best time to pick a side. Are you Team Spark or Team Captain?

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And last but not least! The Best Ugly Comic Book Sweater I have EVER seen!

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Top Ten Gifts for Supernatural Fans

Welcome to another day of Geek Gifts!

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Supernatural may possibly be the most ingenious show ever put on television. Sure there have been a ton of great shows, but the mythology, the research and the creativity involved in this show has been amazing. And considering they have been going for 11 seasons now that’s quite a feat. Most shows the writing burns out about season five at the latest. But it’s still fun and gut wrenching and amazing. So for all your supernatural fans, here are my top 10 things you must have this season!

10. Sam & Dean Body Pillow – This is seriously what my daughter would want for Christmas, but I’d be afraid she’d fall in love with it and never leave her bed. What could be better than Sam and Dean in your bed?

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9. Supernatural Bracelets – Now I’m not saying I believe in Supernatural or anything, I’ll I’m saying is I’m one of those girls that would rather be safe than sorry. So wearing these bracelets can’t hurt right? I mean, you never know when you’re going to be possessed. The only thing missing from these is a vial of salt and holy water.

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9. Castiel Shirt – One of the best quotes ever in the entirety of the show is on this shirt! Who doesn’t love Cas? Poor angel has been through a lot of crap for Sam and Dean. The true friend! This is a great shirt to show your support for the world’s best broken angel.

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8. Books – Who doesn’t like books? The Men of Letters LOVED books! I would be in heaven in that bunker! So here are three books that look totally fun for any Supernatural Fan! Bobby’s Journal, John’s Journal and the Book of Monsters from Supernatural

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7. Supernatural Clue –¬†One of your favorite Supernatural characters has been possessed & is committing terrible deeds! Now is the time for you to become the hunter and attempt to discover – WHO is possessed WHAT mystical object was used to open the demon portal, and WHERE the portal was opened! Was it Sam with the Revolver in the Rocky Mountains? Or Dean on the West Coast with the Winchester Journal? How fun is that??

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6. Supernatural T-shirt – Again, this is one of the best quote in the show! And I love this design as well. It has a bit of everything on it for the Supernatural fans!

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5. Best Friend Necklaces – These are so cool. Do you have a best friend and you want a cool necklace to share? This is it. The only hard part is figuring out who is Moose and who is Squirrel!

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4. Dean Scream – Okay I have to admit I’ve watched that scene of Supernatural about a thousand times and I laugh hysterically Every. Single. Time. One of the funniest moments on the show!

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3. Chevy Impala – Who doesn’t love Baby? Baby is amazing and the poor old girl has been through hell and back with the boys! I mean she’s been stolen, wrecked, shot at, scratched and more. And my daughter is bound and determined to get a Baby of her own when she grows up. Now you can have you’re own Baby to show off as well ūüôā Just make sure to put her somewhere safe and treat her better than Moose and Squirrel do!

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2. Nesting Dolls – I love nesting dolls. I have several sets and I think this is a great set for anyone who loves them. Sam, Dean, Cas and Baby are all included.

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1. Jared Padalecki’s Sweatshirt and Charity – As many fans know Jared suffers from depression and has been very open about it. He started a campaign to help with the charity In¬†To Write Love on Her Arms.¬†To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery. The best gift you can give to a Supernatural fan is this sweatshirt that part of the proceeds help to support groups like TWLOHA or to make a donation in their honor.

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And here is our added extra. The dreaded Supernatural Christmas Sweater! I couldn’t actually find a sweater so here’s a Christmas Sweatshirt Sweater instead.

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So those are my picks for Supernatural. What do you think? Do you like them? Would you pick something different? What would you pick?

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Writing Love for the Holidays – Part Two – Writers Wednesday

Writing Love for the Holidays
Part Two

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Hello Everyone! Thank you for joining me again for writing Holiday Romances. This is part two. If you missed part one, you can find it HERE.

So in part one we talked about using the five senses to convey the holiday season. But there is more to Holiday stories than just being around the holidays and setting the mood. You need to have themes and characters in your book that are affected by the holiday season.

Your characters need to affected by the season. They love that time of year or they hate it. They’re lonely and missing their family because they are working, or maybe they’re on their way to see their family. Or maybe they don’t want to be anywhere near their family this year and they’re headed to Hawaii! No matter what you choose, the holidays have to have something to with the character. For good or for bad.

The holidays need to bring the hero and heroine together. Maybe they meet in the airport or they are both reaching for the last bottle of wine. Maybe they’ve both gotten snowed in a ski lodge and people are being murdered. Whatever the reason, again. The holidays need to play a part in why the hero and heroine find each other.

If you decide on a theme for your book, or a message you want to share, it too needs to focus around the holidays. The stories can start around November 1st when Christmas decorations start taking over all the stores. And they usually end by Christmas or New Years. (If you are going for a winter holiday story and not a Valentines or St. Patrick’s Day or something else.) There are so many themes for holiday romances.

Themes & Plots:
1) It’s all about commercialism. It doesn’t really mean anything to people anymore.
2) Girl doesn’t want to celebrate because something bad happened before around the holidays.
3) Boy goes home for the holidays and runs into the love of his life that he left and they never stopped loving each other.
4) Boy and girl get trapped in an airport, or bus station, or hotel with only one room left or only one rental car.
5) A woman is traveling and finds the love of her life.
6) A man loves his riches more than relations until a woman shows him the error of his ways.
7) A poor woman with very little is happy with what she has and meets a man with lots of money who is unhappy.
8) The son of Santa has to find a wife.
9) A girl is going home for Hanukkah and she said she was engaged and gets someone to pose as her fiance.
10) A little boy wishes for a mom for the New Year.

All of those have been done, but they can also be made fresh and new. They all revolve around the holidays and bring it further into the stories than just the setting.

There are all kinds of fun characters we can write into holiday stories too that help set up the season. The Yenta mom who wants her son to get married to a nice Orthodox girl more than anything. The child who only wants for her Mom¬†to find happiness. The crazy great aunt who knits sweaters for everyone. The boss who doesn’t care about holidays and thinks they are a waste. The mysterious stranger who seems to show up with help when needed. The old man with the beard who thinks he really is Santa. Yes, some of those are cliche, I get it. But you get the point. There are people who can help add to your setting and plot as well.

Lastly, when you write a Holiday Romance you need to be aware that the calls for them come out sometimes a year in advance. In February or July they can be looking for stories to come out the following year. It’s sometimes difficult to get in the holiday spirit around that time of year. Especially if you are like me and you live in Sunny Southern California. So do what I do. Find some holiday scented candles. Pine, Cinnamon, Apple Pie and light them. Turn on some holiday music. Put up some decorations, especially lights. Watch holiday movies. Drink hot cocoa or hot apple cider and eat some pie while sitting in front of your fireplace. All of these warm cozy things will engage your senses and bring you back to that place where you feel your Holiday spirit the most.

I hope this has been a bit helpful for you and that you are already brimming with ideas for your next Holiday Romance. Drop me a line when you finish and let me know!

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Top Ten Gifts for Whovians

Welcome once again to my Holiday Gift Guide for Geeks!

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This week we are talking about the crazy, the wild, wacky, and totally out there, Whovians! Whether you love the First Doctor or the Twelth, you want everything Doctor related! Now, I personally am in love with the Tenth Doctor like about a million other people. David Tennant will always be THE Doctor to me ūüôā My daughter loves Matt Smith and though I liked him, to me he is the crazy little brother with ADHD. And I’ve finally gotten used to Peter as the Doctor. He’s actually pretty funny.

But whomever you love, you will love these gifts!

10. The Tardis is the ultimate symbol of the Doctor Who Universe. Bigger on the inside the Tardis is the best trusty friend of the Doctor. ¬†The only thing I’d like more than the Tardis is seeing more of the Tardis on the show. So for the woman in your life, here is a Tardis jewelry box.

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9. So who doesn’t like slippers? They keep your feet warm, they’re fun to wear, they bobble when you walk and the puppy freaks out when you shuffle near him. They are totally worth it! So if you’re going to get some, you should get K-9 Slippers! But from what I’ve seen, everyone is sold out but Ebay. So here¬†they are on Ebay ūüôā

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8. Recently my husband has started wearing shirts that need cufflinks. He has never been a jewelry person. No rings, watches, bracelets, necklaces. Not his thing. But cufflinks, those he loves! So when I found these I thought they were great! And not expensive either!

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7. Remember when I told you the Tardis rocked? Well I saw this¬†mug and teapot and as someone who LOVES tea I thought they would be the perfect gift for an tea fan. You can even use it to hold your Fishsticks and Custard if you want ūüôā

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6. I am a writer. I love to write. I love to doodle. I love to brainstorm. And thus, I love notebooks! I have a Tardis notebook, Darth Vader, Marvel Super heroes, and several others. Here is a set of Dr. Who Notebooks for the doodlers and writers in your life. And there’s three in the set! Perfect! Why? Because everyone needs more than one! The only thing that would make this gift better is a sonic screwdriver pen! Which I happen to have. And yes, the one I have is the 10th Doctor’s ūüôā

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5.Okay so these next two are a bit creepy. But nonetheless they are a Christmas must for the tree. How long could you stare at these before running from the room? Or turning away without thinking twice? But know that the tardis is always there to protect you!

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4.¬†My son LOVES Matt Smith. He is obsessed with Bowties now because of him! So for all your Fez loving, bowtie wearing friends, here’s a set they’ll be more than happy with.

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3. Now the best thing to go with Dr. Who is food.¬†Whether it’s fishsticks and custard or bananas, food is important and not just to the Doctors! So here’s a four plate set, some cutlery and some tea towels!

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2. There are few sounds in this universe that are worse than the Daleks screaming EXTERMINATE! EXTERMINATE! EXTERMINATE! So it is just a sound like that that would make a non-morning person like me jump from bed without hitting snooze! And so can you, with a Dalek Clock. Or you just give it to your teenager when they won’t get up.

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1. Nothing makes you feel like The Doctor more than having and using a Sonic Screwdriver. And what is the one thing that people use more than anything in this world nowadays? Besides a phone. A remote of course! And now we can all feel like The Doctor as we sit on our butts and are lazy couch potatoes.

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And in keeping with my theme of ugly Christmas sweaters, here is one for Whovians!


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Did I miss something? Is there something you’d rather have for Christmas as a Whovian? Let me know what it is!

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