THIS is a new year?

January 18, 2010

The big excitement in my life this week? … The palm trees are on the attack. You’ve all seen the pictures and film images of those tall, stately palms lining the streets of Southern California, right? They’re everywhere. Even places they shouldn’t be, quite frankly. And they propagate. Little tiny palm trees sprouting up in the middle of my azaleas. The fiends. Well, this week they clearly decided on a frontal, or er vertical, attack.

About thirty palm fronds decided to drop on my house this week. All at the same time. About 4:00 in the morning. So what, you say? Palm fronds, big, leafy things. No big deal. Hah! First of all, they’re not big, they’re HUGE! Like 9 feet long. And they’re not leafy! They’re pointed and sharp and hard like a plank of wood! Imagine thirty 9-foot 2 x 6’s dropping on your house and yard at 4:00 in the morning.

So, okay. We recovered. But the suckers are still sitting there in a big pile, because now it’s raining, which means no gardener until next week. The good news is, the ones actually ON my roof slid off because of the 50 mph winds we had. Although, at least that happened during the day.

Okay, so that’s MY new year so far.

Yeah, yeah, you say. But what about RAJMUND? And what about Book 4? I’m still waiting for word from my editor on the RAJMUND release date. But I AM hard at work on Book 4 . . . SOPHIA. Look out, men of the Vampire Council, the lady has arrived and she’s bringing her very own human hunk to sip from!

And now from the ridiculous to the even more ridiculous, I found this video series on YouTube. All I can say is . . . my vampires are definitely sexier than this guy.
Enjoy . . . Harold the Vampire

DBR

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8 Responses to “THIS is a new year?”

  1. D Salvagin Says:

    I can’t even imagine what it must have sounded like to have those palms hit the roof. Very scary I’m sure. I hope there was no damage to your roof.

  2. Dawn Says:

    1) Yes, how did you know, I would like to know the publication date of Rajmund. πŸ™‚

    2) Harold is awesome. ROFLMAO. Tears running down my face. Thank you!

  3. LesleyW Says:

    Sophia? Looking forward to it. πŸ™‚

  4. Carol S. Says:

    Having lived through several hurricanes in FL I know how scary those palms can get! Glad to hear you survived – hopefully your roof did as well.

    Still waiting impatiently for Rajmund! πŸ™‚

  5. Firewolf Says:

    Oh dear… watch out for the palm trees… I bet that got your hearts racing when they all fell.

    Oh… I’m excited for Sophia.


  6. I love the idea of a female vampire ruler…especially knowing that you make your girls particularly tough and kick ass…can’t wait to read it!

  7. DianeG Says:

    Harold the Vampire – my snicker for the evening. Any vampire worthy of fame
    must have a sexy name.

  8. Michelle Muto Says:

    When Trees Attack…

    Now that’s a headline!

    Harold. Brings to mind an 80+ year old man who is also a vampire. Not an 80 year old vampire. Still, I like it. Funny.


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