Taking the Pulse of the Lair

Lots of magazines, news shows, internet sites give us updates on the state of….well…things. Since many of us are attending RWA Nationals next week, I thought I’d see what the state of our BB’s and Bandits are.

What would you do with $100?     EKG

Favorite paranormal character?

Kindle or Nook? Or Print?

Funniest internet video you’ve seen?

Favorite new author?

Favorite hot Aussie? (Anna Campbell and Christine Brookes do not count) 😀

Pool or beach?

Favorite keeper book?

Orange, cherry or grape popsicle?

Favorite sub-genre?

Favorite Patrician character :D?

Let’s hear from you peeps!

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  • Jane says:

    Hello Joanie,
    Enjoy RWA.
    1. Save it.
    2. Don’t have one.
    3. Kindle.
    4. Do clips from The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon count? I love watching Jimmy challenge celebrities to a lip synch battle.
    5. Haven’t read any new authors in a while.
    6. Eric Bana.
    7. Beach.
    8. Julie Garwood’s “Saving Grace.”
    9. Cherry.
    10. Romantic suspense.
    11. Julia.

  • Lisa says:

    Hey Joan!
    1. 100 dollars – I’d try to hold on to it for one week.
    2. Paranormal character – Ro Davis, of course.
    3. Nook
    4. favorite internet video is an oldie but still makes me laugh – Ross the Intern Meets Crocodile Hunter
    5. New author – to me anyway – Jennifer E. Smith
    6. Hot aussie – Chris Hemsworth!
    7. BEACH!
    8. I can’t name just one – there’s like twenty that I would/could/have read over and over.
    9.Cherry
    10. YA
    11.Bran – I’m a sucker for damaged souls and jewelry. He’s perfect!

  • Helen says:

    Hi Joanie

    You are going to have fun at RWA I so wish I could be there 🙂

    1. Get myself and Amazon gift card
    2. Not sure that I have a favourite although they would be a shapeshifter’
    3. Kindle
    4. I don’t watch them much my internet connec tion is too slow
    5. You know there are way too many to choose from 🙂
    6. Hugh Jackman or Keith Urban
    7. Bondi
    8. Way too many to list sorry 🙂
    9. Cherry
    10. Historical
    11. I do love Jared 🙂

    Have Fun
    Helen

    • Joan Kayse says:

      Hey Helen!

      Hugh and Keith ON Bondi together…..ummmm…I’ll be right over 🙂

      I hate that you have slow connection Sad Cat Diary is HILARIOUS

      Awwwww. Jared loves you too. He was the Roman that started my Empire:-)

  • Shannon says:

    1. Part of a payment toward a new printer. Mine is dead.

    Gwenvael the Handsome. A shape shifting dragon who falls for the ultimate nerd.

    Kindle

    Too many cute cat videos to remember one

    My problem with this is that the authors are new to me… I’ve gobbled their back list. Anna Campbell, Maljean Brook, Sarah MacLean.

    Anna Campbell and Christine Brookes do count 😀

    Pool?

    The Rake, Mary Jo Putney

    Lime

    Either Georgian or stempunk

    Rothgar

    Have a wonderful time at RWA. I did a conference in San Antonio and it was wonderful. Try to get beyond the tourist area and have an authentic Mexican dish.

    • Joan Kayse says:

      Hi Shannon!

      I love your eclectic choices and I commiserate with cash for tech issues as my main computer is back in hospital
      I’m falling for my geeks just like your dragon. I’ve promised Agent Jordon a role as a Druid in my next book

  • Mozette says:

    What would you do with $100? I’d buy art equipment and probably a couple of books. 😀

    Favorite paranormal character?

    Mick St John from ‘Moonlight’ – the television show… what a hot vampire detective! 😛

    Kindle or Nook? Or Print?

    Print definitely… I’m old school with books.

    Funniest internet video you’ve seen?

    Anything to do with dogs and them wearing shoes… I saw one recently and nearly fell off my chair laughing… 😀

    Favorite new author?

    Jasper Fforde… great writer, and I don’t edit his work while I read it. Now, that’s a great author!

    Favorite hot Aussie? (Anna Campbell and Christine Brookes do not count) 😀

    Hugh Jackman… nom,nom,nom! 😛

    Pool or beach? Neither, I’m too fair…

    Favorite keeper book?

    Lord of the Rings – 1978 edition.

    Orange, cherry or grape popsicle?

    Orange.

    Favorite sub-genre?

    Anything by Chuck Wendig… what a writer!

    Favorite Patrician character :D?

    Patrician? I don’t know what you mean…. sorry… :/

  • Patty L. says:

    What would you do with $100? Books, books, books
    Favorite paranormal character? No paranormal please.
    Kindle or Nook? Or Print? Kindle
    Funniest internet video you’ve seen? Strangers undressing each other
    Favorite new author? Julie Brannagh
    Favorite hot Aussie? Chris Hemsworth
    Pool or beach? Beach, I love the sand and the sounds of the waves hitting the beach with seagulls flying.
    Favorite keeper book? Nobody’s Baby but Mine, Susan Elizabeth Phillips
    Orange, cherry or grape popsicle? Orange
    Favorite sub-genre? Sports romances
    Favorite Patrician character :D? I have never read one I didn’t like. 😀

  • Joan Kayse says:

    Non,non,non. I’m with you Hugh!

    A pic I have of hair tousled Hugh was the inspiration for Damon the hero from my book The Patrician’s Fortune…from The Patrician series 🙂

  • What would you do with $100? Take some very dear Bandita sisters out to dinner. 🙂

    Favorite paranormal character? Vane Kattalakis

    Kindle or Nook? Or Print? Kindle AND Print!

    Funniest internet video you’ve seen? The one where the puppy pushes the cat into the bathtub! hehehe

    Favorite new author? Marie Force

    Favorite hot Aussie? (Anna Campbell and Christine Brookes do not count) 😀 Joel Edgerton

    Pool or beach? Pool…got one in the backyard!

    Favorite keeper book? DUH…SAVING GRACE by Julie Garwood

    Orange, cherry or grape popsicle? Cherry. Pregnant women throw up the orange ones in labor! Uck!!

    Favorite sub-genre? Romantic Suspense AND Historical

    Favorite Patrician character :D? Adria. I love spunky heroines!

    • Joan Kayse says:

      Ahem…..a dog accousting a cat? (Raises a brow at Texas)

      Believe it or not….I’ve never read Julie Garwood :0 but then I’d never read Nora until 10 years ago.

      Man I would jump in your pool with my noodle in a minute its HOT in Kentucky

      As to lunch as I’ve said being with my buds is as good as food!

      As to my fav Kenyon hero I’d pick Zareck

      🙂 I like Adria too…ya gotta have “spunk” to hold a knife to the villains groin:-)

  • catslady says:

    What would you do with $100? Buy books of course.

    Favorite paranormal character? Usually my current one I’m reading about.

    Kindle or Nook? Or Print? Print

    Funniest internet video you’ve seen? Anything with a cat or animal in it lol.

    Favorite new author? No recent new ones.

    Favorite hot Aussie? (Anna Campbell and Christine Brookes do not count) 😀 No favoritism lol.

    Pool or beach? Beach.

    Favorite keeper book? All are keepers and I will have to do something about that soon!

    Orange, cherry or grape popsicle? Cherry.

    Favorite sub-genre? Historicals are my favorite.

    Favorite Patrician character :D? 🙂

    • Joan Kayse says:

      I love historical s too. And paranormals I was over vampires until I started wachng True Blood 🙂

      And oh eh on cat videos. Did you see the aforementioned Sad Cat Diary? ROFL

  • Hi Joanie –

    Far too many questions, I’m afraid. But I’ll say that $100 doesn’t go as far as it once did. I prefer the beach (but adult swims are awfully nice) and I love historicals, paranormals, and romantic comedies.

  • What would you do with $100?
    Buy books of course!

    Favorite paranormal character?
    Valerius from Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Seize the Night

    Kindle or Nook? Or Print?
    Print

    Funniest internet video you’ve seen?
    Any of the dog shaming videos

    Favorite new author?
    Lauren Smith

    Favorite hot Aussie? (Anna Campbell and Christine Brookes do not count) 😀
    Hugh Jackman!

    Pool or beach?
    Beach

    Favorite keeper book?
    Lord of Scoundrels

    Orange, cherry or grape popsicle?
    Grape!

    Favorite sub-genre?
    Regency historicals

    Favorite Patrician character :D?
    Adria! She reminds me of someone I know. 🙂

  • Joan Kayse says:

    Louisa your the first to favor grape 🙂

    I don’t favor shaming pics be use o just that…shaming

    Valerious is a fine choice a fine ROMAN choice. Not hat I’m partial:-)

  • Joan Kayse says:

    So some of my choices as

    With $100 I’d get a massage and pay a strangers grocery bill:-)

    Adam Black is a very hot,hot hero of Karen Marie Morning

    And my favorite patrician character is Damon such a won died hero

  • What would you do with $100?

    –Since that isn’t enough to get me back to England, I would buy books.

    Favorite paranormal character?

    –Aragorn or else Acheron

    Kindle or Nook? Or Print?

    –Print or iPad (Your Windows roots are showing, JT! *g*). I mostly buy new books in electronic form, but there are some I still buy in print.

    Funniest internet video you’ve seen?

    –A Tale of Two Brains. Hands-down funniest.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XjUFYxSxDk

    –After that, The Mom Song.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYukEAmoMCQ

    Favorite new author?

    –New to me, Nalini Singh

    Favorite hot Aussie? (Anna Campbell and Christine Brookes do not count) 😀

    –Hugh Jackman. Really, who else could it be?

    Pool or beach?

    –Beach, for the scenery

    Favorite keeper book?

    –To Kill a Mockingbird

    Orange, cherry or grape popsicle?

    –Grape, always

    Favorite sub-genre?

    –Rotates among paranormal, historical, and RS

    Favorite Patrician character :D?

    –Damon

    • Joan Kayse says:

      Woohoo!!! Another Damon fan!

      I’m craving grape popsicles now…

      My PC roots? With my main frqme, so to speak incapacitated I’m pulling my roots out.

      Hope this post comes out better…on my still tiny but standard keyboard Acer

      Now off to slip ice down,,,um..places It’s 97 in Louisville!

  • Pissenlit says:

    What would you do with $100?
    I want to say buy books but I really need to cut back on that. Um…buy a large slice of cheesecake to eat while I decide what to do with the rest of the money?

    Favorite paranormal character?
    There are too many to pick just one. This time, I’ll say Harry Dresden.

    Kindle or Nook? Or Print?
    Dead tree books.

    Funniest internet video you’ve seen?
    Recently, I just about died laughing at this Japanese Doctor Who parody. There were tears, I tell ya!
    http://www.themarysue.com/japanese-doctor-who-parody/

    Favorite new author?
    My favourite new-to-me author this year is David Weber.

    Favorite hot Aussie?
    Chris Hemsworth

    Pool or beach?
    Beach

    Favorite keeper book?
    Aw heck, I dunno. This time, I’ll say Patricia C. Wrede’s Magic & Malice(an omnibus edition of Mairelon the Magician and The Magician’s Ward).

    Orange, cherry or grape popsicle?
    Grape

    Favorite sub-genre?
    Urban fantasy

    Favorite Patrician character :D?
    TBD! Oh TBR list, why must you be so long??

    • Pissenlit, we once again like some of the same books! I loved the Patricia Wrede books. The boy loved her Mountain of Morning books, the ones with the princess who runs away to keep house for a dragon?

      I discovered Honor Harrington with book 2. The series was up to about 6 when I got the chance to meet David Weber. I had taken all the books to a conference, but he wasn’t there for the signing. The last day, he got of the elevator as my friend and I were getting on. We turned around and followed him so I could tell him how much I enjoyed the books.

      He could not have been nicer. I’d left the books in my room, thinking he’d maybe had to cancel and not wanting to lug them around all the time, and he waited for me to go get them so he could sign him.

    • Joan Kayse says:

      Cheesecake? I like.the way you think LOL.

  • Joan Kayse says:

    Well I’m putting my stiff finger to bed. Thanks for stopping by and keep on reading!