“How do you define love, Brittany?”
An impossible question. No wonder she shrugged and a strange, I’m-trying- my-damndest-to-think, sound came from the back of her throat? Mort shrugged. “There’s a hundred different kinds of it. Instant love now, is that lust?”
“There’s couples still together years after that arrow strikes. Then there’s what starts out as an obstacle course, so you might not see what’s under your nose, might think this is not the person for you. But that person, by ways too complicated, too tortuous, too twisted to explain, becomes that very one you will never find another of, who you will perish without. The very things about them you think you hate will, by degrees and inches, turn your head, make you look, will worm their canker’s way into your heart, weave into the fabric of your soul. You have no choice but to admit this is the person for you. And you will never walk away because that road is dust, ashes and every lousy thing under the sun that will break you into a thousand pieces if you do. Twisted paths. Brittany. That you’re still here means you’re somewhere on the journey.”
Christy B said:
Shey!!! Congrats on the award nomination. Wowowow! How exciting! I hope your edits go smoothly and tell the hamstahs to keep their merriment a bit lower than usual so you can concentrate 😉 Happy Valentine’s Day to you, my friend ❤
Aw Christy, my darling that is so kind. Thank you. I am going to have to spend the day editing alas. But this is the second and last round . So.. the end be in sight!! SIlv is trying to muster the dudes but I think they have kind of sidelined her. Hope you had a nice day my darling xxxxxxx
Christy B said:
You’re adorable, Shey. I’m glad you’re in the last round of edits as soon you’ll be done and able to relax ❤ Sending love!
Lol, you are so sweet Christy. Alas, when I finish I have another load to do to for my other book…. x
I’m not entirely sure I should have read this. Was it really Valentines Day yesterday? I thought she was unusually quite as we drove about France yesterday.
Well done for winning an award.
Aw Zoolon xxx It is a finalist nomination but I am thrilled to be there and now I will get back to work xxxxxxx
Moushmi Radhanpara said:
I simply loved reading this post.
Moushmi, that is so kind. You have made my day. Thank you. I hope you have a lovely day yourself xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Kate McClelland said:
Congratulations Shey!!! The Dudes are proud as punch I’m sure – as you should be. Well done :0)
Ocht, I am just proud to see a lovely comment like this xxxxxx Thank you. xxx
Kate McClelland said:
awww :0) xx
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Ps, the dudes never ate that one ))) x
Hi She!!!! congratulations on the nomination!. You rule! 😀
This post is lovely!.
I hope you had a great Valentine´s Day…
Much love. Best of Luck with your writing! 😘
Aw my Angel waited to have the Vally’s day till tonight as Mr was working x But days are moveable and it is not the day that really matters.. I hope YOU had a lovely time my special lady and thank you, thank you for you lovely comment xxx
Happy Valentine’s Day Shey ! Congratulations on your award nomination. That is really something ! But keep it away from Hamstah Dickens. Now that is food for thought 😉 ❤ xxx
Aw my friend, he’s already eaten the paper image… You know him. Thank you ralpha for your kind thoughts. I got my meal eventually xxxxx
It is a recognition of your effort. Many congratulations on the nomination and I’m sure more for more because your blog is one of the good ones.
Aw, thank you my friend, que tengas una tarde encantadora
🐞UĞUR BÖCEĞİ🐞LADYBUG 🐞 said:
🐞UĞUR BÖCEĞİ🐞LADYBUG 🐞
Congratulations! I am so delighted you are a finalist! Love to all ❤
Love to YOU my darling Inese. It’s Malice so I am well kissing herxxxxxxx
Malice is a star. xxxxxxxxxxxxx
My lovely Inese…thank you xx. Her grandmother as a young woman from this day and age is kind of worse….(but is that really surprising ) xx
Congrats on the award nomination dear friend
have a very nice end of week
My darling lovely Voolaah, thank you. This book biz is so awful I am just thrilled to have this happy moment before i get back to work xxx
oh welcome dear
Congratulations!!! Hope the editing is going smoothly, or done!
errrrr.. two diff books at once… been burning the midnight oil big time xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Resa . That blog of yours kept me going a bit. I sort of broke of to imagine the kind of heroine I would create in your jaw dropping gown x
Oh, hearts and cuddles to those cute little fur-friends! 🙂 And congratulations once again to the nomination, O Lovely Lady Shey. 🙂 Now, back to those edits! xxxxx
My darling I have had like four hours sleep in 48 over these edits. It started to feel as if someone kept coming by and adding another 20 pages…. I got handed them on Monday to be back Tuesday but we mind our grandbaby these two days at the mo. That is away to stop for a while as my daughter’s traineeship is finished and the firm are bust financially, Whatever I was doing, I thought I can’t turn these round in a day and do justice to my book The hell wi that. Plus I was digging my heels about some things which I don’t usually do but I thought ..no… . The my ed was saying she was free yesterday to read them. No pressure or nothing. Anyway I hit send at 1 in the morning there. Thank you for the congrats. This biz so brutal and all, I am thrilled to get to be a finalist. That is honestly good enough for me in an award which you don’t pay to enter and don’t get all your mates to vote in! It means a lot xx Ps… Now I am sitting doing the edits on my other book…
Oh yowza, Woman. Thank God you got the one book done, and yeah, when there’s a toddler around, nothing can get done unless he’s asleep or totally distracted. I mean, that’s how I get ANYthing done around here–the boys have to be either napping at ensared by the Thomas the Tank Engine for an hour or something. Your grandbaby’s lucky he can spend the time with you and Mr. Shey–grandparent time is so very, very special. x
You’re a force of nature, O Lovely Lady Shey, and I’ve got every bit of faith in you that you’ll kick ass on the other book’s edits. You managed to conquer one book in a miraculous amount of time–you’ll do it again! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxxoxoxo
Yir a soul Lady Jean. An absolute gem through and through. The other book isn’t the same problem. It’s a more straightforward book. The Writer one was difficult cos I was asked for it after I opened my blabby big mouth to get MY idea of the time travel past my ed in the Viking book. I’m awfully good at opening my blabby big mouth that way. Anyway I didn’t have a sodding clue what to write. I never do which is fine. I just let my characters run with it and hope I will get to the next bit of the story whatever that will be. But when there’s a time limit that’s quite different. Not only was the time travel history of where it all went back to needing fleshed out…which took time ha ha, I went the wrong way with the story. I had the heroine caught up in a phony war between father and son over an inheritance but she told me one day…did I tell you my characters speak to me… it was leaving her nowhere to go in the story. Then my hero started mouthing off that he hated the muse, the character was all wrong, readers were going to pity him for the loveable buffoon he didn’t like being, that the issue of him being a rake who had totally screwed up his whole life and was now in this bloody great mess because of it, was not being addressed and also he was kind of sneaky, trying to lead his son astray in a comradely way to suit his own ends. . He told me the focus of this story was not a woman choosing between two men but a woman choosing between two times. So he wanted an entirely different story. So I changed horses in the middle of the race and because my back was to the wall time wise I know I did not flesh the NEW hero out properly in the first bit of the book. Anyway tis done tis done…..
Carolee Croft said:
Yay! Congratulations on being a finalist! I’m happy for you even if the hamsters are not. I hope you win. 🙂
AWWW, my darling. I have found this biz to be so …well…(Bites tongue) I actually feel the winning is in getting onto a list where the criteria apparently is to..well…. it sounds nice actually. And believe me, when that email came in, I thought, oh now what am I being asked to vote on. So Thank you my friend who has always been good to me xxxxx
Ps the hell with them dudes xx
Carolee Croft said:
Happy to help, and thank you for all the times you’ve helped me too!
Yes, the hell with them dudes and other naysayers 🙂 Regardless, you are winning by following your passion and not giving up on writing. Talk to you soon xxxxxxx
Looking forward to it Carolee xxxxxx We got to keep walking forward on the weary road x
That is an amazing accomplishment, Shehanne! Congratulations! ***** Five stars and hope you win #1 of the Finalists!
I am shocked I am getting the sand out of my eyes to have checked out your book author site and see the Beautiful books displayed with independent and strong willed women leading in the characters! xoxoxo
Well, I er..don’t do uhm very fluttery, I am afraid. I try every time to make a nice hero and heroine but they rebel. I like strong women who stand up to every thing thrown at them, especially the pretty ruthless hero. This is such a tough biz I am simply thrilled indeed no-one was more surprised than me to see the email from Books and Benches. I thought maybe I was going to be asked to join in the voting as a lot of things seem to work that way. That’s it for me. xxxxxxxxxx
Finally, have gone back to reply. Blogging takes a lot of concentration for me and usually have to eat candy and drink caffeinated tea or coffee. Reading is fun but writing comments takes my mind in gear. Kisses to the hamstahs and smooches too! xxxxxxxxxxxx
Blogging is hard work actually. That is why I make the dudes do it for me. Lots of love from them to you too xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Congratulations on your finalist standing, Shehanne! You’re a celebrity!
Lol! And you are super kind and sweet xxxxxx Seriously…xxxxxxxxxxxxx, Jus nice to get a menshie x
It is and I can’t wait to read your book!
You are a darling. Just getting round all these comments. My ed sent the manuscript off to the head of the company…. who sent it for formatting, but it had NOT been proofed. And let me tell you when I had hauled it to bits half through way and entirely changed the story, it sure was needing it. I might as well fess up, there were errors on every page. Anyway suffice to say me ed and me got our knuckles well rapped,. Seriously when this book should have been out weeks ago and that was not my fault and I never sent that copy in. So I have spent 48 hours straight proofing and this was on top of 48 straight last week doing edits on a turn round, Of course I could not resist emailing the co head and quoting the hero of this books main line….’For my behaviour I do apologize….’
A very heartily congratulations to you. Hope you had a great valentines!
Much love to you and wishes for many maore❤❤❤
Hugs my darling . You are very kind as ever. I hope you had a very happy Valentine Nd it is lovely too you back on the blogging scene x
I did all the thing and it was funny, but thre title….you invented a word (dudes),actually…..you copied it from mine the gentesses,
Had fun reading as always.
We know we did, cos we are dudes. Take care of yourself Charly. Great to see yah.
Love the hamdsth dudes…..
Hndsth….yo wird, but yo hot, plus you write really good
lol, we hamstah dudes, jst know the rest of the world is out of step xxxx
Congratulations my Lovely! I’m so proud of you, as I’m sure the dudes are, no matter how jealous. If they’d only stop tearing up and eating everything and concentrate on their writing they might stop moaning. LOL. You go girl!!!!!!!!!!!! xoxo ❤
Dear Deby I um concntratin. I hv written a whole wird.
Love Hamstrre Dkins x
Omggggggg, I’m cracking upppppppp! You are so cute! Just think, one wird turns into 2, then a sentence, paragraph, and before you know it, you’ll be on ur way. Love to you guys. Glad the bats are gone! Be nice to Shey ok? xoxoxoxo
Win wird diz and i hid two but I ate win so win is all I hv
love himsth dickxnx
Annika Perry said:
Many congratulations on the award!! 😀😀
Marje @ Kyrosmagica said:
Congratulations on your award Shehanne. And my regards to the hamster cossack dancers! LOL, that had me in a fit of giggles. Had a lovely Valentine’s and hope you did too. 🙂
I had a quiet one cos my Mr was working but we had a meal the next night. Hope you had a nice one yourself. This is just a finalist nomination BUT for me that is good enough. The awards aren’t announced till April. Thank you for your kind wishes xxxx
Marje @ Kyrosmagica said:
Oh, good luck for April, well done for your finalist nomination that is awesome. I bet the hamstas are proud! xxx
the hamstahs are ….behaving right now. Probably planning something behind my back. Seriously thank you Marje . xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Carol Balawyder said:
Congratulations, Shey, on being nominated a finalist. That is awesome. My fingers are crossed for you. ♥️
Aw my lovely Carol. It is just nice being nominated out of the blue in this awful biz. xxxxx Thank you xxxxx
the dune mouse (CybeleMoon) said:
oh congratulations! The dune mouse is way behind those busy little hamsters. I ate chocolates but not the card and she is behind in blogging these days. She ate her camera. ( Really: Camera is defunct!! and she is blue!)
she is one of us then if she did that. We eat everything. We ate the card and the chocolates we had for our readers. We are also behind but will be blogging later today .
lots ot love
The Hanstah Dudes
congratulations on the award! your posts make me laugh so much!
AW…. it is a nomination but that is good by and enough for me. Lovely to see you. I am away to reply to your email x
Ann Fields said:
Congrats, Shey, on the award. And I hope the edits went well. I was “stupid-busy” with Black History and Women’s History Month programs and wondered if I missed the release of the new book. Or, is it soon to come?
My darling Ann. Nope you didn’t. I have now had 3 release dates for this book. That it is not out there yet is not my doing. Let us just say I am biting an arsenal of bullets and my tongue about it. However I hope it will be soon. The dudes will get on it the minute I get a pre order link. That is NOW what I am waiting for. It has all been enough to convince me that self publishing is the way forward. I know you were busy and huge hugs to you for all the amazing work you to over by that way. You are some lady. This is a nomination but I am thrilled cos to get on any list when you never paid up and cadged votes is enough for me. hee hee !! xxxxx
Brittany sounds like she may need to allow Mort intoher heart but make sure she lets him know whose “boss!” 🙂
Well, the thing is, Morte –she hasn’t quite got the actual correct spelling of his name at this point in the book — is her ten times great grandson, born a thousand years before her. Yep. I was a few hours one afternoon straightening that one out. And he’s trying his best here to keep her right and see she lands with the hero, or Morte can’t ever be. Morte is a Time Mutant. xx https://shehannemoore.wordpress.com/time-mutants/
Morte, this sounds like a more old-fashioned name and much more distinguished (or ornery) 🙂 🙂 xo
Brittany, in her usual brash, barriers up, not really listening but barging on regardless, way, fails to realize till Morte finally points it out to her, that his name is Morte as in death…. haven’t quite decided where Morte fits into her family tree but it will be through her daughter Amoret. Morte of course thinks that name is a sort of anagram with an a added.