Prizes, Books, Coffee-Withdrawal….

Hello Fellow Coffee Addicts!

I am currentlycoffee deprived.  It involves a long involved story which had me hating one coffee maker (it had a weird aftertaste, though my roommate said I was crazy), and then I accidently broke the carafe!  Twice!  Anyway, so I got a new coffee maker.  Yay!  Then my birthday came around (as well as Easter) and so I hung out at my mothers for a couple days…   And she ran out of coffee!  I mean woah…  I am going to have to go get Starbucks on the way home.  This is sad.

In any case, I am not going to regale you all with my coffee woes.  I’m going to go on a fangirl moment here… I got two prizes from contests I entered during book release promos I participated in and they got here on the same day!   So to thank those lovely authors who did the contests I’m going to do my squealing about them publicly.  Plus I went on a shopping spree at my local Barnes N’ Noble, so I have a ton of new books.  Of course, I cannot read them until I finish the two paper books I’ve got first – one also from a contest, plus the e-books I have promised to review (which, my lovely authors, means I’m booked on reading ARCs for a few weeks.  Sorry!)

For the first prize I got was two nifty bookmarks signed by Kory M Shrum!  The bookmarks feature Dying for a Living (A Jesse Sulivan Novel).

Here’s a picture of the cover:

Dying for a Living Cover

My second prise, was a beautiful tote bag from Bella Andre.  It features the covers of all the Sulivan books.  It’s absolutely LOVELY!  Fangirl Squeal

BellaAndreToteBagAs posted on Bella Andre’s Facebook page because I refuse to take pictures.  (Which is why if anyone actually sees a photo of me online it will be a miracle).

And my list of books will be posted on my book blog (because I had a serious dilemma regarding where to post my happy news!)  In any case, until next time (when I’m hopefully more caffeinated…) enjoy reading!



Coffee, Coffee, Coffee!

In case the title of this blog entry escaped you, today I’m excited to write about coffee.  You see, I love coffee.  As in, if I could, I would elope with my coffee.  Coffee has not let me down, ever.  Unlike people, coffee is always there for you as soon as you brew it.  It does what you want it to, when you want it.  And it tastes sooooo good.

I am not a coffee snob, except that I don’t like burnt or old coffee.  I don’t care if it’s gourmet, ground from beans, or Folgers Classic Roast.  I don’t care if it’s Starbucks or Liquid Planet or any of the zillion kiosk-type coffee huts around town.  I simply love coffee.  So in honor of coffee, I will share these wonderful coffee links with you.

(And if I forget any, feel free to shoot me an email at selenityjade @  After all, I live in Montana.  My exposure to nice coffee is Starbucks.)

There is of course the classics:

What IS Coffee?  Wikipedia – Coffee

Famous Coffee –

Crazy About Coffee –

Humorous –

Coffee & Health

And lastly, I want you all to tweet something about making coffee.  You’ll get a bot response.  No joke, it’s happened to me twice.  I laughed so hard I snorked!  It was great.  Only a coffee addict would think of that.

Now go forth and drink that coffee!  I will.