Thursday, November 8, 2012

Book Events, New Books & Her Grammarness!

Book Events

(If you have a book event with pictures, send them to me and I'll post them on Thursdays. Sorry but April's reserved for A-Z only.)

I Miss You Blogfest is Friday, November 16.
Don't miss out on the tribute to the bloggers we miss and the ones we would miss if they were to vanish. Excellent time to show appreciation of your fellow blogger buddies. Co-hosted by Andrew Leon, Matthew MacNish, and Alex Cavanaugh

Mysterious Galaxy will host Two & Twenty Dark Tales authors November 11, Noon in Redondo Beach, CA. If you're in the area pop in to say hi and meet 8 of the authors. I'll be there and it would be fantastic to say in person.

It's that time of year to show THANKS and here's your chance. From November 18-25 participating bloggers will be showing a lot of gratitude. Don't miss out on the Indelibles great hop.

New Books 

(If you have a new book out, send me a link, and I'll be glad to post on Thursdays. Sorry, but April's reserved for A-Z only.)


Obsessed with revenge following the death of his pregnant wife, Tyler Karras pledges the
who killed her to sex-traffickers in the Russian Mafia. In exchange, they’ll finally let his brother leave the business for good—with his debt wiped clean and his heart still beating. But when Tylermistakenly targets the wrong woman and jeopardizes the deal to secure his brother’s freedom, he’s forced to protect them all from the very enemy he's unleashed. 

Get your copy at one of these convenient sites: Kindle    Barnes and Noble    Nook    Amazon    Kobo    iBooks

The Queen's Prescriptive Hat

Her Grammarness

Last week I we took a byte out of those buggers, lie/lay. I kept it simple-- present tense only, most common usage, no tricks or slight of my queenly hand. Like my friend Leslie Rose says, "Yes, this will be on the test." So don't forget. And the reason for not forgetting is . . . royal trumpets here, please . . . the first one who passes the test (TBA) with 100% wins a prize. (Probably something Smashwordish or Amazonish.)

So onward. This week's verb demons are rise/raise. They have exactly the same grammatical issue that lie/lay do. Only one of them is used when followed by an object. The first means "to get up as in, "Early to bed, early to RISE . . ."  Yadda. Yadda. Yadda." NO OBJECT. The second means "to lift or pick up." "Hinklebaum raises his (OBJECT ALERT) glass a little too often." 

Now excuse me while I RISE from my chair, pour a glass of wine and RAISE it to my parched lips.

Next week: sit/set--unless I get a special request to play a different tune. I love questions about grammar and none of my family ever asks me any of those. They say the answers are too long. Imagine that!


  1. Early to bed, Early to raise makes a man with poor grammarly ways. ;)

    That Mysterious Galaxy bookstore looks amazing!!! Glad to see indie bookstores still hanging in there.

  2. Thanks for mentioning our blogfest! And Nancy's book is awesome - you will enjoy it.

  3. I think rise and raise are easier to use than lie and lay.

    Keep "grammering."

  4. Never had an issue with rise/raise, but I still look up lie/lay every time I use it. It just won't stick. Thanks for the shout out. It's much appreciated!

  5. lots of great info! and lie & lay are my arch nemesises (i think that word is jabbing me too!)

    thank you!

  6. Google is my best friend for grammerly decisions!


  7. Ooh! Mysterious Galaxy! I'll try and drop. Crossing my fingers that all goes well and I have the time to drop in.

  8. Hot Grammar--I love it. Like hot yoga but with mind sweat :)

    Didn't know about that first blogfest--will have a look. It's a cool idea :)


  9. lie/lay always screws me up. Thank goodness for editors. :)

    I wish I lived closer, would love to pop in and say hi to you and the other authors.

  10. I'm liking these grammarness sections.

    Nancy's book sure looks good and I'll look out for these blog events.

  11. I can't believe it's Thursday and I've posted thrice in this week! How did that happen?

    Anyway, so glad all of you took a slice out of your precious time to visit my blog and leave a comment. I do appreciate you all and I'm always so excited to open my mail and find your comments announced.

  12. I'm always getting mixed up with lie/lay but not with rise/raise. I have no idea why, lol.

  13. I'm reading The Mistaken now. SO GOOD!

  14. Rise from my chair, put a glass of wine, and raise it my parched lips. I love it!

  15. Another good lesson and you provided excellent ways to remember the usage. Lots of great events coming out! Love the addition of the book events. :)

  16. Hi Lee - love the layout of your blog - it's clear and clean ...

    ... and there's lots going on - gosh better jump to it, sort myself out, rise from the ashes and raise my coffee cup to Nancy ... and then rise and shine to get free and able to join in the fun blog fests ..

    Cheers Hilary

  17. So many things going on! I am still digging out from Hurricane Sandy after losing power for days. Nancy's book looks good. I will check it out.

  18. You totally rise to the occassion and do not raise any eyebrows with your grammar tip!! Yay!! :-) Take care

  19. I am kicking myself for not reading your blog yesterday. I'm from Redondo and would have shot down to Mysterious Galaxy in a minute to give you a hug. I hope it went well.


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