And So, It Begins!


Posted on by Patricia Leever

Greetings my fantabulous little love monkeys!

I know, long time no blog, but sometimes you just need to take some time to decompress, ya know? So that’s what I did. I even worked in family vacation during which time I didn’t even take my laptop out of the bag! I know right?!

However, now that I’m back and recharged it’s time to get you all familiar with what’s what!

What does that mean? Well, it means a couple of things, but what it boils down to is that you are going to be hearing a lot more from me. We’re talking updates on how things are coming along as Divinity’s release date approaches, introduction to Divinity’s characters and who I would cast in them if it were up to me, the Divinity SWAG I have in store, quotes from Divinity and ARCs up for grabs at some point or another. I’m wicked excited to bring you all into this new little world I’ve created and I can’t wait for all the fun to begin!

That being said, let’s start this party off with the back page blurb for Divinity, I guess you could say that this is the introduction to Divinity and what it’s all about! Now, I know I’ve posted this before but it was a while ago and I want to start this off right, so here we go, Divinity!

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Demons.

They’re everywhere, hiding in plain sight. Chances are, you’ve interacted with one or two of them in your lifetime without even realizing it…

Demon hunter Evelyn Brighton saves unsuspecting humans from the malevolent creatures masquerading around them every day. Working under the Lebriga Corporation’s direction, she never fails to bring her A-game with her keen skill, fiercely independent spirit, and the best weapon in her arsenal: the Divinity blade.

Evelyn’s world is turned on its ear, however, when she is ordered to train cocky new recruit Daniel Summers. They both feel an instinctive pull drawing them to one another, the ancient spells tattooed into their skin illuminating whenever the two hunters come into contact. But with evil looming over the city of Los Angeles, Evelyn and Daniel’s mutual competitiveness and sense of duty to Lebriga and all humankind forces them to hold back their desires. Will their restraint be enough to keep them focused and save southern California, or will the dark forces prevail?

Set in modern-day Los Angeles, Divinity is an action-filled, fast-paced marriage of urban fantasy and paranormal romance. Edgy, witty, and sexy, it will bind you in its spell.

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There ya are, the basics of Divinity! Tune in on Friday and you can meet Evelyn Brighton!

Until next time,

Patty <3

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10 Things I’ve Learned From Horror Movies


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Hola my cheeky little love monkeys!

So, the hubs and I are getting ready to watch the movie, The Woman in Black and that got me thinking back on a blog I did a thousand years ago on MySpace. Oh yeah, you read that right, MySpace, so you KNOW I had to dig for this sucker. Anyway, I love horror movies, the more blood and guts the better! Now normally I would shy away from a movie like The Woman in Black, but there is something about the previews that have me so drawn in, I almost HAVE to watch it.

But I digress, onto what this blog is all about. Over the years of watching many a horror movie, I’ve learned some good things, things that just make sense when you think about it. So grab your pens and jot down my list, you never know, it might come in handy some day 😉

1. Never EVER buy a house that has a basement or an attic because that is where the bad stuff happens. Think about it ,any movie where there is a basement or an attic, has anything good happened in them? No. Those are the places that people get tortured and killed and where the ghosts all migrate to. It’s logic.

2. If you hear a noise upstairs and you know you are home by yourself, GET OUTTA THE HOUSE! Seriously, if you go wandering up the stairs asking, “Hello, is anyone up there?” you pretty much deserve to get mangled for being the dumbass that you are. It’s call thinning the herd.

3. Never buy an old crusty house because, basement or not, you know some bad shit happened in there at some point, it’s still pissed and it’s going to take it out on you!

4. If your kids tell you that there is something evil in the house, and they aren’t talking about their siblings, BELIEVE THEM! They are usually right.

5. You can’t hide from a ghost. Period.

6. If you are hiding from something of the flesh and blood variety, shut the hell up! Don’t sit there whimpering and crying because, news flash, they can hear you!

7. When you are running from something and you are wearing heels, take them off, you’re running for your life, you don’t need to look that good.

8. If you know the house is haunted and you managed to get out of it at some point, DON’T GO BACK IN IT FOR GOD’S SAKE! Even if everything you own is in there, just leave it, you can get new stuff. If a monster eats you, you’re pretty much screwed.

9. If you see someone hunched over/standing in the corner of your house and again, you know your alone, don’t go over to it asking “Hello, are you okay?”  ESPECIALLY if it’s a kid!

10. When all else fails, use your head. If it looks like a creepy old house, it usually is. If you get a bad vibe when you go into some place, go with it and leave. If you walk through the front door and you hear an evil voice say, “Get out” take that advice and GET OUT!

So there you have it, 10 things I’ve learned from watching horror movies. And why is it the scariest movies are the PG-13 movies, not the R rated ones? Do you have anything to add to the list, feel free, I’m always up for learning something new!

Until next time,

Patty <3

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Two Words and a Smile


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Greetings my lively little love monkeys!

Do you ever find yourself so frustrated with other people that you just want to shake some sense into them or possibly give them a good punch to the throat? Yeah, me too.

But then before I can ball up my fist or grab some poor soul I stop to think, maybe they are just having a crappy day. Maybe they just got the worst news ever and are trying to cope with just existing. Granted, maybe they are just complete assholes that are only looking out for themselves and don’t care who they have to step on or shove out of the way to get ahead in line. However, as naive as it may sound, I like to give people the benefit of the doubt.

Over the weekend I was at the market, which I try to avoid on the weekends because that seems to be when it is the most crowded, but as I was shopping there was a man trying to get out of an aisle that only had enough room for one cart. On one side, workers had a giant rolly thing that they were stocking the shelves with and on the other a woman parked her cart, without regard for anyone else that was trying to pass. Now, I could have just shoved my way through the hole like 3 other people before me did, but I stepped aside and let the man out of the aisle. And then something truly odd happened…

He smiled, sincerely and said, “Thank you.”

Two words and a smile. That was all it took to make my horrid trip to the weekend crazed market worth it. So, I continue on and the lady in front of me in line wasn’t pleasant in the least, which I figured was the universes way of balancing out the nice man. But then, as I was heading out I was behind a woman with a cart and a man in a wheelchair. I assumed they were together because they were talking and smiling but as we exited the store she turned to him and asked where he was parked.

What?!

I watched as they went to his car and she took his bags out of the cart and loaded them into his car for him before she walked halfway across the parking lot to her own car.

Now, I’m not ashamed to admit that I stood there, in front of the market, and nearly started to cry. Why can’t there be more people like that? Why can’t there be more people willing to take one second out of their life to help someone else. I mean it’s not that hard, it could be just as simple as two words and a smile. It should be second nature, shouldn’t it?

Until next time,

Patty <3

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The Squirrel Story!


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Greetings my hot little love monkeys!

Are you keeping cool in this unGodly summer heat? Are you remembering to drink your fluids and put on your sunscreen? Don’t make me get my mom face on!

So it’s Thursday and you know what that means, it’s time for Omnific Publishing’s Author! Author! Blog Bounce!

Oh yeah, you’re looking at squirrel on a hippity hop! Mind you, y’all have no idea how much this photo scares the crap out of me, because I’m terrified of squirrels. I know what you’re saying, “But they are soooo cute!”

Cute my arse! They are evil beasts that attack when you least expect it. How do I know this? Experience. Oh yeah, I’m stalked by squirrels on the regular, and one the size of a cat lives in my palm tree, biding his time for a moment to strike…AGAIN! I have narrowly escaped his squirrely claws once and I won’t be caught awares again.

It was November and I had just gotten home from a Costco run. I was unloading the van and as I walked back out into the garage I saw the biggest squirrel I’d ever seen standing in my path. Now, I’m thinking I’ll just shoo him off and finish my unloading.

So I wave my arms and yell “Shoo!” at the thing and I swear, the damn thing cocked an eyebrow at me like, “Really? That’s all you got?” Since that didn’t work I thought I’d stomp at it because I happened to be wearing combat type boots.

So, I stomp towards the beast and shout again, “SHOO! SCAT!” to which the squirrel just looked at me like, “Bitch, please!” Okay, third time’s a charm right?

So, I raise up my foot and start to shove at hellbeast, once again bellowing, “SHOO! SCAT! GET OUT OF HERE!” Then the unthinkable happened. The evil creature reared up, latched onto my boot with its squirrely talons and proceeded to lick the bottom of my boot. Yeah, he could have been just tasting something I might have stepped in, but I think not, he was sampling the goods, deciding whether or not he wanted to scale my leg, latch onto my neck and rip open my jugular so he could drag my lifeless body back to his squirrely lair.

So, I begin screaming and shaking my foot, flinging the beast across the garage. Ever since that day, this squirrel and his furry minions torment me, sitting on the fence just outside the dinning room window, watching me, chattering at me outside my bedroom window, oh yeah, I have their number. It’s a conspiracy I tell you!

I’m sorry, I got a little carried away there. Where was I? Oh yeah, the bounce!

You know how it works, join in, bounce around and all that goodness!

That’s all I have for you today, behave and keep cool my loves!

Until next time,

Patty <3

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Funtimes In The Leever House!


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Hola my darling little love monkeys!

So, we had quite the adventure last night here in Casa de Leever. Hubs had gone upstairs and I was buttoning things up downstairs with Miss Emma at my heels yammering on like a Chatty Cathy doll. Suddenly she says, “What does Athena have in her mouth?”

Now, those of you that don’t know, this is Athena, our (MY) one year old kitten…

Athena likes to roam the backyard at night, snatching up those big moths. She always pops through the dog door, a moth clenched in her teeth, with the look of, “What? I don’t have anything in my mouth.” She then proceeds to the downstairs bathroom to let her catch loose for a moment of play before she eats it. Ew. So naturally I wave off Em’s question with, “Probably one of those moths.”

Then I look over at the dog, Gretchen, who is looking at the cat with a total,”WTF is THAT?” look complete with that doggy head cock thing that they do. And then Athena turns around and she has A MOUSE IN HER MOUTH!!!

This is about the time that Em and I completely girled out and started screaming like a couple of…well, girls. Said screaming spooked the cat and she headed up the stairs with the mouse still IN HER MOUTH!

About that time, Erin poked her head out of her room to see what the rukus was and caught sight of cat and mouse making a beeline upstairs, where she was. She then girled out and started screaming. Spooked again, Athena dropped the mouse, which started scampering down the stairs, which in turn sent Em and I into fits from out perch on the back of the couch. Athena, snapped back into the moment by the screeching, caught the mouse again and started down the stairs IN MY DIRECTION!

More girlie screaming ensued which triggered another drop of the mouse, which took off FOR MY PURSE! Luckily Theens caught the mouse again and by this time, Jasen had made his way downstairs and took the mouse from her.

After all the freaking out was over and Em and I decided it was safe to get off the back of the couch, we found multiple mousy turds where Athena had caught it, literally scaring the shit out of it. Needless to say, my night of sleep was quite restless as I was paranoid that Athena was going to catch the critter again and drop it in my bed.

So, how was YOUR evening?

Until next time,

Patty <3

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It’s A DATE!


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Hidey ho my superty duper little love monkeys!

Did everyone have a star spangled/maple leafy holiday? I sure as heck did, made even better now that I have an actual date for the release of Divinity!!

I may have looked a little bit like this…

Yeah, I feel like I just got news of a due date for my baby. I guess it kinda is actually, one that I’ve been waiting to bring into the world for over two years, and that’s just what was written down! The main character, Evelyn Brighton, has been inside my head for well over three years, just waiting for her turn at bat and now she has it!!

Now mind you, much like a baby waiting to be born, this date is still tentative, but it is a date nonetheless! That being said, here is a little sneaky peak, the “back cover” blurb if you will…

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Demons.

They’re everywhere, hiding in plain sight. Chances are, you’ve interacted with one or two of them in your lifetime without even realizing it…

Demon hunter Evelyn Brighton saves unsuspecting humans from the malevolent creatures masquerading around them every day. Working under the Lebriga Corporation’s direction, she never fails to bring her A-game with her keen skill, fiercely independent spirit, and the best weapon in her arsenal: the Divinity blade.

Evelyn’s world is turned on its ear, however, when she is ordered to train cocky new recruit Daniel Summers. They both feel an instinctive pull drawing them to one another, the ancient spells tattooed into their skin illuminating whenever the two hunters come into contact. But with evil looming over the city of Los Angeles, Evelyn and Daniel’s mutual competitiveness and sense of duty to Lebriga and all humankind forces them to hold back their desires. Will their restraint be enough to keep them focused and save southern California, or will the dark forces prevail?

Set in modern-day Los Angeles, Divinity is an action-filled, fast-paced marriage of urban fantasy and paranormal romance. Edgy, witty, and sexy, it will bind you in its spell.

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So, my fabulously wonderful little love monkeys, the world of Divinity, Evie and her crew will descend upon mankind, on or around September 25, 2012!

Mark your calendars and save the date because Evie is coming and bringing her brand of whoop-ass to the table!

Until next time,

Patty <3

 

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Author! Author! Blog Bounce!


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Greetings my awesome little love monkeys!

So it’s Thursday and you know what that means…

Yep, that’s right, it’s Author! Author! Blog Bounce Time!! Look at this guy, he’s totally committed to that belly flop, isn’t he? Is he nuts? I know we’ve all done a belly flop at least once in our lives, either intentional or not, and you know what? Those suckers HURT! I just don’t get the point of throwing a flop on purpose. That SMACK when you hit the water…just hearing it makes me cringe.

Anywhoodle, you all know the drill right? Head on over to the Omnific Blog for all the deets and the links to other blogs. And guess what? They are also previewing the cover for The Winemakers Dinner with this guy Dr. Ivan McYummipants…

Okay, okay, his last name isn’t really McYummipants but from what I hear of the book *giggle*

Jeebus, I got sidetracked again. So, go forth my darlings, check out the other blogs!

Stay tuned!

Until next time,

Patty <3

 

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Sunday Six!


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Salutations my salacious little love monkeys!

Well, it’s Sunday and you know what that means? Yep, it’s time for SIX SENTENCE SUNDAY!! Brought to you by the lovely ladies at Six Sentence Sunday!

You know the rules, right?

via Six Sentence Sunday FAQ page:

Pick six (6) sentences from anything you like (it can be from a Work in Progress (WiP), something you recently sold, something you hope to sell or even something already under contract and available for purchase – and don’t worry, Six Sentence Sunday is for published AND unpublished writers). Then post them on your blog on Sunday. That’s all there is to it!

Keep in mind what I’m going to give you IS signed with Ominfic Publishing but I’m still working with my awesome editors, which makes this technically WiP because when something is in editing, you just don’t know what is going to stay and what is going to have to go or be tweaked.

And, without further ado, here are your six sentences from our leading lady, Miss Evie Brighton!

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This assignment was also going to call for me to work some serious magic to get the job done, and not just the usual scent-masking charm either. Because this nasty Mo liked his meat young, it called for a pretty hefty age spell.

As I plucked the small white envelope out of the assignment-order packet Tess had tucked into my backpack, I tested the weight in my hand. I could see that it was thicker and heavier than normal, and I knew what that meant. The more powder used, the younger the result. Man alive, I was really going to enjoy sending this putrid sack of pseudo-human flesh back to the hell or whatever dimension he had slithered out of.

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This demon sounds like a real piece of work, doesn’t he? So, you think Evie can knock him back to the hell or whatever dimension he had slithered out of? Be sure to check out my Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance novel, Divinity when it releases in early fall to find out! You can even put it on your “to-be-read” shelf on Goodreads already!

Anywho, I hope you are having a lovely weekend my darlings and please stay tuned for more blog fun! I’ve got some fun things happening this month 🙂

Until next time,

Patty <3

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