Thursday, July 17, 2014

Hump Day Funnies and a Cover Reveal from Crystal Collier

Happy Hump Day

Okay, this is a pitiful return to my Wednesday schedule. It's 11:45 pm and I'm scrambling to get the post up while it's still hump day. I have a good reason for being late (really) but it doesn't belong in a hump day funnies blog so I won't go into it.

Last week I gave you the "aw" picture of the poor basset hound trying to sleep on a couple flower pots. You seemed to like it, so today I'm going to share a few more pets trying to find or claim their special spots.

Like this poor guy...

 Sorry, buddy. I think you need something a bit larger.

This guy has the same problem.

I give this one points for adaptibility.


Any golfers in the crowd?
 Here's one for you.

One evening, after Jim and Jane had been married for a couple years and the honeymoon was waning, Jim was cleaning his golf shoes as Jane watched in silence. 
After a while Jane said, "Honey, I've been thinking…you spend an awful lot of time golfing and I think it hurting our marriage. Maybe you should quit." 
Jim looked at her with a stunned expression. “Wow. You just sounded exactly like my ex-wife." 
"Ex-wife! I didn't know you were married before!" 
"I wasn't."

End of discussion. 

This proud boy just wants a pat of approval.

I think he deserves it, don't you?

That last one almost qualified as this week's "aw", until I found this one.

It didn't get my "aw" at first but when I took in the surroundings...

See what I mean?  A slightly different "aw" but it counts.

And now I'm delighted to help my blog friend Crystal Collier reveal the cover of her upcoming release, SOULLESS.  Isn't this a great cover?

Have you met the Soulless and Passionate? In the world of 1770 where supernatural beings mix with humanity, Alexia is playing a deadly game.

SOULLESS, Book 2 in the Maiden of Time trilogy

Alexia manipulated time to save the man of her dreams, and lost her best friend to red-eyed wraiths. Still grieving, she struggles to reconcile her loss with what was gained: her impending marriage. But when her wedding is destroyed by the Soulless—who then steal the only protection her people have—she’s forced to unleash her true power.
And risk losing everything.

What people are saying about this series:
"With a completely unique plot that keeps you guessing and interested, it brings you close to the characters, sympathizing with them and understanding their trials and tribulations." --SC, Amazon reviewer 
"It's clean, classy and supernaturally packed with suspense, longing, intrigue and magic." --Jill Jennings, TX   
"SWOON." --Sherlyn, Mermaid with a Book Reviewer

Crystal Collier is a young adult author who pens dark fantasy, historical, and romance hybrids. She can be found practicing her brother-induced ninja skills while teaching children or madly typing about fantastic and impossible creatures. She has lived from coast to coast and now calls Florida home with her creative husband, three littles, and “friend" (a.k.a. the zombie locked in her closet). Secretly, she dreams of world domination and a bottomless supply of cheese. You can find her on her blog and Facebook, or follow her on Twitter.

COMING October 13, 2014

Crystal also asked me to let you know Book 1 in this series, MOONLESS, will be on sale all this week. Check it out here.

Congratulations, Crystal.
Well, I didn't make it. It's after midnight so your hump day post this week is hump day plus one. I'll try to be on time next week.

Hope these belated funnies still help you make it to the weekend.

Did you have a favorite?

Thought for Today:



Heather Musk said...

I can definitely sympathise with the last fella, so so tired right now ...

L. Diane Wolfe said...

That first dog reminds me of my cat Hobbes - she was always getting into boxes way too small.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

The dog in the guitar case is awesome, although not my guitar case please.

Mason Canyon said...

The last photo is definitely a winner. That's how I feel at the end (and sometimes beginning) of the day. As always, the others photos and funnies are priceless. Love Crystal's book cover.

Linda G. said...

Awww-some post. :)

Great cover for soulless!

Mark Means said...

I'm going to have to remember that ex-wife joke, lol.

Happy Hump Day!

Jemi Fraser said...

Yay for Crystal - love the new cover!! :)

I feel just like that last little guy! Such a cutie though :)

Kaye George said...

The third dog down was LOL funny for me! Thanks for the therapy.

Maria Zannini said...

Cats aren't the only ones who will try to fit into anything they can.

The dog in the guitar case was priceless. I always toss money when I see musicians playing outdoors. But he'd probably get extra for the pooch. :)

Thinking of you, hon.

Carol Kilgore said...

Oh, man...I've been tired like that before, only I'm sure I didn't look that cute :)

Love Crystal's newest cover!

PERFECT 'aw' moment.

LD Masterson said...

Hi. In case you notice I'm even later answering comments and visiting everyone, please bear with me. We've got a family health issue going on and I'm a bit distracted. I really appreciate everyone for coming by.

Heather - Yup, I can relate.

Diane - I went with dog pictures for this post but I've got some great cat ones. They'll climb into anything.

Alex - Aw, you won't offer your case to a homeless pooch?

Mason - I think a lot of us feel that last one.

Linda G. - Glad you liked it. Er...them.

Mark - I take it you're a golfer.

Jemi - It is a great cover, isn't it?

Kaye - I'm just glad his owner didn't play a flute.

Maria - Yeah, he would make a great fundraising tool. (and thanks)

Carol - Hey, that's a trifecta! Thanks. said...

Ouch. Good thing I'm not married to a golfer. (It's also kinda nice that I'm not married at all, but that's another story).

That smiling dog makes me laugh. He looks very, very happy.

Have a fun weekend.

Crystal Collier said...

Yay! It's my cover! (And I had to giggle about the dog in the case. That was epic.)

Thank you so much!

LD Masterson said...

Robyn - Actually I am married to a golfer but it works for us. While he plays golf, I have the house all to myself, nice and quiet for writing.

Crystal - My pleasure. I finally got to visit some blogs today and it was a delight to see your cover on so many.

Lexa Cain said...

Congrats to Crystal!

I love all the dog pics! So cute - especially the smiling dog who stayed in the yard. Yes, he deserves a pat. Have a lovely weekend! :)

Cate Masters said...

Gorgeous cover! Congrats Crystal.

Yep, I can relate to the last one, lol. Hope you're re-energized soon!

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

There's more than one "awwww" picture in this crop. But I think the one with the dog lying atop the soldier tugged at my heartstrings the hardest.

Crystal's cover is gorgeous!

I hope you and your family are doing better now.